Well after the international break, which saw us with 4 players injured, Jones, Fellaini, Bailly & Rashford, although the Jones played and Rashford came on at Liverpool as a substitute, the side didn’t look right. It was a long afternoon at Anfield, and an even longer journey back hearing that City put 7 past Stoke.
Still we got a point at Anfield, some may say a lucky point looking at the number of shots and possession stats, but David De Gea was only really asked to perform one sure goal save, he is the best keeper in the world, I have no doubt about that.
3 more away games on the trot, good luck to the lads from the branch who travelled yesterday and those going to Lisbon today.
Lise & I travel on Wednesday for the game in Lisbon, followed by Huddersfield at 3pm on Saturday and then away to Swansea next Tuesday,
This is then followed by the MUDSA dinner on Friday the 27th with Spurs at home on the 28th and lastly Benfica at home on 31st October, a busy month all round, a lot of air miles for some of us and a few late nights and early mornings.
Safe travels everyone who is going to the away’s in the next 8 days and stay safe, Lisbon is a beautiful city, but there are still pick pockets operating there so watch your valuables
The draw for the group stage has taken place and the other teams in our group are Benfica, CSKA Moscow and Basel with the games being played as follows,
(Kick off time given yet but presume all 19-45 UK time)
Tuesday 12 September – Basel (H)
Wed 27th September – CSKA Moscow (A)
Wed 18th October – Benfica (A) we are all booked for the trip
Tuesday 31st October – Benfica (H)
Wed 22nd November – Basel (A) we have booked into The Hotel City Inn across the road from the station, which is where we stayed the last time we played Basel.
Tuesday 5 December – CSKA Moscow (H)
We have been drawn to play Swansea away after beating Burton Albion at home in the 3rd round, fixture will be played Tuesday 24th October at 19-45
We think there will be a bus going for those interested.
We have talked about running a trip to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Munich Disaster, so as flights have now been released there are a couple of options for flying to Munich
Direct flight with Lufthansa departing 10-30 on 5th February and returning late on the Wednesday evening, cost of flight £177
Hotel Amba close to railway station for £65 each for two nights based on 2 sharing a twin room
Airport transfers and train to the memorial site are not included but will be about £20
So without food and drink you are looking at £260 each
One option is to fly with BA via Heathrow and this reduces the price by about £25, however the prices will go up I am sure if we leave it to late.
For those who can’t get 3 days off work, then you could consider going on Sunday evening 17-50 arriving at 20-55 have 2 night in Munich and return late Tuesday 22-15 arr 23-20 then the flights would be £151, both direct flights, EasyJet out and Lufthansa home
Are you a Manchester United Supporter who lives in the High Peak or Surrounding area who wishes to be more involved in a group rather than travelling to games on your own?
We are an official branch of the Manchester United Supporters Clubs, we attend all home and away games, we have mini buses to each home game and most away games.
Run our own trips to European away games, usually 1 or 2 nights stay and generally cheaper than the club’s day trips
We hold regular branch meetings on the last Thursday or Friday in the month, subject to fixture dates
See our contact page for more details