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Why Michael Carrick must shine for Manchester United against Arsenal

Posted Saturday, March 12, 2011 by theguardian.com165 hits

As the England midfielder prepares for the FA Cup tie against the Gunners, the pressure is on him to prove his worth Michael Carrick's career appears to have stalled when, approaching 30, he should be at his peak. Rio Ferdinand will always remember his first day at Manchester United and the childlike excitement of pulling on the strip. "I was thinking to myself: 'These are Man United socks, t...Full Story »

English roundup-Injury concerns for United and Arsenal

Posted Saturday, March 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport34 hits

LONDON, March 11 - Brief news ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final matches. * Manchester United have a lengthy injury list before hosting Arsenal on Saturday (1715 GMT), with defender Rio Ferdinand (calf) and winger Nani (leg gash) among the casualties. Most of the injuries are in midfield with Anderson (knee), Park Ji-sung (hamstring) and Antonio Valencia (ankle) all sidelined. ...Full Story »

Ayr Utd. vs Alloa Athletic preview - Ayr United's Scotland Under-21 goalkeeper Alan Martin could start in the home clash with Alloa despite fracturing a finger.

Posted Saturday, March 12, 2011 by PA34 hits

United manager Brian Reid is hoping his recent signing can play on despite the injury, but Martin could join the long-term absentees Bobby Donnelly and Dean Keenan on the sideline. Reid said: "Alan has had his finger taped up and we'll give him every chance to be ready. "This is the largest squad of players I've had available all season, so we're going into this game in good shape. "Our home ...Full Story »

Ferguson: Arsenal is United’s biggest threat again

Posted Thursday, March 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport124 hits

LONDON (AP)—Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson says Arsenal is his team’s biggest threat this season. Although Arsenal was eliminated from the Champions League by Barcelona without having a single shot in Tuesday’s game, the Gunners are only three points behind United in the Premier League title race and have a game in hand over the leaders. United and Arsenal also meet ...Full Story »

Airdrie United 1 : 1 East Fife - Hamilton off target as Fifers draw

Posted Tuesday, March 08, 2011 by PA22 hits

Play-off chasing East Fife were left to rue James Hamilton's second-half penalty miss as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Airdrie at New Broomfield. A frantic start saw the Fifers go close after three minutes, Steven Hislop shooting wide before United's Scott Gemmill had a fifth-minute effort saved by goalkeeper Michael Brown. The Diamonds took the lead after 12 minutes when Phil Johnston slott...Full Story »

United's soft centre exposed

Posted Tuesday, March 08, 2011 by hits

Liverpool deserve all the credit they get for their dominant 3-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday. They showed right from the kick-off that they appreciated what a big game it was for them, and looked a completely different side from that which was humbled 3-1 at West Ham in their previous game. United did not play like a team on the cusp of winning a record 19th league title, which would...Full Story »

Manchester United's Sir Alex Ferguson snubs press after Anfield defeat

Posted Monday, March 07, 2011 by theguardian.com134 hits

• Press blackout extends to club's own channel, MUTV• Chief executive David Gill argues with referees chief Alex Ferguson did not even delegate press duties to his assistant, Mike Phelan. Manchester United reacted to their 3-1 defeat at Liverpool by imposing a media blackout, with Sir Alex Ferguson refusing to share his thoughts about a dismal afternoon for the Premier League lead...Full Story »

Liverpool 3 - 1 Manchester United - Kuyt treble ensures Reds enjoy afternoon to remember

Posted Sunday, March 06, 2011 by PA27 hits

Liverpool's fully deserved 3-1 victory over Manchester United at Anfield may not ultimately prevent their arch-rivals surpassing the Reds' 18 league titles at the end of the season. It has, however, dented Sir Alex Ferguson's side's hopes of a straightforward run-in and at the same time restored some pride for the Reds after two defeats at Old Trafford already this campaign. Dirk Kuyt grabbed ...Full Story »

Kenny: I’ll end United’s title hope

Posted Sunday, March 06, 2011 by hits

KENNY DALGLISH has warned his old rival Alex Ferguson: We're coming to get you. Dalglish bosses his beloved Liverpool against Manchester United at Anfield tomorrow for the first time in 20 years. And he said: "We know where we want to go as a club and we do not want to be one that's going to be sixth or seventh or eighth in the league. "There are five positions between us and United in the...Full Story »

Airdrie United 0 : 5 Ayr Utd. - Clinical Ayr hammer Airdrie

Posted Saturday, March 05, 2011 by PA13 hits

Ayr completed a double over Airdrie by cruising to a 5-0 victory thanks to a clinical second-half display. The first half provided little action with both teams unwilling to commit too many men forward. But the deadlock was broken just after the break when Paul Willis converted from six yards for his first of the season. Ayr doubled their lead 12 minutes later when top-scorer Mark Roberts' au...Full Story »

West Ham United 3 : 0 Stoke City - Hammers hit three to maintain revival

Posted Saturday, March 05, 2011 by PA16 hits

West Ham hauled themselves out of the Barclays Premier League drop zone with a 3-0 victory as Stoke pressed the self-destruct button at Upton Park. The Hammers made it back-to-back league wins for the first time in more than a year to stay on course to complete a great escape from relegation. Demba Ba was gifted his fourth goal in just five appearances after a calamitous Stoke mix-up, the reca...Full Story »

Liverpool vs Manchester United preview - Carroll set for debut

Posted Sunday, March 06, 2011 by PA764 hits

Liverpool's club-record signing Andy Carroll could be set for his debut against Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday. The 22-year-old, who completed a £35million move from Newcastle on deadline day, has been edging nearer to full fitness from a thigh injury which has sidelined him since late December and is finally close to inclusion in the squad. Defenders Daniel Agger and Fabio Aureli...Full Story »

West Ham United vs Stoke City preview - Grant fires Hammers warning

Posted Saturday, March 05, 2011 by PA107 hits

West Ham manager Avram Grant has warned the rest of the Barclays Premier League relegation battlers his men intend scrapping for every last point in their fight to stay up. The Irons host Stoke boosted by last weekend's 3-1 victory over in-form Liverpool, which saw them close the gap on safety to just a single point. With fixtures against both leaders Manchester United and Champions League hop...Full Story »

Airdrie United vs Ayr Utd. preview - New boys in for Airdrie

Posted Saturday, March 05, 2011 by PA11 hits

Airdrie have bolstered their squad ahead of the visit of Ayr United by signing former Dundee United and Ross County midfielder Grant Smith and Kilmarnock youngster Graeme Owens. Defender Kieron Stallard will miss out through suspension, but midfield playmaker Ryan McCord is available after a ban. The Diamonds have won their last two games, but manager Jimmy Boyle said: "Two wins and two clean ...Full Story »

Manchester City vs Wigan Athletic preview - Hart happy to keep going

Posted Saturday, March 05, 2011 by PA34 hits

Joe Hart insists he is not in need of a rest despite being left to shoulder the burden of Manchester City's quest for glory. Although Hart was confirmed as the Blues number one keeper by Roberto Mancini, the 23-year-old always knew Shay Given was on hand to take some of the strain should City's punishing schedule get too much. However, the safety net disappeared when Given was forced to underg...Full Story »

Carrick signs United extension

Posted Friday, March 04, 2011 by hits

Michael Carrick has signed a new contract with Manchester United that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2014. Although Carrick has not enjoyed the best of seasons, he has improved in recent games, and with Sir Alex Ferguson beginning the process of reshaping his squad he was keen to keep the 29-year-old who joined from Tottenham in 2006. "I am thoroughly enjoying my time at this great club...Full Story »

Chelsea fight back to beat Manchester United 2-1

Posted Wednesday, March 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport82 hits

LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) - Chelsea came from behind to beat Manchester United 2-1 thanks to Frank Lampard’s 79th-minute penalty at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday and put the brakes on the visitors’ charge towards the Premier League title. United deservedly led through Wayne Rooney’s 29th-minute shot but defender David Luiz equalised nine minutes into the second half. The champio...Full Story »

Chelsea vs Manchester United preview - United still big news for Blues

Posted Tuesday, March 01, 2011 by PA677 hits

Carlo Ancelotti has insisted a Chelsea victory over Manchester United could be crucial to his side's season, despite admitting they had almost no chance of catching the Barclays Premier League leaders. A game with United at Stamford Bridge is perennially billed as a title decider but it appears all Ancelotti's men can achieve on that front on Tuesday night is to dent their opponents' bid to d...Full Story »

Manchester City 1 : 1 Fulham - Hughes the happier after draw

Posted Sunday, February 27, 2011 by PA12 hits

Mark Hughes gained sweet revenge for his dismissal as Manchester City manager 14 months ago by virtually ending their Premier League title challenge as Fulham claimed a point in a 1-1 draw. Damien Duff's leveller just after half-time was enough to deny the Blues victory, leaving them 10 points adrift of leaders Manchester United, having played a game more. And ill-feeling between Blues' bosses...Full Story »

East Fife 0 : 1 Airdrie United - Airdrie on the up

Posted Saturday, February 26, 2011 by PA18 hits

Airdrie moved to within five points of the top four after Scott Gemmill's first-half goal sealed a 1-0 win over East Fife at the Bayview Stadium. Gemmill struck five minutes before half-time with a close-range header from Jamie Stevenson's cross to seal all three points for Jimmy Boyle's men. Despite Craig Johnstone testing Mark Ridgers in the first minute, Airdrie had the better of the openin...Full Story »

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