Giggs and Nevill praise Ferguson

The Manchester United legends Phil Neville and Ryan Giggs were all praise for their former boss Sir Alex Ferguson in their recent interview.

The two said that the 72-year old Scot would always remain a highly respected figure in their eyes.

Neville and Giggs spent almost their whole Manchester United career playing under Ferguson and they saw all the success there. From the league to the European Cup title, they won everything at Old Trafford.

Giggs retired in the middle of the last season to take the job of the interim manager at United, while, Neville retired a few months before him i.e. in the summer of 2013.

While, Giggs represented only the Red Devils throughout his career, Neville played for Everton too, but, his peak performances came at United only.

Giggs is associated with United even now. He is Louis Van Gaal’s assistant there currently. Neville was also supposed to take some kind of a coaching role after retirement, but, he has not done so as yet.

Giggs and Neville were together interviewed a couple of days back by an English daily and they were asked various questions about their United career there.

When asked about Ferguson, Giggs had this to say, “I used to see him as guardian and I give him the same amount of respect even today. He knows me inside out. He could just sense when I was not feeling comfortable about my game. He was a magical manager.”

Neville also hailed the legendary manager saying, “I think genius is the word for Sir Alex. He had that sense of calmness in him. He knew how to bring 100% out of a guy. Without his guidance, I don’t think it would have been possible for me to become as successful as I did.”

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Gerrard Thinks Liverpool Can Win Premier League

The iconic player of Liverpool, Steven Gerrard who has played during his entire career with the club located at Anfield has made some bold statements as the English midfielder admitted to the press that he thinks Liverpool can win the Premier League title in the next season.

Steven Gerrard spoke to the media and said: ‘’I think this is the first time in a long time that I can be confident of telling people that we are the real deal and are real title contenders before a ball has been kicked. I believe we are in a much better place now than we were this time last year. The reason being because we’ve got the taste, the know-how and the experience of being in a title race. If we can use the hurt of falling short last season in our favor then hopefully we can go one better’’

Liverpool came extremely close on winning the Premier League silverware during the previous season as they fell short only by 2 points with Manchester City managing to come out on top and win the English league with a very close margin of distance.

However, you have to take into consideration that Luis Suarez was the main powerhouse behind the breakthrough and impressive campaign of Liverpool as the Uruguayan scored scored 31 goals which was more than any other player in the league and not only that but Suarez also came out on the top spot of assisters as he provided 12 assists at the end of the season.

Brendan Rodgers will not have at his disposal Luis Suarez for another season after selling him to Barcelona with a price tag of €94 million. This astronomically high price tag turned the Uruguayan attacker into the 3rd most expensive player following behind C.Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

This injection of cash has helped Brendan Rodgers on fortifying the midfield and defensive areas of the squad as the Northern Irish manager has already signed: Suso, Emre Can, Divock Origi and Andre Wisdom.

Rodgers will try to fill in the gap left by Suarez with Rickie Lambert and Lazar Markovic as both of them are attacking players but it still remains doubtful if any of those players can have as much as an impact as Luis Suarez had during the past campaign but Steven Gerrard is confident that these new arrivals will make it happen for Liverpool and help them obtain a trophy that the club has never managed to collect in their entire history, the Premier League title.

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Arsenal closing in on Debuchy

Mathieu Debuchy will move to Arsenal from Newcastle United in the coming couple of days with highly placed sources at both the clubs and the player’s close friends confirming a deal is imminent and it will confirmed in the next couple of days.

The French full back has been a target for the club for all summer after the club lost Bacary Sagna, his first choice right back ran down his contract to leave for Manchester City at the end of last season. And it now seems that the Frenchman, who is the first choice right back for France and played a huge part for France as they lost to Germany in the quarter finals, will finally complete his move from Newcastle in the coming days. Read more »

Hodgson Still Has Plans For Gerrard And Lampard

The manager of the England national football team, Roy Hodgson, has made it clear that the senior pros Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard are in his future plans and there is no need for them to announce retirement from international football.

However, at the same time, Hodgson also said that he would not force either of the two men to take a particular call. He would be happy with whatever they decide.

Talking to the reporters after his arrival from Brazil, Hodgson said, “Look, it’s up to them to decide. I should not tell them what to do and what not to do. But, if you ask me ‘is there still something left in them?’ I would say ‘yes’.”

“But, as I said, I am not going to force them. I would certainly be happy if they don’t announce their retirement officially. Because once you retire, you automatically become unavailable for selection.”

“If they remain active, at any point of time, I can telephone them and ask if they are willing to play a certain game. I want the scenario to be like this.”

Lampard and Gerrard have been playing international football since a very long time. The former had represented the Three Lions for the first time in 1999, while, the latter did it a year later i.e. in 2000. Both have already made more than 100 appearances for their country.

At 36 and 34 years of age respectively, it’s clear that Lampard and Gerrard have played their last World Cup, but, Hodgson can see them playing a vital role in the next Euro Championships. At least, the statements made by him suggest that.

It’s interesting to see what Lampard and Gerrard decide now after getting the backing of the manager.

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