Although Manchester United are destined for a squad overhaul once Louis van Gaal arrives after the World Cup, it seems that Antonio Valencia is in the long-term plans.
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''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.
Antonio Valencia rightfully was Manchester United’s best player last season and is one of the best wingers in the world. A certain Pep Guardiola has waxed lyrical about him in the past and who’s he to disagree with?
Manchester United had lost at Wigan in April. That started the decline which would ultimately see Man City pip them to the title with a last-gasp Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero goal.
United visited Wigan on New Year's Day looking to maintain their 7 point lead over their ‘noisy’ neighbours.
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 back-line is one of the most important parts of any football team. Along with their goalkeeper, a defense’s job is to defend the goal and stop the opposition scoring.
This season incredibly Manchester United have not been defending well. You could say that thet have one of the worst defensive-units in their most recent history.
This weekend was the Formula One Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. This was the first time the race was run in the US since 2007 and I was there, watching Lewis Hamilton win a race full of drama and excitement.
The preparation, meticulous planning and then flawless execution is what it takes to win in this sport. The best teams leave nothing to chance, except chance itself. Luck is the only variable.
The Barclay’s Premier League is four games into the season and the teams are starting to give signs of how the rest of the season might go for them.
For Manchester United, the future is beginning to look bright. As the table stands right now, United are in second place with nine points, behind Chelsea with ten points. And with United’s 4-0 win over Wigan Athletic this weekend, things are continuing to look up.
Roberto Martinez’s Wigan Athletic came to Old Trafford for their annual thrashing as Sir Alex Ferguson fielded only 3 players from his first XI in Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick and Nemanja Vidic.
So the word on the street is that Sir Alex Ferguson is going to drop Patrice Evra this weekend for Manchester United’s game against Wigan Athletic this weekend handing Alexander Buttner his full first-team debut.
Should this be the perfect setting for Buttner to be thrown in at left-back at the Frenchman’s expense? The simple answer to that question is a resounding YES!
Seeing as the new Premier League season starts tomorrow, I thought it would be great to jot my predictions for the season down.
Now bearing in mind my predictions last season, I cannot guarantee that these predictions will be right. After all last year I predicted that Swansea and Norwich would go down and that Blackburn (who were atrocious) would finish a staggering 13th so I am bound to get 2-3 clubs positions completely wrong!
Over the last year Everton’s England left-back Leighton Baines has been linked heavily with a move to Manchester United. The rumoured price to secure his services has been about £17m. But should this deal happen?