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Our Best Midfield Four – Who Is It?

There is always apprehension ahead of travelling to Fratton Park due to their recent good history against us. When looking at the players we had available to us, the worries increased. No Ryan Giggs, Nani, Cristiano Ronaldo, Park Ji-Sung, Michael Carrick and Owen Hargreaves, with Anderson supposedly exhausted after 6 games in 18 matches in [...]

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VIDEO: Portsmouth Goal and Highlights

United beat Portsmouth surprisingly convincingly this evening, despite being without several key players. But we’re still behind Hull! ———— The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable World Cup preview. It contains 20 articles written by football experts on the countries our players will be representing in Brazil. There is also exclusive content [...]

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What Happened To The Keane Of Old?

The 4-1 defeat to Middlesbrough was arguably one of the most embarrassing moments United have endured over the last ten years or so. We got absolutely battered that day at the Riverside and certainly didn’t deserve the consolation goal Cristiano Ronaldo scored at the death. The following day, there was talk in the tabloids of [...]

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Is Fletcher Foolish To Stay Loyal To United?

Darren Fletcher certainly splits the vote where United fans are concerned, with some trusting Sir Alex Ferguson’s judgement on the player, whilst others are insistent he is not good enough for Manchester United. Now facing competition with Paul Scholes, Owen Hargreaves, Michael Carrick and Anderson for the central midfield roles, all of whom come above [...]

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Fletcher Ready To Follow Neville?

“It’s a squad game,” Fletcher said ahead of the Champions League final against Chelsea in May. “Nobody likes not playing – and I definitely don’t – but I accept it. That’s down to a few different factors and the form of the team. There’s a lot of competition among the players. It’s a Champions League [...]

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Is Fletcher Important To United?

For all his faults, Darren Fletcher is a player who usually shows up in the big games, showing himself as a player who can be relied upon when we really need him. He was a strong figure in all of our Champions League games last season, and throughout the course of the season, put in [...]

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What Does Scholes Think Of Anderson, Carrick, Hargreaves and Fletcher?

For the final third of the 2005-2006 season, Ryan Giggs and John O’Shea proved to be the best central midfield pairing we had. Our team was ravaged by injuries, meaning even the likes of Richardson had a stint in the centre of our midfield. It was painful. Times have changed vastly since then, with Sir [...]

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Will Fletcher’s Injury Have An Effect On Our Season?

Darren Fletcher has never been a player I have rated too highly. Had he not been billed as “the next David Beckham” then maybe we could have been more accepting from the young Scot. Had his place in the team always depended upon the injuries of others, then I’m sure he would have been welcomed [...]

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Have We Been Too Quick To Slate Fletcher?

Darren Fletcher is a player United fans have scoffed at over the past few seasons, with the majority believing he is not good enough for our club and has kept his place for longer than he deserves primarily because of his shared nationality with the gaffer. As a youngster, he was tipped to be “the [...]

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Fletcher > Fabregas and Humiliation

At Republik of Mancunia, we couldn’t let the opportunity to take the piss out of Arsenal pass us by, so we’ve had several new designs to the shop in honour of our brilliant 4-0 win over the gooners at the weekend.       Before the match, William Gallas called United arrogant and believed we [...]

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Is Ferguson Right About Fletcher?

Darren Fletcher was dubbed ‘the new David Beckham’ when playing for United’s youth team. He was spotted by a scout when he was just 11 and impressed Sir Alex Ferguson so much that he was asked to come to United for trials four times a year. Roy Keane was impressed by the lad and tried [...]

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I’ve always rated Darren Fletcher

Ok I’m lying. I slag him off everytime I see him in the line up. But cracking and well needed goal nevertheless. United, top of the league, United United top of the league! Here’s to being 9 points clear of Chelsea this time next week. Article by: Scott ———— The Republik of Mancunia has brought [...]

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