Manchester United v Arsenal: The battle resumes

September 21, 2003, Old Trafford… Referee Steve Bennett sends off Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira in the 80th minute for kicking out at Manchester United’s striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy. 10 minutes later, Diego Forlan is brought down in the penalty area by Martin Keown and United are awarded a spot kick. Up steps Van Nistelrooy, undeterred from taking up the responsibility despite missing his previous 2 penalty kicks. He runs towards the ball, strikes it cleanly, but [Read more…]

Manchester United vs Real Sociedad: Prediction

Six games without a defeat and three wins in a row – that’s precisely what the doctor ordered for David Moyes and co. It is the sort of run that one would expect from Manchester United around this time of the year.  However, David Moyes will be more than cautious to fall into the trap of statistics and record books.

We are witnessing a different United. One that is being attacked at the Theater of Dreams and that is trying to find [Read more…]

Manchester United: The Introspection Begins

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Now that the clouds have settled to a certain extent, it is about time we dissected Manchester United’s performance in the Manchester derby.

The most successful club in the history of British football was humiliated by the European football’s rising power. It’s not just the score line that would concern the Manchester United faithful, but also the manner in which its players were hassled and bullied for most parts of the game.

This is unquestionably a shocking result for any club that is expected to fight tooth and nail in a derby match. The club, its manager and its players [Read more…]

Manchester United vs City: Preview

The much awaited Manchester derby is finally here. With changes to the managerial hot seats at both the clubs, it’ll be interesting to see how Manuel Pelligrini and David Moyes approach their first Manchester Derby.

Manchester United is coming off from a fairly strong performance against Bayer Leverkusen in midweek’s game. The due credit must go to David Moyes for implementing the much [Read more…]