AUTHOR: – Doron
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AUTHOR: – Stretford-end
Manchester United failed to score at St James’ park for the first time since the 1999/2000 season to pick up a point in a 0-0 draw. Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney had great chances to open the scoring in the first half, whilst heavy Newcastle pressure early on created a number of chances after crosses from wide areas – including a Løvenkrands header just before half time. United stepped up their game in the second half and looked much the better side. Ryan Giggs spurned a glorious opportunity to open the scoring, whilst both sides had controversial penalty appeals turned turn. Here we discuss the talking points of the game and welcome both sets of fans to share their views.
AUTHOR: – Doron
The disappointment of losing to Man City in the FA Cup can be firmly left in the past as United travel to Newcastle to try and open up a 9 point gap over Arsenal. Newcastle are nicely placed in mid-table but will be frightfully aware that they are by no means ‘safe’ yet. United’s recent record at St James’ Park is good but given the team’s away form this year, that could count for very little.
Former Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer has revealed in an interview with FourFourTwo that United took too long to sign him, which is why he opted to sign for Blackburn Rovers. United ended up signing Eric Cantona in the November of 1992 and went on to lift the Premier League title, with Blackburn finishing in 4th spot.
Shearer did pick up a league title in 1994/95 after his side beat United by a point to the crown. The England striker enjoyed a four-year stay at Ewood Park, scoring 112 goals in 138 league appearances – however, could he have gone on to win more trophies had he waited a little?
Form is temporary, class is permanent – so says the performance of Paul Scholes and the cameo from Ryan Giggs. Manchester United won 3-0 against their Newcastle namesakes and while they may not have scored the shedload that Champions Chelsea managed in their opening game, the message of intent was impressive in its own right. Dimitar Berbatov opened the scoring with Darren Fletcher grabbing a second just before half time before Giggs’ classy volley in the dying moments secured all three points.
Former Manchester United Striker Andy Cole has spoken to the Telegraph in the week regarding two of his former clubs; Manchester United and Newcastle United and his two former managers – Sir Alex Ferguson and Kevin Keegan. Andy Cole joined United in the January of 95 following a £6million (plus Keith Gillespie, who was valued at £1million) move from Newcastle, a transfer which broke the British record by £2Million (Chris Sutton signed for Blackburn Rovers from Norwich the previous summer) and sparked outrage in Newcastle.
On the eve of United’s opening match of the Premier League season, there are some reports that Wayne Rooney may be unfit for the match against Newcastle. Also in tomorrow’s chip paper, Edwin van der Sar warns that United can no longer have so much reliance on the veterans and Sir Alex is linked with a move for another Portuguese player.
Premier League runners up Manchester United take on top division “new boys” Newcastle in their opening fixture of the new league season. The visitors will be bringing a couple of familiar faces with them, but no favours will be expected from the Magpies who held the Red Devils to a 1-1 draw in the same scenario two years ago.
The Toon Army will no doubt be rejuvenated by a successful promotion campaign, fearlessness and an injection of much needed passion and pride into playing for the club that was desperately lacking in that relegation campaign of 2008/9. The contest between the two sides on Monday night, then, represents a very different encounter to the last time they met in Manchester.
After a summer of speculation and agonizing, when the first league fixture finally comes round relief sets in. Football is back. With Newcastle at Old Trafford on Monday 16th August getting nearer I thought I’d take a look back at how Manchester United have performed in the opening fixture for the past ten years. I was hoping to find some interesting patterns or themes that would help to predict how the season might start but instead I discovered…
Manchester United kick off their 2010/11 Premier League campaign against Championship winners Newcastle United at Old Trafford on August 14th. United opened the 2000/01 with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle, with Andy Cole and Ronny Johnson getting on the score sheet. The next game sees United up against Europa League finalists Fulham and then at home to West Ham at the end of the month. United then face back to back games against Merseyside opposition, with United traveling to Goodison Park on the 11th – a ground where United were well beaten last term – and then host Liverpool at Old Trafford on the 18th.