In 1998/99 Manchester United won the league, FA Cup and Champions League, lifting all three in the space of 10 memorable May days. But in the Premier League their record of 79 points is the second lowest of the 13 titles, as they edged past Arsenal by a point. In a poll conducted by MM, Mark Stillman finds out just why that iconic season is considered the best.
Stoke have only conceded two goals in the season so far, and will be looking to stifle United’s already heavy-firing attack.
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has criticised his colleagues for what he termed a ‘tough day’ as they suffered an ignominious 2-0 defeat at the hands of Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says Sergio Agüero will miss his ninth match of the season as the Argentine looks likely to be sidelined against Stoke City.
Manchester City’s Joe Hart has for a long time been comfortable in his position as first-choice goalkeeper for both club and country, safe in his role and untroubled by underwhelming competition.
Premier League Stoke City ran out 4-1 winners at Spotland Stadium thanks to goals from Bojan Krkic, Stephen Ireland, Victor Moses and Jonathan Walters, with Rhys Bennett notching for the League One hosts.
United edged out Mark Hughes’ visitors 2-1 at Old Trafford last night thanks to goals from Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata.
Van Gaal’s United side face seven games in the next 31 days and a victory in their first, against Stoke City this evening, would see United record four straight wins for only the second time since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.
When Manchester City were bought out in 2008, Sir Alex Ferguson made a point of reasserting Manchester United’s dominance by completing the double over their local rivals.
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