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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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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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