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THE STORY BEHIND 'IKECHUKWU' MARTIAL'S 50 UNITED GOALS

Anthony 'Ikechukwu' Martial netted his 50th goal for Manchester United in Monday’s 1-1 draw against last season's nemesis, Wolves.


It was the Frenchman’s 176th appearance for the Reds, meaning he has averaged a goal roughly every three-and-a-half games since he joined us in 2015 - despite playing often from the wings.

Since he joined United, no player has scored more than the 23-year-old.

His debut was against arch-rivals Liverpool and his goal came just 32 minutes into the debut.

He also scored Manchester United's 1000th Premier league goal at Old Trafford; and it was against our 'bad-bele' rivals, Chelsea.

SEASON BY SEASON
2015/16: 49 apps, 17 goals
2016/17: 42 apps, 8 goals
2017/18: 45 apps, 11 goals
2018/19: 38 apps, 12 goals
2019/20: 2 apps, 2 goals so far


ACROSS THE COMPETITIONS
Premier League: 36 goals
FA Cup: 4
League Cup: 3
Champions League: 4
Europa League: 3

HOW THE GOALS WERE SCORED
Of his 50 goals, only five have come from the penalty spot, and they w…

Wolves 1-1 United: Five(5) Things We Learnt From Another Wolves Bite

Manchester United continued their quest for a first win in 4 attempts over 2018/2019 nemesis Wolves in a 'Monday Night Raw' clash. The game saw Anthony 'Ikechukwu' Martial's goal cancelled out by a Ruben Neves stunner.

Here are five things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the match.
1) WAN-BISSAKA BUS STOP
What a player! What a signing! Another day at the office, another magnificent 'Isakaba' performance from United's 'tear rubber' £50m signing. The former Palace man has wasted no time in making that right back slot his own, bombing up and down the right and showing extreme defensive reliability.

So far so good, it is safe to say, our right back problems have finally been solved. #ManUtdNaijaFM's man of the match.
2) A TALE OF TWO HALVES
The first half of the game saw United drop in arguably the most organised performance since Ole took over. The Red Devils retained the bulk of possession with attacking intent, were composed in defence with every…

WOLVES VS MANCHESTER UNITED: MATCH INFO & GISTS

Manchester United are gearing up for a 'Monday Night Raw' EPL clash with last season's nemesis, Wolves.
United were devoured back-to- back at the Molineux stadium last season.



Here's all you need to know about this EPL 'Monday night Raw':

                        MATCH INFO
Date:  Monday 19th August 2019

Kick-off: 19.00 GMT (8pm Naija time)

Venue: Molineux Stadium

Competition: English Premier league

Center Referee: Jon Moss. He officiated six games for United last season; we won three, drew one and lost two.

                        Did You Know?

1. Manchester United have not won any of their last four away games in the Premier league, losing three and playing a draw in one......(We must not have a 'carry-over' in this course ooh)


2. Wolves have never won a Premier league game on Monday and they have played five times....(May it continue)

3. Manchester United have won more Premier league games on Monday than any other side in the EPL (43 games!)......(We…

The Most Beautiful Thing We Noticed From United's Chelsea Victory

On a day United faithfuls got to see their 'tear rubber new chassis' signings, Maguire, the 'Isakaba' boy Wan-Bissaka and 'Osondu' James on display in the mauling of Chelsea, one huge change went unnoticed...


Our legendary manager had already hinted that Maguire's signing signified the start of an era of a stable defensive partnership between the new signing and our 'jollof' defender, Victor Lindelof. This of course was implemented in the first game of the season, with Axel Tuanzebe taking up a place on the bench for the matchday following his impressive loan spell in 2018/2019 and pre season. The complete omission of a fit Phil Jones (someone please confirm this o) and Chris Smalling from the match day squad was a low key joy to behold.




Despite playing under the tutelage of 'Igwe' Sir Alex Ferguson, and playing alongside defence legends, 'Ichie' Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, the defenders showed no improvement which has been fru…

United 4-0 Chelsea: 5 Things We Learnt As United Slaughtered The Blues For Sallah

Manchester United cut the ribbon of their 2019/2020 season, by slaughtering 'bad-bele' rivals Chelsea for the sallah celebration with a 4-0 win.


Here are five things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the season opener:

1. HARRY MAGUIRE
The world record signing had a fantastic debut. His composure on the ball was a delight especially as United were on the defensive for a greater part of the game.

He had the highest Interceptions(7), blocked shots(2) and clerances(7). To add 'palm wine to the Nkwobi', he created one chance and did not commit a single foul!! A Naija name is loading sir!


2 AARON WAN-BISSAKA.
The new right back put up an 'Issakaba boys' display. He was clearing the ball like a cutlass, sharing tackles like a father Christmas, and sliding all over the pitch.


He did these with swag and confidence as he also did not commit a single foul!!. A single Naija tribe name may not be enough; a 'Wazobia' name is needed.

3. DREAM DEBUT
Third new signing Daniel …

CONFIRMED MANCHESTER UNITED STARTING XI vs CHELSEA

The team sheets of Uniteds season opener are out. The starting XI sees two of our 'tear-rubber' signings start alongside a new look attack.

Check out the full starting XI👇



Do you think Ole has gotten his team selection right?
We'll find out soon enough.

Stay tuned to #ManUtdNaijaFM for post match analysis.




GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED.

MANCHESTER UNITED vs CHELSEA 19/20: MATCH INFO AND GISTS

Following their impressive pre-season  campaign which saw the Red Devils go undefeated; beating the likes of Inter Milan, AC Milan and Tottenham in the process, the Red Devils will be looking to carryover that form into the new season as they 'cut the ribbon' of their Premier League campaign against 'bad bele' rivals, Chelsea.

Here's all you need to know about this clash.👇


MATCH INFO Date: Sunday 11 August 2019

Kick-off: 15.30 GMT (4.30pm Naija time)

Venue: Old Trafford

Competition: English Premier League

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Previous PL Clashes: 54, Man Utd Wins = 15, Chelsea wins= 18, Draws= 21.

Last time we met: A 1-1 draw which all but slashed United's hopes of finishing in the top 4 last season

DID YOU KNOW? 1. This will be the first ever competitive between between the clubs where both managers also previously played for their respective clubs.

2. Manchester United have won more opening Premier League games (18) than in other team in Premier League his…

OFFICIAL: UNITED SEAL HARRY MAGUIRE SIGNING

It is done! Manchester United have finally announced the addition of 'Maggi' to their first team 'stew'.


The defender signs for United as the world's most expensive defender at £80m, surpassing the £75m Liverpool paid for Virgil Van Dijk in January, 2018.

Harry Maguire's signing follows the signings of Daniel James from Swansea and  Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace in preparation for the new season.






Fans have been calling for a solid defensive partnership since the departures of Rio Ferdinand and former skipper and two-time Premier League player of the season, Nemanja Vidic, and it finally looks like this is the season the United faithful would get their wish with the potential partnership of Maguire and Lindelof.

May his days be long and successful at Manchester United, and may he add the 'maggi' required to make the United sweet again.




GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED.

BREAKING NEWS: Harry Maguire To United is Done!!

Finally, 'las las' as we say in Naija, after weeks of pricing and negotiating,  Manchester United and Leicester city have agreed a deal for Harry Maguire.


According to reports, the fee is believed to be in the region of £80million making him the world's most expensive defender.

Seeing Harry Macguire put on the red shirt only now depends on a medical which.

United beat rivals Manchester city to his signature as they also wanted him as a replacement for ex-captain Vincent Kompany.

.......More to follow. STAY TUNED TO #ManUtdNaijaFM.






GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED.

United 1-0 Inter Milan(ICC): ManUtdNaijaFM Match report.

Manchester United kicked off their International Champions Cup campaign today with a match against Antonio Conte's side, Inter Milan, as part of the 2019/20 pre-season preparations. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named a strong starting XI with De Gea, Aaron Wan-Biassaka, Lindelof, Tuanzebe, Luke Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Daniel James and Martial who was deployed in the No9 role.
United started intensely with high pressing and activated attack mode. The first close shot of the day came from our own Luke 'Ajebota' Shaw who missed the target by a few inches in the 15th minute. 
Shots at Inter's goalkeeper continued with Martial, Pogba and James coming close. It appears the young man put some 'super glue' on his gloves as he pinned every shot that came his way. 

In the second half Ole changed the entire squad with Romero, Jones, Bailly, Young, Dalot, Fred, Pereira, Mata, McTominay, Chong, and Greenwood coming in.
The moment of magic came in the 76th minute after Ashley…

OFFICIAL: AARON WAN-BISSAKA COMPLETES UNITED MOVE.

Manchester United have announced the purchase of another 'tear-rubber-new-chassis' signing in Crystal Palace right-back, Aaron Wan-Bissaka for a fee of €55m on a five year deal, with a one year extension clause.

Wan-Bissaka becomes United's second signing of the rather slow summer transfer window, following the signing of Swansea speedster, Daniel James for £15m.
The young fullback arrives United on the back of a phenomenal season which saw him crowned Crystal Palace's Player of the 2018/2019 Season.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s 2018/2019 Premier League season by numbers: • most tackles won by a defender (129) • best tackle success rate by a full-back (94%) • most interceptions by a defender (84) • most successful take-ons by a defender (61)
The England U21 right back is reportedly set to take home £80,000 per week.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka on joining @ManUtd  “It’s an unbelievable feeling and an honour to call myself a Manchester United player and something I know that only a small …

Huddersfield 1-1 United: 5 Things We Learnt As United Closed Champions League Case

Manchester United finally sealed their fate of losing out on a top-four spot in the English Premier League after  playing a 1-1 draw with relegation-bound Huddersfield.


It was the last away game of the season and here are five things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the painful exit.

1. NO MORE MATHEMATICS
With this draw today, it has become official that United will play in the Europa league next season. No more calculating things like "If Arsenal plays a draw and Chelsea loses while Tottenham loses by seven goals, we will make top-4".


We are out of the race and we can all go to sleep.

2. WELL DESERVED
Of the top-four contestants, United had the best final two games. We couldn't have had it better as we had two relegated teams to play against. But we couldn't cross a simple Huddersfield hurdle.


The exit from the top-four race was well deserved. United's board need to decide what to do with the club next season.

3 BONAZA! BONANZA!! BONANZA
With a massive overhaul expected…

United 1-1 Chelsea: 5 Things We Learnt As Top-4 Hopes Slipped Away

Manchester United could only get a draw on a day when a win was absolutely needed at Old Trafford to keep top-four hopes alive.


Here are five things ManUtdNaijaFM learnt as United and Chelsea took home a point each:

1. HERRERA MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE
United welcomed back the baby-faced midfield warrior Ander 'Akinbode' Herrera and he was absolutely buzzing.

It was no coincidence that this was Matic's best game since he left and United's best midfield control in a while. We may not have won, but this was United's best game since Herrera was injured.

2. TOP-FOUR ALGEBRA
With this draw against Chelsea, Manchester United have set a MATHEMATICS EXAM for her fans.
United will make top-four if Chelsea lose two matches or draw one while Arsenal draws two matches with Tottenham losing one and winning one......etc etc


Algebra may not be enough to work it out. We may need quadratic formula aka 'The Almighty formula' to solve this one.

3. DAVID 'OSINACHI' DE GE…

United 0-2 City: 5 Matters Arising As Manchester Was Painted Blue

Manchester United's 'bloody April' continued with another humbling in the hands of title contenders Manchester city.


Here are five matters arising from this derby loss:


1. THINGS FALL APART
Since Ole signed his three-year contract, things have moved from bad to worse. Losses have become 'normal', teams are shining at our expense. The honeymoon period appears to have ended.

Only Chinua Achebe's novel title can describe the state of United now- "Things fall apart"!!

2. DRY SEASON AND RAINY SEASON
The two seasons in Naija seem to be at play at Manchester United now. In the goal scoring end, things have dried up completely like in the Harmattan period of the dry season. United's last goal from open play was April 2nd.

In the goal conceding end, it's been a heavy down pour. United have failed to keep a clean sheet in 12 games and have  conceded 12 goals in 5 games.


3. LINGARD vs MARTIAL
Lingard was given a nod to start, while Martial was on the bench.…

United vs City ('El-Manchesco' Derby): Match Info And Gist.

Manchester United will be hoping for a positive response against noisy neighbours(Manchester city) after falling like crumbs of dry 'Agege' bread in the hands of Everton.

Here's all you need to know about this derby clash:
                        MATCH INFO
Date:  Wednesday 24th April 2019
Kick-off: 19.00 GMT (8pm Naija time)
Venue: Old Trafford
Competition: English Premier League Previous clashes : Total= 177; United wins= 73; City wins= 52; Draws= 52
Center Referee: Andre Marriner
       Did You Know?
1. United and city have met six times outside Saturday and Sunday. United won the first clash in 1994, but have subsequently lost the last five.....Now this one is a Wednesday!!
2. United have not won City at Old Trafford since 2015!!......They want to make Old Trafford their home??? In Naija language, "Tufiakwa"(we forbid it).


3. In our current squad, Chris 'Okonta' Smalling is the highest goal scorer in the Manchester Derby with three goals.......Shoul…

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