Although I loved and respected Fergie over the years, I did have many issues and gripes with a lot of what he was doing. Blasphemy (I hear you shout)!! but hear me out before you condemn me to the rack for a good flogging!
Fergie had got old and had lost the edge and the aggressiveness to really do what needed to be done to secure the signatures of coveted transfer targets. Somehow it was beneath him or not necessary to fly out and chat with a player or to have friends of that player sell him on the virtues of United.
David Moyes must now seize the day.
The David Moyes’ era has officially started today, as Manchester United enter uncharted territory for the first time in 26 years. While it’s perfectly understandable to harbour some doubts over Moyes’ appointment, it’s worth remembering that he was chosen by Fergie, the man we trusted more than anybody else to have our club’s best interests at heart.
“Your job now is to stand by our new manager. That is important,” said Sir Alex after his last game at Old Trafford. Doubtful or not, Reds should be backing Moyes.
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Almost a month and half after his appointment, David Moyes officially takes charge of Manchester United this morning stepping into the same office Sir Alex Ferguson occupied for the last 26 years. His first few days could be an immediate headache with the transfer window officially opening today and Wayne Rooney’s future top of the agenda.
Tabloids and broadsheets are awash with speculations surrounding Wayne Rooney’s future, with the Telegraph reporting that Neymar has “urged” Rooney to join him at Barcelona.
Blame it on Rio? Nope, I say you blame it on arrogance, Spanish arrogance to be precise. It warms the cockles of my heart to see Spain and their boring overrated “Tiki Taka” get their asses handed to them on silver platter from a Brazilian side that just inspires me and makes me love the game of football.
Spain, like Barcelona, have been stuck in their dogmatic style of play while relying on too many players from their old guard who I feel should be shown the door so that younger and better players like Thiago and David De Gea can get their well deserved turn to star.
If I were the Gaffer I’d change everything. I am far from the pragmatic type and I generally throw caution to the wind. I believe in attractive attacking football and like Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona, I believe the best defence is an attacking team that loves a high percentage of the ball and who press high up the pitch and choke teams down and frustrate them with attacking foray after attacking foray and relentless possession. Oh once in a while you might get beat by a team that has talent and who can counter-attack, but that is why I demand a superior shot stopper and a world class back four.
SkySports are this morning reporting that Barcelona newboy – Neymar – wants Wayne Rooney to follow him to the Nou Camp.
Here’s the report which includes quotes from Neymar in which one of them he even (alledgedly) says Rooney is technically gifted!
Wayne Rooney has been encouraged to join Barcelona by Camp Nou new-boy Neymar as speculation continues to surround the future of the Manchester United striker.
Wayne Rooney might have been enjoying the atmosphere at Glastonbury Festival yesterday, but there’s likely to be a much somber mood when he sits down with David Moyes for their first meeting next week. The United striker is thought to have handed in a transfer request towards the end of last season, but reports suggest that the former Everton manager is keen to keep Rooney at Old Trafford.
Rooney monopolises the football pages on the Sunday papers, with the Mirror reporting that Arsenal have made a £20m offer for the United striker, who is still considered a prize asset by the United board, which made its position abundantly clear by declaring that Rooney was “not for sale”.
A United reserve player, currently on duty with England in the FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey, has tipped one of Sunday’s Egyptian opponents to shine and hinted he could be on his way to United.
Ramy Rabia plays his football in Cairo for Al Ahly and has already made full international appearances and, while proud to wear the colours of his hometown team, Rabia admittedly has a dream.
The 20-year-old has become infatuated by the English Premier League; by its history, its famous clubs and its fast, physical style of play that fits his own attributes to a tee.