Monday, May 18, 2009

It's 18th and the 11th for Sir Alex!

glory glory glory glory glory glory glory glory Manchester United.

Sir Alex Ferguson was naturally delighted after claiming the 11th title of his remarkable tenure at Old Trafford.Can you believe that we were 11 titles behind Liverpool as Sir Alex first arrived at Old Trafford and now we are levelled with them?

Alright then,goals to watch :

u gotta love welbeck's screamer aite?

United are champions of England for a record-equalling 18th time! Here are 18 reasons why, in no particular order...

18 Reasons,Road to the 18th title :)

1. The reinvention of Ryan

  • When he finally hangs up his boots, Ryan Giggs will be remembered as one of the best left wingers to ever play the game. But this term he’s been inspirational in the centre of midfield, where his cool head and ability to pick the perfect pass has done untold damage to opposition defences.After all,he was voted the PFA Players’ Player of the Year.what more do you want?

2. That boy Macheda

  • who ever watch that game,the one against villa and sunderland,there’s every reason to become a part of the pandemonium when he scores.Magnifico!

3. He comes from Serbia

  • United’s Player of the Season and United’s Fan Player of the Year.Nemanja Vidic has been outstanding this term. He was the only constant feature of the Reds’ back four during the record-breaking clean-sheet run and also chipped in with valuable goals at the other end (remember Sunderland at home in the last minute?).

4. Keeping it clean

  • with the help of Van Der Sar and his solid back four,the Reds had gone 1334 minutes without conceding a league goal.That’s a new record in English top flight football in just 14 consecutive games.

5. Home rule

  • When Liverpool take stock of where it all went wrong they’ll probably point to the number of points dropped at Anfield (12 prior to the final day). But while Rafa’s men were drawing at home to the likes of Stoke and Fulham, United’s only Old Trafford wobbles came against Newcastle (1-1), Liverpool (1-4) and Arsenal (0-0, when a point won the title).

6. A day to forget

  • Most Reds would prefer to erase this fixture from their minds but there’s no denying the role it played in United’s title charge. Losing 4-1 at home to your biggest rivals is never enjoyable, but at least it brought everyone back down to earth at a time when some fans and members of the press were starting to think an 18th title was a mere formality.

7. Sharing it around

  • somewhat of connection between Ronaldo and Rooney.It’s a terrifying thought if you’re an opposition defender... and the perfect riposte to those critics at the beginning of the season who claimed the Reds relied too heavily on Ronaldo’s goals.

8. That winning feeling

  • Far from disrupt the Reds’ momentum, act as a distraction or tire players out, the trip to Japan in December for the FIFA Club World Cup simply energised United and made the players hungrier for more success.they’re quickly back on track defeating Stoke City 1-0.

9. The fab four

  • Sir Alex has the “luxury” of deciding who to leave out. Carlos Tevez offers industry and energy, Dimitar Berbatov sublime control and the ability to bring others into the game. Wayne Rooney feeds others as well as he finds the net himself, while Cristiano Ronaldo has proved he’s just as effective up front as he is on the wing.Berba,Tevez,Rooney,Ronaldo, isn’t that a complete attacking football?

10. Ronny’s rockets

  • he can’t get 31 goals as the previous season but 18 goals on the top goal scorers? it isn’t too shabby, is it? Remember his two free-kicks against Stoke? How about the one against Blackburn from wide on the left? And don’t forget the headed third (or the shirt-off celebration) against Spurs to complete an incredible turnaround at Old Trafford in April. He IS one of the world’s best,u have to agree me on that.

11. Size does matter

  • How must Sunderland’s players have felt in April when they saw (among others) Ronaldo, Tevez, Evra and Giggs sitting on the bench? The Reds play an energy-sapping 66 competitive matches. That’s 26 more than some other top-flight clubs (and, it’s worth mentioning, 11 more than Liverpool!!) It helps explain why United have used 31 different players in the league this term.

12. Young stars

  • name it,Johnny Evans,Rafael da Silva,they play regularly like seasoned pros.not to forget,Federico Macheda and Danny Welbeck scored screamers on their league debuts.and Richard Eckersley, Rodrigo Possebon, Darron Gibson and Zoran Tosic also sampled the big stage.

13. Leaving it late

  • The Reds have scored more league goals after the 75th minute than in any other 15-minute period, with five arriving in the 90th minute or later. Three of those – Berbatov v Bolton, Vidic v Sunderland, Macheda v Villa – turned draws into wins (or, put another way, earned United six additional points).dramatic winning plays some part for this season.

14. The 12th man

  • Against Villa and Tottenham in April the crowd became a 12th man, just as they had when every Chelsea touch in January was met with intimidating jeers and whistles. But perhaps the best testimonial for United’s unwavering support came at half-time when the Reds were trailing to Spurs: “We came off at half-time 2-0 down,” Patrice Evra recalls, “and we were clapped off the pitch. That’s unbelievable.”

15. Comeback kings

  • “United never know when they’re beaten”? It’s true, though. When the going gets tough, the Reds invariably pull something out of the hat. In the league this season, United have gone behind on 6 occasions. In half of those games, the Reds went on to claim all three points (never more dramatically than coming from 2-0 down to thump Spurs 5-2!).

16. Unsung heroes

  • Ronaldo and Rooney may dominate the back pages but the Reds wouldn’t have lifted the trophy without contributions from the likes of John O’Shea, Darren Fletcher and Ji-sung Park.Ji-sung’s key pass and the through balls from Fletcher,they proved their worth throughout the seasons.nobody forgets that.

17. The old heads

  • When the heat is on, it helps if you’ve got people on your side who have been there before. In Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville, the Reds have three men who boast 28 league-winners’ medals. And while they don’t play week-in, week-out anymore, Gary (ag Stoke), Ryan (ag Chelsea) and Paul (ag Fulham) all put in man-of-the-match performances this term on the way to the Reds’ latest title triumph.

18. The Boss

  • You’d think you’d get bored of the same job after 22 years, wouldn’t you? Not Sir Alex. In charge at Old Trafford since 1986, the boss is as hungry as ever for success. His tactical nous hasn’t diminished either. In January, Sir Alex surprised everyone by playing Ryan Giggs and Darren Fletcher in the centre of midfield against Chelsea. It turned out to be a masterstroke, as was the way he blooded young talent, rotated his central midfielders and managed his substitutions throughout the season.

Sing with me lads

Glory, glory, Man United,
Glory, glory, Man United,
Glory, glory, Man United,
And the reds go marching on, on, on.
Just like the Busby Babes in Days gone by
We'll keep the Red Flags flying high
You've got to see yourself from far and wide
You've got to hear the masses sing with pride
United! Man United!
We're the boys in Red and we're on our way to Wem-ber-ly
Wem-ber-ly! Wem-ber-ly!
We're the famous Man United and we're going to Wem-ber-ly
Wem-ber-ly! Wem-ber-ly!
We're the famous Man United and we're going to Wem-ber-ly
In Seventy-Seven it was Docherty
Atkinson will make it Eighty-Three
And everyone will know just who we are
They'll be singing 'Que Sera Sera'
United! Man United!
We're the boys in Red and we're on our way to Wem-ber-ly
Wem-ber-ly! Wem-ber-ly!
We're the famous Man United and we're going to Wem-ber-ly
Wem-ber-ly! Wem-ber-ly!
We're the famous Man United and we're going to Wem-ber-ly
Glory Glory Man United
Glory Glory Man United
Glory Glory Man United
As the Spurs Go Marching On! On! On! (3x)

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