Tag Archives: Community Shield

5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 2-0 Wigan Athletic

By Matthew Jones 1. Van the Man back in the groove again With all the transfer talk this summer either concerning the future of Wayne Rooney or the outlandish and unrealistic pursuits of Thiago, Cesc Fabregas, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, we seem to have forgot all about a certain Robin van Persie. The Dutchman [...]

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Match Report: Manchester United 2-0 Wigan Athletic

By Lee Savery. A Robin van Persie brace was enough for Manchester United to win the FA Community Shield at Wembley. One goal from each half from the Dutchman. The first came after just six minutes when Patrice Evra’s cross from the left found Van Persie whose header from, almost, the edge of the box [...]

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5 things we learnt in the Community Shield victory over Manchester City

By Adam Hicks. 1. Team spirit: A great positive for Sir Alex and the fans was the togetherness of the team, aside from the usual grit and determination to come from behind and win, there was great understanding amongst the players. United moved the ball quickly and produced some great flowing passages of play continuing the [...]

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Manchester City vs. Manchester United: Community Shield Preview

By Tom Bell. Sunday sees Manchester United take on their city rivals Manchester City at Wembley in the Community Shield. United enter the game as the most successful side to have won the trophy, winning it a massive 11 times more than their counterparts,  with City’s last win of the shield in 1972. It has [...]

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VIEW FROM THE PENSIONERS: Noisy Neighbours to struggle, Joe Cole And More

With Manchester United facing Chelsea in Sunday’s Community Shield, who better to ask for their thoughts and feelings on the forthcoming season than the author of The Chelsea Blog. Stretford End Arising: Thoughts on Community Shield? The Chelsea Blog: Comparing our pre-season form, I’ve got a feeling I’ll have my head in my hands way [...]

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