Oct 07 2013

United set to tie starlet down

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:30 am

Sunderland-v-Manchester-United-Premier-League-2342777Manchester United are set to offer Adnan Januzaj a new contract, thus preventing the Belgian from walking away from the club for free in the same way Paul Pogba did two seasons ago.

Januzaj scored twice in his first start for the club as United came back from behind to win 2-1 at Sunderland and his performance turned many heads not just in the Premier League, but among European clubs as well.

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Oct 06 2013

United in cash plus player deal for England international?

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 9:58 am

1027285-16567604-640-360David Moyes might have denied United will embark on a shopping spree in January, but today’s back pages think otherwise and single out Leighton Baines as the United’s manager main target for this winter’s transfer window.

The England international was on United’s radar all summer, with Moyes submitting a combined £36m bid for Baines and Marouane Fellaini, which was rejected by Everton, prompting the United manager to return with a fresh bid for the Belgian midfielder, who joined United on deadline day for £27m.

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Oct 05 2013

Premier League, meet Adnan.

Tag: Match Reports @ 8:04 pm

1103561-17492214-640-360We’ve been here before, haven’t we? A youngster scoring a crucial goal on his first start Manchester United, thus making it impossible to avoid the hype and hysteria and the words “star” and “born”. However, while hoping that Adnan Januzaj won’t become another Federico Macheda or, worse even, Paul Pogba Part 2, when one cuts through the fanfare that will surround the Belgian after today’s performance, it’s easy to realise that United have a wonderful, wonderful talent on their hands.

Januzaj’s performance was almost as brilliant as Wayne Rooney’s first start for the club, arguably even more impressive given that had it not been for the 18-year-old, United would have probably lost the game and sparked worldwide paranoia in the 650m-strong fan base Ed Woodward cares about so much.

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Oct 05 2013

United look to add to Sunderland’s woes

Tag: Match Preview @ 9:53 am

Manchester-United-v-West-Bromwich-Albion-Premier-League-2315721Manchester United travel to bottom of the table Sunderland today, hoping to get their league campaign back on track after back-t0-back defeats against Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion.

Wayne Rooney, however, might miss the reunion with former Red John O’Shea, as the United striker will face a late fitness test ahead of the game with the shin injury that kept him out of Wednesday’s trip to Donetsk still troubling the 27-year-old.

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Oct 04 2013

“Blame the players, not the manager” says United legend

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:25 am

Ryan-GiggsRyan Giggs has come out in defence of David Moyes, claiming that the club’s poor start to the season is down to the players, rather than the manager and rejected the thought that Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure might have influenced the club.

United have lost three of their first six league games, with back-to-back defeats against Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion – following a 1-0 loss at Anfield earlier in September – leaving United in 12th place as the club endured its worse start since the 1988-89 season.

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Oct 04 2013

Ibrahimovic wants United star in Paris

1102611-17480814-640-360As if agents and clubs weren’t enough to unsettle footballers, now we also have players keen to act as career advisors for their colleagues, and when said player has changed six clubs in the last decade, fellow footballers should take note. Or maybe not.

Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has urged Wayne Rooney to resurrect his plans to leave Manchester United and cross the channel to play for PSG, a club with which the England international had been linked during the summer, as his future seemed to lie away from Old Trafford.

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Oct 03 2013

“True grit” approach is the Moyes’ way

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:05 am

CS48961798Football-Shakht-2332695David Moyes was pleased with his team’s performance against Shakthar Donetsk last night, as the Reds earned what could prove to be an important point in their bid to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Having gone ahead through a Danny Welbeck’s goal, United defended well for much of the game before conceding an equaliser 15 minutes from time, but for the United manager it was a case of a point earned rather than two lost, particularly considering Shakthar’s qualities.

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Oct 02 2013

Taison’s punch fails to floor United

Tag: Match Reports @ 10:14 pm

1101905-17472342-640-360If ever a team has suffered from bipolar disfunction, David Moyes’ Manchester United are that team. An hymn to ineptitude, slackness and disorganisation on Saturday, an almost perfectly oiled unit tonight, the Reds return from a complicated trip to Eastern Ukraine with a very valuable point.

Granted, it could have been even better had United not conceded 15 minutes from time, but how romantic that a man whose name rhymes with that of a disgraced boxer was the one to deliver a sucker punch to Moyes’ men?

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