Former Manchester United defender Raphael da Silva has opened up on the struggles of retired Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson while they were at Old Trafford. The Brazilian twins, Rafael and Fabio, arrived in the city of Manchester together from Fluminense as the club could not get one without the other at the age they moved.
Rafael said Ferguson could not tell them apart as they were quite identical. The full backs looked alike, with the same curly hair and same gentle, kind nature. The defender praised Ferguson for all his strengths while they were at the club but revealed that the Scot struggled to identify them. Continue reading FABIO – FERGUSON STRUGGLED TO DIFFERENTIATE US
Premier League giants Manchester City would appear before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over their involvement in the case involving teenage sensation Benjamin Garre from Argentina.
A South American side Velez Sarsfield is appealing a case that FIFA ruled in favour of City.
The club complained about how the player moved to the Etihad in 2016 but the world soccer governing body found no fault. CAS has fixed July 3 as the hearing date for the appeal with the three parties expected to appear.
Velez is saying that City breached FIFA rules on how they acquired the youngster as he was a minor that was signed from outside the European Union. City claims that the player has an Italian passportso there was no fault to the move after his 16th birthday.
Manchester City has favoured youngsters more of recent. Gabriel Jesus is having a great run at the club. Last season Kelechi Iheanacho led the attack and the Brazilian has picked up the mantle this time. There’s Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane and a host of others at the club. Continue reading MAN CITY TO FACE CAS
ZlatanIbrahimovic has a contract with Manchester United which runs up until July of 2017 but his deal with the English club could be extended for 1 more year depending on how his debut season with Manchester United goes.
The latest Premier League match of Manchester United saw them drawing against Everton and this is the 2nd
successive draw that the team of Jose Mourinho has experienced as they previously sustained another tie with West Bromwich Albion.
This consistent drop of points is starting to affect United’s chances of snatching a direct qualification spot in the Premier League as they are slowly falling behind from Manchester City and Liverpool who are positioned in the 4th and 3rs spot respectively.
Manchester United also lost crucial points not too long ago back on March 4 after drawing with the relegation threatened club AFC Bournemouth.
These successive underwhelming results has also damaged the moral of some players in the squad of Jose Mourinho as ZlatanIbrahimovic has recently voiced his thoughts and details concerning his current situation in Old Trafford and if whether or not the Swedish attacker is interested in activating his option of extending his stay for 1 more year with the English club. Continue reading ZlatanIbrahimovic is demanding more from Manchester United
Ji-Sung Park ended his playing career back on May of 2014 as the South Korean retiree opted to hang up his boots after having lifted some of the biggest trophies in the world of football such as: UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and the Premier League just to name a few of the more renowned pieces of silverware that Ji-Sung Park has collected throughout his playing career which spanned for over 13 years.
Now that Ji-Sung Park is no longer a player, he has recently embarked on a new journey as the South Korean retiree is aspiring to become a sports administrator and he has taken his first steps after enrolling in a course at De Montfort University in the U.K. to earn a Master’s degree.
“I wanted to improve my knowledge of football around the pitch and then perhaps work in the Korean football league. One of my colleagues said it had been a great experience and though many players go into coaching or management, I wanted to improve my knowledge of football around the pitch and then perhaps work in the South Korean football league.'” Park told De Montfort’s website on Wednesday as he talked about the course.
Continue reading Ji-Sung Park has initiated a new chapter in his life
It has been revealed that out-of-favour Manchester United winger Memphis Depay was advised to join Tottenham Hotspur instead by fellow Holland international, Eljero Elia prior to the big-money move.
Former United coach Louis van Gaal sanctioned the purchase of the Dutch player from PSV Eindhoven for £25m in 2015, but the player has struggled to make impact since his arrival at Old Trafford.
The 22-year old talented player, who has played for PSV all his pro football life, ignored the warnings of his compatriot in signing on for the Red Devils. Elia was with Southampton on loan last term, and he dished out free advice about the pressure at Old Trafford in case of a loss of form but Depay decided to try his luck. So far his has not had enough luck and might have to exit the side in the January as interests from various quarters come in.
“I thought Memphis first had to make a stop, first choose a club like Tottenham Hotspur. United are so big, the pressure is so high. Continue reading DEPAY WAS ADVISED TO JOIN SPURS
On August 8 of 2016, Paul Pogba marked his name in the history-books of football as the Frenchman became the most expensive player in the sport after Manchester United offloaded €105 million in order to secure the services of the highly rated player who was 22 years old at the time of this signing.
This fee is astronomically high for any player and its fairly risky to splash out so much money for a performer who is so young but nonetheless, the Premier League club took the risk and so far it has not been a gamble that has paid off for Manchester United as Pogba has only scored 1 goal in 6 matches and 0 assists.
The impact that Paul Pogba was expected to make in Old Trafford has not been felt but the young superstar has recently talked about how this issue can be resolved and how he can play a more important and key role in Manchester United.
Paul Pogba was included in France’s 2018 World Cup Qualifying match against Netherland which was played on October 10 at the Amsterdam Arena and it was Pogba who secured the victory for France as he scored the only goal of the entire match.
This is the kind of impact that Pogba wants to have with Manchester United but since he is being mostly utilized as a holding midfielder and the Frenchman wants things to change as the 23 year old attacker said: Continue reading Paul Pogba wants arole change in Manchester United
Despite having splashed out €90 million in signing Paul Pogba from Juventus, it seems like the summer transfer window is far from over for Manchester United as Jose Mourinho is still interested in signing a few more players.
One of these players that Mourinho was setting his sights on was Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane but signing the highly rated French defender is not going to be a task that Manchester United is likely to pull through as Varane has already voiced his desire to continue performing for Real Madrid as he has no intentions of leaving the Santiago Bernabeu anytime soon
Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane said: ‘’I trust the club and I trust the coach. I talked with him a lot and he trusts me so it’s one of the reasons I stayed. I made the decision to stay, the right decision. I’ll continue to improve and I want this to be a good season for me and to be at my best’’
This statement confirms Varane’s intentions to stay with Real Madrid as he stated to have already talked with ZinedineZidane and it seems like the French manager does intend to use Varane on a consistent basis. Continue reading Manchester United’s summer target is not leaving Real Madrid
Among the rumors and transfer news that are doing the rounds, Man United would probably be looking at the release clause of Renato Sanches.
The pre season tour that has started off for United would probably have a midfielder short in the upcoming tour of China. This is mainly with reference to losing out on Sanches this time, but many saying that the club might not be giving up just yet. Bayern Munich is being asked to release Renato Sanches and look into his release clauses and conditions
This eighteen year old player was moved from Benfica to Bayern early this year and he made an impressive debut in the Euro 2016 campaign for the club. Hence, he has caught the attention of the United club authorities who would like to get this player over for the team. They have been asking about the price that would lead to his release. The Portuguese player should have been signed on earlier this year by United when they lost out on the opportunity. Jose has been unhappy that the club had not been able to catch this player when he was being moved. Continue reading Man Utd And Pre-Season Games
Incoming Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho is reported to be texting Manchester United target, Marco Verratti.
The play maker is the summer transfer target for The Red Devils ahead of the coming season. According to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, Manchester United is looking at a bid of £79million to lure the player to Old Trafford.
The report added that the club will offer the very talented midfielder a £6.7m-a-year contract for the move. The report has been circulating in France via radio station Europe 1. The French news source say the Portuguese tactician been in constant contact with Verratti about a move and has messaged him on numerous occasions.
Verratti has been stunning for French Champions Paris St. Germian, helping them to multiple French Ligue 1 victories. He remain under contract until 2020 with the option of a further year with the club but the likely free transfer of former PSG forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic will mean his move would be unlikely. Though there are reports that Ibrahimovic is trying to convince the player to join him at Manchester United so they could storm the league but PSG would most likely not want its top two stars to leave at once.
Continue reading MOURINHO TEXTS MAN UNITED TARGET MARCO VERRATTI
Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand does not want Manchester United to let Leicester City win the title on their ground.
Leicester, who needs only 2 points to win the title, can win it by defeating Manchester United on Sunday.
Rio Ferdinand does not want this to happen and has urged Manchester United to try and win the game on Sunday. He said that it is never a pleasant feeling for another club to win the title on your ground, and it is important that the players put in an excellent display to prevent this from happening.
However, Rio Ferdinand believes that Leicester City are a good team and that they have been consistent throughout the season and truly deserve to win the league. He added that Claudio Ranieri has done a great job in building a good team spirit in the team that has helped them to win difficult matches throughout the season.
Ferdinand has also acknowledged the contributions that Nigel Pearson has made to Leicester City. He believes that he was the one that turned Leicester City fortunes around last season when he helped them stay in the Premier League. He said that Pearson was the one who laid the foundation, and it is now that they are reaping the benefits. Continue reading Rio Ferdinand does not want Leicester City to win the Premier League at Old Trafford