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World Club Cup Manchester United
by TechnicallyPerfect (U10116032) 21 December 2008
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Congratulations to Manchester United on becoming champions of the world, however, surely if this competition is to be considered as on a par with the Champions League, the structure has to be revamped in a big way, taking into account the dominance of European clubs, perhaps providing a proportionate amount of clubs within Europe to match its supposed superiority.

My point is, how could Liga de Quito possibly considered the best club side in the world had they won today? They are nowhere near Manchester United technically nor fitness-wise, and the lad that missed that early opportunity from two yards out is possibly the worst centre-back I have seen in non-domestic football.

Had one of the shots of Manso, the fantastic midfield playmaker, flown in, and United had, say, lost on penalties, what would that say about the format of this competition? Two knockout games is no way to decide such a prestigious position as being the best club in the world. If FIFA want to do it, they should do it properly, to justify the title that the winning team gets.

On a different subject, how good was Manso?! The most amusing parts of the game came when seeing the little midfielder in exasperation at his teammates' clear lack of technique. He belongs in a better team, possibly in Spain. He reminds me greatly of a left-footed Iniesta.

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comment by Ashy07 (U5362302)

posted Dec 22, 2008

As a Liverpool fan I can only comend Man Utd on what they have done this year. I have not enjoyed it in the slightest and hope that Liverpool can get closer in 2009.

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posted Dec 22, 2008

I believe both finalists of the champions league (and equivalent around the world) should be rewarded to attend world club championships. Somehow placed in 2 mini league & the winner of each group playing in the final. Sorted Mr Bladder sorry Blatter

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posted Dec 23, 2008

Congratulations to Man United. As a fan of Liga de Quito, I have to say that I agree with many: Liga looked poor in comparison to its best. If any had seen the final of the Libertadores against the brazilian Fluminense who was beaten in Brazil in the historic Maracana, you could understand how good and worthy champions Liga was. Unfortunately the best players have already gone to foreign teams including Guerron, the leading scorer of the Libertadores who is now playing at Getafe in Spain. Now even the manager had to go since Liga cannot afford his service anymore. This always happens with succesful southamerican teams. Nevertheless Liga played with great professionalism and looked always to win the game and for this I congratulate Bauza and his team for ascending a team worth $7 million among the best 2 teams in the world.

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posted Dec 23, 2008

It is easier to win this tournament than the Carling Cup. Other teams at least had to play a few games, but Man Utd just went their and they were automatically in the semit finals!! They played teams that I have never even heard of, so I don't know what all the hype is about. make the Club World Cup a proper tournament and invite the top two or three teams in it from around the world and my bet is they would not do all that well.
Man Utd need to calm down Champions of the World LOL. They came to Anfield and were found wanting.........

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posted Dec 23, 2008

Redsalive
do I see liverpools name on the trophy I don't think so, and how did liverpool get their two goal's against united at anfield let me see a vds own goal and giggs making a massive mistake not exactly goal's liverpool made for themselves, and before making judgement's on united go look at your current side who dont look much better.

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posted Dec 23, 2008

Evans isn't in the same league as Vidic (yet). I thought there was even talk of him being loaned out again. Sunderland would be a good place for the lad. They love him there.

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posted Dec 23, 2008

Acnemanprice

do you even watch united games no serious, evans is one of the most exiting talents in the world and it shows how much you know, the likes of ferdinand and vidic are not going to play every game its a squad game and evans is going to be massive oh yea vidic is not available for inter so I was glad he did not even go on loan, evans was brilliant against chelsea and every time he has played he has looked great. let's get one thing straight evans is 20 vidic is 27 of course vidic is ahead of evans he is more experienced but not that much ahead of evans.

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posted Dec 24, 2008

What a stupid/jealous scouser! ‘It is easier to win this tournament than the Carling Cup’!!! Sorry, you AUTOMATICALLY get entered into the Carling Cup “EVERY YEAR” (you should know as you love this cup)! Now let’s think, teams we had to beat to get there, hmm?? Try Roma, Barcelona and Chelsea to name but a few – then after all that United still had to travel to Japan and beat teams that they have not played against before! i.e. less unfamiliar teams than Liverpool were with Barnsley last year!

Winners of the World Club Championship; Real Madrid, AC Milan, AJAX, Man United (twice!) - I don't see Liverpool FC amongst these great names, so it can't be that easy especially if you failed after 5 attempts!!! Go back to pretending that you have a real hope of winning the league this season, now that’s funny ;-)

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posted Dec 30, 2008

Redsalive, honestly do you know anything? but then again, its not the first time a scouser has been deluded...
They had earned the right to play the weaker teams by destroying all of europe last season! Its not like they just turn up and play what appeared to be no better than league 2 sides!
Its just jealousy that creeps in when you see people devaluing a clubs achievement like this...
when liverpool got their they were unable to win it, so next time think before you say stupid things, and when we do it again next year dont even bother joining this debate!

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comment by riggy (U2010657)

posted Jan 1, 2009

Man Utd did well and deserve to win the club world cup. Hard work gets you anywhere (pitty others don't see it that way).

Rooney and Tevez, IMO, are the hard workers of Man Utd FC, Tevez more so.

Opposition, listen for the words Champions of England, Champions of Europe and Champions of THE WORLD!!

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