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Manchester United – 2 vs Arsenal – 1

29/04/2018 Leave a comment

We face Arsenal at Manchester United in half-an-hour’s time. It will be a historical one because it will be Arsene Wenger’s last appearance as an Arsenal manager at Old Trafford. I sincerely hope that Manchester United give him a Guard of Honour send-off. It will be fitting for a man who has managed Arsenal for 22 years.

In any case, other than wishing Mr Wenger all the best, I sincerely hope that we win too!

———– EDITOR’S NOTE ———-

It looked like both ex-players of the respective clubs (Mkhiratyan and Sanchez) were on a mission. The first goal was by Paul Pogba after Alexis Sanchez’s header hit the post and rebounded to Pogba who slammed it home. Manchester Finished the half at 1 – 0. When the second half started, Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the equaliser and then both teams were level at 1 – 1. Then Mourinho made a tactical change and Fellaini came on. It was a change that worked because he headed the ball in in the 90th minute! And that is how it stands…Manchester United — 2 and Arsenal — 1. It is a pity Arsene Wenger could not go out on a high note but hey, that is football for you!

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Manchester United – 2 vs Liverpool -1

10/03/2018 Leave a comment

It is going to be an epic showdown tonight…in about an hour’s time. Today we take on Liverpool at Old Trafford. It is the return leg. Let us give them hell!

———- EDITOR’S Update ———-

What a game it was! Marcus Rashford started with a fantastic goal in the 14th minute. I remember screaming like crazy when he scored that fantastic goal. De Gea punts the ball from goal, it lands near Lukaku and he feeds Rashford, who humiliated Trent Alexander Arnold and shot it past Karius. But it did not end there. Te minutes later, Marcus Rashford scored another one…an almost carbon copy of the first goal! I was in hysterics already and all of a sudden (I was watching this in a pub) the Liverpool fans were very quiet. Then we nearly had a third after a failed acrobatic kick from Juan Mata (The Special Juan) missed. But I will give him props for trying.. And that is how the first half ended…2 – 0

The second half was a bit bad because Bailly scored an own-goal. So the score was 2 – 1. In the second half, Liverpool were really pressing United but United did not let them get very far. And the three attackers namely Mane, Firmino and Salah? All of them were neutralised. Salah was neautralised by Ashley Young…totally shut down. Everywhere Salah went, Ashley Young went. And that was how the score ended… 2 – 1. Glory Glory 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:

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.

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