Fergie Includes Owen In Euro Squad

2 09 2009

Manchester United have registered 35 footballers to participate in this season’s group stage in the Champions League, which kicks-off on September 15 with a fixture against Besiktas in Istanbul.

The Red Devils, who followed up their triumph in the competition in 2008 with an appearance in the final in 2009, but were defeated by history-making Barcelona, have also been grouped with Russian Premier League side CSKA Moscow, and Bundesliga champions Wolfsburg.

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Diaby Strike Gives Champions 3-Points

29 08 2009

Manchester United took all three points in the first ‘Top Four’ clash of the season after a hard-fought win against Arsenal at Old Trafford. 

Perhaps unsurprisingly, with Dimitar Berbatov, Michael Owen, Nicklas Bendtner and Eduardo all on the bench, the first half was a tight, tense affair with both sides playing at pace but unable to create many clear-cut chances.

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PREVIEW: Wigan vs. United

20 08 2009

Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez was making Premier League management seem a doddle, but the mid week 1-0 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers has brought an expectant DW crowd back to earth.

The pretty patterns and knitted moves that drove the Aston Villa crowd to rebellion on the opening day of the season instead left the Latics fans tearing their hair out. Possession is king in football, but without a coup de grace, a team has nothing.

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United Suffer First 90-Min Loss Since Rome

19 08 2009

A stunning goal from Robbie Blake handed newly promoted Burnley a famous 1-0 Premier League victory against champions Manchester United at Turf Moor.

Having initially started brightly, United were stunned after 20 minutes when the hosts took the lead through a tremendous volley from Blake. The Red Devils then wasted a golden opportunity to equalise just before half-time when Michael Carrick had a penalty saved.

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PREVIEW: United vs. Birmingham

15 08 2009

As the season kicks into life, a new chapter begins at Old Trafford. The exit of talisman Cristiano Ronaldo and the defection of Carlos Tevez to the blue half of the city has left space for a hero to emerge.

So often the support act to the Portuguese superstar, Wayne Rooney must now take top billing at the Theatre of Dreams. No longer will the England man be shunted to the wilderness on the left of midfield, centre stage is now his to claim.

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