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Rooney Spares United’s Blushes

Rooney Spares United’s Blushes

Manchester United 1 Sheffield United 0 Wayne Rooney’s 93rd minute spot kick sent Manchester United into the draw for the FA Cup 4th round after another dismal display that had the fans voicing their dismay at the final whistle. United put their Premier League pursuit on the back burner to concentrate on the FA Cup as they welcomed Sheffield United to Old Trafford for the 3rd round. It has been too long since United lifted the oldest club cup competition when they defeated Millwall in 2004. Since then Arsenal has gone on to take over the record of most wins so a run to the final is long overdue for the Red Devils. Van Gaal and his players had spoken of their desire to win the cup in the build up to the clash so it was interesting to see […]

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Has the FA Cup Runneth Dry?

Has the FA Cup Runneth Dry?

Has the FA Cup Runneth Dry? The FA Cup 3rd round begins this weekend and it’s a competition that evokes good memories for Manchester United fans even though they haven’t won it since 2004 it has always held a special place in the club’s illustrious history. On a personal note, the cup brings up a feeling of warmth from my younger days in a time when if United wasn’t involved in the final then you rooted for the underdog and sometimes they prevailed against all odds. In 1973, as a youngster I watched Sunderland defeat the mighty Leeds United, and yes, they were a big side then. There I was eating a meat pie stood outside Granada Rentals in Manchester watching the match through the shop window after I had been dragged out shopping by my mum and elated that […]

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United’s Year Draws To A Close

United’s Year Draws To A Close

Manchester United 0 – 0 Chelsea How the mighty have fallen. If someone had said at the start of the season that by the time United host Chelsea in the last match of 2015 one would be stuck near the bottom and the other would have failed to win in their last seven games that person would have been locked in the madhouse and the key thrown away, yet here we were. Down the years, this fixture has had an important bearing on the outcome of the Premier League with each side battling it out in some classic encounters. However, it was more about honour this time round than points. The bottom line was that for both teams this was a match that neither could afford to lose. Louis van Gaal’s United had the lost the previous four matches, three […]

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