Mar 15 2013

Rio, just say no (to England)

Rio shows MUFC BadgeA week ago Rio Ferdinand walked on the Old Trafford turf, with his Treble dream still intact and very much alive. Fast forward seven days and it looks like he might have to settle for just one trophy.

The title is far from sealed, particularly when one considers last season’s ordeal, and United still have a good chance of securing a spot in the FA Cup semifinal against the “noisy neighbours”, but regardless of the outcome of the remaining ten weeks of the season, this year has definitely been a positive one for Rio.

Ferdinand’s exclusion from the England squad that traveled to Ukraine and Poland in the summer seemed justified when the 34-year-old fell victim of recurrent injury problems at the beginning of the season, when many pondered if this would be Rio’s swan song in a United shirt.

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Mar 15 2013

Upcoming Match: United vs Reading. 16.03.2013 [WALLPAPER]

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“After being knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid and surrendering a two-goal lead to Chelsea and scraping a draw to keep FA Cup hopes intact, a visit from a rudderless Reading team would probably be the first choice of Manchester United” – The Guardian

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Mar 15 2013

Manager-less Reading head to Old Trafford for a beating

Tag: Betting @ 3:08 pm

van Persie winner at Reading 2012United are 1.17 shots with bet365 and Betfred to beat Reading at Old Trafford and look worthy odds-on shots to do so.

They weren’t at their best when spurning a 2-0 lead against Chelsea in the FA Cup last week, but they didn’t lose despite playing well below their best and I get the feeling that Reading will feel the backlash in this.

Sir Alex is sure to have had some strong words for his players after last week’s performance, and history shows that they usually respond.

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Mar 12 2013

‘Facht’ Number 12 – Benitez Called It Right

Mikel & BenitezI don’t quite know where to begin if I’m honest. Do I start with the second half performance? Valencia’s inability to take on an opponent? I guess I’ll just start from the beginning because that’s where the only joy came out of being at Old Trafford yesterday. I promise I’ll leave out my journey home where my satnav decided to take me on a scenic route, that’ll just aggravate me more.

It started well, two goals in the opening ten minutes. Michael Carrick playing what I believe to be the ‘assist of the season’ if there ever was one, allowing Javier Hernandez to loop the ball over Cech’s head and in to the corner. Then came a moment many a United fan would’ve wanted to see: A Wayne Rooney goal.

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Mar 11 2013

Mourinho on his way to United?

Tag: Manchester United @ 4:20 pm

20130311-163035.jpgReal Madrid and Jose Mourinho have reportedly confirmed the two will be going their separate ways in the summer.

Speculation has been pretty high that Jose Mourinho would leave Real Madrid at the end of this season no matter what happens, but now it appears that it has been made official by both parties.

With Madrid 13 points behind in the league, the whole season depends now on the performance in the Champions League, a trophy which he will be desperate to win as will the head honchos at Madrid, who are obsessed with getting their tenth European title.

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Mar 11 2013

Rio and team swamp Rooney in the FA Cup [WALLPAPER]

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Rio and team swamp Rooney in the FA Cup v Chelsea on Sunday as United take an early two-goal cushion. Unfortunately the Reds couldn’t hold on to the lead and as the game ended in a 2-2- draw.

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Mar 11 2013

Guardiola keen on fading United star

Tag: Manchester United,Transfer Rumours @ 10:26 am

Pep GuardiolaA few lingering reports about Wayne Rooney’s departure from Manchester United suggest he could find a way out via ex-Barcelona manager, Pep Guardiola and his new club Bayern Munich this summer.

Guardiola is apparently keen on Rooney after long admiring his talents. Once labelling Rooney as ‘one of the greatest players in the World’. Guardiola would be willing to pay an asking price in the region of £20m for the 27 year old according to various reports.

Franz Beckenbauer has thrown his support behind the transfer saying “I would be very, very happy if Wayne Rooney decided to come to Bayern Munich”

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Mar 10 2013

Manchester United cling on as Chelsea strike back

Tag: Match Reports @ 9:46 pm

imageManchester United and Chelsea will contest a replay at Stamford Bridge after the London side surged back from two goals to force a two-all draw at Old Trafford.

United raced into a two goal lead inside the first ten minutes through Hernandez and Rooney, and then created a plethora of chances in the remainder of the half as they attempted to close out the game. However, Chelsea weathered the first 45 minutes and came out strong in the second half, equalising through Hazard and Ramires, before themselves wasting ample opportunities to cap an arguably deserved comeback win.

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