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Manchester United calls Real Madrid’s handling of De Gea transfer “clumsy”

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Manchester United’s goalkeeper David De Gea looks up at the end of the English FA Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Monday, March 9, 2015. Arsenal won the game 2-1.(AP Photo/Jon Super)


Manchester United has fired back at Real Madrid regarding the ongoing David de Gea transfer saga.

Earlier today, Real president Florentino Perez claimed United “lack experience” and took too long to review the paperwork when trying to complete the move.

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Now, Manchester United has responded to Perez’s latest statement, saying Real Madrid is trying to take the focus away from “their own clumsiness.”

United also said the club has the support of the English FA, which can prove the documents were submitted on time.

The facts speak for themselves and the FA are prepared to back our case that the documents were in on time.

Real seem intent to move the focus away from their own clumsiness this summer. We all like to blame others but if you let one slip through your fingers into the back of the net, then ultimately the culpability is yours.”

Shots fired from Ed Woodward and Manchester United, who are unwilling to let Real Madrid badmouth the club without a response from Old Trafford.

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No one knows exactly what happened on Deadline Day when the transfer fell through, but United has repeatedly stated they have proof they completed everything according to code. On the other hand, Real has just been trying to pass blame without offering any proof that United is at fault.

Hopefully, this war or of words doesn’t linger on until the January transfer window...or next summer.