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Manchester United's 13/14 Home Kit

Here are sneak peak images of the Manchester United Home kit which will replace the controversial Gingham 12-13 style, which didn't prove to be very popular, this kit reverts to a more sensible style and looks the business.

Manchester United will parade their 20th EPL trophy around the city of Manchester 13th May 2013, at the final destination captain Nemanja and Sir Alex Ferguson himself will address the crowd and The Courteeners will play "Your not 19 forever" live, in reference to the club moving up from 19 titles to 20.

Rooney could leave Manchester United

Speculation has increased that Wayne Rooney is after a transfer away from the club and will not decide to play on once Sir Alex Ferguson has retired, he already expressed his desire to leave the club the year before and it seems that his doubts have returned.

Ferguson Announced Retirement

Sir Alex Ferguson has announced his decision to retire at the end of the season and has identified this as the right time to hang up his boots, given that his team secured the EPL title with 4 games left to go and halted the rising blue moon in its wake.

Fergie has left a squad which is brimming with youth and one which he believes can provide the framework for the future manager to work from, Fergie has always desired to leave the squad and the organisation as a whole in the best shape he could.

RVP's Hat-Trick secures the 20th title

Manchester United 1 - 2 Real Madrid

Manchester United bow out of the competition, after Luis Nani was unfairly dismissed, at a point in which Manchester United held a 1 - 0 lead in the fixture and away goal advantage in the round, however it was long before Real Madrid exploited the extra man, scoring two goals in quick succession, Vidic came close to scoring on two separate occasions from headers from corners but was ultimately denied by the Real Madrid stand in Goalkeeper, a late penalty shout for Manchester United was turned down, effectively kill the tie off completely, despite replays showing a clear obstruction in the Real Madrid penalty area, one thing is for sure, tonight was not Manchester United's night and the decisions of the turkish referee have left Sir Alex Ferguson fuming, as he sent Assistant manager Mike Phelan in his place to take the press conference.

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Nani is clearly watching the flight of the ball and attempting to bring it down under control, Arbeloa proceeds to intentionally run into the trajectory of Nani's foot, there is no intent from Nani to harm to player and shows intention only to control the ball, therefore it begs the question, exactly what is the distinction between raising a foot to control a ball and a foul, exactly where on the human anatomy and distance from the ground is the cut off point, because currently it seems that providing you put your body in the way of the players foot and the ball, you will win a foul everytime and potentially have the opponent red carded, if you dive and place your head infront of Strikers foot and the football as they line up for a shot, is THAT a freekick?, much more clarification is needed from FIFA but for now, once again a game is killed by the poor decisions of a referee..

Real Madrid 1 - 1 Man United

Welbeck and Ronaldo on the score sheet, it was almost inevitable that Cr7 would score against the club which he still loves and suitably only issued a muted celebration. Madrid were arguably the better team over the course of the 90 minutes but may consider themselves fortunate to end the game with 11 men, after receiving zero punishment for the foul on Evra in the second half, which denied a goal scoring opportunity.

Real Madrid must now score when they go to Old trafford, else they are out of the competition, a 1 - 1 draw at the Bernabeu can be seen as a victory in the eyes of SAF.

Fergie continues to pay tribute to Cr7 ahead of ECL Clash

Its hard to know whether its is just admiration and friendliness towards an old friend and colleague or whether Fergie is up to some of his classic mind games or even fluffing Cristiano's ego in order to help facilitate a future move back to Old Trafford, where is still widely loved, however he has recently been quoted as follows, suggesting that Cr7 is the best player Real Madrid have ever had, better than Figo and Zidane;


"Florentino Perez had all the Galacticos at Real Madrid when he was president first time around. He had Figo, Zidane, Robert Carlos, Raul in that spell. But I don't think any of those players were as good as Ronaldo.

"Zidane was a fantastic player. Figo was a fantastic player. But not as good as Ronaldo. So I think Mourinho's team are still living up to the reputation that Real Madrid can produce the top players.

"Ronaldo has beaten all the records there. He's beaten Di Stefano, Puskas, Hugo Sanchez. So obviously he is indelibly printed in their history now.

"You have to say he is pivotal to all they do - 179 goals in 178 matches tells its own story."

Solskjaer eyes Fergies Position

One of the names that frequently comes to the table when considering who will replace Sir Alex Ferguson at the Manchester United helm, IF he ever does leave, providing he isn't afterall immortal and ageless along with Ryan Giggs, old club Legend Ole Gunner Solskjaer is busy building up his CV ready to apply to fill his boots, with experience not only as a player but as Reserve and Youth team management at the club. He is currently taking the Norweigan league by storm as a Manager and appeared to recently reject a move to Aston Villa in the EPL, is it possible that he is holding out for Manchester United? Fergie will be sure to put in a good word but will he be able to fend off other perhaps higher profile managers.


"You never know. I feel at home in England and, although I am delighted here, one of those offers which are impossible to turn down could come along,”

“Maybe it sounds stupid, but to manage Manchester United is my dream. But look, I am not saying it is going to happen.


Rumor is that Manchester United are After Begovic

Increased rumors are spreading that Ferguson may have lost patience with David De Gea and is now looking in the market for a more ready made keeper in the form of Stoke City's Begovic.

Ferguson is likely to deny any rumors, as the window is now closed and he must look to show faith in his current Nr1 but rumors suggest that he may look to offload De Gea in and the summer as an abandoned project, this could all just be false speculation or maybe there is some truth to it and it will depend on his performance for the rest of the season, if United are to squander their impressive lead in the EPL this season, his competence will be surely brought into question. However it may not so much be a replacement for David De Gea, as relegating him to 2nd choice keeper, but this may leave Lindegard wondering what his role is for Manchester United.

13.12.12 - Vidic Returns

Nemanja Vidic is reportedly due to return from his knee injury. Manchester United have grown quite accustomed to living without arguably their Nr1 defender and some might suggest key player and captain Nemanja Vidic, his occlusion from the entire 11/12 season was surely costly to their title aspirations.

If there is anything that Manchester United need most right now, it is a tightening up in defence, no man is better than Neman and his return will be a welcome relief to manager and fans alike.

The knockout stages

Manchester United will either face; Real Madrid, Valencia, Celtic, Porto, AC Milan or Shakhtar Donetsk in the final 16.

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Manchester United loose to Galatasaray in the ECL

Manchester United lost by 1 goal to nil in the European Champions League, vs Turkish team Galatasaray, however since Manchester United have already gained qualification in their previous fixture, Sir Alex Ferguson won't be loosing too much sleep and the young team that he fielded can't be faulted too greatly for the loss.

The greatest positive was seeing Phil Jones play the full 90 minutes, the Utility Defender/Midfielder has been injured all season and give Manchester United's perenial shortage of Central Defenders which has led to Michael Carrick playing at CB, which has proved to be very unstable. Fans and manager alike will be relieved to see this young prodigy return from injury, whats more he is more than capable of playing at Right Back, as he showed last season, this shall provide good cover to Rafael at RB, which should prevent SAF having to field Valencia at RB, who despite being capable of playing there, is undoubtably a much greater threat when he is terrorising the oppositions left wingbacks.

Norwich 1 - 0 Manchester Utd

Manchester United conceeded the top spot in the English Premier League to bitter rivals Manchester City, when they failed to score vs relegation battlers Norwich City, people would be forgiven for expect Manchester United to wipe the floor with them but it should also be noted that Norwich are now on a four game unbeaten run and have just scalped Arsenal FC previously. Robin Van Persie was barely in the game and the Manchester United players lacked real invention to thread the ball through the well drilled congested Norwich two banks of four. Ex Manchester United youth player Pilkington came back with a vengance to catch Manchester United on the counter attack and open the scoring.

Sir Alex Ferguson then made a couple of surprising substitutes, he took off Antonio Valencia and Javier Hernandez, arguably the two most threatening players in recent weeks and kept the evergreen Welsh midfielder Ryan Giggs on for the full 90 minutes, you have to wonder if it was the correct decision, given that Manchester United failed to ever really threaten Norwich and mount the comeback which has been evident in nearly every game so far and to which they have long since become renowned for being able to do.

Who Will Get The 2012/2013 Golden Boot - English Premier League

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Rvp Looses pole position in the race for the golden Boot, as he fails to break Norwich's defenses.

Usain Bolt Set To Play For Manchester United in 2013

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Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that the Jamaican Sprinting sensation Usain Bolt will get his chance to play for Manchester United next year when Manchester United take on Real Madrid in an annual Charity game.

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CCahill 3 years ago from England Author

Fingers crossed to avoid Real Madrid!


Richard-Murray 3 years ago

so far it is avoiding and facing real madrid is equal. Manchester fans are afriad of Shaktar, and assume Celtic will be easy. I think manchester better be careful. Celtic is hungry


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CCahill 3 years ago from England Author

Predicting another Underdog story? :p


Richard-Murray 3 years ago

:) @CCahill i am predicting the continuation of magic and a side that proved they can score goals against a manchester united side that are weak at the back, Vidic is back but he is getting older and hooper and company are young


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CCahill 3 years ago from England Author

Manchester United linked with Begovic


Richard-Murray 3 years ago

@CCahill

that makes since, BEgovic is one of the top keepers and probably the top in terms of number of stops and situations.

Great pick up if the Red Devils can get him and to be honest, would put three of the top four keepers in the top 3, with Julio Cesar in the relegation zone though it must be said, next season if qpr dont get relegated cesar will be a part of their struggles. Though I wonder if he would be willing to go to Real Madrid as a replacement for Saint Iker.


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CCahill 3 years ago from England Author

Solskjaer eyes Fergies Position

Should he succeed SAF?


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CCahill 3 years ago from England Author

Fergie says Cristiano Ronaldo is better than all the Real Madrid legends before him, do you agree?


Richard-Murray 3 years ago

Once again, players are different. Raul was a different kind of player, and DI STefano played at a time where CR7 would have been injured for life. Pele, Di Stefano, MAradona, the great Garincha played during a time where defense were far stronger and alot more allowed. Today, Messi and CR7 never get the tackles and troubles that was given to the players of the past, so it must be said, that is a tough sell.

Is CR7 a legend. Yes, This is the time for CR7 at madrid. All clubs have legends, instead of ranking them, I put legends in their time. That is the only honest truth. CR7 is the legend. Raul, Ronaldo, and Zidane were the three greats who made the former Galacticos really tick. I think if CR7 leaves, Ozil will become the great. HE is special and I have liked him since the werder bremen years.

it is similar with manu. Some people say Giggs is the best ever. That is a false argument. He is the legend now. George Best was the legend in decades past and Cantona was the legend before him.


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CCahill 3 years ago from England Author

Yeah well GENERALLY i would say that just as the 100m world record has evolved and the human race has gotten better and more athletic, that Cr7 and Messi would absolutely shit all over most of the ye olden day Footballers, HOWEVER, Best was better than Giggs, Slightly


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CCahill 3 years ago from England Author

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Manchester United 1 - 2 Real Madrid

Manchester United bow out of the competition, after Luis Nani was unfairly dismissed, at a point in which Manchester United held a 1 - 0 lead in the fixture and away goal advantage in the round, however it was long before Real Madrid exploited the extra man, scoring two goals in quick succession, Vidic came close to scoring on two separate occasions from headers from corners but was ultimately denied by the Real Madrid stand in Goalkeeper, a late penalty shout for Manchester United was turned down, effectively kill the tie off completely, despite replays showing a clear obstruction in the Real Madrid penalty area, one thing is for sure, tonight was not Manchester United's night and the decisions of the turkish referee have left Sir Alex Ferguson fuming, as he sent Assistant manager Mike Phelan in his place to take the press conference.

Did Nani Deserve a Red Card?


Vinesh Balan 3 years ago

Nani never saw Arbeloa and he was given the red card for making a dangerous tackle. But then, Arbeloa always saw Nani coming in, and intentionallNani never saw Arbeloa and he was given the red card for making a dangerous tackle. But then, Arbeloa always saw Nani coming in, and intentionally fell in the way of Nani. Why is that not an offence? Shooting and moving into line of fire is supposed to be entirely different?y fell in the way of Nani. Why is that not an offence? Shooting and moving into line of fire is supposed to be entirely different?


Vinesh Balan 3 years ago

Nani never saw Arbeloa and he was given the red card for making a dangerous tackle. But then, Arbeloa always saw Nani coming in, and intentionally fell in the way of Nani. Why is that not an offence? Shooting and moving into line of fire is supposed to be entirely different?


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CCahill 3 years ago from England Author

Yup Arbeloa knew what he was getting into and he did it intentionally!


Richard-Murray 3 years ago

CCahill of course, but as I said, Nani made the mistake in giving the referee the chance to whistle for it, and lets be honest, this referee has a history. It is not irrelevant to know the history of referee's.

I dont agree with nani getting a red or even a yellow, but nani shouldnt have lifted like he did. He wasnt even paying attention and that may be why the referee considered it a red. A red card is for intent but also recklessness, manchester united played very hard up until that point with tackles and etc. And, sometimes they played with fire, Nani didnt need to lift his leg up, ManU were leading, why risk it, why through a leg up. Arbeloa recognized Nani wasnt paying attention but more than that, he won the ball from him, which gave the referee a case for reckless play.

If Nani had of paid attention, he could have slotted into the space in front of Arbeloa and got him red carded.


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CCahill 3 years ago from England Author

he was simply raising his leg to pluck the ball down, its just part of the technique


Richard-Murray 3 years ago

CCAhill

I know but he could have chosen a better option of using his body to shield and turning arbeloa on the one touch when the ball gets near the ground, that option would force arbeloa to foul him, because nani is too good on the dribble and too fast to be stopped any other way by Arbeloa, in my view. Nani didnt need to pull the ball from the air in his own half near the center line. Second, Nani didnt help his case with his fall to the ground act. He accidentally kicked arbeloa, in no way did he need to stay on the ground like that. That probably didnt help his case, get up and start playing immediately, that would have been a better counter to arbeloa's antics. thirdly, I think Old Tratford can be slightly blamed for this. At the theater of dreams, manu have a huge history of favor with referee's and etc. some of manu's players got away with fouls before the nani incident and i wonder if the referee wasnt counting. These little things matter. how many fouls manu made that were uncalled but probably noted, paying attention so that you dont get a hard foul. I can attest from personal experience on the pitch, as a mere kid, that it hurts when you unintentionally are reckless :) but it happens and in retrospect [definitely not at the time of incident], i realize i made the same mistake as Nani. Be Aware and for a millionaire , he should be at that place, i should have been forgiven as an unemployed kid:) And to that, when I look at Milan defending against Barcelona, what few mention is the difference. Milan as opposed to ManU defended with all men behind the ball if need be and waited for the moment to strike, didnt try to force it, that kept the fouling down.

and I reiterate, i don't even think a yellow was needed, blow the whistle for stoppage of game and give extra minutes at the end, in my view.

One thing too, tactically, even though giggs fought very hard I think it was a mistake to play him instead of Rooney. I think man of the match for ManU though was welbeck. More than any other ManU player , Welbeck showed up to both games and his strength, and skill on the ball with speed and comprehension of where to be on the pitch was excellent. Second man of the match for manU in my view was RVP. I think RVP also showed up wenger tactically. RVP did really well holding up play, and when you look at Arsenal as a club, they never played that game to RVP, at least seriously, maybe that was a mistake over his career at Arsenal, have song play the medium ball to RVP and let RVPs excellent touch engage the arsenal midfielders.

Well, this sunday, we are enemies!!!:) I think it will be a cracking game, ManU weren't able to stop Real on their quest for the tenth, but I know ManU will want to stop chelsea reaching another Fa Cup final. Chelsea have become the owners of the FA Cup, which goes back to Chelsea's depth and defense which is the only way you can win cups.


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CCahill 3 years ago from England Author

Gross transfer spend since 1992 EPL -

1. Chelsea (£842m) - 3 titles

2. Manchester City (£704m) - 1 title

3. Liverpool (£602m) - 0 title

4. Manchester United (£532m) - 13 titles

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