Colombia has announced and confirmed to the public that RadamelFalcao will not be featured in the upcoming friendly matches that the Colombian national football team has scheduled to play against United States and Slovenia on November 14 and 18.
Falcao is recovering from a calf injury he picked up a few weeks ago and this has forced the Colombian attacker on having to miss out from the last 3 Premier League matches of Manchester United and now he will not be able to perform for his country either.
There will be however a number of players in the squad of Louis van Gaal that have been called up including: Luke Shaw, Michael Carrick, Chris Smalling and the captain of the team Wayne Rooney. These players will be representing England either on the sidelines of England or on the center stage in the pitch when facing off against Slovenia on November 15 in a 2016 Euro’s qualifying match.
England is leading the way in Group E with 9 points and is expected to pass the group stages without having many difficulties or problems.
Even though international matches is a great place for players to represent their respective countries and nations as well being an ideal moment to take a break from club duties, it’s also dangerous for the managers of clubs as the players are often injured when playing at the international stage and when this match is over, Manchester United will be playing against Arsenal on November 22 in a hugely important match.
Manchester United struggled just to claim a victory against the relegation threatened club Crystal Palace in a match that was decided by a lonely goal from Juan Mata and Louis van Gaal will need all of his players without injuries and without physical concerns if the Dutch coach wants to collect a good result against Arsenal.
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has accepted that he will never have the same kind of relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson because he would never forgive him. Ferguson is regarded as one of the most successful managers of all time, but he would have Roy Keane to thank for many of his successes. The combative midfielder played a huge role in the title winning teams of United between 1995 and 2005. However, his exit from United came in acrimonious circumstances after he fell out with Ferguson during the end of his time.
In a recently published autobiography, Keane has come out with the complete details about the fallout that led to his United exit. He also reckons that his former Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough was much better manager than Ferguson since he was great at dealing with different individuals. He reckons that Ferguson is nothing but a manager focused on winning matches and not about the mentality of the players. The duo have been at loggerheads for the last few years, but this is the most stunning attack from Keane. He is yet to get a response from Ferguson, who has been in retirement for the last few years.
The 43-year-old, Keane, is currently working as the assistant manager at Aston Villa. “The problem I had, is that when you hope you have known someone for some time, it’s afterwards when people start coming out with all sorts of nonsense. When you think what he made out of it, millions of pounds, statues, and standing. But to criticise people who have earned him success….would I forgive him? I don’t know. If we cross paths. I’m sure we will….cross paths, that is. Lots of stuff I let go, but eventually you have to go, enough is enough. You have to defend yourself,” said Keane.
Manchester United continues to disappoint their fans after struggling just to snatch a draw against West Bromwich Albion in their latest Premier League match which reached its end with a final score of 2-2.
Having struggled so much in these past few years, it comes as no surprise to why Manchester United is always being linked with a number of players that they could sign and hopefully help the Premier League club in their recent disastrous seasons. Continue reading
United recently gave debuts to a number of their new summer signings in the 4-0 win over QPR, but one most important names among them was Radamel Falcao. The Colombian international is regarded as one of the deadliest strikers in world football after having scored more than 200 goals in just under 350 matches in his career. The 28-year-old recently joined United for a season long loan deal. Soon to be a 29-year-old, several eyebrows were raised at United spending over £ 6 million just on the loan fee, while they could end up paying another £ 43.5 million if they decided to make the move permanent.
In addition to the impressive figures surrounding the transfer fees, Falcao is also thought to be earning around £ 18 million per season. This makes him more expensive than Wayne Rooney in this regard. He made his debut against QPR. Even though he failed to score in his first appearance at Old Trafford, the new number nine promises to be an excellent addition to the squad. He thanked his supporters for their immense appreciation ahead of his debut. Other players who made their home debuts include the likes of Angel di Maria and Daley Blind.
Di Maria was the star of the show after scoring and assisting several goals. “I am very happy for this victory and the support was great. I want to continue that way. I want to say thank you to the fans and I enjoyed that a lot, this match. It was fantastic. I almost scored. The goalkeeper was good. I hope to score the next game. It felt good to make my debut here at Old Trafford and I am happy to get the win. I am enjoying this moment. It is an extraordinary stadium, a legendary stadium,” said Falcao.
After grabbing a class left back in the form of Luke Shaw from Southampton, Manchester United is looking for another player for that position and the guy whom they have set their eyes on is Daley Blind, the 24-year old Ajax Amsterdam player.
Blind is also eager to unite with his compatriot Louis Van Gaal.
The amount of money that is being demanded by Ajax for the player is about 17 million Pounds.
What Van Gaal wants to do by bringing in Blind is to keep Luke Shaw on his toes. He wants a fierce competition within the team for that all important left-back place in the XI.
Apart from the competition, the other thing is that Shaw is not believed to be fit for selection in the starting few matches in the league. He has been battling with a few fitness issues. Patrice Evra is not there in the squad either now. So, signing one more defender to play in the left has sort of become necessary for the Red Devils.
Blind was brilliant featuring for the Holland national side in the FIFA World Cup 2014. In Oranje’s first match in the tournament in which they had thrashed the reigning champions Spain, he had set up a couple of goals.
During the World Cup, when Blind was asked about him being linked to United, he had said, “A couple of my countrymen, Louis and Robin, are associated with United. So, it’s easy for people to link me to that club.”
“It’s obviously great for a young player to attract attention, but, I am not going to go too much into it.”
In his 99 Eredivisie appearances for Ajax so far, Blind has found the back of the net 3 times.