UNITED_RANT_

UNITEDRANT

Reds seek Emirates win to seal title

Ed April 30, 2011 Tags: , Matches 191 comments

Needing just seven points to seal the Premier League title, Sir Alex Ferguson says that his Manchester United team will play to win against Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday. Victory, while not guaranteeing the title, will bring United to within touching distance of a 19th domestic championship. But, warns the Scot, all teams could drop points with just four games to go before the season’s end.

United faces an Arsenal team whose confidence has crumbled since losing the Carling Cup final to Birmingham City in February. Arsène Wenger’s side has dropped points against Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers in the past fortnight, although there is still an outside chance the Londoners could win the title.

“There is still drama ahead,” said Ferguson on Friday, whose side is seeking a third win at the Emirates in a row.

“The teams at the top will drop points, including Chelsea. Two months ago everyone was looking at these two games as league deciders. They probably are now

“But if we get to the last home game needing to win it to win the league, I would be happy with that. The slant I seemed to be getting is that Arsenal and Chelsea are expecting to win these games and change the top of the league.

“Why can’t we win these matches? Surely, given the form we are in, we can. It is not going to be any easier for Arsenal or Chelsea than it is for us. These are difficult games. A point away from home at Arsenal is not the worst point – but that is not what we are going down there looking for.

“It’s important to keep momentum going by winning games. That’s vital. Draws don’t come into it now, it’s all about wins. We’ve got a big few games coming up and we need to win them.”

Ferguson will welcome back top goalscorer Dimitar Berbatov for the match, which United has won 3-1 on the last two visits to north London. The Bulgarian has started just one of United’s past 13 matches but with 21 Premier League goals this season is likely to finish as the league’s top goalscorer. The 30-year-old has missed the past three matches with a minor groin strain.

Darren Fletcher also returns to the traveling party, although he is unlikely to start. The Scot has missed two months with a mystery virus but played the first half of the reserves’ 0-0 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford on Thursday night. However, the Scotland captain has noticeably lost weight during the absence, although he has been in full training for the past two weeks.

“Dimitar is fit again. He had a slight groin strain but he has trained all week,” added Ferguson

“He [Fletcher] is progressing and it is possible we could include him on Wednesday for another 45 minutes. It is good that he is back. He has put his weight back on. He has worked hard in the gym. He is a great addition to the squad.”

Arsenal v Manchester United, Emirates, 1 May 2011Ferguson will rest midfielder Ryan Giggs for the trip despite the Welshman’s outstanding form in central midfield in the past two months. The 37-year-old scored United’s opening goal against Schalke on Tuesday night and has been a pivotal figure in a more fluid style adopted by United in recent weeks.

Meanwhile, Ferguson may opt to bring Nani back into the side, with Antonio Valencia having played repeatedly since his return from injury. Fabio da Silva will continue at right-back with John O’Shea and his brother Rafael still struggling with injury.

Anderson is likely to start in Giggs’ place after the Brazilian’s purposeful showing against Everton last weekend. The €30 million midfielder has started just 12 Premier League matches in another disappointing campaign marked by inconsistent performances and injury. Yet the youngster, still just 22-years-old, is likely to take on the creative midfield mantle next season unless Ferguson’s breaks with recent tradition and buys an established midfielder during the summer.

Indeed, Ferguson admitted that United lacks the same creative force as in previous campaigns, with more workmanlike players coming to the fore this season. It is an attitude, along with United’s playing and coaching experience, which Ferguson believes will serve the Reds well during the final matches of the season.

“This team might not have the ‘Ronaldo’ factor, but it doesn’t understand the word defeat,” said Ferguson, whose side has lost just three matches in the Premier League.

“It’s determined, gritty and very professional, and it’s produced some great moments. It’s not as if we’ve been devoid of that [fantasy]. Some of the football we’ve seen from the players this season has been terrific.

“We’ve had some fantastic games over the years at this stage of the season, but we’ve also had some disappointments. You’ve just got to take the rough with the smooth.

“The players see how staff behave and how they conduct themselves in situations like we’re in at the moment, and there’s a lot of experience amongst the backroom team, which provides a calming influence.

Two or three of the older players help too. The likes of Ryan, Paul, Rio and Edwin – we’ve got enough experience to handle any situation that comes along.”

Meanwhile, Wenger faces the challenge of rebuilding his side’s confidence following a damaging period in which Carling loss was followed by FA Cup and Champions League exits and a crumbling title challenge. Wenger is without injured duo Alou Diaby and Łukasz Fabianski, although key defender Thomas Vermaelen came through the reserve fixture with United on Thursday night and could start.

The Frenchman’s outfit has won just twice since the loss to Birmingham, and one of those matches was against League Two outfit Leyton Orient in the FA Cup. Coupled with the Londoners’ horrendous recent record against United, in which Ferguson’s side has won eight of the last 10 meetings, few expect Arsenal to provide any resistance on Sunday afternoon.

United’s manager, players and millions of supporters are counting on it.

Match Facts
Premier League. Emirates, London, 2.05pm.

Teams
Arsenal – 433 – Szczesny; Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Clichy; Song, Wilshere, Fabregas;Walcott, van Persie, Nasri. Subs from: Lehmann, Squillaci, Eboue, Gibbs, Chamakh, Ramsey, Arshavin, Bendtner, Djourou.

United – 4411 – van der Sar; Fabio da Silva, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Nani, Carrick, Anderson, Park; Rooney; Hernandez. Subs from: Kuszazck, Brown, Evans, Smalling, Rafael da Silva, Gibson, Valencia, Owen, O’Shea, Giggs, Berbatov.

Officials
Referee: Chris Foy
Assistant referees: John Flynn & Andy Garratt
Fourth official: Lee Mason

Form
Arsenal – DDWDDL
United – WWLDWW

191 comments

Spike - April 30, 2011 Reply

1:1…. if Carrick plays

sheesh - April 30, 2011 Reply

We will win this and get at least a draw next week.

Robert S - April 30, 2011 Reply

You forgot Berbatov. You know, he’s the PL topscorer 😉

sidney - April 30, 2011 Reply

We’ll win

We’ll draw at Blackburn

Or Bburn as Bman calls them FFS

Spudiator - April 30, 2011 Reply

I’m gonna stick my neck out and predict wins both tomorrow against Arsenal and against Chelsea next week. If we’re gonna win the league, let’s do it in style.

Alfonso Bedoya - April 30, 2011 Reply

I think it all depends on the first goal.

Arsenal are a deflated team, and if we score first, they’ll lose interest in the game… but if they score, they’ll enjoy putting the clappers on our title charge.

han - April 30, 2011 Reply

after seeing the gifts chelsea got today, i hope we get a decent performance from the ref tomorrow

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

am i the only 1 who is nervous about today?

madredmonkey - May 1, 2011 Reply

I am always nervous, Han,
Especially when caps behind me.

Calvino - May 1, 2011 Reply

Simply put we can not afford to lose. The lads know this and they should all be ready for it. We can do these lot

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

nani and anderson starting in place of valencia and giggs

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

ffs no radio 5 live coverage
i really do not want to listen to talk shite sport and the mindless shrieking of collycunt

ltel - May 1, 2011 Reply

fabregas out!!!!

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

make no mistake, the arse will be gunning for us
play like we have recently and we will get a result
wow i am really pooing it

ltel - May 1, 2011 Reply

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Djourou, Clichy, Song, Ramsey, Wilshere, Walcott, Nasri, van Persie. Subs: Lehmann, Squillaci, Arshavin, Eboue, Gibbs, Chamakh, Bendtner.
Man Utd: Van der Sar, Fabio Da Silva, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Park, Carrick, Anderson, Nani, Hernandez, Rooney. Subs: Kuszczak, Owen, Berbatov, Smalling, Rafael Da Silva, O’Shea, Valencia.
Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside

Joner - May 1, 2011 Reply

We have a much stronger team than them today, Nasri and Van Persie are my only concern but confident our defense can deal with them.

2-0 United

ltel - May 1, 2011 Reply

links???

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

http://www.chabka.es/

try that
working well

ltel - May 1, 2011 Reply

is it english?

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

greek tv
but english commentary

ltel - May 1, 2011 Reply

fuck do i want it in greek for….ololololol

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

come on united

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

arse putting some pressure early on

Alfonso Bedoya - May 1, 2011 Reply

Patience Tel… there’ll be good English links come game time.

Sopcast – 82153 … should be decent.

Alfonso Bedoya - May 1, 2011 Reply

What the fuck!

I thoiught it was a 4:00 kick off…

“$&^&*%^^”£”%$%^%$

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/6816 thats a goodone as well

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

What the fuck are we doing Arse are all over us

Alfonso Bedoya - May 1, 2011 Reply

Sopcast – 6816… working well.

Alfonso Bedoya - May 1, 2011 Reply

Fabio/Rafa… don’t matter which… neither one takes any shit.

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

we are inviting them on to us ffs
come on united

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

fabio should have released that ball a tad earlier

Joner - May 1, 2011 Reply

Fuck me Fabio hit the thing! Great bit of footy lets start playing now!

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

how many times has sweet pea been offside this half?
come on hernandez

Joner - May 1, 2011 Reply

3 times i think? He will catch them sooner or later. Park waited to long to pass on the last one.

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

han said:
how many times has sweet pea been offside this half?
come on hernandez

Was going to post just the same thing!

We so slow today haven’t woken up yet… we’ll concede first today FFS

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

At this rate Arsenal are going to score first either we pull our socks up or were fucked.

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

And Vidic wants to be careful as well.

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

we know how to play against these lot
hit them on the counter but this is asking for trouble

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

stick tony on
nani is getting nowt on the ball

Joner - May 1, 2011 Reply

Luis “Near Post” Nani. You truly are a horrific corner kick taker.

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

Wilshire is a annoying cunt!! going to have to see his cuntface for the next 10 years! FFS

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

Shite officials for this sort of game!

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

Good news is we can only get better second half FFS

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

Nani you’re a plonker!

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

Can somebody bitch slap Nani

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

united should be much better 2nd half
the arse will run out of steam
vidic penalty?

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

han said:
united should be much better 2nd half
the arse will run out of steam
vidic penalty?

Yep the daft cunt handled it

Joner - May 1, 2011 Reply

Decent first half considering we didnt have much posession. Contained a lot of pressure, even if it was with a sneaky hand ball. The midfield arent getting forward at all Nani needs more support when he gets on the ball. Think some players look a bit jaded i.e. Hernandez, Park.

sheesh - May 1, 2011 Reply

Not watching the game as I am doing some work. Just monitoring the BBC Website. It seems that Arsenal have been the better side and should have had a penalty after Vidic spacked out.
Rooney on a yellow as well. He will need to be careful.
Is he playing Hernandez again? FFS.

Alfonso Bedoya - May 1, 2011 Reply

OK… no problems… aside from Vidic trying to play volley ball…

We seem to be playing a strange game plan though… is Fergie trying to get practise in for how to play Barcelona?

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

sheesh said:
Not watching the game as I am doing some work. Just monitoring the BBC Website. It seems that Arsenal have been the better side and should have had a penalty after Vidic spacked out.

Rooney on a yellow as well. He will need to be careful.

Typical United mate why do it easily

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

need to speed the passing and tempo up – starting slowly always has us on the back foot
bring on Vman for nani – that will bring a different pace to the game for sure

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

little support when we break

Alfonso Bedoya - May 1, 2011 Reply

ooo heavy touch from Rooney, or he was shooting.

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

sweet pea so close

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

nani ffs so close
tony v on for anderson
come on united

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

Finally Toni.V

Alfonso Bedoya - May 1, 2011 Reply

Cock!

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

Ah well such is life either we get right back in and equalise or ……………

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

Has been coming all game tbf…

Why we gave them so much space is beyond me… we’re so far off the pace it’s unreal…. were we ever going to make it easy? NO so we now have to beat Chelski next week!

Alfonso Bedoya - May 1, 2011 Reply

Right… no more fuckin about… we’re going to have to play now.

ltel - May 1, 2011 Reply

look at the space he had…. fuck off

sheesh - May 1, 2011 Reply

We always struggle after the Champions League. Fucking ridiculous.

arunk - May 1, 2011 Reply

C’mon lads!

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

ltel said:
look at the space he had…. fuck off

I know…. scandalous!

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

Handbags

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

Can someone get a chair for Carrick….. poor boy looks spent!

Alfonso Bedoya - May 1, 2011 Reply

Actually, I’m not worried…

There’s plenty of time left… we’ve scored plenty late… and Arse have conceded plenty late… good combination… and what’s more, we were doing fuck all till they scored… now we’re going to have a go… and we’re pretty good at that.

arunk - May 1, 2011 Reply

We need to put presure on their mids.

sheesh - May 1, 2011 Reply

Alfonso Bedoya said:
Actually, I’m not worried…

There’s plenty of time left… we’ve scored plenty late… and Arse have conceded plenty late… good combination… and what’s more, we were doing fuck all till they scored… now we’re going to have a go… and we’re pretty good at that.

Do we look like we can score, though? Or is it just us having more possession and not doing anything with it.

Alfonso Bedoya - May 1, 2011 Reply

Bring on Berbs for Park, and drop Rooney back…

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

Are we possible the worst side in the Premier league at corners??

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

we will score
come on united

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

Alfonso Bedoya said:
Bring on Berbs for Park, and drop Rooney back…

Park’s job is just to run and close down….we’ll he’s even managed to fuck that up so get the “shirt seller” off and get someone on who can hold the ball…. we’re missing Giggs!! FFS

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

need at least a draw here but lets be honest Arsenal have been all over us.

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

come on berba

Alfonso Bedoya - May 1, 2011 Reply

Why the fuck… take off Chico?

sheesh - May 1, 2011 Reply

brianofnazareth said:
Are we possible the worst side in the Premier league at corners??

Without question. Our set pieces are appalling. We are particularly bad at corners, so predictable and inept in the execution.

Alfonso Bedoya - May 1, 2011 Reply

Rooney should take this.
*edit*
Cunt!

“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.”

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

Fabio has been shite today… touch all over the place!

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

sweet pea off because he pissed SAF off

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

come on united
score reds

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

Our finishing is fucking woeful!

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

CARRICK DON’T JUST WATCH HIM RUN OFF YOU, YOU FUCKING CUNT!!!!!!!!! YOUR A BOLLOCKLESS TWAT AND I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANY OTHER UNITED PLAYER EVER!!!!!

sheesh - May 1, 2011 Reply

Boy am I so glad to research the Legal Services Act as opposed to watching the game.

FFS.

Alfonso Bedoya - May 1, 2011 Reply

han said:
sweet pea off because he pissed SAF off

How?

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

why cant nani use his head a little
that should have been a goal

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

Come on United there is still time

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

It’ll be 2-0 before 1-1

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

10 mins to get a result here

sheesh - May 1, 2011 Reply

I suppose we will hear the usual shite that the players are tired.

arunk - May 1, 2011 Reply

C’mon lads, I will take a draw!

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

PARK GET THE FUCK OFF YOU’RE A PISSPOOR EXCUSE FOR A FOOTBALLER

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

brianofnazareth said:
It’ll be 2-0 before 1-1

Oh yee of little faith

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

Let’s be fair we’ve deserved fuck all here….and that’s just what we’ll get! Have no fear though we’ll beat Chelski at OT

arunk - May 1, 2011 Reply

Fuck me, we’re going to get done a second!

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

GOOD FUCK OFF CARRICK….CUNT

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

Fuck me Mickey Owens coming on

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

COME ON YOU FUCKING SOFTSHITE TWATS

sheesh - May 1, 2011 Reply

Alf, you want us to attack Barcelona with this midfield?

You sure?

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

We could play till Tuesday and not score

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

Penalty…. and BIG NOSED SMITH LAUGHS!!! Well done Sky great choice of commentator ffs

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

sheesh said:
Alf, you want us to attack Barcelona with this midfield?

You sure?

LOL I don’t think any real United fan expects us to beat Barca in their hearts…..

Alfonso Bedoya - May 1, 2011 Reply

Got to say… Arsenal are playing with real determination today… they are beating us in every tackle, and deserve this scoreline.

We’re just not in the game.

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

Oh well we deserved what we got 0 POINTS!!

Onwards to Chelski now…a MUST-WIN-GAME

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

Anyone please explain the point in Phelan….. honestly!

Alfonso Bedoya - May 1, 2011 Reply

sheesh said:
Alf, you want us to attack Barcelona with this midfield?

You sure?

You want us to park the bus against Barcelona with this midfield?

sheesh - May 1, 2011 Reply

Alfonso Bedoya said:
You want us to park the bus against Barcelona with this midfield?

Attacking would be suicidal.

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

Later dudes…

arunk - May 1, 2011 Reply

Not going to be our day.

arunk - May 1, 2011 Reply

C’mon Rooney!

Alfonso Bedoya - May 1, 2011 Reply

Sheeshy… you are NOT going to keep Barcelona scoreless… might as well try to outscore them… not saying it will work… but trying to defend for 90 minutes, is exactly what Barcelona are masters of playing against.

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

Hats off to Arsenal they were the better team today simple as that.

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

fucked up here today big time
a point would have ok
that said, we did enough for that i think
i hate that motherfucker stan collycunt even more now

arunk - May 1, 2011 Reply

Fuck!

sheesh - May 1, 2011 Reply

So we lost.

Fucks sake. Oh well, we’re tired, according to some.

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

are we going to fuck this season up now?
fuck off
bring on the rent boys and beat them at OT for the title

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

anderson was a fucking waste of space in the middle – carrick was poor but then thats been his usual self this season
players looked jaded in all truth and even sweet pea had a poor game

Victor - May 1, 2011 Reply

Hah, I am almost 100% certain that United will play like this against Chelsea (defensive, counterattack) and possibly lose and go to 2nd place.

If they play with this mindset next weekend, I hope United lose.

Not even the mighty City player Denis Law could save United when they play like this.

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

Blog Commenter said:
Hah, I am almost 100% certain that United will play like this against Chelsea (defensive, counterattack) and possibly lose and go to 2nd place.

If they play with this mindset next weekend, I hope United lose.

Not even the mighty City player Denis Law could save United when they play like this.

fucking hell
i have met some twats in my life but you are fucking right up there head and shoulders above some pricks ive come across – hoping United lose – what a crock of horse shit u eating?

Bill - May 1, 2011 Reply

Some of the football analysts/commentators are desparate. They should take notes on some of the American sports analysts, they know their stuff, research and are generally impartial.

sheesh - May 1, 2011 Reply

han said:
anderson was a fucking waste of space in the middle – carrick was poor but then thats been his usual self this season
players looked jaded in all truth and even sweet pea had a poor game

They had 5 days between the schalke game and the arsenal game ffs. I swear, every time we drop points, I hear this bollocks excuse.

Bill - May 1, 2011 Reply

Park has to hold his hand up for the goal, he lost Ramsey and stood watching as he scored – very very poor.

Again our lack of really quality in the middle of the park told. Fletcher is being sorely missed at the moment, lets hope he gets a start or at least some game time Wednesday.

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

that commentary on talk shite was just pure torture
i swear every time 5 live fuck up with their commentaries and i listen to that fucking neanderthal collytwat, united have a poor match and lose

still, 3 points ahead and 3 games to go
it is still up to the lads to show what they are made of

dozer - May 1, 2011 Reply

Away defeats to Chelsea, Liverpool, City at Wembley and now Arsenal.
What did you expect? My only regret is I missed placing a bet on Arsenal to win.
Apart from hope, there was nothing to foresee United getting any points off this game.

sheesh - May 1, 2011 Reply

We have turned into a side of bottling fucks.

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

all 4 semi finalists had a poor weekend
all lost

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

Blog Commenter said:
Hah, I am almost 100% certain that United will play like this against Chelsea (defensive, counterattack) and possibly lose and go to 2nd place.

If they play with this mindset next weekend, I hope United lose.

Not even the mighty City player Denis Law could save United when they play like this.

What the fuck are you for a United fan if you hope they lose regardless of how they play you want the lads to win.

End of story ……

Bill - May 1, 2011 Reply

We are still in the box seat. It may come down to us having to beat Blackpool at home by more than Chelsea beat Everton away.

For the Chelsea game we need Fletcher in for Ando, Valencia for Park & Rafael for Fabio.

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

han said:
fucking hell
i have met some twats in my life but you are fucking right up there head and shoulders above some pricks ive come across – hoping United lose – what a crock of horse shit u eating?

Just added my ten penneth to that Spastic cunt remark as well.

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

beat the krauts on wednesday and we will be ok in the league

herbie simms - May 1, 2011 Reply

SAF will come up with his usual lame excuse that the players were still tired after their game against Schalke 04.
The players maybe more focused on getting to the final of the Champions league. This is a very difficult schedule and I would now fancy Chelsea for the league title unless Everton can stop them in the final game. SAF will have to rest most of his main players against Schalke to have any chance of beating Chelsea at Old Trafford. I just think today, United blew it.

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

Blog Commenter said:
SAF will come up with his usual lame excuse that the players were still tired after their game against Schalke 04.
The players maybe more focused on getting to the final of the Champions league. This is a very difficult schedule and I would now fancy Chelsea for the league title unless Everton can stop them in the final game. SAF will have to rest most of his main players against Schalke to have any chance of beating Chelsea at Old Trafford. I just think today, United blew it.

Fuck off you glory hunting spastic cunt from whence you came, we are still in the driving seat support the lads or fuck off elsewhere.

herbie simms - May 1, 2011 Reply

Iam not going to support a load of rubbish. Get a life!

brianofnazareth - May 1, 2011 Reply

Park….honestly worst footballer we’ve had in the last 20 years.

Carrick… Can’t be bothered writing anymore about that “man”

Ando was shocking so was Fabio… we were slow, clueless a bit like Robbo on the nest!

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

Then “Fuck Off” elsewhere and support Chelsea or some other team then, this is a Manchester United Football Club Forum for fans who support the team regardless of whether they win or lose, we may bitch call Rudolph and the players names but at the end of the day when the shit hits the fan were behind the team.

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

brianofnazareth said:
Park….honestly worst footballer we’ve had in the last 20 years.

Carrick… Can’t be bothered writing anymore about that “man”

Ando was shocking so was Fabio… we were slow, clueless a bit like Robbo on the nest!

Hi Brain

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

Blog Commenter said:
Iam not going to support a load of rubbish. Get a life!

Then “Fuck Off” elsewhere and support Chelsea or some other team then, this is a Manchester United Football Club Forum for fans who support the team regardless of whether they win or lose, we may bitch call Rudolph and the players names but at the end of the day when the shit hits the fan were behind the team.

Damian Garside - May 1, 2011 Reply

Hey who are you to try and censor people here ? My football team right or wrong — you would have been good cannon fodder on the Russian front in the 1940s.

Fergie said we would win the league in style in two weeks. “In style”: well, patently, that isn’t going to happen, the best we will probably do is scrape it by a single point or on goal difference. Remember, Chelsea were once 18 points behind us. When we were away at Wolves we went 1-0 up in the first five minutes and I thought, that’s it, if we win now nobody can catch us! And we lost! Certainly, we seem have lost the momentum and need to get it back against Chelsea bigtime at OT. Going out to City in the Cup AND letting Chelsea take us from behind (no pun intended) would be unthinkable. For this to happen and for us to go on to beat Barca in the Cahmapions League Final would be, well, like, quantum theory: so totally crazy.

So to all you United Nazis out there: leave us United doubters alone and free to express our point of view. You act tough but your bombast and postures of aggression don’t fool us. If we do blowout your blubbing will be way the loudest.

baggio365 - May 1, 2011 Reply

fuck it. shitty performance in general. a couple of good moments, but never really looked like winning. stupid goal to concede though. that’s what happens when you change around the midfield and the new guy doesnt know what he’s doing.

beating chelski is the most important thing right now. it’ll be a cracker of a game. both sides will be up for it.

herbie simms - May 1, 2011 Reply

Robbo, why are you so angry? Iam a dedicated United supporter but I don’t like a lot of dumb shit. Now and then we play like crap and we pay for it. But today was the wrong day to blow 3 points, especially since Chelsea won yesterday.
You must be realistic, United have put themselves under a lot of pressure now to win the league title and our away form continues to haunt us. You need to pay attention.

Just1n - May 1, 2011 Reply

Alfonso Bedoya said:
Got to say… Arsenal are playing with real determination today… they are beating us in every tackle, and deserve this scoreline.

We’re just not in the game.

About sums it up. We never really got going. Looked like we were in 2nd gear whole game.

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

Herbie who cares if we played shite today such is football you win some, you lose some a game can be influenced by a decision from the officials or an action from a player, but and this is the big one, if you support the team you do that regardless of everything, if you don’t support them when they lose whether deserved or not then your a glory hunter simple fact that.
Whether or not we have put ourselves under pressure remains to be seen and after the match against Chelsea we will be a little wiser but considering how we have played at times we still have the possibility of achieving so much should make you proud to be a fan even if we blow it.
So you see there is no need to pay attention or be realistic as a fan doesn’t give two flying fucks about that.
Now move along and fuck off to Blue Moon, RAWK or some other shitehole and spout your shite.

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

Blog Commenter said:
Robbo, why are you so angry? Iam a dedicated United supporter but I don’t like a lot of dumb shit. Now and then we play like crap and we pay for it. But today was the wrong day to blow 3 points, especially since Chelsea won yesterday.
You must be realistic, United have put themselves under a lot of pressure now to win the league title and our away form continues to haunt us. You need to pay attention.

Herbie who cares if we played shite today such is football you win some, you lose some a game can be influenced by a decision from the officials or an action from a player, but and this is the big one, if you support the team you do that regardless of everything, if you don’t support them when they lose whether deserved or not then your a glory hunter simple fact that.

Whether or not we have put ourselves under pressure remains to be seen and after the match against Chelsea we will be a little wiser but considering how we have played at times we still have the possibility of achieving so much should make you proud to be a fan even if we blow it.

So you see there is no need to pay attention or be realistic as a fan doesn’t give two flying fucks about that.

Now move along and fuck off to Blue Moon, RAWK or some other shitehole and spout your shite.

herbie simms - May 1, 2011 Reply

Iam not worrying about the Chelsea game, the big concern will be the away game at Blackburn, a team fighting relegation. United-Chelsea looks a good bet for a draw unless we can jump them early. Chelsea will hammer Newcastle at home which makes the Blackburn game a very important game for United. Even SAF admitted that!

un-named - May 1, 2011 Reply

League title blown right there and then… i wish i could be optimistic but i’ve had this sick feeling about Chelsea ever since they were even 9 points away… we will need a monumental performance next weekend plus some magic away to Blackburn and i’m not too confident about us getting there (based on today’s performance.)

We keep blaming the ‘away form’ as if it was some kind of unknown… it’s the same god-damned players playing with the same football on the same kind of surface against the same teams we play against at home! If we can do it so well in the Champions League, why not in the the domestic league?

We didn’t deserve to win today… that’s why i’m gutted and the weekend couldn’t get worse… practically every team we don’t like to see win has won! FFS… United buck this trend and react quickly… we MUST beat Chelsea next weekend!

herbie simms - May 1, 2011 Reply

I agree, we must move on, pick ourselves up and keep supporting the team whatever the result. As Phelan just said on BBC, we are still in good postion and we must push forward to win the title. Robbo, no need to get an attitude. I respect your comments.

Jaffyjofer - May 1, 2011 Reply

The most serious concern for the match against Chelsea is which referee will officiate. Could be the deciding factor in the title race considering how much this weekend’s ridiculous decisions have affected it.

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

Which Asylum has given the Spastics a day out

Jaffyjofer - May 1, 2011 Reply

Your Ma’s fanny

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

Finally some cunt giving it a go

Keep on trying lad one day you may make it

Jaffyjofer - May 1, 2011 Reply

Nah, I definitely won’t. Cheers for the idea as well. One of those might actually cheer me up.

Calvino - May 1, 2011 Reply

I honestly can’t believe how poor we were. Right from the kick-off and I feared that we would not be able to up it if Arsenal scored and that was what happened. Anderson has got to be sold. That boy is the second biggest waste of a United transfer after Berbatov! He just stood around any Arsenal player with the ball.

In truth NOT one player today deserved to wear that shirt. I can’t believe what I saw. It seemed surreal. I was watching them and there was no urgency, no tempo, no sense of occasion and it was always going to end in tears. When we brought on Berbatov and Owen I knew the game was up.

bman - May 1, 2011 Reply

Well that’s what the 6 point lead is for, to give us some breathing space for dropping points. The fact is that if we win the next PL game we win the league, and if we draw it we still have a 90% chance of winning the league, and it’s at home. This will just make the look on Terry’s face all the more priceless when Chico nicks the winner against the Chavs.

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

Calvino said:
I honestly can’t believe how poor we were. Right from the kick-off and I feared that we would not be able to up it if Arsenal scored and that was what happened. Anderson has got to be sold. That boy is the second biggest waste of a United transfer after Berbatov! He just stood around any Arsenal player with the ball.

In truth NOT one player today deserved to wear that shirt. I can’t believe what I saw. It seemed surreal. I was watching them and there was no urgency, no tempo, no sense of occasion and it was always going to end in tears. When we brought on Berbatov and Owen I knew the game was up.

Cal who has hacked your account ????

You want Anderson sold ?

sheesh - May 1, 2011 Reply

bman said:
Well that’s what the 6 point lead is for, to give us some breathing space for dropping points. The fact is that if we win the next PL game we win the league, and if we draw it we still have a 90% chance of winning the league, and it’s at home. This will just make the look on Terry’s face all the more priceless when Chico nicks the winner against the Chavs.

I wouldn’t be too happy with a draw, in all honesty. An away trip at Blackburn is never easy – one we could easily drop points in, especially with our away form the way it has been this season.

We need to win.

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

Calvino said:
I honestly can’t believe how poor we were. Right from the kick-off and I feared that we would not be able to up it if Arsenal scored and that was what happened. Anderson has got to be sold. That boy is the second biggest waste of a United transfer after Berbatov! He just stood around any Arsenal player with the ball.

In truth NOT one player today deserved to wear that shirt. I can’t believe what I saw. It seemed surreal. I was watching them and there was no urgency, no tempo, no sense of occasion and it was always going to end in tears. When we brought on Berbatov and Owen I knew the game was up.

typically harsh assessment from you especially with your comment on the subs – wtf was SAF supposed to do – bring on smalling and the twin? 1 thing i agree on with you is that that fat lump of lardarse posing as a midfielder needs to be fucked right off clse season
the title is still united’s to lose

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

bman said:
Well that’s what the 6 point lead is for, to give us some breathing space for dropping points. The fact is that if we win the next PL game we win the league, and if we draw it we still have a 90% chance of winning the league, and it’s at home. This will just make the look on Terry’s face all the more priceless when Chico nicks the winner against the Chavs.

bman take a bow
ffs some fucking doom and gloom merchants on here

Calvino - May 1, 2011 Reply

Robbo,
Anderson has not done anything since his first season. He has one odd game in ten.

han, I made that last statement on the knowledge that those two were never likely to bail us out. Let’s put it this way: if Hernandez had not started and was to come on I would have fancied him to bail us out. Those two? No confidence in them mate. Bolton at home was a one-off.

Robbo - May 1, 2011 Reply

han said:
bman take a bow
ffs some fucking doom and gloom merchants on here

I know ive been arguing with the twats and king of them all is fucking Herbie mate

Damian Garside - May 1, 2011 Reply

I think Chelsea’s win yesterday has a lot to do with the Referee’s Association securing their supply of Russian lap dancers.

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

Blog Commenter said:
I think Chelsea’s win yesterday has a lot to do with the Referee’s Association securing their supply of Russian lap dancers.

the refs made some bad calls yesterday
like today in fact
move on – nowt to see here

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

Calvino said:
Robbo,
Anderson has not done anything since his first season. He has one odd game in ten.

han, I made that last statement on the knowledge that those two were never likely to bail us out. Let’s put it this way: if Hernandez had not started and was to come on I would have fancied him to bail us out. Those two? No confidence in them mate. Bolton at home was a one-off.

sweet pea looked knakked so he should have been a sub and not a starter
owen and berbs lack matches especially the former but if they had actually been given some service when they were on, they could have changed things
i know those 2 have never been rated by you but for all the ravings for anderson, he is proving a truck load of donkey shit

Spike - May 1, 2011 Reply

thank fuck i was workin….

ltel - May 1, 2011 Reply

that fuckhead piers morgan is doing some mouthing off on twitter… total cunt

sheesh - May 1, 2011 Reply

We need to prepare Fletcher for the rest of the week for that Chelsea game.

Alfonso Bedoya - May 1, 2011 Reply

If I told you back in October that come May 1st, we’d be top of the league by 3 points, with only 3 games to play, and Chumpski at home to settle it… and 2 away goals in the Champs league semi… you’d all have taken it without thinking twice.

We could quite easily still end up potless… but as far as I’m concerned, we’ve already exceded my expectations.

I’ll be pissed off if we blow the title now… but what the hell… we haven’t lost anything yet… and I don’t care who the opposition is… on our patch this year… we are awesome… Chelsea my arse… come on then…

Cunts!

sidney - May 1, 2011 Reply

Where were the counter attacks
Total bullshit
Bullshit from everyone
The ref was a cunt too. I don’t think he favoured one team in particular, but he got a lot wrong… and, criminally, got in the way of 3 Arsenal attacks. It was funny to hear the outrage from Gooner cunts in the crowd, but still, that is fucking poor… actually preventing a team from attacking; from playing the game, because you’re too slow and too unaware of your surroundings to get the fuck out of the way
We have some seriously shit refs in this league
But the biggest cunt of all was Souness on Sky at half time. He was outraged that Arsenal were not awarded a penalty in the first half. It was a pen, but it was hard to see for a linesman who was 18 yards away. The way he said “it was all one way traffic” pissed me off – they had a lot of the ball, but not many chances.
And Redknapp is literally an idiot, literally

bman - May 1, 2011 Reply

It’s pretty amazing that if we win the league, it will be with the worst away record of any PL champion by a long shot, but if we get to CL final, it will be with arguably the best ever CL away record – not a single away goal conceded in the CL this season.

sidney - May 1, 2011 Reply

We’re in the shit now because we won’t beat Blackburn away

We could do with beating Chelsea

squigels - May 1, 2011 Reply

We are a limited team but at the end of the day we are going to still win this league.

Alfonso Bedoya - May 1, 2011 Reply

Why blame the Ref for blocking a pass Sid… it’s not like he moved into the path of the ball… if you can’t pass the ball without hitting a stationary ref, that’s your fault… having said that… I agree… the refs are getting worse, not better.

But I don’t think the ref affected the game today… the better team won… but yesterday was another matter… totally fucked up the game, and might have cost Spurs their place in the Champs league, and us the title.

Ted - May 1, 2011 Reply

Today again for me was the living proof that Ando Carrick and Nani have no place at United. Simply not good enough. Ando’s seriously struggling with his weight, Carrick is a nothing midfielder and Nani just a poor mans Ronaldo. Arsenal are piss poor at the back and not once did we look like we was going to hurt them. We are too big of a club to rely so heavily on Rooney, cozz when he does’nt have a good game we invariably lose. And some of wobbly gob gangsta’s casual defending today was taking the piss. Like i akready said, Rooney, Vidic, the twins, Evra and Li’l peas aside, the rest are not United quality. That Schalke game flattered us beyond belief, but no matter what this season brings us, we need to get some shopping in and do some shipping out, cozz if an Arsenal with fuck all to play for make us look like an ale house team, well Lionel and his merry men will perform footballing bukkake on us.

Spudiator - May 1, 2011 Reply

Shit result and shit performance, but we’ll still end the season as champions.

What really pissed me off was MyP2P, managed to find an excellent stream at the start of the match, better picture quality than I get on the telly when matches are televised (it was like watching a game of FIFA 11 but with real faces, it was that sharp), but the connection died about 10 minutes from half time and got replaced with a really crappy resolution stream. I then spent the entire second half looking through different streams trying to find one that didn’t have really crackly sound, constantly stuttering and pixellated picture to the point of barely being able to make out what was happening, foreign commentary, or all of the above, so the end result was that I barely saw anything of the second half, although what I could make out looked pretty poor anyway.

sidney - May 1, 2011 Reply

Alfonso Bedoya said:
Why blame the Ref for blocking a pass Sid… it’s not like he moved into the path of the ball… if you can’t pass the ball without hitting a stationary ref, that’s your fault… having said that… I agree… the refs are getting worse, not better.

But I don’t think the ref affected the game today… the better team won… but yesterday was another matter… totally fucked up the game, and might have cost Spurs their place in the Champs league, and us the title.

Players play balls towards referees all the time – you’ll see it happen a few times every weekend – and the refs simply get out of the way

Maybe the odd one will hit him, but not 3… and especially when one of those intercepted balls prevents a counterattack and gives the ball to the opposition

I can’t remember him being stationary. At least one of them he was moving with the play and simply wasn’t look at the man with the ball

It’s just so poor

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

missed giggs and scholes today
anderson not fit to wash their undies

sheesh - May 1, 2011 Reply

Ted said:
Today again for me was the living proof that Ando Carrick and Nani have no place at United. Simply not good enough. Ando’s seriously struggling with his weight, Carrick is a nothing midfielder and Nani just a poor mans Ronaldo. Arsenal are piss poor at the back and not once did we look like we was going to hurt them. We are too big of a club to rely so heavily on Rooney, cozz when he does’nt have a good game we invariably lose. And some of wobbly gob gangsta’s casual defending today was taking the piss. Like i akready said, Rooney, Vidic, the twins, Evra and Li’l peas aside, the rest are not United quality. That Schalke game flattered us beyond belief, but no matter what this season brings us, we need to get some shopping in and do some shipping out, cozz if an Arsenal with fuck all to play for make us look like an ale house team, well Lionel and his merry men will perform footballing bukkake on us.

I did not see the game but have been thinking the same thing about nani for a while now. Everyone had talked about how he had started improving since middle of last season. Actually, I think he has regressed in terms of his decision making when it comes to playing that final ball. He is still so selfish and nobody seems to have called him up on it. I really worry about this side and the way we keep shooting ourselves in the foot. It will not surprise me if we lose next weekend and surrender the title to chelsea.

han - May 1, 2011 Reply

clear pen on owen
fucking shit in eyes referee and his cock sucking linesman
having said that vidic had a mong moment too and could have been sent off to boot
apart from rooney who didnt have a brilliant game, none of our players looked up for the game
park had a poor game by his standards against arsenal and sweet pea needs to come off the bench as opposed to starting next week

herbie simms - May 1, 2011 Reply

Hey Robbo, why you not responding to all these oomments. You are the only twat on this site. Alfonso gets the ball rolling with his positive comments and so does everyone else.
We all support the team in good times and bad but when SAF said he was resting some players, I think he got the starting team wrong. They are never up to it after a Champions league game for some reason and it showed today.
Arsenal play much better football than Schalke so this was always going to be a difficult game but we lacked that killer instinct. Four hard games back to back will take its toll on the players. They will have to dig deep to win the title but everyone is behind them 100%.

Pikey McScum - May 1, 2011 Reply

You know who we missed today, no question?

Giggs.

We’ll fuck them Russians up next week, no question. We were poor today, but by fuck will they be up for it next week!

herbie simms - May 2, 2011 Reply

Yes, that is exactly what SAF said today. The team is looking forward to the Chelsea game, because as a player you are always looking to beat the champions and that could be the reason for the way United played today. Could be too focused on the Schalke and Chelsea games and were really not up for this game against Arsenal today.

Alfonso Bedoya - May 2, 2011 Reply

sheesh said:
I did not see the game but have been thinking the same thing about nani for a while now. Everyone had talked about how he had started improving since middle of last season. Actually, I think he has regressed in terms of his decision making when it comes to playing that final ball. He is still so selfish and nobody seems to have called him up on it. I really worry about this side and the way we keep shooting ourselves in the foot. It will not surprise me if we lose next weekend and surrender the title to chelsea.

I’ve been bitching about Nani for weeks… it a fuckin massive frustration, because when he plays for the team, he’s excellent…

Alfonso Bedoya - May 2, 2011 Reply

Pikey McScum said:
You know who we missed today, no question?

Giggs.

We’ll fuck them Russians up next week, no question. We were poor today, but by fuck will they be up for it next week!

Nope… the person we missed was Keane/Robson…

Alfonso Bedoya - May 2, 2011 Reply

Blog Commenter said:
Yes, that is exactly what SAF said today. The team is looking forward to the Chelsea game, because as a player you are always looking to beat the champions and that could be the reason for the way United played today. Could be too focused on the Schalke and Chelsea games and were really not up for this game against Arsenal today.

Oh bollocks Herbie… quit trying to shine shit… we were rubbish… because we were rubbish… that’s it.

Robbo - May 2, 2011 Reply

Blog Commenter said:
Hey Robbo, why you not responding to all these oomments. You are the only twat on this site. Alfonso gets the ball rolling with his positive comments and so does everyone else.
We all support the team in good times and bad but when SAF said he was resting some players, I think he got the starting team wrong. They are never up to it after a Champions league game for some reason and it showed today.
Arsenal play much better football than Schalke so this was always going to be a difficult game but we lacked that killer instinct. Four hard games back to back will take its toll on the players. They will have to dig deep to win the title but everyone is behind them 100%.

Quite simply Herbie because the majority of the comments are valid and not inane comments that you started or a few others after the match and me being a Twat, why thank you im also a cunt and a bastard to boot.

Here the comments

Hah, I am almost 100% certain that United will play like this against Chelsea (defensive, counterattack) and possibly lose and go to 2nd place.

If they play with this mindset next weekend, I hope United lose.

Not even the mighty City player Denis Law could save United when they play like this.

SAF will come up with his usual lame excuse that the players were still tired after their game against Schalke 04.
The players maybe more focused on getting to the final of the Champions league. This is a very difficult schedule and I would now fancy Chelsea for the league title unless Everton can stop them in the final game. SAF will have to rest most of his main players against Schalke to have any chance of beating Chelsea at Old Trafford. I just think today, United blew it.

Robbo, why are you so angry? Iam a dedicated United supporter but I don’t like a lot of dumb shit. Now and then we play like crap and we pay for it. But today was the wrong day to blow 3 points, especially since Chelsea won yesterday.
You must be realistic, United have put themselves under a lot of pressure now to win the league title and our away form continues to haunt us. You need to pay attention.

No one likes to lose but some of the comments were crazy were still 3 points clear so the ball is in our court still.

Bill - May 2, 2011 Reply

The midfield is key.

Can we play Fletcher and Giggs both in the middle of midfield? Those two are our best performers this season in that part of the pitch.

Both are big game players too. Anderson and Carrick have been in the middle of the park for many of our worst results in the recent times.

Park and Valencia should start on the wings, with Nani on the bench as an impact sub if required.

Alfonso Bedoya - May 2, 2011 Reply

By the way… just to stir up a bit of shit with the Foster bashers… I bet he saves that shot from Ramsey yesterday…

Bill - May 2, 2011 Reply

He might have saved it….but would have done something silly at another time.

sheesh - May 2, 2011 Reply

Just seen that goal. Park FFS. Couldn’t be arsed to track Ramsey and let him have a free shot at goal.

Van der Sar couldn’t do anything about the shot.

sidney - May 2, 2011 Reply

Alfonso Bedoya said:
By the way… just to stir up a bit of shit with the Foster bashers… I bet he saves that shot from Ramsey yesterday…

You haven’t seen Foster’s fuck up from the Wolves game then?
He stupidly ran out of his goal, took out a player and gave away a penalty
So you can say with as much justification that he would have cost us at least one goal

Alfonso Bedoya - May 2, 2011 Reply

Add your comment