Manchester United Message Board
- A Yahoo! User A Yahoo! User Mar 11, 2013 09:34 Flag
not only city though. in truth chelsea, arsenal and liverpool have all been a shambles this season and that is the reason this average looking united side are running away with the title. hopefully we'll see the real chelsea, arsenal and city in the league fixtures against united.
- A Yahoo! User A Yahoo! User Mar 10, 2013 21:16 Flag
MU have been very lucky throughout the season, there were too many games where they should have lost but got lucky to get a result. They should concentrate mainly on the league games because there's insufficient quality in the side. The most concerning aspect for any objective MU fan is they have struggled against quality sides. The two recent games exposed the glaring weaknesses in the side.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that his side are lucky to still be in the FA Cup.
Ferguson's side let a two-goal lead slip in the second half to draw 2-2 with Chelsea and force a replay in the quarter-finals.
Ferguson said that Chelsea were the better side in the second half and insisted that the midweek defeat to Real Madrid left his players tired as the game went on.
"We're lucky to still be in the cup," the Scot told MUTV. "We just ran out of legs and Chelsea were far the better team in the second half.
"But I can't be critical of my side because the running they had to do on Tuesday night against a really top side in Real Madrid, had its bearing on today's result, no doubt about that.
"The two full-backs, Rafael and Patrice [Evra], are knackered and the two central midfielders tired badly. We kept giving the ball away and it made it a long day for us, going from one penalty box and back to our own."
The winner of the replay at Stamford Bridge will face Manchester City in the semi-finals.
- A Yahoo! User A Yahoo! User Mar 4, 2013 23:42 Flag
"I strongly think u will have far too much for them "
far too much for a team managed by master tactician jose mourinho and containing the likes of higuian, benzema, di maria, ronaldo, ozil, etc, etc?
Tomorrow's match will be decided by away goals rule and I'm pretty certain that Ronaldo would add to his impressive goalscoring record on Tuesday night.
If United are to stand a chance of going through, Rooney and RVP would have to do better than Ronaldo. I personally can't see this happening myself but you never know with football, the game is unpredictable at times.
- A Yahoo! User A Yahoo! User Mar 4, 2013 23:14 Flag
Mr Wise Son, I think you're barking up the wrong tree mate.
Wisey isn't as bad as you think... the people you should be copying are butch, marseille muppet / ian robert h /(united do rule or what he now calls himself) and le poof.
enough is enough mate.
- Reply to Wise Son Feb 26, 2013 14:26A Yahoo! User A Yahoo! User Mar 4, 2013 23:07 Flag
you're barking up the wrong tree mate.
there are far worse posters on here than wisey, e.g. baldy harris (United do rule), butch and le poof, to name but three.
cut wisey some slack... he's definitely not as bad as the notorious three above.
- Reply to Wise Son Feb 26, 2013 14:26A Yahoo! User A Yahoo! User Mar 4, 2013 22:15 Flag
i'm really surprised that "United do rule" hasn't been breached yet, surely that muppet deserves the same treatment as the bald-headed sonny.
- A Yahoo! User A Yahoo! User Mar 3, 2013 18:24 Flag
@The better team won tonight, no doubt about that. @
No real Gunner would say that.
And you called yourself an Arsenal fan?
You are a disgrace to AFC, Govinda #$%$
ends this summer, 31st may
im shocked that nani, a player signed for £18m and widely regarded as the most talented player on our books, has been allowed to run down his contract.
it seems like he is on his way to zenit on a free transfer for £200,000 a week.
greedy git! http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/nani-threatens-to-run-down-his-contract-1313620
- A Yahoo! User A Yahoo! User Jan 9, 2013 12:14 Flag
i think that's too simplistic an answer that doesn't explain why valencia has been so bad. look at our recent draw against swansea, for example. in that game valencia was dire for an hour and had to be substituted because he seemed to have forgotten how to beat their full-back down the flank. he was being made to come inside rather than bursting down the flank. there has to be a reason why he's not playing properly and why since the newcastle game he has gone back to putting in sub part performances. is he carrying an injury? does he have something on his mind?
needs to up his game, and he isn't the only concern for united.
but valencia has been out of sorts all season and seems incapable to beat defenders when on the ball. the frustrating thing for me is he can't even seem to pick out a good ball anymore. all of his crosses go over everybody's heads.
im beginning to think he's been found out by defenders as he's just an average player, nothing special in my opinion. he wasn't special at wigan either.
- A Yahoo! User A Yahoo! User Nov 12, 2012 09:59 Flag
Piggy, I hate to admit it, but throwing away an 8 point lead at the top of the table is simply 'crumble', especially if you consider how we threw it away! Away defeat to Wigan, home draw vs Everton (where we were leading 4-2) and away defeat to City, who did the double over us... We HAVE to get much, much better defensively and in midfield in order to stand a chance of beating City to the title..
- A Yahoo! User A Yahoo! User Nov 12, 2012 09:42 Flag
I can, in all honesty, see city winning the title this season. They haven't lost a single game all season unlike United, and are very strong in midfield, defence and their attackers (Dzeko, Aguero, Tevez, Balotelli) aren't bad either in comparison to Uniteds. Silva has barely featured for them and could be the real difference as he proved against Spurs. Still all to play for but they are in fine fettle.
- A Yahoo! User A Yahoo! User Sep 25, 2012 12:09 Flag
Valencia blatantly dived in the box, you could see from the video replays that he was on his way down before contact - a classic dive!
Johnson has spoke out about it and called Valencia a diver. Shame Halsey was fooled by his antics into awarding a penalty for diving.
As usual poor refereeing decisions cost Liverpool the match.
Both Evans and Jonjo jumped in with their studs showing.
The red card decision was wrong.
Valencia's penalty award was very soft at best, not a penalty for me.
united have conceded 5 goals in 3 games this season
vidic and rio used to be solid defensively for united but on the last 2 matches their defending still leaves a lot to be desired.
- A Yahoo! User A Yahoo! User Aug 25, 2012 19:27 Flag
I thought we were excellent in the first half, let's face it, against a midtable side which fulham are.Our build-up play was great but we got very lazy as a team and sloppy in possession in the second half. Just can't do that against the better sides.
The midfield is still a real worry for me. I'm still unconvinced about Cleverley, Ando and Carrick in the big games. Don't think they are good enough