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RVP Deal Completed

Robin van Persie has completed his move to 19 Time English Champions Manchester United earlier today. The former Arsenal player signed a reported 24m deal which will see him at United until 2016, the 29 year old striker enjoyed his best ever season in the English Premier League last season .

Sir Alex Ferguson said: “Robin is a world-class striker with a proven record in England and in European football. His talents need no introduction to our fans – he has scored a number of goals against us in some classic battles with his former club. His movement, finishing and all-round ability are outstanding.”

An official unveiling will take place today, we’ll be sure to bring you a more detailed post on this major deal.

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Advantage City

The battle of Manchester and the biggest derby match between both United and City went to the blue side.

Manchester City took a big step towards winning their first Premier League title when they defeated neighbors Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium from a powerful Vincent Kompany header.

The Citizens wanted the match more and it showed as they were the better side on the day. United came out with a strategy which was a relatively defensive one as they played with the intention of earning a draw. This negative thinking proved to be a failure as they were continuously giving away corners and finally paid the price in the 1st minute of stoppage time in the first half.

Manchester City captain Vincent was allowed a free header and he gratefully accepted his gift to give his club a 1-0 lead going into halftime. After Plan A failed everyone expected to see some changes in the United lineup  but those changes never came until the 58th minute when Danny Welbeck replaced a seemingly useless Ji-Sung Park.

Regardless of the changes United made in the second half a goal was never on the cards for them as they never posed much of a threat on City’s goal, the City goalkeeper was barely called into any action during the entire match.

The most fight that was showed by anyone who were on the red side of Manchester came from Sir Alex Ferguson after the manager had to be separated from City manager Roberto Mancini on the sidelines.

After today’s victory the title is now in the hands of Manchester City as they only need to win their two remaining matches against Newcastle and QPR who is managed by their former manager Mark Hughes.

25 Years: A Salute To Sir Alex Ferguson

November 6 1986, On this day 25 years ago Sir Alex Ferguson was appointed manager of what is arguably the biggest club in world football.

It has not been an easy 25 years but it has been wonderful.

A milestone like this should be honored by every football fan, team and manager around the world. These days managers don’t last for long at their job but Fergie has done it and done it in style.

In his 25 years at Old Trafford he has won 37 trophies some of them being 12 Premier League titles (In 19 Years), 2 UEFA Champions League, 5 FA Cups, 2 World Club Championships, 3 League Cups.

Success has played a major part in the his tenure at United and this success is not just about winning trophies but about developing players into superstars, legends and decent men on and off the pitch. Continue reading 25 Years: A Salute To Sir Alex Ferguson

Paul Scholes: The Ginger Prince Retires

“I am not a man of many words but I can honestly say that playing football is all I have ever wanted to do and to have had such a long and successful career at Manchester United has been a real honour. This was not a decision that I have taken lightly but I feel now is the right time for me to stop playing. To have been part of the team that helped the Club reach that 19th title is a great privilege.”

“I would like to thank the fans for their tremendous support throughout my career, I would also like to thank all the coaches and players that I have worked with over the years, but most of all I would like to thank Sir Alex for being such a great manager, from the day I joined the club his door has always been open and I know this team will go on to win many more trophies under his leadership.” Paul Scholes


Here’s some quotes that fellow footballers said about the legendary Ginger Prince…

Pele: “If he was playing with me, I would score so many more.”

Zinedine Zidane : “My toughest opponent? Scholes of Manchester. He is the complete midfielder. Scholes is undoubtedly the greatest midfielder of his generation.” Continue reading Paul Scholes: The Ginger Prince Retires

FC Barcelona: 2010/11 UEFA Champions League Champions

Congratulations FC Barcelona!

It was a match with huge build up and high expectations, FC Barcelona were heavy favorites to lift the trophy and they did just that. Goals from Pedro, Lionel Messi & David Villa were enough to see the Catalan Giants lift and impressive 4th Champions League title. Today’s game was a rematch of the 2009 final at Rome in which Barcelona defeated United 2-0 with goals from Samuel Eto’o & Lionel Messi.

This encounter was played at the famous Wembley Stadium infront of 87,695 screaming fans, the last time these two teams played they broke the record for TV viewers for a sporting even out doing the Super Bowl, the viewing audience for to was a record of 300 Million viewers. Continue reading FC Barcelona: 2010/11 UEFA Champions League Champions

A Match Made In Heaven Or A Heavenly Match At Wembley?

A match made in heaven or a heavenly match at Wembley? Saturday’s upcoming match promises to a football lover’s ultimate fantasy. Two of the most popular football clubs in the world – Manchester United and Barcelona – will go head to head for one of the most coveted titles at one of most prestigious venues in the world, Wembley Stadium in London.
Kick off is slated for 2:45 p.m EST and the ninety-plus minutes there after will determine which one of these great teams comes out on top. Barca has been cited as “having no true onfield weakness” and is by far an international favourite. Lionel Messi lead the way for the 3-peat, 2011-2012 Spanish league title champions and he has scored a whopping 49 goals in 46 games this season. However Barcelona has been labeled “tired” by Arsene Wenger while Sir Alex Ferguson adamantly asserts that Barcelona has no advantage over the Reds. Continue reading A Match Made In Heaven Or A Heavenly Match At Wembley?

19: Are You Watching Merseyside?

Are you watching Merseyside?
Are you watching Merseyside?
Are you watching Merseyside?

Manchester United Are Champions For A 19th Time!

Many journalists had written United off to win the English Premier League title this season due to the lack of spending they did in the transfer market last summer and the amount of spending their title rivals did, some of them went as far as predicting that United would miss out on a top four finish all together. Only two new players were added to the squad for the upcoming 2010-11 season, the little know Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and Chris Smalling.

Winning title 19 was always a dream of manager Sir Alex Ferguson who made it clear when he said: “My greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their fucking perch, And you can print that.”

This famous quote came to be when football analyst Alan Hansen said: “You don’t win anything with kids”  and considered getting a struggling Manchester United back in title as the greatest challenge of  Fergie’s career, United were six points behind leaders Arsenal who had won the league and finished ten points ahead of United.

Many trophies later and he’s done just that, knock Liverpool right off their fucking perch. Title 19 didn’t come easy as on a few occasions United had fell behind in some key matches and had to claw themselves back into the match to get a positive result. Matches against Stoke City, Aston Villa, Blackpool, City are games that all United fans will remember and question, what if? Those were some memorable matches and shall not be forgotten by any United fan who witnessed them via television, radio or internet.

The memories that have been taken from those matches are priceless, Chicharito’s backwards header and game winning goal against Stoke City, United’s comebacks against Aston Villa & Blackpool and Rooney’s outstanding bicycle kick against noisy neighbors City. The title race came down to the final matches of the season after months of battling with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea & Manchester City.

A two horse race between United and Arsenal slowly became three as both United and Arsenal were dropping points and outgoing champions Chelsea were taking advantage of this and eventually crept right back  into the race. United had all but squandered their lead completely and were just three points ahead of Chelsea with the Blues coming to Old Trafford the following weekend. United went on to win the match 2-1 despite some dodgy officiating by Howard Webb

There are a few players that deserve honorable mentions and played a huge part in helping Manchester United get this record achievement, Ryan Giggs, Edwin van Der Sar, Nani, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, Dimitar Berbatov & Antonio Valencia. While United were dealing with an out of form and sometimes injured Wayne Rooney it was Nani who was the driving force for United in many matches with his goals and assists.

While Manchester United fans all around the world are celebrating a triumphant 19th title Liverpool players past, present and their supporters are somewhere weeping as if their entire world has crumbled beneath their feet as their rivals rise above them in titles.

Anderson son son

Anderson son son,
He’s better than Kleberson,
Anderson son son,
He’s our midfield magician,
To the left,
To the right,
To the samba beat tonight,
He is class with a brass
And he shits on Fabregas.

Those were the words that could be heard ringing throughout Old Trafford.

The Brazilian play maker had arguably his most productive match in the red shirt of Manchester United since arriving at the club in July of 2007. Anderson scored a brace against FC Schalke 04 in the Reds’ 2nd leg UEFA Champions League semifinal matchup at Old Trafford. Since his arrival scoring goals have been a rarity but besides that the Brazilian have had a hard time getting consistent playing time due to his lack of fitness and occasional injuries.

During his first season at the club he had some outstanding performances against two of United’s biggest rivals Liverpool & Arsenal respectivelyand earned himself a few caps for the Brazil national team. His future at the club looked bright but the young Brazilian started making headlines off the field more than on it, news of his partying lifestyle took the spotlight which obviously wasn’t well received by Sir Alex Ferguson and caused a slight rift between player and manager.

This season Anderson was in the spotlight once again after he crashed his car after leaving a nightclub while in Portugal recovering from a serious knee injury. This season he has shown some promise that he can be a key figure in the midfield for United after having a consistent run of games where he put in some very good performances, with Paul Scholes on the verge of retirement Anderson will have some very huge boots to fill but before he can go down that path his first hurdle will be making a change in his off field lifestyle.