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Where To Put Your Money vs Arsenal

United to travel to the Emirates this weekend to take on Arsenal, and they look a big price at 2.62 to beat the Wenger boys.
 
The Gunners were thrashed 8-2 earlier in the season at Old Trafford, and although they have improved since then I can’t see why they are virtually the same price as United in the betting to gain their revenge.
 
They come into this on the back of a 3-2 defeat away at Swansea and have been finding it hard to find the back of the net at home having scored more than once in just four of their last 16 PL games on their own patch – netting just 20 in total over those matches.
 
Ok, they do have a good recent record in this fixture having won three and lost one of the last five but United have by far the stronger current form coming into this and are more than capable of bagging all three points.
 
Wayne Rooney has scored six goals in his last six appearances against Arsenal in all competitions, and has also reached a number of milestones in games against them.
 
He scored his first, his 100th and his 150th goal for United against the Gunners, and also netted his first ever goal in the Premiership against them!
 
Not surprising bookmakers make him and Thierry Henry the market leaders to score first at around the 6 mark.
 
However I would rather back Rooney in the anytime goalscorer market at the 2.4 on offer with bet365, with my hard earned going on Welbeck to break the deadlock at 6.5 with the same firm.
 
Given that Arsenal will be out keen to avoid another heavy humiliating defeat I can’t see this being a goal fest.
 
There aren’t usually more than a few goals scored in games between the two sides, and United to win 2-0 or 2-1 is my idea of the outcome.
 
The former is massive 15 with Paddy Power, while the latter is 9.5 chance with bet365, Boylesports and Paddy Power.


 

148 Comments

  1. TonyBee says:

    and fat…. :lol:

  2. CedarsDevil says:

    Fucking old fart, just made my evening

  3. TonyBee says:

    ah Cedars my dear friend…. it is very heartening to hear I can make you laugh…..just sat here at the puter playing, whilst the lovely MrsBee is out tending to her charges (being a private nurse in a home for the elderley and infirm…bless her) just sipping a little Gordons & Tonic…..

  4. WillieRedNut says:

    Tonybee on a roll! The old fart. ;)

  5. TonyBee says:

    There are two things you can see from space:

    The Great Wall of China……… and the gap in Arsenal’s defence.

  6. CedarsDevil says:

    Hats off to Mrs Bee then, such an honorable trade, bless her indeed…

    As for you, enough with them Gin & Tonics, get yourself a real man’s drink

  7. CedarsDevil says:

    Willie

    How nice of you to make an entrance, thought you would be busy with your twats! haha

    They are stealing your soul I tell ya

  8. Utd4life says:

    TonyBee.. Mate, you had me in splits. Keep ‘em coming.

  9. WillieRedNut says:

    Save me Cedars! :) I take it you will be having a cold beer, while watching United defeat the Arsesnoods?

  10. CedarsDevil says:

    Willie

    You have already signed up so you may be beyond redemption…. Only an exorcism may work in your case…..

    As for (Quoting King Eric here) them snood wearing goofy mincing cunts, should be a walk in the park

  11. TonyBee says:

    This is going to sound trite….but the best BIRTHDAY present I could have on the 22nd is for us to put them Gooner bastards to the fucking sword….again.

  12. CedarsDevil says:

    TonyBee

    Your birthday is on the 22nd? Early birthday wishes pal, enjoy being 27 mate

  13. TonyBee says:

    double that and add a few Cedars me old mate…… anyhow off to pick up my lady now …see aal you fuckers later…..

    for birthday presents I accept American Express………no…..

    tight bastards…….. :lol:

  14. CedarsDevil says:

    Willie as we knew him no longer exists, he has been dragged over to the dark side. This is indeed a sad day for RoM, all I can offer is a prayer and may the Lord have mercy….

    Night all

    Keep it fun and keep it United

  15. iced earth says:

    hello mate,
    dannysoy
    funny mistake by neur,i never wanted him,he make mistake all time,he made a great match against us last season,but all player playing against us make sure that they play the match of life,bayern destroyed tonight,reus look a great player,anyway he is dotmund bound,maybe we will get gotze,apart from our reserve gk ziller(i forget his non)is there any other german having played for united

  16. Dave Malaysia says:

    @TonyBee: Happy Birthday,, ROM’s Jay Leno.

    Danny Drinkwater, always an interesting name, wondered what his parents thot when they named him.

    Joining leicester means ,Oliver Norwood and Matthew James are the last 2 standing.

    Bebe is also in the mix. The decks are cleared for Tunni,Morrision,Pogba,Brady and thier batch now into the first team.

  17. iced earth says:

    (the match of there life)our ex gk ziller is a full german international now he is the 2 choise behind neur,always belive that we have a good acedemy

  18. WillieRedNut says:

    Cedars – Same old me! Night pal. ;)

  19. Warwick says:

    TonyBee – 22nd is my birthday too! Come on lads – give us something to celebrate

  20. iced earth says:

    tevez will sign for psg and will earn more than 12 million euro per year,the qatari owner are destroying football,why if they can sign messi they willpay him 50 million per year,

  21. Warwick says:

    Where is everyone? No stamina – early night – on a promise? Or absorbed in watching Graham Norton?

  22. NBI Red Onion says:

    I would 8-2 lose this game.

    Got to respect Bayern: Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer has come under fire from Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, who accused the American billionaire of having no interest in football and simply trying to make money out of the club.

    ‘Before Mr Glazer bought Manchester United, he didn’t know there was air in the ball,’ said Hoeness (HA HA HA – YEAH!). ‘That’s not something that I accept. His target is making money.’

    Hoeness also criticised Glazer for saddling United with the debt from an £800million takeover in 2005 as he called on UEFA to enforce the new rules over financial fair play.

    He added: ‘I would accept Mr Glazer immediately if he said, “okay the price of Manchester United is £800m – that’s my money, my risk and now we are working”.’

    ‘But what did he do? He bought the club and said, “I don’t have the money how can we finance it?” That’s something I never accept.’

  23. NBI Red Onion says:

    We have to win against Arsenal. We cannot let City get 6 points ahead and clear if they beat Spurs as expected.

  24. JC says:

    LoLing @ “beat Spurs as expected”, not if they play as well as they did against the mighty Latics but yes we do need to win and I would like to see us play well.

  25. iced earth says:

    according to goal rio will miss arsenal game with back peoblem,they said that rio missed training all this week,the truth???hope rio is and will stay fit,if not try to buy somone bring back shawcroos or hummels of dortmund

  26. Fred says:

    Uli Hoeness = top red. 8)

  27. Fred says:

    FFS Rio! :x Costas is going to blow a gasket…

    He won’t be able to wear the special Twitter boots that Nike made for him :roll:

    I was looking forward to him wearing this little number too: http://lockerz.com/s/169480158

  28. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Ferguson is being quoted by ESPN as saying

    i. Darren Fletcher is out of the season
    ii. Danny Welbecks contract is a done deal.

    Missed the presser. Anyone verify this?

  29. WillieRedNut says:

    Goal.com saying Rio is a doubt for Sunday. Have they ever got anything right? Lol.

  30. samuel - united WE stand says:

    Although the probabilities of rio being crocked yet again are likely as unlikely due to his record of injuries these days but i still think goal.com 99% out of hundred are full of Shit.

  31. King Eric says:

    Ha. The ever reliable goal. Com. Fuck all wrong with Rio. Or Welbeck.

    I do think Spurs can get summat. City have been fucking gash since November and struggled second half against an absolute piss poor Wigan. Spurs pace will cause them problems. Anyway fuck City let’s just concentrate on ourselves.

    I will put my tin hat on now and say I fancied Barton in the summer on a free but it was a moment of madness. His comments today have been disgusting. He fancies himself some kind of intellectual visionary. Horrible cunt.

    Ha. Gotta give credit to the scousers for their always positive attitude. They reckoned on a show last night they will beat Bolton four nil. Who the fuck do they have capable of scoring four fucking goals? Considering they have scored twenty four goals in twenty one league goals a four nil win seems quite a bold statement!

    Clint. Good to see you back mate. Missed your posts.

    Right feed done back to bed. Laters lads.

  32. Costas says:

    At some point this week Rio said that he was training and wasn’t going to miss the game. So I don’t know where Goal gets its facts from.

    Then again, you never know with Rio…

  33. King Eric says:

    Reports Tevez has failed to agree personal terms with PSG. Why Carlos. Isn’t the twelve million a year enough? Fucking greedy horrible cunt. Why are sky and such like still giving him airtime? Bore off and play Golf you fat cunt. I still cringe to think some United fans drowned out Fergies title winning speech after the Arsenal game with “Fergie Fergie sign him up“. Shocking.

  34. smartalex says:

    I also fancied Barton in the summer on a free but it was a moment of madness, and I paid heavily for that indiscretion at the time.

    The cunts that drowned out Fergie’s title winning speech after the Arsenal game are from the same group of cunts that regularly disrespect Sir Alex, and our players. Selfish cunts.

    The same cunts that attack Berbatov, Carrick, Gibson or Ravel.
    Oh sorry reader, are you one of them? Well, then you’re a selfish cunt.

  35. smartalex says:

    Sir Alex: “I don’t think that [Arsenal not being a threat] is the issue. I think it’s because they are different types of teams. The type of player they had, the likes of Vieira, Petit, Henry, Tony Adams and Steve Bould, has been replaced by a different type now. It’s a younger player, a different type altogether. Arsene has not changed his philosophy and it has paid dividends for Arsenal over a long period. He is still trying to do the same things. He is still trying to entertain and to play their football their way.”

    “You have to go back five or six years for when it was last combustible, when Keane and Vieira had that slanging match in the tunnel. You have to go back a few years. I don’t think it has been anything like that for the last three years. It has calmed down a bit. Do I miss it? That’s a good one.”

    “You’ve got to remember that for probably a decade it was us and Arsenal. Then for six years it was us and Chelsea. Now you have City and Tottenham. I always thought that two teams would dominate the final parts of the season but you haven’t got that now. You’ve got six teams trying to get into the top four. That is a big change. Tottenham’s progress over the last two years has been fantastic, City’s progress has been fantastic and you’ve got Liverpool. The rivalries are there but it is spread out now.”

    On the prospect of repeating August’s remarkable result against Arsenal:
    “There is no chance it will be as open as that. Arsenal have recovered well, they had a really good period and have qualified for the next stage of the Champions League so I don’t think there is an awful lot wrong there. They have also had to contend with a lot of injuries to defenders, particularly to Sagna and Gibbs and it is not easy to be without your two regular full-backs for a long period.”

    “We’ve had a couple of wins but only two and we want consistency,” Ferguson added. “Hopefully we can navigate this clutch of games because they will be important for where we end up this season.”

  36. smartalex says:

    Excerpts from Wenger interview:

    - Managers have ups and downs, how do managers stay sane through the ups and downs?
    “I don’t stay sane. It is a life where you need to take a certain distance from the immediate emotional aspect of the game and you learn that with experience. You have as well to be involved emotionally because it’s part of your job.”

    - Your rivalry with Sir Alex Ferguson. Who will go on longer?
    “He will manage until he dies, and I think he will be 100.”

    - Haven’t you got the same hunger? So why will he go on longer?
    “Yes. I only said that because I’m very polite!”

    - Is there a motivation to last longer than him?
    “My motivation is to beat him. To last the longest is not a record. Of course I will never beat his record. But to win the game on Sunday is my motivation. After that, we have to consider… we are in a job where we need our physical strength and health. Statistically, that weakens, I’ve heard, the older you get.”

  37. smartalex says:

    Sunday August 28, 2010 – a day neither club will forget. Manchester United thrashed Arsenal 8-2 at Old Trafford. This is what the players and the managers had to say…

    Arsene Wenger
    ‘The defeat is painful and I do feel humiliated. It took me 24 hours to watch the game on tape. It was painful, but you must face reality.’

    Sir Alex Ferguson
    ‘We could easily have had more goals, but, to be honest, I didn’t want to score more than eight.’

    Rio Ferdinand (Twitter)
    ‘I would 8 2 lose 8-2 in a game…to be fair AFC had a depleted team today…but you still got to go out and beat them,+ we did.’

    Theo Walcott
    ‘It was completely dead in the dressing room afterwards. It is hard to recover from that result and it could hurt a lot of players.’

    Tom Cleverley
    ‘It’s a pleasure to play in a performance like that, with world-class players. I see in training we have it in our locker. When it comes together, it’s pretty exciting.’

    Cesc Fabregas
    ‘I suffered during this match and especially because of the enormous rivalry between the clubs.’

    Wayne Rooney
    ‘To beat Arsenal 8-2, with the players they have got, the history of the club and the manager, it was a great result. We certainly didn’t expect to beat them 8-2 and I am pretty sure it won’t be like that again.’

    Emmanuel Frimpong
    ‘I remember watching it at home and I kept turning the TV off, so imagine what a proper Arsenal supporter must have been going through.’

  38. smartalex says:

    Antonio Valencia explained:
    “This season I have developed a system to strengthen the muscles in my legs. Doctors and physios have prepared a special strategy to make sure I stay in good condition. I am ready to play 90 minutes if the manager decides. And I’ve reached a point where mentally I do not fear blows or tackles. I am trying to forget about all my injuries and increase my level of performance week by week. I just want to play well and avoid any more physical problems.”

    Valencia, 26, missed the 8-2 thrashing of Arsenal in August:
    “That was an historic scoreline, one the fans will always remember. To repeat it is practically impossible but in terms of morale, could help influence the result. Arsenal made a bad start to the season. They have improved but are still too many points behind in the Premier League title race. They will want revenge over us, especially after losing at Swansea, and they need the points to reduce the distance between them and the top four.”

    “They could still land some blows in the competition so it’s up to us not to react to the pressure they are under. We must play with intelligence and make sure we take our chances. The best thing about Arsenal is their midfield and the way they connect with their attack. They have suffered problems in defence and that’s where we need to exploit them. Talk about the Arsenal attack and it’s Robin van Persie. We need to stop him, while Thierry Henry is a new factor. I don’t know if he’ll start but whenever he comes on he’ll be highly motivated.”

    Since the 3-2 home defeat by Blackburn:
    “After a blow like that it’s not easy to recover. The result was unpredictable, nobody liked what happened but maybe it served as a lesson. But the manager was angry, the players were unhappy. Mr Ferguson didn’t have to say too much — we all knew what had happened. Now we are second in the table and it’s vital we finish as the leaders. Nothing is decided yet and the pressure could affect Manchester City and we are ready to jump ahead of them.”

    “Tottenham are developing a sensational season and are also in the race and will be dangerous. But at United we are obliged to fight for the title and will never throw in the towel. Paul Scholes is back and his return has been a big plus. Me? My objective is to stay in the first team and help United win the league. That’s what’s expected of us.”

  39. smartalex says:

    M.E.N. claims:

    United are in talks to sign Crystal Palace defender Nathaniel Clyne.

    United have been negotiating with the Championship side over the last 72 hours in a bid to tie up a £3m deal.

    But talks have stalled over when Clyne – who was so impressive in Palace’s shock Carling Cup quarter-final win over United in November – would complete a move to Old Trafford.

    Palace manager, Dougie Freedman, does not want to lose his prize asset before the end of the season – particularly with his team on the verge of reaching a Wembley final.

    But with the 20-year-old out of contract in the summer, he has reluctantly accepted that he won’t be able to keep hold of the highly-rated right back.

    - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - –

    No quotes or even mention of a mysterious source, but they seem very sure of themselves.

  40. Sandeep1878 says:

    Good morning lovely Red Devils around the world,

    thought to start the day with some laugh ;)

    ###

    Some funny football quotes:

    ” I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars … the rest I just squandered.”
    - George Best

    Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I’m very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.
    Bill Shankly – English soccer manager.

    The rules of soccer are very simple, basically it is this: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn’t move, kick it until it does.
    Phil Woosnam – Welsh soccer player and manager.

    And that’s Aston Villa’s first league goal since their last one.
    — Elton Welsby, British TV sports presenter

    Germany are a very difficult team to play… they have eleven internationals out there today.
    — Steve Lomas, Former Northern Irish football player

    He had an eternity to play that ball… but he took too long over it.
    — Martin Tyler, English football commentator

    He is a goal scorer, not a natural born one – not yet. That takes time.
    — Glenn Hoddle, Former English football player and manager

    I wouldn’t be bothered if we lost every game, as long as we won the league.
    — Mark Viduka, English and Australian football player. #EPIC

  41. Costas says:

    @King Eric

    I read your update the other day and I am glad to know you and the family are doing well. :)

    I haven’t followed the Tevez saga closely, but there seems to be plenty of argy-bargy (pun intended) between him and City about where he’ll end up. City would like to sell him to PSG because they’ll meet their demands. Tevez is probably looking for a better club. It’s a mess. And for a player that was once regarded as a “workhorse that loves the game” it’s a plight that personally I won’t shed any tears over. He made it clear that he only cared about the money the day he said that he was torn about joining City or staying at United.

  42. bayoRed says:

    Supper supper SUNDAY!

  43. jim says:

    Sandeep
    Brilliant quotes, the quote by Viduka was epic!!
    Costas
    Tevez was one of the best players when he was playing with us, now he is nowhere just proves that afterUnited the only way is down for most players.

  44. King Eric says:

    Costas – Thanks mate. Oh I know that old cliche was reeled out time and time again. “He just loves playing the game”, He has become one of the most despicable players the game has seen. Disgusting .

    Sandeep – Hello mate. Hope you are well. Good quotes. The one from that bitter ex blue Lomas doesn’t surprise me. Never liked that gobby wannabe hardman.

  45. Fred says:

    Wise words from Tony V! This is a man who once ate atoothpaste, lest we forget, so his insightful musings are all the more impressive to me!

    Hilarious quotes from Sandeep!

  46. Fred says:

    Toothpaste, even!

  47. Booch says:

    Hi everyone!!!!!
    I think rooney will score first in 2moro match and score a hat-tick 2moro!!!! Do anyone know when is young back from infury and great 2 see paul scholes playing 4 united again anyone agree or disgree

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