A Credible Draw
Sundays game between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford has left many talking points and controversies in its wake. From penalties that never were, Van Persie’s ” rugby tackle ” to United’s celebration of what was in fact an injury time equaliser as opposed to a winner.
But a very important goal it was, and for this United team who are trying to resurrect themselves from the ashes of last seasons debacle perhaps it is the first stretch of their phoenix wings. In gaining that last minute point United also denied Chelsea two, and next we make the short journey across town to the Etihad Stadium to face City on Sunday in another crucial fixture.
Twitter Reacts As Madrid Wallop Liverpool
Liverpool V Real Madrid – Champions League
Another glorious night of European football at Anfield indeed. Here is a pick of some of the many, many tweets that rolled in during tonights game, so many in fact that #LiverpoolVsRealMadrid was top trending throughout the first half. I read that on Twitter.
Newcastle United 5
Manchester United 0
Sun 20 October 1996 | 4 pm | St. James’ Park | Att: 36,579
Having claimed a Premier League and FA Cup double the previous season, and beating Newcastle 4-0 in the Charity Shield that August, United would have had few reservations heading into this game.
But what ensued was a torturous 90 mins for United. On any given day a top team can suffer a trashing, meted out by one of their challengers and this was just such a day. In truth everything Newcastle did that day simply came off for them, and for United it was to be the start of a very turbulent run of form. Read more
Wayne Rooney Wondergoal
19 October 2002
Its hard to believe but it’s twelve years to the day since Wayne Rooney announced himself to the football world, with his wonder goal against Arsenal. At the age of 16 years and 360 days, Rooney had come of the bench to end Arsenal’s 30 game unbeaten run with a screamer. It was also Arsenals first away defeat in 24 games, but all the headlines were stolen by Rooney, and you just sensed you were watching a player who would one day be a great. Rooney signed for Manchester United for £25.6 M, late in the 2004 summer transfer window and would go on to add many more spectaculars to his goals catalogue.
[manchesterunited]Mata versus Herrera Crossbar Challenge
Two of Manchester United’s Spanish contingent go head to head in an intense crossbar challenge. Check out the video below to see who comes out on top, by being the first to hit the crossbar three times.
Van Gaal’s Injury Boost
United Boss confirms improving injury list
Louis Van Gaal has confirmed that only four of Manchester United’s squad are now currently injured, and that none of the players returning from international duty had picked up injuries.
“This morning, we didn’t need any players from the second team and that is a plus,” said van Gaal. “I am very happy because there are no injuries from the international games. I think we’re in a good way. The players who are recovering are not able to play and we have to wait and see for the line-up on Monday. But we have only four players injured now. That is good,” Van Gaal said.
It is thought the four injured players referred to are Paddy McNair, Jonny Evans, Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard. This news seem to confirm the imminent return of the in form Ander Herrera, whom it was initially feared would be out of action for six to eight weeks with a rib injury, picked up in the 2-1 victory over West Ham at Old Trafford.
It certainly is a timely boost for Van Gaal and United, as they head in to a tough run of fixtures, starting at the Hawthorns on Monday night, and then fixtures against the top two of Chelsea and manchester City. Wayne Rooney will be unavailable for selection for Monday’s West Brom game due to his ongoing suspension for a red card, but will return in time for the Manchester derby.
United fans have adopted the ‘Lo, lo, lo, lo, Radamel Falcao’ song which was a favourite of Atletico fans during the strikers time in Madrid.
Check it out below being sung at half time during Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over QPR at Old Trafford.