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Manchester United FC - Moyes' Boys

Started on 11 May 2013 by Kane
Latest Reply on 20 June 2013 by k1rups
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Well, they beat Chelsea, so don't underestimate them, but I'm sure this one's in the bag :)
k1rups: I hope so, but that may get used if we do win! :P

Arvind: I will cry if they pull another upset! Thanks ;)

neal09: I'm gonna have to play a strong side though to do it

Lindegaard: "I Want More Playing Time"

Anders Lindegaard has today expressed his concern about his opportunities at Manchester United, saying he wants more playing time. Anders Lindegaard is currently seen as a back up to Spaniard David De Gea, although still favored over Antonio Adan. Lindegaard joined Manchester United in 2010 for £4.4 million, but has only played 13 times in all competitions, with just 5 coming this season.

David De Gea has become the obvious favourite of David Moyes, but stats show both David and Anders play with a similar success, conceding similar amounts of goals, with Anders Lindegaard actually receiving the higher average rating out of the two. When playing at Aaelsund, Anders was the first team regular, so a move to sit on the bench in England hasn't helped him much.

Nevertheless, David Moyes has stated he will be featured more next year, with De Gea having reached world-class form this year. David has featured 37 times this season, conceding only 15 times, just one goal conceded every 2.4 games. Some reports suggest Anders may be looking for a way out, for a similar fee he arrived for, but Moyes has said he is keen on retaining the Dane, with Adan possibly leaving after just one year at the club.

Anders Lindegaard last featured for United on 27th January against Leicester in the FA Cup, other a month ago, in which he kept a clean sheet. That was the only time he has featured in a competitive match though.
Oh dear Lindegaard was going to complain soon enough. De Gea's form is outstanding and no reason to be replaced :p I would move Lindegaard on. Great update
Fantastic update. Lindegaard's lack of games on my save is why i play Schmeichel instead of him the Denmark national team!
I had Lindegaard as first-choice for one season at Aston Villa. Wasn't bad, but wasn't very good either. Would keep him as backup, he would be nuts if he thinks he can be first choice with De Gea, who is world class on your save.

Antonio Adan can piss off :))
k1rups: I was expected a complaint soon, although I thought I had played him more. Only 1 competitive game isn't great, but De Gea is doing so well I can't stop him!

OnTheBall: Thanks :) It's annoying as I like him, but there's just no time for him at the moment! I love Kasper, so I see why :P

Glenn: He's a weird one, he's alright at times, but has shockers at others (from previous saves). He's mental, De Gea only concedes every 2.5 games on average. Thats like, unreal! Adan has only played 2 games, but his value has gone up nearly £2 million... You see where I'm going with this? :P

Fletcher: "I'll Be Back Next Season"

Darren Fletcher has today given Manchester United fans the news they've been waiting to hear for months. Fletcher has been suffering from Ulcerative colitis, and recent surgery meant Fletcher would be out for a long time. Fletcher was a first-team regular for Manchester United, but only played 8 games during the 2011/2012 campaign due to his illness.

Now, during the 2012/2013 season, 'Fletchy' as he is known as by his fans, hasn't been able to play, due to surgery just before the season started. However, the 29-year-old Scot has today told Manchester News that he will be back to full fitness and raring to go for the start of next season. Fletcher is still highly respected by both the club and fans, so is expected to go into the starting side often, especially with club veterans Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs likely to hang up their boots soon.

Manchester United have certainly lacked that depth in the middle this year. Following the sales of wingers Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia and Nani, Moyes was to rely heavily on his central midfielders. Anderson was sold to Juventus, meaning they had one less, although Fellaini was bought in to replace him. Tom Cleverley and Nick Powell both recieved injuries that put them out of action for a long period, meaning Moyes has had to rely on youngsters Andreas Pereira, Adnan Januzaj and Mats Daehli alot more than he would have wanted.

Darren Fletcher is currently valued at £8.25 million and receiving £50k per week, but manager Moyes has insisted he will not be sold and stay at the club until he is back to fitness and ready to play.

Many Manchester United fans are thrilled with the news, with the thought of Fletchy pulling that #24 shirt on once again for the Red Devils.
Fletcher is a quality player. Good idea to keep hold of him!

February 2013 Results

Although the highlight of February will be the Capital One Cup Final, there are some other key games in the month. United are yet to lose in 2013, and won't want it to end now. FA Cup games are to be played, and a game against Barcelona in the Champions League will be massive!

Manchester United 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Saturday 2nd February 2013 - Barclays Premier League - Old Trafford - Att. 74,913

United Starting XI - De Gea, Baines, Evans, Jones, Smalling, Kagawa, Daehli, Carrick, Rooney, Lewandowski, Hernandez SUBS - Lindegaard, Fellaini, Ferdinand, Januzaj, Pereira, Vidic, Rafael

SUBS - None

GOALS - Hernandez (25, 28, 62)

MOTM - Javier Hernandez

Three points against a great side, with a good margin of victory. Hernandez had a brilliant game, getting a hattrick after having a tough season. However, his missed penalty on the 42nd minute made him nervous at half-time, and when Rooney missed a penalty on the 74th minute, I thought it could all go wrong. A good, solid win for the boys.

Aston Villa 0-2 Manchester United

Saturday 9th February 2013 - Barclays Premier League - Villa Park - Att. 41,692

United Starting XI - De Gea, Baines, Vidic, Ferdinand, Smalling, Fellaini, Kagawa, Januzaj, Rooney, Lewandowski, Hernandex SUBS - Lindegaard, Carrick, Jones, Daehli, Evans, Pereira, Rafael

SUBS - None

GOALS - Rooney (57) Vidic (77)

MOTM - Nemanja Vidic

An easy win away from home, helped by Villa's Chris Herd getting a red card in the build up to Vidic's goal which secured the win. A good performance by the whole team, especially Adnan Januzaj, who I certainly hope can make more often soon for the Red Devils. The three points can help us build up the lead on City, which our goal difference also getting better.

Manchester United 1-0 FC Barcelona

Tuesday 12th February 2013 - UCL 1st Knockout Leg 1 - Old Trafford - Att. 75,765

United Starting XI - De Gea, Baines, Vidic, Ferdinand, Rafael, Jones, Kagawa, Fellaini, Carrick, Giggs, Lewandowski, Hernandez SUBS - Lindegaard, Januzaj, Rooney, Pereira, Evans, Smalling

SUBS - Rooney, Pereira

GOALS - Hernandez (34)

MOTM - Phil Jones

A brilliant result! Taking a 1-0 advantage to the Nou Camp will be vital, and we kept a clean sheet which will help so much. A clean sheet against Barcelona is always good, but especially in this case. Phil Jones played brilliantly as a defensive-midfielder, so I may play him there more. The injury of RVP has really helped Hernandez shine!

Manchester United 2-0 Huddersfield Town

Saturday 16th February 2013 - FA Cup Fifth Round - Old Trafford - Att. 60,291

United Starting XI - De Gea, Baines, Vidic, Ferdinand, Smalling, Januzaj, Daehli, Fellaini, Rooney, Lewandowski, Hernandez SUBS - ;indegaard, Jones, Tunicliffe, Kagawa, Pereira, Evans, Rafael

SUBS - None

GOALS - Rooney (10) Vidic (73)

MOTM - Nemanja Vidic

We're through to the sixth round, and I can feel us edging closer to the trophy! It was a game we should have won, and maybe a game we should have won by more. But still, we won the game, and that's all that matters. Vidic had another brilliant game leading the team, becoming man of the match and scoring a vital goal to secure the victory over the championship side.

Fulham 0-1 Manchester United

Wednesday 27th February 2013 - Barclays Premier League - Craven Cottage - Att. 24,723

United Starting XI - De Gea, Baines, Jones, Evans, Rafael, Fellaini, Scholes, Kagawa, Januzaj, Powell, Giggs SUBS - Lindegaard, Ferdinand, Vidic, Hernandez, Carrick, Daehli, Rooney

SUBS - Daehli

GOALS - Kagawa (7)

MOTM - Shinji Kagawa

Due to fixture congestion, with the Capital One Cup Final played before this game, we had to rest some big players. Having both Ferdinand and Vidic out could have been an issue, although Jones and Evans showed they are experienced enough, and good replacements for the defenders. Starting Powell and Giggs up front was a risk, but all three strikers needed a rest. We managed a win though, which is great!

League Table

I didn't even realise how far ahead we are now. 7 points above City is great, and we're now equal on goal difference. Both Newcastle and Tottenham are really pushing at City which is good for us, I feel we could go all the way now with 10 games remaining.

Player of the Month

Phil Jones. Although he may not seem like the player of the month, not scoring and getting seen every week, Jones had some great games this month, and played some key roles. Against Spurs he lead the defense with Vidic and Ferdinand absent, and when playing a role he wasn't used to against a side like Barcelona, he came out Man of the Match! He also had a solid performance against Fulham, meaning he is the player of the month.
really nice keep going mate :D
Glad to see Fletch is staying!! Great month with a brilliant win against Barcelona mate and 2 great updates
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Just read the whole of it and it's bloody fantastic!

Keep it up.
Zogra: Thanks mate

k1rups: I can't let him leave, it's Fletcher!! Thanks pal.

MrJK: Thanks, glad you like it. Will do :)
That's a heck of a win against Barce! Here's hoping you do the same at the Nou Camp!

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