Why is Sir Alex the best?

Gonzalo Maldonado Thursday, June 30, 2011

Note: Always love it when new authors join the team, and especially when someone as talented in writing as Gonzalo! Hopefully this is just the start of many more articles from him. He's captured the sentiment of every United fan when it comes to the Great One at the top at Old Trafford. Hope you enjoy reading the article too.

Sir Alex Ferguson is proving once again his knowledge and experience in the game by reshaping the squad that will look to retain the Premier League title and also seek Champions League glory, after two consecutive finals ending in defeat to Barcelona.

Could going for Sneijder or Modric be the wrong move?

Sid Saturday, June 25, 2011

The signings of Ashley Young and Phil Jones might have provided cover and strengthened the wings and defense but one position that everyone wants to see a new player is Central Midfield, with the likes of Luka Modric and Wesley Sneijder linked to us over the past few weeks, the anticipation of seeing a big name CM join is building.

But is trying to find a like for like replacement for Scholesy the solution here?


Rise of the Tenderfoots.

theblcksheep Friday, June 24, 2011

Last season United fans had so much to celebrate yet had more reasons to feel gutted at the same time. Having won the premier league a record 19 times, Manchester united lost to an exceptional Barcelona side in the Champions League final at Wembley.

Sir Alex admitted that they were the best side he had ever faced in his career. Even though featuring in 3 out of the last 4 European cup finals is a tremendous achievement, United had to be content with winning only one final, over Chelsea in 2008, and losing the other two finals against Barcelona in 2009 and 2011. In both of those finals, United's aging midfield was unable to hold possession and they finally crumbled under the wave of Barcelona's attack. Fresh legs and creativity was found missing in the midfield on both days.

Why Manchester United’s signing of Phil Jones is risky, but also a masterstroke.

Sid Sunday, June 19, 2011

Note: The article is a contribution from my friend Chris, an hardcore Everton and Juventus fan. The guy keeps up with almost every major football league in Europe and knows his Football. This is his take on our signing of Phil Jones, and its impact on the rest of the team. Hope everyone enjoy the read.


The Knight of Salford

theblcksheep Friday, June 17, 2011

It was 1999 FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park. Arsenal were piling pressure on a 10 man United side, with Roy Keane sent off for a rash challenge. United pushed the game into extra time, but were still struggling to find possession over a dominant Arsenal side. Five minutes into the second half of extra time Ryan Giggs, intercepted a cross field pass from Patrick Viera and, set off on a brilliant run that took him past four Arsenal defenders before he drilled a fierce shot into the nearside roof of the net. It was a goal of the highest quality, and Giggs impromptu celebration, whipping his shirt off and twirling it above his head, became one of football’s most memorable moments.

Does the ‘Petit Prince’ want to become King?

Sid Saturday, June 11, 2011

When Patrice Evra made the following statement a few weeks ago,
“So, ‘Petit Prince’, if you want to become King you know where you have to go.”

It seemed nothing more than a mischievous dig at Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, he is after all known for such jibes, one of the reasons we love him so much at the club. But the rumours surrounding Nasri’s future and Sir Alex’s alleged interest in signing him have grown from being tabloid tales to rumors that actually might have some truth in it. So would Nasri dare leave London and Emirates, to join Manchester United?

What have thou done Hernandez??

Sid Friday, June 10, 2011

This is the question Sir Alex will be asking Hernandez after ending the season without his top scorer even making the bench for the Champions League final. Fergie would never have imagined that he’d have to bench Berba in the season where he was finally starting to score goals and living up to his 30million price tag. You'd have got great odds on football betting sites on Hernandez scoring 20 goals, so unexpected was his impact!

Old Trafford's next hero?

Sid Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The past few weeks have seen the number of goalkeepers linked to us dwindle and the player who looks odds on favourite to sign is David De Gea. David De Gea is considered one of the best, if not the best young GK’s in the world and Sir Alex has gone for probably the best available.
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