Republik Of Mancunia Archives for January 2008

United Winning Mental Battle - Fergie Lands Taylor Blow To Wenger

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views
Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger are well famed for their mind games, both more than willing to make a cheeky remark or two to the press in the hopes of it unsettling their opponents. Whilst United have managed to keep rather level headed over the past few weeks, despite falling five points behind title rivals [.

Is Fergie Right About Chelsea?

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
One of the most painful moments as a United fan was that 3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge when Chelsea won back to back titles under Jose Mourinho. United were played off the park and Chelsea didn't even really look as though they were trying. United fans had been spoilt with success, becoming accustomed to winning the [.

Vidic: Youngsters Have High Standards To Reach

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views
Manchester United are in the process of introducing more youngsters in to the first team, with the likes of Wellback and Simpson, as well as the Brazilian twins, Rafael and Fabio, training with the first team. The Reserves got a taste of what it is like to play with the big boys earlier this week, when [.

After Wes Rejection, Will Rio Still Receive Special Treatment?

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 3 views
Whilst Wes Brown is struggling to find an agreement over his contract renewal, Rio Ferdinand is on the brink of starting talks with the club over his new contract. I find it remarkable that the club are unwilling to budge on their initial offer to Brown, which would leave him earning less than team mate [.

Poor Stevie Me Can Only Dream Of Beating United

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
Every year when Liverpool are out of the title race before the turn of the year, the fans and players are heard talking of next season. Next season will be their year. Then next season comes along, they're miles behind the leaders, and again they're ready to claim next season will be the year they [.

Anderson Is No Paul Scholes

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 4 views
Last season, whenever Paul Scholes wasn't on the field, we looked like a different team. He made all the difference in linking our midfield to our attack, spraying balls far and wide all over the park, landing perfectly at the intended player's feet. There's not a player in our squad who comes close to passing [.

Wenger The Hypocrite Following Kicking United

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 2 views
Like many other reds, I was absolutely outraged when I found out the FA were letting off William Gallas for intentionally kicking Nani when the teams met in the Cup. The message they are sending out is that it's acceptable to kick (United) players off the ball if they've previously humiliated you with their skill.

United Contracts: Becks Truth and Taking the P**s out of Brown

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 12 views
David Beckham is a player I have mixed feelings on. As a lifelong Manchester United man and incredibly talented player, he brought so much to the club. He was with United in the most successful year in the club's history, playing a vital role in our Treble winning season. He played with passion, commitment and [.

Foster Ready To Push Out Van der Sar

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 3 views
Ben Foster has been tipped to be the future England number 1 and despite never playing competitively for the reds, the fans have high hopes for his future at the club. Foster underwent cruciate knee ligament surgery in the summer, frustrated at not being able to fight for his place at United after completing a [.

“That goal” against Newcastle

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 3 views
With United travelling to St James' Park tomorrow, eager for a win to keep up with Arsenal, what better time is there to remember that goal we scored against Newcastle at Old Trafford. I had a ticket in the East stand that day, with a perfect view behind the player. It is the only time my [...]

United “Kids” Perfect For Club’s Future.

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 2 views
Manchester United's most successful period, dominating the Premiership era of English football, has coincided with a time when the squad has been packed with talent from the youth team. Of course, there is no denying that superb management of Sir Alex Ferguson as well as the exciting talent from abroad have had a huge influence [.

Keegan vs Fergie - The Stats

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
United fans will always have fond memories of Kevin Keegan following his loss of bottle as we came back from 14 points behind against his Newcastle side to win the league in 1996. The Sky Sports interview he gave, ranting about Ferguson, losing the plot as he shouted, "I'll just love it if we beat them, [.

Eric The King: In The Last Minutes Of My Life I’ll Have This Club In My Heart

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 8 views
Eric Cantona gave a moving interview with Sky Sports this week, in which he speaks about his great fondness for the manager, club and fans. He admits that he lost his passion for the game and that is why he retired, heaping the praise on Sir Alex Ferguson for managing to keep his passion as [...]

Lyon Face Punishment For Ronaldo Laser

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views
In the warm up before United's Champions League match against Lyon last night, a laser was seen directed from the crowd in the direction of Cristiano Ronaldo. In one of the earliest attacks of the game, as Ronaldo raced towards the box, only to see his shot deflected side for a corner, the laser was spotted [.

Giggsy’s Coaching Desire Revealed

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
Ryan Giggs made his 100th Champions League appearance last night against Lyon, making him one on only eight players who have ever done so. His name now goes along the name of European greats, Raul, Oliver Kahn, Clarence Seedorf, David Beckham, Paolo Maldini, Roberto Carlos and Luis Figo, who also have the magnificent achievement under [.

Vidic Likes The Look Of Benzema

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 2 views
Manchester United picked up a late draw away to Lyon in the Champions League last night thanks to a late Carlos Tevez goal. We'd gone a goal behind early on in the second half after Benzema, a target of ours, put the visitors ahead, scoring a "goal out of nothing" according to Ferguson. Nemanja Vidic was [.

VIDEO: Tevez’s Crucial Late Equaliser

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 3 views
Lyon 1 - 1 Manchester : Tevez Goal

Who’s That Man From Argentiiiiiiina?

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
Carlos Tevez got us a crucial equaliser and away goal in tonight's match against Lyon. After a frustrating match, it was looking as though we were set for a 1-0 defeat. Despite our great record of scoring late on, for some reason I always seem to let the doubt sink in. There wasn't much separating the [.

FA vs United: Why Arsenal Players Escaped Punishment

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 2 views
Reds have responded to the FA's decision not to take any action on William Gallas following his kick at Nani with disappointment more than surprise. The idea that an Arsenal player wouldn't be dealt with appropriately when behaving inappropriately towards a United player is pretty easy to come to terms with.

Fletcher > Fabregas and Humiliation

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 5 views
At Republik of Mancunia, we couldn't let the opportunity to take the piss out of Arsenal pass us by, so we've had several new designs to the shop in honour of our brilliant 4-0 win over the gooners at the weekend. Before the match, William Gallas called United arrogant and believed we would have a hard [.

Would Rooney Have Been Let Off Like Gallas?

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 3 views
Saturday was a great day for United fans, who less than a week before had to endure the woeful performance our lads put on for derby day. To witness four goals from our team is always an enjoyable experience, but for them to come against title rivals and old foes Arsenal is even better. Whilst United [.

From The Stands: Chants vs Arsenal

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
Old Trafford was extremely lively yesterday, with the competition for loudest fans ending after 20 minutes when United went 2-0 up. At the final whistle, I remarked what a long journey home it was going to be for the Arsenal fans, before looking up and seeing the empty seats, and realising that most of them [.

Wenger: Arsenal Were Teased And Humiliated

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
Beating Arsenal is always an enjoyable experience, whether in the league or the Cup. The long running rivalry between Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger has lead to fiery clashes, whereby usually one or both managers have something to say about the other side come the final whistle. Sir Alex Ferguson was left to complain about [.

Rooney: We’re Coming To Get You Chelsea

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
Sir Alex Ferguson joked that he would be making a trip to the FA Cup quarter final draw, if we beat Arsenal, to make sure it wasn't being fixed. After facing ten Premiership teams in a row in the Cup, whilst our rivals have enjoyed lower league opposition, Fergie could be forgiven for thinking something [.

Tevez: Good Game? Who Cares? I Want To Win

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views
We are just a few hours away from kick off now, with Manchester United hosting Arsenal at Old Trafford in the FA Cup. Much has been made of the effect this game could have on the Premiership race, with the winning team undoubtedly getting a huge psychological boost in the run up to May, when the [...

Assisted One, Scored The Other - But Ronnie Not Tough Opponent?

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views
There has been a fierce rivalry between Manchester United and Arsenal over the past ten years or more with both teams regularly competing for the league title. Since Wenger joined Arsenal, they have won the league three times, compared to the six league titles of Sir Alex Ferguson in this same time period.

Fergie: My Favourite FA Cup Match? Have A Guess!

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
"Don't pass it to Yorke!" I remember shouting at the television, as Ryan Giggs got increasing close to Arsenal's box. In hindsight, I'm not sure what I was expecting him to do with the ball, I just didn't want him to pass it to Dwight Yorke. Not to discredit Yorke, who had a phenomenal season, [...]

United Pinch Tottenham’s Kid For Trial

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 13 views
Paul Jose Mpoklu, the 15-year-old Congolese defender, has been offered a trial with Manchester United this week. He has yet to sign any formal deal with Liege, the Belgian club he currently plays for, and both United and Tottenham are keen to secure his services. He has already had a trial with Spurs, but now [.

Gallas: United Are Arrogant And Complacent

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views
William Gallas, Arsenal captain and whingebag, has today launched a scathing attack on the Champions, branding us too arrogant and complacent. United and Arsenal are set to lock horns in the FA in just a few hours time and it seems as though Gallas is keen to get a verbal slanging match up and running before [.

All Laughs In United’s Pre-Arsenal Training

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views
Following the massive disappointment of derby day defeat, Sir Alex Ferguson has today claimed that United have been putting the work in on the training ground to ensure we get the required result tomorrow against Arsenal. "It has been a quiet training field this week," said Fergie. "The derby result had a deep impact on the [.

VIDEO: Happy Memories of Arsenal in the Cup

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
FA Cup Semi Final Replay 1999 FA Cup Semi Final 1983

Is This The Week That Decides Our Season?

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
I'd hate to see the season reviews come May looking back on this week and referring to it as the week that United lost their grip on the title. We already find ourselves five points behind Arsenal after a crushing derby day defeat last Sunday and defeat to Arsenal this weekend in the Cup could [...]

Derby Day and Dad - Why Wes Has To Stay

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
The first loud cheer of derby day last weekend came when Wes Brown made a thumping challenge on Petrov in front of the Stretford End. In contrast to Manchester City, who played on derby day with just four Englishmen in their sixteen man squad, none of whom were Mancs, United boasted local lads Scholes, Brown, [.

Look Out Arsenal! Louis Saha Has Returned

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views
Louis Saha has received lots of stick from United fans this season after spending most of it unavailable for team selection. His mentality has been questioned as much as any physical ailments, with concerns Saha is now afraid of giving his all for fear of injury re-occurrence. This is something Saha has denied time and [.

Remember Pique? He’s Confident His Chance Will Arrive

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 2 views
The story goes that Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger had their pick of the Barcelona youth side, and whilst Wenger opted for a young Cesc Fabregas, Fergie signed Gerard Pique. He joined us in 2004 and is still looking to leave his mark on United, struggling to do so with the strong defensive pairing of [.

Neville Insists Ronaldo Appreciates Playing For United

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
Gary Neville has today spoken out about his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo. Neville has had the privilege of playing alongside some incredibly talented players, including Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Ryan Giggs to name a few, but reckons Ronaldo is as good as any of them. "In terms of entertainment, performance and production, the player that [.

Possebon Set For First Start

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
After being linked to the young Brazilian since the summer, Rodrigo Possebon is now a Manchester United player and has been handed the number 34 shirt. The 18-year-old holding midfielder has been tipped for great things at the club, joining the collection of South Americans Sir Alex Ferguson has started to bring to the club.

Soccerlens Awards - Vote RoM

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
Soccerlens are holding some awards and I'd like to ask the kind readers of RoM to help us out. All you need to do is click on the "other" tab and type in Republik of Mancunia. Click here to vote for us as the Best Overall Blog. Click here to vote for us as the Best EPL Blog. Click [...]

Scholes: Is Our Midfield Better Than 1999?

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
Paul Scholes has finally returned to the Manchester United first team after picking up an injury which required surgery back in October. After a bright start, Scholes has looked a shadow of his former self in recent matches against Spurs and City. With Hargreaves and Anderson proving themselves a competent pairing on several occasions, including [.

From Bad To Worse: Newcastle Fire Golf Balls At United

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
In a week and a half, Manchester United take on Newcastle at St James Park. The humiliating 6-0 drubbing the geordies were handed out by us in January joins the list of reasons Newcastle fans have to resent us. Newcastle were cruising at the top of the league at the turn of the year in 1996 [...]

United Got The Last Laugh Over Chelsea Cry Baby Mikel

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
The transfer saga, which the John Obi Mikel signing turned in to, was a strange situation for the club to be in. For a player to go to such measures to ensure they didn't fulfil their contract obligations to join Manchester United was rather bewildering. Granted, we'd only won the League Cup and came second [.

Arsenal Striker: Watching Ronaldo Is Like Playing PlayStation

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor currently has 19 league goals to his name, topping the goalscoring table this season along with our winger, Cristiano Ronaldo. The only goalscorers to come in touching distance of these two are Spurs' Robbie Keane, City's Benjani and Liverpool's Torres. It therefore looks as though Arsenal and United are not only [.

Do United Have The Bottle This Time?

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
Last April, when Richardson put us 1-0 up after a few minutes against Middlesbrough, I thought it was going to be plain sailing. However we let Boro back in, Viduka scoring right before half time, and we then lacked creativity and motivation to put us back in front. After leading the table all season, we [.

We Need A Quick Fix - Make Rooney Captain!

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 2 views
Following Sunday's defeat to City, I still don't feel able to express my views on the game or our players in a controlled manner without emotion overspilling and anger erupting, so excuse me for not going in to a great deal of detail where the match is concerned. However, in light of Arsenal's victory over [.

Transfer Exchange - Ronaldo for Ben Arfa?

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 5 views
If you thought the transfer talk would end when January did, you were wrong. It seems that already the press are eagerly anticipating the summer when more players will be bought and sold. Berbatov is the obvious transfer link for United, but it appears we are now interested in a Lyon duo worth an incredible [.

Five Points - Can We Make It Up?

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 2 views
Arsenal's victory at home to Blackburn following our defeat to City leaves us five points behind top spot. Do you think we can still win the league? Can United Catch Arsenal Up Now? Yes No [...]

Which Mug Would Pay £15k For This?? Munich Freebies On eBay

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 4 views
The press are having a field day. After the huge fuss that has been kicked up over the potential for Manchester City fans to ruin the minute's silence for the Busby Babes, which was then greeted by complete silence from the bitters, the press needed something to get their hooks in to. So, when the scarves [.

Manchester City, Welcome To The Human Race

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 2 views
For the weeks preceding the Manchester derby, there were worries that some City fans would spoil the minute's silence planned in honour of the Busby Babes. After attending plenty of Manchester derbies, I felt as though disruption to the minute's silence could not be avoided, hearing the blue side of Manchester sing about Munich year [.

Giggs: We Just Didn’t Show Up

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
If ever there was a day for Manchester United to pull out a performance, it was during the 50th anniversary memoriam game played on derby day. The added effect of the match being played at home should have been all that was needed. Yet for some reason, United never got going yesterday, and deservedly lost 2-1 [.

Neville Has No Doubts, But Do We?

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
Gary Neville played his last game for United in March last year, after a collision with Bolton's Gary Speed forced Neville off the pitch early in the first half. Since then, we have been let down time and again in regards to when he will return, with further injuries delaying his come back. It is without [.

It Could Be Worse…

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views
Until I can bring myself about what happened today, I will leave you with what I intend to be an uplifting sentiment. It could be worse, you could be scouse.

Ronaldo: I Want To Be A Part Of United History

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views
Cristiano Ronaldo is having an incredible season for the Champions and is set to break a record set by George Best by the end of the season. 32 goals in one season is what Best managed and Ronaldo is just five goals short of that total, meaning there is no way Ronaldo could avoid being [...]

Why The Hell Did They Pick Derby Day For Munich Weekend?

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views
In the next few hours, we will see the result of several weeks of speculation concerning the behaviour of City fans during the one minute's silence which is being held at Old Trafford today. The gates are closing five minutes before kick off today, to ensure that the minute's silence has every chance of working.

Neville In Tomorrow’s Kit

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 9 views
Manchester United take on Manchester City tomorrow, in a game where the Busby Babes will be remembered. Both United and City will be playing in a kit without any logos or sponsorship, as a sign of respect for those who lost their lives 50 years ago. "The sincere thanks of the Club go to AIG and [...

How Did United Do On International Duty?

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views
On a day that saw United mourn the eight lives lost 50 years after the Munich Air Disaster, International games were played across the globe with several of our lads representing their countries. Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Wes Brown all started for England, the most we've had starting for the country for some time.

No Surprise For Best Player In The World

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
Cristiano Ronaldo has well and truly staked his claim for the best player in the World this season, scoring 27 goals in 28 games. Missing out on the award to AC Milan's Kaka in December has certainly seemed to work as the inspiration for Ronaldo to improve his game. In the six games Ronaldo has [...]

Ronaldo: Spanish Dream Is Irrelevant

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
Cristiano Ronaldo has always claimed he would be interested in a move to Spain, Real Madrid the most likely destination. Unlike the rough treatment he gets in England, from the opposition players and fans, he would likely be idolised in Spain and wouldn't have to deal with the vast amount of bad tackles and abuse [.

Park Scores South Korea Screamer (video)

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 9 views
South Korea beat Turkmenistan 4-0 this evening, with our Park Ji Sung scoring a beauty of a goal.

When The News Broke… Reaction To Munich

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
Most of us can remember the feeling of hearing a shocking piece of news, one which would stay in your memory for the rest of your life. You can remember where you were, who told you, what your reaction was like, and how you felt. Often, these moments are of a matter that you are [...]

We Feared No One After Munich

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 2 views
Sir Bobby Charlton has dedicated his career to Manchester United, spending an incredible 43 years on the books at United. He represented the club as a player for 19 years, before rejoining the club on the board of directors in 1984. He was just 20 years old when aboard the flight which crashed in Munich, where [.

Was He United’s All Time Greatest Striker?

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 4 views
When United fans are asked to name the all time greatest striker at the club, players like Ruud van Nistelrooy, Mark Hughes, Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke or Eric Cantona might spring to mind. You ask an older fan and you might find Denis Law, Jack Rowley or Stan Pearson might get in the short list. [...]

Incredible Scenes At Old Trafford

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 10 views
Thousands of Manchester United fans gathered around Old Trafford at 3.04pm today in remembrance of the great Busby Babes. Eight of them lost their lives 50 years ago today. A memorial service was held inside the Manchester Suite, which could be heard outside the ground. The club chaplain, Reverend John Boyers, read out the names of [.

Pressure To Win CL For Babes

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views
Fifty years ago today, eight Manchester United players lost their lives in the Munich Air Disaster. The young lads were returning from their successful quarter final in the European Cup, stopping in Munich to refuel. The plane attempted take off three times before crashing, taking the lives of 23 people.

Edwards Statue In United Shirt - Appropriate?

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 2 views
In Duncan Edwards' home town of Dudley, a statue of the United legend was erected in 1999, which was unveiled by his mother and Sir Bobby Charlton. For those who watched Edwards play, he is the greatest ever, and he is in the thoughts of many with the anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster falling [.

Remembering the Babes with Pride

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 2 views
MancuniaMerchandise.com has added several Busby Babes designs to the shop in memory of the United players who lost their lives in returning from the European Cup quarter final in 1958. The 50th anniversary falls tomorrow with a special service being held before the game against City on Sunday. nb. No profit is being made on the [.

A City United?

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views
The 50th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster falls this Wednesday, with the tragedy being remembered on Sunday when United take on City at Old Trafford. There has been much talk concerning whether the blues will be able to respect the occasion. As has been noted by several fans, Munich was a Manchester disaster, with [.

Manucho Scores Wonder Goal! (video)

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 5 views
Sir Alex Ferguson has rarely dipped in to the African market, the African Cup of Nations coming at a vital point every other season likely to have swayed our manager. However, this January he signed the unknown Angola striker, Manucho Gonçalves. It was revealed earlier this week that he will be spending the remainder of the [.

Rooney Gets Just What He Deserves

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views
Moaning Gunners still harp on about the game at Old Trafford which ended their impressive unbeaten run. United scored two goals, whilst Arsenal could only manage to create one shot on target, yet still they argue they were hard done by. The first goal was a penalty, which Ruud van Nistelrooy slotted away, redeeming himself [.

50 Years On - United Due Their Third European Cup?

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views
Sir Alex Ferguson is happy to admit that the European Cup is his driving ambition, feeling just the one he has won doesn't reflect fairly the quality of the teams he has created over the years with United. United won the Champions League in 1999 with two goals in injury time, on what would have [...]

Why Spurs Point Is More Important Than We Can Measure

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
It was looking as though it was going to be 'one of those days' as time ticked away at White Hart Lane on Saturday. United just couldn't get in to their rhythm, and despite equalling Spurs for possession, rarely looked dangerous. Our best chance came with a wicked Anderson shot, whose omission from the starting [.

No Lies From Rio Over England Captaincy

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 2 views
With the injury to Gary Neville and the tired legs of Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand has had his fair share of wearing the captain's arm band for United so far this season. Captaincy is a role his relishes, and one that I feel, despite not being his biggest fan, he does a bloody good job [...]

You’ll Win Everything With Kids

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views
When United lost their opening game of the season against Aston Villa in 1995, Alan Hansen famously said "you'll never win anything with kids." He was forced to eat his words at the end of that season when United's team of kids won the Double. Making up a team of young, local lads goes through the [.

United More Special Than All The Rest

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views
All fans think their club is special. There's got to be something that keeps the fans coming back week after week, win, lose or draw, travelling the length of the country, to get behind their team. United fans have been fortunate enough to see that loyalty and feeling towards the club rewarded with trophy after [.

VIDEO: United’s Late Equaliser vs Spurs

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 3 views
Click here to see United's late equaliser against Spurs this afternoon. QUICK before it's removed!

Clash of the Rivals - United, City, Arsenal and Spurs

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views
It's not too often you'll hear me urging City up the field, scolding them rather than laughing when they screw up, but today they are taking on Arsenal at the council house. After going 2-0 down, it looked as though it was game over and I was just about to switch off, but we were [...]

Is Ferguson Right About Fletcher?

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 2 views
Darren Fletcher was dubbed 'the new David Beckham' when playing for United's youth team. He was spotted by a scout when he was just 11 and impressed Sir Alex Ferguson so much that he was asked to come to United for trials four times a year. Roy Keane was impressed by the lad and tried [...]

Fergie Reveals Rooney Problem

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 1 view
Wayne Rooney has been struggling in front of goal over the past few weeks, despite having several very good chances in each game he plays. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has been stealing the show, scoring goals in every game he plays, and is rapidly approaching the goalscoring record set by George Best.

Fergie Changes His Mind On Beckham’s England Spot

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 4 views
Sir Alex Ferguson has long been blamed for David Beckham's decision to leave Manchester United. The fact that Becks spent 18 months renegotiating his contract, unhappy with with the deal he was offered on image rights, to stay at the club he'd loved since he was a lad, is often forgotten. The writing was on [.

Ronaldo: Shhhh, It’s A Secret

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 7 views
Cristiano Ronaldo has gone from strength to strength so far this season, assuring any doubters that he is in fact the greatest player in the World at the moment. With 27 goals in as many games this season, it looks as though there can be no stopping our young winger. On Wednesday night, Ronaldo wrapped up [.