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Manchester United - Post-Ferguson

Started on 28 October 2013 by TCO
Latest Reply on 27 January 2014 by kdavva
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Match Ban increased for United star

Manchester United will now have to face another two matches without their recently signed midfielder Marouane Fellaini. The disciplinary committee have reviewed the incident and have increased what would be a one match ban, to a three match ban. Outraged, United boss Josh Sleightholm soon had something to say. "I don't even know what to say, it's one of those ones where you debate if its a red or yellow, not a one match ban, or a three match ban. Crazy, they're all just crazy. stated Sleightholm.

The committee themselves gave reason in there decisions also, claiming Fellaini was a 'disgrace' to football during the match, and he is lucky to come away with one a three match ban. Fans throughout the Twitter saw eye-to-eye with Sleightholm, and seemed to be very disappointed by the committees decisions.

The trend '#SetFellainiFree' has become a popular one on twitter, United fans aim to spread the message globally in hope it has some positive effect on the committees decsions, weather or not they will take anything of the sort into consideration is beyond anybodies knowledge, but for not, Marouane Fellaini will be serving a three match ban.
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Lewandowski: A Free Man

Polish international Robert Lewandowski has supposedly decided with his agent, who is also a fellow countryman, that a move away from the Signal Iduna Park is what they want next summer. Roberts agent; Bartosz Krol, made it clear to the media that another contract would not be signed, and it was up to the 6 ft strikers current club Borussia Dortmund to either sell him soon, or face him leaving for nothing.

Lewandowski is only tied to the German Giants by a mere nine months on his £81,000 p/w deal, and before long he will be available to receive contract offers from any willing teams. However Krol did also say that Robert had a destination in mind, which could deter most hopeful teams.

Jurgen Klopp was asked about the speculation surrounding his star striker, for him to only come up with a contradiction of Bartosz Krol. "Robert is a key player in our team, why would you even think for a second we would sell him, or that he would want to leave?" Klopp was quoted. Obviously both statements can't be true, but I'm sure by the end of the year, more speculation will arise to complete the puzzle.

Odds on where Lewandowski will go are already being made by the bookies, many back Chelsea to go in for him, however some see both Arsenal and Manchester United making moves for the Pole. Either way Lewandowski will undoubtedly be playing in the Premier League soon enough.
Sign him up! Josh Josh sign him up!
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Red Devils announce Club Affiliate changes

Our very own team United have found themselves in an abundance of raw, talented youth over the years, and are made stars by the magnificent facilities which are established within the Red Devils' very own AON Training Complex, or as more commonly know, Carrington. Although in todays' football, we now know there is more to the world class stars of today, than simply training at a outstanding rate. First team action is vital for any upcoming star, for example, 18 year old Belgian Adnan Januzaj has had his fair share of action so far this season, but manager Josh Sleightholm can't put all our young prodigy's in the first team can he?

The answer now is yes, the board have looked into who the club are to be 'affiliated' with and have re-worked the system to allow any players United wish, to join them and play those important 90 minutes. Current chairman Ed Woodward has also added Scottish side Rangers into the mix of clubs, stating that he had a soft spot for them, and that they'd appreciate any help sent their way, money-wise, or players-wise, in order to get them back to their glory days in the top flight of Scotland.

Throughout the deal with Rangers, United also terminated links between them and English sides Bury, and Newcastle Town, with Ed Woodward claiming it was 'beneficial' towards both sides.

Sides such as Desportivo Brasil, and Fluminense will be powerless to resist any attempt of Manchester United picking out their youngsters, as part of the deal between both the Brazilian sides is that the Reds will, without doubt, get 'first dibs' on the players at Desportivo and Fluminense.

Josh Sleightholm also finds his club linked with Antwerp, Molde, Altrincham and FC Twente, all from Belgium, Norway, England, and Holland respectively.

Loving this story man!
k1rups: We'll have to see what happens;p

Josh7789: Cheers bud! Means a lot:')
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Éder Álvarez Balanta close with United move

Having been relatively unheard of before this speculation, Éder Álvarez Balanta has become the talk of the Manchester United fan base as a move for the Colombian is looking probable.

The player himself is currently owned by two different parties, one being his current footballing club, River Plate, and the other, his agent, Juan González. Juan owns 20% of Balanta, meaning United will have to let go of 20% of their fee paid to River Plate, assuming the deal goes through.

"It's Manchester United isn't it, They are the best club in English football, and possibly the world, joining them would be a huge step up in my career" Stated Balanta. "I do hope however that the fact I am owned by two separate parties does not put of United or any other club" He then further said.

Sleightholm seems keen to bring the Colombian international to United as both veteran centre backs Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic are getting on a little, and the only two remaining central defenders are Englishmen Chris Smalling and Phil Jones. Balantas transfer will add some much needed squad depth that United need.

United have also been know to have centre back 'pairings', the most obvious being Rio and Nemanja themselves, so who will partner Balanta? The answer is young defender Michael Keane. Stuck in the youth and reserve teams for the past couple of years, Sir Alex did not see him as a future star, but Sleightholm has said he wishes to utilize the young boy, to allow him to reach his high expectations.
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October Results

Month Overlook:
Chelsea, Liverpool and the Toon made up our tricky month in October. Claiming three points from each game will be vital, but it's going to be tough...

Tuesday 1st October 2013 | Bloomfield Arena | Att. 14,413 | Champions League


(4-2-3-1) United XI: De Gea, Rafael, Vidic, Jones, Evra, Carrick, Giggs, Nani, Januzaj, Young, Rooney Subs Used:Rodriguez, Kovačić, van Persie

van Persie (58')
Altman (90+2')
Meir Halevi

Match Review:
Definitely got a harsh reward for our efforts throughout the ninety minutes. Possession was ours, the shots being fired were ours, it just all went to waste after, ironically, a ninetieth minute goal that went against us as opposed to for us.

- Josh Sleightholm

Monday 7th October 2013 | Stamford Bridge | Att. 41,798 | Premier League


(4-2-3-1) United XI: De Gea, Rafael, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra, Shinji, Kovačić, Valencia, Rooney, Young, van Persie Subs Used: Cleverley, Januzaj, Carrick

van Persie (Pen 23', 33', 61')
Mikel (5'), Oscar (75') Willian (77')
Robin van Persie

Match Review:
One hell of a match. Every minute consisted of an attack from either team, it could have been double the amount each team scored, but in the end the result matched the performance, but the performance from van Persie was exquisite.

- Josh Sleightholm

To be continued...
Great stoy mate! Just one question, how did you get those player pictures in your current first team review in your first post?
Tough draws but Balanta is a beast go for it!
jontearonsson: They're from the megapack I downloaded for the player faces, download one, find where it is, use the Player ID's in game to locate their picture, upload them to a site such as Imgur, and use them from there.

k1rups: Yeah I know, unlucky to drop points really, and yeah can't remember who suggested him but he looks class!

(Update to follow shortly)

International injuries permeate United

Injuries can make or break a clubs season, and half way through October, Manchester United have been hit hard. Dutch hit man Robin van Persie, who for the Red Devils, has scored all four of their goals in October before the international break, has suffered an injury that will keep him out for at most 5 weeks. The 30 year old suffered a sprained ankle in his game for Holland against Romania, in which they went on to win 4-1. Robin van Persie should return for the Reds in a game against Stoke City, next month.

Also out of action is midfielder Tom Cleverley, who in the World Cup Qualifying match for England, pulled his hamstring by over-stretching his leg when reaching for the ball during a tackle. The maestro in midfield will be out for a month, and is expected to return to full fitness come Uniteds' 4th Round Capital One Cup tie against Nottingham Forrest.

Manchester United also see explosive winger Antonio Valencia had taken a serious knock to his ribs in his appearance for his country, however he will only miss the game at Old Trafford against Newcastle United
Man, van Persie getting injured isn't gonna help your title chances... Hopefully your other forwards will fill the gap whilst he's away.
Josh7798:Yeah it might cause some difficulties, but it might be a chance for Welbeck etc to play a few games.
Just loved your story so far. Will be sure to follow the story from now on, and loved it that extra bit considering I have been a United fan all my life...

Just one question, wont you think Balanta and Jones would have been a much better combination than Keane and Balanta??

BTW, i also am currently running a United save, and Welbeck is immense in the game if you give him a long run of might be a blessing in disguise for you, Welbeck even managed to displace both Chicarito and RVP of the team due to his goalscoring form...

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