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United Rant Live: City v United!

January 7, 2012 Tags: , , Matches 218 comments

On Sunday, Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul will be live blogging the FA Cup third round tie with Manchester City at Eastlands. It’s the first time we have done this on United Rant. Join in on the comments section below, email or Tweet Paul – @UtdRantCast and Ed – @unitedrant.

It all kicks off at Eastlands Sunday, 8 January 2012, 1pm GMT. We’ll be with you around 30 minutes before the whistle!

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218 comments

DeadRevel - January 7, 2012 Reply

2 Parks? 1 is too much at the moment. Was it a typo or a joke? Nani has got to play anyway.

———-Lindegaard
Rafael—Jones—Rio—-Evra
Valencia-Carrick-Anderson-Nani
—————-Rooney
———-Welbeck

subs: De Gea, Fryers, Giggs, Pogba, Park, Berba, Chich

4-4-1-1 so weaker in midfield but if City don’t have Barry or the Toures it might be ok. Time we played our strongest hand. But I wouldn’t be surprised to see Park on the left wing, with Nani/Valencia on the right and using Welbeck’s (limited) left sided ability to provide attacking threat in lieu of a proper left winger. Giggs in for Anderson might be more of a ‘Fergie selection’ too.
First time I’ve gone into a United game predicting a defeat since I can remember.

Ed - January 7, 2012 Reply

Two lungs Park, obviously!

ltel - January 7, 2012 Reply

whats happening with smalling???

DeadRevel - January 7, 2012 Reply

Tonsillitis – should be fit for next game.

Matthew Riley - January 7, 2012 Reply

What a shite team for Manchester United and all there record turnovers injuries or no injuries that squad of players is poor irrespective if we manage to win tomorrow,absolute disgrace .What happened to the United of old smashing the british transfer record every couple of seasons bringing the odd gem .The current younger players can’t be expected to learn there trade with that load of crap.

DeadRevel Park should of been dropped by now especially after his performances against Crystal Palace if he is playing we will lose for sure.Paul Pogba has to start see what the lad is made off.

DeadRevel - January 7, 2012 Reply

He has been awful recently but with the amount of injuries I would be surprised if he wasn’t at least on the bench. Thought Pogba wasnt great in his last outing. I’d rather see Morrison – he was our best player by far against Palace and alongside Carrick could be a good contrast in c. midfield.

Luke - January 7, 2012 Reply

Does anyone have a spare for our end tomorrow? I head back to Australia next week im despo to see the reds WIN before I go! X

ltel - January 7, 2012 Reply

hes been out for ages with that.. im starting to smell bullshit

ltel - January 7, 2012 Reply

lol… not a chance of that id say.. more chance of the lotto

RedDevilInArizona - January 7, 2012 Reply

On the assumption that Smalling and Evans will not be available – I know that SAF has said they are still injured but you never know.
—————–Lindegaard
—Rafael—– Jones—– Rio—– Evra
——Carrick—-Rooney—- Anderson-
Valencia——————————- Nani
——————-Welbeck
Play Rooney just ahead of Carrick and Anderson so he can break up Cities movement through mdfield and still link up with the wings and Welbeck.
Failing that play Park instead of Anderson and try and man mark Da Silva and hope to run the legs off hiom.

shauno - January 8, 2012 Reply

Playing Rooney so deep takes away a lot of his effectiveness. Keeps him out of the final third.

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

nerves setting in already….. come on

DeadRevel - January 8, 2012 Reply

SCHOLES IS BACK.

And he might be playing today!!!!!!

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

hes on the bench

danniitronix - January 8, 2012 Reply

can we bring back robson too

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

United line up; Lindegaard, Smalling, Jones, Ferdinand, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Nani, Rooney, Welbeck

DeadRevel - January 8, 2012 Reply

Keane signing autographs at the game today apparently… for the City fans.

Cunt. Must be their new hero after that article.

han - January 8, 2012 Reply

bets that ginger ninja gets a red today?

madredmonkey - January 8, 2012 Reply

At work, so will try to follow game, scholes to score the winner, Come on United.

dozer - January 8, 2012 Reply

Commenter said:
Keane signing autographs at the game today apparently… for the City fans.

Cunt. Must be their new hero after that article.

what article?

danniitronix - January 8, 2012 Reply

which cunting thread are we using.

sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/122909

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

this is gona be a long day….terrible start

ichiro - January 8, 2012 Reply

The Valencia Rooney Cross-header, classic combo

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

what a goal rooooooo

danniitronix - January 8, 2012 Reply

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

ghost - January 8, 2012 Reply

Can’t fuck this up now.

ichiro - January 8, 2012 Reply

Red for Kompany – two footed but harsh

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

wasnt a red imo off to fuck anyway

danniitronix - January 8, 2012 Reply

RED CARD – KOMPANY – WHAT HAPPENED!

DeadRevel - January 8, 2012 Reply

RED!

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

2 footed but low dannni wasnt dangerous imo

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

Fuck me… we better win this now… beaten by ten men would be hard to take.

danniitronix - January 8, 2012 Reply

Got the ball cleanly but refs shit their pants these days.

That is really harsh but agree you guys. Get fucked!

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

what a save lind..

danniitronix - January 8, 2012 Reply

ltel said:
2 footed but low dannni wasnt dangerous imo

agree tel, that was harsh, fuck aguero that was close.

what a game!

madmax - January 8, 2012 Reply

Rooney looks up for it

DeadRevel - January 8, 2012 Reply

Frank Lampard’s ‘two footed challenge’ probably in the ref’s mind there.

ichiro - January 8, 2012 Reply

three match ban just at the right time

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

scholes got away with worse ever week for 15 years

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

I think that’s a legitimate red.

You can not go in with both feet like that… if he catches Nani hi, he breaks his shin… low and he breaks an ankle…

If it happened to a United player, we’d scream harsh, but by todays rulings, that’s a fair call by the ref… in my opinion

Wouldn’t be surprised to see a United player sent off in the second half though… when the ref reflects at half time, he might want to restore balance.

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

i seen it again there and thought it was a smashing tackle tbh

bman - January 8, 2012 Reply

madmax said:
Rooney looks up for it

Yep, that story in the Independent is starting to look like a managerial master stroke by Fergie — he basically publicly challenged Rooney to prove he’s a superstar today.

ichiro - January 8, 2012 Reply

Phil Jones every touch is dreadful today

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

The pundits are splitting hairs… both feet were off the ground when he went in… but on the ground at point of contact… bollocks… he jumped in with both feet… dangerous… end of.

“Badges, to god-damned hell with badges! We have no badges. In fact, we don’t need badges. I don’t have to show you any stinking badges, you god-damned cabrón and ching’ tu madre! Come out from that shit-hole of yours. I have to speak to you.”

DeadRevel - January 8, 2012 Reply

I agree. You don’t have to be airborne at the point of the tackle to get a red. Any player who jumps like that is likely to get a red.

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

silva is gonna hurt us.. far to much space and time on ball

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

Rooney is out to win this game single handed.

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

WTF rio.. that was a disgraceful ball

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

Jones having a mare.

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

Has Nani done his groin?

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

what a goal wellllbeck

DeadRevel - January 8, 2012 Reply

WELBEEEEEEECKKKK!

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

Great finish.

ichiro - January 8, 2012 Reply

what a finish

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

What are we singing?

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

Clumsy Danny… and no need for it.

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

fuck im loving this

DeadRevel - January 8, 2012 Reply

Bollocks. Referee is trying to even up the game by booking all the United players for nothing. What a cluster fuck.

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

We’ll be down to ten soon, me thinks.

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

Awesome…

sheesh - January 8, 2012 Reply

Hernandez is better than welbeck don’t you know. Welbeck is fancy dribbling and little else.

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

defo pen come on

DeadRevel - January 8, 2012 Reply

Penalty

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

LOL…

sheesh - January 8, 2012 Reply

Fuck me 0-3.

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

can you believe this

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

Rooney is having a blast out there… loving it…

danniitronix - January 8, 2012 Reply

header was better than the pen!

bman - January 8, 2012 Reply

Kompany will miss four games unless the successfully appeal. Then again, City are probably about to buy De Rossi and another top defender, so what’s the difference.

DeadRevel - January 8, 2012 Reply

Should have been 4….

bman - January 8, 2012 Reply

Mancini really lost the gamble there. He should have brought Zabaleta on to replace Komoany, and probably take Nasri off. go 4-4-1, wit hSilva, Aguero, Johnson still had a good chance of getting something from the game. Then again, he’s probably happy with a loss to force Qatar to spend another £50million this window.

sheesh - January 8, 2012 Reply

United fans doing the poznan apparently lol

kramer - January 8, 2012 Reply

been fucking lucky today, but i’ll take it. valencia, rooney and welbeck have been AWESOME

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply


ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

sheesh said:
United fans doing the poznan apparently lol

yea they are.. taking the piss

sheesh - January 8, 2012 Reply

City are demoralised and we have them on the ropes. I hope we can really smash them and put old trafford game behind us.

kramer - January 8, 2012 Reply

oh, and smalling’s been awesome too.

i didn’t realise nasri was playing till 25 mins in.

DeadRevel - January 8, 2012 Reply

Didn’t know he was playing until someone at half time said he should have come off when Kompany was sent off… has he even touched the ball?

Only Aguero for City looking dangerous.

We need another goal near start of 2nd half to knock any rebellion out of them.

Calvino - January 8, 2012 Reply

I will take another two without conceeding.

Now it will be a kick up the behind of all those who felt that the Evans sending off at OT made no difference.

By the way, am at work, can but refusing to watch as we have not won ANY match I have seen live on TV this season.

Please lads keep everyone on the pitch and get this game won.

sheesh - January 8, 2012 Reply

Roy keane must be pissed off.

DeadRevel - January 8, 2012 Reply

He managed to get a dig at Nani in…

sidney - January 8, 2012 Reply

What the fucking nora is going on

Just got in

bman - January 8, 2012 Reply

sheesh said:
Roy keane must be pissed off.

Because we didn’t bring him back to play alongside Scholesy?

bman - January 8, 2012 Reply

Calvino said:
I will take another two without conceeding.

Now it will be a kick up the behind of all those who felt that the Evans sending off at OT made no difference.

By the way, am at work, can but refusing to watch as we have not won ANY match I have seen live on TV this season.

Please lads keep everyone on the pitch and get this game won.

Good point, I think we’d only conceding one goal when Evans was sent off, no?

DeadRevel - January 8, 2012 Reply

Yes. Exactly what I said after the game.

City scored one goal against the run of play, we had a player sent off, they scored 5 more goals. Pretty much what has happened here.

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

Calvino said:
I will take another two without conceeding.

Now it will be a kick up the behind of all those who felt that the Evans sending off at OT made no difference.

By the way, am at work, can but refusing to watch as we have not won ANY match I have seen live on TV this season.

Please lads keep everyone on the pitch and get this game won.

ever the optimist…

ichiro - January 8, 2012 Reply

this would be the perfect game for Scholes to come into tbf

DeadRevel - January 8, 2012 Reply

fucking hell

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

WTF kind of wall was that?

sheesh - January 8, 2012 Reply

Keepers positioning was shocking for their goal.

bman - January 8, 2012 Reply

Mancini took off Silva? Is he giving up or what?

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

knew that was in before he hit it….

DeadRevel - January 8, 2012 Reply

Yeah bad goal to concede. Wall and keeper poor then… he’s hardly showing everyone he’s first choice is he.

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

We need another goal…

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

why is he coming on.. things are fine

bman - January 8, 2012 Reply

The Smalling-Tony V combo on the right is much more effective than Nani-Evra on the left, offensively and defensively. We need new personnel there in a bad way.

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

Scholes to the rescue.

It would be perfect if he scored one, wouldn’t it?

ichiro - January 8, 2012 Reply

Return of the Ninja!

sheesh - January 8, 2012 Reply

Scholes coming on. We were geting a touch sloppy with possession.

danniitronix - January 8, 2012 Reply

what an insult to anderson. surely, we will get rid of the lazy useless shit this summer.

i still find myself cheering for scholes though – legend!

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

jones is really startiing to annoy me…. lost it after a great start

danniitronix - January 8, 2012 Reply

OLE!

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

pace and mobility wise its 10 v 10 no need for nani to come off.. i find it very weird. surely pogba could do a similar job

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

That is a nailed on pen.

ichiro - January 8, 2012 Reply

that was a penalty

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

defo penalty

ichiro - January 8, 2012 Reply

oh FFS

danniitronix - January 8, 2012 Reply

ltel said:
pace and mobility wise its 10 v 10 no need for nani to come off.. i find it very weird. surely pogba could do a similar job

another mystery …

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

what thev fuck scholes….. disgraceful

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

FUCK…SAKE!!!

bman - January 8, 2012 Reply

I can see the sense of bringing on a central midfielder if the point is to push Giggs left. City have gone 3-4-2, so it makes sense to put pressure on their wing backs and pin them back, and Nani offers no real width on the left. Giggs is our only proper left winger, so there it is.

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

This is madness by Fergie!! why bring Scholes on? Anderson has better legs!

If we lose this it will be the worse defeat in the last 20 years!

Our keeper is dogshite!

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

WE need to score.

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

i cant believe this… why is nani off..it was nt broke, playing well, why the change

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

Dear me we are collapsing!

sheesh - January 8, 2012 Reply

Valencia has been shit.

DeadRevel - January 8, 2012 Reply

fucking hell….

DeadRevel - January 8, 2012 Reply

fucking tinker tailor scottish shite.

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

City are well up for this now.

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

The sad thing is we USED to be like Man City…

sidney - January 8, 2012 Reply

We’ve gone back to not being able to pass the ball

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

i feel sick

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

We need another very soon…

I’m still shocked just how SHITE we’ve become..in every aspect of our club.

bman - January 8, 2012 Reply

Time to show your quality, Rooney.

ichiro - January 8, 2012 Reply

Scholes gave the ball away but Aguero was given way too much space in the box, defense to blame.

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

Finally, a shot on target.

sidney - January 8, 2012 Reply

Bricking it, but I would have taken a 3-2 lead yesterday

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

Fuck sake… quit panicking.

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

what the fuck was that………..

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

Fergie has committed suicide here today.

ichiro - January 8, 2012 Reply

We should be making them work harder

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

Anderson’s on… FFS

sidney - January 8, 2012 Reply

451

We’re sitting

sheesh - January 8, 2012 Reply

Wtf. Welbeck off.

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

Who has the 10 men???

bman - January 8, 2012 Reply

The left flank has become as critical an area for us as central midfield. Teams like City are clearly targeting it these days.

sheesh - January 8, 2012 Reply

Shat ourselves at 3-1 against ten man city. ffs

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

Fucking SCORE you united CUNTS!!! FFS

DeadRevel - January 8, 2012 Reply

shit sub again…. welbeck has been brilliant.. bring on another midfielder out of form. Fergie masterstroke x 2.

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

Fucking hell Jones, you fanny.

sidney - January 8, 2012 Reply

Casual as fuck in the final third

sidney - January 8, 2012 Reply

To be fair to Scholes he’s made more passes in this game than the rest of our midfield has over the course of the season

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

They’ll score next!! then I want BLOOD!!!!!

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

hopefully he lasts as long as he did for us. 3 minutes

sidney - January 8, 2012 Reply

Jones… FFS

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

wasnt a pen.. shit them there though

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

Scholes should be no where near this team… but especially not without some proper game time… fuckin hell.

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

We’re getting battered by 10 men!! like Han’s boyfriend!

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits…..

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

We’re hanging on!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Steve Turner - January 8, 2012 Reply

Remind me who has a an extra man?

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

We may hang on to win this… but we completely gave away any bragging rights.

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

fergies decisions have fucked us… why is scoles and ando on?

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

Seriously what the fuck is up with Jones????

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

Fuck me… Jones has been rubbish…

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

Alfonso Bedoya said:
We may hang on to win this… but we completely gave away any bragging rights.

Agreed.

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

Alfonso Bedoya said:
Fuck me… Jones has been rubbish…

been shite for a while.. great start to season, terrible now

sidney - January 8, 2012 Reply

We wouldn’t be keeping the ball like this if it wasn’t for Scholes

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

Ferdinand FUCK OFF!!!!

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

They’ll score off this!

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

holy fuck.. this is insane

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

Get the fuckin wall right, you numpty…

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

ooff…

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

whens the last time we had someone who could hit a freekick like that

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

REF GET OUT THE FUCKING WAY!!!

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

FUCK SAKE… what a game…

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeessss holy fuck we dont deserve this.. terrible second half.. fergie to blame with crazy decisions

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

From a neutral perspective, that was game of the year.

kramer - January 8, 2012 Reply

fuckin hell, we don’t deserve that shit

sidney - January 8, 2012 Reply

First gear in the second half

We keep the ball better with Scholes

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

i hope we draw liverpool next round

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

Thank fuck, Fergie you got out of jail you cunt! That was a fucking shambles of a 2nd half by all concerned!It has highlighted even more (if that’s possible)just how shit we are!

Rio is fucking finished.
Keeper problem will last until De Gea mans up.
Jones is a flapper.

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

Alfonso Bedoya said:
From a neutral perspective, that was game of the year.

It’s only Jan 8th!

:Homer:

Calvino - January 8, 2012 Reply

sidney said:
First gear in the second half

We keep the ball better with Scholes

Can you people quit chatting dust. Please. From what I hear he gave the ball away leading to their second goal. As usual our manager hack back to old days. When we should have gone for the jugular he has made changes that asked City to come at us and now they will have bragging rights. We won but am fuming here!!!

madmax - January 8, 2012 Reply

From being their biggest game of the season all the time, it has become our biggest game this season.ffs. Epic faffing from us in the 2nd half. credit to them though, 3-0 down in a derby and still they had the discipline and patience to keep their formation.

han - January 8, 2012 Reply

Alfonso Bedoya said:
We may hang on to win this… but we completely gave away any bragging rights.

knocking the blue cunts who were the cup holders at their council house…i reckon we did fucking ok
shame couldn’t score a couple 2nd half, but let’s face it, city are no mugs and i would have taken any win over these cunts
jones is burnt out i guess, needs a breather and heaps of pressure on him to perform every game doesnt help
nani disappointing again but rooney and welbeck looking sharp
we should have had that pen in the 2nd half and that would have been game set and match but the referee was poor both for the sending off and the cards

kramer - January 8, 2012 Reply

i think its quite clear that city is by far the best team in england.

sheesh - January 8, 2012 Reply

Cowardly tactics by the manager nearly cost us the game. Taking off our best players made the team shit themselves at 3-1.

Jones didn’t have a great game but Valencia was particularly shite in the 2nd half.

We won but today confirmed that we still have massive problems beyond the obvious midfield issue. Keeper was at sixes and sevens. Ferdinand was shaky as well.

brianofnazareth - January 8, 2012 Reply

Fergie not happy!! good.

DamnedUnited - January 8, 2012 Reply

Bringing Scholes back shows how dire the situation is, but nevertheless, it’s always nice to see him on the pitch.

Now please Fergie, swallow your pride and bring Beckham back!!

han - January 8, 2012 Reply

good post match i/v by SAF
said it like it is – sloppy mistakes

sidney - January 8, 2012 Reply

Fergie really not happy in the post match

Says the players were too sloppy, too careless. Looks like they’ve got a proper bollocking

Laying into the press over the Rooney speculation n all

sheesh - January 8, 2012 Reply

Scholes gave the ball away for the second goal but he did OK.

It was the psychological impact of going defensive that hurt us more than anything.

Fergie has blamed the players for being careless in the 2nd half but he should look at the decisions he made.

ltel - January 8, 2012 Reply

sheesh said:
Scholes gave the ball away for the second goal but he did OK.

It was the psychological impact of going defensive that hurt us more than anything.

Fergie has blamed the players for being careless in the 2nd half but he should look at the decisions he made.

bang on sheesh.. crazy decisions. absolutely no need for scholes to be on the pitch

DeadRevel - January 8, 2012 Reply

He made a mistake for the goal, but after that he played pretty well, kept the midfield ticking over in a very high pressure situation.

DeadRevel - January 8, 2012 Reply

To be fair, Fergie made mistakes today but he gave a pretty honest interview. Rio and Jones were poor today, Evra almost as bad.

Smalling, Rooney, Carrick and Welbeck were great.

Should have stayed on the front foot at start of half… don’t know why we sit back – it only ends badly.

shauno - January 8, 2012 Reply

Jones and Ferdinand absolutely terrible. We moved the ball quickly behind the City back four in the first half. Second half we got back into the habit of playing keep ball in front of a packed defence. We don’t have the play makers to thread a ball through a packed defence. We did when Cleverly was linking with Rooney and Wellbeck but Carrick is not that player.

Also look at Jones on the second goal he leaves Smalling one on one he needs a run on the bench. Terrible defending.

But that said our performance in the first half was superb. Even if City would have kept 11 on the field in the first half we would have still banged a few in because we kept turning their back four and our movement was great.

sidney - January 8, 2012 Reply

We need a settled back 4 to cut out the mistakes
The forwards could make it easier for them by passing the ball to red shirts in the final third
They give it away too often, and the opposition break

han - January 8, 2012 Reply

that ref foy was shite
city given a red and nowt else
we get 4 yellows

bman - January 8, 2012 Reply

We only look top class on the right and up front. On the left, in central midfield, and in the back we look second-rate. Mancini got it badly wrong — if he made the changes he made at half time right after the red card, they probably would have beaten us.

sheesh - January 8, 2012 Reply

bman said:
We only look top class on the right and up front. On the left, in central midfield, and in the back we look second-rate. Mancini got it badly wrong — if he made the changes he made at half time right after the red card, they probably would have beaten us.

Agreed. Rio was bollocking Evra for being out of position at one point.

manutd50 - January 8, 2012 Reply

Our speed of thought in the final third leaves a lot to be desired at times – we need Clevz!

Ben123 - January 8, 2012 Reply

Liked the live blog!! worth doing IMHO

BrianC - January 8, 2012 Reply

Honestly would have been happy with a draw before the game, so I’m pretty giddy we won.
Kompany is the shity version of vidic, their defense is as bad as ours without him.
except for in goal, and hart didn’t play and wouldn’t have saved those goals anyhow.
Jones limps in every game, it’s like he has to get slightly injured to be fully warmed up. Either that or the kids tired.
Live blog is great, match started at 745 am here, I was at work and had to sneak away to keep up with you guys. Intelligent United perspective makes all the difference, I was dreading this game and I felt better knowing the bad news would come from fellow despondents.
Instead we won! And then there’s the scholes thing. Does fergie just enjoy fucking with us?
Brian from North Carolina

sidney - January 8, 2012 Reply

Liverpool away next round

Speechless

han - January 8, 2012 Reply

fucking hell
going to have to do this the hard way
scouse fucks away in the 4th round

sidney - January 8, 2012 Reply

Does Evra play, that is the question

madredmonkey - January 8, 2012 Reply

can suarez play.

shauno - January 8, 2012 Reply

Make you laugh all the City fans on the radio. How they would have hammered us with a full side and if thats all we have then they will easily win the league. Well here’s the news… thats football get used to injuries and the ACN and all the other things that make winning the league difficult.

We have been struggling with injuries for most of the season. For the first time they have a few absentees and it’s a “if this” and “if that”. If we would have had fletch, cleverly, vidic etc all back and fit with half a season under their belt then it would have been 6 or 7. But like I said thats football we have a depleted squad not just a slight change to the first 11 and so far we are 3 pts off the top and just knocked City out the cup. First half they couldn’t live with us and were given a lifeline in the second half due to the ref bottling it when we should have had a second penalty. We are in next round City are out. End of.

madredmonkey - January 8, 2012 Reply

somebody dont want us to win the cup this year, one set of cunts to the next.

Violent Banana - January 8, 2012 Reply

MRM Suarez still suspended for that game

madredmonkey - January 8, 2012 Reply

Commenter said:
MRM Suarez still suspended for that game

good.

dozer - January 8, 2012 Reply

It’s unbelievable how some people here believe that it was harsh red!
Kompany didn’t touch Nani because he jumped out of the way. Again, he got the ball because Nani jumped out of the challenge.
He jumped out of the challenge because there was a high probability of a broken foot with that power in the challenge. Kompany put all his body weight and the heftly leap in that attempt.
The element of footballing skill was lost in this event. There was nothing Nani could do to keep the ball and Kompany would have touched the player first if Nani had stayed on the ground.
An illegal attempt = Foul
A very dangerous foul = Red card.

Sir Ryan Giggs? No no no. Sir Paul Scholes say.

Alfonso Bedoya - January 8, 2012 Reply

brianofnazareth said:
It’s only Jan 8th!

:Homer:

So far, you cock!!!

Calvino - January 9, 2012 Reply

sidney said:
Fergie really not happy in the post match

Says the players were too sloppy, too careless. Looks like they’ve got a proper bollocking

Laying into the press over the Rooney speculation n all

Fantastic post match interview from SAF!! The best I have seen from him since the day we lost at Chelsea before the Champions League semi second leg against Barcelona. His veins were popping and his voice was ladden with anger.

He also laid into the press too about the Rooney situation and that was sweet. Cor, I like it when he is in this kind of mood. Love it actually.

sidney - January 9, 2012 Reply

It was rather sexual

He stuck up for them when they were shit, now he’s laying into them after a brilliant result. It’s really good management

Secretly though he’ll be chuffed to fuck. No matter the circumstances and the details, they beat City in their own backyard and knocked them out of the Cup

sheesh - January 9, 2012 Reply

Calvino said:
Fantastic post match interview from SAF!! The best I have seen from him since the day we lost at Chelsea before the Champions League semi second leg against Barcelona. His veins were popping and his voice was ladden with anger.

He also laid into the press too about the Rooney situation and that was sweet. Cor, I like it when he is in this kind of mood. Love it actually.

I thought you were going to be one of the first to criticise his second half tactics – and I would have agreed with you completely.

He completely bottled it by taking off both Welbeck and Nani and bringing on Scholes and Anderson.

Nearly cost us the match as well.

bman - January 9, 2012 Reply

sheesh said:
I thought you were going to be one of the first to criticise his second half tactics – and I would have agreed with you completely.

He completely bottled it by taking off both Welbeck and Nani and bringing on Scholes and Anderson.

Nearly cost us the match as well.

Nah, if it wasn’t for Scholes’ one dodgy pass, they’d have only scored a single goal from a very well taken free kick.

sheesh - January 9, 2012 Reply

bman said:
Nah, if it wasn’t for Scholes’ one dodgy pass, they’d have only scored a single goal from a very well taken free kick.

That’s pure conjecture. On another day they could have had a penalty for Jones’s handball or they could have had eleven men on the pitch all game. There’s no use in speculating.
I can only go off what happened and IMO we took an unnecessary negative safety first approach at 3-1. Instead of having a go at them and killing the game off with Welbeck having a blinder and Nani playing well, we invited City to attack.
Give them credit because they made good tactical changes themselves. They sensed our vulnerability, switched to 3-5-1 and scored a couple of goals.
Ultimately it doesn’t matter whether we would have won 3-1 or 3-2. We nearly got showed up with our negative tactics against a 10 man side. We had a major opportunity to make a statement of intent but we failed to take it. Keeper should hold his hands up for their free kick because his positioning was diabolical.

uncleknobheadforfucksake - January 9, 2012 Reply

all the strikers on the pitch were superb

fair play to that aguero, got bollocks

uncleknobheadforfucksake - January 9, 2012 Reply

let’s see hernandez score a goal like that

‘something from nothing’

sidney - January 10, 2012 Reply

Hehe, cue the martyrdom and persecution

When you see it from this angle it looks like a horror challenge

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-V57EfUdBpYY/Twntcr5mXSI/AAAAAAAACuQ/fa8R5owIAAg/s1600/OF63M.gif

Ed - January 10, 2012 Reply

Sid – Nani jumped or its a broken ankle. Why do City fans and pundits keep going on about Kompany ‘getting the ball’? It’s got nothing to do with whether a red is issued. And hasn’t for about five years. Are these people dumb, playing dumb or just mentally challenged?

squigs - January 10, 2012 Reply

On a personal level If you send lads off for strong tackles where the ball is won you will end up 7 a side in a lot of games, the tackle is full blooded but I don’t think there is any malice in it and compare it to the tackle Carragher subjected Nani to last year it’s nothing, Nani does not react to the tackle and seems fine with it.

By the interpretation of the rules I again disagree to an extent and thought, if it’s wreckless (Disregard for the Danger of the tackle) it’s a yellow, it’s only a red if excessive force (Far exceeded the necessary force,) it’s a slippy pitch and the lads momentum sends him flying in, I certainly think it’s wreckless but I don’t think it’s excessive force on a slippery surface.

Yes both feet are off the ground but they are not high enough to cause particularly serious damage, the tackle isn’t late and I don’t see enough excessive force for a sending off, a yellow card and to be told to calm down would have been correct I feel.

It’s a borderline red at best and I would have wanted to United to appeal if it was one of our players.

Ronaldo got done for something not much worse enough years ago against City.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmTyPd5oqqg

sidney - January 10, 2012 Reply

Excessive force is open to interpretation, Squigs

Kompany leaves the ground and ‘jumps’ in to win the ball. It desn’t look aggressive, but with the full weight of his body going into the tackle there would have been enough force to break Nani’s leg

So surely that is excessive force

Calvino - January 10, 2012 Reply

Calvino said:
Can you people quit chatting dust. Please. From what I hear he gave the ball away leading to their second goal. As usual our manager hack back to old days. When we should have gone for the jugular he has made changes that asked City to come at us and now they will have bragging rights. We won but am fuming here!!!

Sheesh,
I did here. Right after the game too.

Alfonso Bedoya - January 10, 2012 Reply

Anyone trying to defend that tackle in any way, is wrong in my opinion.
The issue is, trying to get the studs first tackle out of the game… no exceptions.
It’s chicken shit football… when a player commits to a fair tackle, he risks his legs in a collision with his opponents… shins, knees and ankles clash and sometimes a player gets hurt… sometimes the tackler himself comes off the worst… but that’s an even match up of limbs… and the tackler, only goes into the tackle with as much confidence, as he’s willing to risk his own legs.
Going in studs first is protecting your own legs at the expense of increased risk towards your opponent…
I don’t know what the stats would be, but I’d bet that the overwhelming majority of serious leg injures from tackles, happen from studs first tackles.
Whether his feet were high or not, wins the ball or not, makes contact or not… he went in studs first… and that kind of tackle needs to be removed from the game… end of!

“Badges, to god-damned hell with badges! We have no badges. In fact, we don’t need badges. I don’t have to show you any stinking badges, you god-damned cabrón and ching’ tu madre! Come out from that shit-hole of yours. I have to speak to you.”

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