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Ten minutes of madness, a summer of regrets?

With the FA Cup circus rolling into town, Fleet Street hacks have a lot on their hands today, but with a potentially crucial – one way or the other – day in the Premier League tomorrow, there’s plenty to read regarding Manchester United.

For the first time in years, the Sun, the Mirror and the Guardian all agree with each other as they report Fergie’s thoughts on the Everton game. The Scot is convinced that if United were to lose the title, the last ten minutes against Everton – in which United squandered a 2-goal lead – would come back to haunt them.

The broadsheet goes a step further as Rob Smyth covers the dip in form that United have suffered at home this season compared to the almost perfect run they enjoyed last year. United, says Smyth, have conceded the highest number goals in all competitions (31) since the 1970s and the timing has been especially damaging.

Could the subdued atmosphere that plagues Old Trafford these days be revitalised on Sunday? Reds’ hopes lie with Papiss CissΓ¨, continues Smyth.

Finally, two transfer news, one of which might not please United fans.

First the Daily Mail reports that Eden Hazard is currently house-hunting in Cheshire ahead of a move to City as the Blues are trying to hijack United’s bid for the French playmaker, while the Guardian reports that Nicolas Gaitan has apparently expressed his interest in moving to the club and his agent is quoted saying that “Gaitan would like to play for United”.

Daniele (@MUFC_dan87)



  1. Yang

    5 May 2012 at 11:09

    Yeah, It is still hurt to think Everton game, It is totally avoidable, it is not like Everton is known for attacking prowess, their attacking is very simple source, cross the ball. I really hope our young players start to learn from mistakes include Rooney and Nani, We are not very good team this year and cannot win trophy every season, but if our player cannot learn they should play smart then we have no hope.

    • tonymontanna4united

      5 May 2012 at 16:51

      @Yang: I dont know why everyone keeps having a go at the young lads tbh, because its the elder more experienced players who have let us down this season as far as im concerned.
      Rio being indifferent all season, evra im not even going to mention, giggs the same, rooney (whilst scoring a shit load) looking uninterested and not enjoying his football for most of the season.
      Think the young lads have been a scapegoat all season tbh. Very conveinient for example for fergie to blame them for our exit from the CL in december, when that team that lost to basle contained 5 players over 30, and another 3 who were 25 and above.
      We want to blame de gea, jones, smalling and even evans, fine, but ask where were the old heads like rio and evra at this time. What was the midfield in front of them doing eh?
      Questions indeed.

  2. Owen

    5 May 2012 at 16:20

    Kagawa has declared he will play for United next season..

    Good or bad,really no idea… 😯

    • tonymontanna4united

      5 May 2012 at 16:44

      @Owen: I think im starting to become a bit of a kagawa spokesman these days, its now the 3rd time ive come out and defended him πŸ˜† but yes owen, id say its definitely a good move (if true) without doubt.
      You only need to look at his stats these last 2 years with dortmund to see what he brings to the team. That being alot of goals and alot of assists (contributed to about 27 goals this season i think- 16 goals, 11 assists) 😯
      Theres more to players than stats fair enough, but i believe from what ive seen of him he has a lot in his locker. Good passer, good final ball, quick, pretty versatile, good finisher etc.
      My only concern of him would be that maybe he might be a little lightweight for the PL, but i suppose theres been small players before who have excelled here so im sure he could too.
      So id say so long as hes played in the position hes supposed to, and no fergie thats not CM, i actually think he’d be a really really good signing, and if the transfer fee being quoted is correct (less than Β£10m) then thats a fantastic piece of business as far as im concerned.
      Now if we could get sahin in (martinez is a pipe dream now i feel πŸ˜₯ ), another young ball winning midfielder, and a LB, we’d be in business again (could do with another striker ideally but i think that’d be pushing it).
      But unfortunately we all know it isnt as simple as that with this club for obvious reasons πŸ‘Ώ

      • Stephen

        5 May 2012 at 16:58

        @tonymontanna4united: He will be known as T-shirt, I will only refer to him by that name. In fairness he has scored some goals this season.

        • Moscow

          5 May 2012 at 17:06

          @Stephen: Well, at least this T-Shirt signing has really good balance and ball control, unlike our last T-Shirt signing Park.

        • tonymontanna4united

          5 May 2012 at 19:54

          @Stephen: I think your undervaluing him a bit there tbh mate, if he ends up here and if (its a big if) he is played where hes supposed to, i think he could be a good little player for us.
          His stats are certainly impressive for a young lad, and its not like hes been playing in a mickey mouse league either.
          Think he could be a bit of a hernandez whereby he comes in, people expecting very little from him, and he ends up impressing everyone. Hes certainly left his mark on dortmund during his time there, and tbh theyve got some team there atm.

        • Stephen

          6 May 2012 at 10:51

          @tonymontanna4united: I was only joking, he does look like a good player and Β£7m is er value. πŸ˜†

        • tonymontanna4united

          6 May 2012 at 13:39

          @Stephen: Eurgh, value. My most hated word in the english language, narrowly ahead of the word evra :mrgreen: πŸ˜†

  3. Moscow

    5 May 2012 at 17:10

    Liverpool make me sick. Whether it’s their manager, their players or their fans, they are like the cesspool of humanity: racist, shameless and classless. I cannot stand their existence.

    • tonymontanna4united

      5 May 2012 at 19:58

      @Moscow: 2 wembley appearances this season, and both times princess kenny (demoted from queen) has turned up looking like hes spent the previous night sleeping in a bin.
      I swear if you look closely you’ll see the piece of dog shit he tried to brush off, on the back of his trousers still showing πŸ˜† the bloody tramp.

  4. Craig Mc

    5 May 2012 at 22:19

    Get off Kagawa’s back – he could be a great player for us. For those who say he is like Park – no he isn’t he’s far from it, as he doesn’t keep falling on his arse every time he passes or shoots a ball. He has got very good close control from the little I have seen of him, and his speed is excellent. He is a FIGHTER, and hates to lose, something we certainly need lets face it. He can see and execute a pass, and will score a few goals if any of our lot can put him thru πŸ™„ . Some of you skeptus maximus’es need to give him a chance. He is not going to cost the world either is he? πŸ˜€ πŸ‘Ώ

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