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Everton vs. Manchester United: Moyes, Barkley and Europe

Posted on April 19, 2014  by Stretford-end  in Everton, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League   No Comments »
Everton vs. Manchester United: Moyes,  Barkley and Europe
Danny Welbeck versus Everton
Manchester United are nine point off Everton, who have played a game more.

Manchester United travel to Goodison Park to face Everton on Sunday, in what will be the 188th clash between the two clubs. Everton have four games remaining to try and beat Arsenal to fourth spot, whilst Manchester United’s season duly ended earlier in the month when the club went out 4-2 on aggregate to the reigning European Champions Bayern Munich.

David Moyes was ridiculed by the Everton supporters in the 1-0 defeat back in December, which obviously riled up the United boss as he has spoken recently about demanding more respect from the Goodison crowd. In the last five games at Everton, United have only won a single match back in the 2011/12 season, although United’s form on the road has been much better than at home this term.

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Manchester United 0-3 Liverpool: United brushed aside

Posted on March 17, 2014  by Stretford-end  in Liverpool, Man United, Match Reports   4 Comments »
Manchester United 0-3 Liverpool: United brushed aside
Steven Gerrard scores from the spot
Steven Gerrard scores a second penalty as Liverpool humble Manchester United 3-0

Manchester United were humbled at home by a rampant Liverpool who won for the first time at Old Trafford in five years. Steve Gerrard scored two penalty kicks and Luis Suarez rounded off the home side’s misery when he latched on to a mis-hit Daniel Sturridge shot. United only really tested Simon Mignolet’s goal just before the break, when Wayne Rooney’s goal bound effort was saved.

United looked rigid and flat in comparison to their rivals, who stroked the ball around with ease for most of the match. The home side were chasing shadows for most of the game and found it difficult to defend against the counter attacking play of Liverpool. Suarez, Sturridge and Sterling would take turns to drop deep and help influence play, with the youngster often found at the tip of the diamond.

We discuss the talking points from the game and welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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David Moyes & Manchester United: Where does the blame lie?

Posted on January 06, 2014  by Bricki  in Bricki, Everton, Man United, Managers   23 Comments »
David Moyes & Manchester United: Where does the blame lie?
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David Moyes has had a tough time at Manchester United since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson

Author: Bricki

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So this is how Manchester United ends… with a whimper and not with a bang. The last 6 months have conclusively proven that our time in the sun is now over and we must accept mediocrity on a level of Liverpool in the 90s.

That’s the only conclusion we can draw from the difficult six months since Sir Alex walked away and David Moyes was given the chalice isn’t it?

I mean it’s not like Sir Alex bled every last bit of success he could out of a group of players we have been saying for several years has been performing better than the sum of its parts. That a manager with over 25 years experience at the same club, a club he effectively had lead role in redesigning and helped to reform from top to bottom, would know exactly how to drive these players further than they realised they could go.

If a manager with 25 years at one of the most successful and famous teams in the world, gives you advice and tells you can achieve something, it might just make you do something many didn’t think you could.

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Manchester United 0-1 Newcastle United: Problems mount

Posted on December 08, 2013  by El Rob  in El Rob, Man United, Match Reports, Newcastle United, Premier League   12 Comments »
Manchester United 0-1 Newcastle United: Problems mount
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United never looked like getting back into the game after conceding.

Author: Rob

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Another home game, another 1-0 defeat for Manchester United, this time at the hands of Newcastle United. Last Sunday at Spurs, the side entered the week full of confidence after thrashing Bayer Leverkusen and having recently taken down table-topping Arsenal at Old Trafford. It’s safe to say that, after a draw against Spurs and two deserved home beatings by Everton and Newcastle, Mr. Moyes, the players and United fans worldwide won’t be bursting with optimism as they trudge in to work on Monday.

Twelve games in, United’s start to the Premier League campaign was underwhelming but largely explicable – with a new manager, tough opening fixtures and injuries to key players all taken into account. Since then, however, things have worsened dramatically. It’s become a crisis, – a large, signposted crisis. We’ll look briefly at what went wrong on Saturday, as well as some of the issues that need fixing if United are to come back stronger, as we always know them to do.

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David Moyes will be wary of Mauricio Pochettino’s Southampton

Posted on October 17, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Premier League, Southampton   3 Comments »
David Moyes will be wary of Mauricio Pochettino's Southampton
Mauricio Pochettino
Southampton have already beaten Liverpool on their travels so far this season

Two decades ago it was safe to say that you’d fancy yourself against Southampton. The Saints of course had the wizard, that is Matthew Le Tissier, who will no doubt remember fondly his sublime chip against Peter Schmeichel at the Dell some seventeen years ago, and of course the laughable pea-poller that had Massimo Taibi checking out the main culprits in the scene, his studs.

That Southampton side also had hard man Ken Monkou, who randomly went on to run a pancake house back home in his native Holland, and of course the face no one could forget, Iain Dowie, leading the line.

United beat Southampton 3-1 at the Dell that season (93/94), with an extremely camp ‘wriggle and jump’ celebration from blue sock wearing Eric Cantona, and a 2-0 win at Old Trafford, with goals from Mark Hughes and Andrei Kanchelskis. United went on to win the double, whilst the Saints narrowly avoided relegation. Fast forward twenty years and things are a little different.

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The Book Of Red Revelations

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

Author: Bricki

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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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Wigan Athletic vs. Manchester United preview: Line up and prediction

Posted on August 10, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Community Shield, Man United, Wigan Athletic   9 Comments »
Wigan Athletic vs. Manchester United preview: Line up and prediction
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Robin van Persie celebrates a Manchester United goal against Wigan Athletic last season.

After two dull months of no football, excluding the silky Spain and ignoring the shambles that is England in the U21 European Championships, we’re back with a bang as Manchester United take on FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield at Wembley.

Its all change at United with new manger David Moyes starting out in the footsteps of the great Sir Alex Ferguson and of course, the legendary Paul Scholes has moved on to pastures new. Despite the monumental change at the top, United fans are in position they haven’t been in since November 1986 – a new manager at the helm, which is exciting in itself. Here we take a look at the match preview with a superb view from the opposition as we discuss that superb victory over Manchester City, Antonio Valencia and whether or not Wayne Rooney still has it.

We welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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David Moyes is the right man to take Manchester United forward

Posted on May 09, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Managers   16 Comments »
David Moyes is the right man to take Manchester United forward
David Moyes is Manchester United's new manager
David Moyes is set to be named Manchester United manager as Sir Alex Ferguson retires

Author: Doron

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David Moyes has been announced as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Man United, taking on maybe the hardest but also most sought after job in football. His appointment may not inspire all United fans and may baffle others but for me, United have appointed the right man for the job. Many ex-Reds have claimed that both Moyes and Ferguson are ‘cut from the same cloth’, which cannot be said for the quite volatile figure of Jose Mourinho. Is Moyes the man to guide United into this new era under the watchful eye of the new director and ambassador?

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Gareth Bale transfer was the one that got away

Posted on May 08, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Premier League, Quotes, Spurs, Transfer Speculation   2 Comments »
Gareth Bale transfer was the one that got away
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Gareth Bale was linked to a move to Manchester United when at Southampton in 2007

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he was disappointed to miss out on the signing of a young Gareth Bale in 2007. Bale was a teenager at Southampton and Manchester United went in for the Welshman before Tottenham Hotspur. However, the current double winning player of the year never got the chance to speak to United according to Ferguson. Instead the youngster moved to White Hart Lane and was deployed as a left back for the early part of his career.

Its strange to think that Bale was considered a liability a couple of season ago from a defensive view point, but Harry Redknapp moved him further up and the pitch and he has since developed into one of the best players in Europe. Zinedine Zidane is a favourite, so what did happen in 2007 that saw the former Southampton man move to Spurs instead of United?

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Rafa Benitez slammed and praised by Sir Alex Ferguson

Posted on May 03, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Chelsea, Man United, Press, Quotes   No Comments »
Rafa Benitez slammed and praised by Sir Alex Ferguson
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Sir Alex Ferguson and Rafa Benitez shake hands after a Manchester United vs. Liverpool match

Sir Alex Ferguson today spoke of Rafa Benitez being “concerned with his CV” ahead of Chelsea’s visit to Old Trafford on Sunday. The interim Chelsea manager will indeed leave the club in the summer and Ferguson jibe was no doubt aimed at Benitez’ inevitable job search post May.

The Chelsea boss has just picked up manager of the month for April and will look to end his uncomfortable time at Stanford Bridge on a high. His side are still fighting for a Champions League spot, whilst also getting to a Europa League final, something Sir Alex noted in his press conference ahead of the tie.

Handshakes, post game drinks – the two have never seen eye to eye, however – has Ferguson acknowledges the contributions of his opposite number in an extremely hostile environment or as he, like he has done so many times before, change his approach when a manger is no longer a threat?

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