For Rooney, though, the players need to do their bit. “We all have to step up,” he told a number of national newspapers ahead of Sunday’s away game with Aston Villa. “It hasn’t been good enough of late and we all have to come forward and show why we were champions last year and do better. We have a good run of games now and hopefully we can do that.” Rooney is one United player who could be admonished of blame for United’s form. The England international has been the club’s stand-out player this season, but still considers himself culpable. “It’s not about me, it’s about the team. If the team isn’t doing well then my form is not important – we have to do well as a team and roll our sleeves up and really pull ourselves together,” he added. “It’s not nice (the table). We are all proud players and it’s not nice being there. It hurts. Hopefully there will be a reaction.” Much has been said about the transfer business Moyes did in the summer and how much he is expected to do in the forthcoming window. Some have criticised the Scot for his dealings, with others claiming United no longer spend big, but he is adamant that the money is there for him to freshen things up should he so wish. The champions currently sit ninth in the Premier League and are nine points behind Everton who occupy the fourth and final Champions League spot. With David Moyes still adapting to life in Sir Alex Ferguson’s place as manager, the transition has been a long one and questions have been asked of where United are heading on and off the field. Press Association “We can definitely find the money for a big deal, 100 per cent,” he told national newspapers. “I know that because the money was available this summer. We were very close to a major, major signing, and if it had gone through it would have definitely shown what the club is worth. “We didn’t do it in the end, we didn’t quite get there because players had chosen other clubs or made different decisions, but we were close to a couple of major signings and we didn’t miss out because of money, that’s for sure.” With United’s pursuit of a top-four spot currently off-beam, questions have been asked in some places as to how the club’s owners would react if Moyes and his players fail to qualify for the competition next season. Moyes was dubbed as ‘the chosen one’ after being picked for the job by Ferguson and former United defender Gary Neville believes Moyes should remain, no matter what. “My view is simple: David Moyes deserves to have the same period of time that every Manchester United manager has had,” he wrote in the Mail on Sunday. “I don’t care what Chelsea or Real Madrid do in sacking their managers after winning trophies. “Manchester United should be different and stay true to their values. And even if United didn’t qualify for the Champions League, which would be a huge disappointment, I would maintain that view.” Wayne Rooney is “hurt” by the way Manchester United’s title defence has started and has told his team-mates they need to start delivering.
FOLLOW US As Republic TV had earlier reported, Shukla was in “troubled waters” as serious allegations of corruption, ‘conflict of interest’, holding multiple posts, exceeding 9-year tenure and non-resident of the state clauses were raised against him that may throw him out from the race for the BCCI’s top post. In a letter to BCCI’s Electoral Officer N Gopalsawmy, Pradeep Singh, a copy of which is Republic TV had earlier published, points out that Shukla has been an office bearer of UPCA for over 9 years a violation of Lodha recommendation and has been staying out of UP for last 20 years as his Passport, Adhar Card and Pan Card all showed his Delhi address. The precondition to represent a particular state in BCCI (in this case Uttar Pradesh) according to the new BCCI Consitution is that the person should be an actual resident of that state. Last Updated: 10th October, 2019 23:00 IST BCCI Election: Rajiv Shukla Disqualified, Five Associations Barred IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla has been disqualified and UPCA, the association he was representing, barred from attending the BCCI AGM Similarly, it’s alleged in the letter that Rajiv Shukla was holding multiple post in BCCI including the post of IPL Chairman and when he was not “officially an officer bearer” of UPCA then how can he represent UP? Republic TV has accessed the Final Electoral Roll for the BCCI election, which has dropped Shukla and UPCA’s name from the list of draft electoral roll a copy of which Republic TV published earlier, along with Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, Haryana Cricket Association, Maharashtra Cricket Association and Manipur Cricket Association. First Published: 10th October, 2019 19:28 IST COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Suman Ray IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla has been disqualified and UPCA, the association he was representing, barred from attending the BCCI AGM & lost voting rights for the Board’s election on October 23.Shukla was “disqualified” on grounds of serious violations of tenure, not following due procedure, non-residential clauses. The charges against him were levelled by Aligarh District Cricket Association, (affiliated with Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association) member Pradeep Singh and also by a life member of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association. Shukla is also alleged to be holding multiple positions including nominee member, Director in Hockey India and also same post in DDCA and a life member, Director of UPCA.Allegations of corruption in the name of expensive gifts and remuneration to UPCA members have also come against him at the time of UPCA election.It also alleged that proper procedure, rules and regulations were not followed during the UPCA election and subsequent nomination of Rajiv Shukla as representative of UPCA.In fact, 8 different objections have been raised against him. When Republic TV had tried to contact Rajiv Shukla his office dismissed all charges as baseless and misleading.The official release detailing the summary of findings lists the UPCA nominee, i.e. Rajiv Shukla, as having been disqualified on account of not having completed the cool-off period. SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Written By