Wayne Rooney will have the opportunity to reunite his former team Man Utd after passing Derby with Northampton 4-2. At Pride Park, Rooney scored the fourth goal for Derby.
From the 11m mark, he contributed to the team’s 4-2 victory over Northampton. Thus, the British veteran striker will meet Man Utd in the fifth round of the FA Cup. This is the team where he scored 253 goals in 559 appearances.
Rooney is the all-time leading goalscorer for Man Utd and England. The 34-year-old star and the Red Devils won as many major titles as the five Premier League champions.
According to the previous draw result, defending champion Man City will visit Sheffield Wednesday, the team playing in the English First Division. Meanwhile, the most traditional rich club in the FA Cup, Arsenal will only have to meet Portsmouth.
Liverpool with a squad of young talents had a 1-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town in the rematch to continue. The Kop’s rival Chelsea is really formidable.
Unlike the previous rounds, matches in the FA Cup fifth round will not play again. If the game is inconclusive after 90 minutes, the two teams will enter 30 minutes of extra time. And it may be penalty shootout to determine the team to go on.
Although Derby County suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat and Rooney could not score. But no MU fan can hate him. They still clapped at his steps. The 19-year-old then joined the world’s greatest club for a record fee at the time. That alone is enough to see the pressures that await Rooney ahead.
And then, all that the Bald Guy left at Old Trafford was history. From a promising young player, after five months he gradually became an irreplaceable name. He was famous for the 4-4-2 tactic of Sir Alex.
Arsenal won by Aaron Ramsey’s extra-time goal. They ended Arsenal’s nine-year loss. But if we talk about the class story, we can see Arsenal almost still standing still. Anh even when they have 2 consecutive years of owning the oldest trophy in this world. During this time, Arsenal from the second position in the Premier League has dropped to fourth.
After 11 seasons, Chelsea from a club 50 years unknown to the throne of English football, has 4 times crowned. And they even won one Champions League title, one Europa League championship. Just over half a decade, Man City also twice had the honor of standing on the top of the Premier League. And Arsenal, that is by the other way.
During the last 10 Premier League seasons, the Gunners have never been in the Top 2. In those 10 seasons, Arsenal has never been considered a real candidate for the Premier League throne.
That’s what Arsene Wenger needs to think about. Arsenal could not be satisfied with just picking up the FA Cup, though it was of course still considered a title.
Why should Arsenal not be happy with the FA Cup championship? Both articles are directed to a goal called aspiration. Arsenal has never been a weak club. At any given moment, they have superstars who can shake the Premier League. But it seems that the lack of desire to fight has dragged the Gunners down in the deciding races.
It’s been a long time, Arsene Wenger has a new and potential player of the present. Hopefully, compared to the FA Cup throne last season, Arsenal will not consider the FA Cup championship a liberating title. It should only be considered a spiritual lever, a catalyst for Arsenal to seriously return to the goal of conquering the Premier League.
The win over Brighton is enough for Jose Mourinho to reassure United fans. And he did this even though MU’s gameplay has not really prospered. In fact, Jose Mourinho’s students entered the determination and repeatedly cornered the opponent in the first 30 minutes of the first half.
However, after Lukaku’s goal, they fell back and took the initiative. He gave way to the opponent. It took until 87 minutes for Matic to score the winner for Old Trafford.
The Portuguese tactician seemed to want to assert that he was always right. And his play will still be so before the scrutiny of the British media for him.
The ineffective performance since joining Old Trafford is a condition for Sanchez to sit out in the match against Brighton. Obviously, Mourinho did that. He replaced Sanchez with Mata and MU had more sharp attack solutions.
Besides, Lukaku plays more and more progressive and is a rare bright spot in the Reds squad recently. The Belgian striker always played aggressively, enthusiastically and especially trying. Lukaku’s deadlock goal is very important in the context that MU is gradually going into an ineffective trail.
On the Matic side, the Serbian continued to show his bravery despite the home team losing the initiative to the opponent. Calm and precision of Matic is always necessary in the context that Mourinho needs a person to regulate the pace of the game.
The goals set to win 2-0 at 87 minutes by midfielder is the end of all efforts of Brighton. However, the face that Jose Mourinho teachers and students show is not enough to make the fans satisfied.
Obviously, the impression of the practicality that Mourinho brings is very bold through the direction of the players. They actively gave the game to the opponent at the beginning of the second half.