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United - Giggs on the 2010/2011 Premier League!

Last season was one of the tightest finishes to a Premier League season fro many a year.

Right until the final weekend of the season the title, mathematically, was still up for grabs and in the weeks that preceded that final weekend there was the possibility that three teams would be fighting it out.

As it turned out we were beaten by a Chelsea side that took maximum points off of us both at Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford.

For the neutral fan it was a thrilling climax, personally I prefer seasons when we romp home and it`s all done and dusted by mid-April.

Last season also saw the emergence of a couple of sides that broke up the monopoly Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and ourselves had on the Champions League places. Spurs snatched fourth place whilst Liverpool slipped down the table to be overtaken by Manchester City and Aston Villa.

Now whether that`s because the top teams have dropped their standards or the others have upped there game is a question we could debate all night long. Instead we`ll let Ryan Giggs have his say on how he thinks next season may well pan out,

"I think the league is going to be very competitive again."

"Teams have got a little bit closer together - those that were on the fringe of things have got better and caught up."

"Manchester City obviously have a lot of money to spend, Spurs did well last season - as did Aston Villa."

"So it will be interesting to see who is in the top four at the end of the season."

"My main aim is to win the title back. United are always there or thereabouts. But winning it is the important thing and we want it back."


We most certainly do, after only winning the Carling Cup (although what would Manchester City give to win any cup?) we`re looking towards a return of the old United way of monopolising trophies!

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 15 2010

Time: 5:00PM

Your Comments

And next season we'll romp it - you'll see!
merlin
Last season was definately a perculiar one. I believe clubs getting better and saying 'no' to transfers as well as the world cup being the chance for so many to make a name on a world wide basis made it the most entertaining league possible. However, I think this season it will be Arsenal 3rd City and Liverpool fighting for 4th (I would mention spurs but whenever they get into Europe they collapse league-wise) And then Everton, Villa and spurs fighting for a place in the europa. Between us and Chelsea i'm not too sure, their players are getting old, losing pace and etc however they're still more than capable us on the other hand have so many rising stars that I believe the next scholes or giggs will win it for us, heres hoping Anderson steps up to be the next Ronaldinho.
TheFamousNo7
if we win it this season,it will be our greatest achievement,we dont look like signing anybody and with the injury record of essien and bossman we will see a lot of younger players coming up,how they will perform under pressure is anybodies guess,it will be baptisum by fire for the young ones,mind u all could change if we sign the likes of ozil etc :) but I dont think that will happen,so if god forbid if any injury happens to our key players......like I said if we win it this season it will be our greatest achivemnt
kishaloy_nag_blue
The Cherlse players getting old and losing pace? LMFAO! Neville, Giggs, Scholes anyone? Can see united staying in the top 4, only because teams like Everton and Villa don't look to have improved, and Tottenham will have the distraction of Europe (for a while at least!). However, this united squad is not looking anywhere near like a title-winning squad. I'd suggest the title will be a scrap between Chelsea and Arsenal, with Manchester City and the Trafford Red-sox fighting for third place. Unless of course you decide to use some of the Christiano Ronaldo money that taggart keeps baning on about still being available. Two or three good signings for the rags could change things dramatically, but you're kidding yourselves if you think you are currently good enough.
fifthcolumnblue
Giggs,Neville, Scholes here's one for you fcb give me 3 more players who are old and losing their pace in the united squad.
TheFamousNo7
Berbatov, Van Der Sar (not that he needs too much pace) and Michael Owen. The rest of your squad is made up largely of unproven prospects and wannabes. Put your hand on your heart and tell me that you're 100% confident this squad will win the title? You'll be in a very small minority, as most of the manure fans I know are startingg to get the fear big time.
fifthcolumnblue
6 players then who are old and ageing out of how many? Also, I don't believe our current squad is good enough to win the title but then again how many squads do look strong enough? However i do expect alot of the youngsters to develop and prove themselves and who knows the youngsters might end up being the next Ronaldo, Giggs, Scholes, Best, Charlton, Beckham, Rooney, Neville, etc etc.
TheFamousNo7
Trouble is Famous, with the exception of Owen, these are your first choice players for their respective positions, ie the best you've got. And as good as they may have been in the past, they are too odl nowadays to cope with a full season in 4 competitions. I'd also add Turdinand and Hargreaves to that list, as both of them look like their future careers will be blighted by injury. SO, let's see - 1st Choice RB - Ne vile, injured and old; 1st choice Keepr - VD Sar - old and injury prone; 1st Choice CB Turdy, getting old and increasingly injured; 1st Choice Left Mid Giggs OLD; 1st choice centre mid Scholes OLD; 1st Choice DM Hargreaves, rumoured to be announcing his retirement; Berbaflop - simply doesn't fit into your way of playing. Add to this your over reliance on Rooney (who appears to be increasingly injury prone due to the strain of carrying your entire team) and what have you got? Nothing that will terrify the rest of the premiership, that's for sure.. It's likely you'll still get your share of flat-track bully wins against the lesser teams, and the ref's fear of taggart will not disappear overnight so that will always see you get more than your fair share of 50/50 decisions. But the fact remains that your kids do not hold the same promise as the Beckham/Scholes/Giggs generation and the rest of your team is on a downward spiral. Invest or go backwards mate.
fifthcolumnblue
Investment isn't guarenteed success, surely you know that after 2 years 200 mil spent and no trophies. Secondly we have invested in the future of the club not the here and now because at the moment this squad is still challenging for the title and only lost out by 2 points. Thirdly, you're naive to think our team is carried by Giggs (who admittedly did for a few games out of the start of the season but died off), Scholes (who had flashes), Neville (who rarely featured this season) and Ferdinand ( we still have the best defensive record without him ). You're so quick to forget the contributions of Fletcher ( undoubtedly the best midfielder for our team this season ), Evans ( an amazing defender for his age and more than sufficient cover as our defensive records prove), Rafael ( handled some of the best left sided players in the world e.g. Ribery and is definately going to replace Neville), Nani ( really showed his talent and proved he could handle that left-side even replaced Giggs towards the end of the season ), Valencia (dominated the right-hand side not only attacking but provided great defensive cover don't forget the link between him and Rooney), Vidic ( didn't feature as much as I would like but is better than Ferdinand ) and ( wasn't amazing but when called upon he delivered the goods ). Who was Nani, Evans and Rafael are examples of what we have got to look forward to with our youth, they've proven themselves to be more than capable of covering and taking control of Ferdinand, Giggs and Nevilles positions all we need now is a Scholes, which i expect to be either filled by Gibson ( appears to be a late developer like Fletcher) or Anderson ( just look at how he did before United and in his first season for us to see the threat he holds ) but even then there's still lots of players in the youth how may be better than them.
TheFamousNo7
after the 'and' its supposed to say Owen. I also apologise for the spelling and grammar mistakes.
TheFamousNo7
Now worries on the spelling and grammar Famous! I usually post two fingered, and seldom bother to look back on what I've written - I'm only interested in the banter anyway. :-)
fifthcolumnblue
 

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