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Micah Richards Basically Loves United

Ahead of the derby, Micah Richards has sung the praises of Manchester United, reflecting on the determination of our club at all levels and what City are lacking in comparison to us.

“Any other season we would have enough points to win the league,” said Richards. “But they always find a way. When you play United you always know it’s drilled into them: ‘We have to win.’ Even when I was playing against them in the under-14s they would always go right to the last minute. They just never wanted to lose. Just look at their game at Chelsea when they went 3-0 down. I was watching that and, seriously, if we go down 3-0 down, we’re not coming back. I think only Man United could have done that. It shows what they’re about. Once we get a little bit of that…”

It’s not just United’s desire and ability to win that Richards is jealous of but the mentality of our players too.

“Look at someone like Park,” he said. “When he doesn’t play, he doesn’t moan, does he? At City we’ve got 20 to 25 internationals, we all want to play and, when you don’t, you get upset and it’s hard to deal with sometimes. You don’t see players at United complaining to their manager when they are taken off. They have been doing it [rotation] for years and it’s Sir Alex Ferguson’s way or no way: ‘If you don’t like it, we’ll get someone else.’ It’s different here. It’s all new to us. If we are going to be a strong team, the players are going to have to accept we can’t play every week.”

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  1. sweet gooner poznan says:

    yeh and hes a cock too, hope he’s on his fat arse crying tonight

  2. parryheid says:

    Don’t spread their propoganda.

  3. MG says:

    Blog overload alert

    Blog overload alert


    Can’t bloody keep up! :lol:

  4. Shebangsthedrums says:

    Parryheid – exactly mate. Micah Richards can’t keep his gob shut. He’s overplaying the compliments, I feel he’s got an ulterior motive.

  5. Costas says:

    This falls into the category of comments from the City camp trying to lure us into a false sense of security. Sadly, it’s worked pretty well in recent weeks. Lets hope it ends tonight.

  6. MG says:

    Second Costas


  7. Busby babes says:

    Costas Echo them sentiments, let’s hope after tonite all these appraisals are justified, in term’s of a result for us and micah,mankini,etc can carry on the wet dreams they share for THIS GREAT CLUB, everthing they strive to be UNITED ARE.

  8. dean says:

    Just been watching all the goals by Scholes. Wow what can u say about the man other than what a bloody living legend he is! Paul Scholes – he scores goals. But he doesn’t just score goals…he scores fucking wonder goals! Another trademark Scholes strike would go down a treat tonight! Fucking love him! Come on UNITED!!!!!

  9. dean says:

    Oh and by the way…fuck Micah Richards!! Can’t stand that fucking bellend!!

  10. Mancunian says:

    Lard Arse Serial Diver=Richards!!!!

  11. Little Red Ant says:

    Have to agree it is just bullshit from Richards again

  12. Collyhurst Red or Dead says:

    You think that your moustache is trendy,
    You think your kicker boots are too,
    With your kangol and your fleece,
    Ben Sherman on for weeks!
    We all know that you’re a fuckin’ blue!


  13. Chris says:

    The only things that’s good about richards is the look on his face behind Rooney when he scored the overhead kick against them! ( more of the same please wazza)

  14. Gerriered says:

    Twat. Its all ill-meant. To hell with him and shitty. Hope we turn out tonight and shit all over them.
    Check out another of richards stupid rents here.

  15. alfREDo says:

    Just watched Scholesy’s goals too, and was thinking the same – how fitting would a late Scholes strike be to get us a result??
    Would love to see the cameras pan to Vieira for his reaction!!

  16. Redbilly says:

    His mind game comments not worthy of a reply. Except in the back of harts net.


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