In an attempt to improve their hostile relationship with the FA, Manchester United have opened the door for the governing body of English football to run a disciplinary seminar with the club’s players, it is claimed by the Telegraph.
During the course of previous seasons, United – to their dismay in many instances – have regularly incurred the wrath of the FA, something which senior figures at the club are understandably keen to void this term.
They are therefore reportedly set to begin endeavours to achieve this by allowing the FA to hold a disciplinary class with United’s playing staff, at the club’s Carrington training ground. Specifically members of the FA’s on-field regulation department will take this class to discuss the governing body’s disciplinary guidelines for this season with United’s players.
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Evra hails youngsters.
United’s experienced French left back Patrice Evra, has heaped praise upon his young colleagues who helped the Red Devils put Tottenham to the sword on Monday night, as outlined by ESPN.
Whilst Danny Welbeck claimed the headlines with a flashing headed goal and sublime back – heel assist for Anderson to score United’s second, in their 3-0 win over Spurs, the performances of Johnny Evans, Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling also earned wide-spread plaudits, including those of Evra.
“The young players showed what they can do. They have such composure, it is amazing. They want to prove to the manager they are ready to play in the first team,” said Evra, who believes it is the responsibility of himself and other senior members of United’s squad to ensure their younger counterparts continue to develop into another ‘Gold Generation’ of Old Trafford. “It is up to the like of myself, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic etc to ensure these boys keep developing.”
Carrington sponsorship deal.
Earlier this week Manchester United secured a £40m sponsorship deal with DHL for the team’s training kits and now the owners of the Red Devils – the Glazer family – are contemplating the possibility of raising more financial capital by selling the naming rights to their state of the art Carrington training facility, according to the Telegraph.
Whilst the Glazers put Old Trafford up as security for a bond issue in 2009, which raised £500m used by the owners to reduce the scale of the interest repayments associated with the debts they accumulated to buy the club, United’s retained complete ownership of the Carrington complex.
Subsequently given DHL have agreed to stump up £10m a year for four years to sponsor United’s training gear, any decision by the Glazers to sell the naming rights to Carrington could be of great financial benefit to the club.