Nov 28 2012

RVP bursts West Ham’s bubbles

Tag: Match Reports @ 10:25 pm

Robin Van Persie scored the fastest goal in Premier League this season as Manchester United maintained their spot at the top of the table after a less than comfortable 1-0 win against West Ham United. Continue reading

Nov 28 2012

United Look To Hammer The Hammers

Tag: Match Preview @ 4:38 pm

Manchester United welcome West Ham to Old Trafford on Wednesday night looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League.The Red Devils head into the game off the back of Saturday’s 3-1 win over Queens Park Rangers, a win that sent them top of the table after Manchester City were held to a 0-0 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Once again United had to come from behind to take all three points, the ninth time in all competitions this season that they have come from behind to win. Coincidentally, the last time these two sides met, United had to come from 2-0 down to eventually win 4-2, but Sir Alex Ferguson will be keen for his side to stop falling behind and giving themselves an uphill task.

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Nov 24 2012

Will the real Manchester United please show up?

Tag: Match Reports @ 5:57 pm

Manchester United produced yet another comeback as they defeated QPR 3-1 at Old Trafford, courtesy of goals from Jonny Evans, Darren Fletcher and Javier Hernandez, momentarily regaining top spot on the Premier League table.

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Nov 23 2012

Every single one of us loves Alex Ferguson

Tag: Manchester United News @ 2:20 pm

Sir Alex Ferguson further cemented his legacy at Manchester United as the club honoured the Sir Alex by unveiling a statue outside Old Trafford earlier this afternoon.

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Nov 20 2012

Defeat, but this is no Istanbul inferno for United

Tag: Match Reports @ 9:43 pm

A relatively inexperienced Manchester United side suffered a 1-0 defeat against Galatasaray in front of an impressive crowd in Istanbul.

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Nov 20 2012

TTB: MUFC 0 – 1 Norwich- Man-Eating Canaries

After a dramatic 3-2 comeback victory at Aston Villa a week earlier, Manchester United visited Carrow Road for a dangerous encounter with a Norwich City squad that is undefeated in their previous 5 games in all competitions, including games against Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. The Red Devils came into this game missing some key players, including their main playmakers, Wayne Rooney and Shinji Kagawa.

Norwich came with a sound strategy, incorporating things that Aston Villa did well against the Red Devils a week earlier. Opting not to sit back and defend, instead they applied pressure up the pitch and tried to hit on the counter-attack. The Canaries also used Grant Holt as a strong target man, similar to Marouane Fellaini of Everton and Christian Benteke of Aston Villa, who United struggled against. Without Rooney or Kagawa, the Red Devils lacked any invention or creativity in the middle of the pitch and were too dependent on the wingers to create chances, especially considering the poor game that Antonio Valencia put in. With Sir Alex Ferguson’s side looking flat and without fire, it seemed that once Norwich took a 1-0 lead that United was never going to get back into the game. Continue reading

Nov 16 2012

Two opposites clash as United travel to on song Canaries + CONFIRMED LINEUP

Tag: Match Preview @ 7:12 pm

Norwich City have re-established themselves as a respected Premier League side, after returning from their recent hiatus on the wave of two successive promotions. Indeed, last season they finished 12th, much to the surprise of many. Last season’s fixture saw United grab a 2-1 win, with Giggs scoring in the 90th minute on his 900th appearance. Despite the Canaries recent form, United fans will be expecting a 6th away win in a row, something the Red Devils have not achieved since February 2002.

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Nov 15 2012

We need a central defender more than a central midfielder

Tag: Manchester United,Opinion Piece @ 5:16 pm

The clamour for Sir Alex to delve into the transfer market for a central midfielder with great passing ability, drive and determination has been ringing in everyone’s ears for a number of years now, but has the need for a new central defender become more important?

Yes it’s true, I’ve been amongst the bandwagon calling for United to make a welcome return to bossing games in midfield with players in the mould of Bryan Robson, Roy Keane and, to a lesser extent but still worth a mention here, Paul Ince.

For the last 12 months I’ve quietly mentioned Victor Wanyama. I think he’ll become the next central midfielder of his type to be coveted by all and sundry within European football, since his performances against Barcelona, a team who have seemingly become football itself, Wanyama has suddenly become the hottest player of his type on the market.

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