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  1. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Hello all. Really pleased at the result. Shows that our team has so much more depth than Barca.
    Wouldn’t trade any of our B team for theirs at the moment. First 11 they line up well. But is we score first I rather fancy our chances. It is our youngsters that need to have the confidence to beat anyone. Nani, Cleaverly, and Wellbeck all rock solid. De Gae impressed again, as did a very youthful back 4 through most of the match. Think Evans was quiet confidence and that was very good to see. Great to see us breaking strong from a solid defense. Love to see more of that.

  2. scan74 says:

    Gd win and a gd performance Micky owen looked sharped so far 3 goal of the tour can still finish that fella just needs a bit of game time will still bag u a goal

  3. T4M says:

    Welbeck impressed me.

  4. Costas says:

    The said Fletcher interview:


    Lol, I’ll get over it mate. As soon as we buy another full back. ;) To be honest, I didn’t like seeing Smalling at riught back. The guy is a natural succesor for Rio. He shouldn’t be wasted on the right.

  5. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Rather looks like the boss is testing whether we need another full back. I agree we look a man short, but if we could give Smalling Evans and Jones more games by tossing them in at FB, maybe that would speed their development. Jones has been especially impressive to me, but has alot to learn.

    What did you think of De Gae. Well pleased but only had a couple real tests. Still, that is what it is all about as a United keeper.

  6. feedemscraps says:

    Great finish from the Welsh midget.
    @ Costas, know what you mean regarding Smalling, but the team has always had, in recent times anyway, players who can play in several positions. Therefore less worry when injuries happen.

  7. Costas says:


    Personally, I’d prefer it if Jones and Evans were out utility players in defence. Because like I said, when Rio is missing, Smalling is the best player to fill in for him imo. As for De Gea, I didn’t watch a lot of the game, so I can’t say for sure. He looked pretty comfortable from what I saw. However, since Linde hasn’t done a lot wrong, I wouldn’t be too surprised if he started at Wembley next weekend.


    That’s true. And we will need versatile players more than ever now that O’Shea and Brown are gone. I just feel that versatile players tend to be good in 2-3 positions, but never great in just one. So that’s why I’d prefer it if Smalling just played in one.

  8. h williams says:

    shame we could do that when it mattered in the final

  9. Warwick says:

    Wonder if Sneijder was watching his future club beat Barcelona.
    Also, well done young guns!

  10. Warwick says:

    Also pleased that this win stops barca being a bogey team – we CAN beat them!

  11. ibrahim muhammed says:

    We still need to sign in midfied, am afraid of injury may caurse d other.

  12. sahil says:

    owen’s finish was a class..

  13. ibrahim muhammed says:

    Infact, I did not watch d match, du to peoples opinion abt d match am happy united trash barca at last, we are ready to face any club problem still d midfied.pls alex du something abt it. Goodluck to united coming season.

  14. RedManWalking says:

    mikekelly12 says:
    81,000 plus watching! City can only dream of crowds like that!!!

    Mike, you know its possible!! You forgot the situation where City are playing United! ;)

  15. CedarsDevil says:

    Very pleased with the win but more so with the performance of Cleverley….


    Top post at 4:36

  16. Samuel - united WE stand says:

    King eric – i agree, you get some overrated wingers in other teams who are called world class but nani is brilliant end of, he is improving more and more and he rarely goes missing in big games, he is a match winner and you can’t have enough of those.

  17. Samuel - united WE stand says:

    @costas – didn’t sir alex deny ever giving sneijder an ultimatum? its Bullshit from daily fail again.

  18. bobbycharlie1968 says:

    So glad we won, nice goals too, only a friendly but we can beat Barca and I think it might have meant a bit more to the lads than any other friendly. Great way to finish a good pre season, roll on the bitter cunts at Wembley!

    Again though, it is time for some ranting.

    I do fucking hate Barca, didn’t see the match but I was watching Abidal or whoever the fuck it was playing Nani onside for the first goal and they just casually started jogging forward with hand in air almost certain that because they are “Bartha” they would get the offside decision. Christ, the self entitlement they think they deserve…I can’t even describe how fucking atrocious it is. The diving we all know about, we’ve seen that McVities cheating biscuit fall around play acting enough times to know. We know about how they surround the referee, as if to say “how dare you let someone tackle a Barthalona player, how dare you allow them to corrupt our aura, he must leave the field of play and meditate upon ancient texts such as ‘La Masia, A Guide to becoming a Cheating Wanker’ and ‘Bartha – More than a club, we’re also a bunch of cheats’, send him off and allow us to keep the ball in a boring yet exceptional manner the world has never seen for the rest of the game.” I’m fucking fed up of that shite, let’s keep the ball for 80 mins, but do fuck all with it. Certain games are the exception, painfully the European Cup final to an extent. But I’m glad that we play the United way. Direct, beautiful attacking football which is far more exciting to watch than that tiki taka fucking shit. The whole club infuriates me. I couldn’t care less where Fabregas ends up. He’s a good player but a cunt, like Nasri, but I actually can’t help but feel sorry for Arsenal in this situation. With the Bartha board throwing around casual comments about him left right and centre, I know every manager has been guilty of it, but the way they do it is disgraceful. They act as if he is a prisoner of a rugby team. Aren’t Arsenal called the Bartha of England? That’s not saying much because they win fuck all but he’s hardly rotting in the reserves at Stoke is he? That is a real prison. He’s the captain of a club that play attacking, yet utterly useless, football. Which according to Cesc the cunt himself, is the only way to play football. Anything else is rugby. And they think because they won La Liga they are a superb team. Christ almighty, have you seen the overall quality of that league? That’s why they don’t need a good squad, they have the easiest games in the league and then save their “untouchables” (yeah fucking right, I wouldn’t want to touch Xavi’s greasy hair either) for Europe. When I say Tenerife your first thoughts are probably, I could fly there with easyjet and get a hotel for 20 quid, not oh, that’s the home of the legendary Tenerife F.C (sorry, we’re in Spain, C.F). I’d love to see them try and compete over here. And I’m not talking about your wet Wednesday night at Stoke with thunder and lightning and Harry Redknapps atrocious face haunting the players, I’m talking competitiveness over the course of a season. They haven’t got the squad, they’d finish 3rd or 4th even. But of course I am wrong however. Bartha are the best. The sun shines out of they’re massive collective arsehole. So all of this is apparently tripe. I dared insult “the best team in the world”. To quote the ever smarmy Richard Keys, Yeah, do me a favour love.

  19. CedarsDevil says:


    Another great rant! I am sort getting addicted to them now… Keep em coming mate, quality stuff

  20. captaink9 says:

    We are looking fantastic. We don’t need a midfield, we have more than enough in the squad.
    Owen’s finish was excellent shows one on one he will put it in the net with ease. Few on here calling for new players and swapping players plus get rid of him and him. No we have a great squad, we already lost Nev, VDS, Scholes, O’Shea, Brown.
    Love United….. 20

  21. Costas says:


    Yeah, that’s what the link I posted today was about. Fergie denying the ultimatum.

  22. Mikael says:

    I think it was a good game against a kinda weak Barca but we didn’t have a complete first 11 out there either.

    De Gea has great distribution and calmnes on the ball which is really important. Everytime that PIG has the ball by his feet he looks scared shitless!

    Young had a ok game I think, can’t see any reason to critisise him whatsoever.

    Welbeck should be at worst 4′th choise striker this season. If Berba was to leave then we’ll be fine but I love the “lazy” fuck.

    Cleverly has tremendous potential and is showing some great vision and skill, he can be really imortant this season.

    Nani was crazy today, he has had a superb pre-season. Hope he carries it with him into the start of the season!

    Hope all is alright with Rafael! As Costas mentioned we look a bit thin with natural fullbacks.

  23. gazzer says:

    One thing I found highly encouraging in the first half was seeing Nani and Anderson continue to get ambushed by multiple Barca players and dribble and pass their way out of it. We weren’t really able to do this against them in the last two CL finals. This seriously disrupts their pressing game and by getting the ball to our attackers more forces Barca defenders to be more honest.

    (When I say honest, I don’t mean it in the sense that Busquets is a dishonest cheating fucker)

  24. Sparkz says:

    Nani’s always been good in terms of tracking back and doing his defensive work. I noticed this since the day he joined..he’s never been a lazy type when it comes to helping out his full back.

    But obviously when you compare it to the defensive work that Valencia and Park get through, it doesn’t seem as good. That’s pretty much why they started at Wembley instead of him- coz they offer more defensively.

    But watching him last night….it’s almost as if he took it as a personal insult to be dropped for the final! First half especially, the amount of times he was in his own penalty area cleaning up, was great to see.

    Valencia is a class player, and there’ll be games where we need his more direct style of play. But Nani is by a country mile our best winger IMO. When he plays on the right he’s such an asset- can go on the outside and cross, or come infield and shoot. Him, Rooney and Young in the same line up will give us a great amount of fluidity.

  25. Fred says:

    Danny the Champion Cunt of the World Taylor has his knife out again for another United youngster.

    After practically writing off Bebe after his first training session, Taylor is now trying to plant seeds of doubt about our 20 year old goalie David De Gea.

    “The downside for United was that Rafael da Silva was injured… There were also some anxious moments for David de Gea, particularly in the second half.

    “De Gea looked hesitant at times and Anders Lindegaard’s impressive form on this tour leaves Ferguson with a dilemma about who should start the season in goal.”

    “That apart, however, Ferguson can reflect on another satisfying performance…”

    “Barcelona scarcely emerged as an attacking force in that period, barely recognisable from the team that had outclassed United at Wembley in May. In fact, it was possibly too quiet for De Gea. The Spaniard was a virtual spectator throughout the first half and looked anything but commanding after the restart. One miscued kick went straight to Isaac Cuenca 30 yards from goal and could conceivably have been punished more heavily. A few minutes later, De Gea was hesitant in the extreme when Andrés Iniesta dinked a little up-and-under into Thiago’s path. These moments were probably inevitable for a 20-year-old at a new club but Ferguson must hope they do not linger.”

    “De Gea was also rooted to the spot as Thiago’s shot went in for the equaliser although in this instance the credit should go to the Barcelona player. ”

    Yeah, ya think? :roll: What game was he watching? I’ve said it before and this again shows what a vindictive little toerag Danny Taylor is. He tried it with Anderson, he tried it with Bebe and now he’s trying it with De Gea.

  26. CedarsDevil says:

    Danny Taylor should get every article he has ever written and break them down into individual letters. Then he should take his time in shoving every one of those letters down both his holes…. Hateful cunt

  27. smartalex says:

    Well reported Fred!

    Daniel Taylor has now conclusively proved that his intent is to destroy young players lives.
    He is so anti-United that lies and deceit have become his tools-in-trade.

  28. KR says:

    Giggs please retire and stop embarassing yourself! Hang em up so we can sign a proper centre mid because you’re holding the younguns back aswell.

  29. CedarsDevil says:

    Yes Giggs is a total embarrassment to all footballers out there, in fact he is only being selfish and greedy, he does not want to call it a day because he is evil and wants to block the progress of youngsters…

  30. King Eric says:

    KR fuck off you disrespectful cunt and follow City. You son are a fucking embarrassment.

    Fred. Hello mate. I remember asking a question to Taylor when we got the chanve and some on here had a go as he “is a decent journo“. He is a little fucking wanker.

    Bobbycharlie. Great rant again mate. Gonna have to get back to some rants as you are upstaging me!

  31. Fred says:

    Yep, I don’t know how anyone could watch that performance and take from it that De Gea looks like some kind of liability and that we should be concerned about him. He was class. To me it smacks of someone with a vendetta, seeing only what they wanted to see.

  32. Jamaican Red Devil says:

    @King Eric no problem bro …..does anyone have a link tothe full game or even half of it I can download? Sadly I didn’t get to watch it :(

  33. captaink9 says:

    Well done KR

  34. duckie says:

    A great match, I really enjoyed it. Nani and Owen’s goals were stunning, as was Barca’s goal. Nani was incredible. My MOM, with Welbeck and Cleverly a close second.

    One thing that really pissed me off though, was Barcalona’s constant diving and feigning injury. Lame in any sense, but in a pre-season match? Really?

  35. King Eric says:

    Captaincunt. Fuck you. Is KR another of your monikers? Well done KR for what? For slating a legend. You are not a United fan as wembley night proved so why the fuck are you still posing as one you sad little cunt?

  36. Kings says:

    captaink9 – Shock you lick that KR cunts arsehole. Scum fucking bastard.

  37. soren says:

    De Gea :) Cleaverly :)

  38. smartalex says:

    Jamaican Red Devil

    I have never done it, but is advertising the full match download.

  39. Yang says:

    I think that most important thing from this match showing there is no mental scar in players mind.
    It is so fortunate for Barca have two exceptional players who is very difficult to mark out but it will change sooner rather than later.

  40. Jamaican Red Devil says:

    Thx Smart Alex gonna try it and let u know if it worked

  41. hugh williams says:

    good goal from nani

  42. Tommy Taylor says:

    re dennisviolletsfam @ 4:00
    Who could ever forget seeing your uncle Dennis, along with my username and also Liam Whelan banging in the goals in the pre Munich years and for a few years after in Dennis’s case.They were fabulous times as it has always been watching this wonderful club of ours. Oh yes Dennis’s record that’s easy, 32 league goals in a season, and I don’t think he played 40 games!

  43. Jamaican Red Devil says:

    @ Smartalex worked like a charm, thx again mate

    I must say I was really impressed with Cleverly, he seems to be an intelligent player, Danny Welbeck is playing like a man with years of experience, so 2 is De Gea. Must say I’m very excited…ending the game united back 5 oldest player was Johnny Evans at age 23? I think it is. I love De Gea’s ball distribution, not comparing him to EVDS, but I tell u those long passes up to the front line were all spot on, if it wasn’t for better defending we’d have gone thru clean on goals on a couple of occasions….

  44. smartalex says:

    @ Jamaican Red Devil my pleasure. Glad it worked well, and that you enjoyed the victory!


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