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Selasa, 16 November 2010

We Are Manchester United, Don't Call Our Lovely Club "Man U"

Manchester United supporters should never refer to the club as "Man U," because it is derogatory insult towards the club that they support.

The term is only used by opposing supporters of other rival clubs as a complete and utter insult to Manchester United. The "U" is meant to be "you" by the rival fans.

An early example of its usage is this chant by West Bromwich Albion fans: "Duncan Edwards is manure, rotting in his grave, man you are manure - rotting in your grave."

As you can see the origin of "Man U" is from a song to insult the dead Duncan Edwards, who was one of the greatest ever United players.

Liverpool and Leeds United fans have copied this with their own "man you" / "man u" versions to insult all of the legends who died in the Munich Air Distaster.

"Man U, Man U went on a plane Man U, Man U never came back again" and "Man U Never Intended Coming Home" (if you combine the first letter of each word you get the word "MUnich").

This makes it a lot clearer that saying "Man U" is an insult, particularly to the older supporters and to see United fans using it now is shameful.


We cannot and do not expect much from the supporters of our rivals, however, we do expect to not have supporters of Manchester United refer to the club as "Man U," because it is completely reckless and shows their complete ignorance.

If a supporter sees or hears that derogatory term used to, they are expected to reach out and educate them as to why not to, and tell them the proper nicknames that Manchester United is called.

Manchester United are nicknamed "United," "Man United," "Man Utd," "MUFC" or the "Red Devils." The term 'Utd' is the proper abbreviation for the world United and nothing else should be used or substituted.

To further prove this point, the official Manchester United website - www.manutd.com - has a "Brand Protection" page and the term, "Man U" is not listed on the page, while the previously mentioned abbreviated terms are. This clearly shows that even the club, itself, does not want to be referred to as "Man U," either.

If you are a true Manchester United supporter, please spread the word, because remember, we are MANCHESTER UNITED!

4 komentar:

alan-mufc mengatakan...

i didnt even know that so now i feel like guilty im sorry

Allan mengatakan...

This is not always true. I have heard many Manchester United fans referring to them as "Man U". Away supporters refer to them as 'Manure".

Citra Prana Adhitya mengatakan...

yes, i agree with u allan.. sometimes manchester united fans call United with Man U.. it's ok.. but i refer to call United, Man Utd or MU than Man U.. cause some opponent fans use that word to insult United fans..

warren mengatakan...

if you are a real manchester united fan you ignore what other fans say because there teams don't perform well anyway, you can call manchester united what ever you want people, wake up & get with the ages people, whether its man U or man utd it doesn't matter as long as you put the team & the sport out there, yes its good to remember the past but remember we have to add touches to that past through the present & on to the future so abbreviating a team name should not matter, all text messages are shortened these days so I say man u is good enough for me, fuck all the haters I'm a man who is united forever ok, long live man u

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