Transferring The Never Say Die Spirit

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    Salvation Damnation

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    What is the consensus on the post-Giggs/Scholes/Ferdinand era? Has the ability of constantly badgering opponents till, most often than not, United break through been imbibed in them?

    Wanted to know if fans think it has been passed on among the new bunch of Valencia, Vidic, Carrick, Nani, Rooney, etc.? Not disregarding the youth players, but the second wave of experienced ones.
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    adexkola American Arse

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    I could have sworn most, if not all, of those players, have been involved in games where we had to come back from a deficit to win.
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    Sam Full Member

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    On this season's evidence (dropped points in all 8 PL games that we've gone behind in) it'd appear not.
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    fanutd Full Member

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    Yes indeed. I believe we have it by the shit loads, its in the DNA of this club. Without listing excuses I would say the injuries had a huge part to play in the title race not to mention the young squad which we have. I am sure we will be fine regardless of the outcome in this years title race.
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Yeah it hasn't really happened this season, we failed to come back in both European competitions from being behind, we got knocked out of both cup competitions by a single goal.

    It will come though.
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    MikeUpNorth Wobbles like a massive pair of tits

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    The Chelsea comeback was pretty 'never-say-die'.
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    Scots Crusader Full Member

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    This.
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    fanutd Full Member

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    Man City (I know it was the community shield but the opposition, occasion and the manner in which we came back from 2-0 down mattered)

    Liverpool 1-1 (late equalizer at Anfield)

    Basel (late equalizer)

    Arsenal (late winner at Emirates)

    Chelsea (came from 3-0 down, away at Stamford Bridge)

    Norwich (later winner).
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    NM Full Member

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    Chelsea 3-3 United. That alone says enough. We had a bad end to the season boo hoo. People tend to forget we have got chased down by Arsenal before in the late nineties too.
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    We came back from a goal down to Everton very well. We just spoiled it at the end....
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    Indeed. But that game featured Giggs, Scholes and Ferdinand. Giggs, I think assisted for the equaliser?

    The point being, does a side without those three drastically diminish United's fighting spirit.
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    I'm not sure. I certainly don't think they have the never say die spirit of the side that made the epic comeback in 1999, but whether they have enough fighting spirit remains to be seen. On the evidence of last night, they don't have a lot.
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    Edmeiste Banned

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    I was going to make a thread on this and still might but there was a time where it was said that "Manchester United don't lose, they just run out of time" Cant say that holds for this team at the moment.
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    It wasn't there last night. Young seems to have it, but it seems lots of other players don't. Valencia played with urgency when he actually got the ball last night, as did Young.
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    Whether or not it matters on the pitch, the culture of the club has surely taken a hit with O'Shea, Brown, Van Der Sar and Scholes all leaving after last season. They were the types you'd expect to be pillars in the dressing room and they all went at once.

    I know it's beyond them and that spirit runs throughout the club, but those were 4 senior players who almost certainly had the respect of the squad no longer there in a leadership position.
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    It's sad that my first thought when seeing thread title was "are we selling that too!" :lol:
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    ghaliboy Snitches on Tom Hagen

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    It's nearly impossible to teach that.
    It's why we buy select players and not paper guff.
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    thegregster Harbinger of new information

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    This seems to have been lost. We didnt come from behind to win any game last year in the league. I think it must be West ham away in 2011 since we won from behind.
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    SharkyMcShark Horrified

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    Blackpool home, final day of that season.
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    Jimy_Hills_Chin Desperately wants to be ITK

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    We didn't even work the keeper. It was like against City away last year, we just don't have that spark!
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    It's really something we haven't shown a lot in the past year, while City have had it in abundance. They showed it on Sunday, against QPR and in other games like the Sunderland and Chelsea one.
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    anything about now MUFC lad living in a matriel world

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    Our lineup made us look worse today than we really were. Losing Carrick in midfield pretty much ensured that Everton would run us over, and then to put two makeshift defenders in our back four...

    But yeah, i do agree with this thread. Champions make their own luck, and tonight we were made to look ordinary. Still early days though, Fergie will know what to do.

    And on a positive note, Kagawa has that never say die spirit. Oh boy, does he have it in abundance. We could do a lot worse than field a team full of Kagawas.
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    Count Orduck Full Member

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    We did transfer the "never say die spirit" - to the other side of Manchester.
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    NoLogo Full Member

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    City has stolen it by the looks of it.
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    RyanGoggs Insists on dating women in public places - for the

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    To be fair its first game of the season. Kagawa looked great and Rooney and RVP should form a good partnership once they get a few games together. Added to that nani had a bad game so things will improve
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    Never forget Hannover-12 !

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