Man United face test from surprising Saints
However, the issues for Moyes continue to pile up, with Januzaj’s contract expiring at the end of the season. The Scot must make decisions on the future of Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, Michael Carrick, Rio Ferdinand and Fabio, whose current deals also run out at the end of the season. Speculation about Wayne Rooney’s future will continue as his contract is up in 2015, while Moyes must also deal with the situations of Shinji Kagawa and Wilfried Zaha, who have barely featured this season. After a difficult start to the campaign, which saw his team face Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City in the space of their opening five games, Moyes will be happy at his team having five of their next seven matches at home ahead of the next international break. That includes four consecutive home games, with Real Sociedad, Stoke and Norwich facing trips to Old Trafford after Southampton’s visit. United, who have not been beaten at home by Southampton since 1988, then travel to Fulham and Sociedad before hosting Arsenal in their final match before the next international break. Veteran winger Ryan Giggs is enjoying his start to life on Moyes’s coaching staff and is also adamant it is too early to dismiss United’s prospects for the season. “I am enjoying my coaching role at Manchester United. It has been great,” Giggs said. “It hasn’t yet got to the point when I go into the dressing room and everything falls quiet but education is the next step in my career and I’m enjoying it. “I am enjoying working with the new manager. Personally, I would prefer better results but we are only seven or eight games into the season.” Moyes’s injury worries have eased significantly of late but a home victory is far from assured, with Mauricio Pochettino’s Southampton emerging as one of the surprise successes of the season. Saints go into the latest round of matches in fourth position after an impressive run built on four successive clean sheets. Pochettino’s side have recently found a cutting edge to add to their solid defence, with front three Rickie Lambert, Daniel Osvaldo and Adam Lallana catching the eye in the recent victories over Crystal Palace and Swansea. Now the task confronting Pochettino is to keep expectations in check.
IBTimes/Lisa Mahapatra Nearly 60 percent of EU Internet users made purchases online in 2012, according to recently released data from Eurostat . Clothes and holiday accomodations are the most common online purchases, followed by books, according to the report. However, online grocery is yet to really catch on among Internet users in the EU. One in three EU Internet users reported buying clothes online, while fewer than one in 10 said that they had ordered food and groceries online. Among member states, the United Kingdom, Denmark and Sweden had the highest proportion of Internet users making purchases online. In Romania and Bulgaria, however, fewer than 20 percent of Internet users had made a single online purchase in the past year. Its important to keep in mind that there are still many EU countries in which a fairly large section of the population doesnt use the Internet. For example, in 2012, 65 percent of Greeks had never used the Internet . Heres the data released by Eurostat in an interactive map. Click on any EU country for more info on their online shopping habits: Here’s the total percentage of Internet users who shop online in each EU member country: