Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Park a core player for United...!!

Manchester United's Park Ji-sung was once a marketing ploy by the EPL club but has now emerged into one of the team's core players. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis - Manchester United's Park Ji-sung was once a marketing ploy by the EPL club but has now emerged into one of the team's core players. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis | Reuters
Asian's Finest..:p
CHICAGO (AP): To some, Park Ji-sung seemed to be nothing more than a human marketing ploy when he arrived at Manchester United in 2005.
Fans figured the English Premier League team simply wanted to raise its profile and sell more merchandise in Asia, and adding a South Korean player seemed to be the easiest path for the world's most popular club to reach an even broader audience.
So much for that: Park proved he can play.
"At first, some said I was selling t-shirts," Park said during a recent break in Manchester United's U.S. tour stop in Chicago. "But I made (it clear) their thought is wrong. So I'm happy."
The midfielder isn't the flashiest player on the field, but he's usually among the hardest-working. He has earned the trust of United manager Alex Ferguson, who showed his regard for Park by starting him in last season's Champions League final against Barcelona. United lost the game, but it was another sign that Park has become a core player for one of the world's top teams.
And as United's U.S. tour moves to the New York area this week, where the Red Devils will face the MLS All-Stars on Wednesday night, Ferguson has offered Park a new two-year contract.
"His career at United has been nothing but excellent, a tremendous professional," Ferguson said last week. "And I'm sure he'll accept the new offer, and tie himself to the club for the next two years." Park said the deal is "in negotiations" but not finished yet.
"It has to be signed before it's confirmed or said it's done," Park said. "Still, I'm happy they offered to me to stay here. So we'll see."
Park might be counted on more than ever as United prepares to defend its Premier League title.
Veteran Paul Scholes has retired, and while there has been speculation United could try to acquire a new star midfielder - Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder and Arsenal's Samir Nasri have been linked with the team - Ferguson doesn't appear in any hurry to make a big-money midfielder move in the transfer market.
"I think we'll be starting the season with the players I have," Ferguson said. "And I'm satisfied with that."
Park has gained the respect of teammates, including United's up-and-coming young players.
"He's just a workhorse," defender Chris Smalling said. "He runs and runs all day long. And he brings that that quality, he can play on the wing, he can play center midfield. He's been a real credit to the team, and long may that continue."
Park said he was never bothered by the way he was regarded when he first came to the team.
"They could think that, because Asian players, not many play in Europe," Park said. "Maybe that's why people think Asian players are no good. But yeah, I'm happy to prove that Asian players can play as European players."
If Park does extend his stay at United with a new deal, forward Danny Welbeck says it will be a popular move.
"He's definitely one of the more experienced players in the squad," Welbeck said. "We all know the qualities that Ji's got and provides for the team. Everyone here will be delighted that he's got a new deal. What's going on, I'm not too sure. But he's a great player for us."
Even if Park isn't the most vocal leader.
"He's quite quiet, he keeps to himself," Smalling said. "But everybody mixes together, and I think even though we've got so many different nationalities in the squad, everybody's really together.
Even though we don't all come from the same country, it's like one big family."
Park has scored in two of United's three games on its U.S. tour so far, and says he's having fun - even if Saturday's game, a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Fire at Soldier Field, was way too hot for him.
"So far, so good," Park said. "This is my first time on the tour, because I missed last time on the tour with Manchester United. Pretty good facilities, and I'm quite surprised at all the fans. It's impressive for me."
          -thanx to theglobeandmail.com 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Gary : David have a BIG impact in USA..!!

Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes David Beckham has left a lasting legacy in football in the USA.

The former Red Devils defender says the LA Galaxy star, whose contract expires with the MLS club at the end of this season, has influenced youngsters in America to play football.

“David has had a huge impact on American football but he is the sort of character and person that has a massive impact on whatever he does and wherever he goes and I’m sure that there will be lots of long-term benefits as well,” Neville told Goal.com. “That sort of influence he has had will have had a huge affect on the crowds for the MLS games and the young people who will aspire to take up soccer.”

Despite the MLS still not being as popular as the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL in America, Neville believes time will show just how important Beckham is to football in the United States.

“His influence won’t be just felt while he is playing but there it will be felt for many years to come because I am sure they will see that he will have inspired huge numbers of young people to actually take up the sport,” Neville said. “That is some legacy.”

Beckham, who is better known in the United States for his celebrity status alongside wife Victoria than his football skills, dreamed of coming to America early on his career. Unlike several other top players around the world, Beckham entered the league in his prime rather than use the MLS as a good retirement destination.

The England legend signed with the Galaxy on January 11, 2007 for what was originally reported to be a deal worth $250 million (£156m), but it was later revealed that the price was nothing more than an estimate of how much he could make with endorsements over his five-year contract. The actual deal with the club turned out being $32.5m (£20.3m) over the half decade.

“He always mentioned going to America to play before he finished his career and that is something that he [has] gone and done and really relished it,” Neville said. “That’s because he would always want to be successful. He is an incredibly driven person who continued to play for England during the first part of his time over the California. That is a huge achievement.”

Beckham and Neville have a friendship that dates back to the early '90s when both began their rise from United's academy to world-wide stardom.

Neville ended up playing all 19 years of his career with the Red Devils, while Beckham went on to play for Real Madrid before making his way to the MLS. But they have remained friends since, with Neville being the best man at his former team-mate's wedding in 1999 and Beckham making a trip back to Manchester to participate in Neville's testimonial in May.

"I have been in touch to congratulate him and Victoria on their new arrival," said Neville, referring to the couple's fourth child, Harper Seven Beckham, who was born this week.

While Beckham wore a United shirt for perhaps the last time during Neville's testimonial, the 36-year-old will face his former team this month during the World Football Challenge.

With United beginning their North America tour this week with a match against the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, Neville looked back at his days travelling with the Premier League champions.

"When we go on tour the things we would send back were presents and things that we would buy that we couldn’t carry back ourselves such as fragile items or pieces of furniture if we were doing things for our homes," Neville said. "The quirkiest thing I sent back home were some Moroccan chairs that are still taking pride of place in the Neville household."
 -courtesy of goal.com

Sunday, July 3, 2011

MEMBERSHIP MALAYSIA RED DEVILS FC, now, it's open for all.!!!

  1. Keahlian Kelab Malaysia Red Devils kini dibuka kepada semua Fans Manchester United.!
  2. Kelab ini adalah sebahagian daripada Official Manchester United Supporters Club di Malaysia.
  3. Kami diberi kebenaran & kepercayaan untuk bergerak bebas mengadakan segala aktiviti.
  4. Dapatkan segala kelebihan yang disediakan untuk semua ahli berdaftar.
  6. serta ketahui segala "benefits" yang telah disertakan pada borang keahlian.
  7. Sila lengkapkan details berikut setelah pembayaran dibuat:
    • NAMA :
    • BERSERTA borang pendaftaran kepada : malaysiared.devils@yahoo.com.my dan sila hantarkan details kepada http://www.facebook.com/MiziMU4 ATAU http://www.facebook.com/uekimufc . Mereka juga akan melayan segala urusan PERTANYAAN/PERMASALAHAN ANDA berkait pendaftaran.
1.     Keahlian yang berdaftar boleh membeli barangan yang di jual oleh Malaysia Red Devils FC & Rakan Niaga Membership dengan harga keahlian / diskaun yang telah ditetapkan.
2.     Boleh menyertai semua aktiviti khas yang di adakan oleh Malaysia Red Devils FC.
3.     Layak untuk terpilih dalam pasukan futsal / bola sepak Malaysia Red Devils FC.
4.     Boleh menyertai semua kuiz yang di anjurkan oleh Malaysia Red Devils FC dan layak untuk memenangi hadiah cabutan bertuah.
5.     Pendaftaran keahlian yang diluluskan akan diberi :
·   Pelekat Keahlian Berserta no id sebanyak 3 keping (Pelekat motor,pelekat kereta depan dan pelekat kereta belakang (pelekat kereta belakang ini akan dihantar kemudian atas masalah teknikal di bahagian percetakan))
·   Kad Keahlian (Memiliki potongan diskaun daripada beberapa kedai online serta kedai-kedai & restoran diseluruh Malaysia.)
6.     Beberapa kelebihan & sumbangan kelab kepada keahlian masih dalam pertimbangan dan akan  diumumkan dari masa ke semasa di page facebook. Sila peka dengan segala info yang akan disalurkan.

 1.  Man United Boutique & Souvenier (Diskaun 10-20%)
Cara Berurusan: Online
Jenis Perniagaan: Menjual barangan berkonsepkan Man United dan juga menjual pakaian tertentu.

2.    Restoren Mo’men  (Diskaun 10%)
Cara Berurusan: Walk-in
Jenis Perniagaan: Fastfood [sandwich,kebab &etc]
  Alamat: No2, Jalan Kristal J7/J, Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

                           3.   Red Icon (Diskaun 20%)
Cara Berurusan: Online
Jenis Perniagaan: Menjual pelbagai barangan Man United, Event planner, Grafik @Pengiklanan, Barangan kraftangan dan lain-lain.

4.   Darul Rahmat (Diskaun 10%)
Cara Berurusan: Walk-in
Jenis Perniagaan: Restoran rangkain daripada Mo’men yang menyediakan menu masakan panas.
  Alamat: No2, Jalan Kristal J7/J, Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

  5. Jersi Baru (Diskaun 10%)
Cara Berurusan: Online
Jenis Perniagaan: Menjual pakaian sukan.

6.  Pusat Cadar & Langsir (Diskaun 20%)
Cara Berurusan: Online
Jenis Perniagaan: Menjual langsir dan cadar TERMASUK CADAR bertemakan MANCHESTER UNITED.

7.   Butik Juniper (Diskaun 10%)
Cara Berurusan: Walk-in
Jenis Perniagaan: Menjual pelbagai pakaian & aksesori wanita
Alamat: Lot 1-111,Level One, Danga City Mall, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, 80000
Johor Bahru, Johor


8.   Restoran Singgah Selalu, Danga Bay (Diskaun 10%)
Cara Berurusan: Walk-in
Jenis Perniagaan: Menjual pelbagai makanan dan minuman
Alamat: Danga Bay, Johor Bahru, Johor
*Diskaun hanya sah di Cawangan Danga Bay dan pada masa MV diadakan sahaja*


9.   Replica Jersey (Diskaun 20%)
Cara Berurusan: Walk-in / Online
Jenis Perniagaan: Menjual pelbagai replika jersey,nombor dan patches
Alamat: AL4 Kompleks Peniaga Seksyen 14 Petaling Jaya Selangor D.E
Link : http://replicajersey.yolasite.com/

10.  Zuriani Cafe (Diskaun 10%)
Cara Berurusan: Walk-in
Jenis Perniagaan: menjual produk minuman seperti ABC, Cendol, panas, sejuk dan sebagainya.
Alamat: Gerai No.2, Medan Selera Larkin, Johor Bahru, Johor

Friday, July 1, 2011

Welcome..Man Utd New Signings!!

David de Gea and Sir Alex Ferguson

1.David De Gea

Born: 7 Nov 1990
Nationality: Spanish
Position: Goalkeeper

Atl├ętico Madrid
UEFA Europa League: 2010
UEFA Super Cup: 2010

Spain U17                 
UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship: 2007
FIFA U-17 World Cup Runner-up: 2007

Spain U21          
UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship: 2011
 England Under-21s defender Phil Jones
2.Phil Jones
Born: 21 Feb 1992
Nationality: English
Position: Centre-back

Blackburn Rovers record
2010/11 season: 28 games
2009/10 season: 12 games
 Ashley Young in England action

3.Ashley Young

Born: 9 July 1985
Nationality: English
Position: Winger
Club Careers
Watford: 98 games 19 Goals
Aston Villa: 157 games 30 Goals

Backing the new boys

One of the longest-serving players in United’s history believes new arrivals David de Gea, Phil Jones and Ashley Young will have the fans’ full backing at Old Trafford.
Legendary left-back Arthur Albiston says the home faithful could play a big part in helping the trio of summer signings adapt to their new surroundings.
Albiston told ManUtd.com: “Our supporters are renowned for giving people time. Of course, there’s nothing they like more than watching young players come through the United ranks into the first team but they’ll have similar feelings about Jones and de Gea, given they’re only 19 and 20.
“The fans at Old Trafford have loads of patience with new players coming to the club, especially young ones, and they’ll get behind them.
“Everyone’s going to make the odd mistake but our fans are very forgiving. I’m sure Peter Schmeichel would hold his hand up to one or two mistakes in his first season. That’s something that goes with the territory.
“The crowd will give de Gea, Jones and Young every backing and if the new boys perform as well as Javier Hernandez and Chris Smalling did in their first season, I’m sure the supporters and the manager will all be delighted.”
Albiston acknowledges there are parallels between de Gea and the goalkeeper he made most of his 485 United appearances in front of, Gary Bailey. Bailey was also just out of his teens when he made his debut for the Reds in 1978 and, like de Gea, was effectively replacing a long-term number one at Old Trafford – in his case, 1968 European Cup hero and 1977 FA Cup winner Alex Stepney.
“De Gea’s in a very similar situation to Gary Bailey, who got into our side at a very young age and went on to be a fantastic servant for United,” recalled Albiston.
“I don’t know what de Gea is like confidence-wise or character-wise. But Bailey had a strong personality, with bags of confidence. And although he was thrown in at the deep end, he wasn’t shy about giving orders to experienced international defenders.
“That’s something you’ve got to do as a goalkeeper and some people find it difficult. But all players have to speak on the pitch and a goalkeeper has to be especially vociferous and organise his defence.
"De Gea has proved he can play in front of big crowds – he just needs to get to know the lads, especially the defenders. Like Bailey, Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar, he musn’t be shy in telling them what to do.” 
 -courtesy of manutd.com