Is there anyone at our club that you do like, Red Indian? Would like to know, as all your posts are "rants" (to use your own favourite word) about most of the United team and staff.
Perhaps its time to go support another team that you approve of more?
"Evra is 30. He is still good offensively but defensively he is sh*t"
It is not worth debating with a person that can make this statement. Over and out!
I agree with Evra, he has been very off form since the World Cup. Last season I put it down to tiredness but its been going on a long time now. He could do with an extended break I think to try and get his head in the game.
Scholes came on yesterday and changed the game. When he came back I was thrilled but very worried but he's been immense. Should he continue on another season? I really don't know but maybe.
Giggs I do think is a lot sloppier then he used to be but he adds more creativity than anyone else. He's second with assists in the league. He's the only guy I think would have found Chicha so perfectly for the goal. Could do with a bit of help but still going strong.
As for Ferdinand, thought he had a good game yesterday, very calm, very composed. Plays better with Vidic but the only thing really holding him back is injuries. Always like to see him in the team.
So I guess I disagree. I think all four still offer something with Evra being the most of a liability. And its these experienced heads which will keep our title challenge ticking along in the tough times.
"As I have said we ARE not a retirement home and we shouldn't let any sentiments come in the way."
I find it fairly amusing that you emphasised the word "are" rather than the word "not"
I think we kind of agree on Evra to be honest, for whatever reason he has regressed as a defender. Maybe its tiredness, maybe its lack of competition or maybe he's pulled a Torres and just passed his peak. I don't think Baines is a great choice, he's 27 and will cost a decent amount so I don't see the club going for him. He's a good defender no doubt but I would hope we can find better.
As for Ferdinand, agree to disagree. He's had some bad games this season but so have all our defenders. He still reads the game magnificently and adds a lot of calm to Evans/Smalling when they partner him.
Giggs could retire now at the top of his game, but so too could Rooney. Giggs still contributes to the team. Ignore his age and he adds a lot more than Anderson who is over a decade younger. When Giggs stops offering something then he should go but its not this season.
This isn't about sentiment, but there's no need to cull the team of its experience to make way for flashy new models just yet. The team looks like they are lacking a bit of experience this year after losing Scholes, VDS, O'Shea and Brown last summer so to follow it up with an unnecessary cut again this year could be catastrophic. We need the players who know how to hold off a new rival like City to pass on their knowledge still and keep the ship steady.
Now coming back to the main point. I have seen many of our fans have a feeling of sentimentality towards the old guard. Giggs, Scholes, Rio and Evra are the main culprits. I am of the opinion that apart from Evra all three of them should retire at the end of the season.
Whether or not this statement is correct it is certainly ironic. The irony being that Evra had a poor game (again) but the other three players you mentioned played really well imo!!
Roo, Scholes and Giggs were the best players on the pitch imo.
I don't think any of them should retire, although a new leftback would be nice. However, relying on a 37 and 38 year old to play in such a high profile game says a lot about our midfield.
Says alot about our injuries to,which some arnt taking into consideration
Do you really think Ferguson would have liked to rely heavely on Giggs and Scholes this year,because I dont,but there experience is invaluable.
And in the 'top' games its needed.
"Giggs for all those years of brilliance really looks finished. Yes he pops in with the odd goal and assist". Giggs has the second most assists in the PL this season (8), that is more than the "Odd assist". A player who is 38 needs to be rested, and with our injury crisis that's not been an option, be grateful he can still step in and give us that creativity in the middle until we can start to rest him again and use him sparingly.
I'm going to keep asking this same question to you whatever the article topic because twice now you've avoided it and continued to blare on with the same boring, ill educated argument: 'How come you blame Phelan for poor transfers and play, yet want Quieroz back when he recommended Bebe - a player you made an article about slating him?' -it's double standards.