It’s amazing what a difference a year can make. Well, almost at least. Back at Ewood park on the 2nd of April 2012, it seemed like United were heading closer to the 20th title with ‘that’ goal from Antonio Valencia, followed shortly by Ashley Young’s delicate finish after a well-worked move.
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An international break in the middle of a hectic domestic schedule isn’t the best idea UEFA have ever had but it has to be said that England played really well for large portions of the game in their 2-1 victory over Brazil. Rooney scored the opening goal in the game and on the whole put in a good performance.
The season is only 3 games old and already, we are desperately waiting to see the next United game whilst we have to wait for the latest round of International matches to take place. However, until we get to see United take on Wigan on Saturday afternoon, we have been able to see an abundance of United players in action for their respected countries.
ManUtd.com confirmed this evening that Ecuador international Antonio Valencia has been handed the number 7 shirt. The club also confirmed that Nick Powell will be wearing the number 25, whilst Shinji Kagawa will wear the number 26 shirt.
The Manchester United number seven jerseys has been worn by some red legends over the years, from George Best to “King” Eric Cantona, right through to David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. With Michael Owen departing after really not doing the number 7 justice, who is next in line?
Valencia cleans up at the awards last night
At the awards last night, the Ecuadorian took a clean sweep of the first team awards, by winning players player of the year, fans player of the year, and goal of the season for his wonder strike vs. Blackburn.
The biggest derby ever part II: A view from a blue: Talking Balotelli’s antics, Wazza, and City’s title push
Earlier today OT Faithful caught up with lifelong City fan Jack Marshall. We had a chat about a certain game on Monday night and how he reckons it will go. Jack writes in the sports section for Sport Pulse, and he loves his football and Cricket.
Date: 7th April 2012
Venue: Old Trafford
Referee: Lee Mason
When we discovered the news that we were selling possibly the best player in world football for £80million, and were replacing him with Wigan Athletic’s right winger from Ecuador, this was greeted with a lot of groans as you can imagine.