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Ryan On “Giggsy 12 Gerrard 0″ Chant

Like everyone else at the club, Ryan Giggs is eager for us to move on from the fuss Liverpool has created following Luis Suarez’s racial abuse of Patrice Evra.

Giggs has no problem with friendly banter and cited the chant our fans were singing during Saturday’s victory over Liverpool.

“The rivalry will always be there, but let’s have it as healthy rivalry and nothing else,” Giggs told The Telegraph. “The fans were chanting about me winning more titles than Steven Gerrard on Saturday, but that’s what you get between fans and it’s what you want – you want good, healthy banter between fans.”


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331 Comments

  1. ManchesterMike says:

    Why the *$#&#($) did SAF leave out Evra, Giggs, and Berbatov for the Europa league trip?? I understand givin’ ‘em rest and whatnot, but we’re running pretty thin on numbers right now.

    Unless, this could mean some of the boys are back…. :)

  2. kanchelskis says:

    @ManchesterMike

    Well, if you look at the squad list from several hours ago, you’ll see that some of the boys are – indeed – back. Nani, Jones, Smalling, Cleverley all travelled. Evra and Giggs could certainly do with the rest (as could Carrick IMO), but the ommission of Berbatov is pretty odd.

    I can only assume he’s injured (Fergie has a presser this evening where he’ll probably be asked).

  3. smartalex says:

    Sir Alex was being measured by his taylor, who told him about the workers’ plight.
    SAF asked his tailor to advise the shop steward that he would be calling after lunch!

    Like the Godfather, being measured up for suits while hearing requests from his family.

  4. Lebomanc says:

    Manchestermike
    I found it weird that berba didn’t travel with the squad but as Ian he skis said it only means he’s injured
    And Am not sure about sir Alex wanting to rest these two for such a game…. However goal.com said they were injured:
    http://www.goal.com/en/news/9/england/2012/02/15/2907181/ryan-giggs-dimitar-berbatov-and-patrice-evra-absent-from

  5. Clint-iamyourpapii says:

    Looking at some pics of United lads during their flight to Hamsterdam.

    Looks like De Gea has made some spanish speaking buddies in Tony and Chicharito !

    Whos this Javi Garcia never heard of him?

  6. Lebomanc says:

    Smartalex said*

  7. kanchelskis says:

    @Lebomanc

    What a load of balls that story is. Not substantiation for the claim that they’re injured – no mention of what injuries exactly they might have. Paddy certainly didn’t seem crocked as he danced around the touchline at the end of Saturday’s match!

    It also refers to Anderson, Lindegaard and Owen as ‘high-profile names’.

    Hmmm….

  8. kanchelskis says:

    @Clint

    Where can said pics be viewed?

  9. WillieRedNut says:

    Fergie’s gonna make Vita Cortex an offer they can’t refuse. ;)

  10. col says:

    KingEric – In the words of ‘our boy Roy’ it’d have to be ….

    “I’ll see you out there!!!”

    There ain’t any chance of catching rednburied in Platts,
    but you may well have already shared a pint an a song with me in there …

    Cheers 8)

  11. Jeet says:

    @Gaz: Fantastic story. Gave me goosebumps. That’s what at the core of the club – proper working class values. That’s what no oil tycoon can ever buy.
    Seriously, what a man The Gaffer is. 70 if a day, managing the biggest club in the world and still finds time and inclination for these things. Indeed blessed was the day, I put my heart on United.

  12. Lebomanc says:

    Kanchelskis
    Haha… Ya maybe but why do you think they were not in the squad? Cause I don’t find it good t rest evra for a game like this

  13. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    Jeet, Amen to that. There are fantastic such gestures strewn about within our ranks. Unfortunately, the press chooses to focus on the wrong details or wrong persons doing the right things for publicity. United and our players just do said good things without fanfare because we actually mean to do them. That is what makes me love United all the more. There’s nothing pretentious in what we do, everything is so fucking genuine and I love it.

  14. Clint-iamyourpapii says:

    https://www.facebook.com/Tanujmufctalwar#!/Tanujmufctalwar#

    Not my account, but I was sent this link by a friend, if you click on the welbeck photo and search to the right, im sure more pictures can be seen.

  15. kanchelskis says:

    @Lebomanc

    The league is the priority.

    If you look at the number of games Evra has played – and mostly played 90 minutes in – since the 2009/10 season, it’s terrifying. By far the most regular starter for the club over that period of time.

    This is in part due to the lack of competition for his place. Now we have Fabio, Evans and Fryers in the squad, all of whom can do a job at LB. Fergie obviously plans to start one of them (probably Fabio), with the other two as adequate cover. No point putting Paddy through the fatigue of two flights and the (admittedly negligble) jetlag if he’s only going to sit on the bench.

  16. kanchelskis says:

    @Clint

    Quality – cheers mate. Lol @ Nani lookin’ fly!

  17. Lebomanc says:

    Kanchelskis
    That’s very true, I agree and Fabio hasn’t been playing much too, he deserves some playing time
    but its been a while since Evans last played in LB

    New thread btw

  18. King Eric says:

    col – Get yourself in there pal and meet me , Mike, Giggs12 and James21.

    boogeyman – Hello mate. No they won’t will they!

    Jeet – Yes Sunday mate so thats three days after home tie on the Thursday!!!

  19. Marq says:

    The game against Ajax is also the audition for Eriksen. A creative player, but seems lightweight. Then again, that was what we said about Silva…

  20. rohitvarkey says:

    offtopic
    can someone suggest some good reads about united?i just finished RED and totally loved it!

  21. CedarsDevil says:

    Costas at 12:59

    Pure genius and safe to assume very accurate as well!

  22. CedarsDevil says:

    gaz

    Thanks for sharing that Sir Alex story, what a legend of a man he is on every level

  23. gaz says:

    Hi all lads it was a pleasure to share that story, funny that sort of stuff never gets much press but then again i am not fucking surprised with those bitter ABU Fuckheads. !

  24. smartalex says:

    Jamie Carragher on Sunday’s FA Cup fifth round tie against Brighton:

    “It’s a massive game for us and if we win we’ll be into the quarter-finals, and if you do well there then you’re at Wembley.”

    Massive.

  25. NotoriousRedDevil says:

    Afternoon fellas. That is disappointing about Berbatov. Hopefully if it is an injury it isn’t too serious. Agree about not taking Giggsy or Evra across. Both need rest. Scholes is a different matter he’s the only one in the squad to have scored in the competition!!!

    Jokes aside with the next league game 10 days away we can afford to play a strong XI with a few tweaks. I’d start Scholes and bring Cleverly on. My team for tomoz

    DDG

    Smalling Evans Ferdinand Fabio

    Tony V Carrick Scholes Young

    Welbeck Rooney

    Amos, Jones, Rafael, Park, Cleverly, Hernandez and Nani on the bench

    As for the so called new shirt, Nike have been very disappointing in the majority of the home shirts they have released. That new design (if real) looks nothing like tartan. Looks like a fucked up napkin or tea towel. Now Adidias have dropped the vermin hopefully they do our shirts when the contract is up for renewal. This years shirt was just a copy of the very last Umbro one.

  26. theboogeyman says:

    King Eric- Not a bloody chance. We’ll probably go 5 goals down in Amsterdam and then mount a massive comeback in the last 0.00423234 seconds of the game or something lol

  27. NotoriousRedDevil says:

    From Fergies press conference. Berbatov is injured.

  28. theboogeyman says:

    NRD- Good evening mate.

    Yeah I like the look of that squad. Fucking hell, the depth of our squad is unbelievable. There aren’t many teams that can match us in that department.

    That kit is shit, hope it’s a fake.

  29. olivertwist says:

    Careful you Man.U fans, if Liverpool win the Leauge Cup on Sunday week they will move another major trophy ahead of your team.

    Champions Leauge/European cup
    Eufa Cup/European cup winners Cup
    Leauge
    F.A Cup
    Leauge Cup

    Oliver. Villa fan with one European Cup.

  30. Simon says:

    Not all European cups are created equal. Real Madrid picked up five in a row at a time when the english clubs weren’t even in Europe and one had to play 4 games to win the tournament.

    Likewise, Liverpool during their halcyon days won 4 European cups playing an average of 4 games to reach the final against the likes of Red Star and Munchengladbach.

    Conversely in the champions league one has to play 13 games to win the tournament. It’s much much harder to win it now, which is why no club has ever retain the Champions League, whilst the old European Cup was retain by several clubs.

    So the important European statistic is United 2 – Liverpool 1 in CL trophies.

  31. Mancuniac says:

    Evra 4 Suarez 0

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