Debut goals, diving and respect amongst fans have all been hot topics over the last seven days.
Sir Alex Ferguson has called for an end to the offensive songs sung by Liverpool and Manchester United fans, ahead of the weekend’s clash at Anfield.
With both clubs suffering from a history of tragedy, Sir Alex believes there should be a mutual respect and understanding when it comes to chants about Munich or Hillsborough.
Certain sections of the United fans were criticised at the weekend for singing a song apparently directed at Liverpool FC and Hillsborough. This was an inaccurate report which in fact was nothing more than extremely poor journalism (not for the first time this season).
Song words, “It’s never your fault, it’s never your fault, always the victim, it’s never your fault” have no mention of any tragedy and have been sung to Liverpool and Luis Suarez in recent times.
Other clubs on the receiving end of this chant have been Arsenal and Arsene Wenger, Chelsea and their players, Fernando Torres and John Terry, to name a couple.
Obviously a certain newspaper was struggling for a story to print and felt a bit of trouble making would be a good idea.
Young striker, Danny Welbeck was condemned by Wigan boss Roberto Martinez at the weekend for diving to win a penalty. Despite Javier Hernandez missing the spot kick, Martinez did not hold back in his criticism of Welbeck.
Not the first time a player has gone down easily – and it certainly will not be the last time. Was Welbeck touched? Yes. Could he have stayed on his feet? Yes.
Manchester United went on to win the game 4-0 with debut goals for Nick Powell and Alexander Buttner.
On the same day, we saw four huge landmarks for the club in Paul Scholes making his 700th appearance for United, Ryan Giggs making his 600th Premier League appearance, Rio Ferdinand his 400th for the club and Sir Alex Ferguson celebrating his 500th home game in charge. The stuff of legends.
On a more serious note – Manchester United took on Galatasaray at Old Trafford last night which didn’t really live up to its tag as one of biggest grudge games in European football: in fact, anytime Galatasaray meet an English side, it is a hostile affair.
United will wore black arm bands in respect for the two female police officers who died on Tuesday, the match reviews and five things we learned from the game can be seen on this site.