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Valerenga vs Manchester United

Our match in Norway finishes with Manchester United victors. Goals from Fellaini, Lukaku and McTominay are enough to secure a 3-0 win over Valerenga.

The first half was probably the most boring half of football I have ever seen, and yes, worse than against Real Salt Lake. No chances were being created and there was no movement. Just as I was about to fall into a deep sleep, Fellaini scored on the stroke of half time. A cross from the right hand side was headed towards goal by Fellaini. The ball deflected off a Valerenga defender and ended up in the back of the net.

The second half on the other hand was the complete opposite. Within five minutes of kick off, Lukaku had the ball in the back off the net after just coming on. A delightful ball into the box from a Pereira corner was met by the head of the Belgian striker to double United's lead.

Our third goal was scored by Scott McTominay. After a delightful turn in the box, McTominay curled the ball into the top corner of the goa…

Barcelona vs Manchester United

With the excitement surrounding the game today, us fans knew that we were in for a good game. A match between two of the greatest clubs in footballing history was certainly not going to disappoint. This was the biggest challenge for United in pre season as they came up against the deadly strike force of Messi, Suarez and Neymar. This proved to be a real challenge.

Both teams started the first half very well and were clearly in the mood to attack and score goals. Although it was just a friendly, both teams were competitive in their approaches and had several shots on goal. Barcelona grew into the game to the point where United were finding it really difficult to break out and keep possession. David De Gea was exceptional and made several world class saves to keep United in the game.

In the 31st minute the deadlock was broken by Neymar. Although he is the talk of the transfer window and there is constant speculation regarding his future, he still showed that he is focused on his foot…

Real Madrid vs Manchester United

After 90 minutes the score was tied 1-1 and what came after was a sight for sore eyes, but United still came out victorious and took 2 of the 3 points on offer.
The first half was started well by Manchester United with the reds being the better side. But as the half progressed, Real Madrid slowly started feeling their way into the game and looked the dominant team and most likely to break the deadlock. United were finding it hard to break down the Madrid defence and midfield until the young Frenchman, Antony Martial stepped up to show that it wasn't impossible...

The entire attacking move was started by Fellaini who's perseverance proved to be vital as he played the ball to Anthony Martial. Driving at the Madrid defence with immense speed and agility, Martial managed to dribble his way through, leaving the defenders for dust. He played the ball to Jesse Lingard who was left with a tap-in to put the Red Devils ahead in the fixture, a brilliant way to end the first half.

The …

Manchester United vs Manchester City

What a result! The first Manchester Derby on foreign soil and the reds have come out on top!

A brilliant first half saw United take the lead by Romelu Lukaku taking the ball around Ederson and putting the ball in the back of the net. The goal was assisted by a typical Pogba through ball from the halfway line and once Lukaku started running, the defence had no chance. 
Within a minute from when City kicked off, United doubled their lead. A ball from Mkhitaryan was met by Marcus Rashford who shot across the goal and managed to get on the scoresheet in another Manchester Derby. 
The first half was amazing to watch. Although we weren't particularly dominant in the game, every player gave 100% and it was amazing to see. It's never just a friendly when we're up against our (not-so-noisy) neighbours.

The second half was much the same, both teams had good spells and looked threatening at times but neither converted their chances. Manchester United did look like the more likely to sc…

LA Galaxy vs Manchester United

There was much anticipation coming into this game as United fans were looking forward to seeing their team back on the pitch after a painfully long summer break. This game called for a 3am start for Manchester United fans in the UK and and it's fair to say that it was worth the early start.

Manchester United first half XI vs LA Galaxy: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Blind, Carrick, Herrera, Fellaini, Lingard, Mata, Rashford

Within two minutes of kick off, Marcus Rashford already had the ball in the back of the net. A good run from Lingard led to Rashford slotting the ball past the keeper. 
Soon after, Rashford grabbed his second of the game. After a good interception from Ander Herrera, Mata played the ball through to Rashford who made no mistake with a great finish.
The third goal was made by Jesse Lingard who pulled the ball back for Fellaini who side-footed the ball into the back of the net. 3-0 United.
Just on the stroke of half time, Rashford was given the chance to comp…

Summer Transfer Window

With two signings already completed by Mourinho, lets take a look at some of the positions which arguably need strengthening.
Our first summer signing was Benfica's Victor Lindelof, a centre back. Last season it was made clear that Eric Bailly is our best central defender. Although Marcos Rojo did have a good season, his past performances bring into question whether he is good enough to be our first choice centre back. Another option is Chris Smalling who was without a doubt, our best defender in the 2015/16 season. Unfortunately, he failed to replicate his performances last season and is seeming to be more of a liability. In the Europa League final Phil Jones was selected over Smalling, but the issue with Jones is that he is too prone to injuries. Partnering Jones in CB in the final was Daley Blind (due to Bailly's suspension). Blind is a calm and composed defender and a great reader of the game, however he does seem to lack the physicality that is needed in a centre back. T…

Manchester United Tour 2017

With Manchester United's 2017 Tour in the USA fast approaching, the excitement is building. It feels like centuries ago when United last played but we are only a few days away from seeing them again but this time with some new additions.

16th July Manchester United vs LA  Galaxy 03:00 (BST)

18th July Manchester United vs Real Salt Lake 03:00 (BST)

21st July Manchester United vs Manchester City 02:30 (BST)

23rd July Manchester United vs Real Madrid 22:00 (BST)

27th July Manchester United vs Barcelona 00:30 (BST)

30th July Manchester United vs Valerenga 18:00 (BST)

2nd August Manchester United vs Sampdoria 19:45 (BST)

Squad that have travelled to the USA: Eric Bailly, Daley Blind, Michael Carrick, Matteo Darmian, David de Gea, Marouane Fellaini, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Ander Herrera, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof, Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial, Juan Mata, Scott McTominay, Demetri Mitchell, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Andreas Pereira, Joel Pereira, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Ma…

Romelu turns red and Wazza goes back to blue

Over the last two days, some big news has emerged. Romelu Lukaku who has been linked with Chelsea constantly this summer, has been announced as our latest signing at United. The fee is expected to be in the region of £85 million plus add-ons. The following day it was announced that Wayne Rooney has returned to his boyhood club Everton.

Over the last few years Wayne Rooney has failed to perform at his best and has found himself being a backup striker and getting barely any game time. We all know that it was only a matter of time before he left the club but nobody could really imagine the day he really left. Rooney joined Manchester United as a talented teenager 13 years ago and has left today as our highest ever goal scorer, surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton last season. The love our fanbase has for him is unquantifiable. He will be remembered in the history of Manchester United forever. He is one of the few players that can say that they have won all there is to offer in domestic footbal…