Jul 25 2013

Moyes raring to go on European stage

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:45 am

Manchester-United-Training-and-Press-Conference-BangkokDavid Moyes has admitted he’s a novice when it comes to European football’s top competition but the Manchester United manager said he relishes the thought of learning and testing himself in the Champions League group stages for the first time in his career, when the competition kicks off in September.

While the Scotsman has managed Everton in Uefa’s second-tier club competitions Moyes’ only experience in the Champions League saw his Everton side eliminated 4-2 on aggregate by Villareal at the final qualifying knockout stage of the 2005-06 season.

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Jul 24 2013

First signs point to bright future for United

Tag: Opinion Piece @ 3:48 pm

2_2013071409575834So far, the summer of 2013 hasn’t been one to remember for Manchester United fans. Having slowly begun to come to terms with Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure, over the last couple of months United and their new manager, David Moyes, have had to negotiate rather rough seas, with transfer targets slipping through the club’s fingers, stars seeking greener pastures elsewhere and widespread inactivity in the transfer window, while the first pre-season outings have been far from exciting.

At first glance, even the most optimistic Reds would be hard pressed to find some positives, with United impasse in the transfer window casting a worrying shadow over the club’s future, particularly considering that Chelsea and Manchester City have bolstered their squad and are considered by many as the clear favourites for the title.

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Jul 24 2013

United running out of time over signing

Wayne RooneyIn just over three and half weeks Manchester United will begin the defence of their Premier League away at Swansea but whether they’ll do so with Wayne Rooney in their ranks is still very much up for debate.

The United striker seemed poised to join Chelsea, but everything has gone rather quiet over the last couple of days, with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho too busy taunting Manchester City to concentrate on finalising a deal for the England international who, at least according to David Moyes, is expected to travel with the squad to Stockholm when United return to Europe.

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Jul 24 2013

10 of the best Silly Season transfer targets

MoyesThe grass is green, the sun is out and the beaches are jammed to capacity.  Summer has taken over and, of course, that also means the “Silly Season” is in full bloom.  As we head into August and the beginning of the season without Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm of the Red Devils, Manchester United fans eagerly await and anticipate David Moyes’ signing of at least two to three dynamic players who should, in theory at least, upgrade the Premier League Champions into favourites to repeat the feat again for 2013/14.

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Jul 23 2013

United fans have chance to play poker at Old Trafford

Tag: Manchester United @ 3:10 pm

Party Poker UnitedWe all dream of playing to win at Old Trafford, and the chance has now arisen courtesy of Party Poker. Although this new tournament won’t see the winner step out on the hallowed turf, it could see you compete in a prestigious poker competition.

The Road to Old Trafford poker competition is set to be held on August 9th and 10th, with fans being awarded the chance to play cards at the legendary football stadium, courtesy of Party Poker. The event is expected to attract a lot of United fans and avid poker players, and the Premier League champions are making a weekend of it with other attractions to tempt potential players.

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Jul 23 2013

United stumble to defeat in Japan

Tag: Match Reports @ 2:21 pm

Manchester-United-V-Yokohama-F-Marinos-2080440Japan might well be the land of the rising sun, but David Moyes has endured a rather gloomy dawn to his Manchester United career so far, as the Reds fell to their second defeat in three pre-season games, after losing 3-2 against the Yokohama F-Marinos earlier today.

Yokohama’s stadium has witnessed football matches much more important than this, namely the 2002 World Cup final between Brazil and Germany, yet the roar that welcomed home star Shinji Kagawa on the pitch for his 29-minute cameo was arguably louder than any the venue had ever experienced.

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Jul 23 2013

United under the Glazers lack ambition

Malcolm GlazerWill it ever change? Will I ever feel joy and satisfaction for my club again(?) the way I used to before the Glazer menace blackened my heart and destroyed my dreams of an awesome Manchester United.

Let me first say that my feelings for the way United is run and over its transfer policies has left me cold, bitter and in a rage. I thank and appreciate the fine work and dedication put in by the living legend Sir Alex Ferguson. If it were not for him I shudder to think where we would have been these past years in which the Glazers took our club hostage. I may not have agreed with many of his dealings and his menacingly frustrating support of the ownership but I also realize that the man was a gifted manager and leader and he got more out of his squad than most any other man alive.

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Jul 23 2013

Third time lucky for United?

web-fabgregas-gettyOne of the transfer sagas of the summer is mercifully edging closer to its completion, with Manchester United poised to table a third, and final, offer for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, as David Moyes desperately tries to bolster his squad ahead of his first season in charge of Manchester United.

United had a first £26m offer for the former Arsenal captain, but yesterday, during his press conference in Yokohama, David Moyes confirmed that United had indeed submitted a second bid for the 26-year-old, thought to be in the region of £30m, despite Barca’s claims that Fabregas is not for sale.

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