Lyon Manager Happy with the Response from Memphis Depay

Submitted by content on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 09:04

Lyon manager Bruno Genesio is happy with the response given by Memphis Depay after being dropped the bench over the last few matches. The Dutchman was signed from Manchester United back in January 2016 for around €16 million. He has become one of the key players for Lyon since this transfer, but there have been occasions where the player has not been performing up to his best. He has been a regular first-team player after being named on the bench only for two out of the nine games this season. Yet, there has been a feeling that Depay had not been giving his 100% in recent matches.

This proving to be the case and manager Genesio decided to act by dropping the player to the bench for the recent game against Dijon. This surprise decision from the manager towards the end of September started rumours that Depay may be sold in the January transfer window. Yet, it appears to have been a ploy to get the former PSV Eindhoven winger back to focus. Since then, the player has been on a great run of form and has been able to score four goals. He also came up with a hat-trick in the 5-0 victory over Troyes during the weekend. This was an extremely important result for Lyon, as it moved them into the top four places.

Mourinho critical of England on Phil Jones

Submitted by isport on Sun, 01/14/2018 - 14:11

Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho was critical over England's handling of Phil Jones after the centre-back aggravated a thigh injury against Germany last weekend.

The 25-year-old had been struggling with the problem prior to the international friendly, but the Three Lions got Jones to take six pain-killing injections in order to make the playing field.

Ryan Giggs wants Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial to add more goals to their game

Submitted by content on Tue, 10/24/2017 - 16:46

Manchester United legend-turned-pundit Ryan Giggs believes Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial could be termed as top-class players, should they start scoring for Manchester United on a regular basis.


The pair have shared the duties on the left side of the attack with Jose Mourinho reluctant to play them together on the playing field.

Rafael da Silva recalls how Sir Alex Ferguson confused him with Fabio

Submitted by content on Sun, 09/24/2017 - 08:20

Former Manchester United right-back Rafael da Silva has recalled an amusing story about how Sir Alex Ferguson would struggle to differentiate him from his identical twin brother Fabio in first-team training.


The Da Silva brothers were first spotted by United scouts when they were playing as 15-year-olds for the Fluminense's youth side. Ferguson, in particular, was impressed by the progress shown by the twins, and he decided to pursue them in the summer of 2008 once they turned 18.

TOTTENHAM’S OFFER FOR RAFAEL DA SILVA REJECTED

Submitted by content on Wed, 08/30/2017 - 04:23

Premier League side Tottenham Hotspurs have had their bid for former Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva thrown out.


Spurs reportedly made the move to land the current Olympique Lyonnais man but the move has failed to pull through.

The 27-year old Brazilian right back arrived from South Africa a decade ago alongside his twin brother. Manchester United were forced to buy Rafael as the players were young then, though their original interest was his brother Fabio. Rafael had the better career, stayed at Old Trafford for longer before he moved to France.

RAFAEL BACKS LUKAKU TO SUCCEED

Submitted by isport on Fri, 08/25/2017 - 12:35

Former Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva feels Romelu Lukaku has the potential to become a top player under the stewardship of Jose Mourinho. The Belgium international joined the Red Devils from Everton earlier last month after they finalised an initial £75m for his transfer.

Speaking to Omni Sport, Rafael, who won three Premier League titles at Old Trafford between 2008 and 2015, recalls Lukaku bagging an impressive hat-trick for West Bromwich Albion during the 5-5 draw against United in the final game of the 2012-2013 season.

Tottenham fail with Rafael da Silva Approach

Submitted by isport on Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:12

Tottenham Hotspur are reported to have failed with an approach to sign former Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva this summer. The Brazilian right-back is currently in the ranks of Lyon whom he joined from Manchester United in the summer of 2015.

The 27-year-old managed over 100 top-flight appearances for Manchester United during his seven-year stay between 2008 and 2015 and Spurs have identified him as a potential replacement for Kyle Walker, who left for Manchester City earlier in the month.

LINDELOF IN MOVE TO MANCHESTER UNITED FROM BENFICA

Submitted by content on Wed, 07/12/2017 - 05:38

Victor Lindelof recently completed his move from his former club, Benfica to Manchester United.


This move thus puts him only behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the most expensive Swedish player of all times.

Since his high profile move to Old Trafford, several speculations have been ongoing as to what shirt number he would adorn during his spell with the club from next season.

MOURINHO MUST GET THINGS RIGHT THIS TIME

Submitted by content on Sat, 06/24/2017 - 07:37

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho must get things right this term as excuses are drying up.


United specifically hired a winner to deliver titles – help them excel in Europe at least and win the league.

Mourinho delivered two major titles in his debut season but with the budget and freedom he has, more would be demanded this forthcoming season and he knows it.

LVG WAS THE SECOND COACH IN STOCKHOLM

Submitted by content on Thu, 06/15/2017 - 16:38

Louis van Gaal was the second coach as Manchester United ran away winners against Ajax at the Stockholm final.


Jose Mourinho lifted the second major title for the team in his debut season but the person that held the other end of the big Cup was none other than Dutch maestro LVG.

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