Good afternoon, hope all our followers and all you fellow reds out there are well and looking forward to the holidays and festive period coming. We here at the MUFC Blog would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as we approach 2017 and another year of following this great club of ours.
It’s been a trick season so far but I’m happy with the progress we’re making under Mourinho. Yes he’s made some mistakes but no matter what he does someone will not be happy about it. I’ve always said it though, making mistakes is fine, we all do it, learning from them is what is key though and I have seen that in recent weeks.
Those run of dropped points after good performances but frustrating home draws are now turning into wins as we seek to get more than 1 goal and hold on it. Those run of both disappointing performances and away draws/defeats are now turning into wins as well as we start to score more. We’ve just had four back to back wins on the trot, the last two being away in the league at places that are tricky to go to. Wins at Palace and West Brom just before Christmas and now two back to back home league ties has put the confidence back in the time and we look to push on.
Steadily that fear factor is hopefully coming back and our loyal home and away fans are loving going to games again as Zlatan, Pogba, Miki and co do their stuff. Mourinho seems to have a trusted squad now with numerous players nowhere near the squad anymore and players who were seen as many as not good enough showing some form. I have no need to name names, we all know who they are. Anyway, Happy Christmas all, have a good one. As an update, here are our remaining fixtures for 2016 plus the ones for the rest of the season. Kick off times TBC still on soon.
26 Dec Premier League Sunderland H 15:00
31 Dec Premier League Middlesbrough H 15:00
02 Jan Premier League West Ham United A 17:15
07 Jan FA Cup Reading H 12:30
10 Jan EFL Cup Hull City H 20:00
15 Jan Premier League Liverpool H 16:00
21 Jan Premier League Stoke City A 15:00
26 Jan EFL Cup Hull City A 19:45
01 Feb Premier League Hull City H 20:00
05 Feb Premier League Leicester City A 16:00
11 Feb Premier League Watford H 15:00
16 Feb UEFA Europa League Saint-Etienne H 20:05
22 Feb UEFA Europa League Saint-Etienne A 17:00
26 Feb Premier League Manchester City A 14:15
04 Mar Premier League Bournemouth H TBC
11 Mar Premier League Southampton A TBC
18 Mar Premier League Middlesbrough A TBC
01 Apr Premier League West Brom Albion H TBC
04 Apr Premier League Everton H TBC
08 Apr Premier League Sunderland A TBC
15 Apr Premier League Chelsea H TBC
22 Apr Premier League Burnley A TBC
29 Apr Premier League Swansea City H TBC
06 May Premier League Arsenal A TBC
13 May Premier League Tottenham Hotspur A TBC
21 May Premier League Crystal Palace H TBC