Manchester United memories – Newcastle 2-6 Man Utd.

Scholes pulling the strings.
Part two of our memories of clashes with Manchester United comes from 2003. I did warn you in the last look back at our Manchester United clashes that it wouldn’t all be sweetness and light!

You can have a look at the first featured match by clicking here, but this next one is certainly not sweetness and light as it sees Newcastle on the end of a proper thumping from the Red Devils.

It was a tough task trying to decide which game to use, but given that we are playing at St James’ Park on Tuesday I wanted to keep it limited to clashes that have taken place at the cathedral on the hill, and ideally keep it to Premier League clashes.

There is another reason for picking this particular thumping though. Paul Scholes, a player who I admire an awful lot, will be out of action for the game on Tuesday after getting himself sent off against Manchester City at the weekend due to a reckless challenge. He isn’t the player he once was, but he is still a cracking player in eyes. Here he is at his brilliant best.

Jermaine Jenas gave us the lead with a long-range drive before a hat-trick from Paul Scholes plus one goal each from Ryan Giggs, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ruud van Nistelrooy made it 6-1 to the away side. Shola Ameobi grabbed a consolation to make it 6-2, but we were still well beaten.

I remember watching it and not even getting angry about it. Man Utd were by far the superior team and tore us to shreds. For once, Andy Gray was spot on with his effusive praise of Alex Ferguson’s men. Paul Scholes was superb that day, and whilst he may be getting on he was also instrumental earlier on in this season when he picked us apart on the first day of the season.

You should all know by now that I’m not in the habit of praising other clubs players, but Scholes has been different class for a number of years now so I guess he deserves it. I’m glad he is out to be honest. Now we just have to worry about Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov, Ryan Giggs, Nani, Valencia, Hernandez…..

Hopefully we can avoid a repeat of this scoreline tomorrow!

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46 thoughts on “Manchester United memories – Newcastle 2-6 Man Utd.

  1. We need Tiote to have an outstanding peformance if we want to get something tomorrow.

    I just hope they dont score early on otherwise I fear the worst – they will want to put the City game right. United never lose back to back games.

    Theres nothing wrong with getting beat of Man U, I just hope we put in a good peformance.


  2. Spencer – Nowt I could do about it. I could have used a vid from 1990 but you weren’t even a twitch in your dads ball sack when that was taken πŸ˜‰


  3. Before the Everton match the week before (where we were cheated and deflated) we were on an amazing run, We were nigh on unbeatable at home and i honestly believe that if we’d beaten Everton, We would have beaten Man Utd and pushed them and Arsenal all the way until the end.

    Settling for 3rd above chelsea and liverpool was a bit disapointing at the time… 😯 πŸ˜₯


  4. Toonsy why dont you put one up of your younger days?…… oh ye they didnt have cameras πŸ˜‰

    Right…. im sure I hung my coat in wardrobe πŸ™„


  5. Now we just have to worry about Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov, Ryan Giggs, Nani, Valencia, Hernandez…..

    Don’t forget Carrick, this great player that we lost out on.

    (I would rather have Tiote) πŸ˜‰


  6. TOONSY not gan comment on thread πŸ‘Ώ you do have a evil side.

    anyway how did your first day gan?


  7. Ice – It was boring mate. So much stuff I already know, but it covers their arse I guess so it has to be done.


  8. I think this game will prove whether Williamson is cut out to be one of the first choice centre backs next season. I am always slightly worried he will do something daft against the big teams and i just think if Hernandez gets the wrong side of him, we are shagged


  9. Moreno, if Hernandez gets on the wrong side of any defender you know he’s going to score πŸ˜‰


  10. wheyyy its worked… I compleatly agree Moreno.

    Does everyone think Gary Cahill would be out of our depth?

    I really rate him but dont no if other people do. πŸ˜†


  11. Moreno

    Did you see how Willo handled RVP earlier on this year? Should answer all of your questions.

    I’m not saying get rid of him, I just think he shouldn’t be expected to shut down a top striker.


  12. dave wish i had stayed on other thread,not keen on toonsy putting the boot in with this one πŸ™ ,bad day at the office i think


  13. Moreno

    Mikes a better defender than S.Taylor, dont need to judge him tomorrow to decide.


  14. Ice – It can’t all be picnics and roses πŸ˜‰

    Beside, it will tomorrows one much better πŸ˜‰


  15. What did ya’s think of the semi-final then?

    I don’t think it was a sign of the tide beginning to yurn exactly, although on paper at least City should now be a match for Man United. Football isn’t about paper though for some reason. πŸ˜•


  16. Dave

    You rekon Taylors better like?

    In Taylors defense he hasn’t had a good run at centre back, he’s had injuries, so maybe next season is to judge him.


  17. Have you noticed that whenever Man U get beat fair and square by a better team on the day in a final or semi final……they always try and single out a couple of players to blame and throw their toys out the pram.

    It’s the Man United way. πŸ˜‰


  18. Andrew I just think that at the start of last season and before he was a decent CB, But from then injuries etc haven’t been in his favour πŸ˜‰


  19. DAVE lets move over mate dont like reading the death throws on eve of game πŸ˜‰ anyway ime like richie cannot even remember the game πŸ™„


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