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VIDEO: Giggs and Van Persie Goals vs Everton

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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. domunited says:


  2. Red Devil Canuck says:


  3. Andromeda says:

    Giggs is an exceptional player, a man from another planet, an incredible human being.Rafa’s assist for the second goal was a touch of genius.

    Wonder what attacking partnership should we start with on Wed.I was nervous seeing both Rooney and Robin playing for 90 minutes but never mind as its crucial to make priority and for of premier league should be the number one in our ranking list.

  4. Costas says:

    Looks like they were on a bet to only score with their right foot…

  5. belfast red. says:

    Giggsss! Giggs will tear you apart!… Again!

  6. RED2THECORE says:

    not exactly wonder goals but the sweetest thing about both goals is that they were scored with the right foot by two lefties..weaker ass..i’ll go whistling to work tomorrow

  7. wayne says:

    I’m not worried about anyone being tried for the Madrid game every player will be full of adrenalin and buzzing.The only worry would have been someone getting injured which the only ? mark is Jones

  8. AlphaRS says:

    I’m concerned about United going to Madrid and playing too defensively. I think United are at their best when attacking. I don’t think winning 2-0 in Madrid is beyond the realms of possibility.

  9. Dela says:

    Giggsy is just a boss!! Fergie couldnt even remember what age he was when interviewed after the game lol and with the shift he put in today I’m not surprised :P

    BTW… what I’m about to suggest is a scenario that’s unlikely to happen… but I’m going to ask how possible you guys think it is…

    United’s next 6 fixtures in the EPL are…

    QPR (A)
    Norwich (H)
    West Ham (A)
    Reading (H)
    Sunderland (A)
    Man City (H)

    City’s next 6 fixtures in the EPL are….

    Chelsea (H)
    Aston Villa (A)
    Wigan (H)
    Everton (A)
    Newcastle (H)
    Man United (A)

    Now… “hypothetically”… if United could win all their fixtures (which I’m skeptical of.. QPR will park a bus and we only managed a draw with west ham there last month) and if City were to lose one and draw one before the United game (I’m looking at Chelsea and Everton), then the game at Old Trafford could win us the league.

    Hypothetical scenario… United win the 5 games before the derby and have 80 points…. City draw with Chelsea at home, and lose to Everton at Goodison…. they would have 63 points before kick off at Old Trafford., With only 18 points left to play for, they would be 17 points behind United… so if United won the game…. then United are mathematical champions.

    But ye… it’s highly unlikely and truth be told I’d take the league in the 97th minute of the last game of the season if it came to that. But I would love that scenario to work out. Can you imagine it? Old Trafford would be ROCKING.

  10. Andromeda says:

    Now let the mind game begins between the two masters.
    on the contrary mate,I think its pretty important to pick up the player who is much more fresh than the rest.I am specially worried about Rooney, he played 90minutes for England in the international break, add to this today’s 90 minutes and consider the jet lag effect after arriving at Madrid.even Fergie declared his desire to make 7 changes but yesterday result have changed his plans.anyway I am hopeful that there would be no complain on Wed night, we alreday have Danny, Anderson, Rio, Nani, Chica that are all fresh and ready.young is just returning from injury so he will be a bonus.

  11. FletchTHEMAN says:

    What a man! Mr. Giggs! If I was wondering about the fountain of youth. I’d start with our welsh wizard.

  12. wayne says:

    Andromeda we’ll just disagree then mate,for me when anyone is excited,intense,focused about anything the tired factor doesn’t kick in till after the event is over.Not worried about Rooney at all,he’s already missed plenty of games this season and is just reaching peak fitness.These lads are top class athlete’s and most would rather play 2 games a week than have the rest, especially now it’s the business end of the season.Tiredness will not be a issue on Weds on that i’m certain

  13. tose says:

    it s getting cold in england -12~C :) ))

  14. JC says:

    Not the least worried about Rooney playing back to back to back. That’s when he’s at his best, it’s when has a layoff off that he loses focus.

  15. wayne says:

    lol -12c in England with the dampness isn’t cold it’s approaching deep freeze,you lads are getting colder weather than i am in Calgary.When i used to come home every xmas weather was always pretty nice Last 4 or 5 yrs a so English winters really taken a turn for the worse.

  16. Andromeda says:

    your statement do make sense to me, I tend to agree:-)
    getting too much excited could be helpful in pursuit of doing any hard physical action, hopefully the lads will raise to the occasion as usual.

  17. onlydale says:

    Great stuff, nice solid win and a clean sheet for a bonus!

  18. Doghouse says:

    Without Carrick we usually look like hell so it was good to see the team do well and not need him until the final half hour. Always nice to know you can cope without any given individual.

  19. Longsight Red says:

    It was fuggin freezing at the game. !!

  20. denton davey says:

    Andromeda @ 21:00: ” worried about Rooney, he played 90minutes for England in the international break, add to this today’s 90 minutes and consider the jet lag effect after arriving at Madrid”.

    Disagree – TheWayneBoy is best when he’s playing ALL the time.

    The issue of “jet lag” is, to be honest, non-sense: the chartered-flight from M/C to Madrid is not as long as a bus trip to QPR.

    Today we saw how much LittleRedRafa has developed. His contribution to the second goal was terrific.

    SirRyanGiggs rolled back the years – what a great performance AND a goal, too.

    RVP could have/should have had three.

    TheWayneBoy played a new role today – “attacking sweeper”.

    MrJones kept Fellaini tightly wrapped up in his back pocket – Fellaini got zip/nada/zilch.

    DDG did a good job on crosses/corners and made two vital acrobatic saves, too.

    A very good day at the office. Onwards to Wednesday.

  21. Hans says:

    Last year,when we were 8 points clear with 6 matches to go, we were talking about the guard of honour at Wastelands…. Therefore, as Fergie said, let’s jut take one match at a time and make sure that we win them. Soon-enough Shitty will run out of matches, and the title will be back to its rightful owners!

  22. zeroctrl says:

    @denton – agree.
    makes me laugh talking about “tired” playing two games in a week just being so exhausting or taking a 2 hour luxury flight causing fatigue. C’mon guys. These guys live football, train and prepare to do only this. Having 3 days to rest after playing for 90 minutes should not cause any type of concern.
    You never hear about Ronaldo or Messi and co being saved for being tired to play the next match.

    For Wednesday – I’m hoping for 2:1 utd if we dedicated someone to Ronaldo the way we did it with big hair tonight.

  23. slayer says:

    Lets win the rest of our matches and prove that United has what it takes to be a champion.

  24. greenbank goalpost says:

    Wayne mate where are you in Calgary …we could meet up and watch a match!

  25. Andromeda says:

    its good to be enthusiastic mate, but you know players are not machines, its not only me who is mentioning the issue so to speak, even Fergie talked about this and criticized FA for not giving enough space.we can all be passionate about Rooney’s power and energy but when play against a top team like Real Madrid, it matters that he will recover at time.I am hopeful.

  26. Montana Red says:

    This is how it feels to be City.
    Long live the Welsh Wizard.

  27. IndianRedDevil says:

    Giggs: Legend
    Vidic: Cleansheets
    Rafael: 2014 Brazil RB
    RVP&Wayne: Musketeers in tandem
    Roll on 20th…..

  28. Israel says:

    This site keeps messing up on my ipod

  29. denton davey says:

    Andromeda @ 05:11: “but you know players are not machines, its not only me who is mentioning the issue so to speak, even Fergie talked about this and criticized FA for not giving enough space.we can all be passionate about Rooney’s power and energy but when play against a top team like Real Madrid, it matters that he will recover at time.”

    The point I highlighted from you concerned “jet lag” – the point about scheduling matches is beside-the-point. I don’t think a chartered, two-hour flight in first-class accommodation is going to be particularly gruelling and not longer than a train-ride or bus-ride to play in London or Southampton.

    Moreover, if the SweetFA had re-scheduled the Everton match to Saturday then SAF would have had a moan about “proximity to international fixtures”, just like BoobyMancs did after his collection of mercenaries were schooled by the ‘aints.

    I know these guys aren’t “machines” but they are highly-tuned – three matches in a week with lots of squad rotation and a match against the nobodies @ QPR isn’t exactly a huge physical challenge. AND for some of the guys – like TheWayneBoy – playing ALL the time is doing what they love to do. I’d imagine that being on-the-bubble – like, say, Nani or Anderson or BigManSmalling – is harder for them to get to grips with since all the players in the squad are ultra-competitive which would mean that getting on the bench (or not picked at all) would be much, much worse than being “overworked” like “machines”. Of course, for someone with physical problems the equation is different but for a young, strong, fit athletic lad – like Chicharito or DannyTheLad or AshleyYoung or even ButtNuts – being yo-yoed in and out of the first-eleven must have real issues for their competitive juices.

  30. Andromeda says:

    Thanks for the explanation about the let lag issue, I would take your notes into consideration, of course I agree with our younger crops being always there, the hunger and desire burning every now and then.anyway I am desperate to see our experienced lads fully focused and firing in Bernabeu.

  31. Andromeda says:

    while I was watching Everton game, the Arabia commentator said something really funny about was kinda anecdote of the week, quoting him”today Rafa is playing as if he is not a sole Rafa but Rafa and Fabio altogether”:/

  32. wayne says:

    greenbank live in the SW mate normally watch the games at home because they start so early at the weekends.If i go anywhere normally the ship for weekday games.This week will be watching Weds match in Edmonton but if you’re interested in catching the 2nd leg let me know

  33. greenbank goalpost says:

    Cheers Wayne I live over in Okotoks, should try and meet up to watch the City game.

  34. wayne says:

    greenback Okatoks is only a 15 to 20 min drive for me i supply hi ho esso with dvd’s if there’s a pub in okatoks can always come there my email is


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