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09/04 11:15 CDT Man United says Madrid 'clumsiness' at fault in De Gea spat
Man United says Madrid 'clumsiness' at fault in De Gea spat
By ROB HARRIS
AP Sports Writer
LONDON (AP) --- Manchester United says Real Madrid is trying to deflect
attention from its own "clumsiness" by blaming the English club for the
collapse of David de Gea's transfer.
De Gea failed to secure his desired move to Madrid before Monday's transfer
deadline because the paperwork for the goalkeeper was not submitted in time.
Madrid said United's executives lacked experience in transfers and blamed them
for the deal stalling. But United said in a statement to The Associated Press
that the English Football Association will "back our case that documents were
in on time."
United says Madrid seems "intent to move the focus away from their own
clumsiness this summer."