Posts Tagged ‘manchester united’
March 21, 2013 by Jack Moorcroft
Paul Pogba transferred to Manchester United in the summer of 2009, but the young Frenchman quickly became forgotten about at the club. In the summer of 2012 when his contract was coming to an end he decided it was the right decision for him to move to the Italian giants Juventus after racking up only 7 senior appearances for the Premier League club. But was this the right decision for his career?
March 14, 2013 by Jack Moorcroft
Over the next few weeks I will be posting a series of short articles on players I feel are not critically acclaimed enough, players that are often overlooked despite their hard work and effectiveness on the game. First up is Everton midfielder Darron Gibson.
January 24, 2013 by Sean Charles
For the last couple of years, there has been rampant speculation as to when Sir Alex Ferguson would end his tenure as head of Manchester United. Many feel that this could indeed be his last season with the team. About the only person that is speculating otherwise is Sir Alex himself.
This past week, the Manchester United chief clearly confirmed his intent to stay on with the club during an interview with the Abu Dhabi sports channel. He stated that he was “hoping to stay on for a bit of time.” Severalnames have been brought up as potential replacements for Sir Alex, including Pep Guardiola. Guardiola is currently on a one-year sabbatical from the game and has been reportedly meeting with Sir Alex regarding taking over the squad.
January 3, 2013 by Gabriel Sutton
If you had to offer me a prediction now, as to who will win the title this season, I would be more than inclined to say Manchester United. They’ve got a seven point lead, they’ve beaten City on their own turf and are notoriously good at doing the business in the back-end of the season.
Having said that, I don’t think they’ll win the title with total ease. Man City will still have a big gain in terms of not playing matches in Europe in midweek, they’ve got a more solid defence and the spending power to invest in January. Here are some reasons why United may struggle to finish the job in the second half of the season.
December 19, 2012 by Gabriel Sutton
Previously, I wrote an article ‘The trouble with Arsenal’, which analyses whether or not Arsenal have become a selling club; the conclusion being an emphatic yes. Since their invincible season, the club have made a staggering £40 million net profit from transfers and have developed a habit of signing young talent, nurturing these players and then selling them on to slightly bigger clubs.
I’d like to expand on this further, because a week ago on Saturday, Arsenal lost 2-0 at home to Swansea which caused for some fans to call for Arsene Wenger’s departure. In my personal opinion, I think it’s ludicrous to want to sack Wenger and Arsenal fans would be making a big mistake if they began to push any ‘Wenger out’ campaigns forward.
November 24, 2012 by Sean Charles
As Manchester City crashed out of the Champions League midweek and Chelsea linger over the brink of their own European campaign, it is interesting to consider the impact these exits may have in the domestic fight.
Manchester City have been in the firing line for a lot of criticism so far this season but remain the only unbeaten team in the league and find themselves in sizzling hot form, winning six out of their last seven league games. A favorable result in the Signal Iduna Park looks difficult and even if City do land in the Europa League, they will treat it as a secondary objective, despite what noise they make on the contrary.