The Manchester United Thread

oleoleole

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Loved this team for as long as i can remember any other fans out there lets discuss the Lyon game.Can we win it all i think so what do you think?
 
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Aye i think it will be a struggle to retain the league all i an say is come on Birmingham 2morrow against the arsenal i think we should hopefully out gun Newcastle with are strongest team available.

Are prospects in the champions league are quite good permitting we overcome Lyon i believe we can beat any other team left in the completion with ronaldo getting over his slump in form to propel us hopefully to glory.
 

EVILPS3

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[QUOTE="Sam_From_Space, post: 0]Anybody know how much ronaldo is worth?[/quote]
Probably about 30mil+ real madrid are willing to pay 50mil+ i heard.
 
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[QUOTE="Sam_From_Space, post: 0]Anybody know how much ronaldo is worth?[/quote]

About 45 million if you believe the sun and i wouldn't he does have quite a long term contract to tie him down and word on the street is that he will sign a new improved contract to ward off Real Madrid.
 

Fernando9

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Ronaldo didn't become 2nd best player becuase he plays in the EPL messi deserved to be 2nd cuz he didnt won anything with barcelona last year, same thing used to happen for Henry when he deserved to be in 1st place but he ended up 2nd place
 

NAJC

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Man United were the first and only team I have supported, along with small local teams and obviously the English national team, and Wales. But I have supported them for years now, and I think that they are improving each year, and that this year, they could definitely win big! The Premier League is within 3 points of their grasp, but considering Arsenal still have to travel to Old Trafford, and we nearly beat them at the Emirates, then we will go top if things stay the same and we beat Arsenal. As for Champions League, as things stand, we are going through to the next round, and although we aren't particularly good at defending leads, I think the prospect of United losing at home to a team from another country is unthinkable. The FA Cup will be ours this year, as we deserve it the most out of any team; we have had 11 consectative games against Premier League opposition. Basically, we will win a lot of silverware this season, just have faith!
 
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Amazing game for united yesterday. Am sure we can catch arsenal quite easilly. They seem to slip up quite easilly although united often do the same. The next arsenal v man united game could be a decider!
 

oleoleole

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Very good game but Newcastle were very poor especially at the back next up fulham away should be a good game

P.S I hope Eduardo recovers from his awful injury.
 

Artanoma

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I can't believe this thread has been dormant for 4 days! Gentlemen, where are the Man Utd fans at?

I've been supporting them since I was 6 (18 years and counting) even though I have never had the opportunity to watch a proper live game in Old Trafford. Before I am accused of being another of those international fans that only support United because of say, David Beckham or Cristiano Ronaldo, I am well versed in club history and shed a few tears upon hearing about the death of Georgie Best.

Club affiliations and history lessons aside, I feel that Utd are well placed in the League, FA Cup and ECL., but I only think the Double is a realistic achievement. The champions league is one hell of a mountain to climb, and United have been found wanting for the past 8 years, with last year's run to the Semis the closest we have come to winning it since, as Clive Tyldesley would put it, 'that night in Barcelona'.

And I feel that they will have to attempt this year's treble with Giggsy and Scholesy restricted to bit-parts. I'm sorry, but they are starting to show their age, and we have seen it in games when Scholes and Carrick play together, Carrick just retreats into a shell and just gives the ball to Scholesy, who then proceeds to slow everythign down to a crawl, allowing the opposition to regroup. He looks a different player next to either Hargreaves or Fletcher, or Anderson for that matter. Giggsy on the other hand, has proven wasteful in possession 80% of the time, with the last 20% resulting in either straightforward passes or the odd bit of class. His best game in a year? 7-1 against Roma, and that's it.

Mind you, that result was achieved with Scholes out of the side and Carrick in his place.
 

Artanoma

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That is a possibility, with the way Sparky's blackburn team are set up, with his usage of two out and out wingers in Bentley and Pedersen (incidentally, does Bentley look like a player who could end up at United one day, should Ronaldo make a permanent switch to Semi-striker?)
 

Artanoma

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Not as an out and out striker mind you, but as a withdrawn striker, not up top on his own. It has become an interesting facet of United's play nowadays, to see that most of the crosses tend to come from the fullbacks, and that when they come forward, the wingers end up reverting to the roles of old-fashioned inside-lefts or inside-rights.

Well, it's Fulham today, gents. Any problems? I hope not. Carrick/Fletcher in midfield seems to be a combination that's getting better and better.
 

Artanoma

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3-0 Utd! Annd not a single meaningful contribution from either Messrs Rooney or Ronaldo. I feel rather chuffed. Flipped the channel as the game ended to see the Arse snatch a late equaliser, what bo****cks that was.
 

EVILPS3

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[QUOTE="NeCrOpHoBiC, post: 0]How many people in this thread have ever been to manchester?[/quote]
Thats a ****ing good question actually plenty of glory hunters about.
 
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[QUOTE="NeCrOpHoBiC, post: 0]How many people in this thread have ever been to manchester?[/quote]


That's why I support Bournemouth :-D At least I can actually get to watch them play then even if it's not premier league standard.

But I can name 2 United defenders who I saw play in bmth shirts.
 

Artanoma

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Well, I have been to Manchester, actually. It would be unfair to suggest that just because there are some of us that don't have chances to watch live games in person, that we are any lesser when it comes to our support for a club. I used the word support, and by implication supporter, because fan implies someone who follows a bandwagon or trend, and supporter would imply commitment and passion regardless of how bad it could get, through thick or thin.

Back to Man Utd : Lyon in midweek. This is a tricky one to call, but if we get a proper hold of Benzema and Ben Arfa, then I don't see much threat coming from anywhere else, Juninho's freekicks aside. Any other thoughts, gents?
 

Artanoma

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Oh, how I wish for a more lively Man Utd thread! No problem, I shall amuse myself by posting, regardless.

Man Utd 1 - Lyon 0

Professional, although it hardly got the pulses racing. Fletcher showed alot of graft but not real cutting edge, but he is indeed a heart-on-sleeve player. Anderson did not contribute much, and I thought he was wasted as the point in a midfield trio. Carrick also did not do anything of note, but at least he did not make too many mistakes.

Ronaldo had another off-game aside from the goal, and Rooney also did not play well at all. Nani did ok, and the back four were imperious. Is it me or do Man Utd tend to become the Chelsea of the CL when they play games like these? And Ben Arfa was awful.
 

Phaded

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Probably the worst display of refereeing i've ever seen in a long while. How Ronaldo's wasn't a penalty in the first half yet he gives Baros a penalty after diving AND gives Kuzczak a red card even though there were 2 United players on the line is beyond me.