UK time is: 11:26:43
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

Is United`s Interest in Bale Genuine? (Wednesday December 24 2014)

United`s Cleverley Conundrum (Wednesday December 24 2014)

A Fine Gesture by United (Tuesday December 23 2014)

Keane Hoping for Burnley Loan Extension (Monday December 22 2014)

Carrick Considers It Two Points Dropped (Monday December 22 2014)

United Hope Falcao Goals Will Flow Now (Monday December 22 2014)

United Interest in Bale Re-Ignited (Sunday December 21 2014)

Two Points Dropped! (Saturday December 20 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)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Aston Villa 1 - 1 Man Utd
Man Utd 3 - 0 Liverpool
Southampton 1 - 2 Man Utd
Man Utd 2 - 1 Stoke
Man Utd 3 - 0 Hull City
Arsenal 1 - 2 Man Utd

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 17 13 3 1 +25 42
2. Man City 17 12 3 2 +22 39
3. Man Utd 17 9 5 3 +12 32
4. West Ham 17 9 4 4 +10 31
5. Southampton 17 9 2 6 +15 29
6. Arsenal 17 7 6 4 +9 27
7. Spurs 17 8 3 6 -1 27

Breaking League News

Merry Xmas from Vital Everton
Everton : 25/12/2014 07:00:00
Redknapp - We Need A Solution Against Arsenal
Q.P.R. : 24/12/2014 18:11:00
Sunderland Behind Us, Manchester United Ahead
Newcastle : 24/12/2014 17:56:00
Pellegrini Looking For Ninth Win
Man City : 24/12/2014 17:40:00
Manchester city Get Winter Training Camp
Man City : 24/12/2014 17:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man United v Newcastle?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
United to win! 67%
Newcastle to win! 33%
Draw! 0%