Former Manchester United player Owen Heagreaves commented on the number of permutations in European football since the release of the results for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League (UCL). Arsenal is set to play French Champions Paris St. Germain, Swiss outfit Basel and Bulgarian club Ludogrets Razgrad.
Heagreaves opines that the French club will finish above their English counterparts, mostly die to their superior play. However, he acknowledged that Arsenal would be a worthy opponent during the battle for the Round of 16.
Kyle Lafferty’s career in Norwich City has not been a very memorable one as the Irish forward joined the English club on June 27 of 2014 and he managed to make 18 appearances but only scoring 1 goal, Lafferty was later loaned out to the Turkish outfit Çaykur Rizespor and then to the English club Birmingham City.
The 28 year old player has made his return to Norwich City but he is struggling to get consistent playing time with the main team and goals are even harder to come by.
Whenever there is an international tournament in the world of football most people do not realize the pressure that exists on the players.
One such side to Euro 2016 is being talked about by Owen Hargreaves. He reiterates the pressure that he felt in a penalty shootout that is common in many matches.
Owen Hargreaves believes that Louis Van Gaal was a scapegoat for Manchester United poor form.
Former Manchester United and England midfielder Owen Hargreaves has said that Louis van Gaal is not responsible for the poor results at Manchester United. He believes that the board should blame themselves for the poor season.
Could Wayne Rooney be soon making a comeback?
It appears that Manchester United is actually making preparations to make that happen. Wayne Rooney as of late has been getting very used to the substitutes bench and he’s not exactly been happy with that decision. This comes at a time where he’s needed most because Manchester United is about to against one of their biggest matchups of the season. This will be the first time he’s made an appearance in two months as he’s one of the many players in football this season who has suffered a knee injury.
Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard is hoping that LA Galaxy can benefit immensely from the arrival of Nigel de Jong as the club’s new signing.
One of the strongest and well-known teams in the MLS, LA Galaxy have been struggling for form in the last couple of years. This slump in form has come about after the retirement of Landon Donovan, who was a major player for the club for several decades. Even after the arrival of Steven Gerrard, LA Galaxy have found it difficult to create consistent set of results.
The English national football team has never won the European Championship but Owen Hargreaves believes that they have the chance to things around. The former English footballer, Hargreaves is certain that Roy Hodgson has a squad which is good enough to compete against the top players and sides in the world.
Back in 2004, the English national side was expected to win major trophies with top players such as :Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, David Beckham, Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney. This generation was even called : ‘’The Golden Generation’’
Manchester United are reportedly preparing an offer forInternacional star Rodrigo Dourado.
Former Manchester United player Owen Hargreaves voiced his thoughts about how realistic it is for the Premier League club to compete and make a proper challenge in the Champions League season for the upcoming season and Hargreaves believes that United just aren’t at the same level as other clubs which will be participating in the European competition.
Owen Hargreaves believes that Manchester United should not be looking at signing Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels since the defender may struggle with the pace of the Premier League.
Hummels has been linked with an exit from Dortmund for quite a while, but it finally is set to come in the summer due to the struggles at the German club. Dortmund have been flirting with relegation for much of the season and if they are relegated, they are likely to sell players likeHummels. United have been looking at the defender for a long time.