I love football and all things Manchester United. Although maybe not this season...
Outside of being a Featured Columnist at B/R, I'm a Biography Researcher at Infostrada Sports, whereby I write athlete biographies ahead of international sporting events. I've worked at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
I obtained a first-class degree from the University of Southampton, and I'm looking to have a long career in the sports industry.
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Alright Chris, I hope you enjoy your trip. All the best, and I look forward to your return.
I like Kagawa as a 10 much better than Rooney, and I in turn prefer Rooney as a CM. My midfield and attack would look like this:
Januzaj Kagawa Mata
When all our players are back. Is there any news on Carrick's injury? How long is he out?
In regards to Draxler, I think we should go all out for him. With the signing of Mata we have enough AMs for our starting 11, but Draxler is the kind of talent you just have to go for when the option is there. We can't let him fall into the hands of our rivals, because he is most likely going to be one of the elites of world football. Moyes would have to play a good rotation game to keep everyone happy, but we generally compete on many fronts and need a deep squad.
What're your thoughts on that Sunderland game? I'm basically losing faith in Moyes. He takes off Kagawa, who was our best attacking asset, and throws on Valencia, who either crosses into the first defender's face or over everyone's heads. Then, in extra time, with an away goal rule lead, which a single goal can turn into a loss, he decides to park the bus against one of the league's worst teams this season. We, the reigning champions of England, parked the bus against a team tied for the lowest points in the table. 11 players vs 11 players. That is a disgrace.
I won't stand for us playing in a way that compromises our pride and takes us backwards. If Moyes doesn't show me signs of clear improvement in tactics within the next couple of games, he's lost my support.
BTW, 10 penalties taken, 3 goals scored #EnglishPenalties lol
I have a few questions. (If you don't mind Answering for me =) :
Why do Man Utd always lose so many of their best young players oooooh ?
What are your thoughts on this matter ?
Talented Young Players Who Left Manchester United too early
(SAF most glaring mistake – letting go of top talent) imo.
2-Mats Moller Deahli
4-Magnus Wolff Eikrem (In just over two weeks time as new manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has completed his first signing as cardiff city manager with the capture of Eikrem and now Daehli also set to join him soooooon) And yet moyes didn't sign anyone lol! Oh, we've got Fellaini! haha
10-*and so on
Imagine if all these players are still in United team Omg!
Imo, if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was manager at United, I'm sure he will bring back Daehli, Eikrem, Pogba, and Morrison..hahaha(dont hate me for that)
Glory Glory Man United!
Hey Chris, hope you don't mind if I share it here
Manchester United fans express their anger over David Moyes :
We're Manchester United, We're champions!
20 Times Champions Of England!
Not Mid-Table Everton or Second Division Preston!
We were champions last season!
Oh Crap! Now We're Screwed!
Imo, Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to personally recommend David Moyes (not Pep,Klopp,Jose or Rijkaard) as the manager to replace him was a BIG MISTAKE!
Because David Moyes has never won a major trophy as a manager, not even a Premier League or League Cup or FA cup. In his 11 years in charge at Goodison Park, David Moyes never witnessed an Everton victory at Old Trafford. At least now he can scratch that off his to do list.haha
Sir Alex Ferguson, arguably the Greatest Manager but for me, NOT EVERYTHING THAT HE TOUCHES TURNS TO GOLD, as some of his signings prove. Check out his top 10-20 list of flops that he has signed during his 25-year spell.
Yes..Sir Alex Ferguson can only buy success. But sometimes he buys failure!
I predict a frustrating season for David Moyes.
Q: David Moyes will be a flop ? Yes? No? Maybe so? Imo, YES.
Because Manchester United need WORLD CLASS MANAGER not MID-TABLE MANAGER.
B/R expert ______ explain about David Moyes :
I was vehemently against the Moyes hiring because aside from the Football League second division in 2000, he has not won anything, not even a League Cup.
It reinforces Sir Alex Ferguson's GREATNESS.
I mean, my goodness, he won a league title with the same players (minus Marouane Fellaini) Moyes has.
The players do not fear Moyes and don't respect him.
Moyes to me is a good mid-table manager who works within a budget.
Throw him into a storied club like United, he will struggle immensely.
People say, well Ferguson struggled too early on his United tenure.
That is true but his CV prior to being a United manager: a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, a UEFA Super Cup, three Scottish Premier League titles, four Scottish Cups, a Scottish League Cup with Aberdeen is something Moyes may never achieve in his career.
One Of The Best Commentators in the Manchester United Section______explain about David Moyes :
He's a good manager of course, but he's still a mid table manager in my opinion. By comparison, David Moyes is unknown quantity throughout Europe and anyone checking his CV will find out that he had a weak CV and no trophies.
EVERTON LEAGUE RECORD UNDER DAVID MOYES
2001-02 = 15th
(Won 4 , Drawn 1 , Lost 4)
2002-03 = 7th
(Won 17 , Drawn 8 , Lost 13)
2003-04 = 17th
(Won 9 , Drawn 12 , Lost 17)
2004-05 = 4th
(Won 18 , Drawn 7 , Lost 13)
2005-06 = 11th
(Won 14 , Drawn 8 , Lost 16)
2006-07 = 6th
(Won 15 , Drawn 13 , Lost 10)
2007-08 = 5th
(Won 19 , Drawn 8 , Lost 11)
2008-09 = 5th
(Won 17 , Drawn 12 , Lost 9)
2009-10 = 8th
(Won 16 , Drawn 13 , Lost 9)
2010-11 = 7th
(Won 13 , Drawn 15 , Lost 10)
2011-12 = 7th
(Won 15 , Drawn 11 , Lost 12)
2012-13 = 6th
(Won 16 , Drawn 15 , Lost 7)
Totals: 8th (avg)*427 173 123 131 568 503 642
* Average place of 7.54 is based on full seasons (11) only.
What do you think about David Moyes appointment as Manchester United manager?
Feel free to disagree or agree, that's your right and thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts! =)
Ugh it seems I can't delete that comment, sorry to spam your page, and sorry for looking like a fool twice...
BTW thanks for becoming a fan :)
BTW thanks for the becoming a fan :)
I thought that creativity and invention weren't such an issue this game, or at least as much as Hernandez not doing anything with the service he was provided. We could have won the game had he been more clinical, and offside less.
I think Moyes should definitely bench Chicharito and only start Welbeck as our striker. He has recently, for my opinion, become more lazy in chasing down the opposition and he doesn't offer enough (any) creativity for the CAM or CF role. He and Kagawa (or Young for that matter) don't work well together behind the striker, so it's sad to see Kagawa getting most of his chances these days with Welbeck in the CAM/CF position.
I agree on Fabio. Sadly injuries are his only shot at redemption.
I also think we can take Sunderland, and let's hope City has a horror show in their semi-final so we avoid them :) Unlikely, but a boy can dream!
What did you think of the game BTW? I thought there were positives despite the disastrous nature of the game.
The formation was a 4-2-3-1 to me, but with Welbeck as the 10 it doesn't really work for me. He is a consumer of space and not a creator, which is acceptable for a 9 but not great for a 10 in a 4-2-3-1. It also affects Kagawa's game, who's having a hard time impressing us already. Valencia found himself in great positions, but he couldn't create anything because of his lack of a left foot.
Chicharito needs to stop starting IMO. He is getting better at being involved in the build-up play, but he's lost his predatory instincts. He's never on-side, and when he is he looks like he isn't expecting the ball to reach him.
Ferdinand should be replaced with a youngster immediately. Even if one of our academy boys can only play at the same level as him for now, they will improve whereas he will only decline. Buttner I think grabbed his chance and made a case for competing with Evra for minutes. He was very rough and inconsistent, but the positives I feel outweighed the negatives.
Fabio on the other hand... just wow... That was wayyy too reckless and he could have seriously hurt Canas there. Unacceptable, and I don't see him having a future with us anymore. He needed to really impress Moyes here, but I think he was far too desperate to do so which lead to his recklessness.
I think we looked like the better side over 90 minutes and if we had someone up top that can consistently score (funny to say that about Hernandez) then we would have won, or at least drawn for the replay. It was a good tactical improvement, however the performance of the players still leaves much to be desired.