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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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143 Comments

  1. Dubitou says:

    http://youtu.be/Zr-B7vk_o_k
    From charity match, and he was retired, but is so cocky.

  2. CedarsDevil says:

    Samuel

    He is still only 26 I think, so perhaps a new challenge is due…..May be playing along side better gifted players will bring out the best in him………..Like you though, I do not think United need him

  3. CedarsDevil says:

    Jeet

    Touche mate………….During the early days of my love affair with United we had Hill and Coppell on the wings………..Always been the case, attacking attractive football is what we are all about

  4. Harish says:

    Jones needs to be given a fixed position ASAP. I think his preferred position is CB but I feel he could do the job of defensive midfielder also. I have never liked Jones playing at RB reason being he tends to drift in a central position more often than not. I actually hoped to see Jones play in defensive midfield role for england in euros.

    3-5-2 looks good but it can be dangerous. One mistake by the midfielder will see us conceding goal. Kagawa will play as a second striker. So it would be interesting to see what Sir Alex does with our line Up.

  5. Harish says:

    Modric is a decent midfielder but the question is Do we need him. He is not good defensively and neither has the art of scoring goals. Yeah he can make goals but that job will also be done by Kagawa now. I doubt if we will sign him.

  6. MG says:

    Morning all

    Eye is feel still there with the obligatory Hulk like green flash

    If only I could turn green and SMASH!

    :lol:

    Anyway hope all is good I shall catch up later on taking it easy by not sitting on the computer too much.

    19

  7. CedarsDevil says:

    A note for a couple of mates here………….

    For Mike – Fuck off city, fuck off city, fuck off city………..Glad you got the suit for Saturday pal…..

    For James – Come ON England

    For me – Fuck off you sheep shagging cunts!!!

  8. Jeet says:

    Question for you all:

    If funds/availability were not a problem, but you were constrained to sign just ONE more player for United this season, who would it be? If you are torn by indecision, you could say “One out of X,Y or Z”.

  9. CedarsDevil says:

    I keep hearing on the news that president x called president y and had a chat!!! What the fuck do they talk about???

  10. CedarsDevil says:

    Jeet

    No doubt I would go with Z…………Always fascinated me

  11. Jeet says:

    @MG: Take it easy. I have pretty weak eyes myself, and got a right scare a few months back when I was playing footie and someone smashed a shot right over my glasses (the travails of us courageous defenders, aah… :lol: ). Sparklers in front of watery eyes for a minute but then I went back in. Trouble was I started getting pretty bad aches a week after that. Had to get tests done which cost a bomb, but luckily it was nothing more than some light bruising. No taking chances with eyes.

  12. Jeet says:

    Cedars, you fucker, you got me again :lol:

  13. Jeet says:

    …The only good thing that came out of it was around 10 minutes chat with a very pretty doc, but then I’m sure MG knows more about pretty docs than I’ll ever learn in mutliple lifetimes :lol:

  14. CedarsDevil says:

    Pretty Docs?? Fuck me sideways, had this really hot dentist that I used to visit…..Never had a problem with my teeth but the thought of her pressing her breasts against me as she ‘looked’ into my mouth was worth the money every time

  15. WillieRedNut says:

    352? I would write a letter to SAF expressing my disgust if we went down this road….. :mad: Besides, Fergie is a flat back 4 boss! I see where it could benefit the twins, but you would also need CH’s who are comfortable on ball. Rio and Evans are our best 2 ball playing CH’s. Vidic is a beast. Brilliant at attacking the ball, but not the greatest at bringing the round thing out of defense. Jones and Smalling aren’t there yet either. For that reason lads, I’m out! :P

  16. Jeet says:

    @Cedars: I once had a goddamn pretty dentist too…she was to die for. I wasn’t even married then, so seriously contemplated asking her out a couple of times. But the thought of what might happen if she got offended (perfectly possible in Indian culture), always stopped me :lol:

  17. CedarsDevil says:

    Jeet

    She would have drilled your fucking brain mate!! ha ha ha ha

  18. Jeet says:

    …instead of Ol Polly here doing the fucking drilling :lol:

  19. CedarsDevil says:

    Willie

    You fucking beauty………..We see eye to eye…..Another reason for loving the day lights out of you??

  20. WillieRedNut says:

    Cedars – Ditto! :) See you people later! ;)

  21. CedarsDevil says:

    Got me St George ready for tonight, will be thinking of Jimmy James and Giggs12 as I watch the match…………Only distraction will be them Swedish babes in the stands

  22. Sandeep1878 says:

    Evening reds the around the world..

    Come on danny boy, score a brace tonight, i will be up midnight with coupla beers to see you score and score you will..

    Hello Jeet,

    wasup pal and that United x Juventus at kolkatta turned out trash :( .

    Hello cedars and Willie,

    Prasan conveyed his regards to you both, telling the stalker will be lurking around some time soon..:)

    good day reds..

    and is Sir Alex back from his South of France holidays? and did he meet Lippi there? ;)

  23. Sandeep1878 says:

    Cedars,

    those Swedish and czech babes, oh my gawd..dont tell me :P

  24. Sandeep1878 says:

    Top 10 most expensive defenders in the world :

    1 – Rio Ferdinand £33.1m (Leeds United to Manchester United, 2002)

    2 – Fabio Coentrao £27m (Benfica to Real Madrid, 2011)

    3 – Pepe £25m (Porto to Real Madrid, 2007)

    4 – Daniel Alves £23.5m (Sevilla to Barcelona, 2008)

    5 – Dmytro Chygrynskiy £22.5m (Shakhtar Donetsk to Barcelona, 2009)

    =6 – Joleon Lescott £22m (Everton to Manchester City, 2009)

    =6 – Lilian Thuram £22m (Parma to Juventus, 2001)

    8 – David Luiz £21.3 (Benfica to Chelsea, 2011)

    9 – Alessandro Nesta £21m (Lazio to AC Milan, 2002)

    10 – Ricardo Carvalho £20m (Porto to Chelsea, 2004)

  25. Sandeep1878 says:

    Italy have failed to record a win in any of their last 6 games in major international tournaments.

    Spain have now scored 43 goals in the Euro final competition. Only Germany(58), Holland(56), France(47) have scored more.

    Spain’s 4-0 win over Ireland was their biggest Euro championship win, surpassing the 4-1 and 3-0 wins over Russia in Euro ’08.

    ###

    Happy birthday to Oliver Kahn,

    what a brilliant goal keeping Legend!!

  26. Jeet says:

    Evening, Sandeep. No news on Kolkata match, my friend called up AIFF and WB Sports Ministtry – nobody knows nothing…can’t find anything on the net either. With each passing day it seems less likely :(

  27. dannysoya LOVES SIAN MASSEY says:

    @denton davey I did not put Nani in there because I personally don’t think we would be getting the best out of him down the middle. Nani is more of a winger than an attacking midfielder. Same with Robben, Ribery, Valencia, Ashley Young. if you play ANY of them down the middle you will not see their best performance. This is what happened to Young in the first game against France. but your formation could work if we have the defensive discipline of the Italians and we put two balls of energy at the Wing Back positions.

  28. piggysbeeftrousers says:

    BOOM!

    http://youtu.be/2EKIZ9vMZmY

  29. Dysart says:

    Considering the gale force wind that night, his goal v Sheff Utd and his celebration wins it for me :-)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkuxarlEPVs

  30. Drewgen says:

    For my 2 cents worth, I think this 3-5-2 idea is worth at least a shot. Evra has always been far stronger offensively so would make a good left wing back, and Valencia has the stamina to charge up and down that right flank all day. In Smalling, Jones, Rio and Evans we have very good ball playing defenders, three of whom have experience at full back so would have to knowledge to get across and cover if the wing backs get caught out too far up the pitch. For me, I’d have Welbeck up top and 2 from Rooney, Kagawa, Nani and Young in behind him.
    De Gea
    Smalling-Vidic-Evans
    Valencia-Carrick-Cleverly-Evra
    Rooney or Nani-Kagawa or Young
    Welbeck
    This would also give Nani a chance to play more centrally, which i know is something alot of people are crying out for.
    I know this is extremely unlikely to ever happen, but just an interesting tactical thought. Plus it works a treat on Football manager =P

  31. Drewgen says:

    Basically I’m thinking a 1990s Brazil style formation – Cafu and Roberto Carlos certainly weren’t defensively minded!
    Swap the central midfield pair depending on preference/fitness/new signings

  32. denton davey says:

    Jeet @ 11:03: “If funds/availability were not a problem, but you were constrained to sign just ONE more player for United this season, who would it be? If you are torn by indecision, you could say “One out of X,Y or Z”.”

    Simple – DDR or Schweini. BUT De Rossi is a Roman and Schweini is a Bavarian so neither one is “available” – and both have recently re-upped for huge money and long term contracts.

    In the real world, it seems to me that finding a way to get the most out of the current squad is probably more important than importing another new player. That’s why I suggested (in the wee small hours) that the Italian 3-5-2/5-3-2 might be something good “to think with”.

  33. denton davey says:

    WillieRedNut @ 11:17: “Fergie is a flat back 4 boss!”

    To date, yes. BUT one of the reasons why SAF is such a great manager is that he isn’t stubborn about players or formations – he’s a WilyOldFootieKnight and he seems to be setting up his squad to play in a different manner. We saw a hint of that at the beginning of last season before injuries just blew up in his face. With the signing of KagawaBunga it sure looks like he has “different” in mind for now and the future. Also, he can’t watch his old buddy, Woy, without seeing how badly Ingerland fare against more “sophisticated” schemes.

  34. JC says:

    It’s not like we weren’t playing with 3 at the back for much of many of our games anyway with Evra way upfield out of position to cover. /snark

  35. Red Neck says:

    Is it just me, but according to the BBC commentators, Gerrard had a great first half ?

  36. Red Neck says:

    Rio would have got to that.

  37. Red Neck says:

    Walcotts first touch and they say he’s got Sweden worried. WHTF.

  38. Red Neck says:

    Wallcot changed the game and won it. Oh for fucks sake.Gerrard, Terry, world beaters, and to top it all Ashley young is singled out for fault for one of the goals. Pure comedy gold.

  39. paul7hughes says:

    Love this strike:

    Only he attempted this kind of strike

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g78fPffUYcw

  40. OHH AHH Cantona says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz9ulOKhJ-c
    I tried to think of another but I couldn’t resist this

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