Anorak | Manchester United Watch: Januzaj stays, Lingard shines, Vidic stars and Moyes picks his team on Fifa 2014

Manchester United Watch: Januzaj stays, Lingard shines, Vidic stars and Moyes picks his team on Fifa 2014

by | 28th, September 2013


MANCHESTER United Watch: a look at the Red Devils in the news: the pressure is on David Moyes. Well, of course it is.

Peter Schmeichel tells Sky Sports News .

“We always knew that whatever happened after Sir Alex, it would be a bumpy road. Someone had to be really brave and take that job. We knew every little thing that he does would be scrutinised and reported on in the media. It would be a debate – is he good enough? Has he got a few games left before he loses his game? He signed a six-year contract, there’s a reason behind the six years. People in football have short memories. The start of last season is the same as this season, you know.

“We played a relatively few number of games and had two defeats, one at Everton then Spurs at home, and we still managed to win by 13 points. I listened to the radio on the way here and they’re saying it’s not even a top four squad, and I’m thinking ‘guys where do you get this from?”

One thing on Moyes’ agenda is to tie down the talent he has. He wants to keep Nemanja Vidic at Old Trafford. Says Moyes:

“Vidic is probably the best centre half I have ever worked with. He is that good, he really is.”

Well, yes. Most of the United first team are the best players Moyes will have ever worked with.

The Manchester Evening News sums up another contract wrangle:

Moyes: Januzaj wants to stay at United

Says Moyes:

“We really think an awful lot of Adnan. He is a Manchester United player. I am sure he will be. We think this is the best place for producing and giving young players an opportunity. We think we do it better than anybody. It is part of my remit to promote young players and Adnan has been promoted already, and the next part is to become a regular first-team player. He is keen to stay.”

James Ducker writes in the Times :

Barcelona and Juventus are interested in signing Januzaj, the highly regarded 18-year-old Belgian attacking midfielder, who has been involved in protracted contract negotiations with United for almost six months. Juventus managed to persuade Paul Pogba to leave United for Italy last year after the outstanding young France midfielder was left unimpressed by the Barclays Premier League champions’ handling of his contract talks and was similarly dismayed not to have been given more

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