Following the 5–0 trashing of Wigan Athletic, Manchester United take on old rivals Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford this Saturday. On home ground Manchester United have won seven, drawn one and lost one Barclays Premier League matches this current campaign, while Blackburn have won nil, drawn five and lost four away games.
Mancunian Ezekiel Fryers started out as a trainee with his local team Manchester United at the end of the 2008-09 campaign. A dedicated and dependable defender, Fryers played his first match for The Red Devils in a 3–0 victory against bitter enemies Leeds United at Elland Road in the English Football League Cup in September 2011.
Born in Buenos Aires, Juan Sebastian Veron started with Estudiantes where he made 22 league outings before he agreed to move to Boca Juniors in 1996. Veron then spent five years in Italy where he starred for Sampdoria, Parma and Lazio before he was transferred to Manchester United for £28 million at the end of the 2000-01 season.
Dimitar Berbatov scored a hat-trick as Manchester United saw off ten-man Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford on Boxing Day. The Reds opened the scoring in the eighth minute when attack minded defender Patrice Evra found midfield playmaker Ji-Sung Park who managed to sidefoot the ball into the back of the net to give the hosts the lead.
I am a little fairy on tap o’ the Christmas Tree
It’s no’ a job I fancy
Well how would you like tae be me
A’ tarted up wi’ tinsel
It’s enough to mak ye boak
An a couple o’ jaggy branches
Rammed up the back o’ your frock
An’ these wee lights a’roon me
I canna get my sleep
An’ there’s the yearly visit
Fae Santa — Big fat creep!
On Christmas Day I’m stuck up here
While you’re a’ wirin’ in
An’ naebody says “Hey you up there
Could you go a slug o’ gin?
It’s nae joke bein’ a fairy
The job’s beyond belief
You’ve got to go roon’ the weans’s beds
An’ lift their rotten teeth
But o’ a’ the jobs a fairy gets
An’ I’ve mentioned only some
The very worst is sitting up a tree
Wi’ pine needles up yir bum
When a’ the fairies meet again
By the light of’ the silvery moon
Ye can tell the Christmas fairies
They’re the wans that canna sit doon
The Christmas tree’s a bonny sight
As the firelight softly flickers
But think o’ me I’m stuck up here
Wi’ needles in my knickers
So soon as Christmas time’s right by
An’ I stop bein’ sae full o’ cheer
I’ll get awa back tae Fairyland
An’ I’ll see yous a’ next year.
Manchester United outclassed Fulham to the tune of 5–0 at Craven Cottage on Wednesday thanks to goals from Danny Wellbeck, Luis Nani, Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov. As the match developed, the home team never really had a chance against a highly energetic Manchester United side brimming with self-belief.
Manchester United make their second visit to London in only four days as they play Fulham at Craven Cottage in a midweek fixture this evening. The Cottagers have scored just 18 goals in 16 league games this campaign, while Sir Alex Ferguson´s team have found the back of the net in each of their 16 matches in the Premier League.
Sir Alex Ferguson singled out Michael Carrick for praise after his second half goal in the 2–0 win over Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road last Sunday. In the 56th minute of the play, the England international ran from his own half with the ball magnetically attached to his feet to score Manchester United´s second goal of the game.
Manchester United bagged three important points against Premier League new boys Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Sunday. Wayne Rooney opened the scoring account within the first minute of the clash before Michael Carrick made it 2–0 to The Reds with a brilliant individual display thirteen minutes into the second half.
Born in nearby Preston, Phil Jones began his career with Blackburn Rovers for whom he made his debut in a 1–0 win over Nottingham Forest at City Ground in the Football League Cup Third Round in September 2009. Then in the summer of 2011, the talented and versatile player signed on a five-year contract with Manchester United.