The 200% Pre-Season Previews: Manchester United

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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5 Responses

  1. MancunianPsycho says:

    Quite apt that the IPO comes ahead of football in your preview. The club’s finances and the money being drained at more than £50m per year seem to overshadow the football at United these days, and the people at the top certainly don’t seem to help. David Gill’s persistent lying, and Ferguson’s ‘thoughtless’ comments leave a real sour taste in the mouth and its not an easy time to be a red.

    I’m not really looking forward to the football, to be honest; what with this pretty awful backdrop. Kagawa looks promising, which is exciting, but otherwise its business as usual… Ferguson get the most out of a no more than decent squad.

    LUHG.

  2. JJ Francis says:

    man this is ridiculous, you concentrate so much on the off-field it’s unbelievable. all that matters is what’s happening on the pitch. Where have you mentioned Welbeck, Hernandez, Valencia, Nani, Jones, Evans, Smalling, Rafael, Anderson, Cleverley, de Gea … all improving players the squad is built around.

    This is the team that lost on goal difference to a team of peak-level players, and United have signed a ‘smart’ … how about ‘amazing’ player in Shinji Kagawa.

    Your article is so irrelevant i can’t believe i just read it.

    Manchester United is a football club, not a fucking soap story.

  3. Ole P says:

    It is just hilarious how people view United these days. The league wasted by Ferdinand vs City, but look at the potential in the squad. Which is how Ferguson prefers to operate. Get them young. And why RVP is not a long term solution. Kagawa is way better than the guy who came on for Rafael on Saturday, Jones can be a colossus everywhere, Welbeck and Cleverley fixtures for England the next decade. We have possibly the making of the best goal keeper ever, and we have a possible replacement for Bryan Robson – on the pitch – in Powell. Yes, it is talent. It has to mature. And has there ever been a better place to do that than at OT? This kind of team is what we are all about. Bring on what may be a fantastic season.

  4. Chris Taylor says:

    Bless your optimism, Ole P. And bless your stupidity, JJ Francis.

  5. Mike Walsh says:

    The United fairy tale is long over and fans just refuse to accept it, i love every minute of it, the sooner Fergie moves on and United move to the Championship the better(and please United fans take yere shagging dreams with ye:-)

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