19 August 2010 | Stretty Stories

I’ve been away for the past day and a half, so I apologize for the lack of Stretty Stories. But today, I am back and Stretty Stories must go on! Today, we have United linked with Real Madrid’s “rejects,” a goalkeeper awarded the armband to keep United away, and an ex-Red Devil is delusional enough to believe winning the Europa League is the same as winning the Champions League.

Real Madrid plan to offload rejects to Premier League – The Daily Mail

The Spanish giants have been bust in the transfer marker this summer, and now they’re trying to trim their squad down a bit. The Daily Mail is linking United with moves for either Lassana or Mahamdou Diarra. Personally, the only “reject” that I’d be interested in is Rafael van der Vaart. He may be consider a reject in Madrid, but I’ve always rated him.

Mandanda handed Marseille armband to keep him in France – The Daily Mail

Marseille have reportedly awarded Steve Mandanda the captain’s armband to ward off interest from United. I can’t say I’d be too upset, he’s not even in my top three to inherit van der Sar’s gloves. I may be a bit biased toward my Russian heritage, but right now Igor Akinfeev has my backing.

Tevez in Euro taunt at United – The Sun

Carlos Tevez is now saying that winning the Europa League with City would match his Champions LEague success at United… Is he serious? Anyone with half a brain knows the Champions League is far more prestigious than the Europa League. Apparently Tevez doesn’t meet this prerequisite. I mean, City were trying to qualify for Champions League last season, right? And were disappointed when they only managed Europa League, correct? Shouldn’t that be a pretty strong indicator that winning the Europa League isn’t on the same level as the Champions League?

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1 Comment on 19 August 2010 | Stretty Stories

  1. In the stories I’ve seen of Tevez he hasn’t ACTUALLY said “this would be as good as the Champions League”. He’s just said he’s desperate to win something with Man City and that it’d be a big achievement. Which it would.

    Bit of a non-story and playing into the hands of City fans who, probably rightly, feel there’s a sub-section of Reds who’re paying City more attention than they would for a team who aren’t a threat.

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