6/24/2017

#REDS IN THE CLOSE SEASON

23 JUNE: CAPTAIN RASHFORD
Marcus Rashford has posted this amazing photo of himself at the wheel of a boat in Mexico, seemingly living the dream!
23 JUNE: POGBA IN COLOMBIA
After his epic trip to China with adidas (see below), Paul Pogba has moved on to Colombia in South America. As you can see, he has met up with his former Juventus team-mate Juan Cuadrado. 
22 JUNE: CONGRATS, VICTOR!
Swedish signing Victor Lindelof appears to have got engaged, judging by the engagement ring emoji in his latest post. He wrote: "Look at her. Just walking there, beautiful as always."
21 JUNE: LIFE IN PARADISE
Make sure you follow Daley Blind and new boy Victor Lindelof on Instagram - both are frequently posting snaps from their travels. You'll also see them right here, of course, in our rolling blog.
20 JUNE: THE DALEY GRIND
Daley Blind posted this photo from a "top night" with fellow Netherlands internationals Wesley Sneijder and Quincy Promes, plus a shot from his swim with dolphins in open water.
20 JUNE: POGBA IN CHINA
20 JUNE: REST AND RECUPERATION
Our exciting new signing from Benfica, Victor Lindelof, is currently enjoying a picturesque holiday in the Maldives, before starting his first pre-season training campaign with United early next month. He is of course expected to take part in Tour 2017, presented by Aon, in the United States throughout July. 
20 JUNE: IN DISGUISE
Club legend Gary Neville attended a Stone Roses concert at the First Direct Arena in Leeds and joked on Instagram that you have "got to hide in Leeds!". David Beckham, his best mate, then commented: "Yeah, you're not gonna get seen at all in that mate".
19 JUNE: THE DAY AFTER
Here's another lovely photo from Matteo Darmian's wedding, which he simply captioned: "The day after".
18 JUNE: FATHER'S DAY
18 JUNE: WHAT A VIEW!
Check out this colourful image that Victor Lindelof captured on his holiday in the Maldives. We're not jealous at all! 

6/21/2017

#REDS IN THE CLOSE SEASON

REDS IN THE CLOSE SEASON
After signing off the 2016/17 season in style with European glory in Stockholm, the Manchester United squad are enjoying their time off, with the post-season international fixtures over. Scroll down to see what the players have been up to...
20 JUNE: THE DALEY GRIND
Daley Blind posted this photo from a "top night" with fellow Netherlands internationals Wesley Sneijder and Quincy Promes, plus a shot from his swim with dolphins in open water.
20 JUNE: POGBA IN CHINA
20 JUNE: REST AND RECUPERATION
Our exciting new signing from Benfica, Victor Lindelof, is currently enjoying a picturesque holiday in the Maldives, before starting his first pre-season training campaign with United early next month. He is of course expected to take part in Tour 2017, presented by Aon, in the United States throughout July. 
20 JUNE: IN DISGUISE
Club legend Gary Neville attended a Stone Roses concert at the First Direct Arena in Leeds and joked on Instagram that you have "got to hide in Leeds!". David Beckham, his best mate, then commented: "Yeah, you're not gonna get seen at all in that mate".
19 JUNE: THE DAY AFTER
Here's another lovely photo from Matteo Darmian's wedding, which he simply captioned: "The day after".

6/20/2017

MUFC MILESTONES: FIVE TEAM LANDMARKS IN 16/17

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20/06/2017 08:07, Report by Ryan Grant

MUFC MILESTONES: FIVE TEAM LANDMARKS IN 16/17

Our MUFC Milestones series, looking at Manchester United's achievements during 2016/17, continues with the records that were broken by the team...
The 2016/17 season was one to remember for Manchester United, as the Reds won three pieces of silverware and secured Champions League football for the next campaign.
Jose Mourinho's men won the Community Shield, EFL Cup and Europa League last term and in doing so, passed a number of important milestones along the way.
Here, we take a chronological look at five team landmarks reached last term...
SEVENTEEN SHIELDS
The dramatic 2-1 victory over then league champions Leicester City in August's Community Shield match at Wembley Stadium was significant for a couple of reasons. Not only did the result deliver a statement of intent ahead of the 2016/17 season, it also extended the club's dominance in the curtain-raising competition. It was the Reds' 17th outright Shield win, with Arsenal being the next most successful side on 13 triumphs.
2,000 PREMIER LEAGUE POINTS
Let's fast forward to February, and the Reds' Premier League match against Watford at Old Trafford. On the day, United secured a routine 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Juan Mata and Anthony Martial, but there was a bigger picture to be celebrated. The win took United's all-time Premier League points total to 2,000, a figure no other club had achieved before; it was also the Reds' 599th win since the competition's inception in 1992, teeing us up nicely for yet another footballing first...
600 PREMIER LEAGUE WINS
Just over a month after the triumph over Watford, United reached another league landmark. The impressive 3-1 victory at Middlesbrough was the Reds' 600th win in the Premier League - at the time, that was 83 more than the closest contenders Arsenal on 517. The historic result came in the club's 951st match in the competition, with the overall record then including 204 draws and 147 defeats. Sir Alex Ferguson was the manager for a massive 528 of those 600 wins (from his 810 Premier League games in charge).
LONGEST UNBEATEN RUN IN A SEASON
While the 1-1 home draw with Swansea City on 30 April left United fans and players alike feeling frustrated, it was a result which ultimately confirmed a new club record. The Reds had played 25 consecutive Premier League games (won 13, drawn 12) without losing, surpassing the club's previous best unbeaten run in a single league season, back in 2010/11 (24 games).
FULL SET OF MAJOR HONOURS
Mourinho's men saved the most significant landmark until last, with the club's first ever appearance in a Europa League final providing the perfect platform to end the mammoth 64-match season on a high. An eventual 2-0 win over Ajax in Stockholm completed a full set of major honours in United's illustrious history and meant the Reds were just the fifth team to have won all three of Europe's main club competitions - the Champions League (formerly the European Cup), the Europa League (or UEFA Cup) and the Cup Winners' Cup (abolished in 1999). The only other sides who have achieved that feat are Ajax, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Juventus.

REDS IN THE CLOSE SEASON

REDS IN THE CLOSE SEASON
After signing off the 2016/17 season in style with European glory in Stockholm, the Manchester United squad are enjoying their time off, with the post-season international fixtures over. Scroll down to see what the players have been up to...
19 JUNE: THE DAY AFTER
Here's another lovely photo from Matteo Darmian's wedding, which he simply captioned: "The day after".
18 JUNE: FATHER'S DAY
18 JUNE: WHAT A VIEW!
Check out this colourful image that Victor Lindelof captured on his holiday in the Maldives. We're not jealous at all! 
18 JUNE: CONGRATS TO PHIL
"What an amazing day," posted Phil Jones. "You're my best friend, my soulmate & now my beautiful wife. Thank you Mrs J."
17 JUNE: MR AND MRS DARMIAN
We'd also like to extend our best wishes to Matteo Darmian and his partner, who tied the knot at a ceremony in Italy. 
17 JUNE: 'ENJOYING EQUADOR'
17 JUNE: A BIG DAY
Our new Swedish signing, Victor Lindelof, was dressed sharply as he attended a summer wedding alongside his partner. He posted: "Me and my love are ready for #MrandMrsCarlgren's big day."
16 JUNE: WEDDING SEASON
Luke Shaw was one of many Reds to attend Phil Jones' wedding. 
16 JUNE - 'FAMILY TIME'
Daley Blind enjoyed some great "family time" with his partner and parents, as he continues to enjoy his summer break.
16 JUNE: "A DAB WITH A VIEW"
This snap from Paul Pogba in China speaks for itself. Nice one, Paul!
15 JUNE: MATA'S "NATURAL PARADISE"
Another day, another beautiful scenic shot from Juan Mata, who's enjoying the sunshine back in his home country.
15 JUNE: FAMILY TRIP
Another of the 'three amigos', Ander Herrera, has also been soaking up the sun in Spain. It's just like being in Manchester...
15 JUNE: PEREIRA HARD AT WORK
The young Reds keeper has been busy preparing for the new season, and showed off his skills on Instagram.
14 JUNE: MAN'S BEST FRIEND
Chris Smalling has been enjoying some down-time at home, posting this snap with the caption: "#mansbestfriend". 
13 JUNE: DINNER FOR TWO
Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen posed for a photo during their family holiday. Looking good, guys!
13 JUNE: LINGARD HEADS HOME
The winger is back in Manchester following England's 3-2 defeat to France, and posted this pic to his Instagram account...
12 JUNE: BLIND IN PARADISE
We loved this shot, uploaded by Daley Blind during his post-season holiday with friends...
10 JUNE: MATA'S ICELANDIC ADVENTURE
Juan Mata posted another update from his trip to Iceland to his Instagram account over the weekend. Great shot, Juan!
6 JUNE: DE GEA READY FOR DUTY
David De Gea showed he is pumped up and ready for action as he prepares to represent his country Spain in their double header against Colombia and Macedonia this week. 
11 JUNE: WORLD CHAMPION
Young Reds keeper Dean Henderson was naturally delighted after helping England to Under-20 World Cup glory in South Korea. Congrats, Dean!
5 JUNE: FELLAINI ON TARGET
Marouane Fellaini scored the winning goal for Belgium in their friendly win over the Czech Republic on Tuesday and told his Twitter followers he is now focusing on Friday's World Cup qualifier against Estonia. 
5 JUNE: CARRICK SAYS THANKS
Michael Carrick tweeted to thank everyone who made his Old Trafford testimonial a day to remember. The midfielder scored for a United 2008 XI against a Carrick All-Stars team in front of 70,027 fans on Sunday. 
4 JUNE: MICKI AT THE DOUBLE
Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored twice in Armenia's 5-0 friendly win over St. Kitts & Nevis on Sunday and is now preparing for a World Cup qualifier against Montenegro on Saturday. 
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4 JUNE: VALENCIA AND EL BOLILLO
Antonio Valencia caught up with Hernan Dario Gomez, who gave him his debut for Ecuador in 2004, posting that 'El Bolillo' was the man who "believed in me and gave me the opportunity".
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4 JUNE: ANDER CATCHES UP
After appearing at an adidas event in London, Ander Herrera flew back to his homeland and posted this pic with friends in Sodupe in the Basque Country.
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3 JUNE: GOOD FRIENDS ARE HARD TO FIND
Chris Smalling posted this shot with the caption: "Good friends are hard to find!" Former Reds goalkeeper Ben Amos is second on the left. 
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3 JUNE: VALENCIA'S GRATITUDE
Antonio Valencia returned to Tumbaco, the town in Ecuador where he lived for a period while playing for El Nacional in the early 2000s. He captioned this artful shot with: "Tumbaco, I want to thank you for everything you have given me."
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3 JUNE: MICKI MEETS A MAESTRO
While back home in Armenia, Henrikh Mkhitaryan declared it "a pleasure" to meet legendary singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour.
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3 JUNE: JUANSCAPE
Juan Mata has been visiting Iceland and here's the latest impressive pic from his travels.
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2 JUNE: TIME FOR THE NATIONAL TEAM
Marouane Fellaini may look like he's on his way to a beach but he's actually heading off on international duty. Belgium host Czech Republic in a friendly on Monday, before playing a World Cup qualifier in Estonia on Friday.
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2 JUNE: BLIND GEARS UP FOR INTERNATIONALS
There's not been much respite for Daley Blind who, not long after returning from his holiday, posted a picture of him training with his Netherlands team-mates ahead of a friendly against the Ivory Coast. 
2 JUNE: RASHFORD IN THE AIR
Marcus Rashford gave his Twitter followers a bird's eye view of Manchester from his seat on the plane as he arrived back in the country. Nice view!
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2 JUNE: MARTIAL IN MAURITIUS
Anthony Martial has posted another picture on his trip to Mauritius and has been feeding the animals again.
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2 JUNE: LINGARD IN DUBAI
Jesse Lingard posted this picture on Instagram during his holiday in Dubai before returning to prepare for international duty with England.
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1 JUNE: "BACHELORS VS MARRIED"
Player of the Year Ander Herrera couldn't resist a game of football with his friends back in his home country...
1 JUNE: ANOTHER FAMOUS FACE
After meeting rapper Wiz Khalifa earlier in his holiday (scroll down to see the post), Andreas Pereira bumped into comedian Kevin Hart in Las Vegas. Nice!
31 MAY: JESSE'S FURRY FRIEND
The winger uploaded this photo to his Instagram Story during his travels...
31 MAY: LION KING
Anthony Martial uploaded another shot from his trip to Mauritius. Nice one, Anthony!
31 MAY: PEREIRA MEETS WIZ KHALIFA
The young winger has been spending time in Las Vegas during the post-season, and posted this shot to his Instagram account.
30 MAY: DALEY MAKING WAVES
He's been making waves on the pitch in recent months and now Daley Blind has been taking to the water for real, posing for this snap with his girlfriend Candy-Rae Fleur while on a yacht.
30 MAY: WELL-EARNED REST FOR VALENCIA
After a number of tireless displays during a long season for the Reds, Antonio Valencia has been enjoying a well-deserved break as he posted two pictures on his Instagram account of him having some time to chill.
30 MAY: WAYNE ON HIS HOLS
Club captain Wayne Rooney posted a holiday snap on Instagram with his wife Coleen and their three sons Klay, Kai and Kit enjoying the sunshine on the beach.
30 MAY: JUAN'S ROAD TRIP
Juan Mata is a keen photographer when he's not playing football and the Spaniard has perfectly captured the colour of his road trip in Iceland. Nice shot!
29 MAY: MARTIAL'S POOL POSE
Anthony Martial looks to be enjoying his break as he posted this picture from inside a swimming pool.
27 MAY: HOME FOR HERRERA
Ander Herrera posted a pic with some of his pals taking in some sun in his home country and tucking in to some traditional Spanish cuisine in the form of paella. Very nice!
27 MAY: POGBA'S SUITCASE PACKED
Paul Pogba was in the holiday mood as he waved goodbye to Manchester, posing for a photo before heading to the airport. Enjoy, Paul!
27 MAY: PEREIRA GETS GLIMPSE OF FUTURE
Whilst others have been jetting off on their holidays, goalkeeper Joel Pereira returned to Le Locle in the country of his birth, Switzerland, to spend time with some stars of the future.