Author Archives: Scott Grainger

United are certainly not messing around in this transfer window…

In the past few years, well, to be more specific, since 2006, United have not really spent that much in the transfer windows to invest in players for the squad. We’ve not really needed to, to be fair, but Sir Alex and co. have received much criticism because of that – investment is always necessary to move forward, and of course, the hypocritical quote from David Gill himself: ‘Debt is the road to ruin’ and with no investment, that’s certainly where the club will go. Read the rest of this entry

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United spending spree done and dusted?

Remember a few months ago, when Fergie said he’d sign three players? Yeah, well, Jones, Young & completing their transfers and De Gea set to sign in the next few days, that’s three players. I know you’re all going to say that he wasn’t planning on signing Jones, but he had to, but nevertheless. It completes the 3 players.

Generally, we’ve all been crying out for an attacking midfielder and a defensive midfielder but I can’t help that Fergie has already addressed this with the signings of Jones and Young? What if that’s it? Read the rest of this entry

Why Ashley Young is the player we need

How many times did you say, we lack that bit of spark, bit of energy or that through ball last season? Frustrating isn’t it? How many times did we need a player like Young to step up to the plate to chase a winner last year? Countless, simple as that. Countless.

Ashley Young, just 25 – is a perfect signing for Manchester United. I said it years ago, he’s a player I’ve always wanted to see at United, and it seems he’s wanted to come here too for quite a while. Young, cancelled his rather expensive wedding last week to ensure that the deal gets completed as soon as possible.

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The small matter of Phil Jones

Phil Jones. Where to even bloody start on this post. I’ve seen a lot of people talking about this particular move, and I wanted to delve into certain specifics of the contract, the transfer, and the clauses that Blackburn Rovers have put into place.

Jones, 19, is currently under contract at Blackburn, but if you’re a Football Manager fan, you’ll know about this, and you can actually approach him with a contract without owners permission of accept/decline on the actual transfer. Sir Alex jumped at the clause, and ultimately said, here, we’ll give you £80,000 a week to join us. Jones accepted, as you would. If the most successful club in England knock on your door and you say no, you’re a fool, simple as that. Read the rest of this entry

Ryan Giggs, my idol, my hero, tarnished his reputation?

Ryan Giggs, wow. That’s a name you’d never expect to see on the tabloids for allegations of sexual activity with ex Big Brother star, Imogen Thomas, while being happily married with children? Wow, wow, wow. What to say? Ryan’s been my hero growing up, probably one of the best, if not THE best footballer I’ve ever seen wearing the sacred shirt. Since joining in 1987, he was a star to behold, bursting down the wing, and in his younger days, getting into some antics off the field too, however, Sir Alex put him in his place, and he settled down to become an amazing footballer with an unbelievable career totalling up 12 Premier League trophies, 4 FA Cups, 4 League Cups, 8 Community Shields, 2 Champions League’s, a UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup.

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[VIDEO] Champions League Promo

I came across an absolutely fantastic promotion video for the Champions League final, and wanted to share it with you all, so enjoy:

Bring on Barca!

United outclass Schalke in Europe

This may be the best performance I’ve ever seen from the boys in Red this evening in Germany. Manchester United totally outclassed Schalke 04 this evening in a game that ended up being 0-2 to the reds. Fantastic performance.

In the semi-final of the Champions League, you would of thought it would of been a very tight game. Not tonight, we were class. Totally dominated the Germans this evening, with 18 attempts on goal, but for Neuer, Schalke were very very disappointing.

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Wayne Rooney on TalkSPORT with Keys and Gray

Wayne Rooney took the time out to talk to Richard Keys and Andy Gray this morning on TalkSPORT after last night’s emphatic win at Old Trafford against Chelsea in the Champions League Quarter Finals. Here’s what he had to say:

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United 2-0 Fulham – 3 points closer…

On a beautiful sunny afternoon at Old Trafford, the Reds took another huge 3 points towards a record 19th league title with a comfortable 2-0 win over Fulham thanks to a wonderful afternoon of chances and goals from Dimitar Berbatov and Antonio Valencia.

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Wayne Rooney Accepts FA Charge but Appeals Suspension

Manchester United have submitted an appeal on behalf of Wayne Rooney, following the 2 match suspension. It was confirmed by the FA that his rant after his hattrick at West Ham was offensive, insulting and/or abusive, Wayne accepted the charge but has now appealed the severity of the 2 game ban.

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