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Manchester United

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It may indeed be a perk for the "money men" at Old Trafford, but look at it from this perspective. You are going to Highbury, but when inside the ground there is no atmosphere, when would this happen? It would happen when Arsenal dominate Englsih football for years. Now it would incense me to sit around others who are there purely because at that moment in time we are winners. I could not bare that. And I assure you it happens at Old Trafford.
 

adams9802

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The Vitality said:
It may indeed be a perk for the "money men" at Old Trafford, but look at it from this perspective. You are going to Highbury, but when inside the ground there is no atmosphere, when would this happen? It would happen when Arsenal dominate Englsih football for years. Now it would incense me to sit around others who are there purely because at that moment in time we are winners. I could not bare that. And I assure you it happens at Old Trafford.
I understand. I guess as gooners it may be hard because no one has ever liked us ;)
 

Ray_H

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I'll admit that ther are a lot of "man yoo" fans who don't know anything about the club and support them purely because they've won a few trophies, i know quite a few. but they give the rest of us a bad name. There are plenty of die hard reds in london who bleed united and will always be behind the team, just as there are up and down the country.
 

Ray_H

Registered User
This is the official Manchester United thread, obviously really big news and discussions can warrant their very own thread, but for small things, such as the signing of unknown young players etc, its probably best we post it here and not in its own thread.
 

Foxhound

Registered User
yeah~~ i thought we didnt have a thread like this before.. that i posted in a thread about rangers_fc complained about this and blaa blaa
 

Foxhound

Registered User
NY times article about Spector
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/31/s...n=7801af31238033fa&ei=5006&partner=ALTAVISTA1

A Chance Switch Opened a Path to United
By JACK BELL

Published: July 31, 2004


AST RUTHERFORD, N.J., July 30 - Serendipity smiled on Jonathan Spector two years ago at a youth soccer tournament in Ireland.

John Ellinger, the coach of the United States under-17 national team, was short of defenders. He looked down his bench and saw Spector, a striker.

"There were a bunch of European scouts at the game, including some from Manchester United," Spector said Friday. "They had come to see some forward from Austria. Just by coincidence, I marked him and marked him out of the game."

So instead of asking about the Austrian, United's scouts went home to England hooked on Spector, the 6-foot-1-inch, 180-pound newly minted defender from Arlington Heights, Ill.

On Saturday afternoon, he will play for Manchester United against A.C. Milan in a ChampionsWorld Series tour match at Giants Stadium. "This is a great opportunity for me, playing with one of the greatest teams in the world," Spector said.

Spector, who played for the Chicago Sockers, spent a year at the United States Soccer Federation's residency camp in Bradenton, Fla., before signing with United in September 2003. He avoided work permit and visa problems because his mother is German, and he holds a German passport.

Last season was spent on United's under-19 team, with only one game on the senior team's bench during an English Premier League match late in the season, a disappointing one in which United slumped to a third-place finish.

Sir Alex Ferguson, United's Scottish manager, brought Spector along for the club's second-straight summer visit to the United States and gave him his first start with the senior team, against Bayern Munich last Sunday before a hometown crowd in Chicago.

"It had special significance because not many players get to make their professional debuts in their hometowns," said Spector, who is taking correspondence courses from Indiana University. "I was anxious and excited, but not too nervous."

He played again in Wednesday's loss to Glasgow Celtic in Philadelphia and was called for a foul on Celtic's Chris Sutton in the penalty area. But Ferguson's confidence in Spector has not been shaken.

"He spots danger very well for a young lad," Ferguson told Sky Sports. "He is very quick and is a good athlete. He has only been with us nine months, but in that time he has made great strides."

Spector's grandfather, Art, was one of the original members of the Boston Celtics, playing in the 1946-47 season of the old Basketball Association of America, the forerunner of the National Basketball Association.

Spector said he really does not miss playing striker. "As a defender I can see the whole field, and I might have a bit of an edge because I still think I have a striker's mentality - I know when they're going to make their runs," he said.

Spector is among a handful of American players with United. They include the starting goalkeeper Tim Howard and the under-19 players Kenny Cooper and Giuseppe Rossi. Rossi is the son of the former coach of Clifton (N.J.) High School, Fernando Rossi, and played with Parma's under-19 team before recently signing with Manchester United.
 

7RONALDO7

MUFC THE RELIGION
I think Spector has done very well, especally in the Pre-Season Friendly's, I think he will be one of few who will make it in the First team, also I think Eagles and Bardsley will also make it!!
 

MattShez

PPL Manager
I dont like Richardson, ive seen him play in the reserves once, every1 seems to have a high opinion of him but i think he is crap! am i the only 1 who doesnt like this kid?
 

Foxhound

Registered User
which reserve players will have the chance to play in 1st team football next season?? i think Spector and Eagles will have the chance.. maybe Spector can replace one of our CBs in the future
 

7RONALDO7

MUFC THE RELIGION
I think Eagles, Spector and Bradsley will make it, im not sure Djordjic of Richardson will thought but i'm no the boss, so they might!
 

7RONALDO7

MUFC THE RELIGION
MattShez said:
Dont keep bringing that up, people are entitled to thier own opinions!

MattShez, do you ever READ?

I said it was JOKE, but you don't know what that is though do you?
 

Lord Shrimpeh

NAY WE ARE BUT MEN. ROCK.
I think Richardson or Eagles should back up Giggs, they have impressed me more than the rest. I think they should be brought on in the Carling Cup and at the end of matches we're winning easily so that we can see more of them.
 

Foxhound

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Ruud and Saha return for United

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson should be spoilt for choice up front in the Vodafone Cup on Tuesday.

Ruud van Nistelrooy is set to face his former side PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford as is Louis Saha.

Both stayed behind to work on their fitness while United were away on a three-game 10-day tour of the United States.

And in their absence £7m buy Alan Smith staked a claim for regular start with a string of impressive displays.

While van Nistelrooy and Saha have been pencilled in for the start of the tournament, Darren Fletcher and Quinton Fortune are likely to face Urawa Red Diamonds on Thursday.

Ferguson said: "The thing uppermost in my mind is how van Nistelrooy, Saha, Fletcher and Fortune are.

from teamtalk
 

Foxhound

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forlan's new haircut!

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