Ever since Marouane Fellaini joined Manchester United in the summer raid of 2013 just after Alex Ferguson’s last season at the club, it is safe to say that till now, mixed and divided opinions is what you will get from United’s fans should a popularity sample be taken on the Belgian’s behalf.
This is a result of an equally divided performance of his for the past four years. By all means the Belgian do not fall short of what can be referred to as a fine player, leaving one to wonder just why and how, four years down the drain, the 29-year old had to hang on the thread bear of being a“Mourinho’sfavourite soldier” to sign an extension of his stay at old Trafford.
Fellaini’s problems started the moment he became forced to play as a defensive midfielder as opposed to his preferred attacking midfield position which he very well excels in without much stress.
Mourinho’sarrival have illuminated the Belgian’s importance which before now was seen as only the act of using his height to break and chest down David de Gea’s long passes, enabling United to control the swing of games.Under, Mou has him seen done more, given the coach’s love for physicality, something the former Everton midfield has in boundless proportions given his build. Continue reading FELLAINI KEEPS REPAYING MOURINHO’S FAITH
Manchester United legend, Paul Scoles says Jose Mourinho will make football exciting again at the Premier League outfit.
Scoles insists that Mourinho will learn from Louis van Gaal’s experience and deliver exciting football should he become manager. After the sacking of LvG on Monday, two days after winning the FA Cup, talks to bring the former Chelsea tactician Mourinho to Old Trafford began and it has entered day two. Paul Scholes joins another former player, David Beckham, in endorsing the coach. He said:
“The fans at Man United demand entertaining football and I’m sure Mourinho will come and try and give it.
Van Gaal led United to fifth place in the Premier League but was criticized for his lack of attacking football, with the team only scoring 49 league goals this season. Scholes, who won 11 league titles and two Champions Leagues during a 20-year successful career at Old Trafford, was among Van Gaal’s critics, claiming United were disjointed and played boring football under the 64-year-old. He also questioned whether the former Netherlands, Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss really understood the “ethos of the club.“The 41-year old retired player told BBC Surrey:
“I think Mourinho will have watched that closely and will have seen what happened.
“He’s a top manager, he’s proven that before and hopefully he can do that again.” Continue reading MAN UNITED LEGEND SAYS MOURINHO WILL MAKE FOOTBALL EXCITING AGAIN AT THE CLUB
Gareth Bale has declared that he is not seeking any immediate move away from Real Madrid since he feels happy at the club.
The Welshman’s future at the Santiago Bernabeu has been an ever present speculation. Even though he has joined the club as the world record transfer, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to be seen as the number one not just at the club but across the world. Bale has been played in the number of positions and this has not exactly helped the former Tottenham winger. Ronaldo, meanwhile, has been the centre focus in the Madrid team even after the arrival of Rafa Benitez.
Benitez clearly trusted Bale much more than Ronaldo and this led to the Welshman being given a lot more of the defence of responsibilities. Now with Benitez gone out of the picture, Zinedine Zidane has become the new manager at Madrid. It remains to be seen if Bale’s position at the club will change once again. The player was asked about his future plans to which he stated that he wants to remain at Madrid for the time being. This is an indication from the 26-year-old that things about exactly smooth on his side. Bale continues to be linked with a return to the Premier League with United interested in him. Continue reading Gareth Bale has declared that he is not seeking any immediate move
Juan Mata has confirmed that he would like to see goalkeeper David de Gea to stay at Manchester United. The Spaniard has been linked with Real Madrid for several months now.
Since he is out of contract next summer, the Spanish club want to take advantage of the situation by signing him on a relatively low transfer fee. After having moved to Old Trafford for around £ 18 million, it is believed that United will be receiving only around £ 13 million for the goalkeeper. Personally, it is believed that the 24 year old wants to return to Madrid – the place where he grew up.
Even the fact that De Gea has come on the back of a stunning campaign with United is unlikely to convince him to stay at Old Trafford for longer. Madrid will offer much more possibilities of immediately winning trophies whereas United are still going through a transitional period after the departure of Ferguson almost 2 years ago. Ifde Gea does choose to leave England, he will be linking up with Rafa Benitez at Madrid for the first time. Mata says that the Spaniard has the ability to get the best out of any player. Continue reading Juan Mata has confirmed that he would like to see goalkeeper David de Gea to stay
Juventus has a lead of over 10 points in the Italian League;it really is no wonder to know why the team of MassimilianoAllegri are the favorites on winning their 4th successive Serie A title but this is not the only thing that the Italian club is aiming for.
Juventus is the only Italian outfit that has managed to enter the quarter-final stages of the UEFA Champions League and their hopes of making it even further were increased after they were pitted against As.Monaco.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, PSG, Bayern Munich, Porto, Athletic Madrid and As.Monaco are all of the teams that are competing in the quarter-final stages of the Champions League and the French side As.Monaco is widely considered to be the weakest team in the European competition.
Carlos Tevez is the top goal-scorer of Juventus as the Argentine player has scored 16 goals in 26 appearances and the 31 year old player has outlined what he wants his team to concentrate on instead of only winning the Serie A title as he said: “We are in a good shape, we are in excellent form and this is the most important thing. We have to win the title as soon as possible and focus on the Champions League.” Continue reading Juventus has a lead of over 10 points in the Italian League
The Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed that the Argentine striker Sergio Aguero is a major doubt for the match against Arsenal after a fortnight. The former Atletico Madrid striker has been one of the best players at the club since his £ 38 million move from the Spanish club more than a year ago. He has settled to life in English football brilliantly and has been one of the first-team regulars at the club. City have made an indifferent start to the title defence and are currently seven points behind leaders United.
Hence, they need to have their best players available for all the matches if they are to have any hope of retaining the title, but they have been dealt a major blow with the news that Aguero is unlikely to be available for the big match against Arsenal. In between the match, City will be playing in the FA Cup against Championship club Watford. Aguero is unlikely to be a major miss for the match, but playing against Arsenal away from home is a major proposition. City cannot afford to drop any more points in the league, and Mancini has said that he has his fingers crossed over the fitness of his star player.
“It’s difficult to assess an injury like that but my experience says he is doubtful for Arsenal. There will be a lot of swelling in there and a bit of bleeding and we will not know for 48 hours how long he will be out for. It is irrelevant whether Yaya disappears or not. The challenge is to keep winning football matches. We have a squad of players that we have to choose 11 from. Whichever 11 we put on the park,” said the City assistant manager David Platt after the 4-3 win over Norwich.