Monday, May 23, 2011

Manchester United - Champions 19 - Barclays Premier League 2010/2011

Fans yesterday had a double-treat at Old Trafford. Not only did they see their favorite team beat Blackpool (though I was rooting for Blackpool to win getting them out of relegation), they also got to see Manchester United receiving their trophy for winning the Barclays Premier League for the 19th time! - a record, beating Liverpool's 18 times. Below a montage of images taken from the ManUtd website.. More images where these came from.

Needless to say, these new Manchester United jerseys and other paraphernalia commemorating winning the league for the 19th time will be collectors items - MU scarves, mug, cap, fridge magnet, DVD, photo in presentation folder, and car sticker.

As individual players, some of the MU players achieved records or personal bests, while for Sir Alex Ferguson, it is his 11th win in the Premier League.

Player achievements include

1. Ryan Giggs' 12th EPL win
2. (Dimitar) Berbatov ties with (Carlos) Teves (of Manchester City) for the Golden Boot award scoring 20 goals each
3. Michael Owen's first-ever win in EPL after years playing in EPL
4. Top scorers for the season are Manchester United with 78, closely followed by Arsenal with 72.

Michael Owen

“I won a lot of trophies with Liverpool but to win the Premier League is the pinnacle of anyone’s career. I’m very proud today. I’m really pleased and proud to have played with a great crop of lads and obviously the manager’s second to none.”
- Michael Owen

Just like Peter Schmeichel before him, goalkeeper, Edwin van de Sar bids farewell, both retiring on a high note - winning the Premier League.

"I've thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I'll always keep a warm place in my heart for Manchester United, the biggest club in the world.

"I want to thank the manager, the fans, the players, and also my family - my parents, my wife and my kids."
- Edwin van der Sar

Hear van de Sar's farewell speech..

Watch video of the trophy-presentation.

Glory Glory Man United..

Next... see you at Wembley..May 28.

(All images from the ManUtd official website.)

In case you might be interested, here is the League table from the Premier League website.


  1. Glory Glory MU MU MU..tQ

  2. so this must be a great news to you huh ManU fans~~ :p

  3. Bananaz, you're welcome! And the reds go marching on on on!

    SK, it is! A rewarding finale to a tough season. Worth staying up late nights and some nail-biting moments. Exaggeration, of course, the last bit. LOL!

    LB, are you celebrating too?