The Book Of Red Revelations

Posted on October 10, 2013  by Bricki  in Bricki, Legends, Man United, Managers   1 Comment »
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Will Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography heap more pressure on David Moyes?

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David Moyes appears to have found the adjustment to managing Manchester United difficult at times so far. This is totally understandable and it would appear the majority of match going United fans have his back right now. Each game has shown loud vocal backing and an understanding that the early days will be difficult.

Is Moyes being dealt a fair hand however by others associated with the club?

In particular the man he succeeded – Sir Alex himself?

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Sunderland 1-2 Man United: Januzaj, de Gea and the engine room

Posted on October 05, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Sunderland   17 Comments »

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Billed as relegation battle by some wanting some ‘bantz’, United’s trip to Sunderland provided a chance to head into the upcoming international break with a renewed sense of positivity and a much needed win. Moyes once again made changes from the midweek game as Jones, Nani and Rooney returned whilst Januzaj was handed his full debut. For Sunderland there were just two changes as Celustka and Roberge came into the team allowing Gardner to move into midfield. We welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Di Canio, Welbeck & all things Sunderland: View from oppo

Posted on October 05, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Previews, Premier League   No Comments »
Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Sunderland
Wayne Rooney scores for Manchester United against Sunderland

One of them is a club in apparent turmoil that are closer to the relegation zone than where their fans expect them to be, the other – well, you can pick that. Manchester United travel to Sunderland today, hoping for a better performance than in the 4-1 drumming to Manchester City and the 2-1 home defeat to West Brom.

United face a Sunderland side that has only picked up a single point under a short and explosive Paulo Di Canio reign. In the past five meetings at the Stadium of lights, United have won four and drawn one – although, these have all been low scoring games. The English champions last lost to Sunderland in the 96/97 season, following and European Cup away tie.

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Shakhtar 1-1 Man United: Moyes changes the system and it works

Posted on October 02, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Man United, Match Reports   16 Comments »

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United went into a tricky away game at Shakhtar off the back of poor domestic form and with the late blow that Rooney got a whack in training on Tuesday and was therefore unavailable. Moyes opted to recall Rafael, Vidic, Smalling, Evra, Valencia, Fellaini Cleverley, Welbeck and van Persie as he made nine changes from the weekend defeat to West Brom. We welcome comments from all fans.

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All David Moyes needs to know about Shakhtar Donetsk

Posted on October 01, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Champions League, Man United, Match Previews   No Comments »
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Shakhtar Donetsk look to heap more misery on Manchester United & David Moyes

Manchester United travel over 2,000 miles on Wednesday to take on Shakhtar Donetsk in what will surely prove to be the toughest away trip of the group. United are in poor form and David Moyes is under pressure following a 2-1 home defeat to WBA last Saturday and a thumping 4-1 loss to Manchester City the previous Sunday. The United manager voiced concerns in the week that the English Champions are a fair few world class players short to challenge for Champions League honours, an opinion voiced by many fans who saw a number of botched transfer negotiations explode over the summer.

United have a chance to build on their 4-2 opening win against Bayern Leverkusen a few weeks ago. We caught up with a man who knows Shakhtar well and he discussed the highly rated Brazilian pair, Wellington Nem and Bernand, and what the fans think of United post Ferguson.

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Man United 1-2 West Brom: testing times for players, staff and fans

Posted on September 28, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, WBA   14 Comments »

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After the lows of last weekend, the midweek win over Liverpool lifted spirits a bit and everything seemed to be back on track again. Moyes stuck with many of the players who beat Liverpool with the likes of Buttner, Jones, Evans, Nani, Hernandez and Kagawa retained whilst Anderson got a start in the middle. What unfolded was far from ideal. We welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Manchester United v. West Bromwich Albion: Match Preview

Posted on September 27, 2013  by El Rob  in El Rob, Man United, Match Previews, WBA   2 Comments »

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Manchester United take on West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford this Saturday, at the end of a difficult week for the club and its new manager, David Moyes. The 4-1 dismissal by City last Sunday was as painful as its proximate cause (midfield weakness) was predictable. In midweek, a 1-0 League Cup win over Liverpool was even more welcome than usual, as the media pressure on Mr. Moyes eased slightly, Jonny Evans got his first minutes of the season, Chris Smalling did well in defence, and we saw the return of Rafael, whose importance to the team was certainly felt in his absence. In the same competition West Brom were less fortunate, losing to Arsenal on penalties after ending 1-1 in 120 minutes. At this early stage of the season, the Baggies are two points behind United in the Premier League table and look a bit more like the team of last year, after losing two of their opening three games at home. Tomorrow probably won’t bear any resemblance to the last time the two clubs met, a memorable 5-5 joyride at the Hawthorns in Fergie’s final game.

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Manchester United vs. Liverpool League Cup: View from oppo

Posted on September 24, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Liverpool, Man United, Match Previews   4 Comments »
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Luis Suarez could return for Liverpool against Manchester United at Old Trafford

Manchester United clash once again with the old enemy Liverpool football club, in what will be the fifth meeting in the League Cup between the pair. David Moyes’ men were humbled on Sunday in the 4-1 defeat to Manchester City, a performance which highlighted how unimaginative this United side actually are, with the exception of Rooney.

Moyes’ decision to opt for a central midfield duo exposed the pedestrian nature of new signing Marouane Fellaini, who looked lost for most of the match. Liverpool on the other hand come in off the back of a 1-0 defeat to Southampton and will no doubt be looking to bounce back with a win over the Champions.

Liverpool’s talisman Luis Suarez is back from his suspension and will most surely play a part in the fixture. United have lost in two League Cup finals, 1983 and 2003,to Liverpool and the only win came in the Autumn of 1990; a 3-1 win with goals from Bruce, Sharpe and Hughes. We’ve lined up a superb view from the oppo for you, where we discuss; who was better out of Rush, Fowler and Torres? Were Everton happy to get rid of Moyes? And, surely Sir Alex Ferguson did knock Liverpool of their “f*cking perch”. didn’t he?

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Man City 4-1 Man United: new (United) manager, same midfield problem

Posted on September 22, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Manchester City, Match Reports, Premier League   16 Comments »

Manchester United are humbled 4-1 away at Manchester City

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United’s tricky start to the season continued with a short trip to rivals Manchester City. There was a blow before kick off with the confirmation that van Persie had a minor groin injury and so he was replaced by the fit again Welbeck and Young came in for Kagawa. City made one change from their midweek win as Negredo replaced Dzeko. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Manchester City vs. Manchester United preview – Moyes blessed with options

Posted on September 22, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Man United, Manchester City, Match Previews, Premier League   9 Comments »

Wayne Rooney celebrates for Manchester United against Manchester City

The domestic season is only four games old but United will take part in the third ‘big game’ of the season on Sunday away to Man City. Both sides have new managers, seven points and played in encouraging midweek victories in the Champions League. Infamously this fixture was won late on last season and although it’s unlikely to match that game for drama, it’s bound to be an intriguing battle with bragging rights at stake.

We welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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