Jun 07 2013

Fletcher & Varela in, Rooney out?

Tag: Transfer Stories @ 10:45 am

133941275-1329510While Manchester City have been busy trying to atone for last season’s mistakes by securing the signing of Jesus Navas and Fernandinho – they might even appoint a new manager by February – United’s approach to this summer’s transfer window has been rather circumspect so far.

In fact, if the papers are to be believed, Arsenal could soon sanction a move for Wayne Rooney. In truth, the Mirror‘s article stinks of sensationalism, particularly as Arsenal chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, simply replied to a question, rather than formulate on a possible transfer.

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Jun 06 2013

Moyes: I need to earn the players’ trust

Tag: Manchester United News @ 12:58 pm

moyes_2942302David Moyes has told the media he’s fully aware that he’ll have to “earn his stars” as he gets set for the biggest challenge of his career. Speaking at a coaching conference in New York, United’s new manager has outlined how he plans to take control of the team and the dressing room.

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Jun 05 2013

United unveil new kit

Tag: Manchester United @ 1:44 pm

Manchester-United-kit-2013-14-1933153Manchester United have unveiled their new kit ahead of the 2013-14 season. The table cloth-like pattern that accompanied us last year has gone, but the Gingham style remains intact under the black collar that characterises the new shirt. Shorts and socks are pretty much unchanged in what is, overall, a much better effort from Nike. Continue reading

Jun 05 2013

Rooney: “Don’t play me in midfield”

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 9:40 am

vsReading4Wayne Rooney has made clear he sees himself as a striker, rather than a central midfielder. Rooney, who still denies handing in a transfer request, is set to hold talks with David Moyes which will go a long way in determining his and the club’s future but has maintained he doesn’t relish playing in the deep-lying midfield role he was deployed in last season.

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May 31 2013

Fußball and United, a complicated relationship

Tag: Opinion Piece @ 9:00 am

MONDOGOL: GERMANIA; BAYERN VOLA A +5, BALLACK VICINO A FIRMAThis season was, undoubtedly, a momentous one. The arrival of Robin Van Persie, a 20th league title and Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure ensured we won’t forget the 2012-13 season easily – if we will forget it at all, that is. As far as European football is concerned, though, the campaign just concluded will always be etched in the history books as the year Germany sent shockwaves through the continent (if you’ll excuse the rather sinister political pun).

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May 28 2013

Neville set to return to Old Trafford

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:14 am

FILE - David Moyes To Leave Everton FC At End Of SeasonPhil Neville could return to Old Trafford this summer. Patrice Evra should not fear for his left -back spot, however, as Gary’s brother is set to call the shots from the touchline as David Moyes’ number two.

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May 23 2013

PSG’s £40m for Rooney. Take it or leave it?

Tag: Manchester United @ 9:23 am

Manchester-United-v-Manchester-CityThe season might have ended less than a week ago – Saturday’s Champions League final is, technically, the final act – but Wayne Rooney has undoubtedly already secured the award for the most tedious transfer saga of the summer.  Rooney allegedly handed in a transfer request three weeks ago as Sir Alex confirmed after his final game at Old Trafford but, yesterday, the striker – or the PR camp that has ill-advised him throughout his career – denied he wanted to leave the club.

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May 21 2013

Klopp: “I have tears in my eyes when I see Kagawa on the left”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:32 am

shinji-kagawaWhen, almost a year ago, Manchester United confirmed the signing of Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund many Reds couldn’t believe their luck for United had just secured the services one of Europe’s best attacking midfielder, a player who had just won the Double in Germany and was named Bundesliga’s Player of the Year.

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