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Vida: It’s Nice Training In Peace

Whilst on tour in America, Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has spoken about the importance of playing these games in preparation for starting the defence of the title next month.

“It is important,” Vidic said. “It’s nice when we come here, we have great facilities and the peace to train properly. It is a positive time in the year. I’m glad we’re here.”

Sporting the new blue away kit, Vida unsurprisingly said he was very impressed.

“It’s nice,” he continued. “Very modern, comfortable, and we’re feeling really good in it. The shirt is going to give us luck.”

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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:

    Leave a comment.

  2. Jamaican Red Devil says:

    So I’m assuming there are a lot of fans at Carrington in the off season usually when they train?

  3. Red_Devil_in_DC says:

    Anyone know where they will be training while in the DC area? I’d love to head over and watch.

  4. NBI Red Onion says:

    By “peace” he means no noisy neighbours.

  5. Samuel - united WE stand says:

    That away shirt is quality, prefer this one than white away one’s.

  6. Zibbie says:

    that is a lot of pressure willie, whats a comment look like? I never heard of one, it or something. This mysterious comment of witch you speak. I will learn of this comment.

  7. Zibbie says:

    Vertical strips make me look fat, wait a second I could just be fat…….

  8. alico says:

    the former white away kit is less luck than the blue stripe one in this year.the former white away kit is less luck than the blue stripe one in this year.

  9. willierednut says:

    Anythings better than the last away top. Shocking white!

  10. smartalex says:

    Sir Alex mentioned that this tour is peaceful. I expect the journalists in the countries where we are extremely popular will have a few questions next year.

  11. Dave Malaysia says:

    @ WHAT??? : Since the thread “Park: I Don’t Know Why Tevez Left United” is not longer active

    and hopefully the other R.O.M ers dont think I’m bickering. But it seems my comments got your panties all knotted and painful, huh?

    Teachers pet? Gold star? What ru a 12 year old? U sure are talking like one.

    Go wind my neck in? High horse,talk shit,? Either ur 12 , or 50 plus and dont like people talking back huh?

    So u highlighted this points that made u so angry, lets rewind:

    1) ***presenting yr conclusions in which u disregard Fergie and the club as being the screwups is misguided .

    2) Blame Fergie and the club. U bought this idea. Now if u look at his record at city , he shows his true colors. Why u dont see it , is interesting

    Thats it? thats what got u pissed? The other guys in here ,myself included know ur a regular ,respect given.

    This is a blog,people voice thier opinions ,others may agree or not, response always happens.
    So take your childish advice,pat yourself on yr back and give yrself a gold star, ok?

    If suddenly, u want to have a grown up discussion ,let me know but try reading what i said after u made some of this comments. Then think about it, then write something sensible.

    And if its possible ,even a little bit ,show yr fellow regulars some respect, dont worry, only if thats possible.

    And my apologies to R.O.M for this long post.

    At 17.06 21/7
    Fuck knows 100% why he left United, but at the time I remember saying we should wrap him up before signing a Spud. Only Gill knows why we took so long to offer Tevez a proper contract, when it was David Villa we didn’t fuck about we made an offer. Same with Benzema, we didn’t fuck about, we made an offer. Tevez is a better player than both those strikers, but for some reason we fucked about and didn’t pay his worth. Like I said only Gill knows, but if a player feels he is world class and he’s being mugged about, I don’t blame them for leaving and proving a point. We spent 30M on Berbatov before we offered Tevez a contract for 25M. He might be a twat but he’s got pride you gotta give him that. Fuck knows what him and his agent were doing behind the scenes, taking the piss no doubt, but I’ve never seen us treat a top player like that, and Tevez is a top player even if he plays for them. TBH I was happy he was going back to Brazil, but knowing how football works we’ll probably get City in the CL. What a game!

    At 17.59
    He did act a twat when he was with us, but all he wanted was a permanent deal. Like I said, we offered a fortune for Villa and Benzema without thinking twice, but we tried to get Tevez on the cheap after he had already worn our shirt, played with passion and helped us win trophies

    At 19.14
    course he’s not missed, but Levy led us by the nose when we signed Berbatov for 30M did he not? The 30M Kia wanted for Tevez was a bargain. 50 goals in 80 games over two seasons? Course he’s not missed, but after a year wearing our shirt with no complaints whatsoever I understand why he got pissed off when we started looking at other strikers for the same money we refused to spend on him. Maybe he was mouthing off behind the scenes, but United were hesitating to buy him long before he said a single word to the media. Long before. How many strikers have played better than Tevez for the last two seasons? None. He was well worth the money and we didn’t sign him. Maybe we let Spurs rip us off instead because Kia is an agent and Levy is top brass? Until Alex reveals all in a book we’ll just be left with speculation. But of course he’s not missed, if Alex sold Rooney I’d say the same thing.

    At 19.39
    He BEGGED to play for us.

    At1 9.56
    He wasn’t even after wages, just a permanent contract, Imo that whole saga wasn’t as black and white as people make out and until I read Alex write about it in a book I’ll reserve judgement.

    At 22.36
    I didn’t deny he went to City for money, and the truth is I couldn’t even tell you the fee or his wages. All I know is our offer was 25M, and by the time we made it a year had passed and Tevez had started his new season still begging.

    get why a lot of Reds say we dodged a bullet but from how I see it he was good as gold until we dragged our feet with a contract and publicly looked at other strikers. Also, he didn’t give West Ham any trouble they still love him, but then they would wouldn’t they

    Fair enough ,thats yr opinion, this was my response:

    @WHAT??? : Reading yr defence of tevez . Difference of opinion granted but defending a fuckshit like that by presenting yr conclusions in which u disregard Fergie and the club as being the screwups is misguided.

    If its true our club screwed up then by all means we have to accept it, I do believe we have to accept that maybe we shud have handled it better.

    The key factor u missed was the issue of finance.

    Lets start with the legal issue first, our club worked for weeks with not just our club lawyers but outside lawyers to find out the real situation with tevez ownership ,how liverpoo signed macherano, what effect wud the league and FA sanctions wud effect us, plus Sheffield court action and etc.
    Once all was done , the club felt it cud proceed , they signed tevez on a 2 year loan deal with an agreed cost for each year plus salary and the final figure.

    2 GLARING reasons why, legally if anything blewup they cud pull out, secondly the clubs finances.
    It was a risky and uncertain time for us,financially.The club spent record amounts in total in transfers but contra’d that with sales amounting to 36 mil pounds. So actual outlay was minimum.

    Now conclude all that Tevez said about Fergie and the club, he loved us .

    What changed?

    Our club tried to negotiated a lower fee with Kia and his billionaire friends. Our finances and with world recession ,with the trouble British bank were in for example, it was unstable and risky for our club. The club pulled out of a refinancing deal under advicement that financial markets were in the verge of collapse.

    Kia/billionaire friends did not take kindly to this. They did not get into this to babysit, they wanted thier big payday for thier venture.

    U remember Gary Nevilles article in the Malta newspaper? Tevez reaction? cos he did not read or understand the situation himself,just accepted whatever pranks or bull he was told.
    What does this mean? He just dosent have the ability to understand the big picture ,small picture or any clear picture on his own, he needs someone to spell it out for him.

    He took our renegotiations and delay as an insult cos thats what Kia was feeding him.
    He started insulting both Fergie and the club , i found his u turn on us to be that of an idiot working on the assumption that the fans wud understand whatt he was to do. Blame Fergie and the club.

    U bought this idea.

    Then he joined our bitter rivals . It wasnt cheap, the figure city paid is close to 40 mil pounds and more to have him. SO kia and his billionaire friends got what they wanted .
    Then kia and those guys parted company. Kia is now a lone wolf playing agent and friend.

    Key point here,dont forget this. When our AIG deal came thru,Gill immediately put an offer on the table that our club cud now afford. A deal that wud mtake this idiot tevez the highest paid player at the club.Kia said no ,more money offered by city

    Now if u look at his record at city , he shows his true colors. Why u dont see it , is interesting.
    By the way he has had affairs that help send his wife back to argentina, so dont play that card about family. If inter or someone else offered him the deal he likes he will go . So dont believe the dribble .

    He lied to us ,insulted us, fucked around with city , will do it again at inter or which ever the club that is willing to put up with him.

    That part is not written , u never know he cud do so well and win something, u wud be back in here with the same lines. But historically it looks like he wud continue this shit he pulls.

    I could add more points here but got to go now. 9am here workday Friday.”
    Thats it.

  12. magicinthe6 says:

    its a 102 degrees in NYC right now….thats 39 celsius i beleive

  13. Clint-IamYourPapii says:

    Vidic Likes peas 8) So do I Vida….C’mon who likes em mushy?

  14. Shimo says:

    “This shirt is going to give us luck” – wonder if that is a dig at needing some good mojo for away games – both in the league and CL final where we didn’t do that great in our previous away kit ;)

  15. CedarsDevil says:

    Anything you say captain, you brick wall of a man……..

  16. Zibbie says:

    I like sweet peas and mushrooms with butter and tyme mmmuuummm……
    @Dave Malaysia sometimes when my panties get in a bunch just like Norm Peterson taught me, wait a few minutes and they usually self correct. If not stand separate legs get a firm grasp of the panties at the closest point of the crack and pull with an ever increasing power until dislodged.

  17. Zibbie says:

    Rio and Vidic styles complement each other elevating the tandem ever higher, it was just 4:20 hear…..

  18. Tears you apart says:


    the away performances were not great last year. but the home form was. Maybe its an attempt to confuse wesley!

    shhhhhhh dont tell him were not inter!

  19. Clint-IamYourPapii says:

    Damn it another kit that clashes with Barca’s home kit ! :twisted:
    Looks like it will be 3rd time lucky in munich against Uefalona :lol:

    Apologies for mentioning the new adavanced variation of “The Virus”.

  20. GoatinaUnitedShirt says:

    Alright lads whos about. My bloody internet is playing up. Just changed provider because i seriously fell out with 3, we’ll soon see if im going to court again. I live in the countryside right in between 3 or 4 masts all of which are atleast 20 miles away and I live high up on a hill surrounded by trees. Sounds impossibly fucking bad luck well I am the taint of society living in taintville. Does anyone know of another way of getting the internet. Anyone a bit more savy. Im using mobile internet as land lines are being faded out here and there are only 5 places for the whole village and the waiting time is atleast a few years.
    Yes this is Europe, this is technically savy sweden, ho ho.

  21. Clint-IamYourPapii says:

    Whats New Pussycat !

  22. Devil310 says:

    If people here are gonna fight with long ass post, can’t they just exchange email addresses and spare us their LONG arguments in the matter? I mean i dont mind a back and forth but some of these exchanges are ridiculous and most here don’t care…

  23. Clint-IamYourPapii says:

    Matches to look out for in early august;

    Marseille vs United Aug 2nd – Charity Game
    Celtic legends vs United Legends Aug 9th


  24. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Think the Captain is spot on.
    Superb training facilities with excellent medical services.
    No UK media,
    Fans who are mildly interested but not crackers
    A budding league willing to host superb friendlies and let us join in on some of their top media events (MLS All Star game).

    Just come home relaxed and Fit.
    22 days, 15 hours, 57 minutes and 9 seconds!

  25. Alex says:

    Stuff went on that we dont know about!

    Fergie didn’t sign him and that’s good enough reason for me.

    Fuck off tevez!

  26. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Anyone interested in talking about Macheda. I was well impressed with his last 2 outings. Very composed on the ball and able to hold it up in the middle of the park. He may not have gotten much out of his Italian adventure, but the lad has definitely matured, and in a good way.

  27. NBI Red Onion says:

    Just seen Harry Potter in 3D – I can confirm the away shirt, is no ordinary shirt, it is from Hogwarts, blended with eleven lines of magic to defeat the Barcamort formerly known as Tom, it was given to the team United by Master SAF when he knew they were ready to slay the evil Barcamort killer dwarfs and their wicked majic pass.

    The Captain was told by the Master that the special majic shirt would bring him luck and so this day he goes forth now with his team of United the good, the bad and the Rooney, to vanquish the beast of UEFA for once and all in the temple of Munich.

  28. Gtpad says:

    It aint the shirt winners make their own luck.Any man utd fans out there follow me on twitter to chat about our team.

  29. Always Be Closing says:

    I’m sure that’s the most pointless thing you’ve ever written.

  30. T4M says:


  31. Giggsy's Lawyer says:

    Well, the last away shirt looked like a Bolton home kit from 1996. I wasn’t impressed with it. New one is OK, but a bit too ‘rugby’ for me. NBI Red Onion, no more posts like that please. There’s a good lad.

  32. NBI Red Onion says:

    @ Giggsy’s Lawyer

    Mate when JK Rowling wrote like that she made 200 million bucks. It’s art. But don’t worry, I am done expressing my creative side for the year.

    On an aside I have to say I loved Becks comment – the game with Galaxy against City is a “small game”…! Legend.

    @ FletchTHEMAN – re Machaeda, he looks hungry and it’s good to see his confidence is not shot. I am looking forward to seeing him Wellbeck and Cleverly playing together, which will hopefully happen against Chicago. His one weakness – and correct me if I am wrong – but he is not good in the air, I can’t recall him scoring with headers, his goals tend to be great strikes on the ground around the penalty box. So I am looking forward to seeing him score different types of goals and be more of a threat from set plays.

  33. Dave Malaysia says:

    To Ole and Norway ,condolonces on the tragedy thats has occured in your country.

    Hope u find who did it .

  34. Ancha says:

    De Gea, Jones, Welbeck, Cleverley will be Starting vs Chicago fire

    Even though The Chicago fire are not as good as even Seattle S, I’m very excited to see these young ones playing for the first time on this tour, Although as Costas posted on another thread, I’m not that interested in raising expectations for the new season based on form shown in preseason friendlies, but still it’s pure excitement watching young talented players at our club

  35. Ancha says:

    worst time to post at ROM!

  36. Costas says:

    Unlike Tevez who likes training in piss…

  37. CedarsDevil says:

    Morning all true REDS

    Costas, LOL!

  38. Dave Malaysia says:

    Just in ,saw this on United Youth , MUFC fan fighting for her life in hospital.

    karlsentk Tor-Kristian Karlsen
    by ManUnitedYouth
    please spare a thought for #mufc fan @miniodegarden – young lady fighting for her life in hospital after being shot during the utoya tragedy
    6 hours ago

    Michael Owen on twitter:

    themichaelowen michael owen
    by ManUnitedYouth
    @miniodegarden Hi Marte. I heard the terrible news that you got badly hurt in Oslo today. Our thoughts are with you. Michael.
    4 hours ago

    Thots with u lady.

  39. CedarsDevil says:

    Another wee Wes free thread, the force is growing with Costas and Cedars….. I am sure though that the likes of Balaji and Willie and lurking in the shadows

  40. Costas says:


    Hi mate. People are still hoping that Sneijder will come? :lol:

  41. CedarsDevil says:


    Poor buggers, deluded souls they are….. Nice to see you and I taking over RoM with the no wee Wes campaign whilst they go into hiding! :mrgreen:

  42. CedarsDevil says:

    RoM this morning is like watching a snail race

  43. RedScottX says:

    @ Cedars,
    what is wee wes Clique?just asking.

  44. coomy says:

    its all those who want sneijder to come

  45. RedScottX says:

    Well,i’d love him to come to United…If it doesn’t happen,no shit..

  46. scan74 says:

    Dave Malaysia good post mate thoughts are with her and all the families who have suffered out there

  47. Gee says:

    Why the fuck are people talking about Tevez, get the fuck over him, he wasn’t a great player for us and isn’t missed fact!! He is shittys main man and that’s why he scores goals for them. He was never going to be our main man and good fucking riddance to an overrated, money grabbing, thick as fuck muppet!!

  48. Mikael says:

    Goat: Trevligt med en svensk på sidan… aldrig uppfattat att du var det, du döljer det bra ;o)

    ^^ Was talking in Swedish with fellow cuntryman GoatinaUnitedShirt if anyone felt offended byt the change of language ;o)

    I prefer this to the white one… but the black kit is my fav of the away ones.

  49. smartalex says:

    I have known since GoatinaUnitedShirt started posting, that he is living in Sweden.
    He doesn’t hide it, even though he doesn’t like it.


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