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Classic FA Cup: United v Liverpool 1985 Semi Replay

Bryan Robson recalls the day United overcame a title winning Liverpool side at Maine Road in the 1985 FA Cup semi-final replay despite going a goal behind thanks to a Paul McGrath own goal.

Fancy a portion of goosebumps?… this…..



  1. Craig Mc

    24 January 2012 at 22:40

    How about that eh Robooooooooh – ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† Talking about Semi finals – it was a Man Utd trained goalkeeper Tom Heaton who won the semi final and a trip to Wembley for Cardiff. The lad was immense in the penalty shoot out. I couldn’t be happier that after beating Utd in the run up to the SF – Palace should FALL to a United trained goalkeeper. Well done Tom Heaton. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. RedDevilEddy

    25 January 2012 at 10:28

    Sad, but true, this may be our starting XI against Liverpool:

    Fabio Smalling Evans Evra
    Valencia Rooney Giggs Park
    Chicharito Welbeck

    Dear God show some motherfucking mercy! ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ™„ Can’t we just have Phil Jones or Carrick back?

  3. tonymontanna4united

    25 January 2012 at 19:30

    Top atmosphere, just dont see anything like that anywhere these days. Sad, would have loved to experience nights like this, barca the year before, on the terraces, but i suppose when your gonna let football become a plaything for the rich, and hike up prices like weve seen the last 20 years, taking the game away from decent working class people, only outcome is what we see today.
    Pay your money, sit down and shut up. Makes me sad.

  4. gator

    25 January 2012 at 23:35

    belendoteli doesnt understand and is saddened by his ban???
    wow he is really dumb

    • tonymontanna4united

      26 January 2012 at 00:25

      @gator: This guy just takes stupidity to new levels mate. Acting like hes the one being picked on in all this. Oh the poor baby might have to leave the country with all these bullies targetting him eh. My heart bleeds.
      The man is scum pure and simple. A 4 game ban for an act as cowardly and nasty as that is just pathetic really. If that kick is a few inches higher, were talking about a man possibly losing his eye sight. A few inches lower towards his neck, and were talking serious serious injury.
      Suarez’s ban was just, but are we really saying that an act of thuggery such as balotellis, isnt worthy of atleast an even punishment?
      Id have banned the little shit for the rest of the season myself. The boys got a right old chip on his shoulder, acting as if hes from the fucking ghetto doing what he wants. The sooner the little rich boy jets off back to italy the better i say.
      To think, the shitty fans actually try and compare him to king eric ๐Ÿ™„ gotta laugh.

      • gator

        26 January 2012 at 18:55

        @tonymontanna4united: definatly should have a larger ban. just no reason to do it and stomps another player in the face. unexcuseable and should sit the rest of the season. sometimes when everyone is against you its because you are a dickhead.

        cantona reacted to abuse to kick someone. bellend did it for shits and giggles. same way he threw darts at his own clubs academy players and burnt his own bathroom down. the kid is a danger to socioty. who cant figure how to put on a bib.

        and we are talking about letting morrison walk cuz he MIGHT end up half the asshole balo is.

  5. Craig Mc

    26 January 2012 at 03:05

    ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† – I’d say BLUE DOOM RISING! Don’t know what is happening to their blue moon rising – but I know they are like women screaming every time they are tackled – yet they commit thuggery on another scale with people like Ballotellithug. And now all you Nani moaners – let us see how we do without his contribution the eight games he is out – the Portuguese nation is not happy and reporting that he could miss eight games. You enjoy your rest Nani mi man, and I am eagerly waiting to see how your team mates do without you! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • RedDevilEddy

      26 January 2012 at 13:23

      @Craig Mc: You want United to do badly just because Nani isn’t playing? ๐Ÿ˜• wtf

      • Craig Mc

        26 January 2012 at 23:11

        @RedDevilEddy: You need to get your eyes tested ffs eddi mi man – where in the post did I say I wanted United to do badly???? I said I wanted to see how the team DO without him – as he got so much flak after the Arsenal game – and especially from the so called pros on MUTV after match comments – they lambasted Lil man – and yet in their playing days same commenters were often shite themselves. Pot Kettle Black. I never want United to lose mostly, only one game I can remember where I prayed for them to lose because something had pissed me off, but for the hell of me I can’t remember what it was. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† . I just want to see IF and how much Nani would be missed if he left us in the future! That’s all.

        • RedDevilEddy

          26 January 2012 at 23:51

          @Craig Mc: He would be missed A LOT! I don’t care what most pundits say, the man is irreplaceable. Hope we get Young back ASAP, if the Lil Man is out for two months we defo need him in top form.

  6. Jay wire

    26 January 2012 at 14:30

    There are only two clubs that suffer mass injuries every season. Manchester United and Arsenal. Which is very strange for the former, because since 2009, there’s no football club on the planet that has rotated as frequently(meaning new team every game). Well maybe, Maradona’s Argentina, who used over 100 different players for the World Cup qualifiers and predictably qualified at the very last breath. Surely the only benefit to come from mega rotation should be a constantly fit squad. Yet, season after season, we have totally ridiculous injury lists. I can’t remember the last game we played without at least one player injured. Misfortune is one season as an anomaly. This is definitely not misfortune. Whatever it is, why then do we continue rotating? It has served a grand total of zero benefits. Anyone thinking otherwise had better give the best answer the world has ever heard.

    Think of it. When Cleverley got injured, Carrick replaced him against Bolton, and played for around 80 minutes as a screen. Anderson was playing alongside him. If I’m not mistaken, that was Carrick’s first appearance. Last season I kept saying the Carrick-Anderson combination was our best combination. In fact, all our best performances, were with those two. Perfect balance. So with Cleverley out and Carrick in, I thought,blessing in disguise. That match we not only dominated but didn’t look like we’d concede for the first time since Wembley. What further clues does Ferguson and Phelan need. Surely they can’t be that daft. Next game I think we went for Fletcher-Anderson. What for? We had played 3 consecutive games with the same team and you could see the players were gelling into a fierce team. And introducing Carrick to the mix, made it more balanced. The only injury we had was TC,so why the rotation?

    The worst part is the irregularities which make no sense. Evra and Rooney no matter if they turn up on matchday with one missing foot, are guaranteed to start and not be subbed. In Rooney’s case, even if he is singlehandedly destroying our chances of progressing in Europe, with a blatant show of apathy, will still play ahead of more professional players like Berbatov,whose main crime has been scoring every couple of games since August 2010. And this leads me to my next point. If Rooney gets injured or more likely banned for a lengthy period, we are left with very little options. Our most useful forward is normally elated just to make it to the bench. The other two are so inexperienced it’s not even funny. Owen should not even be on our books. That’s exactly what happened in the FA Cup semi last season. We were forced to play Berbatov after sidelining him for a long time for no football reason. It’s sad because Rooney knows no matter what happens he will still be in the team.

    Now with Nani injured and being one of our two most important players with Carrick, I’m terrified. Why can’t it be Rooney,Giggs,Park and Jones? It would make certain we don’t have idiotic midfield combinations like what I forsee on Saturday. Hope Evanss and Smalling stay fit, because to me, those two have a big future. Also hope both twins manage to complete the season.

    All I want is just 5 consecutive games with this team.

    GK: David De Gea(yes)

    RB: Rafael
    RCB: Smalling
    LCB: Evans
    LB: Patrice Evra(yes)

    RM: Antonio Valencia
    HM: Michael Carrick
    CMF: Anderson/Cleverley
    LAM: Nani

    CF: Dimitar Berbatov
    ST: Danny Welbeck

    Lindergaard, Fabio,Ferdinand,Scholes,Young, Pogba,Hernandez

    Just 5 games please. Even 3. That team will develop into something fierce and with every other significant player injured, or suspended it would force Ferguson and Phelan to unwittingly repent from their gross and universally obvious folly

    • [OPTI]Madschester United

      26 January 2012 at 15:42

      @Jay wire: Mostly agree, though I am not so fancy on Welbeck and would prefer Chicharito.

      Here’s what I wrote a couple days ago:
      Chicharito is ahead of Welbz in my book. His finishing is on another planet, despite his obvious shortcomings (pass, first touch, and now caught offside easily).

      My Best XI:

      โ€”โ€“ Chicharitoโ€”โ€”โ€“
      Naniโ€“ Rooneyโ€“Vally

      Where Carrick is holding and Cleverly goes forward. Rooney is in the pocket between CM and CB [like Messi?]. Nani and Vally play wide but cut in too to feed Chicharito.

      XXX = {Ferdinand, Smalling, Evans}. Jones play RB or CM as sub.

      If Rooney is not available, then I would pick Berba to slot into this position; however, looks like Berba will be off this summer at the lastest… such a shame.

    • Andrei

      26 January 2012 at 18:35

      @Jay wire: I think you are missing on at least one benefit of rotation. Fringe players get some competitive game experience so when a starter gets injured they perform better when called up. Maybe not up to the highest United standards but still better than not having that game practice at all. I’m not advocating the current team rotation just pointing this out to be fair.

      Compare this to Arsenal with Wenger rarely calling on fringe players like Rosiky, Arshavin or Benayoun except for occasional 5-10 mins subs . And when these players do get to start they are expected to perform miracles and getting booed after failing to produce or sometimes even before stepping on the pitch.

    • Craig Mc

      26 January 2012 at 23:20

      @Jay wire: Mate you want to play 5 consecutive games without Rooney in the team and without Rooney on the bench even – that my friend WILL NEVER HAPPEN! Also De Gea instead of Lindegaard – NO NO NO!

  7. [OPTI]Madschester United

    26 January 2012 at 15:33


    How do I change my name? I think my current name is too long (I’m lazy!). I tried using “Opti” but my posts never displayed.

    Whatcha think?

    • RedDevilEddy

      26 January 2012 at 17:59

      @[OPTI]Madschester United: I’ve changed my name lots of times, just write in another than the one you’ve got and just write something to confirm that the change is wanted. It will change eventually! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Ian

      26 January 2012 at 18:18

      It just needed approving…….done.

  8. Opti

    26 January 2012 at 15:42


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