Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has stated that he is happy with his current team.
He said that he already had a good squad last season and that it was important to strengthen certain weaknesses. Indeed Manchester City was poor at the back last season and this time around they have signed three defenders as well as a new goalkeeper.
Pep Guardiola believes that his team was quite good in attack and that it was important to strengthen the team at the back. He said that this would give more freedom to the offensive players as they will not have to worry about conceding goals at the back.
He said that his team is ready for the new season and that they are looking forward to making a good start to the season. He believes that the players are ready and that there is a good team spirit within the team. Continue reading Manchester City manager happy with his team
It was the summer of 2013 and United were on the hunt for creative forces to aid their ageing squad.
Amidst the back and forth transfer rumours of that time the fact that Manchester United biggest concern was their midfield was not lost on anybody.
Despite dominating EPL scenes season in season out, their midfield remained one big bag of big concern and was mostly at fault each time they faltered. The double Champions League final losses to Barcelona had more to do with their mid-spine.
In breaking the bank and having Anders Herrera and MarouaneFellaini, plus Michael Carrick still hanging around, United can be said to have finally fixed an overdue bug and with that everyone’s clamour has been laid to bed.
Still, United this season managed to finish 24 points behind champions Chelsea and 7 off the Champions League spots, leaving them hanging on Wednesday’s Europa League thread as their last resort to the UCL route. And that’s plain shameful. Continue reading UNITED BADLY NEED JAMES RODRIGUEZ
In order to not get behind the likes of Chelsea and the rest of the top clubs in the English Premier League, Pep Guardiola has stated that he wants and has to be active in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Pep Guardiola is confident that all of the title contenders of the top tier English League will be very active when the transfer window re-opens on July 1st
and this is going to force him on having to reinforce his squad as well.
‘’We speak every day about what we do to improve the quality of the players we have, and will have in the future. What we can do get better and, of course, buy some players to help us to be stronger’’
“But all the teams are going to think about that. Even Chelsea is going to buy players. It will make an exceptional Premier League so every club is going to try to improve. I remember Sir Alex Ferguson would win titles and titles but every season would change players. You have to do that.” Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola said. Continue reading Pep Guardiola is interested in signing players in the summer
Manuel Pellegrini has stated that he will consider retirement in case he does not find any suitable offer.
He wants to give himself some time to think about the different offers and then take a decision about his future. He admits that he loves football and that it will be hard for him to leave without the challenge of managing a top club.
At the moment, it is believed that Everton might be interesting in hiring Manuel Pellegrini but for the time being there are no concrete offers. The former Manchester City manager said that he has no problem to take a break from football if ever there is no interesting offer. He might even consider retirement altogether if ever there is no offer in the long run. However, it is hard to imagine that a qualified and successful manager such as Pellegrini will be out of work for long. We would probably have to wait after the Euros to find out which club he will be managing next season.
He has also commented his past season with Manchester City and stated that this was the least successful season he had in England. He believes that there various factors that have contributed to this poor season. Continue reading Manuel Pellegrini may consider requirement if he does not find any suitable offer
A few years ago when Sir. Alex Ferguson was in charge of Manchester United, the Premier League club had a free flowing playing style which allowed the players to perform in different ways and have freedom in the pitch but now under the guidance of Louis van Gaal, Rio Ferdinand believes that the team has experienced a huge change as they will not have the same freedom as they had some time ago.
Former player of Manchester United, Rio Ferdinand said: “Unfortunately, I think United fans need to be re-educated about what to expect now. Because it’s not going to be quick football, rampaging wingers, crosses flying into the box, thrills and yes, a few spills.
“If you go to watch them and are expecting that, you are going to be sadly disappointed. It’s all about possession football. Right now, United are well off what will be needed to be champions this season. Well off what I see in Manchester City.”
Ferdinand did not bash out or critique the system that Louis van Gaal is using but the former defender did state that the players will now be more limited as they don’t have any room for: ‘’free thinking’’
Rio Ferdinand worked alongside Sir. Alex Ferguson from 2002 until 2013 and the former defender of Manchester United is well aware of the playing style of the previous manager of the Premier League club and it simply will not be the same as the one that the Dutch coach has been implanting in the team.
When Ferdinand was asked about which Premier League club he believes has the best chances of winning the Champions League of this current season, Ferdinand replied by saying that from his own point of view it’s Manchester City. Continue reading The playing style of Manchester United has seriously changed according to Rio Ferdinand