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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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Toon: Thanks pal, I hope so. Aiming to have Kazan finish with 10000 eventually, and then I beat them with this. :P

Glenn: Thanks Glenn, great to here it from you too! ;)
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August 2012 Results

August would see us kick off the Premier League campaign, and with no cup games to focus on yet, picking up as many points as we can is key, especially against the teams we are playing. This is also a key time for the new signings to prove why they should be in the first team, and make an impression on the other teams and players.

Manchester United 4-2 Stoke City

Sunday 19th August 2012 - Barclays Premier League - Old Trafford - Att. 75,765

United Starting XI - De Gea, Buttner, Ferdinand, Vidic, Rafael, Fellaini, Cleverley , Kagawa, Rooney, van Persie, Lewandowski SUBS - Lindegaard, Smalling, Evans, Carrick, Scholes, Welbeck, Hernandez

SUBS - Scholes, Welbeck, Hernandez

GOALS - Cleverley (3, 6, pen 68) Rooney (42)

INJURED - Lewandowski (Twisted ankle, 3 weeks)

MOTM - Tom Cleverley

A good solid start to the season. An amazing game for Tom Cleverley, getting an amazing hattrick, winning us the match. Great to see Rooney scoring from midfield, and the squad seem to have gelled well immediately. It's a shame about Lewandowski, missing a few games, but we have enough players to cover him. Let's hope the form continues.

West Ham United 0-1 Manchester United

Saturday 25th August 2012 - Barclays Premier League - Upton Park - Att. 35,016

United Starting XI - De Gea, Buttner, Smalling, Vidic, Rafael, Fellaini, Cleverley, Carrick, Rooney , van Persie, Fierro SUBS - Lindegaard, Ferdinand, Evans, Kagawa, Scholes, Welbeck, Hernandez

SUBS - Evans, Scholes, Hernandez

GOALS - van Persie (5)

INJURED - Buttner (Dead Leg, 2 days)

MOTM - Michael Carrick

We got the three points, but it wasn't the best of the games. We only scraped it, and should have scored more. Rooney getting sent off hasn't helped, limiting our attacking options further, due to his ban. He was issued a warning, but no fine as it's early on in the season still. We need to improve in front of goal soon if we want to win anything this year.

League Table

It may be early on in the season, but having maximum points is a good start. Sitting in fifth on goal difference is pretty good, but I want to reach the top three by the end of next month. Our goal difference needs improving to be with the top teams currently though.

Player of the Month

Tom Cleverley. Although only two games were played this month, Tom Cleverley played a vital role in each. His hattrick against Stoke, including 2 goals in 6 minutes would have been enough, but then another solid performance taking a more defensive role against West Ham, also taking Rooney's role after this red card means the English midfielder definitely deserves to be player of the month.
Good start to the season, you just need to score a few more goals against teams like West Ham
The results are strong with this one.

EDIT: Just realized, of all the people, Tom Cleverley scores the first hat trick of your managerial tenure :D Nice.
RamKebab: These games were actually played before I developed my tactics, so hopefully they should help me get the goals in those games.

GlennT: Tom Cleverley is one of my favourite United players too, so it's great for him to get it! Predicting Lewandowski will get the next one (don't think I've said that on purpose, generally haven't played any more games yet).
Brilliant results, and even better posts! :P Wonderful stuff, keep it up! :)
Good start and the goals will flow as the team gets used to the formation and each other :)
Justice: Thanks. I wasn't too sure on the layout of the posts, but glad you like it. :)

k1rups: Yeah, that's what I'm hoping happens... but quick!

Moyes Drawn Against Former Club

Current Manchester United manager David Moyes has sensationally been drawn against his former club, Everton, in the Capital One Cup Third Round. Moyes only left Everton 2 months ago, having only just kicked off the Premier League campaign, but will now face his old side, who he managed for 10 years.

Roberto Martinez has since been named as the new Everton boss, with Nigel Adkins taking over at Wigan, but Martinez has been known for his successful spells at Wigan, and will hope to continue with the Toffees.

Previously named the League Cup, Manchester United have won the trophy no less than 4 times, while Everton are yet to get their name on the coveted trophy. Everton finished at runners up in 1977 and 1984, but were unable to win any trophies under the reign of Moyes, which they will hope to change under Spaniard Roberto Martinez.

David Moyes also took Everton player Marouane Fellaini with him to Old Trafford, and is reportedly planning to get Leighton Baines to join him in January. Martinez didn't make any singings in the recent transfer window, so Moyes will know exactly what the players are like, but will he be able to beat his former club to progress into the next round?

The tie will be played at Old Trafford on Thursday 20th August.
A good positive start to the season. I rate Tom Cleverley - I have the opportunity to sign him on my Huddersfield Town save so I may have to look into doing that. Good luck for the rest of the season.
Jamesg237 - I really like Cleverley, I'm surprised Ferguson didn't play him more, hopefully Moyes will. Definitely sign him, he's quality whatever role he is given! Thanks :)

EDIT: 100 replies! Thanks to everyone who has commented!

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UEFA Champions League Group Draw

The groups for the 2012/2013 UEFA Champions League have now been drawn, with the final being played at Wembley Stadium, with Chelsea the current winners of the coveted trophy. The group draws are as followed:

Group A:

Real Madrid

Group B:

FC Nordsjaelland
Spartak Moscow

Group C:

Manchester United

Group D:

FC Porto

Group E:


Group F:

SL Benfica

Group G:

FC Bayern
FC Kobenhavn

Group H:

Man City
FC Red Bull Salzburg
AC Milan

We haven't done too badly in our group, but it could have been easier. Galatasary are a good side, and have some good players, such as Drogba and Sneijder, so I'd be happy taking 4 points from them. Valencia are a side I'm not sure about. They have the potential to be good, but don't always use it, so I will try to push for the 6 points. PSG are the toughest teams, with lots of money and excellent players, so 3 points, maybe even 2 would be okay for us at this point.
Some tough groups in there :)
There are some tough groups, but you should be able to qualify :) Good luck!
Louis O.: Luckily, mine isn't too bad. It should knock some big teams out early too!

Tokenginge: I hope so, thanks. :)

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