Archive for March, 2010

Well done, British Media, for constantly asking “what if..”

Posted on March 31, 2010  by Yolkie  in Injuries, Man United News, Premier League, Press   20 Comments »

Daily Mirror
Well done, media, you got what you wanted..

After months of doom-mongering and encouraging with the ridiculous leading question “What if Wayne Rooney gets injured”, the media finally got their wish last night in Germany when the 34 goal striker pulled up with what looked like either a nasty ankle injury or even the dreaded m word, and left the stadium on crutches.

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Bayern Munich 2-1 Manchester United Match Report

Posted on March 31, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Champions League, Man United, Match Reports   No Comments »

Ribery scores for Bayern Munich
What started as a dream ended in a nightmare as incidents involving Wayne Rooney influenced the infant stage, the current stage and threaten to influence the future stage of this Champions League Quarter Final. The England striker scored his 34th goal of the season to hand Manchester United an advantage in the Allianz Arena before he deflected Franck Ribery’s free kick in and was trod on in the build up to Bayern Munich scoring an injury time goal to give the Germans a solid advantage heading into the second leg.

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Champions League: Bayern Munich vs. Manchester United preview

Posted on March 30, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Champions League, Man United, Man United News, News   1 Comment »


Tonight, Manchester United face Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League Quarter Final – despite the media billing it as a chance for the Germans to get revenge for their final defeat of 1999, they already have that after knocking United out in 2001. The two teams played each other again the following season in the group stages, with two draws. The game tonight will be a totally different game with barely any survivors from that trio of ties. Stretford-End.com gives a brief analysis and preview of what to expect.

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Bolton Wanderers 0-4 Manchester United match report

Posted on March 28, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Bolton Wanderers, Man United, Man United News, Match Reports   No Comments »

Fletcher

After Chelsea had hit Aston Villa for seven and Arsenal had got a point at Birmingham, Manchester United – minus leading scorer Wayne Rooney – secured a massive result at the Reebok Stadium, beating local rivals Bolton Wanderers 4-0 to move back to the top of the table.

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Arsenal title run in not so easy says Fergie

Posted on March 26, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Arsenal, Man United, Man United News, Managers, Premier League, Quotes   23 Comments »

Ferguson and Wenger

Having already beaten Arsenal twice this season, Sir Alex Ferguson may be slightly bemused as to how the Gooners are only two points behind the league leaders. However, Fergie believes that ‘on paper’ Arsenal appear to have an easier run in but at this point in the season that theory ‘does not really work’. Arsenal travel to Birmingham City on Saturday, where both Chelsea and United have dropped points this season. This will be the first time Arsenal travel to St Andrews since the infamous 2-2 draw where Gael Clichy gave away a last minute penalty, Eduardo horrendously broke his leg and saw then team captain William Gallas sit bewildered in the center circle after the game.

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No Red Knights offer until end of season

Posted on March 26, 2010  by Stretford-end  in LUHG, Man United, Man United News   1 Comment »

Beckham Green and Gold

It was confirmed today that the Red Knights, a consortium of wealthy businessmen who are attempting to buy Manchester United from the Glazers, will be making a bid for Manchester United until the end of the season. The Glazer family bought Manchester in 2005 for £828Million, of which £556Million was borrowed from the bank. Both the Glazer family and chief executive David Gill have both denied that the club is for sale, although David Gill said in August 2004 (the same season the Glazer family put the club into debt) ‘Debt is the road to ruin’, which demonstrates that every person has their price.

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Bolton Wanderers vs. Manchester United Preview

Posted on March 26, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Bolton Wanderers, Injuries, Man United, Man United News   2 Comments »

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes that Wayne Rooney will be fit to play against Bolton Wanderers tomorrow evening after concerns grew following the striker ‘limping’ after the 2-1 victory over Liverpool last weekend. Wayne Rooney has been in excellent form this season, scoring 33 goals so far in this campaign. There was a concern that Sir Alex Ferguson might rest Wayne Rooney with Bayern Munich next up on Tuesday night.

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Luis Nani signs contract after great improvement

Posted on March 26, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Players, Quotes, Tactics   2 Comments »
Luis Nani signs contract after great improvement

Luis Nani

Fair play to Nani, who was rewarded today with a four year deal after putting in some superb performances since returning to the starting lineup in January. I honestly thought, as i’m sure most of you did, that Nani was on his way in the transfer window. However, his performances against Arsenal and Liverpool were top class and the Portuguese winger was today rewarded with a four year contract, keeping him at the club until June 2014.

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Nemanja Vidic shows his class against Fernando Torres

Posted on March 21, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Liverpool, Man United, Premier League, Tactics   6 Comments »
Nemanja Vidic shows his class against Fernando Torres

Nemanja Vidic
Wherever Nemanja Vidic ends up next season, there is no doubt we have been in the company of one of the best defenders in Europe over the past five years. Strong, commanding and brave – Vidic has become a fans favourite for his no nonsense approach and quality that he has shown alongside Rio Ferdinand. Both Ferdinand and Vidic have been dogged by injuries all season, but against Liverpool today they played in their fourth successive game this season – something Ferguson hasn’t been able to do all season. The press tried to bill Nemanja Vidic as a blundering fool when faced with the task of marking Fernando Torres – however he showed his class with a solid performance that demonstrated his importance to the side in the 2-1 victory over Liverpool.

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Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool Match Report

Posted on March 21, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Liverpool, Man United, Match Reports   No Comments »

Park scores against Liverpool

Ji-Sung Park underlined his ever growing importance to the cause and once again justified his manager’s decision to include him on the big occasion as he scored the winner that sent Manchester United back to the top of the Premier League in an unenterprising encounter with Liverpool.

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