Manchester United have predicted a record rise in their annual revenue despite not lifting the Premier League or the Champions League title since 2013.
The Red Devils have also crept past Real Madrid to become the world’s richest club, according to a recent list released by KPMG.
The Mancunian giants were initially hoping to achieve a target of around £530m – £540m on revenues, but they seem to have surpassed the value with a sum close to £560m predicted for the financial year 2016/17. The new Premier League TV deal had had a huge role to play in the profits gained among the England’s elite, and United recorded a bump of 12.9 percent for the quarter to gain £31.4m.
Chief Executive Ed Woodward confirmed the record increase in revenues via a press release where he said: “We are forecasting better full-year financial performance than expected and as such have raised our revenue and profit guidance for the year,” Continue reading “Man Utd Predict Record Revenues for the 2016/17 Season”
Manchester United first choice goalkeeper David De Gea was reportedly dropped ahead of the club’s game against Sunderland last Sunday.
reports that the Portuguese tactician criticized him but the ‘talk’ did not go down well. The report claims that was why Mourinho played Sergio Romero during the game against David Moyes’ men instead of the Spaniard.
Mourinho said the keeper had a hip injury but further investigations show that Mourinho had been unhappy with the keeper’s performances. Manchester Evening News claimed that Mourinho alleged that De Gea was ‘sleeping’ in the goalless draw against West Bromich Albion few games back.
“David De Gea was sleeping and he did the funny thing at the end. I was laughing with that,” Mourinho said when the keeper let Darren Fletcher’s effort hit the bar during the game. It seems there was further private criticism that De Gea did not take lightly so a bust up ensured. The bust up likely led to the omission of the 26-year old keeper. Continue reading “DE GEA FIGHTS MOURINHO”
Jose Mourinho has already disagreed with a lot of the past decisions of the Football Association and the Portuguese is definitely going to be absolutely pissed off with another decision of the game’s governing body in England.
The thing is that Slaven Bilic has gotten away with only a fine for committing the same sort of mistake which Mourinho had committed some time back and was slapped a ban for.
Both the coaches actually let out their frustration on the objects that were kept there on the side-lines. So, why the punishment is different for the two? That’s a question which everyone would like to ask because it seems a clear case of partiality in the first look.
But, someone, who is aware how the Football Association deals with these sorts of things, would understand that it’s not partiality at all.
Actually, while deciding the punishment for the offences of the coaches, what the Football Association takes into account is what has been the track record of that coach in the past in terms of discipline? Continue reading “Jose Mourinho again Disagrees with FA Decision”
Anthony Martial has dismissed speculation that he is about to leave Manchester United.
There have been rumours about the forward considering a move to Paris St Germain after not featuring in the last two games for the club.Martial reportedly felt that he was being made a scapegoat for the poor form experienced by the club in recent weeks. Martial has not been in manager Jose Mourinho’s frame for much of the first half of the campaign. It has been down to a period of struggle for the French striker, who has managed only two league goals this season.
Mourinho gaveMartial an ultimatum prior to the FA Cup game against Wigan Athletic. If the French striker came in with a magnificent performance, he would be given opportunities in the Premier League and the Europa League. Even though the striker failed to score in the game, he provided two assists as United ran out 4-0 winners over the lower league opposition. Continue reading “Anthony Martial Dismisses Transfer Rumours to Paris St Germain”
Manchester United stand to lose a hefty £85 million – primarily through sponsorship and TV money – if they failed to qualify for the Champions League next season. The club remain sixth in the table even after a brilliant 3-0 win over Leicester City during the weekend.
The result has certainly helped United take advantage of competitors like Arsenal and Liverpool dropping points. However, it seems that at least 6 teams will be involved in the fight for the top four places. There is a distinct possibility of United dropping out of the Champions League qualification for a second consecutive campaign. Continue reading “Man Utd Facing £85 Million Champions League Loss”
Recent rumors have been emerging and linking the 21 year old Portuguese attacker of Porto Andre Silva with a possible move to Manchester United.
Even though Silva is very young, he is already being targeted by various European clubs and even being considered as a possible replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
If rumors are indeed true, Manchester United are in pursuit of Andre Silva as the youngster can fill in the role of Ibrahimovic when his time in Old Trafford runs out. Zlatan Ibrahimovic currently has a contract with Manchester United until the end of the current season but the Premier League club does have the option of extending his contract for 1 more year.
Andre Silva has recently been attracting the eyes of the world as Barcelona, Manchester City and Real Madrid are a few of the other major European clubs that have shown interest in the possibility of signing the 21 year old attacker that has scored 7 goals in 10 appearances in the Portuguese league, the Primeira League with Porto.
One of the biggest obstacles that Manchester United or any of the other interested clubs might have in attempting to sign the 21 year old Andre Silva is his release clause which is at around £51 million,any club will have to at least offload £51 million for the Portuguese attacker.
Whether or not Andre Silva does decide to leave his current club Porto and join any of the other previously mentioned ones that are believed to be interested in signing him, this is something that only time will tell but with the winter transfer window edging nearer and nearer it’s a fairly realistic possibility to see the 21 year player making a move to another club in the near future.
Juan Mata had been voted the Player of the Month at Manchester United, beating close competition from compatriot Ander Herrera, Man United TV reports.
The Spaniard won the poll with 44% of the total votes. The votes’ collation was on Manchester United official website and Twitter account. Mata won the award ahead of Herrera by 198 votes. This is the first time the 28-year old has won the award since September last year. The player made some important contributions despite the club’s poor form.
Elsewhere, United are expected to face tough competition when they play Fenerbahce in the Europa League on Thursday. In a month where United have performed poorly, there are fears that the team would be able to get their acts together to get the desired results. It has been a bad October for Manchester United, and they would not want to start November on a bad note. The turn of events is still surprising for a side that started the pre-season and first few games very well.
Aside the team’s concerns, United boss has been charged by the Football Association for comments he made against referee Anthony Taylor.
The Portuguese said “it will be difficult for him [Taylor] to have a very good performance” ahead of the game when the referee was appointed to take charge of the United-Liverpool game. The manager should have known better having served a stadium ban for such comments last season. The FA rules means Coaches are to avoid commenting on match officials ahead of any game.
Man United TV reported that the club’s youngster Marcus Rashford was not named in the Young Lions squad. This could mean that the player would be named in the national team when they take on Scotland and Spain. Mourinho had warned interim England boss Gareth Southgate that the player be exempted from next summer’s tournament in Poland if he would be left on as a regular for the national team.
On the 21st of August, incumbent manager, David Moyes, intimated that his side had begun their relegation battle – just two games into the current campaign. Call it a lucky guess or tempting fate but the ex-Everton hero was right; the Black Cats just equalled the record for the worst start to a Premier League season in history.
Following the example set by Alan Ball’s Manchester City team in 1995/6, have clawed just two points from their opening ten games, with one-all draws against West Bromwich Albion and Southampton their only source of reward. To put that statistic into perspective, only three top-flight teams have ever begun a season with just three points from ten matches, let alone two. Continue reading “Sunderland are Doomed”
An uncommon mistake from Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea gave Stoke City a chance to snatch a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.
Eight minutes from time, the Wales international midfielder Joe Allen, who was earlier on the receiving end of a dreadful high tackle from Ander Herrera, scored due to De Gea’s blunder.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jessse Lingard were denied by Grant during a first half when United played with absolute domination than in Thursday’s 1-0 narrow escape in Europa League victory over Zorya. Captain Wayne Rooney came into the match as a second-half substitute once again.
Paul Pogba was guilty of missed opportunities in a game where United were regularly in the ascendancy and he was unable to add to compatriot Anthony Martial’s 67th minute opener in the final minute when he thudded a Marcus Rashford cross against the bar.
The Red Devils lie sixth in the Premier League, five points behind Manchester City ahead of the leaders’ clash with second-place Tottenham later on Sunday. Grant displayed incredibly skill in the second minute after Pogba danced past Xherdan Shaqiri to cutely play in Ibrahimovic.
The France international, Paul Pogba was supposed to have netted in the 16th minute after an Ibrahimovic back heel and a pass from Rashford gave him space in the Stoke box, but he steered the ball far away.
United’s dominance of possession yielded further chances around the half hour, as Grant produced his best work so far to thwart Lingard at close quarters. Ibrahimovic got on the end of Lingard’s cross and found Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross in his way with a vital block.
Shaqiri was careless on the ball and, as United drove forward, Martial found possession on the left and collected the loose ball when Cameron challenged Rooney to delightfully pick out the top corner. De Gea fumbled Glen Johnson’s speculative strike, while sub Jon Walters scrambled against the bar and Allen thumped into the open net. The goal triggered boisterous jubilations from the under-fire Hughes, whose side climbed off the bottom after Pogba’s miss.
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera believes that the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the team will be a great asset. He said that the players will benefit from having a player of this caliber in the team and that they will be able to learn from the best.
Ander Herrera stated that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the best players in the world and is also an amazing leader on and off the pitch. He believes that the Swedish player will be able to inspire the younger players and ensure that they play to their full potential.
Ander Herrera said that it is normal for a player like Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score the kind of goal against Galatasaray. He added that he was not surprised by the goal as he has been following the former Paris Saint-Germain player for quite some time. He believes that there is still more to come from the striker and that it will be an exciting season for Manchester United.
Ander Herrera believes that strikers such as Marcus Rashford will benefit a lot from playing with a top quality player like Ibrahimovic. He said that the Swede has a good knowledge of high level football and that he will be useful when it comes to tough games. He believes that all the younger academy players will also learn a lot from having someone like Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the team.
Continue reading “Manchester United players will learn from Zlatan”