After polling our rapidly growing and ever faithful Twitter following, @Red_Rants has compiled a Top 5 headed goals list.
The list has no headers from pre 1993 so I’m sure many of the older reds will think someone’s having a giggle, but the list, I’m sure you’ll agree, consists of 5 superb headers all provoking some quality memories.
Sit back and enjoy the RedRants Top 5 Headers clips:
With the FA Cup circus rolling into town, Fleet Street hacks have a lot on their hands today, but with a potentially crucial – one way or the other – day in the Premier League tomorrow, there’s plenty to read regarding Manchester United.
Sir Alex Ferguson will launch a £100million summer spending bonanza in a bid to prevent Manchester United being replaced by neighbours City as the dominant force in the Premier League. United could finish the season empty handed for only the fifth time in 23 years following Monday’s derby defeat, which handed the title initiative to City. Even if there is another twist in the race with United taking advantage of a City slip-up, Ferguson knows his squad need strengthening – especially after their failure to come through an easy Champions League group and early exits from the Europa League, FA Cup and Carling Cup.
For 8 whole days at the beginning of April everything in the garden of Old Trafford was looking mightily rosy. Suddenly, complacency crept into the players causing one of the most abject performances from a travelling United team in many many years which collided with an in-form, confident, energetic, rejuvenated Wigan Athletic team fighting for their premiership lives. From that day on, and from that 1-0 defeat at the DW Stadium, United have looked devastatingly nervous.
In many ways April has mimicked the entire season-so-far. A great start with positive signs leading to a shaky middle before seeing confidence peak (at the moment Patrice Evra headed against the post) before being publicly, and possibly fatally, brought back down to Earth with a dramatic bump; leaving this season’s title unbearably in the hands of our neighbours.
If you’re listening on a Mobile Device, use this link – Episode 32
Welcome to the thirty second Can They Score podcast. During this week’s episode, Tom, Jon, Paul and I look back at our devastating Derby defeat against Manchester City; including in-depth discussion into Sir Alex’s selection, Ji Sung Park’s deterioration and Ryan Giggs’ legacy. To finish, we consider our remaining title hopes before previewing both Swansea’s trip to Old Trafford and City’s trip to St James Park.
Questions Discussed Include: How stupid does Sir Alex think the fans are if he expects us to believe that we weren’t set up to take a draw? At what point does Giggs begin to tarnish his legacy with his constant poor performances? When was the last time that Park did what (Sir Alex thinks) Park does best? Should we retain any hope in the title race? Featuring Tom’s Turning Point & Pattison’s Player Profile
Manchester United came into this game only needing a point, and it appears that Sir Alex Ferguson picked his team with this being the goal. The Red Devils came into this game with a very conservative strategy and line-up. United’s strategy works, congesting the middle of the pitch and City struggled on the attack with their main attacking avenue blocked. They were left trying to play crosses into the box, but their forwards were badly selected for this task. United’s strategy worked for them until City took the lead from a corner in first half stoppage time. City’s goal now left the league champions chasing a goal with a very defensive set-up. Ferguson made changes on the hour mark, but Mancini countered his moves and ensured City their 3 points. Continue reading