Apr 05 2014

The Special Juan

Tag: Match Reports @ 5:03 pm

1212629-25313206-640-360The last time United approached a game in April in such relaxed fashion, Marouane Fellaini was probably elbowing kids in his local nursery and the Glazers had never heard of English football, let alone Of Manchester United.

A trip to Newcastle did not offer much to get excited about, apart from the fact that silencing the self-appointed “best fans in the land” in their own ground is always a pleasant activity, just as is reminding them that Ole Solskjaer cost a lot less than Alan Shearer. There isn’t a finer sight that a United end in full voice, and the traveling fans were absolutely fantastic today as they’ve indeed been throughout the whole campaign.

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Apr 05 2014

How Manchester United Can Beat Bayern In 3 Steps

Tag: Manchester United @ 10:58 am

Vidic GoalOn Tuesday night, Manchester United put in an admirable performance against the reigning European champions, Bayern Munich to earn themselves a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. The desire and discipline shown by the players was crucial to United’s success. However equally as essential was the way manager David Moyes set up the team. In this post I will be discussing how David Moyes set up his team at Old Trafford and what he must do to help Manchester United qualify for the Champions League Semi-Finals on their road to Lisbon

Fellani For Kagawa

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Apr 04 2014

Are United becoming the new Arsenal?

187578174Amongst all the debate and speculation surrounding David Moyes’ position at Manchester United, it raises many different opinions and views on the future of the club. One thing is for sure, domestically we’ve been appalling. No excuses, it’s been unacceptable.

There are plenty who feel Moyes should have been sacked ten times over. Others feel he needs time, some claiming that giving him until Christmas would be a suffice period to elapse for him to turn things around. After all, he has been awarded a six year contract; to sack him after less than a year would be ludicrous, right?

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Apr 04 2014

United seek more joy on the road

Tag: Match Preview @ 10:22 am

1146146-18003417-640-360If the “one step forward, two steps backward” pattern that United have established this season is anything to go by, expect the Reds to suffer a catastrophic defeat at Newcastle tomorrow,having delivered one of the most unexpected results of the season on Tuesday night.

The fact United travel to the North East with all the focus on Wednesday’s return leg in Munich is extremely surprising, given the general – and justified – doom and gloom that surrounded the club ahead of Tuesday’s 1-1 draw. The trip to Bavaria is firmly in the minds of players and fans alike, particularly considering that United have nothing left to play for in the Premier League, as it’s been to the case for the last month or so.

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Apr 03 2014

Moyes succeeds where others have failed

moyesbayernManchester United, having gone into the match tasked with avoiding further humiliation in this most abject of seasons, produced a hugely spirited display and will be disappointed to head to Munich next Wednesday with merely a 1-1 draw to show for their efforts.

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Apr 03 2014

Rooney rejects Bayern’s accuses

Tag: Manchester United News @ 7:52 am

Bayern's Bastian Schweinsteiger fumes at Manchester United's Wayne Rooney after being sent offWayne Rooney has rejected accuses that he dived to get Bastian Schweinsteiger sent off in the closing stages of the first leg of Manchester United’s Champions League quarter final against Bayern Munich.

The Munich midfield, who had scored his side’s equaliser eight minutes after Nemanja Vidic had put United ahead, earned himself a second yellow card when he lunged at Rooney only a couple of yards outside the Reds’ penalty box, prompting referee Carlos Velasco to send him off.

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Apr 02 2014

Faltering Fellani Fails To Impress, Again

FellaniHe was bought for a price tag that exceeded his reputation. When David Moyes did finally confirm the signing of Belgian international Marouane Fellani nobody at Manchester United was quite sure what to expect, however the universal consensus was that it was a ‘desperate signing’. The price tag of £27.5 million was one no other club in the footballing universe would have paid for his services and Fellani himself has been justifying that recently, with a string of uninspiring (to put it lightly) performances.

With a huge rice tag to live up to and even bigger voids to fill Marouane Fellani was never going to find it easy going at Old Trafford. Injuries made his daunting task even tougher. His first Premier League appearance in a Manchester United jersey came away against Norwich. He looked lethargic and failed to impose himself on the game. To put it in short, he failed to impress.

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Apr 02 2014

Fellaini, buses and Moyes: 5 things we have learnt from United vs Bayern

Tag: Tactics & Analysis @ 2:54 pm

Manchester-United-v-FC-Bayern-Muenchen-3338167United went into last night’s game against Bayern Munich widely expected to be not only beaten but thoroughly humiliated, given the gulf in quality between the two sides. After a plucky effort, however, United remain in the tie and while a 1-1 draw places Bayern in the driving seat, it’s a lot better than what many of us would have expected.

Here’s five things we have learnt last night.

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