Apr 06 2012

Jonny Evans: United’s very own miracle man!
Player of the Month, March 2012

Tag: Player of the Month @ 9:06 am

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Apr 04 2012

The Tactics Board – United struggles until Rovers roll over

After watching Manchester City drop points at home the day before to Sunderland, Manchester United came into this game with an opportunity to go 5 points clear at the top of the table. For the Blackburn Rovers, they had managed to claw their way out of the relegation zone after a stretch of good results in the previous 4 games. Blackburn was hoping to repeat the type of performance that allowed them to claim 3 points from United at Old Trafford in December, but Wayne Rooney and Jonny Evans would both be playing in this game. In the reverse fixture, Sir Alex Ferguson sat Wayne Rooney and Jonny Evans out after they disobeyed team rules to have a late night dinner with their partners. Continue reading

Apr 02 2012

Valencia and Young but it’s the same old United

Tag: Manchester United,Match Reports @ 11:18 pm

Late goals from Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young fired Manchester United to a 2-0 win at Ewood Park, opening a 5-point gap at the top of the table.

Blackburn had held United at bay for 80 minutes when Antonio Valencia struck a ferocious right footed strike into the far corner of Paul Robinson’s goal, sending the United fans that had packed the Darwen end berserk.

It was a moment reminiscent of Steve Bruce’s header against Sheffield Wednesday 19 years ago – a moment that could decide the outcome of the title race.

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Apr 02 2012

7,000 Reds and one Roaring Valencia – Wallpaper

Tag: Wallpapers @ 10:49 pm

Apr 02 2012

Title-Chasing United to Pass Tough Ewood Park Test?

Ewood Park has had a tendency to be an unfriendly place for Manchester United, but a win there tonight against Blackburn will not only significantly aid United’s title charge, but it’ll help make up for the embarrassing 3-2 defeat that Blackburn inflicted on New Year’s Eve.

United have come a long way since the back-to-back defeats to Blackburn and Newcastle, at least in regards to league form, and another fine performance tonight will bring title #20 even closer to being realized.

Tonight’s lineups, without further ado:

Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Evans, Ferdinand, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Jones, Scholes, Rooney; Hernandez

Subs: Amos, Smalling, Giggs, Park, Pogba, Young, Welbeck

Blackburn Rovers: Robinson; Orr, Dann, Hanley, Olsson; Lowe, Nzonzi, Pedersen, Olsson; Hoilett, Yakubu

Subs: Bunn, Dunn, Modeste, Formica, Petrovic, Rochina, Henley

Mar 31 2012

Episode 29 – CanTheyScore – Man Utd Podcast

Tag: Podcast @ 9:57 pm

If you’re listening on a Mobile Device, use this link – Episode 29

Welcome to the twenty-ninth Can They Score Manchester United podcast. After a sunny week, this pod sees Tom, James, Jonas and I look back at our surprisingly difficult victory against the Cottagers, interview Blackburn Rover blogger, Mikey Delap, before previewing the match in full and finishing off with a few of your questions. This pod is the last one in a fortnight as Tom and I go on our respective travels before returning to review the Villa match in a fortnight’s time.

Questions Discussed Include: If there was any one player from United’s history who you could bring back to help us during the run in, who would it be and why? In the long term, how beneficial could the injury to Lindegaard be to Manchester United? What truly makes a great footballing team? Looking back, what do you think went wrong at OT against Blackburn and what do you expect United to do differently? What reception will Phil Jones get at Ewood Park?

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Mar 31 2012

Keep calm and score goals, this is Wayne Rooney’s finest season

Tag: Manchester United @ 12:51 pm

With slightly less than two months before the end of the season – or almost four, for those of you who care about international football – it’s fair to say that 2012 will be remembered as the year of the strikers – or, as David Cameron would put it, the year of the strikes. But that’s for another time… – since this season has seen forwards under the spotlight even more than usual.

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Mar 31 2012

Mind games will cost City the title

Tag: Paper Round-up @ 10:56 am

With United not playing until Monday, Saturday’s papers are reasonably quiet when it comes to Fergie’s men. Furthermore, the shocking news about Stylian Petrov’s condition is the unwanted focus of attention and we all wish the Bulgarian a speedy recovery.

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