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
Manchester United were in such poor form these last few games that I honestly thought that they would get schooled by Swansea. Swansea is no push-over. They are a hard team to beat. We got beated by them in three consecutive meetings but unfortunately for them, this was not one of them
We were playing against Swansea in our home ground Old Trafford. But first, a note about their manager. Swansea had caretaker manager Alan Curtis in charge. I did some reading up on his profile. The fella is 61 years old and has played for Swansea almost all his life. He literally lives and breathes Swansea so in my opinion, this Welshman deserves all that come his way as far as caretaker managers of Swansea are concerned.
When the start whistle blew, I saw a Manchester United side pile on attack after attack. Juan Mata and Rooney had a few first soft touches that did not seem to faze Fabianski, Swansea’s goalkeeper. But Ashley Young, in his lethal position as winger, changed all that. Ke kept crossing the ball, giving the Swansea defence the fits. And finally, one of his goals was picked up by Martial and Martial scored! Whooppeeee! I was going crazy!
But that was not the be-all and end-all. Swansea scored a beautiful goal by Siggurdsson, an Icelandic player. And when I say beautiful, it really was, to give him the credit. So here we were, tied at 1 – 1 but it was not to be for long
Martial was giving the Swansea defence on the left the fits, just as Ashley Young was doing damage on the right. He made a run down the left and did a sublime pass to Rooney who did an audacious flick into the net! By that time, ny wife and I had lost it. We were back! Manchester United was back! And to those detractors who said that Rooney had lost it, go and look at the again, then judge it
So a precious three points Glory Glory Manchester United!
It is time for another Manchester Derby at 2200 hrs tonight. Manchester City seem to be firing on all cylinders but can we make them humbled at Old Trafford? Sergio Aguero will not be playing and neither will David Silva but we cannot take that for granted. It seems that Vincent Kompany will be taken out of mothballs to keep the defence. De Bruyne will be a potent force, going by what I have seen on TV and online. His goals are just sublime. let us see tonight. Glory Glory Manchester United!
In an hour’s time, we will be facing Arsenal at Old Trafford. It will be our last home game for this season and quite a few players will not be playing…some vital ones too. For instance, captain Wayne Rooney will miss it, vice-captain Michael Carrick (calf), defender Luke Shaw (head), and midfielder Andreas Pereira (international duty) are unavailable while centre-back Jonny Evans is a doubt with an unspecified injury.
I cannot wait to kick Arsenal’s arse in this game. It is gonna be difficult but we have to make it work
This is going to be a clash at Old Trafford. The two giants of Manchester will clash in what I can see will be a decicive derby. Manchester City are still smarting over that loss to Crystal Palace and Manuel Pellegrini is wonderingif his job is at stake. I will say this. If he loses this one, there will start to be nails coming for the coffin lid
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City scored first, in the 8th minute, with a goal by Sergio Aguero. Man was I feeling pissed. But I did not have to with long. In the 14th minute, we equalised with a lovely goal scored by Ashley Young! I was beside myself with joy because it was a beauty! And then, a short while later, Fellaini scored another! And that is how we finished at half-time — Manchester United – 2, Manchester City – 1. In the second-half, twenty minutes after it started, Mata scored a spectacular goal. Fantastic! I was already jumping for joy. But the joy multiplied itself when Smalling scored the 4th goal of the derby! Holy shit! 4 – 1! But there was a consolation goal in the dying minutes of the second-half when Aguero scored again. And that is how they finished. Manchester United – 4, Manchester City – 2. Glory Glory Manchester United!
In an hour from now, we will be facing Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Let us see what happens then.
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It was a pretty boring match until Ander Herrera managed to defy Guzan to put us up in extra time in the first half. That is how we finished and after that, we were looking forward to the second half. The second half started OK and there were a few attempts at the goal of Aston Villa from Fellaini and Ashley Young. Rooney even tried a bicycle kick like that famous one against Manchester City but alas, it was not to be. However, that changed when Di Maria came on. On the left flank, he sent a ball to Rooney who trapped it, with a half-volley and rocketed it into the goal! I was beside myself with glee. That goal was a beauty! However, a couple of minutes later, Benteke scored. Manchester United 2, Aston Villa 1. Not good. I kept hoping for another goal and will you believe it? In extra time of the second half, Ander Herrera scored again! 3 – 1! I was beside myself with joy at that point. And that is how they finished. A precious 3 points
It is going to be Manchester United vs Leicester City tonight…a couple of hours anyway, at Old Trafford. Leicester City have a very strong team and they look pretty good this season. Let us see how they go!
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Well, the final result was Manchester United – 3, Leicester City – 1. The first goal was a beautiful one by Robin Van Persie. The second one was by Radamel Falcao and the third one, an own-goal by Leicester City captain Wes Morgan, who ironically was a Manchester United fan. 3 goals in 15 minutes…apprximately. But Leicester City pulled one back in the second-half, and that is how it stood till the end. A good game, and well-played United. Glory Glory!