Former Manchester United manager has revealed that the biggest mistake he made in his management career has been to announce his retirement in 2001.
He said that this statement has negatively impacted the club and that their results in this season suffer a lot because of this. Ultimately he changed his mind and stayed for another 11 years at Old Trafford while winning a heap of trophies along the way.
He said that the fact that he announced that he was going to retire caused his players to lose their focus. In 2001, he made the announcement at the start of the season, and he felt that his players did not want to give their best thinking that the manager will be going after the season. He added that under the pressure of his wife and his children, he changed his mind in January, but it was too late to motivate the players.
He said that even the recruitment suffers in that season because players did not want to sign for a manager that was going to stay for only one season. However, things changed when they sign Rooney and Ronaldo at the start of the next season. He had to get the team back in the mood so as to be able to mount a title challenge. Read more »
The soccer betting fans of both teams mostly picked both teams to score in the crucial English Premier League match. Tottenham have scored 83 goals this season in all competitions. Fifty seven of those goals were scored in the EPL with 22 of the goals coming from main striker, Harry Kane.
The 22-year old has scored 25 goals for the Spurs this season. Aside his 22 EPL goals, he has two in the Europa League, before their defeat, and a goal in the FA Cup. The young centre forward is one of the key reasons The Spurs are sitting in second place in the league with an opportunity to leave the league if Leicester city slips.
Soccer betting fans expect the English striker who made his debut for England after rising through the ranks, on May 27th last year. He played for the Under-17, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 before eventually joining the first team of the national squad. He has scored four goals for The Three Lions so far.
Tottenham place second on the table and hope to close in on the gap with league leaders, Leicester City, in the match against Manchester United. Tottenham will be hoping The Foxes slip in their match this Sunday. Read more »
Unfortunately for Wes Brown, he will not be an influential player for Sunderland in the 2015-16 season of the Premier League as the manager Dick Advocaat made it very clear that he does not have any big plans for the 35 year old defender who used to perform for Manchester United for over 10 years before eventually deciding to make a move to Sunderland.
Wes Brown hasn’t even been able to make into the substitute list of Dick Advocaat from the past Premier League matches of Sunderland and this is a sign for whats to come for the veteran defender who is reaching the twilight stages of his career and is spending his senior years by not even being able to make it into the pitch and get consistent playing time.
When Sunderland’s Dick Advocaat was asked about Wes Brown, the Dutch manager replied by saying: “Wes has a different role this season. We’re only going to use him if we really need him. But he’s fit, yes.” Read more »
Sir Alex Ferguson has ended any hopes of a return from retirement after stating that he feels extremely happy to watch football from the stands.
The former Manchester United boss retired from football two years ago. He is regarded as one of the finest managers in world football. His acumen in the transfer market led to several big signings for United like Eric Cantona and Cristiano Ronaldo. United can certainly do with this acumen right now, as they are struggling to return to winning ways. The club has brought in the likes of Memphis Depay for £ 25 million.
These signings of up to be the work of current manager Louis van Gaal. Ferguson has stated that he completely does not miss football, since he gets to stay in touch with the latest happenings as a Manchester United fan from the stands. The transfer period is also the time of the year when a manager gets incredibly busy, but Ferguson says that he no longer wants to be involved in it. Much of Van Gaal’s signings last season did not work out in the way that the Dutchman expected and he will be hoping for a much better return from the likes of Depay. Read more »
The representative of Radamel Falcao reckons if Sir Alex Ferguson had still been the manager of Manchester United, the Colombian striker would have played a lot better.
Falcao has been at Manchester United this season on loan. He’s had a handful of playing opportunities and he has scored some goals too, but, Jorge Mendes, his representative, is not satisfied.
According to Mendes, Falcao should be given 90 minutes on a regular basis and that would have happened if Sir Alex was there.
Talking to a radio network in France, Mendes said, “Radamel would perhaps have been used better by Sir Alex. He is clearly not getting as much of playing time as he deserves.” Read more »
Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has backed United in the title race this season because of the fact that they have some great players like Michael Carrick.
He has also branded Carrick is the best English player right now. Carrick was brought to United in 2006 for around £ 18 million. He has gone on to win numerous accolades like the Champions League and the Premier league, but he has never been seen as a Paul Scholes replacement. He has done his best to change this perception in the last few years.
The English international missed the start of this campaign due to injury problems. His return to the starting line-up coincided with a significant improvement in form. United have suffered only one defeat since Carrick has been in the team. This good run of form has propelled them to just 10 points behind the table leaders Chelsea with more than half of the season remaining. Ferguson’s United have managed to claim the title from this position, and it may be one of the reasons for the Scot claiming that United still have an opportunity. A run of six straight victories was recently halted by a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.
“They [United] have still got great players. I think Michael Carrick is the best centre midfield player in English football. I think he’s the best English player in the game. I think Robin van Persie, the World Cup has maybe taken a little bit out of him, but you watch him in the second half, he’ll be fine.Rooney is back flying and Rooney will always get you a goal and that’s always an advantage when a team has got a goalscorer in a team. And the one that’s most pleasing to me of the present lot is David de Gea,” said Ferguson.