UK time is: 06:21:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

United - Food for Thought!

Having lost our Premier League title to Chelsea, last season, could we be about to give them an advantage in the traditional season curtain raiser, the Community Shield!

Comments attributed to Sir Alex Ferguson that appeared in the press this morning; confirm that he will not be playing those players who were on World Cup duty with the names of Patrice Evra and Wayne Rooney being specifically mentioned.

More worryingly, after also losing in the Community Shield to Chelsea last season, Sir Alex has dismissed the match as nothing more than a glorified pre-season match to prepare his side for the opening Premier League fixture Newcastle a week later!

Speaking about the forthcoming trip to America and the curtain raiser, Sir Alex has commented,

'Winning is part of what we have to do here [in the United States], but the main object is to get everyone game time and come back ready, fit to start the season."

'Even the Community Shield does not come into the agenda in terms of a 'need to win' game. It's always been used at this club as the final part of our preparation."

'It is on August 8 and then the players have internationals during that week. We then have our first game the following Monday against Newcastle.'


I wonder if Sir Alex would show a little more enthusiasm for the Community Shield if it were moved away from being the traditional curtain-raiser!

Join The Vital Debate

Vital Man United on: facebook

Vital Man United on: twitter




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 13 2010

Time: 5:36PM

Your Comments

No problemo, we'll take it gladly. :)
JT_daniel
IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO TRY WE'LL NOT BOTHER BRINGING THE SHIELD BACK!
merlin
Just demeaning it incase we lose by the sounds of it.
TheFamousNo7
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

United interested in Reus? (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Red Wine? (Monday November 24 2014)

New Keeper Not Ready Yet! (Monday November 24 2014)

Centre Back Slipping Away? (Monday November 24 2014)

United Linked to Hull Defender (Monday November 24 2014)

United Line-Up Keeper Swap deal? (Sunday November 23 2014)

Should United Make an Exception? (Sunday November 23 2014)

Midfield Swap Being Championed! (Sunday November 23 2014)

Rooney`s Views on Arsenal Win (Sunday November 23 2014)

Shaw Added to Lengthy Injury List (Sunday November 23 2014)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. TheFamousNo7 72
2. Kanchelskis 59
3. MotorMad 26
4. Red Boy 1
5. portman 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Arsenal 1 - 2 Man Utd
Man Utd 1 - 0 Crystal Palace
Man City 1 - 0 Man Utd
Man Utd 1 - 1 Chelsea
WBA 2 - 2 Man Utd
Man Utd 2 - 1 Everton

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 12 10 2 0 19 32
2. Southampton 12 8 2 2 18 26
3. Man City 12 7 3 2 11 24
4. Man Utd 12 5 4 3 4 19
5. Newcastle 12 5 4 3 -1 19
6. West Ham 12 5 3 4 4 18
7. Swansea 12 5 3 4 3 18

Breaking League News

Match Analysis: Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City
Swansea : 25/11/2014 22:15:00
Injury Boost Causes Pardew Headache
Newcastle : 25/11/2014 21:58:00
Man City : 25/11/2014 21:36:00
Mixed Diame And Lenihan Injury News
Hull City : 25/11/2014 20:07:00
Robertson Attracting Interest
Hull City : 25/11/2014 20:05:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Arsenal?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 85%
Shaw 5%
McNair 0%
Blackett 0%
Smalling 0%
Valencia 0%
Carrick 0%
Fellaini 0%
Rooney 8%
Van Persie 0%
Di Maria 0%
Young 0%
Wilson 2%