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Keeping Manchester Red... The Red Devils Reign Of The World

Started on 24 July 2012 by Slitty / First Post
Latest Reply on 11 August 2012 by rtb1988 / Last Post
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Sir Alex Ferguson announces retirement




After a strange request for a Press Conference, Sir Alex Ferguson announced he will be retiring before the start of the 11/12 season. Alex managed to become the greatest manager that has walked the earth as he sits in first place in the hall of fame.
Sir Alex only had one last request to make before he left, that he be the one to choose the manager to follow on his reign, as he had done so much with the club, the board accepted his request.

Many thought he would choose the likes of Jose Mourinho, Harry Redknapp or Roy Keane, but he chose an unknown amateur with no past playing experience to follow him on, Josh Sleightholm his name. Immediately the press began speculations that he would bring the club to their knees, and that he wasn't experienced enough for the job, but the board went along with it... and so the story begins.

Sleightholm's tactics for the season


Possession Tactic:
When I want to keep the ball moving, mainly against teams that would pass us off the park.



'Wonder Tactic':
Normal tactic score goals defends well. Simple.


Defensive Tactic
For the difficult Champions League nights.

Sleightholm announces first signing


Josh Sleightholm announces the first signing of his career, explosive midfielder Luka Modric, after tireless negotiations both clubs came to an agreement of 45M with 30 paid over 42 months.
Sleightholm stated in a Press Conference that he was 'delighted to welcome him to the club'. When pushed further he also claimed that there would be more activity in the transfer window, players going in and out.

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As well as young players leaving that failed to make professional contracts, some major names have also left the club:
Dimitar Berbatov to Malaga (£6.25M)
Tomasz Kuczack to Real Madrid (£1.2M)
Michele Fornaiser to Siena (400k)

Sleightholm signs Alderwiereld

After strengthening his midfield Sleightholm chose to bring in another Centre Back to deepen his options, Toby Alderweireld was signed for 5M and is currently on a 11.75k p/w contract on a 5 year deal

Sleightholm signs four youngsters


Deadly Mexican duo Carlos Fierro and Erick Torres for a combined fee of £6.8M
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Ex-AJ Auxerre star Yaya Sanogo on a five year deal for £3.1M
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Sporting youngster Bruma for £1.5M
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7 yearsEdited

Pre-Season Friendlies

Results weren't that bad, should have scored a few more vs Olympiakos, but happy with wins against OM and Wolfsburg, main scorers were Cleverley and Hernandez who both picked up two goals, Welbeck, Scholes and Vidic with the others, and hot prospect Sam Bryne picking up a brilliant goal.



Next Matches vs Manchester City (Community Shield), Everton (Premier League), Bolton (Premier League), Manchester City (Premier League)

ter Stegen joins United


United signed the 19 year old German International Keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen for 27M, some paid over 36 months
http://www.bundesliga.de/media/images/00_imported_692/ter_stegen_haelt__920_th.jpg


More Transfer News:
Tottenham Anderson (£9M)
Malaga Park Ji-Sung (Ln Fee 5M) + £2.5M to buy whilst on loan
August Results 2011

Manchester City lift Community Shield

Manchester City 2 - 1 Manchester United (Community Shield)



Match Report:
Manchester United's players and fans came away highly disappointed from their 2 - 1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City.

Manchester United finally took the lead when wonderkid Danny Welbeck scored an incisive finish on 49 minutes. Wonderkid Phil Jones had a moment he will quickly want to forget about in the 58th minute when he contrived to score past his own goalkeeper.

Belgium and Man City captain Vincent Kompany then clinched a late winner on 81 minutes with a close range diving header. Kompany's impact delighted the fans with his late goal.

With Manchester United staring at defeat, there was controversy as striker Wayne Rooney then had a penalty shout turned down.

Man of the Match: Micah Richards (Man City)

United hammer Everton

Manchester United 3 - 1 Everton (Premier Division)



Match Report:
Manchester United enjoyed near total domination over a distinctly average Everton side at Old Trafford this afternoon. A brace from Nemanja Vidic helped Man Utd to victory.

Things did not get off to a good start for Everton as Man Utd Captain Nemanja Vidic seized on an error by Jack Rodwell to score a close range header. Everton's equaliser came through Tim Cahill as he seized on Toby Alderweireld's mistake to score a penalty. Winger Ashley Young put Manchester United in front in the 59th minute with a free kick from the edge of the area.
Vidic completed the scoring for Manchester United with a close range header on 90 minutes.

Man of the Match: Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd)

Clinical finishing the difference at the Reebok Stadium

Bolton Wanderers 0 - 2 Manchester United (Premier Division)



Match Report:
Manchester United overcame a resilient Bolton Wanderers side in the English Premier Division game at Reebok Stadium this evening.

An error from Bolton Wanderers' David Wheater allowed enthusiastic midfielder Tom Cleverley to score a tap-in. Experienced centre-back Rio Ferdinand finally rounded off their victory on 53 minutes with a fine header from point-blank range.

Man of the Match: Patrice Evra (Man Utd)

United scrape win

Manchester United 1 - 0 Manchester City (Premier Division)

NOTE!: Forgot to change to the tactic I wanted to, that's why everyone is out of position!


Match Report:
Manchester United won a hard fought battle against Manchester City on a hard and bouncy surface at Old Trafford.

Midfielder Michael Carrick gave Manchester United the lead with a fierce shot in the 12th minute. Things went from bad to worse for Manchester City as striker Edin Dzeko earned himself an early bath for persistent fouling on 55 minutes.

Both teams had a number of attempts at goal, which promised much, but the quality of finishing was poor throughout.

Man Utd have notched up three straight wins and the title contenders occupy 1st place in the English Premier Division.

Man of the Match: Michael Carrick (Man Utd)

Carling Cup 3rd Round drawn

United vs Milwall at Old Trafford

Champions League Group Stages Drawn

United have drawn German side Borussia Dortmund, Polish side Wisla Krakow, and French side Lyon in their group.

Injury Update

Rafael (2-3 Months)
Modric (3-4 Weeks)
Ferdinand (2-3 Months)
Good story mate, keep it up.
maybe next season bid for lucas moura and put him on the wing, trust me he would be the new ronaldo for u

Sleightholm announces late signing


Young CAM Nick Powell joined from Crewe for 800k
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Transfer Updates


Spent: £88M + £1.3M for Fierro
Made: £22M


Sleightholm announces his Short-Term and Long-Term Targets


Season Objectives:
Win Premier League

Win Either Carling Cup or FA Cup or both

Reach Semi-Finals Champions League

5 Year Plan:
Bring in the new generation of stars to mix with the experienced

Make profits to help pay the back loan made earlier

Move up the standings on the Major Clubs list

Very Long-Term Target:
Get Manchester United out of debt and become the greatest manager that walked the earth managing the World's biggest and unbeatable club
Looking good.so.far mate . Only thing you've signed the same players everyone buys :0
how u get 88m i was man u only get 20 and u have to sell all the deadwood
Good looking story so far, keep up the good work.

Quick question, what site do you use to upload your screenshots?
#59535 rtb1988 : how u get 88m i was man u only get 20 and u have to sell all the deadwood

He is including the 40/50 million that will be paid over the next 48 months.
@Slitty, how will you earn profits if you keep paying forward? With United, it isn't too much of a worry, but you should pay less than 25% in monthly installments. That way, you will have control over your financies even 3 years from now.

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