Manchester United lifted their first piece of major silverware this season with a hard fought win against a well drilled Southampton last Sunday. Here's a look at the records broken after the final whistle:
1. NERVY AND POOR FIRST HALF.
United started off like a fan blade working on low voltage. They served the fans with cold "adrenaline beer"- the tension was intense: Mata was suffocated out wide, Lingard lacked
Jose Mourinho confirmed in his latest team update during Friday's press conference that Henrikh Mhkhitaryan was absolutely going to miss the EFL cup final, due to the injury sustained immediately after scoring the winner at St. Etienne.
1. It was a somewhat boring display from Manchester United. The team played like an engine trying to start without a spark plug.
2. Once again, Fellaini confused me. What role did he play today? Defensive midfielder, attacking midfielder, holding midfielder or goalkeeper? I guess he just completed the squad number.....very anonymous display from the Afro Belgian.
3. Another wonderfully crafted Mikhi-Mata goal was the only bright spark in the game. Daily Blind was also brilliant today.
4. The transition of play between the midfield and attack was painfully slow. Unsurprising though, considering the midfield pairing of Carrick - Fellaini - Pogba.
5. The birthday boy Sergio Romero celebrated his birthday with a clean sheet...7 clean sheets and 2 goals conceeded in 9 cup games is not bad for the Argentine. We wish him many more clean sheets.
.....In the end, United has cruised into the next Round of the Europa league. JOB DONE!! The "Thursday Thursday football" continues ( We…
Mourinho has made 6 changes to his starting line-up, starting a relatively strong side. His thoughts are clear: We may have won the 1st leg 3-0, but "say what,say what, anything can happen".
Kick off : 18:00 GMT (6pm Nigerian time).
1. A MIXED DAY FOR THE RESERVES
Ashley Young and Marcus Rashford made good cases for first choice on the rotation lists, with Darmian and Lingard proving time and time again that they deserve to wear the red shirt of Cardiff city rather than Manchester United.
2. HENRIKH MKHITARYAN
What a player, what an assist. Forgiven for his sloppy play and trying to over decorate
Manchester United saw off Europa League round of 32 opponents St. Etienne at Old Trafford today, with Pa Zlatan 'Ekwueme' Ibrahimovic stealing all the headlines with a hattrick to sum the score up at 3-0.
Here are five things ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the clash;
"Sunderland 2-1 Man Utd: WHAT I LEANRT. 1. Deserved 3 points for the black Cats; champions league spot slipping away @ 180km/hr! A Deja-vu of Moyes era.2. Another goal conceded in the final 10minutes ruins my evening. Na so 'FERGIE TIME' come turn
1. Mourinho reverted to his traditional 4-2-3-1 formation with Mikhi playing the Trequartista role. The squad had a lot of pace and forward movements which paid off.
2. I remember the cries of LVG; "We don't have a 20-goal a season striker". Today we had him in the person of Zlatan 'Ekwueme' Ibrahimovic. Kudos to our 'talk-na-do' striker on his 20th goal of the season.
3. The chemistry (abi Physics sef) between Mata and Mikhitaryan was magical today. They both deserved their goals.
4. It felt good to see Mr Eric 'No-Nonsense' Baily back to the team today. He is always a delight to watch and a nightmare for strikers. Which well did he throw the key he used in locking up Vardy?
5. Valencia's beautiful games continued. He celebrated his recent award as player of the month with another fine display.....and a pretty assist.
...A beautiful victory in the end. It appears Leicester City have been our best customers this season. May we be delivered f…
There is a famous saying that "if you cannot beat them, you join them". With the 3-1 grinding of Arsenal today and going 12 points clear, Chelsea can only lose the league if they decide to offer it as a Valentine gift to any other team.
This means that United may very well forget about the English Premier League trophy this year. Therefore if we cannot dethrone them, let us pray for them whenever they play Liverpool, Tottenham , Arsenal or Man City .
Painful as it may sound,a victory for Chelsea against any of these, is a victory for United. GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED.
His recent stellar performances for Manchester United have not gone unnoticed. The 'I must tuck-in my shirt" Ecuadorian has been one of the most improved players under Jose Mourinho this season and has been rewarded by being named Manchester United's January Player of the Month.
Valencia has been there for Manchester United through the 'thick' Fergie era and 'thin' Moyes-Van Gaal era- similar to how GALA has been there for Nigerians(N50 from age to age) through all trials and tribulations from fuel subsidy 'wahala' to *CHANGE* 'wahala'.