Manchester United need to pay €20m to land Benfica's Nico Gaitan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United's interest in Benfica's winger Nico Gaitan is nothing new. The Red Devils have had registered their interest quite a number of times and there are numerous reports in Portugal press that suggest the interest hasn't died down yet.
David Moyes has admitted he had to unleash the hairdryer on his players at half-time yesterday, after United produced a shambolic first 45 minutes at home against Shakthar Donetsk and looked in serious danger of slipping up at home against the Ukrainian outfit.
After two consecutive defeats at home, United simply could not afford another mistake and Moyes had harsh words for his players at halftime, which obviously had the desired effect, as United delivered a much improved performance in the second half and secured a crucial 1-0 win thanks to Phil Jones' goal.
Manchester United's recent run of poor performances has only increased the pressure on David Moyes. A home loss to Everton should have galvanized United to respond against Newcastle, especially given that it was yet another home fixture.
Come kickoff on Saturday though, there was no response whatsoever.
Coming off back-to-back losses in Old Trafford, a beleaguered Manchester United need to figure out how to again win at home against a Shakhtar Donetsk side eager to advance.
Man United have already secured their spot in Champion's League knockout stages, but now winning today against Shakhtar is a matter of staving off crisis for manager David Moyes before heading into the knockout round.
Barcelona join the race to snatch €30m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United are reportedly interested in Borussia Dortmund's highly rated midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. The Daily Telegraph's award winning writer Mark Ogden wrote recently in article that the Red Devils indeed have shown interest in him.
Man Utd Latest: Has Moyes found Kagawa's €45m replacement? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Man Utd's Shinji Kagawa has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford for many weeks now; and after his no-show at the weekend against Newcastle, reports in the German press are insisting a return to Borussia Dortmund is on the cards.
Man Utd Chase £30m Dutch Star, Arsenal Target £8m goal machine - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It doesn't need any rocket science to guess that central midfield is the one area that Manchester United need bolstering in the upcoming transfer window. Throughout the summer, the Red Devils were linked with avalanche of midfielders, including the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Ander Herrera, but none of the deal materialized, as the frugal search continues.
Sometimes you just can't explain sports. Eight years ago, Liverpool ended up finishing second in their Champions League group and fifth in the Premier League table, but ended the season as champions of Europe. The English club edged out Olympiacos in the group stages (on goal difference), then advanced past Bayer Leverkusen, Juventus and Chelsea; all over two legs to reach the Champions League final against AC Milan.
Manchester United are ready to offload as many as 10 members of their first-team squad as David Moyes tries to put his stamp on the club. The Manchester Evening News reports that Moyes will seek to get rid of many established United players to bring in fresh faces. The champions' recent string of poor results [.
Possible Manchester United Starting XI vs Shakhtar Rooney Returns - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Man Utd will host Ukrainian championsShakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday night, in what has turned into an absolutely critical game for manager David Moyes.
So often an impenetrable fortress, Old Trafford has of late been a place of wretched agony for the Man Utd faithful; with both Everton and Newcastle registering hard fought 1-0 wins over the last week.
Manchester United manager David Moyes says he takes "complete responsibility" for the champions losing successive home games to Everton and Newcastle. Moyes says he is to blame for United's form, which sees them lying ninth in the Premier League table. He said: "I take complete responsibility for results.
Chelsea want £10m defender in January, Barcelona target Aguero & Van Persie - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jose Mourinho's second stint with Chelsea hasn't been a smooth ride so far with strike problem remains a major thorn in flesh for the Blues. The cause for frustration further stems out from the fact that defence, which was Mourinho's major strength in his first spell, hasn't provided enough safety at the back, as Chelsea continue to leak in goals at an alarming rate.
David Moyes has taken the blame for Saturday's 1-0 defeat against Newcastle, which has seen United plummet 13 points off the top, as the Reds have now lost as many games in three months as they did in the whole of last season and now failed to score in consecutive league games at home.
A 12-game unbeaten run had seemingly steadied the Reds' ship, but consecutive 2-2 draws away at Cardiff and Spurs have now been followed by successive defeats at home, with United looking bereft of confidence and devoid of any momentum and inspiration as the lack of quality that had threatened to cripple this squad for years is finally being laid bare for all to see.
Much of the frustration and analysis of casual observers regarding Manchester United's dip in form this season has been around new manager David Moyes. But the analysis has failed to recognize the slip in competitive position in the transfer market inflicted by the club's American owners.
The Red Devils commercial revenues worldwide are roughly similar to Barcelona or Bayern Munich, but both of those clubs have twice or three times the spending power of United currently.
Manchester United Transfer: Barcelona Eye Move For Robin van Persie, reports Catalan press - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Spanish media is abuzz with gossip of Robin Van Persie handing in a transfer request and on his way to join league leaders Barcelona in next window.
Van Persie reportedly has been critical of the training and management methods of David Moyes and the lethargic performance of last season's Premier League winners would have done little to vindicate Moyes's management abilities to the Dutch striker.
Transition periods are a part of everything: life, relationships, work, etc. Sometimes they can go smoothly, but more often than not they can be tricky. Anyone who has been through a difficult transition period will tell you the best way to navigate through it is to be patient, let go of the past, deal with the present, and move forward.
More Agony for Moyes Man Utd player ratings vs Newcastle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Yoann Cabaye's second half effort condemned Man Utd to their second consecutive home defeat for 10 years, as a hard-working Newcastle outfit triumphed at Old Trafford, 1-0.
The result will heap further pressure on the beleaguered David Moyes; with the Scot having had the luxury of picking Dutch hit-man Robin Van Persie for the game, having been without him for the last three matches.
We can't decide if this young Manchester United fan was genuinely shellshocked by this afternoon's defeat to Newcastle or if he just knew he'd get on TV if he waited around for long enough. Either way, he wasn't up for leaving his seat after the final whistle. He just stayed put with his bottom lip [.
Van Persie wants to leave Old Trafford, Arsenal target €26m Argentine winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Ahead of Manchester United's home tie against Newcastle United on Saturday, former Liverpool hero and BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson has dropped a huge bombshell suggesting that Robin van Persie has asked Manchester United for a move out.
Both Manchester United and Newcastle United had a midweek to forget as David Moyes charges falling to his former club Everton at Old Trafford for the first time since 1992, while Newcastle were soundly beaten by Swansea at the Liberty stadium despite the absentee's of Michu and Bony but it didn't stop Alan Pardew picking up the Manager of the Month for November and with that taken on board and the lack of wins at Old Trafford I'd go for a comfortable home win for the Red Devils.
Why Fellaini needs to step it up against Newcastle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Wednesday evening was one of great significance to Everton. The Toffees' board had the job of replacing David Moyes in the summer their manager of 11 years but this week the Merseyside club had the opportunity to face up against the man who left them for Manchester United.
Here are the key points from David Moyes' pre-match press conference... #mufc pic.twitter.com/WV4Rd8hMWh Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 6, 2013 Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed that he wants to strengthen his squad in January. Moyes said that is the target ahead of every transfer window and he will try to add players in [.
After a lifetime in football, Mike Phelan may well have spent more time in the spotlight in the last few weeks than at any other stage of his career.
Phelan has been without work since David Moyes decided not to retain his services after taking over at Old Trafford this summer, yet the name of the former United Assistant Manager has been at the forefront of fan discussion after Phelan claimed he had controlled the United team in all but name during Sir Alex Ferguson's last five years in charge.
Manchester United manager David Moyes says the club could be included among the favourites to win the Champions League. The Premier League champions won their group after a 1-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk last night. Despite their dismal league form, Moyes thinks his side are among the contenders to be crowned champions of Europe.
In recent seasons, United have turned to the Premier League for solace after experiencing disappointment in Europe. This season, however, things have taken the opposite course as United have secured qualification to the round of 16 with a game to spare and a draw against Shakthar Donetsk tomorrow will secure top spot in Group A.
David Moyes is dreaming if he thinks this Manchester United team can still win the Premier League this season. At the moment, qualifying for the Champions League seems beyond this squad, never mind catching Arsenal.
After losing to Everton and Newcastle, United are 12 points behind leaders Arsenal, who play Everton on Sunday.
"The past is yours, but the future is mine," sang Ian Brown in the Stone Roses' "She Bangs the Drums".
Six months after another Mancunian icon saw the most successful manager in its history depart, the past remains very much Sir Alex Ferguson's, while David Moyes' present is far from the fasts the club had become accustomed to under his predecessor and the future remains an unknown, arguably menacing, entity.