A natter with the enemy: Barca vs UNITED

Ahead of the Champions League final this coming Saturday, Spencer from totalBarca very generously took time out to answer some of our questions. From improving Barcelona, to rejecting Anderson. Here’s what he had to say: Read the rest of this entry

Daft City fan changes his name..

City fans – entertainment 24/7, all year round. We’ve had the Champions League tattoo, the Kaka tattoo, the Rooney shirt and now, this..

De Gea set to join United.

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that United have agreed a deal to sign 20-year-old Spanish ‘keeper, David de Gea. Ever since Edwin van der Sar confirmed his retirement earlier this season, United scouts have been searching the planet in hope of finding a suitable replacement.

It took us 6 years to find a replacement for Peter Schmeichel after he left United in 1999, and that’s something Fergie doesn’t want to go through again. We have been linked with several keepers in recent times, from the youth of De Gea, to the experience of Buffon, and Fergie has decided that de Gea is his man.

“We’ve been working on it for quite a while. We identified him quite a while back as one we should go for.

“He’s a young goalkeeper, very quick, good composure, presence and an outstanding replacement for van der Sar.

“We were looking for the same type of qualities as Edwin, because the one great quality Edwin always had was his composure and organisational ability.

“With David De Gea, he is very similar that way.”

The deal is expected to be officially announced in the coming days.

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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Why Luka Modric would be my number one target

There are few players in world football that get the pulses racing. Special players who make the game look ridiculously simple, gracing the biggest stages with twinkle toes and beautiful elegance.

Luke Modric is one. I’ve seen very few players who are so elegant to watch. He has the complete package for a central midfielder. He has the vision, touch and spacial awareness to play at the highest level.

For me, he would be a perfect fit into the Manchester United midfield.

I’m often asked: Sneijder or Modric? It’s a difficult one, two fantastic players who are capable of producing moments of sheer brilliance but for United, there’s only one option. Modric. Read the rest of this entry

[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!

Blackburn 1-1 United: One quick positive.

1908, 1911, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1967, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011,

Manchester United – The greatest team in the history of British football.

The under-appreciated value of Antonio Valencia

Replacing Cristiano Ronaldo was always going to be a tough ask. After all, this is a man who scored 118 goals in 196 appearances, terrified defenders with sheer pace and magical skill and could arguably be described as the best player ever to play under Sir Alex Ferguson before leaving in June 2009.

So a tough act to follow. It was nineteen days later when United signed a ‘replacement’ in the shape of Antonio Valencia, who came from Wigan for £16million. It’s fair to say the fans, and myself, weren’t exactly relishing the prospect of replacing a Ballon D’Or winner with a player from the bottom half of the league for less than a quarter of the price.

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United vs Chelsea: 5 quick reactions.

1) How did Chicharito not get a hattrick today? He got in great positions time and time again, and you’d have bet your house on him scoring more often than not. What a signing he’s been though, £6m and to get 2o goals in his first season so far is outstanding. The last player to do that for us was Ruud van Nistelrooy. Not bad for an unknown nobody from Mexican obscurity. Read the rest of this entry

Ramble United player of the season: Voting.

As the end of the season closes in, it’s time to vote for your player of the season. Players must have at least 10 appearances in all competitions to be eligible. Read the rest of this entry

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