Continuing with our contributing writer section, Rich, of Penguin United takes his hat off to Phelan and Meulensteen.
David Moyes has been linked with replacing Sir Alex Ferguson when he retires and has even been endorsed by our manager himself. The Everton boss has today revealed that he went for our assistant manager’s job after Brian Kidd left, but was turned down in preference of Steve McClaren. United went on to win the [...]
Mike Phelan comes across as a good lad, shorts and all. He’s been with the club for donkeys and knows how things should work behind the scenes. I assume he has a good relationship with the players and is clearly a man who Sir Alex Ferguson trusts. However, after losing Carlos Queiroz, whose tactics transformed [...]
Whilst England are not a big concern of mine, I like all our lads to do well on International duty. Of course it made me chuckle when England failed to qualify for Euro 2008, particuarly given that there wasn’t a single United player in the squad for England’s last crucial qualifying match, but I was [...]
Sir Bobby Charlton is feeling the hurt as much as anybody else this morning, following our dreadful result against Liverpool yesterday. However, looking on the bright side, he believes the pressure has been released, with the expectation of us being perfect no longer on our shoulders, and backs the manager to sort us out for [...]
When Ben Foster told news reporters that he had been helped to win the League Cup for Manchester United by the technology Eric Steele had an offer, there is no way he could have anticipated the reaction it would create. The press unintentionally revealed themselves as technophones, considering iPods have been knocking about for some [...]
After Manchester United goalkeeping coach, Tony Coton, was forced in to early retirement, RoM broke news that Eric Steele was likely to be his replacement, pinched from under the noses of Blackburn Rovers. Sure enough, he was the man for the job and Ben Foster, who saved one of Spurs’ penalties this afternoon, has revealed [...]
Rafael Benitez has provided United fans with plenty of laughs over the past few weeks, after laying in to Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United in regards to decisions made by the FA and our chairman’s position with the FA. Without needing notes, Ferguson dismissed Benitez as ‘disturbed’, ‘ridiculous’ and ‘angry’, not wanting to pay [...]
With the League Cup semi-final and Premiership game against Chelsea to be played this week, United have got to keep their concentration, whilst also allowing for the rotation of players. We’re approaching the crucial part of the season and our focus needs to be at its best. Assistant manager, Mike Phelan, has today claimed that [...]
Jose Mourinho has an impressive resume, with his league titles and Portugal and England, as well as his European Cup win with Porto, yet he is still some way short of deserving a job at Manchester United. His success has always come upon inheriting top squads, with both Chelsea and Porto finishing 2nd in their [...]
Manchester United fans were first introduced to Jose Mourinho in the Champions League during the 2003-2004 season. Following the wrongful ruling out of a Paul Scholes goal, Mourinho’s Porto progressed to the next round after a late goal. They were entirely defensive in both legs, diving and cheating their way through. Credit to them, it [...]
Jaap Stam has reportedly returned to Manchester United, working as a scout for the club. He was spotted in Porto Alegre, Brazil, this week, taking a look at some youngsters United are interested in. He was watching a youth-team match between Internacional and Ceramica, but wasn’t overly impressed with the target, Walter.
When there was speculation that Carlos Queiroz and Cristiano Ronaldo were set to leave us this summer, I was far more bothered about us losing out on our Assistant Manager. Whilst not popular to begin with, there is no denying what a massively positive impact he had on our team and our tactics towards the [...]
Sir Alex Ferguson mixed youth with experience to ensure victory over Premiership side Middlesbrough in the 3rd Round of the Carling Cup on Tuesday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has taken the post as the Reserves’ coach, was very proud of their performance, and believes we have several young players in the ranks capable of cutting [...]
When you’re worth roughly $1 trillion, the price of any top class footballer will be cheap to you. Real Madrid were looking to pay something around £60-70 million for Ronaldo in the summer, but City’s new owners are happy to double that figure. David Gill has admitted today that whilst United aren’t in the business [...]