Dec 20 2013

No home comfort for United?

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:31 am

Manchester United's Patrice Evra is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring his side's second goal.Patrice Evra has said United must overcome the fear factor that they’ve developed when playing on their own turf this season, which has been seized upon by other clubs with United having already lost three games at home in the first four months of the season.

The Reds welcome West Ham United tomorrow, having lost consecutive home games in the league against Everton and Newcastle, failing to score in both games.

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Dec 19 2013

Have we become a cup team?

Tag: Manchester United @ 1:23 pm

De Gea v Stoke CC Dec 2013 Hailstones stormAnother cup win. This time under bizarre conditions. Nobody fancies a cup quarter-final at the Britannia on a windy Wednesday night. Glad we got through it, all the more in convincing fashion. The score ended 0-2 to United with Darren Fletcher coming off the bench again much to the delight of the away fans who were raucous throughout.

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Dec 19 2013

Elements can’t stop United

Tag: Match Reports @ 7:37 am

1152578-18080670-640-360Manchester United are unquestionably better than Lionel Messi and they proved it last night.

For years, the Argentine’s sheer brilliance has been somewhat slightly overshadowed by fans questioning whether he’d have what it takes to do it on a wet night in Stoke, and while that question remains unanswered, United proved that they can indeed negotiate the Britannia Stadium on a cold, windy night in the Potteries.

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Dec 18 2013

A bitter man and the best fans in the world between United and a semifinal spot

Tag: Match Preview @ 8:05 am

139603229_Stoke_465509bA trip to Stoke on a, presumably, cold Wednesday night in December is nobody’s idea of glamour, but tonight’s Capital One Cup quarterfinal at the Britannia could prove to be a lot more important than it would have in seasons gone by, where the League Cup was the least important competition of the season.

The tournament might have lied way down United’s priorities order at the start of the season but, given the current circumstances, United could do worse things than focusing on the Capital One Cup, particularly given that a place in the semifinal is only 90 minutes away.

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Dec 17 2013

Fletcher at his finest

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Portsmouth v Manchester United - Fratton ParkManchester United’s reassuring 3-0 demolition of Aston Villa last weekend was notable for more than just the club’s long overdue return to form. It was a game which also marked the return of fan favourite Darren Fletcher, who finally made his long-awaited comeback after 12 months out with a bowel condition. Many had questioned whether he would ever pull on red shirt again.

Fletcher’s return is a major boost for United. Not only will he bolster the side’s struggling midfield and possibly prove a vital player for the latter stages of the Champions League, but will also boost the spirits of a flagging team. As manager David Moyes said after the fixture at Villa Park: “Today was a big message to a lot of people – keep believing. If you are not well then keep believing that you can get yourself right.”

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Dec 17 2013

United midfielder almost quit

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:30 am

Aston-Villa-v-Manchester-United-Premier-League-2930179Having come back to play first team football, Darren Fletcher has revealed the full extent of his illness, which was so serious that it prevented him from even playing football with his kids or leaving the house.

Fletcher has been plagued by a chronic bowel illness for over two years now and hadn’t played for United since Boxing Day last year, when his latest comeback came to an abrupt end as the condition returned to afflict the 29-year-old midfielder.

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Dec 17 2013

“Moyes is the right man,” says United starlet

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:00 am

SUNDERLAND V MANCHESTER UNITED BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIPAdnan Januzaj has backed David Moyes to be successful at Manchester United and has insisted that the United manager must be given time to succeed, despite a stuttering start to the season, that has seen the Reds losing five of their opening 16 games, as David Moyes’ men currently sit eight on the table, 10 points adrift of league leaders Arsenal.

Januzaj has been one of the few bright notes of United’s first half of the season, making his Premier League debut against Crystal Palace and then scoring twice on his first start at Sunderland – where United came from behind to secure the three points – on his way to establish himself as a first team regular and one of the most exciting prospects United fans have seen in a long time.

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Dec 16 2013

United handed good draw

Tag: Manchester United News @ 11:49 am

1093282-17368821-640-360Manchester United will face Olympiacos in the round of 16 of the Champions League, after David Moyes’ men were drawn against the Greek champions in today’s draw in Nyon.

Having won their group, United had put themselves into a relatively safe position as they could not be drawn against the likes of Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid or Barcelona and they’ll go into the round of 16 fancying their chances to reach the quarter finals for the first time since the 2010-11 season.

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