Posts Tagged With 'Scholes'

Paul Scholes was right to call out Wayne Rooney for England

Posted on June 08, 2014  by Stretford-end  in International, Man United, Players   No Comments »
Paul Scholes was right to call out Wayne Rooney for England
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Paul Scholes celebrates with Wayne Rooney for Manchester United

The last time Paul Scholes and Wayne Rooney lined up together at International level was ten years ago in Lisbon when England were eliminated on penalties by the hosts Portugal. Paul Scholes retired at the age of 29 from the national team, but was soon reunited with Rooney at club level when he was transferred from Everton to Manchester United on transfer deadline day. In that time, the club has won a European Cup and five Premier League titles, whilst Scholes has since retired twice.

Rooney heads to Brazil in what will most definitely be his last World Cup finals having made zero impact on a major international tournament since he burst onto the scene in the summer of 2004. He has been subject of criticism from his former teammate in recent weeks and has publicly dismissed the suggestion that he is past his peak.

Paul Scholes knows Wayne Rooney a lot better than many of his England colleagues and any journalist that has commented on the story, so why did Scholes say the things he did?

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United’s old boys: to stay or to go?

Posted on January 17, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Players   5 Comments »
United's old boys: to stay or to go?
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Manchester United legends Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs to stay on for another year?

Author: Doron

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It’s that time of the year when the future of some of United’s older players usually becomes a bit clearer. With the policy of offering only one year deals in place, there are obvious doubts every year about the likes of Giggs, Scholes and now Ferdinand. Who’s likely to be kept on and maybe more importantly, who should be kept on?

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Wigan Athletic vs. Manchester United: Preview, Lineups and Opposition View

Posted on December 31, 2012  by El Rob  in El Rob, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, Wigan Athletic   4 Comments »
Wigan Athletic vs. Manchester United: Preview, Lineups and Opposition View

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Phil Jones after Wigan score against Man United in April 2012

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First off, from all of us at the Stretty Rant, we’d like to wish you a Happy New Year. Thanks for reading, and we hope you have a happy, safe and prosperous 2013.

Manchester United start 2013 with a trip to Wigan Athletic, hoping to extend an 8-game unbeaten run in the league (7 wins, 1 draw) which sees them enter the year seven points ahead of City at the top of the league. In this season’s reverse fixture, United comfortably beat the Latics at Old Trafford. 4-0 was the scoreline that day, our biggest margin of victory this season – Alex Büttner had a goal, an assist and a clean sheet on his début, and Nick Powell also scored in his first league appearance. In other news, Wigan look set to take young United forward Angelo Henriquez on loan until the end of the season.

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Man United 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur: United nearly make up for Fergie’s selection error

Posted on September 29, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Spurs   43 Comments »
Man United 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur: United nearly make up for Fergie's selection error

Robin van Persie challenges Clint Dempsey

Author: Doron

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Spurs came to Old Trafford with that familiar feeling of impending doom – it’s not been a happy place for them to visit for a generation now. That said, depending on Fergie’s team selection they may be forgiven for thinking things might be about to change – United’s midfield has too often been there for the taking and Spurs have some powerful options in that area. As ever, we welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Paul Scholes, debut goals & Full Kit W*nkers: United Shorts

Posted on September 27, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Fun, Man United, Players, United Shorts   No Comments »
Paul Scholes, debut goals & Full Kit W*nkers: United Shorts
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Paul Scholes, debut goals and full kit w*ankers all discussed within United shorts this week.

Welcome to the latest edition of United shorts, a blog post that accumulates a number of ‘short’ United related stories or, things that we find amusing/interesting that relates to the bizarre world of football. From facts and info to the stupid to the funny, hopefully we’ll give you five minutes of entertainment from your boring job.

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Southampton 2-3 Man United: undeserving but sums up Fergie’s reign

Posted on September 03, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Southampton   7 Comments »
Southampton 2-3 Man United: undeserving but sums up Fergie's reign

Robin van Persie celebrates his hat-trick goal

Author: Doron

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United travelled down to the south coast to renew a rivalry with Southampton that has produced some epic battles over the years. Southampton were yet to win a game or register a point this season whilst United lost their opening away game at Everton. This time around there’d not be a grey kit in sight but United and Ferguson still had surprises in store.

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United’s central midfield – is a signing really needed?

Posted on August 16, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Players, Transfer Speculation   13 Comments »
United's central midfield - is a signing really needed?

Author: Doron

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It seems that this will be the fifth summer in a row that United have failed to invest in arguably the most crucial area of any team, central midfield. Not since Anderson and Hargreaves were brought in have additions been made – Cleverley has emerged and Giggs has redefined his role but otherwise the personnel remain unchanged. For many United fans, this has been something of an ongoing problem and going into the summer, once again, the hope was that we’d strengthen. Having spent close to £40m so far, a central midfield signing seems unlikely, but why?

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United podcast with a special guest: Xavi loves both United and Scholes

Posted on June 17, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Podcast, Pre Season, Tactics, Transfer Speculation   No Comments »
United podcast with a special guest: Xavi loves both United and Scholes

Authors: Doron and Phil

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Beyond The Pitch and Stretford-End.com have come together once again to record another podcast, the tenth in the series. We have another interview this week with special guest, Andy Mitten. We chat about the culture of United as well as looking at what’s in the news with the signing of Kagawa and some thoughts on Euro 2012.

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Two embarrassing United stories in less than 24 hours!

Posted on December 17, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Man United, Man United News, Players, Stretty Debate, Transfer Speculation, Youth   9 Comments »
Two embarrassing United stories in less than 24 hours!

Author: Doron

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I like to think that it’s not often that this blog moans or grumbles but two stories circling in the media today are worthy of a rare controlled outburst! The topics are the UEFA Champions League and Paul Scholes…

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