The last 24 key match-changing decisions in Manchester United's Premier League games have been in favour of the Red Devils.
Since the statue of Sir Ferguson was unveiled and the stand named after the man, nothing has been given against the Reds - the last decision was the sending off of Jonny Evans in the 6-1 defeat to Manchester City on October 23rd 2011 - 554 days ago.
Manchester United center-back Jonny Evans was interviewed as part of bwin's Manchester United sponsorship. Evans talks about his development over the course of the last twelve months as well as discussing his season with Manchester United so far. He also tries his hand at predicting Champions League finalists (a certain Spanish team made his shortlist), [.
In the video below, Jonny Evans (interview courtesy of Manchester United and ROM sponsors bwin) talks about the 2012/2013 season, tries to make Champions League predictions, dissects Patrice Evra's musical tastes and a fair bit more.
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The current Manchester United defense is the worst in 11 years. In the first 19 games of the 2012-13 Premier League season, Manchester United have conceded 28 goals, an average of 1.47 goals per match. The last time United had a worse defensive record was in 2001 when they conceded the same number of goals in their first 19 matches.
Following our 4-3 win over Newcastle, which put us seven points clear, a lot of the press focus was on Sir Alex Ferguson's bollocking of the officials. In the first half, a Newcastle goal was allowed to stand despite Cisse standing in an offside position as a "distraction" to Jonny Evans, who put the ball in his own net.
Boxing Day's most exciting match proved to be a tale of two United's, as Manchester United played host to Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Newcastle jumped out to an early lead, but it was the team in red that prevailed on the day. Chicharito Hernandez ultimately scored the winner in time added on in a match that saw United take the lead for the first team when the Mexican finally found the back of the net.
Manchester United 4-3 Newcastle United Premier League 26th December 2012
United are well known for their never-say-die attitude and ability to fight back to win vital points when the odds have been stacked against them. But this season the Red Devils have taken this penchant for comebacks to a whole new level, with their 4-3 Boxing Day win over Newcastle a perfect example.
In a fixture Newcastle have not won for 40 years, the Magpies were ahead three times in this game with goals from James Perch after 4 minutes, a Jonny Evans own goal after 29 minutes, and a Papiss Cisse goal after 65 minutes, but Manchester United came back and got the winner after 90 minutes [...]
Bottom of the table QPR visited European giants Manchester United on Saturday in a showdown that many believed would be extremely one-sided. Though Manchester United walked out winners, they did take the roundabout way of securing all three points. Below, the story of the match in pictures.
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Manchester United's struggling backline is set to receive a welcome boost as Chris Smalling and Phil Jones prepare for a return to action. The two talented young defenders have missed the majority of this season through injury, but boss Sir Alex Ferguson has now revealed that they'll both be back within a fortnight.
Sporting Braga stunned Old Trafford into mere silence last night as they took just 90 seconds to open the scoring, before Alan doubled his tally and Braga's lead 20 minutes into this cracking five goal thriller.
However like so many other times this season Manchester United's firepower got them out of trouble with Chicarito grabbing a brace with Jonny Evans fortunate strike sandwiched inbetween.
Manchester United hosted Portuguese side Braga at Old Trafford on Tuesday in a match that proved to be far more exciting than most would have anticipated when the Champions League draw was made. Despite the arrivals of both Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa this past summer, the Reds looked to their Mexican magician Javier Hernandez for inspiration as the night played out.
Defender Ryan Shawcross #17 of Stoke City (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Former Manchester United youth player Ryan Shawcross has been pegged as a potential Manchester United signing in the coming transfer period by BBC Sport on Oct. 21, 2012. Thanks to comments by United manager Sir Alex Ferguson surrounding this past weekend's match with Shawcross' new side Stoke City is appears that there is an admiration for the player:
We had Jonny Evans, Gerard Pique, Ryan Shawcross, Craig Cathcart, and Paul McShane, and something had to give.
In what is actually quite uncharacteristic for our review of the week's best players, defenders actually dominated the upper echelon of Premier League players in Week 7 and account for a majority of this edition's selections.
As always, we take all fixtures into the matter and pick out several of the top performers that were vital in their side clinching the weekend's vital result.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has called on the FA to take action against Manchester United striker Robin van Persie after today's defeat against Manchester United, when our lads were definitely second best, and the Red Devils gave their best display of the season at St. James' Park this afternoon. Jonny Evans celebrates after scoring [.
In their best performance of the season Manchester United beat Newcastle United 3-0 at St. James while Spurs continued their resurgence under André Villas-Boas.
What undid Newcastle today was set pieces as United scored twice from corners in the opening 20 minutes. First Jonny Evans headed in Robin van Persie's corner after eight minutes then Patrice Evra scored from a Wayne Rooney corner.
Belgian international Jan Vertonghen grabbed his first Premier League for Tottenham with a clumsy rather than macy run from the left-back position before seeing his shot deflected into the net via Jonny Evans flailing arm.
While they might currently have the strongest attack in the English top flight, it's the defensive side of things where Manchester United have a few quandaries heading into Saturday's fixture against Tottenham Hotspur. The Red Devils are averaging 2.40 goals per game this season but have just learned that Nemanja Vidic will join Phil Jones and Chris Smalling on the injury list for the next two months.
It's Jonny Evans' time to shine. Manchester United's captain Nemanja Vidic had an operation yesterday on his knee and will be out for at least 2 months. With the uncertainty at the goalkeeping position [De Gea vs Lindegaard] and another ... Continue reading →
Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has strongly accused Premier League officials of negligence and double standards, insisting that the decisions that went against his team in Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Manchester United were purely based on reputation.
Following the controversial match at Anfield, manager Brendan Rodgers and captain Steven Gerrard opined that Luis Suarez was legitimately denied a penalty claim despite being brought down by Jonny Evans due to the Uruguayan's reputation of going down inside the box rather easily.
Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson is adamant that he did not make any contact with Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia as the Ecuador international went down to get a late penalty in Sunday's match between the two rival teams at Anfield.
With the score tied at 1-1, Valencia broke free on a quick counter-attack but Johnson appeared to have made a brilliant recovery back inside the box.
Ahead of United's game against Liverpool, journalists claimed we were mocking Hillsborough when singing our "always the victims, it's never their fault" chant. The truth of the matter is weare addressing the nature of Liverpool FC and scousers in general, always looking for someone else to blame.
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The disappointingly lackluster recent performances by Manchester United against Galatasaray and Liverpool are alarming and Sir Alex Ferguson's men are surely well aware that they may not be as fortunate with the results in future as they have been in these last two matches.
Robin van Persie managed to finagle a move from Arsenal to Manchester United, but according to Wayne Rooney, he's not the smartest guy off the pitch. Rooney, who some might call a "pot," revealed this opinion of Van Persie, perhaps a "kettle," during a Google Hangout that also involved teammates Jonny Evans and Tom Cleverley (video below).
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was unhappy with some of the decisions that went against his 'heroic' side as they lost 2-1 to Manchester United at Anfield. The Reds contributed a battling display on an emotionally-charged afternoon which marked their first home match since the publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel's report which exonerated fans in relation to the 1989 disaster.
1. It doesn't matter how many times we do it, winning games in the last minute feels fucking fantastic on every single occasion. To go behind three times, at home, was ridiculous and infuriating. Every time we clawed ourselves back in to the game we messed it up and let them take the lead again. In the first half, the players didn't even seem that bothered by the fact we were getting outplayed by a poor Newcastle team.
After rumours that Nemanja Vidic may have been fit in time for City, Sir Alex Ferguson has said it would have been ridiculous to bring him back for such a big game, although expects him to play against Sunderland.
Jonny Evans might be the one to make way for Vidic after picking up a hamstring injury in the derby.
Sunday's 3-0 win over Newcastle was the 3,600th consecutive game that United had former youth team players involved in the squad. Jonny Evans, who joined the club when he was 9-years-old, and Tom Cleverley, who joined when he was 12, both got their names on the scoresheet.
Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed the work we do with bringing through young players and reckons we're not short of achieving what Barcelona have with their youth players.
Everton captain Phil Neville has delivered a snub to Liverpool's Footballer of the Year candidate Luis Suarez by not even nominating the striker for a place in the PFA Team of the Season. Suarez is the Premier League's top scorer with 22 goals, has struck 29 times in all competitions and is one of the favourites for the individual award, along with Tottenham's Gareth Bale and Manchester United's Robin van Persie.
I would've never thought that there is such a thing as too much football. But between being in a timezone where matchdays start at 6.45 AM, and being in a country where the festival period usually involves a lot of travel and generally being indisposed, there were times when I wished that United wouldn't play.
Jonny Evans, who has made his way through the ranks at United, has reflected on his experience of the League Cup. The competition is a great opportunity to give our young players some experience, as well as win silverware.
Evans was named captain for United in the competition last season, although it happened to be the game in the quarter-finals that saw us knocked out.