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Manchester United: New Era

The story of a rookie manager ready to conquer the biggest job in football.
Started on 4 June 2015 by Devzie92
Latest Reply on 29 July 2015 by Welshy
Very nice results mate :)
2015-06-23 21:51#215300 Jack : Very nice results mate :)

Cheers bud, getting to the exciting part of the season now! :D
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8 yearsEdited

Pivotal Day In The Title Race

Welcome back to this Soccer Saturday, the 3:00pm kick offs are underway, Charlie and Merse are following the two games at the top of the table, Chelsea currently sitting top one point clear of Manchester United with three games to go both at tricky grounds this afternoon, we'll get to the KC stadium with United's game with Hull City in just a minute but let's start at White Hart Lane Paul how have Chelsea begun..

Merse: (3mins) Spurs have started on the front foot here but not much to report on at this point.

Charlie: (4mins) GOAL!! 1-0 to United and it' a terrible error from Allan McGregor. Fellaini played the ball to Rooney, he fizzed in a ball right across goal which took multiple deflections and the goalie failed to collect instead letting it roll over his hands, terrible start for the home side but what a start for Man U.

Charlie: (22mins) GOAL!! Equalizing goal for Hull City and it's one of there stand out performers Elmohamady who has got it. He skips past McNair like he wasn't there and hits a venomous shot that flies straight past De Gea, 1-1 what a start to this game!

Merse: (25mins) Not alot happening here Jeff, the away fans have heard about the Hull City goal though and are making themselves heard but not alot for them to cheer about watching there team right now.

Charlie: (37mins) Oh that's a terrible challenge from Huddlestone, Rooney's in some discomfort that's surely got to be..OH DEAR ME IT'S RED! the ref had no hesitation and now the home side are a man light and there's still over 50 minutes of game time to play yet.

Charlie: (50mins) ROONEY! 2-1 Man United back in the driving seat and move top of the table as it stands, Young hits a lovely pass to Fellaini, he puts the ball into the six yard box and who's there but the Captain Wayne Rooney to tap in!

Merse: (51mins) WHAT A CHANCE! John Terry had the goal gaping but puts his header over, they will be kicking themselves and you can hear the fans letting them know whats happening at the KC.

Charlie: (74mins) What a brilliant save from De Gea! Elmohamady nearly has his second with a thunderous effort on goal, great stop by the Spaniard to preserve United's lead.

Charlie: (75mins) GOAL!! What a match, Elmohamady does get his second after all! The corner comes in and he connects first time from 6 yards out De Gea with no chance. The ten men are back in this against the odds 2-2!

Merse: (78mins) The pressure is really being put on the home side by Chelsea, Hazard has shown glimpses of his brilliance but Costa has been kept quiet all afternoon. Neither team wants to take a real initiative in this title race do they.

Charlie: (80mins) There back in front it's 3-2! Robin van Persie has only been on the pitch a couple of minutes but he straight away is fed through on goal and calmly slots it past McGregor, if this is his parting gift for United then what a gift it could be!

Merse: (89mins) PENALTY to Chelsea! Oh my god what is Kyle Walker thinking, he makes it such an easy decision for Lee Mason and what a chance for Chelsea to win this!..............................................It's Hazard Jeff and we know what he's like from the spot *whistles all around the stadium* he steps up..1-0! Hazard is the hero, some of the fans have ran onto the pitch there all over the Belgian they know how important this goal could be in two weeks time!

Charlie: Oh dear oh dear oh's 3-3! There all over the place at the back and with Hull pressing they just didn't look comfortable, Hernandez has taken full advantage stroking a neat finish into the bottom left hand corner..what a blow in this incredible title race for United!

There goes the final whistle and Chelsea have won by a goal to nil courtesy of Eden Hazard's penalty a minute from time, it's also over at the KC and it's a unhappy day if you are a reds supporter. A topsy turvey game has ended with the points shared and that does United's title chances no good what so ever as Chelsea open up a three point lead at the top of the table with just two games to go. Chelsea fans will think one more win should do it considering there better goal difference, a great day for Chelsea fans but one to reflect on with disappointment for Manchester United supporters. Aside from all the drama at the top QPR are relegated this evening despite thrashing Arsenal 4-1 earlier today which now means just one more relegation sport remains. So many questions still to be answered as we go into the final two weeks of the season.
Who will be lifting the Barclays Premier League trophy come May?
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8 yearsEdited

The Race Is Over

Chelsea have held off a strong fight from Manchester United to claim there fourth Premier League title this afternoon.

Aswell as the title race there was also the final relegation spot to be decided in what was between two teams in West Ham United and Burnley. West Ham were the survivors sealing a 2-1 away victory at already relegated Sunderland, Stewart Downing scoring the winner ten minutes from time. With that Burnley will return to the Championship after just one season after losing 2-0 at home to Liverpool, despite a spirited fight the away side eventually broke them down in the second half, thus confirming there fate.

There was also a final Champions League place to be decided between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City. Spurs held a three point lead but a worse goal difference going into the last day and fell behind early against Southampton before drawing level. Manchester City recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory in there final home game but Spurs fought for a well worked point in a match that eventually finished 3-3, this is the first time Spurs will be back in the Champions League since 2011. As for City it wraps up a hugely disappointing season and raises question marks over Manuel Pellegrini's future at the helm.

The title race went down to the last day, Adam Deverell and his side arguably performed above expectation's this season but just fell short to a great Chelsea side under the management of Jose Mourinho. A thrilling season from the champions scoring 90 goals and conceding just 22, just three defeats all campaign and falling just two points short of matching there record points total since the 2004-2005 where they amassed 95 points, again under Mourinho. Safe to say it's been a special season for the blues under the "special one" himself and they will be ready to go again and defend there newly won crown in 2015-16.

Final League Table

Brave effort, just short. Get 'em next season!

End Of Season Awards 2014/15

Footballer of the Year

Angel Di Maria had a fantastic season for Manchester United aiding his new team with 9 goals and 13 assists in 26 appearances. Injury cut his season short but the Argentine wizard is still well deserving of this award and will look to improve even further next season with the red devils.

'Players' Player of the Year

Diego Costa has been a revelation since his summer move to Chelsea from Athletico Madrid and played a big hand in them lifting there fourth Premier League crown. The Brazilian born Spanish striker notched up 25 goals in 37 games.

Golden Boot

Diego Costa second award of the night! His 25 goals helped Chelsea to the title and bullied defenders all season. Danny Welbeck of Arsenal came second with 23 and Wayne Rooney from Manchester United on 20 goals.

Golden Glove

David De Gea was incredible in goal this season keeping a well respected 22 clean sheets in total. The Spanish stopper has improved each season and now you could argue he's become one of the best keepers in the world.

Young Player of the Year
Eden Hazard lit up the Premier League this year with his amazing skill and tireless workrate, his 18 league goals aided in his first league title since his move to Chelsea. Surely he can only get better?

Manager of the Year
Adam Deverell has made a massive impression on the English top flight since he took charge of Manchester United in the summer, guiding his team to a well respected 2nd place finish and FA cup final. Being such a young age there's every confidence he can go on to be a top manager in the future.
Amazing ;)
Can't wait for 2ND season

FA Cup Final 2015

Ed Chamberlain: Good afternoon and welcome to Wembley for the FA cup final between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, with me are Gary Neville and Ledley King Ledley how does thing Spurs side compare to the one you played in?

Ledley King: Honestly i think it's a weaker side than the one we had when we won the Capital One cup in 2007. Selling Gareth Bale ovbiously left a massive gap and they haven't managed to fill that instead they've bought "average" players but you have to say they've done well to get to the final.

Gary Neville: I'll have to agree with that, they were lucky to get past Chelsea in the 5th round, Adebayor was a mile offside for there equalizer but there here at Wembley and they will be up for the battle no doubt about that.

Ed Chamberlain: And what about Manchester United Gary, how have you assesed Adam Deverell's first season in charge?

Gary Neville: It's crazy how fans perception of someone can rapidly change, at the start of the season they had the pitchforks out for him, eight months on and there singing his name and if he can lift the FA cup today they'll be a feeling that it could be just the start of something special.

Ledley King: He would of expected the criticism, noone knew who he was only Ed Woodward and he wasn't exactly left out of the firing line so yea i think whatever happens today you can call it good progress from Manchester United.

Gary Neville: Alot of rumours that Adam will be given a war chest this summer to continue the transition so it will be interesting to see who he brings in and especially who goes out, the likes of Falcao, van Persie, Rafael, Mata all linked with moves in recent months. It's going to be another busy summer for them.

Ed Chamberlain: Right then before the teams come out lets bring you the line ups..

United XI Valdes Rafael Smalling Jones Shaw Herrera Blind Carrick Mata Young Rooney

Spurs XI Lloris Abate Dier Vickers Davies Darida Bentaleb Mason Townsend Chadli Adebayor

Kick Off!

1' Tottenham get us underway in this FA Cup final.

14' Manchester United on the back foot, Spurs have been relentless in these first 15mins as they look for a breakthrough.

22' CHANCE! First real good moment of the game by United, Herrera playing such a delicate ball into the feet of Rooney and you have to say he should of done better.

30' Great move by Townsend, he manages to pick out the big Togo man but Adebayor's first touch lets him down!

42' Free kick to Spurs and a dangerous position if your a United fan. Nacer Chadli the unlikely taker steps up..and wide well wide, it remains 0-0 as we approach half time.

45+2' HALF TIME all square at the break, can either side find a way through in the 2nd half?

47' United's best move of the game, Mata does brilliantly to get a cross in, it goes right across goal and where it seemed just a simple tap in for Young he blasts it wide! Big chance.

50' Carrick finds Rafael on the wing, great acceleration by the Brazilian to get past Davies, he gets he cross in and YOUNGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!! 1-0 deadlock is broken at last and it's Ashley Young with an exquisite little half volley, Lloris had no chance whatsoever.

51' Christen Eriksen is coming on to replace the under par Ryan Mason.

67' Eriken goes for an audatious chip but just too much power on the shot and Valdes can recover the ball.

69' Double substitution by United Rooney and Smalling are coming off for van Persie and Rojo, will this be the last time we see van Persie in a United shirt?

76' Carter-Vicker's looks in some discomfort, Stambouli is being prepared as his replacement, time is running out for them.

82' Great stop by Valdes to deny Spurs again, Adebayor must of thought he had that but the Spainard manages to get down to turn it round the post.

87' Carrick hits a speculative effort on goal, great stop by Lloris! It's the battle of the keeper's here today.

90+4 It's all over, Manchester United have done it there first FA cup in eleven years and the first trophy under Adam Deverell. If he was unknown to you nine months ago then he you'll know him now. Ashley Young's sole goal proved to be enough to win it, this may not best the best United team they've had but they sure do have alot of spirit!

May 2015

Premier League
Manchester United 2-1 Crystal Palace
De Gea
Fellaini Powell69
Rooney19 Wilson69

Premier League
Hull City 3-3 Manchester United
De Gea
Rooney50 van Persie5480

Premier League
Manchester United 2-0 Burnley
De Gea
Pereira Powell66
Januzaj van Persie66

Premier League
Stoke City 2-2 Manchester United
De Gea
Jones Blackett61
Powell Blind61
Rooney40 Wilson61

FA Cup Final
Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Smalling Rojo69
Rooney van Persie69

Final League Standing

Player of the Month
The captain himself, 5 more goals to his tally after a great final month for him personally


We let ourselves down in our final two away games, leading in both only to be pegged back and take just a solitary point from both. I felt let down by the team that we cuden't continue to push Chelsea till the end however i believe many would of predicted a struggle to get into the top four this year so overall it's been a good first year. The FA cup success will just be the start, it's time now to go away for a break and then come back with a view of evaluating the squad. There will be in's and out's that i can guarentee, hopefully we can build on this next year and go for another title push! Also we have the Champions's league to look forward to once more, exciting times ahead.
Only just seen this story now!

I'm extreamly impressed. The quality of work you've put into those last few updates is immense!

Brilliant work!
Unfortunate to miss out on the title but nice to see you picked up a trophy at least! Well done :)
@Maximus94: Cheers bud, i'm enjoying writing this story :)

@Glenn T: Thanks mate :) Yeaa got close but a couple of bad results at the end saw them pull away :(

Around The Continent

English Championship

Wigan Athletic return to the top flight for the first time since there FA cup triumph in 2013. They will be joined by Sheffield Wednesday and also Ipswich Town who go up through the playoff's.

La Liga

Barcelona won a three horse race between themselves and the two Madrid clubs to win back the title they lost last year. Five points were all that seperated them in the end.


FC Schalke won there own three horse race in Germany, Bayern Munich fell short in a disappointing season finishing 3rd behind Dortmund in 2nd.

Ligue 1

Marseille claimed only there second Ligue 1 title in over twenty years after ending PSG's recent domination in the league.

Serie A

Juventus continued there dominance of the Italian top flight with a fourth straight title, winning comprehensively by 16 points in the end. Inter had a great season in second place but still fell way short of top spot.

Transfer Report: Part One
Memphis Depay
Fee: £25 million

I had my eye on Memphis for much of last season and decided to go in for him back in May. PSV happily accpeted my first bid of £25 million and everything moved quickly from there. He joins on a four year deal on £80.000 per week, an exciting addition and at just 21 years old has many years ahead of him in his career. #WelcomeMemphis
Harry Kane
Fee: £25.5 million

Ever since i had a personal recommendation from our captain Wayne Rooney i have kept a close eye on the highly rated englishman and after 18 league goals (28 in all competitions) last season i had to go for him. He will join Rooney and young James Wilson as my three forwards for the upcoming season. £74.000 a week on a four year deal #WelcomeHarry
Ross Barkley
Fee: £22 million

We kept this one under the radar, there were alot of names we looked at in the midfield position but i had to take the chance with Ross, he's young he's English and he's exciting and that's exactly what i look for. Coming off the back of a great season with Everton i felt the £22 million we paid was on the cheap which made this deal even more pleasing. He joins on a four year deal on £60,000 per week. #WelcomeRoss
Dani Alves
Fee: £10 million

This transfer was wrapped up late last year. Alves will bring so much experience to our young defence, though he's 32 years of age i still think he can give us atleast 2-3 good years and has the attitude to succeed. I'm confident he can bring alot to the team though the £225.000 per week was abit hard to accept. #WelcomeDani

Jonny Evans
Fee: £10.5 million (Newcastle United)

I felt Jonny Evans time at the club was at an end, he spent the first part of last season injured and struggled to get back in the side when fit again with the emergence of Tyler Blackett and Paddy Mc Nair. I was very happy with the fee we recieved from Newcastle for him, we all wish him well for the future #GoodLuckJonny
Robin van Persie
Fee: £12.5 million Tottenham Hotspur

Robin has been great for us however i felt his time at the club was at an end. My vision for the coming season is to have three striker's in my squad and with Falcao already gone and Harry Kane in i knew he needed to go. Joining Spurs of all sides was a suprise but aside from that i am sure he will be a success. #GoodLuckRobin

We are currently midway through our pre season, there will still be departures atleast with maybe more additions in which another report will be released before the end of the window. We are not done yet!
Some world class signings mate!

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