Dec 20 2011

Carrick’s Form Comes Flocking Back at Shepherds Bush

Tag: Match Reports @ 9:20 pm

Losing out on Champions League progression may have been a big blow to United, but as always the Red Devils rise following disappointment. The 2-0 win against QPR saw United play some exhilarating football for the second game running, and saw them score more than one goal away from home for the first time since September. The club’s away record now sees them with 6 wins and 2 draw in 8 games, keeping a clean sheet 5 times. The last time United conceded a Premier League goal away from Old Trafford was at Anfield, when Steven Gerrard managed to find the net from a free kick given against United following a Charlie Adam dive. The defensive performances away from home have been spot on so far, but Sunday’s game should be remembered for the attack. Had United been more clinical it could easily have been 6 or 7 nil, but 2 was more than enough to earn them a win at Loftus Road. Following a great attacking performance against Wolves, United now seem to have found their momentum going forward after a long period with 1-0 wins.

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Dec 18 2011

United run rings around the Hoops.

Tag: Manchester United,Match Reports @ 3:59 pm

Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick got on the score sheet as Manchester United delivered a great performance to seal a comfortable 2-0 win at QPR.

United were superior in every department and could have easily had five or six, such was the gulf in quality between Fergie’s men and the West London outfit.

Aiming to continue his team’s fine form away from home – 5 wins and 2 draws up to today – Ferguson fielded an attacking-minded 11 with an unchanged back four, Welbeck and Rooney up-front and Valencia and Nani out wide. Jones was, again, chosen alongside Carrick as defensive midfielder and the youngster produced yet another brilliant performance, further sign of his quality and development.

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Dec 18 2011

United Visit QPR in Search of Consecutive Wins

For all that’s gone wrong, or seemingly gone wrong, for Manchester United over the last few months, things are suddenly looking brighter than they have been in one area for some time. With a win this afternoon at QPR, United will go top of the Premier League table for at least a few hours, and if the right result happens later in the day when City host in-form Arsenal, United will end the weekend in the best position they’ve been in since…you know when. For a side that’s dealt with so much recently, that would be a fantastic way to kick off the busy festive period, wouldn’t it?

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Dec 17 2011

Episode 19 – CanTheyScore – Man Utd Podcast

Tag: Podcast @ 4:06 pm

If you’re listening on a Mobile Device, use this link – Episode 19

Welcome to the nineteenth Can They Score Manchester United podcast. After our resurgent victory against Wolves, this week’s episode features Aidan, Adam, Steven and I as we discuss United’s midfield weaknesses, academy prospects and impending trip to QPR on Sunday.

Listeners Questions Discussed Include @Sleepy_Nik If we don’t buy in January will we see Rooney dropping permanently to CM and will it give Berbatov another chance?. @RedMancunia Should Darron Gibson be allowed another chance to prove himself as a Manchester United player?. @WrittenOff_MUFC If Pogba leaves the club, does that say more about him or the club?

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Dec 16 2011

No longer the White Pele. Just the Devil in Red.

Wayne Rooney. Liverpool born, but playing for Manchester United. The talisman for his country, but also one of the most hated. A man who will get banned for swearing into a camera, but also a man that organizations will be willing to go through all obstacles for to let him play just one game. Wayne Rooney is a Manchester United player, and all the things above make him that. Everyone have their own opinion of him, from being a money-chasing ego with the first touch of a elephant, to being a gift from the footballing Gods, rescuing his team at every opportunity given to him. Call him what you want, but with 160 goals for United, countless of them crucial, he has written his name into the history books of Manchester United. Calling him a legend may be taking it too far, but he is not far from reaching that summit either.

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Dec 11 2011

Au Pair for Nani and Rooney Disperses Toothless Wolves

Tag: Match Reports @ 9:57 pm

Manchester United’s victory against Wolves saw the club manage to score more than 3 goals in a single game for the first time since visiting The Reebok in early September. After possibly one of the hardest weeks in Sir Alex’s career, he must be overjoyed to see his players play with the swagger and determination that’s been missing at Old Trafford for quite some time now. Despite not being the most talented side in the League, you cannot say that the Wolves lacked fighting spirit. It was going to be a challenge for United, but if there was a time the West Midlands outfit would have dreaded to face the Red Devils, it would have been on a day when they had an awful lot to prove.

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Dec 10 2011

Nani and Rooney two good for Wolves

Tag: Manchester United,Match Reports @ 10:22 pm

Manchester United put the demons of the terrible disappointment of being knocked out in the Champions League to rest by crushing Wolves 4-1 at Old Trafford.

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Dec 10 2011

Limping United Seek Lift Against Struggling Wolves

It might seem a little strange to say so, especially since Wolves are one of the worst sides in the Premier League, but this afternoon’s match at Old Trafford should be looked at with anticipation. No, not the kind of anticipation that’s felt ahead of a crunch clash in May, but the kind of anticipation brought on by a desire to turn the page and an uncertainty about what lies ahead on that next page.

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