Category Archives: Internationals

The small matter of Phil Jones

Phil Jones. Where to even bloody start on this post. I’ve seen a lot of people talking about this particular move, and I wanted to delve into certain specifics of the contract, the transfer, and the clauses that Blackburn Rovers have put into place.

Jones, 19, is currently under contract at Blackburn, but if you’re a Football Manager fan, you’ll know about this, and you can actually approach him with a contract without owners permission of accept/decline on the actual transfer. Sir Alex jumped at the clause, and ultimately said, here, we’ll give you £80,000 a week to join us. Jones accepted, as you would. If the most successful club in England knock on your door and you say no, you’re a fool, simple as that. Read the rest of this entry

VIDEO: Chicharito hattrick vs El Salvador

If you don’t watch for the goals – watch for the commentator!

Does Darron Gibson have what it takes?

It seems every club has a scapegoat. A player who always appears to fail to perform but is yet picked regularly by the manager. Darron Gibson is Manchester United’s.

Rarely have I seen praise for Gibson from United fans and it always seems it’s his fault when the team doesn’t win or performs below par. Despite this, though, Sir Alex Ferguson, one of the greatest manager’s of all time who has won countless silverware, continues to pick him. The Northern Ireland international has made 20 appearances this season, scoring just twice, and played 58times in total for United.
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United outclass Schalke in Europe

This may be the best performance I’ve ever seen from the boys in Red this evening in Germany. Manchester United totally outclassed Schalke 04 this evening in a game that ended up being 0-2 to the reds. Fantastic performance.

In the semi-final of the Champions League, you would of thought it would of been a very tight game. Not tonight, we were class. Totally dominated the Germans this evening, with 18 attempts on goal, but for Neuer, Schalke were very very disappointing.

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Wayne Rooney on TalkSPORT with Keys and Gray

Wayne Rooney took the time out to talk to Richard Keys and Andy Gray this morning on TalkSPORT after last night’s emphatic win at Old Trafford against Chelsea in the Champions League Quarter Finals. Here’s what he had to say:

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United 2-0 Fulham – 3 points closer…

On a beautiful sunny afternoon at Old Trafford, the Reds took another huge 3 points towards a record 19th league title with a comfortable 2-0 win over Fulham thanks to a wonderful afternoon of chances and goals from Dimitar Berbatov and Antonio Valencia.

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Wayne Rooney Accepts FA Charge but Appeals Suspension

Manchester United have submitted an appeal on behalf of Wayne Rooney, following the 2 match suspension. It was confirmed by the FA that his rant after his hattrick at West Ham was offensive, insulting and/or abusive, Wayne accepted the charge but has now appealed the severity of the 2 game ban.

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Douglas Costa on his way to Old Trafford in the summer?

Recent reports can confirm that Douglas Costa watched Manchester United’s match against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday from the Old Trafford directors’ box. Now this may not mean anything exciting, but it’s looking promising. We’ve been linked with him for a long while, the 20-year-old has scored 15 goals in 61 appearances for his side Shakhtar, was effectively a £7m target for United in August 2009 but nothing came of it. A few years later, the same story seems to be cropping up again for the Brazilian attacking midfielder, who would do well at any club.

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Nani: I love Manchester United

I’m sure you have recently heard the news, but Nani has recently shot down all the media garbage linking him with a move to Italy. The player made a statement on Twitter earlier today:

Let’s hope his statement is heartfelt and that the news is true. He’s staying at Old Trafford.

Injury problems for United lead to concerns over the FA Cup?

You may know already but we’re without Park Ji-Sung, Luis Nani, Antonio Valencia and Rio Ferdinand for tomorrow’s game with Arsenal at Old Trafford in the FA Cup. What does this mean for us? Well, it means we’re without width, and we’re without our best center back [on par with Vida] in a long while. I’m concerned. Here’s some updates from Carrington and Sir Alex’ press conference on the 11th March:

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