|United do the talking on the field,
We do the talking off it.
Why you should call us by our correct name
Credit to original posters:
1. This term is mostly only used by other supporters as a complete and utter insult.. In case anyone on this board is not aware rival supporters used to sing a song about Munich and it goes:
Man U Man U went on a plane Man U Man U never came back again...
Now if thats not getting your blood boiling nothing will..I started this thread way last year because after being on the board for some time I found more and more people refering to us as THAT name.
We are UNITED, MAN UNITED, MAN UTD, MANCHESTER UNITED, RED DEVILS
We do not have any songs with THAT name in them nor will you be able to buy any official merchandice using that term, it is not printed on any scarves or badges, also I was at the Reading game and there is no way did that song ring out around the ground.
Now I have been a "United" supporter all my life I am 44 and have never used that phrase to describe the name of my team. It even has annoyed me to write about the song with the name in it, but thought I had to just to get my point over to people who have never heard it ( real United fans forgive me please )
You dont use the phrase Man C Leeds U Aston V etc etc So, dont use M** *. Like the song goes Theres Only One United so people will know who you support when using this term.
All said, whenever someone calls us M** * I simply correct them.. And I think this should be implimented on this board..So come on lads lets educate the ones that need it and keep THAT name away form our club and this board..The term Utd is the proper abbreviation for the word United and nothing else..Why can some people not just accept this and getover themselves....
Man U Never Intended Coming Home.
3. if anyone still doesnt understand the "u" is meant to be "you" by the rival fans. it wasnt just chants it was also popular to write this as graffiti as far as i know this insult dates back to the early 60,s and it wasnt ´pool fans.
There was huge competition between clubs to sign duncan edwards when he was a schoolboy in the early 50s and there was even a newspaper campaign in the midlands to pressure him into signing for a midlands club, as he came from dudley. his signing for united caused a lot of people in the midlands to regard him as a traitor and he was painted as such by local rags and was a bit of a hate figure for some idiots.
as far as i know it was west brom fans who first sang (and sorry for posting this).
duncan edwards is manure,rotting in his grave,
The origin of man u is a song to insult the dead duncan edwards.
The ´pool and Leeds fans copied this with their own man you, versions like rathcoole and edward say to insult all of the lads who died at munich i hope that makes it a bit clearer that saying man u is a mortal insult, particularly to the older supporters and is fighting talk tbh. a lot of rival fans got a good kicking for the man u insult and to see so-called united fans using it now is shamefull .
But that's how the man u started off But times were so different Around the same time Dad and me were at Anfield and a group of yobs were dragged out of the Kop by the police and were met with a barrage of pennies, the police didn't shield them either as they dragged them right round to the tunnel. A big scouse docker told us they had been singing the Duncan Edwards song It died out a fair bit though and on a lot of grounds it became "Taboo" Then just after we won the European Cup it sprang up but this time there was also "Who's that lying in the aircraft" and again it was WBA who started it What made it worse they used a United song "Who's that team we call United"
Then liverpool picked it up The first time we heard it from the Kop most of the Liverpool fans around us shouted abuse at them and they also apologised to the United fans around them But by the end of the decade it became universal and the term "man u" became the word every nearly other teams fans used and painted on walls.
Everyone knew what it meant It was laughter at the death of Duncan and the Babes. Funny though it never really caught on at Goodison It did a bit later on but it was never seriously taken up like on other grounds. I never remember hearing fans from Spurs and oddly enough Chelsea sing Munich songs either And if anyone ever tried it at Highbury they would have been killed For many years older Arsenal fans looked upon the Babes as their own property because they had seen their last match in England they sort of "owned" a part of United.
Another place were you never mentioned Munich or 'man u" Even if you were a United fan was Millwall We played them when we were in the second division All police leave was cancelled and the Football League had even tried to stop us getting a ticket allocation for the Den The kick off was put forward to 11 am to try and stop us all going down there It was billed as the fight of the century.
Not one single punch was thrown inside the ground There was even a picture in the Sunday Mirror of two United fans with "Harry the Dog" What did happen was after the match a combined force of 20,000 plus United and Millwall fans descended on the Kings Rd and smashed the place up, including the football ground and the fans inside that just happened to be in the area.
But a lot of the violence that happened with United fans around that time was usually spraked by the words "man u' Not all the violence but the serious stuff that involved the ordinary fans and not the skinheads did.
Look I ran with the Red Army, usually the trouble was mainly wanton vandalism and just running battles It wasn't as bad as it was made out to be most of the time I know it sounds awful but there would only be a few dozen serious injuries I was part of them for 8 years and only once ever got involved in a fight But once you read in the papers that there had been a high number of people taken to hospital then you knew some prat had mentioned 'man u' or Munich.
Original Authors: Rathcoole Red, John Rawsthorn, Lawman and Edward Nolan