Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Perfect win for United

Manchester United won the game against Wigan at home, with the same margin that they had in the reverse fixture of this game. Rooney, Carrick, Rafael, Berbatov and Valencia scored in 5-0 win to secure second position in the premier league at the end of this year.

As expected Manchester United dominated the game and the night became worse for the away team as their goal keeper Chris Kirkland got injured and couldn't continue after the first half.

United players started scoring in 28th minute when Rooney scored his 14th goal of the season. After 4 minutes Carrick swept in and Rafael added one more just before the half time. The game was virtually over at 45 minutes.

In the second half nothing changed and United players got the full control of the game in midfield. Berbatov and Valencia added to the score in 50th and 75th minute.

Now Wigan is just one point ahead of the last three in the table. They have the worst goal difference of -23 in this season.

In another game Arsenal defeated Portsmouth 4-1 (the same margin they had in the reverse fixture).

Final Score:

Man Utd 5
(Rooney 28, Carrick 32, Rafael 45, Berbatov 50, Valencia 75)

Wigan 0

Starting team:


Edwin Van Der Sar to stay out of action indefinitely

Team’s first choice Edwin Van Der Sar will remain out of action for indefinite time as his wife has suffered brain hemorrhage. The 39-year-old Dutch goalkeeper, who has been missing from a long time, had been given permission to return to his home in Holland.

Sir Alex Ferguson told that there is no point in him being here. It will be the best thing for him to go and see his wife. Van Der Sar’s wife Annemarie van Kesteren, who is 36 years old collapsed last Wednesday when the family was planning to celebrate Christmas.

In this time Van Der Sar will receive treatment from the Holland team doctor. We hope for the quick recovery of his wife.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sir Alex pleased with Team's Progress

United manger Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he is pleased with the team’s performance over the mid season of 2009-10. He added that injuries to his defense are the main reason for this scenario.

Sir Alex will complete his 68 years on 31st December and a thrashing win over Wigan can be a great gift for him. If it happens then Man Utd will be on 2nd position at the end of this year just two points behind Chelsea.

United manger said that it is impossible to play in this league without proper centre backs, same thing Jose Mourinho had told in 2006-07 when Terry, Carvalho and Cech were missing games due to injuries. He was compelled to play Essian as centre back.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Man Utd v Wigan preview

This will be the last game in this year for Manchester United and Wigan. It can be an easy fixture for the Red Devils. These two teams have played ten times against each other, and the result has remained every time. Guess what? Obviously United has won on every occasion.

The reverse fixture of this game was in August and United won it 5-0. This game brought 100th goal for Rooney and Michael Owen started his account of scoring.

This time there are no fresh injuries to United players. The are in good mood with a win at Hull.Rooney factor worked in that game but still a replacement for Ronaldo is essential. This transfer window is going to be crucial for the Red Devils.

Probable Team

Rafael Brown Vidic Evra
Valencia Fletcher Scholes Giggs
Berbatov Rooney

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hull City 1 - 3 Manchester United

Manchester United retained their second position in EPL by winning their game against Hull City at Kingston Comms Stadium.

Rooney gave United lead just before half time, otherwise the first half was looking goal less with some great saves from both goal keepers. Rooney fired a cross from Fletcher to find the Hull's net. In the second half Hull came level after getting a penalty. Then Rooney again helped his team to take lead when Dawson scored an own goal. In fact it was Rooney's effort that caused the goal. Berbatov scored from an assist from Rooney to seal the game with less than 10 minutes left in full time.

Starting Line Up:
Manchester United
Rafael Vidic Brown Evra
Valencia Carrick Fletcher Giggs
Berbatov Rooney

Hull City
Mendy Gardner Zayatte Dawson
Garcia Boateng Olofinjana Hunt
Altidore Fagan
Final Score:

Hull City 1
Fagan (59 pen.)
Manchester United 3
Rooney (45), Dawson (73 o.g.), Berbatov (81)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Hull v Man Utd preview

Man United will visit KC Stadium without their best defenders as Rio Ferdinand, Garry Neville, John O'Shea and Jonny Evans are certain to miss out the game against Hull on Sunday. Team Boss Sir Alex Ferguson is hopeful that one of either Vidic or Brown can comeback from injury to provide some strength to the defence. Goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar has not yet recovered from the knee injury so Tomasz Kuszczak will continue in goal. Evra may move to center back position because Sir Alex is looking set to not start with Fletcher and Carrick as the centre backs.

Wingers Ryan Giggs (hamstring) looks and Nani (foot) will also miss the game.

Probable Team

Rafael Evra Vidic Fabio
Valencia Fletcher Carrick Giggs
Rooney Berbatov

Hull City will miss the charismatic Jimmy Bullard and Ian Ashbee.

Score Predication:

Hull 1
Man Utd 3

EPL Best 11 for 2009-10 (Mid Season)


Cuellar Dunne Vermaelen Evra

Valencia Lampard Fabregas Giggs

Drogba Defoe

No Patience In Modern Football: Giggs

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs believes that there's no patience in modern football. Everyone wants results quickly.

He was pointing on the sacking of Mark Hughes from Man city. He added that now you don't have as much time as you did 10 or 15 years ago and now it is difficult when you are trying to build a team. A few bad performances can cost your job because of pressure from media and fans.

Ryan Giggs is a Welsh footballer who has played for Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson for his entire senior club career.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen visited Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

Manchester United's strikers Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen along with Ji-Sung Park, Gabriel Obertan and Jonny Evans have visited a children's hospital in Manchester on Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Chelsea on top at Christmas - Good sign for the red devils

Chelsea remained at the top of the points table at Christmas. This is probable good sign for Manchester United. From the last two seasons it is happening that the team at the top of table on Christmas ends the season not as winners.

Last time Liverpool was on the top and before that at was Arsenal who was leading the pack. Now his season Chelsea is on top, so United have still some chances. Chelsea will lose some top players like Drogba, Essien, Kalou and Mikel in January. This may help Chelsea to lose some points and United will come closer to the top position.

Sir Alex Ferguson - The Greatest Manager Ever

Man United legend Dennis Law has said that Sir Alex Ferguson will go down as the best ever manager the game has seen. Sir Alex has been in charge for the red devils for 23 years with lots of glory-glory in his bag. He has won 11 league titles, 2 Champions Leagues, 5 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, 8 Community Shields, 1 Super Cup, 1 Cup Winners Cup and a FIFA Club World Cup.

This record is simply extraordinary and is sufficiant to make him world's ever greatest manager.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Man Utd Fixtures for this season

Sunday, 27 December 2009
Barclays Premier League
Hull v Man Utd, 16:00

Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Barclays Premier League
Man Utd v Wigan, 20:00

Sunday, 3 January 2010
The FA Cup
Man Utd v Leeds United, R3, 13:00

Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Carling Cup
Man City v Man Utd, SF, L1, 19:45

Saturday, 9 January 2010
Barclays Premier League
Birmingham v Man Utd, 17:30

Saturday, 16 January 2010
Barclays Premier League
Man Utd v Burnley, 15:00

Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Carling Cup
Man Utd v Man City, SF, L2, 20:00

Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Barclays Premier League
Man Utd v Hull, 19:45

Sunday, 31 January 2010
Barclays Premier League
Arsenal v Man Utd, 16:00

Saturday, 6 February 2010
Barclays Premier League
Man Utd v Portsmouth, 15:00

Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Barclays Premier League
Aston Villa v Man Utd, 19:45

Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Uefa Champions League
AC Milan v Man Utd, R1, L1, 19:45

Saturday, 20 February 2010
Barclays Premier League
Everton v Man Utd, 15:00

Saturday, 27 February 2010
Barclays Premier League
Man Utd v West Ham, 15:00

Saturday, 6 March 2010
Barclays Premier League
Wolverhampton v Man Utd, 15:00

Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Uefa Champions League
Man Utd v AC Milan, R1, L2, 19:45

Saturday, 13 March 2010
Barclays Premier League
Man Utd v Fulham, 15:00

Saturday, 20 March 2010
Barclays Premier League
Man Utd v Liverpool, 15:00

Saturday, 27 March 2010
Barclays Premier League
Bolton v Man Utd, 15:00

Saturday, 3 April 2010
Barclays Premier League
Man Utd v Chelsea, 15:00

Saturday, 10 April 2010
Barclays Premier League
Blackburn v Man Utd, 15:00

Saturday, 17 April 2010
Barclays Premier League
Man City v Man Utd, 15:00

Saturday, 24 April 2010
Barclays Premier League
Man Utd v Tottenham, 15:00

Saturday, 1 May 2010
Barclays Premier League
Sunderland v Man Utd, 15:00

Sunday, 9 May 2010
Barclays Premier League
Man Utd v Stoke, 15:00

Fulham 3 - Manchester United 0

Man Utd again lose to Fulham! But this time by 3-0, last time it was 2-0. Why they are losing so badly? "No Ronaldo" is the reason.

So it is essential to buy some good players in this transfer season. May be David Villa is the perfect one for this transfer season.

Also for CL we red devils need some good players.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Man Utd to face A C Milan in CL

The Red Devils will face AC Milan in the Champions League next round.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Man Utd 3 - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

Manchester United defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 to go on top of the premmier league table on points with Chelsea. At Old Trafford Rooney, Vidic and Valencia scored one goals each to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Wolverhampton manager Mick McCarthy made 10 changes from the side that defeated Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 last weekend while United started with Rooney and Berbatov upfront. De Laet, Gibson and Obertan also got a chance to start. Paul Scholes made his come back in the side.

United got a penalty and Rooney scored in the 30th minute. Then Vidic made it 2-0 for the home side by converting a corner from Gibson just before the half time.

In the 65th minute Valencia scored to seal the win for the Red Devils.

Starting Line Up:

Manchester United
De Laet

Wolverhampton Wanderers
Final Score:
Manchester United 3
Rooney, Vidic, Valencia

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

Next Match:
Fulham vs Manchester United 19th December 2009 15:00

Monday, December 14, 2009

Arsenal won at Anfield

Arshawin for Arsenal!!

Last season Arshavin had scored four at Anfield but only managed to have single point for the Gunners, but on Sunday he scored a stunning short to win all three points for Arsenal.

Earlier Dirk Kuyt scored just before the half time to give the home side 1-0 lead. In the second half Glen Johnson scored an own goal to level the scoreline. The moment of magic came just before an hour of play when Arshawin fired one on the nets.

Starting Line Up:


Johnson Agger Aurelio Carragher
Gerrard Benayoun Mascherano Lucas
Torres Kuyt

Sagna Vermaelen Gallas Traore
Fabregas Nasri Walcott Denilson
Song Billong Arshavin

Final Score

Liverpool 1
Arsenal 2

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Villa stunned United with a gift from Gaby

Agbanlahor scored in the 21st minute to give Aston Villa a shock 1-0 win over Manchester United. It was the first defeat for Sir Alex's side at Old Trafford in this season and first defeat after 1983 in this fixture at Old Trafford.

Earlier in the day Eveton drew with Chelsea 3-3 to give Manchester United a chance to go level on points with Chelsea at the top of the table.

Alex Fergueson started the day with Rooney as a lone striker and Darren Fletcher as right back. Nemanja Vidic came back in the side.

Starting Line Up:
Manchester United
Evra Brown Vidic Anderson
Giggs Park Carrick Fletcher Valencia

Aston Villa
L Young Dunne Cuellar Warnock
Downing A Young Milner Petrov
Agbonlahor Heskey

Final Score
Manchester United 0
Aston Villa 1
Agbonlahor 21'

Next Match: Manchester United V Wolves 16 Dec 1:30 am

Ferguson to offer 12 months contract to Paul Scholes

Manchester United's boss Sir Alex Ferguson is all set to offer a new one year deal to Paul Scholes. Scholes, who has recently celebrated his 35th birthday is one of the key players in Sir Alex's side. He has scored three goals this season in 15 games.

The consistent performance from Darren Fletcher, Michael Carrick and Anderson is causing Paul Scholes' place in the playing eleven for 90 minutes from last few months. Scholes has played some very good seasons with Man Utd in last 10-15 years.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Manchester United v Aston Villa Preview

Man Utd is all set to take on Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday. This game is going to be of real importance for Sir Alex Ferguson as he mentioned earlier before the game in champions league. In the last year's game against Aston Villa, Manchester United made a good comeback to win 3-2 after being trailed 1-2.

Last season results:
at Villa Park
Aston Villa 0 Manchester United 0

at Old Trafford
Manchester United 3 Aston Villa 2

Probable Lineup:

Manchester United
Neville Brown Vidic Evra
Fletcher Carrick Anderson Giggs

Aston Villa


L Young Collins Dunne Warnock

Milner Petrov Sidwell A Young

Carew Agbonlahor.

Top Scorer for Manchester United this season:
Wayne Rooney 11
Dimitar Berbatov 4

Last Five Games Result:
Manchester United W L W W W
Aston Villa L W D D W

Man to Watch: Wayne Rooney

Match Timing:

December 12, 2009. 17:30

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Manchester United move - A dream for Sol Campbell

Former Arsenal and Portsmouth defender Sol Campbell admits that it will be a great move for him if Sir Alex offers him a short-term deal with Man Utd. Sol Campbell had some very good seasons with Arsenal.

Arsenal ended the group as winners despite defeat.

In spite of defeat in the last group game against Olympiakos Arsenal ended their group as winners. The game ended 1-0 for Olympiakos. Arsenal played with their second line up and showed a good display with limited resources.

Final Score

Olympiakos 1
Leonardo 47'

Arsenal 0

Liverpool's pathetic Champions League campaign ended in miserable fashion

Fiorentina ended at top of the group by defeating Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield in the UEFA Champions League. Benayoun scored just two minutes before half time to give home team 1-0 lead. New signing Aquilani made his first start and showed some good display.

In the second half Fiorentina scored twice (including one in the injury time) to win the game and finished their group as winners.

Final Score
Liverpool 1

Benayoun 43

Fiorentina 2

Jorgensen 63
Gilardino 90+2

Man Utd 3 - 1 Wolfsburg

Owen treble sinks Wolfsburg:

Ryan Giggs is Man Utd's best ever

Paul Scholes believes that his team mate Ryan Giggs is the best ever player of Manchester United. These two have played many games together and enjoyed some of the greatest moments in the history of the club. Recently 36 years old Giggs has scored his 100th goal for the club.

Scholes told BBC Radio Manchester: "He's the best this club has ever had, he's been fantastic to play with.

United to Play Aston Villa on 12 Dec in EPL

Cup holders Manchester United will face Aston Villa on 12 December in their next EPL tie. The best line up for United for this game will be:

Van Der Sar
Neville Rio Ferdinand Vidic Evra
Nani Scholes Giggs
Valencia Rooney

League leader Chelsea will face Everton in their home game.

Manchester United finished at the top in UCL group

Michael Owen scored a hat-trick to give his team win at Wolfsburg to end the group stage as winners. The game ended on 1-3 for Man Utd. The starting line up:

29 Kuszczak
28 Gibson
24 Fletcher
3 Evra
13 Park
18 Scholes
8 Anderson
17 Nani
7 Owen
19 Welbeck

12 Foster
25 Valencia
26 Obertan
42 Eikrem
43 James
45 Gill
46 Stewart

Match Stats:

Manchester United 3
Michael Owen (44, 83, 90)
Wolfsburg 1
Dzeko (55)

Clearly second line up for United. In this season Berbatov, Valencia, Giggs and Rooney are the first options for Sir Alex, but in this game he preferred to rest these players. The Cb's Vidic and Rio Ferdinand were still outlined.

Manchester United Squad

Manchester United Squad
Manchester United 2009-10