Soccer club – Latest on Manchester United
Soccer is a globally loved sport which has billions of dollars invested into it. Its simplicity to play is its greatest appeal, as all an individual needs is a ball. Along with the large financial backing, it has fans from all over the world supporting different teams or clubs. Some of the most known clubs include: Barcelona (Spain), Real Madrid (Spain), Bayern Munich (Germany), Paris Saint German (France) and Manchester United (England). Split into different leagues worldwide and with a large variety to choose from, this piece will focus on one soccer club, Manchester United.
As far as soccer clubs go, very few can compete with the popularity achieved by Manchester United or the Red devils as they are also commonly known. Many Famous names have graced the red shirt such as Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best, David Beckham and Christiano Ronaldo. Its most notable manager being Sir Alex Ferguson who retired, it is currently coached by Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho or ‘The Special one’.
With a sensational beginning of the soccer year, which saw Manchester United sign star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and break the world record signing fee for Paul Pogba, at a staggering 89.3 million Pounds. It is little wonder why they are always in the news. Currently trending though, is a low point story in their Captain Wayne Rooney. Often seen as the talisman of the team, his recent slump in form has seen him dropped to the bench by the manager as well as being dropped to the bench for his country England (for which he is also captain). He is regarded highly by his teammates who back him to recover; only time will tell if the once prolific striker can bounce back again.
With the soccer season currently on break due to international matches, another headline gathering momentum is the upcoming match between bitter rivals Liverpool and Manchester United. Dubbed ‘red Monday’ and scheduled for October 17th. It promises to be one of the biggest matches for the premier league season so far. The clash of the two English giants will pit Jose Mourinho against Jurgen Kloop (Liverpool manager), in what promises to be a battle between the heavyweights. Mourinho’s United had a promising start to the season, which was cut short by 3 straight losses in September and face on the other hand, Kloop’s Liverpool which although suffered a recent defeat, have been electric this season with a backing of four straight wins. A mouthwatering thriller is definitely in-store.
In other news corresponding with the two week international break, some soccer players not currently playing for their national teams have taken to social media. Spanish and Manchester United midfield player Juan Mata, recently blogged about his holiday in Spain and how he is feeling very refreshed for the restart plus upcoming clash with Liverpool. On the other hand, Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic also took to social media by posting a picture. It showed the star with an oxygen mask seated on a treadmill after seemingly pushing his body to the limit. He captioned the picture with “There is no free time, there is hard work and objectives”.