Manchester United have announced the signing of 35 year old goalkeeper Lee Grant from Stoke City FC.
The English international has been offered a two year contract and told MUFC.com, “Moving to Manchester United has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. This was an opportunity that I couldn’t let pass and I’m thrilled to become a part of such a historic club. I’ve enjoyed every moment of my career so far and I’m now ready to continue learning and improving alongside some of the best players in the game. But at the same time, I intend to use my experience to help the team whenever possible.I want to say a huge thank you to those close to me who have supported me along my journey so far. I’m looking forward to meeting my teammates and giving everything possible for the club in the upcoming season.”
These news come hours after United announced that their third choice GK, Sam Johnstone, has left the club to join
Casey Stoney named Manchester United Women’s Coach
Manchester United have announced the signing of Casey Stoney as the coach for their upcoming women’s team. The former England player has played for Arsenal Ladies, Charlton Athletic, Chelsea Ladies, Lincoln, and Liverpool.
In 2009 she became player-manager at Chelsea after the resignation of their then coach Steve Jones. In February 2018 she retired and took a role in Phil Neville’s backroom team at the England national team.
Voting is now open for Manchester United’s end of the year awards
United’s annual awards night will be held on Tuesday 1 May at Old Trafford. To cast your vote for any of the awards, head over to the Voting Page. Voting will close on 30 April. The awards to be handed out are as follows:
Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year
Any current player that has made a first team appearance for the club during 2017/2018 season is available for this award. Head over the the voting page for a complete list.
Today’s match at Old Trafford will be dedicated to Manchester United’s campaign for equality, inclusion, and diversity called #allredallequal.
There will be displays around the stadium focusing on equality and the work that is being carried out as part of the campaign. The East Stand will have banners displaying United’s promise for equality, and the rest of the stadium will demonstrate the club’s commitment to celebrating the diversity of all of their supporters.
United are dedicating themselves to progressing equality, diversity, and inclusion both on an off the pitch. United continues to strive to be at the forefront of this essential area as they work and grow with the support of Stonewall, Kick It Out, Level Playing Field, MUDSA, and many more groups.
Ander Herrera will face no repercussions for a spitting incident during the Manchester Derby. Ander was seeing spitting at the ground during halftime as the teams walked back into the tunnel. Many took this as a sign of disrespect as the area where he happened to spit was painted with a large City emblem is painted.
A club spoke person has said, “Ander has seen the footage of the incident and is mortified at any suggestion that his actions were deliberate. It was entirely accidental and there was no intent whatsoever”
On his Instagram story Ander stated, “I will always fight for my club’s badge, but I always respect every other club crest too 🔴🔴🔴”
The ones facing a fine after the match are Manchester City. It is being reported that the FA will fine them £25,000 for receiving 6 yellow cards in the course of the match.
Manchester United has submitted application to join WSL2
After countless years of the fans asking and demanding that United create a women’s team, United have submitted an application to the FA to establish a team in the second tier of the Women’s Super League.
If approved, the squad would be based at the club’s historic training center at The Cliff.
The FA has provided excellent support through the process and we believe that launching a team in WSL2 would give many more of our graduates from the Regional Talent Club the chance to establish themselves as first-team players.
The Manchester United women’s team must be built in the same image and with the same principles as the men’s first team and offer academy players a clear route to top-level football within the club.“
Pereira has signed a new contract with United that will see him remain with the club until 2021 with an option to extend for a further year.
Pereira joined the club in July 2012 after having trained with the Academy. In his time at United he has made two appearances for the club. The first one came in January 2017 when he came on as a substitute for Sergio Ramos in the FA Cup. His second and full debut came in the final match day of the 2016/2017 season against Crystal Palace.
Jose Mourinho has traveled to Portugal to attend the funeral of his father,Jose Manuel Mourinho Felix. He passed away at age 79 in Setúbal on 25 June 2017 and was confirmed by Manchester United earlier today.
Felix was a goalkeeper for Vitoria Setubal and Belenenses before retiring in 1976 and becoming a manager. He managed 9 different clubs, two of them in the top tier of Portuguese football, before retiring from managing in 1996.
Our thoughts are with Mourinho and his family during this difficult time.