Our Carling Cup games have involved more experienced players than our FA Cup semi-final against Everton this weekend. Federico Macheda, Danny Welbeck, Rafael, Fabio, Darron Gibson all starting, as well as Ben Foster. Out of the first XI players, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic were the only usual first choice players. Predictably, Ferguson has received [...]
The man who scored the decisive penalty for Everton yesterday should have been given his marching orders for a foul on Danny Welbeck towards the end of the game. Phil Jagielka has today confessed that he was lucky Mike Riley chose to ignore Manchester United’s penalty claims when Welbeck was brought down.
Two trips to Wembley. Two stonewall penalty called turned away. In the League Cup final this year Cristiano Ronaldo was fouled in the area and booked for diving. In the FA Cup semi-final, Welbeck had beaten the keeper and was brought down by Jagielka and nothing was given. I wonder how much longer the myth [...]
Reports this morning suggest that Frazier Campbell is ready to return to Manchester United in the summer where he will be offered a long-term deal. Campbell’s last goal for us came in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s testimonial, scoring the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over Espanyol. He then got ten minutes in [...]
Before kick-off today I asked the question was today the day for Federico Macheda? With Dimitar Berbatov injured, Wayne Rooney suspended and Carlos Tevez jet-lagged following his return from South America the evening before yesterday, our options were limited. Macheda scored a hattrick for the Reserves last week, forcing Sir Alex Ferguson to pay attention. [...]