Chapters - Index
Tactics And Signings - I & II
Meetings - First Team, Owners & Legends
Signing A Player - I, II, III, IV, V, VI
Friendlies - I
Before you realize what story this is and leave, I would suggest you read this. Yes, I am writing a story about Manchester United, but there are a ton of differences between this and the other stories in the forum. First off, I am using the 2012 Transfer Update, so there are changes in the squads and United aren't as strong as City and Chelsea. Second, I don't want to get bored with this save, so I am posing a challenge to myself. From the very beginning, players who are younger than twenty-two will only be signed. Also, I won't be signing the likes of Vrsajiko, Kadlec, Sanogo and Fierro. I will be looking for signings that I have never made and hopefully, some of them you wouldn't expect me to make. Lastly, but definitely the most important thing you should know is that I will be using this as writing practice for my assignments and projects that are in the pipeline. Expect my posts to be detailed, fiction mixed with reality and a lot of stuff you don't expect to read. Sometime soon, I also hope to experiment with photoshop, so that'll add a new dimension to the story.
What They Know
Sir Alex Ferguson - Leaving Before He Is Sacked?
The day after his team was beaten to the bell by an injury time winner by Sergio Aguero, Sir Alex Ferguson vowed to return with a vengeance and get the Premier League trophy back to the red half of Manchester. There were a lot of issues behind the scenes at Old Trafford, however, with the approval rating of the owners falling by the day, especially with their idea to put the club into the NYSE. The fans have never questioned the manager's decisions, even though he is responsible for the signings like Eric Djemba-Djemba and Kleberson, but the owners aren't as forgiving as the fans.
An insider from Manchester United has revealed that the Glazers spent the last week in Spain, possibly in contractual talks with Rafa Benitez and Pep Guardiola, who are both without a club. When approached for comment, both parties were unavailable for comment. We will keep you updated as the story progresses.
What Really Happened
Sir Alex Ferguson, the man that has been synonymous with Manchester United for the last twenty-five years, suddenly calls his first-team and youth staff into the boardroom, where David Gill is already waiting.
"Hello, Gentlemen, let's get this started, shall we?", said Gill, while he moved a chair to a place next to Sir Alex, who was already seated at the head of the table.
"What's this about though?", said coach Brian McClair in a very calm and curious voice. "I'll let Sir Alex inform you himself" was the reply he got.
"You have been a great team and working with you has been a delight, but unfortunately, this career cannot last forever, and I have decided to call it a day because of my deteriorating health".
Everyone in that boardroom knew this day coming. In fact, Sir Alex had been grooming a replacement since the last two years. What most of the tabloids reported as two big names in the footballing world growing close as friends was actually a passing off the torch, with the experienced Ferguson mentoring his inexperienced student.
After a ten-second gap, where most processing the idea of the club with the figure of Sir Alex standing tall, and others simply unaware of how to react, all eyes shifted to one corner of the room where the tall figure of Akash Vidyasagar stood. Akash, a former English international, born to Belgian parents had been learning his trade from the best in the business and was ready to take over. He had a ever-growing reputation in the world of football - for his football achievements and his grassroot work in Belgian, and no one in the staff showed any disapproval or discontent about his presence in the club.
Sir Alex called Akash over and patted his back, saying, "I trust this man to continue the legacy of this club. I hope all of you do too. I want you to give him time, I want you to give him respect and most importantly, I want you to make him feel part of our United family". By now, a couple of the staff members, especially Rene Meulensteen, had become teary-eyed. This was really the end of an era, and Sir Alex Ferguson would no longer walk the halls of Old Trafford as Manchester United manager.