Brilliant Brazilian to Replace English Talent and Solve Our Midfield Crisis?
Even after a glorious 25 years at the helm, Ferguson is still faced with a major headache where United’s centre midfield is concerned.
My Favourite Footballer… Michael Carrick
By Steve Williams
Tall, two-footed, great first touch, fantastic range of passing, positionally exceptional, and does a fantastic job of screening the back four.
If you said that list of attributes to any club manager in world football they would be screaming at you demanding to find out who he is, yet because his name happens to be “Michael Carrick”, he is unbelievably underrated.
Happy 30th Birthday Nemanja Vidic! A Timeline of his United Career So Far
January 5th 2006 – Manchester United sign Nemanja Vidic
Manchester United complete the January window signing of Nemanja Vidic from Spartak Moscow for a reported transfer fee of £7million.
Manager Sir Alex states after the capture of the Serbian International:
“Good defenders win you things. This lad is really natural and athletic. You need good defenders and that is exactly what this lad is!”
Happy 30th Birthday! Nemanja Vidic’s Time At Old Trafford So Far
Nemanja Vidic is a leader, a winner and an absolute brute. Signed from Spartak Moscow almost 6 years ago, Vidic wasn’t known by many people.
The Future’s Bright for Brilliant Danny Boy
Having started this season so well and performing so admirably at Anfield on Saturday, Danny Welbeck’s current form for United is typical of the way in which young English talent is thriving at the moment in the Premier League. After several seasons of young home grown stars frustrating, this season has seen an explosion of talented youth spectacularly arrive on the scene.
Manchester United Hall of Fame- Ruud Van Nistelrooy
One of the most prolific goal scorers in European football, Ruud van Nistelrooy’s exploits at Old Trafford put him firmly in the heart of United folklore. It was when he signed for PSV Eindhoven from Heerenveen for £4.2million, a then record fee between Dutch clubs, that he began to take the Eridivisie by storm. In two seasons van Nistelrooy hit 60 goals for PSV, alerting Europe’s top clubs, including United and Real Madrid. His goals-to-games ratio was quite simply exceptional.
Sir Alex was determined to sign van Nistelrooy. So much so, he kept in contact with the player for a year as he recovered from the cruciate knee ligament injury he suffered whilst training with PSV. The setback came days after failing a medical with United in April 2000. After a remarkable recovery, he finally signed for the Reds in April 2001 for around £19m – a bargain when this fee is put into context at the time of the transfer; players such as Vieri, Crespo and Figo had all been transferred for sums in excess of £30m.
The tall Dutchman struck 100 goals in his first three seasons in Manchester. He overtook United legend Denis Law’s title as the club’s all-time top scorer in European competition in his fourth campaign, and by the end of his fifth year at Old Trafford he’d reached 150 goals in fewer than 200 starts.
Officials Must Look at Themselves in Evra/Suarez Racism Case
The Liverpool v Manchester United encounter proved to be mighty fine example of the contrasting sides of football, the light and the dark, as well as they joy and the pain.