Aug 03 2013

Rooney’s back

Tag: Manchester United @ 10:05 am

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailWayne Rooney could make his comeback for Manchester United in friendly behind closed doors against Spanish side Real Betis today. The 27-year-old is still to feature in a game under new manager David Moyes after returning home from United Australasian tour with a hamstring injury.

Rooney, however, could line up today alongside the likes of Nemanja Vidic, Nani and Antonio Valencia, as Moyes wants to get as many of his players up to speed as possible, particularly those who missed out on the tour due to injuries, ahead of Sunday’s Community Shield, the season’s traditional curtain-raiser at Wembley.

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Aug 02 2013

Capturing Ronaldo Would Be Defining Move For David Moyes

Cristiano-RonaldoI think I should start off today saying that after having submitted numerous articles where I have spewed disgust and frustration at the ownership of Manchester United, it’s time for a more positive approach based on news that has begun to go viral the past 24 hours or so.

First off let me say that I am not the fickle individual some of you have accused me of in the past. I am not one who likes to condemn one day and praise the next. But it is hard to ignore the reports that begun with a world exclusive in the Daily Star on August 1st, 2013 and have since spread virally through most of the football reporting blogs and websites around, both tabloid and reputable in nature.

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Aug 02 2013

Sudden rise flatters United hopeful

Tag: Academy,Manchester United News @ 1:18 pm

Adnan-Januzaj_2979742Perhaps this was always going to be destined to be a strange summer for United. Following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson and the appointment of David Moyes the club braced itself for a period likely to bring excitement, doubts, hopes and fears in equal measure, and the last two months have duly delivered.

With the season only two weeks away, United are still to land a significant signing, their form on the Australasian tour has been nothing to write home about and David Moyes has had to deal with Wayne Rooney’s tantrums even if the United player is still to feature under his new manager.

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Aug 02 2013

Moyes sets his heart on old United favourite

cristiano-ronaldoThe season kicks off in 15 days, City and Chelsea have bolstered their squads while United have tip-toed around a number of players and already missed out on a couple of targets this summer. Plenty of reason to be pessimistic about this season? Well yes, but everything could change were United to land a familiar Portuguese.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a return to Old Trafford basically every fortnight since the two sides met in the Champions League last season, with the Portuguese’s reluctance to pen a new deal at the Bernabeu increasing the hopes of many Reds that he would in fact leave the Bernabeu and rejoin United.

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Aug 01 2013

RUSE: Understanding the Glazers Transfer Policy

David Moyes scratches his headWell I am hoping that the disappointment is sinking in now regarding our so-called pursuit for Marouane Fellaini. Although he was not the number one choice for most supporters, he was the player most often linked with a sure move to Old Trafford. As I sit down to write this, several hours have passed beyond the supposed expiry deadline to capture Fellaini for the rock bottom price of £23.5 million that his release clause invoked. Now it would probably take over £30 million for us or anybody else to get him.

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Aug 01 2013

United launch “take it or leave it” bid for top target

web-fabgregas-gettyDuring the week David Moyes had seemed ready to give up his hopes of signing Cesc Fabregas by moving onto contingency plans, namely Luka Modric and Marouane Fellaini, but today United are set to launch a third, and hopefully final, offer for the Barcelona midfielder, in the hope of making him the first world class signing of the Moyes’ era.

United’s strategy in the transfer window this summer has increasingly resembled a drunken man desperately trying to force his way through a closed door, despite being told multiple times that the door is, indeed, locked and that the home owner has no intentions whatsoever of letting anybody in.

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Jul 31 2013

Nani future hanging in the balance

Tag: Opinion Piece @ 5:26 pm

Nani celebratesLuis Nani, you either love or hate him, he has been extraordinary, and he has been awful. Now his future is unknown. Nani has recently been strongly linked with a move to mega rich French side AS Monaco. Moyes has to consider what he brings to the side, and also whether a first team place is possible.

So, what would Nani offer to Man United next season?

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Jul 31 2013

United’s pay-per-view won’t pay for players

Tag: Opinion Piece @ 3:55 pm

7F754057C7CE4C09A5353EE7FEB394F3Before the beginning of last season, United launched their membership campaign, whose slogan hinged on the fans’ commitment to the club. “Are you 100% committed?” screamed the fliers United mailed to all One-United members, while the same message could be found on the ticketing section of the club’s website.

United, it seems, take their commitments very seriously. Indeed, when it comes to rip their own fans off, United act more swiftly than Usain Bolt at the starting gun, their aggressive exploitation of every commercial avenue increasingly resembling that of unscrupulous bankers whose only aim is to get richer.

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