Javier Hernandez pays tribute to Juan Carlos Osorio

Javier Hernandez pays tribute to Juan Carlos Osorio

Mexico international Javier Hernandez has paid tribute to Juan Carlos Osorio shortly after it was confirmed that he has stepped down from the managerial role with El Tri. The 57-year-old had been with the national team for the past three years where he produced a number of impressive results including a shock win over Germany at the World Cup. Despite this, Osorio snubbed the prospect of a contract extension with El Tri and he has now decided to pursue a fresh challenge elsewhere.

Amidst this, Hernandez has taken his time to praise Osorio via his Instagram account and believes the Mexican was one of the best managers he has worked under during the course of a nine-year international career, he penned: “Thank you for these three years, profe. Thanks for so much. There are mixed feelings. The thankfulness is what sticks out the most because our paths crossed.
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GUARDIOLA TO OVERCOME CITY’S SECOND SEASON CURSE

GUARDIOLA TO OVERCOME CITY’S SECOND SEASON CURSE

Pep Guardiola would hopefully be the man to help Manchester City overcome a second season curse after an almost perfect last term. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich man helped the club break several league records last season.

Man City title winning run broke the record for most goals at 106; they also conceded the least at 27 goals. The Cityzens had over 100 points, which was the first time in the Premier League that any side would accumulate a century of points. Man City now holds the record of most consecutive wins, away wins and points gap.
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Robin van Persie’s return to Netherlands was a forgettable one

Robin van Persie’s return to Netherlands was a forgettable one

Robin van Persie had not played in the international stage in 2 years and it wasn’t until a few days ago when the former Arsenal star managed to make his return to the Netherlands squad.


On August 31 of 2017, Robin van Persieperformed for Netherlands as they locked horns against France for a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match which resulted with France coming out on top with a 4-0 triumph.

Netherlands are struggling to qualify for the upcoming worldwide football competition as they have collected 13 points from 8 qualifying games and with only 2 more matches left, the team of Dick Advocaat will need to secure positive results in their final games against Belarus and Sweden which are going to be played on October 7 and 10 respectively.

The 34 year old Dutch attacker of Fenerbahce, Robin van Persie wanted to help his national side in their attempts to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup but it’s believed that he sustained a career ending injury.

According to reports and rumors, the veteran forward sustained a cruciate knee ligament which could leave him out of the playing field for 1 year and considering his elevated age, it might be the end of his professional career. (more…)

VAN PERSIE GOES INTO PREPARATION FOR NEW SEASON

VAN PERSIE GOES INTO PREPARATION FOR NEW SEASON

Former Manchester United player, Robin Van Persie has gone into preparations for the upcoming season.


The striker who is known for his explosive shots from either of his foot recently posted a video of himself on the popular social media application, Instagram where he was in a boxing ring, working out.

The video bore the caption “Getting ready for the new season” and showed hi, putting his paces through on the pads.

The Dutch striker seemed quite good with his hands and would surely be hoping for the best season wherever he finds himself.

The current Fenerbahce man has no mote that a year left on his contract with the club and has already been linked with a move to a foreign club in Turkey.

One of the clubs interested in him is said to be Feyenoord, the same very club where he began his footballing career.

The 33 year old who recently spoke about his future noted that he was quite unsure of his career as to where he would be plying his trade at the expiration of his contract. (more…)

Manchester United has reached the finals of the Europa League

Manchester United has reached the finals of the Europa League

With an aggregate score of 2-1, Manchester United has edged out a victory over Celta de Vigo and the English Premier League club will be facing off with Ajax in the finals which will be played on May 24.


This is the 1st time that Manchester United has advanced into the finals of the European competition since it kicked off which was back in1971.

Manchester United has generally been able to compete and qualify for the UEFA Champions League on a consistent basis but recent struggles has seen them being dropped to the Europa League and if they are able to defeat Ajax in the finals on May 24, then Jose Mourinho and his squad will earn a qualification spot for the upcoming Champions League season.

Jose Mourinho is not very pleased about the date of the finals as Manchester United still has 3 more Premier League matches left to be played while Ajax on the other hand only has 1 match. (more…)

Fenerbahce and Besiktas supporters Fight Erupt

Fenerbahce and Besiktas supporters Fight Erupt

The tempers have been flying high between the supporters of Fenerbahce and Besiktas since the derby match of the two teams yesterday.


It was probably the most controversial game this season in Turkey and the entire controversy revolved around one player only which was RVP, the former Netherlands skipper.

He was the one who first displayed his outstanding acting skills to cook up a foul and make the referee issue an exit command to Dusko Tosic decreasing Besiktas by one player on the pitch.

And then shortly, the striker got indulged into an altercation with Oguzhan Ozyakup who incidentally happened to be someone he had played alongside for the Gunners and had a good equation before this.

RVP had the last laugh though after everything as he ended up delivering the only successful strike of the match and then the way he celebrated irked many of the Besiktas supporters because he went right into the face of Ozyakup who had taunted him earlier. (more…)

IBRAHIMOVIC SURPASSES VAN PERSIE WITH LATEST MANCHESTER UNITED RECORD

IBRAHIMOVIC SURPASSES VAN PERSIE WITH LATEST MANCHESTER UNITED RECORD

Manchester United ace, Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck the two goals in the 2-0 win over West Brom on Saturday and the Big Swede’s goal record at the same stage of the season surpasses that of the likes of Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin van Persie.


The 35-year old has so far scored 16 goals since his summer move from Paris St Germain to Old Trafford. No player has scored more goals at this stage of the season at the club since Ruud van Nistelrooy managed 18 goals in 2002.

Robin van Persie scored 15 goals at the same stage in the 2012/2013 season and that season happened to be the player’s most prolific campaign for the Red Devils. He struck a whopping 30 goals during the season and no other Man United player has managed to beat that goal haul since 2012.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s best at the same stage of the season came in the 2007/2008 campaign when he scored 14 goals, a record which was matched by Wayne Rooney four years later. (more…)

I MAY STILL REMAIN UNITED’S PLAYER IF…

I MAY STILL REMAIN UNITED’S PLAYER IF…

Robin van Persie believes he could still be shining at Manchester United if the former coach Alex Ferguson was still the manager at Old Trafford.


The Netherlands international visited Old Trafford for the first time since leaving the club for Fenerbahce in July 2015 when the two teams met in the Europa League on Thursday 20th of October.

Van Persie netted 58 goals for United in three seasons and won the Premier League title in his first season – and sole year under Ferguson – at the club.

The left-shooter went on to play under the former Manchester United coaches, David Moyes and Louis van Gaal before being sold out and he thinks the situation could have been different if Ferguson did not retire from managing in 2013.
“We will never know,” he said to the reporters when asked what would have happened had Ferguson stayed. “It could have been that I could have been a player for Manchester United today. (more…)

Robin van Persie will be returning to Old Trafford

Robin van Persie will be returning to Old Trafford

Former Manchester United player Robin van Persie is going to be making a return to Old Trafford as Fenerbahce has to face off with the Premier League club on October 20 of the ongoing year for a Europa League match.

When this Europa League fixture draw was made a few days ago, Robin van Persie took to instagram as the Dutch attacker wrote: “Excited about the group we are in for the #EuropaLeague. Looking forward to play and meet the fans again of my former clubs @feyenoord.rotterdam and @manchesterunited”

Robin van Persie performed for Manchester United for 3 seasons where he managed to make over 80 appearances and scored 48 goals. His final season at Old Trafford was not a very memorable one as the Dutch forward sustained an ankle injury which kept him out of action for some time and he was later on stripped away from taking penalty kicks after Louis van Gaal decided to put this duty to someone else.

The 33 year old striker also voiced his excitement on his twitter account as Robin van Persie appears to be enthusiastic to see 2 of his former clubs locking horns against each other and facing off as Feyenoord and Manchester United are scheduled to battle each other on September 15. (more…)

Robin Van Persie Compared To Vardy For Aston Villa

Robin Van Persie Compared To Vardy For Aston Villa

There are certain statements that are not easily forgotten. For instance, in 2012 Sir Alex Ferguson by taking on Robin van Persie who was then footballer of the year and Arsenal striker of repute.


His statement was in the Premier League and it was regarding being able to win the title of Premier League one last time. Even though the squad did come under financial pressure he took on the striker of 29 years of age and for 24 million Pounds. He had scored about 26 goals in the 2012-2013 seasons, which also lead to a hat trick win of Aston Villa and resulted in United winning their league title for the 20th time.

Ferguson at that time indulged in buying Van Persie for the team. It was akin to a retirement present that he bought for himself and the team. It is a similar situation now as Jamie Vardy; the present player of the year is being bid for by Arsene Wenger who is on his way out. (more…)