The intensity of the Manchester derby is up there with the fiercest fixtures in world football, and it’ll be no different come Sunday. Ahead of the game, the Daily Mail have made this combined Manchester XI, including six reds and five blues.
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Manchester United had a year to forget in 2014, but as always there are several moments that make you believe the team is on the up once again. We’ve compiled our top five United moments for the year, check them out below:
Manchester United somehow managed to scrape a 2-1 victory away at Southampton last night, with Robin van Persie returning to his brilliant best – scoring two superb goals that gave United all three points. There will be cause for concern though, because there were 6 or 7 performances that just weren’t good enough.
Sitting down after a win to write a blog is always easier than after a loss. Obviously. A year ago, United sat 9th in the table. NINTH. We had just lost to Everton and would lose to Newcastle United at the weekend. Both at home. David Moyes’ reign was a poor one, but Louis van Gaal seems to have reinstalled that winning mentality. Read more
Manchester United are having problems getting results on the pitch at the moment, and one of the things that come with playing for a huge global brand, is great charity events for worthy causes. Tonight the squad attended a sportsman’s dinner in aid of the UNICEF charity, who are one of the worlds leading charities aimed at children.
Manchester United’s Spanish speakers have certainly grown a lot over the past few weeks. So much so that the starting XI on Sunday contained more Spanish speakers than it did English speakers. The new lads seem to be getting to know their new surroundings, and all of them went out for a meal last night.
The David Moyes experiment was a disaster from start to finish, with only a few moments of joy. Inevitably after failing to secure transfer targets in the summer of 2013, it was going to be a struggle. Failure of progression causes stagnation, and missing out on key targets was a major problem.
After completing 5 summer transfers this summer and Spending £150m+, the Transfer window enters it’s final hours. What deals will be completed? Who will arrive at Old Trafford, and who will leave?
Keep checking for all the headlines and latest news and rumours throughout this busy day.
Learning invaluable lessons from the mistakes made during a rather forgettable 2013/2014 season should provide Manchester United with the best foundations to re-assert themselves in the Premier League. Life without Sir Alex Ferguson was always likely to be difficult, but few expected the former champions to struggle in the manner that they did, on and off the pitch.
I just turned off my telly after watching Chelsea beat Burnley by three goals to one on their return to the Premier League, and Cesc Fabregas was instrumental. The game at Turf Moor concluded the opening weekend of the new season. All in all, a bad opening weekend for United and all concerned.