Things are going super-well for Manchester United at the moment. How do you lose to MK Dons in the League Cup 4-0? Also, this is probably fake but if someone meant to bet on United to win 4-0 and accidentally cashed in on Dons victory, even more LOLZ.
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Stunning news this morning from Manchester (even though the speculation had ramped up over the last few days, most thought it was just that…speculation) as Sir Alex Ferguson has announced his retirement from United effective the end of the season.
Now the race will be on to see who the successor will be to the best manager in modern English history.
Title number 20 for Sir Alex Ferguson, as Robin Van Persie tallies a first-half hat trick (including this ridiculous volley goal). United have a chance to best Chelsea’s record of 95 points if they win out, including games against Arsenal (where the Gunners will be forced to give United a “guard of honor” including RVP), Chelsea, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion.
There’s Borussia Dortmund hosting Shakhtar Donetsk today after the initial 2-2 draw, but I suspect most of you aren’t watching that. (Pencil me in for a BvB advancing with a 3-1 home win though, Shakhtar always gives a good game but Dortmund should be more comfortable at home.)
Yeah, today’s mostly about Man United hosting Real Madrid and the return of CR7 to Old Trafford. 1-1 after the first leg at the Bernabeu. I don’t think United’s defending is good enough to keep RM from snagging goals on the counter and the visitors will advance. 2-1 Real.
Things came unhinged at Eastlands yesterday after Manchester United’s Robin van Persie unleashed a game-winning free kick past a diving Joe Hart.
United’s players understandably let out a fairly raucous celebration. Predictably, angered by the celebration and the fact that City was about to lose at home for the first time in almost two calendar years, someone whipped a twopence coin at Rio Ferdinand and struck him near the eye. As you can see by the above video, the coin missed hitting him IN the eye by a fraction of a centimeter.
I will never condone unruly fan behavior, ever, but were the United players “inciting” the City supporters with their celebration?
United legend Paddy Crerand seemed to be appalled by this suggestion. You should listen to this rant. He makes a LOT of sense here.
Alex Morgan commemorates the U.S. Women’s team’s match at Old Trafford by sporting this Manchester United kit. Upon seeing the photo, Sheikh Mansour offered her two million pounds to exchange it for a Man City shirt.
With not much happening on the pitch, it looks like this week is as good a week as any to show off the kits teams are wearing this upcoming season.
This here is of course the 2012/2013 Manchester United home shirt. Not willing to rest on their laurels after failing to win the title on the last day of the season, United are pushing forward and looking to the future by wearing a sleek and stylish….plaid?
Manchester United and Nike have apparently completely forgotten that the 1990’s were full of unmitigated disasters worse than Mikaël Silvestre’s defending.
Or maybe we’re wrong and this is about to become bigger than Fellaini’s hair. What do you think, friends?
"Manchester United CEO Gill was one of the participants in the “Business of Sports: Winning Off the Field” panel. One thing he mentioned which caught the attention of those in attendance was that there were new owners of a PL team who didn’t know about relegation. “Not sure what the due diligence was there,” stated Gill of said owners. I later spoke to Gill directly to clarify erroneous rumors spreading on Twitter that Gill was in fact alluding to Fenway Sports Group’s purchase of Liverpool. Gill categorically denied that he had been referencing or inferring that it was FSG in any form and said that he held Liverpool’s owners in the highest regard. “I would never say anything negative about John W Henry, ever.” However, when I put it to Gill that the party he was in fact referring to was Venky’s (it’s long been believed in some quarters of the industry that the mechanics of relegation was just one among various things Venky’s were unaware of when acquiring Blackburn), Gill said nothing but gave a broad smile."
— Sports Illustrated’s Jen Chang passes along a tidbit that would probably give Blackburn Rovers fans even more heartburn than they already experience with the team’s play, courtesy of Manchester United chief executive David Gill.
In case you were wondering about this Raffaella that Mario loves, here’s all you really need to know. The Italian model once planned to sell her virginity for one million euros. Unfortunately, there was no investigative followup.
I mean, obviously. The only thing that would be less surprising than this is if Mario loved a couch he had named Raffaella.