Saturday, August 30, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Silvestre said: “I’ve spent a large part of my career at United, the last nine years, and I’ll remember that time fondly but feel I’m ready for a new challenge."
The French defender, who joined from Internazionale in September 1999, made 361 appearances for the Reds, scoring 10 goals and winning 10 major honours.
Monday, August 18, 2008
So United started their title defence with a 1-1 stalemate. Newcastle's Martins headed in against the run of play after United went close to scoring on several occasions but only being denied by a brilliant and sometimes luck ridden Given. Newcastle's lead lasted only a couple of minutes though as Fletcher scored the equaliser. After this United barely threatened the Newcastle rearguard. The only positives from this game is the excellent reply to Newcastle's opening goal and the performances by Possebon and Rafael.
United fans shouldn't get too worried. Last year United opened the season with a 0-0 draw which was followed by another draw and a defeat, yet we managed to win the Premierleague. It is evident that this United side missed the likes of Tevez, Nani, Anderson, Hargreaves and of course Ronaldo. Meanwhile Carrick suffered an injury which will keep him sidelined for another 2 weeks! Now Fergie must have a real headache. Anyway, this match showed that United must buy a striker at all costs. I hope this is done before the Porthsmouth game in a week's time.
Until then, stop making a fuss about this draw. It's just the start of the season! It's true that Chelsea played a great game and showed they are potential champions, but writing United off this early is plain stupid.
Monday, August 11, 2008
So season 2008-09 has started the way the previous season ended:- by winning silverware yet again. Although the FA Community Shield is no match to the Premier League, nevermind the Champions League, it's always nice to win trophies and add them to an already impressive looking cabinet.
The match, yet again, was won by penalties. The 3rd time United have won a trophy by penalties in a year. The Community Shield vs Chelsea last year, the Champions League and now this year's Community Shield. Considering England's shameful penalty records, we certainly don't look like an English team, but then again, our opponents in penalties during the last year have always been English. It would be a different story should United face a German side in a penalty shootout.
The match wasn't dull nor entertaining. United had the better of the chances and possesion and Porthsmouth, although boasting 2 of Englands finest strikers, didn't really make our defence sweat. Fletcher missed a sitter and later was denied by the crossbar, Tevez should have been given a penalty and Nani had an excellent game and could have scored a wonder goal. In the end United won the penalty shoot out after converting all penalties while Portsmouth missed 3 of 4 penalties.
It's evident United should buy a striker. Some say Berbatov and Huntelaar are the most likely to join United in the coming week, others are even mentioning Henry. We'll just wait and see, but buying a striker is not an option. Its a must!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I really don’t think I should go into too much detail on pre-season friendlies, but my interest was piqued when I heard the da Silva twins were expected to feature. And it must be said, they didn’t disappoint. Rafael more so.
The right back stormed up and down the wing and threw himself about quite well showing that he wasn’t shy to shirk from challenges. His ambition, moving forward did leave spaces at the back, but then we forget that he’s just 18 and he’ll have lot to learn before making it to the first team. Of course, to gain some perspective, it’s just one pre-season game and whilst he did make a good first impression, we mustn’t be creaming over him.
I have been impressed with Carlos Tevez though. He has been a man on a mission throughout pre-season and I think we will see the real Carlos Tevez this season because he’s had a good rest in the summer. He admitted once that he has been playing continuously for the past two years without much break. And so we think this summer might have done him a world of good.
Rio and Brown were solid while they were there, Possebon showed great vision, Gibson scored a cracker while Campbell disappointed.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Keeping a website/blog updated isn't a piece of cake, you need to be patient as sometimes the computer might give you one heck of a hard time when uploading pictures etc, and you need to be committed to update the blog frequently, yes, even if Man Utd lose.
This blog has been there through the highs and lows, mostly highs, of course. Since its inception United have won a Charity Shield, A Premier League, A European Champions League and a errr Vodacom Cup :P
I gathered some interesting statistics about this site... enjoy.
First Article header : Welcome to My Blog ( A brief description about the objective of this blog)
Articles during this year : 75
Major Arrivals since the blog's begining : Tevez, Manucho.
Major Departures since the blog's begining : Smith, Pique.