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Lindegaard: Every Time You Play For United It’s An Exam

Anders Lindegaard says he sees David de Gea as a co-worker, rather than someone who he believes is above or below him in rank.

Lindegaard has been preferred to De Gea since Fulham at home although there is the possibility the Spaniard may return to the starting XI for Galatasaray tomorrow.

“At this point, I see David’s and my roles as co-workers rather than No 1 and No 2,” he said. “He has his strengths and I have mine and the gaffer is world class at picking the right teams and I trust in that and I accept his decision. Whether I am playing or not is still a very open question because every time you play for United it is an exam. It doesn’t matter whether it is Champions League, Premier League or a training match. That is how it is.”

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  1. Pal Ghai says:

    Wow That bot Ronnie came up with the goods just when needed.Thanks a bunch for sinking the bitters.
    He aint a killer,but dont push him.

  2. Pal Ghai says:

    Morning Proverb.

  3. Pal Ghai says:

    Hope Juventus are up for it against Chelsea and we kick those Turkish asses.I really believe this is how things will pan out.At the risk of sounding greedy i also want liverpool to drop points tomorrow as this will put a downer on sundays game in their backyard.
    More than pleased with yesterdays result as i got a soft spot for arsenal.Fuck the bitter blue noses.
    If we dont put them in,we can never know what we have got.

  4. Pal Ghai says:

    So pumped up for the game today,but first i have to do some research in technological wizardry.See yah folk laters.
    We are just a bunch of bouncing Busby babes remember…..UNITED UNITED UNITED.

  5. tom c says:

    hahahahahahah Proverb that’s gold.

    fuck City, viva Ronnie!

    ha. Galastaray and pool here we fucking come!

  6. Proverb says:

    world class definitions…
    AIDS : Ass infected don’t screw
    ARAB : After Rape Apply Balm
    AFRICA : After **** Rest In Cool Air
    AMERICA : All Men Enjoy Raping In Cool Atmosphere
    ADIDAS : All Day I Dream About Sex
    BOMBAY : Both Of My Balls Are Yours
    CAPSTAN : Can a prick stand thrice at night
    CUBA : Caught Under Bra Area
    GERMANY : Girls Even Rape Men At New York
    PUNE : Please Use Nirodh Everyday
    JAPAN : Jumping And Pumping All Night
    LIMCA : Love In Mid-night is Cause of Abortion
    PARIS : Please Allow Rape In School
    RUSSIA : Rape Until She Screams In Agony
    PUMA : Press Until Milk Arrives
    ROME : Rape On Morning & Evening
    HOLLAND : Hope Our Love Lives And Never Dies
    USA : Under Skirt Activities (or AREA)
    BITCH : Beautiful Indian Teenagers Causing Heartbreaks
    PIG : Pretty Indian Girls
    PIA : Pain In Ass
    WIFE : Wonderful Instrument For **** & Entertainment
    FEMALES : For Entertaining MALES

    Okay, fuck me!
    Enough of this…….rolf

    On topic:
    Lindy guard should be selected on the bench tonight
    David de gea
    Rafael – ferdy5- vida evra
    Valencia – paul scholes – tom/carrick/ando-nani
    Robin VP

    That should be able to put the turks to their place.
    Predos: 4-0 to united
    Get in!!!!

  7. Proverb says:

    Tom c cheers mate, glad you love it

  8. Proverb says:

    ON THIS DAY: In 2010, Dimitar Berbatov scored a hattrick against
    Liverpool in a 3-2 win for Man Utd at Old Trafford.

    Classic player, will always be remembered!!!

  9. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Looks like I’m late the party! Late but not ignored then!

    VIVA RONALDO!!!!!!

  10. utd_fc says:

    Think we really need to make a statement after our early departure from last year’s CL. A good drubbing should be in order to make teams realize we are not some Liverpool-esque team that are past their days, WE ARE A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH.

    And for all their atmosphere the Turks are gonna provide I hope the boys can put it behind them and focus at the job at hand. Like SAF said, no taking the pressure off, no cruise control. This is the Champions League and we need to start playing like Champions if we wanna be Champions.

    A big congrats to Ronaldo is in order ofcourse. He made Kompany look like a damn fool, along with that smug prick Joe Hart, that hasbeen Maicon, that loud mouth Kolarov, and anyone else who dared come in his way. Seemed a frustrating night for Ronaldo as he couldn’t get any end product to his runs and dribbles but justice was definitely served by the final whistle at the Bernabeau.

  11. utd_fc says:

    Everyone please take a minute and look at this fuckwad’s reaction. Where’s your smug grin now Hart?

  12. theredderdevil says:

    I have a gut feeling Anders will end up the No 1 goalie at old trafford. having potential and talent isn’t enough,its all about the quality of the performance. Anders may not be the show boy,the big figure signing nor the media favourite but he gets the job done. To me ddg might just end up like nani or ando, all unfulfilled potential and talent. You agree how frustrating those two players are. ddg is better in that respect but he’s on his second season. better learn first or face the boot. that said its no wonder he’ll see more of the bench this season coz the complacency that cost us the league last season won’t be tolerated any more

  13. utd_fc says:

    David De Gea will be our first choice keeper. I’ve got little to no doubt about it. The guy has bags and bags of ability, can start counter attacks from his own fucking box, pulls of miraculous saves, and he does this all at the tender age of 21! FFS keeper’s grow into their roles as they mature, and this guy shows maturity beyond his years. He’s touted as Casillas’ replacement whenever he does eventually hang up his gloves (or if Casillas’ showing at the Bernabeau is anything to go by he could potentially push him out of the spot too!) Can’t believe how critical people can be of a young 21 year old GK. You lot are only too willing to rate TCleverly as the next big thing when he’s already 23, while most midfielder’s with true potential and ability tend to be a much more complete article than what Clevs is right now (again nothing against Clev i really like him as a player, just trying to make a point), while Goalkeeper’s take longer to mature and gain experience.

  14. FletchTHEMAN says:

    This is priceless:

    City fanatic Liam Gallagher (a tad of a fanatic as bitters go) was kicked out of the Bernabeu last night for celebrating ‘over much’ on the bitters 1st goal.

    Really gutted that he couldn’t be around to see the last goal. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    What a wanker.

  15. utd_fc says:

    On a more positive note Wayne Rooney is back in full training. :D

  16. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Where is the d@mn type editor when you need them! 8O

    Telegraph Sport ‏@TelegraphSport
    Real Madrid 3 Manchester United 2: player ratings from the Bernabeu

    Telegraph has been hacked! :lol:

  17. utd_fc says:


    Priceless indeed. Thanks for sharing mate, totally made my day. Can’t stand this arrogant, washed up, has been, blue-blooded, ugly ass cunt of cunts. Cocky prick used to think he’s fuckin god’s gift to music, now he thinks he’s god’s gift to football. Absolute trash

    Dunno if he’s treated like royalty and that two bit empty stadium, but he’s not at his dad’s homeground is he. It’s the fucking Bernabeau one of the largest stadiums, home to one of the historically rich, and biggest clubs in the world. Who the fuck does he think he is going around like that. Glad to see he was dealt with.

  18. kanchelskis says:

    Haha. Fuck off Liam Gallagher you absolute bell.

  19. DreadedRed says:

    utd_fc – good morning sir!

    The Sun and The Mail report that:
    - ‘Rooney has stunned United’s medics with his swift recovery’
    - ‘He has been back in training for five days’
    - ‘He is wearing light strapping to avoid infection’
    - ‘He started his comeback last week with a light outdoor session and gym work’
    - ‘He took part in full training on Tuesday’

    I doubt he’ll be rushed back, perhaps a spot on the bench this weekend?

  20. kanchelskis says:


    Hmm. Not sure we need him in the squad on Sunday. Never returns from injury looking particularly sharp and never really does well at Anfield either. We’ll be playing with a lone front man there anyway, so think we should just go with RVP, with Danny and Hernandez on the bench.

    League Cup vs Newcastle would be a better match for him to make his return IMO.

  21. Redbilly says:

    Was a joy to see shite suffer like that. Hart and yaya saved their asses, but not completely. Is Barry shite or is it me?.

    What a wonderful defeat city. Of course everyone applauds them as they are the rising stars and we are the has been’s hahhahahahah

  22. Redbilly says:

    Liam Gallagher is a bell end . Not because he’s a city fan he’s just a complete cunt anyway.

  23. DreadedRed says:

    kanchelskis – that makes a lot of sense. it’s not as if we are short of options up front. I guess that it’s a case of ‘better-safe-than-sorry’ with deep tissue injuries, so a few days extra recuperation is the best medicine. Also, he would only be needed off the bench if we needed a late goal against LFC, hardly the time to make his return. He might try a bit too hard, and set himself back weeks, if not months.

  24. kanchelskis says:


    I hardly noticed Barry or Javi Garcia all game. Always thought shifting out De Jong was an odd one, and seems it didn’t take long for a game to come along where his presence would’ve improved City. He could’ve been put on Alonso and at least tried to stop him running the game.

    I guess De Jong wanted more game time, and not just a role as a destroyer deployed in difficult matches.

    Also, last night’s match showed you everything you need to know about Benitez’s decision to get rid of Alonso in the hope of funding a move for Barry. Utter lunacy.


    To be honest, the way Liverpool are going, we should beat them with our eyes closed, never mind without Rooney. But we know it never pans out like that at Anfield. About 5 years since we won there. Really want to beat the fuckers on Sunday.

  25. DreadedRed says:

    Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim says:

    “Fenerbahce and Besiktas got famous victories at this ground before and we had eliminated them in 1993. We can repeat that success. For me, Manchester United is the most successful club in Champions League football. Last year’s failure doesn’t change that. I was there at the Camp Nou as the Galatasaray coach when they’d beaten Bayern Munich and claimed the Champions League trophy.”

    “They have the likes of Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa who is a very special player in my opinion. We do not consider to use a man-to-man defence against their attacking weapons.”

    “This year, we’re the only Turkish club at the competition and thus, there’s a huge pressure on us as a team. I went on to become a successful manager thanks to my players’ good performances before. Our performances so far this season are not enough to clinch victory at Old Trafford. We need to build on it and improve. I want my players to put everything on the field and win this game. The result of this clash will not be decisive for the group. It just will mean a good start, or a bad one.”

  26. Redbilly says:

    Kanchelskis- if hart and yaya had not been on , I believe real would have had 5 or 6 goals .

  27. kanchelskis says:


    Gracious words from him.

    Potential to soften the opponent up though. Let’s hope none of the lads have seen those quotes!

  28. DreadedRed says:

    kanchelskis – we must beat them. It has been far too long.

    It’s their cup-final, so we must approach it as if it was our cup-final. Winning is compulsory.

    Come ON United!

  29. Redbilly says:

    Enough gloating for me. Let’s put the Turks to the sword. Dont want a slip up to lift liam’s spirits do we. :-)

  30. DreadedRed says:

    ^ “their” = LFC

  31. ys says:

    Just saw some galatasaray fans near picadilly Manchester chanting and enjoyin.really it normal for cl away fans to chant like dat or they just wanted to bring hel to Manchester

  32. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Right then, lets rip em a new one. GET IN United!

    I need this game to keep me from reading the papers which are pretty much filled with ABU rubbish today.

    One piece of news: Sun is reporting Steven Gerrard and Nemanja Vidic are to stand together and lead a tribute to Hillsborough. Right then, there shouldn’t be a dry eye in the place.
    Two great teams with great history, get on with the game.

    Sure hope there is not a peep of offending songs from our end on the weekend. Would be sweet if the only thing you heard was their lot singing Munich songs. Why don’t any papers hier educated journos these days.

  33. T. says:


    So fucking enjoyable it was to see Shity being totally outplayed last night. Real was so superior all over the pitch that I don´t know if I ever saw a better team. Only Hart´s fault that it wasn´t 3-0 after 15 minutes. Kompany looked lost, Garcia, well it says in the roster that he played, but I didn´t see him. The whining meatball had two or 3 touches on the ball in the first half. Fuck those minnows, back in the gutter where they belong. Stay down this time! #arabmoneygrabberswithoutanysortofclasswhatsoever

  34. Redbilly says:

    Ys 10:02- those Turks are nuts


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