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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. ji says:

    Have you all spotted that:

    Manchester United has more points in Champions League than Liverpool has in Premier League :)

    Just a fun fact :)

  2. Gorse Hill Red says:

    David Badiel; should he not write an article on the blatent racism of his own club instead?

  3. parjo says:

    ji: lol…
    that’s funnnnn

  4. FletchTHEMAN says:

    This is worth a look!

    Lady Gaga showing her love for Rio!
    Not sure about the Brazil kid, but she was about to perform there. Whateva!

  5. FletchTHEMAN says:

    ***Brazil Kit!*** sheesh!

  6. Proverb says:

    Haha @FletchTHEMAN I’d not noticed you said kid there had to scroll back after I saw your correction :P

    <3 RIO de janeiro No?

  7. Proverb says: fucking hell, this is the dumbest shit I’ve ever come across. I’ve no more words for this admin

  8. ididnotzeeit says:

    Gotta love Rooney’s back heel for the 3rd goal. Calm and cool in the box, wonderfully brilliant I’d say.

    Note: 2 out of 3 goals Rooney had a presence inside the box. Not bad for a man playing in midfield :)

  9. Ismail N says:

    Looking fwd to the next match against Villa. GGMU!

  10. Ash says:

    Its not like I am very sad about this but how come Carrick is not selected. He has been our focal point for many years yet he is not recognised by the england selectors. But like I said I am not affected by it as it is good for carrick that he is getting rest.

  11. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Other interesting topic from todays rags is the upcoming transfer window….

    Speculation is hotting up about
    Vincent Wanyama (celtic hard man) plus, big fast, didn’t give away fouls v Bacra or Inter, scored v Barca
    Former Red Ryan Shawcross (England and Stoke) coming into his own and United still have first refusal.

    Some people don’t rate Vincent as United quality, but we are so despirate for some steal in defensive mid that I’m not so sure. If he came for 15M, good deal, 25M errrrm not so much.

    Always happy to talk about Ryan. Should have kept him in my view and think he is developing very nicely.

    Also another story about Wee Wes with Inter almost begging him to leave because of his 200+salary. Yawn :roll:

  12. denton davey says:

    Ji @ 11:56: “Manchester United has more points in Champions League than Liverpool has in Premier League ”

    Hopefully (!), LiverPoo can get three points on Sunday against CSKALondon @ AnFailed.

    The other Sunday match – Spurs @ EmptyHat – has all the makings of an walk-in-the-park for the home team since Spurs played on Thursday while Shitty has had an extra day to lick their wounds. A draw would be like manna-from-heaven.

  13. denton davey says:

    FletchTheMan @ 15:31: “Some people don’t rate Vincent (Wanyama) as United quality, but we are so despirate for some steal in defensive mid that I’m not so sure. If he came for 15M, good deal, 25M errrrm not so much.”

    A few years ago a “hard man” might have been a legitimate target but I think that the way the game is now being played makes that quality less appealing or necessary.

    What UTD most needs is a midfield terrier – like DarrenFletcherinho when he was in his “football genius” mode. A guy who is just a “hard man” or a “ball winner” – like Cheikh Tiote of Newcastle – isn’t going to be good enough to get game time at OT.

    IF – and I have no idea about what UTD’s brain trust are thinking – Wanyama is good on-the-ball then he’s a likely lad, just like Strootman of PSV. Realistically, though, if UTD do sign a midfielder then he’s got to be good enough with the ball at his feet to get playing-time ahead of Carrick/Cleverley/Anderson, not to mention TheGingerNinja and maybe even the re-born DarrenFletcherinho. That’s a very big ask – Paul Pogba wasn’t good enough to be considered and it’s an open question whether (or not) Nick Powell will be.

    Having said all that, Wanyama’s header against Barcelona was terrific. He’s just 21 (like Strootman) and the brain trust have to figure out whether either of these two guys have the up-side to grow into the quality needed to command playing time with TheLads.

  14. wayne says:

    Am I missing something why would a non Jew want to be part of the Yid army? And who fucking cares anyway,its not opposing fans calling them Yids,I’m really missing the point on this

  15. denton davey says:

    The list of current 100-plus current professional footballers who have come through UTD’s youth ranks – named in Sons of United article – is very impressive. Many are called but few are chosen to be good enough to play for TheLads; even fewer are good enough to play regularly for MUFC. The bar is set very, very high.

  16. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Denton Davey. Cheers mate. Errr, I think we agree completely then?!

    Wenyama likely half the price of Strootman and sounds interested. By the way, his brother is a class act as well, plays for Inter!

  17. Denton Davey says:

    FletchTHEMAN @ 18:09: ‘ I think we agree completely then”

    We’ll see – a lot depends of what the brain trust thinks. I don’t think that money will be an issue – regardless of what a lot of “experts” and ABUs like to say. Whether it’s Strootman or Waynama or MrJones or Nick Powell, the guy who gets selected to be the midfield cornerstone is going to have to have a big, big upside.

  18. plassen says:

    Been out for a while of the forums… I saw in an earlier post that someone mentioned that Diouf is better than Welbeck: Seriously? Despite him scoring goals in Germany, you have to look at… well nothing more than the highlights we get from his games here in Norway. In Norway, Diouf wasn’t really a skilled player, even though he scored goals. You have to look at the service and the level of the opposition as well. Welbeck has done well, his only problem is trying to impress; he’s trying too hard sometimes. And seriously, as a youngster competing against Van Persie and Rooney, who can blame him? I’ve followed Diouf’s career and he can’t be compared to Welbeck. Not in terms of quality and understanding of the game, not how gifted he is… Nothing.

    Concerning the Pogba situation: Let’s see what happens before we judge. I don’t think Fergie was wrong – we’ll probably see another contract situation in a couple of years, and he hasn’t exactly put Serie A on fire…

    BTW, I wish Diouf the best of luck!

  19. Costas says:

    “Nemanja is a long way off,” Sir Alex told MUTV on Friday. “We can forget about him until after Christmas, I think.


    Good to know our ace medical team made sure he wasn’t rushed back…

  20. CyRed says:

    Big blow Nemanja! Need help at the back as we r leaking big time, hopefully Smalling can help out a bit as Rio cannot do all the games coming in thick and fast over Xmas period.
    Hopefully Vida wil come back ok but it doesn’t look good really. That stupid Basel game! What a fucking disaster.
    Anyway, we can outscore anybody! Cum on!

  21. denton davey says:

    CyRed @ 21:35: ” Rio cannot do all the games coming in thick and fast over Xmas period.”

    The Xmas period is six weeks from now – between now and then, UTD have a very, very easy run of matches: Villa, Norwich, [Galatasary], QPR, West Ham, Reading, [Cluj] and then ManShitty on December 8th; after that Sunderland, Swansea, Newcastle, West Brom, and Wigan on January 1st. By my reckoning, that’s 11 EPL matches with just one against quality opposition; and two CL matches which no longer have much significance for UTD.

    Assuming that Jonny Evans and BigManSmalling are both fit for most of those matches – and MrJones might well be, too – then it shouldn’t be too difficult to ration playing time for Rio.

    While it’s impossible to predict the impact of injuries, it is likely that UTD have weathered the worst of them already. Perhaps in the new year ALL SIX of UTD’s central defenders will be ready to play, which would be a welcome change from the situation that the squad has been working with in the last two/three months when only two of them have been available and Michael Carrick (as well as Will Keane and Scott Wootton) have been given playing time in central defence.

    Always look on the bright side of the half-full glass !

  22. samuel - united WE stand says:

    Denton – there’s no such thing as an “easy run of games” in football, didn’t you learn after last season?.

  23. Passmaster16 says:

    Come on united… Cant wait 4 th villa game.. & get well soon to all our injured players.. I mic Kagawa the red samurai..” One utd…

  24. FletchTHEMAN says:

    I am not a happy Rooney fan ATM. Love the an ofcourse but there is just one …… little….. thing that has me freekin kicking the walls down. Its…… Its…… well I’ ll just say it then..

    ITS THE PENALTIES. [Looks to the sky then shakes head]

    Simply put. Roo has been shocking on Pens. He has missed 8 of 25, and 3 in the last year. That is just not good enough. Imagine were we are in the table if he converts 90%. Name the top team that has a pen taker with numbers like this?

    Chelsea are league leaders in getting pens. You know how many they have missed. ZERO!
    It isn’t even mildly funny any more. Put in someone who cares for the love of the gods.

    SAF: “I think that Wayne has to accept it,” said Ferguson. “He has to have a better strike rate with penalties.
    “And his temperament is that, if he misses, it won’t affect him. But that’s important for a penalty-kick taker, that it doesn’t affect them if he were to miss and that’s an issue with a lot of people taking penalty kicks is if they miss it, how they handle it. “Because of Wayne’s temperament, it’s good that way.”

  25. MyCowIsTheBest says:

    Just sharing this because I know Scott dislikes Collymore very much

  26. King Eric says:

    MyCowisTheBest – Alright mate. Ha Ha. Just read that Collymore link as I fucking hate the opinionated cunt. It is so spot on. He doesn’t listen to folk, just gets vexed and shouts over the top of them. Great article that.

  27. Marq says:

    Like I said, the whole world knows which side Rooney favours for his penalties. He needs to add a bit of variety to his penalties to make it more unpredictable. Yes he went the other way against Braga, but almost fluffed it, and not to mention the goalkeeper helping him decide by commiting so early one side

  28. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Marq. Just has to hit the target first mate. errm that was one of Sir Alex’s points.

    But Chelsea has not missed in the last 29 attempts or something crazy.
    That means
    1. they always put it on target,
    2. it always goes in.

    Imagine that ;)

    No, not best pleased at’tol

  29. Redbilly says:

    King Eric – how are you mate?. Trouble with stan is his mind is elsewhere in the drive to work, it’s the lay bys mate. Clouds his thinking .

  30. King Eric says:

    RedBilly – Hey up pal. Good thanks how are you? Don’t get much time to come on here these days but still pop on. Don’t bother with ND58 site. Saw Mike, James21 and Deano last Saturday. Also spoke to Cedars from Mike’s phone.

  31. Bobby charlton's combover says:

    Denton – there are no easy games, let alone very very easy games.

    Collymore is a cunt.


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