When Nick Powell put pen to paper and signed for Manchester United, many were puzzled by Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to invest on an unproven, albeit highly talented, youngster rather than splashing the cash on a central midfielder of proven quality.
The jury is and will be out for some time but the former Crewe player won’t be fazed one bit by it, as he prepares to make the huge leap from League Two to the Premier League and the Champions League.
Powell joined Crewe’s academy as a five-year old and developed into one of the most promising young midfielders in the country, making his full debut in 2010, when he was only 16.
How many years ago was it when United committed to only changing their kits every two years?
Maybe that did only include the home shirt but even that gets changed every year now, tradition and continuity has gone out of the window to satisfy the insatiable modern day consumer of football and all its paraphernalia. Once upon a few years ago there would be uproar from parents at the constant renewing of a T-Shirt that costs a whopping £45.00.
To be fair to the designers though, on this occassion (unlike the occassion when they made a total mess of the new home shirt) they’ve come up trumps in my opinion. This new away shirt ticks all the boxes for me, what do you think?
Reports on the Mirror suggest that Sir Alex Ferguson is confident Robin Van Persie will join United.
Wayne Rooney had a good season for Manchester United, but it’s hard to define what role he plays for the team. Playing in the deep-lying forward role in United 4-4-1-1 system, he functions as both the main creator and a dangerous goal scorer, but that hasn’t always been his role. In 2011/2012, he was responsible for 35 goals and 4 assists. With these stats, many people think he’s a more dangerous goal scoring threat than creating, but that’d be a mistake. In 2010/2011, he struggled in the early half of the season, before making a good partnership playing behind Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez. In that season, he managed to score 11 goals and contributed another 11 assists, proving that he is as dangerous setting up goals for others as he is scoring them himself. In 2009/2010, he played a different role. He was the main goal scoring threat, scoring 26 goals as his club just missed out on the title. Continue reading
Where do you start to look to find the most attractive football odds out there?
Results now and later
Everyone is different when it comes to placing a bet on football. Continue reading
Following a quiet couple of weeks, everything seems to have exploded into action, with United now occupying every back page in the country.
“Our indebtedness could adversely affect our financial health and competitive position.”
“For the first time since the late 1960s, Manchester emerged as the capital of English football in 2011/12, as 19-times champions United were confronted by local rivals City in a local skirmish which spilled over into a battle for the Barclays Premier League title.”
This year’s Season review had a lot to live up to. The previous DVD offering for the 2010/11 season had been roundly criticised in many quarters, especially when reflecting on a record breaking 19th League winning season. So the Manchester United Merchandise Team needed a suitable reply! I believe they have done…..