David Moyes rued conceding what he described as “two poor goals” on the counter-attack after his Manchester United side had dominated possession against Everton at Goodison Park.
The boss returned to his high-flying former club hoping the Reds could get a result to help spark a strong finish to a disappointing campaign. Ultimately, he was left further frustrated that his players couldn’t find the killer instinct to match some positive possession play.
“We gave away two terrible goals,” Moyes admitted. “But I thought prior to that we passed the ball brilliantly well. We kept the ball and had great control of the game. What we couldn’t do was create enough chances. They were two poor goals to give away, both on the break.
Some interesting comments from Juan Mata about joining United and next. Many so called pundits have started to come out and say that without Champions League football that United will struggle to attract the best players this summer.
Well the signing of Mata in January showed that was not necessarily true saying:
“When I was in my situation at Chelsea, not playing, everyone I spoke with in football said, ‘Yeah, maybe Manchester United aren’t at their best this season – but it’s still Manchester United!’
Wayne Rooney is BACK for Manchester United’s trip to Everton – to take some of the heat off manager David Moyes.
Rooney was forced to take a painkilling injection in a badly-bruised toe so he could play in United’s 3-1 Champions League exit to Bayern Munich two weeks ago.
It was feared the striker would need an enforced period of rest to get over the injury, with boss Moyes admitting Rooney was struggling to kick the ball with his shooting foot.
Manchester United have added a fourth USA game to its tour this summer as the Premier League giants have announced that they will play the LA Galaxy at the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California, on Wednesday 23 July 2014.
Manchester United’s automotive partner Chevrolet will be the match sponsor for this fixture with the teams facing each other in the Chevrolet FC Cup. This match will be the first time that the United team will play in Chevrolet-branded shirts as the global automobile car manufacturer embarks on its seven-year partnership as the club’s new shirt sponsor.
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David Moyes is being placed under greater pressure at Manchester United as the club’s owners, the Glazer family, are demanding Europa League qualification, according to ESPN.
While ESPN FC reports say that David Moyes has not been given anything like an ultimatum, reaching European competition is now seen by the club’s owners as a major target for the remainder of the season.
Although there is an external perception that a lack of continental football may actually aid the side next season, as has been the case in this campaign with Liverpool’s title challenge, that is not the view at the top levels of the club. The Glazers see such games as exceptionally significant in terms of revenue, particularly given the level of attendance that United usually guarantee.
Ryan Giggs paved the way for his retirement over the weekend by admitting he has waved goodbye to the Champions League after 21 years.
After 141 Champions League games – second only to Real Madrid’s Raul in the all-time appearance list – Giggs virtually admitted his race is run with United and European football. He said:
“Will you see me in the Champions League again? No, probably not. It’s weird to think that, but I’ve no complaints.
“I’ve won the competition twice and played in four finals. Champions League nights have always been special nights for me.
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Antonio Valencia has hit out at his lack of game time under David Moyes, writes Steve Bates in the Sunday People.
The Manchester United winger has started 18 league matches this season, but feels he could have made a bigger impact on their desperately disappointing campaign if the boss had shown more faith in him.
Valencia said of this season with the Reds:
“I would like to have more minutes. I would like to have a more important role here. In fact, I would have liked to have more importance inside the team.
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Rio Ferdinand has revealed he wants to continue playing for Manchester United next season.
Ferdinand has endured an indifferent 2013-14 campaign at United, and has been in and out of the starting XI under manager David Moyes.
The pair have reportedly been at odds, and with Ferdinand’s Red Devils career apparently coming to a close, he hit out at the Scot’s managerial methods earlier this season.
The former England international also declared that United’s first campaign under Moyes had made it difficult for him to go about his daily life.
Darren Fletcher admits he and his Manchester United team-mates are now playing for their futures.
United bowed out of the Champions League on Wednesday night with a 3-1 defeat that sent Bayern Munich through to the semi-finals 4-2 on aggregate.
United’s season is now effectively over. There is little hope they will be able to bridge the seven-point gap that separates them from fourth place given that just five matches remain. But the players who have let the club down in what has been a very disappointing campaign must not allow their season simply to fizzle out, according to Fletcher.
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United bowed out of Europe on Wednesday evening going down 3-1 to Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena, which gave the reigning European champions a 4-2 aggregate win.
The result means, that for the first time since 1995, United are highly unlikely to be present at Europe’s top table next season.
After the defeat in Munich, Moyes told Sky Sports:
“We have not got Champions League football, that’s the way it looks but I believe that it is not far away, and hopefully it will be one-year away.