Bugger me England are out of the World Cup again. That was fun wasn’t it? Four years of build-up and then four games of frustrating embarrassment rounded off by an unprecedented drubbing at the hands of the Germans.
Well, at least the Premier League will be back soon in all its foreign-imported glory.
If you’re a Manchester United fan you’ll no doubt be suffering from England’s premature exit more than most. Everyone knows United fans just aren’t used to losing – especially by a three goal margin.
So, to get you back up to speed with what’s happening with your treasured club, here’s the top three Manchester United websites you need to be paying close attention to as transfer rumour and speculation reaches deafening noise levels.
A website focusing solely on news from within and involving the Manchester club and players, manutdtalk.com is an expertly polished website that’s continually updated throughout the week. Along with its comprehensive news coverage, the site also boasts a revealing history section that rolls back time from the modern era right through to the early days of the club at its birth as Newton Heath. The current crop of United stars aren’t neglected either, as there’s also sections dedicated to current players and match reports. Should you need to vent, manutdtalk.com is also home to a lively forum
If you’re looking to really involve yourself in a forum however, redcafe.net site that should become part of your daily club homage. Although there is also a blog, redcafe puts the emphasis on community – and quite a large one at that. In March, the website registered near 6,000 users all online at the same time. It is also home to the incredibly popular ‘John Terry Photoshopped’ thread.
If you’ve ever wanted to know how many appearances Nicky Butt made or how many goals Lee Sharpe scored for United, the Stretford End is the place to be. Alternatively, if you can’t get a ticket, you could just visit the website: stretfordend.co.uk. This site is essentially a stockpile of essential statistics about the world famous club compiled together with a user-friendly interface. Should you be so inclined, you can easily find out which player scored twice in Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Preston North End in 1919 or how many people attended United’s 4-1 win over Blackburn in 2007. You wouldn’t get a more comprehensive database of statistics even if Jack Bauer interrogated an autistic John Motson for your entertainment.
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