Manchester United have cancelled Coach Jose Mourinho’s scheduled Europa League final pre-match news conference in Sweden following the Manchester explosion on Monday, according to reports.
“We are all very sad about the tragic events last night; we cannot take out of our minds and our hearts the victims and their families.We have a job to do and we will fly to Sweden to do that job. It is a pity we cannot fly with the early happiness,” the Portuguese tactician said.
UEFA confirmed that a minute’s silence would be observed before the highly-anticipated game, while much of the pregame ceremony would be “considerably reduced.”
Man United players observed a minute’s silence at the training session the next day before their flight to Sweden.
UEFA added that it had worked with the hosts of the final to foil any terrorist attack ahead of the game. Continue reading MANCHESTER UNITED CANCEL NEWS CONFERENCE
Four-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has hailed the role former Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson played in the development of his career while he was at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese star said he learned “the art of football” while at United.
Ronaldo, 18 then, moved from Sporting Lisbon to England. He started playing for the fun of it initially but developed rapidly to become one of the best soccer stars on the planet. He won a Champions League title, three straight Premier League titles, an FA Cup and others during his time at United.
Since moving to Spanish side Real Madrid for world record transfer fee, Ronaldo has cemented his place as the best player in the world. He became Real Madrid’s all-time goal scorer with his consistent performance through the years.
Despite all these, Ronaldo has come out to say Ferguson set him up for success. Continue reading RONALDO HAILS FERGUSON FOR IMPACT IN HIS CAREER
On December 31st of 2016, the legendary manager Sir. Alex Ferguson turned 75 years old and one of the things that he did on his 75th birthday was to return to Manchester United, the club where he became an icon after lifting 38 titles in 26 years.
It’s hard to argue that Sir. Alex Ferguson has been one of the most successful or maybe even the most successful one in the history of the sport. It was back on May of 2013 when the Scottish tactician decided to end his managerial career and even though it has been over 3 years since this occurred, Manchester United is still struggling trying to find someone who can follow his legacy.
Every manager that has arrived after Sir. Alex Ferguson has not been able to have the same kind of impact and prosperity as the Scottishman. David Moyes, Ryan Giggs (Interim Manager), Louis van Gaal and the current manager Jose Mourinho are all of the coaches that have arrived but have struggled to fill in the boots that were left by the Scottish tactician. Continue reading Sir. Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford after turning 75 years old
Jose Mourinho says he is hurt that he left out Dutchman Memphis Depay and Ashley Young in the squad that thrashed West Ham 4-1 in the EFL Cup this week.
The Portuguese tactician was banned from the touchline, so he had to see the game from a ‘secret’ location. However, Mourinho admitted he felt ‘hurt’ that both players were left off the match day squad despite being fit.
United qualified for the last four courtesy of goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Anthony Martial who both grabbed a brace. Mourinho made five changes to the squad that started against the Hammers the weekend before, playing a 1-1 draw. In the EFL quarter final clash, summer addition Henrikh Mkhitaryan paired with Anthony Martial on the wings while skipper Wayne Rooney lined up behind Ibrahimovic.
“It hurts me, it hurts me. It hurts me a lot to leave Depay and Ashley Young at home. It hurts me a lot like last week, when I had to leave out Martial, and next week I’ll leave another one.
“We have so many players for these positions and it’s good for me but it’s bad for them. Football players want to play matches and I cannot give to everyone at the same time, so it hurts me,” said Mourinho. Continue reading MOURINHO HURT LEAVING DEPAY AND YOUNG OUT
The legendary teams and their coaches are names and people who live on forever.
Sir Alex Ferguson might have been on his path to retirement in 2012 when he struck the deal to bring in Robin van Persie to Arsenal for a whopping 24 million pounds which had been a gamble and a decision that had several consequences.
Even today there are others like Keith Wyness who seeks his advice on different topics. For instance, the search for a new manager for Aston Villa was suggested by Sir Alex Ferguson and not without reason. Wyness is known to have linkages with Alex due to their former past in Aberdeen. Even though Wyness joined the Aberdeen team after leaving Sydney Olympics in 2000 he has been in talking terms with Alex. Hence, when it comes to finding new managers, Sir Alex is someone whom Wyness would resort to. However, Wyness admits that he did not follow Sir Alex’s advice fully and discounted the choices that he had presented.
Ferguson had left Aberdeen long back and Wyness revealed that the club had changed since then. The club had an era before, but today the standards have slipped for the club. For instance, when the club celebrated their centenary most of the present members found it hard to believe that the club had the potential to beat clubs like Real Madrid. Nostalgia is all the club has to offer now. Continue reading The Shared Camaraderie Between Sir Alex And Wyness
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. Continue reading Sir Alex Ferguson has ended any hopes of a return from retirement
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.