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Manchester United poised to sign Lens prospect Raphael Varane

Posted Thursday, May 19, 2011 by theguardian.com447 hits

Raphael Varane, who can play in defence or midfield, has proved a revelation despite Lens' struggles this season. Manchester United confidently expect to begin their summer transfer business by signing Raphaël Varane from Lens in a continuation of their policy to recruit potential stars of the future rather than established category-A players. Varane is regarded as one of the outstanding...Full Story »

Manchester City 3 : 0 Stoke City - Tevez's Boot proves Golden for City

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by PA143 hits

Carlos Tevez drew level with Dimitar Berbatov in the battle for the Golden Boot as his magnificent brace gave Manchester City a 3-0 win over Stoke which left them on the brink of direct qualification for the Champions League. The Blues captain lashed his side in front after beating two men inside the Stoke box, then curled home a superb free-kick to take his tally to 20, exactly the same as B...Full Story »

City win causes Man United to remove banner

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport99 hits

MANCHESTER, England (AP)—Manchester United fans are no longer laughing quite so hard at Manchester City. City’s win in last weekend’s FA Cup final has prompted United to remove a banner hanging at its stadium mocking its rival’s long stretch without a trophy. The annually updated banner had reached “35 years” this season. United amassed 13 league championsh...Full Story »

Rooney penalty seals United’s record 19th title

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport61 hits

LONDON, May 14 (Reuters) - Manchester United were crowned champions of England for a record 19th time on Saturday when a Wayne Rooney penalty earned them a 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers and the point they needed to win the Premier League title. It was a nervous afternoon for United after they fell behind when Brett Emerton struck for Blackburn after 20 minutes. Rooney equalised for United with a...Full Story »

Manchester City vs Stoke City - Mancini likely to make changes

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by PA508 hits

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini could be tempted to freshen up his side for the re-arranged Barclays Premier League game with Stoke. Edin Dzeko, James Milner and Adam Johnson are all pushing for places in the starting line-up against opponents they defeated 1-0 in the FA Cup final on Saturday. Kolo Toure and Jerome Boateng are again ruled out of the home fixture through suspension an...Full Story »

Tweet smell of success for Man United stars

Posted Monday, May 16, 2011 by hits

House party... Coleen and Wayne Rooney at home and jubilant tweet PARTYING Manchester United stars tweeted their delight at winning the Premier League - as the city celebrated BOTH teams bringing home silverware. United aces hit the town after clinching their record-breaking 19th title while their City rivals returned from Wembley with the FA Cup - but enjoyed a more sedate night. Defender ...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic 3 : 2 West Ham United - N'Zogbia deals Hammer blow

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by PA14 hits

West Ham's relegation from the Barclays Premier League was confirmed after they threw away a two-goal lead at Wigan, who ensured their own survival battle goes to the last day of the season thanks to Charles N'Zogbia's stoppage-time winner. The Hammers needed a victory at the DW Stadium to stand any chance of beating the drop and were 2-0 up at half-time courtesy of Demba Ba's headers on 12 and...Full Story »

Manchester united in football joy after double win

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

MANCHESTER, England (AP)—After Manchester City gained a newfound swagger with cash from Middle Eastern royalty, Alex Ferguson vowed to silence Manchester United’s “noisy neighbors.” But on Saturday night the rivals were united is noisy celebrations. Supporters filled Manchester center bars after returning from Blackburn and London—scenes of an unprecedented double...Full Story »

Roberto Mancini: Manchester City title is next up for City!

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by hits

ABOVE: Roberto Mancini is eyeing the leaue title ROBERTO MANCINI ordered the title next as the Manchester City boss became the biggest party pooper at Wembley. Yaya Toure’s strike not only won City the FA Cup against Stoke City but ended a 35-year silverware drought. Mancini, though, immediately switched his attention to Tuesday night’s Premier League clash with Stoke and revealed...Full Story »

Manchester United win 19th league title

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by hits

Manchester United clinched a record 19th league championship as Wayne Rooney's penalty gave them a 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers. Rooney converted nervelessly to equalise on 73 minutes after Paul Robinson had brought down Javier Hernandez. Brett Emerton had given Rovers a 20th-minute lead at Ewood Park as Steve Kean's men produced a tireless team performance that gave the new Premier League c...Full Story »

Rooney clinches Man United’s record 19th title

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport32 hits

BLACKBURN, England (AP)—An achievement 25 years in the making, Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United finally became the most successful team in English league history on Saturday with a 19th title triumph that overhauled Liverpool’s record. With only a point required at Blackburn to capture the Premier League trophy with a game to spare, Wayne Rooney salvaged a 1-1 draw from the p...Full Story »

Toure the hero as Manchester City win FA Cup

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport39 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester City ended their 35-year trophy drought here Saturday, beating Stoke 1-0 to clinch the FA Cup final at Wembley. Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure was the hero once again for City, rifling in a shot on 74 minutes to settle a largely one-sided encounter. The win gave City their first piece of silverware since their victory in the 1976 League Cup final at Wembley and ...Full Story »

Blackburn Rovers 1 : 1 Manchester United - Rooney spot on as United clinch title

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011 by PA24 hits

Wayne Rooney drove home a controversial penalty 17 minutes from the end at Blackburn to confirm Manchester United champions for a record 19th time. Requiring only a point to lift their 12th championship of Sir Alex Ferguson's incredible reign, United had fallen behind in the first half when Brett Emerton's far-post drive gave Blackburn a shock lead. With Tomasz Kuszczak's nerves affecting his ...Full Story »

Blackburn Rovers vs Manchester United preview - Trio back for Rovers

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011 by PA299 hits

Blackburn have been boosted by the return from injury of three players ahead of the Ewood Park clash with Barclays Premier League champions-elect Manchester United. Defender Phil Jones, who was a late omission from the team that drew against West Ham last week with a back problem, has recovered while Michel Salgado (knee) and David Dunn are also fit after missing the trip to Upton Park. Ryan...Full Story »

Manchester United to rest Van der Sar for trip to Blackburn

Posted Friday, May 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport67 hits

By Sonia Oxley MANCHESTER, England, May 13 (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson will rest goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar for Saturday’s trip to Blackburn Rovers but otherwise field a full-strength team as he seeks to wrap up the Premier League title. Ferguson wants to keep the 40-year-old, who is retiring at the end of this season, fresh for the May 28 Champions League final...Full Story »

Spurs Crouch at Manchester City's feet

Posted Thursday, May 12, 2011 by hits

Peter Crouch turns the ball past goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini to gift Manchester City the win last nigh Manchester City are in the Champions League – thanks to the man who denied them a place last year. An own-goal from Spurs striker Peter Crouch gave City a 1-0 win at Eastlands last night to ensure they cannot be caught in fourth spot in the Premier League. Twelve months ago, it was Cro...Full Story »

Liverpool edge ahead of Manchester United in £15m race for Ashley Young

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2011 by theguardian.com109 hits

• England forward set to leave Aston Villa this summer• Charlie Adam, Gary Cahill and Phil Jones also on shopping list Ashley Young is a target for Manchester United and Liverpool this summer. Liverpool's owner, Fenway Sports Group, is increasingly confident of following the imminent appointment of Kenny Dalglish as the club's permanent manager by beating Manchester United to the ...Full Story »

Manchester United planning to play reserve side against Blackpool

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2011 by theguardian.com198 hits

• Ferguson looking ahead to Champions League final• Move could have repercussions for relegation battle Sir Alex Ferguson plans to rest his key players on the final day of the season ahead of the Champions League final. Sir Alex Ferguson's preparations for the Champions League final are threatening to have repercussions for some of the Premier League's relegation-threatened teams ...Full Story »

Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham - City book Champions League place

Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by PA40 hits

After an overall investment in excess of #1billion and over £350million spent on players, Manchester City have qualified for the Champions League following their 1-0 win over Tottenham. An own goal by Spurs forward Peter Crouch after half an hour was enough to take City nine points clear of the Londoners in the Barclays Premier League, and out of Liverpool's reach as well with two games to...Full Story »

Manchester United's Michael Owen warns England youngsters may suffer burnout if they play in under-21 championship

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport81 hits

Michael Owen has warned young England stars, such as Jack Wilshere and Andy Carroll, that they could be risking their fitness if they play in this summer's European Under-21 Championship. The pair have been included in Stuart Pearce’s 40-man squad for the tournament, despite Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger warning that too much football can be bad for young players. “Interesting di...Full Story »

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