The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date - Saturday, December 31 2016
Kickoff Time - 1500 Hrs GMT
Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester
League standings and form guide
6. Manchester United : DWWWW
15. Middlesbrough : WLLWL
Middlesbrough 0 : 2 Manchester United
Manchester United 1 : 0 Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough 2 : 2 Manchester United
Manchester United 4 : 1 Middlesbrough
Manchester United 1 : 1 Middlesbrough
Manchester United wins - 51
Middlesbrough wins - 29
Draws - 22
Luke Shaw and Wayne Rooney doubtful.
Antonio Barragán suspended. Viktor Fischer and James husband doubtful.
Know the opposition
Middlesbrough Football Club (nicknamed The Boro and Smoggies), are a professional football club based in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England. According to Boro folklore, the idea for forming the football club was suggested during a tripe supper at the Corporation Hotel, Middlesbrough, and while this has since been discovered by club historian Harry Glasper to be untrue, it is certainly true that like many football clubs of the time, Middlesbrough were formed by members of the local cricket club wishing to stay fit during the winter.
They won the FA Amateur Cup in 1895 and again in 1898. The club turned professional in 1889, but reverted to amateur status in 1892. They turned professional permanently in 1899. After three seasons, they won promotion to the First Division, where they would remain for the next 22 years. Middlesbrough enjoyed their modern peak with the appointment of former Manchester United legend Bryan Robson in 1994, followed by signings like Neil Cox, Jan Åge Fjørtoft, Nigel Pearson, Fabrizio Ravanelli, Juninho Paulista, Emerson, Paul Ince and Nick Barmby. The club plays its home games at the Riverside Stadium, which was built to replace Ayresome Park (1903-1995).