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Scott talks to BT Sport about tonight’s game against Arsenal.

ManUtd.com has an interview with Scholes about this season.

The Independent looks at Rooney vs Ozil.

The Guardian talks about Moyes’ tactics.

The Evening News reports on Vidal’s new deal with Juventus.


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124 Comments

  1. Tommy says:

    @Gary

    Yep, I went through some beers on that train I can tell you so the time actually went pretty quickly, well worth it as well mate, The standards of train are also a lot better than the trans pennine express and northern rail shite we have in this country and their a lot cheaper

    @Samuel

    We shall see, but to have those tackling stats show he knows what hes doing and is not as bad as youre quite clearly demonstrating, but only time will tell if he will be a success or not

  2. Mark Reid says:

    If ifs and ands were pots and pans there would be no work for the tinkers,blame luck blame this point the finger at that.The fact is we’ve played below standard all season it’s nobody’s fault it’s everybody’s fault.But to improve we must try something different that’s all.

  3. Gary Mitrovic says:

    Tommy, ha that doesn’t surprise me. The trouble with rail systems over here is that they’re amongst the oldest anywhere in the world so we can only do maintenance work and upgrades. A completely revamp is extremely difficult to do in densely populated country that relies so heavily upon it already. Nothing on the Japanese. Getting the Shinkansen across Japan is an experience it’s self for tourists. The average delay I think is something like 12 seconds over the last decade?! You can drink as well but you have to control it. Getting lairy on the train doesn’t go down well out there or even speaking loudly.

  4. samuel - united WE stand says:

    Tommy – i’m not trying to make him look bad but there’s a level united want to reach, the club want to go toe to toe with the best teams and those teams will have top central midfielders, i’m just not sure he will cut it due to lacking important attributes you cannot teach or the player evolving into but hey time will tell I guess.. I’m just stating analysis of him as a player, I can however differentiate that from me giving him the opportunity. Let’s not forget he is vastly experienced, he won’t get as much perseverance as younger players. When you buy a 26year old player who’s well settled in this league.. The maximum given is one season really.

  5. Tommy says:

    @Gary

    It always makes me laugh, the country going into standstill a little bit of bad weather, A little bit of snow and its delays accross the board, I dont mind the virgin train manchester to london but the rest their so slow, I went from one end of france to the other high speed trains and are cheaper than gvetting manchester to london a return is £78manchester london and its only 2 and a half hours, stupid prices and they go up every year

  6. Mark Reid says:

    Earnings up at the club that’s good news,11% I believe xtra cash for the summer shopping.

  7. Marko Maric says:

    Moyes said that he aint gonna chance tactics…God help us!

  8. Marko Maric says:

    When i see table, i feel bad that Arsenal lost against Liverpool(our chance to catch 4th place), but after we lost points against Fulham(last in th league) and have “news” about Moyes tactics, we can forget about CL place, no matter how close we are to 4th place.

  9. Tommy says:

    City game off, fucking girls, a little bit of wind and its off hahaha, see what I mean about the country falling apart after a bit of bad weather

  10. Tommy says:

    Starting XI: De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Cleverley, Carrick, Mata; Rooney, van Persie

    Bench: Lindegaard, Büttner, Ferdinand, Fellaini, Young, Hernandez, Januzaj

  11. Gary Mitrovic says:

    Tommy, yes there really is no excuse for the rising prices in train fairs in Britain. We’re the most expensive in Europe and no we’re no where near the best when it comes to providing that service in Europe. Definitely can’t compete with the French in that department. Italy, Spain, Germany all ahead of us as well.

  12. KwesiOwusuJnr says:

    Marko – lol. The tactics is a bit static but if we had accurate crossers or high IQ wingers it can be enough. Young’s play was brain-dead. He just couldnt think for himself and improvise a little. He kept with his aimless punts his whole time on the pitch. Adnan’s crosses were way accurate and thus caused the breakthrough. We just need to mix it up. We always need two of Mata/Kags/Adnan on the pitch to add innovation to this tactics.

  13. Only 1 Utd says:

    Cleverley starts whilst Januzaj is still on the bench. May God help us.

  14. Fletch™ says:

    Manchester United Starting XI:

    De Gea, Rafael Smalling Vidic Evra; Valencia Cleverley Carrick Mata; Rooney Van Persie

    Bench: Lindegaard, Ferdinand, Hernandez, Young, Buttner, Fellaini, Januzaj

    Arsenal XI
    Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Rosicky, Ozil, Cazorla, Giroud

  15. TopRed123 says:

    Moyes says he wont change tactics and Valencia starts.
    #PrayForGibbs #Should’veWornDoubleShinpads

  16. Gary Mitrovic says:

    Looks like Mata is on the wing again then…..

  17. KwesiOwusuJnr says:

    I will keep harping on this. If not for Januzaj’s contract issue and the public rave the boy wonder drew Moyes would have sent him out on loan by now.
    Some of you can bash me all you want but if you cant see Moyes has no technical noús then that’s your ish. Explain why he brought Welbeck on instead of Adnan against Stoke when we needed impact. Maybe some of you just dont believe he can be that clueless.
    Please someone should give me a reason – a tangible one that is why Moyes is not starting Adnan?

  18. Monica Bulker3 says:

    4-4-2 and huff and puff football here we go again, #InMoyesWeTrustmyfuckingbehind

  19. Mav says:

    Lolz. Is Mata playing winger again? I mentioned here I didn’t see Mata being deployed correctly, same as with kagawa and it seems to be true.

    Smh.

  20. GingerPrince18 says:

    Read the last previous and saw Fellaini has been targeted unfairly by some. Seriously have many of you have seen him play. If you only watch his game against Man United then you are not qualified to judge the man ability. Some said he is a better AMF or false nine and a rubbish midfielder. Some claims that he is better CM than a false nine. Well if you don’t know much about him you can always google for his past records and statistics. It’s a fact that he is equally good in both position. He can add stability in our midfield while add firepower upfront. Imagine if he had 10 of 81 crosses in Fulham game if he was playing up front. That could have been a thrashing. So enough bashing him, he even have had the chance to play regularly yet. This is his statistic for the previous 2 seasons before joining us http://eplindex.com/22943/fellaini-best-position-stats-analysis.html. But I always thought we could have had him at a cheaper price(clause before expired). He will be a good addition for our team when he had a good run of match practice under his belt.

  21. GingerPrince18 says:

    @KwesiOwusuJnr

    Apparently you have never managed a 18 years old wonderkid. I wonder why saf never played CR7 every games when we first signed him? Maybe you know better than SAF. Maybe you are Klopp in disguise, then maybe you know something.

  22. Monica Bulker3 says:

    GingerPrince18 shut the fuck up really, ur way up Moyes’ arse we can’t hear you very well.

  23. Jackie Poon says:

    Is Kagawa injured? He hasn’t done any wrong that what Mata couldn’t. Moyes should try playing them together.

  24. Orez says:

    I am amazed to see how many of my fellow fans support DM. It feels me with warm thought, but I am not as nice/naïve as them and I am more on the pragmatic side and very cinical. Some things that pissed me off about Moyes is below.

    1. His pathetic press conferences. After every defeat he provides more and more BS. SAF would get away with this once in a while, but for this guy it daily routine. 6 players to win CL, mentally weak, out of luck. All of these are pathetic excuses from a man who can’t prepare the team properly. How much luck to we need to win against Everton, Newcastle, Fulham at OT. How can he say we played well when we serve absolute garbage week in and out?
    2. He complete luck of invention and tactics and motivational skill. The only people who had confidence increase under this guy is Young and Welbeck who are very limited and as such do a limited job for us. A lot of our top performers are down and the teams play is dire. I know under SAF we have been straggling recently, but man last year champions with addition of Fellaini, Mata and Januzai and mid table team, who plays conference level football.
    3. His overall behavior. The way he celebrated the 2nd Fulham goal was a proof of a small man in a big internment, who clutches any straw that can keep him there. He didn’t look like someone who cared about the team long run. The goal was useless in the big picture, we weren’t playing anything and we didn’t win anything. The way he celebrated was more of happiness that he might have bought some more time and when Fulham scored the world came crashing down. Anyone with confidence would have nit reacted to Fulham girl like that and would have kept the big picture in mind.

    I have absolutely no hope that DM will succeed. He doesn’t have mentality of a winner. He always looked like a journeyman manager and he looks more like that now than ever before.

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