Man United 2-0 Wigan Athletic: Moyes’ first trophy, Evra’s flying again, and more

Posted on August 11, 2013  by El Rob  in Community Shield, El Rob, Man United, Match Reports   2 Comments »
RvP celebrates.
Van Persie was on target twice as United eased past Wigan.

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The 2013-14 season is almost here. Manchester United have beaten Wigan Athletic 2-0 at Wembley to win the Community Shield, David Moyes’ first trophy at the club. Robin van Persie got both goals, his first one in particular being especially well-worked. In all honesty, it was a fairly pedestrian game, but as everyone knows, this fixture is just a teaser for the start of the Premier League next weekend. Despite all that, there were a few interesting points to note from the game, and our observations are below. We’d love to hear from both sets of fans in the comments.

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Wigan Athletic vs. Manchester United preview: Line up and prediction

Posted on August 10, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Community Shield, Man United, Wigan Athletic   9 Comments »
Wigan away
Robin van Persie celebrates a Manchester United goal against Wigan Athletic last season.

After two dull months of no football, excluding the silky Spain and ignoring the shambles that is England in the U21 European Championships, we’re back with a bang as Manchester United take on FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield at Wembley.

Its all change at United with new manger David Moyes starting out in the footsteps of the great Sir Alex Ferguson and of course, the legendary Paul Scholes has moved on to pastures new. Despite the monumental change at the top, United fans are in position they haven’t been in since November 1986 – a new manager at the helm, which is exciting in itself. Here we take a look at the match preview with a superb view from the opposition as we discuss that superb victory over Manchester City, Antonio Valencia and whether or not Wayne Rooney still has it.

We welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Talking Points: Manchester City 2 – 3 Manchester United

Posted on August 08, 2011  by Stretford-end  in Community Shield, Man United, Manchester City, Match Reports   6 Comments »

Nani scores the winner

AUTHOR:- Stretford_End

Manchester United came back from two goals down to beat Manchester City 3-2 in the Community Shield at Wembley – a scoring pattern that was reminiscent of the victory in the Autumn of 1993, when Roy Keane netted the winner in the dying seconds at Maine Road. Lescott opened the scoring from a set piece by heading the ball passed debutante David De Gea, before Edin Dzeko’s shot beat the young Spaniard for City’s second on the stroke of half time. Chris Smalling got United back in the game following a free kick from Ashley Young, delivered with precision to the edge of the six yard box – where the young right back volleyed home passed the helpless Joe Hart. United’s second was pure class, with some intricate passing on the edge of the box – Tom Cleverley’s pass put Nani in, who elegantly chipped the ball over the grounded Hart; United were back in the game. The game looked to be heading to penalties, before a long Rooney punt up the field following a City set piece was met by hesitance in the form of Kompany and Clichy – with neither taking responsibility for the bouncing ball – which allowed Nani to capitalise and have a one on one with Hart. Nani rounded the keeper, before slotting home the winner – cue hysteria and some erratic dancing.

Here we discuss the talking points from a very interesting and enjoying Community Shield at Wembley.

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Man United vs. Man City, Community Shield Match Preview

Posted on August 07, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Community Shield, Man United, Manchester City, Match Previews, Nik   5 Comments »

Man United vs Man City


In an ever shortening of the summer break its Community Shield time again, and that familiar conundrum of a game which isn’t quite a friendly against our blue rivals from Manchester, and isn’t quite a ‘must-win’. Fergie will approach this with typical pragmatism, and will more than likely set his team out to win, whilst at the same time, continue to offer the chance for 2-3 of the lesser tried players to state their case for the season ahead.

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Chelsea 1-3 Manchester United Match Report

Posted on August 08, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Chelsea, Community Shield, Man United, Match Reports   2 Comments »

United celebrate Little Pea's debut goal

Chelsea 1-3 Manchester United

Antonio Valencia, Javier Hernandez and Dimitar Berbatov scored to give Manchester United a well deserved win against Premier League Champions Chelsea in the Community Shield.

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Manchester United vs. Chelsea Community Shield Preview

Posted on August 06, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Chelsea, Community Shield, Man United, Match Previews, Tactics   7 Comments »

Sir Alex Ferguson

It is that time of the season again when we all get ready for a ‘friendly’ game that is the traditional season opener after a summer starved of Manchester United. Sure, the season doesn’t really kick off until that Monday night fixture against newly promoted Newcastle United, however there isn’t a Red that won’t be getting excited about the new season. Sunday’s fixture against Chelsea won’t give an indication of who will win the league, however it will be nice to get one over the South London side who have failed to win any of their last three friendly matches.

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Community Shield : Following the trend..

Posted on August 06, 2010  by Yolkie  in Chelsea, Community Shield, Man United, Pre Season   No Comments »

Manchester United vs Chelsea

As the curtain raises on the Premier League season, takes a quick look at the correlation between our performances in the Charity/Community Shield and our fortunes in the Premier League season that followed.

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