Last season, Manchester United dominated the Barclays Premier League winning in it style. They finished 11 points above rivals Man City. This turned out to be an end of an era for the side, because legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson announced his shock retirement from the game. Now they have his fellow Scotsman, David Moyes as manager. It will be a challenge in his first season and he will have to cope with the huge pressure, but I believe he will. With Fergies advice, and the assistance of Neville and Giggs he could do very well, but there is one thing he needs, transfers.
It was July 28, 2010, the setting, Reliant Stadium in Houston Texas. The final fixture in the annual Manchester United North American pre-season tour, which saw the Red Devils take on M-L-S All-Star team. This was a match where he made his debut.
Coming on as a second-half substitute to the cheers and support from his country’s people, it didn’t take him long to make an impact. Missing his first chance at goal off a beautifully crossed ball from Tom Cleverley. He would not let the next opportunity pass him by.
Leading up to the start of the English Premiere League season, no one was happier than I was knowing a team I have loved and followed – Manchester United – for a large portion of my life, had made great changes to ensure its fans that they would once again haul the much coveted Premier League trophy.
After losing it, devastatingly to rivals Manchester City on the last day to goal differential, there was much work to be done by management to ensure the trophy was once against brought back to its rightful place.
With the addition of the much sought after summer transfer target Robin van Persie, whose decision to leave Arsenal for greater pastures, brought great joy to fans and team supporters worldwide – not to mention the acquisition of 2012 Asian Player of the year, Shinji Kagawa, the creative attacking midfielder who led Borussia Dortmund to a second straight German league title.
In the wake of Danny Welbeck’s on-off loan move to Premier League strugglers Reading, @willowsj takes a look at Welbeck’s form since the start of season 2010.
The latest Man Utd transfer news suggests that the deal to take Welbeck to Reading for the remainder of the season has been dismissed by manager Brian McDermott who believes Sir Alex won’t sent him out on loan to any club.
I’ll never forget the start of Manchester United’s home campaign last season, a 3-0 victory over Tottenham. Putting the fact that it was a fantastic result aside, United looked youthful and rejuvenated. A side which included Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Tom Cleverley. However, one man stood out more than the rest. Danny Welbeck.
After the crazy topsy-turvy match on Boxing Day, United resorted to a more calm and controlled match that we’ve seen in previous years instead of the adrenaline-pumping and edge-of-the-seat action that we’ve seen throughout this season. With notable absentees Rafael and Rooney still missing through injury, Robin van Persie and boxing day hero – Javier Hernandez rested, United welcome back Shinji Kagawa – after a long lay-off from a knee injury, Danny Welbeck, Ashley Young, and skipper Nemanja Vidic back into the starting line-up.
“93:20″, the time in which Sergio Aguero sealed the premier league title from the hands of their Mancunian rivals was hung high in the stands of the Etihad and will forever be remembered in City folklore. However, the game yesterday will not be remembered so dearly to the ones in blue as Robin van Persie scored the winner through a free-kick via a deflection off Samir Nasri’s shin that looped over and into the corner of Joe Hart’s net. This one was settled at “91:45″ and will go down in United’s folklore as one of the most exciting Manchester derbies.
With Manchester United suffering many defensive problems again this season, Sir Alex Ferguson has had the chance to offer opportunities to his youngsters.
With Nemaja Vidic injured until Christmas and Phil Jones currently regaining his strength after suffering a 8 weeks absence thanks to a injured right leg, Sir Alex has been given little choice but to switch towards his young guns.
Amazingly Sir Alex Ferguson has produced great young talent throughout the years via United’s highly rated youth system and strives to promote those young guns to United’s first team where they experience their life’s ambition.
With the news of Manchester United’s recent pursuit of Brazilian teenage starlet rumoured to be over following quotes suggesting that United would not increase their offer for the player from Lucas’ agent Wagner Ribeiro it appears that Manchester United will have to turn their focus onto other targets in order for them to improve the squad that finished runners up to fierce city rivals Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League last season.
For a club like Manchester United there are always options in the transfer market with the name of the club revered around the globe due the clubs vast success over the years, in particular the Sir Alex Ferguson era, as well as the huge globalisation of marketing that Manchester United have undertaken over the years in order to expand their brand into places such as Africa, Asia and more recently the United States of America.