Tag: Man Utd

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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Man United Win At Last

Man United Win At Last

Manchester United 2 Swansea City 1 Manchester United started the year in a positive mood with a hard fought victory over Swansea City at Old Trafford. Goals from Martial and Rooney, the first time they have scored in the same match, ensured that United kick started 2016 with a much-needed win and a valuable 3 points. United’s first match of the year and it couldn’t have been against a trickier opponent than the team from South Wales, who have held a certain jinx over the Red Devils and van Gaal. Swansea had won four out of the last five meetings between the two sides in all competitions and were the team that welcomed van Gaal to the English game when they beat his side at Old Trafford in his first match in charge. So, in United’s current predicament of not […]

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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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