With Patrice Evra's Manchester United contract running out in the summer, it could be time for David Moyes to start looking for a replacement. Some people want Leighton Baines to make the move from Everton, while some fancy Southampton's Luke Shaw to sign at Old Trafford. One name that keeps popping up though is Fabio Coentrao, who according to the Express is on the verge of signing until the end of the season. But is he the right man for the job?
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Ever since stating he wished to leave Manchester United back in 2010, Wayne Rooney has never been too far away from speculation linking him with a move away from Old Trafford.
There is no doubting his ability as a footballer, and what he can do to opponents on his day.
As Manchester United lined up today to face Stoke City at the daunting Britannia Stadium, many were surprised to see the side being put out by Sir Alex Ferguson.
After a big gap, we saw Wayne Rooney being played as a mainstream central midfielder alongside Michael Carrick with Shinji Kagawa on the left and Antonio Valencia on the right. Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez started upfront for the away side.
Losing to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup Quarter final is no disgrace but from 2-0 up at home in the first game, losing 3 goals unanswered is of concern.
In both games the cracks that appeared are the faults that separate the very best from the nearly men, and I saw enough to know we have to fix some faults.
Never has there been a better time for defenders to go on a hot scoring streak. With Wayne Rooney having been sidelined with injury, Manchester United’s defenders have stepped up to fill the gap.
One of the heroes of Manchester United’s win over Liverpool this weekend was Danny Welbeck.
He led the line well alongside Robin van Persie, playing the full 90 minutes with his performance winning praise from Gary Neville who during commentary yesterday announced him as his man of the match.
With half of the season gone, the post Christmas period for many is simply the start of a brand new year, a fresh start perhaps. But for football supporters, only one phrase matters: the transfer window.
Opinions within the game are mixed on its effect; with some feeling the signing of a new player will disrupt the flow of a team on the top of their game.
There’s something magic about the FA Cup. Well that’s what fans, the media and the sponsors would have you believe.
Only this weekend there was magic and it was dark-magic that looked down upon football thanks to Luis Suarez’s latest controversy.
If there was any doubt about who ate all the pies, it was clearly a Wigan Athletic team that labored to usher in 2013 with anything more than a whimper.
As surely as a a Wigan kebab is as 3 pies on a stick, the home team rolled over trying to emulate their annual 5-0 drubbing but succeeded only in going one better.
The Manchester rain is ruining the Old Trafford playing surface, especially through the middle, bringing back memories of the seasons where we laid 3 fields a year, and giving our overworked midfield tired legs.
In the past couple of weeks Sir Alex Ferguson has selected Ashley Young in Manchester United’s starting XI. For me this has been a mistake and the man who should be starting in place of the winger should be Javier Hernandez.
So we had to wait until the last game before Christmas to finally draw a game. It was always going to happen eventually. Not even Manchester United can go through a whole season without drawing a game.