Manchester United upgrade IT systems, just two days after De Gea move collapses

Fairly suspicious timing.

De Gea has sat out United's opening four games of the season.
De Gea has sat out United's opening four games of the season.
Image: Martin Rickett

MANCHESTER UNITED HAVE announced an upgrade in their IT systems, just days after Real Madrid blamed the club’s ageing technology for collapsing David De Gea’s transfer move.

The Spanish goalkeeper’s move to Madrid seemed a certainty but broke down at the final hour of the transfer window, with both clubs blaming each other. Reports from within Madrid claimed that United had sent the required documentation using an old format, compatible with Windows 95 only.

While this seems far-fetched, United have announced their new partnership with IT services company HCL Technologies just two days later.

In a statement released today, the club said the following:

“Manchester United will explore revolutionary ways in which the club uses technology to create a unified fan experience for supporters; and in the process set a new engagement benchmark in the world of sport.”

Manchester United’s Group Managing Director added: “It is a very exciting prospect and the possibilities of what we can achieve are endless.”

Meanwhile, De Gea is expected back at United’s Carrington following international duty with Spain and manager Louis van Gaal has included him in United’s squad for the group stages of this year’s Champions League.

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