UK time is: 02:57:35
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Macari Attacks Squad Players

United's shadow team came back from Reading with a 3-2 success but Lou Macari believes that our squad players should show they're willing to fight for their place.

'I don't think any of those players come back to training in the afternoon and are determined to get in the team and stay in the team,' Macari said.

'I think they just accept they're going to be part of a squad. To be a part of Manchester United is fantastic, but you need to drive yourself. There are a bunch of players who seem quite content to just stroll along, week in, week out.'

Yes Lou, but Park does not have a realistic chance to be a regular starter as long as we have Giggs and Ronaldo in the squad. Same goes for Fletch and O'Shea, they are not in the same league with Carrick and Scholes.

I believe we have a decent bunch of fringe players who are ready to accept their role and do their job when called upon. Chelsea suffer from the lack of these kind of players and Robben's growing frustration is evident whereas Park is happy to accept his role. And that's not necessarily a problem.

We must know that our first-team players are far ahead the fringe players in terms of ability. I do not see a problem with the determination and commitment of O'Shea, Fletcher, Brown or Park, it's just that they cannot perform at the same level as Scholes, Carrick, Vidic or Ronaldo. That's all. But they're still dead useful, believe me.




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: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 1 2007

Time: 12:35PM

Your Comments

no they cant perform as well as our first choice but they can fill in well when needed
rooneyisgod
They should still be looking to prove they can fill the boots of the first team players and perform just as well.
getintoem
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester United Articles

United Target is Staying in Milan! (Friday September 19 2014)

Juventus Interest Cooled! (Thursday September 18 2014)

Something Missing! (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Yet More Ronaldo Intrigue! (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Looking at 15 Years! (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Rooney Ends Feud (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Di Maria in Exulted Company (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Biding his Time (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Portuguese Flyer Update (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Hummels is Still the Target (Monday September 15 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
Man Utd 4 - 0 Q.P.R.
Burnley 0 - 0 Man Utd
Sunderland 1 - 1 Man Utd
Man Utd 1 - 2 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Spurs 4 2 1 1 2 7
7. Arsenal 4 1 3 0 1 6
8. Liverpool 4 2 0 2 1 6
9. Man Utd 4 1 2 1 3 5
10. Hull City 4 1 2 1 0 5
11. Everton 4 1 2 1 -1 5
12. Leicester City 4 1 2 1 -1 5

Breaking League News

We Need To Manage Games Better
Swansea : 19/09/2014 20:26:00
Liverpool: Lawro Predicts 2014-15 - West Ham (A)
Liverpool : 19/09/2014 18:33:00
El Cashico - Manchester City vs Chelsea
Chelsea : 19/09/2014 18:23:00
One to Watch - Mame Biram Diouf
Q.P.R. : 19/09/2014 18:09:00
Give Chelsea No Quarter
Man City : 19/09/2014 17:48:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Leicester City v United?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
Leicester to win! 0%
United to win! 100%
Score Draw 0%
0-0 Draw 0%