Found September 16, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Moyes confident Januzaj will sign a new contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.comManchester United will face German giants Bayer Leverkusen tomorrow in the Champions League. Ahead of the crucial European tie, Manchester United manager David Moyes says he is really excited to get the Champions League underway tomorrow. Moyes said: “We’ve got a leading team from Germany and Spain to play, and have to go to Donetsk to play Shakhtar. It’s a tough group.” “I’m always amazed at the atmosphere on big Champions League nights. I want to do everything  I can to win it.” The Scot answered questions on various topics including Ashley Young’s diving, Wayne Rooney, Shinji Kagawa’s fitness update, young Adnan Januzaj’s contract situation and utilizing the squad properly with games coming thick and fast. The 18-year-old impressed everyone in Manchester United’s pre-season tour of Asia and produced a fine cameo performance against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Moyes said today that the club is c...

Big money movers make debuts in the Premier League

With the transfer window closed and the international break over it’s finally time to see those big deal late deadline debutants in action. So how did the multi million pound new boys do on their first appearances? Mesut Ozil (Real Madrid to Arsenal. Fee: £42.4m) Arsenal fans have been waiting for the debut of a big name signing like Mesut Ozil for years. Season after season the...

United explains transfer policy

United were widely condemned for their transfer business over the summer. Both Moyes, and particularly executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, were criticised when Marouane Fellaini ended up being their only signing. Even then, the transfer only took place when Fellaini agreed to waive around £4million in loyalty payments from Everton so United did not end up forking out more than...

David Moyes refuses to deny Manchester United made a late bid for Gareth Bale

David Moyes refused to deny reports that Manchester United had made a sensational £125million bid for Gareth Bale before the ex-Tottenham ace completed his world record move to Real Madrid. The Spanish giants completed the protracted £86.3million transfer the day before the transfer window closed but reports have surfaced that Manchester United made a late effort to sign the PFA...

Van Persie and Rooney win it for Manchester – reactions

Manchester United 2-0 Crystal Palace Coach David Moyes reacts: “I’m very happy. I thought there was a lot of good play, in the early part of the first half we were very good. We created a lot of crossing positions and goal-scoring opportunities which we didn’t take. We made it a little bit nervy, so I was delighted when we got the penalty kick before half time. “I think he...

David Moyes sets Wayne Rooney 30-goal target at United this season

David Moyes says Wayne Rooney should be aiming to score 30 goals this season and also insists he should form a formidable partnership with Robin van Persie after a summer when the England striker agitated for a move away from Old Trafford. Playing with a headband to protect the wound that had ruled Rooney out since last month the 27-year-old registered his opening strike of the...

Birmingham looking to take highly-rated United youngster Lingard on loan

Birmingham City are keen to take Manchester United youngster Jesse Lingard on loan. Lingard one of the shining lights of United’s pre-season tour of Australia and Japan scored twice for United’s Under 21s on Tuesday in a 4-1 rout over Bolton. He is highly regarded by David Moyes and his coaching team at Old Trafford but needs more experience of first team football. The 20...

David Moyes: Young Moment of Clarity

David Moyes has called on the powers that be, to harness “retrospective video” for referees to properly punish players who dive after Ashley Young, A Manchester United player, caused a booking from diving on the weekend. On the weekend Manchester United defeated Crystal Palace 2-0, the victory however, was marred by a diving booking by [...]

Manchester United vs Bayer Leverkusen: Match Preview

The post-Sir Alex Ferguson era has been filled with twists and turns up until this point. The favoured one, David Moyesis about to embark on his first MAJOR EUROPEAN adventure tonight when Steffan KeiSling’s Leverkusen visit Old Trafford for the first time in 11 long years. The draw has pitted a European powerhouse with three other ambitious clubs and the great SAF has warned his...

Should FIFA Use Video to Retroactively Punish Soccer’s Divers?

What should soccer authorities do to combat the scourge of diving? That age-old question has resurfaced, after Manchester United winger Ashley Young appeared to dive on two separate occasions during his team’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. Young was cautioned for simulation (cheating in layman’s terms) following the first instance. He won a penalty kick, which led...

United wins Champions League opener

Wayne Rooney reached the 200-goal mark for Manchester United by scoring twice in a 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday, giving manager David Moyes the perfect introduction to life in the Champions League. Free of the uncertainty of the offseason when he was constantly linked with a move to Chelsea, Rooney starred at Old Trafford by opening the scoring in the 22nd minute, grabbing...

Are City really better than United this season?

Are City really better than United this season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comMajority of the journalists and bloggers had tipped Manchester City as the firm favourites to win the title or at least finish above Manchester United this season. It was obvious though. For the first time in the history of Premier League, Manchester United will be without their legendary Sir Alex...
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