In April 2013, Manchester United sacked then Manager David Moyes. The Scotsman failed to even last a season at Old Trafford. “The Chosen One” by Sir Alex Ferguson was “The Jobless One,” but not for very long. Moyes received a very lucrative exit package and quickly landed on his feet in La Liga.Follow paulmbanks
The future plans of Ryan Giggs remains a big question mark right now. When new manager Jose Mourinho took over at Old Trafford, it initiated a series events that led to Giggs making his own personal Brexit from Manchester United after 29 years of service with the club.
Unfortunately for Giggs, there was no new suitable open job waiting for him anywhere outside MUFC. He did have some offers, but the right one didn’t come along. He needs a place to cut his teeth before he can boast a CV worthy of a major gig someday down the line.Follow paulmbanks
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea won his club’s player of the year award for the third consecutive season, but insists that this was his best season to date. Having shaken off the disappointment of his dream move to his hometown club falling through on transfer deadline day, in a tedious soap opera saga that lasted all summer, De Gea went on to be in top form all season long.
Back in early June, the United and Spain #1 insisted that Jose Mourinho “can build a great team” at Old Trafford.
Yesterday, he took that optimism a step further upon being asked if United are capable of challenging for the Premier League this term. De Gea told Press Association Sport:Follow paulmbanks
John Oliver is heading towards possibly becoming the most important person in American news television these days. As serious, hard news providers have declined in value and relevance, comedian/”fake newsmen” have been their replacements. In this vein, John Oliver is probably the best one out there right now, but if it were up to Oliver, he would have done something totally different with his life.
His childhood dream was to be a professional Liverpool FC player.Follow paulmbanks
Get ready for a whole host of Arsenal transfer rumor stories coming your way soon in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Arsenal FC Manager Arsene Wenger says the club will spend “big money” this summer, but only on the right player.
The Gunners missed out on Jamie Vardy, who decided to stay put at Leicester City. Another target, Alvaro Morata, won’t be coming either. While Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has told the media that the transfer window is not the end all be all for the club.Follow paulmbanks
Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho said ahead of the Red Devils 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Borussia Dortmund that he is confident his bosses will help deliver him the fourth signing he covets this summer.
After the destruction at the hands of BVB today, Mourinho said United are “75% done” with their summer transfer activity, and that the fourth player will be a midfielder.Follow paulmbanks
Speaking in Cleveland today, Donald Trump covered a litany of topics, first and foremost his much discussed and hyper analyzed Republican National Convention Acceptance speech from last night. Trump then shifted gears to his notorious feud with Texas Senator Ted Cruz before discussing his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence.
The Republican nominee then described why he loves the state of Indiana and this included mentioning a cadre of coaches with elite won-loss records.Follow paulmbanks
Time for your daily “Is Paul Pogba coming to Old Trafford or not?” update. It’s the Manchester United transfer rumor that is just overshadowing all other news within and surrounding the team.
Yes, the incessant Paul Pogba transfer narrative has grown well beyond tiresome and redundant. It’s rather tedious and annoying now; reminiscent of David de Gea with Real Madrid last summer or Arturo Vidal in August of 2014. Well, let’s try and read way too much into something/the tea leaves once again.Follow paulmbanks
Antonio Conte is the new manager at Stamford Bridge, and he’s already started to put his stamp on Chelsea. The Blues have made made a major splash signing in midfielder in N’Golo Kante, and beefed up the strike force by adding Michy Batshuyai. Also, we now know that Diego Costa will most likely be staying put.Follow paulmbanks
United States Women’s National Team Defender Kelley O’Hara brings a lot to the table. USWNT Head Coach Jill Ellis has said that the team pent a lot of time working on their organized attack and that’s where O’Hara’s role expanded and she found her niche.
Of course, she can also play multiple positions and take on additional roles, and that’s key when you can only bring 18 players to Rio for the Olympics.Follow paulmbanks
The University of Notre Dame football program unveiled the uniforms for this year’s Shamrock Series game. This contest is Notre Dame’s sixth annual Shamrock Series event, an off-campus home game which will be have played versus November 12th in San Antonio.
The previous Shamrock Series events were played in New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Indianapolis and Dallas.Follow paulmbanks