Fiji Time: 3:24 AM on Sunday 21 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Season at stake for Man United

Afp
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

LONDON - With their Premier League title defence in tatters, Manchester United approach the second leg of their League Cup semi-final against Sunderland on Thursday conscious that it could define their domestic season.

Sunday's 3-1 loss at Chelsea left David Moyes' side 14 points off the pace in the league and having been knocked out of the FA Cup by Swansea City, United need success in the League Cup like never before.

The Red Devils trail Sunderland 2-1 from the first leg and defeat at Old Trafford will crank up the pressure on Moyes, who took over from Alex Ferguson at the start of the season.

The League Cup is a competition United occasionally treated with disdain under Ferguson, but the new manager knows that he cannot afford to pick and choose when the club's fans are in the doldrums.

"We will try and do everything we can to get through," Moyes told MUTV.

"I want to give the supporters something to cheer about. There has not been an awful lot. I am fully aware of that."

Including that result at the Stadium of Light on January 7, United have lost four of their five games so far in 2014.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Man down, Fiji wins
  2. Kuridranis celebrate
  3. Fuel drop
  4. Performance to be monitored
  5. $530k bonus payout
  6. More rain as police issue stern warning
  7. Proud achievement for duo
  8. Huge relief for mother of two
  9. Vunisa scores lifetime try
  10. Arfa's last game

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. My boy, my hero Monday (15 Dec)
  3. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  4. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  5. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  6. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  7. Five-try Fiji forge Plate final berth Monday (15 Dec)
  8. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  9. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  10. A-G: Claim ludicrous Friday (19 Dec)