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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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Meh, Beckham will still be first choice ;)
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Manchester United Make Controversial Signing

David Moyes' next signing has become very controversial, angering many Chelsea fans and even a few Manchester United fans. Today David announced free agent Frank Lampard as his first signing. Lampard became a Chelsea legend after many years at the club, but declined a new contract at the end of the 2012/2013 season. After already signing free agent David Beckham, Moyes pounced on the opportunity to sign the England central midfielder.

Frank Lampard started his career at West Ham United, and after a few successful years, playing almost every league game, he was snapped up by Chelsea for a fee of £11 million in 2001. Super Frankie then spent 12 years at the club, breaking the all-time record for the top scorer at the club, scoring over 200 goals, even as a midfielder. Fans praised and respected Lampard, but his decision not to sign a new contract both shocked and angered Chelsea fans, feeling Lampard had no respect for the fans any more. Fans turned against Frank even more after agreeing a deal with rivals United.

Lampard has become Manchester United's third new central midfielder in a matter of days following the arrival of David Beckham and Marco Verratti, with the midfielder being seen as the main weakness, mainly down to squad depth, during the 2012/2013 campaign. Lampard, now 35, was said to be delighted at being given another opportunity to play for such a high standard team, and said he would be happy to end his playing career at Old Trafford.

David Moyes has raised a few questions on his signings, with two coming to the end of their careers soon. Moyes told Sky Sports News that he was delighted with the signings, being opportunities he couldn't turn down. He said Verratti is one player who can play for many years in an already fairly young squad, but Moyes suggested January sold see a few younger players join the side to replace the likes of Giggs, Scholes, Beckham and Lampard when they leave.

Frank Lampard will be earning £60k per week in a one year deal.
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Fat Frank?!
JESUS! I wasn't expecting this haha. Hope he does well, will have plenty of competition though. :)
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I dunno if I do lol. Great player undoubtedly
I actually quite like Lampard :P Scholes, Beckham, Giggs and Lampard in one team.. Hopefully the youngsters use that as an opportunity to learn a lot from them. It would be a shame not to pass on some of their experience. All been great players.
Beckham, Lampard...Who's next...? Dun Dun Duuuu
Okikos: The experience will be vital this year!

TCO: I don't know, I haven't signed them yet. :P
That was a shock signing! But he'll be able to perform for Moyes for sure! Good signing in Veratti as well

Fabio Da Silva Seals New Contract

Following rumours of a possible departure from Manchester for Brazilian left-back Fabio Da Silva, or simply Fabio as he is known, he has hit back at offers from other sides by signing a new contract with the English Premier League champions, in a 3-year-deal worth £2.5 million.

Fabio joined Manchester United alongside twin brother Rafael in 2007, an unknown player who signed for £2.6 million from Fluminense, the current club of stars Wellington Nem, Fred and Thiago Neves, a player David Moyes had been linked with previously at Everton. While his brother Rafael played frequently, with no right back in the squad at the time, Fabio was stuck on the bench with Patrice Evra playing every week. Fabio finally managed to play during the 2009/2010 season, featuring five times.

Fabio has currently played 26 times for Manchester United, scoring one goal, but is expected to feature more often now, although Leighton Baines and Alexander Buttner will definitely be competition. David Moyes has also expressed his interest in Southampton's next big star Luke Shaw. Fabio went out on loan last season, joining relegated side Queens Park Rangers. Fabio became a regular, playing 35 out of 38 league games, scoring twice, assisting twice and named man of the match once. However, with the relegation, Fabio didn't want to continue his career with the London side.

Manchester United confirmed they received offers from both FC Porto and Norwich City, but felt the fee was too low, and that Fabio would be played more at Old Trafford for the upcoming season. As United rejected the offers, Fabio's agent Darren Bailey wanted an improved deal for Fabio. He was previously earning £10k per week with his contract expiring at the end of the season.

Fabio went on to tell ESPN News that he had full faith in Moyes, and was excited to be able to play for such a big team again. He felt the loan spell had given him experience, but he now needed to be able to play with better players in order to improve his game further. Fabio also said he was delighted with the signing of David Beckham, a player Fabio looked up to as a child when David first played for Manchester United.

However, after successful contract negotiations, the Brazilian will now be on £17k per week in a deal lasting until 2016.
Good to see him sign up. He is always sold in my saves and he was meant to be the better twin!
Great Update , mate dont worry about Shaw

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