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Manchester United go into City tie looking a shadow of past teams: Matt Lawton

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05 Jan 2012 23:20:01

Manchester United go into City tie looking a shadow of past teams: Matt Lawton

Gary Neville made a return to Twitter on Thursday and he was soon debating the merits of the Manchester United team of 1999 compared to that of 2008. He thought the more recent to be the better, even if he agreed that a midfield comprising David Beckham, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs was the finest we have seen in the Barclays Premier League. As @GNev2 said: 'It had everything.' The same cannot be said of the United midfield so comprehensively beaten at Newcastle on Wednesday night and Sir Alex Ferguson would probably be reluctant to compare other parts of the team to their predecessors. Even if some of them, namely Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Giggs and Michael Carrick, were members of one or both great United sides.


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