May 02 2014

Giggs hoping for perfect double

Tag: Match Preview @ 11:01 am

Giggs_appOver the last two weeks, football has been somewhat of an afterthought at United, with all the attention focused on David Moyes’ successor who, presumably, will be unveiled next week and is extremely likely to be speaking Dutch.

Football, of course, still has a role to play in this most endless, disappointing and beleaguered of seasons, whose finishing line seems destined to remain something blurry on the horizon. Good as it would be to draw a line on this season, after 10 months of dross and disappointment the last seven days have provided a welcome relief, with Ryan Giggs making his managerial debut in style, Liverpool losing the initiative in the title race and John Terry’s tears filling our TV screens yet again.

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May 02 2014

United to unveil Van Gaal next week

Tag: Manchester United News @ 12:19 am

2014-FIFA-World-Cup-Final-DrawHaving spent the last two weeks surrounded by the same uncertainty that characterised last summer’s pursuit of a world class midfielder, United look to have finally taken a step forward in their quest to appoint David Moyes’ successor and could unveil Louis Van Gaal as their new manager as early as next week.

Reports published last night by different sources, including the Mirror and the Telegraph, suggest the Dutchman has agreed terms with Manchester United and will sign a two-year deal with the option to extend his contract for a further 12 months.

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Apr 30 2014

A Manchester United Fan Longing For Cristiano Ronaldo

ronaldoWhen the news broke on June 11th 2009 that Manchester United had accepted a world record offer for Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, there was a feeling of great sadness amongst United fans, despite the clear inevitability of it all.

It was the end of what had been a glorious chapter for the club and Sir Alex, who had signed this skinny little teenager from Sporting Lisbon six years previously. What they created was a footballing genius, who will go down as one of the game’s greatest ever.

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Apr 30 2014

Van Gaal is the perfect choice for United

Tag: SuperBlog @ 8:09 am

Louis_van_Gaal_2895266bAs far as experiments go, Manchester United’s decision to appoint David Moyes last summer was as close to an unmitigated disaster as it gets. In fact, by the time Moyes was unceremoniously relieved of his duties, things had gone beyond the point of no return and drastic action was required.

Away from heat maps and statistics recording pass completion rates, football remains an extremely simple game. One in which, crucially, quality always makes the difference, on and off the pitch, particularly over the course of a season. Just as it’s impossible to fathom Tom Cleverley performing better than Yaya Toure over 38 games or Ashley Young delivering more assists than Arjen Robben, it’s naive to expect a decent manager to perform like a world class one.

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Apr 29 2014

Van Gaal move could stall

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:58 am

2014-FIFA-World-Cup-Final-Draw-2899588It seems that United’s hierarchy simply can not bring themselves to make a swift decision, regardless of it being needed to seal a transfer or to secure David Moyes’ successor. Yesterday it looked as if it was only matter of days before Louis Van Gaal was unveiled as the new Manchester United manager, but different reports today suggest the Dutchman might no longer be the frontrunner to replace Moyes.

The main issue, it seems, is that Van Gaal is determined to bring a five-man coaching staff with him at Old Trafford, including former Ajax, AC Milan and Barcelona striker Patrick Kluivert and former Ajax captain Danny Blind, which would see Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Phil Neville excluded from the coaching set-up.

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Apr 28 2014

Breaking Down United’s Summer Targets

rp_1189748-24874314-640-360-200x200.jpgMuch has been said since the turn of the year in regards to who Manchester United are going to target this summer transfer window. Everyone seems to have an opinion on who United require but perhaps the more pertinent question should be: who can they acquire?

I don’t buy into the theory that the club won’t be able to attract their targets simply because we can’t offer European football for a year. In this modern day game, money very much talks, so should you offer enough, they will come. The main stumbling block is more likely to be whether these players can see United rising again.

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Apr 28 2014

Giggs expects swift return to the top

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:13 am

Ryan Giggs takes his seat in the dugout before Manchester United v Norwich at Old Trafford.Ryan Giggs expects Manchester United to bounce back immediately and return to fight for the title next season, after a dismal campaign has seen them finish outside the top four for the first time in Premier League history and which will likely lead to a first season without European football for the first time since the 1981-82 season.

Giggs was named interim manager in the wake of David Moyes’ sacking and got his managerial career off to a winning start, as United demolished Norwich 4-0 on Saturday, playing with a verve and tempo they had almost never shown this season.

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Apr 27 2014

Is Manchester United Youth Star Ben Pearson The Next Roy Keane

Roy keaneWhen we think of club legend Roy Keane, there are 3 things that immediately come to mind. A leader, a fighter and a tough tackler. The man, in the middle of the park was immense and became one of the most influential players on the pitch, so can 19 year old youth starlet, Ben Pearson follow in his footsteps at Manchester United.

 He along side Paul Scholes, formed one of the best midfield partnerships the Premiership has ever seen. Scholes was the man who ran the show using his feet from the midfield. His spectacular passing, grace and composure on the ball is unrivaled by any player to wear a Red Shirt in recent memory.

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