I can honestly that this was one of the best games United had against Chelsea. It was an excellent, all-round performance from Manchester United which gave us a comfortable win over the Chelsea. And, I might add, we move back into fifth, while Chelsea stay four points ahead of Spurs at the top of the table. All I can say is, Senhor Mourinho had devised a tactical masterclass. First goal was attributed to Marcus Rashford. Marcus Rashford gave David Luiz and Gary Cahill the run of their lives, using his speed to their disadvantage. But if you thought Rashford was good, look at Ander Herrera. He was assigned an old-fashioned man-marking role on Eden Hazard. Several times, when he was not doing that, Jose kept calling out to him, reminding him of his duty to shadow Hazard. And shadow he did. Herrera stuck to Hazard but he also weighed in with the second goal as well as setting up the first for Rashford. Truly deserving of Man Of The Match for me. Glory Glory Manchester United!!
Saw the match last night and was really pleased with the outcome. Manchester United kept their top-four hopes alive as they strolled to a comfortable 3-0 victory at Sunderland, who had Seb Larsson controversially sent off. When I say controversially, I really mean it. He did not deserve that straight red for the studs-up on Pogba and Herrera but the referee seemed to think differently. Zlatan put United 1-0 up on 30 minutes. Half-time had a result of 0 – 1. Just 45 seconds after the restart, United were 2-0 up through Henrikh Mkhitaryan. His goal was a really nice one with a lot of fancy footwork. and I was elated. It did not look as if the Sunderland players had touched the ball at all when the second-half started! Substitute Marcus Rashford added a third goal after Ibrahimovic’s assist. And that is where it was last night. Sunderland – 0, Manchester United – 3
I received a gift from one of my clients last week and I really cannot thank them enough. I love this 2014 / 2015 Manchester United jersey and I wore it a couple of days back. Very comfortable it was and that material is really, really nice. Manchester United are now sponsored by Adidas and I love the Adidas jerseys but Nike makes some nice ones as well, like this one. Still, Nike or Adidas, it is the jersey of the club that I love so I will wear this with pride. Glory Glory Manchester United!!
We did it! Manchester United have won the EFL Cup! It was a brilliant game. Southampton were outstanding throughout and I must admit, were much the better team, but the irresistible force of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s personality decided the match. He started the scoring, and then Southampton equalised, so he finished the scoring as well. The final goal was struck in the 86th minute of play, giving us 3 – 2. Glory Glory Manchester United!
I was stil asleep when they were showing this match so I watched the highlights instead. What a match with a Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat-trick!
Zlatan Ibrahimovic opened the scoring when his free kick struck the St Etienne wall and deflected towards goal, leaving th St Etienne goalkeeper wrong-footed and stranded before crawling over the line.
Zlatan added a second goal in the 74th minute as Marcus Rashford shot down the left side, evading St Etienne players from the left-hand side of the penalty area. A kick to the right for Zlatan to finish…and he did. The slow-motion showed the St Etienne players shaking their heads in dismay
The third goal was a penalty a Zlatan was bought down in the box. To be honest, from what I could see, it did not seem like a penalty because Zlatan went down to slowly and easily. But the referee pointed at the spot and a penalty was given. With that, Zlatan scored his third of the night and 23rd of the season in all competitions.
A win for us. Glory Glory!
It is never easy playing against stoke. Never. I seem to remember a time when Liverpool lost to Stoke by 6 goals to 1. With ex-Manchester United Player Mark Hughes in charge, it is almost as though he has got something to prove. Plus, the stoke team are made up of all ex-Liverpool players like Charlie Adam, Peter Crouch and Glen Johnson for example. They have a point to prove as well by the look of things
In any case, Stoke scored first. It was in the 19th minute. A long kick was flicked on by Peter Crouch and Stoke attacked down the left, with Arnautovic’s lay-off finding Erik Pieters to hit a fizzing cross that deflected off Mata and past David de Gea. An own-gial was a real shame and it really pissed me off. Still, that fighter inside me said that the one-nil down will inspire us to fight.
And fight we did. We had quite a few opportunities but we stuffed them up. We had ourselves to blame for that. But their keeper was something else. Damn that fella was good!
It was in extra time. I was looking at my watch anxiously. 93rd minute of play. Then came a spot kick. The announcer said that this would make or break Manchester United. Rooney took up the position to take the kick and a beautiful curler ballooned the net! Yeeha! We had equalised and that also meant that Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 249 goals had been beaten by Wayne Rooney! A record broken in the nick of time!
It is going to be match of epic proportions tonight. When we last met at Anfield, it was a 0 – 0 stalemate. You can bet Jose Mourinho will be bringing out all the firepower tonight, as will Klopp. Let us see how it will go