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Getting stuck into The Toffees

Getting stuck into The Toffees

Last week’s 2-1 victory over West Ham was by no means particularly convincing, nor the manner of performance we would have expected, but it’s another three points on the board and a confidence builder after a slightly troubled beginning to the Louis van Gaal era. The Dutchman will be forced to make changes ahead of the [...]

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Rio: I remember RvP’s face when Fergie announced retirement

Speaking the Clare Balding show, Rio Ferdinand has talked about the day that the players found of Sir Alex Ferguson was retiring. “It was a shock,” said Rio. “We walked in that morning and it was all in the papers, but you never believe the papers. So we were just debating what was going on. [...]

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Pique: Keano found me with a mobile in the dressing room so I’m still scared of him

Gerard Pique recalls the time at Manchester United when Roy Keane, the captain at the time, went crazy after the Spaniard’s phone started ringing in the dressing room. “I remember we were in the changing room at Old Trafford and my phone started vibrating from inside my trouser pocket,” he said. “Keano could hear the [...]

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Rio: I was next in line to take a penalty in Moscow

Rio Ferdinand was on the Clare Balding show and has talked about the night in Moscow when we beat Chelsea in the European Cup final. Following missed penalties from Cristiano Ronaldo and John Terry, the shoot-out went in to sudden death. Ryan Giggs, on the night be broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s appearance record, slotted away [...]

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Hodgson: Shaw should be with seniors

Having replaced Ashley Cole in England’s World Cup squad in the summer, Luke Shaw now finds himself playing for the U-21s again after being called up to play in their games against Croatia by Gareth Southgate. Shaw, who turned 19 in the summer, will be playing two games as part of the U-21s Euro 2015 [...]

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Ronaldo: I’m glad United fans still have affection for me

Last weekend, Manchester United fans organised for a plane to fly over Real Madrid’s game with a message for Cristiano Ronaldo, telling him to come home. Ronaldo has today reacted to that banner, claiming he is glad United fans still remember him fondly, but that he’s happy in Madrid. “I always said that I have [...]

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Park: The best moments of my life were at United

Manchester United have today announced that former player, Ji-Sung Park, will be returning to the club as an ambassador. “I have fond memories of my time at Manchester United and I am delighted and honoured to have become an ambassador for the club,” he said. “Some of the best moments of my life and career [...]

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Scholes: Empty seats everywhere at City

Paul Scholes has had a pop at Manchester City fans for failing to sell out yet another big game at the Etihad. “The crowd need to get behind this team they need to create a special European atmosphere,” Scholes said. “I was lucky enough to play at Old Trafford and we always talked about the [...]

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VIDEO: Final minutes of CL final 99 from the stands

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Hummels: Compliment that United were interested in me

Manchester United failed to tempt Mats Hummels away from Borussia Dortmund in the summer. He had been tipped as a perfect replacement for the outgoing Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic. The defender has today revealed that it was flattering to be linked with United but that he wasn’t tempted to leave Germany. “It’s nice to [...]

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Herrera breaks rib

Ander Herrera has been ruled out for the next few weeks with a fractured rib that he sustained in United’s victory over West Ham at the weekend. Having scored two goals in four games, putting in impressive performances in the centre of the park, his absence is a huge blow. A real shame this injury, [...]

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Rooney: McNair was tremendous

Paddy McNair made his first team debut at the weekend against West Ham, following a defensive crisis. Wayne Rooney, who was sent off in the game, has sung the praises of the youngster. “That was probably one of the bigger tests a young defender can face, up against a team putting in lots of crosses [...]

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Thorpe: I’m a United fan so making my debut was great

Manchester United’s U-21 captain, Tom Thorpe, made his debut against West Ham at the weekend. Thorpe was born in Manchester and joined the academy as a teenager, so was obviously thrilled to get his first appearance for the first XI. “Obviously I was delighted to get on and hopefully there is more to come,” he [...]

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The Month: September – The thirst is real

The Month: September – The thirst is real

With no Champions League football and domestic cup action not until the new year, a lack of games has culminated into a rather interesting thirst for football in this post-Ferguson era. It must be the one upside of Manchester United either not being that good any more, or us just not knowing whether they are [...]

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PICTURE: What we can all see that Allardyce can’t

PICTURE: What we can all see that Allardyce can’t

“I’ve looked on the laptop and Kevin Nolan made a good run from deep and put the ball in the net”, Allardyce told the BBC. “Unfortunately for us, the assistant saw something we didn’t. It’s unfortunate when you’ve worked so hard to get back in the game.” According to Law 11 of the game, “a [...]

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