Tag Archives: Rio Ferdinand

Rio Chooses United Over England

By Matthew Jones SO Rio Ferdinand has become the latest Manchester United player to put his club before his country – and get lambasted for it. Whether you agree or not with his decision to snub England manager Roy Hodgson’s olive branch back into the England set-up after he left him out of his Euro […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 1-0 Reading

By Chris Mortlock 1. An all important three points, but maybe one to forget Should we do the inevitable and go on to lift our 20th title, few will remember Saturday’s game against Reading. The reverse fixture in December was one of the most entertaining games of the season; Saturday’s was anything but. City’s pathetic […]

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5 Things We Learned: Fulham 0-1 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1. Roo good to be true Wayne Rooney is back, big time. With Robin van Persie largely taking all the credit and limelight this season, coupled with several infuriating and niggling injuries for the Scouser, Rooney’s come in for a lot more criticism than even he is used to. Some of that […]

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5 Things We Learned: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1. Defending as a team was superb All Andre Villas Boas and my Spurs supporting mates talked about last night was how they dominated possession and had 23 shots. Well, this must be the first game in a long time between the two sides that Spurs fans have been able to cheer […]

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Stability The Key For Title Hunting Reds

By Nathan Thomas. Robin van Persie’s sumptuous injury-time winners against West Ham United on Saturday was, if you think about it, a microcosm of United’s brilliantly fluid attacking play that we have borne witness to so far this season. Equally, it could be attested that the entire game could be categorised as a microcosm of […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 3-1 Sunderland

By Chris Mortlock 1. From one headache to another… …Albeit a much easier one to handle. With Nemanja Vidic returning to first-team action on Saturday, the boss is now spoilt for choice when choosing his central defensive partnership. The question is though: What is United’s best central-defensive pairing? A fully-fit Nemanja Vidic will always start – […]

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Post-Match Musings: Newcastle United 0 – 3 Manchester United

By Nathan Thomas. It is safe to say that many Manchester United supporters went into this afternoon’s game against Newcastle with a reasonable amount of trepidation. Calling upon painful memories of last season’s fixture at St. James’ Park – where United’s midfield was steam-rolled as the team crashed to a 3-0 defeat – allied to […]

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What Next For Manchester United?

By Thomas Doyle For 12 seconds, they were champions. Manchester United had just beaten Sunderland 1-0, and with bitter rivals Manchester City capitulating in the most spectacular fashion, Sir Alex Ferguson was just about ready to lead his players on, as he had put it before, “the celebration of their lives”. Back from the brink after blowing an […]

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Time to Praise the Champions Elect

By Mark Young It is finally time to stand up and salute the Champions elect. Controversial penalty decisions and Manchester City throwing a huge point gap away should no longer be acknowledged as Manchester United stand on the brink of a twentieth league title. There have been all sorts of mutterings and moaning since Sunday […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 2 Queens Park Rangers 0

By Jason Freeman. 1) Winning, the only thing that matters Winning is always the most important thing in football and at this stage of the season nothing else matters. Of course we’d all like to see brilliant performances and big wins but as long as we’re winning it really doesn’t matter. Manchester United didn’t play […]

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5 Things We Learned: Blackburn Rovers 0 Manchester United 2

By Thomas Doyle 1. Keep calm and pass it on As Manchester United searched for that all-important goal at Ewood Park on Monday night, an electronic billboard flashed the message ‘Keep calm and pass it on’, which is exactly what United did. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men could not find a way through in the first […]

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5 Things We Learned: Tottenham Hotspur 1 Manchester United 3

By Thomas Doyle 1. Ferdinand can still deliver While Rio Ferdinand may have missed out on the England squad in their 3-2 defeat to Holland last week, the Englishman’s imperious display at the back proved that he can still compete at the top level for Manchester United. Whether it was due to his recent injury […]

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