One recurring theme over the last couple of seasons has been Nani’s future. Has the Portuguese winger done enough to warrant staying at Manchester United? Has he reached his peak? Has Sir Alex Ferguson got any patience left for him?
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As Manchester United stumble to the title, the gap closing but maybe not fast enough for Manchester City to snatch it away again, the general play continues to disappoint.
Brilliantly consistent rather to consistently brilliant sums up United. A rather odd formation with Robin van Perfect on top of a midfield 5, emulating City, just didn't work.
The 2nd March 1991 is a day that will forever have a place in the hearts of every Manchester United fan.
On this day 22 years ago, Ryan Giggs made his Premier League debut, and the legacy of one of the greatest players of the Premier League era began.
It must be several months since Crystal Palace's young prodigy Wilfried Zaha last opened a morning paper and didn't see his name mentioned.
Previously it has been down to footballing ability alone, but since the start of January the idea of him joining Manchester United has become more of a possibility.
Antonio Valencia rightfully was Manchester United’s best player last season and is one of the best wingers in the world. A certain Pep Guardiola has waxed lyrical about him in the past and who’s he to disagree with?
Manchester United have often been synopsis with gifted strikers. Over the years, the supporters have been treated to the attacking talents of Mark Hughes, Eric Cantona, Ruud van Nistelrooy and, in the modern day, Wayne Rooney. It’s no surprise then to have seen manager Sir Alex Ferguson fork out £24m on Dutch hitman Robin van Persie.
Saturday 3rd November 2012, lunchtime kick off and Arsenal at Old Trafford with Chelsea following at Swansea where they have the chance to get over the controversial loss of last weekend. Then Manchester City at the Hammers.
This is what it means to be a fan.
Arsenal’s darkest day last season without a question of a doubt was their defeat at Old Trafford.
On that day an inexperienced and downbeat side were simply outclassed by Manchester United who like great teams do, took full advantage and ruthlessly destroyed them.
Remember the days when Manchester United used to be defensively sound, when you could rely on Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic at the back in front of Edwin Van der Sar. A mean defence which hardly gave away chances, let alone goals on a regular basis, weren’t those the good old days?
Unsurprisingly Robert Lewandowski starred for Poland in their 1-1 draw with Roy Hodgson’s England yesterday in Warsaw. Not of course that this came as a surprise to football fans across Europe especially those in Poland and in Germany where the talented striker plays his club football.
Only 40 miles separates Manchester from Liverpool with 200 miles between them and London, but these 3 Cities are the dominant forces of British football, and it would be a good pub quiz question to ask when was the last winner of the English premier division came from outside these Cities, and perhaps someone with enormous foresight to determine the next winner from outside London or Manchester.
When Paul Scholes retired from Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson focused his attention on replacing the Old Trafford legend with a player who mirrored the same attributes.
It really is no hidden secret that the reds made a serious and lucrative offer for Inter Milan midfield play maker Wesley Sneijder, the deal never happened and United suffered without that touch of calmness and class in the centre of park.