The game between Manchester United and Liverpool tomorrow is being dubbed by many as the Premier League decider. Manchester United are on the top of the table right now with a 7 point lead over Liverpool with a game in hand. If United win the game, they will go 10 points clear of Liverpool and then things might be over for Liverpool. Both teams have been pretty confident lately after there Champions League triumph with Liverpool thrashing Real Madrid and Manchester United getting past Inter Milan. Wayne Rooney has even heated up the clash by saying that being an Everton fan, he grew up ‘hating’ Liverpool and that continues till date. read more »
The scenario was nearly the same as of 2004 when Jose Mourinho visited Old Trafford with Porto. But this time, he was not lucky enough to run down the touch line but to see just stand there and see his Inter side get knocked out of the competition. Two quick goals from Manchester United in each half was enough to see off the threat of Inter. Both teams had good chances but it was Manchester United who made better use of them and luck was also on there side. read more »
Manchester United stayed in contention for all the trophies this season as they thrashed Fulham 4 – 0 at the Craven cottage. A brace from Tevez and goals from Rooney and Park were enough for United to seal the place in the last 4 of the FA cup.
Manchester United started with a strong lineup with Cristiano Ronaldo and Berbatov being rested and Rooney partnering Tevez up front. United almost got a dream start when a mistake by Hangelande let Tevez in but Schwarzer mead a great one hand save and Pantsil preventied Rooney from scoring the followup. Van Der Sar was almost embarrassed again when a Andy Johnson tried to control a long ball with his leg. Van Der Sar misjudged the ball and ball was moving towards goal line but Vidic prevented it from crossing the line. With United misplacing a lot of there passes, Fulham started gaining confidence and a Dempsey header from a Zamora cross was well saved by Van Der Sar. read more »
Ben Foster’s fledgling career so far has been dampened by injuries. But he has slowly started getting the praise he deserves. He impressed during his loan spell at Watford and nearly became a contender for the England Team but further injuries prevented that from happening. But now he can set his sights on becoming Manchester United’s number one goal keeper after becoming the Carling Cup final hero. And the good news is that, reports are saying that the club are going to reward him with a new four year contract.
Currently Van Der Sar is the first choice goal keeper but his ageing years means that it is not sure whether he will be number 1 next year or not. Kusczak is also there but i don’t think he has done enough to impress Sir Alex and he doesn’t look as good as Ben Foster. The next season will be very crucial for Foster, if he can stay injury free, we might see him as number 1 for Manchester United as well as England.
Manchester United have won the Carling Cup after beating Tottenham 4-1 on penalties. It was an even affair between the two sides with Aaron Lennon and Darren Bent forcing good saves from Ben Foster and Ronaldo hitting the post in the other hand. But in the end, it was Ben Foster who proved to be a hero at end saving Jamie O Hara’s kick and with Bentley hitting wide, Anderson slotted the winning penalty to win the cup for Manchester United. read more »
Before the match, Inter Milan manager has claimed that Man United will play defensively in the coming match. However, that was not the case as Manchester United was the team that dominated most of the match and will be probably disappointed that they didn’t get a crucial away goal. United was missing Gary Neville, Wes Brown through injury and Vidic was also suspended, there were doubts about the fitness of OShea and Evans but both were fit enough to start. Rooney and Scholes were on the bech as United started with Fletcher, Giggs, Carrick and Park in midfield with Ronaldo partnering Berbatov upfront. read more »