With the form of football Manchester United is playing – which shows in the appalling results so far, most United fans generally, openly accept that the season could not get any worst. Still 11 points off the 4th place for a place in next season’s Champions League qualification at the end of February does not bode well for David Moyes (and everybody around him). Truth is United is bad – all season, with only occasional display that gets supporters excited temporarily. Will Wayne Rooney elevation into the highest-paid United player ever turn things around? Or does United actually need to do a “Liverpool miracle” to land the coveted Champions League spot – and winning the trophy for the 4th time?
Sunday, 23 February 2014
Thursday, 20 February 2014
This is it for David Moyes’ team? How much does Manchester United wants that 4th spot for Champions League football next season? After the euphoria of signing Juan Mata (honestly he did not deliver the extra invigorating factor as Mesut Ozil), the warm weather training in Dubai and so much talk about possible next season signings, the final 12 games for this season will determined Moyes’ team fate for next season.
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Both sides are hurting, Arsenal was comprehensively dumped by Manchester United fourth place Champions League spot rival – Liverpool (how times changed, fighting those mid-table fellows from Anfield – for fourth spot!!). As for United, the same old story (David Moyes’ era) continues – to a point where newcomers to the games would think that Manchester United is a mid-table team, period.
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Although not officially announced at this point, the arrival of Juan Mata from Chelsea has been dominating headlines for days – suggesting that the Spanish playmaker is on the verge of being the latest Red Devil. Is Mata’s signing even necessary, or is he just a statement signing?
It is sad how Manchester United’s ‘season with silverware’ ended… unless one is brave enough to think that United will actually (on current form) goes all the way and wins the Champions League – and qualify for next season’s campaign as defending champion. Maybe the tiny little bit of confidence comes from knowing that with the quality of the current squad, United can actually secure a Europa League spot (yes Europa League – not Champions League) by merit…
Sunday, 19 January 2014
Yes, Fergie and the success he brought to regions of Manchester United’s fans over the last two decades. During the trophyless season when Carlo Ancelotti took Chelsea to the double, United fans are still proud of their season – for fighting all the way, the December through to the end of season when United was still very much fighting for the title. But this is different, 14 points adrift just half way in January with 7 losses already – out of FA Cup and facing the elite in Champions League, with Wednesday’s games against Sunderland in the Capital One Cup hanging unfavorably!
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
We want you to take the current ‘ordinary-labeled’ squad and make them better like they used to be (therefore like how they can be). Put the hunger back in them, make them want the ball all the time, make them fight until the last few seconds of stoppage time, makes them feel ‘privilege’ everytime they put on the Manchester United jersey. Yes that top the list and not another Marouane Fellaini….
Premier League title good as gone, even for the die hards (although miracle does happen), Champions League looks too tough a task for the currently average Manchester United team and the lost at Old Trafford to Swansea City in the FA Cup leaves United with Capital One Cup as the only trophy that has a fair chance of winning this season – not withstanding that there is a ‘impressive’ Manchester City standing in the way…
Thursday, 19 December 2013
It used to be that playing at Old Trafford is a sure thing of – winning. But since the new era under David Moyes, Manchester United is ‘toothless’ playing at home. Losses to West Bromwich Albion, Everton and Newcastle United are enough prove that the fear factor for teams visiting Old Trafford is no longer in existent. Therefore the game against West Ham United will be another one to can cause further anxiety for all Manchester United’s fans.
While the Premier League title seems a distance (but not totally out of it), David Moyes’ hopes of silverware lies in the three cup competition, one of which is tonight’s game against Stoke City at Britannia Stadium. The Champions League where Manchester United was surprisingly doing well – topping the group without loss, and drawing the relatively ‘safe’ Olympiakos in round 16 – will only gets tougher in the knockout stage progress with quality teams like Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona waiting. Therefore it is the domestic cups which Moyes will have an eye at – particularly the Capital One Cup.
Thursday, 5 December 2013
David Moyes and his team will be facing another high flying team – Newcastle United – at home. As in the case of Southampton, West Bromwich Albion and lately Everton, teams like these goes to Old Trafford with confidence knowing that they could return with positive results – and the fear factor United used to possess under Sir Alex Ferguson is long gone.
David Moyes could not get the better of the man who replaced him at Everton – in his own backyard! That does not sound good – at all to any Manchester United’s supporters. Managing Everton and United is totally different – it is akin to driving a Japanese car compares to driving a German marquee brand. The quality of the squad is also way different and yet Everton managed to create history at Old Trafford on Wednesday night!
Monday, 2 December 2013
Another draw and another 2 points dropped – and now Manchester United is 9 points off Arsenal (a rather surprise league leader). In the end United was saved by a dubious penalty through Danny Welbeck – and subsequently Wayne Rooney.
Monday, 11 November 2013
What a result – despite the 1-0 scoreline. It is the manner in which Manchester United won that has changed a lot of perception about them – and their title hopes. This is the Arsenal team sitting on top of the Premier League table – eight points ahead of United, the defending champion.
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
This is it, the one true test for Manchester United. There is one slight discrepancy though, United the home team will not be the league leader as has been the case for the last six to eight years – it is Arsenal that is in pole position and sitting 8 points clear of United. This does not really happened before – this unfamiliar positioning of these two teams. But fact is Arsenal who is flying high, still has the same manager in Arsene Wenger while United under David Moyes is still searching for its footing after the end of Sir Alex Ferguson’s successful era.