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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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48 Comments

  1. Dandivine7 says:

    Nemanja Nemanja He’s From Serbia

  2. Union Jack says:

    Gotta love Vida

  3. mikekelly12 says:

    Pedro missed the vital He’ll “fucking” murder ya….in the song…doesn’t really work without it! Love Vida!!

  4. MeARed says:

    Softball questions.

  5. Devil310 says:

    Just got the new kit. Putting VIDA’s name on my back.

  6. MG says:

    Arsene Wenger:

    “Manchester United sold Ronaldo are they not a big club?”

    Respect to Wenger

  7. Costas says:

    He’s murder ya. :D

    @MG

    Hi mate. Not really. He’s using that as an excuse to keep his fans optimistic. Like Ben Hibbs said on twitter, the Fabregas sale is similar to Ronaldo’s. The Nasri one, is a clear indication that Arsenal are considered a team in decline and players looking to win trophies don’t want anything to do with them.

  8. Costas says:

    *He’ll murder ya*

    Damn typos.

  9. Friendly -Neighbourhood -Sneijderman says:

    Viva la Vida

  10. MG says:

    Morning Costas

    Well – I think the players have shafted him – tbh Costas he is what he is but his longevity should allow him respect – remember when SAF went through the crap regarding Chelsea and Mourinho?

    And now we have the same rubbish with city though we are the champions and not them – I’m merely looking at what these managers have given to football – at the end it’s the players on the pitch that should represent what the manager desires – sometimes our team lets us down as well – but we carry on because we know whats coming

    Maybe Arsenal fans don’t have that luxury that we have with youth – the only thing about Ronaldo was that he made sure we got top dollar for him – something Cesc isn’t doing – and ultimately thats sad

    As for Nasri – if it was purely for trophies then he would have moved for any other team than city – another player who is just looking at his pay check – in all honesty Costas 185,000 a week for Nasri? Mate between you and me he isn’t even fit to lace Nani’s boots – fuck his own – so it’s disrespect more than anything – Nasri owes a lot to Wenger – but of course when money talks then the bullshit walks – Clichy anyone?

    We all move on Costas – for us our fire now is addressed to Barca and finding a way to beat them – maybe the defeat at Wembley has hurt SAF so much that it was time to create a one last United to do that.

    Only time will tell – but one cannot also deny that Arsenal have an uncanny knack of having players injured at the wrong time – if that wasn’t the case they would have been more than meets the eye to coin a phrase ;)

    Anyway I’m off – be back later need to drop my cousin off at the airport

    Costas Hayley McQueen is in blue on SSN and that’s made my birthday morning a treat :lol:

  11. CedarsDevil says:

    Costas

    2 pieces of good news from you this morning, first its nice to know I have fellow members of the typo type :-) Second another great motivation for me on the Wes saga……….. God I hope Sir Alex will just puts it to bed once and for all today

  12. sahil says:

    the best captain…

  13. CedarsDevil says:

    Happy birthday MG! Have a RED blast my friend

  14. Costas says:

    Happy Birthday MG! All the best mate. I hope you have a good one.

    I don’t want to sound like this all about trophies, but I do feel that Wenger(as much as I respect him) is the main reason why his legacy is getting tarnished. Not saying he should be trying to buy the Sneijders of the world but at least show that you acknowledge your routine isn’t working anymore. Shake things up a bit. When Fergie went 3 years without the league title (not 6 without one single trophy), he realized he had to change things. He sold Ruud, he reinvented his midfield, he bought Vidic and Evra. Wenger doesn’t show any signs of being flexible and that’s what’s hurts their fans more than anything. It doesn’t shock them anymore when their team falls apart every March. And Arsene’s answer to these players leaving? “United lost Ronaldo and look what happened”. Again, he’s deflecting the main issue.

    Yeah, Nasri is ungrateful and I wouldn’t pay him 100k, let alone 185k. But he does echo what Evra and others have said about Wenger’s Arsenal time and time again. Maybe he would have stayed at Arsenal for a lot less if he was confident that they were in a position to challenge for trophies.

    Anyway, we’ll have time to discuss this. Enjoy your day. And Hayley. :)

  15. Costas says:

    @Cedars

    Morning mate. Oh yeah, I am a constant typo artist. It’s what I do best. :) I am in such a rush to post the comments that I never double check.

    What the Wes situation comes down to imo is what the clubs want. The only certain thing is that the player wants to move. But do United want to pay what Inter and Sneijder are asking? Not so sure. Do Inter need the money now that Eto is sold? Again, not so sure. Lets hope the issue is put to bed one way or another soon.

  16. RedManWalking says:

    Morning Cedars, Costas et all… :mrgeen:

    A very interesting point raised by a guy on twitter by the way – The paper that said that Sneijder deal is off is Daily Mail and they say their source is someone from United.

    Fergie just asked them to fuck off the other day, I don’t think anyone from United will be talking to them anytime soon.

    And Nemanja – u know he will fucking MURDER ya ;)

    P.S. Happy B’day MG! Enjoy :D

  17. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    Darren “Football Genius” returns for a reserves run-out next Monday

    “We have pencilled in a game next Monday, I think, with the Reserves. We’ll give him a half which will hopefully start him off.”

    “He is looking very good at the moment.”

    Thank God for that. A fit Fletcherino slowly regaining his form will be like a new signing; like the time Keano came back from a long lay-off.

  18. Einsi says:

    I think that Costas is spot on. In my opinion SAF is playing the perfect game theory knowing the position of the opposition. True, the Eto money will be a boost for them, but Sneijder seems to have made up his mind and wants to join United. And what other club is out there to meet his wage demands? Two clubs could afford him, Citeh and Chelsea. However Mod will join Chelsea and Nasri will join Citeh. The offer will come. But it will probably be deep into august.

  19. CedarsDevil says:

    Regarding the interview, I loved it…… Funny how he comes across as a ‘nice’ guy! Good to know he loves his song as well, pity Pedro could not say the full words!

    Morning RMW & Balaji

    Balaji – Great news on Fletch, we need the guy

  20. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    Morning Cedars, Costas and RMW. Happy Birthday MG!

    Note to anti-wee Wes clique: Don’t count your chickens just yet. I’m afraid this saga will take a few more twists and turns. Of course, if not anything, the situation will become extremely clear today with the Boss’ press conference. Boy, I cannot wait for that.

    Anders Lindergaard is making all the right noise, but will it be enough to overtake De Gea’s price tag and hype to see becoming No.1. I am not so sure about that.

    “I want more than to make the choice for Sir Alex Ferguson difficult,” the keeper told Danish newspaper Bold. “I want to play. I am proud that I’ve managed to create so much debate about the goalkeeping position. If he chooses De Gea on Sunday, I will not feel low. I will always accept the manager’s choice but I’d be extremely disappointed, like other athletes who get a similar message. But, six months ago, I could not have imagined a better scenario than what I’m in right now.”

  21. RedManWalking says:

    @Balaji – Morning (Kinda Afternoon here :P ) mate!

    Anders seems like a top lad and an excellent GK. Fergie is really going to have a tough time choosing between De Gea and him. You think he will start against West Brom?

    And when is the press conference?

    The source in twitter that Fly provided is adamant that the wee Wes deal is going to be done on Monday. If not on Monday, then forget it is what he says. I like it that way. Hope it doesn’t drag on for too long.

  22. RedManWalking says:

    Oh, and Happy B’day Tom!

  23. willierednut says:

    Fergie’s press conference is at 12. I’m sure Costas will post the important bits out of it.

    @MG

    Happy birthday pal! Have a good one. ;)

  24. CedarsDevil says:

    Willie – If I remember correctly, I have to remind you of something today, right? :-)

  25. RedManWalking says:

    @willie – 12 BST? So another half an hour?

  26. CedarsDevil says:

    RMW

    Dah! lol

  27. Warwick says:

    Having watched the preseason games, and the testimonials, and even the Celtic/United legends game, I’m really, really keen to see some PL action. On the other hand, I want time to stop just to enjoy this sense of anticipation. I feel this is going to be the perfect storm of a season. At this moment, I know, this is going to be the BIG one!

  28. willierednut says:

    Cedards is it? Ha ha. I’d wait and see what the boss says first mate. :)

  29. willierednut says:

    RMW – Yes mate. Not long to go!

  30. CedarsDevil says:

    Well its Cedric actually :mrgreen: I cannot wait to hear Fergie putting an end to this joke of a transfer

  31. RedManWalking says:

    I can’t wait to hear Fergie asking them all to fuck off!

  32. CedarsDevil says:

    RMW

    I agree, I cannot wait to hear him tel Sneijder to fuck off as well

  33. JonyB says:

    I think its important to make sure the future of the club… players like Anderson (potentially), Cleverley (definitely), Morrison, Pogba and Tunnicliffe (who should get excellent experience on Loan) continue to get the development and game time needed for this. Like many I think that the midfield we have still has the quality enough to win the premier league, although remember this is essentially still the same midfield that was unable to win more than 5 games away from home, but i think the additions will improve that. BUT, europe is a different matter. If we go up against Barcelona, Madrid, without an addition like Sneijder then i’m afraid it’ll be the same old, same old. Because simply put – i belive we have excelent players that win premierships but Carrick, PArk and i believe Fletcher are nowhere good enough to compete against the VERY top which at some point to win a champions league you will have to. I thought Cleverley and Anderson have shown that we too, like Barca can produce a midfield which when faced with a midfield that is imposing, aggressive and relies on physicality (like Citeh’s), then we can beat it with skill and football awareness, which for me has been the most impressive thing about this preseason. Its wether this can be reproduced in the cauldron of a premiership which is becoming more physical and competitive.

  34. NotoriousRedDevil says:

    Afternoon fellas. Anyone know where I can watch Fergies press conference live online?

  35. bayobuya says:

    This is one of the ”bitterest” guys Ive ever seen really knows how to buulshit!!!

    Stephen Tudor Is The Editor Of The Daisy Cutter: The Football Newspaper That Honestly Lies

  36. bayobuya says:

    Obviously I mean the reporter Stephen Tudor the big ass reporter not Vida!

    http://www.sabotagetimes.com/football-sport/manchester-united-tom-cleverleys-england-call-up-was-a-farce/

  37. RedManWalking says:

    OMG! Can anyone be so bitter?

  38. CedarsDevil says:

    RMW

    He was really fucked with the comments though.

  39. wayne says:

    Vida should’ve turned into drago grabbed the reporter by the throat I Must Break You guy would have shit himself
    Happy Birthday MG

  40. RedManWalking says:

    @Cedars

    true there, mate! But, I can’t believe someone can write pure crap! And the sad part is, I think he truly believes the crap he writes! Any updates on the conference btw?

  41. CedarsDevil says:

    RMW

    Its the result of so much bitterness and hatred and I agree, people who write that vile shit end up believing it

  42. RedManWalking says:

    I felt like I wasted 5-10 mins of my life. Think I will whack him if I see him outside! The comments calmed me down though :)

  43. smartalex says:

    Happy Birthday MG! All the best, my friend!

  44. smartalex says:

    Nemanja, wooah, he comes from Serbia, he’ll fucking murder ya, politely.

  45. Zibbie says:

    Happy B-Day MG, 19!!!!!!! Going on 20 are you?!!
    Thanks Scott, nice interview, there have been 43 different stories written about this one interview with 17 different slants. Nice to see where they all came from and see the Captain as he is.

  46. T. says:

    Damn! I guess we have to restrain Vida from hanging out with Evra in the leisure time. Way to much French accent to be a murderer from Serbia!

    I still love him unconditionally though.

  47. MG says:

    Blimey this blog has sprinted on with so many other pieces!

    I’d like to thank absolutely everyone for the birthday wishes – ended up writing – long story ;)

    Thank you Costas – Cedars – RedManWalking – Balaji – willierednut – smartalex – Zibbie

    Thank you good friends – fellow Reds

    Sincerely touched with your kind words

    Never Die 58

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