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United title charge stalled by Newcastle


So it turned out to be the old chestnut. Did Manchester United gain a point or did they lose two in the title chase? An answer may be provided in 24 hours when Arsenal face Spurs in what could be their last chance to stay in the race. The bottom line is that United surprisingly failed to find the net for a second successive game. Credit must go to Newcastle however for a spirited defensive performance which enabled them to hang on to their point despite facing a second half barrage.

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Berbatov hat trick as Birmingham are swept aside


Precisely what was expected, a Manchester United stroll which could have easily reached double figures. As it turned out, Dimitar Berbatov led the rout of Birmingham City with his third hat trick of the season to cement his position as the Leagues leading scorer with 17 in his 19 appearances. With United having a game in hand over its rivals and both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City again surprisingly dropping points, should United be able to dispose of  Blackpool on Tuesday night the title chase may soon develop into a two horse race with Arsenal. The only disappointment in a sparkling display was the continuing inability of Wayne Rooney to find the net but his overall game suggested that he may not be far off from getting back to his explosive best.

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Fancy a good bet? Vidic for PFA Player of the Year


Let me admit up front that I am NOT a betting man. I don’t even know how to place a football wager so the last impression I want to give is that I have a great knowledge of what I’m talking about. Nevertheless an item on the Manchester United official website drew my attention this week. It highlighted the fact that most United players are strangely way off the pace in the Betfair PFA Player of the Year market.If you fancy the Reds to win the league, then why not back one of the boys to bag the PFA prize? After all, the last four winners have all been Old Trafford based.” it was argued.

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