Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he is a Swedish hero.
On a free from PSG he cost us f****** zero.
Six foot five, hard as f***, he gets the Reds excited.
Stick your City up your a***, ’cause we are Man United.
We are Man United, we are Man United.
What an absolute pleasure it was to be singing this song down at Bournemouth the other day. Felt like the old days with the crowd rocking, even though we only had 1300 or so there. The sun was out though, new songs, beers before and then after the game, then the long journey home. Oh and I nearly forgot, a good controlled attacking performance and three points in the bag. A great start to the season and I now can’t wait to get into Old Trafford this Friday for our next game against Southampton.
Bournemouth away was a great day out, even though it was a very long one. It’s safe to say I was a little tired in work on Monday. It was worth it though, always feels good when the sun shines on the opening day of the league season. Our new players Bailly and Zlatan stood out with good, mature, controlled performances and I couldn’t stop talking about them on the way home.
I know we’ve all probably said it as well, but having Luke Shaw back is completely like having a brand new signing. The more games he gets under his belt after his injury the more confident he’ll get and the better he will be and I thought he did well on Sunday too. Fellaini and Blind had cracking games as well, with Herrera, Mata and Valencia putting in some good reliable performances. The only players I thought that were a bit under par on the day, were Rooney and Martial but they still did okay and helped control the majority of the game.
Onto Friday again and I’ve already sorted my plans before the game, once I finish work I should be in the pub by 5.30pm if the public transport is on time. Can’t wait now, new season has started, a Friday night, hopefully the sun will be shining and of course with now have Zlatan. I’m going for a 3-0 United win.
Oh and another quick note, I noticed earlier today that our fixtures for October and November have now been updated. I’m guessing because BT and SKY have handpicked their games for those months too. Looking at it briefly, it looks like the majority are going to be on TV again, all except Burnley which is going to be our first 3pm KO of the season. Check it out yourself below:
2nd Oct Premier League Stoke City – Home at 12:00hrs
17th Oct Premier League Liverpool – Away at 20:00hrs
23rd Oct Premier League Chelsea – Away at 16:00hrs
29th Oct Premier League Burnley – Home at 15:00hrs
6th Nov Premier League Swansea City – Away STILL TBC!
19th Nov Premier League Arsenal – Home at 12:30hrs
27th Nov Premier League West Ham United – Home at 16:30hrs
Thanks, Ian Costa on our own Red Wednesday. RED ARMY!
Editor’s Note – Just thought I would chip in here to add a note to what Ian wrote about the start Ibrahimovic has made. Yes it’s early days I know, but what about a sneaky bet on Zlatan to win PFA player of the year? He is currently 7/1 with most of the top football bookies to win the award this season. As someone who is clearly well liked and respected by many of his fellow professionals, I think that is a decent shout.
If you prefer he is also 4/1 to finish top scorer, but I honestly reckon the PFA bet is much better value and also has more chance of coming in. It’s available each way as well so even if he places you would still win on that one.