Fellaini The Superhero As Robin Plays Sidekick


Robin van Persie’s bow may have been the most eagerly anticipated Manchester United debut since Wayne Rooney’s introduction in 2004 but it was overshadowed and upstaged by a truly magnificent performance by Everton’s record signing, Marouane Fellaini. This was an inauspicious start, an underwhelming unveiling. United started the match with two midfielders in defence, their…

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The Noisy Neighbors Are Getting Louder


12 days from now, Vincent Kompany may well be holding the Premier League trophy aloft at the Etihad stadium and looking back on the day he won the coveted crown for Manchester City, the day the would be champions turned around an eight point deficit to go top of the table. ‘The Temple of Doom’,…

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Manchester United Left Floundering Again


“Beware of the wounded animal” has oft been the phrase used to warn teams post a Manchester United defeat – they will bite back. Such has been the fighting spirit shown by the Red Devils under Sir Alex Ferguson that back-to-back defeats have become a most uncommon phenomenon. After suffering a humiliating defeat at Old…

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FC Basel v Manchester United: The United Verdict


On a cold, rainy evening in Basel, Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League at the group stage for the third time since the competition was revamped in 1992. Not many people would have predicted the outcome of the group quite like this. When the draw was made in August, Manchester United drew Basel,…

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Manchester United v Benfica: The United Review


Manchester United’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League are hanging in the balance after they were held to yet another draw at home by Benfica. A pulsating game at Old Trafford yielded four goals, thereby resulting in Benfica leading Group C with just one game remaining. Benfica will play host…

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Stoke City v Manchester United: Player Ratings


Manchester United dropped their first points of the season as they were held to a tightly fought 1-1 draw at Stoke.  Nani and Peter Crouch scored the goals in a physical encounter.  Here are the player ratings. STOKE CITY Asmir Begovic (6.5): Could do nothing about the goal he conceded, but was very lucky to…

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QPR 0-0 Newcastle : Wright-Phillips Shines


All the talk before this game had been about Joey Barton after the controversial midfielder made the move from Newcastle to the Rs and Neil Warnock didn’t disappoint the fans as he put Barton straight into the starting line-up and surprisingly handed him the captain’s armband. Anton Ferdinand, Luke Young, Armand Traore and Shaun Wright-Phillips…

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Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham : Champions Stroll


Prior to the visit to the home of the champions, Tottenham Hotspur had not won at Old Trafford since 1989. And a daunting task was made even more so when Harry Redknapp announced before the game that Luka Modric had failed to travel with the rest of the squad because his “head was not right”.…

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