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Saturday, July 15, 2017

United's Season Gets Underway

So, the nightcap to our doubleheader heads to the west coast to see our beloved Manchester United open up a new season against the LA Galaxy... I'll have the same as a few years ago... 7 nil

Join me

UWS

140 Comments:

Blogger United We Stand said...

The line up has been named by Jose. He has said he will make ELEVEN changes at half time!!

The first 11 are
DeGea
Valencia
Jones
Smalling
Blind
Carrick
Herrera
Fellaini
Lingard
Mata
Rashford

9:13 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

So, no Pogba, Lukaku, Miki, Lindelof, Shaw and more

9:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ESPN have no pre game.. show starts at 10

9:17 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The other lot's starting line up
Kempin... never even 'eard of him
Smith..never even 'eard of him
Steres..never even 'eard of him
Arellano...never even 'eard of him
Diallo...never even 'eard of him
Jamieson IV..never even 'eard of him
Garcia..never even 'eard of him
Villareal..never even 'eard of him
Mediola...never even 'eard of him
Lassiter..never even 'eard of him
McInerney....never even 'eard of him

9:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm back from walkies and feeding the pets. Thanks for posting the thread. Great image.

9:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yikes! Now I'm starting to wonder if I should have paid for tickets and a hotel in Houston if I'm going to be watching a bunch of unknowns.

9:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That's the Galaxy line up thank god

9:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now I feel better about going up to watch the Manc Derby

9:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The NBA Summer League is on. How can people to stand to watch this?

9:42 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Who do you think will come on for the second half?
Romero
Shaw
F-M
Lindeloff
Darmian
Pogba
Miki
Lukaku
Martial
Young

Your thoughts?

9:46 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

NBA better not go to OT

9:46 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ok, enough of the NBA... come on!!

9:58 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I thought it was going to be the NBA but they said it is going to be on ESPNU....PHEW

9:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Back from wishing dishes to listen Adrian Healey and the annoying TT.

10:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Here they come and ESPN go for commercial

I like the new kit

10:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If Jose is making eleven changes then I'm guessing that they will all come on in the second half. I am interested to see how the Chunk performs.

10:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Just to let you know that United play Real Salt Lake in 48 hours from now that will also be shown on the deuce. The match from Houston will be shown on ESPN.

10:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I did say they would do that

10:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

ESPN is really not any better than FOX.

10:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Thanks

10:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Agreed but they did do a great job with the World Cup

10:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We are off

10:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Then everyone on the list should come on in the second half. The one you posted at 9:46.

10:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Hollywood.

10:06 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fellaini lookalike he got a lot of sun

10:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I hope United are thirsty enough to go seven up . IN fact, eight is not enough.

10:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Perhaps he was visiting relatives in Morocco. I think that's where his parents emigrated from to Belgium.

10:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

YES

RASFORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WAY HAY RASH GIVES UNITED THE LEAD.

10:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

such a calm finish

10:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was a really simple goal. Lindy picked Nathan Smith's pocket and the ball broke to Rash, who shot past the stranded Kempin. The goal was scored at 1:57

10:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It would be nice if United would play the Galaxy every week with Nathan Smith in an equally charitable mood.

10:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rash is rash as he's flagged offside.

10:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now the annoying sideline reporter.

10:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Another sideline reporter

10:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

When Alexi Sayle said and now for a halftime report, that's not what he had in mind.

10:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Mata has been at OT longer than SB???

10:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What's the Mata with you? He was so far offside that he was halfway to LAX.

10:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Awful in the back by United there!!

Not a good sign

10:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm not sure. Mata has only been there about two years

10:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A short corner that will drive you bonkers and not sure what exactly was the purpose of that chip from Rash

10:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Valencia wins a corner

10:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United look wide open at the back!

Not a good sign at all

10:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great defending by Phil Jones on a Galaxy counter as the Galaxy win a corner.

10:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They sure were caught on the counter. Perhaps it's because it's the beginning of pre-season and United need to iron out the kinks.

10:20 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great effort by Mata

10:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great save by Kempin off the chip from Mata.

10:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will it be a Mata of time before United score a second.

10:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The last thing we need is to hear that a Galaxy player's mommy posted about him playing against United on FB.

10:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Oh Dear... MUR is at it again!!

10:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arrellano rugby tackles Rash and how is he not booked for that?

10:25 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rashford could have come up with a better number!!

TWO NIL!!!

RASHFORD AGAIN!!

10:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!! RASH AT THE DOUBLE AS HE SCORES HIS AND UNITED'S SECOND .

10:25 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Kane and Rashford should both start for England

10:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was that combination of Mata and Rash as United gave away possession at the short free kick, but Herrera won the ball back and passed to Mata, who picked out Rash , who scored with an identical finish to the first goal, but in the opposite corner.

10:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Absolutely. England should have a great future with the under 20s winning the World Cup and the under 19s winning the Euros.

10:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

So United play in the Super Cup against Real on August 8th

Our first trophy?

10:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I watched the end of that match on You Tube

10:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will you be around for the match on Monday?

10:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

THREE NIL

FELAINI

10:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WAY HAY !!! HAIR BEAR PUTS UNITED THREE UP.

10:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

This could be seven again

Beckham in the stands

10:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A clinic for that third goal. A lengthy possession that culminated in pass from Herrera to Hair Bear, who scored with a great finish

10:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Inches over by Lindy. Nearly a fourth.

10:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think we will be underdogs vs Real, but it would be nice to win a trophy that match.Strange that the match is being played in Macedonia.

10:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I didn't know the Charger were going to play in this stadium
It's a little small, isn't it?

10:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another long United possession and Rash shoots inches over.

10:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I was surprised to hear that. I was thinking the same.

10:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! Wide by a Mata of inches as he received a pass from Rash and shot into the side netting.

10:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Diallo pulls back Lindy just outside the Galaxy box.

10:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bugger... offside..not 4-0

10:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BUGGER!!!! Smalling has a goal disallowed for offside after the keeper fumbled a shot from Carrick.

10:48 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I hope Jose acts more mature this season


Rashford one on one for his hat-trick....saved!

10:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Rash put through with just the keeper to beat and shoots right at the keeper. Should have had his hat-trick.

10:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I don't think Jose will ever grow up.

10:50 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Half time

Not bad

10:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United two up at he half with both goals from Rash, but it should have been more.

10:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry three up. Hair Bear with the third goal

10:53 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Six countries have demanded that FIFA strip Qatar of the 2022 World Cup.... sadly those countries are
Saudi Arabi, Yemen, Mauritania, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt

10:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

More countries need to follow suit. They have no business hosting the World Cup. An all time low in the history of this sport.

11:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ESPN late for kick off

11 changes

Lindelof and Lukaku are both on

11:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway

11:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Perra
Twenzabe
Bailly
Lindelof
Darmian
F-M
Miktomina
Miki
Pogba
Martial
Lukaku

11:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

3 at the back apparently

11:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I heard that Martial could be karate chopping his way to Serie A. Is that correct?

11:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I messed up there
Pereira
Fosu-Men
Tuanzebe
Lindelof
Bailly
Darmian
Pogba
Pereira
Miki
Marital
Lukaku

11:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cashley on for the Galaxy.

11:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

There is a rumor of him going on loan
He should stay

11:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great to see you on top of things.

11:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pogba sets up Lukaku...he misses his first chance!!

Boy I wish that went in
Open your account as early as possible


Pogba tried his best

11:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bryan Rowe makes a great close range save from the Chunk after a horrible throw.

11:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Boy, he should have scored that one

11:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United fans booing Ashley Cole... brilliant

11:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Chunk drags an effort wide.

11:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Deservedly so.

11:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!!! A long range rocket is karate chopped inches over the bar.

11:21 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Decent effort by Martial just over the bar

11:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

F-M with a rough challenge on Gio 2 Saints.Now Jermaine Jones is on for the Galaxy.

11:23 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Miki sets up Martial... saved

11:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bryan Rowe with a close range save that was karate chopped.

11:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United need to bury these chances... this is why there were so many draws at the Theater of Draws

11:25 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Now Lukaku sets up Miki... deflected for a corner...should have scored

11:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! How did Miki miss that. He sliced a shot wide off a one two with the Chunk.

11:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. They have missed really easy chances since Jose has been in charge,.

11:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

TT is an idiot

Talking about 120% then says Borussia Dirtmund

11:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Lindelof...he should have scored on his debut

Damn it

11:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lindelhof blasts over from close range off a corner.

11:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WAY HAY !!! MIKI PUTS UNITED FOUR UP.

11:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Finally

4-0
MIki


United are playing useless opposition but United are attacking with pace

11:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jermaine Jones gifted possession to United .Miki got the ball, played a one two with Pogba, then scored with a great finish past Rowe.

11:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They need to do this more often. Ready for Monday?

11:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

People are watching this match to see United

FAR TOO much talk about the Galaxy season

11:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

F-M with a a shot that lands in Row Q.

11:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What's Monday
United's next match?

11:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. We don't give a crap about the Galaxy. They're a bloody joke.

11:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yes. They play Real Salt Lake on Monday on the same channel at the same time as today.

11:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

YES!!

FIVE

Martial

11:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WAY HAY!!! FIVE UP AS IT WAS GREAT FINISH KARATE CHOPPED IN THE BACK OF THE NET.

11:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It looked like a poor pass from Pogba , but great hustle by F-M kept the ball in play and his pass was karate chopped past Rowe. Great finish.

11:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

High and wide by the Chunk.

11:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rowe saves a shot that is karate chopped.

11:41 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bugger.. Galaxy score

11:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BUGGER!!! GIO TWO SAINTS SCORES A CONSOLATION FOR THE GALAXY.

11:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gio 2 Saints played a one two then cut inside F-M and scored with a shot in the corner.

11:43 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

STOP TALKING MLS.

11:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Perreira does well to save a close range header from Alessandrini.

11:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Does that stand for More Lame Soccer?

11:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Just wide by Kung Fu Panda.

11:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United bring on a local youngster for F-M.

11:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lindelhof tackles Boateng for a corner.

11:50 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Struth
2-5

11:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BLOODY HELL !! DAVE ROMNEY HEADS IN THE CORNER TO PULL IT BACK TO 2-5.

11:50 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

He could have been offside

11:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It may have last touched Gio 2 Saints.

11:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

And he was the wrong side of the defender as the header came in

11:52 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Oh how I wished Lukaku scored that chance....hope it isn't Birtles

11:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into stoppage time.

11:53 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Thats it
United win 5-2

Shame those goals went in

I am off to bed


Great to chat

TTFN

11:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over as United win 5-2.

11:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good night . it was great chatting with you and hope to do the same Monday evening.

11:54 PM  

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