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Video – Anderson’s Goal

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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. Mes says:

    Proper pleased for Ando, he was great last night and has been pretty much great all season.

    In other news, Andy Grey can suck my dick.

  2. Doghouse says:

    Anderson has shown a lot recently, really getting back to what we all hoped he could do. So pleased he got the goal too because he’d been playing well and that earlier chance he had on goal would have been a bitter pill if he hadn’t scored. Really looking forward to seeing more from the lad, hopefully some competition in that central role will liven Fletcher up too.

    By the way, Park is one of our best players this season. There, I said it. Working hard, playing smart, getting into the attack, finishing well, making things happen, he’s been deadly. Slight question marks about his physicality on the ball, but he’s been superb. He’s the real deal as a United player, never says die, doesn’t stop until the whistle, takes responsibility when it falls to him and a consummate professional. And, y’know, he sells shirts.

  3. Shadi says:

    well done anderson.
    good game park too
    rooney was not bad at all

  4. willierednut says:

    Anderson remains an enigma, but no one can deny the boys got talent. Best player on the pitch last night by a mile, really needs to show consistency now in his game. On his goal, thought he showed hunger to get in there and finish it off, good stuff lad.

  5. Giles Oakley says:

    Agree with everyone. To be fair to Andy Gray he was talking all night about Anderson in positive terms, right from the off. It was good to see him constantly trying to inject some intensity into United’s game, which has been missing too often this season, most notably at West Ham.

  6. Gaffer says:

    Man of the match to me too. Hope the goal will give him a boost in terms of scoring as he had two good chances and converted one of them.

  7. redroy says:


    Right on my friend. Park does his job without complaining. Never waves his arms about ala Rooney /Berbatov when a ball isnt passed to him in time. Even when he’s shuttled about left right and centre,literally, he doesnt sulk.

    Even when he’s not even on the bench for a champions league final that he helped achieve, even then nary a peep. What else do you want from him? He goes about his business under the radar, scoring goals, running all night long. I love the little guy.

  8. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Proper shot from Park as well. As to Andy Grey, he is just a motor mouth. Some of it good, some of it bad. Rather dough he is a United fan, but he isn’t as completely off the top ABU as some. I have sensed a change in the commentary over the last 10days. Think the pundits see the writing on the wall. Number 19 is on the way lads!

  9. Costas says:

    Anderson and goal in the same sentence. About time. Good to have you back Ander-son.

  10. Mes says:

    @ Giles

    Fair point, but I’m just sick to death of his all round anti United commentary. When talking about Chelsea, it would be along the lines of “beaten the offside trap” when talking about United, “they nearly got caught offside”. There are the odd few absolute blatant “I don’t like United” type comments but most of it is little things, but relentless.

    Had enough of him.

  11. ancha says:

    as most of already mentioned park and anderson…are making us tick while connecting defence and attack..along with i would also like to point out the run made by rafeal…which led to that ….it shows how much the twins can contribute offensively…i hope they get more matches..esp rafeal…he has to be first choice RB

  12. ancha says:

    why is rooney slapping anderson?!!

  13. says:

    FC United play today against Brighton…..

  14. Giles Oakley says:

    You’re right Mes, Gray can be a right irritating bastard. I think some of it is that he has predicted Chelsea to win the title, as he has done before, and wants to see his ‘superior’ judgment vindicated. I also sometimes wonder if there isn’t some little old Scottish envy that a certain Scottish centre forward has achieved so much more in the game than a certain other Scottish centre forward! Even at the level of memorable sayings about the game,( ‘Football, eh, bloody hell’ , ‘squeaky-bum time’ etc etc) Fergie has added so much more than Gray, despite all those hours of churning out words on the game week after week. Gray, eh, bloody hell, never said anything that’ll get in a book of quotes.

  15. Wednesdayx says:

    Anderson wanted it soo bad, lol and I was jumping up and down when it went in… love him!

  16. Rosser says:

    @Fletch the Man

    Good call re Gray being better than he was in the past.

    If you listen to him in the games from the early/mid 90′s he was clearly an ABU with a chip on his shoulder about United, but over the years i think he’s developed a respect for Fergie and the club and is quite complimentary about us these days. He’ll also stick up for a lot of our players. I think Tyler is worse to he honest. He seems to only follow the London clubs as he has shown with Chelsea, Arsenal (Especially) and now Spurs.

    In his book, Gray regrets not going to Liverpool during his playing career and implies that he was a fan of them back in the 80s and it seems, the 90s, too.

    He’s better than that the 2 twats on ITV, anyway…Drury and Clive T. I can’t listen to the cliches from those 2.

  17. Mes says:


    Couldn’t agree more sir. This place has seen the phrase “…not fit to lace his boots…” bandied around rather a lot recently. Never has it been more applicable.

    Reckon you are spot on about the jealousy. The only Grayism that springs to mind is “take a bow son” and I’d say that’s more down to something daft on Soccer AM.

  18. hamdanred says:

    I just loved the celebration after the goal. The slap (with the smile) from Rooney was well timed… hehe

    P.S. Berba should have had a hattrick at least! although I thought his overall play was very good, ultimately he will be judged on how many goals he scores.

  19. DAVE RED says:

    At the game last night, I thought all the Brasilians played well, they are the future of United,
    and also four of the five players that finished the game in defence were 20-21 years of age.

    I thought some of our attacking play last night was excellent, Park, Nani Berbatov and Wayne
    all played well.

  20. mattbw7 says:

    I cant believe the form Anderson has shown recently, apart from the West Ham game but then the whole team was shit then.

    This is surely the player we thought we’d signed. I know one swallow doesn’t make a summer but if he can keep up this he really can shit Fabregas.

    Park, never understood why he gets so much stick, he isnt sublimely talented but is industrious and selfless, one of my alltime fave squad players if you know what I mean, never gonna be a legend but will always put a shift in and with purpose.

  21. Devil310 says:

    We should have won that game, but credit to Valencia….they played some great football and kept taking the game to us.

    Their keeper Vicente Guaita was Man of the Match for certain.

  22. King Eric says:

    Andy Gray was actually talking about Anderson in good terms last night.

    Good to see Park getting some notice too.

  23. Anon Payn says:

    Tell you what, that goal reminded me so much of our team from the late 90s and early 2000s when Becks, Keano and Scholesy and Giggsy would always have a go from outside the box, and if it didn’t go in, the rebound invariably fell to Scholes or Solskjaer or Cole. Fantastic to watch. We got so many of those long range shots on target yesterday. Park and Rooney in particular, and Nani went close too. Great to watch.

  24. gora says:

    as pointed out already i thnk our attacks last nyt were brilliant xcept e finishing especially berbatop.f we can pas and move lyk we r now we wl walk away with e title.

  25. CedarsDevil says:,19528,11679_6562454,00.html

    A mixed bag of deluded dreams, inferiority complex and pathetic reasons for wanting to win things…


  26. CedarsDevil says:

    Gooners living dangerously, still think they would go through but the tension they must be feeling is priceless


  27. CedarsDevil says:

    Staying with the CL (Seems I am alone here tonight!) Are Chelsea so desperate for a result that they play a very strong side having already secured top spot? Having said that they are losing …..

    Can never imagine Sir Alex playing his strongest side in such a situation

  28. Doghouse says:

    I think it’s becoming clear Chelsea don’t have a ‘strongest side’ as we know it. They can’t buy a result right now and their confidence must be absolutely battered. With the fixtures they’ve got coming up they could be dead in the water by new year.

  29. CedarsDevil says:


    Good point mate, if the rent boys lose at the Lane I can see major changes at the fickle club

  30. denton davey says:

    Doghouse @ 21:35: ” it’s becoming clear Chelsea don’t have a ’strongest side’ as we know it. They can’t buy a result right now and their confidence must be absolutely battered. With the fixtures they’ve got coming up they could be dead in the water by new year.”

    Yep; they were outplayed again by Marseilles tonight. It sure looks like “the force isn’t with them” any more.

  31. willierednut says:

    No ones looking clear favorites for the league atm, makes it a real interesting battle for the premiership. Also, good luck Arsenal in the next round of the champions league, Schalke, Real, Barca and Bayern they could get lol.

  32. fergie is the boss says:

    willierednut – it all depends on how we see united in their next premiership game, their form is critical in how we see the premiership shaping up. Because united never got the chance to build up steam after the crushing of blackburn a phew weeks ago

  33. CedarsDevil says:


    Don’t think the arse would be worried with either of those teams… Let us not forget they do have the French Messi after all

  34. willierednut says:

    CedarsDevil – The French Messi lol. He is playing out of his skin atm, still can’t believe he didn’t go to the WC. @ FITB These massive games coming up before and after Christmas, will shape the league going into the new year. United are usually better in the second half of the season, It’s really who goes on a winning run, because surely, someone has to put a run together.

  35. fergie is the boss says:

    I think united are most likely at this point because? like I said united have pound for pound the best spine in the premiership. They have the best back 5 in the buisness and in europe, with andersons purple patch it has given the boss flexibility to give scholes a breather, making scholes very fresh for some key games along with darren fletcher. united are the only team in the premiership that have quality depth upfront. And because the team has such a great defence more clean sheets will start to rise.

  36. torontored says:

    fergie is the boss – could not agree more with the last comment. we are dead solid down the middle and have as well as great deal of speed on the flanks.

    One issue though which has my guts churning is any lenghty injury to Ferdinand or Vidic may do for us. Evans has gone right off the boil and Smalling still looks dodgy. We do maybe need some quality cover at that position – but who is available?

    On the same point Ferdinand has probably one good season left with his back problems so we will need a signing anyway, unless Evans/Smalling or a loan or youth product comes good.


  37. Dakota says:

    @Dave Red-If you were atthe game mate..why didnt you make any noise!!??

  38. schmadmir says:

    Good to see him on the scoresheet, but I’m more concerned with his overall display.

    I’m a big fan of his and stll believe he’ll become a world class player in a couple of years.
    Let’s hope his form can continue, can’t wait to see him against Arsenal!

  39. Mes says:

    @ FITB

    “pound for pound the best spine in the premiership”

    Ace. And dead right.

  40. DAVE RED says:


    Whats your point mate !!! Where i sit/stand in the strettie we try to make noise, but i agree the
    atmosphere wasnt great the other night !!!!

  41. MAXi says:

    wheres Tom cleverleys goal from last week scott???

  42. red_october says:

    So happy for Ando.


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