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VIDEO: Louis Saha Is Still A Red

Louis Saha could have had a hat-trick against Chelsea tonight, after scoring two and having his penalty saved. Saha got the better of John Terry for both goals.

Our away draw against Villa and Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat means we are now within one point of the blues at the top and have a goal difference better by two.

We’re coming to get you!


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67 Comments

  1. Costas says:

    @andy

    There is a reason Berbatov has started most of our home games this season and he has started 1 out of the last 11 on the road. In away games, we need fast players to play on the counter. Like yesterday. And it was a shame Giggs got injured because he contributed to that a great deal. Maybe Owen would have been a more natural replacement for him than Berbatov.

    But in home matches, especially against teams outside the top 4, he is very useful. We don’t play counter attacking football there and he can unlock opposition defences with one move. I like Berbatov, but I don’t mind if he is used sporadically if it means he is used more effectively.

  2. andy says:

    re Costas

    Take what you say entirely on board mate, I suppose I just feel the games without him do seem more exciting to watch – we’ve been spoilt recently with the blistering pace we’ve used to destroy teams, so just want to keep seeing that really!

  3. aig alex is god says:

    King eric

    hi mate.they do it intentionally to wind you up.lol

    what better can you expect from the tabloids.they said united ‘held’ villa to a draw.shows how much they know and how much they make up.

  4. trevor says:

    I have just realised there is other people in the world that i hate more than John Terry, Liverpool, Stevie G, Man City, Bellamy, Tevez, Sepp Fatter, Michel Platinydick, Fifa, Ueafa & The English FA!

    Banks & Housing Association!

    My Housing Association has made a mistake and taken money frommy account in December which made my account superseed its Overdraft Limit. in responce my bank has now hit me with total charges of £250!

    If i kill someone under these circumstances could i blame my mental state & get a 3 month holiday in a padded room with Sky Sports, Xbox 360 Ps3 & a Sexy Nurse bringing me jungle juice 3 times a day?

  5. Costas says:

    @andy

    Yeah me too. And one main reason for that, more than Berba’s absence, is in my opinion Nani’s emergence. Unlike Valencia, I think he is better equipped as a winger to play 4-5-1 or 4-3-3. In the form he is now, I think he will probably start at Milan.

    @AIG

    Lol, you noticed that too? And here I was, thinking how unlucky we were not to get all 3 points. I didn’t know that in reality we kept the Villa monster at bay!

  6. trevor says:

    @Costas

    I understand where your coming from with Nani, he offers more of a threat with his shooting and trickery. Specialy his trickery as by the time he gets to the byline there is a striker & attacking midfielder awaiting the cross! Specialy in a 451 formation.

    Valencia in a 4–5-1 for me gets to the byline more often but because he is quick and all about pace although he is whipping in great crosses there at times is only the striker in the box!

    nani 4-4-2 -Not as defensive orientated and i find Valencia the better option of the 2. When Valencia crosses we have 2 strikers in the box!

  7. Corea says:

    Villa held by 10-man United :-D
    what a joke. as i understood it’s skysports.

  8. Corea says:

    King Eric – i was joking about our own goals some days ago while arguing with Berba hater :)

  9. King Eric says:

    aig, Alpha , Costas and Corea – Cheers lads.

    I have to say Stan “bird beating YSB dogger” the VILLA fan was praising us after the game so not all bad. He said that United sides down the years know how to get points in adversity and how this side were no different. He said that we used all our know how and experience to take the game to Villa. He said that we know better than anyone how to “keep the ball”. Fucking hell, Stan praising United! Whatever next?

  10. Costas says:

    @trevor

    I agree. Different players for different systems. It’s good to know that when all of them are fit, there are so many different systems we can play right?

    Unfortunately, we are not lucky with injuries or suspensions this year. As if the red card to Nani wasn’t enough, Giggsy is out for 4 weeks:

    http://www.manutd.com/default.sps?pagegid=%7BB4CEE8FA%2D9A47%2D47BC%2DB069%2D3F7A2F35DB70%7D&newsid=6646283

  11. Costas says:

    @King Eric

    Ha, that is something. And to be fair to them, Martin Tyler and Trevor Francis were alson raving about United last night. “Held by United”…

  12. scoopster says:

    @Costas,

    Giggs for 4 weeks is a loss!

  13. denton davey says:

    trevor @ 14:50: “When Valencia crosses we have 2 strikers in the box!”

    THAT only matters if he can find them with his crosses. The evidence so far is that he isn’t exactly a carbon-copy of SirDavey of BeckinghamPalace in terms of his deliveries.

  14. Shimo says:

    Well done Saha but, that delivery by Landon was brilliant. United really needs to start getting deliveries like that. For all the corners we get, we really are poor in that department.

    Thank goodness Owen Ghoal is having a World Player of the Year season for us – is giving Rooney a run for his money.

  15. Gary says:

    The fact that we got rid of Saha for nothing still irks me. I all ways rated Saha as a player. He has so many attributes, he’s quick, powerfull, 2 footed, fantastic in the air, and his control on the chest when bringing the ball out the air second to none. Shame we never got to see the best of him on a regular basis.

  16. rooney the new king says:

    Gary because of his injurys, its very easy to say oh what would happen if this and that and you fail to look at the bigger picture saha’s has helped everton beat chelsea, if saha was still with united chelsea would have won.

  17. Fred says:

    Gary, you’re out of your mind. Saha’s injury problems at United were absolutely ridiculous. He wasn’t right in the head – a hypochondriac by all accounts. He might be a fantastic striker on his day but he offered nothing to United when he was lying on the treatment table, which was most of the time, unfortunately.

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