Manchester United 4-1 Aston Villa: Bring on Bayern?

Posted on March 30, 2014  by El Rob  in Aston Villa, Champions League, El Rob, Man United, Premier League   6 Comments »
Juan Mata scored his first goal for United yesterday. If you didn’t celebrate that, you have no soul.
Mata celebrates: “Wayne’s shaved and I haven’t, so you can’t notice we resemble each other a bit!”
Also: Fellaini kinda looks like he’s doing a “Blue Steel” pose, but for a different camera.

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Manchester United scored a slightly-flattering 4-1 home win over Aston Villa on Saturday. Villa opened the scoring through a decent Ashley Westwood free kick. “That’ll teach ya to stop confusing me with the golfer Lee Westwood!” he’s reported to have thought to himself while celebrating. United equalised through a Rooney header while Villa were exhibiting their patented “FIFA ’99 Amateur mode” defensive tactics, and United eased on to victory from there, showing a bit of the bounce-back-ability for which the club was is famous. I wanted to make an Alan Partridge reference here, as it’s quite appropriate – think “give me a second season!” – but sadly I’ve given up Alan Partridge references for Lent.*

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Manchester United v. Aston Villa: A view from the opposition

Posted on March 29, 2014  by El Rob  in Aston Villa, Man United, Match Previews   No Comments »

 article-2524043-1A1F324700000578-864_634x437The reverse fixture saw one of United’s best 2013/14 performances – Danny and Adnan were especially good. 

Coming off another entirely predictable, soul-crushing, unfortunate defeat to local rivals Manchester City, Manchester United take on Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday. Villa Park was the site of one of United’s better team performances in 2013/14, as the Reds ran out 3-0 winners. Since that game, United have lurched from consistently bad performances to awful results, with lots of overlap between the two, of course. To preview the match, we’re got a view from the opposition with Jamie, a Villa fan and NFL blogger at Any Given Sunday Night. You can follow him on Twitter (@JamieCutteridge) here. As always, we welcome feedback in the comments from both sets of fans.

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Danny Welbeck Leads The Way In Midlands Romp

Posted on December 15, 2013  by Bricki  in Aston Villa, Bricki, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   1 Comment »
Welbeck scores twice as United beat Villa 3-0
Danny Welbeck scored twice as Manchester United beat Aston Villa 3-0

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Following defeats to Everton and Newcastle at Old Trafford it was important that United secured all 3 points at what has usually been a good luck ground in Villa Park.

After a nervy start where Villa created several chances from long range, United took control with two instinctive finishes from the returning Danny Welbeck up front. A third goal from Tom Cleverley (TC23) in the second half secured a very comfortable 3 points that could and should have been more.

Performances from Rooney, Welbeck, Januzaj and others plus the return of Darren Fletcher in midfield were major high points in a win that hopefully means the team will kick on through the vital Christmas period.

Here we discuss the talking points of the game and welcome feedback from both sets of fans.

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Aston Villa vs. Manchester United view from the opposition

Posted on December 15, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Aston Villa, Man United, Premier League   No Comments »
Phil Jones scores against Aston Villa

Manchester United haven’t lost to Aston Villa in the league at Villa Park since 1995/96

Manchester United travel to Villa Park today hoping to bounce back from two home league defeat, both 1-0 losses to Everton and Newcastle United. United have also been dealt a massive blow with Robin van Persie missing the busy Christmas period with a thigh strain.

United were involved in a cracker of a game last year at Villa Park, winning the match 3-2 having been two goals down. Mexican striker Javier Hernandez scored a brace to claim all three points despite an impressive Aston Villa display. David Moyes will take the same again today.

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Aston Villa 2-3 Manchester United – Villa’s tactics come so close to working

Posted on November 12, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Aston Villa, Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   10 Comments »
Manchester United beat Aston Vila 3-2 at Villa Park having been two goals down

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Despite playing in the late game on Saturday, United knew they could go four points clear at the top with Chelsea and Man City playing in tough games on Sunday. United’s record at Villa Park is famously good – a traditional football stadium with a good atmosphere. Villa’s youthful team would have other ideas though and are trying to get away from the bottom quarter of the table. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Manchester United the comeback kings

Posted on November 11, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Aston Villa, Man United   1 Comment »
Javier Hernandez volleys a shot on goal for Manchester United against Aston Villa
Javier Hernandez stars in Manchester United’s latest comeback against Aston Villa

Author: Stretford_End

Manchester United stunned Aston Villa with a dramatic fightback from two nil down, to win an epic clash 3-2. We’ve been here before. Aston Villa have been here before. The words “comeback” and “last minute” are usually associated with Manchester United matches. Over the years, rival fans have pointed to “luck” and “favouritism” from officials. If it happened a couple of times, you could maybe classify it as luck – whens its been happening for over twenty years, you have to put it down to sheer determination and a never say die attitude.

We’ve seen last gasp winners, such as the Michael Owen strike to win the Manchester derby in 2009 or the Eric Cantona FA Cup winner back in 1996 – but United’s stubbornness to never throw in the towel has to be a quality instilled from the boss – Sir Alex Ferguson. Here we look at some of the greatest comebacks over the past twenty years and welcome you to share your experiences and views. This also includes fans who have been on the receiving end of a comeback!

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Aston Villa vs. Manchester United preview: opposition thoughts and the United plan

Posted on November 10, 2012  by Herzogs Child  in Aston Villa, Herzog's Child, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League   7 Comments »

Phil Jones scores against Aston Villa

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Manchester United travel to Aston Villa, marking the start of four away games in a row for the league leaders. With Champions League qualification assured, focus now is on staying top for as long as possible, particularly with rivals facing each other this weekend. Villa know they can’t drop into the relegation zone regardless of the score but will want to pull away from the dangerous territory they find themselves in. We welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Things: United and Liverpool haircuts; dancing babies and struggling managers

Posted on February 15, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Aston Villa, Bolton Wanderers, Doron, El Rob, Guest Writer, Liverpool, Man United, Nik, Premier League, Sleepy Nik, Things   No Comments »

Authors: Doron, Written Offside, Nik and Rob

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Here arriveth the third installment of the “Things” column, covering random highlights and lowlights from last weekend’s football. Musings this week are brought to you as ever from Nik, Doron and Rob (he’s the funny one); with the added treat of James from Written Offside sharing some thoughts on Aston Villa. Enjoy.

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Talking Points: Aston Villa 0 – 1 Manchester United

Posted on December 04, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Aston Villa, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Sleepy Nik   4 Comments »

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United came away with 3 points from a tricky trip to Villa Park, but importantly seem to be finding an extra gear at last. Jones scored the all-important goal, and there was another clean-sheet, which will please Ferguson. Here are the talking points to come out of the game; we welcome both Villa and United fans to get involved in some discussion.

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Ashley Young signs for Man United!

Posted on June 23, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Aston Villa, Doron, Man United, Man United News, Players, Transfer Speculation, Transfer Targets   3 Comments »

Ashley Young signs for United

AUTHOR: – Doron

United’s second foray into the transfer market this summer has seen versatile midfielder/winger/forward, Ashley Young join from Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £15m.

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