Roy Keane used to perform with Manchester United starting from 1993 until 2005, during this period of time; the Irishman was able to win a multitude of competitions including the Premier League and the Champions League as well as a few other pieces of silverware.
According to Keane, the current squad of Manchester United is nowhere close of winning the Premier League title as the Irishman has recently talked about the current situation of his former club and what he thinks that they need to do in order to start winning competitions on a consistent basis.
“If they are going to recruit again then whatever about good players, what United need is two or three characters so on their bad days they’re able to grind out results. Chelsea will be stronger next year, Arsenal, and Man City too with their new manager. It’s not going to get any easier. I don’t think they have enough characters in that team to get them back into winning league titles.” Roy Keane said as he voiced his thoughts about what Manchester United needs in order to become one of the elite clubs of Europe. Continue reading
Wayne Rooney sustained a knee injury that left him out of action for around 2 months but the Englishman managed to complete a full recovery and he was featured for 67 minutes during Manchester United’s 1-0 triumph over Aston Villa.
Manchester United sealed all 3 points from this match but despite having snatched the victory, Wayne Rooney was furious for being subbed off from the game at the 67th minute as he was replaced by Jesse Lingard.
Louis van Gaal admitted that Wayne Rooney was angry after being removed the pitch as the Dutch coach said: “Wayne was angry because he wanted to play for 90 minutes. But I could see he was starting to lose the ball and I told him that he could not be ready for a full game after three training sessions. It is a good spirit to have. He wanted to play the full game, and I like that, but the rhythm of the Premier League is high and you cannot build up your capacity in three days’ training sessions.”
Despite not having a played a single match for 2 months, Rooney made a fantastic return to the pitch against Aston Villa as he was involved in the buildup that finished up with Marcus Rashford scoring the only goal of the entire game. Continue reading
Manchester City is keen to reinforce their team, especially with their disappointing season. One area that will want to strengthen will be their defense where the new players that they signed last season failing to deliver the goods.
One player that is constantly being linked with Manchester City is the German defender Matts Hummels. Various media reports are linking the Borussia Dortmund with Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola, who is supposed to take control of the Manchester City team next season, will be interested in strengthening a sector that has been conceding goals quite often this term. Indeed, only Vincent Kompany can be considered as a world class player, and Guardiola will be desperate to add more talented players to his squad.
However if City wants to land the Dortmund defender, they will need to move quickly since Liverpool as well as Chelsea seems to be interested in the player. With Jurgen Klopp, the former Borussia Dortmund manager now at Liverpool, there is still chances that Hummels might prefer Liverpool over Manchester City. Only time will tell which club will be able to land the talented Manchester City defender.
Another player that has been linked with Manchester City is the young Jetro Willems. Aged 21, Willems currently plays as left-back for PSV Eindhoven and is considered as a talent prospect in his home country. Indeed, he has made more than 100 appearances for his club and would improve a City team that is desperate for new players. Continue reading
It’s been over 4 months since Mario Gotze has played from the start of a Bayern Munich match and now the future of the 23 year old German midfielder is being linked with the both Liverpool and Manchester United.
Mario Gotze is considered to be one of the best youngsters in the world of football as the German player has everything that is needed to become an efficient midfielder with dribbling and play-making skills as well as having just enough speed to edge his way past defenders. Continue reading
Louis van Gaal had to deal with a plethora of questions surrounding the poor performance of the team in the 2-0 defeat against Liverpool.
One of the biggest derbies in English football was the scene for the Europa League last 32 round. Both teams are fighting to featuring the last 16 round with United having more to lose than Liverpool. Continue reading
Kevin Muscat prepares his Melbourne Victory team to take on an inform Perth Glory and he says that he has taught his team the ways to cope with the opposition.
A brilliant run in the last few weeks has seen Melbourne come up as competitors for the likes of Brisbane. The top two places in the Australian A League qualifies for the final series. Brisbane and Western Sydney Wanderers occupy this position but the likes of Melbourne are not far away. They need a run of wins in order to overtake Melbourne City for this spot.
Perth Glory are outside the play off places at the moment, but they are one of the inform teams in the division. A 6-1 win over Newcastle Jets in the previous league match confirmed their strength and Muscat will know that his team cannot afford complacency based on league position. Glory especially have a good record when it comes to games against Melbourne. They are undefeated in the last five meetings against Muscat’s team. This statistic has to change for Melbourne if they are to remain in contention for a final series position. The team are just a handful of points away from Brisbane and have the ability to overtake them if results go their way this weekend. Continue reading
Manchester United suffered a major injury setback with the news that Wayne Rooney will be missing around two months of action due to a knee injury. The forward suffered this ligament injury recently and this leaves the club with Anthony Martial as the recognised come forward within the squad.
Martial has been a decent scorer for United since his £ 36 million move from the French league in the summer. However, he is far from being a reliable source of goals for the club. At just 19 years of age, he is also very young to shoulder the responsibilities of such a big club. Continue reading
Manchester United wer 5 minutes away from defeating Chelsea as the team of Louis van Gaal had scored the opening goal of the game at the 61st minute through the likes of Jesse Lingard and just when the match seemed to be reaching it’s end, the referee decided to add 6 minutes of extra time and it was enough for Diego Costa to tie the game up 1-1 as he rescued 1 point for Chelsea.
The winter transfer window is open and this allows managers to add new players to their respective squads, one of the clubs that is consistently being linked with a number of different players is Manchester United.
For some reason, the Premier League club is rumored on being interested in signing a number of different players from all over the world in distinct positions as well. Continue reading
Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has revealed the real reason behind leaving the club despite being considered as one of the best strikers during his time at the club.
The Mexican had a very high goals to games ratio. Despite this, he found himself out of favour immediately after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. David Moyes did not rate him much and he was sent on a loan spell to Real Madrid soon afterwards. Even though Moyes was soon replaced by Louis van Gaal, the Dutchman also do not help the situation upon his arrival.
After waiting on the sidelines, Hernandez finally decided to move to German football with Bayer Leverkusen in the summer. He has been an instant hit in German football. Even though the German outfit failed to get past the Champions League group stages, they have done exceedingly well in the league so far. Hernandez has already scored 10 goals in just 13 matches. He has revealed the reasons behind finally moving away from the Old Trafford outfit. Hernandez says that he had an open talk with van Gaal, who failed to guarantee him more than 5% of a starting spot in the team. Continue reading