Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
The final game of the Asia Tour proved to be a really entertaining match. United’s 8 goals were scored by Giggs who scored a hat trick, Owen who scored 2 while Nani, Tosic and Berbatov scored the rest. United scored some amazing goals, and I’m obviously happy with the result but I’m disappointed with the goals we conceded.
Berbatov looked very sharp and made some mouth watering passes, two delightful assists and scored a good goal. Nani had another excellent game; I said it time and time again, he’ll shine this season. Owen scored a brace with the second being an absolute eye pleaser and Giggs came off the bench to score a hat trick. Van der Sar wasn’t troubled but our future number 1, Foster, conceded two goals and was at fault for the first one. Rooney had a frustrating match while Anderson hit the woodwork and fired wide from an ideal position. He’ll never score.
I’m certainly delighted today with the result but winning a match against a team I can hardly pronounce is not such a massive achievement. It was a good warm up to the Audi cup though!
Friday, July 24, 2009
O'Shea, Ferdinand, Brown, Evra (Fabio 74);
Fletcher (Gibson 46), Anderson (Nani 61), Carrick (Park 74), Giggs (Scholes 61);
Rooney (Berbatov 61), Macheda (Owen 61).
The extract below is from Republik of Mancunia...
Sir Alex Ferguson was very pleased with the goal and reckons that Macheda will be in our first team group of strikers this season.
“The goal Macheda scored was excellent,” said Ferguson. “The lad has a real chance. His movement is very good and he does well when he gets onto the shoulder of the last defender. He took his goal very well. It’s pleasing to see our strikers scoring – obviously the main players are Rooney, Berbatov and Owen and I’m very comfortable with that. But if Macheda continues his progress then it gives me a big advantage. An extra player like that will do us the world of good.”
Please Kiko, keep making me feel like a complete idiot and prove me wrong :)
Monday, July 20, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Place of birth Pantin, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Winger
2003–2004 Paris-Saint Germain
2004–2005 INF Clairefontaine
Senior career1 Years Club Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Bordeaux 54 (3) 2009 → Lorient (loan) 15 (1)
Saturday, July 4, 2009
I never really followed Wigan hence I can't give my verdict on Antonio but from the videos I have seen on YouTube he seems to be a decent player. While this signing won't get Real Madrid envious I certainly believe that this player’s pace combined with a capability to find the back of the net will help United in attack. He’s definitely no match to Ronaldo but think I he’ll certainly do his best to help the United fans forget Cristiano quickly. I expect Antonio to bag at least 10 goals this season given the fact that he managed to score 6 with Wigan during season 08-09.
The other signing, a jaw dropping one in the form of Micheal Owen, was signed for free. I thing it’s a win-win situation for United. Micheal will only be paid per appearance and he didn’t cost United a single quid. My gut feeling is that he’ll do well unless another injury dampens his season. Owen scored 10 goals last season for Newcastle and a total of 30 goals in 76 appearances during his stint at StJames Park. His career goal ratio is roughly a goal per two matches. While this signing may have been laughable for some people I believe Owen, just like Larsson 2 seasons ago, will prove to be a good signing and if he won’t there won’t be any regrets for spending silly amounts of money. I just hope Owen revives his career at Old Trafford for United’s and England’s sake. With the World Cup looming large Owen has a chance to get back in the England squad and get used to Wayne’s style of play.
Meanwhile United have also bought another Italian teenager. His name is Masacci and he’s 16 years old. I don’t really like Italians and now we have 3 or 4 but in Fergie I trust! Meanwhile Possebon has been loaned to Braga for a year...All the best!