It was six years ago, 27th February 2007 when United travelled to Berkshire to entertain Reading in an FA Cup 5th round replay. The first game, six years ago today in fact, finished 1-1 at Old Trafford after Brynjar Gunnarsson’s header cancelled out Michael Carrick’s opener on half time.
Four changes were made from the first encounter with Ronaldo the most notably to not feature although made an appearance late in the night. I remember the game mostly because of the opening six minutes.
This page is a tribute/shrine (call it what you may) to our greatest manager of the modern era. Here we attempt to feature quotes, media (in the form of video, audio and pictures) and other things that we haven’t come up with as yet, concerning Sir Alex Ferguson.
We hope to create a good repository of the best of Sir Alex and we will add to this page as and when we come upon new stuff that we feel is worth publishing here.
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Okay okay so the title suggests I’m about to reveal I have inside information on what would be an unbelievable scoop but honestly I don’t and I’m not, so please, before you jump down my throat, hear me out and realise this is all hypothetical not another one of the 1,000’s of Manchester United transfer rumours.
There’s been a lot said in recent times regarding the rotation of players at United and how it’s possibly to blame for some of the failings in the season so far, that, despite being top of the table and well ahead of closest rivals Citeh in the goals department; something I hope we’ve learned to concentrate on after last years disappointment.
A slightly unexpected defeat at home to Spurs and a typically difficult encounter leading to defeat at Goodison on the opening day (well Monday….again!) of the season are the only blemishes on an apparently shaky start to United’s season.
One thing’s for sure, Everton away is no gimme and Spurs beating us at OT has been coming for a few years now, neither game was a guaranteed three points. In truth I’d say that after 9 games of the season we’re sitting just about where we should be in terms of ‘points on the board’.
In the Champions league we’re sitting pretty at the top of Group H needing (you would think) just one more point to secure a safe passage through to the knockout stages.
I was approached over the weekend by @suryasolanki12 and asked to RT his article about Javier Hernandez, instead, with permission, here’s the article which could originally be found on The International Business Times.
I chose to publish it for various reasons but most of all I found the reasoning to cash in on Hernandez a fairly compelling one so soon after our three main forwards hit the net in the same game, it seems to make sense. I also however, found it slightly shortsighted because we all know that the minute Hernandez is sold; Welbeck, van Persie or Rooney gets injured, it’s sods law and almost a dead cert! Henriqiuz is drafted in and fails to impress and Sir Alex is left with egg on his face and another barrage of criticism, it’s inevitable, isn’t it?
Anyway, here’s what Surya had to say:
Another round of World Cup Qualifiers means that club football takes a back seat and we get a chance to watch international teams and the different tactics they use. Now, on Friday, October 12th, there was a World Cup Qualifier in South America that every Manchester United fan should have taken note of, even though there wasn’t a single United player on the pitch. The game in question was Argentina’s 3-0 win over Uruguay.
This was an important World Cup Qualifier between 2 national teams in the top 8 of the FIFA rankings, but there was one aspect of this game that should be noted by Red Devil fans, as it may be a look into the future this season. This should have been a close game, but Argentina was able to dominant the 2011 Copa America champions through their use of a lopsided 4-4-2 Diamond formation. This is a formation that most Manchester United fans have become familiar with in the past few weeks, but Argentina played the formation different in several ways that the Red Devils should take note of. Before looking at Argentina’s approach, first we’ll look at Manchester United’s.
Has a player in United’s history ever split public opinion the way Nani does?
I guess Veron was in a similar boat to Nani and it’s only now, 10 years on, that Veron’s memory is one of ‘mis-use’ rather than use-less.
Does Diego Forlan fit into the category of ‘players who split opinion’? I’m not sure, although he’s another one who fans now seem willing to look back on and suggest he might have been mis-used rather than simply a bad buy.
Peter Davenport used to split opinion, so too Ralphy Milne. Gary Birtles didn’t split opinion he was simply considered useless by 100% of anyone and everyone who watched him play for United, in his case United just wasn’t the right club for him.
Don’t let the title of this article deceive you, the original author of the piece really does appear to believe that Liverpool’s squad of 2012 is better equipped to take on the season than United, he even dares to suggest we could be heading for a spell in The Europa League next season.
Thanks to @nazeemmazhar for Tweeting this to us and making us aware of its existence, I hope it gives other as big a laugh as it gave me!