Match Report: West Ham United 0-4 Manchester United

Posted on December 05, 2009  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, West Ham   No Comments »

Darron Gibson scores

It was a battle between two injury ravaged United’s at Upton Park as both sides’ concerns grew with more names to add to the wounded list, but in terms of the football, there was only one team in it – four goals, each beautifully constructed in their own way, scored by Manchester United.

There were the expected changes after the Carling Cup win over Spurs but Darron Gibson clearly did enough to keep his place in the team – however, the opening exchanges hinted that West Ham would give United a run for their money. Giggs misplaced a pass that Hines collected – his cross shot across the face of goal was almost converted by Collison who was snuffed out by the backtracking Giggs – this early chance was really the closest the Hammers came to notching a goal in the first half.

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West Ham Preview – 5 memorable Upton Park clashes

Posted on December 04, 2009  by Yolkie  in Man United, Premier League, West Ham   1 Comment »

Clashes betweeen the United’s of Manchester and West Ham have a reputation for being feisty – whether it was ill blood from the Ince sale or the fact that the East Londoners have more than once thrown spanners in the works of various trophy pushes. Stretford-End.com looks back at 5 of the most memorable (in our opinion) Premier League encounters at Upton Park.

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Why Federico Macheda will win the golden boot one day

Posted on December 03, 2009  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Players, Youth   6 Comments »

Federico Macheda scores a wonder goal

I’ve made some horrible predictions in the past. (1) Cesc Fabregas would never become as good a player as Edgar Davids, (2) Cristiano Ronaldo would spurn the lures of Real Madrid and (3) I would one day lift the European Cup for Manchester United in the Bernabeu having finished top scorer in the European Cup. Sadly, not all predictions come true (although technically one is still possible – you know where I am Fergie) but I am putting my neck out on this one – Federico Macheda, in three years time, will be one of the most feared strikers in the Premier League.

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Manchester United 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Posted on December 01, 2009  by Stretford-end  in League Cup, Man United, Match Reports, Spurs   No Comments »

Darron Gibson

In a repeat of the final from last season there was a familiar result as Manchester United overcame Tottenham Hotspur. Darron Gibson scored two fantastic long range goals to secure a semi final spot for the Red Devils in a tie that was more straightforward than they could ever have hoped for.

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The Kids Are Alright.. Win or Lose Tonight

Posted on December 01, 2009  by Yolkie  in League Cup, Man United, Players, Press, Spurs, Uncategorized   2 Comments »

Welbeck despondent but still better than the likes of Vela and Ngog

Rarely will Sir Alex have been so delighted at the speed of another occasion to throw in his latest set of fledglings as he will be tonight – after they were roundly criticised for not winning against Besiktas despite battering them, the Carling Cup tie against last years finalists Tottenham provides him with a glorious opportunity to test their character.

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Match Report: Portsmouth 1-4 Manchester United

Posted on November 28, 2009  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Reports, Portsmouth   No Comments »

Wayne Rooney scores
Manchester United closed the gap at the top of the table with a thumping win at Portsmouth full of landmarks, becoming the first team in English football to reach 2000 league wins with a headline grabbing hat-trick from Wayne Rooney, and a man of the match performance from Ryan Giggs that included 2 assists and a brilliant free kick for his 150th United goal, on the eve of his 36th birthday.

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Ryan Giggs for BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Posted on November 28, 2009  by Yolkie  in Awards, Man United, News, Players, Press   2 Comments »

Ryan Giggs

The BBC Sports Personality award is apparently given to the person who has achieved the most in the preceding year, or, as the description on wiki goes, the sportsperson who has most captured the public’s imagination. Following his latest man of the match performance for Manchester United (match report to follow), Stretford-End.com asks, why not Ryan Giggs?

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Match Report: Manchester United 0-1 Besiktas

Posted on November 25, 2009  by Stretford-end  in Champions League, Man United, Match Reports   No Comments »

Besiktas Celebrate

Twice consecutive finalists Manchester United suffered a humiliating defeat at Old Trafford to Turkish side Besiktas after conceding a deflected goal – throwing more than a slight comparison to their first ever defeat at home in European competition against opposition from the same country.

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Match Report: Manchester United 3-0 Everton

Posted on November 21, 2009  by Yolkie  in Everton, Man United, Match Reports   No Comments »

Rafael tackles Saha

As straightforward as it could get – Manchester United bounced back from their defeat at Stamford Bridge with a routine win and comfortable performance against Everton.

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Manchester United vs. Everton preview

Posted on November 19, 2009  by Stretford-end  in Everton, Man United   1 Comment »

Michael Carrick runs with the ball against Everton

When it comes to a “Big Four” in England historically speaking Everton are the club that join United, Arsenal and their city rivals Liverpool, with 9 league titles, 5 FA Cups and a European Cup Winners Cup to boot.

The Toffees visit Old Trafford this weekend in the second part of a clash between the city’s teams as Liverpool host City earlier in the day – and unlike the frostier relationship that exists with their neighbours, there always seems to be a healthy respect between the Merseyside blues and the Manchester reds, even if that cordial relationship suffered somewhat during the transfer of Wayne Rooney.

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