Media Thread - 2021/22

Fiftyyearsandcounting

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BBC website has a full page article on Zidane Iqbal. The claim is he's "Making history", though it took some drilling down to achieve that headline.
The first Asian to play in the Champions League.
Make it the first British born of Asian parents - still no.
Make it the first British born of SOUTH Asian parents - still no
Make it the first British born of South Asian parents to play in the Champions League - still no
Make it the first British Born South Asian Player to play in the Champions League for UNITED - HISTORY IS MADE!!!
 

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BBC website has a full page article on Zidane Iqbal. The claim is he's "Making history", though it took some drilling down to achieve that headline.
The first Asian to play in the Champions League.
Make it the first British born of Asian parents - still no.
Make it the first British born of SOUTH Asian parents - still no
Make it the first British born of South Asian parents to play in the Champions League - still no
Make it the first British Born South Asian Player to play in the Champions League for UNITED - HISTORY IS MADE!!!

Again this is just mindlessly hating on a story because United feature in it. It means a lot to a large population of the country that doesn't see anyone like them represented in the game and has to constantly get told the reason is because they like cricket too much or their parents wouldn't let them.

The story could have been written about United or City or Chelsea or Arsenal or Spurs because AFAIK we've not had any prominent British South Asian players. Its so rare that Hamza Choudhury got dozens and dozens of articles written about him just for featuring in a PL games.


Its a nice story for a massive group of football fans, you dont have to hate absolutely every story because it has a link to United.
 
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That’s because it’s complete bollocks.

United claimed 74k were there against Bournemouth, the game delayed several days due to the bomb scare, when the ground was over half empty.

They do tickets sold just like everyone else despite claims from elsewhere.

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This really doesn't prove what you think it does, but you seem desperate to misinterpret it.

We know United (like every club) report tickets sold. We know the day after a game was postponed the attendance was lower than that.

Wow, what a smoking gun! They're just like every other club?
 

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They played 6 players 20 or under.


Why are you so insecure that United playing a bunch of kids getting mentioned by the media after a dead rubber with nothing else to talk about winds you up?

The Daily Mail run a massive article about "Pep's Pups" when we named 5 kids to the travelling squad and none of them started.
Noticed the rags brought the kids on when things took a downturn in the match, ready made excuse.
 

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Depends how hungry Luke Shaw is on any given day ;)

Do those people not get angry at that? They are the self described richest club in the world, we know they dont have money problems, doesn't anyone want to leak it to some journo on twitter?

Especially in the end days of OGS' time the papers loved a bit of "this is how far United have fallen" colour in their pieces after a defeat.
 

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Do those people not get angry at that? They are the self described richest club in the world, we know they dont have money problems, doesn't anyone want to leak it to some journo on twitter?

Especially in the end days of OGS' time the papers loved a bit of "this is how far United have fallen" colour in their pieces after a defeat.

They do leak, which is why I know, I've written plenty in past, but sometimes you hit the desks and a brick wall, as they need to maintain a relationship to a club that still gives them most bang for their buck, sadly.

They have lost 40 per cent in some departments at Carrington in last 12 months, people just walking because of how poorly they are run.

The training ground needs major investment and they are literally just covering over the cracks.

The work force at Carrington are classed as non-important personnel on signs situated everywhere.

Imagine how they feel seeing that, having worked in bubbles and Covid!!
 

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This really doesn't prove what you think it does, but you seem desperate to misinterpret it.

We know United (like every club) report tickets sold. We know the day after a game was postponed the attendance was lower than that.

Wow, what a smoking gun! They're just like every other club?

Strange response. This is more about the BBC and their reporting than about United’s actions.

The article is clearly complete bollocks and has been proven to be so. I’m sure @tolmie's hairdoo has said similar. I guess the point I’m making is that the article was written to show certain clubs (City) got lower attendances than stated but United’s figures were of course accurate (when they aren’t).

I’ve seen this article referenced several times on social media as proof United give actual attendance figures and City don’t.

Manchester United: Trafford Council and Greater Manchester Police both said United's published attendance figures matched its own, based on 12 games.
 
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