First Sir Alex planned to send Tom Cleverley on loan to a Premier League team, but then backtracked saying that Cleverley could be valuable to the squad as a goalscoring midfielder. However, Fergie backtracked once more on deadline day, and Cleverley will now ply his trade at the DW Stadium for the remainder of the 2010/11 season.
Archive for August, 2010
Today is an extra special day for Stretty Stories – it’s the final day of the transfer window! After today, the rumors and speculation can lay low until January comes around. It seems as though they’ve started early as the only story is about whether Owen Hargreaves will make Sir Alex’s 25-man squad for the Premier League.
The news may be slow now, but I wouldn’t be shocked if something develops later today. Keep checking the site and our Twitter accounts for any breaking news! And now for the obvious deadline day poll…
When I joined Stretford-End.com I wanted to be able to add something that reflects one of my particular interests – the Reserves and Academy. Already on the forum our Reserves and Academy section has been busier but I wanted to take my passion to a wider audience. If you follow me on Twitter you will know I want to try to get as many Reds as possible interested in what goes on beyond the first team at our club. Regular visitors to Stretford-End.com will know that we’ve always championed development from within so I want to make it a regular habit to introduce some of our youngsters every few weeks, starting with the Reserve team captain, Magnus Eikrem…
Daily Mail correspondent Piers Morgan has been using his column to slag off Sir Alex Ferguson again because of the United manager’s refusal to talk to the BBC. Calling him a “bully” for defending his son, ridiculously demanding Fergie is fined “millions” and best of all wanting United games banned from television. Yolkie wrote to him to inform him of the potential consequences of his wishes..
As the transfer window comes to a close, typically you would expect news and rumors surrounding United to increase, but it’s actually gone fairly quiet as we enter the final days. Sadly, it means the frequency of Stretty Stories will likely decrease as well. As the window shuts and rumors go quiet, the news will inevitably slow. You can always count on Stretty Stories to bring you all of the news as it happens though.
Today, I’d especially like to point you in the direction of Yolkie’s exclusive interview with David May. Meanwhile, the press heaps praise on Nani and United are linked with a late move for an Everton starlet.
Former Manchester United defender David May took time out to have an indepth discussion with Yolkie for an exclusive interview for Stretford-End.com. May, of course, was part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s “fledglings” team which won the 1996 league and Cup double, and has recently set up “United Nights”, an event that precedes the big games where supporters have a chance to meet their heroes. Read on for part one of our two part chat, to see Maysie’s views on his relationship with the supporters, his outspoken opinion of Selhurst Park and Eric’s Kung Fu kick, his toughest opponent, and his views on Stretford-End.com’s championing of cult heroes!
Manchester United comfortably overcame a West Ham side who have now lost three of their opening matches, their worst start to a League season since 1977. Wayne Rooney, Luis Nani and Dimitar Berbatov completed the scoring – with United’s football breathtaking at times. If truth be told, United will face sterner challenges in the season ahead, but credit should be given for the way in which the players moved the ball once the West Ham players tired from their early pressing and high energy levels. The victory puts United in third place, level on points with Arsenal in second and Chelsea leading the table.
West Ham singles out Paul Scholes as United’s threat, Sir Alex hypes up Bebe, Rio could be two weeks from a return, and Capello is ready to axe Rooney.
West Ham have been tricky opponents for United in the past, but rarely at Old Trafford. Under new manager, Avram Grant, they will be looking to buck a trend that has seen them defeated on each of their past three visits. Manchester United will feel they have a point to prove on many levels – three points quickly became one point at Fulham last week whilst rivals Chelsea have already racked up a goal difference of +12 after just two games.