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United tweaks Madrid for De Gea collapse

(AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

LONDON (AP) Manchester United believes 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 and United have spent the week blaming each other for the debacle involving two of world football's wealthiest clubs.