Martin Edwards, who was the chief of Manchester United in the early 2000s, has disclosed that a situation had arisen during his reign when Arsene Wenger could have been given the manager’s role of the Red Devils.
According to Edwards, when Sir Alex Ferguson conveyed to the board in the summer of 2002 that he did not intend to continue further at his post which he had held for the past 16 years, it took all the members of the board by extreme surprise. However, Sir Alex appeared to be very firm about it and the board finally had to accept that he could not be convinced to stay. Continue reading
Eric Bailly is getting better at English slowly and steadily as he says himself.
As per Bailly, he is not uncomfortable even now as some of his Man U colleagues know the French language which he knows as well. So, with the help of those guys, he is able to stay connected with everyone so far.
But, he knows he can’t do without English if he has to be in the Premiership for a long time. So, he has joined a coaching institute as his coach had suggested to him and the lessons in the institute are benefitting him already.
Bailly was quoted as saying, “I can communicate with a couple of boys in French and they are getting me to gel in the squad. I am working on my English as well and in some time hopefully, my English will be good enough for communication.”
“United is like a dream for everyone in Football, for me too. I have felt thoroughly welcomed, so much warmth here.”
“I will grab this opportunity. This is a great opportunity.”
Sir Alex Ferguson has been asked by the Football Association to explain his comments regarding assistant referee Simon Beck following Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.
The Manchester United manager labelled the official’s performance ‘shocking’ after refusing to award a penalty to the league leaders following Stephen Caulker’s challenge on Wayne Rooney. Continue reading
It would be fair to say that there has been plenty of media attention focussed on Rio Ferdinand and Sir Alex Ferguson this week, after the United defender seemingly angered his manager after failing to wear a Kick It Out T-shirt prior to the weekend game against Stoke. However, the situation now appears to have completely turned on its head, with Ferguson claiming that the incident is in the past and he wants the former England captain to remain at Old Trafford for the considerable future. Continue reading
Even though Manchester United may sit 2nd in the table, just one point below leaders Chelsea, nobody would argue that the club haven’t been at their best and they have looked rather shaky at times. Following on from this start, Sir Alex Ferguson claims that the defensive problems are the reason for this unconvincing start and his main aim is to just get through the next couple of games with the squad he has available. Continue reading
There are certainly mixed opinions on Michael Owen’s stay at Old Trafford, yet the former Red Devil says that it probably wasn’t a good idea to extend his stay at the end of last season. After completing a move to Stoke, Owen claims that his career may have been benefited had he moved to look for more regular football twelve months ago. Continue reading
In a move that will not surprise many supporters, United have now officially announced the signing of Angelo Henríquez from Universidad de Chile. After receiving a governing body endorsement several weeks ago, Sir Alex Ferguson has moved to snap up the 18-year-old for an undisclosed fee. Continue reading
There were several raised eyebrows when Sir Alex Ferguson decided to splash £24m on Robin Van Persie this summer, with some people surprised considering the fact that the Dutchman is 29-years-old. However, following a terrific start to his Old Trafford career, such concerns have evaporated and Fergie has already moved to express his delight about his big summer buy. Continue reading
He may have just made history following his 100m victory in the Olympics, yet Usain Bolt is setting his sights on a completely different sport. The world’s fastest man claims that he is desperate to play for Manchester United, stating that he is a “very accomplished” player. Continue reading