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Leicester 0-2 United: 5 Things We Learnt As United Secured A Champions League Spot

'Las las', as we say in Naija, Manchester United qualified for the UEFA champions league by coming third in the league despite being 15 points behind in January. Here are 5 things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from this victory: 1. LUKE 'AJEBOTA' SHAW HAS BEEN MISSED. Luke Shaw's absence has surprisingly caused a huge imbalance to the team. Brandon William's has struggled and Rashford's poor form has become even more obvious. Today as  in the last two games, United's left side was completely 'paralysed'. 2. SOLID LINDELOF Our 'jollof' defender put up another solid performance today in the heart of the defence. He won 100% of his tackles and aerial duels and completed 80% of his passes. His crucial interceptions ensured Jamie Vardy did not do his usual scoring against United. 3. TIRED BRUNO Bruno 'Oliseh' Fernandes continued to show signs of fatigue. Today, it was obvious for the blind to see. The Portuguese magician wa

Leicester City vs Manchester United: EPL 'Last Fight' Preview

Following United's disappointing 1-1 draw against former manager, Oga 'Davido' Moyes, the Red Devils are set to take on the 'fast and furious' Leicester City for the 'last fight' of the EPL 2019/2020 campaign. Here's all you need to know about the clash MATCH INFO Date: Sunday 26 July 2020 Kick-off: 15.00 GMT (4pm Naija time) Venue: King Power Stadium Competition: English Premier League Referee: Martin Atkinson Previous PL Clashes: 27, Man Utd Wins = 18, Leicester City wins= 2, Draws= 7. Last time we met: A 1-0 Premier League victory at Old Trafford which saw Dr. Marcus 'Rashidi-Yekini' seal all three points with a well taken penalty.                  DID YOU KNOW? 1. A draw would be enough to cement United's place in the Champions League next season. (May Ole's army cement and paint their place with a win) 2. If Harry 'Okute' Maguire starts the game, he will be the first outfield p

United 1-1 West Ham: 3 Things We Learnt As United Slipped But Progressed

Manchester United failed to win for the third consecutive game as they continued the battle for a top-4 spot with West Ham United. Here are 3 things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the draw at Old Trafford: 1. 'KEKE-NA-PEP' GAME. The game tonight lacked bite and pace for most of it. Passes were often casual, runs were lacking and United didnt look hungry for the ball. Apart from the first few minutes of the first half and the last 10 minutes of the game, United played at a very fast 'keke-na-pep' speed. 2. PAUL 'DE GEA' POGBA. It seems Paul 'Ikenna' Pogba decided to teach David De Gea how to be a good goalkeeper today. He made a great save out of Noble's free-kick in the first half which resulted in the penalty and goal. Who knows, maybe he didnt trust De Gea enough to save it.  Though it seemed like he was trying to save his face from the shot, it was a costly move!! 3. YET ANOTHER 'BAZUKA' Our 'Shakiti-bo

Chelsea 3-1 United: 3 Matters Arising As United Saw Red In The Hands Of The Blues

Despite beating Chelsea three times previously this season, Lampard's boys had the last laugh as United were given an FA cup red card. Here are three matters arising from this FA cup exit. 1. 'MAKA' WHY? Sergio Romero, our 'power bank' goalkeeper has been the FA cup guy and has been fantastic. How and why Olè chose to drop him today is a mystery. Like a bad omen, De Gea had arguably his worst performance in a United shirt as he was 'chopping goals like akara'. All we can ask is "maka why?" 2. BUT WHY? An FA cup semi-final against Chelsea is not 'yam and beans'as we say in Naija parlance. Olè's experimental squad today was a shocker. Daniel 'Osondu' James has been poor. Did Olè suddenly expect him to become fantastic today? Why experiment with James in a crucial clash like this? He did not disappoint as he contributed nothing to the attack, not even his pace. Olè BUT WHY? 3. 'BECAUSE OF' WHY? If the p

Crystal Palace 0-2 United: Five(5) Things we Learnt as United Broke Crystal Palace

In their quest for a top four position, United invaded Crystal Palace and came out on top with a 2-0 win, thanks to FANTA-bulous goals from Marcus 'Rashidi-Yekini' and Anthony 'Ikechukwu' Martial. Here are five things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the clash. 1. DR. MARCUS 'RASHIDI-YEKINI' With United crying for a breakthrough in the match today, Marcus Rashidi-Yekini stepped up to the occasion and 'washed' his newly acquired honorary doctorate degree with a performance of class. Upon receiving the ball swiftly from Bruno 'Oliseh' Fernandes, Dr. 'Rashidi-Yekini' sent the defenders to go and buy Lacasera and gala, and the keeper to go and photocopy handouts before slotting the ball into the back of the net for the opener. He also added 'shaki' to his peppersoup performance with an assist for Martial's winner. #ManUtdNaijaFM's man of the match.👏🏾 2. TIRED BRUNO Despite the assist today for Rashford's goal, Bru

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United: Match Info and Gists

Following the 2-2 'gallop' in United's top four race encountered against Southampton, the Red Devils are set to continue their quest for a Champions League spot with a match against Crystal Palace on the cards. Here's all you need to know about the clash                    MATCH INFO Date: Thursday 16 July 2020 Kick-off: 19.15 GMT (8.15pm Naija time) Venue: Selhurst Park Competition: English Premier League Referee: Graham Scott Previous PL Clashes: 21, Man Utd Wins = 16, Crystal Palace wins= 1, Draws= 4. Last time we met: A Premier League clash at Old Trafford which saw the eagles condemn United to a 2-1 defeat; their first of the 2019/2020 campaign.                  DID YOU KNOW? 1. Crystal Palace's 2-1 win at Old Trafford in August ended a run of 22 top flight games against United without a win - they now seek to complete a first ever league double over the Red Devils. 2. United have won just one of their last five

United 2-2 Southampton: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.

With Manchester United up against Southampton, Chelsea and Leicester in one night, it was no surprise that climbing to 3rd on the EPL table tonight was 'Mission impossible'. Here are three things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the heartbreak: 1. THE GOOD Martial and Rashford gave one of their finest performances as a pair tonight. Rashford who had been poor since return from injury played his best game today. Martial's hold up play and assist for Rashford's goal as well as his own 'bullet goal' were fantabulous. It was his 50th Premier league goal. Kudos to him. 2. THE BAD Paul 'Ikenna' Pogba started the game on a sloppy note and was responsible for the first goal. He made up for it though, being involved in the set up of both goals. He had to come off. Mason 'Bazuka' Greenwood was not given any space to load his 'bazuka' not to talk of shooting any shot! Southampton came for the young lad and locked him with a r


Manchester United will welcome Southampton to Old Trafford for a 'Monday Night Raw' football clash. The reverse fixture ended in a 1-1 draw Photo credit:                         MATCH INFO  Date:  13/07/2020 Kick-off: 19.00 GMT(8PM Naija Time) Venue: Old Trafford Competition: English Premier League Center Referee: Chris Kavanagh.                         Did You Know? 1. Manchester United have never won any match officiated by Chris Kavanagh. We have lost two and drawn one from the 3 previous games he has officiated. (We 'bind and cast' any bad-bele referee from Old Trafford) 2. Manchester United have won just two of their last six games against Southampton at Old Trafford......As we say in Naija parlance, "the play don reach". Its time to do the needful. 3. Manchester United have won 13 penalties this season. No team has won more penalties in a single season in the history of the Premier league. Only Crystal Palace an

Aston Villa 0-3 United: 5 Things We Learnt As United Locked Down Villa Park.

Manchester United paid a courtesy visit to Villa Park and locked it down with three goals from Fernandes, Greenwood and Pogba. Here are five things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the stroll in the park: 1. ANOTHER 'BAZUKA' GOAL United's 'Shakiti-bobo', Mason 'Bazuka' Greenwood was on target again with another 'bazuka' shot into the back of Pepe Reina's goal. It was his second on target as his first was luckily parried off. He now has 9 premier league goals and 16 in total this season. A wonder kid indeed. 2. THE NEW MARTIAL The 'embarraser-in-chief' of right backs and goalkeepers has been a new man for United in recent weeks. His attitude and hunger for  goals has been fantastic. In Naija parlance we say " e don de hustle ball". His anger when he was substituted was interesting to see. Martial is no longer content with just a good game without scoring. That's the spirit of a true No9!! 3. PAUL 'IKENNA'


Following United's 'Five-Chester United' display, which saw the Red Devils set Bournemouth ablaze with a 5-2 victory, the Red Devils are set to return to their top four race with a match against Aston Villa on the cards. Here's all you need to know about the clash MATCH INFO Date: Thursday 9 July 2020 Kick-off: 19.15 GMT (8.15pm Naija time) Venue: Villa Park Competition: English Premier League Referee: Jonathan Moss Previous PL Clashes: 49, Man Utd Wins = 34, Aston Villa wins= 3, Draws= 12. Last time we met: A Premier League clash at Old Trafford earlier in the season, which ended in a 2-2 'okro' result.                  DID YOU KNOW? 1. If United win by a margin of 3+ goals, they would become the first team in Premier League history to win four consecutive matches by a margin of 3+ goals. 2. Aston Villas's 2-0 defeat at Liverpool was the 20th time that the Villans had shipped in two or more goals in an EPL game - no side has done s

United 5-2 Bournemouth: 5 Things We Learnt As United Burnt Bournemouth

Goals were flying all over Old Trafford this afternoon like Naira notes being sprayed in a Naija wedding. It was a 5-star performance from United which made fans shine their '32' throughout the game. Here are 5 things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the 5-star display: 1. MASON 'BAZUKA' GREENWOOD His shots are indeed like a 'Bazuka'; they have no respect for goalkeepers and they always dance 'one-corner' at the back of the net whether played with his left or right foot. Our 18-year old 'Shakiti-bobo', Greenwood, produced an excellent brace today, (left foot first half and right foot second half)to take his tally to 8 EPL  goals and 15goals in total for United this season......"Ooin, he is doing well!!" 2. 20+20 Anthony 'Ikechukwu'Martial and Marcus 'Rashidi-Yekini' scored a goal each today to take their goals to 20 each. They thus became the first pair since 2012/13  season to score 20 goals each in a season a


Following United's 'FANTA-bulous' 0-3 victory against Brighton and Hove Albion, which saw United close in on the top 4, the Red Devils are set to take on relegation threatened Bournemouth for their next match up. Here's all you need to know about the clash MATCH INFO Date: Saturday 4 July 2020 Kick-off: 14.00 GMT (3pm Naija time) Venue: Old Trafford Competition: English Premier League Referee: Mike Dean Previous PL Clashes: 9, Man Utd Wins = 6, Bournemouth wins= 2, Draws= 1. Last time we met: A Premier League clash which saw former United academy graduate Joshua King pour 'san-san' inside United's garri with his goal which sealed a 1-0 victory for Bournemouth.                  DID YOU KNOW? 1. Bournemouth have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 15 Premier League matches, the worst current run in the division and their worst since 1994. (May they not find any OMO to wash the sheet at Old Trafford). 2. Ole 'Ugonna' Sols

Brighton 0-3 United: 5 Things We Learnt As United Brushed Brighton Aside.

Manchester United sat on Brighton at the Amex stadium. It was a completely dominant performance as United collected another 3 points spiced with 3 goals and a clean sheet. Photo credit: Here are 5 things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the display at the Amex stadium. 1. MASON 'BAZUKA' GREENWOOD Our junior Van Persie, Mason,  joined Martial and Marcus to form the attacking M.M.M against Brighton. The teenager was super lively throughout the game. He capped his performance with his usual leg-over and shot into the net plus a fine assist for Bruno Fernandes. With the way and manner his shots have been rattling the net, #ManUtdNaijaFM have decided to name him Mason 'Bazuka' Greenwood. 2. AS IT WAS IN THE DAYS OF BABA FERGIE A header out of the box by Maguire, a 'Chivita-stic swinging shot by Matic, a 'Maltina-stic' cross by Greenwood, an 'Orijin-al' shot by Fernandes and the ball was dancing one-corner inside the net!

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