Tag Archives: Wembley

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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Competition: Win a Manchester United 2013-14 Home Or Away Shirt

As we head towards the start of a new football season, StretfordEndArising.com has a 2013/14 Manchester United home or away jersey to give away courtesy of SoccerPro.com. The aim of the competition is to guess the time of the first goal scored in United’s Community Shield encounter against Wigan Athletic on Sunday, 11 August 2013. [...]

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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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5 things we learned from the Barcelona masterclass

By Matt Dodd. 1) Beautiful Barcelona Simply sublime. Described by Ferguson as “the best team I have faced”, Barcelona gave United another lesson in football. Instead of evoking poignant memories from ’68 when Manchester United won their first European Cup at Wembley 10 years after Munich, the only memories evoked were those two years ago [...]

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Benfica vs. Manchester United: Remembering 1968 – Part Two

Read SEA’s seven part Champions League preview here. By worriedturkey. The Promised Land The journey to WEMBLEY!! WEMBLEY!! Was quite a journey. We squeezed into a train like sardines, though the banter was special, knots in the stomach and goose-pimples were in full stride and the sense of expectation was like nothing I’d felt before. [...]

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Benfica vs. Manchester United: Remembering 1968 – Part One

Read SEA’s seven part Champions League preview here. By worriedturkey. WEMBLEY!! WEMBLEY!! WE’RE THE GREATEST MAN UNITED AND WE’RE OFF TO WEMBLEY!! It was a tired and hungry (and smelly) lad who arrived home on the 17th May 1968, having just returned (hitching) from the semi-final of the European cup against Real Madrid. As I [...]

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Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Tactical Analysis of Barca’s phases

Read SEA’s seven part Champions League preview here. Champions League preview by @Santapelota This piece trusts readers will already be aware, from a static perspective, of the teams’ respective shape and some of their characteristic movements. What follows is an attempt to examine how variations to these mechanisms, together with solutions to problems likely to [...]

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Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Using the Lessons acquired in 2009

Read SEA’s seven part Champions League preview here. By Sleepy Sir Alex Ferguson has not directly talked about ‘revenge’, but he has often talked about the lessons he learnt 2 years ago in what was for 75 minutes at least, a horror show of a performance from his side. There has been a lot of [...]

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Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Champions League Final Preview – Part Two

Part 2 of the Champions League Final Preview sees Sleepy and @Santapelota profile Manchester United’s key men. Key strengths and potential weaknesses are discussed in each are of the field, as well as identifying a few of the potential key tactical battles for Saturday’s game. Read SEA’s seven part Champions League preview here. Goalkeeper: Edwin [...]

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