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Scholes: Frustrating Waiting For Monday Kick-Off

Manchester United kick off the season on a Monday night, after our game against Everton has been moved so it can be shown live on television.

Paul Scholes, who this time last year was planning what he was going to do in retirement, has said it’s frustrating having to wait to start the season.

“It’s happened in the past sometimes,” Scholes told MUTV. “Everton away is a big game and it’s one TV will want to televise live. It’s just the way it is. It’s a bit frustrating as you want to get going as fast as you can with a Saturday game and get some points under your belt. But we’ll have to wait until Monday night and hopefully we can win the game.”

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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. WillieRedNut says:

    Samuel – Agreed. Not being down on Giggs and Scholes. Respect both. That goes without saying. Sir Alex is moving towards a more fluid expressive formation. That will need energetic players in CM. I personally think next season will an exciting one for United fans. If what the boss is planning comes off, we’re in a for treat! Can’t wait…

  2. Clint-Iamyourpapii says:

    To be honest I hope Paul Scholes retires now and comes back in ON DEADLINE day and shock us all as the midfield signing.

    Only then will this terrible midfield satisfy me because we’re always saying how we need one more midfielder.


  3. wayne says:

    Who knows if the Moura rumors are true,don’t know much about the lad but reading up would appear to be able to play midfield or attack. With him being 19 is a positive not only in his playing deveolpment but also not getting a cynical rent boy who only gives a fuck about the money,still young enough to buy into the Utd way.Rafael is also a big plus for the lad to settle,i know the Daily Mail is a joke but the ‘insider’ is rating the move 4/5 so the paper believes this is going to happen

  4. fergie is the boss says:

    WillieRedNut – I hate everton a little more after the way they came back which helped shitty win the title, I really want united to give everton a good going over this season

  5. Jeet says:

    @Sandeep: Cedara’s pipes are leaking again…he’s dialling emergency numbers for a quick plug ;)

  6. fergie is the boss says:

    wayne – if he can play in midfield, and he is not just a striker I will be happy with the signing, if he is a midfielder in the making, perhaps powel and moura are not only replacements for pogba and morrison, but they are a couple of years ahead of the other 2 interms of development. Perhaps moura and powell are there to replace the likes of anderson and fletcher, while kagwa replaces scholes for his goals and creativity. He is basically the WS signing

  7. Neil says:

    It’s hard to imagine us spending the sums quoted on a teenager playing on another continent – wonder if chasing Nuri Sahin would be better…

  8. WillieRedNut says:

    FITB – What did you want them to do, lay down? Lol. They’ve also done us a few favours down the years.

  9. Clint-Iamyourpapii says:

    Two line ups have me jacking off at the thought are;

    DDG, Jones,Smalling,Vida,Evra,Nani,Anderson,Cleverley,Young,Rooney,Welbeck
    Lindy, Rafa, Evans, Vida, Baines, Valencia, Carrick,Scholes,Kagawa,Rooney,Chicha

    (Rio,Giggs,Berba miss out but they are hardly terrible cover are they, also I would love to see Rio-Vida be reunited after such a long spell of being separated, they are like brothers ….SOLID)

  10. dannysoya LOVES SIAN MASSEY says:

    FITB we all have our opinoins but I think Nani is our best winger. He showed what he could really do two seasnos back. He was incosistent last year because he was injured for 60% of the season. I guarantee you that if Nani played every game for us last year, there’s no way we would finish second. He can use both feet excellently he even added tracking back to his game. But we all have our opinions.

    On the Lucas Moura story. I don’t know enough of him to make a clear judgement but if he can play anywhere in midfield and can also play further forward and is just 19, then hey I wouldn’t mind that at all. Means he is super versatile.

  11. Costas says:

    I have no hard feelings towards Everton either. I like sides that give it their during a title race even though there’s little in it for them. They did what they should have done that day. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for our side.

  12. Sandeep1878 says:

    Jeet – :)


    thanks for the link mate, its really great read in detail..

  13. dannysoya LOVES SIAN MASSEY says:

    Jesus christ my comment is full of so many freaking mistakes. Sometimes i beahve like a fucking Ape. sorry for the mistake-riddled comment. You get the picture though right?

  14. wayne says:

    fergie is the boss hi mate here’s just a little piece of an article i read by the sounds of it this lad has everything,Sir Alex building a team of interchangable players seems he’d fit right in

    Like those players, he makes most of his runs from wide areas – in his case, like Pato and Hulk, from the right. But he also drops a lot deeper to pick up the ball. In this regard he functions almost as an Iniesta-style attacking midfield player. He can be on the right flank, the left flank or deep down the centre at any given time, which is what makes it so difficult – particularly after just two professional seasons – to accurately predict his position.

    It’s Lucas Moura’s pace and ability to dribble the ball through a crowd at speed that gets scouts drooling. He does, however, have a reluctance to use his team-mates and has struggled for consistency this season. Some Brazilian pundits have gone so far to say that his development has, if not stalled, slowed a bit. But the makings of a superstar are there; the natural talent is undeniable.

  15. wayne says:

    I love Moyes and have a lot of respect for the way Everton battle,my problem Utd have always helped them out with players at low transfer prices so don’t think it’s right if their playing hardball over Baines

  16. Clint-Iamyourpapii says:

    wayne -

    are you saying they owe us a Baines?


    They are poor, United should offer a respectable price plus a player £12m + Bebe/Macheda…or just give them Berba.


  17. wayne says:

    Clint no mate i think 15mill would be a fair price but someone yesterday said Everton are holding out for 20mill,if Utd have been fair with them thru the years then show some love back,in the long run would be beneficial for them

  18. Clint-Iamyourpapii says:

    Dannysoya – Im with you mate !

    For some reason, I believe Nani is the 2nd best forward at United. I think it because of what he done in 2010-11, that has left a giant man crush.

    Valencia is a rhinoceros and a rapist down that right wing, but Nani wins my heart. He’s just amazing. He’s improved so much. His work rate defensively has grown, he’s so dangerous coming in from the right on his left, he score more on his left foot than most right footed wingers. He’s unpredictable, he’s a spark that ignite at any time. He’s got fantastic crosses, he can run down the middle and take on 4/5 players at a go. He can change direction , bring players out of position.

    He’s a completely different player to Ronaldo and I love that he’s grown into his own. Yes his mental strength is lacking (Liverpool and the Valencia competition) but when given the green light for a long time, the lad knuckles down and gives his all. The biggest issue is that he can be even better with more game time….but we have Valencia…a monster down the right aswell. A more direct and scarier beast…more reliable and effective !

    Its wonderful problem to have ! (Nani skills)
    I love his goal against Chelsea !


  19. lordrt says:

    Sandeep1878 : fine buddy n u? lol been here and there (and everywhere) trying to see who is joining next :)

  20. NotoriousRedDevil says:

    Thought it was a security risk letting United and Everton/Liverpool play each other at 8pm? Oh the TV wants it. Security goes out the window. Glad its at Goodison Park, would have been seriously pissed off if our first home game was on a Monday night.

  21. TheCANTONA says:


  22. Sandeep1878 says:


    i m good pal, thanks.

    The Cantona,

    fuck them cunts FA and terry..

  23. Sandeep1878 says:

    Scottish giants Rangers will play next season in Division 3

    and CUNT is not found guilty..

  24. denton davey says:

    WillieRedNut @ 11:32: “I love Scholesy and Giggsy, but my feeling is, they’d be best coming off the bench as impact players.”

    Totally agree although I’m not as confident about YoungTom as you/King Eric seem to be.

  25. Zibbie says:

    @Willie, Fletch. Tears of a clown run down my face.

    @Wayne and FITB good stuff reading your back and forth.

  26. denton davey says:

    WillieRedNut @ 11:46: “Sky sports news understood Pogba had signed a new deal, too. Hope it’s true!”

    Taking the piss – or what ?

  27. fergie is the boss says:

    WillieRedNut – they have, but I want united to gain revenge over the toffee’s

  28. bchilds says:

    Make it worth the wait Scholesy – let’s have a Scholesy special to open the campaign with!


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