Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Leeds v United Preview (Carling Cup)

Leeds v United Preview (Carling Cup)

Although our eyes are well and truly on bigger and better things, it`s always interesting to follow our progress in the Carling Cup.

Tonight, we face a fiery test of character over at Elland Road whereby Leeds United will be trying to get one over on us and claim a notable scalp, just like they did in the FA Cup not too long ago.

But with Sir Alex Ferguson clearly focusing on a 20th top flight title win and another challenge for the Champions League, it wouldn`t be too far wrong to place the Carling Cup at the bottom of our list of priorities.

To that effect Sir Alex will play a weakened team but whereas in past years this competition has been used to blood the youngsters the evolution of our current set-up with the youngsters becoming prominent in our Premier League starting eleven there`s every chance that trend could be reversed.

In fact Sir Alex could use this match to give our veterans, in need of match practice, a run-out with the likes of Berbatov, Owen, Carrick, Park and Valencia all starting. There could even be an opportunity for Rio Ferdinand to start against a former club.

But there are several players who are unavailable through injury, the likes of Welbeck, Hernandez, Smalling and Vidic are all not in contention.

But returning to the youngsters thread, a rumour doing the rounds suggests that Sir Alex will, tonight, give a first team debut to Paul Pogba our exciting eighteen year old who is steadily carving out a reputation as being one to watch.

If you`re looking for a form guide when it comes to Unite p laying Leeds in the Carling Cup, the history books show that United have won the four previous encounters the last of which was a 3-2 victory, at Elland Road, in October 2003.

More of the same please, see you in round four!



Vital Man United on: facebook

Vital Man United on: twitter

Join Vital Man United

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!









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

Writer:Red Boy
Date:Tuesday September 20 2011
Time: 4:33PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

Everton (a) - Fascinating Stats

Manchester United travels to Goodison Park this Sunday for a Premier League fixture against Everton.

Martial`s Confidence Boost

The midweek win, in the EFL Cup quarter-final tie against West Ham United saw Anthony Martial get back on the score-sheet.

Mourinho on Schweinsteiger Situation

Just what is going on?

Vote For The November Awards - 2016/17

The Premier League have now opened voting for the Manager, Player and Goal of the Month awards for November.

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)

MOTM v West Ham (EFL Cup)
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea10%
Valencia4%
Rojo0%
Jones0%
Shaw0%
Carrick0%
Herrera4%
Mhitaryan66%
Rooney0%
Martial8%
Ibrahimovic4%
Blind0%
Schweinsteiger4%
Rashford0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 13 10 1 2 31 19
2 Liverpool 13 9 3 1 30 18
3 Man City 13 9 3 1 30 17
4 Arsenal 13 8 4 1 28 15
5 Spurs 13 6 6 1 24 9
6 Man Utd 13 5 5 3 20 3
7 Everton 13 5 4 4 19 1
8 Watford 13 5 3 5 18 -4
9 WBA 13 4 5 4 17 1
10 Southampton 13 4 5 4 17 1
11 Stoke 13 4 4 5 16 -5
12 AFC Bournemouth 13 4 3 6 15 -4
13 Burnley 13 4 2 7 14 -9
14 Leicester City 13 3 4 6 13 -6
15 Middlesbrough 13 2 6 5 12 -3
16 West Ham 13 3 3 7 12 -10
17 Crystal Palace 13 3 2 8 11 -5
18 Hull City 13 3 2 8 11 -17
19 Swansea 13 2 3 8 9 -10
20 Sunderland 13 2 2 9 8 -11
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Dec 4 2016 4:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 11 2016 2:15PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 5:30PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
The Vital Football Members League