Following England’s 2-0 defeat at the hands of Spain, Michael Carrick, who was picked ahead of Frank Lampard in the centre of midfield, was on the receiving end of some harsh criticism. In contrast, Wayne Rooney is being hailed as England’s saviour… again. I wonder how long it will last for this time!
Picking Sir Alex Ferguson’s greatest ever team is a tough task. He has successfully completely several transitions in his time as manager at Manchester United, all of his teams winning a trophy. The team of the early 90s, including Eric Cantona, Andrei Kanchelskis, Bryan Robson, Paul Ince, Mark Hughes, Steve Bruce, Denis Irwin, Gary Pallister [...]
Jamie Carragher grows on me more and more all the time. First, he was repeatedly declaring his love for Sir Alex Ferguson, calling him ‘the master’. He also admitted following all our victories over them over the past decade or so that we were worthy winners. He’s claimed he’s embarrassed over Liverpool’s lack of success and [...]
Rio Ferdinand has come out with the usual pre-match rubbish, ahead of England’s match tonight against European Champions, Spain. He reckons they’re the best team in the World but after beating Germany in a friendly, thinks England are good enough to take them. I’ll settle for Torres getting injured and United players going unscathed.
Paul Scholes was overlooked by Sven-Goran Eriksson in order to accomodate both Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard in the England midfield. Scholes retired to focus on United, clearly not impressed at having to play out of position, and every manager that followed Sven asked him to reconsider. This was over four and a half years [...]
Whilst always biased when writing about United, I really couldn’t get my head around the idea Chelsea were starting the season as favourites. In all the write-ups and down the bookies, Chelsea were apparently going to win the league. Why? The logic was if Avram Grant can get them to a few points away from [...]
Ryan Giggs has now scored in each of the 17 Premiership seasons, the only player to do so. After claiming the most appearances for United last season, before winning a record number of English league titles, it is nice to see another record added to Giggsy’s collected. Four Four Two have compiled a photo album [...]
Having just been appointed in the summer to replace Avram Grant, who had himself only been in the job a few months before, Scolari has been sacked by Chelsea. Ray Wilkins is set to take over for the time being until a replacement is found. Earlier today, Chelsea captain John Terry was critical of their [...]
With time running out on Sir Alex Ferguson’s career, panic sets in whenever I start to think about the reality of this. Until very recently, there have been no genuine candidates for the job, as far as I’ve been concerned. Whilst when one of our players looks set to retire and move on you find [...]