Managers are judged upon their signings and so far David Moyes has been under pressure due to the poor performances of midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who came to the club in a £ 25 million deal from Everton in the summer. Moyes knows Fellaini extremely well during his time at Everton since he was essentially the manager who brought him to English football. He played in a different role at Everton – almost as a striker, but the presence of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney has made him play in a much deeper role.
Fellaini was recently seen playing as a defensive midfielder alongside Michael Carrick, which is a position he has not been used to in recent years. The Belgian also got a red card in the Champions League match against Real Sociedad. Moyes has responded to the poor performances of the midfielder by saying that he will come good soon. Since he knows him very well, Moyes has said that Fellaini is much better than his current performances suggest. Due to the significant number of injuries, Fellaini is expected to start against Cardiff City on Sunday.
“[For] a lot of people who join Manchester United – it doesn’t always happen as quickly as you would like. He needed to take time but we threw him in very quickly. Ideally we would have bedded him in more gently and at the right opportunities. But we had to put him into some big games at quite a difficult time for us,” David Moyes said of Fellaini.
The likes of Michael Carrick have been sidelined a few weeks because of injury. There have been suggestions that Fellaini has been playing with an injury, which may force him to have surgery in the New Year. Moyes has said that the club are monitoring the situation.
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Sir Alex Ferguson has backed the current Manchester United boss David Moyes who is under the scanner after United’s extremely poor start in the ongoing Premier League.
United is currently out of top 10 in the League points table. They have been defeated thrice in their first 6 League games and things have completely fallen apart for them. But, Ferguson has got full faith in the management skills of Moyes and he believes that his compatriot will be able to put the Red Devils back on track.
Talking to an American TV channel yesterday, Ferguson said, “I had chosen him as my successor and I am backing him. I have got full faith in him. He will get the team back on track eventually.”
When asked if there is any chance of him returning to management at some point of time in future, Ferguson said, “No. I will not come back. I took that decision after giving it a deep thought. The timing was great for me and I left the scene as a winner. Now, I am excited about my post retirement life.”
When asked about Wayne Rooney who is doing decently for United this season, Ferguson said, “He has got back to his peak and that’s nice to see. Last season, he wasn’t quite up there. He was off the mark. But, he is looking completely different this season. His hunger is back and that’s great news for the team.”
Meanwhile, after two successive League defeats, there is some good news for David Moyes. His team showed some improvements in its last night’s Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk. The Red Devils managed to stop the Ukrainian club on draw and secured 1 point from the game.
United’s next Champions League game is against the Spanish club Real Sociedad. That game will take place at Old Trafford on 23rd of October.
Manchester United defender Scott Wootton recently left the club for Leeds United in what will be described as a very brave move by the youngster. He is hoping that the move to the Championship club helps in his career because he is a stage where regular football is necessary to improve as a footballer. He felt that he was not going to get it at Manchester United this season. The likes of Phil Jones, Rafael Da Silva, and Chris Smalling are all ahead of him in the pecking order when it comes to taking advantage of any injuries to the pair of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.
It must be noted that Wootton was a former Liverpool youth team product before transferring to United. However, the pressure of moving between the two archrivals was extremely low back then because Wootton was largely an unknown quantity. Since then, he has made first team appearances for United and he is now hoping that Leeds fans accept him for making the move. The defender has signed a three-year contract with Leeds, who are aiming for promotion to the Premier league. Read more »
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Electronics giants Panasonic Corp. will be the official suppliers of the audio visual communications system including the giant screens and monitors to be placed inside the stadium for one venue at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Curitiba.
The project is estimated to be worth around $ 3 million and it will see Panasonic become the major hitter of the venue which is still to be completed.
The Asian electronic giants will begin the process of installation of the complete audio visual system in the stadium when the construction work is expected to be completed and is expected to be completed before the end of December. The stadium, which can hold an estimated 43,000 fans, will become one of the most technologically enhanced stadiums during next summer’s football festival.
And although the consumer electronics giants has previous experience of supplying individual equipment at different stadiums in past events of the World Cup, this is the first time that the company has managed to bag an entire package deal at any World Cup stadium. According to an insider for the company, if they would have had to provide individual equipment for different stadiums next summer, then there would have been immense competition and that is something they did not want.
Moreover, the company is keen to expand its business in South American countries and plans to offer advanced technology to achieve that goal. The company also has plans to win more contracts for next summer’s FIFA World Cup and has already targeted six more stadiums for the purpose and these deals could individually be worth as much as $ 8 million.
The company also plans to promote the technological advancements is has made ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro which will kick off in 2016 and is the country’s biggest event in history.
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The 2013/14 Premier League kicks off on 17th August, so if you are intending to make the best of the betting opportunities it provides then some early planning is advisable.
A good way to start is to take an in-depth look at the odds that are currently on offer and try to find some value bets on unexpected results. For instance, although this year it is going to be a very different Manchester United, is it reasonable that the team is only the third favourite to win the Premiership? If you shop around you can finds odds as long as 5/2 on them winning it, which even in the current circumstances seem to be favourable. Read more »