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Everything Is Calm Around United Now

Flickering through the news today, it struck me how difficult it is to find anything that is worthy of mention about United. And that is unusual.

The picks of today's bunch: Rooney is to buy a McLaren for 350,000 - and it will be red-seated, Jean-Michel Aulas is unhappy about Fergie's tricks as the boss tries to enlist Saha to persuade Benzema of what a delightful thing would be to sign for United, Anderson is a big thing, Foster will be back soon...

Newspaper columns, blogs, nothing held any interest whatsoever. Eduardo's injury, the Carling Cup final, Rafa Benitez, Everton's another impressive victory, the death of the 39th game: these dominated the headlines, columns, blogs, debates, everything.

And it is all so well. There was a brief focus on United when we had a couple of disappointing results due to a dip in form, fired-up opponents and bad team selection. Since those games, we've recorded two impressive tonkings on the domestic front and earned a creditable and deserved 1-1 at Lyon in the Champions League.

But even after the 4-0 defeat of Arsenal, the talk was mostly about the Gooners, and how their season would pan out after this. Our Champions League game got little press coverage due to Arsenal's draw with Milan and most importantly, Liverpool's unexpected win over Inter. Even the Kevin Keegan v Alex Ferguson reunion wasn't hyped out of the world.

We were, by and large, allowed to go on about our business quietly ever since that horrible derby day defeat. And it is all so well. As a United fan you get used to two articles per day questioning the team's capabilites and maybe one News of the World-style gossip that makes the headlines even in the quality papers.

I don't know what you think but I love it that somehow everyone seems to forget United. We go on smoothly with our business and though no doubt that as the season draws to its close the spotlight will be thrust back on United again, I'm enjoying this unusual silence.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 27 2008

Time: 6:16PM

Your Comments

phew thats a relief cos this site has been going crazy ape $h1t recently huh? ....................hellooooooooooooooooo anybodyyyy therrrreeeee???????????????
nikolaijns
We tend to show our support for the club,by being the best supported club,IN THE WORLD.
SweetLeftFoot
arsenal in crisis, chelsea in-fighting, liverpool feking obismal...........yor right zae, we are the only one of the top four (if we can still count liverpool as top for, persoanllly i would replace them with everton) who are just getting on with business quietly, picking up results. i love iit!
united4life
Slip by Arsenal quietly
cyjax
Hope you win the league i really do!!!
HuddersfieldYiddo
It's all good!
Tosswink
not even a deragotary remark about Glazier? The press are taking it easy!
merlin
obismal - I sea educashun is friving in Salford!
merlin
PMSL
cyjax
Merlin......LOL!!! Be nice to em, they are but pesants you know.
Blue is the colour
and chelsea wont win no trophies
rooneyisgod
 

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