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Kanchelskis: Let’s Stuff Chelsea Again

Andrei Kanchelskis was a top quality United player, bombing down the wing long before the days of David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. With the cuff of his shirt in his hand, he provided goals for the likes of Eric Cantona and Mark Hughes. He was also capable of scoring the odd goal or two for himself, bagging a superb one against Oldham in the FA Cup.

Kanchelskis visited our players yesterday ahead of the Cup final this evening to wish them luck. He has fond memories of the glory days at United, remembering keenly the 1994 double-winning side that beat Chelsea 4-0 in the FA Cup at Wembley.

Today, he has said he hopes for a repeat result for the reds tonight.

“I remember when I played in the FA Cup final in ’94 we beat them 4-0 – I hope for the same result this time round!” Kanchelskis joked. “It was great to see all the players, particularly some of my old team-mates like Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville. I’ve also seen the boss and wished him all the best for Wednesday. I had four great years at Old Trafford. The players, the staff and the fans are something special. They are the still the team in my heart. It’s a huge day for the club on Wednesday. There have already won one trophy and I’m confident they’ll win a second.”

Fancy a 4-0 tonight? :D

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  1. Eddie says:

    Hopefully, but Id settle for a 3-0 :-D

  2. Alex says:


  3. k9 says:

    It was almost a 3:0 but for those (how did Tevez miss that for fuck’s sake!) misses. Carrick, Tevez, Giggs? How many can’t you put away with open goals before you?
    Anyway, all’s swell that ends swell. And what a sweet way to win it. The two oldest players sealed it with a cool finish and a save.
    And lady luck twisted arms and wrung nerves before finally giving up on Chel$ki. Fecking luck-riding dags. They had it coming… :D

  4. Uncle Roy says:

    Kanchelskis left us too soon for reasons onlt he can explain. He was a great player for us while he was at OT. Glad to hear he still holds us in affection.

    Other than that, all I can say is…. YIPPPPEEE!!!!!!!!!!! We are champions of England and Europe!!! United, doing it the hard and true way, unlike others I shall not bother to mention. Hard luck on Chelsea, at least they fought us on both fronts to the bitter end, so happy we came out on top.

    1958. 1968. 1999. 2008.

    Well done everyone.

    Viva U N I T E D.

  5. Anant says:

    an absolute nervous wreck….thats what i am . il get a heart attack soon enough if i continue supporting this football club.

    that said , champions of europe again !

  6. Neil says:

    Who writes the script for United? Incredible stuff – though something that’s easy on the ticker would be nice once in a while!

  7. Eric says:

    congratulations Chelsea for completing the TREBLE:
    Runner-up in the League Cup
    Runner-up in the Premier League
    Runner-up in the Champions League

    good job!

  8. Babak says:

    U know what the best thing was about it all? To see that UBERCUNT Peter Kenyon lead the losers up to collect the silver-medals…. UP YOURS…..


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  10. jimmy Bob says:

    always rated andrei as a player but when he left us his career tailed off

    rankers citeh etc

    should have stayed here pal


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