This is probably a first for RedRants and it will probably attract a share of criticism BUT, being a proud Englishman, I believe it’s the way forward for the site so I’m going to give this Live Blog a try.
I’m cool with anti-Ingerlund chat as I think it adds to the discussion and the dynamic of our great and varied conversations. With United having Welbeck, Rooney, Cleverley and Carrick at least in the squad it could be a good chance to keep an eye on their performances.
To evolve (verb; develop gradually)
On Friday, it’ll be ten years since Wayne Rooney announced his arrival in the Premier League with a stunning strike against Arsenal, at the tender age of 16.
Has a player in United’s history ever split public opinion the way Nani does?
I guess Veron was in a similar boat to Nani and it’s only now, 10 years on, that Veron’s memory is one of ‘mis-use’ rather than use-less.
Does Diego Forlan fit into the category of ‘players who split opinion’? I’m not sure, although he’s another one who fans now seem willing to look back on and suggest he might have been mis-used rather than simply a bad buy.
Peter Davenport used to split opinion, so too Ralphy Milne. Gary Birtles didn’t split opinion he was simply considered useless by 100% of anyone and everyone who watched him play for United, in his case United just wasn’t the right club for him.
Don’t let the title of this article deceive you, the original author of the piece really does appear to believe that Liverpool’s squad of 2012 is better equipped to take on the season than United, he even dares to suggest we could be heading for a spell in The Europa League next season.
Thanks to @nazeemmazhar for Tweeting this to us and making us aware of its existence, I hope it gives other as big a laugh as it gave me!
Ravel Morrison is facing further turbulence in his troubled career after it emerged that Lee Clark wants to send him back to parent club West Ham.
Clark, the Birmingham manager, is already losing patience with the controversial midfielder and is keen to strike a deal with Sam Allardyce and cut his loan move short in January.
Morrison, 19, joined the Championship club on loan in August but has frustrated Clark with his general attitude and alleged lack of commitment in training. The former Manchester United trainee has not been included in Birmingham’s first-team squad for the last three matches and has made only one start in the league.
The Germany international is regarded as one of the best centre-backs in the world and was linked with Manchester United and Barcelona before penning a new five-year deal in the summer.
The 23-year-old is content at the Bundesliga champions but refused to rule out a move abroad in the future.
“One day I will say that I am keen on a transfer. I already had offers and one enquiry from these offers was really one of interest for me.”
This game was decided fairly early on by Manchester United’s fast start. The Red Devils scored twice in 16 minutes off of set pieces, the opposite of what the Red Devils have been dealing with so far this year. Manchester United was able to control the game early on with the extra man they had in the midfield, but after gaining a 2-0 lead, Alan Pardew made changes that made the rest of the game much more even. Adding another goal in the second half ensured that Manchester United gained all 3 points in their best performance this season. Continue reading
Manchester United will have to battle with Juventus if they hope to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski in January, it has been claimed.
The 24-year-old Poland international is one of the most hotly pursued forwards in Europe after his 30 goals last season helped Dortmund win an historic German league and cup double.
It was reported last week that Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had identified Lewandowski as a potential acquisition, and was in attendance at the Etihad Stadium to watch him in action against Manchester City.