Manchester United 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Posted on September 23, 2009  by Stretford-end  in League Cup, Man United, Wolves   No Comments »

Danny Welbeck celebrates his goal

Carling Cup holders Manchester United, with a complete first XI switch, began the defence of the trophy with a comfortable but unconvincing display against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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United should be proud of League Cup History

Posted on September 23, 2009  by Stretford-end  in League Cup, Man United, World Club Championship   No Comments »

Brian McClair

So.. the Carling Cup.

The Football League Cup is a curious animal for United. Just take our last four campaigns – as many humiliations as success stories.

It is a snapshot of our modern history in the competition, particularly since Sir Alex Ferguson (or just plain Alex as he was then) decided to use English football’s second cup as bleeding for his wet behind the ears youth prodigies.

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Derby Day Musings

Posted on September 21, 2009  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Players   3 Comments »

Rooney and Owen

Well, let’s concentrate on the positives. Where are the goals going to come from?

Selling Ronaldo was taking 68 goals out of the team, we were told, and without Tevez’s guile we would struggle. Of course these are just over hyped opinions that had no basis in reality – no team just suddenly scores, for example, 40 goals less. They move on. And just how, with United putting in three performances already this season that were better than anything we saw last year. 15 in the first 6 games compared with 8 last year and and 4 the season before would suggest we’re improving all the time. Going forward we look more industrious, more energetic – more like a team. It may have been missed by everyone given the sensational end but Rooney’s goal made sure he kept up a goal a game average in the league – he has assumed the responsibility laid out to him and is living up to all United supporters hopes.

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Manchester United 4-3 Manchester City

Posted on September 20, 2009  by Yolkie  in Citeh, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   4 Comments »

Owen Scores

Premier League Champions against the Premier League big spenders – Carlos Tevez against his former club – derby day in Manchester was the setting for the most eagerly anticipated clash of the English season so far, and it didn’t disappoint, going down as one of the best matches in Premier League history.

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Tevez has his head in the clouds dreaming of a rosy return

Posted on September 18, 2009  by Yolkie  in Citeh, Man United, News, Players, Premier League   1 Comment »

Carlos Tevez

Sadly the image of Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez battling for the same ball looks a remote possibility for the weekends derby clash at Old Trafford.

Regardless, as part of the City squad, the Argentinian is expected to rock up at the Theatre of Dreams in some capacity and Tevez has stated in today’s Telegraph, “I expect to have a good reception.. While at United, I always gave my best and I had good relations with the fans. ”

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Match Report: Besiktas 0 – 1 Manchester United

Posted on September 15, 2009  by Stretford-end  in Champions League, Man United   2 Comments »

Scholes

Besiktas 0 – 1 Manchester United

Paul Scholes headed a crucial goal against Turkish opponents Besiktas in the opening group game of the Champions League.

While perhaps not strictly against the run of play, it did seem as though a goal would never come for the English Champions against their Turkish counterparts. In all truth, though, it was a drab affair that probably more suited the visitors. The home crowd did make sparse attempts at creating a volatile atmosphere but Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are on the whole an experienced collection of players who are now capable of not freezing in such an environment.

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Fergie: Owen needs to wait for Rooney & Berba to blend

Posted on September 14, 2009  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Managers, Players   12 Comments »

Michael Owen
Sir Alex Ferguson has given his strongest statement yet that he see’s Michael Owen as nothing more than backup for Dimitar Berbatov and Wayne Rooney.  Owen was signed from Newcastle United in the summer on a free transfer and has only started one game for United so far this season.  The United number 7 has found the back of the net once already in the 5-0 mauling of Wigan Athletic – although he may have to wait a little longer until that ‘blend’ has been found.  Have your say in our forum on whether you think Owen is United class.

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Former Red legend defends City striker

Posted on September 14, 2009  by Stretford-end  in Arsenal, Citeh, Man United, Man United News   3 Comments »

Roy Keane

Former United captain and current Ipswich manager Roy Keane has defended Emmanuel Adebayor after his controversial celebration in front of Arsenal fans on Saturday.  The £25 Million striker was slated for kicking out at Robin Van Persie and running the whole length of the pitch to show his delight at scoring against his former employers – which happened to be in front of the Arsenal faithful.  However, United legend Keane – who is never short of a controversial remark – has defended the striker.

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Remember Istanbul 1993?

Posted on September 14, 2009  by Stretford-end  in Champions League, Man United   2 Comments »

Cantona sent off Istanbul

United face Besiktas for the first time this Tuesday – however United have travelled to the depths of Istanbul before.  It hard to believe that the 0-0 draw against Galatasaray was sixteen years ago next month – when United were eliminated from the European Cup – the first time a United side competed since being knocked out by AC Milan way back in 1969.  United faced an uphill struggle having drawn 3-3 at Old Trafford in the first leg – and a scoreless draw was enough to see the Turkish side through to the third round.  Many United fans will remember the hostility that faced them and also the dangers that faced the players on the pitch that night.

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Reaction to the Tottenham Victory

Posted on September 13, 2009  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Spurs   4 Comments »

Berbatov
It is fair to say that United gave their best performance of the season so far in what proved to be a masterclass in how to retain the football in the 3-1 victory over Spurs. Rooney was outstanding, Giggs rolled back the years – whilst Evra constantly bombed down the left providing an even greater attacking threat. I really enjoyed the game yesterday and hopefully this post sums up all the action and talking points.

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