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.
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 [...]
“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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]