Archive for January, 2010

Luis Nani is finally starting to live up to his potential

Posted on January 31, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Arsenal, Man United, Man United News, Managers, Quotes   5 Comments »

Luis Nani

You’ve seen it before – a right sided player is jockeyed by two players, he performs a ludicrous Cruyff before wrong footing the opposing player and delivers a cross to the far post, which is bundled in by the out of sorts keeper. Garrincha I hear you say? Or perhaps Luis Figo? Nope – Luis Nani today showed the whole world his quality, determination and class by putting on a mesmerising show at the Emirates today.

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Winner of the Stretty Rant competition announced

Posted on January 31, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Announcements, Man United   No Comments »
Winner of the Stretty Rant competition announced

Gary Neville celebrates

We are pleased to announce the winner of our Stretty Rant 2010 competition! Thank you so much for everyone who entered the competition and we hope to run a few more in the next couple of months. The prize was a copy of the brilliant ‘Glory Glory’ by Andy Mitten.

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Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United Match Report

Posted on January 31, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Arsenal, Man United, Match Reports   1 Comment »

Nani celebrates

In a carbon copy of last season’s Champions League tie at the Emirates – almost down to the goals and the style they were scored – Manchester United destroyed Arsenal in a performance that demonstrated the difference in class between the Champions and the pretenders.

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Manchester United 3-1 Manchester City Match Report

Posted on January 28, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Citeh, League Cup, Man United, Match Reports   2 Comments »

Wayne Rooney scores

Wayne Rooney’s injury time header finally settled this Carling Cup semi final derby to deservedly send Manchester United to Wembley to defend the trophy. Carlos Tevez had scored to level the tie after Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick had put United into a commanding position but Rooney’s intervention meant a gruelling extra time period was avoided ahead of the weekend trip to Arsenal in the league.

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Manchester United confirm Chris Smalling transfer

Posted on January 26, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Fulham, Man United, Man United News, Players, Transfer Targets   2 Comments »

Chris Smalling

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of 20 year old centre half Chris Smalling from Fulham for a reported £8million fee. Smalling had been the pursued by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, however the defender will join the Champions in the summer ready for the 2010/11 season.

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Alan Shearer insists we are a one man team

Posted on January 26, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Players, Quotes   3 Comments »

Alan Shearer

One time Premier League title winner Alan Shearer has stated that Wayne Rooney ‘carries United’ at times, a day after the Premier League’s top goal scorer commits his future to United. Alan Shearer famously turned down the opportunity to win a host of medals, twice, by signing for Blackburn Rovers in 1992 and Newcastle United in 1996. Legendary captain Bryan Robson stated in his autobiography that even as a fellow Geordie he couldn’t ‘understand’ as to why Shearer opted out of success at United.

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Wayne Rooney denies transfer talk

Posted on January 26, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Players, Premier League, Press, Quotes, Transfer Targets   No Comments »

Wayne Rooney
With the doom and gloom of the financial crisis and unethical ownership of Manchester United being the main talking points at the moment, its great to finally receive some good news – Wayne Rooney commits himself to Manchester United long term. There was talk that the Premier League top goal scorer would pack his bags and join Ronaldo in sunny Spain to help fund the Glazer debt, however Rooney has stated he ‘is a United player and is happy here’.

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Remembering Cantona kicking racism out of football

Posted on January 25, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Chants & Songs, Man United, Players, Press   5 Comments »

Eric Cantona Kung Fu Kick

15 years ago today Eric Cantona smashed into an abusive racist in the Selhurst Park crowd. Eric was banned for nine months and returned, and scored, in the 2-2 draw with Liverpool the following October. What embarked on Eric’s return was nothing short of unbelievable and was the influence behind the double win in 1996. Today we can take out hat off to the greatest foreign player that ever graced this land. Eric, we salute you and will never ever forget you.

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Match Report: Manchester United 4-0 Hull City

Posted on January 24, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Hull City, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   1 Comment »

Rooney scores

Wayne Rooney scored four times to send Manchester United to the top of the Premier League and dismiss the challenge of Hull City on a day when supporters united to declare their dissatisfaction over the club owners and an on-the-pitch outcast gave a telling reminder of his frightening potential.

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Carlos Tevez: Neville was wrong and United respect me

Posted on January 21, 2010  by Stretford-end  in League Cup, Man United, Man United News, Quotes   4 Comments »

Carlos Tevez and Ryan Giggs

Carlos Tevez has spoken about the comments from Manchester United club captain Gary Neville towards him regarding his decision to leave Manchester United for Manchester City. On Tuesday the former United striker seemed to be more interested in winding up his old employers than celebrating with Manchester City fans after scoring a controversial penalty in the 2-1 victory over United and celebrated with a hand gesture, that was in reference to Neville’s comments . However, since the 1st leg the Argentinian has spoken about the criticism aimed at him by Neville regarding his departure to Eastlands.

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