Archive

Posts Tagged ‘Manchester United’

Manchester United – 1 vs Manchester City – 2

11/12/2017 Leave a comment

In about half-an-hour’s time, the Manchester Derby is going to commence, at Old Trafford. It is going to be Manchester United vs Manchester City, Jose vs Pep. Let us see how it pans out.

———- EDITOR’S NOTE ———-

Well we lost by two goals. The first goal was scored by David Silva shortly before half-time before Marcus Rashford pulled one back. Then in the second-half, Otamendi scored for City. And the assists for these two goals? Our very own Romelu Lukaku. Rio Ferdinand was right when he said:

Advertisements

Manchester United – 4 Newcastle – 1

19/11/2017 Leave a comment

We met Newcastle at Old Trafford today. Our defence was not the best because we let in a goal early. I really felt pissed as I saw that Lindelof slipped at the crucial moment. However, we made up for that by a lovely header from Martial, after a brilliant assist from Paul Pogba, who still looked sharp despite having been sidelined for injuries. But it did not stop there. Just before the half-time whistle, Ashley Young fed a beautiful pass to Chris Smalling and he headed that pass in, making the score 2 – 1!

After the first half, I was telling my wife…let us have some more to make up on that goal difference. And then it happened. Juan Mata, who must have read my mind, kicked the ball to Rashford, who deftly headed it into the path of a charging Paul Pogba, who scored, making it 3 – 1! I was almost losing it by then and my wife was too! So we decided to wait and see what happened…and we were not disappointed. Romelu Lukaku caught the Newcastle defence sleeping and sent the ball to the back of the net. 4 – 1! I was ecstatic! All through the game, I had this old phrase I recall from the 1999 final: “Can Manchester United Score? They always score!” And score we did. GGMU!!!

Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur

28/10/2017 Leave a comment

We take on Spurs today at Old Trafford. Apparently, it is in the news that Harry Kane will not be starting for Spurs as he picked up an injury earlier in the week. While some may be cheering the good news, I am not. I would rather Harry Kane play against us because it will bring out the mettle in our defence. Still they have players like Llorente, Son and Eriksen, who will give us a good run for our money, to say nothing about Dele Alli. The game starts at 1930 Singapore time. Let us see how it goes.

Liverpool vs Manchester united

14/10/2017 Leave a comment

We travel to Anfield today to take on Liverpool. There have been some injuries to our team. Fellaini for us is out after picking up injuries during international duties. Apparently, Liverpool face the absence of Mane as well. It is not easy for us to play at Anfield. It is going to be contentious but let us see how it turns out. GGMU!

Manchester United – 4 Everton – 0

17/09/2017 Leave a comment

In a couple of hours time, Manchester United will be facing Everton. It will be an emotional game (I think) for two players on each of the opposing teams. First of all, for Wayne Rooney, it will be a return to his old stomping ground, Old Trafford. On the other hand, Romelu Lukaku will be facing his old club, Everton. Everton got quite a shock mid last week when they lost to an Italian club in the Europa League so Ronald Koeman will be desperate to make up for that loss. Manchester United, on the other hand, will be trying to make up the goal difference that Manchester City has over them, after the six goal drubbing of Watford yesterday. So, call it what you will, but this is going to be one intense match!

********** EDITOR’S NOTE after the match **********

What a game it was! Antonio Valencia started the scoring with a thunderous volley in the opening minutes of the game. This was followed by an almost goal in the 64th minute when Juan Mata took a free kick which hit the post! Damn. We could have been two up by then but it was not mean to be. But that changed in the 82nd minute when Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the second goal! Lovely interception by Fellaini that helped it! But that was not all. In the 89th minute, Lukaku took a free kick that bounced off the wall, got bandied around and made it’s way back to Lukaku who scored! 3 – 0! I was going crazy! But that is not all. Martial comes on and then there was a penalty for united when one of our ex-players Morgan Schneiderlin was caught with a handball. A bit unfair if you ask me because the referee pointed to the spot. Martial converted it and it was a final 4 – 0 score!

It was a bit sad when the camera panned towards Rooney a few times. he looked a bit upset to see his team being decimated at his old stomping ground. But that is football. 4 – 0 is the score. Glory glory!

Manchester United – 2 vs Leicester City – 0

27/08/2017 Leave a comment

It was a home game at Old Trafford. It has been two pretty solid match-weeks for Manchester United with victories over West Ham United and Swansea City. And we tried and succeeded with that unbeaten streak with Leicester City. Right from the start of the first half, it was in favour of Manchester United with the home-side dominating possession and hitting the final third time and again. We had a goal disallowed very early by Mata. Offside, claimed the linesman. Paul Pogba shot a few  wide ones but not meant to be…some were close though. Saves from Kasper Schmeichel and Leicester’s defensive compactness limited us until er struck very late in the second half through a corner which Marcus Rashford converted. Lingard provided the assist for Fellaini later on and United sealed a comfortable win and put three points in the bag. Goal difference is 10 and 9 points after three games. Top of the table! Glory Glory Manchester United!

Swansea – 0 vs Manchester United – 4

20/08/2017 Leave a comment

A very, very good game. A bit nervy at first with Swansea testing us. We could not make much against Swansea as they had five defenders, one of them being the fantastic Argentinian Fernandez. But we piled pressure on them like crazy and it was only on the cusp of half-time that Eric Bailly scored! What a way to end the first half with Manchester United in the lead!

When the second-half started, we piled more pressure on. Then a bit later in the second-half, Jose took off Mata and Rashford and introduced Fellaini and Martial. And that is when the magic happened. In the 80th minute, Lukaku scored! Then one minute later, Martial scored! Not to be outdone, one minute later, Pogba scored! Three goals in the space of four minutes! What a score!

And that is how it ended. Swansea – 0 and Manchester United – 4. We are top of the table but this is only the second week of the 2017 / 2018 season. We cannot get too over-confident. Let us keep a clean sheet. Oh yeah…I gotta say this…Glory Glory Manchester United! Keep the red flag flying high!

Categories: etcetera Tags: ,