Showing posts from August, 2017

Manchester United vs Leicester City post match

Another match day, another three points for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United. Don't get me wrong, we made hard work out of it but in the end it is the result that matters. With City winning their game deep into injury time, we absolutely had to beat Leicester. We started the game like we did last week but the goals just didn't seem to come. However, both of Mourinho's substitutes scored to give us a 2-0 victory and send us back on top of the table. Rashford scored from a corner and Fellaini scored from a Lingard assist in the 82nd minute which gave Lukaku, who had missed a penalty earlier on, some breathing space.
     We dominated the game from the first whistle to the final whistle and constantly pressed Leicester while playing in their half for almost the entire game. Despite missing chances in the first half, the morale was high in the second half. We fed on the mistakes made by their fullbacks - Simpson and Fuchs, for our build-up play. The morale first seem…

Manchester United vs Leicester City Match Preview

Jose Mourinho has an exceptional record of winning the league in his second season at a club but the players are taking each game as they come and are trying not to get ahead of themselves. There is no doubt that Manchester United have looked like the stand out team in the league so far, but it's important to remember that we are only two games into the season. After truly exquisite performances against West Ham and Swansea, the Reds look like they are ready to take on anyone. 
In our first two games this season we were 4-0 victors. Last season against Leicester, we managed to win by 3 goals in both league matches! Lets not forget the thrilling encounter at Wembley last season when Zlatan Ibrahimovic's late goal won us the Community Shield. After a disappointing title defence from the Foxes last season, Leicester are now beginning to look a lot more like the side that won the league with Mahrez and Vardy looking sharp and ready to tear defences apart. On the opening day of th…

Swansea City vs Manchester United

After high expectations were set from the game last week, it was always going to be tough for United to perform anywhere near as well. Although we did find it difficult to break down the Swansea defence, once we did, the floodgates opened. Similar to last week, we managed to nick some goals towards the end of the game and the final score was 4-0 again.

The first half was started poorly by United with Swansea dominating the game and creating chances left, right and centre. It looked like a goal was certainly coming for the home side but somehow, they didn't score. Both sides hit the crossbar in quick succession and the game was looking very open. Our biggest chance fell to Marcus Rashford who managed get through to the keeper, but the shot was poor and caught by Fabianski.

On the stroke of half time, we managed to break the deadlock. From a corner, Pogba's bullet header thundered the crossbar and Eric Bailly was able to get to the rebound to score his first United goal. Desp…

Manchester United vs West Ham United

The first game of the season was certainly one to remember for United. An exquisite performance by the Red Devils meant that we finish game-week 1 at the top of the Premier League. Two goals from Lukaku and great finishes from Martial and Pogba were enough to secure three points for us along with a clean sheet.

United started the game with intent and controlled the game from start till end. The first goal came in the form of a lightening quick counter attack started by Marcus Rashford who slipped the ball through to Romelu Lukaku who made no mistake in front of goal. A dream debut for our new centre forward.

If the first goal wasn't enough already, Lukaku managed to make it a brace on his debut for his new club. A delightful ball into the box from a free kick by Mkhitaryan was met by the head of Lukaku to double United's lead.

The third goal came from the talented Anthony Martial within 10 minutes of coming on. Again, it was another delightful assist from our Armenian playm…

Manchester United vs West Ham United Match Preview

At last Premier League football is coming back to Old Trafford! Mourinho and his men will be looking for a speedy start as Jose prepares for his second season in charge of Manchester United. All the pre match hype has been about Javier Hernandez and whether he will score against his old club. There's no doubt he was a fan favourite at Old Trafford and he has admitted that if he were to score against us, he's not sure if he'd be able to celebrate. He had an exceptional season last season and is certainly expected to make a big impact at the Olympic Stadium this season. 
Coming into the game, Mourinho has no fresh injury concerns. Our three new signings are expected to make their Premier League debuts. For West Ham, Joe Hart, Zabaleta, Arnautovic and Hernandez are all available for selection. 
Last season while United finished 5th in the league and qualified for the Champions League through their Europa League success, Slaven Bilic's side finished 11th. Both teams will …

Summer Transfers and 2017/18 Season Predictions

Summer Transfers With the Premier League kicking off this weekend, there has been a big debate on which team is going to win the league this season. Massive amounts of spending has led to most teams improving their squad and strengthening for the new season. These improvements to squads have made it even harder to predict who will win the league, and even who will finish in the top 4.

Lets start with Arsenal. The Gunners have brought in Sead Kolasinac from Schalke this summer and he already made a great impression when he came on as a sub in the Community Shield. Another addition they made is Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon. The French international has been linked with a move to the Premier League for the last few seasons and he has finally arrived. He is expected to be the first choice striker for Arsenal this season.

Next lets talk about Chelsea. After Manchester United ended their interest in Alvaro Morata with the signing of Lukaku, Chelsea pounced on the opportunity to overspend …

Real Madrid vs Manchester United

Our first competitive game of the season ends with a defeat. An unconvincing performance for most of the game led to Real Madrid lifting the Super Cup trophy. This was not the start we wanted to make to the new season.

The first half was started poorly by Manchester United. Real Madrid were dominating possession and United were finding it hard to get out of their half. Things weren't looking great for United and Real went close to breaking the deadlock early when Casemiro's header hit the crossbar. Less than ten minutes later, Casemiro scored from Carvajal's delivery in behind the United defence. There was however a question of offside for the goal. United slowly started settling into the game towards the end of the first half.

Unfortunately, the second half didn't start as well as we'd hoped. Madrid were again attacking constantly and doubled their lead when Isco played a one-two with Bale before finding the bottom corner of the net. Less than a minute later, P…

Real Madrid vs Manchester United match preview

After a positive pre season, we come to our first competitive fixture to kick off the 2017/18 season. What better opponents to test ourselves against than the mighty Los Blancos? Coming up against a world class opponent and some of the best players in the world will be a real test for our newly altered Manchester United team. A win could give us a confidence boost and show that we now have what it takes to compete at the highest level. A loss on the other hand would highlight the weaknesses within our squad and show what needs improving. But overall, it's our first chance to win a trophy in this new season.

Manchester United have lifted the Super Cup once after competing for it three times. Our only victory came in 1991 when we beat Red Star Belgrade at Old Trafford. Our next involvement in the final came in 1999 when our treble-winners lost 1-0 to Lazio. In 2008 after our famous win in Moscow over Chelsea, we lost the Super Cup to Zenit St Petersburg. This year we'll be hop…

Manchester United vs Sampdoria

In our final pre season game before the Super Cup Final, Manchester United face Sampdoria in Dublin. All of the talk surrounding the game was about Matic making his debut for United. He made it into the starting line up and put in a very convincing performance while he was on the pitch.

A slow start to the game was flipped on its head after a poorly directed Blind backpass gave De Gea no choice but to handle the ball. An indirect free kick at the edge of the 6 yard box was scrambled away by United. A swift counter attack from Valencia led to Darmian whipping in a beautiful ball to Mkhitaryan in the box who headed United into a 1-0 lead.

Unfortunately, Mkhitaryan's goal was cancelled out in the 63rd minute. Praet swept home from the edge of the area to level the score line.

After a series of changes by Mourinho, Juan Mata put us back ahead in the 81st minute. Some great footwork on the left from Anthony Martial ended with Mata putting the ball in the back of the net with a first t…