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Picking Ourselves Up After Real Madrid Defeat

Picking Ourselves Up After Real Madrid Defeat

When United were drawn against Real Madrid in the Last 16 of the Champions League we knew we had a battle on our hands. Whilst the Spaniards have failed to impress in La Liga there is no hiding the fact they currently have one of the best managers and squads in European football. We may [...]

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PICTURE: Should Diego López Have Been Sent Off Too?

PICTURE: Should Diego López Have Been Sent Off Too?

FIFA Law 12: “Reckless” means that the player has acted with complete disregard of the danger to, or consequences for, his opponent. A player who plays in a reckless manner shall be cautioned. This seems to sum up fairly well the two incidents above. Both Diego López and Nani were trying to win the ball [...]

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Mike Phelan Was A Credit To The Club

Mike Phelan Was A Credit To The Club

Following Manchester United’s exit from Europe thanks to a ridiculous red card decision, it was Mike Phelan who addressed the press, not Sir Alex Ferguson. Our #2 claimed that the manager who too “distraught” to answer questions on the game at that time. There had been rumours that Sir Alex Ferguson may have been considering [...]

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“Congratulation to our friends in Manchester. From your friends in Madrid!”

On the way to Manchester United becoming the first English club to win the European Cup in 1968 they knocked out Real Madrid in the semi-finals. In typical manner Real acted with class and style. Bernabeu spoke after the second leg when a dramatic 3-3 secured United’s place in the Wembley final of 1968. He [...]

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VIDEO: Rooney and Kaka Talk About Managers and Old Traffrd

bwin.com are offering a £20 free bet to you which you can use to back United to beat Madrid on Tuesday. ———— The RoM 2015-16 Season Preview is available for just £5. It includes an EXCLUSIVE interview with Nicky Butt, a Q&A with the country’s top journalists about our transfer targets, articles by experts on [...]

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The First Time United Played Real Madrid…

The First Time United Played Real Madrid…

Manchester United were first drawn against European champions Real Madrid in the 1957 European cup semi final. In the previous round United had seen off Spanish champions and Real’s great domestic rivals Athletic Bilbao. It was an epic clash, one which United clinched with a stunning 3-0 win in Manchester, after going down 5-3 in [...]

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Top 5: Real Madrid games at Old Trafford

Top 5: Real Madrid games at Old Trafford

1. Real Madrid 3-3 Manchester United, 1968 European Cup Semi-Final (OK, so it wasn’t at Old Trafford, but this is the most important game United ever had against Madrid, and there are only four other home legs, and this column is called top fives. So be quiet.) Determined to prove his prophecy that preceded Munich, [...]

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Reactions To The Draw With Real Madrid

Reactions To The Draw With Real Madrid

1. From about ten minutes in to yesterday’s game I was clock-watching at a rate I would usually expect in the last five minutes of a game, with United being dominated at the Bernabeu and Real Madrid looking as though they would score any minute. The defence were doing a decent enough job, David de [...]

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PICTURE: Sir Matt Busby’s Programme Notes vs Real Madrid 1968

PICTURE: Sir Matt Busby’s Programme Notes vs Real Madrid 1968

On April 24th 1968, the season that marked the 10 year anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster, Manchester United faced Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the European Cup. In the first leg, United won 1-0 thanks to a goal from George Best, and in the second leg drew 3-3, to book their place in [...]

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Ahead Of Our Game Against Real Madrid

Ahead Of Our Game Against Real Madrid

Join bwin and get a free £20 bet for Real Madrid vs Man Utd When the draw was made, I wasn’t happy to see United facing Real Madrid in the Round of 16. People rattle off sayings like “to be the best you’ve got to beat the best” but I’d prefer the easiest route possible [...]

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Tactical Preview: Real Madrid vs Manchester United

Tactical Preview: Real Madrid vs Manchester United

Since the draw was made its fair to say that most United fans have been eagerly awaiting this tie. Of course we have history with Real Madrid, a history which stretches back to the early days of this tournament. But it is recent events which makes this tie so exciting, as it is an opportunity [...]

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VIDEO: Neville’s Preview Of Real Madrid vs Manchester United

Gary Neville, everybody’s favourite pundit these days, discusses tonight’s massive Champions League game against Real Madrid. “It’s the game that everybody will want to watch, it’s the game everybody will want to play in if you’re a player, going to the Bernabeu, going to Old Trafford, and playing against two of the greatest club teams [...]

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The Bernabeu Is Never Full…

The Bernabeu Is Never Full…

Manchester United face Real Madrid at the 85,454 capacity Santiago Bernabéu Stadium tonight the Champions League round of 16. Whilst this game is a sell out (although won’t hit the 85k mark because of fewer seats being made available for European games), it is interesting to note that the Spanish giants do struggle to sell [...]

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“It’s going to be a special game for Ronaldo”

Real Madrid director, Emilio Butragueno, has claimed that playing Manchester United in the next round of the European Cup will be a special occasion for Cristiano Ronaldo. “It’s going to be a special game for him,” he said. “He’s a great professional and he will do his best for Real Madrid. So yes, going back [...]

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What To Make Of Champions League Draw

What To Make Of Champions League Draw

So, it had to happen sooner or later, didn’t it? Manchester United have been drawn against Real Madrid in the Round of 16. These are the games that the European Cup is all about, playing against massive clubs, with great history and cracking players. Our fans will get a night at the Bernabéu and Sir [...]

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