Manchester United’s search for a new centre-back goes on, as they look around Europe’s big clubs for an experienced top quality defender but van Gaal may already have one.
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Manchester United announced on their official twitter feed that long-serving left back Patrice Evra has agreed a one year contract extension with the club.
Fear not United fans. Despite all the upheaval at Old Trafford in the summer, with the departure of the master Sir Alex Ferguson and the arrival of the apprentice David Moyes, Manchester United still possess the capabilities to add title number 21 to their list of Premier League accolades. True, United have not been firing on all cylinders in the league and have struggled against teams like West Bromwich Albion, Southampton, and Stoke City, but there have been signs in recent weeks that the tide is beginning to turn. The victory against league leaders Arsenal, although through a somewhat fortuitous goal, was one of the very significant Football results in the Premier League so far this season.
Many fans believe that football testimonials are going to be a rare breed for modern-day football in the near future, so we should celebrate them whilst they’re here. This August, Manchester United will face La Liga side Sevilla in a testimonial for Rio Ferdinand at Old Trafford.
But for Chelsea’s late late Europa League final win over Benfica, the football world’s big talking-point today would be Rio Ferdinand’s decision to retire from England duty.
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.
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.
Manchester United have done pretty well this season. The early parts were rather wobbly but performances over the past 3 odd months have seen them move way ahead in the Premier League title race. Here, let us see at which places can the squad be improved and who can be brought in for that!
Nani and Javier Hernandez both scored as Manchester United defeated Premier League strugglers Reading 2-1 in the FA Cup 5th Round at Old Trafford. Jobi McAnuff got a late consolation for Reading, but United held on.
Matches between Real Madrid and Manchester United rarely disappoint and the game yesterday was no exception.
A brilliant game with 90 minutes filled with pulsating action enthralled a worldwide crowd of over 200 million viewers. Let us here look at the tie and its implications from a United viewpoint:
What a fantastic result for Manchester United. To grab a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid should set the team up nicely for the return leg back at Old Trafford. It was a fair score-line although both sides will regret not grabbing a second.