For every United fan who has ever dared to call ManUTD, Man U

Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 by Kratik in

It often has got my blood boiling; at times so much that its effect has affected me majorly and left me with a feeling of rage.

It’s a sickening sight in its own when a bunch of wannabes and glory hunters having the slightest idea of the history of the greatest football club to have ever taken birth, say, “I’m a Man U fan, which club do you support?”

Confused, as to what difference a name makes?

Let me explain…

The history of Manchester United being called “Man U” goes all way the back to the times of the Busby Babes.

Busby Babes were United’s home grown players under the great Sir Matt Busby. They were so good that they defied the British logics and became the first team in England, worthy of competing in Europe and challenging for the highest European footballing honors.

Right from Sir Bobby Charlton (no description needed) to Roger Bryne (the club captain then) to Tommy Taylor to Duncan Edwards, that side had flair, class, creativity, vision and more than anything a fantastic mixture of youth and experience. Duncan Edwards was regarded as the best right back in the world and had already won eighteen caps for England at a tender footballing age of 21.

The 1958 season was in progress and the Busby Babes had beaten Red Star Belgrade in the quarter finals of the European Cup. As they were on their way back to England after another triumph, their plane attempted two take offs before crashing on the third try.

The crash claimed 23 lives, including those of eight players – Geoff Bent, Roger Byrne, Eddie Colman, Duncan Edwards, Mark Jones, David Pegg, Tommy Taylor and Billy Whelan – and several more were injured. On one hand, there were these United fans who were moaning; on the other, the fans of the rival clubs, cracking jokes and mocking about the incident.

One of the first chants that emerged was “Duncan Edward is ManUre, rotting in his grave, man you are ManUre, rotting in your grave.”

Later chants mocking the tragedy went

“Man U, Man U, went on a plane. Man U Man U never came home again.”


“Man U Never Intended Coming Homing” (Combine the first letter of each word you will get MUNICH)

Man U is directly linked to Duncan Edwards and ManUre.

It’s so sad and needs to be corrected.

So, if you are a United fan, please respect the history, respect the tradition, respect the club, respect us, respect United!

United for ever and always,

United for life




  1. Apoorv says:

    awesome...........united for life

  1. Very well written Kratik. As a neutral, it can be a nice read. But what people do is perceive it in a different manner, reading each and every line with minute detail as an anti-Utd fan.

  1. Kratik says:

    @Der Kannoier Bis Tod
    I really don't care. This article was basically written for all the United fans. Anti-United fans might find this article outrageous but again, its for them to show respect to the club

  1. Mayur says:

    hey.. an absolute eye opener this one.. relly man u rock(dis was meant for yu personally) no disrespects for man utd!
    awesome write ups... almost felt as if ur bloods boiling ryt now!

  1. mihir says:

    Its a slap on the face of the seasonal fans. Awesome post !

  1. Cheilsea says:

    Following you now. I look forward to catching up on your old posts and following your blog.

  1. By reading this post, I know see ManU in a whole new way. The new way being very respectful towards the club in discussion. Actually I respect your respect for ManU and the love for football. I personally think that, Its after all not about the club but the passion for the game, that drives us crazy and the clubs we support just fuels onto that. Hence, at the end of the day, we start loving the club head over heels. But again, this is what I think. Cheers!

    P.S -- I wish your team good luck for the upcoming games as they would require it! :)

    -A Faithful Chelsea Fan!

  1. saying ManU.....i meant Manchester United....(its so boring writing the whole name!)

  1. Rucha says:

    nice to wil be much easier to differentite the real united fans from the crowd followers.....
    though i am an arsenal fan....

  1. jpramod1 says:

    Kratik too good yaar!!i though feel that man utd is too popular thats the reason every alt person thinks he is a man utd fan..

  1. Viru says:

    Great Post dude...

  1. MONIKA says:


  1. Gooner here.
    Even I've tried to convince the united fans I know, that Man U is an insult to their 'beloved' club. But as you mentioned, the reply always is, naam mein kya hai, I call them whatever I want to.
    Sucks to see so many gloryhunters around.
    Good to know that there are some true MU fans around who know their stuff.

  1. MD BLOG says:

    really nice one Kratik!! i was oblivious about this and i'm a true manchester united fan,thnks again for this wonderful article!!!

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