United beat Portsmouth surprisingly convincingly this evening, despite being without several key players. But we’re still behind Hull!
The 4-1 defeat to Middlesbrough was arguably one of the most embarrassing moments United have endured over the last ten years or so. We got absolutely battered that day at the Riverside and certainly didn’t deserve the consolation goal Cristiano Ronaldo scored at the death. The following day, there was talk in the tabloids of [...]
Darren Fletcher certainly splits the vote where United fans are concerned, with some trusting Sir Alex Ferguson’s judgement on the player, whilst others are insistent he is not good enough for Manchester United. Now facing competition with Paul Scholes, Owen Hargreaves, Michael Carrick and Anderson for the central midfield roles, all of whom come above [...]
“It’s a squad game,” Fletcher said ahead of the Champions League final against Chelsea in May. “Nobody likes not playing – and I definitely don’t – but I accept it. That’s down to a few different factors and the form of the team. There’s a lot of competition among the players. It’s a Champions League [...]
For the final third of the 2005-2006 season, Ryan Giggs and John O’Shea proved to be the best central midfield pairing we had. Our team was ravaged by injuries, meaning even the likes of Richardson had a stint in the centre of our midfield. It was painful. Times have changed vastly since then, with Sir [...]
Darren Fletcher has never been a player I have rated too highly. Had he not been billed as “the next David Beckham” then maybe we could have been more accepting from the young Scot. Had his place in the team always depended upon the injuries of others, then I’m sure he would have been welcomed [...]
Darren Fletcher is a player United fans have scoffed at over the past few seasons, with the majority believing he is not good enough for our club and has kept his place for longer than he deserves primarily because of his shared nationality with the gaffer. As a youngster, he was tipped to be “the [...]