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Breaking News! Naija's Odion Ighalo Stays.

Today being the the 1st of June should have seen our own Odion Igha-goal on a flight back to China due to expiration of his 6-month loan deal from Shenua Shanghai. However, Manchester United have just confirmed that his loan deal has been extended to 31st of Jan 2021.


 This news has been well received by Ole 'Ugonna' Solskjaer and the United coaching crew as they hope Naija born striker will continue from where he stopped before the season was paused due to the Corona virus pandemic.

 Recall that Odion Ighalo had scored four goals in his eight games for United and actually scored a goal in United's last match against LASK before the lockdown. To add 'isiewu to the soup', that fantabulous goal won the goal of the month award!!



 ManUnitedNaijaFM on behalf of all Naija fans wishes to say to Odion Ighalo, "carry go!!".

BREAKING NEWS!! THE ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE SET TO RETURN

The Premier League season is set to restart on 17 June with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, according to the BBC. The matches are the two games in hand.


 A full fixture list would then be played on the weekend of 19-21 June. The Premier League was suspended on 13 March because of the Covid-19 pandemic and there are still 92 fixtures yet to be played.

 The season will resume with the matches to be played behind closed doors (empty stadia) which means both fans and players will miss the 'jara' excitement that comes with fans singing and shouting in the stadium.

 However the joy of watching football again is enough for now. It is now a case of "half bread is better than chin-chin" as we say in Naija. #ManUtdNaijaFM #PremierLeagueResumes

LASK 0-5 United: 5 Things We Learnt As United Lashed LASK.

Amid fears of COVID-19, Manchester United were forced to play behind closed doors for the first time in their history. The absence of fans did not prevent Olè's boys from spraying goals like money in a Naija party.


Here are five lessons learnt from the five-goal lashing:

1. ODION IGHA-GOAL
The Naija born Odion Ighalo has been on fire for United. He has scored in every game he has started in with 4 goals in 3 starts.

His goal today was super. After some fantastic controls taking the ball to his left, right and left again, Igha-goal released a 'Shaka-boom' and all the goalkeeper saw was a ball dancing 'one-corner' inside the net.

2. GOOD TIMES
These are good times indeed for United with 11 games unbeaten, 9 clean sheets and 29 goals in all competitions. Olè has now equalled his own record again for longest unbeaten run for Manchester United.


The team spirit is high, the attitude and mentality is changing and  we are dominating games we should dominate. In Naija we sa…

United 2-0 City. 5 Things We Learnt As United Crushed City At Old Trafford

The 182nd Manchester derby ended with a red painting of the city of Manchester as United demolished their noisy neighbours 2-0.


Here are five things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt for the sweet derby victory:
1. PEP IN THE POCKET
It is official!!! Olè 'Ugonna' Solskjaer has put Pep Guardiola in his pocket. Olè has now beaten him three times in four games this season.
To add 'maggi' to the matter, this is the first time in 10 years that United have beaten City home and away in the Premier league.
3. WHAT A GOLDEN JUBILEE
Today was Olè's 50th EPL game in charge of Manchester United as manager. Indeed, there was no better way of celebrating it than claiming a derby victory spiced with a clean sheet!!
To add 'tatasè to the stew', this was United's 10th game unbeaten with 24 goals scored between.
3. ANTHONY 'IKECHUKWU' MARTIAL.
The French 'embarraser-in-chief' of right backs has been in fine form for United. His goal today was similar to the one sco…

Everton 1-1 United: 5 Things We Learnt As United Slipped At Goodison Park

It was a tough afternoon at Goodison park as Manchester United and Everton settled for a 1-1 draw. It was a drama-filled encounter at the end with Everton Boss Carlo Ancelotti picking up a red card after 90minutes.


Here's what #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the Sunday afternoon draw:

1. VILLAGE PEOPLE AGAIN
How our dear David 'Osinachi' De Gea gave such an assist to Calvert-Lewin was beyond imagination. Unbelievable to say the least.

We can only explain it in a Naija way- 'very strong village people!!'. They obviously came today in a coconut shell, carrying all their drums. Well, it's one of those days in football.


2. BEST SIGNING SO FAR
Following the end of the January transfer window, VAR has turned out to be United's best signing so far. 'He' has saved us so many points, including the one today....though rightfully so.

We only pray 'he' doesn't score an own goal against us soon.

3. BRUNO 'OLISEH' FERNANDES
The Portuguese has been ter…

United 5-0 Club Brugge: 5 Things We Learnt As United Brushed Club Brugge Aside.

Olè 'Ugonna' Solskjaer celebrated his birthday with '5 crates of cold goals' against Belgian league table toppers Club Brugge in  the Europa league clash.

Here are 5 things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the 5-goal pounding:
1. MADE IN NIGERIA
Indeed, last night, a goal was made in Nigeria and exported to Manchester in England. Naija's own Odion Ighalo scored his first goal for Manchester United on his first start.
It was a well crafted 'Oliseh' Fernandes and ''Bankole"  Mata. More 'Ororo' to his elbows. As we say in Naija, ""Carry go!!".
2. BRUNO 'OLISEH' FERNANDES
The 'tear-rubber-new-chasis' signing was amazing once again. It's never a dull moment watching Bruno. He ran the show with beautiful flicks and tricks on the ball, mesmerising Club Brugge.
He now has 2 goals, 2 assists and has created 10 chances in 4 games!!! Kudos Bruno. Carry go!!
3. 'AKINBODE' FRED
The Brazilian midfielder has indee…

United 3-0 Watford: 5 Things We Learnt As Watford Fell At Old Trafford.

Manchester United followed up the win against Chelsea with another emphatic win over Watford at Old Trafford. The game also saw Naija's own Odion Ighalo make his Old Trafford debut against his former club.


Here's what #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the clash:

1. BRUNO 'OLISEH' FERNANDES 
Our 'tear-rubber-new-chasis' signing sat down 'gidigba' in the game today. He was given a free role behind Martial, Mason and James and he  delivered.

He was involved in every goal United scored today, winning and scoring the penalty and set up Martial and Greenwood for the second and third goals. More 'ororo oil' to your knees Bruno!!

2. LUKE 'AJEBOTA' SHAW
Shaw has been in brilliant form in the past few weeks playing as a center back in Olè's back three formation. He returned to his traditional left back role today and continued.

One aspect that has certainly improved in his game is his positioning. He has really got this right and has thus made so man…

Chelsea 0-2 United: 5 Things We Learnt As United Chiseled Chelsea Again

Manchester United drew out some hot  tears from the eyes of Frank Lampard at Stamford bridge by thrashing his side for the third consecutive time this season.


Here's what #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from this victory

1. VAR IS YOUR FRIEND.
VAR proved to be the second goalkeeper beside David 'Osinachi' De Gea last night as 'he' made two great saves for United, thus helping to secure the three points and a clean sheet.
VAR is a sweet-bitter pill as it can save you one day and crush you on another.  It's motto is "I belong to everybody, and I belong to nobody".

2. FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE
United seem to have found a new wife in Chelsea. From Old Trafford to Stamford Bridge,  from Premier league to Carabao cup, in good form or bad form, we have loved them with goals.

They used to be our 'bad-bele' rivals, but they have now become 'wife material'.

2. DOUBLE-DOUBLE
United have now done a double over Manchester City and Chelsea in the same season for …

United 0-Wolves: 5 Things We Learnt From Another Draw With 'The Wolves'

'The Wolves' bit off another two points from Manchester United again at Old Trafford last night. It was the 6th meeting between the two sides in the last one year with United winning only one.


Here's what #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the draw:

1.  SAMBA SCAM
In years past, United fans almost carried placards to protest the non-inclusion of Andreas Pereira in regular starting lineups. The Brazilian has now gotten more than a fair chance under Olè.

As the days have gone by, Pereira has shown that he is a 'Chinco' Brazilian. He will be a very fantastic midfielder for United: either Newcastle-United or Sheffield-United, not Manchester United.

2. HE LOVES TO SHOOT.
With Matic out following his red card, our 'tear rubber new chasis' signing Bruno Fernandes was thrown into the starting XI despite having only a single training session with the team.


One thing was clear on his debut, the man loves to shoot at every chance. He had the best attacking stats in the game.

'COLA NUT' BREAKING NEWS: UNITED SIGN ODION IGHALO ON LOAN!

In what may be described as the greatest shocker of transfer history, Manchester United last night confirmed the 6-month loan signing of Nigerian international, Odion Ighalo from Shenhua Shanghai.


The Edo State Naija born will fly into the UK this weekend to become the first Nigerian to play for Manchester United. 
From #ManUtdNaijaFM, at least we now have a player who doesn't need a Naija naming ceremony, he is Naija!!
OPINION POLL
What do you think about this signing? Let's have your thoughts.

City 0-1 United (Agg 3-2): 5 Things We Learnt As United Exited The Carabao Cup

It was a night of 'salad' emotions for Manchester United as they won the 181st Manchester derby but failed to make it to Wembley for the Carabao cup final.


Here's what #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the derby:


1. NEMANJA 'AGU' MATIC
The midfield 'Agu'(lion) continued from where he stopped at the last derby with another 'Chivita-stic' display alongside the 'brand new' Fred in the heart of midfield.

He scored a lovely volley, his second for United. Unfortunately, his 'white performance' got a 'palm oil stain' (red card). Kudos to him though, he was brilliant.

2. GOLDEN CHANCE WASTED
United had a golden opportunity to double the lead and drag city into penalties when a late second half free kick was won in a juicy position. It was the typical Mata's spot but he let Fred to do 'try ya luck' with it.

It was a wrong decision by Mata in the end, as Fred aimed the wall correctly! Who knows, we might have been singing a differe…

Tranmere 0-6 United: What We Learnt As United Thrashed Tranmere

Amid ongoing tension in the club, Manchester United visited Prenton park for a FA cup fourth round clash and scored six unreplied goals

Here's what #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the thrashing of Tranmere.
1. MAGNIFICENT MAGUIRE
United's captain, Harry 'Okute' Maguire, led the team by example in every way today. With the team morale down after consecutive 2-0 defeats, the captain took it upon himself to charge the boys to action.

Maguire practically became a No10 today, getting into goal scoring positions. He deservedly scored a beautiful goal and helped Lingard's 'ministry' with an assist. 
2. DEFENDERS DAY OUT
Today, it felt United's defenders had a meeting and resolved that "if the strikers and midfielders can't score, we need to teach them". Like we would say in Naija, "because we de stay back no mean say we no sabi score".

Maguire, Jones and Dalot set the ball rolling for United today which was interesting. Victor Lindelof almo…

United 0-2 Burnley: 2 Matters Arising From the Burnley Disaster at Old Trafford

Manchester United continued to hold on her new year resolution not to be in the top four of the EPL table by offering another three points 'awoof'  to Burnley.


Here are the matters arising from the woeful loss at Old Trafford:

1. JUST GOOGLE IT
It is so easy to beat United now. All you need to do is go on Google and type "how to beat Manchester United" and you'll see this:
- Stay compact behind,
- Keep a low defence line so they have no space to do their 100m running
- Don't do 'gra-gra'
- Wait for them to pass the ball around, confused.
- At the height of their confusion, hit them on the counter
- Remain compact and be a 'patient dog'
- If you are patient enough, they will bring in Lingard
- And before you say 'Eze goes to school' you will score another goal and eat the 'fattest bone'(3 points)

.....And guess what? Burnley downloaded it!!

2. 'BEND DOWN SELECT'
In less than one year, United have sold/loaned out Herrera, F…

Liverpool 2-0 United: 5 Things We Learnt As Liverpool Remained Unbeaten

Manchester United paid a visit to Anfield to play "try ya luck", attempting to end their unbeaten run. Not only did the attempt fail, United finally allowed Mo Salah to score his first ever goal against them.


Here's what #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from this loss:
1. BEST OF FRED
United may have lost, but one man deserves accolades today- Fred. He's been having a great season, but today, he was exceptional.
He wore his full  Samba attire to Anfield, and gave a good account of his Brazilian heritage. Unfortunately, United had nothing to show for it....Sad.
2. A GOOD FIGHT.
This season, Liverpool have treated teams like plantain. They ate some raw, used some to fry 'dodo', used some for 'kpekere', some bolè, some amala, others they just boiled.
We are not sure what they used United for today, but we made a decent attempt against a team in the form of their lives. United had some good spells in the game and missed some very good chances too. We were not crush…

Man United Naija FM Farewell Tribute to DJ Ashley Young.

United's captain and dressing room music DJ, Ashley Young, has joined former team mates Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez at Inter Milan. Both clubs agreed a fee believed to be about £1.5 million for the versatile winger turned full back.


Ashley Young was signed by Baba Fergie in the summer of 2011 from Aston Villa for £17 million. He made 220 appearances for United and scored  19 goals in all competitions.
Though unplanned, Ashley Young ended up being the successor of John O'Shea as he was the most versatile player in the team.
He had his downsides during his playing time for United, but he will always be remembered for his humility and passion whenever he put on the red shirt. He was ever willing to answer "Present sir!!" whenever called upon to play any position, similar to John O'Shea.

He started as a left winger cutting onto the right,  moved to right winger,  then as old age came along, he moved to left full back and finally right full back.
In the days of '…

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