David Moyes has refused to get carried away after United snatched victory from the jaws of the defeat in customary fashion against Stoke on Saturday afternoon to claim a crucial three points.
Dramatic and welcomed though it might have been, the win barely masquerade one of United’s worst performance of the season, as the Reds looked incredibly pedestrian for the first 70 minutes and could have – and perhaps should have – been more than one goal down at halftime and had to thank David De Gea for keeping the scoreline acceptable.
Wayne Rooney has expressed his delight after Sir Alex Ferguson has put the record straight in his biography, backtracking on comments that had caused months of speculations as the striker seemed on the verge of leaving United for Chelsea in the summer.
Rooney was benched for Fergie’s final game at Old Trafford and the United manager revealed the striker had submitted a transfer request, while Rooney and his agent Paul Stretford firmly denied any such request, with the striker claiming he had been left “angry” and “confused” by the club’s treatment.
One of the most eagerly anticipated chapters of Sir Alex Ferguson’s biography was the one focusing on Wayne Rooney and on the Scotsman’s turbulent relationship with the United striker.
As expected Fergie pulled no punches, claiming that Rooney’s qualities can be undermined by a lack of fitness and that the United striker did ask to leave at the end of last season, despite the denials the club has since issued to protect one of his prized assets.
One of the most interesting chapters of Sir Alex Ferguson’s biography lifts the lid on the relationship between Fergie and David Beckham who, according to the former United manager, thought he was more important to the club than his manager.
The constant media attention and the number of agents that quickly turned Beckham into “Brand Beckham” were the cause for the former England captain’s downfall at Manchester United, explained Fergie at the launch of his biography, My Autobiography, yesterday in London in an explosive press conference.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s biography won’t be released for another two days but less than 12 hours since the book was unveiled at a packed press conference in London, the first murmurs of discontent – and that’s putting it mildly – have begun to emerge.
Earlier tonight, Roy Keane told ITV that Sir Alex Ferguson ignores the meaning of the word “loyal” and that he won’t lose any sleep over the chapter Fergie dedicated to Keane’s departure from Manchester United
Today is the day. Five months after announcing his retirement and some 13 years since publishing his first book, Sir Alex Ferguson’s biography, My Autobiography, is released to the public.
There’s hardly ever been a more eagerly awaited football-related book, for Fergie being Fergie the book is likely to pull no punches and it must have more than a few people sweating. Revelations, personal attacks and scathing judgments, should have all made their way on the pages on the greatest ever British manager’s biography.
Patrice Evra has told a French television channel that he might leave Manchester United when his contract expires next summer.
The Frenchman’s contract runs out at the end of the season and after seven years at Old Trafford, during which he has won five Premier League titles, a Champions League and two League Cups, the 32-year-old could leave Old Trafford at the end of the campaign.
David Moyes has admitted that Manchester United’s slow start this season has left him disappointed, despite the club’s tradition for being notoriously slow off the blocks.
United conceded a late equaliser on Saturday as Southampton grabbed a deserved 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, which means that David Moyes has now won only once in four league games on home turf, with many suggesting that the Reds have lost their fear factor and that teams are no longer scared to travel to Old Trafford.