Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

United - Playing Chelsea Again!

United - Playing Chelsea Again!

Despite dipping out on a record fourth consecutive Premier League title and watching on as our closest rivals, Chelsea, went on to complete the Double, Manchester United will still contest the Community Shield.

The FA has decreed that United, and not the losing FA Cup Finalists, Portsmouth, will compete in the 2010/2011 season curtain raiser.

Participating gives us the chance to gain revenge for our loss last August. In the 2009 Community Shield, United took the lead through Nani but could do nothing about Chelsea scoring through Carvalho and Lampard with Rooney snatching an injury time equaliser.

In the resulting penalty shoot-out United had a bit of a disaster with only Carrick scoring as Chelsea romped home 4-1 with Lampard, Ballack, Drogba and Kalou all scoring.

The fixture though, if Sir Alex sticks to his guns, could see united take to the Wembley pitch without several key players. Sir Alex has promised those who participate in the latter stages of the World Cup a full twenty-eight days leave before resuming competitive action.

But, revenge is a dish best served up on Sunday August 8th is it not!

Join The Vital Debate

Vital Man United on: facebook

Vital Man United on: twitter

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Red Boy
Date:Tuesday June 15 2010
Time: 5:00PM

Comments

0
See you then.
ACLamp
15/06/2010 17:11:00
0
A win for us gives us 4th consecutive win against you. I think last last season the Community shield win gave us the perfect kick start to the season and it gave us that extra mental edge over Manu. So, this can not be taken lightly. Could be another cracker.
Keyser Soze
15/06/2010 17:40:00
0
Probably see a lot of regulars out of this one.
elvido
15/06/2010 17:42:00
0
Its kind of weird to anticipate a United v Chelsea match where you genuinely have no idea who will be in either team. Rio, Evra, Carrick, Rooney, Nani, Vidic, Foster, Tosic, De Laet, Diouf, Fabio, Macheda, Welbeck, Cleverly, Gibson, Anderson, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Carvalho, A.Cole, Ferreira, Deco, Belletti, Kalou, Drogba, Anelka, Stoch, Essien could all be missing for a variety of reasons and thats without considering potential signings like Benayoun, Toure, Chiellini, SIlva or players like Ballack and Joe cole swapping sides!

Oh well, as long as the ones in red beat the ones in blue - I'll be happy!
tuscan3000
15/06/2010 17:47:00
0
Well if it means national team regulars are out Chelsea dont have many options with their poor youth system an all.
TheFamousNo7
15/06/2010 17:57:00
0
that'd be the poor youth system that won the FA Youth Cup last season!
merlin
15/06/2010 19:16:00
0
TheFamousNo7: Chelsea don't have any youth...Sam Hutchinson, Gael Kakuta, Fabio Borini, Daniel Sturridge, Gokhan Tore, Sala, and as Merlin mentioned pretty much the entire team that won the FA youth cup would be guaranteed starters at other clubs, so when he have experienced players out then these guys go hell for leather to try and crack the first team. If you need proof then check Youtube for Kakuta's debut/highlights and check for Sam Hutchinson's end of season games for us to name but a few. Also, Mcechran will be a big thing in a few years too... ;-)
LamparDrogbAnelKalou
16/06/2010 04:49:00
0
Could only name 6 of your amazing youth ... that speaks volumes about it.
TheFamousNo7
16/06/2010 07:57:00
0
I could name you all, but it'd be a waste of my time.
JT_daniel
16/06/2010 11:08:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

Carrick 12-Month Contract Extension Rumour

For several weeks now we`ve been wondering whether Michael Carrick would be getting a new contract.

Ibrahimovic Heading Where?

Now that would be a surprise!

United - Oxford Update!

Have things moved on a step?

How Much Have United Earned Since 1992?

With the £100million television ceiling being broken this season and handed to one club, where do Manchester United fall in all time Premier League payments table?

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Is Mourinho the Right Man for Manchester United?
Suggested By: Red Boy
Yes!80%
No!6%
Time will tell!14%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.TheFamousNo71
2.dmukusi1
3.Cathal P Forde1