Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole reckons that his former club will be better off signing Karim Benzema rather than Harry Kane.
Both strikers have been linked heavily with United in recent weeks. While Benzema is an established centre forward who plays for one of the biggest clubs in the world in the form of Real Madrid, Kane comes on the back of a spectacular season with Tottenham. It has been speculated that the England international will cost around £ 40 million and it has been seen as the perfect replacement for Wayne Rooney going forward.
Rooney has just touched 30 years of age and will be expected to last around a couple of years at the top level.Kane is just starting his top-level career and will be able to provide the same kind of service that Rooney has done in the last 10 years. Benzema, though, will be a short-term addition to the team since he already arrives at the peak of his powers. Cole, though, reckons thatKane will struggle immediately after making the switch to United. Even though the forward has scored 21 goals last season, Cole says that it was a campaign in which everything went in for the youngster and he does not expect a repeat of the same going forward. Continue reading →
Manchester United recently became one of first top clubs to announce their first major signing of the summer.
They moved in quickly to seal the £ 25 million capture ofMemphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven. Manager Louis van Gaal revealed that United had to be swift in the negotiations since Paris St Germain were showing a lot of interest in the winger.Depay is regarded as one of the top young talents in the world and the amount of confidence that United have in the player is shown by the mammoth transfer fee that they have paid for him.
Van Gaal says that his relationship with PSV Eindhoven helped United complete the deal much quicker than PSG. While he is aware thatDepay is a great talent, he has also requested patience from the United faithful. He says that it will be awhile before the Dutch international gets accustomed to life at Old Trafford. It is not easy to represent a top club like United, who have returned to the Champions League after just one season absence. Van Gaal says that it was very important that United brought in top young players likeDepay, as they represent the future. Continue reading →
As a United supporter, you would always be frustrated about Anderson.
He is no longer a part of the club, but, still people talk about him.
That guy promised so much. He had that unique sort of aura about him. He was ruthless, fearless and obviously had got talent. In fact, he had got so much of it that the scouts who had tracked him first had compared him with Wayne Rooney straightaway.
For an 18-year old (Anderson was this young only at that time) to be spoken about as highly as somebody like Wayne Rooney, he must be special and he indeed was special, the cheeky Brazilian kid.
But, after 8 years when he walked away, he would be very unsatisfied with his contributions at United and so would the club supporters.
Anderson left United with a lot of trophies under his belt. He even became a Champions League winner, but, personally, he could have done a lot more given how capable he was.
Some of his displays in patches would make you go wow, but, the next day, you would feel as if it’s a different player playing with Anderson’s mask on. Such inconsistent he was in those 8 years. Continue reading →
Louis Van Gaal says that he is never 100% happy with the way his team plays, but that is not stopping him from labelling Manchester United as the best team in the league right now.
The club may be 12 points behind table leaders Chelsea, but that does not stop Van Gaal from considering United as to being one of the top teams right now. This is purely because of the club’s recent form, which has seen them suffer just one defeat after more than two months of football. United would be taking on Swansea this weekend and it marks the perfect opportunity for Van Gaal to take revenge for the defeat suffered in his first match.
It was Swansea who beat United on the opening day of the season and it took the club a long time to recover from this defeat. Questions were asked about Van Gaal’s ability to turn the team around especially after having suffered a very poor season under David Moyes. The Dutchman believes that he has been answering critics to a certain extent over the last few weeks, but United still remain a long way away from challenging for the title. The club’s away form still continues to be poor when compared with the other top teams. Continue reading →