This game started out slow, as United appeared to be deflated after the derby loss and City winning against Newcastle 30 minutes before this game kicked off. Swansea played with little passion or pace, which allowed United to take control of the game as they eventually stirred to life. United’s front 4 played some very strong attacking football, moving between Swansea’s lines and getting the ball into dangerous spots. United created numerous scoring opportunities to narrow the goal differential with Manchester City, but they were let down repeatedly by poor finishing. Swansea ended up sitting back deep on defense, and tried to counter with Dyer into the space behind Evra, but he received little support from his teammates and United’s defense responded well. With 2 first half goals, United’s attack looked dangerous throughout the second half, keeping Swansea pined deep in their own zone, but again the Red Devils struggled to turn chances into goals.
I remember Steve McClaren being a guest on Super Sunday one weekend last season, during his time on the show he gave away one or two little snippets of how Sir Alex Ferguson ticks and shared them with the world quite innocently. The first was about how Sir Alex would know his team upto 6 (six) weeks in advance. The second however was a far more eyebrow raising statement.
‘Sir Alex’ McClaren said ‘puts a huge onus on three positions within his teams. The goalkeeper, a central defence partnership and a goalscorer’.
Surely his former No2 wasn’t suggesting Sir Alex Ferguson didn’t feel central midfielders were as important as them, was he?
Manchester United waved goodbye to Old Trafford for this season with a comfortable 2-0 over Swansea.
Goals from Paul Scholes and Ashley Young secured three points for the Reds, meaning that the title will now be decided on the last game of the season.
United took the field after bad news had filtered in from Newcastle, where City had secured three points and, perhaps, secured their first title since 1968.
This years European Championships are set to be one the most fiercely contested finals of all time with great players and great managers gathering to provide us with an exhibition of football never to be forgotten.
Poland & Ukraine are ready and set to host the championships from the 8th June all the way to the final on Sunday 1st July.
This 3 disc box set chronicles each of the 16 teams journey to the final stages and provides you with an insight into what’s been happening behind the scenes to prepare each venue to host the event. Watch as relatively unknown cities such as Wroclaw in Southern Poland and Opalenica in the west transform into the impressive stadia they are today.
What a difference a month makes, eh? A month ago, United looked to be well on their way to the Premier League title. With an eight-point lead with only six matches remaining, things looked quite rosy.
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.