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by Dion (U2980017) 19 April 2009
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we've played since the Chelsea game.

For the first time in about 2 months the entier team looked fresh and up for it. I'm not going to quibble about the penalty because it was close, and we should have scored from open play anyway.
The movement and link up play between Macheda and Welbeck was brilliant at times (if not the finnishing). Everton played well and they we're always going to make it hard for such a young team, but I think Ferguson got it right by playing Ferdinand and Vidic in the center, it gave the twins (who were excellent) a solid base to attack from, and the usual defencive frailties we've seen from Rafael have disapeared.
I'm disapointed with the result of course, we all are, but we know that anyone of the young players he put out today (Foster, the twins, Gibson, Welbeck and Macheda) could slot into the "first team" and we'd hardly notice. I actually liked Macheda leading the line better than Berbatov at the moment.
As for Berbatov... well it was a poor penalty and he's going to have to take a long hard look at himself, I'm not going to join the "he's finnished, he's another Veron" but he hasn't been up to scratch (along with several others) and he needs to buck up his ideas in the run in.
I hope Fabio's injury isn't anything, because last time he was out for months. I look forward to seeing Rooney play off Macheda in future as he's just the kind of player who could get the best out of him.
I think any argument of "disrespect" have gone out of the window, we played better football today than against Porto and I doubt a team with Ronaldo (in his current form) Giggs or Neville would have put up a better showing. With Rooney injured, Carrick, Evra and Scholes looking shot, I think giving the youngsters (who have the talent just not the experience, and you know how players get experience) a go was a great idea, and on another day would have paid off.

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comment by Dion (U2980017)

posted Apr 20, 2009

holy moley this has got a lot of comments.

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posted Apr 20, 2009

Seeing the "younguns" do their stuff against Everton reminded me of Busby Babes days. If only Fergie had included his other younguns - Rooney and Ronnie - the Blues would have been history.
Agree with all the comments about Berbatov. What a pain in the butt, esp taking his penalty. "Bulgaria here I come"

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posted Apr 20, 2009

I think every neutral fan is now hoping that Everton beat Chelsea.

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comment by mass (U8545157)

posted Apr 20, 2009

All Ferguson haters and Manchester United are jeolous.Sir Alex and his Manchester Uinted side will still remain the dominant force in the premier league.COME ON UNITED 10 PREMIER LEAGUE FITLE LETS MAKE IT 11 IN 2009.

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posted Apr 20, 2009

comment by Nigol66 (U10726800)
posted 2 Hours Ago

utd havn't played well since Christmas and are fortunate to be in the position they are. They have their most difficult games coming up in all comps - over recent years I'd expect them to up a gear and show some class - but of late they have played c-rap and I just don't see it happening. Imagine if they win nothing else and Chelsea do the treble! well, a cup double as Liverpool will win the EPL!

YNWA

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The fact that you said Chelsea first shows that you know Liverpool don't have the ability to win the league!

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posted Apr 20, 2009

Well look United played a second string team and there is nothing wrong with that, I don't understand how that is 'disgraceful' to Everton fans, absolute bo*oucks that is. We can play what ever team we want. The game was fair apart from we had a penalty, that I believe should have been given, turned down. But yanno that's football. Good luck to Everton in the Final (Y)

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posted Apr 20, 2009

forget about disgraceful to Everton fans, it is the Man Utd fans that paid over 400 to see a team of reserves and first team players like berbatov that couldn't care less what happens. Fergie disrespected his own fans.

As a toffee we have already beaten a decent villa and liverpool team along the way so we deserve this final and with our passion we would have beaten the tired utd first team.

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posted Apr 20, 2009

man utd fan here in south africa.

even here, everyone feels that the FA Cup is the best, oldest, most prestigious cup competition in the world.

was watching monday night football talk show here on our local sports channel, supersport, and an old Southampton great, Terry Paine,was extremely critical of SAF's team selection. He was of the opinion which i also share and that id that SAF made a mockery of not just the FA cup, but the FANS as well.

There is absolutely no justification for not playing your best available team for an FA Cup semi!!!

And do not even get me started on Berbatov.
30m pound waste of space. How can anyone justify his price over Tevez. I will gladly pay 30m for someone like Tevez over Berbatov any day of the week!

why wasn't scholes or tevez our first couple kickers?

From team selection to penalty takers selection, SAF got it horribly wrong yesterday!!!

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posted Apr 21, 2009

I won't disagree with what Dion has said - the play was satisfying to watch in all but the opposition goal area. But what's new, ManU have been playing (mostly) like that all season i.e. great passing and defending (mostly) but poor finishing. And that's by all including Ronaldo, Tevez and Berbatov. Even Rooney doesn't seem to influence games that much. Apart from a few odd games here and there (and mostly prior to xmas) Utd haven't commanded a game. I also think I must be the only ManU supporter who doesn't rate Tevez that highly. Why? How many goals has he got for us this season? Ok, so he runs up and down the pitch like a maniac but what else? Seriously, I'd like Tevez and Ronaldo to go this Summer, Utd need to refresh and if it also means moving Berbatov on then so be it. Utd need fresh blood, players hungry for victory. The current team are tired and blase about winning - some of them even play like they deserve to win just because they are ManU.

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comment by keseak (U6669204)

posted Apr 21, 2009

The saying goes....it's the sickness that comes before death takes it's place, otherwise...why should we ever think of Everton winning Man.U?

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