Smiles better for Moyes but true tests to come

Wayne Rooney, West Ham goal

It was a phenomenal effort, arching high over Adrián del Castillo’s head, bouncing once before catching the top of the net at the Bobby Moore end. Neither true volley, nor half, Wayne Rooney’s goal at Upton Park on Saturday is the kind that could spark a season into life. Yet, David Moyes’ celebration at Rooney’s […]

Preview: West Ham United v United

Adnan Januzaj, West Ham United

David Moyes can’t win. Certainly not off the pitch where the Scot has been repeatedly criticised for his bizarre approach to media relations this season. Little over a week ago Moyes publicly mused that Liverpool was favourite to emerge victorious at Old Trafford, and the former Everton boss took more than a little heat for […]

Preview: United v West Ham United

Ravel Morrison

Injuries. Whether you believe Dutch fitness coach Raymond Verheijen is a publicity-seeking quack or a modern football scientist it is hard to ignore the charge; that Manchester United’s latest glut of injuries comes amid the training regime brought in by David Moyes and his coaching team. After all, Moyes has been clear that his preference […]

Preview: West Ham v United

Rooney West Ham United

It wasn’t pretty, although little of Manchester United’s season can be categorised as such, but the Reds’ victory over Stoke City on Sunday surely ends any lingering doubts about the Premier League’s destination. United should now seal the title within the next three fixtures. Defeat to rivals Manchester City last Monday came within an established […]

Preview: United v West Ham

Wayne Rooney

The Magic of the Cup™ – reloaded. Uniteds of Manchester and visitors West Ham replay in the third round at Old Trafford on Wednesday ten days after a vibrant 2-2 draw in East London. The carrot: a home tie with Fulham on 26 January – and another step towards a Wembley date in May. Still, […]

Preview: West Ham v United

West Ham United v Manchester United - FA Cup third round, Upton Park - Saturday 5 January 2013, 5.15pm

The Magic of the Cup™: jumpers for goalposts, Old Etonians versus Wanderers, Ronnie Radford, the Crazy Gang … Manchester United v Millwall, 2004? The most romantic tournament in the world. Except, of course, there is no longer any flight of fancy. The Cup is dead, long live anything else. That is certainly the sentiment at Old Trafford where […]

Preview: United v West Ham United

Manchester United v West Ham United - Premier League, Old Trafford - Wednesday 29 November 8.00pm

Old Trafford takes in a rare midweek Premier League game, with high-flying West Ham United in town on Wednesday as Sir Alex Ferguson’s team aims to consolidate a one point lead in the table. Manchester United’s renewed Premier League supremacy came amid few positives from a lethargic display against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday – a […]

Advantage United as Rooney inspires comeback

Wayne Rooney

There have been many late comebacks this season. Indeed, Manchester United’s ability turn to mediocre performances into victory is perhaps the defining hallmark of a season that again rests in the Reds hands. This time at the Boleyn Ground, where United has suffered so much in the past, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side came from two […]

Vidic back for vital Hammers trip

West Ham United v Manchester United, Boleyn Ground, 3rd April 2011

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic makes a welcome return for the Reds, as Sir Alex Ferguson’s injury-hit squad faces a less than welcoming Upton Park fixture. Rio Ferdinand is back in training but not available for the Saturday lunchtime game with West Ham United, while Wes Brown, John O’Shea and Rafael da Silva are all […]

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