Friday, May 29, 2009

Season still a success

The atmosphere around United has been a depressing one since the defeat on Wednesday night but the truth is we have had a fantastic season and came very close to winning 5 trophies this year.

I think that the manner of the defeat on Wednesday was what has made it so hard to take. Only 2 weeks ago we clinched the title and looked unstoppable but now the heads are down. The truth is we were probably a little complacent going into the match. We started to read our own press and thought we would stroll the match against Barca so that when we went a goal behind we found it hard to pick ourselves up. I can’t take anything away from Barca, as they played very well but we just didn’t have the fight for the comeback.

All this being said we have still had a good trophy laden season that we should not forget about. Yes we lost the Champions League but we won the league, the Carling Cup and the Fifa World Club Cup when you compare that to our league rivals who are all ending the season trophy-less, apart from the exception of Chelsea or Everton who play tomorrow for the FA Cup, then we have had a fantastic season.

The next challenge we face is how we improve. Sir Alex had said that he didn’t plan to make any major signings in the summer but many will be calling for new players to freshen things up. The constant rumours surrounding the future of Ronaldo in a Manchester United shirt are sure to raise their heads again with more links to Real Madrid.

Whatever happens in the summer we are sure to look back on this season as a success rather than a failure once the disappointment of Wednesday goes away.

Written by Danny Watson, a professional sports writer who blogs about football news.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Big dissapointment at Rome after Barcelona's win over Manchester United

Rome was the host for the Final Game. Manchester United had big dreams of repeating the title and be declared the best team of Europe. But the tale didn't end the way we all wanted.

Barcelona and their super talented players made the best game of their lives and beat Ferguson side 2-0. Eto'o and Messi scored for the Catalan team.

However, we are all aware that the Red Devil's players are such a great team as well. They deserved to move to the final and eventually get the crown as well.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

United v Barcelona: "All roads lead to Rome"

Today will be 'the big game' between The Red Devils and Barcelona in Rome. The kick-off is at 19:45 GMT.

Now, I leave you a small talk with Anderson and his desires to win the trophy for second consecutive time in two years.

How much are you looking forward to the final?
Everybody knows that United and Barcelona are two great sides and it has all the makings of being a great final and one that will be talked about for many years to come. Getting to play in games like this with the chance to win trophies is the reason why we work so hard every day. I hope to be involved, but just being part of a team that is playing in a final is fantastic and I think it will be a very special occasion for every one of us.

Will you draw on the experience of last season’s showpiece?
Yes, of course. It’s always a great experience to play in a final and you learn many things. You understand how to better deal with certain situations and focus on the little things that you might have missed the last time round.

Will you take confidence from Barcelona's indifferent record against English sides?
Not really because every game is different. I’m sure Barcelona will be fully focused on doing well, just like we will be and it should be a great game.

How pleased have you been with your form of late?
I was injured for part of the season and coming back from that was a slow process because I had to get myself right physically and mentally. I’m enjoying my football at the moment and I hope I can keep helping the team to win trophies.

Are the players aware of the history you can create by becoming the first team to retain the trophy?
Of course. We have every intention of winning the trophy, but we would want that anyway no matter whether we were going for back-to-back wins. We always want to win every competition we play in and it’s our aim to do that on Wednesday.

I read this note from but if you want, you can go there and read the entire note.

So, Don`t miss this big game! I will be very anxious for being Champions of Europe again!!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

One on the bag, one more to go

We managed to clinch the title at the weekend without too much effort so now we can look forward to the Champions League final.

We are one game away from showing our dominance of European as well as English football. If we repeat the league and Champions League double we send out a clear message that we are planning to come back and do it again next year.

The side that will play in the league at the weekend is likely to be a much weakened team as we look to make sure that our best players are all fit to pull on the Man Utd jersey for the final.

Barcelona will be the toughest team we have faced this year but all of our players are hitting form at the right time and the momentum is definitely with us.

Written by Danny Watson, a professional sports writer who blogs about football news.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Let's go for the #18 premier league title!

Sir Alex Ferguson talking to press about his desire to win a new PL title.

Sir Alex Ferguson told his players that he wants play well and get a win this Saturday against Arsenal at Old Trafford.

"This game will be exactly the same to the UCL semi-final. They'll play in the same way and they will attack us all the time. I'm expecting a good game on Saturday," said the United boss.

The Scot also expressed his desire to lift the trophy at Old Trafford, as a rewards for the supporters.

Fact: In 10 times that United have won the Premier League title, it's only been won 1 time at Old Trafford.

Rio Ferdinand insist United will have to work hard to get a win against The Gunners.

"Our performances in both legs of the semi-final were two of our best performances of the season," says Rio.

"We can't allow them to play their game and must focus on getting the result we want," added the English defender.

Rio Ferdinand also advised for Andrey Arshavin. "He's someone we'll need to keep a close eye on." said Rio.

So, Do you think that we could lift the trophy this Saturday? Have your say!

By Paul 'Devil' Grippo
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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tevez shows his worth

Rumours around the future of Carlos Tevez refuse to go away, but he proved again last night what he brings to the team and how valuable a player he is for us.

The story with Tevez continually changes from it being pretty much certain he will stay, to pretty much certain he will go to now it looking likely that he will be offered a deal.

His work rate and contribution are second to none and he adds spark to the team whenever he plays. We know he can cut it in the Premiership so why would we not want to sign him and sign a player who will most likely be unproven in the premiership?

I personally hope we see Tevez in a Manchester United shirt next year as I would hate to see him playing for one of our rivals. He is definitely a player who could come back to haunt us.

Hopefully the whole saga will be over in the next few days and we can get on with the plans for the title celebrations!

Written by Danny Watson, a professional sports writer who blogs about football news.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wigan 1 United 2:"We're close to be Champions again"

Hugo Rodallega put the home side ahead after a slip from Vidic before Carlos Tevez equalized.

Michael Carrick slotted home the winner with a smart left-foot shot after 86 minutes to put United six points ahead of Liverpool with two games left.

Suddenly a 26m pounds final payments for Tevez doesn't look an expensive extravagance after all.

But can The Reds afford to be without a player who can inject so much energy into their attack when they need a pick-me-up? and for the Tevez's part where in Europe will he be guaranteed such adulations and medals?

What do you think? Should really leave Carlos Tevez Old Trafford or he might stay another season? Have your say!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Rooney the main man

Wayne Rooney looks to be back to his very best if his fantastic display at the weekend is anything to go by, and it will be up to Rooney to secure our passage into the next round of the Champions League.

We should have finished Arsenal off last week, but we didn’t do we still have a lot to do but if Rooney plays the way he has been lately there is nothing that they can do to stop him.

Rooney never looked comfortable before when he played out wide on the left but he has certainly shown he can now, and if he continues to show this type of form in a
Man Utd shirt until the end of the season then he will almost certainly help Man Utd to win both the league and Champions League.

Written by Danny Watson, a professional sports journalist who blogs about
football news.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Rio be fit for Tuesday Clash v Arsenal

Rio Ferdinand could be fit for United's second-leg Champions League showdown with Arsenal after scans revealed he had not cracked a rib.

He will miss United's premier league game against Middlesbrough on Saturday but Sir Alex Ferguson is confident could be fit to face The Gunners.

"Hopefully we can get him ready for Tuesday, he seems almost back to normal" said The Scot Man.


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Preview: Manchester United v Middlesborough

Wes Brown returns to United squad for the first time since the end of January. Rio Ferdinand ruled out by a rib injury. Brown has been drafted into the United squad as cover for Jonny Evans following his recovery from a foot injury.

Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney could be playing this Saturday, although more senior players could be involved after the win against The Gunners at OT.

Manchester United (from): Van der Sar, Foster, Kuszczak, O'Shea, Rafael, Brown, Vidic, Evra, Evans, Ronaldo, Nani, Scholes, Fletcher, Anderson, Carrick, Park, Giggs, Rooney, Tevez, Berbatov, Macheda, Welbeck.

United league form: LWWWW

Key opponent: Stewart Downing - effective operator down the left.

Boro are battling for their lives, but United should win easy this match. Go United Go!!


By Paul 'Devil' Grippo
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