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Posted by gjoe 4:09 PM 0 comments  

Ferguson hails “excellent” United

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has described his side’s 4-0 win at Sunderland as one of their best erformances of the season.

Despite missing some key players, including Carlos Tevez, Ryan Giggs and Anderson, the Red Devils made short work of their struggling opponents - establishing a 3-0 lead by half-time through Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Louis Saha.

A late Saha penalty put the icing on the cake for the Stadium of Light visitors, and afterwards Ferguson was full of praise for his players.

“It was an excellent performance, I thought the passing and movement was excellent,” Ferguson said.

“The first goal put us in the driving seat because we knew Sunderland were going through a bit of a sticky patch.

“It was a marvellous move for the first goal and after that, we did play well.”

Coupled with Arsenal’s goalless draw at Portsmouth, the victory moves defending champions United to the top of the Premier League table.

Meanwhile the Black Cats’ recent slump in form, which has seen them win just once in their last 13 matches, drops Roy Keane’s side to second-from-bottom in the division

Posted by gjoe 4:09 PM 0 comments  

Ferguson: West Ham deserved win

A graceful Sir Alex Ferguson admitted West Ham deserved to beat his Manchester United team at Upton Park today.

The Hammers fell behind to an early Cristiano Ronaldo goal and the winger then missed a penalty before West Ham won the game late on through goals from Anton Ferdinand and Matthew Upson.

“We were beaten by a better team I think. I don’t think we measured up to our normal performance,” said Ferguson.

“When that happens, particularly when the team is motivated against you, you are going to get a hard day, and we had a hard day.

“I think we struggled today. They were very competitive and aggressive West Ham and they were always about us, tackling us everywhere.

“Getting the lead, and missing the penalty - that would have killed the game, but I couldn’t see it happening. If you are losing goals from set-pieces, you know you’re not at your best.”

Ferguson’s men are now two points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal, after the Gunners won 4-1 at Everton in the day’s late kickoff.

The United manager now hopes his players can bounce back with a win against Birmingham at Old Trafford on New Year’s Day.

He said: “They are human beings and you can’t expect them to be perfect all the time. We had a perfect performance in our last game at Sunderland and this was a disappointment today.

“It’s a great team I’ve got, but we just have to galvanise ourselves. A great reply if you always give a bad performance is to have a good one next time.”

Posted by gjoe 4:05 PM 0 comments  

Owen Hargreaves a Bust?

Am I the only one that thinks Manchester United have not only over-paid for Owen Hargreaves, but that they have better options at the position? The Canadian born defensive mid-fielder has made 7 appearances in 14 league games and I can only think of one good game that he’s had — off the top of my head I cannot remember the opponent (perhaps someone can refresh my memory).

Aside from that one game that stood out to me, his performance has been shocking considering the money paid and the expectations coming into the season.

Some questions / things to consider:

* Does Carrick play better with Hargreaves on the bench? I was thinking today how much better Carrick played. He made some very effective passes, moved around well, made himself available, and was a big part of the game. Versus his performance last weekend at Bolton when he was paired with Hargreaves and entirely ineffective.
* Ronaldo has had only two more appearances. Can you say he’s as important to the team as Ronny? On the surface this sounds like an unfair comparison, but think in terms of work-rate and energy expended, and how the team around him plays. Consider his play in his position against any of the regular starters. Does he stack up?
* Does Manchester have a better option at the position? Certainly not Fletcher who was pathetic today, but Anderson would get my vote as a better alternative. A midfield of Ronaldo, Carrick, Anderson, and Giggs (spelled by Nani) would strike fear into most teams.

Now don’t get me wrong, I believe he provides great depth and is a useful player on the roster. My point is that he should not be considered part of the “best 11″ for United and should be utilized as a substitute instead of a starter. What do you think?

Posted by gjoe 4:03 PM 0 comments  

Wes Brown: On his way out?

Is Wes Brown at the end of his career or is going to be relieved of his contract with Manchester United. Sir Alex has told media that they are yet to agree on a new deal with the Old Trafford club.

The defender’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season but Ferguson says Brown has rejected one offer already. Brown has joined United in 1996 as a trainee and signed professional papers four months later.

With the contract expiring he will be free to sign with other clubs and would even be allowed to sign a pre-contract agreement with a club outside the Premier League.

Ferguson said: “Nothing has been agreed and that’s entirely up to Wes.

“We’ve had several meetings with his agent and that is difficult as you can imagine - some agents are difficult.”

United would also be faced with the prospect of losing the player, who originally joined the club as a trainee, on a free transfer.

Ferguson the prospect of Brown not being at the club next season is getting closer to becoming a reality. Wes Brown has become the second choice as midfield defender since Vidic made a strong claim on the midfield position.

He said: “It’s a possibility and that would be a disappointment.

“He’s rejected one offer and we feel we’ve made him a good final offer and it really is up to him now. We won’t be going back.”

Although he has found opportunities to play in his favoured position of centre-back limited Brown has made over 270 appearances for United and is currently deputising for the injured Gary Neville at right-back.

Despite not being a first choice player at Old Trafford Brown is unlikely to be short of offers if he decides to leave the club.

Posted by gjoe 4:03 PM 0 comments  

Rooney makes wedding plans

With England not playing in next year’s European Championship, Wayne Rooney is planning a honeymoon instead.

The England striker intends to use the involuntary break in June to wed his longtime girlfriend Coleen McLoughlin.

“For a while we couldn’t make any plans because I didn’t know whether I would be playing in Euro 2008,” said the Manchester United star, who has been dating McLoughlin for five years. “But when we failed to qualify, as devastating as that was, we were able to come up with some firm dates.

“Had England got through to the tournament then we would have married later on in the summer but that meant we wouldn’t have had a honeymoon. So I guess there is some upside to it.”

The couple are yet to set a date but has looked at potential venues in Italy, France, Ireland and England.

Posted by gjoe 4:02 PM 0 comments