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Ronaldo the Slave… Remind me, what’s the point of contracts again?

“I am delighted,” Cristiano Ronaldo said last April, after signing a new five year contract. “I spoke with Sir Alex Ferguson about my future and everyone knew that I wanted to stay. I am very happy at the club” A year later, Ronaldo’s future with the club seems less clear, with the player still not [...]

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Arsenal, You Can Have Ramsey, We’ll Take Huntelaar

Much fuss was made of lifelong Manchester United fan, Aaron Ramsey, choosing to leave Cardiff for Arsenal, over a move to United. In the end, Arsene Wenger showed that he wanted the youngster more, putting in far more effort than Sir Alex Ferguson to secure the deal. No doubt, the lad clearly has a lot [...]

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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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Forget Ronaldo – Reasons Why Queiroz Is The Man We Need To Stay

“There is a need to sweep away the dirt in the Portuguese football Federation,” Carlos Queiroz said, when leaving his post as the Portugal U-20 team, which contained the likes of Luís Figo, Rui Costa, Fernando Couto, João Vieira Pinto and Jorge Costa. His parting was an acrimonious one, seemingly shutting the door on his [...]

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Does Foster Really Need Loaning Out Again?

It’s a sad state of affairs when your goalkeeper is the Man of the Match. It certainly implies a lot about the way the rest of your team played if the man between the sticks is getting all the praise. However, as United scraped past Derby at Pride Park, following the absolute thrashing Chelsea dished [...]

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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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Season Ticket Holder Andy Cole: I want Ronaldo To Stay

Andy Cole was a massive part of our incredible 1999 Treble winning team, scoring many important goals. The winner away to Juventus in the European Cup semi-finals, the equalisers at home to Arsenal and Leeds, as well as, most importantly, the goal that clinched us the title on the last day of the season, putting [...]

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Ronaldo Deal: Calderon In Doubt, Now Confident Again

The fuss surrounding Ronaldo has quietened down over the past few days, with the media becoming as bored as we are about the rumours constantly linking him with a move away from the club. Comments from Ramon Calderon circulated in the Spanish press, presumably taken from an interview the day before, considering he was at [...]

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What’s So Special About Huntelaar and Do We Need Him?

Since selling Ruud van Nistelrooy in 2006, we have failed to bring in an out and out striker to replace him. Coupled with Louis Saha’s injuries, United have found themselves playing a different style of football to what they’d played for years, particularly when Ruud had been in the team. Basically, our wingers bombed down [...]

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Ronaldo Tells Family: “I Don’t Want To Leave United”

The Cristiano Ronaldo transfer saga is likely to rumble on for some time yet, with talks delayed because of the player’s need for surgery. Sky Sports reported that Portugal’s team doctor had claimed he would be set for surgery this weekend, whilst the club have released two statements saying no decision has been made. Whilst [...]

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The Support Ronaldo Received Is Now Sickening

Steven Gerrard, who missed one of the penalties that saw England knocked out of the last World Cup, deflected any possible negative attention away from himself and in the direction of Ronaldo instead. “If it was one of my team-mates, I’d be absolutely disgusted in him because there’s no need for that,” said Gerrard. “I’ve [...]

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Would You Take Messi In Ronaldo’s Place?

We’re left in limbo whilst Ronaldo holidays with his bird who has the body of a goddess, not knowing whether he will be in Manchester or Madrid next season. Whilst there’s every possibility of United sticking to their guns and fending off Real Madrid for at least another season, as we did after a similar [...]

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Real Madrid Passive Spectators? I Beg To Differ

“We know that it’s something between the player and Manchester United,” Ramon Calderon said yesterday, trying to fan the flames yet again. “If the player continues to insist that he wants to come and if United will consider letting him go, then we’ll ask. If the price is right and everyone’s happy, then it won’t [...]

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United Should Be Flattered By Ronaldo Interest?

“If it was me, it would make me proud that the big clubs were asking about our players,” said Real Madrid rat Calderon yesterday. I’ll address the possibility of this being a dig at the size of United as a club later. First, it’s important to state that United don’t have any problem with other [...]

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No Ronaldo? I May As Well Support Gillingham Now

An Arsenal fan with too much time on his hands… ———— 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 from this country’s top football journalists, such as [...]

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