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Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney is Looking for His Teammates to Take Their Champions League Form into the Premier League

October 26th, 2013 at 4:19 AM
By Matthew Crosby

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney is calling on his teammates to use their Champions League form in the Premier League to revive the defense of their title.

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David Moyes' side have only managed to win one of their last four games at Old Trafford, losing to West Brom and drawing to Southampton in recent results. 

United currently sit eight points behind league leaders Arsenal.

The Red Devils' form in the Champions League has been far better of that in the Premier League, and after beating Real Sociedad 1-0 on Wednesday night one more win will see them progress to the knock-out stages of the tournament. 

Wayne Rooney who celebrated his 28th birthday on Thursday has warned his teammates there is no room for error as they prepare to face Stoke this weekend.

We hope to take this momentum into Saturday.

We have been too inconsistent. We have to get that consistency about our game and hopefully this win is the start. 

Stoke is a massive game for us. We are already a few points behind in the league so we can't drop any more at this stage. We need to make sure we get that win we need.

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Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez Wants a Regular Starting Place in the Side Under David Moyes

October 12th, 2013 at 2:46 AM
By Matthew Crosby

Manchester United's Javier Hernandez says he is happy to fight for this place at United, but admitted he may have to eventually depart from Old Trafford in order to become a regular starter.

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The 25-year-old Mexican international joined United in 2010 and has struggled to establish himself as a regular starter. He has been eased back into David Moyes' plans after the summer's Confederation Cup by starting two games this season.

He scored the winner against Liverpool at Old Trafford in United's third round Capital One Cup game. 

Chicharito enjoyed a reputation of a poacher and impact player when under Moyes' predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson, he is still determined to change that perception as he wants to secure a starting role with the Premier League champions.

I strive for that. I am working towards that, earning a spot as a starter. I know that my performance on the pitch will allow me to achieve that goal someday either here or elsewhere for any other club.

I am going on four years here and really, like I have always said, I am happy to be able to play for one of the best clubs in the world, doing my best every single day to earn more minutes on the pitch.

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Manchester United Vice-Captain Admitted It was a Huge Loss to the Club When Paul Pogba Left for Juventus

October 11th, 2013 at 7:32 AM
By Matthew Crosby

Manchester United vice-captain Patrice Evra says it was a 'huge loss' to the club when Paul Pogba left the Old Trafford outfit for Juventus.

'Paul Pogba called 'Il Polpo' is going to give me a heartattack soon or later! French football players have allways been a Lucky star in Juventus :) #juventus #rocks #big #time #juve #love #best #team' photo (c) 2013, Francesca Romana Correale - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

The 20-year-old French international who has represented his country at first team level 3 times, scoring 1 goal, left Old Trafford on a free transfer in the summer of 2012.

Pogba felt ex-Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson hadn't given him a chance. He revealed the occasion when Rafael and Ji-Sung Park got the nod ahead of him in midfield, as Carrick had to play at center back was the time when he knew his United career was going no where and he wanted out. 

When speaking to French TV channel TF1 Pogba said:

I said to Ferguson: Play me, and I will show you if I'm ready or not'.

Against Blackburn, on December 31, 2011, I was on the bench. Ferguson puts Rafael in midfield with Ji-Sung Park. Then I gave up. I was really bummed.

Patrice has since said his regret at Manchester United not holding onto his French team-mate. Both players are in the French squad for their upcoming games against Australia and Finland.

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Manchester United Manager David Moyes Praises Adnan Januzaj After His Two Goals Gave United a 2-1 Victory Over Sunderland

October 6th, 2013 at 1:18 AM
By Matthew Crosby

Manchester United manager David Moyes has said he see's a bright future for youngster Adnan Januzaj and isn't worried about losing the teenager after his performance settled a 2-1 victory over Sunderland on Saturday.

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The Belgian 18-year-old was given his first Premier League start by Moyes at Sunderland's Stadium of Light. He justified his selection by scoring two goals to put United ahead after going 1-0 down to Craig Gardner's fifth minute first half goal.

In Moyes' post match interview he suggested that Januzaj has the potential to become a great player and knows he'll keep his feet firmly on the ground despite his early success at United.

I remember giving Wayne his debut, and Ross Barkley, and Adnan is certainly that quality. He is a top, top player.

My plan was to play his three or four weeks ago but I never quite got the opportunity and for different reasons I didn't pick him, and I thought today was the right time.

He has been so good, it was hard to stop him.

He is going to be a special talent. He has got goals, he has got ability on the ball, but we will keep his feet on the ground here.

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Manchester United Captain Nemanja Vidic Believes the Squad is Strong Enough to Overcome Their Difficult Start to the Season

October 3rd, 2013 at 11:35 PM
By Matthew Crosby

Manchester United's captain Nemanja Vidic has faith in the quality of the squad at David Moyes' disposal and says his teammates have not been shaken by their difficult start to the season.

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United have suffered defeats to Manchester City and West Brom in the Premier League recently, and the pressure will be back on David Moyes' and his side this weekend when the Red Devils face Sunderland.

Vidic is confident him and his teammates can deliver.

We have to accept it has not been a great start.

We have not been getting the performances we would have liked and we also have to be realistic enough to accept we have made some mistakes.

This team has a lot of potential and we are working really well. Sometimes the results don't come. Sometimes the performances don't come. But I am really positive.

The most important thing is to defend right. If we defend well, I think we have a really good chance to win trophies.

The last 10 days have been tough. We lost concentration at certain times, which we shouldn't have allowed.

We are doing everything we can. We just have to be patient.

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