An own goal by Giggs puts Sunderland one up just on half time. Vidic equalizes early in the 2nd half, but a Borini pen puts Sunderland back in front on the hour mark.
It's a semi final. We're playing a shite Sunderland side. We're one goal down and time to make changes. We had already brought Smalling on for Evans earlier in the 2nd half, but we still had Hernandez, Kagawa and Zaha on the bench. You get two of those on, obviously.
On 74 minutes Moyes finally makes a change. Off comes Cleverley. On comes Zaha to attack the wings? Nope. On comes Hernandez to buzz around a tired defence? Nope. On comes Kagawa to get in the hole, create danger and chances? Nope.
On comes Fletcher. To shore up the midfield. To keep it tight. To tell anyone watching, "We'll take this. We'll take a one goal defeat."
Hernandez does finally come on, in the 87th minute.
That did it. I was already close to hating him anyway prior to that, but had some misplaced hope he could turn things around. That moment told me he was absolutely the wrong choice for United, and always and forever would be. When you go out of your way to keep things as they are when a goal down. You are a cowardly spineless little worm of a man.
Apparently Moyes has said that he didn't sign Maguire from Sheffield United for Everton because he had a huge arse!!
No, that’s not what he said.
That's what I just read...I'll see if I can find the 'quote', which may now be inaccurate...
Here's what I read from the Sheffield Star... “I was very aware of the players in the lower leagues and had a made good career out of bringing them to Everton – whether that be Tim Cahill or all the ones we did through the years. The veteran coach continued: “Harry Maguire was another one I recognised. He played against Preston North End at home in a league game and I watched him and thought he played really well, but at that time he was really big – he had a big arse.
“You thought: ‘My goodness, how big is Harry going to be?!’ because he was a relatively young boy at that time.”
Maguire's solid frame has become integral to his successes as a player, giving him the strength needed to bustle past opponents while boldly bringing the ball out of defence. He starred for England in the 2018 World Cup, and will again be testing his talents in European football with Manchester United this season.
Going on to praise the 26-year-old, Moyes said: “To be fair he looks in terrific shape and he hasn't changed at all really. When I went to (Manchester) United, we had (Nemanja) Vidic, Rio (Ferdinand), Jonny Evans...Chris Smalling, so for us to go and buy another young centre half wasn't the biggest thing we needed at the time.
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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