As the recently appointed news writer for redflagflyinghigh, my aim is to ensure, you, the reader, are kept up to date with the on-goings within Manchester United football club. During the close season it seems finding a tangible and factual story is a rarity due to the farcical rumour mill which seems to worsen each summer. I do, however, aim to provide you with a weekly roundup of the important bits from the club and completely avoid anything that has been reported, simply to sell an issue of the Daily Mail.
A tale of two strikers at either end of the United spectrum this week.
Dimitar Berbatov speaks of his frustration at not knowing where his future lies, if he will be allowed a move away in order to seek first team football, and if so, how much do we want for him? All this came out via his facebook page. I, for one, have never been a fan of airing your dirty laundry all over the internet. I do not like to see it from chavtastic girls who went to my secondary school, and I do not like to see it from the Bulgarian legend –so for all our sakes, Dimi, have this conversation in private please.
The other striker in question is fans favourite Danny Welbeck. On the back of a good season in red, and a promising tournament in white, Sir Alex has openly admitted he does know not where the contracts talks are at. With only 12 months left on Welbecks contract, every United fan is hopeful of tying the young Mancunian down for the next few years – however, there are murmurs among the more cynical members of the Old Trafford faithful that the 21 year old is attempting to do a Rooney, Pogba, Fryers, Morrison…. And ask for a ridiculously large contract. Does one believe his own hype? I hope not.
The preseason tour kicked off with a 1-0 victory over AmaZulu. Not a stern test, but great to see the boys back in action wetting our appetite for the new Premier League campaign.
Last but not least, Brazilian midfielder, Anderson, has stated that 2012/13 will be his biggest season yet (let’s hope he is talking about his performance and not his waistline).
The 24 year old is yet to live up to the hype which surrounded him following his move from Porto in 2007. Many put it down to Sir Alex changing his position, whilst others think he lacks dedication.
He started last season exceptionally well but was soon hindered by injury. For many of us, including myself, Anderson still has a lot to prove – so let’s hope we see it soon.
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