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Archive for May, 2009

That Elusive FA Cup

Posted by Keano! on May 31, 2009

Not since the grand old season of 2004, which saw players like Diego Forlan, Quinton Fortune, Kleberson and Djemba-Djemba don the United shirt, have we won the world famous FA Cup. Eleven times it has had our name engraved into its illustrious list, but Manchester United has evaded it for long enough I think.

Its not that we haven’t been good enough, no. More complacency, bad luck and poor refereeing decisions are the deciding factors to why United haven’t grabbed a 12th, 13th and maybe even 14th FA Cup.

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United to Dive in For A Klass Buy?

Posted by Keano! on May 31, 2009

Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing up Real Madrid’s front man, Klaas Jan Huntelaar as they look ready to release Carlos Tevez who is currently out of contract with United who aren’t looking likely to pay the £30M asking price for him.

With Tevez seemingly set to go, United may look to replace their man with a target of last Summer. Huntelaar was a rumoured target of Ferguson’s last Summer but opted for Dimitar Berbatov. Huntelaar is supposedly available at a cool 15-17 million pounds and Real would listen to offers.

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United Season Ticket Prices For 2009/2010

Posted by Keano! on May 31, 2009

Its always a talking point season ticket prices and Manchester United have confirmed theirs for the upcoming season. With many not going to renew as a result of a poll run by SkySports, its believed that should you wish to attend all home games and have the ability to travel to away games and Champions League fixtures, that you will definitely get it.

If you hear of someone saying, you won’t get one as the waiting list too long, you can respond and ask if they ever actually read Manchester United news or visit the official site.

The prices are as follows courtesy of manutd.com,

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Loan Deal Interests Kuszczak

Posted by Keano! on May 31, 2009

Manchester United second in line goalkeeper behind Edwin Van Der Sar and probably just ahead of Ben Foster, Tomasz Kuszczak has admitted he would seriously consider leaving United and taking up a loan deal this Summer if the right opportunity cam the Poles way.

Kuszczak has found it hard to force a way into the United team mainly due to the emergence of youngster Ben Foster who earned a place in the Carling Cup final team which will have hit a sensitive spot with Kuszczak one would have thought.

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United’s Highs & Lows

Posted by Keano! on May 30, 2009

Another season has come and gone in the world of football and as always, it brings its highs and lows. MUN has comprised a list of United’s Five Highs and Five Lows for the 2008/2009 season. Some are blatantly obvious, and some maybe not so much, but either way, everyone will have their views on the season.

While the lows were hard to come by in all fairness, the highs list was endless and triumphs in the World Club Cup and Carling Cup miss out on MUN’s top 5 believe it or not along with Ryan Giggs stunning achievement of landing the PFA Player Of The Year award for the first time in his illustrious career.

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Fergie’s Chilling Words In The Dressing Room

Posted by Keano! on May 29, 2009

Sir Alex Ferguson is was known for his apparent trademark “hairdryer” treatment at halftime and fulltime in the dressing room toward his team when he witnessed not a bad day at the office, just a skipping work show more like. Well the wise old fella wasn’t in the mood for this course of action in Rome after United’s dismal performance against Barcelona which saw Ferguson loose his first Champions League final.

Speaking to SkySports reporter, Geoff Shreeves after the game, a man who was inside the dressing room after the match, who witnessed arguably the games most successful manager deliver his final words of the season, revealed the chilling words Sir Alex laid down,

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Stoke Ready To Approach Scholes?

Posted by Keano! on May 29, 2009

Stoke City are apparently ready to approach Manchester United veteran Paul Scholes with a player-coach deal according to The Daily Mail. Scholes who doesn’t hold down a regular starting position at United these days said that the upcoming season could well be his last and he is very interested in coaching with a view to management in his future.

This offer from Stoke may tempt Scholsey, as he would start much more games then he would at United and it will also give him an “in” to the coaching world. It’s thought he would reject the offer from Stoke who were bookies favourites to be relegated at the start of the season, but Tony Pulis has steered clear of the drop zone and wants to strengthen his team to tackle next seasons challenge.

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Tevez, Nani & Park Set To Leave?

Posted by Keano! on May 29, 2009

Manchester United may be about to get rid of four first team players after Ferguson admitted that the team would be re-shaped after the final loss in Rome last Wednesday. Carlos Tevez who didn’t return to Manchester with the United squad is now a free agent as his two year loan deal with United ended when United’s dreams of lifting the Champions League trophy for the second successive season came to an end.

According to The Daily Mirror Tevez looks a sure certainty to be playing his work-horse style football elsewhere next season, but a surprise claim that Ji-Sung Park could be on his way out have surfaced too. Park who scored some notable goals this season, such as Chelsea away and Arsenal away in the Champions League, was thought to be a favourite of Sir Alex’s but the South Korean may see himself moved on to make way for a well known United target in Antonio Valencia of Wigan Athletic.

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United Interested In Thompson

Posted by Keano! on May 28, 2009

Stockport defender Josh Thompson may be making a dream move the Premier League champions this Summer. The up and coming centre back was on trial at West Bromwich Albion earlier in the year and its believed United had the youngster on a weeks trial prior their Champions League final in Rome.

The 18 year old has broken into the first team at Stockport after beginning in the youth setup. An 18 year old centre back, must be worth a look.

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Ferdinand Insists United Will Bounce Back

Posted by Keano! on May 28, 2009

Rio Ferdinand has wasted no time in telling the media of United’s success already this season and that the team and club will bounce back stronger then ever after their 2-0 defeat to Barcelona in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.

Ferdinand who admitted he should have done better for Barcelona’s insurance second goal has jumped to the defence of the team who has an impressive haul after a great season. Premier League – winners, League Cup – Winners, World Club Cup – Winners, Charity Shield – Winners, Champions League – Runners up – FA Cup – Beaten finalists.

I don’t know if I speak on behalf of all United fans here, but if I was told last August, when Cristiano Ronaldo was looking set to leave, no new signings had been made and Chelsea had appointed a World Cup winning manager, that we would end up with the titles above, I would have snatched your hand off in an instant. Hindsight, a wonderful thing…

Ferdinand, before United boarded their luxury bus driven all the way from Manchester – with no Carlos Tevez – commented,

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