Robin van Persie's injury-time strike denied Chelsea all three points against Manchester United at Old Trafford as the teams finished level at 1-1. Chelsea had been leading through Didier Drogba's header but Branislav Ivanovic's foul on Angel di Maria saw the defender sent off for two bookable offences and from the free-kick Van Persie slammed home after Thibaut Courtois had parried Marouane Fellaini's bullet header.
Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea: Tactical analysis & Major talking points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It looked like Chelsea were on their way for yet another Premier League victory. The fear factor at Old Trafford had long dissipated, the sheer thought of Manchester United might find their old habit of scoring late goals didn't even occur to mind.
In one of the most anticipated Premier League games of the 2014/15 season, Manchester United faced Chelsea in a match that lived up to its expectations.
United played in a much-improved manner compared to previous games this season but were unable to find the opening goal. Up stepped Chelsea's Didier Drogba who took advantage of poor marking in the box to knock a header into the back of the net from a Cesc Fabregas corner.
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Match of the Round- Manchester United vs Chelsea 1-1 Highlights 2014 Drogba Van Persie Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Last minute drama in this Man Utd v Chelsea league fixture on 26th October, 2014, with Robin van Persie rescuing a point for Louis van Gaal's side with [.
Good News: Manchester United superstar back in full training - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Only yesterday, Dutch media outlet Voetbal International reported that Manchester United striker Robin van Persie waswithdran from Holland training which raised concerns it could be a precautionary move due to injury.
Manchester United Agree Personal Terms To Sign World-Class Striker On Permanent Deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have already confirmed a big-name signing for next summer. Colombian forward Radamel Falcao, who is currently on loan at Old Trafford from French side Monaco, has agreed personal terms to make his deal permanent in 2015.
3 Reasons Why Juan Mata Will Never Be A First-Team Regular At Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In the mass overhaul at Manchester United in the summer, a whole host of word-class attacking players were brought in. Ander Herrera, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao were all signed by manager Louis Van Gaal in a bid to overturn the torrid campaign under David Moyes last year.
Robin Van Persie believes Manchester United are on the right track under Louis Van Gaal and they will soon step up a couple notches, once the injured players return and the squad is completely familiar with the new manager's methods.
Despite having nine players sidelined, with Ander Herrera a doubt ahead of Sunday after having been withdrawn on Saturday, United bounced back from a shambolic 5-3 defeat at Leicester to win 2-1against West Ham over the weekend, their second consecutive win at home and one Van Persie believes is a sign of more things to come.
5 reasons why Radamel Falcao will fail at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Holy Trinity for the Red Devils?
There was much media hype when Manchester United announced the deadline day signing of Colombian superstar Radamel Falcao, with many broadcasters hailing his arrival in the North West of England as a statement of intent from Louis Van Gaal.
The yearly center-back crisis at Manchester United has arrived. A couple of seasons ago, in spite of having five center backs in Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, Sir Alex Ferguson was forced to deploy Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick in central defense. For that reason, Manchester United has grown accustomed to makeshift back lines.
Leicester City 5-3 Manchester United: Key Observations - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Leicester City earned a historic 5-3 victory over Manchester United at the King Power Stadium in Sunday's lunch time kick off in the Premier League. The Red Devils cruised to a 3-1 lead just before the hour mark, but the home side scored four goals in the next twenty minutes to seal an emphatic victory.
Former Manchester United striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy has been working closely with Robin Van Persie to help his compatriot to remain deadly in front of goal, as he once was.
Van Nistelrooy wasnamed in Guus Hiddink's staff for the Holland squad as the former Chelsea manager replaced Louis Van Gaal in charge of the Oranje and the former United striker has been working as a coach to the strikers.
Robin Van Persie believes Manchester United will return to success after this summer spending spree and the Dutchman has revealed he's raring to go, as United look to finally kickstart their season against QPR on Sunday.
A defeat and two draws in their opening three league games represented a poor start for Louis Van Gaal, but Van Persie insisted United's £150m spending spree will pay its dividendsand that he's excited about playing with some world class players, such as Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao.
Which Big-Name Superstar Will Miss Out In The Manchester United Revolution? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It wouldn't be too wrong to say that Louis Van Gaal's time at Manchester United has got off to a disastrous start. Three games into the current Premier League season, the Red Devils have just two points on the board and find themselves in 14th position in the table.
Manchester United salvaged a late draw away at West Bromwich Albion, after finding themselves behind twice in the match, thanks to a powerful strike from Daley Blind. Despite the double comeback, the result will have to go down as two points lost for the Red Devils as they paid for two sloppy defensive errors, having dominated the majority of the game.
Opta has produced a table looking at the numbers of goals and assists in Europe's top competitions over the past decade. Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov and Robin van Persie all feature in the top 10.