Dec 11 2012

Robin van Persie, the one that got away

Tag: Manchester United @ 4:04 pm

Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring the winner against City.

“93:20″, the time in which Sergio Aguero sealed the premier league title from the hands of their Mancunian rivals was hung high in the stands of the Etihad and will forever be remembered in City folklore. However, the game yesterday will not be remembered so dearly to the ones in blue as Robin van Persie scored the winner through a free-kick via a deflection off Samir Nasri’s shin that looped over and into the corner of Joe Hart’s net. This one was settled at “91:45″ and will go down in United’s folklore as one of the most exciting Manchester derbies.

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Dec 10 2012

Celebrate with your fans? Can’t do that, Rio.

Tag: Manchester United News @ 6:22 pm

A last minute winner in a derby should always be the main story in the days following the game. Even more so when it’s snatched in dramatic circumstances away from home, against the defending champions who haven’t lost in their last 37 league matches played on their own turf.

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Dec 09 2012

REDemption as RVP’s massive goal stuns City

Tag: Match Reports @ 8:21 pm

Robin Van Persie scored a dramatic last minute winner as Manchester United ended City’s 37 game unbeaten home record in the league.

The Dutchman produced his most Cantona-esque moment to date to send United six points clear at the top of the table after City clawed their way back from two goals down and looked to have snatched a late draw through Pablo Zabaleta’s smart finish.

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Dec 09 2012

City v United – Confirmed Lineup – with surprises!

Tag: Manchester United,Match Preview @ 1:04 pm

DDG, Rafael, Rio, Evans, Evra – Cleverley, Carrick, Valencia,Young – Rooney, RVP. Are we happy with that lineup Reds?

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Dec 08 2012

Sir Alex Ferguson – Manchester United Manager – Classic Post [2007]

Tag: Classic Posts @ 1:50 pm

Sir Alex Ferguson - Manchester United managerThis page is a tribute/shrine (call it what you may) to our greatest manager of the modern era. Here we attempt to feature quotes, media (in the form of video, audio and pictures) and other things that we haven’t come up with as yet, concerning Sir Alex Ferguson.

We hope to create a good repository of the best of Sir Alex and we will add to this page as and when we come upon new stuff that we feel is worth publishing here.

So keep visiting this page and Red Rants.

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Dec 08 2012

Is this United lineup capable of beating City?

Derby weekend is here! This Manchester derby could well be the most important game of the season, as a win would put us 6 points ahead of the noisy neighbours and going into the new year, it’s a very, very good lead. With both the teams full of injuries and out of form, the line-ups will be a major part of what wins one team the game.

Here is what I think should be our line-up, with reasons as to why each one of those players has been put into the team.

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Dec 07 2012

Is United/City becoming a proper rivalry now? Is it bigger than United/Liverpool?

Tag: Match Preview,Opinion Piece @ 2:41 pm

I think it’s fair to say the Manchester Derby is becoming a rivalry it’s never been before. When Sheikh Mansour wet his finger, shut his eyes and randomly plucked out which Premier League club he wanted to play with, Manchester City were suddenly thrust into a position to compete with their glorious neighbours and so the local rivalry intensified as City went from a symbol of ridicule to a serious opponent – overnight.

In years gone by United would travel to City’s rented accommodation as favourites, nowadays (as is the case for Sunday) the bookies cannot separate them. One site however is prepared to separate them and recommends backing City at best price 2.30 with Bwin but admits it’s an ‘Extreme Bet’ their complicated algorithm has thrown up.

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Dec 07 2012

United are underdogs against City but will they fight for it?

Tag: Match Preview @ 12:43 pm

It’s the Manchester derby, and United are 3.4 with Coral to beat City at the Etihad and pull six points clear of their arch rivals.

The Red Devils currently sit top of the table and come into the game on the back of three consecutive wins.

Although beaten 1-0 in their midweek Champions League game, they had already qualified and it was clear that Sir Alex was more concerned about this clash.

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