Now our hands have been mathematically and begrudgingly prized off the Premier League trophy some United fans might turn their attention to rooting for England in this summer’s World Cup Finals!
Hope remains success at club level might yet come in the form of a European Cup win, but some United players could be eyeing more likely success at international level and the INCLUDES players playing their way into Roy Hodgson’s final 23-man squad. Yes that’s right, England CAN win the World Cup in their new England kit this summer!
But which United players will help drive that success and why?
News has leaked from within Manchester United today sparking rumours David Moyes’ future is perhaps not as cut and dry as his 6yr contract suggests.
Recent results and, more worryingly, performances have been unacceptable but many onlookers still believe Moyes maintains the clubs backing. However, the latest news would, in most cases, make Moyes position untenable.
The importance of the match for both David Moyes and Brendan Rodgers – albeit for very different reasons – and the nature of the rivalry between their respective clubs may mean that Sunday’s encounter between Manchester United and Liverpool is more of a battle of stealth than strategy. However, here’s a quick look at how the sides, if they continue with the game-plans that have brought them success in recent weeks, may approach the game.
David Moyes has, rather staggeringly, failed to name the same starting eleven in two consecutive matches since the start of his Manchester United tenure. Nevertheless, a desire to examine the credentials of young defenders, ahead of a summer of upheaval, and some promising away performances from his front six may convince the Scot to redeploy the side that secured victory in United’s most recent match, at the Hawthorns.
“It’s your time to back the new manager” was the infamous war-cry of then departing Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson.
Six months on and the words are still thrust upon any disillusioned United fan who dares to publicly question or blame Moyes for United’s current situation. The words are becoming tiring but in hindsight seem oh-so-wise from the man who took United to (and beyond) places they never dreamt they’d go. Did he see this coming?
But, as we sit here today, 15pts behind the league-leaders and 11pts off a Champions League play-off spot, questions must surely be being asked at the highest levels of the club about David Moyes’ continued employment?
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Amid the festive mood that has embraced us all in recent days, it would have been easy to forget that, even at Christmas, United simply don’t do things the easy way.
And why would they? After two days spent eating and drinking, they probably thought we ought to experience some less enjoyable feelings but, in the end, they took a long hard look at themselves and delivered a belated present.
Manchester United did in fact sign Mrouanne Fellaini for £27.5m making him the only Signing of the clubs farcical summer.
The fee is an embarrassing £4.5m more than the buy-out clause which expired at the end of July.
Reports are also confirming the club tied up the season-long loan deal of Real Madrid’s Fabio Coentrao. HOWEVER, just to add to the embarrassment, rumours are circulating that the ‘Fax’ didn’t make it in time therefore the deal has not gone through.
Surely that’s a hoax, please tell me we’re not relying on faxes in 2013!?
Well done United….Great job.
Fucking shambles, nothing more nothing less. As of 11pm: Fellaini unconfirmed, Herrera fell through, Mata to PSG therefore possibly not a single player brought in.
I’ve tried to back the club all summer while others suggest there’s no money and no intention to buy anyone. Even as the incompetent clowns behind the scenes find original ways to make a mess of every single thing they do (bar finding new sponsors) I’ve been confident they would get it right eventually.
“Be patient” I said, “we will sign quality players” I said. None of that has happened and we’re now at the farcical end of a farcical summer.
Reports are emerging that United have signed Ander Herrera on a 5yr deal from Atletico Bilbao.
The reports are of Spanish origin and just like everyone else we’re waiting for official confirmation.
Earlier today Guillem Balague suggested Herrera was the best midfielder in Spain last year and United have a great player on their hands well worth the £30m+ transfer fee.