Pre Match & Line Ups, Manchester United v Arsenal, The Emirates, 12.01.11
Teams: Arsenal v Manchester United @ The Emirates
Competition: Premier League
Last Match: Bolton 2 1 Arsenal v Schalke 0 2 Man United
Kick Off: 14 05 on TV @ Sky Sports HD
After our mesmeric performance in Germany, Sir Alex’s men go into this title-deciding clash at the Emirates, high on confidence. With the luxury of no new injury worries, and the return of other players (Berbatov, O’Shea & Rafael), the Reds are spoilt for choice all over the pitch, for virtually the first time this season. All this, combined with our great record against Arsenal in recent seasons, must make Arsene Wenger worry that we may well be about to put the final nail in their title ambitions.
Player Ratings- FA Cup Semi Final- Man United v Man City, 16.04.11, Wembley
Edwin Van Der Sar- 6
It is disappointing that despite such an illustrious career he will never win the FA Cup but I suppose you can’t have everything.
to stop Yaya Toure‘s shot from rolling over the line, the Dutchman would have been disappointed to see his initial clearance, that led up to the goal, only reach David Silva 40 yards out- a rare error. #Forgiven
Pre Match Interview with ‘View From a Blue’- FA Cup Semi Final- Man United v Man City, Wembley, 16.04.11
In preparation for such a big game, I collaborated with Steven, from View From a Blue, in order to give us an insight into this fixture from the Blue side of Manchester.
Regrettably a life-long City fan, Steven has endured the good times (few) and bad times (plenty) at Maine Road & Eastlands but still has the enthusiasm to write a blog about Mancini & Co!
Pre Match & Line Ups- FA Cup Semi Final- Man United v Man City, Wembley, 16.04.11
Teams: Manchester United v Manchester City
Competition: FA Cup Semi Final
Last Match: Manchester United 2 1 Chelsea & Liverpool 3 0 Manchester City
Kick Off: 17 15 on TV @ ITV HD
As the only thing standing in between City and a chance for them to end their 35-year wait for a trophy, this is a massive match, in all respects, for both sides of Manchester – Red & Blue. With a final against either Stoke or Bolton facing the winners, whoever progresses will be firm favourites to lift the trophy on the 14th May. On the back of their embarrassing defeat at Anfield, on Monday, I for one am most certainly looking forward to the match, considering our 7 wins in the past 7 games!
Player Ratings- Manchester United v Arsenal, Old Trafford, 13.03.11
Edwin Van Der Sar- 9
Considering his recent performances, I will run out of superlatives to describe him if he continues this form until the end of the season. Flying to his left, flying to his right – the Dutchman was simply superb today – producing some unbelievable stops and managing to single-handedly keep us in the game (literally). While he talked about wanting to retire with dignity, it seems as if he is going to retire as the best keeper on the planet. Simply World Class.
Pre Match & Line Ups, Manchester United v Arsenal, Old Trafford, 12.01.11
Teams: Manchester United v Arsenal @ Old Trafford
Competition: FA Cup Sixth Round (Replay would be next Saturday if need be)
Last Match: Liverpool 3 1 Man United & Barcelona 3 1 Arsenal
Kick Off: 17 15 on TV @ ITV
Playing at home, after two sore defeats away to Chelsea & Liverpool, Sir Alex and his team are faced with the arrival of Arsene Wenger‘s Arsenal team for the second time this season. Although both teams sit at the top of the Premier League table, they are both in bad positions having suffered damaging defeats and each side will be hoping to get their season back on track.
Player Ratings- Manchester United v Crawley Town, 19.02.11
Andres Lindegaard- 6
Making his home debut, the Danish stopper wasn’t called into action too often, despite Crawley’s attacking ambitions. He had the late header, which hit the crossbar, covered and distributed the ball well throughout. A solid performance from the 6ft 4 stopper.
Comment, Southampton v Manchester United, St Mary’s, 29.01.11
Well, for the second time in a week, we did it the hard way! After the roller coaster ride at Bloomfield Road, we were treated to, or made to endure, another United comeback. Sir Alex, who cited his admiration of the Saints before the match, decided to make wholesale changes because of the fixture against Aston Villa on Tuesday; a gamble which nearly backfired.