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Fergie In Funny FA Dig

Sir Alex Ferguson recognises that most of the non-United supporting football fans in the country will be cheering on Barcelona this weekend.

After winning his 12th English league title this week, he could win his 3rd European Cup on Saturday.

This season, Rooney has been banned for swearing whilst other players do it weekly with no punishment and Ferguson has even been charged for praising a referee. The manager had a sarcastic word or two for them in his press conference today.

“There’s tribalism, we understand it,” said Ferguson. “At least the FA are behind us.”

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  1. MG says:


    What a comment

    Morning Manchester United

  2. Eddiemunro says:

    Will Bernstein charge him for that? Get him banned from the Community Shield dugout?

    Anyone know who the ref is on Saturday?

  3. lilywhitemike says:

    Im supporting United against Barca even if this website does sell daft United > England t shirts…

  4. Sir Shaggsy says:

    Yes, Behind us with a knife in their hand ready to stab us in the arse like a dirty ratty Roma fan.

  5. Sir Shaggsy says:


    nothing daft about facts mate – United are bigger than England. BY A MILE MATE !!

  6. MG says:



  7. RedPharoe says:

    United>The World

  8. gerkeo says:


  9. Jeet says:

    ahh…i’m so flattered

  10. Sergz says:

    Over here in Sweden, most football supporters (even Liverpool supporters!) are rooting for United because the way Barcelona played against Real Madrid was disgusting.

  11. Malcum says:


    but United > England

  12. Malcum says:

    i know most if not all Chelski fans in London will be cheering for uefa..

  13. ronnie61085 says:

    no matter who is against us we still win we will prove against barca even when UEFA r behind dem….my only concern is villa v/s rafael on right wing………we need to get van der wiel next season…rafael cost us the champions league last season…….but wateva we will win..GGMU..:))

  14. cantonaaaa says:

    UNITED >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ANYONE ELSE

  15. AlphaRS says:


  16. Heywood is Red says:

    Is speaking about the fa before/after/during a game allowed?

  17. KingOfStretfordEnd says:

    I Love You Sir Alex.

  18. Zelh says:

    according to spanish media the de gea deal will be announced monday.

  19. RedMegleeker says:

    Smart Alec!!

  20. Edpayasugo says:


  21. FletchTHEMAN says:

    The FA are behind us?! Yeah right.

    With pole axes and showing us the finger maybe.
    UNITED, the picture of a lovin family surrounded by vermin.
    Think it was always thus. But defo got worse this year, by some measure.

    FA = vermin

  22. GoatinaUnitedShirt says:


    E=MC^2 where E=Envy

    and Liverpool = Root of All Trouble or RAT for short

  23. dannysoya says:


  24. bobkoh says:

    I’m thinking of putting my house on United to win. Oh, and maybe all the small change lying around the house too.
    For the CL final, all you fxxking ABU = Absolutely Backs United!

  25. mattos says:

    nice call fergie.

    glory glory

  26. redNev says:

    Nick Coppack definitely learnt from the gaffer. This is a quote from him, yesterday, before the FAYC final game on

    “We’ve just endured an hour of horrific weather in Manchester. Galeforce winds, heavy rain… we had the lot. I hope it clears up for tonight’s Youth Cup final. And I’m glad I’m not travelling anywhere this evening in an open-top bus… (NC)”

    Shitty club -> Shitty fan -> Shitty life.

  27. swede says:

    It is sad that when a side from England reach a final the rest of the football fans in England wants the english side to lose. In many other countries fans manage to set aside who they support as they are patriotic and sees a win for a national side as a good thing for all other sides in their country.
    But we must not forget the many Liverpool fans that called in just after Uniteds amazing win in Barcelona in 1999 saying they loved how we turned that game and won it. We must realise that media will make it look like non-United fans want us to lose but it is not as simple as that when you look at it a bit deeper. Still I wish more fans from other clubs would openly show their support for a side from their country and league.

  28. Kings says:

    Fergie is the master.

  29. Kings says:

    lilywhitemike – Manchester United – World Champions twice
    England – World Champions once.

    Therefore United>England.

  30. swede says:

    Have you lot seen Paddy Power’s commercial where they give you a refund if you place a bet on Barca winning during normal time?
    Seems they are pretty confident that we will lose.
    Nice to see Nicky Butt looking better and younger than ever tonight in Gary’s game. A nice shaved head does wonders for any man it seems.
    NO HOMO!

  31. swede says:

    …if Barca does not win they will refund your bet.

  32. Redgirl80 says:

    Go SAF! Really hope he carries on into his 80s;)))

  33. K_Stand_Red says:


    They’re not daft. They make a statement that United are greater than England. We’ve won more. Fact.

  34. gazzer says:

    Can’t wait to see our rubbish team beat the team with 7 world cup winners plus Messi!!!!

  35. dannysoya says:

    United IS IN FACT greater than England. Unlike england.. We actually Play good football and WIN TROPHIES. can anyone remind me that last time England won a major trophy? It is a miracle anyone still respects that national team.

  36. Louis says:

    Good idea! Form now on, managers should just say the opposite of what theyre thinking. Cant get banned for sarcasm; just say you were serious. When Sralex retires, wouldnt be surprised if he turns o stand-up.


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