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”
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”
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed his confidence that his side will be able to maintain their nerve in the remaining few Premier league matches. Manchester United recently secured a three point advantage over City in the title race. United and City are the two teams playing for the title this season. Following the City’s draw with Stoke city during the weekend, Manchester United went out and won against Fulham on Monday night. This result helped them bring about a three-point advantage at the top of the table, although United still have a match to play at the Etihad stadium.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been in situations like this on numerous times, and he expressed his confidence at being able to maintain the focus over the remainder of the Premier league matches. Ferguson also said that as we get near the finale of the season, it is not about the squad strength, but more about the mental strength that matters in the title race. The Scot said that he believes that Manchester United have the mental strength in abundance, but is yet to witness the same with Manchester City. City have already shown weakness under pressure, and are yet to convince him in the title race.
“City have done exceptionally well all season to get to where they are at the moment. They have a chance. Like us, if they win all their games they will be champions, but it is much easier to say that than to actually do it. At this time of year some of the teams at the bottom of the league know they have to start winning games too, because if they don’t they will be relegated,” Ferguson said during the weekend. United have the much easier run-in of the two teams, with Blackburn Rovers up next.