Aston Villa faced the league leaders with a positive game plan, a big change on the negative style that Aston Villa fans were forced to suffer through last season under Alex McLeish. They looked to play solid defense, pressing United’s midfield and denying space for Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney, while striking quickly on the counter-attack. Manchester United struggled throughout the first half, unable to find their rhythm, and ended up down by two goals with just over 30 minutes to turn the result around. A clever substitution and formation change by Sir Alex Ferguson fuelled another epic comeback from the Red Devils, ensuring that they would go to sleep that night 4 points clear at the top of the table. Continue reading
As reported by various newspapers this morning, Rio Ferdinand has maintained he’s not anxious about renewing his contract with Manchester United.
Rio’s deal expires at the end of the season and, considering his injuries in recent years, the club finds itself in a delicate situation.
With Manchester United suffering many defensive problems again this season, Sir Alex Ferguson has had the chance to offer opportunities to his youngsters.
With Nemaja Vidic injured until Christmas and Phil Jones currently regaining his strength after suffering a 8 weeks absence thanks to a injured right leg, Sir Alex has been given little choice but to switch towards his young guns.
Amazingly Sir Alex Ferguson has produced great young talent throughout the years via United’s highly rated youth system and strives to promote those young guns to United’s first team where they experience their life’s ambition.
Javier Hernandez scored twice and forced an own goal as Manchester United came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Villa Park.
The Mexican, who has scored seven times in the last five games, rescued a United side that had produced one of their worst showings of the season for over an hour but have now won 15 points from losing positions so far.
United traveled to Villa Park without Jonny Evans,as Chris Smalling retained his spot in the starting XI, alongside Ferdinand, Evra and Rafael.
Villa Park has been a favoured stomping ground for Manchester United over the years. Of the last 33 league encounters, Villa have only won one, and that away from home. After seeing his team score at least 2 goals in the last 9 games, Sir Alex will be looking to continue his Manager of the Month performances into November and will hope that Saturday’s evening match up follows the form-book. Continue reading
Sir Alex Ferguson is confident Wayne Rooney and Chicharito will both break the 20-goal mark for Manchester United this season.
The pair have been in excellent goalscoring form of late alongside top scorer Robin van Persie.
Van Persie has found the net 11 times already, while Chicharito and Rooney are on six and three respectively.