Showing posts from February, 2017

LEAGUE CUP CHAMPIONS: Manchester United vs Southampton


After a tough 87 minutes where Manchester United arguably deserved to be losing, Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted his second of the game to win the EFL Cup Trophy in the dying minutes of the game. As us United fans were hoping we had enough strength to hold on until extra time, Zlatan Ibrahimovic had other ideas... A beautifully delivered ball into the box was met by the head of an un-marked Zlatan Ibrahimovic to win the game against the run of the game.

The game started with Southampton clearly on the front foot and soon after having a goal wrongly disallowed for offside, Zlatan put the reds ahead with a good free kick from 25 yards out in the 19th minute. Jesse Lingard (yes, JESSE LINGARD) managed to score on his third successive visit at Wembley to double the reds lead just 7 minutes before half time.

On the brink of half time, the highly rated Southampton striker Gabbiadini pulled one back to give Southaampton hope for the second half. Three minutes int…

EFL Cup Final Preview

I know it has been a very long time since my last blog post on Manchester United, but after much anticipation leading up to our first chance of silverware of the season, what better time to start up again than just before a cup final?
With all the speculation regarding Wayne Rooney's future at the club and his potential move to China, there must have been uncertainty in the dressing room and among the fans in the last week. A big player, captain and legend of the club leaving just before a cup final would cause big worry for the club but luckily our leader confirmed on Thursday that he has no intention of leaving. Although he may not be the player he used to be, he is still our captain and plays a big part in our club. 
The first major trophy of the season is up for grabs at Wembley Stadium as the Saints, who have never won the competition before, take on the the four time winners, the mighty Red Devils of Manchester United. Both teams are sure to play their hearts out in order t…