From what the whole world has seen this past week, there’s been a widely held assumption that there’s been a tectonic shift in the corridors of power. Spain’s cycle of dominance is at an end and the mantle’s been passed onto the mighty Germans.
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Whatever country David Beckham finds himself playing in; he’s always a member of one of the top teams in the league. When he was in England, it was Manchester United. In Spain it was Real Madrid. In Italy it was AC Milan. And when he settled in the United States, he lined up as a member of the L.A. Galaxy.
Andrea Pirlo has had a fantastic Euro 2012 tournament, not that anyone would have bet against him doing so. But it has been great for another player seemingly in the limelight of their career to go to do a tournament and shine once again.
In 2005 Malcolm Glazer completed his take over of Manchester United by buying out shareholders; It was a deal that give the American tycoon a controlling stake at the Old Trafford club.
Footballers are philosophical animals, which is why Patrice Evra's claim that winning the Premier League rescues Manchester United’s season rings so hollow.
25 years is a long time in any job, it’s a long time full stop. It’s amazing to think that this Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of Sir Alex Ferguson’s spell in charge of Manchester United. It’s an incredible feat that in today’s football will probably be unmatched for years to come.
Tomorrow of course sees the start of the UEFA Champions League, which is arguably the biggest club competition in the world. Manchester United as ever are in the competition and will be looking to go one step further than last year and claim a fourth European Cup title.
In less than a couple of hours time, the draw for the group stages of this season's Champions League will be done in Monaco.
Now that the Champions League play-off round matches have been completed tonight, it’s worth having a look at the teams that along with Manchester United will be competing in the group stages of the World’s most illustrious club competition.
According to reports in caughtoffside.com Napoli’s Marek Hamsik has been lined up as an alternative for Manchester United, should we be unable to buy one of our two midfield targets in Wesley Sneijder or Samir Nasri.