Sir Bobby Charlton said he was delighted the record of being England’s all-time top scorer has remained with a Manchester United player.
Wayne Rooney overtook Charlton as England’s most prolific goalscorer as he scored in the 2-0 win on Tuesday night and Sir Bobby admitted that while he was disappointed to lose the record, the blow was softened as the man who broke his record plies his trade at Old Trafford.
Wayne Rooney has described Sir Alex Ferguson as “the greatest manager of all times” and dismissed the well-documented row he had with his former manager as “having different opinions”.
After his final home game in charge of United, Ferguson accused Rooney of having handed in a second transfer request in three years, hinting the striker had not been happy at being played in a role he did not consider his own.
Manchester United have been dealt a injury blow ahead their match against Liverpool on Saturday, after Michael Carrick was forced to withdraw from the England squad.
The 34-year-old, who has played in all of United’s four Premier League fixtures so far this season, was expected to feature for England against Switzerland on Tuesday but has left the camp with an unspecified injury and could be in doubt for United’s meeting with Liverpool at the weekend.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has accused Manchester United of lacking experience in the transfer market, as he hinted United should shoulder responsibilities for the collapse of David De Gea’s transfer.
Perez revealed he was left frustrated by United’s behaviour, claiming it took them over eight hours to return the required paperwork to Real Madrid, which also prevented Madrid’s keeper Keylor Navas from joining United.
Juan Mata has said that David De Gea is “calm” and “relaxed” despite the collapse of his proposed transfer to Real Madrid.
De Gea looked poised to move to the Santiago Bernabeu on Monday night, only for the deal to fall through after the paperwork was not submitted in time, leading both clubs to blame each other for the mishap.
Ed Woodward is a divisive figure among Manchester United fans. Formerly a man who seemed completely out of his depth when it came to getting transfer deals done, he went through a resurrection of sorts over the last 2 summers. But it is his handling of the non-sale of David de Gea that may prove to be his greatest contribution to the club.
The Woodward era has not been smooth sailing by any means, resembling a rollercoaster more often than not. There were the ups of signing world class superstars Angel di Maria and Bastian Schweinsteiger, the clearing of deadwood and then, there were the considerable downs of unnecessarily paying an extra £4 million for Marouane Fellaini or missing out on Pedro.
Manchester United have hit back at Real Madrid over their accusations United were to blame for David De Gea’s failed transfer to the Spanish capital.
Earlier on Tuesday afternoon, Real released a statement claiming they had done all they could to ensure De Gea would be a Real Madrid player by midnight on Monday, suggesting United should shoulder the blame for failing to complete the deal.
However, United have since released a club statement to rectify a few points.
Manchester United have completed the signing of Anthony Martial from Monaco for a fee of approximately £36m.
The 19-year-old made 70 appearances and scored 15 goals for Monaco since joining the Ligue 1 side in 2013 and has represented his country from Under-16 level to Under-21, before being called up to France’s senior national squad for the first time late last week.