Manchester United v Liverpool preview

Posted on March 20, 2010  by Yolkie  in Liverpool, Man United, Premier League   2 Comments »

Benitez and Ferguson

Manchester United versus Liverpool needs no subplot, on account of the rich successful history and the generally local proximity of both clubs. However, with United in the race for a record breaking 19th league title, the green and gold campaign, the recent centenary celebrations and the fact that Liverpool’s season long meltdown makes this game the only “Cup Final” they’re likely to reach this campaign, the ingredients are there for a real firecracker of a Premier League fixture.

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Manchester United Champions League draw – Live

Posted on March 19, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Champions League, Man United, Man United News   2 Comments »

Manchester United 2008 European Cup

We’ve won three European cups in 68, 99 and 2008 and reached the final last season. Today we find out who we will play in the Quarter finals and the 2010 Champions League begins to take shape. Barcelona favourites with the bookies, having brushed aside German side Stuttgart in the week, whilst Lyon will still be bouncing having knocked nine times European Champions Real Madrid out on their own turf. We have every reason to be confident that we can make it three finals in three years after the impressive display against Milan both home and away. So in the build up to the draw, which will be done live on the blog, we ask you – who do you want to face in the next round?

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Manchester United 3-0 Fulham Match Report

Posted on March 14, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Fulham, Man United, Man United News, Match Reports, Premier League   No Comments »

Source: Yolkie

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Wayne Rooney scores
Wayne Rooney continued his blistering goalscoring form with a double to send Manchester United back to the top of the Premier League with Dimitar Berbatov adding a third to round off an inspirational personal display.

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Wayne Rooney can surpass 42 goal Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted on March 11, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Players, Statistics   10 Comments »

Wayne Rooney

There has been a lot of discussion over the past few weeks regarding the potential goal scoring return from Wayne Rooney this season in comparison to that of his former team mate, Cristiano Ronaldo’s return in 2007/08. We discussed the possibility of such an achievement a couple of weeks ago when Rooney surpassed the total goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo last season. I’m going to put my neck out and say that in our remaining games (potentially 14) Wayne Rooney will score thirteen goals – taking his goal tally up to a whopping 43 for the season (including community shield goal).

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Manchester United 4-0 AC Milan Match Report

Posted on March 10, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Champions League, Match Reports   4 Comments »

Wayne Rooney scores

Relentless, ruthless, Rooney – these were the three R’s that inspired Manchester United to a historic victory over grand European opponents AC Milan. It was a classic action packed European night at Old Trafford with many subplots; but it was United who triumphed with a massive 7-2 aggregate scoreline to progress to the Champions League quarter finals.

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How does Rafael deal with Ronaldinho?

Posted on March 10, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Champions League, Man United, Tactics   1 Comment »

Ronaldinho

After the 3-2 victory over AC Milan three weeks ago in the San Siro, Rafael came under some fierce criticism for his naive performance against Ronaldinho. The 2004 & 2005 World player of the year gave our young right back a big lesson, which will no doubt be of valuable experience to the lad as he develops even further. Firstly, my personal opinion was that Rafael did ok, although I believe he was at fault for not thumping the ball down the pitch just before Seedorf scored Milan’s second. However, as we approach kick off time, I wanted to look at the positions of both fullbacks in the previous game and their potential roles tonight.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Manchester United

Posted on March 06, 2010  by Yolkie  in Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Wolves   No Comments »

Scholes Scores

Paul Scholes scored a landmark goal to give Premier League Champions Manchester United a crucial (if unconvincing) three points against division struggliers Wolves at Molineux. The United legend’s 100th league goal for the club returned them to the top of the league.

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Time for a hero; so who will it be?

Posted on March 05, 2010  by Yolkie  in Man United, Premier League   1 Comment »

Federico Macheda

I think we could safely say that after the last international break of the season we’re entering “squeaky bum time”; after a season that has seen thrills and spills and has been described as both fantastic and woeful, you might need time to pinch yourself and compose when you realise there’s only 8 weeks left of the league season.

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Ferguson: Michael Owen will be out for a few weeks

Posted on March 02, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Injuries, Man United, Man United News, Players   2 Comments »

Michael Owen

Michael Owen’s injury nightmare continues as Sir Alex Ferguson revealed that he believes United’s number seven will be out for few weeks. Michael Owen started the League Cup final against Aston Villa on Sunday and scored the opening goal to help United to a 2-1 victory. Owen pulled up half way through the first half to be replaced by Wayne Rooney, who scored the winner in the second half. Ferguson stated that both Owen and Rafael will go for scans on the injuries they sustained in the match.

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Chelsea to experience United defensive injury crisis?

Posted on March 02, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Chelsea, Injuries, Man United, Premier League   4 Comments »

John Terry

Back in December I got some stick for defending Sir Alex Ferguson for fielding a makeshift three man defense against Fulham at Craven Cottage. Some readers seemed to think that I was a 3-5-2 advocate, when in fact I do not feel it is effective in top level football anymore. Forwards are withdrawn to the flanks and cut inside to attack, so there is little need for a three center halves, with one effectively spare – but that is for another blog/discussion! My defense for Ferguson was based on the fact that United were suffering from a defensive injury nightmare with Van Der Sar, Vidic, Ferdinand, Brown, Evans, O’shea, Neville, Rafael and Fabio all unavailable for selection. Could it be that Chelsea are now experiencing similar problems?

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