Entries in Rio Ferdinand (99)

Thursday
May162013

Rio's Decision To Retire From England Duty A Brave And Sensible One

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.

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Sunday
May052013

Carrick And Rooney United's Best And Worst Players Of Season

At the start of the 2012/13 season teams and players begin with hope and expectations and I thought it would be interesting to review the players who least met expectations this season.

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Wednesday
May012013

Assessing De Gea And Fedinand's Selection In PFA Team Of The Year

You may have seen over the weekend that four Manchester United players were voted into the PFA Team of the Year.

Two of the four – Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick – were obvious picks.

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Wednesday
May012013

United's Title Win Down To Seven Key Factors

This season Manchester United have proved several things.

The first thing is that you need top class cover in every single position to win the league, and we have it.

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Friday
Apr262013

Was Suarez 10-Game Ban Justified?

Love him or hate him, there is no doubt that Luiz Suarez gets the football world talking. For all his undeniable talent – which has been demonstrated on multiple occasions this season – the regular lapses in judgement make the talismanic Uruguayan a controversial character.

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Tuesday
Apr022013

United's Cup Loss To Chelsea Highlights The Cracks Within Our Squad

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.

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Monday
Mar252013

Rio Owes The FA And England Nothing!

Patriotic, idiotic England supporters have got their knickers in a twist regarding Rio Ferdinand's decision to make himself unavailable for representing England in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro, following a recent call up by manager Roy Hodgson.

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Sunday
Mar242013

Is Benfica's Garay Heading For Old Trafford This Summer?

According to rumours in the European and British press Manchester United have reportedly completed a deal to bring Benfica’s Argentine centre-back Ezequiel Garay to Old Trafford next season.

The former Real Madrid defender has impressed with the Portuguese giants getting his career back on track in Lisbon after arriving in 2011 after an unfortunate two-year spell in Spain.

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Thursday
Mar212013

Rio Saga Proves United Matter More Than England

You put your centre half in, your centre half out, your centre half in and you shake him all about, you do the Rio cokey and you turn around, that's what it's all about.

This seems to be the strategy adopted by Roy Hodgson over Rio-gate, the latest in the saga following the badly handled Terry situation.

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Monday
Mar112013

Vidal And Varane Would Improve United's Fantastic Squad

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!

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Thursday
Feb142013

United v Real Perfectly Poised Going Into Second Leg

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:

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Monday
Feb042013

Vidic Return The Reason United Defence Has Improved

''Manchester United have been poor defensively.'' This is a common quote that has been said amongst Football fans, pundits and all involved in Football across the globe as sadly it has been true.

Five clean sheets in the first four months of this season and eight in total so far speaks volumes as for a club of our stature and considering what we are competing for that is a horrendous statistic.

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