Republik Of Mancunia Archives for January 2011

Spot the difference: Parades

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Sky News has reported that 150,000 United fans watched the lads bring the Premier League trophy through the streets of Manchester this afternoon.

Despite the awful weather and disappointment from Saturday, reds showed up to show their support and appreciation of the players who earned us a record breaking 19th title.

PICTURES: View From The Bus Today

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Where Does This Leave Berbatov?

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I have made no secret of my admiration for Dimitar Berbatov in his three seasons at the club. He's a classy player who is a joy to watch on the ball. After spending the first two seasons not scoring as many goals as a £30m striker should, he was awarded with the Premier League golden boot this season and, according to Opta, scored more winning goals than any player in the league.

We’ve Won It Three Times

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Both available from Mancunia Merchandise for £9.90.

"We've Won It Three Times" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Quick Reactions To Defeat Against Barcelona

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1. I suppose 'hollow' is the best way to describe the mood today. How can you feel too disappointed with a result when you know it was the right one? When United lose a game, you usually get the feeling that we didn't show up, that the players let us down or that we missed crucial chances. I don't feel that way today.

The jealousy of victory causes more pain

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It's not defeat that hurts most. The jealousy of victory causes more pain. Longing for what could have been is more poignant than loss.

Seeing the joy that you so craved, seeing their players dancing where United players could have done.

You lose games, it happens, but rarely after a loss do you see such an outpouring of joy from the opposition like at the end of a European Cup Final.

VIDEO: Rooney Goal vs Barcelona

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LIVE BLOG: Barcelona vs UNITED – Champions League Final

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2011 Champions League Final: Manchester United Barcelona
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Full Speed Ahead Barcelona

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Manchester United achieved something this season that once felt impossible. There were 59 years between our first title and our seventh and just 18 years between our eight and our nineteenth. What Sir Alex Ferguson has done with this club will never be matched by any manager, at any club, ever.

Yet for all the trophies we've won, at home and abroad, the manager will always regret our success on the continent hasn't matched the quality of the teams he's created.

Chicharito, Javi, Chico, Javi, Chica…

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Javier Hernandez plays with the name "Chicharito" on the back of his shirt which translates as "little pea". His father, also Javier Hernandez and who also played for Mexico, was called "Chicharo", which translates as "green pea".

Hernandez talked about all the names he is called.

"It's Chicharito, sometimes Chico," he said.

Chicharito, Javi, Chico, Javi, Chica…

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Javier Hernandez plays with the name "Chicharito" on the back of his shirt which translates as "little pea". His father, also Javier Hernandez and who also played for Mexico, was called "Chicharo", which translates as "green pea".

Hernandez talked about all the names he is called.

"It's Chicharito, sometimes Chico," he said.

Tears Of Joy For Chicharito’s Dad

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Javier Hernandez has revealed that when Manchester United chief scout Jim Lawlor approached him to sign for us, he assumed that he was being had on by a phony scout.

But when his father started crying, he realised that United really did want to sign him.

"The first time I spoke to Jim Lawlor, I didn't believe it that he was from United," Hernández said.

VIDEO: Glory Is Ours

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STAT PORN: United vs Barcelona

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Manchester Utd are the only unbeaten side in the Champions League this season (nine wins, three
draws).

Barcelona's only defeat in the Champions League this season was in London, when they lost 2-1 at
Arsenal's Emirates Stadium last February.

Barcelona are the best attacking side in this season's competition with 27 goals while Manchester United possess the best defence with four goals conceded in 12 games.

Ole: I Ruined CL Final Opportunity By Scoring

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been interviewed in the 2011 Champions League final programme on the disappointment of not getting to play for half an hour in a European Cup final.

"When Teddy Sheringham equalised in injury-time I thought: ‘Fantastic, I'll play 30 minutes of extra-time and it'll be a great experience for me.

RoM Reads

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Red Force Rising has a great video to prepare you for tomorrow.

The Guardian has an article on the importance of Carrick for tomorrow.

The Mirror reveals that Edwin Van der Sar will lift the trophy if we win.

A little lad from Belgium wrote to tell him that his U-15 team, Manchester Seraing, are the champions of their league.

PICTURE: Aww Da Silvas As Kiddies

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Fabio Gives The Verdict On His Team Mates

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Fábio on...

Rafael: "At home he only wants to mess around... he's like a 10-year-old!"

Vidic: "He's a raging bull! His behaviour changes... sometimes he's smiling, other times he's anxious and wants to hit you!"

Chicharito: "Everyone likes him... you know Mexicans, they're always happy!

Bernstein And FA At It Again…

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Player: Christian Negouai (Manchester City)
Offence: Missing drugs test
Punishment: No ban, £2,000 fine

Player: Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United)
Offence: Missing drugs test
Punishment: 8 month ban, £50,000 fine

Player: Kolo Toure (Manchester City)
Offence: Taking banned substance
Punishment: 6 month ban

"Bernstein And FA At It Again.

PICTURE: Berba With Golden Boot Trophy

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Dimitar Berbatov was the joint top scorer in the league this season with 21 goals. The achievement is made all the more impressive given that that Berba is not the club's penalty taker so all of his goals were scored from open play.

Well done Berba!

"PICTURE: Berba With Golden Boot Trophy" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Why football fans should feel sorry for Imogen Thomas and grateful to John Hemmings MP

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An MP in our fine and morally superior House of Commons this week revealed it's Ryan Giggs at the centre of the Twitter saga.

Well, I was shocked, I had no idea it was him. I'd like to thank this MP for guiding me. The public service he demonstrated was what this country has been lacking.

PICTURE: Evra With King Eric French Flag

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CONFIRMED: De Gea Deal Done

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As expected, Manchester United have signed David De Gea as Edwin Van der Sar's replacement for £17m. The fee was agreed two months ago but apparently the young keeper wanted time to decide whether moving away from Spain and his boyhood club so early in his career was a good idea.

"We've been working on it for quite a while," said Ferguson after Gary Neville's testimonial.

Fergie In Funny FA Dig

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Sir Alex Ferguson recognises that most of the non-United supporting football fans in the country will be cheering on Barcelona this weekend.

After winning his 12th English league title this week, he could win his 3rd European Cup on Saturday.

This season, Rooney has been banned for swearing whilst other players do it weekly with no punishment and Ferguson has even been charged for praising a referee.

Berba: I’m The Happiest Man In The Team

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Dimitar Berbatov, winner of the Premier League golden boot this season, has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from the club.

Javier Hernandez has all but taken Berba's place in the starting team but the Bulgarian has no intention of leaving the club.

"I have a contract for one more year and I will go nowhere," said Berba.

Berba: I’m The Happiest Man In The Team

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Dimitar Berbatov, winner of the Premier League golden boot this season, has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from the club.

Javier Hernandez has all but taken Berba's place in the starting team but the Bulgarian has no intention of leaving the club.

"I have a contract for one more year and I will go nowhere," said Berba.

Evra: I Almost Joined Real Madrid

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Patrice Evra has revealed that last summer he thought about leaving Manchester United for Real Madrid or Inter Milan.

The defender blames the situation on his family, which possibly refers to any issue which arose from being caught on CCTV kissing a "mystery blonde" in a hotel near his family home at 2am last March.

RoM Reads

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Soccerlens has a preview on United vs Barca.

Darren Bent tells The Mirror that United want Ashley Young.

F365 have all the numbers and stats from the season.

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

PICTURES: United Youth Celebrate Cup Win

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Here's some pictures from Manchester United's 4-1 victory over Sheffield United in Youth Cup final. 6-3 on aggregate.


Thanks to @TriciaRKG
VIDEO: Morrison and Keane Goals In Youth Cup Final

"PICTURES: United Youth Celebrate Cup Win" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

VIDEO: Morrison and Keane Goals In Youth Cup Final

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Becks: Goosebumps At Thought Of Wearing United Shirt

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David Beckham will be playing in Gary Neville's testimonial at Old Trafford tomorrow after his club LA Galaxy have allowed him to miss a game for them to attend.

Beckham, who left the club for Real Madrid in 2003, can't wait to wear our shirt again.

"Putting a United shirt on again never gets old," said Beckham.

Fletch: I’m Ready To Play On Saturday

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Darren Fletcher has confirmed that he feels ready to play at Wembley, if selected by the manager.

"I feel ready to play," said Fletcher. "I have had a couple of reserve games, which I have found even more difficult because other people are trying to make an impression. It was important to get 90 minutes today ahead of the big game next weekend but now it is not for me to decide.

PICTURE: Competition Winner With The Trophy

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Bebe, who joined Manchester United in the summer for £7m, was comically described as looking like a competition winner during training sessions.

The 20-year old hasn't featured for the first team since our FA Cup game against Crawley. He has made 7 appearances in all competitions, 2 of those in the league as subs.

The Worst United Team In Years (TM)…

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1. Won the league by 9 points

2. Contains the Premier League's top scorer (21).

3. Enjoyed the best home form in Sir Alex Ferguson's reign, winning 18 and drawing 1.

4. Picked up more points than the Treble winning side of 1999.

5. Booked a place in the European Cup final.

10 Great Moments From Today

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1. As you would expect, the Stretford End were showering Edwin Van der Sar with attention in the first half. On one particularly occasion, with his name being sung louder and louder as he went to collect the ball for a goal kick, he looked up to the crowd and grabbed his badge. We love you too, big guy!

19 Times

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Get your t-shirts from Mancunia Merchandise from as little as £9.90. There's the 19 tally and the 19 names, which lists every player who has contributed to those 19 titles.

We have a greater range of shirts on the US based shop, simply because of copyright reasons. This unfortunately bumps up shipping costs to Europe, although you can still get shirts including p+p for £17, due to the low cost of the t-shirts.

PICTURE: United In The Dressing Room Today

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Rio Ferdinand got a couple of pictures on his phone with his team mates after being presented with the trophy today.

"PICTURE: United In The Dressing Room Today" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Owen: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em

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If in 1997, when a young Michael Owen was breaking on to the scene with our hated rivals Liverpool, you'd never have believed someone if they told you we'd be overtaking their record 18 titles in a few years. But you'd have sent them off to the doctors if they told you Owen would be scoring for us on the last day of that 19th title winning season!

VIDEO: Park, Anderson and Owen’s Goals vs Blackpool

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PICTURE: Liverpool Banner – You’ll Never Beat That

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Remembering George Best

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There was a tiny, insignificant incident in one of the first matches I saw George Best play for Manchester United that has always haunted me, in some ways more than than the many moments of genius I witnessed in his brilliant subsequent career.It occured in March 1964 against Fulham as United were desperately trying to keep alive a faltering campaign to win the league title, having recently unexpectedly lost both a Cup Winners Cup quarter final against Sporting Lisbon and an FA Cup semi-final against West Ham in successive matches.

Remembering George Best

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There was a tiny, insignificant incident in one of the first matches I saw George Best play for Manchester United that has always haunted me, in some ways more than than the many moments of genius I witnessed in his brilliant subsequent career.It occured in March 1964 against Fulham as United were desperately trying to keep alive a faltering campaign to win the league title, having recently unexpectedly lost both a Cup Winners Cup quarter final against Sporting Lisbon and an FA Cup semi-final against West Ham in successive matches.

Fergie: Edwin Almost Changed His Mind Last Week

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In the programme notes for tomorrow's game against Blackpool, Sir Alex Ferguson claims that Edwin Van der Sar came to speak to him last night about the possibility of changing his mind on retirement.

"Edwin decided he wants to go out at the top, though he did have a wobble last week," said Ferguson.

Relief… Banner Won’t Say 43 Years

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Pictures of a banner which said "TBC YEARS" started doing the rounds on the internet last night. Whether it was a photoshopped effort or not is unknown. This lead lots of people to believe that Stretford End Flags would be changing the banner to read "43 YEARS", to commemorate how long it has been since City won the league.

VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Blackpool Fan On Adam Badge Kissing And Staying Up

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Manchester United approach the final day of the season with the title in the bag and a European Cup final to prepare for.

Blackpool will struggle to avoid relegation and have the worst possible fixture to save their season: away at the Champions.

John, from the excellent statistical Blackpool FC blog, Tangerine Dreaming, has taken a few minutes to talk to us ahead of the game.

Rio: Chicharito More Deserving Than Bale Or Parker

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Rio Ferdinand has sung the praises of his team mate Javier Hernandez, claiming that he had a better season the PFA and FWA winners, Gareth Bale and Scott Parker.

"If you were voting today, I'm sure Chicharito would be Footballer of the Year, he's scored so many important goals," said Rio.

United Unlikely To Be Charged For Blackpool Changes

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Given that the FA recently charged Sir Alex Ferguson for praising a referee, it seemed impossible to imagine Manchester United would get away with resting players against Blackpool ahead of the Champions League final.

Both Hull and Blackpool have got in to trouble for making wholesale changes to their team, before reverting back to their usual XI the following week.

VIDEO: United’s 174 Passes vs Blackburn

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PICTURE: United In The Champions League Final Suits

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This Is How It Feels To Be City: Part XVIII

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Vedran Corluka spent one year at Manchester City before signing for Tottenham Hostpur after claiming he wanted to move to a bigger club. City have since spent hundreds of millions on improving their squad but Corluka has pointed to City's poor attendances to prove his point.

"I still think that," he said.

Why Nani And Chicharito Were Perfect Choices

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For the past few years, picking the Manchester United player of the year has been a fairly easy job. The star man usually easily stood out. Whilst we could always commend the team effort, there was one player who was the obvious choice.

Ahead of the awards last night, you had no idea who was going to win.

How Can Managers Avoid FA Charges?

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In the aftermath of a flurry of Premier League managers being pulled up for daring to praise a referee prior to a game, what would happen if one took it upon themselves to give the FA bigwigs a bell and clarify the situation...

Manager: Hi, just after your help in clarifying what I am able to say about referees before games?

United Wrap Up £16m De Gea Deal?

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Reports in Friday's papers claim that Manchester United have agreed a deal with Atletico Madrid to sign Spain's U-21 goalkeeper David De Gea.

"United Wrap Up £16m De Gea Deal?" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Fergie: I Wish I’d Taken Banner To Liverpool

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"Come back when you've won 18″ the banner at Anfield taunted. The idea that Manchester United could ever catch up with Liverpool's title haul seemed unimaginable. Even if we could have predicted that these young lads coming up through the youth team were going to be as good as they were, you had to think that however many titles United won over the next couple of decades, Liverpool would carry on winning to keep the distance.

United To Sign Three Players

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Last night, both Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill confirmed that we will be busy in the transfer market this summer.

Does that mean busy like Obertan and Bebe? Or busy like Modric or Sneijder?

"It probably will be slightly busier than normal," Gill said. "Gary has retired already.

AWARDS: Nominees and Winners

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Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year nominees: Tunnicliffe, Pogba and Thorpe.

Winner: Ryan Tunnicliffe

Reserve Player of the Year nominees: Joe Dudgeon, Oliver Gill and Scott Wootton.

Winner: Oliver Gill

"You very, very rarely see Ollie have a bad game or even a bad training session," said Reserves boss Warren Joyce.

PICTURES: United Awards Evening

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Michael Carrick talks about the amazing "buzz" that comes with winning the league.

Edwin Van der Sar confirms the Champions League final will be his last game in a Manchester United shirt.

Nemanja Vidic says he is glad to have been proven right in believing United would win the league.

Evra: It must be the Korean food

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Park Ji-Sung put in a brilliant display against Chelsea a couple of weekends ago, working tirelessly in midfield to keep possession for United.

Park's best mate, Patrice Evra, reckons it must be something he eats.

"Ji's unbelievable," said Evra. "I was just laughing when I was watching the Chelsea game when he was running, because it was unbelievable.

5 Recent Manchester United Wins To Inspire The Team Against Barcelona

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Manchester United take on Barcelona in the Champions League final on May 28 at Wembley, with the Red Devils looking to win the double after clinching the Premier League title against Blackburn. With the Spanish side on scintillating form and BetUS sportsbook publishing odds favouring the Catalan side, we must not forget the collective strength, experience and will to win of Sir Alex Ferguson's team or write them off; here are some recent reminders of their abilities.

POLL: Who Has Been Our Best Player?

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The Manchester United awards take place tonight, with the fans and players deciding on who they think has been our best player this season.

Who do you think deserves it?

"POLL: Who Has Been Our Best Player?" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

VIDEO: Giggs Singing ‘We’ll Do What We Want’

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Ryan Giggs singing on Saturday night. Good spot Red Issue.

"VIDEO: Giggs Singing 'We'll Do What We Want'" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

FA Admit “Minor Breach”

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So desperate are the FA to punish Manchester United, they charged Sir Alex Ferguson for complimenting referee Howard Webb.

On the same day, Ancelotti also sung the praises of Webb, yet no charge was made.

When Harry Redknapp was asked about the charge, he agreed it was silly, before going on to call Webb the best ref in the country, ahead of his team's game against Liverpool which Webb was the ref for.

Cleverley: I’m Part Of Fergie’s Plans

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Tom Cleverley will play his last game for Wigan this weekend after spending the season there on loan.

When asked, he claimed that Sir Alex Ferguson has assured him that he will be a part of our first team squad next season.

"Yes, from what he's been saying," he said. "I feel fully part of the team there and the squad, and hopefully I can just hit the ground running in pre-season and play my way into the team.

Cleverley: I’m Part Of Fergie’s Plans

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Tom Cleverley will play his last game for Wigan this weekend after spending the season there on loan.

When asked, he claimed that Sir Alex Ferguson has assured him that he will be a part of our first team squad next season.

"Yes, from what he's been saying," he said. "I feel fully part of the team there and the squad, and hopefully I can just hit the ground running in pre-season and play my way into the team.

Rio: I Love Being A Part Of Success And History At United

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Rio Ferdinand has today revealed that when he first joined Manchester United in 2002, he was keen to get his name in to our history books.

Nine years and nine trophies later, Rio is happy with his contribution but isn't finished yet.

"When I first came to United all I thought about was making sure I etched myself a little bit within the history of the club and to do that meant winning trophies," Ferdinand said.

Will The FA Fine United For Fielding Weakened Team?

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Just like in 2009, Manchester United have won the title with a game to go, meaning there is the opportunity to rest players before the Champions League final.

On the final day two years ago we played Hull who were in a relegation fight. De Laet, Gibson, Martin, Welbeck and Macheda were amongst the starting line-up but still managed to win 1-0.

Ole: They Put Me With Keane To Toughen Me Up

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reflected on his second season at Manchester United when he started to suffer from a lack of confidence.

"It's incredible how important confidence is," he said. "I had very low confidence, I thought too much in periods. They put me on the team with Roy Keane on every training for a month to toughen me up.

Ole: Ferguson Deserved 1999

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"I look at that picture and I remember exactly what I was thinking," he said. "'You deserve this, after everything you've done for the club'. The only thing I could think about was how much Ferguson deserved this."

Solskjaer has also reflected on how money has never been his motivator, rather the fear of disappointing.

Ole: You Sacrifice Everything To Play For United

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has today revealed that he may have neglected his wife and kids at times to ensure that his Manchester United career lasted as long as possible.

"I played football for 11 years at Manchester United and put my career ahead of everything," he said. "You sacrifice all that is required to play at United for as long as possible.

PICTURE: Blue Moon Congratulates Us On Title

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PICTURE: Giggs And His Trophies

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Someone passed this picture along to me and said they found it on a forum. If anyone knows who is behind this, do let me know so that I can give credit.

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STATS: Berba’s Winning Goals, Scholes’ Passing

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Dimitar Berbatov has scored the most winning goals in the Premier League this season. 7.

Paul Scholes completed 61 passes in 28 mins v Blackburn on Sat, more than any Rovers player has in an entire game this season.

Since August 2005, nobody has scored more Premier League goals than Wayne Rooney.

PICTURE: 19 Times Banner At Anfield

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Ahead of Liverpool's defeat against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United fans displayed a banner celebrating our 19th title.

"PICTURE: 19 Times Banner At Anfield" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Evra: Fergie Asked Whether We Wanted This Title

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Patrice Evra has revealed that after losing against Arsenal the weekend before last, the manager questioned them about whether they really wanted this title or not.

"It's special, really special, to win this title," said Evra. "The manager put really big pressure on us to do so.

Fergie: This Team Never Gives In

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Sir Alex Ferguson has pinpointed the come back against West Ham as the day he felt like United were going to win the league.

After being 2-0 down at half-time, United went on to score 4 second half goals to win the game.

"It was probably the West Ham game," said Ferguson. "We were 2-0 down at half-time and that put the shits up a lot of them me included.

VIDEO: Dressing Room Celebrations At Ewood Park

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Ahead Of Our Game Against Blackburn…

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Today could be the day we talk about for the rest of our lives. The day we won more titles than any other club in the history of English football. The day Ryan Giggs and Sir Alex Ferguson won their twelfth title. The day Javier Hernandez won his first title. The day that long ago we didn't even dream could happen.

VIDEO: Title Clinching Penalty From Rooney

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Introducing… Mr Chico

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After clinching the title today, we can now offer you our Mr Chico design at Mancunia Merchandise. Unfortunately, it's only available on the US shop which ups the p&p but it works out at: t-shirt + p&p = $27.90/£17.

Shipping to: UK, USA, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, China, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Japan.

Quick Reactions To Blackburn…

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1. GET IN!

2. It takes a lot of bottle to step up and take a penalty, knowing that if you score, your team wins the league, and if you miss, you're going to get so much flack for the next week, and possible lifetime, if your team don't bail you out. For Wayne Rooney to smash that penalty in said a lot about his character and I'm very pleased for him.

He’s Won It 12 Times

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That boy Giggsy, he's won it 12 times.

Unfortunately, it's only available on the US shop which ups the p&p but it works out at: t-shirt + p&p = $27.90/£17.

Shipping to: UK, USA, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, China, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Japan.

PICTURE: Rooney’s “19″ Chest Hair

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"PICTURE: Rooney's "19″ Chest Hair" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

PICTURE: Rio and Rooney’s Snaps Of Celebrations

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"PICTURE: Rio and Rooney's Snaps Of Celebrations" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Journos Confronted With Their Predictions

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At the beginning of the season, Manchester United were more or less written off in the press. BBC Football put up a post which showed what 'football experts' predicted to happen this season. Hardly any of them fancied United to win the title and quite a few had us down as third or fourth behind their predicted champions, City.

You’ve Got To Laugh At FA’s United Obsession

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After hearing that the FA have charged Sir Alex Ferguson for the comments he made about Howard Webb, you have no choice but to laugh. The FA's obsession with our club and manager is spiralling out of control. It doesn't seem to matter to them whether they completely contradict themselves or expose double standards, they are determined to punish our club for anything possible.

Giggs: It’s Nice To Prove People Wrong

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Ryan Giggs is one point away from winning a record 12th title but reckons every league win is special, particularly when you've gone without the season before.

"It is always special to win the league but it means more when you haven't won it the year before," Giggs told the official site.

RoM Reads

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United Latest is trying to get the Premier League to give us a gold trophy for number 19... just like they did for Arsenal after going unbeaten.

Sport.co.uk writes about Park Ji-Sung being United's unsung hero.

This Is Hull has reaction to the Corry Evans and Joe Dudgeon signings.

The Daily Mail reckons Edwin Van der Sar will be rested against Blackburn.

Simpson: I Want To Help United Win The League

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Salford lad Danny Simpson, who made his way up through the ranks at Manchester United before joining Newcastle, has today said he hopes his team get a result against Chelsea to help us win the league.

A point from the next two games will be enough to ensure that United are crowned Champions, but if Newcastle take points off Chelsea, it would mean we could lose our next two games and still win the league.

T-SHIRT: May 28th – Catalan Giants vs Red Army

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T-shirts from £8.90. Order quickly to ensure they arrive in time for the final.

Take a look at the other designs on Mancunia Merchandise.

Use this shop for shipping to: USA, Canada, Mexico, China, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Japan.


Design by @thedevilstweets

"T-SHIRT: May 28th Catalan Giants vs Red Army" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

VIDEO: No Second Chances

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"VIDEO: No Second Chances" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Blues’ Website Takes The Mickey For Us

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I was sent a link which I presumed was a piss take some red have mocked up ahead of City's trip to Wembley at the weekend.

"Success means we'll be welcoming a new generation of City fans from here in England and all over the globe, too, and when our new followers come on board, they'll be welcomed with open arms into our ‘family'.

Win Tickets For CL Final

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RoM were able to give away two tickets to the CL semi-final against Schalke thanks to Sony Ericsson.

They are now offering fans the opportunity to win two tickets to the final.

To enter you need to visit the Sony Ericsson Football FANatic Facebook page and explain why you are the biggest fan and why you should be chosen to receive the tickets.

Keane: Fans Can Help United Beat Barca

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Roy Keane reckons that our fans will be able to make the difference between Manchester United and Barcelona in the European Cup final at Wembley.

Keano also reckons that whilst Barca's starting team is brilliant, their squad isn't as strong as United's, so injuries could be key to who wins.

Fergie: Fletch Has A Chance Of Making Final

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Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that if Darren Fletcher can get match fit before the Champions League final, he will get the chance to play.

Fletch missed out on our last final in 2009 after a disgraceful decision to send him off in the semi-final against Arsenal when we were 3-0 up. He won the ball from Cesc Fabregas but the referee chose to give him a straight red card and award a penalty.

Agent: Kiko Disappointed By Loan Spell

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Federico Macheda's agent, Giovanni Bia, has conceded that the player's loan spell has been an unsuccessful one due to the pressure he was under.

When he joined the club on loan at the beginning of the year they were 8th, however, they have felt the departure of Antonio Cassano, who left for AC Milan a month before Kiko's arrival.

RoM Reads

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The Evening News claims that Cristiano Ronaldo is a cautionary tale for anyone leaving Manchester United.

Left Back In The Changing Room talks about United's 19th title.

Surreal Football has a crush on Gary Neville.

Studs Up laughs at the battle between United and Chelsea..

If you haven't done so already, spend 79p to get Paul Hardcastle's '19′ to number one this weekend.

19 Gaining Momentum

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In a bid to celebrate our 19th title, which is just around the corner, United fans are trying to get Paul Hardcastle's number 19 to number on in the charts. Get it off iTunes for 79p. It is now currently 18 in the chart.

Hardcastle has confirmed that the proceeds of this will be going to charity.

Fletch: Absence Turned Me In To Mad United Fan

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Darren Fletcher made a return to the first team last week against Schalke after missing the past few months with a virus. After recovering from the illness, he was still unable to play after losing so much weight.

Speaking to the official mag, Fletch has expressed some empathy for the fans, realising how frustrating it can be to watch the games.

Who’s Playing In GNev’s Testimonial

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Confirmed:

Nicky Butt
"When Gary asked me to play in his game I immediately said yes, especially when I heard that the class of 92 were going to be there too," said Butt. "It was a special time for all of us growing up and it is only now as you look back that you actually see what an amazing story it is.

Quick Reactions To Victory Over Chelsea…

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1. Congratulations lads. The title is not won yet but congratulations for putting us in a position where we need just one point to make it 19. Well done you bloody lovely things, you. You bloody brilliant boys. Well done.

2. As far as starts to football games go, it couldn't get an awful lot better than that.

Pele: Chicharito Is A Great Player

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Javier Hernandez has enjoyed a brilliant debut season for Manchester United, scoring 19 goals so far (we're not really going to count goals scored in the Community Shield in a player's tally are we?).

He is currently United's top scorer in the Champions League and only five players in the Premier League have scored more goals than him.

Gerrard: It Hurts Losing Record To United

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Manchester United are just one point away from winning a record 19th title, making us the most successful club in English history.

Given that history is all Liverpool have to cling on to, being outdone by United will obviously be devastating for them.

Steven Gerrard, who has never won the league, has admitted that it hurts to lose their record to United.

SWEAR WATCH #4 Lee Mason Caught Out

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April 19th 2011
13. Player: Cheik Tiote
Game: Newcastle vs Newcastle United
Time: 63 mins

Told the ref to "fuck off" after conceding a free kick

April 19th 2011
14. Player: Peter Lovenkrands
Game: Newcastle vs Manchester United
Time: 65 mins

Said "fuck off Michael" to Carrick in front of the referee after Carrick won a freekick.

19

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Get Paul Hardcastle's "19″ to number one. 79p on iTunes.

Spread the word.

"19" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

PICTURE: Fergie At Final Whistle

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"PICTURE: Fergie At Final Whistle" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Pep: United Are Extraordinary

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Pep Guardiola was in the crowd to watch Manchester United's second string beat Schalke in the Champions League semi-finals.

Ahead of the final against Barcelona at the end of this month, he has hailed the strength of our team

"They played a Champions League semi-final with a team full of reserves and they won 4-1 that says everything you need to know about the quality they have," he said.

PICTURE: Fergie Bows Down To Stretford End

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At the end of United's 2-1 win over Chelsea yesterday, Sir Alex Ferguson showed his appreciation to the crowd after cheering the team over the finishing line.

"PICTURE: Fergie Bows Down To Stretford End" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

What A Difference A Week Makes, eh Terry?

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After Chelsea beat Spurs 2-1, thanks to a goal that didn't cross the line and a goal that was offside, CLL believed that his team were ready to win the title.

Sadly for him, he clearly hadn't checked United's home form before talking up there chances, leaving him crying at the hands of United yet again.

PICTURE: Chelsea Put Winners’ Badge On Next Season’s Shirt

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Chelsea FC's official pictures for next season's kit include players posing with gold badges on their shirt. The gold badges are specially reserved for the champions, whilst every other team wears white Premier League badges.

After beating Chelsea 2-1 at Old Trafford today, United are just one point away from earning that gold badge!

VIDEO: Chicharito and Vida Goals vs Chelsea

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szólj hozzá: Manchester United 1-0 Chelsea

szólj hozzá: Manchester United 2-0 Chelsea


More United videos

"VIDEO: Chicharito and Vida Goals vs Chelsea" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

CHCONFIRMED LINE-UP: UNITED vs Chelsea

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Van Der Sar, Fabio, Vidic, Rio, Oshea, Park, Giggs, Carrick, Valencia, Rooney and Chicharito.

Bench: Anderson, Berbatov, Smalling, Nani, Kuszczak, Scholes and Evans.

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Lampard, Mikel, Essien, Kalou, Malouda, Drogba.

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

GNev: United Players Live For Days Like Today

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Gary Neville has spoken to BBC Radio 5 Live ahead of our crucial game against Chelsea this afternoon. He has given an insight to how the running of the routine goes on match days.

"He won't have given his team talk before today," he said. "They go through the same routine... unless he's changed it in the last three months!

Ahead Of Our Game Against Chelsea…

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So, this is it. This is the day we've been waiting for. At the start of the season when the fixtures are released, these are the days you pick out. To play Chelsea three games before the end of the season, you're hoping that you're within a chance of winning it then, whilst also preferring you won't be relying on three points in that game to stand a chance.

GNev Rips Savage, Rio & Phil On First Day On Twitter

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Robbie Savage
4 years too late your retirement

what a wonderful career you haven't had!!

Glad you've retired. Saves me spinning out the old rubbish about how hard you work and play for your team!!

Best Player ever Robbie Savage! Anyone that poor who plays till they are 36 is a Genius!

STATS: Berba’s Goal Distribution Compared With ALL United’s PL Top Scorers

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Following on from yesterday's article which argued against the section of United fans who have been critical off Dimitar Berbatov because of his goal distribution, we will now be looking at how he compares with all our top scorers during the Premier League years.

We have looked at how many goals each of our top scorers have managed as well as how many goals they have scored without penalties (to paint a fairer picture for our top scorers who weren't the team's penalty takers, like Hughes, Kanchelskis, Solskjaer, Cole, Yorke, Berba etc.

Scholes: No Better Manager Than Fergie For Squeaky Bum Time

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Paul Scholes has today claimed that there is no better manager to have than Sir Alex Ferguson when it comes to this point of the season, thanks to the years of experience he's had winning titles.

After winning the title off the pitch in the past, following mind games with managers like Kevin Keegan and Rafael Benitez, Scholes reckons Fergie knows just what to do and say to win the league.

Fergie: Fearful Of Refs Against Chelsea

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After the last three games between United and Chelsea in the league have been decided by inept officials in the blues' favour, Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed he is worried that a big decision will cost us again.

United last out on the league by one point last season, after Chelsea beat us home and away thanks to wrong decisions by the ref and linesman.

VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Chelsea Fan On Torres, Meltdown and Webb

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The biggest game of the season is upon us, so it only seems right that I get Den from The Chelsea Blog to answer some questions for us.

Scott the Red: Six months ago, Chelsea were six points clear of United. Are you proud of your current position after spending some time 5th in the league or frustrated your team threw away the lead in the first place?

STATS: Yeh but Berba has only scored in a few games…

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After spending the first two years of his Manchester United career being criticised by large sections of our support, Dimitar Berbatov has shone this year. He was the first Premier League striker to ten goals, then the first to twenty goals and with three games left to go, he is still the league's top scorer.

Chelsea Boss: I’d Pick Rooney Over Messi

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Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has today claimed that if he had the choice, he would prefer to have Wayne Rooney in his team than Lionel Messi.

For whatever reason, the Italians seem to be massive admirers of our striker, with the 2009 Champions League final billed as the 'best player in the world vs most complete player'.

Fergie: Didn’t Envisage ACTUALLY Knocking Liverpool Off Perch

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Sir Alex Ferguson once claimed that his greatest achievement was knocking Liverpool off their fucking perch. After dominating football for years, dwarfing our success with theirs, our manager was proud that he had created team after team which now dominated English football.

By the end of the month, the job could be well and truly complete, with a record 19th title in touching distance.

Empire of the Kop Defends SoS For Chants

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I'm not sure if you've had the displeasure of coming across Antoine Zammit, a rabid Liverpool fan behind Empire of the Kop. Local lad Antoine, from Malta, doesn't like RoM very much.

Their anger arises from the t-shirt sold at Mancunia Merchandise, which has the words of the chant we sing to celebrate our success in Europe.

Quick Reactions To Victory Over Schalke

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1. We're there. Third European Cup final in four years. When you consider that before 1999, we had only played in one European Cup final in our club's entire history, this really is an incredible achievement. Congratulations to the lads.

2. That said, today doesn't feel like the morning after the victory over Barcelona in 2008 and Arsenal in 2009.

RoM Reads

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The Daily Mail has pictures of our lads going for their celebratory dinner yesterday.

The Guardian talks about where Darren Fletcher will fit in.

The Mirror reckons we'll need luck to beat Barca.

Surreal Football has a nice article on Chicharito.

101GreatGoals has footage of our Reserves' 2-2 draw at Anfied last night.

VIEW FROM THE STANDS: RoM Winner On Schalke Game

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RoM gave away two tickets to the Champions League semi-final to Mike Parkinson from Ashton under Lyne.

The experience of going to watch United is the same every time. You get yourself to Stretford, walk down the Warwick Road and enter Old Trafford to see the reds.

The good weather made it a warm balmy night so good for football.

VIDEO: Valencia, Gibson and Anderson Goals vs Schalke

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szólj hozzá: Manchester Utd 1-0 Schalke

szólj hozzá: Manchester Utd 2-0 Schalke

szólj hozzá: Manchester Utd 3-1 Schalke

szólj hozzá: Manchester Utd 4-1 Schalke

"VIDEO: Valencia, Gibson and Anderson Goals vs Schalke" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

CONFIRMED LINE-UP: UNITED vs Schalke

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Van der Sar, Rafael, Evans, Smalling, O'Shea, Nani, Gibson, Scholes, Anderson, Valencia, Berbatov.

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

Ahead Of Our Game Against Schalke…

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Just over a year ago, Nani scored his second goal of the game to put United 3-0 up against Bayern Munich. After Nani's improved form, I remember thinking how nice it was that he would get the credit for putting us in yet another European Cup semi-final. We had given ourselves a lot to do in the first leg, after leading 1-0 until the 75th minute before conceding two late goals, so I was made up we had shown the strength to come back and blow our opposition away.

Pep: This Final Will Be Different From 2009

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After booking a place in the Champions League final, Pep Guardiola has looked to his opponents, with Manchester United the favourites to join them. If United do make the final, it will be their third in four years.

Barcelona beat United 2-0 in the Champions League after the reds failed to make the most of their early chances.

RoM Reads

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United Rant reminds us that our destiny is still in our hands.

MUFC Info has a statistical preview for tonight's game against Schalke.

Alan Hansen tells The Telegraph that United will struggle to beat Barcelona if we're in the Champions League final.

Caught Offside lists the 100 greatest players of all time.

Glazers Listen To Yanks… But Not Us

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Joel Glazer made the mistake of attributing lower ticket prices at Tampa Bay Bucs to listening to the fans complaints a couple of weeks ago.

"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.

PICTURE: Mosaic For Tomorrow’s Game vs Schalke

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Stretford End Flags have organised the mosaic above for tomorrow's game against Schalke, showing our three European Cups on a red, black and white scarf.

"PICTURE: Mosaic For Tomorrow's Game vs Schalke" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Should Chelsea Fans Fear Howard Webb Appointment?

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November 30th 2008: Ronaldo sent off
Cristiano Ronaldo received one of the most ridiculous red cards I've ever seen, thanks to Howard Webb, during the derby a couple of seasons ago.

Already on a yellow card, a corner was delivered in the direction of Ronaldo who had created the space for a free header.

Tuesday’s News: Rooney Misses Training, Howard Webb…

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- Wayne Rooney and Fabio are absent from press session at training today. Whilst nothing official has come from the club, reporters are claiming Rooney's absence is due to him avoiding the cameras, as was the case last time after swearing against West Ham. Fabio is on the medical table though.

- Howard Webb will be the referee for United vs Chelsea this weekend.

Owen: Hernandez Is A Cracking Lad

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Michael Owen has denied that Chicharito plays the same way he did at 22-years-old, instead claiming that the Mexican striker is just a better version of how Owen plays today.

"I wouldn't say he is similar to how I was in the early stages of my career," he said. "But with injuries and the way I have adapted my game, he is probably quite similar to what I do now, apart from he is a bit sharper.

RoM Reader Wins Tickets To CL Semi

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Mike Parkinson from Ashton under Lyne correctly answered that Javier Hernandez is currently our top scorer in this season's Champions League with 4 goals.

With tickets provided by Sony Ericsson, Mike is going with his brother on Wednesday night to watch United take on Schalke in the Champions League 2nd leg.

STATS: League Positions of United, Arsenal and Chelsea So Far This Season

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You'll notice that some of the league positions over-lap. This is because differing cup commitments meant they were out of sync and had games in hand at different points in the season, so this doesn't represent league positions week by week, but game by game.

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"STATS: League Positions of United, Arsenal and Chelsea So Far This Season" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

VIDEO: Norwich 1 – 3 United

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Norwich has confirmed their place in the Premier League for next season so what better time to reminisce on a meeting between our two clubs from the first Premier League season.

"VIDEO: Norwich 1 3 United" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Reactions To Arsenal Defeat…

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1. For the past few years, we've beaten Arsenal pretty much every time we've played them, whether that be in the league, the European Cup or the FA Cup. Since the last time they beat us back in 2008, the only time we didn't beat them was the draw penultimate game of the 08-09, when we only needed a point to win the league.

Eric Cantona – Death From Above

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Back by popular demand, the Eric Cantona "Death From Above" t-shirt has been restocked in the Studs Up Football Club shop.

Until May 7th, you lovely lot can get 15% off with the voucher code: ROMREADER.

The discount applies to your whole order, so take a look at the other shirts, like the 'By Far The Greatest Team' shirt which we've previously run an offer on.

Eddie Lewis – Farewell to a Busby Babe

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Eddie Lewis, one of the original Busby Babes, has sadly lost his battle with cancer today. He was born in Manchester in 1935 and played for Goslings before joining the Manchester United Junior Athletic Club.

Lewis joined United in 1947 and made a total of 24 appearances, scoring 11 goals. He left United for Preston and played for West Ham the season the Munich Air Disaster occurred.

Shameless Begging

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EPL Talk are starting their 2010-2011 awards and RoM has been shortlisted for best club blog.

Please take a few seconds to vote for us. Spread the word.

"Shameless Begging" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

VIDEO: Aaaandbawwwl! United vs Arsenal

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"VIDEO: Aaaandbawwwl! United vs Arsenal" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

GNev: Arsenal Lost Because They’re Too Emotional

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After ending Arsenal's unbeaten run earlier in the season, Manchester United went on to thrash the Gunners 4-2 at Highbury. In the run up to the game, several of their players were talking to the press about getting revenge for the result at Old Trafford.

"The problem in this game was that Arsenal had got carried away by the press in the run-up, saying that we had bullied them at Old Trafford," he said.

Sagna: Embarrassing To Be A Part Of Arsenal Team

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Ahead of their game against Manchester United today, Bacary Sagna has admitted he is embarrassed to be a part of this Arsenal team that have gone six years without winning a trophy.

Captain Cesc Fabregas is likely to finally leave, after being denied his dream move to Barcelona last season, and Sagna says he doesn't blame him for wanting to leave.

VDS: Why Am I Retiring?

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Edwin Van der Sar has admitted he does ask himself why he is retiring, given how fit he still is, but he is sticking by the decision he made last year.

"I do ask myself sometimes why I'm retiring," Van der Sar said. "A lot of people have spoken to me about precisely this question.

CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Arsenal (No Fabregas) vs UNITED

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Van der Sar, Fabio, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Carrick, Anderson, Park, Rooney, Hernandez.

Bench: Kuszczak, Owen, Berba, Smalling, O'Shea, Rafael, Valencia

Cesc Fabreas was injured during training yesterday.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Djourou, Clichy, Song, Wilshere, Walcott, Ramsey, Nasri, Van Persie.