Wayne Rooney has scored more goals than Ronaldo so far

Posted on February 07, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Players, Statistics   20 Comments »

Rooney and Ronaldo

People used to label Cristiano Ronaldo a genius, a phenomenon and our star player – however, I wonder what superlatives are left to throw Wayne Rooney’s way, considering our number ten has already scored more Premier League goals than our old number seven last season.  Rooney has notched up 21 goals, so far, this season where as Ronaldo scored eighteen goals in 32 appearances.  It could even be fair to say that Rooney could reach the feat set by Ronaldo in the 2007/08 season.

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February 6th 1958 – lest we forget

Posted on February 06, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Munich   3 Comments »

Busby Babes

52 years ago today a plane carrying the Manchester United team crashed on the third attempt on the snow covered run way of the Munich airport. 23 people who were on the plane died after the crash, including eight Manchester United players. The team were returning to Manchester after a 3-3 draw with Partizan Belgrade and had stopped off in Munich. The tragedy meant that the Busby Babes would never play together again and is ingrained into the soul of the club. Today we remembered our fallen heroes – gone but never ever forgotten.

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Manchester United 5-0 Portsmouth Match Report

Posted on February 06, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Reports, Portsmouth, Premier League   No Comments »

David James

Premier League Champions Manchester United put beleagured Portsmouth to the sword to return to the top of the table and become top scorers in the division with the best goal difference though the relegation threatened visitors fully contributed to their own downfall with two own goals – making OG the second top scorer for the club this season – and a heavy deflection.

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Luis Nani is finally starting to live up to his potential

Posted on January 31, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Arsenal, Man United, Man United News, Managers, Quotes   5 Comments »

Luis Nani

You’ve seen it before – a right sided player is jockeyed by two players, he performs a ludicrous Cruyff before wrong footing the opposing player and delivers a cross to the far post, which is bundled in by the out of sorts keeper. Garrincha I hear you say? Or perhaps Luis Figo? Nope – Luis Nani today showed the whole world his quality, determination and class by putting on a mesmerising show at the Emirates today.

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Winner of the Stretty Rant competition announced

Posted on January 31, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Announcements, Man United   No Comments »

Gary Neville celebrates

We are pleased to announce the winner of our Stretty Rant 2010 competition! Thank you so much for everyone who entered the competition and we hope to run a few more in the next couple of months. The prize was a copy of the brilliant ‘Glory Glory’ by Andy Mitten.

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Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United Match Report

Posted on January 31, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Arsenal, Man United, Match Reports   1 Comment »

Nani celebrates

In a carbon copy of last season’s Champions League tie at the Emirates – almost down to the goals and the style they were scored – Manchester United destroyed Arsenal in a performance that demonstrated the difference in class between the Champions and the pretenders.

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Manchester United 3-1 Manchester City Match Report

Posted on January 28, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Citeh, League Cup, Man United, Match Reports   2 Comments »

Wayne Rooney scores

Wayne Rooney’s injury time header finally settled this Carling Cup semi final derby to deservedly send Manchester United to Wembley to defend the trophy. Carlos Tevez had scored to level the tie after Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick had put United into a commanding position but Rooney’s intervention meant a gruelling extra time period was avoided ahead of the weekend trip to Arsenal in the league.

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Manchester United confirm Chris Smalling transfer

Posted on January 26, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Fulham, Man United, Man United News, Players, Transfer Targets   2 Comments »

Chris Smalling

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of 20 year old centre half Chris Smalling from Fulham for a reported £8million fee. Smalling had been the pursued by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, however the defender will join the Champions in the summer ready for the 2010/11 season.

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Alan Shearer insists we are a one man team

Posted on January 26, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Players, Quotes   3 Comments »

Alan Shearer

One time Premier League title winner Alan Shearer has stated that Wayne Rooney ‘carries United’ at times, a day after the Premier League’s top goal scorer commits his future to United. Alan Shearer famously turned down the opportunity to win a host of medals, twice, by signing for Blackburn Rovers in 1992 and Newcastle United in 1996. Legendary captain Bryan Robson stated in his autobiography that even as a fellow Geordie he couldn’t ‘understand’ as to why Shearer opted out of success at United.

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Wayne Rooney denies transfer talk

Posted on January 26, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Players, Premier League, Press, Quotes, Transfer Targets   No Comments »

Wayne Rooney
With the doom and gloom of the financial crisis and unethical ownership of Manchester United being the main talking points at the moment, its great to finally receive some good news – Wayne Rooney commits himself to Manchester United long term. There was talk that the Premier League top goal scorer would pack his bags and join Ronaldo in sunny Spain to help fund the Glazer debt, however Rooney has stated he ‘is a United player and is happy here’.

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