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United back in action after the international break...
United will return to action after the international break and attempt to quickly make amends for two defeats at Wolves in the FA Cup and against Arsenal in the Premier League. First up is the visit of Watford to Old Trafford on March 30th an then a quick return to Molineux to play Wolves in a league match. Barcelona visit Manchester in the Champions League on April 10th before West Ham come to Old Trafford and then United treavel out to Spain for the reurn leg v Messi & Co.
Up and coming...
A busy few wekks for the much improved United squad begins with the difficult trip to PSG. United trail 0-2 following their defeat in the first leg at Old Trafford in this Champions League tie. This is followed by the trip to Arsenal on March 10th before the third away game in a row is at Wolves in the FA Cup Quarter final. United end the month with the visit of Watford to Old Trafford on March 30th (kick off 3 pm) for a rare Saturday match.
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".
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