Jul 31 2014

RedRants Fantasy Football League 2014 – Join Here

Tag: Fantasy Football @ 6:21 pm

RedRants App IconAs per usual we’re running a Fantasy Football League all of our own only this season there’s a twist.

Instead of using the old platform we’ve converted to Fantasy Football Powered by Fantasy Football Commissioner.

We’ve made our own budget, our own rules and our own scoring system.

It’s FREE TO ENTER at RedRants Fantasy Football. Have YOU got what it takes to beat me and my team?

Ian.


Jul 31 2014

United target rules out move

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 12:12 pm

cd592Edinson Cavani has dismissed rumours that linked him with a move away from Paris St Germain and insisted he’s happy to continue to play for the Ligue 1 champions and that he has no interest in parting ways with the Parisian club.

The Uruguayan striker has long been linked with a move to Manchester United, after emerging as a transfer target for David Moyes in January and speculation over the former Napoli striker intensified towards the end of last season, when Cavani had looked frustrated at being deployed in a wide role to allow Zlatan Ibrahimovic to play in his favourite position.

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Jul 31 2014

Glazers issue warning over United’s future

Tag: Manchester United News @ 11:16 am

Ed WoodwardOnly a couple of weeks after Ed Woodward was eager to stress that, for the second consecutive summer, Manchester United “had no budget”, the club has warned potential investors that the club could fail to attract top players and retain the ones currently in the squad, if the club fails to qualify for the Champions League this season.

A second consecutive season away from Europe’s elite competition would put United in a difficult situation and the Glazers were more than eager to stress the point when they announced their plans to sell a further five per cent of the club.

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Jul 31 2014

United youngster bemoans being frozen out

International-Champions-Cup-2014-Inter-Milan-v-Manchester-UnitedWilfried Zaha has admitted David Moyes and him didn’t see eye-to-eye and that he was frozen out by the former United manager last season, but he’s relishing the opportunity to impress Louis Van Gaal.

Zaha signed for United in January 2012 for £15m but remained on loan at Crystal Palace for the remainder of the campaign making the switch to Old Trafford at the beginning of last season, but he was given very few opportunities to impress and was eventually shipped out to Cardiff on loan in January.

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Jul 30 2014

The View From Europe: Thoughts Of A Travelling Red Devil

Louis van Gaal and assistant manager Ryan Giggs of Manchester United watch their team train in LAManchester United is a club synonymous with football fans worldwide. The name is something recognised by all lovers of the game and is very much related to the giants of world sport.

So when the team collapsed on the pitch last season, as it became embroiled in farce, the eyes of the world couldn’t quite believe what it was seeing. There was a sense of jubilation amongst the, once green eyed monsters, in Britain, who took great satisfaction in the club’s turmoil.

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Jul 29 2014

United to offload flops

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 8:19 am

Manchester-United-v-West-Bromwich-Albion-Premier-LeagueManchester United are determined to get rid of Marouane Fellaini, Shinji Kagawa, Nani and Anderson this summer, as Louis Van Gaal continues to the long overdue clearout operation.

Having sold Alex Buttner and Bebe for just over £6m and with Federico Macheda’s contract finally coming to an end, United are still left with a bloated squad, one which Van Gaal has deemed “broken” and “unbalanced” and different sources suggest the Dutchman will set about clearing the decks between now and the start of the season.

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Jul 29 2014

United’s squad “broken and unbalanced”

Louis van Gaal believes there is quality in his Manchester United squad, despite his concernsLouis Van Gaal has said he’s inherited a squad that is “broken” and “unbalanced” and dismissed suggestions that it’ll be easier for him to succeed, given David Moyes’ disastrous tenure at the club.

The Dutchman was asked whether he thought replacing Sir Alex Ferguson would have been harder than replacing Moyes, Van Gaal insisted that following a manager as successful as Fergie wouldn’t have been a problem for him.

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Jul 28 2014

Video: Mr Mujac on the impact of LvG

Unied v City AcademyI think you might find this interesting if, like me, you’re interested in the history and the future of Manchester United’s Academy system.

Tony Park, AKA @MrMujac, is a lifelong United supporter with a knowledge far richer than most, especially about United’s youth system. Regularly found following the youth teams home and away, Tony’s views are certainly to be respected.

In this short video, Tony talks about the impact Louis van Gaal may have on United in general, why particular youth players went on tour and what van Gaal’s introduction means to players hoping to make the step from youth football to the Premier League.

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