Alex Ferguson thinks the majority of Manchester United’s World Cup players are not likely to play in the first game of the season against Newcastle United on Monday night, 16th August – good.
Wayne Rooney – will miss Newcastle game
Of course missing the World Cup stars only says that other great players will be in the Red Devils starting line-up.
And come to think of it, if those players like Wayne Rooney for example, would perform like they did in the World Cup, then maybe we would want them in the Manchester side.
Rooney was worse then hopeless, and let himself and his country down big time, for the second World Cup running, and he managed to get a few of the F words to the camera – which is a habit that hardly enamors fans to him.
These “big” England players are just too brittle in their mental outlook – that’s the real problem – it’s as simple as that – just look how well the Americans did, and they are nowhere near the class of our English players – but are as tough as nails mentally.
Others likely to miss the start of the season, include Geordie Michael Carrick, Patrice Evra, the France captain, who also managed to disgrace himself in South Africa and may never play for France again, Park Ji-sung, Nemanja Vidic and new signing Javier Hernandez of Mexico.
But Rio Ferdinand is hopeful of being fit to face Newcastle, and it will be good to see how our young Andy Carroll does against the seasoned England captain, who was sorely missed in South Africa.
Owen Hargreaves seems crocked yet again, and his long-term knee injuries may have suffered another setback, and he will also miss the season start.
The Red Devils are off on their pre-season tour of America, and 22 year-old Hernandez will link up with the squad on 27 July in time to face his former club Chivas, just three days later.
Two years ago Newcastle played their opener at Old Trafford, and played well, drawing 1-1, after taking the lead in the first half.
The lads played well that day under Kevin Keegan, but how could we possibly know at that time, the team would be relegated after Keegan walked out on the club in September of that year.
It turns out that Kevin had been deceived in the transfer market by then Director of Football, Dennis Wise and Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, who brought players in without even discussing them with the famous Newcastle manager.
The club has only just recovered from that terrible disaster, and now have players who want to be at the Tyneside club, and any points picked up at Old Trafford for Newcastle, in their first game back, will be a definite win. 😀