Man City v Man Utd – Man of the Match

So near yet so far. Wembley Stadium that is. United faced an uphill battle to reach the Carabao Cup showpiece at Wembley in March after their chastening 3-1 home defeat to Pep Guardiola’s men in the semi-final first leg three weeks ago. Having so many injuries to top players certainly did not help. Paul Pogba and Scott […]

Carabao Cup – Man Utd v Man City: Man of the Match

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‘The worst we have played this season.’ So stated United boss Solskjaer after this first-leg loss at Old Trafford. In truth this match revealed the serious shortcomings of this United side, and City could have had many more before the break, Raheem Sterling being the main culprit. This even with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus […]

Man Utd v Colchester: Man of the Match

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Colchester United – lying in 9th place in Division 2 – were looking to become the first English side from outside the top-three tiers of English football to win away at Manchester United since Portsmouth in a January 1907 FA Cup first round replay – Pompey were then a non-league side. They had already eliminated […]

Carabao Cup: Chelsea v Man Utd – Man of the Match

Frank Lampard was the manager who eliminated us from the Carabao Cup last season. A year later Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may not have beaten a full-strength Chelsea team, but his smile showed that even he might be starting to enjoy the ride again. Solskjaer has hopefully now shown he has the ability to do something […]

Carabao Cup – Man Utd v Rochdale – Man of the Match

United had only met League One Rochdale once in the League Cup and United had won that match 2-0. That was in 1986. Rochdale today find themselves in 17th place in League One with just 10 points, having won just one match in the League. Rochdale seem however to have found life a little easier […]