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Why We Don't Say Man U
17-03-2009, 09:11 PM
Post: #1
Why We Don't Say Man U
ManU is not a term United fans refer to themselves as. The term is only used by other supporters as a complete and utter insult to our club. The "u" is meant to be "you" by the rival fans.

An early example of its usage is this chant by West Brom fans: "Duncan Edwards is manure, rotting in his grave, man you are manure- rotting in your grave". The origin of "ManU" is a song to insult the dead Duncan Edwards.

Liverpool and Leeds fans copied this with their own man you /u versions to insult all of the lads who died at munich.

"ManU ManU went on a plane ManU ManU never came back again"

and..

"ManU Never Intended Coming Home" (if you combine the first letter of each word you get the word "munich").

I hope this makes it clearer that saying manU is an insult, particularly to the older supporters and to see United fans using it now is shameful. I hope a few might read this, understand and spread the word.

So... Please REFRAIN from using this term ever again!
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18-03-2009, 06:19 PM
Post: #2
RE: Why We Don't Say Man U
Thanks for sharing that.
I've often heard true United fans saying it without realizing it.
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21-03-2009, 05:00 PM
Post: #3
RE: Why We Don't Say Man U
(17-03-2009 09:11 PM)ManUtdPeople Wrote:  ManU is not a term United fans refer to themselves as. The term is only used by other supporters as a complete and utter insult to our club. The "u" is meant to be "you" by the rival fans.

An early example of its usage is this chant by West Brom fans: "Duncan Edwards is manure, rotting in his grave, man you are manure- rotting in your grave". The origin of "ManU" is a song to insult the dead Duncan Edwards.

Liverpool and Leeds fans copied this with their own man you /u versions to insult all of the lads who died at munich.

"ManU ManU went on a plane ManU ManU never came back again"

and..

"ManU Never Intended Coming Home" (if you combine the first letter of each word you get the word "munich").

I hope this makes it clearer that saying manU is an insult, particularly to the older supporters and to see United fans using it now is shameful. I hope a few might read this, understand and spread the word.

So... Please REFRAIN from using this term ever again!

we should just call it united...thats thats how we stand
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21-03-2009, 05:57 PM
Post: #4
RE: Why We Don't Say Man U
Thanks for sharing
21-03-2009, 11:06 PM
Post: #5
RE: Why We Don't Say Man U
well i never knew that i been a supporter since 1963 was born in salford and we use to say man united then it got shortened to man u and there is a musician from the stone roses called manu and he is a big fan thats is nickname
24-03-2009, 05:28 PM
Post: #6
RE: Why We Don't Say Man U
I hate using that term as well, but people around me keep using it. Sometimes even the press are using it.
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24-03-2009, 06:36 PM
Post: #7
RE: Why We Don't Say Man U
many people do not know about it... and for those who do, kindly spread the word to fellow United fans... Smile
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25-03-2009, 09:42 PM
Post: #8
RE: Why We Don't Say Man U
(17-03-2009 09:11 PM)ManUtdPeople Wrote:  ManU is not a term United fans refer to themselves as. The term is only used by other supporters as a complete and utter insult to our club. The "u" is meant to be "you" by the rival fans.

An early example of its usage is this chant by West Brom fans: "Duncan Edwards is manure, rotting in his grave, man you are manure- rotting in your grave". The origin of "ManU" is a song to insult the dead Duncan Edwards.

Liverpool and Leeds fans copied this with their own man you /u versions to insult all of the lads who died at munich.

"ManU ManU went on a plane ManU ManU never came back again"




thanks for that and well posted im new to the forum and thats the sort of thing i was hoping to see

and..

"ManU Never Intended Coming Home" (if you combine the first letter of each word you get the word "munich").

I hope this makes it clearer that saying manU is an insult, particularly to the older supporters and to see United fans using it now is shameful. I hope a few might read this, understand and spread the word.

So... Please REFRAIN from using this term ever again!

thanks for that post im new to the forum but thats just the sort of thing i was hoping to hear
i can see im going to enjoy this forum
26-03-2009, 03:29 AM
Post: #9
RE: Why We Don't Say Man U
thanks for the info
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31-03-2009, 11:46 PM
Post: #10
RE: Why We Don't Say Man U
The only explanation I've heard is simply that real Man Utd fans don't call it Man U. Thanks for the enlightenment.
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