Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Dead Man Walking...

More than three players were targeted during the summer and in the end, only one emerge as United signing, Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini! Thank goodness at least there is one catch. Fellaini is one also a target for Sir Alex Ferguson once. I think we need his aerial prowess and aggressiveness in the midfield which United are severely lacking since Keane left the building. I reckon Fellaini will be a superb signing for United.
 
However United signed off on a bitter note when a deal for Athletico’s Herrera looked almost set, failed. United new chief and board of staff inexperience were to be blame for this silly move. United had months to conclude a deal for a player they wanted but they chose to waste time on Fabregas. They should have moved on after the second bid and start looking elsewhere. My question was, why was Herrera move at the very last minute?? United should have known that the pursuit of Baines and Fabregas seemed to nowhere. United chief should have at least been aware of Europe’s taxation legislation that every club should abide. Why wait till the last minute only to have a deal collapse due to such reason?! This should not happened!!! Poor Herrera had even agreed to receive a pay cut just to sign for United. Now he has to face his team mates yet again, making him look like a donkey. Such failures in signings marquee player this season certainly did not do any favour in United’s reputation. All the trash talking of United spending power and the ability of afford to sign any players regardless of their fees, have gone into the sewer drain.
 
Damn those Gooners fans definitely have something to shout about….Mesut Ozil…my word! He’s an absolute class, captured at the very last few hours of the closing transfer window. Why hadn’t United made enquiry on him earlier rather than wasting time for Fabregas.
 
Now that summer transfer window are shut for good, many find that a club as big as Manchester United are a laughing stock rather than a club who has made an exceptional signing. Well not all big signing eventually became champions. Look at Manchester City and Real Madrid, these two clubs spent on players as if they p

More than three players were targeted during the summer and in the end, only one emerge as United signing, Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini! Thank goodness at least there is one catch. Fellaini is one also a target for Sir Alex Ferguson once. I think we need his aerial prowess and aggressiveness in the midfield which United are severely lacking since Keane left the building. I reckon Fellaini will be a superb signing for United.
 
However United signed off on a bitter note when a deal for Athletico’s Herrera looked almost set, failed. United new chief and board of staff inexperience were to be blame for this silly move. United had months to conclude a deal for a player they wanted but they chose to waste time on Fabregas. They should have moved on after the second bid and start looking elsewhere. My question was, why was Herrera move at the very last minute?? United should have known that the pursuit of Baines and Fabregas seemed to nowhere. United chief should have at least been aware of Europe’s taxation legislation that every club should abide. Why wait till the last minute only to have a deal collapse due to such reason?! This should not happened!!! Poor Herrera had even agreed to receive a pay cut just to sign for United. Now he has to face his team mates yet again, making him look like a donkey. Such failures in signings marquee player this season certainly did not do any favour in United’s reputation. All the trash talking of United spending power and the ability of afford to sign any players regardless of their fees, have gone into the sewage!
 
Damn those Gooners fans definitely have something to shout about….Mesut Ozil…my word! He’s an absolute class, captured at the very last few hours of the closing transfer window. Why hadn’t United made enquiry on him earlier rather than wasting time for Fabregas.

Now that summer transfer window are shut for good, many find that a club as big as Manchester United are a laughing stock rather than a club who has made an exceptional signing. Well not all big signing eventually became champions. Look at Manchester City and Real Madrid, these two clubs spent on players as if they print their own money. Yes, it’s really great being a City or Real Madrid fan seeing different players signed in whenever a transfer window opens. But Barcelona have achieved far better results than Real Madrid in recent years. Manchester City won the league two seasons ago but were unable to lift up to their expectations a season later. And to make their matter worst, their beloved manager sent packing.
 
Frankly after this disappointing summer transfer, Manchester United will definitely struggle this season with even teams like Tottenham and Liverpool have added excellent surplus into their squad. As much as I am a United fan, this season a new champion will rise.
 
I hope Manchester United’s backroom staff learnt a piece or two following the failing yet disappointing summer transfer and come back strong in the January transfer, should they require an addition. Well at least Moyes got a Hershey’s kiss with a big hair. Just wake up and smell the coffee Moyes, don’t get too excited for the Champions League. Pray hard that Fellaini will fill in the big shoes. As much disappointing as I am, I can’t wait to see Fellaini In United shirt in the next game. All the best, Buddy! Moyes….good luck this season coz as of now to most of the Red Devil fans, you’re as good as a dead man walking…. 

Sunday, 1 September 2013

It's My Say On...Liverpool vs Manchester United...So Piss Off!

Saw the starting line up and all I can see, it's the typical Fergie's line-up yet again. Nani was available but Ashley Young started. Kagawa was available but Giggs was chosen. Chicharito is better than Welbeck,  but Welbeck made the cut for the team.
 
Honestly I am not a big fan Ashley Young. He gets excited often over the ball even when there's no one around him.
 
Short summary for the first half, United had couple of chances but due to damn poor corner takings and crosses especially from Young, lead the attacks to nowhere. Liverpool looked the better and I had to admit it but they deserved the lead into the half time.
 
Match resumes and United wonder boy, Carrick almost got himself red carded early in the 2nd half. Don't worry United faithful, Carrick will still win the Man of the Match tonight, even when he sucked like everyday.
 
Van Persie was having a good game so far but he was provoked by the not-so-red players. Phil Jones got injured in the first half, replaced by Valencia added spice into United's attack. If only Rooney was fit to play against his most hated club.
 
I can't stand a minute anymore watching Young on the field. Moyes, please replace him immediately!! The referee doesn't seem to be in favour to United, he yellow carded almost every United player. What's wrong with you, Ref?!
 
An hour has past, the home team looked quite comfortable so far. My prayers were answered when Young was replaced by Nani in the 62min. Nani will always be my first choice over Young. Sell Young back Aston Villa, I'm sure they missed him.
 
Manchester United's ball possession increased and Nani first corner taking almost lead to a goal by Giggs.
 
Liverpool substitute Sterling got jealous of Valencia perfect vision and nearly took his eyes off his skull.
 
Soon after, another prayer answered in the 72mins as old bird Giggs was taken off and replaced by Javier Hernandez...
 
Certainly Liverpool looked a better team than last season but only time will tell...
 
Nani's thundering shot in 76th minute nearly took Liverpool's goalkeeper hands off...what a chance that was!
 
United fans looked anxious as the match clock's ticking...could this be United's first lost of the season or...
 
Coutinho had a good game, got replaced by Luis Alberto in the 83rd min.
 
Van Persie nearly equalised from Hernandez pass...oh what a miss?! Attacks after attacks came in and still Liverpool leading. Free kick awarded after Cleverly was taken down heavily by Agger. RVP stood in front of the ball...yet no equalise. Liverpool were surprisingly strong to the end and with the help of referee on their side. 5 additional minutes into the injury time. No chance now...
 
Congratulation on your first lost, Moyes! Let's be stingy and not sign any players while other clubs are improving, Manchester United are digging themselves deeper into their own grave!!! Don't forget to carry on with your trash talking on new players!