Articles Archive for December 2009
After returning to winning ways against Wigan, Arsenal and Tottenham, United looked to continue their winning ways as they went into the Manchester derby in second in the table. After ninety minutes of end to end football the two sides were level by three goals but with five minutes of added time Sir Alex still thought there was time to claw back a win and sent on Micheal Owen to try find it. After four minutes had passed, a sensational goal was in the reckoning as Ryan Giggs set up …
After wins against Sunderland, Portsmouth, Tottenham, Middlesbrough and Manchester rivals Man City, United took on Wigan knowing that they were in touching distance of their eighteenth league title. After second half strikes from Micheal Carrick and Carlos Teves sealed the victory for the reds, United knew that only a draw against their next opponents Arsenal could give United their second piece of silverware of the season. Ferguson’s men when into this test with real confidence as they had previously beaten the Gunners in the semi final of the Champions League …
Manchester United started the year in confidence with only two losses and five draws to their name. United were looking for a third successive Premier League title but with hard fixtures against Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal it wasn’t going to be easy.
Ferguson’s men started January with a tricky fixture against Chelsea and despite the Londoners entering the fixture looking stronger than the reds, Ferguson’s men shown why they were reining world champions by putting away three goals within only half an hour. After a 1-0 win over Wigan Athletic, …
Despite having only one natural defender on the field, United overcame a strong Wolfsburg side to qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League as group winners.
United were without fifteen of their first choice players and it looked to prove to their disadvantage in the first period as in the third minute Japanese international Haseban broke though the two stand in centre backs Micheal Carrick and Darron Fletcher only for a excellent slide tackle from retreating Carrick relieving United’s number twenty nine- Tomasz Kuszczak from a potential save. Despite …
Manchester United look to continued their winning ways tomorrow when they take on German Side Wolfsburg to determine who wins their group. A point for the English champions could win them the group despite already qualifying. But with Uniteds ever-increasing list of players on the treatment table Ferguson’s will have a though decision tomorrow night with only two recognised fit defenders travelled to Wolfsburg for the game.
The German champions, who have been in practically bad form of recent, have lost five out of their last six Bundesliga matches placed them …
Despite Uniteds vast problems at the back, the reds continued their run without losing in the Premier League as they demolished West Ham at Upton Park. Although United were forced to place two midfielders in defence, wonder strikes from Paul Scholes, Darren Gibson, Antonio Valencia and Wayne Rooney gave the visitors a victory which put them within two points of table leaders Chelsea.
Ferguson’s men looked shaky at the back with Patrice Evra being the only first-choice member of Ferguson’s usual back four. Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, John O’Shea, Jonny Evans, …
United, who look to make it three successive wins in a row this weekend, take on London side West Ham. Ferguson will return to his touch line position this after serving his two match ban for comments he made about Alan Wiley earlier this season giving the reds an extra boost.
The term inconsistency is one that is often associated with the Hammers as since their arrival back to top flight football in 2005, Zola’s men have only achieved mid table mediocrity and this season has been no different. So far …