Why is he always hard on key players?
May 30, 2012 in Uncategorized
Football is an unpredictable game and it can be very cruel sometimes,if not, most of the times. Sometimes a player can lose his great form due to personal reasons or even family issues,but sometimes coaches plays a major role in bringing a player’s confidence down to earth. In this blog, I will be talking about the highly rated Manchester United coach Sir Alex Fergason. In the past eight seasons or so,we had witnessed great names exiting the door at Old Trafford due to their quarell with him.
After a great career at the theatre of dreams, I had witnessed David Beckham’s frustrations towards the end of his days with the ”Red devils”. At some stage during the 2002/2003 season, the former England captain was benched at the expense of the Norwegian striker Ole-Gunnar Solksjaer on the right hand side were as Solksjaer was a centre forward who partnered Ruud Van Nistelrooy. As a footballer,you can clearly see that the coach is no longer interested in your services by such situations. Beckham was also left on the bench against Real Madrid during the second leg of the champions league which United were victorious,winning 4-3,but failed to advance to the last eight due to the two goals deficit they suffered at the Bernabeu in the first leg. Beckham came off the bench that night after the crowd chanted his name,and he scored a brace within 15 minutes,but unfortunatelly,the time was no longer on their side.After the match, I heard reports stating that Fergason was furious and he threw a soccer-boot in anger towards the left eye of Beckham, off which the former English captain did not tolarate. Why did Fergason did such thing? Beckham then left for Real Madrid at the end of the season.
The 2005/2006 season got to a flying start for the Dutch striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy. The Dutch man was the leading goal scorer for the most part of the season but also fall out of favour with fergason,who then preffered the French striker Louis Saha ahead of Van Nistelrooy,and as a result Van Nistelrooy lost his golden boot to Thierry Henry of Arsenal. On the last game of the season against Bolton Wanderers at Old trafford, Van Nistelrooy got frustrated and left the bench early in the first half and drove back home,and the incident signalled the end of his old trafford days. Why did Sir Alex did such thing?
Carlos Tevez was signed in 2007/2008 season after saving Westham United from relegation. Tevez formed a strong partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney in the United attack. United won the EPL and the UEFA champions league that season. The following season saw Dimitar Berbatov’s arrival at Old Trafford from Tottenham Hotspurs for 30.75 million pounds. This saw Carlos Tevez being relegated to the bench at the expense of the Bulgarian,who could not live up to the fans expectations in his first two seasons with the club. I kept believing in the Bulgarian although many United fans doubted him.
Tevez departed Old trafford during the summer of 2009,and settled at their noisy neigbours Manchester City. The 2010/2011 season was a season to remember for Dimitar Berbatov, the Bulgarian set the record of being the first player to score a hat-rick against Liverpool for United since 1946. Berbatov also scored a memorable five goals against Blackburn Rovers in a 7-2 victory. He was the man behind United league triumph although towards the end of the particular season he was regarded as a bench warmer at the expense of Javier Hernandez. Berbatov went on to share his golden-boot with Tevez of Man City,each scoring 21 goals,but Berbatov was also left out of the Champions league final squad that faced Barcelona in Wembley.
The past season saw the Bulgarian spending more time on the bench at the expense of Danny Welbeck,whom to me is still lacking maturity in front of goal. Welbeck played 35 games in all competitions but scored only 9 goals. Berbatov only started two games,grabbed a hatrick and a brace out of those two games he featured and he came on as a substitute nine times and in all competitions,he managed to score atleast 11 goals with 9 of these being in the league.
I have heard reports speculating the Bulgarian with a move back to the Bundesliga team Buyern Liverkrusen, all thanks to Sir Alex. As much as I like Berbatov, but I think it will be better if he goes somewhere where he will have some game time. For Berbatov’s so-called failure at Old trafford, I put the blame on Fergie.
I conclude by asking,what does Fergason have against the key players?