Republik Of Mancunia Archives for January 2016

Thoughts On Crystal Palace Game – On A Cold Night At Selhurst Park…

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Two wins in a row in the Premier League and a late goal to seal the three points. It was one of those nights in London as a late Zlatan Ibrahimovic winner meant Manchester United got the job done away from home, after James McArthur had cancelled out Paul Pogba's controversial opener with a great team move by Crystal Palace.

Thoughts On Crystal Palace Game – On A Cold Night At Selhurst Park…

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Two wins in a row in the Premier League and a late goal to seal the three points. It was one of those nights in London as a late Zlatan Ibrahimovic winner meant Manchester United got the job done away from home, after James McArthur had cancelled out Paul Pogba's controversial opener with a great team move by Crystal Palace.

West Brom vs Manchester United Preview, Team News & Predictions

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West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester United
English Premier League 2016/17
Date: 17 December 2016
Time: 17:30 BST
Venue: The Hawthorns

WEST BROMTEAM NEWS & PREVIEW

The Baggies have jumped to seventh position in the Premier League after winning 3-1 against Swansea in midweek.

West Brom vs Manchester United Preview, Team News & Predictions

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West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester United
English Premier League 2016/17
Date: 17 December 2016
Time: 17:30 BST
Venue: The Hawthorns

WEST BROMTEAM NEWS & PREVIEW

The Baggies have jumped to seventh position in the Premier League after winning 3-1 against Swansea in midweek.

Martial: It’s annoying to be on the bench

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Anthony Martial has voiced his frustration at spending so much of this season on the bench or not even in the matchday squad.

Following last season, when he was Manchester United's top scorer, Martial has talked about his desire to help the team, but wants to remind people that, having just turned 21, he's still got plenty of time to leave his mark.

Martial: It’s annoying to be on the bench

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Anthony Martial has voiced his frustration at spending so much of this season on the bench or not even in the matchday squad.

Following last season, when he was Manchester United's top scorer, Martial has talked about his desire to help the team, but wants to remind people that, having just turned 21, he's still got plenty of time to leave his mark.

Zlatan to make it nine in nine?

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Manchester United take on West Brom this afternoon and could potentially go 10 games unbeaten. Zlatan Ibrahimovic could also score his ninth goal in nine games. Ibrahimovic has 14 goals for the season which means neither Diego Costa nor Alexis Sanchez have outscored our striker so far this season.

Zlatan to make it nine in nine?

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Manchester United take on West Brom this afternoon and could potentially go 10 games unbeaten. Zlatan Ibrahimovic could also score his ninth goal in nine games. Ibrahimovic has 14 goals for the season which means neither Diego Costa nor Alexis Sanchez have outscored our striker so far this season.

Mourinho: It’s impossible to leave Zlatan out

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Ahead of Manchester United's game against West Brom this afternoon, Jose Mourinho has conceded that it's impossible for him to leave Zlatan Ibrahimovic out of his starting team.

Yes, it is. But [West Brom] is the last effort and then they will have a week without football. And that is a week my players need, especially a guy like Zlatan.

Mourinho: It’s impossible to leave Zlatan out

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Ahead of Manchester United's game against West Brom this afternoon, Jose Mourinho has conceded that it's impossible for him to leave Zlatan Ibrahimovic out of his starting team.

Yes, it is. But [West Brom] is the last effort and then they will have a week without football. And that is a week my players need, especially a guy like Zlatan.

VIDEO: Rio gives pep talk to United’s U-15s

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Rio Ferdinand speaking with the Manchester United youngsters after losing 9-0 to Man City!

Love this. pic.twitter.com/d4WNRGn3F4

- Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) December 17, 2016


VIDEO: Rio gives pep talk to United’s U-15s

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Rio Ferdinand speaking with the Manchester United youngsters after losing 9-0 to Man City!

Love this. pic.twitter.com/d4WNRGn3F4

- Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) December 17, 2016


CONFIRMED LINE-UP: West Brom vs United

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De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Darmian, Carrick, Herrera, Lingard, Pogba, Rooney, Ibrahimovic

Subs: Romero, Blind, Smalling, Fellaini, Mata, Martial, Rashford

CONFIRMED LINE-UP: West Brom vs United

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De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Darmian, Carrick, Herrera, Lingard, Pogba, Rooney, Ibrahimovic

Subs: Romero, Blind, Smalling, Fellaini, Mata, Martial, Rashford

Thoughts On West Bromwich Albion Game – Dare To Zlatan

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Sometimes, things just go to plan. Manchester United recorded another win to continue the revival of their once flagging league campaign, with a solid and mostly controlled display against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Saturday. Zlatan Ibrahimovic stole the show with a brace, as he continued to shut up his detractors with a fine display leading the line.

Thoughts On West Bromwich Albion Game – Dare To Zlatan

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Sometimes, things just go to plan. Manchester United recorded another win to continue the revival of their once flagging league campaign, with a solid and mostly controlled display against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Saturday. Zlatan Ibrahimovic stole the show with a brace, as he continued to shut up his detractors with a fine display leading the line.

Mourinho: I love being United manager

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Reports this week suggested that Jose Mourinho was going to be offered a contract extension at Manchester United. The manager has denied a new offer is on the table but has insisted if the club do ask him to stay longer than three years he wouldn't hesitate to sign.

They didn't!

Mourinho: I love being United manager

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Reports this week suggested that Jose Mourinho was going to be offered a contract extension at Manchester United. The manager has denied a new offer is on the table but has insisted if the club do ask him to stay longer than three years he wouldn't hesitate to sign.

They didn't!

United to sign Lindelof for £38m – but who is he?

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Reports today have claimed that Manchester United are close to signing Benfica's Victor Lindelof for £38m in the January transfer window.

The 22-year-old plays in defence and would be a welcomed addition to the squad, particularly if Eric Bailly leaves for the African Cup of Nations next month.

United to sign Lindelof for £38m – but who is he?

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Reports today have claimed that Manchester United are close to signing Benfica's Victor Lindelof for £38m in the January transfer window.

The 22-year-old plays in defence and would be a welcomed addition to the squad, particularly if Eric Bailly leaves for the African Cup of Nations next month.

Thoughts On Everton Game – You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me…

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The natives are getting restless around Old Trafford. Another draw means the feeling of Groundhog Day remains for Manchester United, as disaster ensued when Marouane Fellaini continued his love/hate relationship with both Everton and United fans by giving away a penalty with five minutes left and a 1-0 lead.

LIVE BLOG: United vs Everton

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Pogba: United are in my heart – I always knew I’d come back

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Paul Pogba has insisted that even when he left Manchester United in 2012, he always knew that he would return. It took just four years for him to come back and for him to be reunited with pal Jesse Lingard.

I have United in my heart. It's my house. When I left I always knew that I would come back.

VIDEO: Pep’s unpunished bonkers touchline behaviour

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During Manchester City's 3-1 home defeat against Chelsea on Saturday, Pep Guardiola lost the plot. He was seen sarcastically applauding and cheering a decision made by Anthony Taylor.


Guardiola sarcastically applauding and celebrating a ref's decision, referee did absolutely nothing.

CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Everton vs United

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Mata: There’s nothing wrong with Mourinho’s passion

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Following a string of fines and touchline bans for Jose Mourinho, after protesting about stonewall penalties not being awarded and kicking bottles of water, Juan Mata has defended his manager.

Passion is needed in life, let alone as a footballer or a manager. He has always been like this.

Mourinho: I’m here to bring back the style in United’s DNA

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Following two years of Louis van Gaal, where defensive and possession obsessed football was drilled in to the players, Jose Mourinho has talked about the struggles in reprogramming the players. Our manager knows that attacking football is in United's DNA and that's the style he wasn't to make sure his team plays.

PICTURE: Pereira booked for Chape tribute

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Andreas Pereira scored his first goal for Granada this afternoon and paid tribute to the people who lost their lives in the air disaster earlier this week.

However, after revealing his t-shirt, which read 'Força Chape', Pereira was booked.

Mourinho: Everyone is happy for Basti and he could be here next season

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Bastian Schweinsteiger played in his first game of the season in Wednesday's 4-1 win over West Ham. Jose Mourinho made it clear in the summer that the German was surplus to requirements, leaving Schweinsteiger to train away from the first team.

However, with the suspension of Paul Pogba and injury of Marouane Fellaini, Mourinho called on Schweinsteiger to come off the bench.

Red Christmas

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Using a Scottish mill we set about making traditional football scarves in cashmere wool that were sumptuously soft, stylish and subtly free of club names and logos. Scarves that are high enough quality to wear not just to the match but on any occasion. Check out their Manchester United range.

Thoughts On West Ham Game – Mkhitaryan & Martial Masterclass

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Rui Faria's Red Army ran riot in Manchester on Wednesday night, as Jose Mourinho was forced to watch from a "secret" location due to a ridiculous FA ban for kicking a water bottle. His United though unleashed their Premier League frustrations on West Ham United after a tough draw on Sunday, thrashing the Hammers 4-1 after Zlatan's opening strike was even earlier than Diafra Sakho's 90 second goal on Sunday.