Manchester United: Rio Ferdinand

A former professional and current television pundit Rio Gavin Ferdinand was born in November 1978, taking the position of a centre back. From 1997 to 2011, he played 81 football matches for the England national football team, and he also played World Cup games for three times. Many people taken him as one greatest footballer of England squad. In addition, he also won many honours and accolades in his international career.

Ferdinand started his football playing career when he was young. After numerous appearances, he settled at West Ham United, in which he accumulated many experiences and grew into an excellent footballer. Then he accomplished his Premier League debut in 1996. Then he turned to be the most favourite football player, and won the Hammer of the Year award in the following season. In 1997, he earned the first international cap in a match, breaking previous records as the youngest defensive football player at that time.

His pre-eminent talents and footballing potential caught attentions from Leeds United, becoming a footballer of the team for £18 million. He was appointed as the captain of Leeds United after two seasons. One year later, he broke records once again for about £30m. He won a critical club honour in Premier League matches. In 2003, he was banned from playing matches for eight months, because he missed a drugs test. Besides, many accolades and opportunities were screwed subsequently, such as half a Premier League season, Manchester United’s FA Cup triumph, and the Euro 2004 international competition, etc.

He established himself in Man United in the first team, winning plaudits for his outstanding performances. During his spell in Manchester United, the footballer was a member of the team winning six Premier League titles and 14 trophies. In 2014, he transferred to Queens Park Rangers when his expired. One season after, he was released, because of Queens Park Rangers’ relegation from the Premier League. In 2015, he decided to end his football playing career.

Then Ferdinand intended to become a boxer, in order to cope with his wife’s death. With the sponsorship from company Betfair, he tried to win qualifications from British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) licence, so that he could participate in training and competition.

Second to player Ashley Cole, Ferdinand was the most capped football player for England national football team, playing 81 games for the national squad. Although having been capped for World Cup four times in row, he failed to catch opportunities for UEFA Euro 2008 and European Championship.

Regardless controversies about a goal, Ferdinand netted three goals for England squad at World Cups, the first one in 2001. When he was 19 years old, he earned his cap as a replacement in a friendly in 1997. At that time, he was the youngest defender playing important role at World Cups. Ferdinand could have accomplished his debut earlier if he had not been charged of driving under influence. Prior to tragedy of Princess Diana, he was named in the team for the game; under influences from media and public opinions, there was no other choices but to drop the teenager.

The Success of Heung-min Son

On December 24, 2018 at the premier focus, spurs on the road, which is the third largest 6-2 4-1 victory over Everton, game, Heung-min Son lit his single-game alone made five goals. Can say so, Heung-min Son the south Koreans to help achieve this a victory. More terrible is that such a full blood Heung-min Son south speak against China in the Asian cup group stage regression, ask such Heung-min Son let’s what to do? The Heung-min Son excellently, he scored the first goal especially, South Korean pop with a small Angle first shot with the England goalkeeper. 26 minutes, Everton defender with error, guard and goalkeeper Pickford all have no the ball under control, and Heung-min Son high-speed plug in, in front of two Everton player the ball away. Pickford tried to save but ran into his teammate. It is worth mentioning that Heung-min Son after cutting in from too good not to shoot Angle, but with the ball to the big box on the left side of the line. Everyone thinks he is going to stop the ball wait for teammates, reinforce Heung-min Son’s foot directly clipped, the ball to draw a beautiful arc, the net. It was also a very important goal for spurs as they Equalised with it. After that, Heung-min Son will open the floodgates, 34th minute, Heung-min Son on the left the breakthrough, confident of his direct small Angle volley, the ball was Pickford saved, but Ali alert on, before the spurs 2-1 lead the score. 41 minutes, Heung-min Son manufacturing free-kick, terry’s penalty goal shot directly, make fine save Pickford, the ball will be saved, but Kane in the box again, before the Tottenham 3-1 lead. Spurs are third in the premier league, five points behind second-placed Manchester city, and two ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea. Manchester city and Chelsea were in shock over the weekend, with the blue moon losing 3-2 to crystal palace and the blues losing 1-0 to Leicester city.

As a result, spurs, who play in the evening, are expected to close the gap with Manchester city and widen the gap with Chelsea. Spurs did, eventually, of course, this comfortable victory is Heung-min Son alone. Touch the ball game, Heung-min Son 46 times, passing 32 times, scoring four times, shot is 3 times, creating two opportunities, goal 2, 1, assists data is quite perfect. Of course, Heung-min Son isn’t mental clarity, since November 3, Heung-min Son accumulated in the recent eight premier league games played 486 minutes, scored 5 goals, assists, 5 times the same period is the premier league’s best player. At the same time, in the recent six matches in all competitions, Heung-min Son scored 5 goals, and recently has scored four goals in four rounds the premier league two assists. Since donning Tottenham Hotspur kit, Heung-min Son directly involved in the 50 premier league goals scored (35 + 15 assists), from the data we also see not hard, Heung-min Son performance is so perfect. It should be pointed out that the Asian cup is about to start in January, and China and South Korea are divided into the same group. Tottenham has made it clear that Heung-min Son will after the game against Manchester city on January 14, return to the national team, but China and South Korea’s game will be held on January 16. At the appointed time, Heung-min Son can play? What will China do if he appears? Perhaps this is the most worrying topic for Chinese football fans these days. On the other hand, after Tottenham’s 6-2 win over Everton, their top scorer Kane spoke of his vision of the title race: “everyone is talking about Liverpool and Manchester city and we are just doing our daily job. There is still a long way to go and the schedule is very busy at this stage. We’ve had a great week and it’s important to keep up the momentum. We have a lot of new and heavy games coming up, but we can certainly win them.