Every club has that player who they are linked with every summer, a ‘saga’ ensues which lasts the majority of the window and nothing materializes. This particular saga is finally finished.
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Louis van Gaal hasn’t named the final member of his backroom staff for when he takes over at Old Trafford, but a former United coach has ruled himself out.
After not being given a real chance under David Moyes, Zaha is hoping to put his first year at United behind him and start fresh this season under new management.
In the space of three days, a £20 million deal which was reportedly ‘agreed’ between Manchester United and Bayern for Toni Kroos has been ended by van Gaal.
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.
Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement, David Moyes was named as his successor, Paul Scholes also brought down the curtain on his Manchester United career for the second and final time, and in other football news a certain Scouse lad who goes by the name of Wayne Rooney, once again stated his desire to leave the club, proving that lightening can strike twice in the same place, it's groundhog day.
The day was always going to come, it was inevitable.
But when the grand master of football Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United a few days before the penultimate game of this latest title winning season, it was no less surprising or emotional. Not just for followers of the club such as myself, but the whole football world felt some sense of loss when the news filtered through.
Manchester United is bigger than any one man, and so the events of the last week bring change at our Club while the Reds go marching on.
The only constant in football is change and so none of this surprises me.
So Wayne Rooney did ask for a transfer request and is indeed contemplating his future with Manchester United..
….for a second time.
Why would Wayne want to leave?
There it is then. The unthinkable has actually happened and come july 1st 2013, Manchester United will have a new manager at the helm. A certain Glaswegian who has made a name for himself at Everton, who on a shoestring budget has wheeled and dealt his way to making a consistent side that over the years, has steadily enhanced its reputation.
This morning has indeed come as somewhat of a shock to Manchester United fans. After all who would have expected the news of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement as manager just a fortnight after the club claimed a record-breaking 20th league championship?
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?