Good news that Juan Mata’s contract at Manchester United now runs until 2019.
I love him. He seems like a genuine and nice human being, despite being bloody rich and had spend almost his entire adult life living among glamorous superstars.
It’s lovely to see him staying.
The club confirmed the arrival of the Chilean striker with the news that Henrikh Mkhitaryan has moved the other way around in a straight swap.
“I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world. The chance to play in this historic stadium and to work with Jose Mourinho was something I could not turn down. I am very proud to be the first Chilean player ever to play for United’s first team and I hope I can show our fans all around the world why the club wanted to bring me here.”
“Alexis is one of the best attacking players in the world and he will complete our very young and talented group of attacking players. He will bring his ambition, drive and personality, qualities that make a Manchester United player and a player that makes the team stronger and the supporters proud of their club dimension and prestige.”
Sanchez will wear the iconic no. 7 shirt. Welcome to Manchester United!
The captain will retire at the end of 2017/2018 season and reportedly is going to take a first team coaching role at United under Jose Mourinho.
The underrated ex-England midfielder was key in several title winning teams under Sir Alex Ferguson. I am sad to see him retire but glad that he’s staying at Manchester United.
Mourinho, like any other sane person will, had asked the club’s board to take their rights to extend 27 year old Spaniard goal keeper’s contract for another 12 months.
That’s how you keep your best players on board.
It is hard to argue that Jose Mourinho has underwhelmed at Manchester United since his appointment. Many at Old Trafford, from board members to supporters on the terrace, were expecting a much bigger fight for domestic glory in the Premier League, the trophy that has eluded the club since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement back in 2013.
However, despite the likelihood that, much to the club’s disgust, the Premier League title looks like it is going across the city of Manchester to Pep Guardiola and the once “noisy neighbours” at the Etihad Stadium, there is still plenty to be positive about at Old Trafford.
Ashley Young to Dele Alli: ‘When you win the Prem, let me know.’ Banter.
Young, now one of the squad’s senior player, is having the game of his life. Still prefer Luke Shaw at his prime though.
It was a sad day when he left. But who can blame him for wanting to go back to his boyhood club Everton.
Wayne Rooney will always be a Manchester United legend. It’s amazing how one can achieve so much in his life. Thank you Betfair for providing this infographic, you can check out list of football betting on their site.
A Liverpool fan on Twitter:
“Most annoying thing about Spain or United is that once you actually beat their defence, De Gea is stood in net and will save everything.”
Quoted at a fine piece on De Gea over at ESPN blog.
It is reported that United’s medical team has given a very specific training method to French midfielder Paul Pogba, to prevent similar injury he got last season.
Bad Pogba. He ignored it.