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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Feb 09 2013

Man Utd domination to continue against Everton

Tag: Betting @ 10:00 am

United are 1.75 with bet365 to continue their excellent run of form by beating Everton at Old Trafford.

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Feb 06 2013

RvP spreads the love

imageManchester United striker Robin van Persie says club’s coach is winning points for team with his training sessions

Robin van Persie has credited Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen with putting the club on course for the Premier League title by ‘winning points for us through his training.’

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Feb 06 2013

The Flowers of English Football, the Flowers of Manchester

The 6th of February.is a sad day for United fans. Thousands of words have been written and spoken, therefore to avoid the risk of becoming tedious, we have decided to re-publish an article that appeared on Red Rants 12 months ago. If you didn’t read then, we hope it’ll be a fitting tribute to the Babes, if you had already read it hopefully you’ll still find it poignant.

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Feb 04 2013

Bebe in top form

Tag: Manchester United Players @ 8:32 pm

Bebe on LoanBebe produced an outstanding performance as Rio Ave stunned Sporting Lisbon 2-1 in the Portuguese Primeira Liga.

The on-loan winger received the Man of the Match award in some quarters as two own goals helped his side pull off a victory that keeps them in fifth spot and six points clear of the illustrious Lisbon club.

“I feel like I helped the team,” he told Record afterwards. “But everyone was important. I feel important here because I can play regularly. I hope to keep in shape, keep helping Rio Ave until the end of the season and return to Manchester United, which is my club.”

Can Bebe return to Old Trafford and make an impact?

Feb 04 2013

Rooney is United’s light in the darkness

Tag: Match Reports @ 8:29 pm

Rooney v Fulham winner Feb 2013A crispy afternoon almost six years ago, Cristiano Ronaldo curled a superb effort in the bottom corner of the goal in front the Putney End, a goal that went some distance to establish United’s credentials as worthy title challengers.

As Wayne Rooney slotted the ball past Mark Schwarzwer 12 minutes from time to settle a topsy-turvy encounter, many of the fans packed in the away end would have felt the same relief as United opened a 10-point gap (at the time of writing) over City.

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