In a few hours time, West Bromwich Albion is going to take on Manchester United at The Hawthorns. It is a very sad match for me to watch because this is going to be the very final match for Sir Alex Ferguson as manager of Manchester United. It also marks the end of the Premier League Season 2012/2013. When the new premier league season starts, David Moyes will be in charge. I will update this post about the match after it happens.
It was a a pretty good match, a fitting end to the Premiership for Manchester United. What was even more sad was the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul Scholes. I was telling my friends that one never writes Swansea off. They have a very good manager in Michael Laudrup and they have a hungry and winning mentality. That is precicesly what happened at Old Trafford yesterday. First Chicharito scores, only to have the score levelled at one-all by Michu. It was in the dying minutes of the game that Ferdinand scored, a shot so powerful that the goalpost rocked! And that was the final score…Manchester United – 2, Swansea -1. What followed after that was the presentation of the Premier League trophy, carried out into the field by ex-Manchester United captains Steve Bruce and Bryan Robson. Sir Alex Ferguson gave a touching speech, thanking everyone. After that, the Premier League trophy was presented to Manchester United. I am sad, knowing that next season will be without Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul Scholes but Dvaid Moyes is an excellent choice. Glory Glory Manchester United!
Sunderland take on mighty Manchester United at the Stadium Of Light in about 8 hours time. I will be working tonight so I will not have access to my computer to watch the game. Instead, I will be watching it from my mobile phone. Sunderland’s manager Martin O’Neill, in my eyes a very respected manager, is going to go all out to avoid relegation. We will be fighting to retain our 15 point lead over Manchester City. It is going to be a tough game tonight but I am sure that we will be victorious!
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It was a pretty scrappy game but I must say that we had a very good defence. Manchester United won the game 1 – 0. By winning, Manchester United were 18 points clear of Manchester City but it only lasted a couple of hours. The lead dropped to 15 points with Manchester City’s win over Newcastle. But back to the Sunderland vs Manchester United match. One unlikely outcome was the sacking of Martin O’Neill. I mean, I know The Black Cats are facing relegation but that is no way to treat a good manager like Martin O’Neill. I think that the sacking was totally uncalled for. But then again, this is only my opinion as I am not the owner of Sunderland AFC.
Glory Glory Manchester United!
In a couple of hours time, it is going to be a Manchester United versus Everton. We will be taking on the scousers at Old Trafford. We are currently 9 points at the top of the table because of Manchester City’s loss to Southampton early this morning. Totally shocking that was for Roberto Mancini but sweet for us! If we beat Everton, it will mean 12 points clear over Manchester City. Glory Glory Manchester United!
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Well, what a victory for us! 2 – 0! First goal scored by the evergreen Ryan Giggs in the 13th minute and the second one scored just before half-time by Robin Van Persie. A few very, very close shave and if there were goals from those close shaves, the result would have been 5 – 1! man of the match? Rafael…without doubt.
A very thrilling game, with a stadium blackout thrown in for a good measure. There were some very, very close shaves. But we gave them our all but sometimes, you feel that the “all” was not good enough. In the end, in the dying moments of the game, Wayne Rooney gave us a goal…a superb run down the flank and sent the ball into the corner of the net. Final score: 0 – 1. So far, as I type this, we are ten points clear at the top of the table. Tomorrow, Manchester City take on Liverpool. This should be VERY interesting
Today is the day. This is the match I have been looking forward to this whole time…a match against our fiercest rivals, Liverpool. The match is going to be played at Old Trafford, and it should be very, very interesting. My lovely wife and I are going down to watch the match, which starts at 2130hrs Singapore time. We will be watching it with our group of Manchester United supporters here in Singapore. Glory Glory Manchester United, As the Reds go marching UP UP UP!
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Well, the final score was Manchester United 2, Liverpool 1. Robin Van Persie with a fantastic goal in the first half! In the second-half, a lovely goal was headed in by Vidic, assisted by Patrice Evra. 2 – 0! But Liverpool were determined and a goal was scored by Sturridge. Second time we won Liverpool by two goals to nil. I was predicting a 3 – 1 win over Liverpool but this will have to suffice for now.
A little later on tonight, at 1400hrs GMT, it is going to be Manchester United vs Stoke City. Tony Pulis of Stoke is going to leave no stone unturned and Sir Alex Ferguson will be using his diamond formation midfield tactic. Good news is that Smalling and Ashley Young will be returning from injury so that means that they will be firing on all cylinders. Come on guys, rock the house!
My beloved Manchester United will be facing Newcastle United at 2300 hrs Singapore time. My lovely wife and myself will be up watching it. It was not a good result last week when Tottenham Hotspur beat us 3 – 2 but I have to admit that the better team won. As far as Newcastle is concerned, Alan Pardew believes attack will prove Newcastle United’s best form of defence when we visit Tyneside on Sunday. All eyes will be on Newcastle’s Papiss Cissé and Demba Ba will be leading the attack and on our side, Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney will gear up for the clash. It is going to be a tremendous game. Glory Glory Manchester United!
Tonight at 2030hrs Singapore time, it is going to be Manchester United playing against Liverpool in the English Premier League at Anfield. It is going to be a test of Manchester United’s squad, with new signings, against a team now being helmed by Brendan Rodgers. It is going to be an almighty clash and my beloved wife and me are going to be cheering our favourite team. Glory Glory Manchester United!
I do not believe it. We drew with Everton at Old Trafford. Gave away two goals in two bloody minutes. First of all, Jelavic of Everton scored in the 33rd minute. Luckily Wayne Rooney levelled it in the 41st minute. We were one all then. Then came the second-half. Welbeck made it 2 -1 in the 57th minute. Nani scores in the 60th minute. I was ecstatic then. 3 – 1! It was short-lived though. Fellaini scored in the 67th minute. 3-2 was the score. Nevermind that, I thought. We should be able to get a better result, I thought optimistically. Rooney must have read my thoughts because in the 69th minute, he slammed one in! 4 – 2! I was cheering! But it was short-lived. About 14 minutes later, Jelavic scored his second goal. It then became 4 – 3 till Steven Pienaar scored two minutes later. 4 – 4! I was just totally dumbfounded. What in the heck was happening?
It looked like our defence was to blame. Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra had better days. We are on tenterhooks now. We had better hope and pray that Wolverhampton Wolves holds out against Manchester City.