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Dynastie de Rouge, Éric Cantona - Manchester United

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Jer's avatar Group Jer 2013-06-10 22:41
yt 3609 posts 558 likes joined Dec 16, 2012
Great start mate! The transfers will be interesting!
Rablador's avatar Group Rablador 2013-06-10 22:42
gb 940 posts 259 likes joined May 26, 2013
Brilliant start Oki! Keep it up :D
Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself
Justice's avatar Group Justice 2013-06-11 13:40
00 5484 posts 681 likes joined Feb 11, 2013
Great start, keep it up :)
JordTheDesigner's avatar Group JordTheDesigner 2013-06-11 15:44
gb 293 posts 17 likes joined May 24, 2013
great transfers :))
mattgullidge's avatar Group mattgullidge 2013-06-11 19:06
gb 77 posts 9 likes joined May 15, 2013
The Twitter feed is great. Nice touch ;)

LiamB's avatar Group LiamB 2013-06-11 21:25
gb 623 posts 33 likes joined Sep 05, 2012
Excellent sttart
Okikos's avatar Group Okikos 2013-06-12 14:15
gh 338 posts 59 likes joined May 31, 2013

Staff departures confirmed


Familiar faces and names in the likes of Mike Phelan and Eric Steele and a host of others were left out of a job today. Around a dozen staff are believed to have had their contracts mutually terminated to immediate effect, following the arrival of Éric Cantona as the next manager.

Rumours suggest that there were a number of reasons for this mass exodus, being that most were close friends of Sir Alex Ferguson and opted to pursue careers elsewhere following his departure. Others suggest that there is some friction in the backroom with many staff skeptical about working under such an inexperienced manager. It is however, believed that Éric has been working swiftly to radicalise the dugout and bring in some fresher faces to ais behind the scenes.

Besides that, transfer rumours are now also ablaze in the off-season as Man Utd will look for a way to claw back the quality gap between them and rivals Manchester City. It seems like Cantona will have a lot to answer to in his coming press conference.

Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said: "I'd like to thank Eric and Mick for the enormous contributions they have made to the success of Manchester United in their time here. Their professionalism, ability and diligence have been a credit to them. They are top-class football men and everyone here wishes them well for long and successful careers in the game."
Okikos's avatar Group Okikos 2013-06-12 14:19
gh 338 posts 59 likes joined May 31, 2013
@KingPadster: :D I must admit, I find myself doing the same!

@PaukerJ: Thanks! I'll try to keep them interesting :)

@Rablador: Thanks Rab. :)

@Justice: Thanks a bunch, I'll try! :)

@Suso30: Haven't even made them yet! :P

@mattgullidge: Thanks, I was hoping it would be!

@LiamB: Much appreciated. :)
Kane's avatar Group Kane 2013-06-12 14:21
gb 1562 posts 163 likes joined Jan 10, 2013
Eric Steele!?!?! NO!!!
Nick's avatar Group Nick 2013-06-12 14:23
gb 973 posts 101 likes joined Jun 08, 2013
Are you gonna do a David Moyes and get rid of Rene Meulensteen too? :D
Arvind's avatar Group Arvind 2013-06-12 14:23
in 1243 posts 214 likes joined Oct 15, 2012
Aww Phelan :( Who are you going to replace him with? Tassotti?
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Okikos's avatar Group Okikos 2013-06-12 14:38
gh 338 posts 59 likes joined May 31, 2013

Ferdinand looking forward to it

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Football/Pix/pictures/2011/10/24/1319477031130/Rio-Ferdinand-Manchester--007.jpg

Rio Ferdinand, who has established himself as both a fan favourite and an integral part of the success at Manchester United, was keen to give his view on the appointment of Éric Cantona to Old Trafford, stating that it was a great honour and privelege to work with a former legend of the club:

"Sometimes the media like to dispute whether or not a player can always make a good manager. For me it's got to be about the way they've seen the game, even in their playing days. You can tell if someone has a great footballing brain and I think a legend at the top of his game like Cantona will have gained those sorts of insights. I look forward to working with him, and seeing how he will blood through the younger players coming through here. Of course all of us are excited to get to know him and to meet him because when we some of us were young lads, he was the one on our screens- helping our club to win trophies."

Ferdinand is believed to have a contract that runs till the end of the coming 2012/2013 season and added that he would like to extend his stay if possible:

"Ideally, you know, you want to contribute to the club till your wheels fall off. But I feel good, and I feel like I can still compete at the top level, so hopefully I can sort out something in the coming months. Some managers like to do things different ways, but the experience that I've got will always be a massive asset to the club. I'm not even thinking about retirement yet."
This post was edited by Justice (2013-06-12 14:39, 5 years ago)
Okikos's avatar Group Okikos 2013-06-12 14:42
gh 338 posts 59 likes joined May 31, 2013
@Kane: He will be sorely missed. :(

@NICK: Pfft, fat chance :P

@Arvind: That's the plan, hopefully!
Okikos's avatar Group Okikos 2013-06-12 15:45
gh 338 posts 59 likes joined May 31, 2013

Man Utd seeking Spanish Connection?

http://static-imgs-acf.hereisthecity.com/20110721//110/fabregas_barcelona_25754.jpg

Francesc Fabregas, well-known throughout England for his exploits under Arsene Wenger's guidance, has been linked with a sensational switch to Mancunian red as reports stir that he is unhappy at Barcelona. It is a well-known fact that he remains an understudy to the likes of Xavi, Iniesta and Busquets in the meantime, but many see him as the perfect successor. The media are starting to wonder whether a player as good as Fabregas can ever be happy with sitting in wait for the Barca talismans to move on- and perhaps Fabregas wants some action of his own.

The Manchester United midfield has often been looked at as having lots of guile, commitment and hard-work in the form of players like Fletcher, Cleverley and Carrick- but lacking in creativity which has prompted the re-modelling of Giggs' game to sometimes play there, and Anderson to play a creative role to inconsistent effect. Fabregas is seen by many as the piece that completes the midfield puzzle and could well turn it into a world class midfield.

Rumours are that with Fabregas himself unhappy, it would take something over £35 million bid to even catch the interest of Barcelona, who smacked a £174 million release clause on him when initially re-signing him from Arsenal. Funds at Manchester United are thought to be reasonably favourable as they continue to do well as a brand.
BaggieJames's avatar Group BaggieJames 2013-06-12 15:50
00 23 posts joined Dec 30, 2012
Now that would be some signing! ;)

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