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Manchester United FC - Moyes' Boys

Started on 11 May 2013 by Kane
Latest Reply on 20 June 2013 by k1rups
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Wow great job mate the title is yours!!!

We are just one of those teams,
That you see now and then;
We often score six,
But we seldom score ten,
We beat 'em at home,
And we beat 'em away,
We kill any b*stards,
That get in our way....
We are the pride of all Europe,
The cock of the North,
We hate the Scousers,
The Cockneys of course (and Leeds!);
We are United,
Without any doubt,
We are the Manchester boys, nah, nah, nah.....
Blue: Thanks Ben :)

BeanyUnited: WHAT A CHUNEEEE! :P

Kagawa Out For The Season


Less than a month ago Manchester United fans were hailing Shinji Kagawa, chanting his name, and replaying his goal over and over again. Earlier this month Shinji managed to grab a goal in the dying minutes of the game, or 'Fergie Time' as many like to call it, to give Manchester United a win over Newcastle United, and three vital points which could change the outcome of the season for Manchester United this year.

Shinji Kagawa joined at the start of the season, just before the departure of manager Sir Alex Ferguson, from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, for a fee of £13 million. He immediately became a regular for the team having featured a magnificent 40 times, scoring 6 goals and assisting 4. Kagawa has received a solid average rating of 7.06 for the season, putting his solidly in the starting XI regularly.

However, Shinji's season seems to be over, after picking up a nasty injury in the fixture against Queens Park Rangers last week. David Moyes feared for the Japanese midfielder as soon as he went down, but further scans showed he needed specialist treatment for a torn hamstring. The injury would put Shinji out for 3-4 months, meaning he may also miss the pre-season fixtures, and may not even be fully healed for the start of the new season in August.

Many fans have praised Kagawa for his excellent start, hoping to see him play and develop even more as a player in the mighty red shirt. Tom Cleverley is expected to take the place of Kagawa for the rest of the season, but with a lot of fixtures still to play over a short period of time, Nick Powell, who recently recovered from a broken leg, is expected to feature often, as well as youngsters William Smolka and Andreas Pereira.

Shinji Kagawa is currently valued at £13.75 million while earning £60k p/week.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! :(

All we need is, Shinji Kagawa *clap clap* Shinji Kagawa *clap clap* Shinji Kagawa *clap clap*

UEFA Champions League Semi-Final Draw


Hello, and welcome to London, the host venue for the UEFA Champions League Final. Today is a big day for four teams, in the Semi-Final draw. They will find out their fate and who they will have to beat in order to reach the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, in which 90,000 fans will be able to watch one of the greatest games in the world. Four teams currently remain in the competition.

Arsenal FC
Chelsea FC
FC Bayern Munchen
Manchester United

England are represented with three teams in the draw this year, with only German side FC Bayern Munchen interrupting the show. So there will definitely be one English team playing at Wembley this year, but will it be an all English final this year? We will find out now, as the draw gets under way. Please welcome Edgar Davids and Pippo Inzaghi to draw the teams in this years, UEFA Champions League Semi-Final Draw, live in Wembley.

ED: Thank you. What a wonderful evening to draw some fabulous fixtures. The first team, are the currently Capital One Cup holders, and leaders of the Barclays Premier League, Manchester United. Manchester United are currently on track to scoop a record 20th Premier League victory, after already winning the Capital One Cup earlier this year. The reds are also in contention to win the FA Cup, with the final to be played soon, also at Wembley.

PI: And the team to face Manchester United will be, FC Bayern Munchen, of Germany, the current leaders of the Bundesliga. FC Bayern Munchen last won the Champions League in 2001, but finished as runners up in both 2010 and 2012, so will be looking to finally win the trophy back soon.

ED: Arsenal and Chelsea will be the next fixture then, with a London derby, but who will take the home advantage in the first leg? Arsenal FC. Arsenal FC will be at home for the first leg of what should be a brilliant game. Arsenal FC are yet to win the Champions League, but finished as runners up in 2006. They haven't won a trophy since the FA Cup in 2005, but will hope to change that this year.

PI: Meaning Chelsea FC will be the final team in the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final Draw, taking a trip down the road to the Emirates first. It will surely be two great games! Chelsea FC are the current holders of the UEFA Champions League, beating FC Bayern Munchen in the final. Could history repeat itself again?

So, there we have it. Manchester United vs FC Bayern Munchen and Arsenal FC vs Chelsea FC will be the fixtures for this years semi final. Thank you to Edgar Davids and Pippo Inzaghi for your help. Good luck to all four teams in their draws.

Manchester United vs FC Bayern Munchen

Arsenal FC vs Chelsea FC
Tough, tough draw. But I always back Moyes' Boys to do well ;)
BeanyUnited: Sad news, but a lovely song. :P

Okikos: Haha thanks :)

Manchester United To Sign Darren Platt


Manchester United have announced that they have agreed a deal to sign 15-year-old Darren Platt from Crewe Alexandra's Under-18 side, for a fee of just £80k. Darren plays as a striker, but can also play as an attacking midfielder if needed. Platt made it through the academy of the Crewe side, and eventually reached thr Under-18 side earlier this season.

Platt may have only played twice for the side, both in non-competitive games, but the two goals scored, and the man of the match award coming with them, have been enough to impress David Moyes and the Manchester United staff.

Darren has become known for his exceptional dribbling, bravery and pace, even at such a young age. When he signs for Manchester United, it is expected Platt will be given a youth contract until he turns 17. The striker will sign officially for Manchester United on the 9th June 2013, shortly after the season finishes.

Darren Platt is currently valued at £22k at Crewe Alexandra, and is also on a youth contract, earning £55 p/week. Platt has been linked as the next Michael Owen, although his pace suggests Platt could be a whole new type of player to grace the field, possibly being a future England star, compared to having the same ability as Wayne Rooney and David Beckham at the same age.

Manchester United have sent scouts to both games he has played in, and produced the idea that if trained properly, he could become a top Premier League striker when he develops and becomes older. However, as he is only at the level of a top League Two side at the moment, many feel Platt should be loaned out as soon as possible.

Looks decent, wonder why you scouted crewe..... :P
Decent signing mate!
Rablador: Hmm, I wonder :P

BeanyUnited: Thanks mate :)

2013 Budweiser FA Cup Final Opponents


After Manchester United had qualified for the Final of the 2013 Budweiser FA Cup, there was one thing every Manchester United fan across the country wanted to know - who they would face at Wembley Stadium, in front of 90,000 fans. The second semi final was between two very different teams. One team, high up in the Barclays Premier League, rivals to United, Manchester City. The other, fighting for a play-off spot in the nPower Championship, Brighton and Hove Albion.

Manchester City were the obvious threat, that Manchester United wanted to avoid, not wanting a Manchester derby in London. Brighton would put up a great game, but would be the team United would prefer to play. The game would just be over on leg, so both City and Brighton would have to play well. But what happened in the game?

Brighton were playing former Manchester United star Thomas Kuszczak in goal, who knew alot about the Manchester rivalry and would certainly want a win. And things looked good. The teams went out and Brighton dominated from the kick-off. Then, just 12 minutes in, the ball fell perfectly to Leonardo Ulloa, Brighton's new £2 million striker, who finished perfectly. Brighton stayed in the lead for the whole half, and were buzzing.

However, City came out in the second half a different side, and within 10 minutes Sergio Aguero had equalised, smashed into the bottom corner. City dominated the play soon after, and looked certain to score again. However, Brighton managed to hold out. Five minutes remaining, and extra time looked certain. But then, Sergio... Aguerooooo! After scoring to win the league last year, he scored with one minute remaining. Suddenly, the linesman flagged for offside. Replays showed he was offside, and Brighton had it all to play for again.

Extra-time kicked off, and halfway through the first half, Will Buckley ran past one, ran past two, and GOAL! Buckley had put Brighton in the lead again. But could they hold it? Yes, Brighton had beaten Manchester City in the Semi Final, and Brighton would now play Manchester United in the final. They were 90 minutes away from possibly lifting the FA Cup.

So Manchester United would play Brighton and Hove Albion. Thomas Kuszczak would play against his former side, to battle for the FA Cup Trophy. The game will be played on Sunday 11th May, at the great Wembley Stadium in London. Both Shinji Kagawa and Darren Fletcher would miss the game, but the club currently don't have any short term injuries who will miss the game.
Great result. I'm happy for Brighton ;)
Okikos: I'm very happy for United too. ;)
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I love everything about this story. You've turned a boring "oh it's a United story" into a fantastic story!

Keep it up.

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