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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Villa vs United

De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Scholes, Young, Rooney and Van Persie.

Subs: Lindegaard, Anderson, Chicharito, Welbeck, Fletcher, Cleverley, Buttner.

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  1. denton davey says:

    tom c @ 00:07: “Javier Hernandez – first name on the team sheet next week.”

    That won’t happen – SAF will chop-and-change so that DannyTheLad will also get game time. Then, when KagawaBunga gets back to fitness, he’ll need playing time too. We’ve not yet seen KagawaBunga at anything like his best/most effective. He’s a terrific player.

    I’d like to see Chicharito played up-front in an attacking interchaning-diamond with TheWayneBoy at the base so that he can roam between midfield and attack. Similarly, I think that RVP is at his best when he has more liberty to roam/interchange. If those four were getting most of the playing time then the other four – DannyTheLad, AV7, Ashley Young, and Nani would be feeding-off-scraps. I don’t see that happening in a system that prizes squad-rotation.

  2. samuel - united WE stand says:

    Tom ince is no messi but not many players can match him for ability. I’ve seen tom ince and he’s an outstanding talent. Posseses abundance of technical ability. Glides across the pitch, great close control, super pace. Can score or make an assist. Modern winger with flair there. Time will tell if he can make the step up but he has the ability and probably more of a fergie type signing so i wouldn’t be suprised if it happens. Looking at wilfred zaha at crystal palace though, i think there’s a potential top class player in there. Powerful already and can get stronger, skillful, great dribbler, versatile across the forward areas and has an eye for a goal.

  3. Proverb says:

    Going by YT vids he looks very good, I can understand why he’s being compared with messi, but he’s nowhere near messi’s class though. He’s a great potential would be a great addition to the club
    Only time will tell if he’s going to come
    Wouldn’t be surprised if the boss placed in a bid in january, already a lot of clubs showing interest..

  4. samuel - united WE stand says:

    What on earth is tevez rambling on about here?

  5. Proverb says:

    Man City’s player wages:

    Below is a list of Manchester City’s player wages as of September 2012. The figure shown is a weekly wage before tax.

    Carlos Tevez – £180,000
    Yaya Toure – £180,000
    David Sliva – £160,000
    Samir Nasri – £140,000
    Edin Dzeko – £120,000
    Vincent Kompany – £120,000
    Kolo Toure – £120,000
    Sergio Aguero – £120,000
    Javi Garcia – £110,000
    Maicon – £110,000
    Mario Balotelli – £100,000
    Joleon Lescott – £94,000
    Gael Clichy – £90,000
    James Milner – £85,000
    Gareth Barry – £80,000
    Joe Hart – £80,000
    Matija Nastasic – £75,000
    Pablo Zabaleta – £70,000
    Aleksandar Kolarov – £65,000
    Micah Richards – £60,000
    Jack Rodwell – £55,000
    Scott Sinclair – £55,000
    Costel Pantilimon – £20,000
    John Guidetti – £10,000

    Total – £2,299,000 per week or £120,000,000 per year and that’s just 24 players.

    All but 2 of the players earn double in a week what the average person in a year earns.

  6. Proverb says:

    Carlos Tevez on Gary Neville :

    Which brings me to Gary Neville. I can’t believe that any of the top countries would employ a television pundit as a part-time coach.

    Can you imagine Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland, Brazil or Argentina employing a manager’s right-hand man whose day job is a television pundit? I can’t ever see it happening.

    This week, I saw that Gary is part of a venture to build a new hotel in Manchester.
    How does that benefit England and Roy Hodgson?

    I’m not a fan of foreign managers taking charge of national teams.
    It would never happen in Brazil or Argentina because there’s too much pride at stake to admit a foreigner could understand the culture or mentality.

    But at least when Fabio Capello was in charge, you saw his assistant, Franco Baldini at Premier League games scouting players.
    To be honest, I haven’t seen much of that from Gary Neville.

    He’s happy to make jokes about players referring them to a PlayStation game but I’m not sure many World Cups have been won on PlayStation — so I think Gary needs to stop playing games and concentrate on his coaching. I know Sky is a high-profile and lucrative job and must pay well but he has to decide whether his first loyalty is to them or the FA.

    He should be out there watching games in the Premier League or the Championship, reporting back on current players and those who might play a part in the World Cup and beyond.

    He should also be turning up at clubs, watching their sessions, seeing how top class coaches work and how England players respond to them.

    I’ve worked under great managers, probably some of the best in the world and I don’t think any of them would consider having an assistant whose main focus was not 100 per cent on the job.
    Spain have been the most successful side in the world for the past few years.

    Is their assistant manager a TV pundit?
    The short answer is no. Gary has to decide whether England is his absolute focus or does he want to make a name for himself on Sky.
    Because, in my opinion, there is too much of a conflict of interest to do both.

    Tevez is a cockroach as far as I’m concerned, a twat of the highest.

    Cheers @samuel – united WE stand, your link failed

  7. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Sunday papers leading the was with ABU stuff (sort of)

    Tevez in his own words, bashes England……. erm, he doesn’t ‘get’ england….. Who knew?
    Note to Gary Neville: Watch your back son! ;)

  8. Costas says:

    Hodgson’s right hand man is Ray Lewington. The equivalent to Baldini. Neville is just one of the coaches whose job is to work with the team during every gathering. Tevez himself called him a part time coach and later on in the article he’s wondering why Neville doesn’t act like a full time assistant. :lol:

    Between that and calling Gareth Barry a player with pedigree and class, I haven’t laughed so hard in weeks.

    Cheers for the link Fletch.

  9. Ji sung says:

    Ash young is not a united player for me. Questioned when we signed him and still questioning it today. He was useless yesterday it has to be said. Get bale at any cost in Jan or the summer and we’ll be unstoppable!

    Valencia was poor too in the first half. Fucking about again. And his crossing was literally non fucking existent. Thankfully he got his act together 2nd half.

    Costtas you’re a cunt for slagging scholes off. He didn’t have a bad game and he set Hernandez up for our 1st goal which got us going. The problem is that u simply cant play both Michael and Paul together from the start. Doesn’t work. Simples. U can’t start blaming scholes fella.

    Football, bloody he’ll. Watching united this season……
    Disgraceful 1st half. Pathetic it has to be said

    Hernandez. What a guy! Get in there
    Massive 3 points. Unbelievable

  10. andromeda says:

    Oh, that dirty midget Tevez, he just can’t shut his dirty mouth…I am sure Gary will make some sarcasm out of him in public, may be with a bit of Fergie’s advice;)

  11. United Till I Die says:

    I knew Villa would perform but it took something special to turn it around like that. I don’t even know where to start. What a game, lads?

    Two pts clear at the top of the table thank you very much! Loved every minute of it.


  12. United Till I Die says:

    MOTD should be a laugh. Suarez nicks 2 pts off Chelsea and hospitalises their Skipper! haha there is a God after all.


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