David Moyes has taken the toughest job in world football – replacing the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford. The former Everton boss inherits a Premier League winning squad full of talent and a transfer kitty that he has never been used to at Goodison Park. With the aim for next season sure to [...]
The club has refinanced more than £192m of high-interest debt which cuts our interest costs by about £10m a year. The Glazers have secured a new loan from Bank of America with far lower interest rates. United have refinanced £177.78m of outstanding 8.75% interest sterling bonds and $22.09m (£14.6m) of 8.375% dollar bonds. The new [...]
The Cockney Red talks about Ferguson. The Daily Mail has interviews with Beckham, Giggs, Scholes and Neville when they were youth players. Life’s a Pitch looks at the importance of sorting out Phil Jones’ position. Stretty News reports on the claims Rooney has opened discussions with PSG. The Peoples Person looks at Kagawa’s regrets.
Summary of defensive impact – Evra (82%), Smalling (80%) and Evans (76%) won the largest proportion of their tackles. – Ferdinand (74%), Evans (72%) and Vidic (61%) won the largest proportion of ground duels. – Vidic (67%), Smalling (64%) and Jones/Evra (62%) won the largest proportion of aerial duals. – Rafael (10 minutes), Evra (11 [...]
Michael Keane joined Leicester City on loan at the beginning of November with the idea that he would just stay there for a month. The club kept on extending his contract though, meaning he stayed all season and played close to 30 games. Two months ago, Keane scored an injury time goal against Leeds United [...]
Whilst no statement from Wayne Rooney has been forthcoming, The Daily Mail has today reported that the player did not hand a second transfer request in to Manchester United. The paper claims, having presumably spoken to the Rooney camp, that the player is being forced out of the club. Their version of the story suggests [...]
It has been confirmed that former Manchester United player, Brian Greenhoff, has sadly passed away at his home in Rochdale. Police were called to Brian’s address this morning following reports of a sudden death as a matter of procedure and the case has now been passed to the coroner. He was only 60-years-old. Greenhoff joined [...]
By Far The Greatest Team has an infographic showing Sir Alex Ferguson’s career in full. The Evening News sings the praises of Paul Scholes. The Guardian reports that Moyes is keen to keep Rooney at United. The Telegraph has published the 2012-2013 season review. Amazon has Giles Oakley’s brilliant book on sale.