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'Magnificent' Scholes, 'Intelligent' Giggs

Tony Pulis was graceful in defeat: he opted to heap praise on our golden oldies who simply had too much class for his side. The Stoke manager admitted they just could not live with Manchester United even on their own intimidating ground.

'The best team won. For us to compete against a team like Manchester United we need everybody to be at their maximum. Instead I felt we were flat right from the start.'

About Scholes and Giggs: 'They are both great players but Scholes was magnificent. He was the best player on the pitch by a country mile. Then Giggs makes the two goals. You can only respect and admire them. They are absolutely fantastic players.'

Indeed they are but Fergie still felt th need to explain away why he brought on Ryan Giggs for Nani - even though it was a fairly obvious substitution, considering how ineffective Nani was.

'Ryan is important. He made the goals. I felt his intelligence would give them a bit of bother on that side of the pitch. Nani did pretty well but Ryan gives you something else. He has the intelligence to take up good positions. For the first goal he went on a lovely run behind their defence and the second was an excellent free-kick.'

I can't help but feel that the 'Nani did pretty well' line was nothing more than an attempt to protect our young and not too bright Portuguese from the criticism he's bound to receive - it is high time he starts justifying Fergie's faith because his a*se won't be saved by Ryan Giggs every single time.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 27 2009

Time: 1:59AM

Your Comments

And the United Machine rolls on.. Good one, fellas.
JT_daniel
Theres a great player inside Nani, he just needs to bring it out.
Paulinho
Solid performance from them both, but like zae said they can only be relied on for so long we need to find suitable replacements even though i think we have them in our squad already they're just not showing it.
One United 92
We really can't keep relying on Giggs! The man is 35 years old and should be playing once every two weeks Oh well, on the bright side, we're back on top!
ForeverUnited
Not for long, FU! ;-)
JT_daniel
On second, we're too reliant on Rooney... next we're too reliant on Giggs, according to the papers. Maybe we're just a team?? :) Top of the table despite arguably having more difficult fixtures so far than Chelsea - we've played Arsenal, Tottenham and City one after each other. Long way to go but we look pretty good without, I believe, having hit the top of our game yet. Nani needs to do the simple stuff before he tries the harder more flaboyant skills - can't run before you walk and all that. United are getting there though, and I think we're proving that it wasn't about Ronaldo, it was the TEAM.
Man utd champions
Very good point Man utd Champions and completely true when you start to think about it logically were not getting carried everyone is just having good games because the teams playing as a team.
One United 92
 

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