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Red Devil Stars Will Miss Newcastle Opener

Alex Ferguson thinks the majority of Manchester United’s World Cup players are not likely to play in the first game of the season against Newcastle United on Monday night, 16th August – good.

Wayne Rooney – will miss Newcastle game

Of course missing the World Cup stars only says that other great players will be in the Red Devils starting line-up.

And come to think of it,  if  those players like Wayne Rooney for example, would perform like they did in the World Cup, then maybe we would want them in the Manchester side.

Rooney was worse then hopeless, and let himself and his country down big time, for the second World Cup running, and he managed to get a few of the F words to the camera – which is a habit that hardly enamors fans to him.

These “big” England players are just too brittle in their mental outlook – that’s the real problem – it’s as simple as that – just look how well the Americans did, and they are nowhere near the class of our English players – but are as tough as nails mentally.

Others likely to miss the start of the season, include Geordie Michael Carrick, Patrice Evra, the France captain, who also managed to disgrace himself in South Africa and may never play for France again, Park Ji-sung, Nemanja Vidic and new signing Javier Hernandez of Mexico.

But Rio Ferdinand is hopeful of being fit to face Newcastle, and it will be good to see how our young Andy Carroll does against the seasoned England captain, who was sorely missed in South Africa.

Owen Hargreaves seems crocked yet again, and his long-term knee injuries may have suffered another setback, and he will also miss the season start.

The Red Devils are off on their pre-season tour of America, and 22 year-old Hernandez will link up with the squad on 27 July in time to face his former club Chivas, just three days later.

Two years ago Newcastle played their opener at Old Trafford, and played well, drawing 1-1, after taking the lead in the first half.

The lads played well that day under Kevin Keegan, but how could we possibly know at that time,  the team would be relegated after Keegan walked out on the club in September of that year.

It turns out that Kevin had been deceived in the transfer market by then Director of Football, Dennis Wise and Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, who brought players in without even discussing them with the famous Newcastle manager.

The club has only just recovered from that terrible disaster, and now have players who want to be at the Tyneside club, and any points picked up at Old Trafford for Newcastle, in their first game back, will be a definite win. 😀

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • MacToon

    Jul 14, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #1

    A bit of kidology from SAF, most as listed will probably miss the game, Rooney may well play but if not then they have Berba!

    Whatever or whoever plays they will still be tough opposition, hopefully we’ll put up a good show and as you say a point would be like a victory.

    Hope I don’t have to avoid motd this season!

  • Charlietoon

    Jul 14, 2010 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #2

    Jeez quit livin in the past Ed… we dont need reminders of how and why we got relegated like a recap in some long running tv series. How you manage to relate this article to dennis wise, keegan and relegation is positively depressing. How bout looking on the bright side…Owen will probably have played enough games in pres season to be injured and out for the rest of it.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 14, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #3

    Manure are a good team with quality cover in every position, so saying those that played in the world cup probably wont play means nowt.

  • ginkoh

    Jul 14, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Even some of their star will not play that game, it still be one of the hardest game for us next season.

  • boater

    Jul 14, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #5

    CharlieToon – I agree.

    Ed, why are you posting each article on the basis that subscribers could be aliens who have landed from another planet. You don’t need to include recaps on every single aspect of the past 100 years of the clubs. WE KNOW!!!

    If you mention Shearer for e.g. you’d say – – of course Alan shearer, who managed us for 8 games blah, blah, blah – ANd before that was a legend of a player – who scored,,, blah blah blah,,

    People know we were relegated, and who shearer is. Trim the fat down to the essentials and please stop writing for an outsider’s perspective.

    On point- I think Man U will struggle big time this season. Aging squad which is too reliant on Rooney’s goals. Amazed SAF hasn’t had a massive summer overhaul. Sure they’ll do us mind.

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 14, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #6

    boater, I agree, ManU could well do a Liverpool this season. I reckon City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs will finish above them. However, we won’t, so I’ll chalk the trip to OT down to experience even before we get there.

  • Mags

    Jul 14, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #7


    Don’t believe a word of Fergie’s mutterings, come opening day, they will all be there.

  • Thump

    Jul 14, 2010 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #8

    I had a dream about this opening game the other day. We lost 2-1.

    Let’s hope my psychic ability is off, eh?

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jul 14, 2010 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #9


    would 2-1 be that bad with all things considering? I would rather us make a go of it and score a goal going out with our sword out of its sheeth, then get drubbed 4-0 and look as threatning as the french in battle. If we could take a point it would be massive…hwtl

  • geordieal

    Jul 14, 2010 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #10


    I’d take a 2-1 loss, just please god not another hammering off them. Lol. As long as we give a good account of ourselves I’ll be fairly happy, anything more will be a bonus.

  • xfer

    Jul 14, 2010 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Quit criticizing Ed’s post. Its a blog! If you dont like to read what the blogger says, dont visit the blog, simple.

    The season hasnt been kicked off and the mind games has began!

  • CAToon

    Jul 14, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #12

    Sir Alex is famous for mind games. Is it a Scottish thing, my mums the same way. Of course the majority of his first team players will be in the match, and NUFC should prepare as such.

  • baxnufc

    Jul 14, 2010 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #13

    exactly xfer

    its really a bit pathetic to criticize the article when he tries to lay accross some information for you..

    anyways back to the important news, i for one would be very suprised if they didn’t play as they have a holiday over the summer to recover. Fergies always been a one for stirring up tosh anyways

  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 14, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #14

    Seriously if he rests Vidic with Rio out, Carroll will rip Johnny Evans and Smalling/Brown to shreds.

    I so hope Fergie underestimates the desire and talent of our team and how pumped up we will be first game back in the prem.

  • mallorcamag

    Jul 15, 2010 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #15

    If Fergie has one tiny chink in his armour – it is his contempt for sides at the bottom of the PL.In the days before the PL kick off – on the training pitch – and then in team talks – this contempt filters through to his team – so it is essential to start the game at Old Trafford like an express train.

  • TheMags

    Jul 16, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #16

    why would 2-1 loss be a good result its still no points on the board which at the end of the day is wat keeps you up so lets go at them and have a surprise draw 🙂


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