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Beautifully Red has the best moments of the season in .gif form.

Red Rants discusses who should be our next number 7.

Beyond The Pitch has an interview with Jaap Stam about when he left United (from September 2011).

The Guardian reports on how racism will become a sackable offence for footballers.

The Daily Mail reports on England’s injuries, which include Danny Welbeck.

ManUtd24 reviews several players from 11-12.

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  1. WillieRedNut says:

    Where’s Jeremy Kyle when you need him?

  2. WillieRedNut says:

    For Papii and his broken heart. ;)

  3. Clint-Iamyourpapii says:

    Willie :lol: I reckon I;d be ok if it happened during the pre-season but 2 weeks before the Euro’s and a 2 weeks after losing the league…..shattered me :lol:

  4. denton davey says:

    Did anyone else notice that Luis Suarez has re-ignited the racism affair by “denying” that he did anything wrong but was convicted by a witch-hunt without a shred of proof. (check out the Guardian online for details)

    So, why would he do that ? Blindness ? A sense of persecution ? or just “greasing the skids” so he can get out of Liverpool ? My money is on the last option – FSG won’t tolerate this, he must know that and he wants out of the asylum.

    If he gets his way then reckon on PSG being the destination – Madrid want Aguero and, we know, that TheVirus get what they want.

  5. manc1234 says:

    holding midfielder should be priority 1 at the moment and martinez 4 me fits d bill perfectly can sit back into the centre of defense if need be hes essentially a better Jones who doesn play right back ….. after that any one from hazard modric kagawa would do just fine preferably modric as hes proven in the league ……… after that if we were 2 be greedy alaba (LB from bayern) who looks like a younger evra …. i dont think we need another striker with rooney welbs and hernandez will keane is surely lookin 4 promotion to the first team

  6. slim says:

    fuck me. QPR? didn’t see that one coming . SAF may have had a little to do with this perhaps
    can’t believe he’s passing up benfica for QPR.

  7. Denton Davey says:

    I just hope that Fabio learns to use his left foot – wherever he plays.

  8. Marq says:

    I think it was always going to be a fantasy to have Fabio go to Benfica and be in the first team and come back a finished product. He would probably get more chances at QPR, as well as the relevant experience.

    I think the news that should annoy us today, is that Mike Dean just came out to say he should have sent off Tevez along with Barton. So much for us getting all the decisions

  9. Ash says:

    Hello RoMites :)

    I am very surprised that fabio is chosing Qpr for his loan period. Ok you don’ t need to go to benfica because he must have felt he won’t get the playing tme buy why choose QPR.

    QPR are the same team that didn’t give a chance for macheda. They bought two more strikers after taking Kiko on loan.

    QPR are the same team that went asleep in last 3 mins against city which cost us the tittle.

    Sorry to say but I don’t like Mark Hughes Attitude. He may be a Legend to some but for me He is a guy who is jealous of united. Deep inside his heart he would have wanted to city to win the league.

    Personally I don’t want Fabio to join Qpr. Fabio is a very talented player and he should be our future LB. We have already made some foolish decision regarding Macheda and because of that his career is more or less over at United. Now I don’t want same thing to happen with fabio.

    Speaking Of macheda I want him to go on loan again this season before we decide to sell him. He may come succesful atlast. The boy is a goalscorer. Even Sir alex has admitted that. This is not the season to sell him. Send him on loan to Wigan or Sunderland or Villa where he will get some chance to play and show his skills.

  10. Marq says:

    Imo the only reason Macheda didn’t get game time at Sampdoria & QPR is because of his attitude, nothing else. So if he doesn’t change his attitude, it doesn’t matter where he go, he won’t play

  11. Ash says:


    Agree with you partly. But I still feel qpr treated him like shit by not giving him any games, Now you want to say that guys like Barton, DJ Cambell, Cisse, Taraabt have better attitude than Kiko. I don’t think so.
    Even ronaldo had a shit attitiude when he was 20/21. It will automatically improve when you get chance to play regularly. Just sitting in the bench will not build your attitude in a positive way.

    Yaeh his loan spell at sampordia wasn’t great. But you know what he was performing better than their other strikers. Sampordia,s Coach himself said he didn’t have that bad time like many think. He will turn 21 in november so he is still very young. He needs to go to a club in loan where he will get playing time. I still have faith in Him.

  12. Denton Davey says:

    KikoTheKid should go to Lazio, his original club. He needs to feel the love – and get real

  13. Marq says:


    I think you got it wrong about Ronaldo’s attitude, he was one of the most hardworking players we ever had, in terms of training. If Messi got to where he is today because of his talent, Ronaldo did it with sheer hardwork. Macheda as of now, has neither attribute in order to be successful

  14. Ash says:


    How do you know that Macheda is not a hardworking Kid? Ronaldo became great because he got chance to play regularly. I remember People criticized Ronaldo in his first two season at united. Many went on to say he was overrated and has attitude problem. How did he overcome that? Answer is by playing regularly.I am not comparing CR7 with Kiko as we all know ronnie was more talented than kiko in every ways.
    But to write Kiko off so early in his career is not correct. He has been unfortuante with his injuries.

    Kiko just show more love towards the game and then he could become a top striker. Top say he is not talented is a stupid comment imo.

  15. Ash says:

    to say he is no talented is not right.

  16. coomy says:

    @ Ash
    Not going on loan to a club just because they couldnt stop city beating them is not a reason for me. Personally i think that teams like Qpr who will have to fight to keep their place in premiership can prove valuable to Fabio. Its can indulge in him this fighting spirit that is so dear to United.

  17. Costas says:

    I don’t know how Macheda’s run at QPR would have turned out, but it definitely didn’t help that they bought Cisse and Zamora on the final day of transfer window. He didn’t play another game for them after February 1st and that says it all. And yeah, I know that QPR did what they had to do to ensure their survival, but from a business standpoint, they acted like mugs. I’ll be really disappointed if we send Fabio over therer for an entire season.

  18. Ash says:


    Main reason I don’t want him to go to qpr is Mark Hughes. I don’t have faith in him in giving fabio chance to play regularly. QPR were performing better in first half of the season and thats why they survived. Under hughes they were pathetic.

    If you want to send fabio to a team who will be fighting for relegation then why not send him to wigan or newly promoted reading. Welbeck was succesful in sunderland because they played some entertaining football . Welbeck thrived in that atmosphere.

    Fabio is too good to be benched in QPR or Wigan. I really hope he gets proper chance and comes back as a better player.

  19. Costas says:

    On this day…

    My best day as a United fan.

  20. Sandeep1878 says:

    Morning reds around the world..

    is this Fabio to QPR real thing?

    is this because a former red is managing them?

    in all honesty i dont like this move if it happens..

    well if at all Fabio is going for this so that he can stay close to his brother, then why dont go for Everton. as we have already trying to sign Baines :P

    I think this QPR is just a rumor..

    and in case if we sign Baines, i dont see Fabio featuring for us regularly again..its complex..

    The best thing would be to keep him in the team and let the Brazilian twins start the games…

    see his progress in the first 6 months and then if he fails, loan him our in Jan..

    we not doing this clearly tells that we are signing a left back..that is for sure..

    another thing is, how many games Fabio has played so that we have come with the decision that he needs a loan move? not enough IMO..

    so keep the lad, give him games, he was supposed to be the best amongst the twins..he will be..

  21. coomy says:

    i understand your point of view ash and the best we could hope for him is to get as much game times as he could and comes back bigger. i ve always rate him higher than his brother as he seems to have more composure.

  22. Sandeep1878 says:

    ‎3 June 2012.. Real Madrid v Manchester United

    Real Madrid: Buyo, Contreras, Illgner, Chendo, Rojas, Velasco, Hierro, Sabido, Sanchís, Fernando Sanz, Ramis, Karanka, García Cortés, Redondo, Helguera, Zidane, Martín Vázquez, Figo, Butragueño, Amavisca, Alfonso, Iván, Santillana, Morientes.

    Manchester United : Andy Cole, Bryan Robson, Clayton Blackmore, Denis Irwin, Dion Dublin, Dwight Yorke, Edwin Van der Sar, Jaap Stam, Jesper Blomqvist, Lee Martin, Lee Sharpe, Quinton F

  23. coomy says:

    of all the signings we are trying to make, i complete agree with cedars that above all we need a a leader in the mould of roy keane or cantona in the team. these guys have been instrumental in the development of the 92 class and i regret to say that this has been miss quite a long time from united now. Our lack of guts was clearly seen in some of our matches last season and clearly someone need to step up.

  24. Sandeep1878 says:


    right point, but its hard to get one, but lets hope we get one..

    Keanes and RedNevs are few and far between..

    a natural leader is very much needed..


    let us not forget,

    out of the 10 games in last season where we conceded first, we dint win any of those games bar shield game..

    That is very unlike and it happened may be for the first time under the reign of Sir Alex,

    we have thrown 4 or 5 youngsters in the mix in, so they will need sometime before they start ruling, of which i m very confident..

    all will be good.

  25. CedarsDevil says:


    Fantastic video mate, great memories….. One can never get tired of watching that and for some reason the emotions are always the same when you do!

  26. CedarsDevil says:

    Seems Roberto Martinez will be the next Liverpool boss…… Shame if it happens, I like the young Spaniard and he will simply burn himself with that job

  27. dazbomber says:

    CedarsDevil-Good morning , i am with you i think he is the best young manager around . he will come unstuck there , they want Raffa back.

  28. King Eric says:


    Ha. If only it were that easy to “find ” another Robbo or Keano. They would cost 100 million. Players like Keane wouldnt last two minutes in todays non contact game.

    So aside from perhaps two games Bilbao only decide to turn up against United?:

    I see Fred getting stick on the Lescott thread last night. I suspect Fred was taking the piss when he said he cheered Aguero’s goal.

    Did I read Will Keane scored two last night? Fuck me that kid is a player.

    Gonna watch Crewe tomorrow to see what this Nick Powell is all about. Suffice to say he has had rave reviews. A VERY young Crewe academy side gone all the way to play off final with him being the main man.

  29. CedarsDevil says:


    Morning mate. Benitez would be the perfect suit for them, would just make it even easier to laugh at them.

    Speaking of young managers, I highly rate Paul Lambert, he is one I would love at United in some sort of capacity

  30. King Eric says:

    Cedars and daz – Morning lads. Yes I really like Martinez, always respectful of United and Fergie and a very good manager BUT the murderers will expect glory and title wins , deluded as they are. He does a good job of keeping sides up and thats all you can ask at Liverpool!!!

  31. King Eric says:

    Yes I like Lambert. Decent manager with a plan b. Brendan Rogers gets all the hype but models himself and sides FAR too much on Barca. They got caught out a few times passing from the back. United being one side that did. Anyway it was the aforementioned Martinez who got Swansea playing that way.

  32. King Eric says:

    Yes just seen it about Will Keane. Good to see Thorp on the scoresheet too. Tell you lads that FA Youth winning side is gonna go along way.

  33. King Eric says:

    Keane has the lot. At first he looked thin and sluggish. He now has pace, strength, touch, vision but most importantly can fucking finish. Left or right boot. Akin to Ole with his unerring accuracy.

  34. CedarsDevil says:

    King Eric

    How are you pal? Thing is, anyone going to the dippers will be burned out. High expectations by deluded fans who simply have to understand that they need fucking patience and years of rebuilding to become a force again. Players like Adam, Donkey, Downing and Henderson will not get you anywhere

  35. MG says:

    Morning United

    Off to Cardiff for work so I shall write back late late in the evening!


  36. King Eric says:

    Cedars – Good thanks pal, how are you? Just at work but outside in a min to enjoy the sun. Red hot here. Like I say mate Martinez can at least keep the dippers in the Prem!

  37. CedarsDevil says:

    King Eric

    Too right, just to keep them up!! haha

    You out enjoying a ciggy? Blessed here, working from home I have them on me seat!


    Enjoy the trip pal, never been to Wales sadly even though I spent all those years in the UK

  38. Busby babes says:

    king eric i read fergie’s not looking to loan keane out either, expects him to be on the fringes of the first team squad next season, tunnicliffe got a mention 2. with regards to fabio’s loan lads i just dont get the ethos behind it, i think benfica would have been ideal better players around him, diffrent league,country i’d imagine diffrent methods,

  39. Costas says:


    No problem mate. Will never forget that day as long as I live. Moscow was special too, but each fan probably values the first time he saw them win the European Cup more than the rest. And that’s what 99 was to me. Plus, it was the treble itself. Never to be duplicated by an Enlgish club.

  40. parryheid says:

    According to his maw Fabio is for Sporting Lisbon,wherever he goes I hope its only till January and he gets played in midfield as I think he is an natural midfielder and would excel there in any half decent team then he can come back and take our fake Brazilians place.

  41. tony says:

    we could if fergie brought some fucking players

  42. Albert Ross says:


    You are a rude cunt.

    What do we need ‘fucking players’ for? Reading?


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