Come Sunday Robin van Persie wouldn't have scored for exactly 4 weeks since we played and beat Everton 2-0 at home. His recent form is a bit of a weird one for me because since that game he has been firing complete blanks even though he has only played two lots of full 90 minutes both against Real Madrid.
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QPR prepared for the visit of the Champions elect on a freezing February day by producing a pitch that makes Old Trafford look like a bowling green. That cold, hard, bobbly surface was presumably designed to bring us down to their level, and it largely worked.
However one man stood head and shoulders above everyone else on the field. Ryan Giggs.
Manchester United beat QPR 2-0 at Loftus Road yesterday and it was a comprehensive win.
Set on their way by a wonder goal from Rafael (you sure he’s a Right Back!?), United overcame the blow of Robin van Persie’s first-half substitution through a hip injury to go on and win the game via a Ryan Giggs goal. Here are the five talking points from the match:
Who would have thought going into the last Saturday of February that Manchester United could potentially go 15 points ahead of title-rivals Manchester City before Roberto Mancini’s side face-off against Chelsea at home?
Wayne Rooney was suspended and Dimitar Berbatov injured.
This paved the way for young Federico Macheda at just the age of 17 to get a place on the Manchester United bench for the crunch clash on a sunny Sunday afternoon in April against a high flying Aston Villa side led by Martin O'Neill.
Federico Macheda? Remember him. Well the young Italian won’t be dawdling about in the reserves at Old Trafford much longer as he has secured a loan-deal to Bundesliga side Stuttgart for the rest of the season.
Mexico is country that is known for it defence with players like Rafael Marquez, Hector Moreno and Francisco Javier Rodriguez around they have found their defensive niche.
However unlike the defence the offense in Mexico was not known until 2010 when the grandson of a former great Mexican signed with Manchester United.
Manchester United vs QPR is a fixture which evokes memories of many great games of the past, with players like Rodney Marsh looming large in those memories.
QPR were always a team that played with style, like West Ham United, a tradition of passing football and players who knew how to entertain.
So Mark Hughes has finally been sacked by Tony Fernandes and looks set to be replaced at QPR by Harry Redknapp. This has brought a lot more attention to Manchester United’s game tomorrow against the R’s at Old Trafford and has dare I say it probably put a bit more pressure on Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.
So Roberto Mancini and Joe Hart are at loggerheads in the aftermath of Manchester City’s defeat at Real Madrid last night.
Should Hart who had an excellent game last night come under some slack from his manager for giving his opinion after the game. Was he the sole reason megabucks City failed to come away from the Bernabeu with a famous win that looked on the cards?
Nope. Of course he wasn’t. City due to individual mistakes.
So Moussa Dembele escaped our grasp lit up his debut with a classic goal at White Hart Lane. A rare talent lost to Manchester United after he was in our grasp, a clear sign of the limited funds in the Old Trafford kitty for new talent, in my opinion.
Otherwise the big moves were Hugo Lloris to Spurs and Dimitar Berbatov to Fulham.