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United Did The Talking On The Pitch

With Carlos Tevez busy proving what a thick mercenary he is, there has been plenty of talk off the pitch between the two Manchester clubs during the past week. Their fans told us that they were going to win comfortably and that we are finished.

Well, United responded in style.

'After everything that went on after the first leg, it was important for us to go out on the pitch and do the talking," said Darren Fletcher.

"It`s easy to talk but we had to go out and perform and we did that tonight. First half was tight, nip and tuck, but in the second half we really kicked on.

"When Carlos Tevez scored, it took the steam out of us for ten minutes and we were all expecting extra time but then Giggsy put in another great delivery and Wazza`s popped up with an unbelievable winner.

"I think overall we deserved it because we dominated in the second half.'

Absolutely. By the way, how good was our supposedly mediocre midfield in the second 45 minutes? Fletcher, Carrick and Scholes all raised their games significantly and City barely got a look-in though our now usual moment of defensive lapse could have cost us dearly. But it proved to be a temporary setback only as our troops were not to be denied. Well done, everybody!

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 27 2010

Time: 11:45PM

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Just let your elbows do the talking.
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27/01/2010 23:51:00

In the eyes of a stupid person like you (Zae), Tevez is a mercenary. But in the eyes of those who never forget his dedication once to Man Utd, and of those who like him, he is dedicated and always plays with full heart. Mercenary? Far from it. Like I said, stupid people always have the same stupid view, stupid people like you Zae never change.
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28/01/2010 00:17:00

By the way, Man City defense was simply just too fragile at time. I am not disappointed that they lost, just disappointed that they lost 3 goals far too easily. A lot of improvement need to be done there. But congratulations to Man Utd. More seasons and competitions to come. Not the end of the world yet for Man City. Perhaps next time. And for Man Utd fans, don't forget to keep protesting on the Glazers, 700m plus debts are simply just too big to ignore now. lol
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28/01/2010 00:23:00

You may have won in the end but City deserve credit and despite having struggled with injuries and absentees they gave a real hard working performance. This derby is becoming one of the best in the world now and your neighbours will keep on getting noisier and noisier.
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28/01/2010 00:46:00

lol debt rofl 700m lmao protest lol. The sad thing is, you probably really are comforted by the thought of us imploding under our debts. When will you learn that the power of your imagination is not enough to alter reality. Since the summer, city fans have been telling us how badly we were gonna do this season and they've convinced themselves of all the reasons why - they never stop think that hoping we fail, isnt enough to make us fail. We're a point off the top of the league, into the champs league knock out stages and in the final of a cup. Right now, that is still a distant dream for you. At the end of the day all you have on us is the hope that one day we'll crumble. On the other hand, what we have achieved and continue to achieve is real. Deal with it.
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28/01/2010 00:52:00

I'll have to agree with you on that arthur. This derby is only going to get bigger.
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28/01/2010 00:54:00

Wrong. I never hope that one day Man Utd will crumble. How Man Utd fare is none of my business. How other think about Man Utd is none of my business as well. What I am just trying to say is that, if you Man Utd fans are so proud of your achievement these days but laugh at Man City continuous barren, perhaps you should think about the Glazers debts that will trouble your beloved club in the future first. In other words, don't be so proud. If you think 700m+ debts are not troublesome, perhaps you should learn some finance/economics if you want. Remember, Man City only have "trophy barren" to worry about, but Man Utd have "huge debts" to worry about. If you want to laugh at others failure to win trophy, then I will keep laughing at your club big debts. Like you say, deal with it.
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28/01/2010 01:05:00

Fair play. I'd suggest that investing hundreds of millions of pounds, not winning trophies and then having to give away your signings is something you should be concerned about. I can't imagine the saudis had patience in mind when they started throwing their money around - easy come, easy go as they say. But still, anything can happen in the future. I personally dont care if City win a cup this season or never again. Like you I'm only concerned about my team.
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28/01/2010 01:17:00

Fair enough. Like you said, Man City only have to worry about not winning a trophy soon. Will the owners lose patience one day and sell the club because of never-ending trophyless? Never know. But some of their signings could be sold and other top players could come in. Inevitable if they want to win things - fast. Man City problems now are perhaps the fragile defense, as well as mentality of some players just not strong enough. Solve this fast, they will be fine.
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28/01/2010 01:31:00

My god isn't fifth bitter, I don't know about the rest of the united fans, but it really does bring joy to my heart knowing how much it hurt them. We played better overall just accept the fact that we won, if you don't want to see players make any contact with the opposition, instead of the more exciting and physical game that the premier league is go watch la liga or serie A, or if thats even too physical for you the winter olympics are on, you can go and watch some skiing or curling.
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28/01/2010 05:57:00

I am overjoyed that them lot are bitter - it really makes me chuckle!
None of them have posted in our forums on a topic I started - wonder why that is.......
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28/01/2010 07:12:00

I'm not bothered by losing so much as the fact that Ferdinand and Scholes should have been off. Tevez had blood down his shirt and marks on his face. For a man who's on an FA violent conduct charge for smacking someone in the face, Ferdinand got away with murder. Tell me you'd not be p1ssed off if the boot was on the other foot (or the elbow in one of your players' faces)? We let ourselves down with our defending, I won't argue with that - but no other team in the world would get away with the blatant cheating that you rags do. Try beating us by playing a clean game for once and I might even congratulate you.
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28/01/2010 08:04:00

Being a neutral fan who watched the game I thought man u in the second half was excellent, They played the tie the right way over 2 legs. City Im afraid have to spend some more money, apart from tevez's well taken goal they were blown away!!
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28/01/2010 08:42:00

Enjoy it while it lasts scummers because that gap is closing, every man and his dog know that. Good to see Fergie gracious in victory as ever. I'd say there's a few sore elbows in Utd training this morning. Throwing away money is one thing but nearly full bottles of beer is blasphemy. Classy lads, real classy.
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28/01/2010 09:37:00

5thCB - so how come Bellendamy didnt get booked first leg, how come he didnt get booked this leg??
Blatant cheating - you talk CR@P!!! You have been just as bad over these tow legs, and yet didnt get the yellow cards!
BITTER COS WE BEAT YA - now shut up and go back to that blue section!
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28/01/2010 12:10:00

dub - The gap is closing because you lost 3-1? What about two years ago when you did the double over us with a crappier team? Was the gap closed?
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28/01/2010 16:48:00

The gap will close when CIty ahve won the same amount of silverware we have - until then SHUT IT CITY!
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28/01/2010 22:22:00

FU - you just proved my point with your "crappier team" comment, we are better now hence gap closing you moron. We have a world class manager and the resources to keep strengthening, the only way we're going is up. How's that debt you are so sensitive about? Have you bought your Norwich protest scarf yet?lol
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29/01/2010 09:25:00

I thought cit-eh fans were going Wembley. Gary Cook said so himself!!! WEMBLEY WEMBLEY, the famous part of London city scum never see! Anyone who call United cheats with Bellamy in their team is about a big as hypocrite as you can get in football.
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29/01/2010 13:09:00

TBH it does feel as if Wembley is our home from home :)
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29/01/2010 17:00:00


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