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Manchester United - Third Time Lucky?

Sacked twice but i won't give up.
Started on 29 April 2012 by Deverell92
Latest Reply on 3 June 2012 by k1rups
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Spurs Put To The Sword

Line Up - David De Gea, Rafael, Phil Jones, Nemanja Vidic, Fabio, Paul Pogba, Jack Rodwell, Ashley Young, Nani, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez
Subs Used - Kyle Walker, Tom Cleverley

Comfortable..that's all i've gotta say on this. Both goals came towards the end of the opening 45 & both were scorchers, Jack Rodwell getting the first then Nani doubling the lead not long after. We now hold a 7 point lead at the top after L'Pool & City's defeats.

Manchester United 2 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur

The Future Looks Bright For United

Line Up - David De Gea, Kyle Walker, Scott Wootton, Chris Smalling, Patrice Evra, Tom Cleverley, Michael Carrick, Park Ji Sung, Ryan Giggs, Will Keane, Javier Hernandez
Subs Used - Antonio Valencia

I already have progression secured though i need to secure top spot & even with key players rested for this game im confident we can get the 3 points today, i also gave Scott Wootton his full debut & he had a class game. Javier Hernandez gave us the lead & soon into the second half we doubled it, Will Keane done a delighful chip & it beat the keeper but not the defender who headed it away however Hernandez was brought down in the area and so we were awarded a penalty, Carrick scoring. Will Keane however did have his moment, latching on to a scramble in the area & tapping home making it 3-0. So thats it, we top our group!

Manchester United 3 - 0 Standard Liege
You’re getting some impressive wins with not too many transfers a very good story. I would definitely look at getting Areola, he’s always performed well for me. I would also recommend ter Stegen or Branescu depending on how much you have to spend in the next window.
#52202 BlueBoy06 : You’re getting some impressive wins with not too many transfers a very good story. I would definitely look at getting Areola, he’s always performed well for me. I would also recommend ter Stegen or Branescu depending on how much you have to spend in the next window.

Cheers mate, if anything my business is aimed more at the reserves than transfer market..i wanna turn them into accomplished first team players and im confident i can do that :)
Future Transfer Activity

I thought id give a little insight into my transfer plans between now & the end of the season.

Michael Carrick - Selling either January or Summer
Anders Lindegaard - Wants To Leave (Alienated) So will sell in Jan
Rio Ferdinand - Unsure with him, he's 34 now & no clue what to do, i could keep him for another season as backup but at the same time he'll want games..anyone know when he'll retire?
Park Ji Sung - Again dunno what to do with him as he can still be handy, will most probs decide in the summer.
Scholes & Giggs - I don't wanna sell them or let them go as it'll most likely be a bad choice with my team, i will keep giving them 1 year extentions until they decide to retire then i make them coaches

As for who i wanna bring into the team i don't really have any targets right now..Alphonse Areola is a big target for me & i hope to get him in the Jan transfer window after Lindegaard leaves. Im pretty sorted in defence right now & the strikers area (Rooney,Welbeck,Hernandez/Keane,Fierro) though i plan to loan Fierro next season so may buy another striker in the summer or bring someone in on loan in Jan as cover. I have big plans for midfield..Robbie Cotton needs time in the U18squad before i decide on him however Oliver Norwood looks terrific for Coventry this season on his loan spell so i may bring him into the first team next season. Januzaj & Daehi need to go out on loan to get first team exp but Tunnicliffe may get his chance when he returns from his loan spell with Doncaster Rovers.

Id appreciate any comments or feedback from this as i would happily take any advice into consideration
Keep Scholes until he retires and becomes a coach, hes a world class coach, unless our games are very different i can guarantee it.

And just have to say it, M'biwa is great for defense if you need one that can play on your whole defensive line, right, left and center. Has saved me during injury times.
I have found that Tiago Ilori can be a rock in defence if you are looking for a centre back. Though he is still young and may not get into your first team plans straight away he can turn out to be a key part of your back line within 3 or 4 years.
Carrick was still good for me until my 3rd season. Although he was declining, he still has game. I started Rodwell more in my 3rd season and he has matured quite well. I'd advise you to sell Carrick early while he still has value.
Ferdinand declined in my 2nd season and I released him. You may want to sell him if he still has value.
You should loan Fierro to FC Twente. After the 3rd season, his stats has been great. But I decided to loan him out again to Twente for further experience.
For Park, just sell him.
I released Scholes after the 1st season and retired in the 2nd season. I handed Giggs a 1 year extension if he plays 20 games in the 2nd season. But he never played 20 games and retired after. He is now a part of my coaching staff. So its best if you keep Scholes and Giggs until they retire.
For a keeper, I advise Branescu. I have him on another save and he's growing well.
And if you really want to give your young guys experience, loan them out to your affiliated clubs, preferably FC Twente. Whenever I get a prospect player who I can use in the future, I loan them to Twente. Twente also benefits from the loans as they finished 2nd place in their league in my 3rd season with a few players of mine loaned there.
It's a problem I always have managing UTD as you feel such loyalty to the older players who are legends at the club and end up keeping them but they just fill valuable squad places and don't get many games.

Giggs and Scholes retire end of Season 2 and Rio at the end of season 3. I think it's always worth keeping them and signing them as coaches because like Ironstark says they are all class, especially Scholes and if you let them go the board and the fans don't like it. Before they updated I used to be able to sell Rio for £25m at the start of the game but no one will give you anything much for him now so it's simply not worth selling him because he will do a job right up until he retires.

I normally sell Berbatov, Park and carrick straight away as you can get good money for them and I see them as no more than squad players so I feel it's best to cash in an reinvest.

Really enjoying your story tho as it's much different to the way I normally go about it.Your youth development is quality. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for the input guys, i think i will keep Ferdinand until he retires :) He could also be a good tutor to one of my defenders (Scott Wootton)

Glad your enjoying the story, i always look to the future not filling my squad with foreign talent.

Goal Posts Left Shaken On Tyneside

Line Up - David De Gea, Kyle Walker, Phil Jones, Nemanja Vidic, Fabio, Marek Hamsik, Darren Fletcher, Ashley Young, Nani, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez
Subs Used - Jack Rodwell, Antonio Valencia

What a win! Im especially proud of my hattick man of the day Javier Hernandez, he hasn't started the season as a striker should but today he showed us all how quality he can be. I gave him a talking to before the Liege game & he said he will improve & he's repaid my faith in him totally with 4 goals in 2 app. A Nemanja Vidic strike & Danny Guthrie og completed the rout for our side with Papiss Cisse & Joe Cole scoring the consolation goals for the Magpies.

Newcastle United 2 - 5 Manchester United
Rafael has signed a new contract, a new 4 year deal worth £9.000.000. He has risen from £15k - £40k after an impressive return from injury last season & solid performances this season.

Rio Ferdinand has begun tutoring young Scott Wootton, i hope this benefits him & aids him in his development as he could become a decent CB in the future.

Rampant Reds Show Royals Where The Youth Is At

Line Up - Ben Amos, Kyle Walker, Rio Ferdinand, Chris Smalling, Patrice Evra, Paul Scholes, Paul Pogba, Antonio Valencia, Adnan Januzaj, Will Keane, Carlos Fierro
Subs Used - Scott Wootton, Tom Cleverley

Safely through to the Carling Cup Semi's after this impressive win from my team, especially good show from Januzaj & Fierro, getting 2 goals & 2 assists respectively. Antonio Valencia & Will Keane got the other goals in what was a fine display from some of my youngsters..little downer was Ferdinand went of injured in the first half but nothing bad.

Manchester United 4 - 1 Reading

Old Trafford Erupts!

Line Up - David De Gea, Rafael, Nemanja Vidic, Phil Jones, Fabio, Marek Hamsik, Darren Fletcher, Ashley Young, Nani, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez
Subs Used - Paul Pogba, Will Keane, Park Ji Sung

Yet another great performance today from my team & another clean sheet for De Gea. Javier Hernandez continued his good form with another goal to give us the lead early on but soon after suffered an injury and was brought off & Will Keane replace him, luckily Hernandez would only face 4 days on the sidelines..Ashley Young doubled our lead on the stroke of half time & thats how it finished. Another good note today is that our U18 team beat Liverpool U18's 3-0! A great double for the club today.

Manchester United 2 - 0 Liverpool

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