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Real Madrid Accused Manchester United And Manchester United Puts Blame Back On Real Madrid Over David De Gea

Real Madrid accused Manchester United and Manchester United puts blame back on Real Madrid over David de Gea

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Updated Sep 01, 2015

Real Madrid and Manchester United, two of the world’s biggest clubs, apparently failed to keep in mind as they pushed brinkmanship to the limit in trying to swap goalkeepers just before the close of this season’s transfer deadline.

The proposed deal, which would have sent the Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea to Madrid from Manchester, was officially aborted because Real Madrid failed to send the Spanish league the registration of de Gea as its new keeper until almost a half-hour after a midnight deadline Monday. The deal also had to be separately submitted to FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, through an online registration procedure known as the transfer matching system. FIFA introduced that system in 2010 to make the process more efficient and to avoid some of the uncertainties linked to the exchange of actual paperwork.

But in a 10-point statement issued Tuesday (sent not by fax but posted on its website), Real Madrid accused Manchester United of torpedoing the transfer, starting on Monday morning when it said United insisted that the transfer also involve the Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas making the reverse trip as a replacement for de Gea.

Still, according to Real Madrid, the clubs then “quickly reached an agreement for the transfers of both players,” allowing Real Madrid to send contracts to Manchester United at 1:39 p.m. Spanish time.

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