The Renaissance of Fernando Torres

Since Jose Mourinho’s arrival to Chelsea, it has been clearly indicative that the revival of Spaniard Fernando Torres may have just begun. Lately, the striker known as ‘El Nino’ has been in magnificent form which has resulted in him scoring three goals in his last two games against Schalke and Manchester City.

A lot of football opinionated fans think the Special One Jose Mourinho’s impact at Chelsea has been the reason why Torres is starting to score goals again.

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Fernando Torres celebrates goal against Barcelona

Since Torres’ departure from Liverpool to Chelsea for £50 million, a lot of critics were writing him off saying he was nowhere near worth the price Chelsea paid for him. However, he has scored crucial goals for Chelsea, including the one against Barcelona in the Champions League semi final, which saw Chelsea beat Barcelona at the Nou Camp after defending for their lives.

The lack of goalscoring opportunities for Torres is because of self confidence according to many football fans and pundits. Moreover, the Spaniard has also had some injuries which has resulted in him having less playing time on the field.

But now Torres seems to be in fine form again and with Chelsea in unbeaten form, the players seem to love playing for Jose Mourinho, which is why I for one think has the time begun now for the renaissance of Fernando Torres. Only time will tell whether this great form of Fernando Torres will continue.


Sir Alex Ferguson Way

Former Manchester United and Aberdeen manager Sir Alex Ferguson has had a street renamed after him near Old Trafford. The Scot was also awarded the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Trafford because of his magnificent services provided towards Manchester United.

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Sir Alex Ferguson has a stand at Old Trafford renamed after him due to his magnificent services for the football club

Sir Alex retired from football management after 26 years in charge as Manchester United manager, which saw him win the Premier League title 13 times since its introduction in 1992.

Sir Alex had a glittering career as manager of Manchester United which also saw him lift five FA Cups and two Champions League. Perhaps the most memorable in 1999 when United came from behind to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the end. This had helped United complete a treble winning season.

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Sir Alex Ferguson statue outside Old Trafford

The prestigious award is ranked in the highest order and its the maximum reward that the council can award to an individual. Ferguson deserved the award due to his phenomenal services in the Borough of Trafford.

Once again, Sir Alex has made it into the history books after being only the third person to receive the accolade. The award was previously received by Ferguson’s predecessor Sir Matt Busby and Colin Warbrick, the former Trafford Council leader who received the award in 1999.

The Story of Adnan Januzaj

This weekend as Manchester United had managed to beat a manager less Sunderland 2-1, it was the Belgian international Adnan Januzaj who managed to grab the headlines with his instant impact coming on as a substitute and scoring two fantastic goals to secure victory for United. After the match, the young Belgian was heaped with praise by footballers, fans and pundits across Europe.

The impact of the young Belgian had also managed to take off some pressure from Scotsmen Moyes, who was also praised for bringing him on as a substitute when he had other options such as Welbeck and Valencia on the bench.


Adnan Januzaj with silverware

At the age of 18, Adnan Januzaj has already made glimpses of star studded performances, which were first spotted by Sir Alex. These performances had earned the 18 year old a place on the bench in Ferguson’s last game in charge, in the 5-5 draw against West Brom in May. When David Moyes took over, Januzaj continued to improve as he stole the limelight in the pre season friendlies by scoring a goal in Hong Kong.

Adnan Januzaj joined Manchester United from Anderlecht in 2011 for a reported fee of nearly £300,000 after six years with Anderlecht. Already Adnan Januzaj has taken giant strides to becoming a successful and skilful footballer. At the age of 18, there is still a lot of room for improvement for the youngster, and he shall continue to succeed with more games under his belt as confidence and ability will increase with the more games he plays.