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The rivalry between Manchester United and England fans is an unusual one that isn't often reported, The violence between reds and 'Inger-lund-ers', when the national team play in Manchester, is often as intense as that between United and more traditional domestic rivals. Union Jacks and St George's Crosses emblazoned with the 'MUFC' name are looked upon with equal disdain by die-hard reds and England fans alike. Interestingly, it's a similar relationship to which Liverpool fans share with England, albeit somewhat more ferocious and with a more checkered history. Welcome to the People's Republic of Mancunia...
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Anti-England songs sang by Man United fans
"D'ya know what, I've never really backed England in anything, I've gotta be honest. Now, if it was a Republic of Mancunia team.." - Ian Brown ahead of the 2010 World Cup
It's hard to say when the rivalry between Manchester United and England fans started, although it certainly pre-dated United's recent success and, without doubt, has grown more ferocious since 1994 to the point where England fans refuse to honour a minute's silence for those that died at Munich, including 5 England greats.
Whilst the anti-England songs definitely get a more passionate airing against small time clubs, who easily get wound up by them, there's virtually never a game to go by without one chant directed towards the national team.
For many non-Mancunians, it's puzzling as to why such a rivalry exists, especially as more England caps have been given to players from United than any other club. You could write a whole book about the two-way hatred, however the most obvious examples include the whole of Wembley Stadium singing "Stand-Up If You Hate Man U' on regular occasions, despite England's best players being United stars. This song was sang louder than ever when England played at Old Trafford and, worse still, in 2001, when seven reds played in the same England team against Albania. The singing didn't stop even after both Scholesy and Andy Cole scored.
Even those Little Inger-lund-ers who, after booing the opponent's national anthem, worship the likes of Rooney and Beckham when playing in white, are the first to abuse them passionately when they wear the red of United. Beckham even received death threats from England supporters after being sent off against Argentina, whilst United fans stood by him. Likewise, Cristiano Ronaldo, who twice broke English hearts to the delight of non-patriotic reds, received a similar fate.
United fans could never really support the likes of Alan Shearer, Robbie Fowler or Steven Gerrard, whilst Stevie Coppell (Nov'81) and Neil Webb (Sep'89) both had their United careers cut short through injury whilst on national duty. Then of course there was Captain Marvel, Bryan Robson, who seemed to pick up a major injury every time he played for England.
England managers helped give United fans a laugh, Darren Anderton was preferred to David Beckham in the 1998 World Cup, Emile Heskey to Andy Cole and perhaps most amazingly, one of United's greatest ever players, Steve Bruce, never received a single England call up! Maybe that explains why United fans have never really been patrioc, although many people point simply to the Manc attitude, the chip on the shoulder, the cocky Ian Brown / Tim Burgess swagger.
Maybe as a result, European away trips are usually a far cry from those endured by Ing-er-lund's often racist, jingoistic hooligans (often wrapped in their Stoke, Leeds, Millwall, West Ham, Bolton, Stockport or Man City flags). European Cup ties drawing United with German opposition normally receive equally jingoistic headlines from the British tabloid press, without actually reflecting the truth that United fans and those of Bayern, Dortmund and Stuttgart actually get on fine and have shared some fantastic Oktoberfest drinking & singing love-ins prior to previous games.
Chants of 'Argentina!' long preceded Juan Veron's signing, 'We Are Manchester - Not England' flags traveled across Europe with the red army well before 1999, and 'The Republic Of Mancunia' was born many years before a banner in the Stretford End declared so. That famous United fan, Ian Brown, once sang, "There are no lions in England". That's certainly true in the red parts of Manchester!
"Phil and I went straight out to have a look at the Wembley pitch and were greeted by a chorus of 'Stand Up If You Hate Man U'. We've had this abuse before playing for England, but over the last year it's got worse!" - Gary Neville in 1998
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Once More Than EnglandOnce More Than England
World Champions twice!
World Champions tw-iiice!
Once more than England,
World Champions twice!
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We Won It Two Times We Won It Two Times
We won it two times,
We won it two tiii-imes,
Once more than England,
We won it two times
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Argentina Argentina!
First sang in support of David Beckham the season following his sending off in the England v Argentina 1998 World Cup match, which England went on to lose in a penalty shoot-out. Whilst sang at almost every game since, the song also became an anthem for Argentinan reds, Juan Sebastian Veron (2001-03), Gabriel Heinze (2004-07) and Carlos Tevez (2007-09).
That Boy Ronaldo That Boy Ronaldo (Makes England Look Shite)
He plays on the left,
He plays on the right,
That boy Ronaldo
Makes England look shite!
Originally the song was 'That boy Ronaldo makes Beckham look shite', after he inherited Beck's famous number 7 shirt in 1993. This didn't sit well with most United fans and was quickly changed a few months later when his penalty helped knock England out of the 2004 European Championship Finals. The song received a more passionate airing when Ronaldo received death threats from England fans, after his winning penalty also knocked England out of the 2006 World Cup Finals.
Stick Your F&ckn England Up Your Arse Stick Your F*ckn England Up Your Arse!
(to the tune of 'She'll Be Coming Around The Mountain')
You can stick your f*ckin England up your arse,
You can stick your f*ckin England up your arse,
You can stick your f*ckin England,
Stick your f*ckin England,
Stick your f*ckin England up your arse...
United Better Than England United Are Better Than England
(to the tune of 'O Sole Mio')
We all agree...
United are better than England!
We all agree...
United are better than England!
We all agree...
[Opposition's name] are better than England!
We all agree...
[Opposition's name] are better than England!
We all agree...
city are better than England!
We all agree...
city are better than England!
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Heskey For England Heskey For England!
Heskey For Eng-land!
[clap, clap - clap, clap - clap]
Heskey For Eng-land!
[clap, clap - clap, clap - clap]
Sarcastically sang about any English player who is having an awful game against United, even including a 17 year old Wayne Rooney, when he had a stinker playing for Everton at Old Trafford in 2003, and Rio Ferdinand on many occassions for West Ham and Leeds United (especially when United thrashed West Ham 7-1 in 2000).
Eng;land's Number 1 England's Number 1
England's Number 1
Eng-land's, Eng-land's Number 1
England's Number 1
Eng-land's, Eng-land's Number 1
Sarcastically sang at any English goalkeeper who is having an awful game against United. Having played for United's biggest rivals, Liverpool and city, David James has probably heard it most (especially when United beat West Ham 6-0 in 2001).
Are You City In Disguise Are You England In Disguise? 
Are you England?
Are you Eng-land?
Are you England in disguise?
Are you Eng-land in dis-guise?
Sang to poor opposition, often followed by 'Are you city in disguise?'
England England, What's The Score?
What's the score?
England! England!
What's the score?
Sang to Little Ing-er-lunders who get wound up by United's anti-England chants
Give England, Give Us A Song!
Give us a song.
England! England!
Give us a song.
Sang to wind Little Ing-er-lunders up even more
Let's All Laugh At England Let's All Laugh At England
Let's all laugh at England
Ha, ha, ha, ha!
Let's all laugh at England
Ha, ha, ha, ha!
Portugal Portugal
Sang to Little Ing-er-lund clubs following England's exit from both Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup to Portugal defeats. Still gets a hearing every now and then.
Sven For England Sven For England!
Sven For Eng-land!
[clap, clap - clap, clap - clap]
Sven For Eng-land!
[clap, clap - clap, clap - clap]
Sarcastically sang towards the Manchester city manager in 2007-08. The same song was also sang towards Kevin Keegan (2001-05) and Graham Taylor, as well as other managers tipped for the national job, when getting beat by United.
We Hate England We Hate England
We hate Eng-land!
We are Manchester!
Say, we hate Eng-land!
We are Manchester!
Cheer Up Kevin Keegan Cheer Up Kevin Keegan
(to the tune of 'Daydream Believer')
Cheer up Kevin Keegan
Oh, what can it mean,
To a...
Sad Geordie b*stard, and a...
Sh*te football team.
Sang whilst Kevin Keegan was manager of England (1999-2000)
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