Money Only Gets You So Far...

Yaya Toure:

Players like Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Mario Balotelli have come here with me to City for one thing, not for money - but to win games and win trophies.

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Everybody Reap The Benefit

Persepsi bahwa United selalu diuntungkan wasit terpatahkan oleh artikel The Guardian ini.

Manchester City’s Patrick Vieira claims Manchester United have benefited from generous refereeing this season but both teams have had decisions go for and against them.

Lindegaard Face It With Smile

Anders Lindegaard:

It has been a frustrating time, but that’s how life goes. I don’t know when I will be back, so I just have to keep smiling. It is the worst possible time for anyone to get injured.

So sorry for Anders. Tapi nampaknya cedera yang ia derita adalah blessing in disguise bagi David De Gea.

Our Bitter Captain

Roy Keane:

If he wasn’t worried about City, would he even be talking about them?

But once Tevez apologised why wouldn’t you bring him back? Ferguson is wrong, it’s not desperation, just common sense.

Once Patrick Vieira said bringing back Scholes was an act of desperation, he was always going to react.

Some sports people like Muhammad Ali and Usain Bolt thrive off being in the headlines and creating them and I think Ferguson is the same.

He tried to put them down as ‘noisy neighbours’ before but City have kept coming and got stronger and stronger.

Wouldn’t it be a desperate irony if what he said about a former player came back to haunt him when the two sides meet on April 30?

Sedih rasanya melihat kapten legendaris ini semakin menghancurkan kredibilitasnya dihadapan para fans United. Kemungkinan Roy Keane kembali ke Old Trafford jelas tertutup sudah.

King Eric:

Football lost its excitement for me. Going on stage … it’s feeling alive. I live to feel myself in danger.

Speaking of Mind Games

Rob Smyth dari The Guardian:

In recent times, Ferguson’s comparatively gentle mind games have felt like a reminder to opponents of who they are dealing with; to show them that he has been there, done it and even got the phrase “squeaky-bum time” in the Oxford English Dictionary; and that if they come at the king, they had best not miss.

Sir Alex Strikes Back

On Scholes:

If it’s desperation bringing back the best midfielder in Britain for the last 20 years then I think we can accept that

On desperation:

If you talk about desperation, they played a player the other night who refused to go on the pitch. The manager said he’d never play again and he takes a five-month holiday in Argentina. What is that? Could that come under the description of desperation?

On young talent:

The point he made about Ravel Morrison and losing our young players - we wanted to sell him (Morrison) let’s be clear about that, for obvious reasons

On Pogba:

But we want Pogba to stay because we think he’s going to be a fantastic Manchester United player and hopefully that’s the case

All checked. Vieira lebih baik memilih lawan yang sepadan. Roy Keane, mungkin?

Or (Maybe) Macheda?

Selain kemungkinan membeli pemain baru, slot striker keempat United bisa juga dimiliki oleh Kiko Macheda. Namun banyak pertanyaan yang harus dijawab oleh Macheda jika ingin dipercaya Sir Alex. Tidak ada yang membantah potensinya, hanya saya agak menyangsikan etos kerjanya. Seperti yang diungkap oleh UnitedRant:

Yet, there is also the sense that Macheda feels entitled to a place at the top table; that, somehow, he has forgotten the hard work and focus that earned Welbeck a move from reserve team wannbe to Sir Alex’ key man, via a loan at Sunderland, and a place on the international scene.