MOURINHO’S TEAM DEFEAT CITY 2-0

RomeluLukaku is starting his Red Devils journey on a good note after he scored for Manchester United in the 2-0 rout of Manchester City.


Both sides met at the NRG Stadium in Houston for the Manchester preseason derby. The stadium seems to be a good fortune spot for United as the club had defeated the MLS All Stars team in 2010, with then highly rated youngster Federico Macheda picking up the Man of the Match award.

The International Champions Cup fixture revealed that Pep Guardiola still has work to do with his goalkeepers. After the Spaniard decided to send former keeper Joe Hart packing for his numerous errors, Claudio Bravo was the replacement. Barely after a year, EdersonMoraes is the new first choice shot keeper. The Brazil U-23 star made an error that City fans would not want to see again after spending a record £35 million. Continue reading “MOURINHO’S TEAM DEFEAT CITY 2-0”

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK FOR MAN UNITED

Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes is the new kid on the block. He is set to make his senior debut for the team in the final game of the season against Crystal Palace.


He recently won the Jimmy Murphy Youth Team Player of the Year award – as the youngest recipient in 27 years – and is believed to be one of the biggest prospects of English football.

Marcus Rashford won the award last year and has been wonderful since his move to the senior team. Danny Welbeck, Federico Macheda, Giuseppe Rossi, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs are amongst the winners of the coveted prize.

Gomes had his debut in the under-18 squad at just 14 years. He has been impressive to coaches and staff at the academy. He would have been the one leading England Under-17 in the European Championship final if not for injury that ruled him out. Continue reading “NEW KID ON THE BLOCK FOR MAN UNITED”

Macheda Speaks about That Unforgettable Goal against Aston Villa

Federico Macheda has opened up on the incredible goal that changed his career overnight.


The former Manchester United striker made an unforgettable debut for the club in 2009 when he came off the bench to score the winner against Aston Villa. After having been a relative unknown up until that point,Macheda says that he initially enjoyed the overwhelming popularity provided by that debut. Yet, he was unable to sustain the success for long. After featuring on a few occasions towards the end of that season, he was loaned out to various clubs like Sampdoria, QPR, and Stuttgart. Yet, none of the loan spells worked out for the striker and he was unable to secure a permanent place at any of these clubs.

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson’s faith in the striker was also tested heavily as a result of the failed loan spells. In the end, the striker was left to go of by United in the summer of 2014. After going to Cardiff city on a free transfer, the striker struggled with injury problems which limited his impact at the club. Continue reading “Macheda Speaks about That Unforgettable Goal against Aston Villa”

Federico Macheda Signs for Serie B Side Novara

Federico Macheda brought an end to his time in English football after moving to Italian outfit Novara Calcio on a one-year contract.


The 25-year-old once used to play for Manchester United as a youngster, but he has struggled a lot in the last few years. After struggling to get gametime at the likes of Cardiff City, he slipped lower down the chain and was last seen playing for Nottingham Forest. Numerous loans spells were the standout elements in his career early on, as United tried to get the best out of him.

The incredible fall from grace for the striker is surprising considering that he scored on his debut with an injury time winner against Aston Villa in the 2008-09 campaign.Macheda says that he is not worried about what he has failed to achieve in the past. Instead, he wants to focus on the future and wants to hit the ground running straight away. Continue reading “Federico Macheda Signs for Serie B Side Novara”