Fred makes bold Man Utd promise

first_imgManchester United midfielder Fred has boldly declared that both he and the Red Devils as a collective will be “better than last season” when the 2019-20 campaign gets underway.Improvement across the board is required at Old Trafford.Another testing spell in 2018-19 saw Jose Mourinho relieved of his managerial duties, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed in his place. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The Norwegian oversaw an impressive resurgence initially as caretaker boss, but results took a slide after he was rewarded with a permanent three-year contract in March.Too many players are considered to have disappointed as United stumbled their way to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League, with Fred among those to have flopped.The Brazil international is, however, adamant that, with further fresh faces having been brought on board over the summer, the Red Devils will be more competitive this time around.He told Inside United ahead of an opening clash against Chelsea on Sunday: “My first season was a bit difficult,” he said. “The first year is always a little bit difficult, a year of adaptation, and, moreover, we had a season that wasn’t too strong in terms of the Premier League.“But now I’m more used to the league and I’ve been working hard. I’ve talked to the manager and backroom staff, and this season is going to be better than last season. I’m sure it is going to be very successful.”Fred is determined to ensure that he repays the faith shown in him by Solskjaer.He figured prominently in United’s pre-season preparations, but only after being granted leave in order to get married.The 26-year-old added: “I’m really happy to have got married and, thanks to Manchester United, I was able to get my whole family together with my wife on the day.“That was a really important day for me, for all of us, and I’m very happy.“I had a chat with Mr Ole and he was cool for being so understanding. He was really attentive to my needs and I was allowed to come out of training to go on and get married.“I did end up joining the team a bit late [on tour], but I was already training beforehand, so I’m in shape.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Farmers benefiting from oil price downturn

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – Not everything is a negative when it comes to the lower price of oil; Canada’s farmers are reaping the benefits of lower fuel costs.The plunge in the price of gasoline and diesel is helping ease the pain of low grain prices for growers and boosting profits for cattle ranchers.Farmers need fuel for their tractors and other equipment — it’s one of their biggest expenses.Lynn Jacobson, president of the Alberta Federation of Agriculture, says on his southern Alberta farm he normally spends 50- to 60-thousand dollars a year on gasoline and diesel.He estimates his savings this year could be in the neighbourhood of 10-thousand dollars.Gary Stanford, who has a farm southwest of Lethbridge, figures his fuel costs could be about 30 per cent lower this year.Stanford, however, is now worried the federal government might want to raise taxes to recoup some of the revenue it’s losing.(The Canadian Press) by News Staff Posted Feb 1, 2015 7:07 am MDT Farmers benefiting from oil price downturn read more