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(Yet) Another Manchester United Story

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SIR ALEX STEPS DOWN




Legendary Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, announced today that he was resigning from his post at Old Trafford after 25 years in charge. Sir Alex's resignation is expected to usher in a new era at the Theatre of Dreams.

The 70-year-old has confirmed that he will remain as a consultant for the club.

It is rumoured that Jose Mourinho will take up the United job shortly - after the Red Devils missed out on bringing Josep Guardiola to the club - although David Moyes, Jurgen Klopp and former United favourite, Ole Gunner Solskjaer are still very much in consideration for the job.

The Glazer family are expected to make an announcement in the next few weeks.







 
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SHOCK APPOINTMENT AT OLD TRAFFORD


In an official press conference in Manchester, the United board announced that rookie manager Duncan Wallace would be taking over the reins at Old Trafford. Wallace beat the likes of Jose Mourinho, David Moyes and Jurgen Klopp to the coveted job.

The 25-year old, who had been on trial at Celtic at the age of 18, and also won a cap for the Scottish national team, had been forced to retire from professional football due to a serious injury. However, he himself was shocked to learn that he had been appointed as manager.

Veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs and Wallace's soon-to-be assistant Mike Phelan congratulated Wallace on becoming manager and told press that he would have the squad and staff's full support.

More to follow.




 
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WALLACE CONFIRMS PRE-SEASON TOUR



Manchester United manager Duncan Wallace has confirmed the pre-season friendlies for the 2012/13 season.

24/07/12 - New York vs Manchester United - Red Bull Arena
28/07/12 - Vancouver vs Manchester United - BC Place Stadium
04/08/12 - Manchester United vs Borussia Dortmund - Old Trafford
08/08/12 - Manchester United vs Valencia - Old Trafford
11/08/12 - Antwerp vs Manchester United - Bosuil

United's campaign gets underway against Liverpool on the 18th of August.

Other news:

  • United have reportedly rejected Juventus' bid for midfielder Anderson as the Italian giants did not meet the asking price.
  • Wallace is rumoured to be chasing Tottenham's Sandro and Harry Kane.






 
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Please feel free to comment on the story, guys.

My aim is to complete two challenges.

To win 100 trophies is my primary objective.

I will also be looking to have a player score 1000 goals at professional level under my management, which I know is a tough ask.

I hope I can keep this save going for long.

Wish me luck!
 
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Taking on my 100 challenge? Hope you do it, big Man United fan here. Could you follow my new England story
 
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PRE-SEASON RESULTS AND TRANSFERS

Transfers

In

James Rodriguez (AMC) - Porto - £17,000,000
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Andrea Poli (MC) - Sampdoria - £8,000,000
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Vittorio Martinangelo (ST) - Udinese - £900,000
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Out

Anderson (MC)
- PSG - £10,000,000
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Loans:

Larnell Cole - Bristol City
Tom Lawrence - Falkirk
Gyliano van Velzen - Carlisle
Ryan Tunnicilffe - Doncaster
Tom Thorpe - Preston
Marnick Vermijl - Shrewsbury
Reece Brown - Preston
Mats Daehli - Derby County
Sam Johnstone - ​Stevenage

MANCHESTER UNITED SENIOR SQUAD

Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Anders Lindegaard, Ben Amos

Defenders:
Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Jonathan Evans, Rafael, Patrice Evra, Alexander Buttner


Midfielders:
Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Ashley Young, James Rodriguez, Paul Scholes, Andrea Poli, Ryan Giggs, Antonio Valencia, Nani, Shinji Kagawa, Nick Powell, Tom Cleverley

Forwards: Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Javier Hernandez


RESULTS

New York (A)
3-1
Rooney (14,51), Van Persie (69)
PoM: Wayne Rooney

Vancouver (A)
4-0
Rooney (13), Vidic (18), van Persie (47), Hernandez (88)
PoM: Nemanja Vidic

Dortmund (H)
2-1
Rooney (14), Hernandez (44)
PoM: Nemanja Vidic

Valencia (H)
2-2
Rooney (32,64)
PoM: Wayne Rooney

Antwerp (A)
4-1
Young (12), van Persie (18), Rooney (58), Karim Stassin (71 o.g)
PoM: Ashley Young


I'm really happy about the results, although we could've done a lot better against Valencia.
Great transfers as well. Rodriguez has a lot of potential and Poli should prove to be a good midfield partner for Carrick.

Upcoming Fixtures

19/08/12 - Manchester United vs Liverpool - Old Trafford
25/08/12 - Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United - DW Stadium

Nothing more than two wins out of two will do as we have to build a solid start to the campaign.












 
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Decent mate be interested to see how close you get to the 1000 goals like I said 500 would be some achievement
 
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Good luck mate, will be following. Can I just ask, did you set the asking price as £10 million for Anderson? I'm Man United, thinking of setting it as £8 million, but the more I can get for him the better!
 
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AUGUST 2012

RESULTS

Liverpool (H) 0-0
Rooney (77), Rafael (88) --- [ LIV - Gerrard (64) ]
Poli (89)
PoM: Rio Ferdinand

We should have won this game, but Reina made some amazing saves to keep us out. Poli's injury is nothing serious.
The good news is that Reading beat City and Mancini went on a rant against the FA for having a goal disallowed! (HA!)

Wigan (A) 3-0
Vidic (41,89), Rodriguez (90+1)
Buttner (40) --- Caldwell (22)
van Persie (83)
PoM: Nemanja Vidic

Van Persie got injured the minute he came on! Thank god he's only out for five days. I'm not really happy about the result because strikers aren't firing and we left it too late. Could have been worse, though.
QPR beat Chelsea 2-1. (HA HA!!)


PREMIER LEAGUE AWARDS

Player of the Month
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Vidic deserves this one. He's been a rock at the heart of our defence and he's scored 2 goals. No doubt about it.

Young Player of the Month
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Manager of the Month
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I don't think I deserve 3rd place, but neither does anybody else, right?


LEAGUE OVERVIEW

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Arsenal are first......for once.


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW

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Based on the other groups, I can safely say I've been drawn in the GROUP OF DEATH....Just my luck.


TOP 5 PREMIER LEAGUE TRANSFERS

1. Marouane Fellaini - Everton to Manchester City -
£25,000,000
2. Wilfried Bony - Vitesse to Tottenham - £19,000,000
3. James Rodriguez - Porto to Manchester United - £17,000,000
4. Adrian - Atletico Madrid to Chelsea - £15,750,000
5. Hatem Ben Arfa - Newcastle to PSG - £12,750,000


UPCOMING FIXTURES

02/09/12 - Newcastle vs Manchester United - St. James' Park
15/09/12 -
Chelsea vs Manchester United - Stamford Bridge
19/09/12 -
Manchester United vs PSG - Old Trafford (Champions League Group H)
22/09/12 -
Manchester United vs West Bromwich Albion - Old Trafford
26/09/12 -
Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United - DW Stadium (Capital One Cup Rd. 3)
29/09/12 - Manchester United vs Arsenal - Old Trafford

It's going to be a tough month and I'm aiming for atleast 5 wins.

As always guys, leave your comments on the story.






 
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3 interesting signings as not heard of any of them. Will you be keeping Ferdinand after season 1?
 
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really like it so far, also like your style of writing. keep it up!
 
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3 interesting signings as not heard of any of them. Will you be keeping Ferdinand after season 1?
Wait, srsly, you've not heard of Rodriguez? I guess you'd have to follow United or the Champions League closely to know him.

If he doesn't retire, Ferdinand will definitely stay, because he's been amazing for me in previous saves, but I might let him go next season
 
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SEPTEMBER 2012


RESULTS

Newcastle (A)
2-0

Nani (14), Vidic (28)
Vidic (sent off 56)
PoM: Nani

I'm happy with the result, but disappointed that none of my strikers have scored yet. Vidic's sending off was completely unwarranted but I decided not to appeal the ban, which would prove costly.


Chelsea (A)
0-1

van Persie (missed pen. 29)
PoM: John Terry (CHE)

Really appalling result, which made me mad because Vidic shouldn't have got sent off. *It was a great time for Torres to turn up, though!*
No goals from the strikers yet, so I switched to playing a lone striker up front and here's the result.....


Champions League Group H Matchday 1

PSG (H)
5-2
Rooney (30, pen. 50, pen. 61), Valencia (32), Ferdinand (40)
PoM: Wayne Rooney

Finally! Rooney with a hat-trick and a completely convincing win, even though PSG were pre-match favourites.


West Brom (H)
2-1
van Persie (6,27)
Fletcher (sent off 88), Cleverley (sent off 90+2)
PoM: Robin van Persie

This was a tough match to watch because I was hanging on for the last five minutes with just the one man in midfield.


Capital One Cup 3rd Round

Wigan (A)
1-1 (4-5p)Welbeck (45+1)
Shootout:
Scored: van Persie, Powell, Rooney, Welbeck
Missed: Young
PoM: Jonny Evans

Shocking result, but I'm surprised to have hung on for 2 hours. I was playing more of the backups and only brought Rooney and van Persie on in extra time.
We could have lost before extra time but Lindegaard made a fantastic save to keep di Santo out.

There goes the chance to win a trophy.


Arsenal (H)
2-0
Carrick (43), Hernandez (82)
PoM: Per Mertesacker (ARS)

Really good result, knocks Arsenal off the top, and it could easily be more if it wasn't for Mertesacker.


LEAGUE OVERVIEW

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Yes, first place!!


PREMIER LEAGUE AWARDS

Player of the Month
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Defence trumps attack two months in a row.

Young Player of the Month
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Manager of the Month
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Hopefully, I can win the award next month.


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP H

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UPCOMING FIXTURES

02/10/12 Olympiacos vs Manchester United - Georgios Karaiskakis(Champions League Group H )
06/10/12 Stoke City vs Manchester United - Britannia Stadium
20/10/12 Manchester United vs Norwich City - Old Trafford
23/10/12 Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester United - Signal Iduna Park(Champions League Group H )
27/10/12 Manchester United vs Reading - Old Trafford
No league cup as I've already been knocked out and missed out on the chance to win our first trophy, but barring the trip to Germany, this should be an easy month.












 
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Good luck mate, will be following. Can I just ask, did you set the asking price as £10 million for Anderson? I'm Man United, thinking of setting it as £8 million, but the more I can get for him the better!
I just offered him out for £10 million, so yeah. There was massive interest from some clubs. I'm on the updated database, but on the default db, I haven't gotten more than £7 million for him.
 
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OCTOBER 2012


RESULTS

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP H MATCHDAY 2
Olympiacos (A) 2-0
Van Persie (57), Kagawa (88)
PoM: Rio Ferdinand
Another routine win to remain top of the group.

Stoke (A) 0-1
PoM: Ryan Shawcross (STO)
Really disappointing game. We only had 2 shots on target.


Norwich (H) 3-1
Scholes (39), Welbeck (61), Kagawa (77)
PoM: Andrea Poli
Good win with Poli getting 2 assists, deserved the man of the match award.


UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP H MATCHDAY 3
Dortmund (A) 1-1
Young (90+1)
Van Persie (inj.40)
PoM: Mats Hummels (BVB)
Young just saved us in this game, after Mats Hummels scored from the spot in the 89th min.

Reading (H) 4-1
Hernandez (34), Young (41,44, pen. 87)
Rooney (pen. missed 28)
PoM: Ashley Young
Superb performance from Young, following his heroics in Germany.


LEAGUE OVERVIEW

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Tottenham have knocked us off the top on goal difference. I'm confident we can get back easily enough.


PREMIER LEAGUE AWARDS

Player of the Month
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Young Player of the Month
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Manager of the Month
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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP H


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UPCOMING FIXTURES

04/11/12 Swansea vs Manchester United - Liberty Stadium
07/11/12Manchester United vs Borussia Dortmund - Old Trafford (UEFA Champions League Group H)
10/11/12 Everton vs Manchester United - Goodison Park
17/11/12
Manchester United vs Manchester City - Old Trafford
20/11/12
PSG vs Manchester United - Parc des Princes
24/11/12
Manchester United vs Aston Villa - Old Trafford
28/11/12
Sunderland vs Manchester United - Stadium of Light


Really tough month ahead, and the next two months could decide our season.






 
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Will be following this. How's Rodriguez turning out for you mate? And what do you find is his best position?
 
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NOVEMBER 2012

RESULTS

Swansea (A) 3-0
Kagawa (11), Rodriguez (45), Rafael (45+1)
PoM: James Rodriguez
A great goal from James Rodriguez, and an easy win over Laudrup's men.


UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP H MATCHDAY 4
Dortmund (H) 1-1
Weidenfeller (o.g 81)
Rodriguez (inj. 35), Carrick (inj. 90)
PoM: Felipe Santana (BVB)
We didn't deserve the result, but Dortmund conceded a cheap goal, so I'll take it.

Everton (A) 2-1
Kagawa (4), Hernandez (83)
PoM: Rio Ferdinand
Hernandez is the new Torres, because he's only scored 3 goals all season. Another satisfying result.

Manchester City (H) 2-0
Valencia (41), Rooney (42)
Rafael (sent off 36)
PoM: Wayne Rooney
Amazing result, but the referee was too biased, he was awarding fouls for soft challenges, and Rafael's second yellow was clearly unwarranted.

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP H MATCHDAY 5
PSG (A) 4-2
Rodriguez (15,54), Cleverley (32), Rooney (pen. 84)
Rafael (sent off 70)
PoM: James Rodriguez
Another great game, but Rafael was fined for lack of discipline. We came back twice from a goal down to qualify for the knockout rounds.

Aston Villa (H) 1-0
Rodriguez (81)
Giggs (inj. 29)
PoM: Nathan Baker (AVL)
We should have won this game fairly easily, but Baker was too amazing.The only player who came close to challenging him for the player of the match award was Buttner.

Sunderland game rescheduled to 12/12/12.


LEAGUE OVERVIEW

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Still in second place. Next month's fixtures should change that, though.

PREMIER LEAGUE AWARDS

Player of the Month
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Young Player of the Month
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Manager of the Month
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Finally! 4 wins out of 4 are enough to get me the award.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP H

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UPCOMING FIXTURES
01/12/12 Fulham vs Manchester United - Craven Cottage
05/12/12 Manchester United vs Olympiacos - Old Trafford (Champions League Group H)
08/12/12 Southampton vs Manchester United - St. Mary's Stadium
12/12/12 Sunderland vs Manchester United - Stadium of Light
16/12/12 Manchester United vs Tottenham - Old Trafford
22/12/12 Manchester United vs Q.P.R - Old Trafford
26/12/12 West Ham vs Manchester United - The Boleyn Ground
29/12/12 Manchester United vs Wigan Athletic - Old Trafford

I should be aiming to break free at the top of the table with these fixtures.













 
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Will be following this. How's Rodriguez turning out for you mate? And what do you find is his best position?
He's playing well, though a couple of his performances have been average. His best position is definitely as AMC
 
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