Manchester United has not gotten over the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, says Matthew Upson. The scot took the reign of one of the most famous clubs in the world in November 1986. He stayed there as Manager for 26 long years. During his tenor, Manchester United had won 38 trophies including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two UEFA Champions League titles. In 1998-99 they had won the treble that is the domestic league competition (the Premier League), domestic cup competition (the FA Cup) and European title (the UEFA Champions League). They were the first English football
The transfer window is up and running with the latest news suggesting that Liverpool and West Ham are interested in signing Real Betis ace Junior Firpo. Spanish tabloid Sport claims that the Reds are weighing up a big transfer move for the 22-year-old who has impressed at the Spanish side.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes that Barcelona is the favorite to win this season Premier League. The Spanish side will be facing Manchester United in the quarter-finals while Tottenham Hotspur will be facing Manchester City. Mauricio Pochettino said that Barcelona has a really strong squad with some quality players such as Suarez and Lionel Messi. He believes that they are the favorite to win this competition.
The now no longer midfielder for the derby county of Hull City, Thomas “Tom” Huddlestone, can be perceived to bag another shot at being present at the Premier League. As reported in the national newspaper by the name, The Sun, Huddlestone of the Derby County was seen in the form of a target or a goal for the top flight up comers of Cardiff City as the club sought to strengthen the midfield play, by such an addition before the next season hit.
Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur are favourites to finish in the final two Champions League spots, but Arsenal could launch a top-four challenge if they can maintain their current form, according to Matthew Upson. Tottenham are in pole position to finish in third place after Mauricio Pochettino’s side were 3-1 winners against Chelsea FC at Wembley last weekend, thanks to goals from Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
That is according to BBC Radio 5 Live pundit and the Stoke man Charlie Adam. The Manchester United team finished a grand 19 points behind the Premier Manchester City, the League champions of last term. This summer, Mourinho has secured the deals for Diogo Dalot, Lee Grant and Fred however; he is still chasing moves for minimum of two more players. Ivan Perisic and Harry Maguire both are high on his target list, however, the transfer window is closing on next Thursday, and it seems the time is not on the side of Mourinho. According to Midfielder Adam, United has to
Joselu makes scintillating comeback as he registers a goal on the scoresheet in Stokes under-23’s drilling of chesterfield. The Potter’s right back Phil Bardsley limped off the field shortly after the commencement of their game with Switzerland side Neuchatel Xamax which saw a formidable stoke side win a narrow 1-0 margin. Forward Joselu, spent his last season on a loan to La Liga side Deportivo la Coruna has missed out on key games this summer having been given a [compassionate] leave due to family issues he’s faced with. The duos have since returned to training and were actively involved at the
Former Stoke City defender Matthew Upson believes that Liverpool will not win the title soon if Jurgen Klopp continues his rotation policy. Indeed the German manager has been criticized for the number of changes that he makes to his team especially in the derby against Everton where he left Coutinho as well as Firmino on the bench. So far this season Jurgen Klopp has made the most changes of any team in the Premier League and Matthew Upson believes that this could be a problem in the long run. The former Arsenal defender said that for a team to be
Stoke City lost to Newcastle United in the Premier Leagueover the weekend. After their achievement against a red hot in-form Manchester United last week, the Mark Hughes led side were expected to cause damage to Rafa Benitez’s side resurgence. Hughes claimed all the players were forewarned to take the Magpies team that started poorly with the highest levels of seriousness. He added that the match winner Jamaal Lascelles was also discussed so the players shouldn’t have given him room. Lascelles scored from a corner in their last game against Swansea before repeating the exact move at Saint James Park, earning
Former Stoke City defender Matthew Upson believes that Stoke City can have a good season this year. He said that Stoke City manager Mark Hughes had made some good signings and he feels that they are able to finish higher in the table. Matthew Upson said that it would not be easy as all the teams around them have strengthened during the transfer window but he feels that there is a good atmosphere around the team. He said for some time the objective of Stoke City has been to avoid relegation, and he feels that things are changing now. Matthew