Articles Archive for May 2009
Manchester United all but reclaimed the Premier league title Wednesday as they defeated a resilient Wigan Athletic side 2-1 at the JJb Stadium.
United were made to work for their victory however as they fell behind to an early Hugo Rodallega goal and had, once again, to rely on the impact of Carlos Tevez, before Michael Carrick sealed the win in the 86th minute.
With a single point all that is needed now from Saturday’s encounter with Arsenal at Old Trafford, the celebrations will be prepared in anticipation of a dream finish to …
Having just scored another unstoppable free-kick, to put you and your team en route to not just victory in a derby game, at home in front of 70,000 adoring fans, but also more or less certain dominance of the most celebrated league in world football, for the second successive year - a goal which also incidentally made you top scorer in that league, also for the second year in a row: one could be forgiven for expecting you to be amongst the happiest people on the planet.
And further, to reward you for all your hard-work, with …
In a week where players were disgracing themselves left, right and centre, the dignity of Darren Fletcher remained absolute despite being denied the possibility of appearing in European club football’s marquee event – The European Cup final.
Shown a red card by Italian referee Roberto Rosetti – for what was in fact a legitimate goal saving tackle – during United’s 3-1 demolition of Arsenal at the Emirates last week, Fletcher has more reason than most to fell aggrieved and cheated.
Despite this however, there was no harassment of referee Rosetti by Fletcher following the decision, …
Manchester United will travel to Rome later this month for a showdown with either Chelsea or Barcelona to try and re-claim their European crown, after emphatically dismissing the best efforts of Arsene Wenger and Arsenal.
In the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against the Gunners, at the Emirates no less, United produced an attacking display worthy of a place in European football’s greatest showcase, as their power, flair and clinical finishing proved to much for an Arsenal side out of their depth at this stage in the competition.
So emphatic …
Manchester United grabbed the advantage in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Arsenal at Old Trafford last night, as they took a slim but vital one-goal lead courtesy of a John O’Shea strike.
United will now travel to the Emirates for next Tuesday’s encounter safe in the knowledge that Arsene Wenger’s men will have to score at least twice in order to progress, but ruing the fact that the failed to convert their superiority into a greater lead.
Nevertheless Ferguson and United should be grateful that O’Shea was as …