Chelsea is riding high at the top of the Premier League but there still an evident struggle that continues on being displayed in the squad which is their inability of having a consistent striker.
This is a concern that Jose Mourinho is well aware about as he has announced it to the media on a number of occasions and at some points it has even caused problems with certain players of his squad.
It seems as if in this season all eyes are being placed on David Moyes, with some fans stating that he needs to leave the club if they want to recover the glory of their past years while others insist in saying that the Scottish coach just needs time to settle in Old Trafford.
As the January transfer window recently opened, there has been increased speculation about the future of Manchester United's star Wayne Rooney, who is about to enter into the final year of his contract.
He was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in the summer, but United blocked any possibility of the move happening on grounds that Chelsea were a direct rival. United also believed that they would be able to persuade Rooney to sign a new contract, as any club would be in a disadvantageous position to the player entered into the final year of his deal.
Landon Donovan’s international career is going through some tough times as his recent performances with USA have seen him playing below his usual standards. Playing poorly against Jamaica back in October and later being substituted during the match against Panama.
Things get worse for him as now he will be absent for his team’s matches for around a month due to an ankle injury.
“My aim is to take at least the next four weeks and probably six weeks and let the ankle heal and then get myself ready.” Donovan said.
Manchester United manager David Moyes has said that he expects Wayne Rooney to become one of the greatest players for Manchester United. The 27-year-old decided to stay at Old Trafford after revealing his desire to leave the club at the end of last season.
He had grown frustrated about life on the bench, while even if selected, he was played constantly out of position. Rooney has been at Old Trafford since 2004 after his £ 30 million transfer from Everton. Back then, he became the world's most expensive teenager. He has not disappointed, though, by managing to score a lot of goals.
Jose Mourinho is about to embark on his second spell in charge at Stamford Bridge and the Portuguese boss is already looking to challenge the Manchester clubs for the domestic title, as well as former club Real Madrid in Europe.
Chelsea manager José Mourinho has said that he is only interested in bringing Wayne Rooney to the club and not any other player before the end of the transfer window.
Chelsea recently made an official offer for the 27-year-old England international amidst a lot of speculation that the club would also offer Juan Mata and £ 10 million in cash. However, Mourinho has rejected the speculations by saying that Chelsea have made only a cash offer and it does not involve any player swapping at any stage in the negotiations.
England manager Roy Hodgson has praised Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney by saying that he expects to put behind his troubles with his club to shine in the friendly match against the Republic of Ireland. Hodgson is expected to name Rooney alongside Daniel Sturridge in the match.
The striker recently handed a transfer request to Manchester United after growing frustrated with life on the sidelines. The arrival of £ 24 million signing Robin van Persie has taken the limelight away from Rooney, who has been linked with a move to PSG and Chelsea in the last few weeks.
Although some of the clubs can be guilty of failing to take it as seriously as they should, most fans of Premier League clubs still value the FA Cup – and it is also still a popular choice when it comes to football betting.
QPR recently lost the services of the defender Ryan Nelsen after he took over the managerial job at the MLS club Toronto FC.
Now, he is looking to attract some of his former teammates to the MLS club in the hope of being successful in his first managerial job. The former Manchester United midfielder Park Ji sung arrived at Loftus Road with a big reputation, but the South Korean has struggled to replicate his Old Trafford form.