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first_imgAnder Herrera has dismissed the idea of Manchester United going undefeated for the remainder of the season as they prepare for a testing run of games.The Old Trafford giants have not lost – winning nine and drawing one – since interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho in December.AdChoices广告The Norwegian’s arrival has brought a renewed positivity to the club, but midfielder Herrera, 29, has warned his team-mates they cannot afford to get carried away ahead of the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain next Tuesday and should forget about records. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? Before then United travel to Fulham on Saturday in the Premier League with clashes against Chelsea and Liverpool in the FA Cup and league respectively coming immediately after.Herrera told Sky Sports: “Let’s go game by game because, if you lose one game, you regret. Now, for Fulham, then we will think about PSG.”The best way to prepare for the PSG game is to try and win away at Fulham and that’s the way I think.”The Spaniard has poured cold water on the idea United’s unbeaten run could extend to May.”That is impossible,” he added. “The Premier League is so tough, City is a fantastic team and they lost away at Newcastle.”In the Premier League, it’s impossible to go unbeaten from when the manager came in, to have 25 or 30 games unbeaten.”Herrera, meanwhile, says the United squad has been rejuvenated under Solskjaer, but refused to compare the current mood to the atmosphere that existed under Mourinho.”We are very happy with him at the moment, but I’m not going to do comparisons,” said Herrera, who has been a key figure in United’s unbeaten run.”I am only going to speak about what is happening now. I’m not comparing.”Everyone feels free. We’re playing with a lot of freedom, this is one of the things he is talking about every day.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more


WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers expanded their borrowing at a slower rate in June compared to the prior month.Overall credit rose by $18.3 billion in June to a total of $3.17 trillion, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. The rise was down from a gain of $21.5 billion in May.The smaller increase suggests that consumers remain sheepish about spending, which could limit how fast the economy can grow. Rising debt loads are generally a sign of greater confidence in the economy and fuel faster growth.Auto and student loans drove much of the gains in June, up $16.2 billion. They have risen 8.4 per cent year-over-year.Credit card debt increased by a slight $2.1 billion in June. The increase in credit card debt over the past year has been 1.3 per cent, evidence that consumers are restrained.Americans still have a limited appetite for debt after gorging themselves on sub-prime mortgages and credit cards before recession seized the country in late 2007.When the rate of borrowing increases, growth usually accelerates. People increase their spending on the assumption that they will have income to repay the debt, kicking off a cycle that leads the economy to grow faster and potentially overheat.The most recent credit cycle was broken by the housing bust and the Great Recession. Millions of people lacked the income to pay their mortgages, in some cases because they lost their jobs following the downturn that began in late 2007.Over the five years in which the country’s economy has rebounded, Americans have remained hesitant to take on debt. Consumer spending growth has averaged a tepid 2.2 per cent a year during the recovery, compared to a 2.9 per cent average during the previous expansion.The average household debt-to-income ratio has fallen to 77 per cent from the 2008 peak of 95 per cent, according to analysis by the bank HSBC. That debt ratio remains higher than the 69 per cent average in 2001. US consumer borrowing up $18.3B in June; slower pace may signal restrained consumer spending AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Aug 7, 2014 1:22 pm MDT read more

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