Dull affairs are a rare events at Old Trafford. Dull affairs involving United and Chelsea even more so but, despite all the hype that had preceded the fixture, tonight turned out to be the exception rather than the rule.
David Moyes’ home debut, Wayne Rooney playing in front of the fans he’s desperate to get away from against the side he’d love to join and Jose Mourinho’s return to the venue many thought could be his home turf had provided plenty of talking points ahead of kick off.
It’s time to write something from a lighter perspective and catch the tension before Monday’s epic encounter with Chelsea. I’m absolutely exhausted and frustrated talking about the transfer window so the upcoming clash of the titans is a welcome distraction and a chance to offer my two cents on and what I’m expecting to see.
I think this game has all kinds of possibilities but I also think both managers will approach the game with a lot of caution.
David Moyes has home advantage and the crowd in his favour while our form vs Swansea leaves many with much encouragement going into this game.
It’s an unusual place to be in when you’re sat laughing at some of the articles and comments posted by United fans who claim to be ‘sick’ and ‘angry’ about United’s summer business and about the standard of it’s current squad.
Since July 1st when David Moyes officially took control of the club, the positivity, support and backing he’s receiving from United fans has quickly ebbed away in some quarters. It’s embarrassing to hear many Reds talk so negatively about our chances of title success this season and more depressing to hear many judging Moyes on his performance in the transfer market over his performance with the current squad. This isn’t Fantasy Football or Football Manager you know, this is real life for David Moyes.
So David Moyes has come out of his cocoon and admitted that United might not sign anybody between now and the end of transfer window. “There is no pressure to do it. I have an idea of where I’d like to strengthen. If the right players are available, then great, but there is a possibility nothing may happen”
Where do I start? Simply put, the rage presently running through my body is not healthy and I’m seeking an outlet so that I can vent my anger, frustration, betrayal, disgust and utter contempt. First off let me say that to some of you out there (and you know who you are) who actually have the temerity and lack of IQ to question my allegiance, let me say that I couldn’t give a rats ass what you think. I love and have loved Manchester United for almost forty years. I have endured both the good, the bad and the awesome with this great club but let it be known right now, I am declaring war against this present regime that is running my beloved Red Devil’s into the ground while making them a laughing stock in the global community.
Yesterday, David Moyes announced that United might not sign anyone in the remaining nine days between now and September 2, a news that wouldn’t have surprised many United fans, considering the way the club has conducted its business throughout the summer.
Today, however, some of the back pages suggest that United might indeed land a signing this summer, as they prepare a bid for Real Madrid’s Mesut Ozil, whose time on the pitch at the Bernabeu has been limited after the arrival of Isco and could shrink even further if Real Madrid are to complete the signing of Gareth Bale.
It was the news many knew was coming but nobody wanted to hear. After spending the summer chasing unrealistic, and probably ill-advised targets, David Moyes has admitted that United might not sign anybody between now and the end of transfer window.
“There is no pressure to do it. I have an idea of where I’d like to strengthen. If the right players are available, then great, but there is a possibility nothing may happen,” said the United manager today.
With new Chelsea manager, Jose Mourihno, set to make a third and possibly final bid to lure United’s Wayne Rooney from Manchester to London after Monday’s early season title clash, the rivalry between the two clubs looks set to increase. FA Cup encounters, League title clashes and even that special night in Moscow’s Champions League Final make this a mouthwatering fixture already.
United have enjoyed some special moments (and some not-so special moments) versus the Russian owned money train. This season Chelsea are hot favourites to land the Premier League title and United face a tough test to begin David Moyes Old Trafford record with a win. Can United under Moyes replcate some of these classic Fergie-inspired teams? Let’s begin…..
Just when one thought Ed Woodward was a mythological figure borne out of the fantasy of some over zealous fans and sold to the media as United’s chief executive, it turns out that Woodward does indeed exist.
However, the United chief executive has been unable to complete any transfers because his time has been spent writing letters to other Premier League clubs, it seems. Having written to Everton to apologise for the way United handled the appointment of David Moyes, Woodward has sent another letter, this time to Chelsea.