Thursday, June 22, 2006

Ferguson wants Marcos Senna

The Villarreal midfielder Marcos Senna will turn 30 next month and with just one season remaining on his contract, will more likely change club.

In fact, his current employers are hoping he pens a new contract this summer, but if not, they may sell him now rather than lose him for nothing at the end of the current season.

Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson is wanting to completely reshape his midfield ahead of the new campaign, and reports in Spain suggest Senna has emerged as a possible target.

However, United are sure to face competition from Arsenal and Real Madrid to sign the player.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

More Glazer family members join the board

Mancheste United most powerful man, Malcolm Glazer has appointed three more members of his family to the board of his club.

Indeed, Sons Kevin, 44, Edward, 36, and daughter Darcie, who will be 38 on Thursday join as non-executive directors.

These three persons join Glazer's sons, Joel, Ave and Bryan, who have been on the Old Trafford board since the American businessman completed his Red Devils takeover last summer.

In fact, while United officials insist the move will have no affect on the day-to-day running of business at Old Trafford, the appointments could be interpreted as a sign of Glazer passing on responsibility for the team to his family.

As we know, the 78-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner is still recovering from the two strokes he suffered in April which left him with slurred speech and partial disability.

"The move reflects common practice," stated a United spokesman.

"It's true that all Glazer family members are involved in all the family's business interests."

Sunday, June 4, 2006

Ruud focused on World Cup

Dutch forward Ruud Van Nistelrooy has avoided talk on his future at the club, while he trains for the World Cup with his national team. The Dutchman has fallen out with manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

"No, not really," he said when asked whether he wanted to elaborate on the situation at the club. "I think I left behind me what happened."

"What happened, happened. It's just great that I could go straight into a World Cup team to prepare for that and look ahead not back.

"For me, I never look back. It's great to be feeling part of this dream now and I'm working really hard to do well there."

"I'm here for my country now. It's why I'm in this tracksuit at the moment. My only thoughts are with Holland. What happens in the future, no one knows.

"Right now my only thoughts are with this team.You can ask me anything but you'll get the same answer anyway."