What a difference (almost) a year makes. 10 months ago United traveled in great spirits to North London having just clinched the league title, as Arsenal, through grinned teeth, welcomed the newly-crowned champions on the pitch with a guard of honour, while United fans reminded Arsenal fans just how good Robin Van Persie really was.
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Monday, 10 February 2014
Thursday, 30 January 2014
Monday, 27 January 2014
Old Trafford, Manchester
Tuesday 28th January 2014 – KO 8:4pm
Referee: Craig Pawson, Assistants: D Cann and M McDonough, Fourth Official: H Webb
Manchester United face Cardiff City at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening. Two things make this a special evening for the sell out crowd. One is for the return of former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær, who will visit Old Trafford for the first time as the opposition manager. The second reason is that is could be the debut of new club record signing Juan Mata, who completed his move from Chelsea on Saturday evening for a confirmed fee of £37.1 million, over £7 million more than the previous club record, Dimitar Berbatov who signed for £30.75 million from Tottenham Hotspur in 2008.
United were knocked out of the Capital One Cup at the hands of Gus Poyet’s Sunderland on penalties on Wednesday evening, which was a let down as United could have had a morale boosting trip to Wembley for the League Cup final against rivals Manchester City, but you cannot have it all. The rumours surrounding the transfer of Juan Mata began to take pace from Thursday, with a confirmation by the Old Trafford club on Friday evening. The signing of Mata and the plans of David Moyes for the future of the club could also result in Wayne Rooney signing a new contract, which would be another morale boost for the club.
United could have Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Juan Mata and Adnan Januzaj up against Cardiff City on Tuesday evening, which would be enough to cause any Barclays Premier League defence problems during the 90 minutes, but there is a chance that both Rooney and van Persie will not play due to their respective injuries. David Moyes seems to have also lost Michael Carrick due to injury, with his latest injury caused against Sunderland midweek. Rio Ferdinand, Marouane Fellaini and Nani are also on the sidelines and doubts for this match.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær only has one player on the sidelines through injury, Andrew Taylor. The former United striker has done some good business already during this transfer window signing former United youth players Magnus Wolff Eikrem and Mats Møller Dæhli, also adding Jo Inge Berget. Today added three more players to his squad (which are yet to be confirmed), former United defender Fabio da Silva, who will join on a permanent deal, Wilfried Zaha who will join the club on loan for the remainder of the season from United and Kenwyne Jones, who was swapped with Stoke City for Peter Odemwingie, and Solskjær is not finished there.
I cant miss this game for anything.
Thursday, 23 January 2014
Monday, 20 January 2014
Saturday, 18 January 2014
Travelling to face a direct rival knowing that they’re the ones who have got all to lose from the context can only mean two things – either the gap is so disproportionally in favour of the hosts that everybody expects them to win, or the visiting team have already run away with the league, thus they can afford to take the game lightly.