Season 2025-2026 Let’s continue the dominance again!
Since Benevan wasn’t going to stay in the Football scene much longer, I had to find a replacement and Castanheira, was one of the few decent assistants still available. With his high judging and motivating skills combined with high coaching abilities and man management he was the best option available.
And since we already had his old partner Pedro looking over the Youth it was ok, he lacked some professionalism when it comes to training Youngsters.
Ivan is a great Talent, and one of the best young keepers in the world at this moment, only 2 Spanish keepers and a Dutch keeper are around the same level and age. Ivan will function as the backup of Ayovi for now but if he manages to impress us enough, he might become my 1st choice soon enough.
One of the best Mexican talents after Garcia, and Fierro, we hope Oscar can grow even further here at Manchester and become one of the best Defenders in the world. We are not sure if Oscar will play a lot of games right from the start, cause he still has Agosto and Marillia ahead of him who are a class apart.
Jens will start in the Youth team, and we hope he can progress into a world star while playing his games in the -18 and reserve team until we think he is ready for the big step. Jens is a versatile Midfielder who can fulfill almost any role on either AMC or MC.
2025-2026 halfway into the season
Welcome everyone; we are here today with Randy Bierstekers to talk about the first part of the season, transfers and other stuff.
Welcome Randy, so tell us how was the summer period for you?
Hectic! Polyzos got his coaching papers and then left saying he didn’t want to be part of Manchester United after all and wanted to be a Manager instead. So I had to find someone to replace him.
Benevan was going to retire within 2 years so I had to find someone to replace him as well, but the farewell party was very nice. We went to Brazil with the entire team and had a big party there and some training exercises two days after the party while still enjoying the vacation.
But the staff wasn’t the only bit of trouble was it?
No indeed, Jansen, Romildo and Ongenda wanted a new challenge and Neil Walker wasn’t sure of a place within the 1st team so I offered him to stay or go somewhere else to get play time, and he decided to leave as well. Next to these four there were some minor transfers as well, and of course I had new players coming in which I had to welcome, some of which will join the youth and some who will go out on loan or will be used as backup.
With Ivan you might have contracted one of the most promising young keepers of this moment am I correct?
Well Ivan is a great talent but I am not going to praise him into heaven already, we can never be sure if he will fit into the Premier League, if the team and environment will suite him and other minor aspects we will have to take into consideration. But if we wouldn’t think about that, then yes we might have one of the best keepers in our team.
The start of your season has gone pretty well hasn’t it?
Yes the start went very well, although we suffered two defeats half way and had 2 draws as well. The friendlies went very well and we won the Man Cup I again, after that we opened the PL with 17 goals in 3 matches time but after that the scores all ended up a bit lower but we still won most of the matches with a good score and a well-played game.
You won the Super Cup and Community shield how did those games go?
I think we did pretty well, we dominated both games and even though the scores were 2-0 in both games, both Newcastle and Lens hardly had a chance to provide any real danger. I was impressed by Lens however because they did manage to become French Champions again after they did that 10 years ago and won the Europa League while there are some great teams they had to play against.
During the World Cup you had it quite easy didn’t you?
Yes both Al-Ittihad and Zamalek were beaten with 4 goals, so that went rather easy this time around, but they shouldn’t be underestimated if we would face them again in the future. I mean it’s not without a reason that they were in the Club World Cup again.
Back to the Premier League, what are your expectations for this year?
Well I think both Liverpool and Arsenal will be fighting with Man City to decide who will be runner up, and I hope and think we can manage to become champions again.
Thank you for your time Randy