Feb 22 2013

Razor sharp United head for the bush

Carrick v QPR Away 2011The fixtures are coming thick and fast with United producing result after result at crucial moments and looking sharper by the week. This weekend’s trip to Shepherds Bush in West London to face QPR is yet another chance and yet another crucial moment United need to capitalise on.

Sitting pretty twelve points clear of our closest rivals, United kickoff almost 24hrs ahead of City who face a very tricky looking match at home to Chelsea, by the time they get underway United could be a nerve inducing FIFTEEN points clear.

History and form are on our side and I can’t see us slipping up although it won’t be straightforward. RedRants’ recommended prediction site – Betegy – sees this going United’s way too, predicting a 1-0 win to impound yet more pressure on QPR, Harry Redknapp, Manchester City AND the best manager in England….Roberto ‘he’s definitely cracking up’ Mancini.

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Feb 22 2013

United to come away with all three points from QPR

Tag: Betting @ 2:38 pm

It’s top versus bottom as United taken on QPR at Loftus Road, and they look banker material at 1.53 with bet365 to come away with all the points.

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Feb 22 2013

Fergie: ‘It’s up to Nani now”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:56 am

72-nanicanstillhave-gtIt seems like we can’t go a day without a different transfer rumour linking players with a move to United or away from the club. Today, the papers’ speculation focus on Old Trafford’s very own Mr Marmite, otherwise known as Nani. The Portuguese’s petulance and ability to irritate people comparable only to those of flies that disrupt a summer barbecue has been well documented, as has his match-winning ability, as we witnessed on Monday night.

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Feb 21 2013

Have United learnt their history lesson?

Tag: Opinion Piece @ 8:51 am

Sir-Alex-Ferguson-007_1200x720To paraphrase Karl Marx, history repeats itself, first asĀ  tragedy, second as farce. After the suicide-inducing drama of the final day of last season, United supporters and players should make Marx’s statement their own personal mantra for the next 12 weeks, for the season is far from over.

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Feb 20 2013

David Gill steps down

Tag: Manchester United @ 12:34 pm

David Gill will step down as Manchester United chief executive on 30 June, the Premier League club have confirmed.

Gill, 55, joined United in February 1997 as finance director before becoming chief executive in 2003. He will remain a director of the club.

Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward will take over as chief executive.

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Feb 20 2013

Manchester Derby: Chance for United to show their quality

Tag: Match Preview @ 10:34 am

Rooney Overhead v CityThe Manchester derby at the start of April could pack much less of a punch than the derby at a similar time last season.

Manchester United have started to canter off over the horizon as Manchester City have failed to come good on their promises to defend their Premier League crown down to the last day of the season.

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Feb 20 2013

Antonio Valencia and the curse of the number 7 shirt

Tag: Opinion Piece @ 9:07 am

Luis-Antonio-Valencia-e1357965162700When Antonio Valencia skipped past the Blackburn defence before unleashing a venomous shot that found its way past Paul Robinson, he looked to have given United a crucial edge in the title race. On that Monday night last April, he had also confirmed what many people had witnessed over the previous months – the Ecuadorian had developed into the best right winger in the Premier League, a menacing force ready to tear opponents to shreds.

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Feb 19 2013

Ferguson well positioned to finally avenge a demon?

Rooney subbed with Sir AlexOctober 2010, Wayne Rooney does the unthinkable, he flirts with the enemy. We all know the story, we all know the outcome, many were also surprised that, for whatever reason, Sir Alex chose NOT to dish out the kind of treatment he’s become synonymous with when players cross the line.

Stam felt it, Keane felt it, Kanchelskis, Hughes and Ince felt it, so too Beckham.

Sir Alex has always been ruthless when dealing with players who get a bit too big for their boots to the detriment of the club or, more importantly, to his dressing room.

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