Republik Of Mancunia Archives for January 2011

GNev: Best Game I’ve Played In Was 1999 vs Arsenal

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Ahead of Manchester United's massive match against Arsenal tomorrow, Gary Neville has claimed the best game he ever played in was our 2-1 victory over the Gunners in the FA Cup semi-final replay in 1999.

"The 1999 FA Cup semi final against Arsenal was probably the best game I have ever played in," he said.

PICTURE: Thick Blue Copper Risks Career To Burn United Flag

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Stuart Niven, a police officer from Altrincham, was seen burning a Manchester United flag at Wembley earlier this month. Had he been seen by officers policing the match, on April 16, he could have been arrested for a public order offence.

After the game, this thick blue put the picture up on Facebook and now admits he could have blown his career.

Owen: I’m Dreaming Of Scoring European Cup Winner

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Michael Owen has today revealed that the thought of scoring an injury time winner in the European Cup final at Wembley is his motivation this season.

"Even if it is just one goal or one good performance, everyone is going to play their part," Owen said. "I was in the stand on Tuesday against Schalke.

VIDEO: Just In Case You Haven’t Had This Chant Stuck In Your Head…

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Anderson: Ronaldo Loves United And Might Come Back

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Despite Sir Alex Ferguson's claims yesterday that it would be difficult to get Cristiano Ronaldo back at Manchester United, Anderson has today revealed that Ronaldo still loves the club and could return one day.

"Ronaldo is an exceptional person and fantastic player," he sad. "He was able to win everything at United.

PICTURE: Ando’s Interesting New Hair Do

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Park Ji-Sung was intrigued by Anderson's new hair at training at Carrington today, ahead of United's trip to London to face Arsenal.

How did the other players react?

"PICTURE: Ando's Interesting New Hair Do" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Malouda: United Are Strong, Confident and In Control

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Chelsea's Florent Malouda isn't giving up hope of the title but is impressed with Manchester United's strong mentality and acknowledges that we were the better side when the teams met in the Champions League.

"It's frustrating how things happened between us and United in the Champions League," said Malouda.

RoM Reads

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The Daily Mail reckons Jose Mourinho has blown his chance of getting the United job.

Twisted Blood looked the pros and cons of Mourinho's appointment before his game against Barcelona.

The Telegraph reports on Dimitar Berbatov's return.

A Kick In The Grass wonders what role the Da Silvas are set to play in the run in.

COMPETITION: Two CL Semi Tickets For One RoM Reader

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Thanks to the lovely people at Sony Ericsson, RoM has two tickets to the Champions League semi-final against Schalke to give away.

Question: Who is Manchester United's highest scorer in the Champions League this season?

E-mail your answer, full name and address to: republik_of_mancunia_competition@hotmail.

VIDEO: Berba Does Godfather Impression

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Ok, I love Berbotov a little bit more than I did already.

"VIDEO: Berba Does Godfather Impression" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Evra: Rooney May Have Doubted Us But I Didn’t

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Wayne Rooney apologised again yesterday for trying to force a move away from Manchester United in October. He had claimed United didn't match his ambition and had been in talks with other clubs.

United are now top of the league with four games to go, as well has having one foot in our third Champions League final in four years.

VDS: New Goalie Decided… But It’s Not Neuer

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Edwin Van der Sar has revealed in the Dutch press that Manchester United have decided on his replacement, but it's not Schalke's Manuel Neuer.

"United have made their decision," he said. "It's not Neuer, but I can't say any more than that."

Peter Schmeichel has claimed that Bayern Munich-bound Neuer is the best keeper in the world though.

Evra: Arsenal Are Wounded Animal

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A couple of months ago, Arsenal were still in four competitions and awaited the League Cup final against Birmingham, a great opportunity for them to end their trophy drought.

However, in the space of a fortnight, they lost the final, they were knocked out of the FA Cup buy a weak United team and were beaten by Barcelona in the Champions League.

VIDEO: Time To Prepare For Barca’s Aching Faces

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With both Manchester United and Barcelona winning their away legs of the semi-final 2-0, they are clearly the favourites to reach the Champions League final at Wembley.

This is the behaviour we have to look forward to...

"VIDEO: Time To Prepare For Barca's Aching Faces" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Rooney: How Wrong Was I To Underestimate United?

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In October, Wayne Rooney confirmed he would not be signing a contract extension with Manchester United because he didn't feel as though the club matched his ambition.

Seven months later, United are on the cusp of winning a record 19th title and booking a place in their third European Cup final in four years.

Paul Wilson’s Disgraceful Article In The Guardian

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Obviously it would be preferable if City did not use the label "Munichs" as a derogatory term for their neighbours and rivals, but they do, and have been using it for many years. Regrettable as that may be, and distasteful as the whole topic might appear to anyone with a normal sense of values, it is possibly worth saying that the use of a nickname is not quite as offensive as imitating aeroplanes and singing the infamous runway song.

VIDEO: Neuer’s Saves vs United

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It was hard to believe we went in 0-0 at half time after Manchester United had completely dominated the game and created so many opportunities to score.

Manuel Neuer, who tonight claimed that United haven't tried to sign him, kept Schalke in the game but couldn't stop Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney from making it 2-0.

VIDEO: Giggs and Rooney’s Goals vs Schalke

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View From The Stands: United Fan On Victory Over Schalke

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The Veltins-Arena (The Auf Schalke Arena for UEFA's sponsorship purposes), Gelsenkirchen, host of the 2004 Champions League final, where Ronaldo winked, Rooney saw red, England crashed out and the re-birth of a siege mentality that Fergie used to take United to 3 league title and 1 European cup within the following 3 years.

CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Schalke vs UNITED

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Van der Sar, Fabio, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra, Carrick, Giggs, Valencia, Park, Rooney, Hernandez.

The nerves and fear the Chelsea game in the quarter-finals brought about seem to overshadow feelings ahead of the Schalke game. The thought of losing to them was painful, particularly knowing we had the easier side of the draw waiting for the semi-finals.

Win Signed Manchester United Merchandise From Heineken

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Are you interested in winning signed Champions League gear from the likes of Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney (as well as Ronaldo, Messi and a host of other top footballers)? Heineken, the official Champions League sponsor, is offering USA-based ROM readers an exclusive opportunity to get their hands on signed shirts, signed photographs and much more from their favourite United (and Champions League) players.

City Fans Fail To Sell Out Blackburn… and Call Us Munichs

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City failed to sell out Blackburn away tonight, despite the tickets going on General Sale two weeks ago, just like they failed to sell out Liverpool away a few weeks ago, but the fans that did bother to show up tonight were in full voice.

"Who put the ball in the Munichs' net?

VIDEO: Sir Matt Interview On His Best Side

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This is an interview with Sir Matt Busby taken form 1973, two years after he had stopped being our manager after filling in after Wilf McGuinness was sacked.

"VIDEO: Sir Matt Interview On His Best Side" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Sneijder: United Is A Beautiful Club

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Wesley Sneijder and Rafael van der Vaart were interviewed on AT5 Studio Ajax today.

"Do I want to go to United? It's a beautiful club," he said. "But I'm fine in Milano and not at the point to think about it."

"You see all those players from Manchester United and City are coming to London," said Van der Vaart.

PICTURE: Schalke Fans Hand Our Neuer Protest Leaflets

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Ahead of Schalke's Bundesliga game at the weekend, Schalke fans were handing out leaflets protesting against their goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer.

The rumoured United target has been with Schalke since he was 4-years-old but has confirmed that he will not be signing another contract with his boyhood club.

Quick Reactions To Victory Over Everton…

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1. We would have taken any three points today. To get them on the back of a good performance and well worked goal is very nice. Everton were resilient and it was becoming a worry whether we'd be able to break them down, but we kept our nerve, passed the ball around well and were patient.
2. Chicharito, I love you.

PICTURE: Giggs Will Tear You Apart Again Tattoo

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How about that? Someone has got a tattoo of our "Giggs will tear you apart again" design.

"PICTURE: Giggs Will Tear You Apart Again Tattoo" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

VIDEO: Chicharito Goal vs Everton

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"VIDEO: Chicharito Goal vs Everton" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

GIF: Yoink! Rio Lifts Cahill

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: UNITED vs Everton

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Van Der Sar, O'Shea, Ferdinand, Evans, Fabio, Valencia, Gibson, Anderson, Nani, Rooney, Chicharito.

Bench: PIG, Giggs, Carrick, Evra, Rafael, Brown, Owen.

"CONFIRMED LINE-UP: UNITED vs Everton" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Raul: Would Be An Honour To Swap Shirts With Giggs

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Ahead of our Champions League semi-final games, Schalke striker Raul has sung the praises of Ryan Giggs.

The man who has scored more Champions League goals than any other player, most of those for Real Madrid, has claimed it would be an honour to get Giggs' shirt at the end of the game.

"What we have in common is that we love this profession," said Raul.

RoM Reads

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The Mirror has the not too pleasant reaction from the likes of Sandy Busby and Harry Gregg to the film about the Munich Air Disaster which will be shown on BBC 2 on Sunday.

Stretford End wonders whether Eric Cantona was great, but not the greatest...

Ask Men has an article on Edwin Van der Sar in light of his retirement.

Newcastle Tried To Replace Keegan With Fergie

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Freddy Shepherd has today revealed that when Kevin Keegan left Newcastle in 1997, they approached Sir Alex Ferguson to replace him.

Speaking with talkSPORT, the former Newcastle chairman revealed that they had been in touch with Ferguson's people to convince him to leave, just two years before the manager won the Treble with United.

Ticket Prices: Glazers Listen To Bucs’ Fans But Not Us?

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The Glazers have revealed that they will lower ticket prices for Tampa Bay Bucs by as much as 30% after complaints from the fans.

"We have spent a lot of time listening to fans at a time when our team is thriving and our economy is not," said Joel Glazer. "As a result, we are now offering several pricing changes in response to our community's needs.

FA Guilty Of Double Standards YET AGAIN: Nev vs Balotelli

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The FA have offered up yet another poor response to a simple question. Why was Gary Neville charged with improper conduct and fined after celebrating in front of Liverpool fans when Mario Balotelli wasn't even given a warning about his future conduct?

Dear Scott,

Thank you for contacting the Football Association.

Schalke Star: I Lose To United On PlayStation

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Schalke 04 vice-captain Benedikt Höwedes has confessed that when he plays on the PlayStation with his team mates, it's usually the person who has Manchester United that wins.

"United are a dream team," he said. "I will really enjoy playing them, but I don't think we have to hide.

United Top Forbes List Again

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1. United £1.12 billion
2. Real Madrid £900 million
3. Arsenal £700 million
4. Bayern Munich
5. Barcelona
6. AC Milan
7. Chelsea £400 million
8. Juventus
9. Liverpool £332 million
10. Inter Milan

It is the seventh consecutive year that United have topped the Forbes list as the most valuable football club.

What Do Portsmouth Fans Think Of De Laet?

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Ritchie de Laet joined Portsmouth on loan in January, after already playing for Preston and Sheffield United on loan this season.

This week he has claimed that he's really happy with the progress he's made over the last few months on the south coast.

"This must be my best-ever season because I am playing that many games," he said.

Michael Shields In “Munich” Insult

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Graham Sankey, who is from Anfield, admitted he tried to kill a Bulgarian man with a stone whilst celebrating Liverpool FC's European Cup win in 2005. He was arrested with Michael Shields for the attack but later denied his involvement. The victim didn't die but suffered significant brain damage.

Quick Reaction To Draw Against Newcastle…

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1. After several players talking about making amends for Saturday's disappointment, we didn't see any real urgency until the last 15 minutes. We're still in the driving seat but a win last night would have put all the pressure on Arsenal and Chelsea today. Now they'll be galvanised, knowing they can get closer to us with a win tonight, and a game against United yet to play.

Michael Owen vs Oliver Holt

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themichaelowen: Knew I would get booed as that's what a lot of fans do but if they knew the facts then they may have a different opinion.

OllieHoltMirror: Honest question then Michael: why don't you tell them the facts?

themichaelowen: From what most of you Newcastle fans are saying you should be pleased I left the club!

Wenger Blames…

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April 17th 2011: Wenger blames referee for Arsenal draw
"We conceded a penalty after 11 minutes when the referee said there was eight minutes of injury time. I don't see where those three minutes came from and it was no penalty."

April 10th 2011: Wenger blames grieving Gunners for goal drought after competition exits
"After what happened to us we are in grief and the spontaneous side of your game goes a little bit.

CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Newcastle vs United

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United: VDS, O'Shea, Smalling, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Carrick, Anderson, Giggs, Rooney, Chicharito.
Bench: Fabio, Evans, Valencia, Owen, Park, Gibson, Kuszczak.

Newcastle: Krul, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Williamson, Barton, Guthrie, Lovenkrands, Simpson, Gutierrez, Ameobi Tiote.

Sunday's game between Arsenal and Liverpool was a nice little gift for us.

To Incite Or Not Incite, That Is The Question – United and City

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The FA have today confirmed that Mario Balotelli will not be punished for celebrating in front of Manchester United fans at the end of the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.

Over the years, we've seen plenty of examples of players winding up the opposition. Rio Ferdinand was particularly annoyed with Balotelli, given the inciting celebration came at the final whistle rather than amidst the rush of emotion after goal, which makes it slightly different from the examples below.

FA Contradict Themselves With Dalgish’s Swearing

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On April 5th, the FA charged Wayne Rooney with breaking Law 12 after he swore following scoring his third goal.

A Sky Sports camera came on to the field of play and Rooney shouted "what? Fucking what?" at it.

"The FA has today charged Manchester United's Wayne Rooney for the use of offensive, insulting and/or abusive language relating to an incident during his side's fixture with West Ham United," the FA statement read.

PICTURE: United Players Thank Arsenal Player For 19th Title Efforts

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In the 98th minute of Arsenal's game against Liverpool our title rivals were awarded a penalty. Incredibly, this was 16th penalty of the season and it seemed fairly typical that Liverpool would gift them the win so late on. An Arsenal victory would have meant there were just 4 points between us and them on the same number of games played.

RoM Reads

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The Chelsea Blog looks at Rio Ferdinand apologising for his outburst. The Beautiful Game Passion Not Required.

The Mirror wonders whether Kenny Dalglish is going to be banned for swearing on camera.

The Independent looks at Rio Ferdinand's stalker.

Soccerlens shows how similar United and Chelsea's shirts will be next season.

Rio And His Stalker

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Rio Ferdinand was in court today to give evidence against his stalker, Susanne Ibru.

In his Manchester United tracksuit, Rio talked of how this woman showed up at his house several times, sometimes in the middle of the night, saying things like: "I'm not just a fan", and "Don't associate me with being a fan, I'm more than that".

United Sign Brazilian Adryan?

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Reports today claim that Flamengo president Patricia Amorim has revealed that Manchester United have agreed to sign 16-year old midfielder Adryan.

After impressing during the South American Under-17 Championship, scoring in their 4-3 win over Venezuela, their 2-1 win against Chile and 3-1 win over Ecuador, United invited Adryan to come to Carrington on trial.

VIDEO: Dalglish Swears On Camera (SWEAR WATCH)

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PFA Team Of The Year: 4 United Players

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Van Der Sar, Sagna, Cole, Vidic, Kompany, Nani, Nasri, Wilshere, Bale, Tevez, Berbatov.

Gareth Bale was named PFA Player of the Year, after assisting 1 goal and scoring 7. Nani, who wasn't even shortlisted, has assisted 18 goals and scored 9.

SWEAR WATCH #3

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The FA charged Wayne Rooney with "using offensive, insulting or abusive language" and banned him for two games.

Last weekend, RoM (as well as many others) wrote to the FA with examples of other players guilty of "using offensive, insulting or abusive language".

In their response, they said: The FA takes a dim view of any foul and abusive language used at football matches.

Bravo Rio and Ando

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Mario Balotelli has attracted plenty of criticism in his short him at Manchester City. On the day he signed, he claimed he wished he was hadn't left Italy and since then has been involved in a whole host of controversies, including training ground punch-ups to throwing darts at City's youth team players.

Vidic: I’m United For Life

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Nemanja Vidic has today reaffirmed his commitment to Manchester United, claiming he will spend the rest of his career with the club.

"I heard the speculation about me maybe leaving last year, but I know where I want to be and I have shown my commitment to the club," said Vidic. "I have given the best years of my career to this club and the talk about me leaving here was never correct.

Quick Reactions To Derby Day Defeat…

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1. The bad days make the good days feel so much better. As far as bad days go, this, as an isolated event, is almost as bad as it gets. It obviously would be a lot worse if it was the final and City had actually won something but it feels pretty fucking awful. It's not just losing, it's losing so stupidly, without putting up enough of a fight.

Michelle Keegan: Identity Crisis

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January 18th 2010: "It's a huge tie and I can't wait. I'm not nervous at all. We'll be at Wembley for the final. United all the way!"

April 16th 2011: "I was never a true United fan anyway. It was peer pressure. But I've seen the light since being with Max. City is my team and after watching the film Blue Moon Rising I've found out that all true Mancunians are blues.

PICTURE: City Players Leave From, You Guessed It, Stockport

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Ahead Of Our Game Against City…

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I was surprised when United were drawn against City in the semis. After really interesting/coincidental draws being made time and time again, it seemed set up for us to face each other in the final.

But then, things that seem too good to be true often are ask any City fan. The League Cup final last season fell on the 34th anniversary of the last time they won a trophy.

THE DERBY INTERVIEWS: Terry Christian On Jealousy, Blue Excuses

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RoM has published the thoughts of Andy Mitten, Pete Boyle, Pete Shaw and Paddy Crerand ahead of the derby tomorrow and is today pleased to share Terry Christian's opinion on the rivalry.

Scott the Red: Where do you think our rivalry with City ranks amongst that with Liverpool and Leeds?

The Magic of the FA Cup: When Man United faced Uri Geller and his ‘paranormal’ powers…

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It has become obligatory to speak of the 'Magic of the FA Cup' whenever there's a big glamorous match such as Manchester United's semi-final against Manchester City at Wembley this weekend. It hardly needs spelling out how much rides on the result with United in the running for an unprecedented 'Double Treble' while City are desperate for their first trophy in over thirty-five years.

Some Facts Ahead Of The Derby

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- United have had a higher average attendance than City EVERY SINGLE SEASON since 1947.

- United players have won the European Player of the Year four times (Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law, George Best and Cristiano Ronaldo). City players have won it zero times.

- When City won the league in the 1968, they had the 6th highest attendance in the country.

Scholes: There Are Reds Everywhere

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Paul Scholes is looking ahead to this weekend's FA Cup game against City and conceded that whoever is on the losing side will be devastated.

Scholes said that his family and fans around the city help hype up the game.

"It is painful," Scholes said. "I remember going to Maine Road and losing 3-1 and it's horrible.

Scholes: No Club After United

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Unlike our other more experienced players, Paul Scholes has clearly struggled with not being in the team every week and it appeared as though he would be banging up his boots at the end of the season. Scholes has today revealed he doesn't know what he is planning to do at the end of the season.

"People always say you should play as long as you can, but there comes a time when you can't physically do it," said Scholes.

Capello: United Have Winning Spirit

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After beating Chelsea in the European Cup again, the team lead by the man Fabio Capello has chosen to be his captain, the England boss has sung the praises of Manchester United's winning spirit.

"The Germans are dangerous at this moment because they are fresh," said Capello. "After their winter break, they are running like teams normally do in November and December.

Scholes: City P****d Off They Can’t Beat Us

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Since Manchester City came in to money, they have failed to win a trophy and failed to get one over on Manchester United. The only game they have won is the first leg of the League Cup semi-final last season but United went on to win the second leg to knock them out, then went on to win the trophy ourselves.

Important Travel Advice For Blues

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Thanks to the Ralphe Milne Ultras for passing on this important advice.

"Important Travel Advice For Blues" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

THE DERBY INTERVIEWS: Paddy Crerand On Support in Manchester, The 60’s and the Disgraceful FA

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Continuing on with our series of talking with reds ahead of the derby this week, after previously sharing the thoughts of Andy Mitten, Pete Boyle and Pete Shaw, we're very proud to reveal that today's interview is with Manchester United legend, Paddy Crerand. Paddy won the FA Cup with United in 1963 and reflects on his experience of playing for United against City in the 60's.

PICTURES: A Day With United Players

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Jack Marshall is a 5-year-old lad who is battling with cancer and a brain tumour. Rio Ferdinand invited him and his family to spend the day at Carrington today.

Wayne said "Hi Jack". Jack said "I'd like to kiss you?" Wayne obliged.

"PICTURES: A Day With United Players" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

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Rio: Our Players Want To Be Here… Unlike City’s

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Rio Ferdinand has compared the attitude of Manchester City players to that of Manchester United's ahead of the semi-final clash this weekend.

During City's 3-0 thrashing at Anfield this week, James Milner, who has done little to justify the £26 million which was paid for him, was visibly annoyed at being subbed off.

THE DERBY INTERVIEWS: Pete Shaw on The Lopsided Relationship, Cityitis and Eusebio

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On Monday we had an interview with Andy Mitten, yesterday it was with Pete Boyle and today we have Pete Shaw who writes for Red News. A great account of the truth about blues.

Scott the Red: Where do you think our rivalry with City ranks amongst that with Liverpool and Leeds?

Pete Shaw: Well, emotionally, it's the one for any home serving Red.

Fergie: De Gea Just Another Rumour

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Despite some sources claiming a fee had been agreed between Manchester United and Atletico Madrid for David de Gea, Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed this as just a rumour.

Ahead of his trip to Germany to watch our semi-final opponents, Inter or Schalke, the manager claims we're linked to too many players for him to respond to each one.

Owen and Rio Early Morning Reflections

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Rio Ferdinand and Michael Owen have been sharing the post-match thoughts early this morning.

Rio: Up early adrenaline still pumping! What does Park Ii Sung have pre match? Unleaded or diesel? He is a machine. Top player! Chicarito=goals! Giggs. I'm not even going to go into it the guy = LEGEND!

Evra: Inter and Real Madrid Wanted Me

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Patrice Evra recently signed a four year extension on his current deal after being strongly linked with moves abroad.

Evra has struggled this season following a dismal World Cup campaign with France. Suggestions have been made that Sir Alex Ferguson got in touch with Laurent Blanc to ask him to allow Evra back in the France squad, with his performances for United less than impressive.

Rooney: I Dropped Coca-Cola Four Months Ago!

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After Wayne Rooney's swore in his celebration against West Ham, the papers were full of stories claiming that he had been dropped by Coke as a result.

Rooney has put the record straight today, claiming he rejected a new deal from Coke four months ago.

"It makes me laugh," he said.

Quick Reactions To Victory Over Chelsea…

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1. Our current squad has been criticised for not being as talented as ones of years gone by. That is true, to a certain extent, although I don't recall many United teams that would be able to play such a big game with talent like Berbatov, Valencia and Scholes to bring off the bench. Still, whatever we lack in ability we more than make up for in hard work and winning mentality, and tonight, without being a classic game of football, showed just how far ahead we are of English clubs in terms of the state of mind Sir Alex Ferguson has instilled in our players.

CONFIRMED LINE-UP: United vs Chelsea

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Van der Sar, O'Shea, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Carrick, Park, Giggs, Hernandez, Rooney

The Glazers are in town. Protests before and after the game South Stand.

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Alex, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Essien, Malouda, Torres, Anelka.

"CONFIRMED LINE-UP: United vs Chelsea" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

THE DERBY INTERVIEWS: Pete Boyle On His Black Eye At Maine Road, Tevez and Forgiving Rooney

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Following on from Andy Mitten's interview, today we've got the thoughts of Pete Boyle on our rivalry with City, his favourite derbies and trusting the manager.

Scott the Red: Where do you think our rivalry with City ranks amongst that with Liverpool and Leeds?

Pete Boyle: Liverpool is still way out in front, with Leeds hated but rather insignificant nowadays.

FA Respond To Swear Watch Complaint

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Dear Scott,

Thank you for contacting the Football Association.

The FA takes a dim view of any foul and abusive language used at football matches. The clear distinction to be made in the Wayne Rooney case is that the language used was directed specifically at a television camera lens, whilst clearly audible to the viewing public.

The Mirror Takes Up SWEAR WATCH

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The Mirror has also now exposed the double standards of the FA in dishing out a two match ban to Wayne Rooney for "using offensive, insulting or abusive language" whilst ignoring all the other players guilty of the same offence on a weekly basis.

Whilst everyone can agree that Rooney was wrong to swear directly in to the camera, the rule he was charged and punished for makes no mention of a camera.

VIDEO: U-18s Semi Chelsea 3 – 2 United

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Carl Hamilson from Urmston, Angela El Kholy from Hale and Tone Iversen Iverson from Salford have all won two tickets from RoM to attend the 2nd leg on April 20th 7pm. If you didn't win, buy tickets from the club website.

"VIDEO: U-18s Semi Chelsea 3 2 United" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

THE DERBY INTERVIEWS: Andy Mitten On Maine Road ‘93, Empty Seats and Team Spirit

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Leading up to the FA Cup semi-final against City, RoM will be running a series of interviews with United fans. Our first is with Andy Mitten, Editor of United We Stand, who will be talking us through his favourite derby day memories, City's fanbase and our greatest rivalries.

Scott the Red: Where do you think our rivalry with City ranks alongside that with Liverpool and Leeds?

Swear Watch #2

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April 10th 2011
1. Player: Charlie Adam
Game: Blackpool vs Arsenal
Time: 57 minutes

After being fouled, Adam was clearly seen on the TV screen saying "fuck off". The referee is Lee Mason who claimed in his match report from West Ham vs Manchester United that if he had heard Wayne Rooney swearing, he would have sent him off.

Quick Reactions To Victory Over Fulham…

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1. Well done Luis Nani, our player of the season. That's an incredible 18 assists and 9 goals from 28 games. He's an irritating little so and so and I find myself shouting at him to get up on a weekly basis, but this guy is so talented and if we're lifting the title in May, it's largely down to his efforts.

Swear Watch #1

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April 9th 2011
1. Player: Jermaine Beckford
Game: Wolves vs Everton
Time: 73 minutes

After being substituted, Beckford was clearly seen on the TV screen saying "fuck me" before rowing with David Moyes.

April 9th 2011
2.

VIDEO: Berbatov and Valencia Goals vs Fulham

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szólj hozzá: Manchester Utd 1-0 Fulham

szólj hozzá: Manchester Utd 2-0 Fulham

"VIDEO: Berbatov and Valencia Goals vs Fulham" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Ahead Of Our Game Against Fulham…

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Share your predictions on United v Fulham with us on Scoreboard

We're reaching a great time in the season and as far as the title goes, it's less squeaky bum than it has been. Things could have been very different if it hadn't gone our way last weekend. Going down 2-0 away to West Ham in an early kick-off, with games against Arsenal and Chelsea still to come, sparked the fears that our excellent home form wasn't going to be good enough to compensate for our poor performances and results on the road.

SWEAR WATCH

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RoM is launching "Swear Watch" this weekend following the two match ban for Wayne Rooney. He was charged with using "offensive, insulting and/or abusive language" in our 4-2 win over West Ham.

Referee Lee Mason did not hear the swearing and did not see the swearing but in his match report claimed he would have sent Rooney off if he had.

GIF: Two Match Ban For Reina?

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Rooney was charged with using "offensive, insulting and/or abusive language" in our 4-2 victory over West Ham. The referee didn't see it or hear it, but was forced by the FA to include it in his match report, claiming that if he had heard Rooney swearing, he would have sent him off.

Surely Martin Atkinson heard Pepe Reina swearing on the very same day in their defeat to West Brom?

Gary Neville Becomes Sky Sports Pundit

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As was widely rumoured after his retirement in January, Gary Neville has now signed up to be a pundit on Sky Sports.

He will take up the role as football expert and co-commentator from next season.

"Gary Neville Becomes Sky Sports Pundit" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Fergie: Wee Guy Has Never Been Recognised In His Life

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Sir Alex Ferguson has ripped apart uperintendent Mark Payne, who is responsible for managing responses to crime and operations in Wolverhampton, after hilariously claiming that on a Saturday night, he would have arrested someone for saying "fuck".

"Everyone has an opinion today," he said. "There is an issue in the modern world of a need to be noticed.

Fergie: Mason Has Put Himself In Terrible Position

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"I don't know if you can use the word fair any longer," said Ferguson, recalling that his use of the word at Chelsea last month landed him with a five-game touchline ban. We put an appeal in. The lad has apologised for swearing but I don't think we expected to get a result. It will bring us together.

View From The Stands: United Fan On Victory Over Chelsea

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Milan, Munich, Barcelona, Madrid, just four great names that spring to mind when United fans think of European away trips. Nearly 100,000 in the Camp Nou, a rocking San Siro, the sight of the red lights that surround the Allianz, sights you would normally be seeing when you follow the reds in Europe, but just over 40,000 at Stamford Bridge just isn't quite the same.

VIDEO: Both Torres’ Dives in Chelsea vs United

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Fernando Torres was guilty of two blatant dives in Manchester United's 1-0 victory over Chelsea last night. The referee booked him for the second and gave him a strong talking to after the first.

In what was yet another dismal night for Torres, following his £50m transfer fee from Liverpool, he was incredibly lucky to remain on the field.

PICTURE: Chelsea’s Torres Should Have Been Sent Off

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Fernando Torres was guilty of two dives in the last night but the referee chose to only book him for one of these.

On top of being let off for one of his dives, Torres should have seen a straight red for raising his hand to Rio Ferdinand's face.


PICTURE: Sorry Chelsea Fans, It Wasn't A Pen

"PICTURE: Chelsea's Torres Should Have Been Sent Off" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

BREAKING NEWS: Rooney Ban Upheld

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"BREAKING NEWS: Rooney Ban Upheld" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Quick Reactions To Victory Over Chelsea…

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1. Finally! FINALLY! A win at Stamford Bridge. We've waited for that result for years so what a time for it to come. We've put ourselves in an excellent position for the second leg now. Just getting an away goal would have been good enough, even if it was a draw or a 2-1 defeat. To take a clean sheet to Old Trafford as well is a truly fantastic result for United.

PICTURE: Sorry Chelsea Fans, It Wasn’t A Pen

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There was certainly contact in the area but as the pictures show, that contact clearly started outside the box.

"PICTURE: Sorry Chelsea Fans, It Wasn't A Pen" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

VIDEO: Rooney Goal vs Chelsea

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"VIDEO: Rooney Goal vs Chelsea" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

LIVE BLOG: Chelsea 0-1 UNITED

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Chelsea vs United (Europe)

CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

"LIVE BLOG: Chelsea 0-1 UNITED" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Da Silvas: Fans Love Chicharito

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The Da Silva brothers have been very impressed with the start Javier Hernandez has made to his Manchester United career.

"He's a great player," said Rafael. "He has a lot of room to develop further, like us, but he started well and has been important for the team. I often mix with him, but I speak more English than him.

Evra: It Was Incredible When Terry Missed

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Patrice Evra has reflected on our European Cup win in Moscow in 2008 ahead of our Champions League game against Chelsea.

"Amazing, incredible. It was incredible," said Evra to ITV. "When John Terry was taking that last penalty, if the ball went in, we wouldn't be champions. When he missed the penalty, I was convinced we were going to win the Champions League.

CONFIRMED LINE-UPS: Chelsea vs UNITED

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VDS, Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Park, Carrick, Giggs, Valencia, Hernandez, Rooney

"CONFIRMED LINE-UPS: Chelsea vs UNITED" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Kiko: Loan Move Hasn’t Worked Out

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"I don't know why it hasn't worked for me at Sampdoria, perhaps people expected that I would replace Cassano," said Macheda. "But I'm not Cassano, I am Macheda. And the Italian football, the tactics, is different to the English. I prefer the English, more physical and faster. The chief scout from United does come to Italy to watch me play.

Lampard: I’d Love To Be Like Giggs and Scholes

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Frank Lampard is set to make his 500th appearance for Chelsea tonight but insists this isn't the end of his career. Even if his trophy haul is nothing like Ryan Giggs' or Paul Scholes', he's hoping to at least keep playing for as long as they have.

"I'm not thinking of the end," said.

RoM Reads

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Mark Ogden of The Telegraph let's us know when it is and isn't for OK for footballers to swear

TheChelseaBlog has a reaction from RoM to drawing Chelsea.

The Mirror reckons Rooney is set to blame the cameraman in his appeal

The Guardian looks at Chelsea's emotional baggage from Moscow

ManUnitedYouth has a match report for our U-18's defeat to Liverpool

"RoM Reads" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Fergie: Who Cares That We Beat Chelsea On Pens?

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Sir Alex Ferguson has been asked to reflect on the last time we played Chelsea in the European Cup, the final in Moscow.

Didier Drogba hilariously claimed that Chelsea were the "vice-champions of Europe", whilst Petr Cech reckoned that United "didn't really win" the game in Moscow.

John Terry was the only penalty taker to slip, but he wasn't the first player to feel the effects of the rain.

PFA Nominations A Joke – Where Are Nani and Berba?

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The shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year award has been announced today and amazingly, Nani has been left off the list.

Nemanja Vidic, Samir "Naseri", Gareth Bale, Carlos Tevez, Scott Parker and Charlie Adam will be fighting out, whilst the top goal scorer and the player with the most assists miss out.

Welbeck: I’m Manc Through And Through

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Danny Welbeck has yet again confirmed that his International career will be with England, not Ghana, because of his ties to Manchester and this country.

"I've been in Manchester all my life and I'm a Manc through and through," he told United's site. "I've played for England at all the youth levels up to the Under-21s and it just felt like progression to graduate to the seniors and, the other day, it happened as well.

PFA: Rooney Punishment Totally Disproportionate

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Professional Footballers' Association deputy chief executive, Bobby Barnes, has slammed the FA's decision to ban Wayne Rooney for two games because he swore after scoring a hattrick.

"It is always talked about the money these type of players earn, but it is not about the money, it is about not having the success, not living up to the extraordinary high expectations, it is almost a fear of failure," said Barnes.

City Can’t Even Sell 2,900 Tickets!

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At the weekend, Manchester City were 3,500+ below capacity and now they're struggling to shift just 2,900 tickets for their upcoming game against Liverpool at Anfield. At United, even most season ticket holders struggle to get their hands on away tickets, yet at City, they go on general sale.

City have been given the same allocation as United for Wembley despite so frequently coming nowhere near to selling out their stadium, particularly for Cup games.

Press Support For Rooney

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The FA's decision to ban Wayne Rooney was so ludicrous that even the press are on his side!

The Independent: Saturday was about one man letting rip against his persecutors. Punishing him for it, as Rooney may well agree, is a load of bollocks.

The Guardian: Really it is Sky who should be being reprimanded here, for employing a guy with a hand-held camera to run up to players at key moments and poke it in their faces, and the football authorities, for allowing them to do so.

So, Who’s The Chairman Of The FA?

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The FA today confirmed that Wayne Rooney would serve a two match ban for swearing after he scored his hattrick against West Ham. Even journalists who salivate at the thought of slagging off Manchester United, like Oliver Holt, have admitted what a balls up the FA have made of this.

So, how is it possible that the FA could have got it so wrong?

VIDEO: Hypocritical Harry Criticises Rooney

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Harry Redknapp has criticised criticised Wayne Rooney for swearing after scoring a hattrick against West Ham.

"I don't know why he did that," said Redknapp. "I don't remember Bobby Charlton doing that when he used to smack goals into the top corner from 35 yards. Why do these young players have to be so angry with the world?

We’re Man United…

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... what? Fucking what?

Let the siege mentality take shape.

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"We're Man United..." was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Rooney Banned For Fulham And City Semi

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The FA have confirmed that Wayne Rooney will be banned for two games after he swore at the camera in United's 4-2 victory over West Ham at the weekend.

Rooney has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge. If Rooney accepts the ban it means he will miss this weekend's home game against Fulham as well as our FA Cup semi-final against City.

PICTURE: Where’s The Reaction To Chelsea Assault?

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Can you imagine what today's papers would be like today had Wayne Rooney committed this assault on another player?

Just before half time, Michael Essien clattered in to Jermaine Pennant, with studs up and both feet off the floor.

He wasn't even booked.


Original picture from Nick Coppack.

Smalling: Chelsea Shouldn’t Have Had Pen

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After being denied a penalty for handball by John Terry in the box, Manchester United conceded a penalty at Stamford Bridge when Zhirkov went down in the box under a challenge from Chris Smalling.

After the game, Ferguson criticised the referee and was handed a ban and fine. However, both Chelsea players and manager agreed that the ref got the match defining decisions wrong.

RoM Reads

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Mark Ogden defends Wayne Rooney in The Telegraph.

United Rant discusses Chicharito and attack being the best form of defence.

Mark Lawrenson tells The Mirror that he fancies Chelsea to knock United out of the FA Cup.

The Chelsea Blog compares Rooney's outburst to Drogba's.

The Evening News reports on Rooney's claims that our season starts now.

Deluded Chelsea Keeper: United Didn’t Win In Moscow

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Manchester United won their third European Cup in Moscow after beating Chelsea in a penalty shoot-out.

During the first half of the game, United were the better side, but failed to put away their chances. Then just before half-time, the ball deflected off two of our players and fell to Frank Lampard.

COMPETITION: Tickets For Youth Cup Semi vs Chelsea

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Republik of Mancunia is giving away two tickets to United's FA Youth Cup semi-final at Old Trafford on Wednesday, April 20th, kick off 7pm.

Question: Which four teams have our youth team beaten to book their place in the semi-final vs Chelsea?

E-mail correct answers, along with your full name and postal address, to republik_of_mancunia_competition[at]hotmail.

VIDEO: O’Shea Was Doing It First…

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O'Shea-That's A Fucking Foul by RepublikOfMancunia

"That's a fucking foul!"

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VIDEO: Bryan Robson’s Goals

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Get well soon, Robbo.


Thanks to Ryan Donovan.

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Reaction To Victory Over West Ham

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1. Every time United find themselves in a rubbish situation, you do have to wonder if this is going to be one of the occasions when we can't turn it around. Time and again we pull it off, which is why fans are left with faith of a result in situations they have no right to. So with so many players missing and 2-0 down on an hour played, it would probably have been fairly optimistic just hoping for a draw.

Rooney: Emotions Were Running High, Sorry

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After scoring a hattrick against West Ham, Wayne Rooney swore at the camera. "What? Fucking what?!" he shouted.

Unsurprisingly, some media sources have already started heavily criticising our striker, but Rooney has moved to try and nip it in the bud by saying sorry.

"I want to apologise for any offence that may have been caused by my goal celebration, especially to any parents or children that were watching," said Rooney.

PICTURE: Rooney Celebration vs West Ham

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With over an hour played, Manchester United were losing 2-0 to West Ham. But then a 14 minute hattrick from Wayne Rooney secured the three points before Chicharito sealed the deal with a fourth.

With the camera in his face and pumped up with adrenalin, Rooney shouted "What?? Fucking what?

VIDEO: Rooney’s Goal vs West Ham

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szólj hozzá: Wh2-1Mu "VIDEO: Rooney's Goal vs West Ham" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

CONFIRMED LINE-UP: West Ham vs UNITED

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Kuszczak, Fabio, Smalling, Vidic, Evra, Gibson, Carrick, Giggs, Valencia, Rooney and Park.

"CONFIRMED LINE-UP: West Ham vs UNITED" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Pep Confirms He’s Leaving Barca… Is He Fergie’s Replacement?

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Pep Guardiola has confirmed that his time at Barcelona is coming to an end which will certainly lead to further speculation about him being Sir Alex Ferguon's successor at Manchester United.

"I'm fine here but my time at Barça is ending," Guardiola told Rai Sport today. "I'll stay one more year and it'll be my fourth.

Bruce: United Lads Always Do Well At Sunderland

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Steve Bruce has again reiterated his desire to sign Danny Welbeck on a permanent deal but believes it is almost impossible.

Kieran Richardson, Phil Bardsley and Frazier Campbell have all made the move from United after progressing through our academy and will certainly be promoting the positives of leaving United for a club he could play for every week.

Fergie: Scudamore Doesn’t Have A Lot To Do

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Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has launched a campaign which mirrors what the FA are doing with their 'Respect' initiative to ensure that referees are given respect. According to our football authorities, respect is something that should be given freely, not earnt.

After referee Martin Atkinson was guilty of making match deciding incorrect decision in two consecutive games against Chelsea, Ferguson believes there's nothing wrong with claiming the referee wasn't "fair".

PICTURE: Another Award For Berba

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Back in December the Premier League presented Dimitar Berbatov with an award to recognise him being the first striker to 10 goals.

Three months later, Berbatov has been given an award for being the first striker in the league to 20 goals.

Within those 20 goals, he's scored three hat-tricks, joining only Alan Shearer and Ruud Van Nistlerooy in a list of just three players to manage that feat in one season.

“Why does it always have to be in London?”

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The minister who is in charge of helping to curb carbon emissions from the transport network, Norman Baker, has agreed with Sir Alex Ferguson who has argued against the FA holding the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley.

"Sir Alex Ferguson is right. There will be a huge number of people wanting to travel down from the North West.

FA Making An Example Of Fergie

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The former FA compliance officer, Graham Bean, claims the FA is guilty of making an example out of Sir Alex Ferguson because of his and the club's high profile.

Ferguson was fined £30,000 and given a three match ban, on top of his suspended sentence of two matches, for saying that he wanted a "fair referee" after Martin Atkinson yet again made wrong decisions in a game between United and Chelsea which changed the result of the game.

Chelsea Striker: United Not A Good Draw For Us

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As Nicolas Anelka stepped up to take a penalty in sudden death, he looked like he already knew he would be collecting a Runners Up medal. Edwin Van der Sar knew exactly where he was going to put the penalty and let Anelka know it, pointing in the opposite corner, daring him to change his tactic last minute.

Rooney: I’ve Been In OT Away Dressing Room.. It’s Scary

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Wayne Rooney believes we have an advantage whenever we play at home due to the fear opposition fans feel when awaiting to play us at Old Trafford.

Rooney came with Everton on Boxing Day 2003 and lost 3-2. The season before that he was a second half sub and Everton lost 3-0.

So far this season, we've won 14 of our 15 games at home, drawing the other, after a freak mistake from Edwin Van der Sar against West Brom.

West Ham v Manchester United in 1960: Was it more fun then?

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At the time of the US War of Independence in the 1770s the British soldiers wore redcoats. That was so the blood wouldn't show on their scarlet uniforms if they got wounded. For similar reasons the American rebels wore brown trousers.

As we enter the decisive final weeks of the season, with injury-weakened Manchester United fighting for trophies on three fronts, I fear it's already gone beyond Sir Alex Ferguson's famous 'squeaky-bum time'.