long term attacking options…

So I would start off by saying that our midfield was really impressive today and in general I was really impressed with our performance. One aspect that I felt needed work believe it or not was attack (I know it sounds silly). I was actually quite impresses with Rooney's movement today and mata did OK.

Rio hits out at Moyes

#8230;ics-while-in-charge-of-Manchester-United.html Rio Ferdinand has hit out at David Moyes’s tactics as Manchester United manager, claiming some of them were “embarrassing”. The former England and United defender has set out a string of criticisms of Moyes’s ill-fated reign at Old Trafford in his autobiography #2 sides.

Southampton vs Newcastle United: Timid, lightweight, chaotic, humiliated – and it’s Hull up next for hapless Alan Pardew

If Alan Pardew lasts the week as Newcastle United manager – a big “if” after Saturday’s 4-0 humiliation at Southampton – then he will have gone half-way to proving right the suggestion in these pages last week that he had two matches in which to save his job. He must wish the visitors in the second, at St James’ Park on Saturday, were not Hull City.

England’s win in Basel the beginning of the long road back to belief

Last Monday evening, prior to kick-off between England and Switzerland at St. Jacob Park in Basel, it was fair to say that expectations for the forthcoming Euro 2016 campaign – least yet the match about to be played – were bleak. So bleak that an England side once feared by most footballing nations were widely believed to be ever-likely to play for a draw.

Was that a 4-4-2 diamond today? Our best formation?

Pretty much seemed like it! ———de Gae———- ——Evans–Blackett—— Rafael——————Rojo ———–Blind————– —Herrera——Di Maria—- ———–Mata————– ——-RVP—-Rooney—— Seems like the best formation for di Maria, can accommodate two strikers, has a DM in Blind, Herrera in his best position. Four at the back

Wenger- Wilshere answered critics

Former England and Manchester United star Paul Scholes has been the most outspoken in questioning why Wilshere’s development has stalled since making his debut in 2008.The 22-year-old issued the perfect response against the Barclays Premier League champions, reacting to Sergio Aguero’s opener by lobbing Joe Hart before teeing up a sublime volley for Alexis Sanchez.Martin Demichelis’ late header salvaged a 2-2 draw for City, b.

Schneiderlin happy at Saints

This has been a tumultuous few months for all those connected with Saints, with a best-ever Barclays Premier League campaign swiftly followed by the exit of manager Mauricio Pochettino and a host of key playersThose exits, as well as the.