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
The match started at 0130hrs this morning. When I saw the line-up with a 4-3-3 formation, I had a feeling that this was going to work very well for us…and how right I was! Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed United into a fifth-minute lead, assisted by Jesse Lingard. What a cross! We could have made it 2 – 0 if WBA keeper Ben Foster did not save Rooney’s attempt which hit the bar after the punch. But I need not have worried. In the second half, Ibrahimovic struck again. This time, fed by Rooney on the left of the area, he showed deft footwork to skip between two defenders before getting slightly lucky with a drilled effort that deflected off Craig Dawson. An own goal? Probably.
But what was amazing to watch during the match was United’s passing. Lots of one-touches and the two centre-backs, Rojo and Jones, kept their in-form striker Raddon at bay. That really frustrated him because at one point he slapped Rojo! Jones came in between them, shoving Raddon away. As I said, Raddon was probably just very frustrated. Why couldn’t he score against Manchester United, like they did 9 months ago?
A good match. Have we turned the corner? Most likely. It is starting to look like the United of old again, with touches of Mourinho. Let us see how it comes up. Glory Glory!!
The match started at 2215 yesterday night and was a pretty good match. Manchester United were dealing with a stout Spurs defence. But it was no no match for Henrikh Mkhitaryan. His goal was enough to end a run of four consecutive home league draws for the us before the he departed on a stretcher after being fouled by Danny Rose late in the second-half. Man was I pissed about that. In my opinion, Danny Rose should have been given a straight red for bringing the last man down. But that is not all. In the 62nd minute, we won a free kick but we were unlucky when Pogba’s free kick rattled the frame of the goal. We could have been two up!
Oh well. Three points cannot be beat and it is a relief for us. I just hope that Mkhitaryan is not badly injured. Glory Glory!