Manchester United Rocks

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Cristiano Ronaldo came, conquered and left. But in Manchester, life must go on. Skeptics were expecting the downfall of the Red Devils especially when no new superstars were signed from the record fee which Manchester United has managed to recoup from the sale of the

Neighbours, Manchester City FC were quick in announcing they are the Manchester with their advertisement of Carlos Tervez in their light blue strips. Liverpool must fancy their chances of a Man U without Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tervez. Chelsea felt that they finally have the Manager to step into the footsteps of Jose Mourinho. Tottenham Hostpurs started the season charging ahead and led the league in the first month of action.

Except for a hiccup against Burnley, Manchester United showed the world that they are a team and not a one man circus. The Red Devils stamped their class by having the best start in three years by posting 9 wins and only 1 loss in 10 matches (in all competitions). In comparison, they won only 4 times, lost 2 times and drew 3 times during the same period of August/September in the 2008/2009 season when Cristiano Ronaldo was at his prime with Manchester United.

Amongst the 9 wins this season, Manchester United overcame the pretenders to the crown in Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspurs and Arsenal.  

Season

2007/2008

2008/2009

2009/2010

Played

10

9

10

Win

6

4

9

Draw

2

3

0

Loss

2

2

1

Goals Scored

8

25

21

Goals Conceded

4

5

7

Undoubtedly, the first two months of the previous season yielded more goals and if we were to review the goal scorers in the previous season, Cristiano Ronaldo did bagged 5 goals or 20% of the goals scored. The positive point for this season is more players got on the score sheet which means that United is not dependent on one or two scorers. 

Goal Scorers

2007/2008

2008/2009

2009/2010

Wayne Rooney

 

5

6

Dimitar Berbatov

 

5

2

Ryan Giggs

 

1

2

Darren Fletcher

 

3

2

Micheal Owen

 

 

2

Nani

1

2

1

Paul Scholes

1

 

1

Danny Walbeck

 

 

1

John Oshea

 

 

1

Michael Carrick

 

 

1

Anderson

 

 

1

Cristiano Ronaldo

2

5

 

Nemanja Vidic

1

1

 

Park Ji Sung

 

1

 

Wes Brown

 

1

 

Carlos Tevez

1

1

 

Louis Saha

2

 

 

OG

 

 

1

Total

8

25

21

Even though it is only two months into the 2009/2010 season, Sir Alex Ferguson has proven yet again that Manchester United is a team. They have survived the departure of David Beckham and Eric Cantona, so life will go on without Cristiano Ronaldo or Carlos Tervez.

Cristiano Ronaldo had dominated limelight and hogged the possession of the ball. In doing so, players like Rooney, Nani and Giggs took a back seat. Now these players have the opportunity to show their worth. Sir Alex also managed the best bargain of the season by buying Michael Owen. His clinical finishing in the Man City game is only a glimpse of what he can produce for Man U.

It will be an exciting season yet again for Manchester United. Bring on Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid.

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4 Responses to Manchester United Rocks

  1. shorthorse says:

    Imagine Ronaldo’s endorsing so many products now that he’s escaped Ferguson’s hawk like grip on his players…

  2. Dimitar Berbatov is the greatest soccer player in the Premier League!

  3. Maisha Tela says:

    I read that he that he wanted do a Eastenders cameo! lmao. Sounds a bit dodgy to me. There’s a bit of me that sort of wishes this is not true lol.

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