Apr 11 2012

United slip up as Wigan stun the champions

Tag: Match Reports @ 10:58 pm

Shaun Maloney’s curled effort saw Wigan picking up three unexpected points against Manchester United at the DW Stadium.

The result sees United’s gap on Manchester City cut back to five points as Mancini’s men dismantled West Brom 4-0.

United were well below par and suffered only their second defeat since January, bringing to a crashing end their excellent record at Wigan.

Ferguson chose to refresh his side – in came Jones, Giggs and Hernandez for Rafael, Scholes and Welbeck.

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Apr 11 2012

Complacent Reds Eat Humble Wigan Pie – Wallpaper

Tag: Manchester United,Wallpapers @ 10:23 pm

Apr 11 2012

United Try to Tighten Grip on Title Trophy Tonight at Wigan

Tag: Manchester United @ 7:36 pm

Manchester United are a perfect 14 for 14 against Wigan since the Latics were promoted to the Premier League in 2005, and a 15th straight win will take United ever closer to the Premier League title.

Manchester United: De Gea; Jones, Evans, Ferdinand, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Young; Rooney, Hernandez. Subs: Cleverley, Welbeck, Nani, Park, Smalling, Pogba, Amos.

Wigan Athletic: Al-Habsi; Beausejour, Boyce, Alcaraz, Caldwell, Figueroa; Maloney, McArthur, McCarthy, Moses; Di Santo. Subs: Pollitt, Crusat, Watson, Gomez, Sammon, Diame, Stam.

Apr 11 2012

City’s money can’t compete with Fergie’s management

Tag: Manchester United,Random Rant @ 8:55 am

It is one of the most common, overused and tediously boring football clichés, yet a true one: football is a team sport.

We are constantly reminded that “individuals win games” while “teams win trophies” or, to describe it in a way that would make David Cameron proud, “the team is in this together” and “we win together and lose together”.

Boring and predictable as it might sound, there’s some truth to it, as exemplified by the latest outcomes of the title race.

All year we’ve been treated to a battle between the noveau riche of Manchester City – a collection of egos that would rival the backstage of a Hollywood premiere – with literally too much money on their hands for their own good and Manchester United, a team managed by the son of a working class area of Glasgow.

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Apr 10 2012

The Tactics Board – QPR unlucky while United are wasteful

Manchester United came into the game against Queens Park Rangers having taken 31 points from the previous 33 available, while Queens Park Rangers came into this game after beating Arsenal a week earlier 2-1. QPR has been involved in a relegation fight for most of the season, and they made some substantial investments in the January transfer window but they still are struggling to get results. United, on the other hand, came into this game 5 points clear a top the table with Manchester City seeming to fade in the final run-in of the season after they had sat atop the table for most of the season.

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Apr 09 2012

United 2 QPR 0 – Scholes & Co celebrate his magnificent strike – Wallpaper

Tag: Wallpapers @ 6:00 pm

Apr 09 2012

The 500 Great Goals Collection
Win Your Own Copy Courtesy of RedRants

Tag: RedRants Feature @ 2:56 pm

Goals! Who doesn’t enjoy sitting down to watch goals, goals and more goals?

I was recently priveleged enough to be given the opportunity to do just that with The 500 Great Goals Collection DVD which is released tomorrow.

From technically perfect volley’s performed by Marco van Basten, Wayne Rooney, Zinedine Zidane and Paul Scholes to unbelievably cute chips by Ruud Gullit, Dalian Atkinson, George Best and Eric Cantona – for over four hours this collection takes you on a trip through the archives that won’t disappoint.

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Apr 08 2012

Scholes desperately rolling back the years as United sink QPR

Tag: Manchester United,Match Reports @ 9:09 pm

Manchester United opened an eight-point gap at the top of the table following a 2-0 win against 10-man QPR, as Manchester City’s title hopes were dealt a huge blow after they were defeated at Arsenal.

United benefited of a good amount of luck as referee Lee Mason awarded a penalty with the game only 14 minutes old as Ashley Young and Shaun Derry collided in the box.

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