Dec 24 2013

Valencia inspired by new number

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:32 am

Antonio_Valencia_2748270bThe number seven shirt has an extremely unique aura at Old Trafford, considering the number of United greats of yesteryear who donned it over the last half a century – a list in which, by the way, Michael Owen does not feature – but Antonio Valencia admitted he’s relieved to have abandoned the iconic shirt after just 12 months.

The Ecuadorian wore the number seven last season and while United lifted the Premier League title, the Ecuadorian was a shadow of the player he was in the 2011-12 season when, wearing the shirt number 25, he terrorised defences up and down the country and secured the club’s Player of the Year award.

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Dec 23 2013

United midfielder faces lengthy spell on the sidelines

Tag: Manchester United News @ 11:47 am

marouane-fellaini-manchester-united-crystal-palace-premier-league_3004759Not that anybody will feel his absence too much, but Marouane Fellaini is set to spend the next two months on the sidelines after United have announced that the Belgian midfielder underwent surgery on the wrist that has troubled him for weeks.

United’s deadline day signing has so far failed to impress in his first season at Old Trafford, playing in only eight Premier League games for United, only four of which were starts.

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Dec 23 2013

Moyes hails United’s new leader

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:16 am

134782261__01_442728bDavid Moyes has praised Wayne Rooney’s influence on his team this season, describing the United striker as a newfound leader, who’s now one of the leading voices in United’s dressing room.

Rooney’s form has enjoyed a remarkable turnaround in form since last summer, when the 28-year-old was on the verge of leaving the club, but Moyes’ decision to keep the former Everton striker even at a time when many fans would have been happy to see the back of him has been vindicated with Rooney displaying the sort of performances that he was used to deliver until 18 months ago.

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Dec 23 2013

Hull vs Manchester United: Can the Reds move closer to the top four?

Tag: FM Sponsor,Match Preview @ 7:58 am

Manchester-United-v-West-Ham-Adnan-Januzaj-pa_3055460The frantic festive season fixture list sees Manchester United travel to take on Hull at the KC Stadium on Boxing Day in search of another three points.

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Dec 22 2013

United left-back heading for the exit door

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:43 am

72368In news that will surprise exactly nobody, Alexander Buttner is edging closer to leaving Manchester United, perhaps even in the January transfer window, if reports are to be believed.

Buttner, whose tattoos are inversely proportional to his ability to defend and sense of positioning, has endured a torrid time at Old Trafford since arriving in the summer of 2012 and immediately entering the top five of Fergie’s most surprising signings.

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Dec 21 2013

Welbeck bursts West Ham’s bubbles

Tag: Match Reports @ 5:28 pm

1153905-18096639-640-360Getting excited about beating West Ham at Old Trafford might be a damning verdict of how far the mighty have fallen this season but, on the other hand, the current campaign isn’t one for people who like to cherry-pick moments worth celebrating, therefore we should all sit back and enjoy today’s positives before getting on with the Christmas shopping.

For there were positives aplenty today.

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Dec 20 2013

All United want for Christmas is three points

Tag: Match Preview @ 4:46 pm

Danny-Welbeck-Aston-Villa-v-Manchester-United_3052335Having negotiated the elements against Stoke on Wednesday night, United turn their attention to the Premier League which, this weekend, sees the arrival of Sam Allardyce’s West Ham United at Old Trafford and of another set of fans whose hatred for United overcomes even that normally destined for their local rivals.

As East London’s finest make the journey up, David Moyes is left counting his injured player like a kid counting down the days to Christmas Day, albeit with a complete different attitude.

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Dec 20 2013

No home comfort for United?

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:31 am

Manchester United's Patrice Evra is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring his side's second goal.Patrice Evra has said United must overcome the fear factor that they’ve developed when playing on their own turf this season, which has been seized upon by other clubs with United having already lost three games at home in the first four months of the season.

The Reds welcome West Ham United tomorrow, having lost consecutive home games in the league against Everton and Newcastle, failing to score in both games.

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