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Rooney returns as Reds rally for Geordie trip

Ed April 18, 2011 Tags: , Matches 218 comments

Wayne Rooney returns to Manchester United’s team as Sir Alex Ferguson’s men look to bounce back from the weekend’s FA Cup semi-final defeat. Barely 72 hours after Ferguson’s side lost 1-0 to Manchester City at Wembley in the cup, the focus switches to Tuesday night’s Premier League league tie with Newcastle United. Victory will take United nine points clear at the head of the league table, with Arsenal not in action until Wednesday and that a derby fixture with Tottenham Hotspur.

With Paul Scholes suspended after the midfielder’s horror-tackle on Pablo Zabaletta at the weekend, Ferguson will shake up both his midfield and attack for the trip north. Indeed, misfiring Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov, who remains United’s top goalscorer this season, could stand down with a refreshed Rooney now available. Javier Hernández is also pushing for a recall.

But manager Ferguson says United must contend with the fiery St James’ Park atmosphere, a ground on which the Scot’s side has both been hugely successful and suffered humiliating defeats in recent seasons. In the context of the title race, Ferguson says that the trip north is the most important fixture of the season to date.

“Going to Newcastle is the most ­important game we have coming up because the league is still our first priority,” said Ferguson.

“The Premier League and the Champions League are the two priorities at this club. The players had a big adrenaline surge for the FA Cup semi-final with Manchester City but we need to win on Tuesday.

“And that’s why Newcastle and the home game with Everton next Saturday are vital – after that there are only four games left and then we go to Arsenal the following week. So Tuesday is absolutely crucial for us and I think everybody knows when you go to Newcastle you have to deal with the atmosphere up there.

“They have fantastic supporters and you know they will be on your backs because they probably need three extra points, although I don’t see them threatened with relegation. We have had some brilliant games up there and some high-scoring games.”

United’s cause is also bolstered by Jonny Evans’ return, although the Irishman is unlikely to start. Meanwhile Anderson is fully fit and the rested Ryan Giggs also available for the fixture. Evans has missed three matches following his dismissal against Bolton Wanderers in March, while Anderson is fit again following a knee injury.

However, Darren Fletcher will miss at least the next fortnight, with the Scot still suffering from a mystery virus. Indeed, United’s lethargic performance at Wembley would surely have been more intense had the 26-year-old midfielder played.

Newcastle United v Manchester United, St James' Park, 19 April 2011Whatever Ferguson’s selection on Tuesday night, veteran Edwin van der Sar says that United cannot afford to slip up against the Geordies. With just 13 more points required from six games to seal a 19th domestic league title, United will take a huge step towards silverware with victory on Tyneside.

“It won’t be difficult to pick ourselves up,” said the 40-year-old, who retires at the end of the season.

“We know how important the league is. We are in first position, so we just have to make the best of it. We were a little bit tired [on Saturday], the pace of our game was not quick enough. We have played a big number of games in the last three or four weeks and against Newcastle we must do better.”

Meanwhile, Alan Pardew’s side is seeking a first win against United at St James’ since 2001, when the Geordie outfit won 4-3. However, United emerged 3-0 victors at Old Trafford on the opening day of the season – a 13th victory in the last 16 encounters with Newcastle. And while United’s loss to City at the weekend marked the first following seven wins in a row, Newcastle’s form has deteriorated in recent weeks. Pardew’s side has won just two in the last 12.

Despite the poor form, Newcastle should be safe from relegation with one more win this season and Pardew thinks that the St James’ atmosphere could bring those three points against United on Tuesday night.

“It is a fixture I genuinely believe Sir Alex will be very wary of,” said Pardew.

“Maybe not so much because he fears us as a team, but because he fears the ground and the reaction it can inspire the team to. For example, the Arsenal game – Newcastle were 4-0 down and our first goal goes in and suddenly you felt the crowd erupt and impact on the game.

“That is what [Ferguson] will fear, perhaps more than the [Newcastle] team, but I honestly believe he will genuinely fear this game. They have only lost a handful of games all season, but we have looked at how they lost those games and we have come up with what we believe is a kind of theme.”

While that ‘pattern’ may well be United’s timidity on the road at times this season – Ferguson’s outfit has won just five of 16 games Premier League games away from Old Trafford – it will take a significant effort for the Geordies to halt the Reds charge to title 19.

Opposition
Newcastle – 4411 – Harper; Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique; Lovenkrands, Barton, Guthrie, Gutierrez; Nolan; Ranger. Subs from: Taylor, Taylor, Kuqi, Perch, Krul, Tavernier, Ferguson, Donaldson, Richardson, Campbell.

United
United – 442 – van der Sar; O’Shea, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra; Nani, Carrick, Anderson, Giggs; Rooney, Hernandez. Subs from: Kuszczak, Owen, Bébé, Fabio, Park, Obertan, Gibson, Berbatov, Rafael, Smalling, Valencia, Park.

Officials
Referee: Lee Probert
Assistant referees: Andy Halliday & Trevor Massey
Fourth official: Jon Moss

Form
Newcastle – WDLLWL
United – WWWWWL

218 comments

sidney - April 18, 2011 Reply

We’ll lose or draw

squigels - April 18, 2011 Reply

We will win 1-0 or 2-0. Don’t see goals in Newcastle without Nolan.

bman - April 18, 2011 Reply

We’ll put Newcastle to the sword, 3 or 4-0.

han - April 18, 2011 Reply

sidney said:
We’ll lose or draw

fuck off with your pessimism cunt routine
hate some of the doom and gloom fuckwits on here
go fuck off and support city

han - April 18, 2011 Reply

fletchers mystery virus ffs
has cap’n been pumping his arse or what?
needs to man up quickly and get back to the run in
much as i hate to state this, but berbs shouldn’t start as sole front man tomorrow as he will be pretty low after saturday – shrek and sweet pea to go up with berba if required as sub

sidney - April 19, 2011 Reply

han said:
fuck off with your pessimism cunt routine
hate some of the doom and gloom fuckwits on here
go fuck off and support city

It’s not pessimism you silly nomark cunt, it’s realism. We’re shit away from home, remember? We’re shit under pressure in big games when we’re being pressed by a strong midfield who don’t let us play and eventually take over. The win at Stamford Bridge doesn’t change that. This has all the makings of a loss or a draw.

The best we can hope for is Newcastle don’t turn up and we dig really fucking deep and grind out a title winning performance like pros.

Alfonso Bedoya - April 19, 2011 Reply

They’re not the same team without Carroll and Nolan, Sid.
If we score… we win.
And Rooney will play, well rested.
0-2

“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.”

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

sidney said:

It’s not pessimism you silly nomark cunt, it’s realism. We’re shit away from home, remember? We’re shit under pressure in big games when we’re being pressed by a strong midfield who don’t let us play and eventually take over. The win at Stamford Bridge doesn’t change that. This has all the makings of a loss or a draw.

The best we can hope for is Newcastle don’t turn up and we dig really fucking deep and grind out a title winning performance like pros.

this is the business end of the season twat
pull ur head outta ur arse and back the team

Calvino - April 19, 2011 Reply

If we do not win tonight then we might as well pack up and go. Newcastle are rubbish and they do not have Nolan and Carroll. Who will they press in our midfield? Once there is no Scholes and no Berbatov we are a quicker team so no team can press us well.

We will have Rooney well rested and we should win.

Pardew is talking out of his arse and he will pay dearly for it. I actually foresee a rout. Almost like the ’08 season beating we gave them. Rio and Vida in tandem at the back. Newcastel have the slowest midfield after us(when Scholes and Gibson play) so we should be alright there.

kramer - April 19, 2011 Reply

i’d like to see a good hammering to boost the confidence after the city result. not holding my breath though.
rooney, nani, anderson and valencia must start.

triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

Ideally I’d like to see Berba given a start to restore his confidence – we’re still going to need good performances from him this season. But this is the business-end of the season and we can’t take any chances. With Rooney and Chico well rested we should be very lively up front.

Ando should get a start too, to provide some energy and impetus in the centre. If Nani and/or Tony play well, we should win at a canter.

Spudiator - April 19, 2011 Reply

After Saturday’s performance I think I’d rather see Giggs in the middle with Anderson rather than Carrick, stick Nani out left and Valencia on the right. I’d be surprised if United dished out another performance as abject as that tonight though, what I want to see is a bounce-back performance to send a message out to the rest of the league that we may be down, but definitely not out! The FA Cup defeat was gutting, but the league title has always been the number one target.

dingleberry - April 19, 2011 Reply

i know carrick cost us the other day but he has been playing much better last few games, put him in the middle with anderson. giggs and nani play too with chico and rooney up top – also lends itself to playing 4-3-3 / 4-5-1 which often happens away from home anyway.

big big game tonight. win this and home vs everton and the league is tied up i reckon.

prediction 3-1 rooney, chico and nani.

sidney - April 19, 2011 Reply

han said:
this is the business end of the season twat
pull ur head outta ur arse and back the team

The fact that its business end of the season doesn’t make shit players good
It’s gonna be tough
Chelsea, Arsenal & Tottenham all failed to beat them at St James Park in the league

ltel - April 19, 2011 Reply

Calvino said:
If we do not win tonight then we might as well pack up and go. Newcastle are rubbish and they do not have Nolan and Carroll. Who will they press in our midfield? Once there is no Scholes and no Berbatov we are a quicker team so no team can press us well.
We will have Rooney well rested and we should win.
Pardew is talking out of his arse and he will pay dearly for it. I actually foresee a rout. Almost like the ’08 season beating we gave them. Rio and Vida in tandem at the back. Newcastel have the slowest midfield after us(when Scholes and Gibson play) so we should be alright there.

barton Tiote and/or ireland in midfield will be tough enough, the have a bit of pace up top
it wont be that easy mate, although i hope our right

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

sidney said:
The fact that its business end of the season doesn’t make shit players good

It’s gonna be tough

Chelsea, Arsenal & Tottenham all failed to beat them at St James Park in the league

100% agree with you Sid
it will be tough as will the remaining matches
but who in the united 1st team set tonight up would you hand on heart describe as shit? these guys will take us across the line – aye maybe a few butt clenching moments but thats the beauty of this club – never one to make it easy

sheesh - April 19, 2011 Reply

It will be tight affair and I fancy Tiote to score for Newcastle – but I reckon we will just about pull through.

These next 2 games are massive for us.

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

already getting nervous ffs

ltel - April 19, 2011 Reply

sheesh said:
It will be tight affair and I fancy Tiote to score for Newcastle – but I reckon we will just about pull through.

These next 2 games are massive for us.

i like that tiote cunt.. good player, id have im over cattermole and the likes
i backed 3-1 united, nani first goal. 60/1

eddieTheRed - April 19, 2011 Reply

Valencia will make the difference for us; of all our attacking players he’s the hardest to mark out of the game; Newcastle are missing too many players to open us up!

captainhormone - April 19, 2011 Reply

team news in

Scholes and Hargreaves start for united in midfield

OMG!!!

sheesh - April 19, 2011 Reply

Confirmed team:
Van der Sar Evra Anderson Rooney Giggs Smalling Hernandez Vidic Carrick Nani O’Shea

ltel - April 19, 2011 Reply

fuck me in order you twat

sheesh - April 19, 2011 Reply

ltel said:
fuck me in order you twat

Can’t be arsed.
Copied off twitter.

captainhormone - April 19, 2011 Reply

ltel said:
fuck me in order you twat

*AT LAST*
I’LL GO FIRST!!!

LKHF

faffing

ltel - April 19, 2011 Reply

that full stop is crucial

madredmonkey - April 19, 2011 Reply

Man Utd: Van der Sar, O’Shea, Smalling, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Carrick, Anderson, Giggs, Hernandez, Rooney.
Subs: Kuszczak, Owen, Park, Fabio Da Silva, Evans, Valencia, Gibson.

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

berbs not even in the squad
valencia and park on the bench

ltel - April 19, 2011 Reply

Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Guthrie, Tiote, Gutierrez, Lovenkrands, Ameobi.
Subs: Soderberg, Perch, Ryan Taylor, Ireland, Steven Taylor, Ranger, Kuqi.
Man Utd: Van der Sar, O’Shea, Smalling, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Carrick, Anderson, Giggs, Hernandez, Rooney.
Subs: Kuszczak, Owen, Park, Fabio Da Silva, Evans, Valencia, Gibson.
Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)

sheesh - April 19, 2011 Reply

ltel said:
Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Guthrie, Tiote, Gutierrez, Lovenkrands, Ameobi.
Subs: Soderberg, Perch, Ryan Taylor, Ireland, Steven Taylor, Ranger, Kuqi.
Man Utd: Van der Sar, O’Shea, Smalling, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Carrick, Anderson, Giggs, Hernandez, Rooney.
Subs: Kuszczak, Owen, Park, Fabio Da Silva, Evans, Valencia, Gibson.
Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)

Well done. Would you like a biscuit, tubby arse?

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

hey mad red
rio not in either
fucking hope we get off to a quick start

madredmonkey - April 19, 2011 Reply

hi Han, me too

madredmonkey - April 19, 2011 Reply

we need to show character tonight.

sheesh - April 19, 2011 Reply

Hoping Evra doesn’t put in another crap performance tonight.
Is Berba a goner? Not even on the bench.

ltel - April 19, 2011 Reply

sheesh said:
Well done. Would you like a biscuit, tubby arse?

lol. get fucked

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

puzzling ommission that berbs one

madredmonkey - April 19, 2011 Reply

han said:
hey mad red
rio not in either
fucking hope we get off to a quick start

Rio is in hiding from his stalker.

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

madredmonkey said:
Rio is in hiding from his stalker.

oh yes she did a runner before sentencing…

captainhormone - April 19, 2011 Reply

ltel said:
that full stop is crucial

WHAT FULL STOP SWEETBUM?

captainhormone - April 19, 2011 Reply

han said:
puzzling ommission that berbs one

HA..LOL

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

captainhormone said:
HA..LOL

kiss.my.hairy.tookus.

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

just heard on radio 5 that berbs isn’t feeling well and rio has a calf strain

madredmonkey - April 19, 2011 Reply

hw

han said:
kiss.my.hairy.tookas.
</blockquote
he will.

captainhormone - April 19, 2011 Reply

han said:
just heard on radio 5 that berbs isn’t feeling well

yeah, apparently he’s lacking a backbone and missing some bollocks

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

ffs

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

captainhormone said:
yeah, apparently he’s lacking a backbone and missing some bollocks

and in that case cap’n stop sucking on them and give them back to berbs

ltel - April 19, 2011 Reply

coooooommeeeeeeeeee oooooooonn

madredmonkey - April 19, 2011 Reply

come on man united,

captainhormone - April 19, 2011 Reply

i said that to my missus t’other day…3 days late tbf

brianofnazareth - April 19, 2011 Reply

han said:
this is the business end of the season twat
pull ur head outta ur arse and back the team

I like the new Han….

ltel - April 19, 2011 Reply

oooooh should hae scored

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

unlucky sweet pea
should have been 1-0 up

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

come on reds

ltel - April 19, 2011 Reply

if that was berb missed that…..

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

no it’s ok, carrick is today’s nominated scapegoat

brianofnazareth - April 19, 2011 Reply

I have never seen a shitter player at United than O’Shea….. seriously.. how the fuck is he at United…

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

come on reds
withstand their early pressure

brianofnazareth - April 19, 2011 Reply

CARRICK YOU FUCKING PUSSY GET YOUR FOOT IN…. HONEST WHAT A SAP OF A HUMAN

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

evra u fuckwit
get a grip u twat

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

Evra and Giggs utter dreck so far

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

All you can hear is REDS, so much for the famous St James’ atmos

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

waste by carrick

brianofnazareth - April 19, 2011 Reply

Blog Commenter said:
no it’s ok, carrick is today’s nominated scapegoat

Yeah must just be us on here who thinks he’s shite… are you watching the game?? he’s a fucking sap.. shoots like a pussy…tackles like a pussy and generally is a pussy.

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

sounds like someone aint getting any

madmax - April 19, 2011 Reply

fuck. Rooney should have scored there. nice move though

ltel - April 19, 2011 Reply

diving bastard

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

Half the team aint turned up yet

ltel - April 19, 2011 Reply

shot nani you tit

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

come on united
still v sloppy
need to get a grip
ffs nani u nonce

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

shit passing

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

“a blatant, blatant dive” according to Burley

Oh no he’s changed his mind

madredmonkey - April 19, 2011 Reply

come on united..

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

i see the referee is trying his best to fuck us

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

Burley still aint got over the 1994 FA Cup Final.

Bitter scotch twat

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

the number of times nani fucks up is really pissing me off

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

Carrick and Ando getting control now

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

we are absolute shite at corners this season

Ted - April 19, 2011 Reply

I’m stuck with 5 live! They’ve just said the last time United lost at ST Jmames’ they got knocked out of the c/league a few weeks later to another german team, Leverkusen.

sidney - April 19, 2011 Reply

Fucking piece of shit internet service provider cunts can’t keep me connected to the fucking internet for more than fucking 2 fucking minutes for fuck sake absolute cunts

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

http://www.chabka.es/

try that sid

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

what the fuck has happened to evra the last 12 months?

is it as simple as just too much football?

ltel - April 19, 2011 Reply

keep the passing up and they will tire

bman - April 19, 2011 Reply

I only just noticed that Berba’s not on the bench. Looks to me like we’re selling him.

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

Fergie says he’s “unwell”

bman - April 19, 2011 Reply

Blog Commenter said:
what the fuck has happened to evra the last 12 months?

is it as simple as just too much football?

Yes. All game every game, and it’s a position that he has to do a lot of running in.

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

unlucky sweet pea just there

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

fucking hell free header
wake up united ffs

Ted - April 19, 2011 Reply

sidney said:
Fucking piece of shit internet service provider cunts can’t keep me connected to the fucking internet for more than fucking 2 fucking minutes for fuck sake absolute cunts

Chillax Siddles!

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

motherfucker referee

sidney - April 19, 2011 Reply

han said:
http://www.chabka.es/

try that sid

Thanks mate, but it’s not my stream, it’s my internet provider

They keep giving me a new IP every 30 seconds, so I can’t stay connected to the internet

It’s always like this at peak times

bman - April 19, 2011 Reply

Mind you, we might as well sell Berba. Because he’s useless as an impact sub, so if he’s not the first choice starter, why keep him on?

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

well if Fergie can get another 20-goal striker in then yes, if not then i’d rather keep him

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

sweet pea wearing berbas boots me thinks
giggs should have passed to the nonce instead of the pea

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

get Tony V on ffs

sidney - April 19, 2011 Reply

Great ball from Rooney

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

sidney said:
Thanks mate, but it’s not my stream, it’s my internet provider

They keep giving me a new IP every 30 seconds, so I can’t stay connected to the internet

It’s always like this at peak times

stop downloading donkey porn sid…

Calvino - April 19, 2011 Reply

Decisions again. Giggs really should have given that to Nani who was steaming in on goal!!!! Anyway, he is not having a good game wide left and he is not happy out there at all. I thought we should have started with a front three of Rooney flanked by Nani and Valencia so that Giggs would have been alongside Anderson and Carrick.

Please Berbatov should get right lost.

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

look this is where i get annoyed. i fully accept he aint the most effective £30M player, but quite why there is so much contempt for a guy who has scored 22 goals for the club this year is beyond me.

seems like people have quickly forgotten how shit rooney was earlier this season and how important a lot of berba’s goals and performances have been this season.

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

i dont why i even bothered writing that as i know i’ll never see eye-toeye with someone who hates berbatov but loves downing

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

Calvino said:
Decisions again. Giggs really should have given that to Nani who was steaming in on goal!!!! Anyway, he is not having a good game wide left and he is not happy out there at all. I thought we should have started with a front three of Rooney flanked by Nani and Valencia so that Giggs would have been alongside Anderson and Carrick.

Please Berbatov should get right lost.

oh ffs
the guy isnt even in the squad and he is still being cunted by all and sundry
nani played like a twat most of the half and certain ranters are still queing up to go down on him
ffs

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

Blog Commenter said:
look this is where i get annoyed. i fully accept he aint the most effective £30M player, but quite why there is so much contempt for a guy who has scored 22 goals for the club this year is beyond me.

seems like people have quickly forgotten how shit rooney was earlier this season and how important a lot of berba’s goals and performances have been this season.

too fucking right triggs
some of the cunts on here need to pull their heads outta each others arses

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

please give us a second half display like the one at upton park 2 weeks ago

bman - April 19, 2011 Reply

My point is that he’s no use as a substitute, not that he’s no use in general. I feel like if Berba isn’t starting regularly, he plays worse when he actually does play. The situation feels a bit like the situation with Ruud before we sold him: clearly a useful player in general, but no longer of great use to this particular club.

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

i agree with you to a ceratin extent, but it’s a squad game now. just imagine a long-term injury to either chico or rooney, what then?

captainhormone - April 19, 2011 Reply

han said:
too fucking right triggs
some of the cunts on here need to pull their heads outta each others arses

fuck right off…he’s spineless and not utd class when it really really matters

i can count on one hand the amount of times he has performed when it really really matters…ffs thats in 3 bastard years

some perspective please, you fucking monkey rapists

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

valencia needs to come on
nani has been pointless

Calvino - April 19, 2011 Reply

Blog Commenter said:
i dont why i even bothered writing that as i know i’ll never see eye-toeye with someone who hates berbatov but loves downing

You can go to hell you prick!! Who is interested in “seeing eye-eye” with you on an internet forum. You love Berbatov? Your look out. You have all those stats? Great. I think he is the biggest waste of money for us under SAF. You do not. Good. I have no interest whatsoever in you liking my post. I have no problems with you liking Berbatov. I think Downing can do a great job for Utd down the left flank. He is 26, an England international and has a fantastic left foot. He can also work up and down the left flank just as Valencia does on the right. AND, he will be glad to be on the bench and not cause a fuss. You do not think so? Not a problem.

You are an idiot and believe me feel free to shoot down whatever I post and see if I care. Moron.

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

don’t get het up – just different perspectives

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

newcastle should be fined for coming out late
but they won’t be cause its only united that get fucked

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

captainhormone said:
fuck right off…he’s spineless and not utd class when it really really matters

i can count on one hand the amount of times he has performed when it really really matters…ffs thats in 3 bastard years

some perspective please, you fucking monkey rapists

its all by consent
so fuck off u uncle shagging cock fiddler

ltel - April 19, 2011 Reply

doest it really take us to go 1 down to start playing

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

ltel said:
doest it really take us to go 1 down to start playing

i hope not tonight
getting into them more now
valencia needs to come on

sidney - April 19, 2011 Reply

Great first touch from Giggs

Ando has hit some decent balls out wide

madredmonkey - April 19, 2011 Reply

come on, boys, score.

sidney - April 19, 2011 Reply

This is some good pressure

The midfield is actually first to everything

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

better passing this half

bman - April 19, 2011 Reply

Nani really can be an annoying player sometimes. You’re not Ronaldo, pass the ball.

I’ve a nasty feeling we’re going to be all over this lot for the rest of the half but not score. Or even worse, Newscastle will get a jammy goal against the run of play.

madredmonkey - April 19, 2011 Reply

we will score.

ltel - April 19, 2011 Reply

that looked a penalty

sidney - April 19, 2011 Reply

FFS that’s a penalty

We’re lucky

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

AGAIN

madmax - April 19, 2011 Reply

If Valencia comes on we will definitely score

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

Yep Nani aint doing it

bman - April 19, 2011 Reply

Get Tony V on to put in some decent crosses.

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

Ando looking good

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

never score from this shrek

bman - April 19, 2011 Reply

score you tits

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

give us a goal united

madmax - April 19, 2011 Reply

how the fuck Giggsy!!!!!

bman - April 19, 2011 Reply

oh FFS GIGGSY

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

giggs ffs

bman - April 19, 2011 Reply

I’m telling you it’s one of those fucking nights, can’t get any luck at all.

sidney - April 19, 2011 Reply

Giggs…

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

how the fuck are we not ahead in this?

bman - April 19, 2011 Reply

Come on lads, 20-25mins of football – let’s fucking win it. Aggressive substitution by Fergie.

madmax - April 19, 2011 Reply

bman said:
I’m telling you it’s one of those fucking nights, can’t get any luck at all.

we are lucky to be still level

dozer - April 19, 2011 Reply

Anderson – what a horrible player.

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

stick owen on for nani
otherwise shut up shop at the back and take a point

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

dozer said:
Anderson – what a horrible player.

sssssssshh
dont say that too loudly
u’ll get loads of shit for that on here

ltel - April 19, 2011 Reply

bit of urgency now.. cme on

bman - April 19, 2011 Reply

We could really do with Fletcher this match. It’s incredibly how well we’re doing this season with so few central midfield options.

madmax - April 19, 2011 Reply

our freekicks and corners are appalling, not even to the level of a mid table team

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

come on reds

bman - April 19, 2011 Reply

madmax said:
our freekicks and corners are appalling, not even to the level of a mid table team

Our corners have been shite for ages, and our freekicks have been shite since Ronaldo left. It’s depressing.

GeorgiaJon - April 19, 2011 Reply

This is not the play of champions. I believe Berba would be useful in this game!

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

owen on
now fucking score united

bman - April 19, 2011 Reply

I forgot that Owen played for Newcastle once. Actually, I forgot that he played for us too.

ltel - April 19, 2011 Reply

fuck sake roo.. never scoring from there

madmax - April 19, 2011 Reply

we dont look like scoring

ltel - April 19, 2011 Reply

tiote has been superb for them

bman - April 19, 2011 Reply

Smalling is class.

This match is infuriating. This must be what it feels like to be an Arsenal supporter. I don’t like it.

madmax - April 19, 2011 Reply

How I wish Rafael and Fabio were a few inches taller

GeorgiaJon - April 19, 2011 Reply

How the hell we’ll win the title with THAT midfield, I’ll never know…

brianofnazareth - April 19, 2011 Reply

I’ll piss myself if we win the league with this team… Fergie’s greatest achievement tbf

madmax - April 19, 2011 Reply

Giggs again. aarghh. stop trying to fucking pass the ball to the net

brianofnazareth - April 19, 2011 Reply

Nani has been annoying again lately….

O’shea is just….well just… shit always will be, are the twins injured?

bman - April 19, 2011 Reply

Carrick’s been good.

madmax - April 19, 2011 Reply

4 important fucking minutes of the season you cunts

brianofnazareth - April 19, 2011 Reply

Little pea been watching too much Nani….

madmax - April 19, 2011 Reply

crap it definitely wasn’t a dive

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

come on reds

brianofnazareth - April 19, 2011 Reply

Giggs has been fucking woeful tonight fair play.

brianofnazareth - April 19, 2011 Reply

madmax said:
crap it definitely wasn’t a dive

Take them off mate…. ffs

madmax - April 19, 2011 Reply

2 points fucking dropped

ltel - April 19, 2011 Reply

terrible

bman - April 19, 2011 Reply

very annoying, fair credit to Newcastle though.

GeorgiaJon - April 19, 2011 Reply

That ref was terrible. Seems to be the new standard in the past two seasons.

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

fucking prick referee
cunt’s eyes full of shit
should have scored from open play though
see how many openings were wasted
and berba not even on the pitch

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

Le Arse wont beat Spurs anyway.

Fuck it

sidney - April 19, 2011 Reply

Told you cunts we were never gonna win that
My internet cut out for Hernandez’s penalty shout. Was it a pen?
Theirs was. Ando connects with the player. We were lucky

GeorgiaJon - April 19, 2011 Reply

It honestly would have been a penalty (though with that crap ref, probably 50/50) but he hammed it up so bad he got a card.

Spike - April 19, 2011 Reply

meh..7 points clear.Glory Glory Man Utd….oppps wrong forum

fair do’s to Ncastle

captainhormone - April 19, 2011 Reply

han said:
its all by consent
so fuck off u uncle shagging cock fiddler

wtf you talking about you spunking cunt?

consent…you are as clear as the cum you shit from madreds cock

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

giggsy played like a tired old man
fucking waste resting him for the semi
1st half was poor but passing much improved in the 2nd half
nani was fucking cunting along with that fat waste of a shirt brazilian cunt in the middle
fucking fuming
should be 9 points clear and home and dry
now arse will think its not over and the rent boy cunts will also be sniffing

sheesh - April 19, 2011 Reply

Unbelievably piss poor in the final third. 3 clearcut chances to win the game and we couldn’t do it. How Giggs could laugh after missing that sitter is beyond me.

United never do things the easy way. They could have put Arsenal under pressure going into tomorrow’s game but, no, of course not. That would have been too much to ask.

If Arsenal win tomorrow, the gap’s down to 4 points and we’ve got 2 crunch games against them and Rent Boys to come.

Cunts.

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

Potential FC will choke like always

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

captainhormone said:
wtf you talking about you spunking cunt?

consent…you are as clear as the cum you shit from madreds cock

stop fiddling uncles arsehole and get a life u tree shagging cock munching granny fanny licking mongoose fucking cunt

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

ffs berbs

Calvino - April 19, 2011 Reply

Are you guys actually saying we were poor tonight? Is that what am getting from the majority of posts here? We battered them for the whole of the second-half but were unlucky to score and we are blaming the players? We took the game to them. Pinging balls all over the back and they were diving in and blocking everything and yet we are blaming the players? Come on!!!

Giggs should have buried two great chances and we would have been out of sight. Hernandez was in too much of a hurry in the last few seconds that was why he could not gather the pass into his stride.

I despair at the pathetic follow the flow type of people on here. What did the midfield do wrong today? What? Carrick was excellent and Anderson did well while he was on. Not sure why Owen came on to be honest. Nani was always a threat even if annoying.

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

agreed.

we did enough to win, just didn’t take our chances

Jaffyjofer - April 19, 2011 Reply

Did I watch a different game because they way I saw it, it was hardly backs to the wall defending by Newcastle. There were a few shite long range shots and the Giggs chance and that’s about it for the second half. Fuck all wing play and far to much hoofing it long from the back.

And Anderson was once again dogshit. He can’t pass the fucking ball, doesn’t look for the ball, meanders around the pitch and the dozy cunt nearly gave away a pen tackling a player being shown away from goal by two players. The only thing Anderson has over Gibson is he can actually tackle.

GeorgiaJon - April 19, 2011 Reply

Having chances where a played “should have buried” them and missing IS poor.

GeorgiaJon - April 19, 2011 Reply

*player

Also, see: FA Cup semifinal v MCFC

ltel - April 19, 2011 Reply

sidney said:
Told you cunts we were never gonna win that

My internet cut out for Hernandez’s penalty shout. Was it a pen?

Theirs was. Ando connects with the player. We were lucky

never a pen..dived

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

i don’t think any of them were clear pens today. the most obvious was the tiote handball – even that would be jammy

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

spurs can fuck the arse though
won’t be short on passion from them but it will be a cunt of a game to watch/listen to tomorrow

sidney - April 19, 2011 Reply

han said:
giggsy played like a tired old man
fucking waste resting him for the semi
1st half was poor but passing much improved in the 2nd half
nani was fucking cunting along with that fat waste of a shirt brazilian cunt in the middle
fucking fuming
should be 9 points clear and home and dry
now arse will think its not over and the rent boy cunts will also be sniffing

Should have listened to me
A point isn’t a disaster
We’re shit away from home and none of the top 5 teams have managed 3 points at St James’ Park
Tottenham should beat Arsenal… and we’ll be reet

Calvino - April 19, 2011 Reply

Arsenal can’t win tomorrow. They are playing Spurs at White Hart Lane. The best they will get is a draw. We did not lose. We have a point.

This reminds of ’99 were we drew at at Blackburn and Arsenal felt they could go to Leeds and win but lost. Arsenal have a tougher match than we have had tonight.

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

Thankfully we only have to put up with the “we’re back in this and fired up” bullshit from Arsenal for one day before they rollover and cry for mummy again

madredmonkey - April 19, 2011 Reply

what about Chelsea if they beat blues they are only 6 behind, and we still have to play then, if the arse do win, then only four points lead, and have them away. big night tomorrow.

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

“only 6 points”

you do realise there’s only 5 games left for chelsea after that Brum game?

And those five games include… United away, Spurs at home, Newcastle away and Everton away.

Triggs - April 19, 2011 Reply

and Arsenal aren’t about to suddenly grow a backbone

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

yes we have 2 cunting games but also the arse and the rent boys have to play us and still do have some hard games to come
7 points ahead is still a good cushion to have and if we had taken just 1 of the 3 clear cut chances we would be 9 ahead and out of sight

sheesh - April 19, 2011 Reply

Calvino said:
Are you guys actually saying we were poor tonight? Is that what am getting from the majority of posts here? We battered them for the whole of the second-half but were unlucky to score and we are blaming the players? We took the game to them. Pinging balls all over the back and they were diving in and blocking everything and yet we are blaming the players? Come on!!!

Giggs should have buried two great chances and we would have been out of sight. Hernandez was in too much of a hurry in the last few seconds that was why he could not gather the pass into his stride.

I despair at the pathetic follow the flow type of people on here. What did the midfield do wrong today? What? Carrick was excellent and Anderson did well while he was on. Not sure why Owen came on to be honest. Nani was always a threat even if annoying.

Cal, there’s no getting away from the fact that we should have won that game tonight and we would have done had we taken one of our clearcut chances.

People are entitled to get frustrated when we need to pick up points and put pressure on our rivals. Now we’ve given them hope when, before, maybe there was none.

Attacking wise, people are entitled to complain. What’s the use in having all the possession if you don’t do more in front of goal? Only in the last 5 minutes did we put up a sustained threat at their goal.

han - April 19, 2011 Reply

Blog Commenter said:
Did I watch a different game because they way I saw it, it was hardly backs to the wall defending by Newcastle. There were a few shite long range shots and the Giggs chance and that’s about it for the second half. Fuck all wing play and far to much hoofing it long from the back.

And Anderson was once again dogshit. He can’t pass the fucking ball, doesn’t look for the ball, meanders around the pitch and the dozy cunt nearly gave away a pen tackling a player being shown away from goal by two players. The only thing Anderson has over Gibson is he can actually tackle.

valencia should have been on from the start
and i guess u summarised the match up well
as for that fat arsed muppet – fucking piss poor
does well in 1 out of 5 matches ie similarly to carrick but he doesnt get a hard time from other ranters on here, precious brazilian goal shy fucker he is

madredmonkey - April 19, 2011 Reply

Blog Commenter said:
“only 6 points”

you do realise there’s only 5 games left for chelsea after that Brum game?

And those five games include… United away, Spurs at home, Newcastle away and Everton away.

newcastle home

eddieTheRed - April 19, 2011 Reply

Lee Probert had two decisions to make tonight; he got the Lovenkrands dive right but he got the trip on Hernandez wrong; I’m pissed (literally) but we look tired; you don’t have to be far off your game to drop points in this league!

sheesh - April 19, 2011 Reply

If we drop points against Everton, I can’t see us winning the title. Blackburn away also worries me (who can forget last season when we bottled it)…

sidney - April 20, 2011 Reply

sheesh said:
If we drop points against Everton, I can’t see us winning the title. Blackburn away also worries me (who can forget last season when we bottled it)…

We won’t win at Blackburn. A draw or a loss – deffo.
I think we stand more chance of raising our game at the Emirates and raping them on the counter. Also, crucially, they don’t press when they’re not in possession like normal Prem teams, so the midfielders will have more chance to assert themselves.

kramer - April 20, 2011 Reply

sid was spot on. this isn’t a disaster though, especially if spurs get a point against arsenal. i do think the players need a rest though, playing twice a week for so many weeks may be catching up with them.
i have no fucking clue why ferguson took nani off – taking off one of our best creative players and putting on a cunt who hangs around the goal doing nothing.

captainhormone - April 20, 2011 Reply

han said:
stop fiddling uncles arsehole and get a life u tree shagging cock munching granny fanny licking mongoose fucking cunt

LKHF endorse this statement

uncleknobheadforfucksake - April 20, 2011 Reply

so hernandez is another fucking embarrassing diving cunt i see

Alfonso Bedoya - April 20, 2011 Reply

uncleknobheadforfucksake said:
so hernandez is another fucking embarrassing diving cunt i see

Aye… proper modern footballer…

Honour in football is dead.

Calvino - April 20, 2011 Reply

Knobby where were you when Owen shamelessly dived in St Etienne all those years ago? I was shocked at how the English press described it at the time. That he repeated it four years later was quite amazing. But, ITV – bless them, all in the panel did condemn and agree that he did dive.

I still can’t believe that we did not win. Rooney, Hernandez and Giggs twice, had great opportunities for us to win that game but the keeper saved from the first two while Giggs could not even hit the target INSIDE the box! Amazing..

ltel - April 20, 2011 Reply

why does it matter where he was that night?

han - April 20, 2011 Reply

ltel said:
why does it matter where he was that night?

lol

Bill - April 20, 2011 Reply

Don’t get all this worry over Blackburn away. Key points:

1. Blackburn are playing like a League One side at the moment
2. They are managed by a rookie, not Sam Alladyce who’s track record of getting poor sides to mid table is second to none.
3. Last year Rooney was injured so didn’t play
4. Last year we didn’t have Hernandez so Berbatov had to play in a pressure game
5. Add the two above points together and we are unlikely to draw a blank infront of goal again.

All this adds up to United having a very very good chance of picking up 3 points.

Everton is the big game, if we take 3 points on Saturday it will be a massive step towards no 19.

Calvino - April 20, 2011 Reply

We will win this title.

@tel, well, he is here calling Hernandez names so I would like to know what he made of Owen’s shameless dives in two successive world cup matches against Argentina.

herbie simms - April 21, 2011 Reply

I’m not sure if this team can beat Everton. SAF is talking as if the team is mentally strained from playing so many games and that loss to Manchester City has taken its toll, mentally. Chelsea are in great form right now and the draw with Newcastle may come back to haunt us. The pundits are saying how Everton have a poor record at Old Trafford, but Everton have improved 100% and this is will be another difficult game for United on present form.

kramer - April 21, 2011 Reply

meh, most players fucking dive, including rooney, ronaldo and nani. fuck that honour bullshit, get over yourselves

Calvino - April 21, 2011 Reply

My point exactly Kramer. Barcelona is filled with the most outrageous divers the game has ever seen. Busquets, Dani Alves and Iniesta make me want to get up and stab them when I see their behaviour. The worst is that ordinary nothing footballer Mascherano.

So to call Hernandez names is typical Knobby rubbish.

squigels - April 21, 2011 Reply

Hernandez has 5 yellow cards this season. I would nearly wager that at least 4 of them are for diving. You refer to an Owen dive 9 years ago so you really are not making a great case.

Btw

Hernandez = little diamond
Owen = Scouse prick.

Alfonso Bedoya - April 21, 2011 Reply

kramer said:
meh, most players fucking dive, including rooney, ronaldo and nani. fuck that honour bullshit, get over yourselves

Fuck you… just cause everyone does it, don’t make it right… and just cause you think it’s acceptable doesn’t mean the rest of us shouldn’t find it ugly.

I fuckin hate diving… it makes a joke of the game, and I hate it more when our players do it, because it denies me the moral high ground with opposing fans.

You’ve come to accept it as part of the game… good for you… but anyway you want to look at it, it’s cheating… what does that say about you?

kramer - April 21, 2011 Reply

it says i’m a cheater. big whoop.

uncleknobheadforfucksake - April 21, 2011 Reply

owens dives made up for the hand of god, theyre the only occasions an english player has ever dived but they were extenuating circumstances, what with the hand of god and the falklands and us sending bollockless carricky shitehouse spike over there

plus at least owens dives worked, hernandezs were fucking embarrassing, and nani

Calvino - April 21, 2011 Reply

You knobby, are a top grade idiot. You are well off the radar in terms of your hubris. First time an english man dived. I guess Heskey does not count? Nor David Beckham and Gar Neville – two worthy exponents from Utd.

Alfonso Bedoya - April 21, 2011 Reply

“extenuating circumstances, what with the hand of god and the falklands and us sending bollockless carricky shitehouse spike over there”…

Blew snot all over my shirt, you 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.”

han - April 21, 2011 Reply

Alfonso Bedoya said:
“extenuating circumstances, what with the hand of god and the falklands and us sending bollockless carricky shitehouse spike over there”…

Blew snot all over my shirt, you cunt…

better your own snot than unclecheeseknobcocksuckerffs’s jizum

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