Villa Park has been a favoured stomping ground for Manchester United over the years. Of the last 33 league encounters, Villa have only won one, and that away from home. After seeing his team score at least 2 goals in the last 9 games, Sir Alex will be looking to continue his Manager of the Month performances into November and will hope that Saturday’s evening match up follows the form-book. Continue reading
Sir Alex Ferguson is confident Wayne Rooney and Chicharito will both break the 20-goal mark for Manchester United this season.
The pair have been in excellent goalscoring form of late alongside top scorer Robin van Persie.
Van Persie has found the net 11 times already, while Chicharito and Rooney are on six and three respectively.
Manchester United produced a trademark comeback to beat Braga 3-1 and secure their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Despite the result – which also ensures that United will go through as group winners regardless of the outcome of the next two games – this game will, in all likelihood, never feature in the same category as other inspired comebacks, for United produced the worst 70 minutes of football of their season to date (as anyone watching live football coverage of the match will agree).
A fairly dreary game that wasn’t much of a tactical battle, Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over an embarrassingly uninspired Arsenal team was still 3 important points for the Red Devils. Arsene Wenger’s squad was missing some key players, such as Abou Diaby and Kieran Gibbs, but that still doesn’t explain such a poor performance by a squad that most neutral observers would admit plays some entertaining football. In the past 3 weeks, Arsenal has lost 1-0 to Norwich City, 2-0 to Schalke, had to come back from 4-0 to defeat Reading 7-5, and claimed a 1-0 victory over a 10-man Queens Park Rangers. Arsenal brought this extremely poor run of form into Old Trafford to take on an extremely dangerous Manchester United squad, fresh from a 3-2 victory over league leaders Chelsea a week earlier. Continue reading
If English football was a company floating on the stock market, its shares would be at an-all time low these days, for so often scandals, controversies and racism have tarnished the reputation of the Premier League over the last 12 months or so.
Saturday added another chapter to the ever-growing book of shame, as Manchester United fans insulted Arsenal manager for ninety minutes at Old Trafford, while the supporters that had travelled all the way from London, despite witnessing yet another lacklustre performance, got behind their team throughout the match.
Robin Van Persie scored against his former club as Manchester United overcame Arsenal 2-1 at Old Trafford.
The Dutchman scored with the game barely two minutes old, before Patrice Evra added another in the second half, after Wayne Rooney had missed a penalty for United.
The Gunners travel to Manchester with memories of last years embarrassment in the back of their mind, last seasons match at Old Trafford was one to forget for Arsene Wenger whose team was outplayed at the Theatre of Dreams.
The result, 8-2 in United’s favour, was a shocker for both sets of fans. United fans were the happier of the pair after a convincing win over a highly rated opposition. The fixture was played early in the season which capped a promising start to Uniteds 2011/12 season. After winning their 19th league title the season before, confidence was in Uniteds favour.