After initial negotiations for the Brazilian U20 international Douglas Costa were reported to have failed, a move seems to come closer every day now. ManUtd was said to offer the Brazilian a 3 weeks trial before wanting to finalize a move, but Gremio considered the player, who’s hailed as the new Robinho too good for a trial. Initial reports hinted at a £12m offer for the international but Gremio is holding out for around £20, close to the buy-out clause in the youngster’s contract. Negotiations are on going but we know the line, SAF gets who he wants. [Read more…]
The week full of stories and new more coming, we just have stay back and watch what these managers are baking in their heads. Massive signings from Real and others its high time that we snatch players rather than to start a new tale for press.
Well first with Benzema, it was kind of impossible to take him away from Real.Zidane been one of the factor and also his no interest with our team. Huntelaar was also kind of same. It was pretty much sure that both these products were out of our reach compared to how we were approaching them.
I remember how Fergie used to handle new signings and making pretty sure that they don’t land else where but United.The brand name itself was the factor.For now all the big guns are in our rumor pages.
For now, according to latest news there’s one more to add on United’s misery. A.Madrid has disclosed that no attempt or any kind of offers have been made from United. And as such they are not interested in dealing their best players out of them. Also considering that , Augero doesn’t seem to be enticed with English clubs with his conference and has not shown any kind of gestures to our friendly hand. Rumours had that United were about to trade Augero with Nani plus 30 million in addition. But thats rumour and nothing new for united.
That keeps United up for search of a new strike partner .For now Augero looks too distant from OT.
So its yet another big name story with United but nothing really looking on deal. This has been the tale with United past season and it kind of looks scary.
PS:-Thank you,Franky from taking where i left.I hope to have good time with u.
In an interview with Shortlist Magazine, SAF declared for the first time that he understands the very high pressure on the “Big Four” to perform with only little time to deliver. This statement was surprisingly made around the topic of introducing new young talents in the today’s game.
“When you are a top four club, you have to understand that you need success right away,” Ferguson told Shortlist magazine.
“You can’t wait three of four years for players to ease in like perhaps you can with clubs who are not expected to win silverware year in year out.”
Considered Ferguson’s track record with youngsters it is an understatement to say I was flabbergasted when reading this.
This Season we have seen the introduction of new youngsters with local boy Danny Wellbeck, Irish youngster Gibson, who is a so-called homegrown player according to UEFA proposals and another local boy, Richard Eckersley who made his debut in the FA Cup against Spurs.
Every time SAF brings another younger payer to the club I think ‘I will wait 2 years before I make a judgment on this player’, because it just seems to me that SAF and his crew plan two years to allow the youngsters to adapt to the English game and continue to mould them as players. I don’t think SAF spoke for ManU but rather tried to support all new managers in position in the League. After two years you always see a new player a totally new player emerge. Think about Rooney’s and Cristiano’s development in their first years 2 at Old Trafford.
The problem for youngsters at the Top Four is somewhere else: the high quality of the Prem is the problem, not the pressure for the club to perform. As a youngster at 18 or 19 when you make your debut for a “Big Four” team, you have to be better than a 28 year old player at Middlesborough already. If you’re 18 and feature regularly in your squad, playing against Lamps, Torres, Santa Cruz, Terry, Laursen it will be challenging. And if you’re that good and have some great performances, soon you’ll be hailed as the new hero in town, in England even, putting the pressure on you even more the next season. Micah Richards anybody?
SAF introduces players slowly and sends them out on loan to grow when needed. How often haven’t we seen a youngster debut only to see him leave soon after and then return. We currently have 11 players out on loan.
So why did SAF say this? Can anyone help me out?
PS: Doesn’t this badge look even funnier almost 18 months after creation? Yes, I’m back for the occasional entry at the ManU blog.
With all the internationals spread all over Europe to play for their country, trying to qualify for European 2008 next summer, one would have expected last week to be rather quiet on the ManU front, but the media have given us some of their best shots. And so did SAF.
On Wednesday SAF admitted that the sale of Jaap Stam in 2001 an error was and the Dutchman an all time great is. Stam was the last solid rock at OT and according to Alex he still plays on a great level for Ajax, although already 35.
I admit, I had very strong reservations when Sir Alex Ferguson decided to sell Ruud Van Nistelrooy to Real Madrid. I was thinking that Fergie has finally made that fatal mistake that could well have very negative implications on ManUtd�s performance this season, if not for the next couple more years until they find a striker of Van Nistelrooy�s caliber. I honestly thought that Fergie has lost it.
Flash forward to this week and looking at the Premiership League standings we see that Manchester United is leading the pack, but more telling than this, is the fact that � despite two slips against Arsenal and Reading � the guys at Old Trafford are in top form. And this observation is not limited to ManUtd diehards, football fans are also seeing the same thing! So what has happened? We thought that Van Nistelrooy�s departure would be doom, right? And he was never even replaced by another high caliber acquisition (Torres, Ronaldo and Trezeguet were names being thrown as possible replacements but Fergie didn�t budge).
Well, we thought wrong. And Fergie was right all along.
Playing without a goal machine like Van Nistelrooy has forced the team to play differently and allow their individual strengths to shine. During the last few seasons with Van Nistelrooy the team started to rely heavily on his ability to score that whenever he was injured or had an off day the team was basically screwed. But looking at the Red Devils now you see that they are more cohesive and playing off each other�s strengths. They have started to step up to the plate, so to speak, now that they are not being overshadowed by Van Nistelrooy. We are seeing Saha regain his form, Ronaldo proving that he is in a league of his own, and Giggs finding a renewed spirit and determination that defies his age.
To Fergie, we are sorry for ever doubting you.