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Manchester United FC - Moyes' Boys

Started on 11 May 2013 by Kane
Latest Reply on 20 June 2013 by k1rups
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Glenn T: Thanks :) I hope to try out Balleste a bit this year, in the cups or friendlies. :)

Okikos: Everyone should call him Darren Fat :P
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10 yearsEdited

David Beckham Comes Home

David Moyes announced his first signing of the Summer Transfer Window, as none other than legendary footballer David Beckham. Beckham's contract with French giants Paris Saint-Germian ended at the end of the last season, and as soon as David Beckham became a free agent, David Moyes rushed in to get the signature of the former Manchester United legend.

David Beckham started his career at Manchester United in 1991, and after playing regularly from 1995, became a club legend, known for his exceptional crossing and amazing free kicks. Many United fans remember David for his infamous lob from the halfway line against AFC Wimbledon. Beckham then left Manchester United after falling out with manager Sir Alex Ferguson, in an incident involving football boots and stitched eyebrows. Real Madrid paid £24,500,000 for the services of 'Golden Balls'. He played for four years, as part of the Los Galacticos side that dominated Europe.

Becks then moved to America for free, where he joined LA Galaxy. Beckham didn't feature much during the 2007 season, but scored 5 goals in 25 games the following season. AC Milan wanted to obtain the services of Beckham, so we went on a loan during the 2008/09 season, where he played 14 times. He returned for the remainder of the American season, and rejoined AC Milan, once again on a season long loan. Los Angeles was his home for good until 2012, when he left America to join recently-invested Paris Saint-Germain. David featured for PSG 22 times, before deciding not to renew his contract, leading to his move back to United.

As David is now 38, he may end his career at his boyhood club. David Beckham signed a one year contract in which he would earn £10.75k per week. However, if David played 20 times in the season for the reds he would get a one-year contract extension. Although he may be getting older, he still has many of his skills available to use in the Premier League, including his crossing and free-kicks.

David Beckham is only expected to be back-up for the side, but many former Manchester United players, and current fans, have praised David Moyes for his capture of such a club legend. Beckham felt it was fate he returned to Manchester after many years, and can't wait to put on that club shirt once again, doing so in 2010 during the testimonial of Gary Neville.

David Beckham is currently valued at £325k.
Be interesting to see how he does back at Old Trafford :)
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Balleste should be a good signing. I'm obviously not a United fan but I can't help loving Becks! Who doesn't. Will be interesting to see how he does.
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10 yearsEdited

New Kits Announced For Upcoming Season

Manchester United today unveiled the three kits that would be used throughout the 2013/2014 campaign, modelled by current first team players at Old Trafford. Many pictures had been leaked before, with one set, sponsored by Costa Coffee being published by many newspapers as the probable kit. Today, after my days of waiting for fans around the world, everyone got to see what the Red Devils would be wearing.

The home kit would feature the classic simple, red design, but also with tints of black. This year the club would have a distinctive collar, and black ends of the sleeves. As expected by all, Manchester United have kept their sponsorship deal with Nike going, but have ditched the AON sponsor to use American car company Chevrolet, who are also the current car sponsors for the club. Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez, Robin van Persie and Robert Lewandowski all showed the home kit, the first unveiled kit.

The next kit to be unveiled was the away kit. For the away kit, Manchester United kept with the blue and black combination in recent years, with a very similar design to the away kit of 2011/12, which became the third kit in 2012/13. However, changes in the stripes have been made, becoming more solid than usual. Chevrolet are also the sponsors of the away kit, although a different collar with feature on the away kit.

Manchester United have kept with the usual decision to use a similar design of the away kit to feature as the third kit for the next year. United will keep the simple white for the kit, but with tints of black and red, which were not included in the away kit last year. Chevrolet feature as the sponsors, but sporting a black logo rather than white due to the clash of colours.

Many fans have expressed their desire in owning the kits, and many rushed down to the Old Trafford Megastore to be some of the first few to have access to the new kits, which overall received a very positive review. Manchester United later thanked a user named 'Justice' for his extensive help in the design and making of the kits.
Really nice kits their Kane :) well done 'Justice' :P
Weird, for a moment there, I thought David Beckham would be too busy winning the treble as a manager with Aston Villa ;)

On a serious note, I'm delighted you've got Becks back. Hopefully you give him some games!

Neville: "David Beckham Is A Great Capture"

Since leaving Old Trafford in 2003 to join Real Madrid, fans across the world have always wanted David Beckham to return to Manchester, to wear that famous red shirt, and to score just one more of his famous free-kicks. Now, thanks to David Moyes, the dreams of many have come true, with Beckham returning to Manchester for the 2013/2014 season. Moyes has been praised for his signing, and Gary Neville has become the first former player to speak on about the signing.

Gary Neville played with David Beckham for many years at the Theatre of Dreams, linking up on the right hand side. Neville got to see everything about Beckham's game, playing together for both club and country. In an interview about his future as a pundit for Sky Sports News, Gary took some time out to discuss the new free singing.

"David Beckham is a great capture. He is a club legend, known by all football fans, in whatever country, and whatever team they support. His crossing, his free-kicks, his infleunce on the pitch. Right now, David could walk into any side in the world and make a difference, even the likes of Barcelona, Madrid, and Manchester United. Moyes did brilliant to hold off the competition, and manage to sign David with such a small fee for wages. I can't wait to see the midfielder to grace the pitch again, and I wish him, and Manchester United, all the best for the upcoming season.

David is expected to play as back-up to the central midfielders, as a result of minimal wide midfielders playing in the side. However, the return of Wilfried Zaha from his loan spell and the new capture of David Beckham could give David Moyes some options out on the wings if needed, meaning Beckham may get more game time than expected.

Merchandise sales, particularly that of Beckham shirts, are expected to rise dramatically over the next few weeks. Nick Powell currently wears the number seven shirt, and has done since the departure with Antonio Valencia, and Tom Cleverley wears the number twenty-three shirt. However, Moyes has announced David will be able to pick his shirt number. He played as the number 7 previously for United, but has since used the number 23 at numerous clubs. If David takes the number 7, Powell may be given his old 25 shirt again, and if 23 in chosen, Tom Cleverley may recieve the prized number seven shirt.

David Beckham joined last week as a free agent.
I wonder how Beckham will impact your performances, I hope he does well :)

Antonio Adan Returns To Spain

Antonio Adan may have arrived in Manchester just last year, but the goalkeeper will be returning to Spain in order to pursue his career, in the hunt for experience and more playing-time. Antonio Adan signed from Real Madrid at the start of last season, with the goalkeeper becoming one of David Moyes' first buys as the manager of Manchester United. Adan signed as back-up to David De Gea, while competing with Danish international Anders Lindegaard for the place on the substitutes bench.

However, Anders Lindegaard managed to win the battle, meaning Adan only played twice for the Manchester club, with both performances coming in the Barclays Premier League, never conceding for the Premier League Champions. Adan managed to pick up multiple winners medals, but couldn't settle in, due to David De Gea's excellent form and Lindegaard pipping Antonio to the back up role. At the start of the season, David Moyes stated his interest in moving Adan on to another club, a move which would help both the club and Adan, meaning he could go on and play more often, and possibly back in Spain, often feeling homesick throughout the season.

Antonio Adan signed for Manchester United for a fee of £1.9 million from Madrid, a respectable fee for a third choice goalkeeper. Many fans were unsure about the signing, and with Moyes rarely playing the Spaniard, Adan didn't become too popular a player, with his name being produced on club shirt's the second least throughout the first side in the Megastore, with only youngster Ryan Tunnicliffe selling less shirts. Nevertheless, David Moyes has certainly pleased the fans with the sale, managing to get £3 million from the player, from Spanish side Real Betis, who finished 12th last season in the Liga BBVA.

Fans of Manchester United were shocked at how David Moyes managed to make a £1.1 million profit from the goalkeeper, despite only playing him twice. The board are also delighted with Moyes' amazing feat. Current back-up goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard is also reported to be on his way out of the club, meaning David Moyes may splash the cash on a new goalkeeper with the ability to battle with David De Gea for the role in the Starting XI, with De Gea's role becoming untouchable due to his excellent form.

David Moyes thanked Antonio for his work at the club, however little games played, and said he was a pleasure to work with, wishing him all the best back in Spain.
Great singing in Becks ;) hope he gets some game time though!
2013-06-09 21:36#110540 Kane :
Fans of Manchester United were shocked at how David Moyes managed to make a £1.1 million profit from the goalkeeper, despite only playing him twice.

My thoughts exactly! :P
Good profit there, cashing in on someone who never played :)
Justice: Thanks :) I just want him to score a free kick. :P

k1rups: Thanks mate, and he should, don't worry about that :)

Rablador: I was so shocked when they actually offered it, especially straight up. I hate all the monthly installments crap.

Blue: I couldn't see City doing that ;) Thanks.

United Splash Out On Verratti

Marco Verratti has become Manchester United's newest signing, with the club splashing out £12.5 million for the Italian central midfielder. Marco Verratti featured for PSG 28 times last season, scoring 4 goals, while also getting 6 assists. Verratti is expected to become a regular in the starting XI immediately, becoming the second midfielder signed within 2 days for Manchester United. Moyes was delighted to finally get the player to join, also unsuccessfully trying at the start of the 2012/2013 season, just weeks after joining PSG.

Marco started his career in his native Italy, signed for Serie B side Pescara in 2006 as a boy. Verratti continued playing for the youth side until being called up to the senior side in 2008. In his first season he managed to play 7 times. However, his big step up was in 2010, when he featured in the blue shirt 28 times. After two successful seasons as a regular, he was snapped up by French club PSG for £9.5 million, playing just one season in France before his move to Old Trafford.

He may be aged just 20, but Verratti has shown his experience, skill and potential, becoming a key member of the Italy U21 side while expecting his first call up to the Italy senior side very soon. Marco is known for his creativity, but also his skills on the ball when passing, with excellent technique and agility helping him make dashing runs through the middle of the midfield. Marco has been used to very similar styles of play to how Moyes uses Manchester United, meaning he could fit in perfectly to the side.

Marco will also have a strong bond with other new signing David Beckham, having played together throughout the 2012/2013 season, winning the Ligue One title together, both playing in the centre of the midfield. The youngster has become known for dictating the tempo of the match, resulting in the possibility of becoming a key player, and possibly captain, for Manchester United in the future. Nevertheless, he will play often in his first season at the club. David Beckham said he was delighted to be able to play with Verratti for at least another season.

Marco Verratti will be earning £40k per week in a deal lasting until 2017.

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