Browsing Leighton Baines

2014 World Cup – Italy & Andrea Pirlo in a Passing Masterclass

Posted on 15 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

There’s not too much creativity and flair to the current Italy team, but in their deserved 2-1 win over England, it was hard to ignore the herald of everything beautiful, elegant and clever in their play: Andrea Pirlo. He didn’t score or finish with an assist, but his passing and ability to dictate the pace and flow of the match was completely sublime. More

Manchester United Transfer Rumors – January Shopping List

Posted on 1 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

The terrible start to their Premier League campaign isn’t putting David Moyes on the hot seat; instead, it seems to encourage the board of Manchester United to give him more funds to bring in Ander Herrera and Leighton Baines in order to help the team as soon as possible. More

Manchester United – The Players They Failed to Sign

Posted on 3 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

Even though Manchester United did eventually make that central midfielder signing they planned to make, it seemed like they overpaid for Marouane Fellaini, while the transfer window will be mostly remembered for the players they couldn’t get their hands on: Leighton Baines, Cesc Fabregas, Luka Modric, Thiago Alcantara, Ander Herrera, Fabio Coentrao and even Sami Khedira. More

Manchester United Transfer Rumors – Leighton Baines Closer to Being Signed

Posted on 29 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

There’s no indication of Everton actually wanting to sell Leighton Baines to Manchester United, but the pressure and interest from the champions seems to be working, as reports indicate that Baines has finally broken his silence and is pushing for his club to agree to the offer. More

Manchester United – David Moyes Forgot He Used to be a Small Time Manager

Posted on 25 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

Money, pride and ego do a lot to a person, and it seems David Moyes isn’t immune to its effects. Suddenly, when speaking from his ivory tower as the manager of Manchester United, he forgets about his actions of the past, speaking and acting in a hypocrisy that seem to sit very much in line with his predecessor at the position, only Alex Ferguson won a thing or two in order to earn the right to say the things he did. More

Manchester United Transfer Rumors – Not Giving up on Leighton Baines & Marouane Fellaini

Posted on 21 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

If it seemed like the first offer made by Manchester United for both Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini was meant to unsettle the players and put some pressure on Everton, more bids are coming, which means the Premier League champions are a bit more serious about actually adding the duo than some thought they were. More

Manchester United Transfer Rumors – Leighton Baines & Marouane Fellaini Not Any Closer to Signing

Posted on 19 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

There’s nothing new about Manchester United using classic transfer tactics of unsettling players they’re interested in by handing in offers they know will be rejected, like their most recent attempt to sign Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines together with a bid that’s been called laughable, farcical and what not. More

Transfer Rumors 2013 – Manchester United Still Trying to Sign Leighton Baines

Posted on 2 Jul, 2013, by in Soccer

The transfer that makes the most sense if you’re Manchester United still hasn’t been sorted out, as they make another approach to Everton for the services of Leighton Baines, improving their first offer which was rejected. More

Transfer Rumors 2013 – Manchester United Will Sign Leighton Baines

Posted on 28 Jun, 2013, by in Soccer

It doesn’t feel like Everton can keep rejecting Manchester United forever when it comes to Leighton Baines, and eventually, the right bid will come along to bring the English left-back to Old Trafford and reunite with his former manager. More

Transfer Rumors 2013 – Manchester United Still After Leighton Baines

Posted on 14 Jun, 2013, by in Soccer

There are bigger names mentioned in all the transfer rumors going on, but Manchester United haven’t given up on their efforts to sign Leighton Baines from Everton, hoping that their managerial connection will be enough to convince the left back and his club to finally sell him. More