Feb 25 2014

Greek tragedy leaves United in ruins

Tag: Match Reports @ 10:12 pm

1191563-24908919-640-360In all likelihood, this was going to be one of United’s last ever away trip in the Champions League for a couple of seasons and United ensured it was a night we’ll not forget in a long time, even though most of us will hope to wake up tomorrow to the news that tonight never happened, that it was all a nightmare.

Forget the disgracefully wrong tactics, forget the ineptitude that has reigned supreme for months in different areas of the pitch, forget about the horribly dire football we’ve been treated to in almost every game this season, forget even about the fact that this tie and United’s Champions League are as good as over, the players wearing the Manchester United shirt tonight ought to be ashamed of themselves.

Continue reading


Feb 25 2014

Europe to save United’s season?

Tag: Match Preview @ 8:00 am

olympiakos-vs-muAnd so onto Greece, for what’s likely to be one of United’s last Champions League ties for a while, definitely at least until the 2015-16 season and definitely the last the Reds can reasonably be considered favourites for this season, given that Thursdays are increasingly likely to become the new Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Fate was kind towards David Moyes and his men and while United’s 19-season spell in the Champions League coming to an end, the draw offers the Reds the best possible chance to advance to the quarter finals for the first time since 2010-11, for Olympiacos, with all due respect, shouldn’t cause too many concerns to United, not over two legs anyway.

Continue reading


Feb 22 2014

Operation Cantona: mission accomplished

Tag: Match Reports @ 11:27 pm

1189748-24874314-640-360Having gone three games without a win, perhaps the FA Cup break benefited United, or perhaps Palace were simply not good enough to cope with the mighty Marouane Fellaini (this, by the way, is a sarcastic remark).

Whatever the reason, United’s first visit at Selhurst Park since 2005 was one to remember, as the result topped off a day of jolly drinking, one during which Eric Cantona masks were as common a sight in the away end as inflatable bananas are among City fans.

Continue reading


Feb 22 2014

Rooney signs new United contract

Tag: Manchester United News @ 10:28 am

Wayne-Rooney-3171109The news had been in the air for weeks, but it is now official: Wayne Rooney has put pen to paper on a new five-year deal with Manchester United, which will keep him at Old Trafford until 2019, when the striker will be 33-year-old and will have been at Old Trafford for 15 seasons.

Less than a year after falling out with Sir Alex Ferguson and declaring to be feeling “angry at confused” at the treatment received by the club and just three years after questioning the club’s ambition, Rooney is set to pocket a staggering £300,000-a-week for the next five seasons.

Continue reading


Feb 21 2014

Which Reds are Wearing White this Summer?

Tag: Ex Sponsors @ 5:27 pm

carrick-1737883As our Premier League campaign goes steadily from bad to worse, we mull over the Manchester United players who could be a part of Roy Hodgson’s plans for the World Cup Finals in Brazil this summer, England are in the so called group of death and the media and fans alike don’t have much hope for England in this group (d) just check out the odds in the link to see why! (odds courtesy of coral)

Continue reading


Feb 21 2014

United need the spirit of Eric

Tag: Match Preview @ 2:45 pm

1093471-17371089-640-360Having spent last weekend away in Dubai while other clubs bothered with frivolousness such as the fifth round of the FA Cup and having presumably watched in awe as two of their Premier League rivals – even though it’s hard to fathom they could still see us in  such a light – being taken apart by Bayern and Barcelona, United return to action tomorrow.

A trip to Crystal Palace should, in theory at least, be a rather exciting occasion – even though those who’ve had the misfortune of embarking in the public transport-induced ordeal that is getting to Selhurst Park will surely disagree – given that the Reds haven’t traveled to this part of South London since 2005.

Continue reading


Feb 21 2014

Europa League? You’re having a laugh

Tag: Manchester United News @ 10:02 am

Manchester-United-v-Real-Sociedad-2485304Imagine dining for almost two decades in a fine dining restaurant, one where at times you can only afford a three course meal but occasionally you can treat yourself to an all-you-can-eat buffet. There are, of course, things you don’t particularly like about the establishment or the clientele, but the highs heavily outnumber the lows and you keep forking out your money, safe in the knowledge that it’ll be almost surely worth it.

Now imagine that said restaurant will shut within three months, its reputation totally tarnished from the events that have unfolded in the last six months, and that it will be replaced by a mediocre chain restaurant, better than a fast food, but a world away from the quality you were used to.

Continue reading


Feb 21 2014

Queiroz: “Moyes needs time”

Tag: Match Preview @ 8:24 am

Carlos QueirozCarlos Queiroz has insisted that David Moyes needs time at Manchester United and that the United manager “will be fine” as long as he’s afforded some patience by the fans and by the club’s hierarchy, even after his dreadful first season at Old Trafford, which currently sees United lying 11 points behind fourth placed Liverpool.

During his two spells at Old Trafford, the Portuguese coach saw United win three league titles and a Champions League trophy and he was credited with bringing the sort of tactical innovation into the team that United have sorely missed this season, with neither Moyes nor any of his staff looking too clued up in terms of turning things around on the pitch.

Continue reading