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Crystal Palace 1-3 United: 5 Things We Learnt As United Took Down Crystal Palace

What a way to celebrate Solskjaer's birthday!!! An injury depleted Manchester United team whipped Crystal Palace at Selhurst park on Wednesday night, thanks to a brace from Lukaku and a fine finish from the team's captain, Ashley Young.


Here are five things ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from clash:

1. F-RED ISN'T 'RED-DY' YET
The Brazilian midfielder Fred was given a starting spot yesterday in the heart of midfield.  His 1st half display was bumpy with so many 'pot-holes'. He gradually grew into the game.

However, not much has changed as he was so often guilty of losing possession, which has been his major issue. He has the drive, and we hope he improves.

2. ROMELU 'TIMAYA' LUKAKU
The big Belgian scored for the 1st time in 10 games. He clearly has been working so hard. In previous games, despite not scoring, he had created chances and given assists.

Last night, he got a brace, and didn't celebrate until the 2nd goal. He hasnt been a happy striker. Kudos t…

CONFIRMED MANCHESTER UNITED STARTING XI vs CRYSTAL PALACE

The team sheets are out!!
Check out the starting XI Solskjaer has chosen following the injuries to 8 key Reds.


Can this team paint Crystal Palace red?
We'll find out soon enough...
Stay tuned to ManUtdNaijaFM for post match analysis.


GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED.

United 0-0 Liverpool: 5 Things We Learnt From The Battle Field

The super Sunday clash between Manchester United and her old arch rival Liverpool, ended in a 0-0 draw. The draw however saw our 'commander-in-chief' of goalkeepers, De Gea, keep his 100th EPL clean sheet!!


Here are the five things ManUtdNaijaFM learnt today:

1. UNITED 4-1 LIVERPOOL
The game started with a rolling out of the injury drums. In the first half, United lost Mata, Herrera and Lingard!! Liverpool also lost Firmino.


It was an injury competition with more injuries than shots on target, and United won 4-1 as Rashford nursed his injury for the entire game. He showed himself as a true United warrior...Kudos to him.

2. NO GOAL, NO ASSIST, NOTHING!!
This is the story of Mo Salah. He has now played four games against United without a goal or assist. I am not sure if he has even had a shot on target!!


Today, he 'added another feather to his cap' by being subbed off. He took so long to come off the pitch as he needed to climb out Luke Shaw's back pocket!!! Kudos to …

United Vs Liverpool: Five Unbelievable Records Set To Be Broken On Sunday

It's going to be a Sunday to remember in the English Premier league as United are set to take on Liverpool.

ManUtdNaijaFM takes a look at five exciting records set to be broken in this high profile encounter.


1. Liverpool forward Mo Salah has scored 49 EPL goals. Should he score against United, he would reach 50 goals in just 63 games, becoming the fastest player to reach that milestone.

2. De Gea has kept 99 Premier League clean sheets. If he keeps a clean sheet against the Merseysiders, he would attain 100 EPL clean sheets becoming the 7th goalkeeper to achieve that for a single club. Old Trafford would be a great place to hit such a milestone.


3. Ole 'Ugonna' Solskjaer could become the 10th United Manager to win his 1st clash with Liverpool. The last manager to do that was 'Oga Philosophy' Louis Van Gaal.

4. United have won 25 points in 9 games since the new boss took over. If United win or draw against Liverpool, Solskjaer would set the record for the highest n…

UNITED VS LIVERPOOL: MATCH INFO AND GIST

After showing our 'bad-bele' rivals Chelsea a red card in the FA cup, United are set to welcome old foes Liverpool to Old Trafford for a super premier league clash.


Here's all you need to know about this clash:

                             MATCH INFO

Date: Sunday 24th February 2019

Kick-off: 14.05 GMT (3.05pm Naija time).

Venue: Old Trafford Competition: English Premier League.

Previous clashes at Old Trafford : Games: 95. United Wins: 49.

 Center Referee: Michael Oliver. He officiated Solskjaer's first game as United manager against Cardiff city which ended 5-1....(May he bring the same luck along with him).

                         Did You Know?

1. Manchester United is the only side that Salah has faced home and away more than once without a single goal or assist. Infact, I'm not sure if he has even had a shot on target.......(May this continue. De Gea and co, please 'close shop').




2. As a player, Solskjaer scored 3 goals against Liverpool in 12 appearan…

Chelsea 0-2 United: Five Things We Learnt As United Chased Chelsea Out Of The FA Cup

Manchester United continued their acting in the FA cup movie titled 'The Hard way', as they dished out another red card to a top premier league team, Chelsea.

2 brilliant crosses met with 2 'fanta-wonderful' headers were just enough to take us to the quarter final.

Here are five things #ManUtdNaijaFM  learnt from the lovely win:
1. THE 'VIRUS' IS SPREADING
The 'Pogba-virus' has continued to spread and Chelsea did not have a vaccine for it today. Tonight, he attacked again, starting with a 'Jollof' cross to Herrera for the 1st goal and flying into Rashford's cross for a 'Suya' header into the net.
He now has 9 goals and 7 assists since Olè took over.
2. DIAMOND 4-4-2, WIDE FORWARDS.
With Lingard and Martial out injured, the new boss approached the Chelsea game with this brilliant formation.
It was an all out attack formation with Mata given the number 10 role and Herrera allowed to go forward more often. This paid off as Herrera kep…

CONFIRMED MANCHESTER UNITED STARTING XI vs CHELSEA

The team sheets are out.
Check out Ole's chosen starting XI to face 'bad bele' rivals Chelsea.


Does this team have what it takes to push United into the FA Cup quarter finals?
We'll find out soon enough.
Stay tuned to ManUtdNaijaFM for post match analysis.


GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED.

CHELSEA Vs MANCHESTER UNITED: MATCH INFO AND GIST.

Manchester United are set for a 'WWE Monday Night Raw' with Chelsea for a place in the FA cup quarter final.  Coming from the first defeat under new boss Solskjaer, United are set to put that behind them.


Here's all you need to know about this 'Royal Rumble':

MATCH INFO

Date:  Monday 18th February 2019

Kick-off: 19.30GMT (8.30pm Naija time)

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Competition: English FA cup

Last encounter : Ross Barkley scored a last minute goal to deny United all three points. Game ended 2-2.

Center Referee: Kevin Friend....He has officiated three games for United this season. We lost one and drew two!! (He is not our 'friend').


Did You Know?
1. United have played Chelsea in three FA cup Finals; 1994, 2007 and 2018. United won 4-0 in 1994 and lost in 2007 and 2018 by 1-0 each time.....This is our year!!



2. The only team that has beaten Chelsea at Stamford bridge this season is Leicester city....we shall be the 2nd!!

3. Solskjaer's last match for Manche…

Terrible News From Old Trafford .....At The Wrong Time

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's press conference was delayed on Friday afternoon. No clear reasons were given. However, there was a lot of anxiety as to some recent events at Old Trafford regarding injuries.


 The caretaker boss confirmed the worst news during the briefing with the press: The injuries to Martial and Lingard were not minor, as they will be out for two to three weeks.

 This means they will miss the upcoming clash against Chelsea and Liverpool, with a chance of missing the return champions league clash with PSG!!!


 This is a very sad news for Manchester United fans, considering that this is the most crucial time of the season for United. The boss will need a lot of reshuffling of the squad for these games, as the team's style of play was built around the pace of these duo alongside Marcus Rashford.




This kind of double injury just before such high profile matches is what is referred to in Naija as 'Village people things."

OPINION POLL
What should the boss do to mai…

United 0-2 PSG: 5 Things We Learnt As United Crashed

Manchester United were handed their first defeat since the takeover of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


It was a big European night, one Old Trafford had missed for a long time. But United crashed with two unreplied goals conceded, key injuries and a red card.

Here are 5 matters arising from this crash:

1. COMPLACENT MARTIAL 
Having just signed a new contract and scored a brilliant solo goal against Fulham, a lot was expected from Anthony Martial today.

He just seemed to lack the fire and zeal in the 1st half. There wasn't much contribution from him prior to his injury which we sincerely hope is minor.

2. LOCKED POGBA
The Parisiens planned prior to the game to lock Paul Pogba and they did. Infact, I don't know where they got the padlock or 'Pog-lock' from and who they gave the key.


 Each time he was on the ball, he had three men on him forcing Matic to come forward with the ball more often. It finally ended in the most terrible way for him with a red card.

3. WRONG SUBS 
With Marti…

CONTRACTS GALORE AS ANOTHER UNITED VETERAN SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION

The mood at Old Trafford has certainly changed. Players who initially refused to sign contracts and even wanted to hand in transfer requests have suddenly formed a queue to sign new contracts.


Within the last week, we have seen Anthony 'Ikechukwu' Martial and Phil 'Osaze' Jones sign new contracts.

Just yesterday, United's dressing room DJ, Ashley Young signed a one-year contract extension. Ashley Young has been a dedicated and committed player for United since signing from Aston Villa.


He has become the new John O'shea for United as he has played in different positions with so much commitment and vigour.

 He started as a left winger, was moved to left full back, right wing, and recently has become the number one right back!! Under Oga 'Philosophy', he even played some games as a target man.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told MUTV: “Since I've come into the club, Ashley has been fantastic. His attitude and his experience around the place is vital for us beca…

MANCHESTER UNITED vs PSG: MATCH INFO & GISTS

Following another 'CHIVITA-stic' performance in the Premier League which saw United 'hammer' Fulham with 3 unreplied goals, the Red Devils are set to turn their attentions to UEFA Champions League progression with a clash against Thomas Tuchel's PSG side next on the cards. 


Here's all you need to know about this clash.👇
MATCH INFO
Date:  Tuesday 12th February 2019
Kick-off: 20.00 GMT (9.00pm Naija time)
Venue: Old Trafford
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Referee: Daniel Orsato



Previous clashes: This will be the first competitive encounter between the two sides.
DID YOU KNOW?
1. No French team has ever beaten Manchester United away from home in European Competition (L10, D4)......[May this record remain from generation to generation].
2. PSG scored more goals(17) than any other team in this season's Champions League group stages.
3. Manchester United's Old Trafford witnessed the fewest goals in the Champions League this season (2 in 3 games).....[Ma…

Fulham 0-3 United: 5 Things We Learnt As United Hammered Fulham

It was a wonderful Saturday afternoon for United as yet again under Olè Gunnar Solskjaer, three points were loaded into the Manchester United 'truck', garnished with a clean sheet.


Here are five things ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the victory at Craven cottage:
1. NO ANTI-VIRUS
United's 'Swaggerlicious' midfielder, Paul 'Ikenna' Pogba, was labelled a 'Virus' by United's former manager. He has continued to show the kind of virus he is- a virus that destroys opponents!

The beautiful thing is, there doesn't seem to be an anti-virus for him as he has now scored 8 goals and 5 assists since Ole took over. His 'bullet' shot today was incredible and left Fulham's keeper speechless.
2. TILL 2024!!
French midfielder and 'tormentor-in-chief' of right backs, Anthony 'Ikechukwu' Martial was at his best today, with an assist and a beautiful solo goal.

The young lad recently signed a five-year deal for United, which means we shall…

CONFIRMED MANCHESTER UNITED STARTING XI vs FULHAM

The team sheets are out. Check out the starting XI Solskjaer has chosen to push United further up the table.


Do you think this team selection is the right one considering United's upcoming Champions League commitment?
We'll find out soon enough.

Stay tuned to ManUtdNaijaFM for post match analysis...


GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED.

Potential United Line-up vs Fulham As Solskjaer Confirms Two Fresh Injuries

Manchester United are set to resume Premier League duties with a match up against Claudio Ranieri's Fulham at Craven Cottage next on the cards.

The Red Devils enter the match on the back of a 10-game unbeaten run which has seen them fight their way into top 4 contention, a current reality once regarded as a miracle two months ago.
In line with customs and traditions of the land, Ole 'Ugonna' Solskjaer has updated the press about the latest team news alongside injury updates in his Friday press conference.
“Rojo has been training for a few days, so he’s back in training,“ said Ole. ”But we’ve lost Antonio (Valencia) and Matteo (Darmian) through niggles for a couple of weeks," Solskjaer said in his injury update.



“We’re still not bad. We’ve got 20-21 players training every day, so that’s good.”
20-21 players fit and ready is not bad by any means, but we do hope the injury list shortens in the coming weeks, with every personnel needed in this crucial month for United.
W…

FULHAM vs MANCHESTER UNITED: MATCH INFO AND GISTS

Following their quiet take down of Leicester City which saw them sneak out with a 0-1 win at the King Power Stadium, the Red Devils are set to take on Claudio Ranieri's Fulham side for their match-up.


Here's all you need to know about this clash.👇
MATCH INFO Date: Saturday 9 February 2019

Kick-off: 12.30 GMT (1.30pm Naija time)
Venue: Craven Cottage
Competition: English Premier League
Referee: Paul Tierney
Previous PL Clashes:27, Man Utd Wins =19, Fulham wins=3, Draws=5.



Last time we met: It was a 4-1 victory for United, thanks to goals from dressing room DJ Ashley Young, Lukaku, Marcus 'Rashidi-Yekini' and Mata.
DID YOU KNOW? 1. Fulham have shipped in more goals than any top team in the top five European leagues this season..... (May they import another container of goals from United come Saturday).

2. Fulham have lost 22 of their last 23 Premier League games with 'big six' sides (D1) since beating Tottenham in March 2013, losing all eight this season by an …

Great 'Marcus Rashford' News For Manchester United Fans

Manchester United's 'whiz-kid' is set to be rewarded for his fantastic form under the caretaker boss Ole 'Ugonna' Solskjaer.


Playing in the striker position, he has scored six goals in eight starts and it's clear he is learning the striking ropes very keenly from the former baby-faced assassin.

According to the Telegraph, Rashford is set to be rewarded with a new contract in order to 'strap him down with a seat belt' as United continue cruising back to the glory days.


Real Madrid are rumoured to be interested in the United academy graduate even though his current deal runs to 2020.

According to the Telegraph, United want to double his wages, which will see him earn up to £150,000/week if he agrees. Let them queue up and sign contracts.

 The glory days of United are coming. Like we say in Naija, "The ministry is moving to the permanent site".



GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED.

FAREWELL FELLAINI; MAN UNITED NAIJA FM'S TRIBUTE

To a man who spent his days at United being looked upon as the 'passport photograph' of United's post-Fergie decline, thereby failing to fully warm the hearts of all of United's fan base....


To a man who 'showed pepper' to our 'bad bele' rivals with his powerful dying minute headers and elbows....

To a man who was the ultimate plan B and C for all managers he played under, doing his job as well as he could in every game.....

To a man who fought for the United badge with every inch of his legendary afro and even low-cut in the last days....

To a man who's workrate and attitude to training was applauded by 'Oga Davido' Moyes, 'Ichie' Giggs, 'Oga Philosophy' LVG and José Mourinho despite fans calling for his head more often than not....




Yes, the 'Iroko tree' has finally fallen and been exported to Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng , but we stand here at ManUtdNaijaFM and appreciate the good times in his five-and…

Leicester 0-1 United: 5 Things We Learnt As United Beat Leicester.

It was the 10th game as United's caretaker boss and he came out unscathed. All that was needed to get the 3 points was a superb finish from our own 'whiz-kid'.


Here are five things ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from this clash:

1. THE LAST MAN STANDING 
Since Solskjaer's takeover, virtually every player has shown remarkable improvement in output and confidence.

Watching Alexis today, he doesn't seem to have keyed into the new life in the team. He was low in confidence, unwilling to take on his man or make those runs into the box. Martial made more impact in 20minutes than he did in 70 minutes.

2. 'POWER BANK' MIDFIELD NEEDED
Solskjaer has since chosen midfield 'collabo': Matic-Herrera-Pogba. They have been great together, but we need a back-up, a reliable 'Power bank'.

Today, Pogba was visibly tired but the boss couldn't take the risk of pulling him out. Fred and Perreira need to step up.

3. DAVE SAVES AGAIN 
He is not the best goalkeeper in Europe…

CONFIRMED MANCHESTER UNITED STARTING XI vs LEICESTER CITY

The team sheets are out. Check out the starting XI Solskjaer has chosen to take down Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.


Can this team return do enough to return United to winning ways?
We'll find out soon enough.

Stay tuned to ManUtdNaijaFM for post match analysis.


GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED.

Likely Line-up vs Leicester Following Solskjaer's Latest Team Update.

"Operation-we-must-enter-top-four-by-fire-by-force" duties are set to resume for the Red Devils this weekend yet again, with a clash against Claude Puel's Leicester City side on the cards.

The eight game winning run of the Ole 'Ugonna' Solskjaer ministry was brought to a close on Tuesday following a hard fought 2-2 comeback draw against Burnley, allowing Sean Dyche to retain his personal record of never losing on a Tuesday.

In line with customs and traditions of the land, Solskjaer addressed the press at the AON complex, giving out the latest team news alongside injury updates with respect to the United's next clash as well as the month of February in general.

As it stands, the injury list is being occupied by one player, following the return to full fitness of Chris Smalling.




Speaking about Pogba and Martial, the boss said, “We've not had a proper session since the game, so hopefully both of them can get through that,” said Solskjaer. “I don't think…

LEICESTER CITY vs MANCHESTER UNITED: MATCH INFO AND GISTS

Following their 'never-say-die' performance which saw them fight from two goals down to keep Ole Gunnar's unbeaten run intact, the Red Devils are set to get back to work with a match against Leicester City on the cards.

Here's all you need to know about this clash.👇
MATCH INFO Date: Sunday 3 February 2019

Kick-off: 14.05 GMT (3.05pm Naija time)
Venue: King Power Stadium
Competition: English Premier League
Referee: Mike Dean
Previous PL Clashes:25, Man Utd Wins =16, Leicester City wins=2, Draws=7.



Last time we met: The opening Premier League match of the season which saw United notch a 2-1 thanks to a 1000-step penalty from Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw's first ever goal for United.
DID YOU KNOW? 1. Manchester United are looking to win five consecutive away matches in all competitions for the first time since October 2012 under Sir Alex Ferguson.(May the anointing of the father flow on his heir come Sunday).
2. Leicester haven't lost three consecutive home games si…

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