Champions League preview – Manchester United vs Valencia

Manchester United have shown characteristically good form in the Champions League so far this season and are yet to concede a goal in the competition.  But, they are also yet to secure top spot in Group C and Sir Alex Ferguson will be eager for them to finish the job on Tuesday. Standing in their way is a tough Valencia side.  United squeezed past them in the corresponding fixture in…

December 7, 2010

Preview: Blackpool v Manchester United

Manchester United travel to Bloomfield Road to play Blackpool on Saturday on the back of their most complete performance of the season. United defeated Blackburn Rovers 7-1 on Saturday to move into a position very familiar to them over the past two decades – first place on the English Premier League table, two points clear of both Chelsea and Arsenal. With Dimitar Berbatov scoring five for United, and Wayne Rooney…

December 3, 2010

Aston Villa v Man Utd-Preview

The United revival stuttered during the ultra-defensive Manchester derby as a six-game winning run was brought to an end by an organised City side that set out to stifle rather than create, but Sir Alex Ferguson will be confident of returning to winning ways at Villa Park. Villa have performed adequately this season, having dealt both with the shock resignation of Martin O’Neill and an injury crisis that has deprived…

November 12, 2010

Manchester United team struck by virus ahead of derby

Manchester United’s prospects of winning at Eastlands on Wednesday night took a turn for the worse after news emerged that several members of the Red Devils squad have a virus which could see them miss the match. Patrice Evra, Nemanja Vidic, Dimitar Berbatov and Paul Scholes are all believed to have been struck by the bug, with Nani and Ryan Giggs already ruled out of the clash through injury. The…

November 9, 2010