David Moyes yesterday insisted that Manchester United will be back in the Champions League within a season or two and that while the 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich was hard to take, there were plenty of positives to be drawn from United’s performance at the Allianz Arena.
Not surprisingly given the way he’s conducted himself this season, Moyes also emphasised the need to rebuild the team and, if he’s allowed to remain in charge, one feels last night might have been the last European game in red for a few players who could follow Nemanja Vidic out of the door in the summer.
Having spent the first leg defending in the trenches that were dug around their 16-yard box while trying to hit Bayern on the counter, United travel to Germany knowing that, at some stage during the game, they’ll have to shed the ponderous and dithering cloth they’ve worn all season and attack.
Resolutely. Like they’ve seldom done in this most beleaguered of campaigns.
Now our hands have been mathematically and begrudgingly prized off the Premier League trophy some United fans might turn their attention to rooting for England in this summer’s World Cup Finals!
Hope remains success at club level might yet come in the form of a European Cup win, but some United players could be eyeing more likely success at international level and the INCLUDES players playing their way into Roy Hodgson’s final 23-man squad. Yes that’s right, England CAN win the World Cup in their new England kit this summer!
But which United players will help drive that success and why?
Manchester United have confirmed that after trials against Real Sociedad and Fulham this year, the Singing Section will become a permanent feature at Old Trafford from the beginning of next season.
Fans United, the group behind the initiative which includes different fanzines and forums among which feature Stretford End Flags, Red News, Andy Mitten and Reclaim United, have today announced that the Singing Section will be located in the J Stand, meaning that those season ticket holders who sit in that area of the ground will have to be moved, unless they’ve signed up to take part in the initiative.
The midfield has been an area that has been under intense scrutiny from supporters, pundits and anyone else who has an opinion on football. From the success of the Keane – Scholes partnership to the disappointment of the Carrick – Fellani partnership, in this post I will try my best to analyse the Manchester United midfield. I will discuss how over the years the Manchester United midfield has changed and why we suffer from the problems we suffer from now
Roy Keane and Paul Scholes
The last time United approached a game in April in such relaxed fashion, Marouane Fellaini was probably elbowing kids in his local nursery and the Glazers had never heard of English football, let alone Of Manchester United.
A trip to Newcastle did not offer much to get excited about, apart from the fact that silencing the self-appointed “best fans in the land” in their own ground is always a pleasant activity, just as is reminding them that Ole Solskjaer cost a lot less than Alan Shearer. There isn’t a finer sight that a United end in full voice, and the traveling fans were absolutely fantastic today as they’ve indeed been throughout the whole campaign.
On Tuesday night, Manchester United put in an admirable performance against the reigning European champions, Bayern Munich to earn themselves a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. The desire and discipline shown by the players was crucial to United’s success. However equally as essential was the way manager David Moyes set up the team. In this post I will be discussing how David Moyes set up his team at Old Trafford and what he must do to help Manchester United qualify for the Champions League Semi-Finals on their road to Lisbon
Fellani For Kagawa
Amongst all the debate and speculation surrounding David Moyes’ position at Manchester United, it raises many different opinions and views on the future of the club. One thing is for sure, domestically we’ve been appalling. No excuses, it’s been unacceptable.
There are plenty who feel Moyes should have been sacked ten times over. Others feel he needs time, some claiming that giving him until Christmas would be a suffice period to elapse for him to turn things around. After all, he has been awarded a six year contract; to sack him after less than a year would be ludicrous, right?