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LIFE IS COMPLICATED
Manchester United’s season has seen them losing 10 times on 32 matches which is more than what they lost in the entire past season. This is almost the same squad that won the Premier League during the previous campaign.
It is not the dream debut season that David Moyes wished to have happened since his appointment as the head coach of Manchester United but they have slowly been starting to pick themselves up and bounce back from the atrocious season. Continue reading LIFE IS COMPLICATED
UNITED ROLL OVER
Rio Ferdinand’s latest appearance with Manchester United was during the Champions League match against Olympiakos as the team of David Moyes suffered from yet another disappointing result but this time around it wasn’t a negative outcome from the Premier League but from the Champions League.
The entire Manchester United squad that played against Olympiakos was mediocre to say the least but Rio Ferdinand was just disastrous throughout the entire match as he launched long passes to the opponents and gave away the ball just way too much.
It was yet another sign that Ferdinand displayed as he is not the played he once used to be and its further evidence that he is reaching the end of his career with the Premier League club, with only a few months left on his contract and after making such a below par performance it seems highly unlike that David Moyes will be featuring Ferdinand on his starting lineup unless someone gets injured and the Scottish coach has no choice but to use Ferdinand.
Ferdinand will form part of a number of players that David Moyes will be offloading in the summer along with Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra’s future still remains uncertain. Shinji Kagawa is another player that has not been enjoying the best of time with Manchester United and he is candidate on leaving the club at the end of the season as well.
Thomas Vermaelen is a high profile target of Manchester United as Moyes wants to bring him to the club as a replacement of Nemanja Vidic and the Belgium defender has already stated his desire to leave Arsenal as he has fallen behind of the pecking order of Arsene Wenger who prefers using Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny at the heart of the defence.
NEW TV DEAL
Manchester United have successfully negotiated a deal that will see their in-house television channel MUTV being broadcast in Japan. Manchester United have a lot of supporters in Asia especially in Japan and China. They have decided to take advantage of the fan base by making MUTV available officially in these regions. They have signed a partnership deal with Fuji TV to broadcast most of the content shown on the MUTV. The in-house MUTV covers everything from match previews to match reports, while also various exclusive content like player interviews and behind the scenes footage.
Manchester United are one of the most successful club in the world having lifted the English league title a record 19 times, which is one better than the record held by Liverpool. They were favourites to lift the 20th league title last season, but were beaten by archrivals Manchester city to the title. Sir Alex Ferguson has made numerous signings in the summer transfer window in order to make Manchester United competitive once again. Robin van Persie has been the star signing of the transfer window so far. He has arrived from Arsenal for £ 24 million, while he earns around £ 10 million per season.
“MUTV is a must for any Manchester United fan, offering up-to-date and exclusive news, interviews and archive footage. The dedicated channel has a reach of 60 million worldwide and the club is delighted to be partnering with Fuji TV, one of Japan’s major TV channels, to bring MUTV to Japan. This partnership further demonstrates Manchester United’s global reach and allows us to engage with the almost four million followers we have in Japan,” said Manchester United’s commercial director Richard Arnold after announcing the deal with Fuji TV. The financial details of the deal has not been revealed by the club.