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Manchester United confirmed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their permanent manager last week and the new manager is keen to continue with the existing backroom staff. Solskjaer has been able to improve the fortunes of Manchester United during his time at the club making a push into the top 4 places.

The 43-year-old has been supported by the trio of Michael Carrick, Kieran McKenna and experienced assistant Mike Phelan. The formidable trio have been able to revamp the team alongside Solskjaer and the Norwegian tactician is happy with the current setup. Continue reading

Ryan Giggs Compares Marcus Rashford with Thierry Henry

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Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs claims that Marcus Rashford will be able to emulate the achievements of Thierry Henry at Arsenal.

The Frenchman is regarded as one of the greatest strikers in the history of the Premier league, and he is the record goalscorer for Arsenal. A number of players have been compared with the Arsenal great, and Marcus Rashford is amongst the latest. Manchester United also have another player in the ranks who is similar toHenry – Anthony Martial. Yet, the failings ofMartial in the last few years has led to suggestions that Rashford will be the player capable of stepping into the shoes of Henry.

Giggs has played with Henry on numerous occasions and he has given the highest possible praise for Rashford, who recently scored in the 2-0 win over Leicester City. Even though he has been overshadowed since the arrival of big-money signings like Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic, the goal against Leicester City once again demonstrated the importance of Rashford, who is one of the last major players to come from the youth set up at Manchester United. One of the reasons for Rashford being compared with Henry is the use of his services in a wide role rather than in a central position. Henry scored most of his goals from this position. Continue reading

Sir Alex Ferguson shocked with Jonny Evans Entry to West Bromwich Albion

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When Sir Alex Ferguson came to know that Jonny Evans was going to West Bromwich Albion, he found it hard to believe as he had thought that the Irish defender’s career would finish at Old Trafford or if not that, he would leave only one or two seasons before retiring, but, much to the surprise of the legendary coach, Evans left with substantial amount of Football still left in him.

Sir Alex didn’t make any public statement regarding Evans’ departure, but, Michael O’Neill who coaches Evans at the international level has recently disclosed that last year when Sir Alex met him at an event organised for the coaches, the Scot told him that the decision of the United management of letting Evans go caught him by extreme surprise.

However, O’Neill reckons that one can understand why the Red Devils’ management would have made such a call. First of all, they already had two players to play in that position in the form of Ferdinand and Vidic and secondly, it was a time when Evans was having injury issues too frequently. Continue reading

Jose Mourinho is happy for Wenger despite losing to Arsenal

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This debut season of Jose Mourinho as the head coach of Manchester United is certainly not going how the Portuguese manager wanted it to, as the Red Devils are not going to become the new champions of England and will not be securing the 2nd spot either as the table toppers Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are just too far ahead.

Manchester United was also knocked out of the FA Cup competition after losing against Chelsea in the quarter-finals as they faced off on March 13.

Even though Jose Mourinho has lifted the FA Community Shield and the EFL Cup in his 1st season in charge of Manchester United, this season is still widely considered to be an underwhelming one as the bigger competitions such as the Premier League and the FA Cup has been a completely different story.

Paul Pogba has been a huge disappointment as the French youngster has only scored 4 league goals in 29 Premier League appearances which is extremely unsatisfying for a player that cost Manchester United £89.3 million and ZlatanIbrahimovic picked up an injury that will be leaving him out of the pitch for 8 months. Continue reading


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Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney is insisting on remaining at Old Trafford in light of speculations that his agent has made contact with Chinese sides for a possible move during the summer.

The star player revealed that he would remain at the club, effectively killing speculations about a transfer this year.

“Despite the interest which has been shown from other clubs, for which I’m grateful, I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Manchester United. I hope I will play a full part in helping the team in its fight for success on four fronts. It’s an exciting time at the club and I want to remain a part of it,” the statement read.

Rooney recently became the record goalscorer for the English club but lacking play time motivated the speculations that he could leave. His career is winding down and a redundancy is not helping matters. However, going by this statement he would spend the rest of the season and likely next years in Manchester. Continue reading


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Bolton Wanderers are seeking a promotion to the English Championship this term and Newcastle United winger Sammy Ameobi joined on loan to help them achieve their aim.

The assistant manager of the Trotters, Steve Parkin has said that Ameobi can fulfill his talent at the club if he remains hardworking during trainings.

Ameobi has made 12 appearances in the League One this season. He has made seven starts, scoring two times. The 24-year old is in the final year of his deal with Newcastle United. He has been playing as a substitute for a long time. More than half of his 110 appearances have been as a substitute.

Parkin has said that the player, a younger brother of former Newcastle star Shola Ameobi, can prove himself at Lancashire as he desires consistency.

“The lad is a talent, there’s no doubt about that. He just needs a run in the team and to be given a chance. I think we’ve done that for him.

“We’ve reiterated to him in training how important it is to work on his fitness so he can play full games, or certainly 70 or 80 minutes. He’s worked really hard at that,” Parkin said. Continue reading

Parkinson looking to improve Bolton

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Bolton Wanderers have made their best start to a season for more than 80 years by winning 4 games out of 4.

However, their coach Phil Parkinson believes that the team should keep working in order to improve. He said that as a coach you should always strive for perfection and find out how you can improve the team.

He is a big believer in hard work and said that the only way to improve the team is to keep working. He said that as a coach you cannot afford the luxury of thinking that you are a great team and that you should keep improving the team. He said that he still spend times on the pitch to train the players, and he keeps looking at the match videos to find out what they can improve in the team.

The players said that they are enjoying their game at the moment and that they are working hard in training for that. Wheater stated that the players are fully focused on the task and that they are following the instructions given by the manager.
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Neil Lennon surprised about his exit from Bolton

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Neil Lennon hadn’t thought his reign at Bolton would unfold like it unfolded.

The task Lennon was assigned first up was to ensure that the team does not suffer a drop and with that, he was promised that the funds would be supplied for the business in the summer.

Lennon, as he says, had no reason not to believe that because he had seen limitless money getting used for inessential resources at the club and he could never have thought that one event would suddenly cause a huge scarcity of cash.

But, it happened and it happened because of the illness of club president. That illness just changed the whole complexion of the club. Forget any new players, forget any more funds, the manager was given the message that the costs had to be cut down, the players had to be sold. All his steps should be aimed at reducing the expenditure. Continue reading

Bolton Wanderers Awaits A New Boss

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Bolton Wanderers are in the news for the skills of some of its best players.

Even if they are not currently with the team, they are definitely in demand. Alan Stubbs, a former player of Bolton Wanderers, is being considered to become the boss of Blackburn Rovers. Being considered for a managerial position surely deems well for this former player. Rovers have been considering several successors for the managerial position which would be vacated by Paul Lambert. Stubs, who is currently managing Hibs, is also being considered for the position.

The Wanderers are also looking for a new boss. They have appointed Jimmy Philips as the interim manager since the month of March. Stubbs has put in about 202 appearances for the Whites team. He scored about nine goals in the period between 1990 and 1996. He also had stints with clubs like Derby County, Sunderland, Everton and Celtic. He has been appointed with Hibernian from the year 2014. Having guided the Edinburgh team to second as well as third places in Scottish Championship, it can be counted as one of his achievements. Continue reading

Bolton boss wants to win game at Derby

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Bolton boss, Jimmy Phillips has stated that his team needs to win at Derby County to repay supporters the trust they have placed in the team. Indeed, Bolton has failed to win away from home so far this season and will be keen to change these statistics before the season is over.

The four wins this season for Bolton has been at home while they have drawn or lost all their matches away from home.

Jimmy Phillips declared that their fans have been fantastic all season even on the travels and that he want to repay them this trust by winning, at least, a match. He believes that the threat of relegation will not affect his team and that they will be able to put in a strong performance away from home.

The Bolton boss believes that his players are professional enough and that they should be able to handle pressure even in a packed stadium at Derby.

The club is currently 22nd in the table and 17 points from safety. With relegation almost a certainty, the team will want to put its current financial worries behind them and ensure that they prepare the next season in the best possible way. Whether Phillips will be on the team, next season remains to be seen but the club will want to get promoted back at the end of the season. Continue reading