United could have been much better, but everything they say about Stoke is true…thugs. They kicked the hell out of United for ten minutes in the beginning including a EASY penalty that should have been called. Woodgate pushed Chicha in the back in the box and he crashed into the keeper. Watching Stoke grab jerseys as United players were rushing by was a joke.

Another easy penalty when Shawcross deflected a shot with his arm and the linesman called offside on a player (Owen) who was not even active in the play. (And by the way, linesman, it was a SHOT ON GOAL, not a pass)

United looked disconnected and they just weren’t moving as quickly as the last 5 matches. But when the referee establishes that a game will be played according to beer-league rules…you have to respond. Roy Keane, we needed you today….Oh well. Marching on….

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