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63 Comments

  1. WeAreUnited says:

    Nani came here at the age of 19-20, where you against it?? or waiting for academy players to show up?

    I think you got the picture.

    I would be the first one to want a new David Beckham to play for us again, he was the reason I started rooting for ManUtd while watching him at the 1998 world-cup. So yes, of course I want academy players to show. But it’s not going to happen for wingers.

    I know that Iker Muniain can play also as a AM, but he can play in the left and the right, imagine him and Kagawa switching positions also with Rooney there, and Nani at the right. Now tell does that sound good.

    end of story.

  2. parryheid says:

    Apart from United are no other teams going to take City on,fucks sake show some pride spineless tits.

  3. Costas says:

    This Fulham team at home should be a low hurdle really. The fact that Karagounis at 36 is a regular starter over there speaks volumes. One Berba isn’t enough. I’ll be extremely disappointed if we don’t beat them twice with ease.

  4. Marq says:

    Fulham’s away record is one of the worst you will ever see, so never expected them to come away anything.

    @Goat

    Yes, we can all depend on Anderson, let’s say Carrick gets injured this weekend, lets play Anderson then, oh wait, he is still out injured. Scholes is done, Fletcher is out indefinitely, Giggs no longer plays middle, that’s 3 bodies out of the CM contention. We are left with Cleverley & Anderson. Anderson is out most of the time, so that leaves Clev. So are we gonna play Clev & Tunni against City and Chelsea?

    All is nice about keeping a player happy if he comes in. But fact is, if he can come in, and take Carrick’s spot, would it not be because he plays better? So should that not be a good thing? If we are only going to bring in a player who has no ambition to take Carrick’s spot, that player is better off staying where he is, we don’t need him. Whoever comes in, be it from outside or the academy, he must be hungry to take the spot, not for us to please him. We have paid an arm and leg for goalkeepers, defenders and strikers, when was the last time we spend big on a midfielder? Veron?

    Just to make this clear, I am not saying Carrick needs to be replaced, I am saying there needs to be at least one more player in there fighting for the spot, especially now it is confirmed we wont see Fletcher anytime soon again. Tunni, however highly people rate him, is clearly not ready, same with Petrucci. We should be a club that waits for no one, except the select few, but clearly Anderson & Fletcher does not fall in to that group, yet. Fletcher, maybe, Anderson, if he doesn’t play much again this season, he is certainly on borrowed time, if he is not on that already

    @Daniel

    Since Scholes has scored a few own goals and red cards over the years, so yea while he is great, but lets criticize him anyway?

  5. WeAreUnited says:

    @marq

    you said it man, I haven’t payed attention on your Carrick discussion, but it is how you put it.

    Of course we shpuld get one midfielder more, it doesn’t hurt us to be overcrowed, the yare not our family, it’s a team we support.

    If one of our favourite player doesn’t get a game or is transfered well it happens. United before players.

  6. Daniel88 says:

    @ King Eric

    I dont have an encyclopedic knowledge of individual errors but from recently memory.

    - Carrick so pathetically weak for the turnover against Gerrard (I think) for Sturridges goal. Please dont blame Clevs pass, sure it was poor but Carrick HAS to be better.
    - Against Reading was it where he was given the ball in 20 yards of space in front of the CB’s gets caught dwelling on the ball … costs a goal.
    - Similar against Fulham if I remember correct. I was at the game so its not as clear as watching TV with replays.

    The great pass to Yaya in the FA Cup Semi Final … but … that wasn’t this season.

  7. Daniel88 says:

    The reading one could have been qpr.

  8. Daniel88 says:

    I know for a fact he has been responsible for two goals one dwelling on the ball and one taking a poor touch just in front of the defense costing goals.

    That’s isn’t counting the one against Liverpool which one of the weakest pieces of midfield play I have ever witnessed.

  9. Daniel88 says:

    Bale is overrated ? … you are fucking insane wayne.
    The guy has 9 goals in 19 games in the PL. You fucking muppet.
    He would walk into our team every week.

  10. Costas says:

    @King Eric

    Remember that scenario B I was talking about?

  11. Marq says:

    I find it funny that people pay to watch United, only to spend the 90 minutes find and highlighting a single mistake from a player. That is like going to the movies to watch a blockbuster and spending all your time inside trying to find that one mistake the director made and escaped the editing.

    Such torture some people put themselves into…

  12. ( . )( . ) says:

    @Marq yeh i see that all through life everywhere i call it ‘attempted self elevation’

    people are dicks on the whole ;)

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