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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!!!

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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.

Manchester United – 2 Chelsea – 0

17/04/2017 Leave a comment

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!!

 

Manchester United vs Liverpool

15/01/2017 Leave a comment

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 – 2, Swansea City – 1

03/01/2016 Leave a comment

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!

Manchester United vs Manchester City

25/10/2015 Leave a comment

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!

Manchester United vs Arsenal

17/05/2015 Leave a comment

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