Nov 15 2013

United eye Portuguese winger

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:05 am

images (1)Manchester United are reportedly monitoring Sporting Lisbon’s winger Carlos Mane, after the 19-year-old impressed with at the Next Gen series and scored once in four games for Portugal at the U19 European Championship this summer.

United have obviously got a long history in terms of signing players from the Portuguese giants, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani both developing through the ranks of Sporting’s academy before joining United and the Mane could be the latest talented winger to emerge from the green and whites’ youth system.

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Nov 14 2013

United in shock swoop for Barca star?

FC Barcelona v Ajax Amsterdam - UEFA Champions LeagueManchester United are reportedly considering the option of submitting an offer for Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta in January, as David Moyes has been made aware of a simmering malaise between the Spanish midfielder and the Barcelona hierarchy.

With United’s midfield now down to bare bones given the injury that will sideline Michael Carrick for the next six weeks, signing Iniesta would be an incredible coup for David Moyes, for the Spaniard has consistently been one of the world’s top players for the last five or six seasons.

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Nov 13 2013

United dealt injury blow

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:04 am

Michael CarrickJust when United’s season seemed to have picked up speed, courtesy of three consecutive league wins and a nine-game unbeaten record, the Reds have been dealt a serious blow by the news that Michael Carrick could miss up to six weeks, with a persistent ¬†achilles injury likely to be the source of his problems.

Carrick and Danny Welbeck withdrew from the England squad due to face Chile and Germany at Wembley, but while the latter’s absence was somewhat expected given he’s been nursing a knee injury for the last three weeks, Carrick’s setback was a surprising one and one that could keep the mercurial midfielder sidelined until after Christmas.

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Nov 12 2013

United defender hails inspirational team-mate

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:30 am

Manchester-United-vs-Arsenal-2717500Jonny Evans has praised Wayne Rooney’s performance against Arsenal on Sunday, hailing the United striker as an example for all his team-mates this season.

After a turbulent summer, during which he seemed set to depart United, Rooney has enjoyed a remarkable turnaround in form and Sunday’s performance against the league leaders proved again just how valuable the 28-year-old is to David Moyes and Manchester United, as Rooney put in an impressive shift as well as providing the assist for Robin Van Persie’s winner.

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Nov 12 2013

“Hated, adored, never ignored” attitude pleases United star

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:00 am

Manchester-United-v-Arsenal-Premier-League-2717517Phil Jones has claimed Manchester United are being spurred on by the fact large sections of the media have already written them off and, having endured a poor start to the season, they are now relishing the opportunity to prove critics wrong.

Sunday’s 1-0 success over Arsenal moved United within five points of the Gunners, as David Moyes’ men extended their unbeaten run to nine games in all competition, with a third consecutive league wins pushing United right back into the mix, on a weekend when Chelsea were lucky to secure a draw, while Spurs and City lost.

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Nov 11 2013

United striker sets Christmas target

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:08 am

Robin van Persie, Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney said Manchester United are aiming to be top of the league by Christmas, after picking up what the striker called a “massive win” against Arsenal yesterday.

Robin Van Persie’s third goal in as many games against his former club since joining United, sparked raucous celebration at Old Trafford, as United fought tooth and nail to secure what could prove to be a huge three points, given that not only have David Moyes’ men cut Arsenal’s lead to five points, they’ve also sent a strong message to the rest of the league.

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Nov 10 2013

Moyes’ hard to beat United grab victory over Gunners

Tag: Match Reports @ 8:47 pm

imageA team in crisis facing the runaway league leaders. A team in decline facing the new kings of English football.

That’s how it had been billed.
Luckily for us, however, Manchester United don’t do scripts, if anything they enjoy nothing more than defying them.

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Nov 10 2013

Suitable personnel needed if United want bolder approach

Tag: Opinion Piece @ 9:41 am

Shinji Kagawa, tussels with Mikel Gonz√°lez during Manchester United's draw with Real SociedadTo some he’s the man tasked with saving Manchester United through a skilfully prepared potion of inch-perfect passes and delicate flicks, to others he’s simply an overrated footballer who will never have what it takes to grab a game by the scruff to its neck, while to others yet he remains an outrageously talented player who will follow Juan Sebastian Veron in the list of those who just “did not fit the system”.

Whatever your stance on Shinji Kagawa is, the Japanese splits opinions with the same incisiveness with whom he split defences wide open when playing for Borussia Dortmund.

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