Oct 29 2013

United to move for Serie A star?

Tag: Transfer Stories @ 8:00 am

18842-Miralem_PjanicHaving spectacularly failed to strengthen the squad adequately over the summer, David Moyes must now try to address United’s shortcomings in the January transfer window and reports suggest the club might be eyeing a surprise for move for Roma’s midfielder Miralem Pjanic.

The 23-year-old Bosnian, who was on Spurs’ radar earlier this summer, has been an integral part of Roma’s incredible start to the domestic campaign, as new coach Rudi Garcia has so steered the Giallorossi to nine wins in the first nine games, scoring 23 goals and conceding only one.

Continue reading

Oct 28 2013

Moyes against boos

Tag: Manchester United News @ 4:53 pm

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailDavid Moyes has rushed to defend Nani after the Portuguese was booed off the pitch by sections of United fans during Saturday’s 3-2 win against Stoke City.

Nani, who had been at his frustrating best throughout the afternoon, was substituted by Adnan Januzaj after 58 minutes and the Portuguese was targeted by boos as he left the pitch, after some fans had allowed their frustration to spill over and directed their anger to the Portuguese.

Continue reading

Oct 28 2013

United manager keen to make things easier for his team

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:00 am

Manchester-United-v-Stoke-City-Premier-League-2643434David Moyes has refused to get carried away after United snatched victory from the jaws of the defeat in customary fashion against Stoke on Saturday afternoon to claim a crucial three points.

Dramatic and welcomed though it might have been, the win barely masquerade one of United’s worst performance of the season, as the Reds looked incredibly pedestrian for the first 70 minutes and could have – and perhaps should have – been more than one goal down at halftime and had to thank David De Gea for keeping the scoreline acceptable.

Continue reading

Oct 27 2013

Time to support another club?

Tag: Opinion Piece @ 8:58 am

hi-res-185933096-nani-of-manchester-united-walks-off-the-pitch-as-his_crop_exactIn many ways, yesterday’s was arguably United’s worst performance of the David Moyes era, perhaps with the exception of the 4-1 shellacking the Reds suffered at the Etihad earlier last month.

Granted, United showed the fighting spirit of old in 10 spirited minutes and managed to turn a game on its head with two late goals but however welcome the win was, it was yet again a case of papering over the cracks.

Continue reading

Oct 26 2013

Vulnerable United seek confidence boost

Tag: Match Preview @ 8:05 am

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailHaving dropped two points against Southampton last week, Europe provided David Moyes with a much-needed boost as United overcame Real Sociedad on Wednesday night, moving join-top of Group A alongside Bayer Leverkusen, while their performance was arguably the more encouraging of the season yet.

United host Stoke today, entering October’s final league fixture in eight place, eight points adrift of league leaders Arsenal, something that was definitely not on Moyes’ mind when he replaced Sir Alex Ferguson, but United can have little complaints about their league position, having failed to produce a convincing performance since beating Swansea on the opening day of the season.

Continue reading

Oct 25 2013

Improved service key to United success

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailI’ve started this series of weekly articles to illustrate my opinion on the team, manager, tactics and formations. I can only tweet 140 characters and this blog gives me a platform to release my frustration, and give my opinion on the club. We have recently seen some awful United displays, and something needs to change.

Continue reading

Oct 24 2013

United star buries the hatchet

Tag: Manchester United News @ 7:57 am

1112939-17604750-640-360Wayne Rooney has expressed his delight after Sir Alex Ferguson has put the record straight in his biography, backtracking on comments that had caused months of speculations as the striker seemed on the verge of leaving United for Chelsea in the summer.

Rooney was benched for Fergie’s final game at Old Trafford and the United manager revealed the striker had submitted a transfer request, while Rooney and his agent Paul Stretford firmly denied any such request, with the striker claiming he had been left “angry” and “confused” by the club’s treatment.

Continue reading

Oct 23 2013

United on song against Real Sociedad

Tag: Match Reports @ 10:00 pm

1112851-17603694-640-360For once, rather than on football, all the pre-match focus had been on books and music.

The books, or rather the book,was obviously Sir Alex Ferguson’s biography, whose revelations have grabbed all the headlines since yesterday’s press conference, while the music was supposed to be provided by Old Trafford’s brand new singing section, the first of hopefully many attempts to revive the stadium’s atmosphere.

Continue reading