Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement, David Moyes was named as his successor, Paul Scholes also brought down the curtain on his Manchester United career for the second and final time, and in other football news a certain Scouse lad who goes by the name of Wayne Rooney, once again stated his desire to leave the club, proving that lightening can strike twice in the same place, it's groundhog day.
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The day was always going to come, it was inevitable.
But when the grand master of football Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United a few days before the penultimate game of this latest title winning season, it was no less surprising or emotional. Not just for followers of the club such as myself, but the whole football world felt some sense of loss when the news filtered through.
There it is then. The unthinkable has actually happened and come july 1st 2013, Manchester United will have a new manager at the helm. A certain Glaswegian who has made a name for himself at Everton, who on a shoestring budget has wheeled and dealt his way to making a consistent side that over the years, has steadily enhanced its reputation.
This morning has indeed come as somewhat of a shock to Manchester United fans. After all who would have expected the news of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement as manager just a fortnight after the club claimed a record-breaking 20th league championship?
One more victory, one more precious three points, and what has seemed inevitable for weeks will become a reality. Manchester United have claimed the 20th top division crown, which has now given the club a two title lead over great rivals Liverpool.
And Manchester City may well return with a strong assault next season, but the hinted power shift from red to blue appears once again premature.
Astonished, ashamed and disappointed, these are just a few clean words I can conjure up to describe my feelings about the growing popularity of the Premier League half and half scarf, it's a sad symbolisation of how football and supporters in general, have changed over the last twenty years or so.
It was Frankie Goes To Hollywood who famously sang the lyrics 'When Two Tribes Go To War', on Monday evening, that's exactly what happened under the famous floodlights at Old Trafford as the Red and Blue tribe went head to head in the Manchester derby.
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.
Why are some Manchester United supporters so trigger happy shooting down emerging talent from the youth academy set up?
Why are some so quick to dismiss youth,insisting on bringing in overseas players instead?
Take a bow Danny Welbeck, you deserve all the credit you receive after a sensational performance in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium against the famous Real Madrid, the real Danny Welbeck stood up, this was a statement to all those supporters who have questioned his performances and lack of goals.
The date was February 18th 2006, it was a Saturday, we were playing Liverpool in the 5th round of the FA Cup at Anfield, this was to be my first experience of a game that is filled with rivalry, passion and hatred, both on and off the field.
The rivalry between the cities stretches back to industrial times when they were both competing for supremacy of the north-west.
Normally I don’t get too angry when Manchester United lose. However after last night’s shambles of a defeat at home to Andre Villas-Boas’ Spurs, I am angry. Really angry to be precise. Here are five main talking points from today’s game.