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Rooney Stars As Manchester United Cruise Past Leverkusen

Manchester United have cruised to a confortable 2-0 victory against a 10 man Crystal Palace. The victory was the first under new manager David Moyes at Old Trafford, but I’m sure the Scotsman hopes the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ is home to many more of his own.

It wasn’t a convincing performance by the defending Premier League Champions, with both goals coming from set pieces, the first being a controversial penalty after Ashley Young was taken down by Palace player Kagisho Dikgacoi in the 45th minute. Dikgacoi was shown the door by match referee Jonathan Ross, but the visiting fans were not happy, especially after replays around the ground showed that Young was fouled outside the penalty box. Read More…

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Manchester United No Certainty to Qualify for Round of 16

Upon the conclusion of the UEFA Champions League draw, with all eyes fixed upon the more seemingly exacting groups, it’s Manchester United’s Group A which may just be the most difficult selection of teams to predict.

Matched with Shakhtar Donetsk, Bayer Leverkusen and Real Sociedad, Manchester United’s Group A is far from a selection of easy teams, with all four teams more than capable of mounting a serious qualification challenge. Here, we take a closer look at all four teams from Group A. Read More…

Madrid in England: Preview

It was dubbed the game of the season; the kings of Spain come up against the nineteen time English title holders, the Galacticos vs. The Red Devils, and the first leg of the Round of 16’s between Manchester of United vs. Real Madrid definitely did not disappoint! Both teams put in a 5 Star performance both attackingly and defensively, but at the end of 90 minutes it was the team from Manchester that seemed to have the upper hand with the crucial away goal. Read More…

Keys to Victory for Manchester United at the Bernabéu

The collective gaze of the footballing community rest upon a small game, in an uncelebrated tournament called the Champions League, played in the unknown Spanish district of Chamartín, in the unsung city of Madrid, played in an unheard-of stadium named the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, being played by two obscure clubs, who go by the names of Real Madrid and Manchester United.

The current English Premier League leaders travel to Spain midweek, in the first leg of the first Champions League, forming one half of a blockbuster game featuring two of the biggest clubs in the world – far from an easy task in the first knockout round.

Here are three things Manchester United need to do to attain victory in the first leg. Read More…

Manchester United Draw Real Madrid in Round of 16

The footballing world holds a collective breath upon the closing of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Draw Ceremnoy in Switzerland as Real Madrid draw Manchester United in the first knockout stage.

Other matchups include:

Galatasaray (TUR) vs Schalke (GER)

Celtic (SCO) vs Juventus (ITA)

Arsenal (ENG) vs Bayern (GER)

Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) vs Dortmund (GER)

Milan (ITA) vs Barcelona (ESP)

Valencia (ESP) vs PSG (FRA)

Porto (POR) vs Malaga (ESP)

8 Things We Learned in United’s 3-1 Victory Over Sporting Braga

And they’ve done it.

Manchester United have secured qualification into the round of sixteen with two games to spare, a feat they were unable to perform last season.

The Old Trafford faithful was given yet another scare, with United pulling off another one of their trademark turnarounds, involving three late goals within the last 10 minutes, ensuring that United were guaranteed progress to the knockout stages after the disappointing European campaign of last season. Read More…