Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal: rivalry put on hold

Posted on November 05, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Arsenal, Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   5 Comments »

Patrice Evra scores for Manchester United against Arsenal in 2-1 victory

Author: Doron

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After a double-header against Chelsea, United faced another London-based side as Arsenal came to Old Trafford. It’s early in the season but Arsenal are already off the pace set by United, Chelsea and City – a defeat would only reassert that a title challenge will probably not happen this year. For United, there was a chance to go top with Chelsea playing at Swansea later in the day. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Chelsea 5-4 Manchester United: Anderson, atmosphere, youth and penalties

Posted on November 01, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Chelsea, Doron, League Cup, Man United, Match Reports, Youth   11 Comments »
Manchester United draw level as Eden Hazard scores a penalty for Chelsea
Manchester United concede in the last minute as Eden Hazard scores a penalty for Chelsea

Authors: Stretford_End and Doron

Manchester United and Chelsea were again involved in another thrilling encounter, with the London club advancing to the next round of the League Cup. Chelsea came back three times to draw level in normal time, whilst taking the advantage in extra time after the introduction of Eden Hazard and Oscar. United fielded a mix of players, although at right back Rafael was the most experienced player in the United defence – with Wootton, Keane and Buttner making up the other three positions. Here we discuss the main talking points from the game and welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Manchester United 3-2 Braga Talking Points

Posted on October 24, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Champions League, Man United, Match Reports   4 Comments »
Javier Hernandez header versus Braga
Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez scored a header against Braga in United’s 3-2 victory

Authors: Nik and Stretford_End

Manchester United beat S.C. Braga 3-2 having fought back from two goals down after Alan scored two first half goals for the Portuguese. Javier Hernandez scored two headers in between a Jonny Evans equalizer. Sir Alex Ferguson opted for a 4-4-2 diamond, however the withdrawal of Shinji Kagawa saw the introduction of Luis Nani, which gave United width in a more traditional 4-4-2 as Wayne Rooney moved to the left flank. Here we discuss the talking points from the game and welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Man United 4-2 Stoke City – excitement, maturity and a genius

Posted on October 21, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Stoke City   7 Comments »

Michael Owen shakes Wayne Rooney’s hand

Authors: Stretford_End and Doron

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Normal football interrupted the international break and Stoke visited Old Trafford to try to end a barren run of results in the red part of Manchester. United’s last game had seen them win confidently at Newcastle but many days had passed since then and plenty of players have been with their countries so while on paper this looked like a home-banker, things are never that simple. With Chelsea winning at Spurs in the early kick off the pressure was on United to get the win and keep the gap at just four points. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Newcastle United 0-3 Man United: Fergie’s new system works a treat!

Posted on October 08, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Newcastle United, Nik, Premier League, Sleepy Nik   17 Comments »

Jonny Evans celebrates opening the scoring against Newcastle United

Authors: Sleepy Nik and Doron

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United’s struggle at Newcastle last season was fresh in the minds of fans and probably players ahead of the annual trip to St James’ Park. United’s form has been patchy and following the defeat against Spurs last weekend, a response was needed. Newcastle had defensive injuries and were missing their first choice goalkeeper as well as both centre backs. Still, their front six meant that this was a game that couldn’t be taken lightly. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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CFR Cluj 1-2 Man United: Rooney to Robin and some winning performances

Posted on October 03, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Man United, Match Reports   7 Comments »

Robin van Persie celebrates his second goal with Wayne Rooney

Author: Doron

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Game two of this season’s Champions League adventure saw United go to Romania for the second season running. Last year it was Otelul Galati, this year it’s CFR Cluj. United left some experience back in Manchester though to rest or recover – Giggs, Scholes and Carrick opened up spots for some home-grown youngsters instead – Lingard, Tunnicliffe and Michael Keane. Cluj were something of an unknown quantity but nevertheless, a win was expected.

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Man United 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur: United nearly make up for Fergie’s selection error

Posted on September 29, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Spurs   43 Comments »

Robin van Persie challenges Clint Dempsey

Author: Doron

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Spurs came to Old Trafford with that familiar feeling of impending doom – it’s not been a happy place for them to visit for a generation now. That said, depending on Fergie’s team selection they may be forgiven for thinking things might be about to change – United’s midfield has too often been there for the taking and Spurs have some powerful options in that area. As ever, we welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Manchester United 2-1 Newcastle United – kids do alright as stars return

Posted on September 27, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, League Cup, Man United, Match Reports, Newcastle United, Youth   1 Comment »

Ryan Tunnicliffe after making his Man United debut

Author: Doron

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Man United’s first foray into the Capital One Cup saw them take on Newcastle at Old Trafford last night. Both managers made plenty of changes to incorporate youngsters and players returning from injury – that didn’t created a disjointed game though as both sides contributed to a very watchable 90 minutes of football. As ever, we welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Liverpool 1-2 Man United: a terrible performance but YES!!

Posted on September 24, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Liverpool, Man United, Match Reports, Nik, Premier League, Sleepy Nik   12 Comments »

Robin van Persie scores a penalty at Anfield

Authors: Sleepy Nik and Doron

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On a day where emotions were running high at Anfield, and with the eyes of the footballing world focused firmly on British football’s biggest rivalry, United fans, as well as the manager and Sir Bobby Charlton, all acquitted themselves in an exemplary manner. Both sets of fans applauded the tribute to the 96 people who died so tragically at Hillsborough in 1989. In terms of the league, United were hoping to keep up with the early pacesetters Chelsea, whilst Rodgers was looking to end a torrid run of results, which has seen his team accumulate the sum total of two points thus far. Comments from both sets of supporters are welcomed.

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Manchester United 1-0 Galatasaray – talking points

Posted on September 20, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Man United, Match Reports   6 Comments »

Michael Carrick celebrates scoring against Galatasaray

Author: Doron

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Having performed so disappointingly last season, there was a sense of ‘owing’ the fans in the Champions League this time round. Yet again the draw had been kind with United getting, and no disrespect to our opponents, an easy group relative to what we could have got. First up, Galatasaray came to Old Trafford, evoking memories of clashes in the early 90s. Welcome to Hale, (nearly).

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