Manchester United have a reputation for putting faith in their youth and bringing them through into the senior squad, but lately there has been fewer players coming through.
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Wayne Rooney has been ruled out of Manchester United’s clash against Liverpool at Old Trafford this Sunday. Nani and Anderson are back in the squad after recovering from hamstring problems. How will their return to the action boost United?
Speed kills, we all know that, but when it's gone, or if you never had it, does it matter in Premiership football?
I ask because as I watch Jamie Carragher, surely the slowest player in the league at present, it made me wonder.
A string of slow players came to mind. Jan Molby was probably the slowest ever - do you agree ?
Four Premier Leagues, one UEFA Champions League, one FIFA Club World Cup, one League Cup and four Community Shield winners medals. That medal haul surpasses the majority of England’s top clubs, let alone players.
Yet 11 medals in six seasons can only equate to 24 international caps, surely the maths doesn’t make sense?
Welcome to the international career of Michael Carrick.
Manchester United's performance over Liverpool was an absolute shocker. Jamie Reeves - ESPN Star Sport pundit - rightly said after the game that he was disappointed with our lack of ambition after we were a man up. I agree with that totally. Here's my analysis of the game.
As Manchester United played our greatest rivals on Sunday I thought it time to assess their progress towards adding to their titles in the light of their highly publicized documentary.
It's often said that at the end of the season the league doesn't lie. After 5 games Liverpool have their worst start for over 100 years, and sit in the relegation zone with no wins yet and 2 home defeats to top 4 teams.
So Manchester United beat Liverpool at Anfield despite not playing well, both sets of fans behave dignified, Robin van Persie bags the winner from the spot and Manchester City drop points at home to Arsenal. You could say it was almost the perfect day.
We have the BIG-ONE coming up on Sunday. Liverpool vs. Manchester United at Anfield. It’s a match which has history, passion, 3 points (which is what it comes down to at the end of the day) and lots more. I am an ardent Manchester United fan. I want nothing more than a win for United at Anfield on Sunday evening.
Michael Carrick’s career dossier so far is very impressive. He has over three hundred Premier League appearances, has won four Premier League titles, a Champions League medal and a FIFA Club World Cup with Manchester United in just six seasons, there is very little the midfielder hasn’t won in his club career.
In my business we have a very simple formula for sustaining our talent for the future.
Our method is to attract the best graduates and then train them, give them challenging work and opportunity. After that it's up to them to deliver but this simple system has proven itself over a 60 year period.
So England once again enter a European tournament with an ageing team, carrying out of form players, more in hope than skill. Recognize this?
So guess what. We couldn’t keep possession, our fullbacks got roasted, the keeper and central defenders kept us alive while 2 midfielders tried to cover the attacking waves.
So England are out of Euro 2012 after losing to Italy. Which England players came out with credit after the game. Who had a shocker and who went down fighting?