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Hull Away Fans, Berbatov and Losing The Second Half

My observations from today’s game are as follows: 1. Hull City’s away support is the best we’ve had so far. 2. Dimitar Berbatov was worth every penny. 3. Why can’t we maintain dominance in two halves?

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Wayne Rooney’s Record Should Be Better

Wayne Rooney’s Record Should Be Better

Wayne Rooney is enjoying fabulous form for Manchester United, as he usually he does during this time of year. Whilst his goals are an obvious indicator of his great form, and what is picked up in the press, it’s his all-round game which I’m most impressed with. He’s at the centre of everything, the Midas [...]

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Stats To Prove United Are The Best

Ok ok, ‘we don’t need stats to prove that’ I hear you cry, and I agree with you. We can just look at our trophy cabinet if clarification of our greatness is required, but go with me on this one. I like a good old statistic, particularly the ones the commentators drag up during a [...]

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Manchester IS Red… Even City Fans Agree

It’s funny how this myth goes around that Manchester is a City supporting location. Mancunians opt to support the blues, whilst United fans claim their fanbase from the home counties. Of course, this is perfect logic, isn’t it? One of the most widely supported clubs in the World couldn’t possible appeal to people from Manchester, [...]

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Well That’s More Like It… Our Fixtures Compared to Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool

There we have it, United’s first good performance of the season matched with the goals it deserves. United beat Aalborg 3-0 away from home, converting three of the eight chances on goal, which certainly beats the one goal from open play in sixteen shots on target against Bolton. This is more like it. Of course, [...]

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Chelsea’s Cry Baby Starting To Sound Desperate

Whilst John Terry will certainly still be feeling the weight of responsibility for his team’s failure, I don’t think that quite excuses the lunacy of his recent statements. Last week, Terry was claiming that United have peaked. Now, this can be forgiven I suppose. He’s ranting and trying to lift the confidence of his team [...]

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United Will Finish 2nd, Chelsea Will Finish 1st

Last season, United were some way short of what I’d expect of a team filled with the ability it has. Despite adding Owen Hargreaves, Carlos Tevez, Anderson and Nani to what was already a Championship winning side, we finished 2 points behind our total from the season before. Even with all the goals Ronaldo scored, [...]

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Had John Terry Not Slipped, United Wouldn’t Have Won The European Cup

If I got a pound for every time I read rival fans on this blog write, “United only won the European Cup because John Terry slipped”, I’d be a very rich man indeed. As is part and parcel of football support in this country, your success will always be undermined by your rivals. I remember [...]

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United At Their Peak? Is Chelsea’s Terry Really That Thick?

Whatever happens in the future, whether we end up like Leeds or simply can’t hack it at the top once Sir Alex Ferguson leaves, whether Roman Abramovich hires all the best coaches in the World or spends £100s of millions on the greatest players to ensure superiority in England and Europe, John Terry will always [...]

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“Where Will All The Goals Come From?” Ruud… now Ronaldo

United had just finished second in the Premiership and won the League Cup. It was our most successful season since winning the title in 2003, and whilst still some way off our high expectations, at least we could finally believe we were getting there. However, our top scorer, Ruud van Nistelrooy, was certainly on the [...]

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Alan Smith’s First Year Away – Did Fergie Ruin Him?

Alan Smith’s First Year Away – Did Fergie Ruin Him?

Alan Smith quickly won over the Old Trafford crowd, despite his Leeds United roots. In fact, it was probably the fact that he had grown up loving Leeds, yet was able to play his heart out for us, that warmed us to him. See, we all remembered Smithy as that Leedscum youngster who came to [...]

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It’s Chelsea’s ‘Chopper’ Talking Out Of His Backside…Not Fergie!

Sir Alex Ferguson clearly put a few Chelsea noses out of joint with his recent comments about their ageing squad. Whilst Scolari managed to resist taking the bait, Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris couldn’t help himself. He launched a scathing attack on our boss, claiming that Ferguson was ‘talking out of his backside’. Clearly Harris missed the [...]

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Stats To Prove Fergie’s Right…Chelsea’s Aging Squad No Concern For Us

Do you remember how painful football was for us United brats not so long ago? After years of having our pick of the trophies, suddenly another club came in to the frame, and they appeared impossible to compete with. They were like a machine, playing in a way we’d never seen United perform. No, they [...]

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Back Off Pele! Proof That Rooney Gets Better Every Season

“Wayne Rooney scores for Manchester United… and it’s not the last time you’ll hear that,” said the commentator, as Rooney put away the first of three goals in his United debut against Fenerbahce in the Champions League. Wayne Rooney was the signing I had been the most excited about in years. Here was a youngster [...]

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Chelsea’s Scolari: United Aren’t A One Man Team

In the midst of Euro 2008, there were several reports claiming Luiz Filipe Scolari, who had just taken on the job as Chelsea manager, was advising Ronaldo to leave United for Real Madrid. In an interview Ronaldo claimed that Scolari had said that the opportunity to join Real is once in a lifetime and he [...]

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