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Ferguson says Robin van Persie is United’s last piece of the jigsaw

Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that Robin van Persie is the “last piece of the jigsaw” for Manchester United as reported on the BBC Sport website.

The ex-Arsenal striker has scored 12 goals in 18 Premier League games so far this season which have helped United to claim a four point lead at the top of the table.

Sir Alex said, “I’m reluctant to subscribe to the cult of an individual, but sometimes you find the last piece of the jigsaw.” Continue reading

Solskjaer says Man City are Man United’s ‘little brother’

Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that rivals Manchester City  are like Manchester United’s “little brother” who will never be able to take their “big brothers” place. Solskjaer made his comments in a BBC Football Focus interview before this weekend’s top of the table derby clash between the two Manchester clubs at the Etihad Stadium. Continue reading

Manchester United unveil Sir Alex Ferguson statue

A bronze statue of Sir Alex Ferguson has been unveiled at Old Trafford by his wife, Lady Cathy.

The nine-foot statue was commissioned back in November 2011 to mark 25 extraordinary years at the club, when the North Stand was also renamed the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand. Continue reading

Are Manchester United Regretting Paul Pogba’s Move to Juventus?

“I don’t think he showed us any respect at all so, to be honest, I’m quite happy [that he left],” United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson told MUTV after Paul Pogba’s departure to Italian giants Juventus. Are United and Sir Alex now regretting not doing more to keep the young French midfielder, given his performances and rave reviews in Italy? Continue reading

Robin van Persie Manchester United

Arsenal fans look away…here’s a photo you didn’t want to see; Robin van Persie in a Manchester United shirt. Robin van Persie United shirt available here.

It seems Robin van Persie has been given the number 20 for his first season as a United striker. This signing is a bold move by Sir Alex Ferguson and a clear signal of his intent to wrestle the Premier League title back from arch rivals Manchester City.

Ferguson often bemoans the lack of value there is in the current transfer market and the signing of van Persie goes against Ferguson’s and United’s recent transfer policy. Sir Alex is often shipping out players when they reach their late 20’s, and yet here he is paying a reported £24 million for a 29 year old striker with an unfortunate injury record. Have United got value for money? That remains to be seen. Continue reading

Premier League 2012-13 Season Preview

The English Premier League (EPL) is back. Are you ready for another nine months packed with controversy, the up and downs, the drama and the excitement that the Premier League often delivers, making it the most popular domestic football league on the planet.

Season 2012-13 certainly has a lot to live up to, following on the extraordinary last minute conclusion to last season with Manchester City winning the Title on goal difference from their city neighbours, United. Plus, the success of Team GB at the Olympics has lead to many focusing on some of the more unsavoury parts of our game and football and footballers and come in for a lot of criticism. Continue reading

Manchester United Football Shirt – Home 2012/13 – Nike

Nike has unveiled Manchester United new home football kit for the 2012-13 season. Available to buy here. It’s fair to say that the bold new design received a mixed reception among Manchester United supporters. However, recently there has been a marked increase in positive comments towards the new shirt design. The checked gingham design was a bold move by the designers at Nike and has taken some getting used to. The fans have now seen the team play in the shirt in pre-season friendlies and have had time to appreciate the new look. Continue reading