Manchester United suffered their first home defeat at Old Trafford after a shambolic first half performance against Tottenham Hotspur costed them dearly.
If ever the Premier League decided to produce a DVD to market the league abroad, they could do worse things than put together a collection of encounters between United and Spurs as this fixture has produced incredible drama over the years and today’s match was no different.
Mind you, the footage from today’s game could also be used in a clinic focussing on non-existing midfields and overly exposed defences.
On the back of two consecutive 2-1 wins in the past week, Manchester United are starting to kick into gear this season; and according to the stats this progression should continue against Tottenham Hotspur. The visitors last recorded a win against United at Old Trafford in 1989, and since then have lost 22 times out of 26. This should be a banker for the Red Devils. However, with a decimated defence and facing an improving Tottenham side, this will be far from an easy fixture for Robin van Persie and co. Continue reading
Last night Anderson produced a performance to make people sit up and believe once again that the young Brazilian midfielder is possibly ready to take his chance at Old Trafford and work his way into the thoughts of Sir Alex Ferguson.
United take on Spurs in the evening kickoff at Old Trafford this Saturday and Anderson must now stand a chance of starting after his powerful, all action display against Newcastle United in the Capital One Cup saw United advance to the next round where they’ll face Chelsea.
Looking fitter and leaner than ever, and looking hungry to get on the ball and run through the heart of midfield and defence, Anderson displayed the sort of attacking talent that convinced United to purchase him from Porto in 2007 in a rumoured £20M deal, at a mere 19yrs old.
Earlier in the summer, United fans received an email or a letter from the club, asking the fans to show they were “100% committed” and renew their season tickets or memberships.
I’m not too sure about the fans’ commitment but, after last night’s scandalous prices, we can safely say that the club is “100% committed”. Committed to rip us off.
Manchester United vs. Newcastle United has long produced classic matches and a fiery rivalry. However, this particular fixture was not about continuing that proud history. Both managers put out weakened teams and, as was to be expected, they didn’t elicit a memorable match. However, that won’t bother Manchester United fans, as they secured the all important win and witnessed some promising performances in addition.