Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs turns 40 today. On March 2, 1991 Giggs made his league debut (as a substitute) for the Red Devils against Everton at Old Trafford. After breaking into the first team at a young age of 17, he has never looked back since. Giggs made his full Manchester United debut in the Manchester derby on May 4, 1991.
Excellent Manchester United YouTube channel Full Time Devils do a great job covering the Red Devils, and with the international break leaving us all with very little club excitement, they've taken a look at their side's top three players so far this season.
United haven't had the best of starts to their Premier League campaign, but recent victories over Stoke City and Arsenal have got people once again speaking positively about David Moyes' side.
Manchester United and England footballer Phil Jones has made it no secret that he is most comfortable playing for both club and country at the heart of defense. Yet he often finds himself playing at right-back or central midfield for the Red Devils.
Jones, who joined Manchester United from Blackburn Rovers in 2011 for a fee in the region of £16.
Manchester United are planning to take advantage of Wayne Rooney's great form and improved moved by offering him a new four-year contract. Red Devils chiefs hope they can tie their wantaway star down to a new deal while he seems to be enjoying his football. The Sun reports that the champions will put forward a [.
After what was a slow start to the English Premier League campaign for defending champions Manchester United under new manager David Moyes, the Red Devils are closing in on the title contenders thanks to a tight victory against first-place Arsenal.
Manchester United extended their unbeaten league run to five matches as Robin van Persie netted an early match-winner against his former club in a 1-0 win at Old Trafford.
The atmosphere in North London looks quite good ahead of Arsenal's massive Premier League clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorrow. The Gunners go into the match as league leaders and in good spirit after big wins against Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund within the past seven days.
Though Manchester United find themselves in 8th place currently, expect the Red Devils to give Arsenal a difficult time as David Moyes and his men continue their ascent up the Premier League table.
After posting back-to-back home shutout wins against early-season English Premier League title contender Liverpool and defending Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal will wrap up their tough stretch of matches at Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United and former star striker Robin van Persie.
Manchester United will host Barclays Premier League table-toppers Arsenal in an exciting football tussle this weekend. The Red Devils will definitely go for a win to continue their good form in the domestic league and close the gap on the leaders. After a dull draw against Real Sociedad in the Champions League fixture during mid-week, David Moyes will definitely be under pressure to
David Moyes and his Manchester United side were unable to score on the road against Spanish side Real Sociedad on Tuesday evening. Though the English side did have chances, the match resulted in a 0-0 draw, which saw both sides earn a point.
Chicharito Hernandez really should have scored after Shinji Kagawa played him in at the back post early in the second half, and Robin van Persie had the chance to put the Red Devils ahead in the 70th minute after Ashley Young earned his side a penalty.
Manchester United once again appear to be saddled with a wealth of injuries and knocks that manager David Moyes will have to be concerned about heading into the Red Devils trip to Spanish side Real Sociedad on Tuesday evening.
The club earned another three points domestically over the weekend to narrow their gap to the top four, but there is still much improvement to be seen before many fans will believe that the club is prepared for life after Sir Alex Ferguson.
News of Manchester United's interest in AS Roma starlet Miralem Pjanic continues to spread. The 23-year-old former Lyon youngster has blossomed into a massive talent and his current form continues to impress.
The links to United look to have sparked more interested from around Europe as well, but his Italian club are hoping that an enticing new offer should be enough to keep him in the Eternal City.
It is no secret that Manchester United have had a tough start to their Premier League campaign and as a result of their current struggles, despite some results starting to go their way, the club are being linked with a January that could see manager David Moyes look at making more changes.
Paul Ansorge is on-loan from Manchester United's excellent fan site "United Rant" and is the co-host of the Rantcast, the United Rant podcast. With Stoke City up up next for United at Old Trafford, Paul takes a look at the three figures he thinks could have the biggest influence for the Red Devils on Saturday.
Manchester United have clinched a record £300million shirt deal with Nike that will keep the Red Devils wearing the swoosh icon for another five years. The deal will be a world record fee for a soccer shirt deal.
It's more than triple the amount of money that United currently receive under their current deal with Nike, and it smashes the previous world record of £31million a year by adidas/Real Madrid.
Roy Keane was on ITV Sport's group of analysts last night breaking down the Arsenal v Borussia Dortmund match, but conversation shifted from the night's match to Sir Alex Ferguson's book at one point of the broadcast.
Ferguson released his highly-anticipated autobiography yesterday, which sent both mainstream media as well as social media into a frenzy.
Sir Alex Ferguson will be all over the press in the upcoming weeks as he's just released his autobiography, revealing interesting behind-the-scenes stories and information about his incredible time in charge at Old Trafford.
This week, Ferguson discussed his relationship with England striker Wayne Rooney and claims money was the reason the pair fell out.
They came, they saw, but they didn't conquer. Well, for a Southampton side that flirted with relegation last season, a draw at Old Trafford would suffice. However, like last season, Mauricio Pochettino's men may feel as if they underachieved.
Meanwhile, the pressure on David Moyes is at an all-time high, as the Red Devils are off to their worst start to a season in the Premier League era.
Adnan Januzaj has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester United.
The 18-year-old left winger, who scored two key goals for the Red Devils against Sunderland recently, attracted interest from several clubs around Europe including Manchester City and Juventus. The gifted footballer has decided to shrug off the interest from other clubs, and commit his future to United.
Manchester United ran away late winners over Sunderland thanks to young rising star Adnan Januzaj two weeks ago. Now the Red Devils face off against strong early season upstart side Southampton whom reside in the top four while United languish in ninth.
David Moyes still has many bumps to iron out in his first team as all the pieces continue to fall into place for the hand picked United successor.
Robin van Persie may have only been at Manchester United for a year before Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement, but it is easy to see just how big of an impact the legendary Scottish manager had on the Dutch striker.
Fresh off becoming Holland's record breaking goalscorer, passing prolific goalscorer Patrick Kluivert in the process, van Persie posted the below photo to his Instagram account featuring himself and his former manager at United.
Time for Moyes to change up Man Utd? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It hasn't been the smoothest of starts for Moyes at United, but he will be given time.
It became something of a trademark under Ferguson; flying wingers, clinging to the thin white line allowing their team to utilize the entire width of the field and launch lightening counter blows against teams that were unprepared for the speed and efficiency of the comnig attack.
This weekend the world got introduced to the talents of Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj the way it was meant to happen, with a match winning brace against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light when the pressure was truly on.
The 18-year-old was the most lively player in attack for the Red Devils the entire night and you could feel him grasping for his opportunities to score and they eventually came.
Tottenham found themselves on the wrong side of White Hart Lane as West Ham United thumped big summer spenders 0-3. Manchester United seemed to be on the back foot for a large part of the game only for debutant teenager Januzaj to score a brace and secure three vital points for the Red Devils. Arsenal were held by West Brom whereas Liverpool continued their winning streak.
Although Manchester United did manage to take all three points against Sunderland this weekend, the Red Devils continue to struggle this season with their form and winning mentality as they continue to be on a poor run of form this year.
Manager David Moyes is certainly under the microscope, granted when you are the hand picked successor to Sir Alex Ferguson what else could you expect, one of his star forwards and former youth players in the form of Wayne Rooney has come out to support him in the media according to comments seen in multiple papers across Britain this morning:
"Obviously the manager is under a bit of pressure and we know as a team it's us who have let him down.
Manchester United's teenage sensation Adnan Januzaj proved to be a match-winner on his Barclays Premier League debut after scoring two goals to give the Red Devils a much-needed 2-1 win at the Stadium of Light. United were far from their best and went a goal down. At the end of the first period, I thought we were facing a third successive Barclays Premier League defeat but the 18-year-old
Speaking after his side's 1-1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester United boss David Moyes has claimed his team, in particular his defence, did "very well"; however, he also spoke of how missed chances cost his team all three points.
Danny Welbeck's early goal looked to be enough for the Red Devils as they sought to become the first English side in history to win away from home to the Ukrainian outfit.
Shinji Kagawa has admitted he must improve his game to impress new manager David Moyes and have a successful career at Old Trafford for himself. The Japan international arrived from Germany last year and played a key role under Sir Alex Ferguson. He went on to make 26 appearances for the Red Devils scoring six times and winning the Premier League trophy, thereby enjoying a strong debut
After Manchester United's 1-0 victory against Liverpool in the League Cup on Wednesday night, the Sky Sports commentary team aptly described Wayne Rooney's summer transfer window escapades as playing "hard to keep" as opposed to "hard to get." The reigning Premier League champions stood firm during a summer of ludicrous transfer dealings and even more unfathomable outbursts to the press from their main man (cue, "I'm angry and confused").
Premier League champions Manchester United have announced their formal plans to experiment with a dedicated singing section at Old Trafford in an effort to improve the atmosphere on match days. The Old Trafford faithful have been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism in recent years, with former captain Roy Keane once pointing the finger at the "prawn sandwich brigade" for being responsible for the lower volume levels and engagement at matches.
The UEFA Champions League returns today with its 32 clubs from across Europe battling for the most prestige tournament in the Old Continent. And opening Group A, Bayer 04 Leverkusen will visit Manchester United in hope to finally get their first ever victory in England after two draws and six losses in previews matches.
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney took to twitter to lash out at Martin Tyler and Graeme Souness regarding commentary made during the Red Devils 2-2 draw at Cardiff City on Sunday. Rooney even referred to the former Liverpool legend Souness as "Sourness."
Arsenal head to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon with what will be at least a two point lead at the top of the table over Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham if the three sides all win their matches this weekend.
The Gunners continue to have a strong run of form after victories achieved against Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund this past week and the club now look to get another three points from last year's champions.