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Michael Carrick has accorded to a new £ 10 million 2 year deal with Manchester United. His present deal is all set to end this summer and the Old Trafford club is very keen to offer him an extra 2 years to give him for his magnificent form.
Footballers aged over thirty are not generally offered a deal of more than twelve months, but United manager David Moyes and chief executive Ed Woodward has made an exception this time for the thirty two year old midfield player. They think that Geordie is worth of some extra security as he is the linchpin of Manchester United’s midfield.
Contract negotiations have been taking place for few weeks and it have not been impacted by Michael’s Achilles injury that might keep him in the sidelines until Christmas period. Conditions have been agreed between both Michael Carrick and Manchester United. There are reports that the £ 100000 per week contract might be announced by United in 2 – 3 days.
Michael’s injury would hit Manchester’s expectations of getting back some grounds on EPL leaders Arsenal. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is heartened by Man Utd’s return of thirteen points from their past 5 matches in the league and claims that only Chelsea could stop them holding their title. The Norway footballer believes that David Moyes has reversed the team around following their orotund beginning when he succeeded former manager Sir Alex Ferguson
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The Manchester United boss, David Moyes, has said that winning the Champions League is his team’s target and they are determined to do it.
A few days back, Moyes had said that United lacks world class players at the moment and it’s difficult for them to go all the way in the Champions League this time around. After that statement of Moyes, it seemed Champions League might not be one of United’s top priorities this season, but, talking to the reporters ahead of his team’s match against Shakhtar Donetsk, Moyes made it clear that the Red Devils are aiming for European glory.
Moyes said, “We are looking to win all the competitions including the Champions League. We will try our best to do that.”
United’s experienced defender, Rio Ferdinand, will not play in the match against Shakhtar because of his groin injury. However, Moyes said that he would not have brought Ferdinand here even if he had been fit.
The 50 years old Scot said, “Yes, Rio is suffering from a groin injury. That’s a minor one and there is nothing to worry about. However, he was not going to play in this match anyway.”
Apart from Ferdinand, the three other players who have also not been included in the Manchester United squad for the match against Shakhtar are Wilfried Zaha, Anderson and Fabio da Silva. But, the good news for the Red Devils fans is that their star striker Robin Van Persie has got back to 100% fitness now and he will probably be starting against Shakhtar.
When asked about Van Persie, Moyes said, “Yes, Robin is 100% fit now. However, we haven’t decided yet if he will be in the starting XI or not.”
Van Persie had made a substitute appearance in United’s last game against West Bromwich Albion.
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New Manchester United manager David Moyes has said that his players should start the season in the best possible manner if they are to win the league title at the end of the campaign. Moyes has had a poor start to his United career by losing two out of the three pre-season matches. However, he still believes that he has a good squad of players at his disposal and they could get off to the best possible start. United will be offering the league campaign with the match against Swansea at the Liberty stadium. Moyes has identified Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Arsenal as the key challengers for the title in the coming season.
Speaking at the launch of the club’s new away kit, the manager has spoken about the importance of starting the season well. Under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson in the past, United usually made poor starts but they came extremely good in the second half of the campaign. This trait has helped them win 13 Premier league titles over the years. Moyes, though, wants a strong start from his players because he reckons that the likes of Chelsea and City will be extremely strong. José Mourinho has always had a string of starting the season well and it could lead to United playing catch-up throughout the campaign.
“Manchester United is a great football club that has been successful most years. The biggest strategy we have is to continue that. We want to be winners and with the group of players I have, I am sure that will happen. Wayne Rooney is running and is probably at the level we would have thought he would be. He has picked up his work again this week,” said Moyes about the new season and also about the future of star striker Wayne Rooney.
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