The Blues almost have one of their hands on the Premier League trophy.
With them leading the Premier League table 7 points clear and having one more game to play than the other teams, it’s not that much probable than they would end anywhere, but, at the top come the end of the season.
But, Jose Mourinho, who has already had the taste of glory at the Premier League level in the past, does not want the intensity to drop in his squad at all.
The England national football team made an early exit from the 2014 World Cup as the team of Roy Hodgson failed to win a single match in the group stages and was knocked out surprisingly fast.
The national side has appeared to be recovering from their underwhelming streak of performances at the international stage as Roy Hodgson and his squad have not lost a single match after the 2014 World Cup reached it’s end.
The goal-scoring rate of Wayne Rooney has fallen considerably recently and one of the main reasons on why this is happening to the English forward is because of the new role that he is playing at Old Trafford as Louis van Gaal has been deploying Rooney in a midfield position which isn’t his traditional position.
Even though Rooney is not scoring goals on a consistent basis like he used to do some time ago, the Dutch coach believes that Rooney is still happy on helping out the team in his new role even if it means that his chances of scoring are limited.
Wayne Rooney reckons his team should have secured another win in the Premier League last weekend versus Aston Villa.
The Red Devils were on a winning run of 6 matches when they took the ground in that game and despite the fact that they were playing away, they were the firm favourites there because of their form.
And, United did play very well. They were always on top during the game, but, in the 18th minute, the coordination in their defence broke a little bit and that resulted in the all important goal which put Villa ahead by 1-0 in the 18th minute of the match.
It’s that time of year when we allow ourselves to look ahead at the big games in prospect. And they don’t come much bigger for reigning Premier League champions Manchester City than their two-leg tie versus Barcelona on 24th February and 18th March.
But can City possibly progress against the team that has been the most successful overall in Europe since the turn of the century?
The West Brom board's decision to sack Alan Irvine after a run of three straight defeats is difficult to argue with.
With the Baggies sat in 16th place, just one point above the drop zone, following a 2-0 defeat to Stoke City, the situation at the Hawthorns had become critical and time was running out to act. The fact that Tony Pulis was looking for work made the decision to remove Irvine a real no-brainer.
Manager of the Season
‘This year has absolutely flown by.’ That’s something you’re likely to hear a lot of at this time of year and, for most of us, that’s not particularly positive. Spare a thought for Brendan Rodgers, then. Back in April, the world probably seemed a much rosier place than it does now for the Reds’ manager.
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says that he felt that his team deserved at least a point from the recent Manchester derby. City managed to claim a fourth consecutive win in the derby after Sergio Aguero’s second-half goal was enough to give them a 1-0 win.
Rooney was making his comeback from suspension against City. He is one of the few players in this United squad who has excelled previously in Manchester derbies. Even though he had not played in the last few weeks, Rooney showed no signs of rustiness and was one of the better players over the 90 minutes.
In the time lapse of 9 months, the squad of Wolverhampton Wanderers has been managed by 3 different coaches as Terry Connor was in charge of the team in February of 2012 but was sacked only 4 months later.
Stale Solbakken and Dean Saunders would later take control of the squad but it was only during a limited period of time until Kenny Jackett was elected as the man to restore balance to the managerial staff of the club.
Nemanja Vidic’s transfer to Inter Milan has left Manchester United without a definitive captain but there are number players which are expected to be assigned with the assignment of turning into the leader on and off the pitch as the next captain of the squad.