Monday, October 16, 2016
Anfield That international break was boring wasn’t it? After a weekend of goals, red-cards and controversy, one of the biggest games of the season is set to take centre stage on Monday Night Football. Manchester United versus Liverpool, and the two teams couldn’t have a more different atmosphere behind them going into the game. Liverpool have shown some blistering form already this season, beating Arsenal, Leicester and Chelsea and also scoring an impressive 10 goals against the three sides. Their best players have shown up such as Philipe Coutinho, with others starting to prove their worth such at James Milner and Jordan Henderson, who have chipped in with vital goals and assists so far this season. United in comparison have experienced a stuttering start. No rhythm, no identity and really, it just hasn’t clicked yet. The performance against Leicester at Continue reading "Preview: Liverpool vs Manchester United"
If I was hesitant to sell Martial? Yes, because I imagined that the 2015-16 season would be his. That’s why we had extended his contract in July. Other transfers were more or less expected, not that one. There was the money, but also the fact that Anthony had said, ‘Mr. Vasilyev this is my childhood dream’. If we kill this dream, you can also lose the boy for several months. He sent me Continue reading "Martial has always dreamed of United move"
We are very disappointed. All things considered, we weren’t brilliant, but we were pretty comfortable for most of it and they weren’t causing us many problems. It is a setback but there are some massive games around the corner. Things were looking good this week; we were on the up, everyone was so positive. This is a blow for us but we need to get back, ready for Thursday.
In the second half, I thought we could go on and win it. That’s what we believed at half-time and that’s how it looked like it would pan out at the start of the Continue reading "Carrick: We were so positive before West Brom defeat"
After almost 500 games as a professional player, this Sunday I was sent off for the first time in my career. As you can imagine, it’s not easy for me to write these lines. The truth is this is a new and strange situation for me, not easy to assimilate, but we learn from everything. I know that, in football, we see things like this every week, but obviously what hurts more is that my team-mates had to fight with ten men for a long time. I have the feeling that both decisions were rigorous; that, in many occasions, we see more serious Continue reading "Mata: I take full responsibility for sending off"
Juan Mata, Manchester United captain. How does that sound to you?
Good, no? What do you think? (Interviewer: “Very good!”) It sounds very good and as I said the other day, I felt really proud and very honoured. If you had told me a few years ago that I was going to be Man United captain, I would have not believed it because it is obviously something very special. I am very honoured to have felt that. It must be nice to know that the manager has that trust in you to wear the armband…
Yes, I am grateful to him and Continue reading "Mata: A few years ago I’d never have believed I’d be United captain"