Reading Aloud

United deal with Reading and Nani puts in a shift. I know, right?

HONESTLY the game against Reading largely went according to the script. They came to compete and not just park the bus, and we had to work for the goals and the victory. That’s exactly as it should be. Adam Federici in the Reading goal and the rest of their defence seemed to combine for a large part of the game to be one massive pain in United’s arse, and we mean that positively you understand.

Javier Hernandez saw a shot and Danny Welbeck’s rebound both blocked by Adrian Mariappa, Federici saved from Welbeck and Ashley Young had his effort blocked by Sean Morrison and all this in the opening five minutes. Adam Federici continued to deny as the first half went on; Tom Cleverley drove the ball towards goal from the edge of the box, Federici saved that and the follow up from Ashley Young.

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Reading All About It

SIR ALEX FERGUSON was featured in this morning’s Manchester Evening News saying that if midweek in Madrid is to count for anything,  Manchester United need to continue their good form against Reading in the FA Cup on Monday. He goes on to say that there will be changes for this game and that he should be able to trust any of them to do the job and continue United’s journey to silverware – in comments rather Spock like (for any sci fi nuts out there…needs of the many, needs of the few or the one), Sir Alex talks about the importance of the contribution to the whole rather than the individual.

Reading may well fancy their chances at Old Trafford after the Madrid match, it’s possible United will be on a high and not looking too seriously at the game on Monday. It’s possible but not probable, because Sir Alex will rest players who he feels are feeling tired or bruised; on the other hand if you can’t get your arse in gear at this stage of the season then maybe you shouldn’t be a footballer and certainly not at Manchester United.

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Strike Back: Project FA Cup

TO be completely honest with you I’m invested in the history and the meaning of the FA Cup and I want Manchester United to win it but as I sit here today thinking about tomorrow’s game with Fulham, it doesn’t really matter what competition the game comes in for me.  it’s another chance for us to get to where we want to go. FA Cup, Europe and the league are all fair game but they are also chances for excitement, pure and simple. Success is what they are going for but you have to enjoy the journey too.

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