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Fans Grab the Headlines in a Forgettable Roses Derby

By Liam “Wrestlemania” Brown

Well, well, Elland Road hasn’t changed. The Leeds team (a far cry from their financially irresponsible glory days) hasn’t changed. And neither has the press’ ability to deflect any discussion of a cakewalk of a game into moral outrage too. I’m talking about the “Istanbul” chants, but first a BRIEF summary of the game. Well, it was a fantastic first half display from United, merit badges handed out to Fryers, Valencia, Fabio, Prefect Owen and Head Boy Giggsy. Fryers looks confident, eager, yet composed, retained the ball well apart from a few 40 yard attempts at a “Hollywood Pass” (one which he completed by the way). But other than that a very comfortable first half display. 2nd half wasn’t quite as thrilling yet more an exercise in how to control and see out a victory in a hostile environment, culminating in a bizarre Berbatov/Carrick defensive partnership. 

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United have no fear of Barca

Michael Owen believes Manchester United will have no fear of Barcelona If they meet again in the Champions league again. United are preparing to get their new UEFA Champions League campaign under way next week against Benfica and the Catalan giants are strong favourites to reach the final in Munich next year.

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Will Ashley Young be 'Underwhelming' for United?

There appears to be a number of Manchester United fans who are already dismissing the transfer of Ashley Young from Aston Villa as an expensive waste of money. One even went as far as to publicly declare on a club forum that “Here we have another underwhelming signing” – is he? Not if you listen to the opinions of his new and former team mates. Even the now retired United great Denis Irwin has welcomed the addition of Young to Sir Alex Fergusons squad predicting that the England international will become a real success at Old Trafford.

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