Rooney returns as Reds rally for Geordie trip



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

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  • sidney

    We’ll lose or draw

  • squigels

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

  • bman

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

  • han

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • http://www.newhallmedialtd.com Calvino

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    already getting nervous ffs

  • ltel

    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

    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

    team news in

    Scholes and Hargreaves start for united in midfield

    OMG!!!

  • sheesh

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

  • ltel

    fuck me in order you twat

  • sheesh

    ltel said:
    fuck me in order you twat

    Can’t be arsed.
    Copied off twitter.

  • captainhormone

    ltel said:
    fuck me in order you twat

    *AT LAST*
    I’LL GO FIRST!!!

    LKHF

    faffing

  • ltel

    that full stop is crucial

  • madredmonkey

    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

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

  • ltel

    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

    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

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

  • madredmonkey

    hi Han, me too

  • madredmonkey

    we need to show character tonight.

  • sheesh

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

  • ltel

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

    lol. get fucked

  • han

    puzzling ommission that berbs one

  • madredmonkey

    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

    madredmonkey said:
    Rio is in hiding from his stalker.

    oh yes she did a runner before sentencing…

  • captainhormone

    ltel said:
    that full stop is crucial

    WHAT FULL STOP SWEETBUM?

  • captainhormone

    han said:
    puzzling ommission that berbs one

    HA..LOL

  • han

    captainhormone said:
    HA..LOL

    kiss.my.hairy.tookus.

  • han

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

  • madredmonkey

    hw

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

  • captainhormone

    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

      ffs

  • han

    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

    coooooommeeeeeeeeee oooooooonn

  • madredmonkey

    come on man united,

  • captainhormone

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

  • brianofnazareth

    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

    oooooh should hae scored

  • han

    unlucky sweet pea
    should have been 1-0 up

  • han

    come on reds

  • ltel

    if that was berb missed that…..

    • Triggs

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

  • brianofnazareth

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

  • han

    come on reds
    withstand their early pressure

  • brianofnazareth

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

  • han

    evra u fuckwit
    get a grip u twat

  • Triggs

    Evra and Giggs utter dreck so far

  • Triggs

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

  • han

    waste by carrick

  • brianofnazareth

    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

      sounds like someone aint getting any

  • madmax

    fuck. Rooney should have scored there. nice move though

  • ltel

    diving bastard

  • Triggs

    Half the team aint turned up yet

  • ltel

    shot nani you tit

  • han

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

  • han

    shit passing

  • Triggs

    “a blatant, blatant dive” according to Burley

    Oh no he’s changed his mind

  • madredmonkey

    come on united..

  • han

    i see the referee is trying his best to fuck us

  • Triggs

    Burley still aint got over the 1994 FA Cup Final.

    Bitter scotch twat

  • han

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

  • Triggs

    Carrick and Ando getting control now

  • han

    we are absolute shite at corners this season

  • Ted

    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

    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

    http://www.chabka.es/

    try that sid

  • Triggs

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

    is it as simple as just too much football?

  • ltel

    keep the passing up and they will tire

  • bman

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

    • Triggs

      Fergie says he’s “unwell”

  • bman

    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

    unlucky sweet pea just there

  • han

    fucking hell free header
    wake up united ffs

  • Ted

    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

    motherfucker referee

  • sidney

    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

    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

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

  • han

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

  • Triggs

    get Tony V on ffs

  • sidney

    Great ball from Rooney

  • han

    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…

  • http://www.newhallmedialtd.com Calvino

    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

      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

        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

    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

    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

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

  • bman

    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

      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

    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

    valencia needs to come on
    nani has been pointless

  • http://www.newhallmedialtd.com Calvino

    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

      don’t get het up – just different perspectives

  • han

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

  • han

    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

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

  • han

    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

    Great first touch from Giggs

    Ando has hit some decent balls out wide

  • madredmonkey

    come on, boys, score.

  • sidney

    This is some good pressure

    The midfield is actually first to everything

  • han

    better passing this half

  • bman

    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

    we will score.

  • ltel

    that looked a penalty

  • sidney

    FFS that’s a penalty

    We’re lucky

    • Triggs

      AGAIN

  • madmax

    If Valencia comes on we will definitely score

    • Triggs

      Yep Nani aint doing it

  • bman

    Get Tony V on to put in some decent crosses.

  • Triggs

    Ando looking good

  • han

    never score from this shrek

  • bman

    score you tits

  • han

    give us a goal united

  • madmax

    how the fuck Giggsy!!!!!

  • han

    giggs ffs

  • bman

    oh FFS GIGGSY

  • bman

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

  • sidney

    Giggs…

  • han

    how the fuck are we not ahead in this?

  • bman

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

  • madmax

    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

    Anderson – what a horrible player.

  • han

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

  • han

    dozer said:
    Anderson – what a horrible player.

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

  • ltel

    bit of urgency now.. cme on

  • bman

    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

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

  • han

    come on reds

  • bman

    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.

  • http://minesuhpint.tumblr.com GeorgiaJon

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

  • han

    owen on
    now fucking score united

  • bman

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

  • ltel

    fuck sake roo.. never scoring from there

  • madmax

    we dont look like scoring

  • ltel

    tiote has been superb for them

  • bman

    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

    How I wish Rafael and Fabio were a few inches taller

  • http://minesuhpint.tumblr.com GeorgiaJon

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

  • brianofnazareth

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

  • madmax

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

  • brianofnazareth

    Nani has been annoying again lately….

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

  • bman

    Carrick’s been good.

  • madmax

    4 important fucking minutes of the season you cunts

  • brianofnazareth

    Little pea been watching too much Nani….

  • madmax

    crap it definitely wasn’t a dive

  • han

    come on reds

  • brianofnazareth

    Giggs has been fucking woeful tonight fair play.

  • brianofnazareth

    madmax said:
    crap it definitely wasn’t a dive

    Take them off mate…. ffs

  • madmax

    2 points fucking dropped

  • ltel

    terrible

  • bman

    very annoying, fair credit to Newcastle though.

  • http://minesuhpint.tumblr.com GeorgiaJon

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

  • han

    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

    Le Arse wont beat Spurs anyway.

    Fuck it

  • sidney

    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

    • http://minesuhpint.tumblr.com GeorgiaJon

      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

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

    fair do’s to Ncastle

  • captainhormone

    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

    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

    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

      Potential FC will choke like always

  • han

    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

    ffs berbs

  • http://www.newhallmedialtd.com Calvino

    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

      agreed.

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

    • Jaffyjofer

      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.

    • http://minesuhpint.tumblr.com GeorgiaJon

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

      • http://minesuhpint.tumblr.com GeorgiaJon

        *player

        Also, see: FA Cup semifinal v MCFC

  • ltel

    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

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

  • han

    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

    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

  • http://www.newhallmedialtd.com Calvino

    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

    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

    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

      “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

        and Arsenal aren’t about to suddenly grow a backbone

  • han

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    so hernandez is another fucking embarrassing diving cunt i see

  • Alfonso Bedoya

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

    Aye… proper modern footballer…

    Honour in football is dead.

  • http://www.newhallmedialtd.com Calvino

    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

    why does it matter where he was that night?

  • han

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

    lol

  • http://www.sourceofgravity.com Bill

    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.

  • http://www.newhallmedialtd.com Calvino

    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

    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

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

  • http://www.newhallmedialtd.com Calvino

    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

    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

    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

    it says i’m a cheater. big whoop.

  • uncleknobheadforfucksake

    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

  • http://www.newhallmedialtd.com Calvino

    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

    “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

    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