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The Redemption of Eric Cantona: The Double Double of 1995-96 Part III

The day after Manchester United clinched the Premier League title at Middlesbrough’s Riverside stadium it was a Bank Holiday. I spent it strolling nonchalantly in the sun down by the Riverside at Richmond, with my wife and daughter, wearing my old ’92-93 Champions T-shirt. It was a satisfying feeling knowing all that effort and commitment through the season had paid off. It was as if I’d done all the hard work myself.

But even as I basked in the warm spring weather my thoughts turned to the FA Cup Final, trained in the United manner to forget the last trophy and think of the next…

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  1. Zibbie says:


  2. smartalex says:

    On that picture linked ^ check out Smalling discretely shepherding Thiago away.

  3. Zibbie says:


  4. Zibbie says:

    What a picture, that one tell’s a story of a thousand words. De Gea, Jones and Smalling.
    Evans played like a man last night. Wow Evans, Jones, Smalling, the Twins and Ge Gea and SAF went for Varne and missed as well. De Lat still in the picture as well. What an eye for talent. What a bright future.

  5. willierednut says:

    One in the eye, for Barcelona!

  6. Zibbie says:

    A nuuck. Nuuck , Nuuck, Nuuck… boink..

  7. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Cheers mate. DeGae played very well and our second string defense was magnificent at times. THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT if we can keep the lot healthy. Might be short one defender and if we pick up an early season injury we will be tested. I am really big on De Gae at them moment. Lad looks class.

  8. Zibbie says:

    I looks like Cairregers assault on Nani is behind him and is on his way to big things.

  9. King Eric says:

    Will have a read of this tonight Giles when I sit down with a smoke and cuppa.

    Rucien. Tell you what pal. Why don’t you leave the squad and team selection to Fergie and you just carry on being a miserable bastard. It makes me fucking sick. No pleasing some folk.

    What price sky now saying Citeh got ANOTHER piece of silverware under their belts much like they did with Chelsea yesterday? I fucking detest City. Oh and what’s with Parry making out all those unknowns coming on were chased by all of Europes top clubs? Were they fuck Alan.

    Good to see my pal CaptainCunt praising KR for his shit comments on Giggsy. Fuck off. You aint a United fan and never have been. No further proof needed than your comments after the European Cup final. You must be one sad pathetic lonely tosser.

  10. says:

    Any news on Rafael? When he left the field last night, he was walked off on his own but had a pretty worried look on his face.

    Berba came out at the end of the match along with Rio, Park, Carrick and Amos to warm down…He waved to the fans on a couple of occasions, especially the ones with the Bulgarian flag. Classy Berba as usual. Dont know if he is injured or not, but did some running, so hopefully he is fit for wembley.

    Very exciting match, with a pretty loud section of fans behind the United goal singing well through the end of the game and after most people had left. A pitch invader ran the entire length of the field, you had 3 guys dressed as Charlton, Best and Law complete with replica shirts, wigs etc taking pictures with people.

    OK but enough of the sideshow, lets get the real thing started! Shitty at Wembley coming up.

    Wonder who will be playing at the Scholes testimonial. It is only 2 days before the Community Shield. Reckon the team needs a little rest now?

  11. King Eric says:

    Fucking beetroot cunt tapping Mata up now. Does this man ever shut his fucking mouth?

  12. Fred says:

    LOL King Eric, SKY did indeed say that about City. The pundit said “you wait 35 years for a trophy and then two come along in quick succession” FFS. :lol:

  13. Clint-IamYourPapii says:

    Unbelievable, I say SAF will have 50+ options for our midfield and some Barca fan boy thinks that we will play them in the PL 38x, FA Cup final, Carling Cup Final.

    Lets get one thing clear Barca Fan boys, say if the likes of Man.shitty, chelsea, Real Madrid, etc knock your heavenly Barca out the CL, does this mean you will be supporting us in the final?

    Fucking glory hunters
    “I wont support united from my bar stool, if we don’t buy my favourite players”

  14. smartalex says:

    Hello buddy. The defense is looking so sorted for the foreseeable future. There will always be needs, but we have a core of quality young defenders that should ensure continuity.

    I still think that there are two more players to come. One of which may be a full back.

  15. willierednut says:

    Whats the mata KE? :lol:

  16. Kings says:

    King Eric – Hello mate. Yeah that fucking mouth piece for Sky is still at it. Cunt. Funny how he vexes when someone makes an approach for one of his players, yet he is more than happy to publicly declare his interest for another clubs player. Show some respect you fucking scum bastard. A man of total double standards and no class. He will always be a loser.

  17. YesRed says:

    Great read Giles. Remember the FA Cup Final day well.

  18. anto muri says:

    A nice read .Give us more


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