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Clattenburg to referee the derby – how’s he treated Manchester’s teams this year?

Mark Clattenburg will be the referee for the derby this weekend. What’s his record been like this season? Anything of note this season? Clattenburg was in charge for our 5-3 defeat against Leicester. While our players hit self-destruct, they were aided by the referee. With United 3-1 up, Clattenburg awarded a penalty for a Jamie [...]

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PICTURE: Why does this referee only send off United players for touching him?

PICTURE: Why does this referee only send off United players for touching him?

Joe Hart went head to head with Michael Oliver on derby day this season, but the referee dealt no punishment. Cesc Fabregas shoved Oliver out of the way this season, but the referee dealt no punishment. Vincent Kompany put both hands on Oliver when complaining about Crystal Palace’s first goal this evening, but the referee [...]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Lee Dixon on that Giggs goal, signing Welbeck, Invincibles vs Treble winners and Monday night’s encounter

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Lee Dixon on that Giggs goal, signing Welbeck, Invincibles vs Treble winners and Monday night’s encounter

After spending 14 years at Arsenal, winning four league titles and three FA Cups in the process, Lee Dixon is no stranger to a Manchester United v Arsenal encounter. As the Reds welcome the defending champions to Old Trafford on Monday night with a place at Wembley in the Semi-Final at stake, the former Gunners [...]

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What would Stuart Holden make of Evans’ SIX match ban?

What would Stuart Holden make of Evans’ SIX match ban?

On March 19th 2011, Manchester United took on Bolton at Old Trafford, with just nine games of the Premie League season remaining. We were three points clear of Arsenal, but they had a game in hand, so this match was a must win. Ideally, we could have done with quite a few goals too because [...]

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Jonny Evans banned for SIX games

The FA have confirmed that Jonny Evans will serve a six game ban for spitting at Papiss Cisse in United’s 1-0 win over Newcastle this week. It is likely that Evans will appeal the decision, given he has claimed he’s innocence but will probably get an extra game for making a “frivolous” appeal.

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FA couldn’t care less about the fans

The FA have confirmed that the FA Cup 5th round between United/Cambridge and Preston/Sheffield United will be played on Monday February 16th. Of course, you don’t want to count your chickens, particularly after the dire football we played in the 0-0 at Cambridge, but you would presume that it’ll be United playing in that game. [...]

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Fergie: Rooney Shouldn’t Have Anything To Do With The FA

Fergie: Rooney Shouldn’t Have Anything To Do With The FA

Two years ago, over an hour in to the game, Manchester United were trailing 2-0 against West Ham. It was the beginning of April and United had a title to win. Wayne Rooney was having a frustrating game and nothing was working for him… until the 65th minute. He scored a 14 minute hattrick to [...]

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Schmeichel: FA Cup Degraded By United’s Absence

Schmeichel: FA Cup Degraded By United’s Absence

Peter Schmeichel has reflected on the decision to allow Manchester United to pull out of the FA Cup following our historic Treble winning season to play in the World Club Cup in Brazil. Whilst United have always been the ones criticised for this decision, the truth is the government and FA were the ones at [...]

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Rio Fined £45k By FA

Rio Fined £45k By FA

Rio Ferdinand has been fined £45k by the FA following his “choc ice” remark on Twitter. Rio had been charged with acting “in a way which was improper and/or bought the game into disrepute by making comments which included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race.” A fan tweeted Rio and called Ashley [...]

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FA Charge Rio Ferdinand

FA Charge Rio Ferdinand

The FA have today announced that Rio Ferdinand has been charged for comments he made on Twitter in reference to Ashley Cole, who gave evidence in defence of John Terry in his trial following allegations of racism towards Rio’s brother, Anton. “The allegation is that the player acted in a way which was improper and/or [...]

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Too Little Too Late From The FA On Racism?

Following penalty misses from Ashley Young and Ashley Cole in England’s defeat to Italy at Euro 2012, Twitter was littered with England fans racially abusing them. All the tweets have been deleted and some users have blocked their accounts but the police are investigating complaints made. The FA have today released a statement condemning the [...]

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Ref’s Mistake Gifts City The Title

Manchester City fans have spent decades complaining about United receiving favourable decisions from the referee. This season, City messageboards were filled with talk of a ‘conspiracy’, in which the FA and Sky Sports were working against City to help United win the title. Seriously. The debatable decisions table shows that United would have won the [...]

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Singing For England?

Singing For England?

“Did you cheer, did you cheer, did you cheer when Beckham scored?” we would sing to opposition fans following David Beckham’s transformation from villain to hero in the eyes of England fans. After his sending off in the World Cup 1998 he was given an awful time in this country, with effigies of him being [...]

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Marriner To Ref The Derby – Should We Be Worried?

Marriner To Ref The Derby – Should We Be Worried?

Andre Marriner is set to referee the derby after rumours that Howard Webb was going to get it. Marriner hasn’t caused us a great deal of problems over the years but any issue that has arisen with him is scouse-related. 1. Failed to send Jamie Carragher off for this challenge in the 87th minute at [...]

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Fergie: FA Asked Me To Keep Quiet

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he is not allowed to give his opinion on who he thinks should be the next England boss. After previously suggesting that Harry Redknapp would be great for the job, the FA wrote to Ferguson and asked him not to discuss it any more. “The Premier League has written [...]

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