Stoke midfielder also detailed the game, pushing Pogba against leaving Old Trafford during his first game at the club. Paul Pogba could not force himself into Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United team because of poorly disciplined screens in the reserved side of the club, according to Darren Fletcher. The former United midfielder did some coaching with the second string of the club while Pogba tried to make his way in the game saying that they had to play the Frenchman forward further because as at that time, he was not fit for the center of the field.
“With the reserve team of Manchester United, I made a spell coaching, which included Paul Pogba, Ravel Morrison, Jesse Lingard, and many more talented players,” said Stoke midfielder on television during the night football coverage of 1-0 victory of Huddersfield over Fulham. “We played [Pogba] much higher up on the field in areas, those were for attacking and we felt he was the one who could really win our game. A combination of the fact that we felt he broke the discipline in the park middle like more of a central midfielder.”
Former Crystal Palace forward Glenn Murray believes that WilfriedZaha would have become a better player if Sir Alex Ferguson had stayed as the Manchester United manager. Indeed Zaha was the last player signed by the Scottish manager in January 2013 and he was loaned back to Crystal Palace until the end of the season.
However, in the meantime Sir Alex Ferguson left the club and was replaced by David Moyes and WilfriedZaha would struggle to gain playing time under the new manager. Zaha was eventually allowed to leave the club after making only four appearances for the club.
The Italian striker Federico Macheda burst onto the scene at Old Trafford, however, he concedes that the efforts he put was not enough and now he finds turning out in Serie B. Federico Macheda accepted that because of not working hard enough at the time when he was at Manchester United is his career biggest regret. At Trafford, leaving Lazio to join the youth set-up, the striker take pleasure of the dream debut, he made with the Red Devils when he netted an astonishing winner opposite Aston Villa in the year 2009 in April.
In spite of being onto the scene under Sir Alex Ferguson, he slipped down soon as the pecking order and then ended up leaving for Cardiff in the year 2014 after that he has many forgettable loan spells. Macheda got many opportunities to show his talent, but he failed to recreate his spark in South Wales. The result of the same happened that he landed in Serie B side Novara in 2016. In an interview, he said, “Regrets? I have only one.
Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has his seat on hold at Old Trafford ahead of the club’s game against Leicester City in the season opener. The Red Devils will host the Foxes on August 10 when the season kicks off. The club is hoping Ferguson would be well enough to attend the opener.
The legendary coach suffered a stroke in May but he has recovered. He made his first appearance this week since the potentially fatal incident. He was featured in a video message where he thanked NHS staff for their efforts in saving his life.
Dimitar Berbatov opines that Tottenham Hotspurs badly need a title now, having developed greatly over the years. The player played at White Hart Lane until his Deadline Day switch to Man United in 2008.
“Spurs are a better team that when I was there. But don’t forget we won the [League Cup in 2008] then. Now they have a new training ground, they are building a new stadium, have good players….the only thing missing is a cup,”the player said. Read More
English Premier League side Arsenal are reportedly set to swoop in and seal the deal for Marouane Fellaini as the midfielder refuses a new deal at Old Trafford. The Red Devil star rejected the terms of a new deal United offered.
The 29-year old Belgian is still happy with continuing with the Manchester-based outfit but his deal lapses next summer. United boss Jose Mourinho reportedly doesn’t mind that the deal runs down rather than offering better terms or selling him in January.
On June 3 of 2017, Real Madrid made history as they overcame Juventus in the finals of the UEFA Champions League as the Spanish club became the very 1st club to defend the prestigious European title.
Real Madrid had already previously won the UEFA Champions League title during the season of 2015-16 and did once again in the following season.
Being able to accomplish this historic achievement is something monumental but Sir. Alex Ferguson believes that Real Madrid is far from done as the icon of Manchester United is certain that ZinedineZidane will continue to do record breaking things as the head coach of Real Madrid.
“You have to understand how good Real Madrid is now. They’re a mature team, they’ve been together for three, four, five years all of their players together. It gives them great continuity and understanding of the roles they’ve all got to play. It’s a real team” Read More
Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho wants to emulate the legacy set by former coach Alex Ferguson at the club. The Portuguese manager claims he wants to remain at Old Trafford for the next 15 years.
Mourinho is set to continue his second year of work on the team following the disappointments and subsequent sack of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal. The two-time Chelsea boss lifted the Community Shield, EFL Cup and Europa League in his first year and many more titles are expected as he continues. Read More
Manchester United are the latest team to make the Champions League list for next term after winning the Europa League game against Ajax in Stockholm on Wednesday.
Coach Jose Mourinho’s name is being sung to the high heavens after the feat in the Friends Arena. He has won four of his European finals that he has been involved in.
Pundits praised Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba for their strong display against the Dutch side. An excited Juan Mata said he was happy to lift the European title with the Red Devils. He said it was special after the Manchester Arena bombings.
This means five Premier League teams would appear in the Champions League next season. Chelsea, Spurs, Man City and Liverpool already qualified before United now join them.
“We did it. We are very proud. Nobody can talk. They said we had a bad season but we have three trophies,” Pogba said after the game.
United won the Community Shield before the EFL Cup glory and then the Europa League title. The four minutes added were not enough for the Dutch side to cause an upset after goals from Pogba and HenrikhMkhitaryan.
United’s appearance in the Champions League draw pot means only two English sides will play next season’s Europa League: Arsenal and Everton. Arsenal would go straight to the group stage while Everton will play from the third qualifying round.
Man United are expected to make the Pot 2 at the group stage draw for the tournament in august based on their UEFA coefficient ranking points.
Manchester United secured their ticket into the quarter-finals of the Europa League after having defeated FC Rostov.
The Premier League club is scheduled to face-off with Anderlecht on April 13 for Game 1 of these upcoming quarter-final stages.
According to the Manchester United icon Sir. Alex Ferguson believes that the Premier League club should focus on winning the Europa League for the fact that it can allow them to qualify and compete in the UEFA Champions League of the next season.
“The thing is, we’ve never won the Europa League. We never won the UEFA Cup, what it used to be and we’ve got a great draw. I’m not saying it’s a certainty, but they’ve got a great chance. It’s still a European trophy and if you win it, you get into the Champions League. The incentive is greater to do that.”Sir. Alex Ferguson said as he suggested to Jose Mourinho and his squad to focus on the Europa League and to make it their priority.
Another possible way that Manchester United can qualify for the upcoming season of the UEFA Champions League is by snatching a top 5 spot in the Premier League but this path is probably the more difficult one as Jose Mourinho and his squad will have to consistently win match and earn points while the UEFA Europa League can be defined by far fewer amount of games.
The last time that Manchester United won the Champions League was back during the season of 2007-08 when they overcame Chelsea in an intense penalty session.
Even though it’s been over 9 years since Manchester United won the prestigious European title, it’s probably not in their list of priorities as the Premier League club has recently been switching managers and struggling to secure a top 3 spot in the top tier English League.
During the 2013-14 season, United finished in the 7th spot, in the 2014-15 season United snapped the 4th position and in the 2015-16 season, United had to settle with the 5th position.
It’s clear that Manchester United aren’t going through the best of times and trying to qualify as well as compete in the UEFA Champions League is not what they should be focusing on.