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United 1-2 Crystal Palace: 5 Matters Arising As Palace Made United Cry

Manchester United lost their first game of the season to Crystal Palace who had never defeated them in the Premier league era. A first half goal and another in injury time were enough to do the damage. Here are five matter arising from this defeat at Old Trafford: 1. JESSE (OR JÙJU) LINGARD? He is neither a winger nor a No10. He has not scored or provided a single assist since 2019...(and we are approaching September). He often provides nothing but a pair of legs to run around the pitch and dance 'Awilo' when others score. Yet he remains Olè's first choice as United's No10!!! How does Jesse Lingard do it? In Naija we would say 'Abi na jazz?  Na Juju?' 2. WHO CHANGES A WINNING TEAM? After a convincing win against Chelsea on the opening day, Olè opted for a change against Wolves which didn't work out. How and why he stuck to the same team today is jaw-dropping. We started with a win, next a draw and today a loss. If we continue like this,


After enduring another 'bite' from the Wolves on Monday night, United will be hoping to rediscover their winning form when they welcome Crystal Palace to Old Trafford. Here's all you need to know about this upcoming clash:                         MATCH INFO Date:  Sat 24th August Kick-off: 14.00 GMT (3pm Naija). Venue: Old Trafford Competition: English Premier league Previous EPL clashes : Total=20; Man United Wins= 16; Draws =4                         Did You Know? 1. If Anthony 'Ikechukwu' Martial scores against Crystal Palace, he will become the 4th player in United's history to score in the opening three games of the season after Wayne Rooney (2011/12), Dwight Yorke(1999/00) and Ruud Van Nistelrooy(2005/06). 2. The last time Crystal Palace won a game at Old Trafford was December 1989!!. (Thank God we are not in December; so, no show!!) 3. Crystal Palace have never beaten Manchester United in the Premier league era; there


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

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, w


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. Photo credit: Trade On Sports 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 g

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 improv

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 Thir


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.


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 i


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. F ans 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.

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