Sep 19 2013

United star hints at stay

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:39 am

1094267-17380641-640-360After a turbulent summer during which he was denied a move to Chelsea, Wayne Rooney has admitted he must now knuckle down and work hard to regain the fans’ faith – nor that he needs to, judging by the scenes that unfolded on Tuesday night – and, for the first time in a long time, has hinted his future might lie at Old Trafford.

When questioned on his future by ITV’s Gabriel Clarke on Tuesday night, Rooney declined to publicly commit his future to the club.

“Listen, I’ve just told you. I am concentrating on my football which I’ve been doing all summer,” snapped the man with the headband.

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Sep 18 2013

“Dear fans…” United’s unapologetic letter

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:07 am

Marouane_Fellaini_2659848bIn football, it’s not unheard of fans writing to their club. Whether to request a ticket, to have their name flashed across the big screen on their birthday or simply to vent their anger and frustration, in the past many fans have wrote letters and sent emails addressed to the club they support.

Obviously clubs do their fair bit of correspondence too, but their letters and emails are normally aimed at advertising the latest merchandise product or to inform fans about ticket availability. United, however, have taken the rather pioneering step of writing to the fans to defend their business in the transfer window.

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Sep 17 2013

European chance excites United manager

Tag: UEFA Champions' League @ 8:00 am

1093282-17368821-640-360Manchester United kick off their Champions League campaign against Bayer Leverkusen at Old Trafford this evening, the first time United enter the competition with a different manager other than Sir Alex Ferguson.

The game also marks David Moyes’ debut in the competition proper, as the former Everton manager’s only previous experience in the competition dates back to the 2005-06 season when the Toffees were knocked out in the third qualifying round by Villareal, who would then go on to reach the semifinals that season.

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Sep 16 2013

Moyes sets target for striker

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:37 am

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailDavid Moyes has claimed that Wayne Rooney should set himself a target of around 30 goals per season and that he believes Rooney and Robin Van Persie could develop into a fearsome partnership, now that the England striker is seemingly on his way to redemption, after agitating for a move away from the club throughout the summer.

Rooney, who made an unexpected return to action against Crystal Palace on Saturday, opened his account against the South Londoners on the weekend with a brilliant free-kick and provided two assists in United’s first league game of the season away at Swansea, a respectable start to the campaign.

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Sep 14 2013

United look to get back on track against Palace

Tag: Match Preview @ 9:52 am

1076700-17163884-640-360Manchester United host Crystal Palace in today’s early kick-off looking to get their Premier League campaign back on track, after picking up only a point from the last two games and having failed to score in back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since August 2007.

Having failed to significantly bolster their squad this summer, with the exception of Marouane Fellaini, and with the Manchester derby looming large on the horizon, David Moyes knows United can’t afford to slip up at home against newly promoted Palace, who boasted a rather unimpressive away record in the Championship last season, as they picked up 25 points from 23 games on the road.

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Sep 12 2013

Fergie’s recipe for success

Tag: Manchester United News @ 12:18 pm

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailSir Alex Ferguson has explained his managerial blueprint, highlighting the factors that are crucial to succeed in football but has admitted that the conditions he found during his 26 years are extremely difficult to replicate and, in all likelihood, they never will.

In a series of interviews with the Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse, the former United manager stressed the importance of setting high standards within the club, from its personnel, to the players’ behaviour on and off the pitch, to ensure the club remains competitive.

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Sep 02 2013

United linked with a new striker on final day of the window

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 12:36 pm

Manchester United are expected to make a deadline-day move for FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez.

Martinez scored 26 goals in 30 league games for the Portuguese outfit last season, catching the attention of several top European clubs in the process.

A Colombia international, Martinez is delaying on signing a new contract with Porto as he is believed to be keen on a move abroad.

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Aug 23 2013

“We may not sign anyone” admits Moyes

Tag: Manchester United News @ 2:39 pm

David Moyes on benchIt was the news many knew was coming but nobody wanted to hear. After spending the summer chasing unrealistic, and probably ill-advised targets, David Moyes has admitted that United might not sign anybody between now and the end of transfer window.

“There is no pressure to do it. I have an idea of where I’d like to strengthen. If the right players are available, then great, but there is a possibility nothing may happen,” said the United manager today.

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