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Yo redrus

what has happened to Rio?

bl...ood..y good goal

I really thought he had screwed it up with his first touch

maybe he should take van the mans position as the ugliest Man utd scorer besides the obvious choice poor old now departed luke chadwick

it's so nice to beat the wife regularly

her team that is ;-P after all she is a southern scouser

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:o Perfect.. I somehow resisted the temptation to jump on the Liverpool thread and crow but I must say; great result... :D

I was very impressed with the team as a whole and delighted to see Vidic and Evra improving with every game.. Rio with a screamer!? and Scholesy, 500 games, a goal, and man of the match.. What more could we want...(apart from the title and Champions League trophy in May that is..)

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no one cares!

stop writing to yourself!

Thankyou for caring and taking the time to post and, don't be so sore.

For every United fan that is in this world and, there are a few, there are another 5 that hate us. You all care, thats why you hate United, cos no-one cares about your club.... :o:D :D

Thankyou, and congratulations for being the subject of my 2000th post, I always knew you were special.... :D

just watched the mighty red devils devore the pathetic fake scouse reds,cmon the ferdinand,position change soon for him and the non firing roondog......man u forever xxxx

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Manchester United 2 Liverpool 0

Match report for today's home win in the early kick-off versus Liverpool

Watching England manager Steve McClaren must be hoping against hope that someone somewhere can persuade Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes to return to international football.

While Liverpool skipper and current England international Steven Gerrard floundered like a fish out of water, Scholes stamped his authority on a game the Reds of Manchester dominated.

It was Scholes' 500th appearance for United and, following his 20th European goal against FC Copenhagen at Old Trafford on Tuesday, he hit the target for the 132nd time for the Red Devils six minutes before the break.

Liverpool failed to clear Gary Neville's cross from the right. Wayne Rooney pounced to lay the ball to Ryan Giggs on the left of the Liverpool box and his cross saw Scholes connect with the ball eight yards out.

Although Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina blocked the initial effort, Scholes followed up to jab the ball home, leaving defender Sami Hyypia in his wake.

United effectively tied up the points after 65 minutes.

Giggs' cross from the left edge of the Liverpool box found Louis Saha, but Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher charged in to clear.

Unfortunately for Liverpool, the ball broke to Rio Ferdinand marauding on the right side of the penalty area.

The England defender, who scored the first goal of his United career in the corresponding fixture in January, collected the ball before side-stepping John Arne Riise before scoring with a sweet left-foot shot into far top corner of the net from ten yards.

It was no more than United deserved.

Liverpool's attempt to stifle United with a packed midfield was successful for the opening 20 minutes.

But slowly, United began to loosen the vice-like grip.

Reina did well to push away Saha's snapshot after the Nemanja Vidic headed on a Michael Carrick corner.

In the 24th minute, Reina did well to keep out a fierce 20-yard drive from Saha following good work by Giggs.

Liverpool, playing with Dirk Kuyt as a lone striker, created their only real chance of the game on the half hour.

Mark Gonzalez's deep cross from the left byline was met by Kuyt eight yards out at the far post, but his header went straight at United goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar.

Scholes' goal opened up the game and Reina was forced to throw himself across goal to tip behind Saha's fierce 25-yard shot after 42 minutes.

United dominated the second half.

Saha went close with a shot from the edge of the Liverpool penalty area three minutes after the re-start.

United's second goal saw them tighten their grip on the game.

Liverpool, who had brought on Jermaine Pennant for Gonzalez in the 52nd minute, replaced Xabi Alonso with Peter Crouch 20 minutes from the end.

But the England man's only real contribution was a foul on Van der Sar which earned him a booking from referee Graham Poll.

United created a number of half-chances as they sought to rub salt into the Liverpool wounds.

But their best chance came in the 72nd minute when a mesmerizing run by Giggs saw him beat four men when he jinked across the Liverpool penalty area before chipping his shot from ten yards narrowly over the bar.

The result took United back to the top of the Premiership and they are now 11 points above a Liverpool side which will struggle to finish in the top four.

redrus

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great result had a feeling we might come unstuck in this game,but the lads did us proud.

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This from the Guardian.. suggest tranquilisers for any scousers bothering to read it.. :o

United leave Liverpool's title hopes in tatters

Kevin McCarra at Old Trafford

Monday October 23, 2006

The Guardian

Liverpool's damage-limitation tactics merely ensured that their Premiership hopes were reduced to rubble. As Manchester United eased themselves back to the top of the table it was clear that the visitors, 11 points behind, are no nearer mounting a bid for the title. Despite their summer spending, it proves to be Sir Alex Ferguson's team who are developing a challenge to Chelsea.

As if success over Liverpool were not enough, United could relish an opener by Paul Scholes, on his 500th appearance for the club, and a spectacular clincher by Rio Ferdinand. This kind of command is rejuvenating and the veteran Ryan Giggs was to be seen capering boyishly past opponent after opponent inside the penalty area during one second-half surge.

There are no clues as to where Liverpool will discover revitalisation. Questioning of Rafael Benítez is approached tentatively, in view of achievements at Anfield and the Mestalla that have already made him one of the most prominent coaches of modern times, but you do wonder if tacticians, just like footballers, suffer from loss of form.

Travels in the Premiership keep taking Liverpool down culs-de-sac. Four consecutive away fixtures in the league have now been lost and 380 minutes have passed since they last scored a domestic goal on the road, their penalty equaliser at Sheffield United on opening day.

Dominant as United were, Liverpool kept on catching the eye in this defeat for the resounding wretchedness of their display. It was virtually an aberration that it could have been Benítez's team who opened the scoring, when an unmarked Dirk Kuyt rose to a Mark González cross after half an hour, but he bounced his header softly into the hands of Edwin van der Sar. When United bubbled with initiative it underlined just how inert Liverpool were.

As befitted a landmark occasion for the midfielder, Scholes' goal was absolutely characteristic of him. The fact that it was so familiar must also be treated as an indictment of the opposition. As he glanced a header to Wayne Rooney in the 39th minute, either Sami Hyypia or Momo Sissoko could have stuck with him but did not. When Giggs laid a cross to the edge of the area, Pepe Reina could only half-block his finish and Scholes forced the ball into the net.

Ferdinand's finish was a show-stopper. Giggs crossed from the left and Jamie Carragher's challenge on Louis Saha helped the ball on towards the far post. It was tamed by the centre-half who then cut back inside John Arne Riise before sweeping a left-foot drive across Reina and high into the net. This was a moment of euphoria, particularly since verve like that is supposed to be alien to a defender, but it probably would not have mattered if Ferdinand had perpetrated a terrible scuff.

Any lead would have been irrecoverable when Liverpool conducted themselves like this. United might have scored on other occasions, particularly when the roving Saha was at his most animated prior to the interval and drew an outstanding save from Reina with a 20-yarder in the 42nd minute.

United impressed in a variety of ways. Cristiano Ronaldo was kept on the bench because of illness, but the comparatively staid Darren Fletcher made the most of his opportunity to appear instead. He was energetic, dependable in his distribution and showed the occasional touch of menace that comes from a player having his best season at the club.

No such contentment exists at Liverpool, for whom all days are currently off-days when they have to travel in the Premiership. The focus has generally been on Benítez's constant alterations to the line-up, but his battle plan for the side was a greater worry at Old Trafford. He had two holding players and a trio of other midfielders ahead of them, yet their presence was never felt in the centre of the pitch, where only United's passes had a purpose.

Liverpool had no means to go on the attack and despite the numbers in midfield, no sense of security either. Steven Gerrard gave a miserable showing towards the right and it was perverse that a more central role could be assigned to the mundane Louis García. Despite that one telling cross to Kuyt, González was too flustered and rash to tax United.

Whatever Benítez had in mind, the impression was conveyed that he had staked everything on achieving a goalless draw. Once Scholes had broken the deadlock the only change in Liverpool's approach was a deterioration in standards which had been scrappy from the outset. Benítez has now lost on all three of his Premiership trips to this ground.

The attendance of 75,828 was the largest ever to watch United at Old Trafford. The home fans saw a solid win, with the promise of better to come. It can only have been loyalty that stopped Liverpool followers from turning their backs.

Man of the match Paul Scholes (Manchester United)

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I'm gonna start watching Ice Hockey. Come on Manchester Storm.

Can we start an Ice Hockey forum :o

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I'm gonna start watching Ice Hockey. Come on Manchester Storm.

Can we start an Ice Hockey forum :o

Can you not just be graceful and admit we were bleedin great.

I'm the first to admit when even teams I hate with a passion have played out of they're skins, like we did....!

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Can you not just be graceful and admit we were bleedin great.

I didn't watch it Red, so can't really comment on the performance.

My comment on Ice Hockey, was due to my current lack of interest in football cos of our shower of <deleted> :o

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Can you not just be graceful and admit we were bleedin great.

I didn't watch it Red, so can't really comment on the performance.

My comment on Ice Hockey, was due to my current lack of interest in football cos of our shower of <deleted> :D

:o:D:D I know.............. :D:D

redrus

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GLAZER WON'T SPEAK

By redissue

Tuesday 24th October 2006

No surprise there then

IMUSA and MUST are concerned by the lack of response from the Glazers after a letter was sent to them asking for a meeting.

The letter was issued by Sports Minister Richard Caborn in March this year following dialogue with the Independent Manchester United Supporters Association, who were expressing their concerns at Glazer's £790million buy-out.

IMUSA are increasingly concerned at the direction of the club, especially now directors Nick Humby and Andy Anson have tendered their resignations, which will take effect from February.

"We are astonished that a written request, that was then followed up with a telephone reminder, made by the Minister for Sport in Tony Blair's government to the owners of a Premier League football club for them to meet with representatives of the fans of their team, has not even been given the courtesy of a reply," said an IMUSA statement.

"Given the amount of time that now elapsed since this request was made, it now seems unlikely one ever will be."

IMUSA accept that Glazer, who suffered two strokes earlier this year, may not be well enough to make the trans-Atlantic trip.

However, they note business at Old Trafford appears to be continuing as normal, with a family spokesman last week suggesting United were in a robust financial shape, and cannot see why at least one member of the Glazer household could not make time in their schedule merely to answer the letter.

"If the family spokesman is to be believed, the business is thriving," continued the statement.

"We therefore do not understand, given the gravity of a written request from a Minister of State, why no other member of the Glazer family has assumed responsibility for responding to Mr Caborn's letter.

"IMUSA does not believe the Glazer family has a serious interest in communicating with fans' organisations and we feel that this shows just how far removed football is from the 'People's Game' it was once intended to be."

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