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The Paul McGeady Story

United promise to phone our Ex-Season Ticket Holder

Perhaps Paul spoke to soon, perhaps there is some light at the end of the tunnel.

Just days after contacting the club for what Paul thought would be the last time, he received a reply to his final correspondence in which he humbly apologised before heavily criticising the club’s latest statements and decisions surrounding club membership and season ticketing.

Read the clubs latest reply here.

Dear Mr McGeady

Reference: 24138

Thank you for your email dated 25th June regarding the cost of Official Membership and Administration charges.

I am due to meet with the General Manager of Ticketing & Membership Services later this week and I promise to discuss your concerns.

As soon as I have any information for you I will contact you. Do you have a daytime contact telephone number as perhaps it would be best for us to speak in person rather than by email?

I hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience.

Yours sincerely

Keep us posted Paul, and good luck.



  1. Moscow

    28 June 2012 at 12:37

    Training video used by England and United.

  2. Stephen

    28 June 2012 at 13:06

    Moscow you clearly despise everything to do with United and England. I will make a friendly suggestion, your love for Mourinho has been well if not over stated by yourself on this site. Good for you, so why no support the fascists if United clearly makes you so unhappy?
    Your negativity on this site is getting depressing, you make Grognard look happy go lucky. I have a lot of time for you mate trust me, but you posts are getting very lazy. Anti Fergie, Anti England, Anti United, We need to sign a midfielder and a left back (Which we all know by the way) Come on mate. Lets give the manager and Gill time, if they fail to deliver, like you I will hammer them hard.
    And we all know you hate Fergie and England, point taken no need to keep going on like a stuck record and give them a chance.

    • Moscow

      28 June 2012 at 19:21

      @Stephen: You’re right, Real Madrid play really good football and I love their manager. I’ll go support them πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

      • Stephen

        28 June 2012 at 20:37

        @Moscow: Actually with Fergie now helping to sell season tickets, we need as many fans we can get, please stay :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

      • RedOrDead

        29 June 2012 at 18:07

        @Moscow: You guys think Fergie is bad just wait until we replace him with David Moyes. Because that is clearly going to be who comes next especially if Fergie has a say. The guy can manage a team without having a transfer budget. Glazers dream πŸ™„

  3. AndyCR7

    28 June 2012 at 14:34

    We will be playing a friendly with Barca on 8th August in Sweden!

    • dgame

      28 June 2012 at 17:11

      @AndyCR7: yeah, same result. we won’t win πŸ™

      • Moscow

        28 June 2012 at 22:52

        @dgame: We didn’t do too badly last time (in a friendly)

  4. colver

    29 June 2012 at 02:34

    We could beat Barcelona 10-0 and it would do nothing to diminish the fact that our European stock has fallen like a lead balloon after our disastrous campaign last season.

    We have a lot to prove in Europe next season and I’m hoping Ferguson will take Europe seriously and put out our strongest teams with sensible tactics (IE NOT 4-4-2) and try and restore some pride.

  5. Darth Red Diablo

    29 June 2012 at 08:12

    And Jordi Alba signs for Barcelona!
    I can’t remember when a player chose us over another big club.

    I still can’t understand why Fergie doesn’t sign Germans. They’re tactically much better than what we have.
    Hummels or Jones? I think we all know the answer to that.

    • Moscow

      29 June 2012 at 11:58

      @Darth Red Diablo: Jones is young and English. He also runs around a lot and puts his foot in. The next Roy Keane then πŸ™„

    • Will

      29 June 2012 at 20:57

      @Darth Red Diablo: For 14 million Euros, which is something like Β£11 million! Talk about ‘no value’ After the tournament he’s had that’s pennies! Unbelievable, meanwhile we’ll end up with Baines for 17million?!!? What the hell.

  6. Darth Red Diablo

    29 June 2012 at 12:46

    His attacking play is exquisite as well! πŸ˜€

  7. Stephen

    29 June 2012 at 17:07

    Jones does seem to be the new Red Rants whipping boy especially with our foreign support on this site. For me he is very raw and only 20, he has also been pulled from pillar to post by the manager. He has played centre half with numerous partners, deployed as a holding and attacking midfield player as well as right back. He needs time, he will end up as a terrific centre back and future United captain. He has made mistakes but he has got the right attitude and ability to really make it, give him a chance.

    • Moscow

      29 June 2012 at 19:47

      @Stephen: This was a really encouraging season for him at centre back, especially his performance at home against Basel. Awe-inspiring.

      • Stephen

        30 June 2012 at 11:09

        @Moscow: Give him a chance, we was 19 then, oh sorry he is English so you won’t πŸ™„

        • Moscow

          30 June 2012 at 11:35

          @Stephen: I don’t give him a chance to grow taller after 20 years old. And give those xenophobic accusations a rest will ya?

        • Stephen

          30 June 2012 at 12:11

          @Moscow: Ok mate sorry.
          I really do feel mate he has ability but needs to mature. Cannavaro and Baresi were not tall and were arguably the best in the World.
          He needs to work on his positional play and to compare him to O’Shea is almost embarrassing, give the lad a bit more time please.
          I remember when many were calling Ronaldo a circus, he proved many wrong I am not saying Jones is in his league but he has something.

  8. Owen

    29 June 2012 at 20:25

    What was the need to replace O’Shea with an inferior version costing 20 millions ?

  9. colver

    30 June 2012 at 00:37

    Jones may well come good but it was a ludicrous sum of money for a youngster with only 35 professional appearances. Of course the excuse was that other clubs were showing interest and forcing our hand. But it makes a mockery of our so-called transfer policy of searching for value.

    It seems that the Modric pursuit has ended. Silly really because if we were willing to pay Β£30 million for Berbatov at a similar age Modric is easily worth Β£40 million. Of course we will use the excuse that he was only interested in joining Real Madrid. But since we never seem to actually table firm offers and instead engage in this silly charade each summer of putting the feelers out we will never know.
    Just as last summer we never even bothered making a bid for Sneijder.

    Kagaya is the cheap option and I think he will work out really well for us long term. But by signing Modric we would have brought in the closest like for like replacement for Scholes in world football who has shown in the euros he can mix it up against the best midfields out there.

    It has long since been obvious to me that the real thing which is dictating our transfer policy is our wage structure. That would explain why we are happy splashing out huge sums of money for youngsters but balk at paying only Β£10-15 million more for experienced internationals.

    And we can’t even say it would break our wage structure because we all know what Wayne Rooney is making in wages.

    • Moscow

      30 June 2012 at 11:34

      @colver: We’ve seen this before in all the summers previous mate, and it’s quite clear that the club has no intention of rewarding the fans with the world class players they deserve for paying ever increasing ticket prices. Since the sale of Ronaldo we have been ‘snubbed’ by Benzema, David Villa, Ozil, Sneijder, Nasri, and if the rumours are true, Modric has slipped through our fingers to Real.

      I don’t ever see us challenging Barcelona or Real Madrid. The end is approaching for Ferguson because he cannot produce miracles anymore.

  10. colver

    30 June 2012 at 12:04

    Moscow, if we do get outgunned by Real Madrid or Manchester City fair enough but what really irks me is that we don’t make firm offers. No wonder all our targets make overtures to other clubs because if they express and interest in joining us and we don’t do anything they look stupid.

    I want our transfer policy to be based on firm early offers for players on our target list. Not putting the feelers out. Tabling an offer in writing or the equivalent. Forcing the other club to reject our offer or make a counter offer or leave it on the table. Then if we are allowed to talk to the player I want us to meet the player in person give them a similarly firm offer and sell them on the non-monetary benefits of joining Manchester United.

    • Moscow

      30 June 2012 at 12:20

      @colver: I agree, it is desperately disappointing that we don’t make our interest concrete. Players like David Silva and van der Vaart have openly expressed a desire to move but Ferguson remained adamant that his squad was good enough, and then City swoops in and gets Silva (arguably better than any of our players now) for Β£25 million, Spurs get VDV for the price of Bebe.

      However, the excuses have ran out this summer, if we are in a position where we start Scholes or Giggs or both in a title decider this season, I will abuse both the manager and Gill.

      • Stephen

        30 June 2012 at 13:57

        @Moscow: You already abuse Fergie and Gill πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  11. Stephen

    30 June 2012 at 14:11

    In all seriousness the signing of Kagawa is encouraging. Powell looks like a good prospect, but if we sign just Rodriguez and Baines this summer then I will be very disappointed.
    A new left back is imperative as Evra’s ego outweighs his talent, thinking you are Roberto Carols and being Roberto Carlos are two different things. Another winger is simply not needed, even if Nani leaves.
    We are still in desperate need of at least one central midfield player, ideally two as the Japanese lad really is a number 10. We need to change the system to 4-5-1 or 4-3-3 as we and England showed how out dated 4-4-2 is in Europe now.
    Fergie seems to have a blind spot in this position and if it were not for a certain 37 year old coming out of retirement last season we would have never got anywhere near winning the title. I will give the manager the benefit of the doubt as the Euros are not even over. But if he fails to strengthen in that area then we will have no chance next season.
    Also if and when Berba leaves we will need a proper number 9, we simply cannot rely on Rooney, Welbeck needs another chance but I simply don’t rate him. Chicharito is a good impact sub, but has the body strength of a er pea and the touch of a rugby player.
    Finally, can we please sell Anderson.

    • Darth Red Diablo

      30 June 2012 at 14:38

      @Stephen: The thing is Stephen. Kagawa is not the answer. He may be a good player but he doesn’t have the superstar factor. Let’s face it, we can no longer compete in the market for big players since they always choose another club over us.

      Kagawa was offered the no.7 shirt which the biggest compliment a player could get. Tell me honestly, out of the pool containing Benzema, Villa, Silva, Ozil, Sneijder, Nasri and Kagawa, who would you like to wear the no.7 Shirt?

      • Stephen

        30 June 2012 at 14:59

        @Darth Red Diablo: We do we need to sign a superstar? We need to sign good players, Kagawa is a good player and probably a superstar in Japan, hence I am sure the Glazers are delighted with the signing.
        We have to accept that Benzema, Ozil wanted to sign for Real, they are a big pull. Silva and Nasri signed for the money and Sneijder wanted to sign for us but the Yanks wouldn’t let us pay the fee and wages.
        We cannot not compete with Barca and Real, with City they have the money. We have to hope that our name and history helps, but most footballers are all about themselves and money.
        We are reliant on Fergie working miricles, which is why I get annoyed with the abuse aimed at him. He has done amazingly with the resources at his disposal, but he has sold his soul to the Devil…….

        • Darth Red Diablo

          30 June 2012 at 15:06

          @Stephen: I agree to that. But that is exactly why I am against Fergie. Listen, Fergie isn’t going to be here long and he is not going to be performing miracles all the time. City are only going to get stronger. So are Chelsea. Arsenal have signed world class attackers in Podolski and Giroud.

          The Glazers have ruined us, and I blame Fergie for fooling the fans for such a long time.

          United is a club, bigger than one person. And Fergie has shown us that this is not the case here.

        • Stephen

          30 June 2012 at 15:32

          @Darth Red Diablo: Fergie hasn’t fooled the fans as we are not stupid. He like all powerful men believe their own hype and football clubs think the fans are morons. They put out statements which are lies and expect us to believe them. Fergie is looking after himself, I would to find how much he personally has made from transfers, eg Bebe..
          Podolski and Giroud are far from World Class mate, please, I think Kagawa is the best piece of business in the Premiership so far.
          We do need to strengthen more, a left back, two centre mids and a striker and the sale of the fat Brazilian would be the ideal πŸ˜€

  12. colver

    30 June 2012 at 18:03

    I have no problem with not signing superstars. But we need more mid-range signings. Kagaya is a great start. But as Stephen points out we need a left back and another central midfielder as a matter or priority and a definite switch towards some version of 4-5-1/4-3-3

  13. Owen

    30 June 2012 at 19:06

    It is best to play something like 3-5-2/3-4-3 when your full backs are as great as Evra and Jones . Playing Vidic ,Rio and Evans/Smalling all together is better option because these are really good Center Backs.

    • Moscow

      30 June 2012 at 19:31

      @Owen: Under Ferguson and his tactically inept coaching staff, a 3-5-2 would be a cataclysmic failure. It is too difficult a concept to grasp.

      Evra and Jones should simply be eliminated from the line-up, buy a new LB and play Rafael at RB. Smalling and Vidic should be our centre backs.

      Play 3 in midfield, Carrick holding midfielder, Marchisio as engine to do the running, Kagawa at the tip of the trio as attacking midfielder.

      3 pronged attack, Rooney as lone striker flanked by Nani and Valencia. No Young please. Bring Scholes on in the last 10 minutes to slow the game down. Chicharito super sub. Welbeck sold to Spurs. Cleverley sent on loan to a midtable club, and if he doesn’t make the grade, sell him. Tell Giggs to play Carling Cup games, along with Park and Fletcher (if he recovers). Sack the toilet cleaner at Carrington and replace him with Anderson (he can use his head for once).

      Only 4 top players. Rooney, Nani, Valencia and Vidic. We need to build the side around them.

    • tonymontanna4united

      1 July 2012 at 13:39

      @Owen: I remember in the swansea home game, when we all knew after citys win the league was practically gone, i called for that system.
      3 defenders, with 2 attacking full backs in valencia and young, 2 CMs sitting deep, and then a front 3.
      Would have been a bit or a risk granted, but would have been an excellent opportunity to try it out in a game where we needed to score goals, and really (at that time anyway) we thought the league was basically gone.
      Instead though we went 4-4-2, and it was another win, but another totally drab, boring game. Opportunity missed.
      Anyway would have looked something like below:

      ———-De Gea————–

      Wouldnt mind seeing the below in a few games this season tbh.

      ———–De Gea————

      Obviously not going to happen, but would be worth a try in certain games where teams come and barely venture in our half. Any need to have 4 defenders back in those instances? Not imo, especially when you’ve got hard working players like baines and valencia who will get up and down the line and always put in a shift. Would allow the mouthwatering front 3 of rooney, nani and kagawa to wreak havoc.
      But not gonna happen.

  14. Traverse

    30 June 2012 at 23:02

    Leighton Baines is a done deal from what I’m hearing. Β£14mil + add ons.

  15. RedOrDead

    1 July 2012 at 04:00

    If Baines is a done deal then say goodbye to us in the market for new players. Mark my words that will be us done. I can already sense Fergie preparing the “no value” and “the squad is strong” press releases right now.

    • tonymontanna4united

      1 July 2012 at 13:24

      @RedOrDead: Whilst giggs and scholes are still around, i cant see us ever signing a new midfielder tbh. Contrary to what fergies been saying about not over using the 2, id bet good money on both of them featuring 60-70 games between them next season.
      Oh and as for this being their last season here. Yeah well not while fergies still around.
      So with those 2, carrick, cleverley in the background, i think fergies quite happy with that.
      Lets also not forget that fletcher will soon be back by somehow overcoming an incurable illness, anderson wont be back 2 stone overweight, and will be raring to go again and of course we will be giving plenty of chances to youngsters like tunnicliffe and petrucci who will need a good number of games or else they’ll leave πŸ™„
      Thats how, im sure, fergie will see it.
      Shame as were 1 world class midfieder away from actually having a really good summer of signings, as i think kagawa and baines have/will be excellent pieces of business for us.
      If we would now just go hell for leather and bring in anyone of sahin, martinez (or any one of bilbao’s midfielders), modric, cabaye, m’villa, strootman, khediera off the top of my head, i’d say it would be a really good summer.
      Just not gonna happen though, and deep down we all know thats the truth.

      • RedOrDead

        1 July 2012 at 16:40


        100% agreed on all your points mate. Was talking transfers with some fellow reds last night and we were pretty much all in agreement that Baines will be the last bit of business for us this summer. And im expecting us to make back part of the fees we are paying out by selling Berbatov and maybe one or two more so in reality we will have paid out around 15 million by the start of the season which is absurd for a club of our size. But of course David Gill says Fergie has the funds to spend so it must be true.

        Which means im expecting the same situation that has happened in every recent summer window to follow now. Next will be the usual Fergie press release rubbish about Value, faith in youth, Vidic and Fletcher being like new signings and the squad is strong. Then as soon as the season gets underway and we come up against a top half side we will revert back to Scholes, Giggs and Carrick every single time. And it is a real shame because as you said we are not that far away but try explaining this to Fergie πŸ™„

        And as for Anderson id be happy to sell him on for a bag of burst Jabulani balls right now πŸ˜›

        • tonymontanna4united

          1 July 2012 at 19:30

          @RedOrDead: Dont get me wrong mate, i still think were a good 3/4 players off being anywhere near to the levels id call acceptable and united quality, but kagawa, baines and a new midfielder would definitely be a start.
          I think first and foremost though we need to see a good 5/6 players going out of the team.
          Scholes for all his class, should only have ever been a short term fix. The minute he was offered a new contract i bloody well knew we’d neglect midfield again this summer.
          Giggs is the same. Looked woeful every time he played. Its not good enough just having his experience in the squad and giving him 10/15 mins here and there. Oh no. Fergie still actually classifies him as a KEY player, and starts him most weeks.
          Worse than that, even when he is at his woeful best, he still somehow manages to last the full 90 minutes, whilst one of our better players like nani for example, will make way for him. Crazy.
          Alongside those 2 were also talking about anderson, park, berbatov (love the guy but its clear he just dont suit us), evra (id pay out of my own pocket to see this joker head for the exit), retire fletcher (sorry but the lad is now done, end of), as well as the likes of rio and young, having to take a back seat, and become squad players and nothing more.
          Alot needs doing there eh.
          But so far we’ve heard nothing. Park was one of the players named in fergies tour squad, so cant see him being sold.
          Fergie has always loved evra. Hes going nowhere, so its most likely were spending Β£15m on baines as a back up πŸ™„
          I cant see anyone anywhere actually paying to take ando off our hands (no ones that stupid), and as for berba. Well it seems were holding out for Β£15m+, which nobody is going to pay.
          I agree though, thats us done for the summer after baines now.
          We always usually get our business done nice and early. If we get baines, thats 3 players in before mid july, about the same sort of time as we’d brought in jones, de gea and young last season.
          So make your own assumptions there, but i doubt were going to see anyone else coming in tbh.
          And the way i see it, no midfielder = trophyless season, again.
          And for me worse than that, more negative, boring shite on offer most weeks. Cant wait.

  16. colver

    1 July 2012 at 12:17

    Well we have our Giggs replacement (Kagaya) and our Evra replacement (Baines). Now if only we would finish the job properly and get a successor for Scholes.

  17. tonymontanna4united

    1 July 2012 at 13:12

    @Traverse: Good signing if it goes through. Been a big admirer of baines for a few years now.
    Extremely solid defensively, and i think we all know about his excellent offensive game (ended up with 5 goals and 14 assists last season).
    I just hope to god, hes not been brought in to be bloody back up to skinned sausage though, as we all know how much fergie loves and supports him (why though only he can answer).
    If baines is just being brought in for that, then really theres no point in signing him.
    If this goes through then that about Β£30m spent so far. The united of old would then have gone out and brought in a top class midfielder to end what would then be, a good summer of signings.
    But these days, im just waiting for baines to be completed before the inevitable “were now happy with the squad” BS πŸ™„

  18. one united

    1 July 2012 at 16:39

    I really can’t believe the negativity towards Phil Jones, I think he’s the best prospect we have.. He plays 3-4 positions, gets stuck in and doesn’t complain. He’s definitely one for the future, in fact for the first quarter was immense for us, leading to call ups for England. He just needs more experience and a stable position.As for Anderson, Im a big fan nevertheless I’m running out of patience. I’d give him one more season. He was playing well at the beginning . Infant the whole team was playing well, then clevers got injured and fergie rotated the squad for a champions league game and we lost our momentum of how we had been playing- fletcher, carrick, giggs , dimitar and park came in to the side…then came 1-6 shitty game.. Β Point is Anderson and cleverly were playing as good as any of the midfielders in Europe, Rooney and wellbeck were developing their partnership, young was getting assists and nani was giving us the necessary magic spark when Needed.. The team was blending , they were young, they were fearless, they were dynamic…….they were naive Β  Β  But experience drowns out naivity.. He need to go back to that team and build from there… Buy like for like replacements for scholes, giggs and possibly fletcher. I’d suggest Β Modric ( should be signed at all costs..can play in a two man midfield, can operate from deep, can play in the silva role. In Modric we would have our silva, our iniesta, our Xavi… (scholes wouldn’t be missed) Β kagawa(giggs was often played centrally or right behind the striker, kagawa is definitely an improvement, Β cabaye(fantastic all round midfielder. In my opinion an upgrade to fletcher, he is the perfect box to box.. He’s assured in possession, can defend , can attack , score, very good direct free kick taker.)’ Baines as well- hes also a good crosser and hits a mean free kick, which translates to goals and assists.Scholes and giggs should retire, fletcher is a season away from full fitness.. Β  Wazza, Vida, Rio, Carrick have all the experience we need to remain grounded and composed when necessary.My signings would be Modric (God pls), Cabaye, Baines……. If fergie is being gernerous he could add Kwadwo Asamoah (reminds me of a more mobile micheal essien, a ramirez player)…Nowadays the team with the best squad wins, there are so many games, so many top teams, you need quality off the bench, players fighting for starts (remember evra and heinze fighting for the left back spot). It made evra better.In football today we need to be able to play several positions effectively, and with these additions, there is no formation we won’t be able to play! 4-4-2, 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3, 4-4-2 (diamond) , we could play out wide or spring a surprise and play through the middle… We would conquer the world and because of the ages of the players fergies successor would have a strong core to work with. Oh and Im fine with wellbeck, wazza, chicha and……. Macheda

    Any thoughts?

    • Moscow

      1 July 2012 at 18:39

      @one united: I wonder what part of Anderson’s contribution in the past 5 years has made you a big fan.

      Anderson, Cleverley and Jones played well for 3-4 games because we didn’t come up against any decent opposition who could punish them. Seriously, this great start that everyone bangs on about is just an illusion. De Gea was exposed to more shots than any keeper in the league in that period, our midfield was bypassed constantly and we avoided getting annihalated because teams like Chelsea couldn’t take their chances. Unfortunately, the hype and delusion ended when City did take their chances and smacked in 6 goals. I think you agree with me anyway because despite hyping up Anderson and Cleverley, you still think we need 2 world class midfielders.

      Welbeck scored 12 goals in 41 appearances despite being the striker leading the line, so isn’t it worth sacrificing him for an extra midfielder to avoid getting raped by the likes of City, Newcastle, Basel and Athletic Bilbao? Apart from Rooney, who else can play up front on their own? We need a target man, and the only reason why I’m not banging on about getting one is because I know we have limited funds which might as well be spent on midfield.

    • RedOrDead

      2 July 2012 at 03:18

      @one united:

      Anderson is shocking. I seriously struggle to remember a worse football player to last 5 seasons at United under Ferguson.

  19. colver

    2 July 2012 at 00:00

    We need to tap the Spanish market. Technically their players are on another level and its not only the Real and Barcelona guys. I never understood why we never made a move for any of the Athletic Bilbao players. Ferguson has seen first hand how good they are and they are hardworking enough to thrive in the Premier League.

    Also Portuguese football is looking very good. Moutinho and Veloso and the Meireles did pretty well keeping Spain’s midfield in check for much of the game and Benfica and Porto did very well

    • Moscow

      2 July 2012 at 00:25

      @colver: You’re wasting your time, Ferguson will wrap up transfer dealings after Baines.

    • RedOrDead

      2 July 2012 at 03:14

      @colver: Dont waste your time waiting on us moving for Moutinho or any central midfielder for that matter. As I expected it will be Baines then out of the market for us. 3 average priced players per summer seems to be the rule since the Berba year so I dont see why this year will be any different.

      Fergie will claim he isnt buying a proven midfielder as young Nick Powell deserves the chance to have games. Only for Scholes and Giggs to play instead of him every week. Heard it all before with Pogba, etc.

      I dont know what is worse. The prospect of City walking past us to another title again or the dull, lifeless football Fergie will subject us to along the way. Same old, Same old…

      • Opti

        2 July 2012 at 05:39

        @RedOrDead: City walked past us last year?? They snuck past us with two goals in over-time. Maybe next season we will lose by 10 pts, but last season we almost caused an upset by squeaking to title 20.

        • RedOrDead

          2 July 2012 at 13:54


          Not saying they walked past us last year mate. In fact if anything we gave them the title by letting our lead slip and even then we nearly won it on the final day.

          But what I mean is the first one was always going to be the hardest for them to win mentally and now they have that added with god knows what they will spend on transfers they could very easily brush us aside this year when you look at the lack of movement we continue to make in the market and that doesnt sit well with me. Add that to the fact that Chelsea are looking a lot stronger now and I just worry that this squad we have will be fighting for top 4 never mind the title.

          Having to live near and work around a bunch of City fans in this current period is not fun 😐

  20. Moscow

    2 July 2012 at 11:58

    I will tell my grandchildren that I lived in the age of Iniesta.

  21. Stephen

    2 July 2012 at 12:23

    That is a good point Opti but lets be honest, if Scholes hadn’t come out of retirement we would have never got so close. The real issue is that Chelsea and City will get better and will strengthen their squads. We seem to be getting left behind in the market, if Baines, Powell and Kagawa are the only business we do this summer then we have no chance of winning the League and even competing in Europe. I am fed up with the lies about there is money to spend when it is blatantly obvious there isn’t. We need to buy two more midfield players and ideally another striker. If Fergie really thinks that Scholes who will be 38, Carrick, Cleverley, Anderson and Fletch touch wood he players again can compete with Barca, Chelsea, City, Real and even Arsenals midfield then he is deluded. The midfield is the most important position on the pitch, is the the engine behind the team and I am fed up with ours.
    I as always will give the manager time, but my patience is wearing thin.

  22. Stephen

    2 July 2012 at 12:43

    Joao Moutinho is an absolute no brain signing for us, he is exactly what we need, we could even throw Anderson in as part of the deal.

    • AndyCR7

      2 July 2012 at 15:29

      @Stephen: If AVB takes the job at white hart lane, he will sign Moutinho.

      • Stephen

        2 July 2012 at 16:44

        @AndyCR7: If he does I will spontaneously combust and that won’t be pretty.

        • Moscow

          2 July 2012 at 16:48

          @Stephen: It’s depressing when I would give the world to have Spurs’ midfield πŸ˜†

        • Stephen

          2 July 2012 at 16:50

          @Moscow: πŸ˜† πŸ˜† How the mighty have fallen… 😐

  23. Stephen

    2 July 2012 at 15:11

    Questions I want answered:

    1, Why has Berbatov not been sold, he has no future at the club under Fergie and he has a value which could be re-invested.

    2, Why did we not play Pobga? After saying the signing of Sneidjer would have stifled his development why did he only feature 7 times and was overlooked in favour of Park and Rafael.

    3, Why do we constantly over look the most important position with regards to signings, the midfield?

    4, Why are we so late in making bids for players, what does the manager, chairman and coaching staff discuss during the season, surly you know your targets before the end of the season?

    5, Why are we so reliant of Giggs and Scholes, still, we really need to move on.

    6, If we have all this money to spend, why not spend it?

    7, Was Berba value? When did value become more important than signing good players?

    8, Why do our players always suffer with so many soft tissue injuries?

    9, We are we still playing 4-4-2, I was brought up on it but it is so outdated.

    10, And finally, isn’t it about time we moved the jobs for the boys out, we should have the best coaches in the league, but we don’t. There are too many people getting rich and doing nothing, eg Fat Mike.

    • Moscow

      2 July 2012 at 16:33

      @Stephen: You will ask these same questions this time next year. I say this because I asked the same questions this time last year.

      • Stephen

        2 July 2012 at 16:42

        @Moscow: I think I did as well, we will never get the answers as Fergie, Gill and the Glazers think we are stupid.

        • Moscow

          2 July 2012 at 16:54

          @Stephen: It does not matter to the Glazers if you or I realise the mess we are heading towards. Fans are replacable, there are always Asian tourists in the ticket queue, hell they buy lots of merchandise as well. As long as Fergie supports their regime and performs for them, they don’t give a crap. I do hate them but in a way, I commend them for how they have exploited the club, full capitalist style. I would be pleased with my luck too if I managed to take over the biggest club in the world without spending a penny of my own money because some egotistical Scot got pissed off with a horse.

        • Stephen

          2 July 2012 at 17:13

          @Moscow: The Glazers have earned so much money out of United it is unreal. When the Qatar;s were interested in purchasing the club I said they would never sell, why would they? It like owners a Las Vagas casino, United are a cash cow for them. We were always venerable as we were a PLC, but why did we have to get bought out by them?
          Fergie was a stubborn fool when it came the Rock of Gibraltar issue, arrogant and selfish and it cost us both on and off the pitch.

        • Moscow

          2 July 2012 at 17:24

          @Stephen: You were raining abuse on me when I said these things πŸ˜†

        • Stephen

          2 July 2012 at 17:25

          @Moscow: Tough love matey πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

        • Jeet

          3 July 2012 at 06:49


          What exactly do you mean by “Asians in the ticket queue”? I am not one to be overtly sensitive, but this sort of lazy stereotyping is just about enough to make my blood boil. For the record, I am Indian, my old man was a Fergie and United fan when we got no international football on TV (just newspapers), as am I. For the record, millions of fans here stay up till wee hours of morning, just to watch United, win or lose, and if the latter, they give as good as they get at work the next day, instead of turning into a vile abusive whiner like you. I can almost guarantee you if you brought 80 thousand of us to OT against a division 2 side in a CC quarterfinal, we would create way more noise than some of you did on derbyday because “ohh, horror of horrors, we are losing”. That’s because just being at OT is such a lifelong dream for us, as opposed to being spoilt bastards who can pick and choose between games, and indeed, if you were to have your way, results as well. So climb out of your well, speak to more people and try to get some ground realities before you embark on such lazy stereotyping – who knows, you might even start enjoying being a United fan, eh?

        • Moscow

          3 July 2012 at 12:40

          @Jeet: I mean that we have a massive Asian fanbase, who would give everything, as you say, to watch United at Old Trafford, which is a Glazer dream. You have just proved my point. I hate trying to be politically correct, but I’ll say it anyway, I am Asian myself coming from Turkey. Happy now?

          I’m a United fan and how exactly does living in Manchester make me a spoilt bastard? I want winning football and will demand it from Fergie and the players, because I have high ambitions for the club. You may want to see us get beat at home against Crystal Palace, and if that makes you a ‘better’ fan, then so be it πŸ™„

        • Jeet

          3 July 2012 at 13:38

          8) @Moscow:
          It not only makes you a spoilt bastard because you think United should win every match playing 70-s Brazil style football (and when it doesn’t happen you abuse our players and gaffer. As an aside, it’s rather interesting to note that you significantly moderate your tone on other forums where you know the vast majority don’t care much for such extreme negativity and personal abuse towards our idols), but also a rather confused one since you bemoan the lack of investment on one hand, and the club’s efforts to woo a global, money-spending fanbase on the other.

          Since you “demand” winning football, has it occurred to you that the club might “request”, you to get behind the lads when the going gets tough, instead of abusing them in the stands, as you have admitted to? Frankly, if I had any say on the matter, I would have paid to ensure that such fans who scream abuse at our own players never set foot inside OT, though I admit that’s beside the point since clearly, I don’t, more’s the pity.

        • Moscow

          3 July 2012 at 16:42

          @Jeet: The club only request my money mate, your precious Fergie was begging for season tickets on behalf of the Glazers after his side won fuck all last season.

          Now why don’t you go back to RoM and celebrate giving Giggs and Scholes new contracts πŸ™„

  24. Owen

    2 July 2012 at 16:30

    Fabio has left for QPR . So Fergie must be going for a new LB . Baines ? Will he sit on bench in favor of Evra ?

    Last few purchases has shown that Fergie spends large amount but i don’t know how his priority is completely opposite to what the club needs at urgent . He got Young and Jones . Both in the region of 20 millions . We really never needed them .And that amount can get you really good players who are really required for competing in the league now .Sahin, Moutinho , Boateng , Marchisio ….. but nothing will happen as usual.

    Waiting to hear that Fletcher is like a new signing and he is a world class player when fit.

    • Moscow

      2 July 2012 at 16:47

      @Owen: The value is difficult to find in midfield. You could say Sahin is value, but the value of Anderson is greater I suppose. Moutinho showed value for Portugal, but major tournaments inflate transfer values so the value for money is less now. Marchisio plays for Juventus, he is a foreign midfielder so he can’t be trusted, the value of English talent like Jones is far greater. No value for money, Fletcher will be like a new signing, the lad puts his foot in and runs around. His value should not be underestimated, Hargreaves was great value when we paid his wages for 3 years despite him not playing for more than 5 minutes.

      Cleverley will be new Scholes and Xavi will be singing his praises as well. Nick Powell is the next Iniesta, he was dominating League 2 defences. Value.

      Did I mention that there was no value for money? πŸ‘Ώ

    • RedOrDead

      2 July 2012 at 16:52


      Evra is one of the Fergie favourites so i would bet on Baines becoming the leagues most expensive 2nd choice left back.

      Fergie will also try and claim that he didnt sign a central midfielder as it would hold back chances for Tuncliffe and Nick Powell which will all turn out as bull just like it did when he claimed we didnt sign Sneijder as it would hold back Pogba.

      And at this rate we will probably get told Anderson is like having a new signing for the midfield too πŸ™„

  25. Owen

    2 July 2012 at 17:30

    Next season is going to be a very long one for Fergie. Arsenal and Chelsea have really made some serious purchases . Man City has already one of the top 3 squad in Europe and i am sure they will add 1-2major signings.Moutinho will seriously add a great quality to Spurs .

    Kagawa may turn to be good purchase but at first he will be rotated too much to accommodate likes of Young , Wellbeck ,Chicha . He will again be forced to sit on bench because Sir Ryan Giggs needs to get games. Process will again repeat itself as Fergie sees Park as the best player in world for so called big matches . And in rest of matches he will be used as deep lying midfielder because Fergie needs to play 4-4-2 as Wellbeck is next RVN and Rooney is as good play-maker as any one in World Football right now.

    • Darth Red Diablo

      3 July 2012 at 07:20

      @Owen: Fergie will also acknowledge that the best choice for his successor is in fact….. Mikey Phelan.
      Phelan will now manage half the league games so that he gets experience and can step in easily when Fergie retires. πŸ˜†

  26. AndyCR7

    3 July 2012 at 12:02

    MUFC v Barcelona in Gothenburg on Aug 8th sold out in 30 minutes. Stadium holds 43,000!!! Glazers must be happy!

    • Jeet

      3 July 2012 at 13:40

      @AndyCR7: Wouldn’t you like to see United vs. Barcelona?

      • AndyCR7

        3 July 2012 at 13:45

        @Jeet: I would! What’s your point?

        • Jeet

          3 July 2012 at 13:56

          @AndyCR7: Just that it’s tiresome to bring the Glazers into everything, though to be fair, you I don’t see you do it half as much as some on here, LOL.
          I’m no fan, but the all-pervasive, obsessive negativity that hangs like a cloud over what could be an excellent forum, is something I find frustrating, and quite frankly, stops me from posting here. No reason why anybody should care about that though πŸ˜›

          PS: Nothing personal here against you or your posting habits, I am conscious of my status as more or less of a guest on here, just posting a few things on here today for a change, and felt like reacting…cheers

      • Opti

        4 July 2012 at 05:49

        @Jeet: I’d rather see Real Madrid vs. United… tired of Barca v. United: 4 times in last 4 years…

  27. AndyCR7

    3 July 2012 at 17:17

    Valencia got #7 shirt!!!
    Not sure how Nani feels about this πŸ˜›

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