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Another battling win!

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by cfhussain (U3209712) 04 March 2009
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I believe thats the first time we've won from a losing position this season? Might be wrong, tho i know Liverpool have picked up the most points when a goal/or 2 down.

By no means title race over, but a win for Man Utd certainly keeps them at distance. Unfortunately i missed the second half (so not a review here), but it was clear from the first-half that this was a toughen. Bring on the Pool :)

ps. now that we have conceded with VDS in goal, there are no more record chasing games (apart from winning streaks), maybe now we'll relax and play without that in the back of our minds!

Oh and Manucho just scored!! Great night! I did see the anti-Manucho post from a Hull fan early in the week, i never criticise a Utd player and i hope they appreciate a goal that could keep them up.

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posted Mar 5, 2009

Quintuplet! Nature has a way of cutting people to size and things change very quickly. Mark these words.

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posted Mar 5, 2009

Sorry i didnt realise i pressed enter. what I meant to say was that Park is a chink in the armour of uniteds mighty midfield. He is a mediocre player and nothing more.

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Are you for real? Park is mediocre?

You do realise that United have only lost ONE game where Park has started? He creates space for other players, covers the full back, defends well, and creates chances.

He would make the starting line up of many teams, as would Fletcher. The fact they are unappreciated by non-united fans, is due to the fact that many of you cannot see their contribution like we can.

Truth is sometimes not what you percieve.

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posted Mar 5, 2009

LondonsFinestClub (U11217560)
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I believe Liverpool will overcome United quite easily on Saturday as it represents the only chance they have of stopping United's title push. This may trigger a United wobble of sorts and Arsenal are also quite capable of beating United if they have their full compliment. United are grinding out results and aren't as accomplished as they think. They have taken advantage of Liverpool's inability to finish off weaker opposition, likewise with Chelsea and of Course the latter have been marred with managerial controversy since Jose's departure. Chelsea are still developing their fitness and confidence after Scolari proved to be unsuitable at club level and it is likely that they will have more to offer than United in the closing stages. United should hang on but there may be squeaky moments ahead. I have never known a team to avail of so much luck but you take what's given and that's why they're top. That's what Liverpool fans must come to terms with..United accept all gifts with open arms. Liverpool have got to rattle them on saturaday or we can all wave goodbye to the Epl. They did it against Real and United's style will suit them. I predict Liverpool to win by at least two goals and Inter to nick an early goal on Wednesday and go through on away goals. Rooney was right Taylor is a kak defender and Taylor is right about Rooney being handsomely challenged, Pity Taylor didn't save his comments for the pitch and force Rooney to retaliate there. United have their vulnerabilities and ugliness is definitely one. I think their calender should be a collectors item for those with a love of the bizarre!
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i Really doubt that.
F-Y-I, you're playing at ol'Trafford..
So, even before the match, u know whats the outcome.
You would get goose bumps even before you meet with them.. = )

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posted Mar 5, 2009

LondonsFinestClub,

And another thing...
U cant call that a LUCK.
its been proved with all the trophies that they've won since fergie took over..

And If you still insist of calling it luck, then, its the same thing that has happend to liverpool during the old days....
they won the trophies because of the munich disaster and United needs a couple of 5-10 years to build a perfect squad to be really competitive again..

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comment by kinsang (U3876840)

posted Mar 5, 2009

Some strange comments on here. Whilst Man Utd-Liverpool matches are always big games, it has become irrelevant in terms of deciding the league. I would be shocked if Man Utd lost that game, but Utd would still be in a strong position even if that were to happen. No-one wants to come out and say it, but Utd WILL win the league. For a start, at most Chelsea or Liverpool will get 25 from their last 30 points. I don't think either team is capable of winning 10 straight, I actually think it's not that likely they will get 25 (but it's more feasible than 30) and somewhere in the low 20s is most likely. 6 or 7 wins will probably be enough for the title for Utd, and they look more likely to get more that, so you're looking at Utd to have a complete meltdown in order to lose the league. The scenario of both Utd losing 3 or 4 games and Liverpool/Chelsea winning their remaining games? - it just ain't going to happen. I'm actually disappointed - of course I want to win the league, but it doesn't look like we're going to get a decent close finish.
To win the league, the key players are your squad players, not your star ones. The likes of Park, O'Shea, Fletcher etc come in and do a job when required. Some may not see them as world-beaters, but Fergie instills confidence in them, has faith in them to do a job and the team still churns out wins. Chelsea and Liverpool's squad players don't do that and it's both an attitude as well as a coaching problem. Rather than complain about injuries, you've got to back those players coming in to replace them - confidence and spirit within the squad is vital for success.

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posted Mar 6, 2009

I can see United going out to Fulham on clanger by Kuszczak. That would Fulham's only hope but Kuszczak is shocking.

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posted Mar 6, 2009

Fulham will not make it easy for us, but still we'll win.

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posted Mar 8, 2009

Well funny comments above

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posted Mar 10, 2009

anyone having doubts about park ji sungs playing potential , just watch the man utd vs Fulham FA Cup qf....... he may not have the flair or the tricks that nani and ronaldo possess , but he is at times even more effective than nani/giggs in providing assists for the team...... thats the reason why fergie puts park in the strting 11 more often than nani .......

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posted Mar 10, 2009

first of all , inter is gonna get demolished in manutd , i mean, anyone who has watched manutd for the past two weeks will realise that they are at the moment the most difficult team to beat and are playing like true champions ........ Also , we saw in the 1st leg , that manutd almost completely dominated the match in inters place......... i dont see inter doing something special in OT that they didnt do in their home..........

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