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Keep the red flag flying high! | Manchester United

  1. Keep the red flag flying high! | Manchester United


    :: KEEP THE RED FLAGS FLYING HIGH! :: MANCHESTER UNITED :: #1

    Hey managers. At first I would like to apologize because my English is not really perfect.
    I'm coming from Slovenia. As a big fan of Manchester United the first save I start
    on every new FM is with this club. And because of our results in recent years it's
    becoming bigger and bigger challenge for me. My long-term goal is to bring United
    back where we belong. In top of the World.



    THE SEASON I'M CURRENTLY IN IS 2021/22

    I've been playing this save for a long time now and I'm currently in my 6th season.
    Shame that I didn't decide to write a story earlier but OK, before I continue the save
    I'll do a quick review of my first 5 seasons in the next post.

    Hopefully you will like and follow my story. Cheers.
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  2. :: KEEP THE RED FLAGS FLYING HIGH! :: MANCHESTER UNITED :: #2

    As I said before I'm currently in Season 2021/22, so I will
    make a quick review of every season so far.




    2016/17

    Before my first season started I didn't make any big changes in the squad. There were not
    any big departures except loan of many youngsters as every year. I just wanted to strengthen
    a right-back position so I signed Real Madrid's Danilo who was transfer listed for only 10 million euros.
    In January I signed Brazilian wonderkid Thiago Maia and I also took Connor Wickham on loan
    due to our strikers' injuries.

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    As you see we won the most important competition for me - Premier League. Our new signing Zlatan
    Ibrahimovic was unbelievable. He scored 36 goals in the league (club and league record), overall he
    stopped at 42 goals in all competition. We also won the Community Shield (Leicester 2-0).


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    "I think I'm like wine. The older I get, the better I get." - Zlatan






    2017/18

    Season 2. Before it we made more squad changes. I sold players I didn't count on anymore.
    So Young, Jones, Romero, Schweinsteiger, Fellaini, Blind and Valencia all left the club. The new
    summer signings were Aymeric Laporte (65M€) and Saul Niguez (60M€). In the winter we sold
    Juan Mata
    to Barcelona and signed Ross Barkley for 20 million euros.

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    We only won one trophy this season which absolutely wasn't enough and I was very disappointed.
    The only trophy was Community Shield (3-1 Watford). And I should also mention that was the last
    season for Zlatan Ibrahimovic who then retired. The brightest side of our season was the breakthrough
    of my 16-year-old striker Jim Farrimond, the best player I ever get on the Youth Intake.
    Nowadays (2022) he is our first choice striker, I call him the god of the penalty box. Real goal-machine.


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    Jim Farrimond at 16.






    2018/19

    In the Summer Transfer Window we sold Jesse Lingard who didn't get many chances in the first
    team. Newcastle bought him for 22.5M€. After previous season to forget and retirement of Zlatan
    I needed to strengthen the forward position(s) so I signed Antoine Griezmann (65M€, although
    Atletico wanted 120M€ just a year before that) and Breel Embolo (35M€).

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    The worst season so far. No trophies which is embarrassing and I know that. Our highlight of the season
    was getting into the Champions League final where we were battered by PSG (0-4). This season was
    a clear sign for me that I really need to change something.

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    Very tough season for Red Devils.






    2019/20

    The Summer 2019 wasn't really busy for us. We sold Schneiderlin to Leicester for 12.25M€. French
    midfielder was very unhappy with his role after Maia took his place in the starting lineup. But we
    still needed a back-up for great Brazilian so we signed Daniel Amartey for 12M€. Our second and
    last signing in this window was another big-name player. Mauro Icardi joined for 50M€ from Chelsea.
    In winter we sold three more players who weren't really in my first team plans so they wanted to
    try their luck elsewhere. Those players are Mkhitaryan, Darmian and Johnstone.

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    As I said, last season I saw my 4-2-3-1 tactic maybe doesn't suit my team so I decided to change it to
    4-3-3 and in the pre-season I could have already seen big improvement on the pitch. Especially in
    attack where we scored many goals.

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    The change of tactic worked out fantastic. My best season by far. We won the league with 20 points
    clear, EFL Cup, FA Cup and Champions League. Unbelievable. Griezmann was on fire that season with
    impressive 39 goals and 23 assists in all competitions.

    It was very interesting year for me on the International level too. At first I took over France but after
    bad start and 5 matches I resigned and then in few months I signed for Colombia where I'm still in
    charge. But I'm writing more about that later.

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    United finally won the UCL again after 12 years!






    2020/21

    Nothing special happened in the transfer window. At least not in the summer. We didn't sell any of
    first team players. Last season we sold 2nd shoice goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and we needed the
    back-up for untouchable De Gea. We found the solution in Brazilian GK Matheus from Braga.
    In the winter we stole the show again by signing French centre-back Raphael Varane for 50M€.
    We also bought big Mexican talent Jorge Yahir Martinez.

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    When I saw his release-clause (11M€) I just said: "He's ours."

    We started the season with defeat in Community Shield against Chelsea after penalty shootout.
    But just 3 days later we made it up to our fans with European Super Cup victory against Inter (2-0).
    I was very disappointed with our final performance in the Club World Cup when we lost (4-5) against
    Palmeiras. Shocking result. But at least we showed fantastic performances in the league again.
    We got in the Champions League final again but unfortunately we lost against Barcelona.
    That was also the last season of our legend, my favourite player, Wayne Rooney.
    He's staying at club as an U18 Assistant Manager. Thanks for all, captain!

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    2021/22 - CURRENT SEASON
    First half of the Season -> Report

    Before this season I made few changes in the team. I sold Danilo, Herrera, Wilson, Chong and Gribbin.
    From those five, Danilo was the only one with bigger role in the team so I needed a new player on this
    position. I decided to sign Almamy Toure from Monaco for 23M€. The only signing this season, in January
    we were very inactive.

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    Toure's had a great season so far.


    This season we started with a trophy. In the Community Shield we defeated Aston Villa without any problems. We won it 3 times in last 6 seasons.

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    Current Premier League table shows us that we are in very good position to go on and win the title for
    the 3rd time in a row. Our wonderkid Farrimond has been really fantastic this season.

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    20-year-old striker is currently PL's top goalscorer.


    We are still in both English Cups and we want to win them both.

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    As well as Champions League of course. After good performances in group state now we got very tough
    opponent, Bayern Munich. Hopefully this year can be our again after we bottled it in the final last year.

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    Farro's on fire! 25 goals in his last 15 games!





    CURRENT SQUAD

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    COLOMBIA NATIONAL TEAM

    'Los Cafeteros' reached their main goal! We qualified to World Cup 2022. Our performances with
    the same tactic I use for United were really fantastic and we ended the South American qualifying
    on top of the table. In the World Cup Group Stage we were drawn with France, Senegal and Japan.


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    What can I say? That's just fantastic.

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    Fixtures
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  3. Insane counter-attack against Manchester City (2-0).



  4. Report #3


    :: KEEP THE RED FLAGS FLYING HIGH! :: MANCHESTER UNITED :: #3

    We've just finished 2021/22 season which has been really fantastic for us. We've won
    four trophies including the Champions League, we also broke few new records...




    2021/22
    POST-SEASON REPORT


    Premier League

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    We have started the season in style - with Community Shield win which I've already talked about.
    Then we went on and win the league again as well. With phenomenal performances and insane
    103 points - the new record of the Premier League.


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    And here's another big thing. League's top goalscorer Jim Farrimond almost broke the record which
    is still held by Ibrahimovic and it's 36 goals. If Jim would've been my first choice striker from the
    beginning of the season when that role belonged to Icardi...






    EFL Cup

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    We got into the final but unfortunately we lost to Man City although we were better on the pitch
    and have more chances and shots. So our rivals won this trophy for the second time in a row.






    FA Cup

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    Very interesting final. Arsenal took the lead in the 23rd minute with Özil's screamer. In the 33rd minute
    we were in big trouble when referee Atkinson pointed to the spot. But our flying Spaniard De Gea saved
    Dybala's penalty. In the 2nd half our main man stepped up and stole the show. Pogba scored brace
    and brought another trophy to our cabinet.






    Champions League

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    And here's our fourth trophy this season. The only team that caused us few problems were Bayern
    who beat us at Allianz Arena but at home we put things in their place. In quarter-final and semi-final
    battered our opponents and made sure to book our place at San Siro final.


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    Is there even necessary to say anything? Poor start but then fantastic reaction so it was the second
    time
    I've won the Champions League and it's 5 in the United's history.






    Player Stats - All Competitions

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    Our top scorer Jim Farrimond has scored insane 51 goals this season and broke Denis Law's record of
    46 goals. But that's not it, he also broke Premier League's Player of the Match record and set it to 11.






    Awards

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    Loan Watch

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    We send a lot of young players on loan every season. I've been thinking of giving a chance to
    Fosu-Mensah for the few years now and maybe next year he'll finally get his place in the squad.
    The thing is my team is doing really well and I don't want to make big changes in it.
    Pereira and Baudu have also had a solid season but it will be very difficult for them to get a squad spot.
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  5. Colombia pre-World Cup #1

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    LOS CAFETEROS - COLOMBIA NATIONAL TEAM - MISSION WORLD CUP #1

    It's almost here. The competition whole world have been waiting for. World Cup 2022.
    This year's mundial is taking it's place in our home continent. It will be hosted by Argentina.

    Since I took over Colombia in 2019 we've played 18 games, won 13, drew 4 and lost just 1.
    I'm very proud of this stats and no matter what happens in World Cup, I'll probably resign and
    try to find another challenges. My longstanding wish is to manage England.




    COLOMBIA ANNOUNCED FINAL 23-MAN SQUAD!

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    Decision has been made. This is our World Cup squad. I believe you know most of the players, but 6 of
    them you surely don't because they are regens. And I'll introduce them to you right now...



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    Cristian Vega is most-capped Colombian regen so far with 11 caps. He's one of our
    key players, his technique and vision are brilliant. I'm sure he'll be playing in one of
    the biggest clubs in the world sooner or later.
    STATUS: key player



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    Another player with fantastic future - Johan Sanchez. 22-year-old Roma player has
    become our first choice striker during qualifiers, taking Jackson Martinez's place.
    STATUS: key player



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    Who said Colombia don't have talent? Here's another one. PSG centre-back Jorge Arango
    hasn't really played a lot of games for Colombia (4 caps) but it's just due to very
    tough competition with first choice CB pair Balanta-Murillo.
    STATUS: soon-to-be in the starting lineup



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    Orlando City's defensive midfielder Luis Cortes has collected only 1 cap so far but
    it's going to change very soon. We don't have out-and-out DM as good as him so
    I'm expecting him to be in the starting lineup very soon as well.
    STATUS: soon-to-be in the starting lineup



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    And at the end we have 2 players who are still waiting for the debut. 19-year-old
    Carlos Contreras who has had very good season at Botafogo received his first call
    from the national team.
    STATUS: back-up (for now)



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    The very last is AC Milan's goalkeeper Cristian Marin who spent last season at
    Augsburg. There's no doubt he has a bright future but right now it's almost no
    chance for him to become our first goalkeeper. It's still Ospina's place.
    STATUS: back-up






    PRE-WORLD CUP FRIENDLIES

    We'll play two friendly matches to be well prepared on the big competition. So
    my next report will be about preparations on the World Cup.


    FRIENDLY MATCHES

    COLOMBIA - SLOVENIA
    COLOMBIA - SWITZERLAND
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  6. nice start to your story, nothing wrong with your english either well done.

  7. Thank you, mate. Appreciate a lot.

  8. Colombia pre-World Cup #2

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    LOS CAFETEROS - COLOMBIA NATIONAL TEAM - MISSION WORLD CUP #2

    As I said we are getting ready for our two friendly matches ahead of trip to Argentina.
    We are playing Slovenia and Switzerland, both matches will be played at home.






    FRIENDLY MATCH #1
    COLOMBIA vs SLOVENIA

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    I decided to make some changes in the starting lineup, so this is not our strongest XI.
    It's a debut for goalkeeper Marin, Zapata is also playing his first match for Colombia in
    my reign here. We're still without Alvarez Balanta who's out injured but should be fit
    for the first World Cup game against Japan.

    In Slovenia's squad there are two United players, Ales Pfeifer and Rok Horvat.


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    Very good performance. We've been very disciplined defensively, allowing them very
    few shots and we conceded from their first shot on target. And of course I'm very satisfied
    with our attacking effectiveness. Looks like we're in good form but we shouldn't get ahead
    of ourselves because there is another match in front of us. Definitely a more difficult one.







    FRIENDLY MATCH #2
    COLOMBIA vs SWITZERLAND

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    There's a lot of changes from last match again. It's first Colombia start for Cortes and debut
    for our young striker Contreras. Alvarez Balanta is back from injury but he's not playing today
    because he's not 100% fit yet. But it is very likely that he'll make his return to the XI against Japan.

    And once again we play against my player from United. Of course it's Breel Embolo.


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    Woow! It's a phenomenal result but we can only thank to Switzerland wastefulness. We
    have been very poor defensively, allowing them shocking 5 clear-cut chances which is absolutely
    unacceptable. But at the end of the day we can be very happy with our fantastic attacking again,
    also that was a dream debut for Contreras. Great to see our best striker Sanchez in form too.








    SQUAD NUMBERS CONFIRMED

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    So ladies and gentlemen, everything is ready for the biggest football competition in the world!
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  9. World Cup 2022

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    LOS CAFETEROS - COLOMBIA NATIONAL TEAM - MISSION WORLD CUP #3

    It's time! World Cup 2022 in Argentina has started. Forza Los Cafeteros!







    GROUP STAGE - GAME 1
    JAPAN v COLOMBIA

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    This is our strongest team at the moment. As you see, I just couldn't drop 19-year-old
    striker Contreras, who played fantastic on his debut against Switzerland (scored 2 goals),
    so he forced me to leave more experienced strikers Borja, Pabon and Zapata on the bench.


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    Great overall performance and dream start for us. Japan didn't create any real chances,
    we were better team by far and completely deserved this victory. I also have to say it was
    a great decision to start Contreras as he provided 2 assists.

    OTHER MATCH:
    SENEGAL 0-0 FRANCE






    GROUP STAGE - GAME 2
    COLOMBIA v SENEGAL

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    I was very pleased with our performance against Japan so I decided to name unchanged
    starting lineup
    for today's match. We need to keep our focus and get another 3 points.


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    Disappointing. It was the match when everything was going wrong. We conceded early
    goal
    , things went from bad to worse when I needed to sub off two of my strikers already
    at half-time due to injury (Contreras out for 2 weeks, Sanchez for 3 days), and in the second
    half we also got a red card - Fabra. We still managed to score but too late.

    Only positive side of the match was David Ospina breaking Colombian record with 112 caps.

    OTHER MATCH:
    FRANCE 5-1 JAPAN







    GROUP STAGE - GAME 3
    FRANCE v COLOMBIA

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    D-Day for us. It's very simple for us, no calculations. Win means 1/8 final, draw or defeat
    mean we're out of the competition. There are few changes in the team this time. Both full-backs are
    suspended, so here's a chance for Mojica and Valencia. I'm also dropping Balanta as I wasn't
    impressed with him last match and Zapata, who scored in both matches after coming on
    from the bench, is also in the starting eleven.

    It's very interesting match for me also because their team is full of Manchester United players.
    Laporte, Martial, Pogba, Griezmann all start while Varane is waiting for his chance on the bench.


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    This is unbelievable! What a match! We can be really proud of this players who gave their
    everything today. Even when we were 0-1 down they didn't even think about giving up.
    Great comeback and win which shows our character.







    GROUP WINNERS, USA NEXT!

    Fantastic. We are the group winners! Nobody expected that because France was in
    our group, but we proved that nothing is impossible.

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    In the Round of 16 we're playing USA. We're definitely favorites here but we shouldn't
    underestimate them at all. It's the World Cup, everyone gives his everything and every
    team can beat every other one.







    ROUND OF 16
    COLOMBIA v USA

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    Knockout phase is here. Some players are tired and we just need to make a change
    or two. Arango and Mojica keep their place, Arias returns to the starting XI and
    Cardona makes his first start on this mundial.



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    What a game! We've been much much better team, created many chances but we
    couldn't have scored. At the end I can say we won absolutely deservedly after penalties.







    QUARTER-FINAL
    COLOMBIA v BRAZIL

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    Big match, big opponent. I already bet them in the qualifiers but this is something
    totally different. Frank Fabra and Davinson Sanchez are suspended for this match, so
    Mojica and Cortes are taking their places. Vega and Alvarez Balanta are back in the XI.



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    Painful defeat. We've got everything in our hands after Vega's screamer but then conceded
    so naive goal in the 87th minute. This time we didn't have luck at penalties, we missed them all 4.







    SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?

    Final thoughts of our World Cup performance. I think we did very well. And our board
    members agree with me. They are very satisfied and hope that I'm staying here as their
    manager. But as I said I would like to take over England and if the opportunity comes I
    will probably take it. So, for now I'm not resigning, I'll just wait. I like Colombia very much too
    and I will definitely consider staying here as well. We'll see what future brings.
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  10. Pre-Season and start of the season 2022/23


    :: KEEP THE RED FLAGS FLYING HIGH! :: MANCHESTER UNITED :: #4


    Here's my 4th Manchester United report. We've started this season in fantastic form,
    already won a couple of trophies and hopefully we can keep that momentum.




    2022/23
    PRE-SEASON REPORT


    TRANSFERS


    OUT


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    It was a very busy summer for us. We sold 2 first team player and of course one of them
    really stole the show. Mauro Icardi signed for PSG for 40 million euros. A great striker who gave
    us three incredible seasons (57 apps, 50 goals) lost his place in starting lineup last season which
    didn't make him really happy, so I decided to sell him. The 2nd choice GK Matheus also left.



    IN


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    We also signed 3 players. The transfer of talented French midfielder Sommier was
    arranged already in the middle of the last season. For now, he'll be playing for U23's team.



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    Another young player with bright future. We've been scouting him for a long time and this
    summer his contract with Sandhausen expired, so Abesser signed for us for free.
    We immediately loaned him back to his home country, to Bayern.



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    And at last, our biggest signing this summer, Gabriel Barbosa. After decent time at
    Inter he earned a big transfer to PSG where he never really got a bigger role in the
    first team, so he decided to leave and PSG put him on the transfer list for 35 million euros.
    And you just can't say 'no' to player like him at this price tag.







    FRIENDLY MATCHES

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    Apparently we're continuing where we left off last season which is very nice to see.
    We've had a fantastic pre-season which the main part of we've spent in South America
    where we played 4 matches. Looks like we're more than ready for the competitive games.







    COMMUNITY SHIELD 2022

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    In the other news... The sky is still blue. Another top performance and result.







    EUROPEAN SUPER CUP 2022

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    And here is the trophy no. 2 this season. It was the second time we've been playing
    in Euro Super Cup since I'm here and again against the same opponent. And once again
    the winner have been the same - Manchester United.







    PREMIER LEAGUE

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    We've also played three matches in the league and proved again that we are in really
    top form right now. Three comfortable wins and we hope we continue in this style.

    Another good news is that our phenomenal striker Jim Farrimond - the World Cup Golden Boot
    winner - has started the season in brilliant way, scoring in each of our 5 competitive games
    so far - 5 appearances, 8 goals. Out of this world.

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    FM at it's best.

  12. MINI-REPORT - 31 October 2022


    PERFECT START OF THE SEASON FOR THE RED DEVILS!


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    Games: 10
    Wins: 10
    Goals scored: 33
    Goals conceded: 0

    What a start! We still haven't conceded a goal and our attacking is also fantastic.
    And at the moment, top goalscorer of the league is also our player. Of course, it's
    Jim Farrimond who has scored 12 goals so far. 14 in all competitions.







    TOUGH GROUP FOR COLOMBIA IN COPA AMERICA!

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    We were incredibly unlucky in the draw. Brazil, Chile, Uruguay. Could it be worse?
    But we never give up. We've already surprised everyone in the South American
    qualifying last year, so we believe we can do it again.

    Top 2 teams in the group and the best 2 teams in 3rd position qualify to the quarter-final.




    FRIENDLY MATCHES


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    In the start of the season we played 2 friendly matches. We tried a few new youngsters
    and some of them proved that we can count on them. A lot of first team players are pretty
    old and sooner or later the time for new generation will come.

    We disappointed at first game against Iraq when we wasted too many chances and
    then conceded a goal in the second half which secured a draw for the away team.

    But then we put in a lot better performance against Nigeria. Our top player Johan Sanchez
    got himself to the scoresheet again, as well as experienced striker Miguel Borja.




    JAMES RODRIGUEZ HAS ENDED HIS INTERNATIONAL CAREER!

    It was a pretty big shock for us when 31-year-old Real Madrid star James Rodriguez,
    the national hero, announced end of his international career after the World Cup.

    He recorded 94 caps and 31 goals. This is the 3rd big retirement in the Colombian
    football this year after Juan Cuadrado (before the WC) and Fredy Guarin (after the WC).

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  13. Mid-Season Report 2022/23


    :: KEEP THE RED FLAG FLYING HIGH! :: MANCHESTER UNITED :: #5


    It's 1 February 2023 and it's time for new report. So far we've been absolutely phenomenal.
    We're still in contention for every single possible trophy and we've already won 3 of them.
    I was already writing about first two trophies - Community Shield & European Super Cup.




    2022/23
    MID-SEASON REPORT


    Premier League

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    What can I say? We've been brilliant so far and we have to keep that momentum.
    Chelsea are also very good this year so there's no place for any complacency.

    I should also mention our unbelievable start. We conceded our first goal in the
    league in the matchday 11! That was against Southampton from penalty. First goal
    from open play we conceded in matchday 14 against Chelsea.


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    Our top striker and at the moment our most valuable player (67 million euros) Jim Farrimond
    has started the season very well, scoring 12 goals in just 10 league matches. Unfortunately then
    he suffered bad shoulder injury which put him on the sidelines for almost 2 months.
    Now he's finally back in training and he'll probably play our next match.


    I'd also like to show you a screenshot from our most interesting match of the season so far.
    As I mention we were in fantastic run, we conceded just 1 goal in 14 matches and even
    than one were scored from a penalty. Then this happened...

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    EFL Cup

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    We had some problems in 3rd round against Bournemouth but we put things in their places
    in the extra-time. In semi-final we really taught Spurs a lesson (or I should say two) with 2 big wins.
    There's gonna be a big derby in the final, we play against our biggest rivals Liverpool!







    FA Cup

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    No problem against Wigan, but more of them came against Wolverhampton. We were much
    better team but couldn't find a way to put the ball in the back of the net. Our latest signing
    Gabigol Barbosa then rescued us with late winner.







    UEFA Champions League

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    Very slow start to the Champions League put a lot of pressure on us as we had only a point
    after 2 games. But that shocking start really woke us up and we went to 4 consecutive wins
    and topped the group at the end. We're playing Celtic in first knockout round.







    FIFA Club World Cup

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    This is the competition I really badly wanted to win after a final defeat (4-5 against Palmeiras)
    two years ago. This year everything was going according to plan and we won the trophy comfortably.

    Anthony Martial was deservedly awarded the best player of the tournament.







    January Transfer Window


    TRANSFERS OUT

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    Very quiet transfer window for us this time. The "biggest" transfer was selling Marcos Rojo
    to Monaco for 1 million euros. We've also reached agreement with Portsmouth to be our another
    feeder club and as you can see, It's already been some business between us.

    We didn't sign any players for the first team - only 3 youngsters for U18s.







    Other News


    'GABIGOL' HAS ABSOLUTELY JUSTIFIED HIS PRICE TAG!

    There was a lot of rised eyebrows when we signed Gabriel Barbosa at the start of the season.
    "35 million euros for a 25-year-old player who failed to live up to his potential at both Inter and
    PSG?"
    they said. But I didn't care about stupid comments like that.

    I knew his potential, his talent and I was sure he just wasn't used correctly by their previous
    managers Frank de Boer (Inter), Mircea Lucescu and Roberto Mancini (both PSG).

    And it turned out that I was completely right. He still has a flying start of his United career.
    So far he's played 25 games, scored 19 goals and provided 7 assists.

    Since Jim Farrimond got injured, Gabriel took his place and scored 13 goals in 12 appearances.


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    Brazilian wonderkid is showing he's far from being a wasted talent
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  14. :: KEEP THE RED FLAG FLYING HIGH! :: MANCHESTER UNITED :: #6


    Another season finished. The most successful season so far. Out of 7 possible trophies, we won
    incredible 6. The only competition we didn't win was EFL Cup, which we lost in the final.



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    2022/23
    POST-SEASON REPORT


    Premier League

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    Another fantastic Premier League season for us and 4th title in a row. We only lost 1 match
    against Crystal Palace at home (0-1) and we conceded just 18 goals which is also great.


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    It's the first time in last four seasons that the top goalscorer wasn't our player. This year
    Domenico Berardi from Chelsea won the award. In last three seasons top goalscorers were
    Icardi, Griezmann and Farrimond, who came second this year.







    EFL Cup

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    We were very good until the final where we were beaten by Liverpool. Even though we
    were better opponent and took the lead, we unfortunately didn't manage to win.







    FA Cup

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    I have to admit we had some luck against Leicester when we won after penalties but
    we absolutely deserve the trophy. We won the FA Cup 2nd time in a row and 3rd time in last 4 years.







    UEFA Champions League

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    As I already said in last report we started the group very bad with only a point from first two
    matches. But then we bounced back and went all the way to the final.


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    The final. Great game which we won after extra-time. Unbelievable performance from our
    incredible striker Jim Farrimond who single-handedly won the match with 4 goals scored!

    Now we've got to the UCL final for the 5th time in a row, we won it 3 times, 2nd time in a row.







    Player Stats - All Competitions

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    Another phenomenal season for Jim Farrimond which could be even better if he wasn't
    stopped by couple of injuries. Gabriel Barbosa also did really well in his first season with us.







    Other News


    Awards: DE GEA & FARRIMOND IN CENTRE OF ATTENTION!

    As expected, Manchester United players (& manager) was in centre of attention at the
    Season awards ceremony.

    I won the Manager of the Year award for the 4th year in a row, David De Gea won the
    Golden Glove award (15 goals conceded, 20 clean sheets) and once again the most awarded
    player Jim Farrimond has won awards for English Footballer of the Year, Players' Player of the
    Year
    and Players' Young Player of the Year.

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    LOAN WATCH

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    Here's all of our 18 loaned out players who are coming back to us in the coming weeks. Some of
    them could get their chance to prove themselves in the pre-season. Here I can mention striker
    Stephan Abesser who did well on loan at Bayern. We already extended the loan of centre-back
    Eliott Barron who did really well at West Ham and will be there for another season.


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    Can Abesser find his place in United's first team?







    THE NEXT BIG THING? SLOBODAN TÜRK

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    Here's another big talent of our Academy. Slovenian striker Slobodan Türk is 18-year-old
    who promises a lot. He played his first 5 Premier League matches this season and already
    scored 2 goals. He's also been incredible on the International level - 15 goals in 14 caps for
    Slovenia U21s.

    Next season is going to be very important for him. We must decide what to do.
    To leave him in U18's team for another season or to loan him out.







    COPA AMERICA 2023

    My United players have already gone on the holidays but for me the season is not over
    yet. Now I have 4 or 5 days off and then I'm travelling to South America for the Copa America.

    At first I'm going to Colombia where we play a friendly match against Burkina Faso and then
    we're off to Ecuador which hosts this year's big tournament.


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  15. Copa America 2023


    LOS CAFETEROS - COLOMBIA NATIONAL TEAM

    After good performance on last year's World Cup there is another big competition -
    Copa America. But before it starts we will play a friendly match against Burkina Faso.

    Just for reminder, in CA Group Stage we'll play Uruguay, Brazil and Chile.







    Friendly Match
    COLOMBIA v BURKINA FASO

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    A comfortable win. We haven't played with our best team. Most of our starting lineups
    were players who haven't played a lot since I'm here. And they did very well. Especially
    striker Rafael Santos Borre, debutant who scored a brace.








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    Group Stage, Game 1
    URUGUAY v COLOMBIA

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    Great start. We are in very tough group and it was very important to start with a positive
    result
    and we did it. We played very good, scored two goals and didn't allow them any real chances.







    Group Stage, Game 2
    COLOMBIA v BRAZIL

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    A big point. Another decent performance from my team and absolutely deserved draw. Although
    Brazil took the lead in the first half, we didn't give up. Then our goalkeeper Marin saved the penalty
    and in the second half Duvan Zapata secured a point for us.







    Group Stage, Game 3
    CHILE v COLOMBIA

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    Another win which was very deserved and at the same time very lucky. We took the lead after
    Johan Sanchez's strike, one of our best players finally scored his first goal of the tournament.
    We were dominating but conceded an equalising goal after stupid Murillo's mistake in our own
    box. We secured 3 points after late winner from Cardona who produced great goal from free kick.




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    Quarter-final
    COLOMBIA v PERU

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    Semi-final here we come! Top class performance and a comfortable win. Today's Man of the
    Match was West Ham's Borja with a brace. Our semi-final opponent is Brazil.







    Semi-final
    BRAZIL v COLOMBIA

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    Very big disappointment, bad performance defensively and we're deservedly out of Copa
    America
    . Brazil knocked us out from last year's World Cup, and now again.







    RESIGNATION

    It was so disappointed after big loss against Brazil I couldn't even play match for the 3rd
    place against Argentina. The team obviously doesn't have enough quality when it comes to
    the biggest, the most important matches. So I decided to resign right after being knocked out.

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  16. Any feedbacks guys? I'd really like to know if you like my story, what can I do to improve it? Is there maybe anything bothering you?

  17. Great work so far mate, like the speed you get through the seasons in.

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