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  • nbrightside 12:30 pm on August 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Wigan   

    Wigan 0 MUFC 5 

    United responded to Ferguson’s call to the strikers to take their chances and not be so frivolous in front of goal by squandering a load of first half chances at Wigan.

    Darren Fletcher and Paul Scholes wasted chances and with the score goalless at half-time, thoughts turned back to Burnley.

    Fortunately, Rooney scored his 100th goal for the club with a well-taken header from a Valencia cross after half-time which opened the flood-gates.

    The languid, fluid Berbatov juggled the ball and netted the second and Rooney screwed in a shot at the near post.

    Michael Owen came on for his third appearance and the media sighed as he scored the fourth with a well-taken finish from a great ball from Nani.

    Nani then completed the rout with an injury time free-kick.

    Neville, Evra, Vidic, Evans (O’Shea 72)
    Nani, Scholes (Gibson 72), Fletcher, Valencia
    Berbatov, Rooney (Owen 71)

    Goals: Rooney (2), Berbatov, Owen, Nani

  • nbrightside 10:14 am on August 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Burnley,   

    Burnley 1 MUFC 0 

    United are normally sluggish starters and give Chelsea a few points lead at the start of a season. It helps to make things interesting later on.

    And so it proved at Turf  Moor where newly promoted Burnley won 1-0 with a spectacular volley from Robbie Blake.

    United created enough chances but didn’t take them. Maybe it was just a bad day at the office.

    It certainly was for Michael Carrick. He gave the ball away on the move leading up to their goal, he didn’t close down Blake to prevent his piledriver. To compound his misery, he then had a first half penalty saved.

    Evra played well and Owen missed (another) couple of half-chances and looks a little rusty. Still, what do you expect after 4 years at Newcastle ?

    Puzzled that Rooney didn’t take the penalty – doesn’t he want his 100th goal for United ? Mind you, recent penalties from United have been quite laughable (Berbatov in Carling Cup, Gigs and Evra in the Community Shield). Embarassing, in fact.

    Rooney kept trying but, as always, when things don’t go his way, lost his temper and was lucky not to be sent off for a waist high ‘tackle’.

    Burnley played football, didn’t try to kick us off the pitch and I hope they stay up.

    Evra, Brown (Neville 71), O’Shea, Evans
    Anderson (Valencia 59), Giggs, Park, Carrick
    Owen (Berbatov 63), Rooney

  • nbrightside 10:04 am on August 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Birmingham,   

    MUFC 1 Birmingham 0 

    Rooney played well and scored his 99th goal for United and Berbatov and Nani actually looked interested for a change.

    Valencia did OK and it was quite refreshing to see a winger being a winger without all the posturing.

    Owen came on and missed a one on one with the goalkeeper. It was truly weird seeing him in a United shirt. Not to mention – wearing No. 7.

    Despite two months off, Vidic and Ferdinand (after his shaky performance for England midweek) are both injured (again) and didn’t play.

    Ben Foster did much better after his shambolic showing in the Community Shield.

    Evra, Da Silva, O’Shea, Evans (Brown 75)
    Nani (Giggs 46), Scholes, Fletcher, Valencia
    Berbatov (Owen 74), Rooney

    Goals: Rooney (34)

  • nbrightside 10:06 pm on August 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    P2 theme 

    …looks really good on an iTouch.

    Perfectly readable without zooming.

    Simple and uncluttered too.

  • nbrightside 9:34 pm on August 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Mobile blogging 

    I have seen the future and told the authorities everything.

    I am that lady who has lots of nightmares in ‘Medium’.

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