The Portuguese superstar of Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo has 2 more years left in his contract with the Spanish club and he has recently stated that he desires to fulfill the entirety of his deal with Real Madrid before deciding on what to do when the contract expires.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has rejected talk of dressing room unrest and he says that captain Wayne Rooney still has an influential role in the squad. United have been going through a terrible run of form that has begun the talk of dressing room unrest.
The team were top of the table only a few weeks ago, but they have now slipped outside the top four as a result of a winless run that stretches to 6 matches in all competitions. A number of key players have gone missing during this period and this includes Rooney, who has been unavailable due to an injury.
England manager Roy Hodgson knows that there are certain players who will be in his squad for the 2016 European Championship in France this summer.
The likes of Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart, Gary Cahill and Raheem Sterling will, if they stay fit, be amongst the first names on Hodgson's squad list when he makes his final selections ahead of the tournament commencing on June 10th. Ahead of kick-off, England are placed in a tricky Group B that also contains Russia, Slovakia, and fellow home nation Wales.
The players who were instrumental in England's hugely successful qualifying campaign, such as Danny Welbeck, Phil Jagielka, Ross Barkley and Harry Kane, will also be left feeling aggrieved if they don't make it onto the plane. However, in Welbeck's case his lack of fitness and match action this season may well prove to be an obstacle to his chances.
Wales will be without star midfielder Aaron Ramsey for the upcoming international friendly matches against the likes of Netherlands.
Manager Chris Coleman says this is a great opportunity for the team to test its quality without key names. Ramsey and Gareth Bale have been the two big players for Wales. Their presence has contributed to the team performing exceptionally well and reaching the Euro 2016 well ahead of schedule. Playing at this major tournament will be a major boost for the national team and they will be hoping to capitalise on the benefit of the future generation.
Wales suffered a major setback in their hopes of qualification to the Euro 2016 after only managing a 0-0 draw against Israel at Cardiff’s millennium stadium.
Three consecutive victories appeared to have put Wales in command of the group. Belgium were seen as the main contender for Chris Coleman’s team, but they have been disappointing up until now.
Their form has significantly improved in recent matches with Belgium suffering only one defeat in the last five. Wales, meanwhile, have managed only three wins during this period. It has seen Belgium reduce the lead at the top of the table to just one point.
What a difference a few days can make. Manchester United found themselves licking their European wounds having surrendered a one-goal lead to fluff their lines in spectacular fashion upon their return to the Champions League group stage.
As they trudged off the field in Eindhoven, following a 2-1 defeat to PSV, it was difficult to know what to expect from the Red Devils heading forward.
The 2014/15 campaign was a case of ‘job done’ for Manchester United. After the disaster which was David Moyes’ ill-fated spell at the helm, Louis van Gaal arrived with one clear target – return the club to the Champions League at the first time of asking.
As the most decorated side in English football, the Red Devils knew they could not afford to spend more than 12 months away from Europe’s top table.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is confident that the club will be challenging for silverware from next season.
This was a disappointing season in terms of trophies, as United have ended up empty-handed once again. However, positivity came in the form of a return to Champions League, although they have still not yet qualified for the group stages. United are set to finish fourth in the table, which is a mammoth improvement over last season when they were outside the top six. Rooney has come on leaps and bounds this season as one of the experienced members of the squad.
Ander Herrera says he would not mind spending a lot more years playing in the Red Devils’ shirt.
Herrera, the Spanish playmaker, is having only his first stint at Manchester United this season and he appears to be very impressed with how it has gone for him so far.
Actually, when the season first started, there was a bit of hype around Herrera and he got chances to start for the team straightaway.
The captain of Manchester United and of England, Wayne Rooney believes that his teammates of Manchester United have been benefiting from the winning mentality of Louis van Gaal as the Dutch coach is only happy when his team wins and this determination has affected the rest of the players in the team who are now aiming to win every single match even if that is a friendly match or the finals of a big tournament, winning is everything that Louis van Gaal wants to achieve.