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Wayne, You´re A Striker Now Remember

Against Birmingham on Sunday, I wasn´t the only person going “eh, I thought he was playing down the middle these days” as Rooney drifted to the left and came back deep to collect the ball. Mike Phelan says Rooney has been reminded of his duties this season.

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Penalties – At Least You Got ONE Today, FSW

After losing the opening game of the season to Tottenham Hotspur, Rafa Benitez was furious not to be awarded two penalties. Having gone 1-0 down thanks to a great Assou-Ekotto goal, Liverpool were given a lifeline when calamitous goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes charged off his line to needlessly bring down Glen Johnson, who posed no threat [...]

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VIDEO From The Stands: United vs Brum

Just a couple of videos from the stands during today’s 1-0 win over Birmingham.

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Reaction To Opening Day Victory Over Birmingham

Reaction To Opening Day Victory Over Birmingham

“Der der der, fucking useless, der der der, fucking useless!” boomed the away end when one of our passes were misplaced or shots were wide of the mark. You’ve got to have some balls to come to Old Trafford supporting a team who couldn’t even win the Championship last season singing about our players being [...]

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What Ferguson and Rooney Made Of Michael Owen’s Performance

What Ferguson and Rooney Made Of Michael Owen’s Performance

Michael Owen had fifteen minutes of football today and two good opportunities to score. His first chance was ruled out for offside, which replays showed was marginal, as he burst behind the back line, rounded the keeper and slotted the ball in the right angle. The second opportunity really should have resulted in a goal, [...]

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Fergie: Difficult To Break Down Teams With Point To Prove

Following United 1-0 win over Birmingham thanks to a Wayne Rooney goal, Sir Alex Ferguson claims he expected a game like that given that newly promoted teams feel as though they have a point to prove.

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VIDEO: Rooney’s Goal Against Birmingham

Original Video – More videos at TinyPic

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Michael Carrick – Why Weren’t You Playing?

In the hopes that Michael Carrick is an avid reader of RoM, why weren’t you playing today against Birmingham? Darren Fletcher and Paul Scholes started in the centre of our midfield, with Gisbon and Anderson preferred to Carrick on the bench.

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View from the Enemy: Birmingham City

Birmingham are back in the Premiership and will receive a welcome from Manchester United on Sunday, early doors. Popular BCFC blog, Joys & Sorrows, has take a couple of minutes to talk to me ahead of match day.

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VIDEO: United or Chelsea – Who Has The Better Full Back?

A few years after nutmegging Figo, John O’Shea shows Ashley Cole how it’s done…

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PICTURES: United 09-10 Mugshots

PICTURES: United 09-10 Mugshots

The mugshots of Manchester United players for the 2009-2010 season.

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Nice Timing For Complaint, Ferguson

Whilst becoming increasingly frustrated with Cristiano Ronaldo’s antics last season, I did always feel some sympathy for it. Two wrongs don’t make a right, but we had all seen the countless occasions when players had intentionally kicked at Ronaldo and the referee did nothing about it. He was battered and bruised during his time in [...]

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Eric: Why Did Ron Leave Biggest Club In The World?

Eric: Why Did Ron Leave Biggest Club In The World?

With Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Manchester United for Real Madrid, Eric Cantona is puzzled as to why any player would make the choice to move away from United.

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The RoM 09-10 Preview

Last season we were written off because Cristiano Ronaldo was injured at the start of the season, we’d have to make a trip to the other side of the world during the busiest period of the season, and quite frankly, it just wasn’t possible to repeat the success of 07/08. Ronaldo scored 16 fewer goals [...]

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Hitting the Fan with United (Part One): Homage to Harry Gregg

I have often wondered if I am the only person who witnessed both of the two most spectacular match-day assaults ever perpetrated by Manchester United players on spectators, explosively sudden moments of violence which occured with a 35 year interval between them and which had markedly different impacts on the players concerned, and on the [...]

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