Tito Vilanova & Manchester United

Francesc Tito Vilanova i Bayó (17 September 1968 – 25 April 2014) was a Catalan manager and footballer who played as a central midfielder. Manchester United Football Club is an English professional football club, based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, that plays in the Premier League. 5.0/5

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Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour has ordered them to win the Champions League, according to defender Vincent Kompany, 28. (Daily Mirror)  Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 28, has patched up his differences with former boss Sir Alex Ferguson by calling him "incredible".(Daily Mail) The Football Association will insist that former West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka, 35, serves the five-match ban imposed for his "quenelle" gesture last December before he plays for new club Mumbai City. (Times - subscription required) Barcelona are to name their training ground after former coach Tito Vilanova, who died in April at the age of 45 after suffering with cancer.(Independent) Leeds owner Massimo Cellino wants Slovenian coach Darko Milanic - the boss of Austrian side Sturm Graz - to take over at Elland Road.(Sun - subscription required) Academy manager Neil Redfearn insists he is fine with Cellino's decision to rule him out of the running for the Leeds job.(Yorkshire Evening Post) Former M ...
The Aaron Ramsey's curse continues The bizarre coincidences kicked off last May when the young player scored against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in the second half. One day later, on May 2, Al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden was shot dead by U.S. Navy Seals in his compound in Pakistan On October 2, 2011, Ramsey scored against Spurs at White Hart Lane. Three days later, Apple guru Steve Jobs died aged 56 at his home in California following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer Later last October, Ramsey scored a dramatic injury-time goal against Marseille during a Champions League game. The very next day, Colonel Gaddafi was captured by rebels near his home town of Sirte and died from his injuries Just hours after 21-year-old Ramsey netted a goal in a Premier League match against Sunderland last Saturday, Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathroom at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles He scored the same month Nelson Mandela died He scored the same month Tito Vilanova died. He scored in th ...
Following in the footsteps of giants is never easy . Brian Clough lasted 44 days when he replaced Don Revie at Leeds United , while David Moyes was just able to sit on the throne 11 months Manchester United . Indeed , Bob Paisley , Liverpool were able to provide higher performance than Bill Shankly . But it was not separated from one record . That in the first few months to train Paisley , Shankly was forced exiled from Liverpool , so his successor could not continue to live under the shadow of its predecessor . Yes , in the history of football , there are only a few names that could replace " the giant " . One is Tito Vilanova . In Barcelona trip sheets , Tito himself was only able to continue the struggle Pep . In the eyes of the fans , he loved even as big as the one of the best coaches of all time Barca . Maybe it's because Tito is not just a replacement for the giant , but also his friend . Both Pursue Career In the course of his career as a player , Tito Vilanova is actually not as bright as the for ...
Should Arsenal hijack Manchester United's bid for ex-Gunner? Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has been linked with a move back to England with Manchester United, but should Arsenal offer him a return to North London? Cameroon international song arrived at the Camp Nou from Barcelona in 2012, leaving Arsenal for £15m, and in doing so followed Thierry Henry, Alexander Hleb and Cesc Fabregas in making the move from the Emirates Stadium to the Catalan giants. But even whilst he's been limited to a bit-part role under Gerardo Martino and previous manager Tito Vilanova, Song has failed to impress and looks set to leave La Liga in the summer, with a move back to England strongly speculated - and, unsurprisingly, centre midfielder-needy Manchester United have been tipped to make a move for Song. Song, 26, has seen his perceived value plummet from £15m that Barcelona paid to just around £10m, and with that in mind, could be a relative bargain after the powerhouse midfielder impressed in the more physical nature o ...
Latest Football News & Transfer Gossips :- - Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj will be offered a new contract by David Moyes. - Maroaune Fellaini has been ruled out of Manchester United action for several weeks after undergoing surgery on his wrist. - Former QPR chairman Gianni Paldini is closing in on a deal to buy Birmingham. - Loic Remy doesn't regret turning down Newcastle for QPR in January and is eyeing a permanent move to St James' at the end of the season. - Michael Laudrup has called on Swansea City to try and win 'cynical' penalties after his side have only won ONE spot kick since he took over as boss. - Kevin Ball's Sunderland experience could work against him in Black Cats' search for new boss. - Manchester United target Luka Modric has said he wants to stay at Real Madrid for the rest of his career. - Harry Redknapp has hit out at the FA and accused them of not being able to pick a decent England manager. - West Brom defender Jonas Olsson didn't let rumours of a move to Arsenal distra ...
Tito Vilanova is set to stand down as Barcelona boss - boosting Man United's hopes of landing Cesc Fabregas.
Saturday's round up of the top transfer stories from the past 24 hours... - Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara could be closing in on a move to Manchester United, according to reports in Spain. According to Catalan newspaper Sport, Barcelona have started to look at potential replacements for Thiago, with coach Tito Vilanova said to have admitted defeat in his efforts to keep hold of the midfielder, while according to AS, the player's father, former Brazil international Mazinho, has put his Barcelona restaurant on the market in what has been seen as a sign that he is preparing to move to the north-west of England with his son. - Zenit St Petersburg striker Hulk, who has been linked with Chelsea, has admitted he could be on the move this summer, tellingTV Paraiba: "I have received some offers. A number of clubs are interested in me. But if I do leave, it has to be a step up to a better club and a better league. "I am happy to stay here, though, if a transfer does not materialise. Zenit are a great club a ...
Barcelona fans to revolt if starlet sold to Manchester United Fans in Catalonia not happy about the sale of the Thiago. The expected transfer of midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona to Manchester United this summer is set to make Barca fans revolt, reports Spanish newspaper Sport. ... sportthiago5 The Spain under-21 international has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford after being underused in a Catalan team brimming with talent – such as Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas. Yet the prospect of selling Thiago has stirred anger in the Barca fans, not at the player but at the hierarchy of manager Tito Vilanova and President Sandro Rosell. The supporters believe that by selling the 22-year-old Barca are giving the completely wrong impression about their priority to youth and plan to revolt if the deal goes through. Rosell has been an unpopular figure at the Nou Camp following the way he handled Eric Abidal’s departure from the club, with the defender feeling he was forced out shortly ...
Xavi Thiago Can Abort Transfer to Old Trafford Bola.net - The transfer of FC Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara to Manchester United could potentially fail, following the player's chances to replace Xavi Hernandez. Later rumored that the Red Devils have reached an agreement with the Spanish captain personally at Euro U-21 then. Release clause of 17 million pounds was approved by United, which also offers a higher salary than his current, which is 30,000 pounds per week. It is said to make camp Blaugrana fret, because Thiago is still needed in the future. And David Moyes plans first purchase at Old Trafford that was doomed to fail implemented. Guarantee of playing time as a factor called Thiago desire to leave the Nou Camp. However, with the increasingly aging Xavi, then the chance of playing for Thiago will obviously be greater. Even so with the other two Barca midfielder, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas, who still require coatings. A number of possibilities are predicted to make coach Tito Vilanova s ...
TRANSFER ROUND UP! Manchester United prepared to offer Wayne Rooney as part of £90 million Ronaldo swap. Meanwhile, Arsenal ready to make £20 million offer for the Manchester United striker. The North London side are also lining up a £22 million bid for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, however the player’s father denies any deal has been made and states Juventus are still chasing the 25-year-old. Spain U-21 star Thiago Alcantara keen on £15 million Manchester United move after Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova would not guarantee the midfielder more games. The Gunners are set to beat out Liverpool for the signature of Schalke’s 21-year-old defender and Greece international Kyriakos Papadopoulos. Tottenham Hotspur lining up £20 million Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, and would be willing to offer Emmanuel Adebayor on exchange for any move. Tottenham target Paulinho will make decision on future after Confederations Cup. Corinthians have confirmed they have received a £17 million offer from . ...
Manchester United are in a tussle with Barcelona for Thiago Alcântara with the midfielder minded to stay at the Camp Nou if he is guaranteed regular playing time next season. The 22-year-old currently earns around €35,000 (£30,000) a week so the English champions would offer him greatly improved terms. Yet with Barcelona wanting him to stay and become a mainstay of the team Thiago, whose current deal expires in 2015, could use United's interest as leverage to sign a more lucrative contract with the Catalan club. Thiago was the star performer in Spain's triumph this week at the European Under-21 Championship in Israel, with the Italian-born son of Mazinho, the Brazilian 1994 World Cup winner, scoring a hat-trick in Tuesday's 4-2 final win over Italy. According to reports Thiago has a release clause of around £17m and while United may be prepared to trigger this, it is understood his preference is to remain at Barcelona under Tito Vilanova though assurances are required that there will be more than the ...
Spanish freelance journalist Rafael Hernandez believes that the move would suit both parties and can see Thiago Alcântara blossoming at Old Trafford. “I think Thiago leaving is imminent,” he said. “He is unsatisfied with Tito Vilanova and his playing time is indeed disappointing. I don’t blame him. “Manchester United is the best move for him, I’ve no doubt. He probably fancies Bayern more because Guardiola is there but at United he has the chance to be one of the star players and the team needs someone like him. “But he’ll hardly sign and start right away playing well like Mata did for Chelsea, because Thiago offers more control and pace to the entire team, Mata works differently – hopefully United will understand that. “After his adaptation he’s going to become one of the best players in the squad, maybe even one of the best in the world.
It's front page on today's Catalan newspaper Sport that Barcelona midfielder Thiago has made his decision and wants to leave the club this summer. His wasn't supposed to be coming to a conclusion before the end of the current U21 championships but Sport simply say 'Thiago wants to go', and the reason for such is all down to his World Cup dream. They say that Tito Vilanova has already contacted the player and explained the situation to him, that he wants Thiago to remain at Barcelona, but that there are other players ahead of him in the pecking order. Thiago wants centre stage now and, according to Sport, could be heading straight for Manchester United for his €18m buy-out clause. Bayern Munich is stated as a second option, mainly due to Pep Guardiola links, but Thiago's major destination is yet again put down as as Manchester United. Barcelona are not happy about the buy-out clause and are expected to try and be awkward by putting IVA, tax, on top of that. That would bring the figure to around €21.7m, ...
Could Arsenal make a surprise move for Thiago Alcantara? Arsenal have been linked with Cesc Fabregas repeatedly over the past few months, but so far he has given every indication he wants to stay at Barcelona. One Barcelona man whose future is even less certain is his midfield teammate, Thiago Alcantara . The 22-year-old is available for transfer for a cut-price €18 million, due to a clause in his contract being automatically activated after he did not appear over a stipulated number of minutes in La Liga this season, thought to be around the 60 per cent mark. He has headed off to the under-21 Championships with Spain where he is already impressing, showing just why the price tag on his head is such great market value. The midfielder has plenty to think about, with Tito Vilanova describing him before he headed off as the 'future of Barcelona' and Xavi also urging him to be patient. Manchester United have been linked with him, as have City and even Real Madrid, and he is said to be thinking about moving ...
"I must also say something to Manchester United, who think I am a troublemaker and didn't want me to replace Sir Alex Ferguson. Apparently they believe that poking Tito Vilanova in the eye, berating referees and not talking to the press is worse than kicking a boot at David Beckham's eye, berating referees and banning the press like Sir Alex did for many years. But that's OK. They were with the devil so long that they started to think he was an angel. Now they have David Moyes and they will find that nice guys finish sixth with no trophies." -Brooks Peck (writing in the words of Jose Mourinho) Amazing satire.
Cesc Fabregas would prefer a return to Arsenal over a switch to Manchester United or Manchester City and will make a decision on his Barcelona future next week. According to The Mirror, the Spain international is frustrated over the minor role he has been given in Barcelona’s big games this season and will have talks with manager Tito Vilanova after the Camp Nou club play their final league game. The report claims Fabregas still hopes to return to Arsenal one day and the Gunners would be his preferred destination should talks with Vilanova not progress. New Manchester United manager David Moyes is a keen admirer of the 26-year-old but any move by the Old Trafford club would be hindered by a clause in the deal that saw Fabregas leave them for Barcelona. That clause, according to the report, gives Arsene Wenger first option on the midfielder and allows them to bring him back to Emirates Stadium for a fee of between £20-25million. It also means any bid by Manchester United – as well as other reported ri ...
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Pellegrini confirms City talks to start soon Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that he is set to initiate talks with Manchester City soon and will listen to the offers on the table. Pellegrini managed his last game of the season with Malaga and has already confirmed his exit from the La Liga side. Pellegrini also quashed rumors that he has already signed up to be the next Manchester City manager and ESPN quote the Chilean saying, “When I reach an agreement I will tell you. I have an agreement to start conversations with Manchester City. Now the league is over we will start from Monday to look forward and to see where my future lies. Some rumours will be right, others won't, but I have kept my focus on Malaga until now.” Fabregas set for talks with Vilanova as Big Four snoop around As Premier League’s Big Four- Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, prepare their summer transfer lists, Cesc Fabregas is ready for crunch talks with manager Tito Vilanova over his Barcelona future. The Da ...
Chelsea displace Barcelona atop the International Federation of Football History & Statistics ranking Barcelona have been knocked off the top of the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) Club World Ranking after a poor run of results. But to many people's surprise it isn't Real Madrid or Bayern Munich, or even Manchester United who have displaced them. No, the current table toppers in the IFFHS Club World Ranking are Chelsea. That's right, that Stamford Bridge club that seemingly stumbles from crisis to crisis like a drunk from bar to bar - the club whose manager last week went into meltdown, whose owner is reportedly a crazed megalomanic, and whose players include the £50m striker who doesn't score goals and the club legend who can't earn himself a new deal. Chelsea have endured a miserable Premier League season, their first campaign of domestic struggle since, wait, their first since last year come to think of it. But while Roberto Di Matteo managed to salvage an anaemic lea ...
Barca at Euro crossroads Barcelona face a crossroads in their season on Tuesday when they attempt to overturn their Round of 16 first leg defeat at AC Milan and stay on course for a fourth Champions League final in eight seasons. Anything less than a quick return to form after their 2-0 defeat in the first leg in Milan on February 20 will probably see Barcelona follow Manchester United, who they beat in the 2009 and 2011 finals, through the exit door. Arsenal, who lost to Barcelona in the 2006 final, are also expected to be eliminated unless they can overturn their 3-1 defeat against German champions-elect Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. The Round of 16 will be completed this week with Schalke 04 going into their home leg against Galatasaray as favourites to advance after drawing 1-1 in Turkey and Malaga seeking to maximise home advantage in their attempt to overturn their 1-0 defeat at Porto in the first game. If Barca are to join arch-rivals Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and Paris St Germ ...
--Ferguson: “Real is one of the best squads in counterattacks and they set a superb example in the Camp Nou” --Tottenham captain Michael Dawson believes in-form team-mate Gareth Bale is the best player in the world right now. --Tito Vilanova, who's having cancer treatment in New York, will stay in the United States for at least another month. [el periodico] --Swansea can handle Europa League campaign, insists Laudrup: The Swans manager has said that he sees no need to increase the size of his squad for next year's European adventure despite the pressure the campaign will put on his side. --Fabio Capello has rejected reports that he has been approached about becoming the next manager of Chelsea. --Zorc: Borussia Dortmund cannot afford to replace Lewandowski: The club's sporting director says it would be impossible to fund a big-money signing if the Poland international leaves Signal Iduna Park this summer. --Phil Jones has been ruled out of Manchester United's Champions League clash with Real Madrid. ( ...
Roy Hodgson : “Lampard is to Chelsea what Gerrard is to Liverpool, what Wilshere could become for Arsenal & what Carrick is to Manchester United.” Carrick LOL.. Go Home Hodgson, You're Drunk!! [ Credits to Tito Vilanova ]
World Football News Update 1. Manchester City have rejected a bid from AC Milan to sign striker Mario Balotelli on loan. The Italian side have also told City that they will pay no more than €25m (£21.2m) to sign the 22-year-old on a permanent basis. 2. Arsenal are interested in Barcelona winger Isaac Cuenca with the Spanish club willing to loan him out this month. The 21-year-old has not played this season after suffering a knee injury. 3. Schalke have rejected another bid to bring forwards Lewis Holtby's move to Tottenham with sporting director Horst Heldt saying Spurs's offer was "not acceptable". The 22-year-old has already agreed to move to White Hart Lane when his contract expires in the summer. 4. Brazilian defender Felipe Lopes will join Manchester United's Federico Macheda at Stuttgart on loan from Wolfsburg. 5. Spanish striker Fernando Llorente will join Juventus in the summer on a four-year deal. 6. The Football Association is considering whether to demand an additional sanction for Hazard or ...
LATEST TRANSFER NEWS HEADLINES Milan rule out move for Balotelli; Remy set for QPR medical AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has once again ruled out the possibility of the club signing Manchester City striker… [+] Ronaldo plans to stay at Real for a number of years Cristiano Ronaldo seems to have dealt Manchester United a blow in the transfer market by insisting he plans to see… [+] Falcao hints at France move A report from the Sun suggests that Radamel Falcao could be on his way to France when he does eventually… [+] Villa not going anywhere Talk Sport is today reporting that Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova has insisted that his striker David Villa will not be… [+] Fiorentina set to complete Larrondo signing Fiorentina have reached an agreement with Siena over the signing of striker Marcelo Larrondo, according to Tuttosport. The two clubs… [+] Udinese hotshot made available for loan Udinese president Giampaolo Pozzo has revealed that talented forward Diego Fabbrini could be farmed out ...
World Football News Update 1. According to reports, Reading,are keen to take Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck on loan for the remainder of the season. 2. Marseille striker, Loic Remy,would prefer a move to Newcastle over his other Premier League suitors QPR, according to L'Equipe. 3. Everton remain hopeful of keeping midfielder Marouane Fellaini, despite details of a £22m buy-out clause in his contract. 4. Former Brazil international Rivaldo, 40, looks set to join the 15th club of his professional career after reaching a deal with Brazilian club Sao Caetano. The 1999 Ballon D'Or winner left Angolan club Kabuscorp last November. 5. Manchester City have returned approximately 900 tickets for their match at Arsenal on Sunday. The category A tickets were priced at £62. They fans complained that they were too high. 6. Didier Drogba's agent, Thierno Seydi, has admitted that Juventus have contacted him about the Shanghai Shenhua striker's availability, but added that the Serie A champions' interest is n ...
January is coming up and in La Liga Winter Transfers aren't as important as in the summer. But this transfer window La Liga could say goodbye to three huge stars. Falcao could be set to join Chelsea. Chelsea has been interested in the striker since summer. 49 million is the price Abramovich will have to pay to *** the Colombian striker. Kaka is rumored to be unsettled. Teams from Turkey, MLS, and England have been heavily linked to the Brazilian midfielder. Manchester United and NY Red Bulls are two of the many teams who want Kaka's services. David Villa is said to be irritated with boss Tito Vilanova. Villa wants more time on the field but Alexis Sanchez and Pedro seem to be much competition for the recently injured striker. Arsenal are believed to ask for a loan with an option to permanent purchase if David Villa does well in the EPL. -AH10
World Football News Update: 1. Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova left the intensive care unit of the Vall d'Hebron hospital in Barcelona on Friday morning. 2. Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has vowed not to celebrate if he scores in the Champions League round-of-16 tie against Manchester United. 3. Hugo Lloris has revealed that the "mental strength" he gained from the unexpected spell on the sidelines when he joined Tottenham may have helped him in the long run. 4. Carles Puyol has admitted Tito Vilanova's illness has come as a huge blow for Barcelona, but he is hopeful Eric Abidal can be an example for the 44-year-old as he recovers from surgery. 5. Bastian Schweinsteiger has suggested he could leave Bayern Munich once his current contract with the Bavarians expires. 6. Arsene Wenger has urged Theo Walcott to reward the faith Arsenal have shown in him by signing a new contract at the club. 7. Pavel Nedved believes Antonio Conte can guide Juventus to Champions League success this season. 8. Arsenal str ...
Sir Alex Ferguson claims Pep Guardiola will not be rushed into making a return to management. Guardiola stepped down as Barcelona manager last season, citing a desire to have some time away from the sport, and he is currently on sabbatical in New York. He is widely expected to return to the game next summer and reports have seen him linked with Chelsea and Manchester City, while many feel he is the ideal candidate to succeed Ferguson at Manchester United. The news that his successor at Barcelona, Tito Vilanova, is to undergo surgery to remove a tumour after suffering a relapse has resulted in speculation that he could make a temporary return to the Nou Camp, but Ferguson does not believe he will be tempted back into management before the season is out. “I spoke to Pep a while ago and he said he has no interest in getting back into management at the moment,” Ferguson told Eurosport. “His record is fantastic. The trophies he won at Barcelona were quite exceptional and that is his CV – he wins trophi ...
Barcelona are interested in a surprise deal for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, fanatix has learnt. Officials from the La Liga giants are understood to have spoken to United about the possibility of signing the Mexican in January – with the Red Devils not interesting in entertaining offers. Even so, Barca are ready to test United’s resolve with a £15m bid for the 24-year-old, who is considered the perfect replacement for ageing Spaniard David Villa. SOURCE: Fanatix This is very interesting indeed. Barcelona rely heavily on Lionel Messi for an end product, this is hardly news clearly. However the Catalan side would have hoped that the likes of David Villa, Alexis Sanchez and Pedro could help out and prevent the Argentine shouldering the goal-scoring burden pretty much single- handedly, but as yet that is not the case. As such Tito Vilanova could well do with a proven goal-scorer who can help convert the plethora of chances that are created by Xavi, Iniesta and co. Perhaps Javier Hernandez ...
Here is all of Wednesday’s transfer gossip and paper talk... Not content with stealing Robin Van Persie from Arsenal, Sir Alex Ferguson is now eyeing a move to take Gunners contract rebel Theo Walcott to Manchester United. (Daily Mail) Liverpool are poised to unveil a new £18million strike force in January after taking significant steps to securing deals for Daniel Sturridge and Thomas Ince. (Daily Mail) Liverpool have also made a move to sign Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez. Barca coach Tito Vilanova does not want to part with the Chilean star in the January window, but the Reds are refusing to give up. (Daily Mirror) Joe Cole insists has no plans to leave Liverpool and claims he can still be a success at Anfield. (Daily Mail) Liverpool, meanwhile, have made a grovelling apology to Fulham over the tapping-up of Clint Dempsey in the summer. The Cottagers are now set to drop their complaint to the Premier League over the affair. (Daily Mail) Fulham chief Martin Jol is eyeing Charlton keeper Ben Hamer a ...
Sir Bobby Charlton says José Mourinho would not suit Manchester United "A United manager wouldn't do that," talking about Mourinho's gouging of the eye of Tito Vilanova, then Barcelona's assistant coach, in the 2011 Spanish Super Cup "Mourinho is a really good coach but that's as far as I would go really. He's the manager of Real Madrid and we expect to play them in the Champions League by the end of the season."When it is put to him that it is difficult to imagine a United manager being allowed to get away with some of Mourinho's behaviour, Charlton says: "You are right. He pontificates too much for my liking. He's a good manager, though." But when asked if Sir Alex Ferguson admires Mourinho. "He doesn't like him too much, though," On the Manchester City : "The 6-1 didn't upset me at all because I could see what was happening. Our defence made a mistake, two mistakes, and it was 2-0. They lost control and went forward trying to put it right. It's a problem with City for us, physically, though. They are ...
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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player to score in six consecutive Clasicos. The 27-year-old opened the scoring in the 23rd minute minute at Camp Nou with a powerful left-footed drive after latching on to a Karim Benzema cross. The previous record of five, which Ronaldo matched in the 2-1 win over Barca in August, was held by Chilean striker Ivan Zamorano, who represented Los Blancos between 1992 and 1996. During his Clasico career, the fomer Manchester United winger has netted nine goals against the Blaugrana, six goals behind Lionel Messi, who has scored a total of 15 times against the Catalans' arch-rivals. Of the five previous last matches against Barca during which Ronaldo has found the net, he has ended up on the losing team three times, though he did find the target in last year's Liga win at Camp Nou. Ronaldo will be hoping that his strike will help Jose Mourinho's side close the gap on Tito Vilanova's men to just five points.
Koeman: Messi already has three Ballons d'Or, give Ronaldo one Feyenoord boss Ronald Koeman believes the Ballon d'Or should be finally awarded to Cristiano Ronaldo as Lionel Messi have already won it three times on the trot. The Barcelona legend acknowledged that the Portuguese has done enough to be crowned as the best player of 2012, highlighting the Former Manchester United ace's ability to deliver at crucial moments. "Who would I give the Ballon d'Or to? How many has Messi got? Three? Then I would give one to Ronaldo," the former Netherlands international said to AS. "Messi is the best player in the world. However, Cristiano is also a great player like Messi, and he has been making the difference in Madrid." Koeman took time to discuss the work of Tito Vilanova in his first few months at Barcelona, and he was full of praise for Pep Guardiola's former assistant. "The results of Tito's Barca side speak for themselves. I think they continue to have a strong team, despite having some injured players. At th ...
Dis 1 no Ǧ☺ worK: Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova's main target to reinforce his team's defence is Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic.
- The Premier League has confirmed that pre-match handshakes will take place between Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Saturday. - Darren Fletcher is on the verge of making his Manchester United comeback following ten months on the sidelines, after being named in the squad for Saturday's home match against Wigan. - Everton manager David Moyes has confirmed that midfielder Darron Gibson will be out for up to five weeks after picking up a thigh strain. - FIFA has decided to extend the ban handed to Juventus coach Antonio Conte to cover all matches, a move which rules out his involvement in his side's Champions League campaign starting next week. - Barcelona's plans for Saturday evening's tricky La Liga game at Getafe have been again disrupted by injuries sustained by players away on international duty, according to Head Coach Tito Vilanova. - David Moyes has warned Marouane Fellaini to watch his words after the midfielder cast doubt over his Everton future.
What does not take much statistical analysis to figure out is that Barcelona are Europe's current best team. Their success over the past few years has been astounding - three consecutive La Liga titles and two Champions League titles in three years prior to last season. Like Spain at international level, Barcelona may lose the odd match, but over the course of a season their win percentage will be much higher, and they place themselves more consistently in positions to win trophies - in semi-finals and finals. Blokhin's right, the best team does not always win, but Barcelona prove they do so with unerring regularity. As a result they sit atop the Euro Club Index, almost 100 points clear of La Liga rivals Real Madrid. In third and fourth place sit last year's top Premier League clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City respectively. Last season's Champions League finalists find themselves in fifth and sixth, although Chelsea sit beneath Bayern Munich, despite their penalty shootout victory. The only oth ...
Neymar is suddenly getting itchy feet at Santos and now planning to make the move to Europe in January. Despite talk of a club record bid from Manchester United being tabled on transfer deadline day, El Mundo Deportivo says Neymar is guaranteed to join Barcelona when he decides to move to Europe. And its emerged his advisers, including Brazil teammates, are urging him to make the switch as soon as he can - or risk stalling his progress. Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has already made clear he'd welcome the addition of Neymar this season, convinced the player is talented enough to fit quickly into their system.
Manchester United are eyeing unsettled Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas. This week, Cesc spoke of his frustration over a lack of starts this season under new coach Tito Vilanova. France Football says United and PSG are on red alert of Cesc being unsettled and internally discussing a massive January offer for the ex-Arsenal captain. Both clubs are drawing up bids of £35 million to test Barca’s resolve. SOURCE: Tribalfootball
Alex Song signs Barcelona deal Barcelona - Cameroon midfielder Alex Song signed a five-year contract with Barcelona on Monday, bringing an end to his time with English Premier League club Arsenal. Song posed for the traditional photo in front of the club's insignia before passing a medical examination and meeting with Barcelona President Sandro Rosell. The Spanish club paid Arsenal €19m for Song. Arsenal sold striker Robin Van Persie to Manchester United earlier this week for £24m. Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova said he was impressed with Song's versatility. "(Song) can provide us with a lot of things. He's very good, he recovers the ball well and then can do good things with it," said Vilanova, who sees Song sharing time with Sergio Busquets as a defensive midfielder alongside the more attack-minded Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez. "Busquets can't play every game of the season so Song will be a great addition," he said. "And he can also play in the center of the defense. With him we'll have more alte ...
To all Barcelona fans in Afghanistan! A couple of weeks ago, most eyebrows were raised when FC Barcelona announced that the successor to Great Pep Gurardiola would be no but but our very own Tito Vilanova. Now, we see that President Rosell and his board of directors have taken this decision with aplenty of analysis and study. The new FCB manager has already landed 2 unofficial trophies (Paris & Gothenburg cups) against PSG and Manchester United and not conceded any defeat in all preseason games so far. He has not made any changes in the team that would affect the legacy Pep Guardiola left in Barca. So, to me it envisages a great future for Barcelona. Let's all hope the best for Tito and his team in the season ahead. Visca del Barca!
Tito Vilanova : "We was good against Manchester United. We wanted to give the players that returned from the Euro more minutes on the pitch, and that’s what we did. Manchester United are a very good team and they’ve been practicing longer than we have. Our tone was good. It’s true that they could have scored but we also created our own chances. David Villa feels better each day but we have to give him sufficient time to recover. I don’t think he’ll play in Bucharest. Alba only played for 24 minutes but he did make a few runs down the line into Manchester United territory. He made his debut without training with the team but he already knows a lot of the players. He knows how to play our style. We talked before he went out and he told me that he was feeling good.” Tito Vilanova: "Nos fue bien contra el Manchester United Queríamos dar a los jugadores que regresaron de las actas de euros más en el terreno de juego, y eso es lo que hicimos el Manchester United es un equipo muy bueno y he estado ...
Jordi Alba has been given until 8/8 by Tito Vilanova to join club training, as they travel to Gothenburg to play against Manchester United.
Thiago Alcantara's father has reiterated dat his son will nt leave Barcelona. David Villa would feature against in friendly match against Manchester United following his long time absent due to injury bt is now in contention 2 start his first match under new coach Tito Vilanova
Arsenal blow as Barcelona join chase for top target.Barcelona have emerged as serious contenders to sign sought-after France star Yann M'Vila. The combative midfielder is Arsenal's main transfer target this summer and reports have suggested Arsene Wenger is closing in on the Rennes man. Suggestions M'Vila is off to Arsenal are premature, though, and Barcelona are now fully in the running to land him. M'Vila is set to miss France's clash with England in Euro 2012 on Monday and his future will be sorted after the tournament. He has told Rennes he wants to leave as he seeks a new challenge, having joined the club in 2004 as a junior. Arsenal are keen and Manchester United are also interested in the 21-year-old, although Sir Alex Ferguson has placed M'Vila further down the list of his transfer priorities. But Wenger could miss out on M'Vila if Barcelona push forward in the race to land the £25m-rated star, who has a contract at Rennes until 2015. Tito Vilanova, who has replaced Pep Guardiola as Barcelona coa ...
Pep Guardiola has confirmed he will step down as manager of Barcelona, with his assistant Tito Vilanova taking over his position in the summer. The former Barcelona midfielder took over the Catalan club in 2008, guiding them to Champions League glory on two occasions and claiming three successive La Liga titles. Speculation has been rife over the 41-year-old’s future over the past week after Barcelona’s hopes of claiming a record fourth successive league title and becoming the first side to claim back-to-back Champions League victories went up in smoke in the space of three days. Defeat against Real Madrid in Sunday’s Clasico all but handed the league title to Jose Mourinho’s men, who now enjoy a seven point gap at the top of the table, while Chelsea secured a place in the Champions League final at Barca’s expense with a dramatic 3-2 aggregate win on Tuesday despite the visitors going down to ten men in the first half. Speaking in a press conference this afternoon, Guardiola admitted he took the ...
Barcelona eyeing Manchester United target Alba - report: Tito Vilanova, who is set to replace Pep Guardiola in t...
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