22 Sep

Manchester United Board to blame for club’s on-field woes, says Neville

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United’s struggles are the result of poor planning by the club’s board and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs time and money to get the team back on track, former defender Gary Neville has said.United, once the dominant force in English football, made their worst start to a Premier League campaign in 30 years and dropped to 12th in the table two points above the relegation zone after Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United.Solskjaer is the fourth permanent manager to take charge since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, with the 20-times English champions enduring mixed fortunes under David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho despite spending heavily on players.“United are getting the pain they deserve for poor decisions at board level,” Neville told Sky Sports.“The board (is) responsible for this with poor recruitment, poor selection of managers, going with them and then pulling off them.“If you change direction as a board every two years, investing 250 million pounds ($308 million) along the way in each manager, you’re going to have big problems.”Solskjaer, who sanctioned the departures of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku in the close season, is trying to rebuild the side with a greater emphasis on youth, and Neville said the board would have to be patient with his former team mate.The club signed centre back Harry Maguire, right back Aaron Wan-Bissaka and winger Daniel James before the season started, but need to bring in another “five or six top players”, he added.“Solskjaer needs… the opportunity to spend the money the others have had to spend.“If United recruit well in the next three or four windows, they’ve got the bones of something. If they recruit badly, they’ll end up suffering.“There’s no quick fix and it has to be done methodically. I hope, because of the poor results, they don’t come off the path they’re on which is to develop a young, progressive team but they do need some quality and experience in there,” Neville said.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Gary NevilleManchester UnitedOle Gunnar Solskjaerlast_img read more

16 Sep

LIVE BLOG: Wisconsin vs. Alaska Anchorage Game 2

first_imgWelcome to the Badger Herald live blog. I’m Brett Sommers, Statistics Editorat the Badger Herald, alongside Sports Content Editor Kelly Erickson. We will bebringing you all of tonight’s Game 2 action between Wisconsin and Alaska Anchorage from the Kohl Center.Friday night the Badgers (11-10-1, 6-9-2 WCHA) controlled the game throughout against the Seawolves  (6-13-2, 3-13-1 WCHA), scoring in every period on the way to a 4-0 victory. The biggest story of the night was another lock down performance by UW freshman goalie Joel Rumpel, who secured his second shutout in three games. After being quiet on offense recently the top two Wisconsin offensive weapons, junior defenseman Justin Schultz and sophomore center Mark Zengerle, each tallied three points in the victory. Each finished the game with one goal and two assists. Heading into tonight’s game, Wisconsin looks to reach two games above .500 for the first time all season in an effort to climb higher in  the WCHA standings.Stay tuned for all of tonight’s action.<a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=fa21935c04″ >Wisconsin vs. Alaska Anchorage Game 2</a>last_img read more