Manchester United Linked With Move For Demba Ba


You’ll probably see this headline today in the Sunday papers, but it doesn’t seem to be based on too much logic.

Demba Ba – Manchester United interested?

It’s based on Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United manager, mentioning that Demba Ba had a great first half of the season.

Since Papiss Cisse arrived, he has taken over the mantle of Newcastle’s goalscorer with 13 goals in the last 12 games, and in that time Demba Ba has scored only once, and that was his first game back from the African Cup of Nations, against Aston Villa in early February – in Cisse’s Newcastle debut.

This is what Alex Ferguson said, as he spoke to Inside United, Manchester United’s official monthly magazine:

“The boy Demba Ba had a great first half of the season and scored a lot of goals.”  “At Swansea, Leon Britton and Neil Taylor have had great seasons.”

“Grant Holt has been excellent for Norwich and David Fox has been impressive too.”  “I think Swansea and Norwich are the surprises, together with Newcastle.”

“With the history and fan-base at Newcastle, you expect them to improve at some point, but they’ve done well.”

It seems that some Manchester United blogs have interpreted the fact that Alex mentioned Demba Ba, means that he is therefore interested in the player.

Of course Ferguson must have been impressed with Demba Ba, in Newcastle’s 3-0 win against the Red Devils at St. James’ Park on January 4th, because the Senegal striker was almost unplayable in that game.

Ferguson will be hoping that Newcastle do his club a huge favor today, by beating league leaders Manchester United, and if that happens and the Red Devils beat Swansea, that could open the door for United to get their 13th Premier League title.

But one thing that worries us still about Demba Ba,  is whether Newcastle will offer him a new deal soon, and that he will sign it.

If you believe Harry Redknapp, Ba has a £7M release clause in his contract, and if that’s true,  we would expect a number of clubs to be after Demba Ba in the summer, and that could include Manchester United.

The very last thing we want to see this summer, is for Newcastle to start losing some of their best players.

That would not be good.

Comments welcome.



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15 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    May 6, 2012 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #1

    wont happen
    just trying to unsettle him before the game

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  • shaun83

    May 6, 2012 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #2

    Non story prob, off for breakfast then down the ground to see sir Bobby’s statue unveiling and collect tickets for the game! Toon army

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 6, 2012 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #3

    he will be behind rooney, welbeck and hernandez

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  • Lew Davies

    May 6, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #4

    Ha ha ha lol joke.
    Demba is going nowhere anytime soon.

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  • check the toastie

    May 6, 2012 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #5

    Just more evidence of our scouting is first rate as Neil taylor at Swansea has had an excellent year, and we nearly nabbed him for under a million, we are gud.

    Fergy is not interested in ba.

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  • Solaidback

    May 6, 2012 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #6

    Well SAF must also be after the other players he mentioned too, so if you include the strikers he’s got already, he’ll have about 8 on his books if he buy Hold & Ba, as well as M.Taylor, Fox & Britton…. what a complete non-story imo…

    If Ba does leave, then it’ll be to PSG but I think he’s happy with us as he is, he may not sign a new contract but considering he’s still got 30months left on his current one, he may well be happy to stay another season & play in Europe with us & see what happens next season before signing a new contract or leaving on his get out clause…..

    The fact remains, we still need another striker in this summer to cover our current strikers while they’re away on ACoN duty next Jan… Nolan Roux would be a good choice or DeJong… young, pacey & non-african 🙂

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  • Solaidback

    May 6, 2012 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #7

    I thought it was Mark Taylor at Swansea, not Neil???

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  • nufc786

    May 6, 2012 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #8

    Chelsea are monitoring the situation of 25-year-old defender Danny Simpson at Newcastle after it emerged he will be put up for sale this summer.

    Full story: Sunday Mirror
    like this is going to happen

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  • nufc786

    May 6, 2012 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #9

    Newcastle and Tottenham are interested in the services of German international defender Serdar Tasci, 25, but they face stiff competition from rival suitors Roma and Juventus.

    Full story: Footy Latest

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  • steve

    May 6, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #10

    Good morning lads,

    This story is nonsense, Man Utd don’t buy African players, especially when there is another ACON next winter…

    Now on to arguably the biggest match in our recent history, anyone else nervous… I am, totally bricking it actually. Have been since Chelsea.

    Keys to today’s game I feel will be the Midfield. How well we control the tempo and flow of the match could be the deciding factor. If City are allowed time and space to boss the middle they will create chance and will probably at some point score, they have the players to do it.

    Having said all that I think they will be very, very wary of our attacking force. Cisse, Ba, HBA, Cabaye will hurt them if given half a chance. If we can take an early lead and get the atmosphere red hot we could do another Man Utd.

    Lastly anyone who is lucky enough to have a ticket please sing your hearts out, intimidate City and the ref (Howard ‘Man Utd’ Webb). We can win today but only if everyone, including us, are at the top of our game.

    HWTL !!!!!

    (sorry for the long post, couldn’t help myself 😉 )

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  • BigKirky

    May 6, 2012 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #11

    I’ve spread a few bets round today. 4-4 is worth a punt at 200-1! Both teams will want the win!

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  • BigKirky

    May 6, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #13

    The atmosphere today should be brilliant. Bring ur scarves people!

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  • vanderlee

    May 6, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #14

    @catchyvin Norway
    Why would SAF try to unsettle Demba before a game SAF is desperate for us to win? It’s just a non-story. Demba will be lnked with every club under the sun this summer…

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  • Lee Dodd

    May 6, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #15

    Demba will Not Leave if anything He will be Signing a New Contract With Newcastle United Why Leave a Club were the Fans Love Him and then have to do it all again.. Look at Owen he went to man u stuck on the bench and thats about it. Him and Cisse are the Most Lethal strike force in the premier league . Watch out Barcalona were coming to get ya !!!!!!!!!

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