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It’s All About United As England Beat Kazakhstan

Rio Ferdinand, who was oddly overlooked for captaincy by Fabio Capello, lead out England tonight, filling in for TinyTears’ who is struggling to overcome a reoccurring back injury.

Playing for his country means a lot to Rio and he would be right to feel hard done by after missing out on the permanent captaincy, particularly in light of the characteristics of the man he lost out on the job to.

Regardless, England went in at half time with a 0-0 scoreline, leading to boos from the Wembley crowd. Christ, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry when I watch these matches.

“This will be a very important game and I hope the fans don’t boo after 20 minutes if England don’t score a goal,” Capello said before the game. “This is very important. Don’t boo.” I suppose then it’s alright the fans booed, considering they had to wait 52 minutes for a goal…

Rio Ferdinand scored the opening goal for England, celebrating, like usual, as a man possessed. This is the man you want leading out your team.

The second goal looked as though it was Rooney’s although replays showed that it came off the head of a defender. The third and fourth goals were definitely his though, one assisted by Wes Brown.

Rooney was subbed after he scored his second, sitting on the bench as the announcer confirmed he was the Man of the Match.

Whilst of course happy to see our lads doing well, particularly Rooney, scoring 5 goals from his past 4 matches, I can’t get over these mugs who go and watch England play. After booing them at half time, it was that little cunt Ashley Cole who got abused in the second half. After a careless pass lead to a goal for Kazakhstan, he was booed every time he touched the ball from that moment on.

Whilst I find Cole entirely detestable, I can’t abide by these moronic fans. They think it’s pantomime season, going down to Wembley for an evening of entertainment. Who gives a fuck about the scoreline, as long as they get to heckle their players and behave like hypocrites, what does it matter? Can you imagine one of our defenders screwing up at Old Trafford, but then being booed from that moment on? It’s scandalous.

“I hope the people who’ve done that will feel a bit ashamed of themselves,” Rio said of the booing fans after the game.

By the time the full-time whistle was blown, and they’d given the man they were once burning effigies of the hero’s welcome, it was carnival time at Wembley. The booing had stopped and the brass band was playing. Marvellous.

Still, Rooney can be happy with his goals, Wes can be happy with his assist, and Rio can be happy knowing he scored and the team won 5-1 under his captaincy.

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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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  1. n667 says:

    but even with the all the united assists , i jus cant stand these cunts playin, and before i forget…. UNITED>>>>>>>England!

  2. Tom F says:

    England fans, booing Cole and Cheering Wayne, it’s a funny old game.

    Glad to see Rio getting a goal in as captain.

    United > Internationals

  3. Sam says:

    spot on about the crowd. Text my mate after the first goal commenting on how quiet the crowd were. Their pathetic but then only watch 2 games every few months and still can’t get used to teams setting their stall out against england. We’ve been watching that kind of football for the past 17/18 years now. Those games aren’t easy but the fans who don’t sing still boo when it’s not going their way. nothing like getting behind the team

  4. Mic says:

    The fans there was so quiet! Stupid Arsenal fans! I joke, but I hate Cole and I think should he have made the mistake while England were 4 goal ahead, I would’ve booed simply because the man can’t play for Arsenal on 55k a week, at 2-1 though, encourage him, i’ll never boo a United player but i’d boo the opposition just to unsettle them, like Barcelona fans did to United and boy did it work. Had anyone else made the mistake though, I doubt they’d have been booed.

  5. Tom F says:

    I get booed every morning on my way to work, but I never let it unsettle me :)

  6. unitedgirl15 says:

    I thought the booing was laughable.
    Like that would make Cashely feel any better!?
    So glad Wazza is still getting the goals, and Rio and Wesley were great too.
    I want the international breaks to be over though, fed up now. Just want United on the tv!!

  7. TK 99 says:

    Cashely, was awful.

  8. HuSsAiN says:

    also, beckham a (former united player), was involved in the rooney goal, and did do alot better than theo in right wing, putting some great balls.

  9. OTRed says:

    @Tom F: you get booed by who? Surely not England fans, :P

  10. A MAN UNITED FAN says:

    im irish buty i cant cheer rooney wes owen and rio 9 months of the year and boo them for 3 like gimps arond here

    but i was delighted with it

  11. Patrik says:

    Did anyone see Ronaldo and Nani against Sweden? Very poor display from both of them, hopefully they will improve when back in Manchester.

  12. john ferry says:

    Crashley Bore was just pathetic against who ? Khazakstan. lol. It wasn’t that he made just one mistake, he played just awful the entire game. I agree though, booing doesn’t help the squad and it might have a negative effect on our players. The only player who should forever be booed is Kevin Spacey…urg…urg…I mean john terry. Even fat frank lump of lard has more class.

  13. suhayl says:

    i loved the booing…i fuckin hate the overhype and overkill and overrated bullshit that comes with englands prima donnas.

    saturday showed utd hold the class and that without hargo and carrick…who’d fuckin show the lamprd and gerrard no shows.

    But cashley hole getting booed….that was the best part of the soap opera of england. ( apart from our utd boys touching the ball ofcourse and showing their class)


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