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FA Cup next and a chance to get back to winning ways..
After the long unbeaten run under OGS was ended by a dominant PSG side at Old Trafford in the Champions League, United have the chance to make amends and keep on the trophy hunt with a televised 5th round tie at Stamford Bridge on Monday 18th Februarty. Ole will have to shuffle his pack as injuries are mounting up but that is why a strong squad is important. United sit in fourth place in the league and the improvement in the club is tangible since the change of manager.
Run over but United stage vintage Lancashire derby fightback
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's winning run as Manchester United manager came to an end on Tuesday evening. However, an impressive late comeback - in a 2-2 draw with Burnley - evoked the spirit of many United teams the Norwegian is famously featured in as a player.
Seven Up - Bring on the Gunners!
OGS has been in "temporary" charge of United for seven competitive matches and the team have won them all. It is the best start any manager has ever had in the history of the great club. Next up is the FA Cup 4th round tie away at Arsenal. It is a game both teams will want to win as progression in the tournament would help Keep siverware traditions alive. The game is a friday evening kick off at 7.45pm. United have been allocated just over 5,000 tickets for this match.
No manager since Matt Busby in 1946-47....
No manager since Matt Busby has won their first five games in charge. Busby won his first five and drew his sixth game in charge way back in 1946. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now equalled this feat after a much changed team defeated Reading 2-0 in the FA Cup at Old Trafford. United fans will be hoping that the run continues and the popular Norwegian sets a new record. Tougher games lie ahead but you can only beat the team you are playing!
BREAKING: Mourinho sacked as Manchester United manager
Jose Mourinho has been sacked as manager of Manchester United, following a disappointing performance in a 3-1 defeat at bitter rivals Liverpool on Sunday.
United's stuttering season continues! The club qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League with a game to spare but the reds continue to draw games they would expect to be getting maximum points from. Recent draws at home to Crystal Palace and away at Southampton highlight the problem. The December calendar and the recently made FA Cup draw mean there is a busy festive period coming up. Fixtures start with a home match against Arsenal on 5th December and then struggling Fulham visit Old Trafford for the second home match in four days. The trip to Valencia is now a match where players could be rested as qualification is secure, especially as the club visit Anfield on December 16th.
Back to domestic action..
Manchester United will resume domestic and European action with home matches against Crystal Palace on 24th November and Young Boys on 27th November. This is followed in December with a visit to Southampton before Arsenal and Fulham visit Old Trafford in quick succession. United will be keen to put the Manchester derby defeat behind them as players return from international duty.
The month of November sees United facing some challenging fixtures, including a trip to Juventus and the Manchester derby. The month's first fixture is the tricky trip to Bournemouth who are rapidly becoming well established in the top flight. This is followed by a Champions League trip to Italy to face Juventus very soon after the home fixture, which was won 1-0 by the Italian giants. Rememberance Sunday sees the club make the short trip to Eastlands to take on City, who look very strong this season. The month is puntuated by the latest "international break".
United back in action after the international break...
The break from club football is nearly over and United's international players will be returning to Old Trafford and Carrington to resume the domestic and European campaigns, First up for the red devils is a trip to Stamford Bridge for a lunchtime match against Chelsea on 20th October. This is followed by the visit to Old Trafford of Italian giants Juventus and the return of former United favourite Cristiano Ronaldo - the match is on Tuesday 23rd October with a kick off of 8pm.
Time to lift the gloom?
After a few poor results including a home League Cup exit to Derby and a poor performance at West Ham in the league, United entertain Newcastle United on Saturday evening in a televised fixture. This is the last action befor an international break and is the ideal game to get the show back on the road. The players need to start believing in themselves again and play for the shirts and the fans. the only people who can turn this around are the players and it is now down to them to prove themselves and earn their salaries.
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