UFABET Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand labelled their defeat to Burnley “an embarrassment” and urged those in charge of the club to take action.
UFABET Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez struck to give the Clarets a first win at Old Trafford since 1962 as the injury-hit Red Devils delivered another flat performance.
Ferdinand is concerned about the direction the club is heading and insists the club need to act to arrest their slump.
“I can’t defend this. What has been invested?” he said in his role as a pundit for BT Sport.
“These young kids now in schools around the country, they are not going to be wearing Manchester United shirts.
“They are not going to be wanting to come here and support Manchester United based on what you are seeing out there. It’s just not going to happen, fans are walking out after 84 minutes!
“It’s an embarrassment. People at the top need to look and see this and make changes, put a plan in place that people can sit there and see where we are going now. I don’t see it.”
Ferdinand, who had urged the club to appoint his former United team-mate Solskjaer as permanent boss after his outstanding spell as caretaker, believes United’s problems run deeper than just the manager.
“Since that point (Solskjaer’s permanent appointment) it has been a really rocky road.
“The problem is it is not one area of the club, it’s everything that needs pulling together and it will take someone coming in with a vision to make that happen.
“Whether that person is in the building at the moment or not I don’t know. The recruitment over the last seven years, (Marcos) Rojo, Falcao, (Marouane) Fellaini, (Matteo) Darmian, (Memphis) Depay, were these players ever Man Utd players really?
“Who is buying these players? Even now, you look at the team, £600million or so spent and probably the four most impressive players this season have been homegrown.
“That speaks volumes about the recruitment and how shoddy it has been.”
United have been through four managers since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement – when Ferdinand was still in the playing squad – and the former England captain believes the club is on an alarming “downward spiral”.
“In the grand scheme of things, mistakes have been happening so often before this and to fix it is going to take time,” Ferdinand added.
“But these fans are not giving it time, they are singing songs and leaving early, 84th minute, it is unheard of at this stadium.
“People need to sit and watch this, get a video tape and see these fans leaving with the disdain on their faces. This is an embarrassment. There is no other word for it.
“This is the team that I love coming to watch, I loved playing for. The difference, the downward spiral in this short space of time, it’s only seven years, has been remarkable.
“The results that are being churned out are not good enough. I played with Ole, he has had some big players injured but still, the money that has been spent on this squad, there would be more waiting in the wings.”
Former England striker Peter Crouch added: “This squad has got to be the worst squad in the last 30 years, it is nowhere near it.
“You can blame the manager but this squad, you look at the options off the bench and they are miles off.
“It’s a sad state of affairs. This is one of the biggest clubs in the world and it has been run badly, it has been mismanaged. I don’t know what a Manchester United player is any more.”
Philadelphia 76ers ได้ Draft อันดับ 10 จากการเทรดกับ Los Angeles Lakers และก็ต้องถือว่า โชคดี เพราะว่า ถ้าหาก Lakers ได้เลื่อนขึ้นไปเป็นอันดัย 2 หรือ 3 สิทธิ Draft ของ Lakers อันนี้ จะไปอยู่กับทีม Boston Celtics แทน แต่เมื่อตกมาที่อันดับ 10 ก็เป็นโอกาสที่ 76ers จะสร้างแกนพลังหนุ่มต่อไป
Los Angeles Clippers ได้อันดับที่ 13 ซึ่งเป็นสิทธิของตัวเองแต่เดิมอยู่แล้ว แถมยังได้อันดับที่ 12 จากการเทรดกับทีม Detroit Pistons หลังจากที่ทีมตัดสินใจสลายแกน Blake Griffin-Chris Paul ไป ก็ทำให้ทีทต้องเข้าสู่โหมดตั้งตัวใหม่ และการที่ได้ Draft สอนอันดับนี้ ก็น่าจะช่วยได้มาก
สำหรับผู้เล่นที่น่าสนใจที่ส่งชื่อเข้า Draft ปีนี้ มี Luka Doncic ยอดดาวรุ่งลีกยูโรบที่ได้รับการกล่าวขวัญว่าเป็นผู้เล่นยูโรบที่ฉายแววโดดเด่นที่สุดเท่าที่เคยมีมา, Deandre Ayton เซนเตอร์ร่างยักษ์แต่พริ้วจาก มหาวิทยาลัย Arizona สมัคร UFABET ที่เป็นผู้เล่นวงในอีกคนที่คาดการณ์ว่าน่าจะเข้ามาปฏิวัติวงการต่อจาก Joel Embiid และ Karl Anthony Towns, และ Marvin Bagley Jr. ปีกร่างโย่งสารพัดประโยชน์ สตาร์จากมหาวิทยาลัยชื่อดัง Duke University
มาร์ตินได้รับการว่าจ้างจากกะลาสีเพื่อดูแลการฝึกอบรมและการปรับสภาพ กะลาสีสร้างบทบาทให้กับมาร์ตินด้วยความหวังว่าเธอจะสามารถปรับปรุงแนวทางการฝึกอบรมขององค์กรและช่วยป้องกันการบาดเจ็บได้ เธอได้มาที่ซีแอตเติลหลัง สมัคร UFABET จากทำหน้าที่เป็นผู้อำนวยการฝ่ายวิเคราะห์ประสิทธิภาพการกีฬาสำหรับ Los Angeles Lakers
สมัคร UFABET Kevin Durant’s Warriors have lost four in a row, but the funk is unlikely to last. Photograph: Eric Gay/AP
We are a quarter of the way through the NBA season, which means that – aside from Jimmy Butler’s escape from Minnesota – absolutely nothing of consequence has happened yet. We know this. We know that the NBA season doesn’t really start until Christmas, and Thanksgiving has only just gone. And yet, despite the fact that we know we’ll feel stupid about it later, we get carried away.
Remember last year, at the start of November, when the Orlando Magic were good? Aaron Gordon was knocking down threes, all that young talent was finally gelling, and they were going to make some noise in a weak East. And then two weeks later it turned out they were bad.
This fall, thanks to his move to the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James entered the season facing lower expectations than he has in a decade. For once, the NBA hive mind was preaching caution with his team – finding a groove with this young/old, fragile/insane Lakers supporting cast would take time. Of course it would, we all agreed quite reasonably. And then the Lakers got off to a sluggish-ish start and we all lost our minds. Even Magic Johnson got in on the act. We shouldn’t misread Magic’s tirade at head coach Luke Walton as a sign that there’s anything actually wrong; superstar ex-athletes are just as prone – sometimes more prone – to overreact as the rest of us. And that’s all it was.
On 5 November, the Denver Nuggets were 9-1, and had somehow transformed one of the NBA’s worst defenses into one of its best, a huge leap that the healthy return of Paul Millsap, bless him, did not entirely explain. We restrained ourselves from wondering if they could beat Golden State – we’re not delusional – but what about second in the West? A home playoff series? Anything (other than beating Golden State) is possible. Then the Nuggets lost six out of seven and currently sit just half a game above the Lakers, who are now firmly back over .500 and in a playoff place thanks to coach of the year candidate … Luke Walton.
The Houston Rockets, meanwhile, have pulled a reverse Nuggets, erasing both their bad start and all traces of Carmelo Anthony from their franchise, winning five straight, including a blowout win over the Steph-less, Draymond-less Golden State Warriors, who, by the way, are reeling and on the brink of implosion after a somewhat heated argument between two of their five superstars, both of whom get in arguments a lot and always seem fine a week later.
In fact, we need to declare a moratorium on all “The Warriors are in trouble” hot takes until at least mid-April, and only then if Draymond Green bites off Kevin Durant’s lower right leg and pummels Boogie Cousins with it. (And even then, Warriors will win the NBA finals in five.) As ESPN’s Zach Lowe put it last week, with magical simplicity: “The Golden State Warriors are going to win the NBA title this year. They are so much better than everyone else.” Yes. What he said.
The real question is how bad things would need to get between Dray and KD before it actually impacted either of them on the court. Both are such merciless and title-driven competitors that their families could be trapped in a blood feud and they’d still ball out with each other between the lines. It’s almost cute that we think a brief shouting match in mid-November will derail the Warriors in the finals next June. It’s cute we think we’ll even remember it happened.
That’s pretty much the only thing this chunk of the NBA season is good for: lining up a bunch of things for us to be wrong about, despite all our better judgment. We’ve come back to Earth on the Nuggets, and we’ve stopped predicting the apocalypse for the Rockets and the Lakers and especially the Warriors. But we still need to settle down about so many things.
The Sacramento Kings are not this year’s Orlando Magic – they’re more talented, they run older teams until they collapse, and they have a budding star point guard in De’Aaron Fox – but sorry, we need to calm ourselves: they are not going to win 40-plus games, nor are they going to compete for a playoff spot in the West.
We need to settle down about Derrick Rose’s return to form, because he is not going to continue shooting 47% from three-point range (he’s a 30% shooter for his career) and also because his comeback narrative has been enabled by people who want to ignore the part about his dubious exoneration from a gang-rape charge. With any luck, he’ll start missing soon. But it won’t take luck. It’ll just take a few more weeks.
We need to settle down about skyrocketing scoring across the league – partly because it’s already starting to come back down, and also because it’s fun.
One of the biggest reasons we need to settle down about many of these teams and their playoff prospects is that many of them will look very different by the playoffs. It’s already begun. The Lakers added Tyson Chandler. The Rockets ushered Anthony out of the door (and, more significantly, coaxed defensive coaching guru Jeff Bzdelik out of retirement). The Sixers saw themselves slipping behind not just Boston but also Toronto and Milwaukee, so they traded for Butler and probably have at least one more deal to make.
The shuffling will accelerate in mid-December, which is when league rules permit teams to begin dealing free agents whom they signed over the summer. Holes that we think are fatal now will be plugged by Valentine’s Day. Kyle Korver will go to a good team in need of a three-point shooter. The Celtics could flip plucky young point-guard Terry Rozier, whom they can’t afford to keep – not if they also intend to pay Kyrie Irving – for the bouncy big man they lack. The Wizards look ready to rip their entire team apart. And the Spurs, hovering just outside the playoff bubble, may decide to surrender and send LaMarcus Aldridge – an All-NBA power forward and unrestricted free agent this summer – to a title contender.
Any of them would have a bigger impact สมัคร UFABET on this NBA season than some silly squabble between Green and Durant. And none of them would change a thing about how it ends.
สมัคร UFABET Alex Smith is comforted by teammates and opponents after his injury against the Houston Texans. Photograph: Mark Tenally/AP
Washington quarterback Alex Smith is battling an infection and may still be in hospital after a serious leg injury he sustained last month, according to multiple reports.
Smith underwent surgery after he broke his tibia and fibula on 18 November against the Houston Texans. Reports first emerged on Wednesday that the 34-year-old is still in hospital after suffering an infection following the surgery and NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport followed up the story on Thursday. “Alex Smith is battling an infection related to the surgery he had on his broken fibula and tibia, sources say,” he wrote on Twitter. “It’s premature to say what this means for his playing future. But it is being handled with care and dealt with seriously by doctors.” Rapoport did not say whether Smith is still in hospital.
Washington issued a statement on Thursday but did not comment on the reports of an infection. “On behalf of Alex Smith, we appreciate all of the concerns and prayers over the injury he incurred on November 18th against the Houston Texans,” the team wrote in a statement. “Although this is a serious injury, Alex and his family remain strong. We would ask that everyone please honor the Smith family’s request for privacy at this time.”
Washington looked set for a playoff place until Smith’s injury but have lost all three of their games in his absence. His replacement, Colt McCoy, sustained a season-ending injury of his own against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. Washington must now rely on Mark Sanchez and Josh Johnson, neither สมัคร UFABET of whom has played regularly in the NFL for a number of years, for the rest of the season.