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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United: View from the oppo

Posted on November 30, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, Spurs   2 Comments »
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United: View from the oppo
Spurs v Man Utd
Manchester United travel to under fire Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur meet for the 179th time on Sunday, as United look to heap more misery on under boss André Villas-Boas, following Spurs’ demolition against Manchester City last weekend. The North London club are currently 9th in the table and despite a good start to the season, Villas Boas finds himself on the back of two defeats and the third worst goal scoring record in the league.

Only Crystal Palace and Sunderland, who occupy the bottom two spots, have scored less goals this season. When you compare Spurs’ 9 to City’s 34 or Arsenal’s 24, he highlights just how much they’ve struggled up top this term. United will be hopeful to go one better than last season, when David De Gea’s weak punch resulted in a last minute equaliser.

David Moyes will be full of confidence following the excellent 5-0 away in Leverkusen this week and will be looking to close the gap at the top following a disappointing performance and result against Cardiff City last weekend. Both Robin van Persie and Nemanja Vidic are both expected to return to action following injuries that have kept them out of the last two fixtures.

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Robin van Persie deserves to be crowned PFA Player of the year

Posted on March 25, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Awards, Liverpool, Man United, Spurs   13 Comments »
Robin van Persie deserves to be crowned PFA Player of the year
Robin van Persie scores again for Manchester United
Robin van Persie has been a pivotal part of Manchester United’s title pursuit this season

Many fans ridicule it and simply remark that, in the grand scheme of the things, it really doesn’t matter. No, no – I’m not talking about the International break, but personal awards for players. Yes, the European Cup, Championship, FA Cup and League Cup are all more important – agreed. But when one of your players, like Wayne Rooney in 2010, Giggs in 2009 and Cristiano Ronaldo in 2008 (and 2007) are awarded with such a prize, their contributions has aided the club throughout the season. Sure, sometimes you lose out – like in 2010 – but the award is a pretty good indication of a player who has made the difference in the season. This is why Robin van Persie must be crowned PFA Footballer of the year ahead of the exceptional Luis Suarez and brilliant Gareth Bale.

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Spurs 1-1 United: Denied at the death, but a good point nonetheless

Posted on January 21, 2013  by El Rob  in El Rob, Man United, Match Reports, Spurs   24 Comments »
Spurs 1-1 United: Denied at the death, but a good point nonetheless
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Evra vs. Lennon was one of the key battles in Tottenham vs. Manchester United

Author: Rob

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In Sunday’s big game Man United traveled to White Hart Lane to play Tottenham Hotspur, looking to avenge their 3-2 defeat at Old Trafford earlier in the season. Wintry conditions threatened to postpone the match, but after a late pitch inspection the teams were given the all-clear. Spurs lined up as expected with Defoe and Parker replacing Adebayor (international duty) and Sandro (injured). United made only one change to the team that beat Liverpool last Sunday, but altered their team shape and tactics significantly. As always, we’d love to hear the debate from both sets of fans.

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Tottenham Hotspur v.s Manchester United preview & lineup

Posted on January 19, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Previews, Spurs   No Comments »
Tottenham Hotspur v.s Manchester United preview & lineup
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United lost 3-2 at home to Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the season.

Author: Stretford_End

Manchester United travel to White Hart Lane for the 178th time to take on 4th place Tottenham Hotspur. United lost 3-2 at Old Trafford earlier in the season, despite a flurry of attacks in the second half.

Andre Villas-Boas has, so far, done a superb job in challenging for a champions league place but will be aware that Spurs have not beaten United at home since 2000/01, in a match that saw United field a weakened side having wrapped up the Premier League already. Although, Spurs have a great opportunity to do the double over United, the first time since 1989/90. Here we take a look at the match preview including a view from the opposition, injury news, a potential United lineup and prediction.

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Man United 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur: United nearly make up for Fergie’s selection error

Posted on September 29, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Spurs   43 Comments »
Man United 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur: United nearly make up for Fergie's selection error

Robin van Persie challenges Clint Dempsey

Author: Doron

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Spurs came to Old Trafford with that familiar feeling of impending doom – it’s not been a happy place for them to visit for a generation now. That said, depending on Fergie’s team selection they may be forgiven for thinking things might be about to change – United’s midfield has too often been there for the taking and Spurs have some powerful options in that area. As ever, we welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Man United vs. Tottenham Hotspur match preview: key battle, line ups and history

Posted on September 28, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, Spurs   14 Comments »
Man United vs. Tottenham Hotspur match preview: key battle, line ups and history

Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring against Spurs in 2010/11

Author: Doron

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United will face their first big home game of the Premier League season when Spurs visit on Saturday afternoon. After the defeat at Everton in their opening game of the season, United have won every game since and conceded just twice in their last two games. Spurs, after a shaky start under new coach, Andre Villas-Boas, have now won three of their last four but have a terrible recent record at Old Trafford and not won there for 23 years. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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United and rivals – predictions and thoughts for 2012/13

United and rivals - predictions and thoughts for 2012/13

The new season is just days away so we decided we’d make some predictions and share our thoughts on both United and our rivals. Bookmark this so you can tell us how wrong we were come May 2013! We hope you’ve got your new kit and football equipment all ready for Saturday!

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Robin Van Persie & Luka Modric linked with United

Posted on July 19, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Players, Press, Quotes, Transfer Speculation, Transfer Targets   14 Comments »
Robin Van Persie & Luka Modric linked with United

Arsenal's Robin Van Persie at the Emirates

Author: Stretford_End

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Robin Van Persie and Luka Modric have both been linked with moves to Manchester United in the press today, with many reds shocked at the notion of the Arsenal captain moving to Old Trafford. It appears that Van Persie will leave Arsenal this summer, after failing to agree a new contract with the North London club. He also released a statement informing the Arsenal fans as to the reasons why he would not be renewing his contract. Luka Modric has been unsettled for some time and was subject of a £40million move to Chelsea last summer. Now that Tottenham, unluckily, are not in the draw for 2012/13 Champions League, it seems that Modric will be on his way out of the club – providing his valuation is met.

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Man United continue to commit to signing English talent

Man United continue to commit to signing English talent

Author: Doron

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The signing of Nick Powell from Crewe Alexandra secured a much sought after young talent for the club. Having only recently turned 18, Powell’s already racked up an impressive 64 competitive appearances and stands at over 6ft tall. In what’s a very global market, United are still looking close to home when it comes to signing players. The capture of Powell confirms United’s commitment to trying to buy English.

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Podcast: Manchester United Show with Beyond The Pitch

Posted on March 08, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Podcast   No Comments »
Podcast: Manchester United Show with Beyond The Pitch

Authors: Doron and Phil

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Something we’ve wanted to do for a little while is a regular podcast. Not only are they quite fun to record but it’s a chance to share our thoughts in a slightly more relaxed, less formal manner. We’re very lucky that Phil over at the fabulous Beyond The Pitch is a Man United fan so we’ve partnered up with him to produce a podcast!

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