Zidane. As others have said, effortless. He made the game seem easy. So much grace for a tall fella as well. When people think of him in the 2006 World Cup they think about him getting sent off, but he was amazing in that tournament, and he was supposed to be finished then. Watching him roll back the years against Brazil was incredible. And there's something really rock n roll about ending your career by nutting someone and walking off past the biggest trophy in football.
Peak Kaka was a bit like Zidane I think. He destroyed us for Milan. Just glided around the pitch. He was fantastic before he lost that wee half yard of pace he relied on.
Pelé turned pro at 15 and led Brazil's first division in goal scoring with 36 goals in 29 games. His numbers never got worse. Over his 18 year pro career he scored 1,220 goals in all competitions (including friendlies) which doesn’t include his 3 seasons with the NASL New York Cosmos where he scored another 37. In his first 350 professional games, Pelé scored an insane 448 goals. Ronaldo has 424 in his 600+ game career. Hold tight, there is more.
Pelé scored five goals in a game six times, scored four goals in a game 30 times, and had a hat-trick 90 times. His team Santos toured internationally to take advantage of his global popularity and in 1967, during the Nigerian Civil War, the country’s two factions agreed on a 48-hour ceasefire in order to watch Pelé plan an exhibition game in Lagos. You really can’t make this stuff up.
Not to mention this is the man who has three World Cup trophies.
However, I'm forced to admit the best players I have seen in their peak: Zidane (brilliant man), Ronaldo, Cristiano, Ronaldinho, Messi, Pirlo, Scholes, fucking Bergkamp, Cafu, Roberto Carlos, Beckham, Vidic. I love Rio but Vidic....wow. A bit too young to put Cantona on that list but I'd have certainly would.
"United’s flag is deepest red, it shrouded all our Munich dead. Before their limbs grew stiff and cold, their heart’s blood dyed it’s ev’ry fold. Then raise United’s banner high, beneath it’s shade we’ll live and die. So keep the faith and never fear."
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May 10, 2018 18:27:15 GMT
WhatsTheMata: Glad you think it's funny. When we get fucked around by the spells you just deleted you will take me seriously
May 19, 2018 11:57:48 GMT
No.7: Can this thread be unlocked or is it too early? not that i want Jose out now but i think were coming close to that time and want to hear peoples opinions on the subject.
Sept 20, 2018 10:15:25 GMT
cjjagzmoni: Pogba is a good lad minus the showboating..I think at Juventus he had Older players like Pirlo,Chiellini,Marchisio,Bonucci who shout and screams at him so he was more serious at Juve ,We dont have those type of leaders at United to caution him.
Nov 1, 2018 3:36:38 GMT
geo: Cardiff City - Huddersfield Town - Bournemouth - Newcastle United = 12 points. Back in the hunt. Come on.
Dec 19, 2018 17:55:18 GMT
geo: Job done as above - next step, stay unbeaten until we get to the PSG game.
Jan 3, 2019 23:17:42 GMT
theedge: Just discovered this forum. I live in Canada so don't get to many games, but I get to watch all the games live. Last 2 games attended in person: Europa League Final in Stockholm 2017, FA Cup Final 2016. Won the last 11 I've been to. I need to go more often
Apr 1, 2019 23:25:01 GMT
simes: Kazakhstan....well blow me down...been there many a time, not so bad a journey. FC Astana are not a bad outfit, gave Celtic a good run, and the National side beat Scotland. What do you reckon a walk over? BTW its easy to get to, I always use Air Astana.
Aug 30, 2019 14:11:59 GMT
snan1218: Hi,I'm very new member,the Red Devil from Malaysia.
Oct 10, 2019 9:16:40 GMT
shah: Hi i am shah been united fan from birec
Jan 24, 2020 8:33:02 GMT