Manchester United: The Return of A Legend

Patrice Evra said he was negotiating to return to work at Old Trafford after years of separation. Earlier, Patrice Evra harshly criticized Arsenal’s poor performance after losing to Sheffield United and hinted at the return.

The former French player said he was in talks but had not revealed his upcoming job. Evra has just retired and he is likely to take on a role in the leadership of Old Trafford. According to Metro, the former defender will become the sports director of MU. He said he was working with the Manchester United coaching staff but there was no official agreement yet. Everyone was happy to see him back here.

Evra had 8 years with Man Utd from 2006 to 2014. At Old Trafford, the player born in 1981 came 379 times, scoring 10 goals. Thus, he helped MU conquer many major titles, including 5 Premier League titles, 1 Champions League. After leaving MU, Evra plays for Juventus, Marseille and the nearest West Ham Utd. Age does not allow the French defender to continue playing at the peak. He decided to retire in the summer of 2019 after a long time without finding a new stop.

Evra is currently the assistant coach for the U18 Man United team. The former France star is still attending a training course to get the UEFA coach’s degree and is accepted by the Old Trafford team as an intern.

Earlier, Arsenal had to accept a disappointing 0-1 defeat on the pitch of Sheffield United. And Evra made deep, sarcastic remarks towards the team. He thinks that Sheffield deserves to win. And he was not surprised that Arsenal lost the game. He called them ‘boys’ 10 years ago and now his feeling with the current squad is not much different.

After joining Man United from Arsenal exactly 1 month, Robin Van Persie also had to agree with him and admit this. Nothing has changed between Arsene Wenger and Arsenal at the moment.

Top 10 Most Valuable Football Clubs in The World

The list of the most valuable football clubs in the world is evaluated based on the transfer value and player’s performance. This statistic does not take into account the commercial capacity, the supportive force and the attraction of each club.

English football continues to show its absolute superiority by contributing half of the top 10 clubs, including Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham. Here are also the top 5 Premier League faces last season. The total transfer value of the five English clubs in the top 10 amounted to £ 1.64 billion.

English football dominates the number but Spain is the country with the club ranked at the highest position. With a total transfer value of £ 535 million, £ 10 million more than rival Real Madrid, Barcelona continues to dominate the number 1 position on this list.

In a season where many players did not perform at their best, Barcelona took the number one spot mainly due to the constant increase in the value of Lionel Messi. Experts consider Messi to be the most valuable player in the world if brought to the transfer market (at nearly 200 million).

Similarly, Real Madrid is in second place mainly thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 55 goals for them last season. Without CR7, maybe this club will lose to Man Utd or Man City.

Besides the 5 English clubs and 2 Spanish clubs, this top 10 list also has 3 faces from Germany (Bayern Munich), Italy (Juventus) and France (Paris St Germain). These are also the clubs that reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League last season, of which Bayern was the winner.

The Champions League runner-up team – Borussia Dortmund is again not in the top 10. This is a sign that they have not become a force to influence in the long term. In terms of average age, Bayern is the club with the youngest squad. The average age of the new team is 26.2 which is a solid base for Pep Guardiola to maintain dominance for many years.

Paris St Germain and Juventus are the most worrisome clubs due to their average age of up to 28.5. This is the result of relying on the old team (Andrea Pirlo) or the leapfrogging strategy to buy famous players (Zlatan Ibrahimovic).

In terms of the total value, both Arsenal and Paris St Germain combined are still not equal to Barcelona or Real Madrid. The two representatives from Spain are also rare clubs worth in excess of £ 500 million, while the other teams are all under £ 400 million.

Arsenal is not good, the Premier League still has to look up

Losing to Liverpool in the third round is the only time Arsenal have not achieved any score so far this season. Strangely, there were still criticisms towards Emery, about the emotional dryness, lack of persuasion as well as his ability to motivate students.

Spread the air from the stands
Ever since arriving at the Emirates Stadium, Emery coach has not faced questions. That might be a question of identity in Arsenal’s post-Arsene Wenger play. Next came the demands of building an Arsenal that controlled the game when playing against underdogs. Then there was doubt about whether Emery would dare to break out of his comfort zone.
It is undeniable that one of the positive points when Emery took charge at Arsenal is that he instilled a spirit of fighting for the students in each match. It is easy to see the sign language of the Spaniard on the pitch after each shot is blocked, as well as the way he urges Arsenal fans to cheer more strongly on his team.
In the final seasons of the Wenger Dynasty, it was easy to see the atmosphere in the Emirates stands. Many fans showed a passive attitude of waiting for the players in the yard to stimulate the cheering spirit. All changed when coach Emery knew how to arouse the passionate atmosphere in the stands, creating a catalyst for Arsenal players to play better.
In addition to creating the atmosphere from the stands, Coach Emery also sowed into the students’ minds towards victory. Of course, not every victory is always worth being lifted into the blue clouds. Many times the Gunners need the moment of ecstasy of someone or the helping hand of god of luck to win all 3 points before the opponents.

Believe in young people, transmission of spirit does not give up
On the other hand, it is necessary to give praise to coach Emery in finding victory at all costs, in any circumstances, no matter how bad his team is. His players are always ready for thrilling moments, especially during the second half. This comes from Emery giving them confidence, the spirit of not giving up in all situations.
The concrete evidence for the mental stability of Arsenal this season lies in the comeback of winning a point against Tottenham in the North London derby after being two goals down, the Aston Villa win in a lack of people and being The opponent took the lead, as well as a point ahead of MU after leaving the Old Trafford team in the first 45 minutes. Not always this season Arsenal can maintain such resilience. Emery’s teachers must definitely improve their ability to control the match in a long-distance race like the Premier League. Anyway, winning in unfavorable times is a plus point for Emery’s Arsenal.
Besides two completely opposite points to Wenger, Unai Emery shared with his predecessor a trait: Faith in young players. For more than a decade with Arsenal, Wenger has been a famously cool coach with potential faces. This put pressure on Emery’s successor. Luckily, the former Sevilla and PSG coach maintained his tendency to use young players, and he did not hesitate to do so in Premier League matches. Matteo Guendouzi, who arrived at the Emirates Stadium at the age of 19, has been an important player in the midfield for the past 16 months. Recently, Joe Willock started the match against Liverpool at the age of 20, while Bukayo Saka, 18, impressed in the Europa League arena and was immediately rewarded with three consecutive main kicks, including the trip. as a visitor to Old Trafford Stadium of MU.
In addition to the above faces, Emery’s Arsenal still has many other notable players under the age of 25 such as Reiss Nelson, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Gabriel Martinelli, Lucas Torreira, Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, Kieran Tierney or Hector Bellerin. These will be the key faces in the Arsenal squad this season, creating a young, aspiring Gunner figure.

Logo Explanation for Famous Football Clubs

The design of the logo can be changed over the years but they always have certain meanings. They are able to show the history, gameplay or spirit of the team. This article will explain to you the meaning of some famous football club logos that you may not know.

Arsenal

Arsenal’s nickname is also based on the image of the team logo with the cannon of the striking red background. The club was originally founded by a group of ammunition production workers at the Metropolitan Borough, Woolwich. The original Arsenal logo includes 3 columns that look like chimneys. However, they were actually three cannon cannons based on the iconic design of the Metropolitan Borough where the team was formed. The cannon image on the Arsenal Logo influenced the war situation in the region and although it had left Woolwich. The image of the cannon still evolved over the past five months and still plays a dominant role on Arsenal logos until now.

Chelsea

Chelsea with the image of a blue lion standing facing his head with a staff in his hand and two roses and two balls on either side. The lion image symbolizes the power of Count Cadogan, who used to be club president and once had the title of Viscount Chelsea. The stick symbolizes the pastor of Westminster area and the lords of Chelsea. Roses represent England and balls to express this sport.

Liverpool

The logo of Liverpool has the image of a bird flapping its wings, lying in a shield. This bird is called the Liver Bird which is the symbol of Liverpool city. This is a combination of eagles and cormorants, but some argue that this is a stylized kingfisher image as Liverpool is a port city. Above the shield symbolizes the Shankly gate with the words “YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE” – the club’s traditional song. Below the shield was 1982 – the year of the club’s establishment. Two red flames flanked to symbolize the 96 victims killed in the Hillsborough disaster.