Mar 07 2014

United target French striker?

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 7:51 am

Antoine-Griezmann-1867801Reports today suggest that David Moyes has shown an interest in Real Sociedad striker Antoine Griezmann, after watching the 20-year-old make his debut for France on Wednesday night against Holland.

United have already faced Griezmann twice this season and while the Frenchman hadn’t been linked with a move to Old Trafford after both Champions League clashes between United and Real Sociedad, Moyes now seems to have stepped up his interest ahead of what promises to be a huge summer for the club.

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Mar 06 2014

“Moyes doesn’t believe in me”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 5:38 pm

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailFederico Macheda, Manchester United’s forgotten man, has claimed that David Moyes has shown nothing of the belief Sir Alex Ferguson had for the 22-year-old striker who is now resigned to leave Old Trafford in the summer, six years on from THAT goal against Aston Villa in April 2009.

Macheda’s turn and strike deep into stoppage time sunk Villa and put United on course for a record-equalling 18th title, as they managed to keep a resurgent Liverpool at arm’s length thanks, in no small part, to the then teenager late goal against Aston Villa in a 3-2 win and against Sunderland the following week.

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Mar 05 2014

Vidic’s exit confirmed

Tag: Manchester United News @ 2:34 pm

vidic_getty_title-458463Nemanja Vidic’s departure from Manchester United was today made official as Inter Milan confirmed on their own website that they’ve agreed a deal to bring the Serbian defender to the San Siro from next season, ending speculations over which club Vidic will join this summer.

Vidic, whose contract with United runs out at the end of the season, had last month spoke of his desire to face a new challenge after eight seasons at Old Trafford and the 32-year-old has got his wish, as David Moyes and the club decided not to offer their captain a new deal.

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Mar 05 2014

United scrape Europa League plans

Tag: Manchester United News @ 7:47 am

Manchester-United-v-Real-Sociedad-2485304Manchester United might reconsider their plans of charging Champions League prices for Europa League tickets next season, after almost three quarters of the fans surveyed by the Manchester United Supporters Trust insisted they were ready to discontinue their season tickets, if the club didn’t change its ticketing policy.

With United set to miss out on a Champions League spot for the first time in 19 seasons, rumours emerged last week that the club was to charge the same amount for Europa League tickets as for they have for a Champions League tickets and that tickets for Europe’s second competition will also be included in the Automatic Cup Scheme.

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Mar 04 2014

United don’t need a sheikh

Tag: Manchester United News @ 11:09 am

rp_Glazers-and-Woodward-NYSE-200x200.jpgMUST chief executive, Duncan Drasdo, has dismissed the notion that Manchester United need a sugardaddy to follow in the footpath of Roman Abramovich and Sheikh Mansour to rescue the club and he maintains that the Glazers might have to accept the idea of having to sell the club for less than they would like.

Drasdo’s reply came a few hours after BetFred founder and Salford-born billionaire Fred Done claimed that Manchester United are in desperate need of a figure like Sheikh Mansour and Roman Abramovich or risk falling further behind Manchester City and Chelsea over the next couple of seasons, given the lack of investments the Glazers have made since taking over the club in 2005.

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Mar 04 2014

Did United sell Ronaldo for nothing?

Tag: Manchester United News @ 7:52 am

Ronaldo 2009Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that Manchester United could have made £150m by selling Cristiano Ronaldo, rather than pocketing a mere £80m when the Portuguese star was allowed to swap Old Trafford for the Bernabeu in the summer of 2009 for a then world record transfer fee.

Fergie revealed that he had instructed former chief executive David Gill to demand a fee in the region of £150m, confident that Real Madrid president would have paid any amount of money to secure Ronaldo, but Gill was determined that not even the Spanish giants with their almost unlimited transfer funds would have been prepared to spend so much on a single player.

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Mar 04 2014

Who should be United’s next captain?

Tag: Betting @ 7:11 am

With Nemanja Vidic leaving Old Trafford this summer to join Inter after the expiration of his contract, not only do United need a new dominant defender – they need a new captain.

The club is in a transitional phase with players sure to arrive at the club and some to depart at the end of the season.

There are a number of potential candidates to replace the Serb as club captain, but determining the correct one will be a key decision for David Moyes.

United have had some extraordinary captains over the last 15-20 years; players that have inspired the rest of the team, led by example and acted as the spearhead for a successful team.

Ideally the next captain will be someone that will play week-in, week-out, and as such be able to demonstrate their ability as an example for others. Someone vocal and a dominant personality is also ideal.

Looking at the side currently there are only really a handful of potentials, with the odds fluctuating and as unpredictable as betting on Cheltenham 2014 online.

Wayne Rooney looks set to finish his career at Old Trafford after signing a new contract with the club, and the England international will certainly be in the running.

The aggressive forward can inspire with his actions, but whether he has the temperament to be a skipper is another thing.

Michael Carrick could well be an option as he is all-but guaranteed a place in the side when available and is an intelligent footballer. Whether he has the dominant personality is a question mark however.

Some have mentioned David De Gea as a potential, but despite the goalkeeper’s ability he seems too young and lacking the authority and communication skills.

Jonny Evans could well be in line to replace Vidic in the United side and as such may well be an option as a new captain. The defender has been on the club’s books for ten years and is a dependable and level-headed character.

Who would you install as United’s new captain?

Mar 03 2014

United star is NOT indispensable

rp_Wayne-Rooney-3171109-200x200.jpgThe recent announcement that Wayne Rooney had signed a lucrative five-year contract with Manchester United, rumoured to be worth around £300,000 per week for the Liverpudlian, indicated the club’s determination, or maybe desperation, to prove that Old Trafford remains an attractive home for the most stellar names in football.

The extension keeps Rooney at United until he is 33, which is undoubtedly a gamble, but it is one that Ed Woodward clearly felt the club simply had to take as David Moyes sets about transforming the fortunes of his under-performing side.

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