Feb 16 2013

Nani involved in high speed car crash

Tag: Manchester United Players @ 12:07 pm

Nani and BentleyNani’s Bentley Continental has been involved in a collision with a police car.

Greater Manchester Police said a police driver had been suspended after a car crash involving the winger.

Police said an unmarked police car responding to an emergency call was travelling along Gatley Road in Gatley, Stockport at about 18:40 GMT on Friday. (not far from Manchester Airport)

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Feb 14 2013

The Good, The Bad & The Omen

Tag: Manchester United,Opinion Piece @ 9:06 pm

Welbeck scores - Real Madrid v Manchester UnitedAlmost 24hrs on and I still can’t help feeling we missed a golden chance to put one foot in the next round of the Champions League before Ronaldo & Co even set foot on English soil.

The good news is….We Scored. Yes 1-1 is a good result but unlike many I’ve spoke to today I wouldn’t have taken 1-1 before kickoff, no way. I tipped up 2-2, I’d have taken that. The bad news is….Mr Mourihno’s bullish comment about how his team are capable of scoring more than one at Old Trafford was accurate, and if they do that we’re immediately in need of a win…..advantage Madrid.

Win 2 tickets to see the 2nd leg at Old Trafford.

We’re in form, our strength this season is scoring goals. What did we need to do last night? Score, the more the better. Did we really attempt to play to our strengths last night? I don’t think we did to be honest.

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Feb 14 2013

Fort United is for Real this time

Tag: Match Reports @ 8:21 am

BESTPIX Real Madrid v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Round of 16-1708632It was a night of drama, a night of passion, a night of survival. It was a night when United survived relentless pressure and fought their demons to reach a draw that could prove pivotal in their European campaign.

Much had been made of this clash, Ronaldo’s first meeting against his former club, and it did not disappoint, offering everything a European tie should provide. The scene is set for the return leg on the 5th March at Old Trafford which we’re giving away two tickets to courtesy of bwin.

United were pegged back in their own half, their own box even, but withstood the waves of white with a maturity they had lacked in years gone by, and considering the average age of this United side it was no small achievement.

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Feb 13 2013

Ex-United Captain previews United’s chances v Madrid

Tag: Manchester United @ 11:19 am

20130213-101103.jpgEx-United captain, Gary Neville, gives his verdict on what to expect from tonights Champions League 1st leg tie between United & Real Madrid.

Watch as Gary Assesses our chances and highlights what and who United need to concentrate to achieve a positive result to bring back to Old Trafford for the 2nd leg in 3 weeks.

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Feb 12 2013

Win two tickets to Manchester United v Real Madrid


Want to watch Manchester United v Real Madrid live at Old Trafford on March 5th? Enter a prize draw to win two tickets by using #HaveYourSayInMadrid or #HazteOirEnManchester on Twitter. Jump through to the contest site (tickets are courtesy of bwin), or see more details below.

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Feb 12 2013

The worst United squad ever

Tag: Manchester United,Opinion Piece @ 8:37 am

United Squad 12-13This is the worst squad United have ever had, it’s the worst team United have ever fielded, Sir Alex doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing and it’s the beginning of the end for Manchester United as they steadily decline into the abyss.

What a load of total old bollocks! We’ve made our best start to a Premier League season, we’ve accrued more points now than at the same point in any other Premier League season and scored more goals than at this point in 1999….where does all this nonsense come from? Why are so many people of that opinion? Why is evolution going unrecognised?

Why do I mention 1999? Well, obviously it’s the greatest year in our history so it should always be the barometer, but never the minimum expectation. If you examine 98/99 you’ll see some startling reasons why people are tempted to get carried away with our current situation, make comparisons and even suggest we’re better now than we were then!

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Feb 10 2013

Nevermind Madrid, United have learnt Everton lesson

Tag: Manchester United @ 6:42 pm

952308-15663592-640-360Pessimism is a feeling rarely associated with a positive approach to crucial moments, being them part of professional or personal life, let alone with a football match that could prove to be a pivotal factor in the equation of a season. Pessimism was indeed very palpable in many United fans today, wary of the necessity to make the most of the defeat suffered by City yesterday, while the importance and the implications of a trip to Madrid on Wednesday loomed large on the horizon.

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Feb 09 2013

Everton clash kicks off massive week in United’s hunt for silverware

Tag: Betegy,Match Preview @ 12:05 pm

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester United v Everton - Old TraffordWith a trip to Real Madrid looming in midweek I hear people suggesting Everton at home on Sunday afternoon is hardly the ideal preparation and that United would’ve wished for a different fixture.

In my opinion it’s the ideal fixture, it concentrates the mind, releases the players thoughts from wandering to Wednesday thus not allowing any complacency to creep in. Imagine a visit from Reading or Fulham? Imagine the temptation to field a weakened team against one of those? It’s happened before and we’ve come unstuck (I’m thinking back to Bolton at home two seasons running). There’s no doubt Sir Alex will make a few changes but, after what happened last season, he and his troops will surely be looking for some semblance of revenge and strengthening their ever increasing grip on the league title.

With Betegy giving Everton a calculated 36% chance of scoring on Sunday, United may well need to continue their impressive scoring to out-do a physical Everton side determined to challenge for a top four spotcome the end of the season.

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