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Fergie: Edwin Almost Changed His Mind Last Week

In the programme notes for tomorrow’s game against Blackpool, Sir Alex Ferguson claims that Edwin Van der Sar came to speak to him last night about the possibility of changing his mind on retirement.

“Edwin decided he wants to go out at the top, though he did have a wobble last week,” said Ferguson. “He came to see me and told me he was thinking about changing his mind. I had to tell him to be quick about it because we are in the middle of concluding a deal for a new keeper. He came back a couple of days later to say he would be sticking with his original decision to go, which I think at his age is the right thing for him to do.”

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  1. GoatinaUnitedShirt says:

    @I fucking love Manchester United
    I see where your coming from in regards to this and of course every United fan should be very greatful for what they managed to acchieve in 68 BUT would your invitation also include the 99 winners, the 08 winners, what about the cup winners cup winners from 92. I realise we owe alot to our history but when the team becomes more and more successful then it seems the glorys of the past are, not forgotten, but had their time. You cant expect the Glazers or Manchester United to bring along a massive contingent that probably runs up in the hundreds now.

  2. Kings says:

    CedarsDevil – Morning my friend. I’m good thanks. Just watching my favourite ABU show the Sunday Supplement. Slim pickings today as much of it is about the relegation issues, but as mentioned in a previous comment, they haven’t failed to disappoint as that fat cunt Sean Custis wants us punished if we field a ‘weakened team’. I hope he chokes on a croissant the fucking S.O.B.

    How you are you mate?

  3. gottalovethepea says:

    nothing on the clubs website about hargreaves, so maybe theres hope yet of a new contract. it is a story in the daily mail after all.
    personally, for everything he has achieved in the game and the length of time he has been at the top of the game, van der sar has to go down as the best goalkeeper of all time

  4. CedarsDevil says:


    I am very well my friend…. Thanks for asking

    Cannot wait to see us lift that trophy today

  5. CedarsDevil says:

    As for that hateful extreme right wing cunt, who is also a fucking racist, I will get to you later and you know yourself…. For today I have things to enjoy you ignorant cunt…..

    Just watch out, I am after you

  6. Kings says:

    CedarsDevil – Yeah I’m looking forward to seeing us lift that trophy too mate. Who is this right wing racist cunt you’re talking about mate? Excuse my ignorance.

  7. GoatinaUnitedShirt says:

    @Cedars, not me is it, lol. I am a Tory but Im center right and as for racist. I’ll stand up for my history, if that makes me a racist. You cant please all the people all the time.

    Gutted for Hargo but its a bit like a senial grandmother dying after years of illness, sorely missed but expected.
    If VDS contemplated and had second thoughts about coming out of retirement then maybe he will play again in the dutch league, closer to his wife. I don’t think we’d begrudge him that. A great servant and have a good day Edwin.
    Can’t wait to see who the our new goalkeeper will be because the camerars will surely pick out his face in the crowd as he will be surely invited to see the Manchester United machine in action and his new team mates and fans celebrating 19.
    As for King Kenny the scabby twonk, “I’d rather have 5 European Cups than 19 league titles”. Ok thats your choice and opinion but what you said is not entirely true. Disregarding that we have 11 FA cups as well. What you should have said is “Id rather have 5 European Cups, dead fans and a blanket 5 year ban on all English clubs partaking in European competition THAN 19 league titles”. And that sir makes you a cunt.

  8. Kings says:

    All racists are classless brain dead fucking cunts. That’s my final say on that topic. Looking forward to the lifting of the trophy today, then onto to next Saturday for the European Cup Final.

  9. xol says:

    This young De Gea chap reportedly oohing and ahhing over his decision will see how hard it is for Edwin to leave this great club and perhaps be convinced.

  10. willierednut says:

    Fergie confirmed Hargreaves is leaving. You can’t get much more clearer than that. De Gea is a done deal. At least the lad is willing to try another country. Neuer doesn’t want to leave him comfort zone of German football.

  11. Clint-IamYourPapii says:

    Lads Got a Video Of The New Home Kit ! :)

    Our New Shirt to Win The Record 20th & 5th CL

  12. Ismailabdul says:

    Thanks mr Edwin 4 ur good time in manchester united, U we always remain in my heart till i die.I luv u so much.

  13. wardrobe says:

    Good Old Man deserves a rest with a familly.
    Thank you for all


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