Brian Irvine says he was shocked the day Sir Alex Ferguson left Aberdeen for Manchester United.
He said he would never forget that day as the feeling at Pittodrie was that of massive loss. He led them for eight years and was set for greater success at Old Trafford.
Irvine, who lifted the 1990 Scottish Cup, is sad to see that another manager with the best win ratio since Ferguson is set to leave again. Derek McInnes has reportedly left the Granite City to lead Sunderland from the ruins of relegation to the Championship.
“The news then quickly broke that he was going to Manchester United and I was in shock. He signed me, he was the man I looked up to, so it was a big, big disappointment for me,” Irvine said.
“Like it was then for Aberdeen with Fergie, it will be very hard too for the current board to replace Derek McInnes,” he added. He said Ian Porterfield was a good manager but the shoes of Ferguson were to large to be filled. He cited the retirement of Ferguson at United as another example. He said the Red Devils struggled to replace him until they got Jose Mourinho. Continue reading IRVINE WAS SHOCKED WHEN FERGUSON LEFT ABERDEEN
Former Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has admitted losing the joy of football while he was at Old Trafford.
The French star left the club during the winter window and he seems to be finding his feet again at Everton under manager Ronaldo Koeman.
Schneiderlin made a big-money move to United from Southampton. He started well under Coach Louis van Gaal but he was dropped outright under Coach Jose Mourinho – a move than almost wrecked his career. He revealed that his love for the game dwindled as he rarely played until the move of his former boss Koeman. Continue reading SCHNEIDERLIN LOST ‘JOY OF FOOTBALL’ AT OT
For the fans of the legendary football club Manchester United, their latest news is much awaited always. With season changes coming forth and to and fro movement of players draws near, there is much anticipation in the air.
Jose Mourinho is certain that he will be managing the club for the forthcoming season. He is a favorite among the bookmakers and as a replacement of Louis van Gaal many fans see him getting the job. However, as per the official news publications, Mourinho has not been formally contacted by the French giants. However Mourinho’s agent has spoken to the executives at United.
Among the youths being signed on by the team, the club has already signed on three youths by this week, among them they have secured Lee O’ Connor who played captain for the under 16 team of Ireland. Among the others is Keith Groeneveld of South Africa who currently plays for Belgian side. Continue reading Latest News On Manchester United
Manchester United defender Phil Jones says that the players are starting to understand the tactics of manager Louis van Gaal and this has coincided with the significant improvement in form. United have been one of the top teams in the Premier League in 2015. They are currently on a run of four straight victories. It has made them almost certain of a top four finish, which was the primary objective of the club at the start of the campaign. Apart from their return to Champions League, United can also look forward to challenging for the title next season.
Such has been their form that they have managed to convert a nine-point deficit over Manchester City in the first half of the season into a four-point advantage going towards the end of the campaign. Van Gaal adopted the 3-5-2 formation during the early part of the season and this did not suit the players at all. It has only been after the return to playing four at the back that the players have started looking comfortable. Since then, they have managed to understand the tactics of the Dutchman in a much better way. Jones says that this is a huge reason behind their revival in form. Continue reading Phil Jones says that the players are starting to understand the tactics of manager Louis van Gaal
The latest Premier League matches of Manchester United has seen the team of Louis van Gaal clinching a 1-1 draw when playing against West Ham United and 3 days later when facing off with the basement relegation zone club Barnley they claimed a 3-1 triumph.
These have been fairly positive results as Manchester United sealed 4 points from these 2 matches which is a decent amount of points however; when you analyze how the squad of Louis van Gaal performed in both matches it’s a completely different story.
When Manchester United faced off with West Ham United on February 8, a late goal from Daley Blind was the only reason on how they managed on snatching the draw. Even with all of the talented attacking players that play for Manchester United which include the likes of: Angel Di Maria, Falcao, Van Persie, and Rooney. The only goal that Louis van Gaal’s squad scored came at the very last minute of the match through the likes of Daley Blind. Continue reading Manchester United latest Match a Draw