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LIVE BLOG: Athletic Bilbao 2-1 United

De Gea, Rafael Da Silva, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra; Carrick, Cleverley, Giggs; Park, Rooney, Young.
Substitutes: Amos, Smalling, Hernández, Welbeck, Fábio Da Silva, Scholes, Pogba.

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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. MG says:

    From the BBC

    A few moments ago.

    From Mattercus on Twitter: “Dear Manchester United, this is how you pull off a comeback, best regards, from your neighbour’s at Manchester City.”

    I know we’ve had a bad year in Europe but…


  2. James21 says:

    She sure did.


  3. dannysoya LOVES SIAN MASSEY says:


  4. Zibbie says:


  5. NBI Red Onion says:

    Its amazing how big a difference Kompany makes to City. City out, game over.

  6. MG says:

    To Mattercus from MG on ROM:

    “Dear Manchester City, that is how you do not pull off a comeback since you didn’t win, from your neighbours Manchester United”


  7. James21 says:

    ‘And Solskjaer has won it.’ Now thats what I call a comeback.

  8. WillieRedNut says:

    Love on the RoM! :P

  9. MG says:



    Well done to Shelina by far and away the best – maybe we should have her as personal chef – sunshine food = sunshine results


  10. portugueseprincess says:

    Portuguese power!!!! hahahahhahahahaha OMG that was close!!! WTF!!!??? Sporting were REALLY lucky in the end. Anyways,well done Lagartixas haha

  11. Mikekelly12 says:

    City go through after dismissing the away goals rule and activating their “moral victory” clause over the two legs!!

  12. Doghouse says:

    Felt bad about the United result, but now over the moon because the City collapse was fucking brilliant. If they’d just been shit and lost it wouldn’t have been nearly as funny. That they made another one of their dickless no-mark comebacks and fucked it up made it a good night.

  13. fergie is the boss says:

    well it shows fergie as allot of work to do in europe, because we are very inept in europe, its like watching england arghhhhh

  14. MG says:


    When you said OMG did you mean O MG by any chance?

    (Say yes only to quake Cedars boots)


    Hope you are well ;)

  15. MG says:

    Now listen

    We’re broke no money no midfield and out

    But hey why the fuck are they here and then here after spending 400 plus million?


    Imagine if we had spent 400 million!

    We’d probably have won the lot!

  16. MG says:

    United A

    CL winners

    United B

    Uefa Cup winners


  17. WillieRedNut says:

    Joe Hart scores! Ah no….

  18. MG says:

    Okay I have to stop watching Sky

    My whole body is aching listening to this:

    “3 times European Champions Manchester United are out of the Europa league

    Man city are also out”


    Illness has it’s advantages and disadvantages


  19. Remi says:

    Average team

  20. portugueseprincess says:

    @MG, of course I meant O MG ;)

  21. MG says:

    portugese princess

    As sweet and as honest as ever



  22. Mrad_leb says:

    if we dont have a squad that can compete in the league and in europe then we r in trouble..if people here are saying that they prefer the league over europe and we just go there and get beaten just bcoz we wont sacrifice the league is absolutly wrong..this is not the man utd we used to support..we didnt even try today nor in the CL this season

  23. Clint-Iamyourpapii says:

    I think Bilbao are better than Barca. ;) They beat us by a higher margin and more convincingly.

    Differences -

    Barca keep ball when tired then regain energy.
    - Bilbao are persistent for 90mins.

    Barca pass the ball,till the other team gets bored and gives up.
    -Bilbao passes through the team from the 1st minute.

    Barca never lose the ball, but regain it quick but are really easy to directly attack (Arsenal,milan etc)
    - Bilbao lose the ball but pressure from the front to the opposition goalie and have a solid defence. So its hard to get out the box.

    Barca have more experienced players but if Bilbao hold on to theirs and improve the squad they can be massive maybe even 3rd in their league.

    No shame in our defeat today, we lost to a team which is far superior in ability. Its not as if we went in off form or with a lot of injuries. Yes we have Valencia,Nani,Vidic,Fletcher out but we had good players out there that got out-passed and out-thought. Plus they wanted it more. We are not ready for this type of opposition yet.

    Good luck to Bilbao, I’ll be rooting for their friendly Spaniards, nice guys, cheered Giggs + Rooney and called our team every good name under the sun.

  24. torontored says:

    Well the sky is falling – headless chicken littles are running amok. Chaos, catastrophe reigns.

    Comments by some writers above would have us appoint Hitler as the new manager – SAF has lost it. Bring on civil war – execute the boyars.

    We got beat – we have been beat before – shameful display yes – but the future is till bright.

    Fuck me – you naysayers and doom predictors grow up and read your history of this club.

    Anyhow for a real laugh read this piece of shit from Carragher

    Jesus H what is this deluded scouse twat spiking into his veins.

    UNITED 20 – 2012

  25. MG says:

    Amen Papii

    Good luck Bilbao this time you were better than us and you deserve both of your wins

    Now don’t go fucking it up by not winning the damn thing

    And if you need some extra support you can count on us me hearties ;)


  26. MG says:


    I ave a better one

    Jeff Stelling on Sky Sports:

    John Terry should be the next Chelsea manager


    See I told you mine was good

    That’s it done for today United

    We carry on


  27. WillieRedNut says:

    Papii – You’ll be rooting in Bilbao? Hopes shes worth it! ;)

  28. RedPharoe says:

    We played like shit to night, no point arguing.

    Now, lets pull home nr. 20!!!

  29. Redbilly says:

    James 21- I’m from Oldham and everyone was either oldham athletic or united a couple of blues but mainly red.

    They hate the fact that when people anywhere discuss Manchester is united they mention first. Wanted them through for the extra games

  30. Redbilly says:

    Fuck. Out of the Europa and master chef finished. What am I to do . Can’t even watch shitty plY now.

  31. Clint-Iamyourpapii says:

    Willie – She was red hot and all of us till we turned Blue 8)

  32. jacks says:

    cleverley is nothing special 4 me..keep giving this same shit performance..why do we keep giving false hope to this crap of just dissapointed with us this year..i dont mindnot being the winner, but so some guts will ya..and park should never get near the pitch, ever..

  33. WillieRedNut says:

    People having conversations with themselves is fucking weird. I wouldn’t recommend it!


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