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If there will ever be one thing I will agree with Mourinho about, well it is the recent comment that the pressure is on United to conquer the Premiership but also the CL.

I know after last season United can win another treble - Nearly made it.

97/98 season: win the Prem, Knocked out of the FA cup, lose in the Semis of the CL
The following season we win the Treble

Last season was even better than the 97/98 season but pretty much the same.
If I had to bet on winning the Treble, I probably would!

All I am saying is the pressure is on, with a record amount of money being spent we must achieve high!
 

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Chelski will feel the pressure much more than us, we have been under this "pressure" since 1991 and its no big deal. We normally play under this so why should next season be any different.

There will be one small change - as Champions, teams will want to beat us that 1% more than the 99% they tried before.
 

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If the pressure is on anyone, it's on chelsea. Mourinho needs to deliver this season out he's out. United have spent quite moderately over the last couple of seasons whereas chelsea have spend in the region of 200 mil. I think the fact that Chelsea won the FA Cup is the only reason mourinho is still manager.
 

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Anderson's God said:
If there will ever be one thing I will agree with Mourinho about, well it is the recent comment that the pressure is on United to conquer the Premiership but also the CL.

I know after last season United can win another treble - Nearly made it.

97/98 season: win the Prem, Knocked out of the FA cup, lose in the Semis of the CL
The following season we win the Treble

Last season was even better than the 97/98 season but pretty much the same.
If I had to bet on winning the Treble, I probably would!

All I am saying is the pressure is on, with a record amount of money being spent we must achieve high!
Load of old Tosh !!!!

It's always harder to do the chasing as Chelski found out last year !!!

Now we have brought in 3 fantastic new players - and the whole squad (bar the newbies) has the experience of going all the way in the Premiership !!!

Now Chelski can chase us again - unsuccessfully I hope - then they can kiss my ass...!!!
 

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We have to win the CL otherwise it is just a joke. The Prem - United have won it so many times, its boring - last season I didn't pay to much attention to it because the Champions league should be our main focus. Spent 70 million and only win english trophies is simply not good enough.

Chelsea's downfall in the Cl is a sheer lack of experience, where as United now have no reason why they can't win the Cl. We have the squad and the experience.

That is what I am saying.

If you are all happy to just win the prem well so be it, but United are a team well good enough to win the Cl and we nearly proved it last year.

Why do none of you want the CL - not LOW enough standard is it not?
 

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Anderson's God said:
We have to win the CL otherwise it is just a joke. The Prem - United have won it so many times, its boring - last season I didn't pay to much attention to it because the Champions league should be our main focus. Spent 70 million and only win english trophies is simply not good enough.

Chelsea's downfall in the Cl is a sheer lack of experience, where as United now have no reason why they can't win the Cl. We have the squad and the experience.

That is what I am saying.

If you are all happy to just win the prem well so be it, but United are a team well good enough to win the Cl and we nearly proved it last year.

Why do none of you want the CL - not LOW enough standard is it not?
The Champs League no longer means you are Champions of Europe.

The last 3 winners didn't even win their own leagues.

Liverpool are the worst ever winners of the Champs League in 2005 when they finished 38 points adrift of Chelsea !!!!

And this years final was the worst ever with the teams finishing a combined 48 points away from the top of their respective leagues !!!!

If you want to concentrate on a little cup run thats OK.

I prefer to WIN the Prem which is a test - Home and Away - over 38 games and no one can ever doubt you are the best then !!!!
 

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Anderson's God said:
We have to win the CL otherwise it is just a joke. The Prem - United have won it so many times, its boring - last season I didn't pay to much attention to it because the Champions league should be our main focus. Spent 70 million and only win english trophies is simply not good enough.
Its boring to win the Premiership????and you didnt pay much attention to it???? you just keep coming out with these shockers Anderson. The Prem is the bread and butter mate. 38 games over a gruelling and compelling season is no joke at all. We had a great season last year with some unbelievable football. Yeah we could have possibly won more trophies but the CL is a bonus in my opinion. Ok we probably should have won it a couple more times over the years but we dont have a divine right to it. We are better equipped and more experienced now and we should come close over the next few seasons but all it takes is one bad game (Milan away) and thats it, the dream is over for another year. Its certainly not a guarantee that we will win it next year. Another season like last season(despite the downs)and I would be a happy man if we just won the Prem next season.
 

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Its boring to win the Premiership????and you didnt pay much attention to it???? you just keep coming out with these shockers Anderson. The Prem is the bread and butter mate. 38 games over a gruelling and compelling season is no joke at all. We had a great season last year with some unbelievable football. Yeah we could have possibly won more trophies but the CL is a bonus in my opinion. Ok we probably should have won it a couple more times over the years but we dont have a divine right to it. We are better equipped and more experienced now and we should come close over the next few seasons but all it takes is one bad game (Milan away) and thats it, the dream is over for another year. Its certainly not a guarantee that we will win it next year. Another season like last season(despite the downs)and I would be a happy man if we just won the Prem next season.
Yep - gott agree wiv ya Mr.

Liverpool do so well in it because by the end of October they are out of the running for the Prem and Benitez just plays for the CL - much easier for him to get to the final then us !!!
 

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Its boring! I pay more attention to La Liga. I love United and I like to see them win anything but my mind has lost that anything and is now say the Cl. I will be at my happiest when we win the CL. I am happy but it is time to go a gear up.
 

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I know even if none of you are with me on the topic, Hargreaves is, because he thinks it is a realistic expectation. I agree with him !
 

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I know even if none of you are with me on the topic, Hargreaves is, because he thinks it is a realistic expectation. I agree with him !
Of course it's a realistic expectation and all the United players would say that if asked. Most us fans would say the same too.Im not saying its impossible to win the CL but I wouldnt put all my eggs in one basket. And the Premiership is NOT boring btw.
 

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Fergie will only employ players who are capable of handling the pressure. We won it last year with a comfort margin and now with an improved squad we will be even stronger and not even consider any pressure. Overall its those southern softies who have to prove themselves and they havent done too much in the transfer market to help this. I believe if they dont achieve instant success (CL) i can see the Russians pulling out in a couple of years and finding a new hobby.
 

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We are in front of the hardest season in the best league in the world. I hope that United will play like the last season and even better and finally the CL trophy will return to Old Trafford
 

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We are in front of the hardest season in the best league in the world. I hope that United will play like the last season and even better and finally the CL trophy will return to Old Trafford
Champs League yes - but only if it comes with the Premiership !!!

We dont want to end up like the Dippers - chasing cups cos we aint good enough to win a league title :D :D
 

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When was the last time the pressure wasn't on us? Just 'cos we've got the title back now doesn't mean that its gonna be any easier to retain it next year. We all know Chelski are so damn efficiant but i'm confidant. If anyone's got pressure to immediatly deliver its Benitez.
 

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If you look at statistics in the past few seasons - Chelsea are going down and United up in the points each get in total at the end of the season. I just hope that trend continues. I think we will win the prem but we must aim to get the CL too because we are good enough to win em' both.
 

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The Champs League no longer means you are Champions of Europe.

The last 3 winners didn't even win their own leagues.
Carly, when United won the Champions League in 1999 they didn't win the Premiership in 1998...so they weren't European Champions?:confused:
 

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carlyluvsunited said:
Champs League yes - but only if it comes with the Premiership !!!

We dont want to end up like the Dippers - chasing cups cos we aint good enough to win a league title :D :D

But the CL is a higher rank then the Prem. I would understand your point if it were a lower ranking trophy but it isn't - so what is the problem.
 
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