“I had that weird Wayne Rooney dream again.” As part of a new partnership between Manchester United and 20th Century Fox, a new video features the superhero and stars of Old Trafford.
One hundred and four years ago today, Manchester United played at Old Trafford for the first time, in a 4-3 loss to Liverpool. The home of the Red Devils has since evolved to become the second largest stadium in Britain, and ninth biggest in Europe.
Man United’s Champions League clash against Real Sociedad saw the début of the club’s new singing section, a dedicated area of the ground for 1,400 supporters aimed at boosting the oft-derided atmosphere at the ‘Theatre of Dreams.’
If Fergie was a god in the red half of Manchester, it remains to be seen if his successor David Moyes can keep the Red Devils in the promised land. Does landing his first trophy matter? Irish Mancunian Dan Mellett explores what the Community Shield success means for the new boss, observing that even Christ himself didn’t have to follow Alex Ferguson.
Kevin Curran of the excellent back-post.com looks at the parallels between Alex Ferguson’s successor David Moyes and Frank O’Farrell, the Irishman who followed in the footsteps of the great Matt Busby.
In a week when Northern Ireland’s Jonny Evans said he hopes to spend the rest of his career at Manchester United, one wonders if former Old Trafford team-mate Darron Gibson might be looking on enviously.
D’IRISH Indo continued to wade into the League of Ireland v Man United barstooler debate in an interesting way yesterday. The main feeling among supporters of the domestic game was one of despair.