United may have found a 16 year old Beckham?

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is snapping up Belgium’s ‘new David Beckham’ – teenage sensation Adnan Januzaj. Ferguson has tied up a deal for the right winger, who stars for Anderlecht’s youth teams but is coming to England on a staggering four year contract.

How United dragged English football into Europe

In a week when Manchester United begin another Champions League campaign, we should remember one of the most blinkered decisions ever taken in the history of English football. When Chelsea won their first ever League title in 1955 they were forced to withdraw from the inaugural European Cup competition by the then Football League secretary Alan Hardaker who feared that the new competition would create too much fixture congestion. That shameful decision was not surprising because the British had a history of being suspicious of international football as shown by the fact that none of the home teams entered the World Cup until 20 years after its inception.