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“All good things must come to an end“. For many football followers, Manchester United’s domination of the English football will come to an abrupt end when Sir Alex Ferguson step down from the management role and leave it with a big shoe to fill in. Well, that dreaded moment for the Red Devil fans had finally came when the great Scott called his time at Old Trafford at the end of last season. So is this the end of an era?
I know that the Barclay English Premier League 2013-2014 season has just started where teams had each played one game. However, I believe Manchester United fans all over the world can look forward to another fruitful season with a sense of optimism after two convincing wins (including the Community Shield game against Wigan) in a row and the form of several key players, especially the ‘extraordinary‘ Robin Van Persie. Continue reading
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Here’s the news: Manchester United have made a bid of £25m to bring Cesc Fabregas back to England, according to Sky sources. United are searching for a creative midfield presence to offset the loss of newly-retired Paul Scholes. Fabregas would become the second former Arsenal captain at Old Trafford, alongside Robin van Persie, if the Premier League champions managed to pull off a deal – Sky Sports
Weeks have gone by since the transfer windows for English Premier League opened. To date, new Manchester United manager, David Moyes has not brought any new player apart from Wilfried Zaha and Guillermo Varela who were both scouted and brought-in under the previous management. There is concern among Manchester United fans that Moyes may not have the appeal to bring top players like Sir Alex Ferguson had when the later was still in charge at Old Trafford. With rival teams such as Manchester City and Chelsea are spending big again, many believe that The Red Devils need to make a marquee signing in order to ensure that the club remain the top challenger for the title. A number of players were quoted in the media but so far non arrived. Continue reading
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If the media reports are accurate and Manchester United has it their own way, then Spain under-21 captain, Thiago Alcantara is on his way to Old Trafford. It will be David Moyes biggest signing yet and despite of his lack of playing time with Barcelona, the Spaniard can become one of the key player for Moyes in many years to come – one that can step into Paul Scholes’ shoes.
There is no doubt about Thiago Alcantara’s talent. The son of Brazil World Cup winner, Mazinho and the player, who scored a hat-trick in the final of the recent Under 21 European Championship as part of Spain’s winning team, has also had an offer from Bayern Munich and interest from Manchester City. He may be warming the bench most of the time at Nou Camp but that was not because of lack of talent in him. It just he’s currently being understudy to the likes of Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, and Cesc Fabregas – three of the finest midfielders in the world. Continue reading
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I hope to see Wayne Rooney (and Cristiano Ronaldo?) wearing those kits when the 2013-14 season get underway come next August. There are many speculations involving those two but if Rooney, Ronaldo and RVP were to lead Man Utd’s attack next season, then I’m pretty sure the Premier League trophy will remain at Old Trafford for another season :D. And if I were David Moyes, I will ask Ronaldo to consider wearing #21 for the 2013-14 season. He can get back his #7 from Valencia once title #21 is save in United’s cabinet at OT.
OK, let’s talk about the new kit. At first glance, I already love the design and can’t wait to get my own ASAP. The kit features the return of the black collar, a popular and evocative symbol ever since Eric Cantona wore it upturned in the 1990s. Continue reading
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The above picture was taken from Daily Mail. The look in Ryan Giggs’ face says it all. It won’t be the same without Fergie. After all, most Manchester United players only know Sir Alex as their manager. The Red Devils haven’t change their manager since Bryan Robson was the captain of England. It’s been 27 years, 1,500 games in charge and 13 English titles to show. At one point, we thought that Sir Alex Ferguson will never leave Manchester United. He looks healthy, determined as ever and he has managed to build a new generation of championship-winning team at Old Trafford. Then, came the moment the fans dreaded the most. After guiding the club to a record 20th English league title, the Gaffer decided the time is right for him to go. Well, we should have anticipated that. Sir Alex has always wanted to bow out in style. He did just that and there’s nothing more appropriate for the fans to do expect applaud and thank him for those wonderful years. Continue reading
The day that Manchester United fans dreaded the most has finally come. Sir Alex Ferguson, the greatest football manager of all-time has finally announced his retirement from football after 27 glorious years. Many fans probably haven’t forgotten the fact that on the day Sir Alex took over as the boss at Old Trafford, the Red Devils were lying at the bottom of the old First Division. The club had only 7 league titles to show with the last won on 1967 – compared to the 16 owned by its great rival, Liverpool, at that time. Continue reading
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It is no secret that Real Madrid’s coach, Jose Maurinho is the number one choice of Manchester United’s fan to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson. With an impressive CV and burning desire to be the boss at Old Trafford, the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ has endeared the club supporters as the man for the future. But it is not the fans that make the decision though. The board, with the full endorsement of Sir Alex Ferguson and legendary United’s player, Sir Bobby Charlton, has decided that Everton’s boss , David Moyes should be given the chance to continue the legacy built by the Sir Alex and be United’s very own special one. Continue reading