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ManUtd vs. Chelsea: Some Interesting Facts

Posted by unitedfanatic on April 1, 2010

A disappointing performance in Munich and an injury to our best player this season later, it is important for the players to put it behind them and look ahead to the remaining two season defining games, if I may add for cliche’ lovers, of the 3 games in 7 days.

Rooney is set to miss this one and its a shame he has to sit out these big games after such a sizzling run of form.

Here’s a set of interesting facts ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Old Trafford.

  • Sir Alex Ferguson has won only one and lost five (including Community Shield on penalties) of his six meetings with Carlo Ancelotti.
  • Man Utd have won three and lost none of their last four home games against Chelsea.
  • The Blues have only scored one goal in their last four visits to Old Trafford.
  • Man Utd have won 10 and drawn one of the 11 games that Rooney has not played for them in the Premier League since the start of 2008-09.
  • Man Utd have only conceded two goals in their last 11 Premier League matches at Old Trafford – both were headers.
  • Since Darren Bent scored for Sunderland in October, Man Utd have gone 19 hours and 23 minutes at Old Trafford without conceding from a shot; all four goals shipped since have been headers.
  • Didier Drogba has failed to score in eight Premier League appearances against Man Utd.
  • Nicolas Anelka scored in each of his first four Premier League starts against Man Utd, but has netted just one in his last eight starts versus the Red Devils.
  • Frank Lampard has scored eight goals in the last four Premier League games that Didier Drogba has missed
  • Dimitar Berbatov has scored eight goals in his last nine Premier League starts for Manchester United.
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Decade of the Devils!

Posted by united4ever2009 on December 24, 2009

We have come to the end of the first decade of the new millenium.It has been one hell of a roller coaster ride for the Red-Devils and Co. During this period, United have set benchmarks for other teams to follow, reached the zenith of success the others can only dream of, thereby becoming the envy of a few and the love of millions. There has been the odd hiccup, a dry season with lacklustre performances, stars who’ve left the club.But,who can complain? Be it the Premier League, the Champions League, the FA Cup, the Carling Cup or the World Club Championship! The Devils can boast of all these crowning glories in their kitty.

United’s success can be attributed to coordinated team effort, moments of individual brilliance, the support staff and last, but surely not the least, the man who envisaged this vision and laid the foundation for the  journey to the summit of success. Sir Alex Chapman Ferguson’s name needs no introduction to any football lover and commands the respect of every one. Ferguson celebrates his 68th birthday on December 31st! So here’s wishing him an advance happy birthday and reliving some of the finest moments of the devils the past decade.

5. The Great Comeback( Tottenham  Hotspur 3-5 Man Utd )

4. Playing Catch-up (2002-03)

This season,United were trailing leaders Arsenal by 11 points at Christmas.Yet,we won the title.

3. The Premier League Season (2006-07)

2. The Hattrick (2008-09)

1. The Champions League (2007-08)

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23 years, 21 trophies and thats a FACT

Posted by united4ever2009 on November 6, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 6, 1986.

Alexander Chapman Ferguson was appointed manager of Manchester United. The club was in great turmoil at the time, having won the league title the last time in 1967. His job at that time was to end the club’s wait for the league title.

23 years on..

Sir Alex Ferguson has established himself as one of the greatest managers in world football. He has won a total of 11 premier league titles, 5 FA cups, 3 League cups and 2 Uefa Champions League trophies, not to mention a truckload of individual honours. He has developed a galaxy of stars : Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, David Beckham, Eric Cantona, Darren Fletcher, Cristiano Ronaldo to name a few.

Honours:

Player

St. Johnstone (1960–1964)
Scottish First Divison: 1962-63

Falkirk (1969–1973)
Scottish First Division: 1969-70
Manager
St. Mirren (1974–1978)
Scottish First Division: 1976-77
Aberdeen (1978–1986)
  • Scottish Premier Division: 1979–80, 1983–84, 1984–85
  • Scottish Cup: 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1985–86
  • Scottish League Cup: 1985–86
  • UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1982–83
  • UEFA Super Cup: 1983

Manchester United (1986–)

  • Premier League: 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
  • FA Cup: 1989–90, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04
  • League Cup: 1991–92, 2005–06, 2008–09
  • FA Charity/Community Shield: 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008
  • UEFA Champions League: 1998–99, 2007–08
  • UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1990–91
  • UEFA Super Cup: 1991
  • Intercontinental Cup: 1999
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2008

Individual

  • Football Writers’ Association Tribute Award: 1996
  • Mussabini Medal: 1999
  • UEFA Champions League Manager of the Year: 1998–99
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award: 1999
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Team Award: 1999
  • IFFHS Club Coach of the Year: 1999
  • LMA Manager of the Decade: 1990s
  • Laureus World Sports Award for Team of the Year: 2000
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award: 2001
  • English Football Hall of Fame: 2002
  • Onze d’Or Coach of the Year: 1999, 2007
  • Professional Footballers’ Association Merit Award: 2007
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2007, 2008
  • Premier League Manager of the Year: 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008-09
  • Premier League Manager of the Month: August 1993, October 1994, February 1996, March 1996, February 1997, October 1997, January 1999, April 1999, August 1999, March 2000, April 2000, February 2001, April 2003, December 2003, February 2005, March 2006, August 2006, October 2006, February 2007, January 2008, March 2008, January 2009, April 2009, September 2009
  • LMA Manager of the Year: 1998–99, 2007–08
  • World Soccer Magazine World Manager of the Year: 1993, 1999, 2007, 2008


Orders and special awards

  • Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE): 1983
  • Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE): 1995
  • Knight Bachelor: 1999

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United we stand against Cancer

Posted by unitedfanatic on October 17, 2009

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United adopt firm stance as things get crazy

Posted by unitedfanatic on September 10, 2009

After a week of allegations against a host of English clubs, yet another allegation has surfaced against United. This time, Serie A club AC Fiorentina have claimed illegal transfer of their 16 year youngster Michele Fornasier who shone for the Viola at the Milk Cup tournament. FIFA are yet to receive the documentation but confirmed that they have been contacted by the Viola in this regard.

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Major news today and BBC’s gossip column

Posted by unitedfanatic on September 7, 2009

Monday’s tabloids are covering an Inside United interview by the Gaffer, Sir Alex Ferguson. In the interview, Sir Alex reaffirmed his faith in Wayne Rooney, and added that rooney has the “drive and hunger” to succeed. He also underlined the importance of a more central role for Wazza, before adding that he is still young and there’s room for learning to channelise his energy. Further, Sir Alex claimed that if Wazza can concentrate like he did against Wigan, then nothing and no one can stop him from scoring goals.

In other news, Le Havre president Jean-Pierre Louvel has confirmed that they have submitted their case against Manchester United to FIFA. After Chelsea were hit with a transfer ban till January 2011, Le Havre have left no stone unturned in taking their case to FIFA and complaining that United offered money and incentives to Pogba. The alleged “offer” made by United has been disclosed as

£15,500-a-month when he turns 17 next year
– Payments of more than £85,000 each to the French teenager’s separated parents
– To buy Pogba a house
  • £15,500-a-month when Pogba turns 17 next year
  • Payments of more than £85,000 each to the French teenager’s separated parents
  • To buy Pogba a house

While it may take months, or even years for FIFA to arrive at any conclusion, lets hope that everything has been done, as United authorities claim, “Within UEFA guidelines”.

And finally, Monday’s gossip column on BBC claims United are seeking to secure the services of highly rated Russia and CSKA Moscow stopper, Igor Akinfeev, to fill in the boots of the ageing Edvin Van Der Sar. While the rumour mills keep grinding, there is speculation on whether he will directly claim the No.1 jersey if the transfer happens. Yet another set of rumours claim that United’s polish goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak is unhappy of his role at the club as he nears his best footballing years and is willing to leave in january.

Here’s a little clip of Igor Akinfeev in action.

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