Looking forward to the season 2022-2023!
Transfers in and out!
Bruno came from our rivals City, where he joined at the age of 16, but he never got to play a single game. When we noticed he was going to leave them with a free transfer we made work of his arrival immediately, because letting a talented player like Bruno slip to another team could be a disaster. Will he fit into the team right away? That remains to be seen but he will get play time that’s for sure.
A very talented midfielder, who will get his chance to prove himself even more while being out on a loan, because it’s too soon yet to let him play for the 1st team and he has some top players in front of him. One big benefit is that we have Maldonado and the Ceballos Cousins to help him get used to the team and environment.
Snoussi is a player that wasn’t spotted by my scouts in the early stages of his career. But eventually they came up with his report when at the Serbian team Napredak, and while he never played a match for their 1st team, my scouts told me it was worth the effort of trying to get him. And since Snoussi can play on the right and center defensive positions he is a very nice addition to the team. Let’s just hope he will fit into the club and culture as soon as possible.
Sean will be joining the Youth team, and will be trained to become a center mid instead, so his chances of getting play time when he joins the 1st team are bigger then when he stays a left midfielder. It will be interesting to see whether or not Sean can become one of the new Stars of Wales.
Jan de Vries
Jan played for Twente when he was still a young boy, but once he was able to go to the -18 youth team Ajax grabbed him away, promising him a better chance to improve his skills. What Ajax didn’t know was that Twente informed us about Jan aswell, unfortunately for us we were too late to grab him away from Twente before Ajax did. But this Summer he decided to come to Manchester eventually and hope to improve even more.
Soria’s reports are promising, most of my scouts tell me to get him since this might become the new Xavi or Iniesta and who doesn’t want to have the new Xavi (one of the best midfielders ever). Soria lives in Germany however and plays for Mainz, but has no German nationality.
Soria will start in the Youth team, where we hope he can progress on a steady pace which eventually will result in him becoming our best midfielder who can team up with Rogers, Santos or Campos or even Scarriglia.
The younger cousin of Edgardo who came from Boca a few seasons ago and while Edgardo can play on every position on the midfield, Alejandro can play either on the left or right wing or act as a striker. One problem though since we already have a few players on those positions, Alejandro will be loaned out this season to our French friends Auxerre. So he atleast will have some play time and might improve his skills there.
Nick van Hoeven
Another player from Ajax that seemed very interesting, together with Jan he will be joining the Youth team and we hope they can help each other get used to living in England. Nick is a promising Attacking Midfielder who can also play as a Center Mid. Some people already call him the new Bergkamp, but in my opinion that goes a bit too far at this moment, but who knows who he might develop.
A young and very promising Portuguese player after Nani and Ronaldo there now is Castillo who is looking to be a class winger at united. However Castillo can also play as an attacking midfielder, so we will see where he will play once he is ready to leave the youth team.
And another Midfielder joining the team, Santos will be loaned out and we hope he will gain some experience when at Villarreal. But that isn’t the only reason he will be loaned out, the midfield is getting a bit crowded with the latest additions, but at the same time some of the players will eventually leave, so Santos will get his chance eventually.
Friendlies and the start of the season!
Hello Randy welcome to our studio, how are things going?
Well I can’t complain, I had a nice summer and enjoyed the vacation period, which lasted longer than usual. But work was waiting for me as well so while being somewhere on a paradise island, I was arranging transfers, make decisions regarding the English national team, and had to head home early cause of my wife giving birth to a pretty daughter.
So a lot has happened during the summer?
Yes that’s true, if we look at the transfers both Mahrous and Moysiadis left the team, and also Richards and Marlon have left us. It gave us a shitload of money, but losing world class players who want a new challenge isn’t always a nice thing. I do however wish them the best at their new clubs and may the win a few more prices during their career.
You also brought in a big bunch of players.
Yes but most of them are either for the youth team or players to fill up the spots that we had to fill up with the departure of some of our players during the summer.
How does it feel to win with these big numbers in your own friendly competition?
It were nice results, but I don’t think Barcelona or Fiorentina give it their all, cause it went a bit too easy if you ask me. But of course I am happy with winning it again and it was a nice way to check how everyone is doing and it can be used to form a starting 11 for the 1st few matches.
If we look at the community shield and super cup you had to beat 2 rivals again.
Yes indeed the shield match was against city was yet another Manchester derby and I am happy we managed to win it, so we secured yet another trophy. The super cup against Chelsea was actually a bit more special then the community shield match because the price is more important in my opinion.
The start of the seasons seems to go pretty well, although you have lost 1 match against Liverpool.
True we did lose a game, but the rest of the games went pretty well although Leverkusen and Everton did manage to grab a draw against us but so far the season is looking good and if we manage to continue this we can have another great season
And of course you grabbed the club world cup again.
Yes that was another trophy we yet again managed to win, so the record is starting to look very nice if we look at the consecutive wins.
Thank you for your time and hope to see you next time Randy