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Manchester United FC - Moyes' Boys

Started on 11 May 2013 by Kane
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United v Brighton and Hove - FA Cup Final - 11.05.13

Wembley Stadium is our place today, as Manchester United try to add to their Premier League title and Capital One Cup trophy, by taking on Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup Final. Manchester United will certainly go in as favourites, although Brighton have to be respected by managing to reach the final, beating some tough teams.

United haven't been on great form lately, but playing the weaker squad won't place Brighton as the favourites. While the Red Devils had to play some pretty easy teams, such as Peterborough in the semi-finals, Brighton and Hove Albion have had a tough time reaching Wembley today. Beating Manchester City in the semi final was a big achievement, and having to face Premier League sides Fulham and Aston Villa didn't help them out much. However, they are here today and will try to go all the way.

The Line-Ups

The line-ups have now been announced for both sides:

UNITED STARTING XI - De Gea, Buttner, Ferdinand, Vidic, Rafael, Cleverley, Fellaini, Carrick, Rooney, Lewandowski, Hernandez SUBS - Adan, Baines, Evans, Giggs, Jones, Smolka, Van Persie

BRIGHTON STARTING XI - Kuszczak, El-Abd, Dunk, Upson, Bridge, Bridcutt, Crofts, Lopez, Buckley, Orlandi, Ulloa SUBS - East, Diao, Painter, Lualua, Jones, Mackail-Smith, Maksimenko

The Commentary

So they are the teams, now let's see how it goes. Commentary is from Andy Gray and Martin Tyler.

1 min: Manchester United kick the game off here today.

22 min: Bridcutt brings the ball down, plays it to Crofts. Crofts take it down the wing, crosses it in, Orlandi gets up, and GOAL! Andrea Orlandi puts the underdogs in the lead just 20 minutes it. Brighton lead 1-0.

26 min: Carrick makes a dash through the middle, and plays a through ball past the defense for Wayne Rooney to run onto. He places it into the corner, and GOAL! Manchester United equalize almost immediately! 1-1 now.

36 min: Lewandowski wins a free kick, and decides to take it himself, from 20 yards out. Lewandowski smashes it top corner, and it goes in! GOAL! United take the lead, leading 2-1.

45 min: Half time at Wembley Stadium, and Manchester United lead 2-1, as expected.

90 min: The referee blows the whistle for full time, and Manchester United have won the FA Cup, thanks to goals from Rooney and Lewandowski! Full time from Wembley Stadium! Manchester United 2-1 Brighton and Hove Albion!

Post-Match Interview

After the match, David Moyes was caught while celebrating with his players, and said a few words about the game to Sky Sports News:

"Our third trophy this year, it's unbelievable Jeff! The boys played brilliantly, and didn't let their heads drop when we went 1-0 down. They definitely deserve this, it's a great way to add to our success in the Premier League. This has been a great season, for me, for the players, for the club, and for the fans. This win is for the fans, they've been absolutely fantastic this year, we can't thank them all enough."
David, David Moyes, Super Super David Moyes!
You are putting way too much work in doing commentary on the match. :P Great job in winning the FA Cup, and great update!
TCO: Hopefully we can be singing that next year! ;)

ebEliminator: Oh, shush, it's only the goals, and I only do it for the finals! Thanks :)

Ferguson: "Moyes Has Done Me Proud"

Following David Moyes' success with Manchester United in the FA Cup Final, former boss Sir Alex Ferguson has praised the fellow Scot for his work this season, saying he has done him proud. Sir Alex left in 2012 after a successful 25 year spell, and left Everton manager David Moyes as his replacement. Moyes led Manchester United to the Capital One Cup in February, and has since won both the Premier League, and the FA Cup, the one trophy Sir Alex struggled to with often with the Red Devils.

Sir Alex called a press conference after the FA Cup Final vs Brighton and Hove Albion, which he watched alongside managing director Oliver Gill, saying: "When I left, a lot of people thought it would be hard to replace me, because of my long term service to the club, and the success we had together. However, when I suggested David Moyes to be my replacement, I knew he would be the right man. Now, one year later, I know I made the right choice.

David Moyes has put his heart and soul into the club. We have spoken many times throughout the season, and he has only asked me for advice once. He asked me one thing that made me smile. What's the best way to approach the players, to get their spirit up? He knew that team spirit was key to our club, and that's when I knew he was the perfect replacement. Now, through using the young stars, and keeping the squad harmony us, he has bought Manchester United the success we deserve, the trophies that righfully belong to us. David Moyes has done me proud.

Since David Moyes delayed the recent contract offer from Manchester United, he has met with Sir Alex to discuss his future, and what would be best. Due to Sir Alex's long spell at the club, fans are starting to think it could go well, with Ferguson more than likely to be asking, and persuading Moyes to stay for many years to come.

Sir Alex Ferguson has since extended his contract as a director of football at the club, staying for a minimum of three years.
Who's Ferguson? :/ :P

Moyes: "The Champions League Is What I Want"

In the build up to the all-English Champions League Final between Manchester United and Chelsea, David Moyes told BBC Sport that the Champions League is the trophy he really wants. David Moyes has already won the Capital One Cup, Barclays Premier League and FA Cup since joining the Red Army at the start of the season, and will look to make Manchester United the first English team to win the quadruple, in just his first year. However, the Champions League is the one Moyes wants most.

Speaking to Nick Warner of BBC Sport, he said "Sure, winning the FA Cup was great, but to tell the truth, I didn't want it. When realising we had the potential to go all the way in the FA Cup or the Champions League, I had to pick one. We had too many games to play, and simply didn't have the squad depth. It would be near impossible to play a strong side in both without fatigue hitting us. I chose the Champions League, and would field weaker teams in the FA Cup.

This was before the Semi-Final, just after beating Arsenal. We played a strong team against the Gunners, and that would be it for us in my opinion, as we would chase the Champions League. However, the draw was very kind against us giving us Peterborough, meaning we could play a weaker side and still have a chance, and we did, with Hernandez playing excellently, luckily for us. Then, the moment I found out Brighton beat Manchester City was a moment I'll never forget. That's when I knew we could win, while focusing on the Champions League.

I never planned for us to win the FA Cup, and to tell the truth, I didn't want it as much as the Champions League. Obviously, it's a great win, and I'm so proud of the team. But it's the Champions League run that everyone should remember. Beating Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid in one season is an achievements only a few teams, if any will hold. Now, we can take our strength as a squad, as a club, and win the trophy that means the most to us, the UEFA Champions League Final.

Chelsea manager Manuel Pellegrini is yet to comment on the current build-up to the final at Wembley, but with a press conference due tomorrow for both managers, it is expected tension will be building, leading up to one of the greatest finals in history.
Woo Champions League here we come. :O

Fans Disapprove of Moyes' Comments

Manchester United fans are unhappy at the recent comments made from David Moyes about the recent success in the FA Cup. Moyes said he was aiming for other trophies rather than the FA Cup. The fans are unhappy Moyes thought about himself rather than the club, and that he didn't think of the fans in the times of success.

Many fans took to a site known as 'FM Scout' displaying their anger. One member, who goes by the name of 'Okikos' seemed particularly upset, saying: "As well as David Moyes has done for the club and for Manchester United, you can find a lot to fault in the way he's approached the job. Yes, he has coped with the pressure of replacing Sir Alex Ferguson, who is our most successful manager of all time. He has delivered trophies this season, sweeping up all the domestic honours that Manchester United were involved in, and it fills most of us with joy knowing that he has continued Fergie's traditions.

But Sir Alex lit the torch, and all Moyes had to do was stoke the flame and carry it. Moyes inherited the legacy that the gaffer left for us and merely added a few shades and details to an already fantastic set-up. I thought he was genuinely delighted that we had bagged the Capital One Cup and the F.A. Cup, two trophies that we haven't been able to get our hands on for a while. And when he was acknowledging the importance of the occasion- he had the nerve to put himself first. He said it was a great season for him. The club always comes first. It's almost as if he is trying to claim ownership of the success?

His latest comments were simply the last straw for me. Yes, the Champions League is the more coveted trophy- but as a club we stand for belief and relentlessness. No matter how many fronts we are competing on we always look to win, and enjoy that culture of winning. To claim that he didn't even want it is just bloody arrogant. What the **** is he going to say if we lose the Champions League to bloody Chelsea of all teams? Love, an angry fan"

Meanwhile, another member of the site, named 'Justice' also said of his feelings towards the situation, saying simply I like David Moyes. Although the issue has caused some controversy, other fans understand where he is coming from. Moyes has since stated it was a decision made as a club, after speaking to both staff, and key players about the situation and what could be done. He said it was not his own opinion, but the opinion of many.

The final will be played against Chelsea in two days time at Wembley Stadium, where David Moyes will need a win to back up his claims.
I like David Moyes ;)
Awesome updates mate and congrats on the FA Cup win ;) but for a Man Utd manager in the hunt for European glory it isn't enough :p #MoyesForChampionsLeague
Moyes is acting like a donkey!
Great update to a great story. #InMoyesywetrust.

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