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Do any of you think if Scholes was not playing for Manchester United he would have a lot more red cards to his name a'la Lee Cattermole?

The two aren't directly comparable. Cattermole's a horrible, dirty little 'footballer' and Scholes seems honest enough but can't tackle for love nor money. I think he gets his fair share of yellows and reds too.

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The two aren't directly comparable. Cattermole's a horrible' date=' dirty little 'footballer' and Scholes seems honest enough but can't tackle for love nor money. I think he gets his fair share of yellows and reds too.[/quote']

This sums it up perfectly.

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Do any of you think if Scholes was not playing for Manchester United he would have a lot more red cards to his name a'la Lee Cattermole?

I might be a United fan but Lee Catemole and Paul Scholes are completely different.

Cattermole is aggressive and goes into tackles looking to leave his mark as he is incapable of leaving a mark like Scholes who regardless of what club you support is a legend of the Premier league and frequently championed by many great players as the best player they have ever played against.

Scholes is an honest tackler, perhaps some of them are foolish, but he does not set out to hurt people he does try to get the ball and not be overly aggressive which I think people recognise. If you look tonight in fact Scholes' foot was headed straight for the ball then Taylor deliberately knocked the ball hard and away from Scholes to draw the foul.

Cattermole however takes the player and if he gets the ball it's a bonus.

When Scholes ends up hitting a player 99/100 times he is trying to play the ball but he's not the best at timing tackles and the odd occasion he has gone in too aggressively and caught the player deliberately or with too much force he is red carded or yellow carded.

He's not a thug, he just tries to tackle above his ability.

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The two aren't directly comparable. Cattermole's a horrible' date=' dirty little 'footballer' and Scholes seems honest enough but can't tackle for love nor money. I think he gets his fair share of yellows and reds too.[/quote']

Agree with Stuart - Scholes is just a rubbish tackler.... and the fact he is slower than he used to be means he ain't got the reaction time/athleticism to make half the tackles he attempts nowadays.

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Macheda's agent confirms they are in advanced talks with Stuttgart' date=' interest also from Siena and Bologna. Any deal WILL have a option to sign outright at the end of the loan as his contract is up in 2014.[/quote']

Probably best for both parties that Macheda is given the chance elsewhere. Not up to scratch for this level.

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Macheda's agent confirms they are in advanced talks with Stuttgart' date=' interest also from Siena and Bologna. Any deal WILL have a option to sign outright at the end of the loan as his contract is up in 2014.[/quote']

Macheda must have one of the worlds best agents, or one off the biggest BSers - for any club higher than FC United to be interested in him is truly remarkable :)

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Macheda must have one of the worlds best agents' date=' or one off the biggest BSers - for any club higher than FC United to be interested in him is truly remarkable :)[/quote']

I can see the logic with Siena as they need all the help they can get in attack, now that Calaio has left their current bunch are dreadful. I'm not sure why Bologna would be interested in him though, Gilardino and Gabbiadini are far better players.

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Suppose that's what happens when two much pressure is put on a young man shoulder's too early. He's been really good for our under 21's this season which most people don't know about, playing as lone striker. He's probably never going to cut it at United with us having a great strike force right now, but he's certainly not a flop and will do well when he finds the right team :)

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TOTTENHAM
VS
MANCHESTER UNITED

The hosts have collected just three points during that barren run. Spurs are 9/1 to beat Manchester United 2-1 with bet365

Since March 2011, Manchester United have won 22 and drawn five (losing none) of away games in which they have scored.

Robin van Persie has scored 21 goals in 27 games for United this season. At the same stage last campaign, he had 22 goals to his name.

Despite beating Manchester United 3-2 at Old Trafford in September, Tottenham have not tasted victory over Sir Alex's men in 11 Premier League home games - a run stretching back to 2001.

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