Premier League Match Week 7…
Manchester United 4 – 0 Crystal Palace
- Juan Mata assisted by Marcus Rashford
- Marouane Fellaini assisted by Ashley Young
- Marouane Fellaini assisted by Marcus Rashford
- Romelu Lukaku assisted by Anthony Martial
Manchester United 4 – 0 Crystal Palace
Manchester United will play 6 matches in the month of October across all competitions. Their first match once players return from international break will be against Liverpool before they fly to Lisbon, Portugal for a Champions League match against Benfica. After defeating Burton in the Caraboa Cup, United will play Swansea City in the fourth round.
Of the 6 matches that United will play during the month, 4 of them will be away before they round out the month at home with matches against Tottenham Hotspurs and Benfica.
CSKA Moscow 1 – 4 Manchester United
Manchester United 3 – 0 FC Basel
On 2 September 2017, a charity match was held in London to raise money for the victims of the horrific Grenfell Tower fire. The match which was held at QPR’s Loftus Road was ticketed but 2,000 complimentary tickets were to survivors, their families, volunteers, and emergency services.
Mourinho, who still has a home in west London,came on as a second half substitute for former England goalkeeper David James. Although his father was a professional keeper in Portugal, Mourinho never played professionally and his semi-professional career was as a midfielder.
In typical Mourinho style, he was the center of attention while he was on the pitch. In his opening minute he made a crucial save to maintain the 2-1 lead his team had. He then went on to be booked for time-wasting, argue with the ref about the equalizing goal being offside, and score a penalty in the shoot-out.
In the 80th minute, four survivors and two firefighters came on and received a standing ovation from the sold-out crowd.
Survivor Paul Menacer said: “We met people who want to talk and actually care about us. Someone as big as Jose Mourinho coming down and talking to us is just an amazing thing”
Speaking after the match was over, Mourinho said that he had chosen to play as a goalkeeper so he didn’t “have to run so much” and that had he had wanted to bring “something fun and different” to the charity match.
On 31 August 2004, Wayne Rooney joined Manchester United from his boyhood club of Everton. In his first appearance for the reds, he scored a hattrick in the Champions League against Turkish club Fenerbahce. From then on he became a shinning star in United’s lineup.
In January 2017, he broke Sir Bobby’s long-standing record of 249 career goals with United and is the only player to have scored 250 goals for Manchester United.
The 2016/2017 season proved to be Rooney’s last season with United and before the 2017/2018 season began he returned to Everton. There is no doubt however that he will always be remembered as a United legend.
Manchester United 2 – 0 Leicester City
Six years ago today, Manchester United beat Arsenal 8-2 at Old Trafford. A match that had everything, a converted spot kick, a saved spot kick, 7 different scorers, and a red card was Arsenal’s worst loss in 115 years.
Match week 2 has come to a close and this is how things now stand. United are still in first place having won their first two opening matches with 4 goals in each match, the first time they have done so since 1907. Newcomers Huddersfield Town remain in second place for the second week in a row making them the first club promoted to the Premier League to win their opening matches. Arsenal, Tottenham, and Manchester City all dropped points while Chelsea and Liverpool gained points.
Ex-Red Wayne Rooney scored his 200th Premier League goal, joining Alan Shearer as only the second player in league history to score 200 or more goals. It should be noted that his 50th, 150th, and 200th goals have all been scored against former rivals Manchester City.
Next week United return to Old Trafford to play against Leicester City and hopefully continue the top form that they are currently in.
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Manchester United 4 – 0 West Ham