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Archive for the ‘manutd’ Category

Review – Chelsea vs Manchester United

Posted by Sharath Ciddu on August 5, 2007

Review will follow, goals for now



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Preview – Chelsea vs Manchester United

Posted by Sharath Ciddu on August 5, 2007

Chelsea Community Shield
Wembley, London
Manchester United


The premiership champions get ready to kick off another exciting season with a warmup against the FA cup winners for the shield, which Keano famously lifted without a grin on his face. Although United have done a host of good to their shirts selling due to a far east tour, I really doubt if they have had quality preseason except for the Inter Milan game, which was a wake up call.

Ferguson is treating the new signings with kid gloves, understandable as he doesn’t want to miss any of them during the actual season due to haste now. The United XI is going to be mostly the same team which has featured against Inter Milan, except for probably Darren Fletcher replacing Eagles or “the goal scoring machine” O’Shea. United might revert back to the latest darling “4-2-3-1” with the new number 10 jersey bearer the front man in a fluid interchanging front four.

The kid who played the game like a man, now a man is playing the game with the same enthusiasm as a kid. Ryan Giggs, who has been running up and down the left wing at Old Trafford might be given a free role, which when fit, he has been performing brilliantly. His positioning and awareness of the people around him will be invaluable this season.  Unlike the FA cup final, the players are not tired and I expect United to play a attacking formation.

On the other side, “Glorified Bolton Wanderers” have been playing the special trademark boring game under their special one Borhino, just winning the matches last season. Injuries to Robben and Joe Cole might have been his excuse but it remains to see the addition of a world cup finalist and stand out player in Ligue 1 last season Flourent Malouda, if he plans to use the width to make the match any interesting. Unlike United, Chelsea might be tempted to hand a debut to their new signings. They are all quality and it remains to see how they can warm the bench and be happy.

Kick off time: Sunday 5th August 2007, 15:00 BST

Venue: Wembley, London

Prediction: 2-1 to United.

Players to watch out: Both Pizzaro and Malouda are proven and experienced players, and if given a run are the players to watch along with Drogba.

United squad from: Van der Sar, Kuszcak, Evra, Ferdinand, Brown, Vidic, Silvestre, O’Shea, J.Evans, Bardsley, Simpson, Carrick, Giggs (c), Ronaldo, Fletcher, Eagles, Gibson, Martin, Rooney, Dong

Injury news: Hargreaves, Nani and Anderson are not fully fit and will not play. Saha, Ole, Gary Neville and Scholes are all out with long term injuries.

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Review – Peterborough vs Manchester United

Posted by Sharath Ciddu on August 5, 2007

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Review – Doncaster Rovers vs Manchester United

Posted by Sharath Ciddu on August 3, 2007

Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Manchester United

Gibson 0-1

Sean Evans (no way related to Jonny Evans, who plays as a midfielder) 0-2

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Review – Manchester United vs Inter Milan

Posted by Sharath Ciddu on August 1, 2007

United 2 – 3 Inter
Wayne Rooney 1-0

Suazo 1-1

Zlatan 1-2

Suazo 1-3

Adriano finally gets his scoring touch 2-3

Posted in Manchester United, manutd, Preseason, Review, Rooney | 1 Comment »