Jan 07 2014

United target Wembley showdown

Tag: Match Preview @ 8:37 am

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailHaving started 2014 in terrible fashion with consecutive home defeats against Spurs and Swansea, United travel to Sunderland tonight hoping to take another step towards the Capital One Cup final, at the moment the Reds’ most realistic chance of silverware in this disgraced season.

Sunday’s showing in the FA Cup was nothing short of embarrassing – something we’ve become somewhat accustomed to in the first six months of the campaign – and United must improve, if they’re to secure a positive result against a side that might be bottom of the table, but will undoubtedly be fired up for the occasion.

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Jan 06 2014

Are these really Moyes’ leftback targets?

Tag: Opinion Piece @ 5:06 pm

Moyes deflated after FA Cup exit to Swansea Jan 2013After an awful start to the season, Man United added more misery to their 2013/14 campaign this week with two mores losses, this time to Spurs and Swansea City in the Premier League and FA Cup respectively – BOTH at Old Trafford.

This is the first of my three part series on who David Moyes needs to sign if his Manchester United side want to even stand a chance in reaching the top four this season.

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Jan 06 2014

What next for Moyes and United?

Tag: Opinion Piece @ 3:14 pm

Manchester-United-v-Swansea-City-FA-Cup-Third-Round-2992551The first working Monday of the year is a bad enough day without having its misery compounded by external factors. Unfortunately, if you happen to be a Red, today was made even worse by yesterday’s spineless, embarrassing, yet utterly predictable defeat against Swansea.

The numbers alone are ominous – a fourth defeat in the last six games at Old Trafford, another competition that disappears with the season barely five months old and a first third round elimination since 2010, when Jermaine Beckford gave Leeds fans their only reason to cheer in about a decade.

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Jan 06 2014

Moyes admits United need signings

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:00 am

Manchester-United-v-Swansea-City-FA-Cup-Third-Round-2992656Having seen his side capitulate to yet another home defeat and plunge even further into a crisis, David Moyes has partiaylly backtracked on his comments and admitted that Manchester United simply aren’t good enough and need to bring reinforcements in as soon as possible.

The United manager, who as little as two days ago had denied United would buy in the January transfer window, however admitted that while the need for quality players is there for all to see, it might be extremely complicated to sign players this month.

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Jan 05 2014

United’s final Swansong?

Tag: Match Reports @ 7:03 pm

Wilfried Bony Swansea CityThey say that when it rains, it pours. As far as Manchester United are concerned, this season is shaping up to be a downpour of biblical proportion, rather than some traditionally insistent Mancunian rain.

Transition, decline, widespread ineptitude. Call it which way you want, but whatever it is it’s not going to go away anytime soon. Not now, not tomorrow, not until the end of the season. Not, in fact, for a while.

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Jan 04 2014

Rooney unwilling to extend contract

Tag: Manchester United News @ 11:04 am

Manchester United's Wayne RooneyThe New Year might only be four days old but if the start is anything to go by, 2014 could be a very long 12 months as far as Manchester United are concerned, with bad news coming thick and fast.

Having suffered their fourth home defeat of the season against Spurs on Wednesday, United, who have to deal with a catastrophic amount of injuries ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup 3rd round against Swansea, have now been dealt a further blow, as different newspapers have reported that Wayne Rooney is unwilling to extend his contract until after the World Cup.

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Jan 04 2014

United seek cup comfort

Tag: Match Preview @ 9:00 am

Welbeck Cleverley and JonesPaul Lambert believes that top Premier League clubs could do without it, romantics baulk at the prospect of having the competition’s format further altered by the FA and are applying the finishing touches to the “magic of the cup” cliche, which is set to be given its first airing of the season over the weekend.

Whichever opinion one might agree with, it’s undeniable that there’s something special about the 3rd round of the FA Cup, even though a home draw against Swansea is neither the glamorous home tie some would have wished for, nor the rip roaring away trip the overwhelming majority of us hoped for when the draw was done.

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Jan 03 2014

Possible new signings could define United crisis

Manchester United's Patrice Evra is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring his side's second goal.Some people would argue that we are in a crisis. Hard to disagree when they come up with points such as, “How many of our players would get in to any other top side in the world. The answer would be only a handful; Van Persie, Carrick and Rooney. Rafael and David De Gea also possibilities but that’s about it. It’s easy to say, but a couple of big signings and small changes could change things dramatically.

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