Archive for July, 2012

Robin Van Persie must choose Manchester United over City

Robin Van Persie must choose Manchester United over City

Arsenal's Robin Van Persie at the Emirates

Author: Stretford_End

Follow Stretford_End on Twitter

Robin Van Persie should choose Manchester United over Manchester City says ex-red Gary Pallister, suggesting that the Dutchman will get ‘frustrated’ at United’s rivals due to their strength in depth up top. Pallister played for United for nine years after signing from Middlesbrough in 1989 – his £2.3million transfer fee was a record for a defender at the time. Robin Van Persie is currently at the centre of a transfer wrangle between United, City and Juventus – whilst Arsene Wenger and a number of players would obviously like to keep him at Arsenal. The latest odds suggest that Juventus are leading the way for his signature.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 8.0/10 (11 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +5 (from 5 votes)

Rio won’t be quitting Twitter!

Posted on July 25, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Players   No Comments »
Rio won't be quitting Twitter!

Author: Doron

Follow Doron on Twitter

The social networking site, Twitter, has become increasingly popular with fans and footballers over the past two years. Rio Ferdinand was, as footballers go, an early adopter of the site when he was injured and unable to play at the World Cup in 2010. With a possible FA charge hanging over him over something controversial he said, Rio’s told the press he intends to stay on Twitter. I doubt Sir Alex Ferguson or many of his followers will be sports betting on him quitting any time soon!

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 8.8/10 (10 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +4 (from 4 votes)

United go big for little Lucas Moura

Posted on July 23, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Transfer Speculation, Transfer Targets   11 Comments »
United go big for little Lucas Moura

Author: Doron

Follow Doron on Twitter

The Daily Mail and the Mirror have been playing ping-pong for the last few weeks over reports that United are trying to sign 19 year old Brazilian trickster, Lucas Moura. After stories speculating bids had been made and rejected, the Mirror today are running with a story that United have now agreed a fee of £26m for him.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 7.8/10 (6 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +2 (from 4 votes)

United Reserves squad for Ireland announced

Posted on July 23, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Youth   1 Comment »
United Reserves squad for Ireland announced

Author: Doron

Follow Doron on Twitter

Manchester United’s Reserves are travelling to Ireland for two friendly matches as part of their pre-season. Today, on Monday 23rd July they take on Longford Town (who currently have former United player, Keith Gillespie on their books) and Cork City on Wednesday 25th July. Irish journalist, Alan Smith, has kindly forwarded on the squad list which includes some interesting names.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 10.0/10 (5 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +4 (from 4 votes)

Pre-season Tour Over-analysis: United and Ajax Cape Town

Posted on July 23, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Guest Writer, Man United, Match Reports, Pre Season   No Comments »
Pre-season Tour Over-analysis: United and Ajax Cape Town

Author: Etienne Olivier

Follow Etienne (@Eti1United) on Twitter

So this was it, the months of nervous excited waiting had culminated in this one beautiful moment; watching my beloved Reds walk down the tunnel and on to the impressive Cape Town Stadium pitch, greeted by the rapturous noise of 55,000 passionate football lovers.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 8.8/10 (13 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +6 (from 10 votes)

Chris Smalling injured and will be out for ten weeks

Posted on July 22, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Everton, Injuries, Man United, Man United News, Quotes   No Comments »
Chris Smalling injured and will be out for ten weeks

Chris Smalling against Marseilles

Author: Stretford_End

Follow Stretford_End on Twitter

Chris Smalling will out of action for up to ten weeks following a broken metatarsal sustained last Wednesday (in training) Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed. Smalling injured his groin towards the end of last season, which ruled him out for Euro 2012 and the Great Britain football team for the Olympics. Ferguson had recently revealed that he expected Smalling to be fit for the Premier League opener away at Everton on 20th August, but he will have to wait until October to get his young defender back in the starting line up.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 8.7/10 (3 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)

Pre-season Tour Over-analysis: United and Amazulu

Posted on July 20, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Guest Writer, Man United, Match Reports, Pre Season   8 Comments »
Pre-season Tour Over-analysis: United and Amazulu

Author: Dave Shuttleworth

Follow Dave (@Coolidge_) on Twitter

There’s something a little bittersweet about going to watch United play in the pre-season. On one hand it’s fantastic to see the team you’ve supported since you were a boy in the flesh, yet on the other it’s a completely different level of intensity to what you usually see from the comfort of your living room, and therefore can position itself as a potential let-down.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 9.7/10 (13 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +7 (from 7 votes)

Robin Van Persie & Luka Modric linked with United

Posted on July 19, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Players, Press, Quotes, Transfer Speculation, Transfer Targets   14 Comments »
Robin Van Persie & Luka Modric linked with United

Arsenal's Robin Van Persie at the Emirates

Author: Stretford_End

Follow Stretford_End on Twitter

Robin Van Persie and Luka Modric have both been linked with moves to Manchester United in the press today, with many reds shocked at the notion of the Arsenal captain moving to Old Trafford. It appears that Van Persie will leave Arsenal this summer, after failing to agree a new contract with the North London club. He also released a statement informing the Arsenal fans as to the reasons why he would not be renewing his contract. Luka Modric has been unsettled for some time and was subject of a £40million move to Chelsea last summer. Now that Tottenham, unluckily, are not in the draw for 2012/13 Champions League, it seems that Modric will be on his way out of the club – providing his valuation is met.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 6.3/10 (10 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +2 (from 6 votes)

United to try new options at left back

Posted on July 18, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Players, Stretty Debate, Transfer Speculation, Transfer Targets   6 Comments »
United to try new options at left back

Author: Doron

Follow Doron on Twitter

United’s only recognised left back on tour is an 18 year old who’s only had a taste of Reserve team football. At his press conference yesterday, Sir Alex Ferguson said that winger, Robbie Brady, would be tried there as the club look at options for the season ahead. With Evra not on tour and Fabio loaned out, who’ll start the season as first choice left back?

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 8.3/10 (6 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +3 (from 3 votes)

Nemanja Vidic & Chris Smalling fit for 2012/13

Posted on July 17, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Injuries, Man United, Man United News, Players, Press   2 Comments »
Nemanja Vidic & Chris Smalling fit for 2012/13

Author: Stretford_End

Follow Stretford_End on Twitter

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic and Chris Smalling will be fit for the start of the Premier League campaign on August 20th away at Everton. Vidic has been missing from the United lineup since December, when he suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament injury against FC Basel in the Champions League. Chris Smalling has been out of action since the end of the season with a groin injury, which ruled him out of England’s Euro 2012 squad. Vidic was a massive loss to United, who lost the title on goal difference to Manchester City.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)