Date: 27th February 2012 at 6:37pm
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12 games to go and yet again, we’re treated this week to another round of rags heading for the MU mafia hacks to talk title and declare their intent…

First up, African Nations Cup twitter goading keyboard warrior, every rags favourite scouser, Wayne Rugney:

‘We’re confident that we can push on now, and start being a bit more consistent towards the end of the season…we are still in a great position in the league, we are only a couple of points behind City and a lot of games to go. We want to retain the Premier League and do well in the Europa League. These are the two competitions we are left in and we want to do well, go far and hopefully win them.’

The erstwhile transfer-ransom requester and perennial England flop has crawling words for 70 year old manager Lord Taggart in the scheme of things:

‘His mentality for the game, his commitment and desire… For me personally, he’s been brilliant. He’s a great leader for our team.’

Meanwhile, following the line of thirty something Stretford veterans who’ve queued up to bang on about how they’ll see off City this season, 50 year old Paul Scholes has this to say:

‘We realise we may have to win every game to win the league, but we are ready and prepared to do that…You saw that when we conceded the goal. How did we react? We started playing. That experience hopefully helps us.’

Let’s see if his legs hold out or he ends up gasping into retirement the way Neville did, first…

Finally, in an effort to stop him mithering our forums, we give the stage to self styled spokesman for all united fans, Nobby Allcock:

‘Alright lads? After the ten man defeat at the theatre, I said to Boyley and the boys that we wouldn’t lose another game until May. Okay, I underestimated the fact that we had to cope with a season long injury crisis and that we’d have to select the new babes strategically. All negotiated and here we are still on target for number 20. Anyone who knows anything about football knows that our superior will to win will see us pull clear any weekend now. 97 points.’

Right you all are, rags. Keep the team talk’s coming.

UPCOMING FIXTURES:
all times East Manchester
Sa 03 Mar 15:00 Bolton, The Etihad, PL
Th 08 Mar 18:00 S Lisbon, Estádio José Alvalade, ELR16
Sa 11 Mar 14:00 Swansea, Liberty Stadium, PL
Th 15 Mar 20:05 S Lisbon, The Etihad, ELR16
Mo 19 Mar 20:00 Chelsea, The Etihad, PL
Sa 24 Mar 17:30 Stoke, Britannia Stadium, PL
Sa 31 Mar 15:00 Sunderland, The Etihad, PL