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Manchester United - A New Legacy

Started on 6 February 2014 by Josh_MU
Latest Reply on 30 March 2014 by Lisbon67
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2014-02-17 21:21#161755 BantamsBanter : Tough draw there josh, will have to be at your best to beat Juve, will be interesting to see who wins the real bayern tie too, good luck!
Yeah I'm confident we'll beat Juventus.
There will be no updates for a couple of days as I have vital schoolwork to complete. Sorry!


Liverpool sack Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool have announced that Brendan Rodgers has been relieved of his services as manager due to the club performing poorly this season, as Liverpool are currently sat 9th in the league and are many points away from a Champions League place.

Brendan Rodgers joined Liverpool from Swansea in 2012 and managed to finish 7th in his first season in charge.
Rodgers brought in inspired January signing Daniel Sturridge who has been a revelation for Liverpool since he joined and has a great partnership with fellow forward Luis Suarez, who are commonly known as the 'SAS' which stands for Suarez and Sturridge.
Rodgers (left) has a good friendship with England forward Sturridge (right).

The favourite for the Liverpool job is Zenit manager Luciano Spalletti with many newspapers reporting that Liverpool have approached the former Italian midfielder.
good luck against juventus I always find Liverpool hard to manage, I one season I got sacked early on, went to bottom of the league Fulham, resigned and am now at Mainz in the budesliga

December Report - Pushing on forward

After a draw with Manchester City at the Eithad, we had some more vital Premier League games to come, with our biggest game against Tottenham at Old Trafford. We also have the Capital One Cup Quarter Final versus Everton and a big UCL game against Real Sociedad. Big month ahead.

Very good win against Villa after a draw against our rivals Manchester City. Robin and Juan produced the goods for us to get 3 very good points and keep our good league form up as we have Sunderland away for our next league fixture.

Our final group game sees us get a 'decent' 1-0 victory over Sociedad. Juan got on the score sheet again and we created numerous chances, however we failed to finish them off. Apart from that our defending was top notch and we eagerly await our tie against Juventus very soon!

Very tough game this was, going to the Stadium of Light isn't the easiest of tasks, and boy, did Sunderland give us a game. We controlled the game very well however they were very good on the break, however my young Spanish signing Jese proved his worth and scored an excellent half volley to secure us the 3 points!

We've reached the semi finals! Everton played very well however there was little between us and the game was settled on penalties. Every United player who took a penalty converted and the pivotal moment was when new Everton signing Billy Jones missed his penalty to send us to the semi finals!

What a win. This is probably the biggest result of our season so far, not due to how many goals we scored but to beating Stoke by 3 goals at the Britannia. Nani is in great form and showed that by scoring 2 good goals and who else but Juan Mata getting on the score sheet AGAIN rounding off a great away victory.

A very good win! Not much to say other than it was a very strange game as both our goals were own goals by Hugo Lloris and Younes Kaboul. However 3 points are 3 points which strengthen our stay at the top.

OHH ROBIN VAN PERSIE! The Dutch forward got a great hat-trick and secured us the 3 points against Palace! Adnan played very well and made the break-through. Then Robin got his hat-trick and Jonny Evans finished the rout. However Robin did score an own goal but overall an exceptional performance.

League Table

A huge gap of 11 points separates us and second placed Chelsea! We're doing very well and have not lost a single league game.

Player of the Month

Adnan Januzaj

I could of given this to Juan Mata but Adnan deserves this more as when he has played he has been very consistent and has performed very well for a lad of his age.

Manager of the Month

Gary Neville

January Transfer Window opens

The January Transfer Window is now open for all English teams that gives them a chance to improve their team for the final few months of the season.

Here on Sky Sports we will be covering all the speculation of players and will give you news on transfers when we get them.

We will be focusing on all the Premier League teams more and our reporters will be at the Training ground of each club to give us and sign of action.

And as always we will have our annual Transfer Deadline Day where we will focus purely on transfer news until the window shuts at 11pm.

Divock Origi set to join Manchester United

French Ligue 1 club Lille have announced that they have reached an agreement with Manchester United to give Divock Origi to the Red Devils this January.

Although nothing is yet confirmed from either club, it is looking quite likely that the Belgium under 21 forward will join Manchester United this January as he said on his twitter account the following:

His tweet translates to: 'Thank you Lille for 3 good years in my football career #LOSC'. This does not confirm that he is joining Manchester United but gives many hints that he is moving away from Lille.

Manchester United manager Gary Neville has not commented on the speculation on Divock Origi in his recent Capital One Cup semi-final press conference against Newcastle however many reports suggest that the deal is done but still needs to be confirmed.

Divock Origi has played 3 games for Lille this season but hasn't scored any goals, however he has performed well in each game he has played says our Chief Sports Writer Danny Griffiths.

Michael Carrick suffers injury blow to miss important fixture

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has suffered from a sprained ankle to keep him out for 5 weeks, meaning he'll miss the eagerly anticipated match up between Manchester United and Chelsea in the FA Cup.

Carrick, 32, has had a great season for Manchester United currently, having a few goals and assists to his name, but more importantly breaking down attacks from the opposite team and having a cool head to slow down tempo when needed.

Carrick has also an 87% pass completion rate for Manchester United this season, averaging 90 passes per game, which Manchester United will sorely miss against their title rivals Chelsea who they will meet at Old Trafford on the 25th of January.

United have numerous options to replace Carrick with whilst his out, with recent signing Miralem Pjanic in contention to start against Chelsea, however manager Gary Neville has not yet said who is the favourite to start the game.
You better lose a game soon! There's only one team that deserves the 'invincibles' honour. Great update as always and unlucky on the Carrick loss. Keep it up :)
2014-02-23 16:28#162866 ARSENAL_ruleZ : You better lose a game soon! There's only one team that deserves the 'invincibles' honour. Great update as always and unlucky on the Carrick loss. Keep it up :)
Aha well I can't guarnette that we'll lose a game as we are in great form! ;) And Carrick is a huge loss but I hope Pjanic can perform well whilst he is out. Thanks for the comment too! :)

Le PSG want Manchester United young star

Le Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj and make him the 'highest paid young player in football history'.

Adnan Januzaj has been a revelation for Manchester United this season, after signing for Manchester United in 2011 he made a breakthrough into the first team this season and has scored 1 goal and made 2 assists in the one league game he has started this season.

Januzaj, who is only 18 years old has 'immense talent' in the eyes of former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes, and manager Gary Neville has indicated that Januzaj will be starting more games this season.

Le PSG have shown interested and have told Januzaj's agent that he will be the highest paid young player ever, offering him a staggering 80k a week.

There is no comments from Manchester United yet but it is a lot of money for a 18 year old player that only he can decided whether to take it or not.

Mata: "Neville is a tactical genius."

New signing Juan Mata had told the press that his manager Gary Neville is a 'tactical genius' and that is why the team are doing so well this season.

Mata signed from Chelsea recently for a club record fee of 37.1 million pounds and is in great form for the red devils, scoring 5 goals and making 3 assists in the 20 league games he has played this season.

Mata also mentioned that he is enjoying life at Manchester United and loves playing alongside Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, and states that Manchester United can win the treble this season.

Gary Neville's usual tactic is a 4-2-3-1 formation, with the idea of controlling the game right from the off and pushing to get that early goal, which has worked well for Manchester United this season.

Manchester United are currently 1st in the league and are still unbeaten all season in the league.

Manchester United's injury news worsen as van Persie pulls hamstring

More bad injury news from the United camp as star striker Robin van Persie has pulled his hamstring in the game against West Ham and sees himself on the sideline for 3-4 weeks.

van Persie joins an injury list that includes England international Michael Carrick, who again looks set to miss a few weeks worth of games, including an eagerly anticipated FA Cup tie against Chelsea.

van Persie has scored 13 goals and got 10 assists in 19 league appearances for Manchester United this season, and without him in the team Gary Neville's men need to rally around him and find a good source of goals, with England international Wayne Rooney in contention to start upfront for the Red Devils, as he has been playing behind the striker all season.

We spoke to manager Gary Neville on the injury news to van Persie:

"It's a huge loss for us to see Robin having to sit out on the sidelines for a few weeks, However I'm confident that we can rally around his injury and produce a good performance against a good Chelsea side this Saturday."

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Moyes: "I wanted the Manchester United job."

When Sir Alex Ferguson retired the question on every ones lips was "Who will be the next Manchester United manager?". There were many candidates and Everton boss David Moyes looked the front runner for the 'dream job in football'.

However shockingly former United player Gary Neville got the job and has got United to perform very well this season.

We spoke to Everton boss David Moyes on his view about the Manchester United job opportunity and how he is coping at Everton this season.

You missed out on the job at Manchester United to former United player Gary Neville. How did you feel when you heard the news that Neville had got the job?

Honestly? Disappointed. I really wanted that job and I asked Bill Kenwright if it was okay if I pursued it. It's a shame that I didn't get it as I really wanted the chances to manage one of the best teams in Europe. I felt that I could have built a legacy there and have a chance of winning the Champions League.

What was your reaction to Sir Alex Ferguson retiring?

I was shocked but on the other hand very relieved, as his dominance in the league has gone which gives us other teams a chance to win something. He'll be missed but Gary has done a decent job so far but I think luck as been with them and sometime that'll run out.

Do you envy Gary Neville as he got the job?

Envy him? Not really. I don't seen why I should be envious of him? He has one of the best jobs in the world yes, and possibly the best team in Europe currently, but er, I'm not envious of him as I'm enjoying myself at Everton.

You mentioned that Manchester United have 'luck with them' this season, does that suggest that they shouldn't be first in the league in your eyes?

Well you could put it that way, I mean if you watch their games it seems that they get free kicks more than their opposition and most of the decisions go their way but I suppose Gary Neville deserves some credit as he has took a huge job with a lot of responsibility.

Do you hope to achieve a Champions League spot in the league this season?

Well that's what we aim to do. I think everyone at Everton deserves to play in the Champions League and we are working towards that, I think we can get there but it involves lots of hard work from now to the end of the season.

January Report - Fight for the final

Possibly our biggest month yet. We have a crucial fixture against Newcastle both home and away for a place in the Capital One Cup final. We also face Chelsea twice at home as well as a few BPL games.

A very good home win against Cardiff with Robin and Juan both getting on the score sheet. We defended very well and caused Cardiff a lot of problems.

Routine win against an inspired Reading who gave us a run for our money but our class showed through and got us into the 4th round. Wayne and Antonio got our goals but we have our defence to thank as they were solid throughout.

We have one foot in the final! A good win with goals from our deadly duo of Wayne and Robin. We played great but we need to maintain concentration when we head to Newcastle as they could easily turn the 2nd leg around and go through into the final.

Really good win against our title rivals who are behind us in 2nd place. It was an even game however from a set piece we made the break through and who else but our club captain Nemanja Vidic to seal the win for us and give us another huge 3 points.

Credit to West Ham they gave us a great game and deserved to take a point because they defended well and Joe Cole scored a smart finish. We could have been better but West Ham were very hard to break down.

Wow. We were SO lucky to go through on aggregate because quite frankly, we didn't deserve to go through based on this performance. We were so bad defensively and it took Wayne Rooney to rescue us in the 116 minute, however we are into the final!!!

Boring match, nothing much of interest other than both teams defending well. Roll on the replay at Stamford Bridge!

Solid away win against a good Everton team. Phil Jones played in midfield and scoring a great solo goal and Nani scored from 11 yards to give us another good 3 points.

League Table

Going great in the league! It looks set to be ours but we have to keep performing to ensure that we win it!

Player of the Month

Phil Jones

Phil has been immense this month! Great defence work and scored a great solo goal against Everton!

Manager of the Month

Gary Neville

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