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Fergie: Valencia Has Been Unbelievable

Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed the form of Antonio Valencia since his return from injury. In the 16 starts and 20 overall appearances, he has scored 4 goals and assisted 12.

“What can I say about his form? He’s been unbelievable,” said Ferguson. “When he first came back into the fold after his long-term injury I played him at right-back one or two times with Nani in the forward position. Once he got a few games behind him his form has been tremendous. When you get players hitting their best form at this time of season, it’s a bonus.”

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  1. redindian says:

    another fine example that the boss never gets it wrong…. well almost never ( dong fangzhou )…. a lot of people were complaining about how this guy from wigan could never replace ronaldo, including me… but thankfully i have been proved wrong…. god bless sir alex… god bless man united!!!

  2. Yesred says:

    Morning Reds around the world.

  3. parryheid says:

    tom c.

    Darren Fletcher,which may also help ClintIamyourpapil understand our european shortfalls this year.

  4. Sandeep1878 says:

    Morning reds,

    28 hours to Kick off..


    in where to put yopur money thread,

    i have given you a link that gives a good reading on Buchan..


    you are right pal, 70s, 80s we leaked more goals..

    so that stat need not necessarily mean Buchan was weak…

    but to start so many games just tells you the fitness of the legend..

    Good day reds…

  5. Sandeep1878 says:

    Good to see the kids reach the Dallas cup final..

    we will be facing Brazilian team Coritiba..

    Hope the red machine will overcome the samba boys..

    by the way, that Laarnel cole goal against Tigers,

    fucking classy team goal..awesome..

    if we want to change our game to more passing, brisk moves and ball posession, it has to start from the kids and it looks right on the money, not just this goal, but i m happy with how the kids are progressing..

    and i hope the kids beat Chelsea away to face Rovers in the final…

  6. Sandeep1878 says:


    I think the surgery will take place,

    I have gone through the recent interview of Ecuadorian head coach and he thinks its necessary…

    i dont know the complications of playing with a chip or metal in your leg and i also i dont know if surgery can have good impact the already existing metal or chip..


    Playing the Beast at RB would be a waste, especially when he is in the best form of his least for us..

    if we play all 3 wingers, then i m sure Nani or Young will play upfront…

    but i think Nani wont start the tomorrow game and for the midweek game against Wigan, i think Sir Alex will go with experience in midfield..May be Giggsy…

    I think Nani might start the game against Villa and prior to that he might make sub appearances…

    Because right now, we cant take out either Valencia or Young, both of them are in top top form..

  7. King Eric says:

    Sandeep. Hello mate. Hope you are well. A fine example of the lads clicking and tearing teams apart was in the 4 1 win at Everton a couple of weeks back which featured David Weir and Barclay for Everton. Our young lads tore them apart. I am surprised Tom Thorpe hasn’t featured more for the reserves this season as he was instumental in our youth cup win.captaining the side.

  8. King Eric says:

    Sandeep. It will be a tough ask next week at the bridge for our lads. Most of the rentboys are in their second year and are a decent powerful outfit. Wouldn’t write us off however.

    God its like the early to mid nineties all over again with sides playing this aft then again Monday night. It would make my season to see Chelsea finish sixth which looks quite possible. The geordies have momentum and the Chavs have a big schedule to fit in. Fucking sixth with the murderers eighth. Fluke season for Newcastle though. Can’t see them doing it next year as we know what a shithouse Ashley is and their will be some offers for a lot of their players this summer. Kudos to the Geordie`s scouts though who have done some right business. Saying that I don’t think Ba has netted since he played us! Cisse looks a player though.

  9. Sandeep1878 says:

    King Eric,

    I m doing good pal,

    hope the same with,

    a big hello to wee Tom from ROM ;)

    Yeah we tore apart the toffees..

    Heard and read lot about this Thorpe lad, hoping to see more of him, tunni, petrucci, cole and keanos etc..

    about this game against Chavs,

    yup its gonna be tough,

    last time we had lost there 3-2 after chelsea lead by 2-0, but humped them 4-0 at home with a will keane hatrick and won 6-3 on aggregate..

    The thing is we can score for fun, but this time around they have a 1 goal advantage, can be over turned and yeah as u put it, i wont write off the lads,

    tight defense or solid attack will take us through..

    catch u later pal, gotta a date with my Girl ;)

    good day ROM

  10. Costas says:

    Demba Ba has scored 1 in 9 for Newcastle since scoring against us. :eek:

    If I had to look at my crystal ball, I’d say that Cisse will struggle scoring next season because Newcastle will buy a third 27 year old Senegalese striker in the summer and he’ll be the only one scoring. :lol:

    No value in the market hey? ;)


    Hi mate. Cheers for the Valenca info. I thought he was past that problem. Don’t know what he has to do now. Take the plate out or replace it with another one. Whatever the case, I hope it’s something he can do in the summer and it won’t affect his pre season training in any way. The guy’s reaching his peak now and it would be a shame if he had any kind of setback.

  11. CedarsDevil says:

    Buchan was class, one of my favorite players during my OT days, no nonsense center half. Our whole team were mid table quality though.

    King Eric / Sandeep

    Morning fellas

  12. dazbomber says:

    CedarsDevil- Good morning ,you are right about Buchan he was class the only player i saw have Dalglish in his pocket.he was a right hard bastard to.

  13. CedarsDevil says:


    Too right mate, him and nut case McQueen were a great partnership

  14. Sandeep1878 says:

    Morning Cedars – the Lebanese King – RVC – the energy of ROM – the banner boy cum poster boy ;)


    yeah pal, catch u up later, in a bit hurry ;)

    but before that,

    if Valnecia undergoes the surgery, then it will impact the pre season because Ecuador has come WC qualifiers in June i think,

    thats what the coach said, if at all surgery then it will be after the qualifiers, meaning june end may be or july 1st week, ultimately affecting the pre season…


  15. CedarsDevil says:


    Piss off to your date already! RoM will be here when you get back, she may not be still waiting though!

  16. Shmoo says:

    Just digging up some dirt from the past..:D

    Corluka claimed when he joined Spurs, however, that they were a bigger club than City – and he has seen no reason to change his mind.

    “I still think that,” he said. “The fans are a little bit more close to the club here than at City. I have nothing against City and I had a great time there but when I played for City, the stadium wasn’t always full, whereas here, you never see that. Here, the stadium is full even when we play friendlies, so you can see that there is more passion for the club here than there is there”.

    Still fucking empty now son!!… Tick, tock……

  17. King Eric says:

    Morning Cedars , Daz etc.

    Costas. Hello mate. Ha is that all. Flash in the pan pal. Its ok doing it at Newcastle. Would Cisse be good for United? Maybe but I doubt it. Look at the buffon Carrol. Ha. Decent for them. A liability at the dippers. Good player none the less.

    Sandeep. Enjoy your date my friend. Nice one. Yes thanks Tom is sound. At his Nannas tonight so going out for a meal then a smoke which I aint had in weeks. Oh we can do the Chavs pal but last years side was special. Tunni, Morrison, Pogba, Lingard, Cole, Thorpe, Brown and Johnston in net. A real quality side. Mind you this one aint shabby. Some damn good players in Blackett, Barmby, van velzen, rudge and that little black dude whose name escapes me. Would love to retain the cup. Looking forward to hopefully Sunderland turning Beetroot cunts mob over.

    James. If you read this pal Platts tomorrow? Mike is coming but Deano can’t make it. Oh got a story about my “pal“ who is a bit mad to tell you. Not good.

  18. CedarsDevil says:

    King Eric

    Hi pal, got a text from James saying he was on his way up North but will not be checking the blog this weekend so he may miss your message

  19. parryheid says:

    Dallas cup.

    Michele Fornasier goal Dallas Cup Manchester United 1 Everton 0
    Jesse Lingard Goal Manchester United Everton Dallas Cup Semifi

    from utube site

  20. parryheid says:

    Seem to have buggered that up.Oh well

  21. Collyhurst Red says:

    Buchan and McQueen, what can I say.

    Martin Buchan was calmness personified, legs like tree-trunks.
    Gordon McQueen, tough and loved surging out of defence (we loved it as well!).

    These were 2 of my earliest hero’s and we have been blessed with many more since.

    Can’t wait until tomorrow.


  22. CedarsDevil says:

    Collyhurst Red

    McQueen wasn’t a bad header of the ball either was he mate!

  23. Mikekelly12 says:

    Morning pin dicks
    King Eric
    The reason Ba has stopped netting is thats when I put him in my dream team!! I put cisse in yesterday so his goals will dry up! I’ve had the same impact with Silva and Aguero! And Phil Jones and Nani! With that in mind I’ve taken jones and Nani out but left the two blue cunts in! I’ll take cisse out before he plays city so as to lift my curse!!
    Way off topic – anyone got any cures for a trapped nerve? Been in agony for a week and the Physio has made it worse and the doc was fucking clueless!

  24. Mikekelly12 says:

    I did a dream team many years ago with my Mates and Buchanan and Stam were my CB’s! Nails!!

  25. CedarsDevil says:


    What’s always worked for me is a good warm oil rub, deep tissue stuff just before you go to bed and make sure you keep the area nice and warm all night

  26. Collyhurst Red says:


    Dead right he was, we don’t score many headers from corners like we used to either.

    We might not have been the best team in those days but we still played the United way.
    Attack, attack, attack attack attack!

  27. CedarsDevil says:


    Too bloody right, although we were not challenging for titles we could give any team a game and we certainly were never dull to watch unlike the scousers who were winning leagues but boring as fuck to watch. I honestly can never remember a time when I left OT thinking ‘that was boring’ !

  28. Mikekelly12 says:

    I will give it a go! Cheers pal. It fucking kills. Got to go to a fancy dress party tonight dressed as he-man with my sword arm giving me grief. By the powers of Greyskull my arse!!

  29. Costas says:

    @King Eric

    Hi mate. Hope you are well. Yeah these players are probably making an impact there because it’s a smaller stage compared to United (or Liverpool where Carroll was found out). But you never know for sure. Andy Cole also seemed like someone that wouldn’t be able to do it on the big stage but he proved people wrong. Newcastle do have a good scouting network though. That’s for sure.

  30. Giggs12Gerrard0 says:


    Cure for a trapped nerve is to grow a fucking set and man up.

    Few shandy’s later and you will be right.

  31. Giggs12Gerrard0 says:

    Collyhurst red

    Do you remember his song mate I still love it

    Gordon McQueen Gordon McQueen Gordon McQueen

  32. Redbilly says:

    How come the drake thread has almost 350 posts . Cunt

  33. Lee Martins Winner says:

    hey mike

    Great thinking leaving the bitters in your dream team for the lack of goals. Ive had a similar season with form players losing form when i pick them.

    I take full responsibility for welbecks current form, Ive dropped him for the QPR game, so put a fiver on a danny hatrick!

  34. MichaelPapoui says:

    What about their loan signing? Even if Macheda could play doubt he’d get picked, can’t get a game for QPR, don’t think Hughes rates him?

  35. Collyhurst Red says:


    Yes, that’s the other thing that makes us stand apart from all others, the amount and variety of songs we have. I still love the Willie Morgan one!


  36. fergie is the boss says:

    check this dumbass of a article out, he was such a coward he did not even allow have comments

    This as not been a great united side, but 3 or 4 signings to round the midfield off, replace berbatov, and add another defender and we will be flying

  37. knightsmith says:

    fergie is the boss:

    Just read it, what an idiot Clucas is, he says ” Manchester City are by far the best team in England”; how come they are not top of the table?

    Also didn’t this ” by far the best team in England ” get beaten easily at the council house by United and a poor Liverpool side in both domestic cups.

    Simple fact is, whoever is top of the table is the best team.


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