Dutch international striker Robin van Persie on Tuesday said he had no hard feelings about leaving Manchester United to join Istanbul giants Fenerbahce after three years at the Premier League club. After a blazing start for the Red Devils in 2012 under Alex Ferguson following his transfer from Arsenal, van Persie faltered and his 2014/2015 season was marred by an ankle ligament injury. “It was a situation where I could see it coming and I could get used to the idea (of leaving Manchester United) for quite a bit,” van Persie told reporters at his first news conference after signing for Fenerbahce. “That is football. You sign for new clubs, there are good periods, bad moments.” “There are no hard feelings with how it went. This is part of football, part of life. I accept that.” He said that he had enjoyed a “good moment” with the Manchester United players to say goodbye before leaving for Turkey. Van Persie also […]

Istanbul giants Fenerbahce on Thursday confirmed they were in talks to sign Dutch international striker Robin van Persie from Manchester United.   “Talks have started with the club and the player himself over the transfer of Robin van Persie,” Fenerbahce said in a statement, giving no further details. The statement came amid heightening speculation that the singing of Van Persie could come in the next days, after Fenerbahce sporting director Giuliano Terraneo flew to England to hold personal talks with the player. Portuguese star Nani on Monday joined Fenerbahce from United for six million euros (£4.26m, $6.7m) as last season’s Super Lig runners up seek to add a glittering array of foreign talent to their ranks for the new season. By AFP

Louis Van Gaal may have achieved the targets set by the Glazers & the Manchester United last summer but for a club used to so much success under Sir Alex Ferguson can a 4th placed finish be classified as success? Manchester United have been the most successful European club north of the English channel in the last two decades. This period has coincided with 13 Premier League titles, 2 European Cups and countless other cup successes. Leading the Red Devils to these heights was a Scotsman for whom future successes held much more importance than any present achievement. But post the retirement of the Scotsman the Red Devils finished a lowly 7th under the stewardship of David Moyes. This finish not only ensured that Manchester United missed qualification for the Champions League but also cost Moyes his job. Thus for new manager Louis Van Gaal the benchmark was set a lot lower then what might have been the case if […]

Manchester United’s CEO Ed Woodward has promised the fans a ‘busy’ transfer window while claiming that he will ensure that Van Gaal has a ‘deep’ squad at his disposal in order to compete for all the trophies in all the competitions. Woodward highlighted the fact that Manchester United are well poised to make a return to Champions League football while stating that the club is preparing itself for a busy transfer period. “The squad will be absolutely deep enough and ready to challenge on all fronts and all competitions next year. That will as ever involve some ins and outs which we will not guide on.” “We are delighted with the progress made under Louis as first-team manager. With two games remaining we are well-positioned to achieve a top-four finish in the Premier League and therefore return to European football next season.” So while Ed Woodward has promised the fans a busy transfer window for the club, here are three […]