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Bacelona vs Manchester United preview - Rooney ready to shine on big stage

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by PA3722 hits

Twelve months after his World Cup flop, Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is ready to "stand up and be counted". This time last year, Rooney was being compared to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, whom he will face in the Champions League final at Wembley when United take on the Catalan giants. Instead of confirming his status as one of the best players on the planet at the World Cup, t...Full Story »

Octopus tips United to beat Barca

Posted Friday, May 27, 2011 by Supersport.com272 hits

Iker the 'pyschic' octopus has predicted Manchester United will beat Barcelona to be crowned club champions of Europe in Saturday's final in London. Iker forecast a United win in the Champions League by choosing to eat a sardine from a glass cylinder decorated with the club's crest instead of one from a cylinder with Barcelona's crest at the Sea Life Aquarium in the southern resort of Benalma...Full Story »

United more complete since Ronaldo exit: Alves

Posted Thursday, May 26, 2011 by dawn.com150 hits

“I don't know whether it's because of Cristiano Ronaldo but it's true that Manchester is a team that works as a unit, very solid on the pitch,” Alves told reporters. BARCELONA: Manchester United have become a more complete team since the departure of Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of the 2008/09 season, according to Barcelona fullback Daniel Alves. Ronaldo moved o...Full Story »

Messi ready for United in Champions League final

Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport48 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Lionel Messi will be looking to end a four-game scoring drought and add to his season tally of 52 goals when Barcelona plays Manchester United in the Champions League final for the second time in three years. The Argentina forward scored in Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Man United in the 2009 final in Rome, but is expecting a tougher challenge at Wembley Stadium on ...Full Story »

West Ham United 0 : 3 Sunderland - Hammers bow out with a whimper

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA16 hits

West Ham's six-year stay in the Barclays Premier League ended with a whimper as Boudewijn Zenden signed off from Sunderland by helping them to a 3-0 win at Upton Park. Zenden's mistimed header sailed over Robert Green in what was the veteran midfielder's final match before quitting the Black Cats this summer. Stephane Sessegnon's pinpoint 20-yard effort and Cristian Riveros' stoppage-time thir...Full Story »

Manchester United 4-2 Blackpool - Seasiders let it slip from grasp

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA24 hits

Blackpool's thrilling Barclays Premier League ride ended in typically rollercoaster fashion at Old Trafford as they were relegated after throwing away a second-half lead to lose 4-2. Manager Ian Holloway had pledged to attack champions Manchester United. Ultimately though it proved their undoing. Goals from Charlie Adam and Gary Taylor-Fletcher had threatened to secure their top-flight status ...Full Story »

Manchester United 4 : 2 Blackpool - City earn Champions League place

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA32 hits

Manchester City will join the elite clubs in the Champions League next season after finishing with a flourish in a 2-0 win at Bolton. Roberto Mancini's side cemented third place in the Barclays Premier League with this victory and with it automatic entry to the group stages of Europe's premier club competition. Goals from Joleon Lescott and substitute Edin Dzeko either side of half-time were e...Full Story »

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway: Beating Manchester United 'will be the best thing that’s ever happened in football'

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport74 hits

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has rallied his players by telling them to create history against Manchester United. The Seasiders are currently in 18th place in the Premier League, and take on the champions on the final day of the season in the hope of ensuring their top tier survival. But the Red Devils have not lost a single league game at Old Trafford this campaign, winning 17 and drawing o...Full Story »

Five sides battle drop as Manchester City eye third

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by 51 hits

Any two of five sides will join West Ham United in relegation from the Premier League on the final day of the season on Sunday when Manchester City are poised to wrap up the third automatic Champions League spot. Wigan Athletic, Blackpool and Birmingham City are each on 39 points while Wolverhampton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers on 40 are also still in danger. Wolves and Blackburn play each o...Full Story »

West Ham United vs Sunderland preview - Keen: Our players all care

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA188 hits

West Ham's caretaker manager Kevin Keen has refuted suggestions the players did not care enough about the club's fate. Keen painted a picture of desolation in the changing room after last weekend's 3-2 defeat at Wigan confirmed their relegation from the Barclays Premier League. West Ham play Sunderland on Sunday and Keen has revealed that some players set for a summer move from Upton Park have...Full Story »

Manchester United vs Blackpool preview - Van der Sar dreading Old Trafford farewell

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA990 hits

Edwin van der Sar will say goodbye to the Premier League on Sunday admitting he faces a difficult 90 minutes against Blackpool. After rejecting numerous pleas from his team-mates to abandon his retirement plans, Van der Sar is due to be handed the captain's armband by Sir Alex Ferguson for his final league game in Manchester United colours. Not normally prone to moments of emotion, the 40-year...Full Story »

Bolton Wanderers vs Manchester City preview - Coyle making plans to replace Elmander

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA140 hits

Bolton manager Owen Coyle is aiming to use the funds freed up by Johan Elmander's imminent departure to bring in a signature signing. Elmander, 29, is ready for a new challenge in Turkey with Galatasaray when his contract ends next month. The Sweden striker is expected to play his last game for the club against Manchester City after scoring 12 goals in all competitions this season. High on Co...Full Story »

Man United to collect trophy as 5 fight relegation

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport56 hits

Before collecting the Premier League trophy on Sunday, Manchester United can end Blackpool’s brief stay in the topflight. United is set to field a weakened team to keep its top players fresh for the Champions League final on Saturday against Barcelona. But even inflicting United’s first home defeat of the campaign might not be enough to save Blackpool, which only rejoined the elite...Full Story »

More awards for United duo Ferguson and Vidic

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport42 hits

LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and centre back Nemanja Vidic were named Barclays manager and player of the year on Friday. United were last week crowned league champions for a record 19th time, and 12th under Ferguson, who will hope to complete a memorable season by beating Barcelona in the Champions League final at Wembley on May 28. The Scot has won the ma...Full Story »

Man United out to prove critics wrong vs Barca

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport27 hits

LONDON (AP)—Barcelona’s players will saunter into London next week expected to overpower Manchester United with another display of attacking prowess in a Champions League final. It’s just two years since United was comprehensively beaten in club football’s biggest match, dealing manager Alex Ferguson a major setback. And while Barcelona has swept to a third consecutive ...Full Story »

Nani and Chicharito win Manchester United Player of the Year awards

Posted Thursday, May 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport88 hits

Nani and Javier Hernandez have picked up Manchester United's Player of the Year awards. Portugal international Nani won the club's Players' Player of the Year prize after scoring nine goals and setting up a further 18 in the Premier League this season, helping the club to a record 19th title. Rio Ferdinand was quick to congratulate his teammate on Twitter, revealing that he had voted for the f...Full Story »

Manchester United poised to sign Lens prospect Raphael Varane

Posted Thursday, May 19, 2011 by theguardian.com452 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 PA145 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 Sport106 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 Sport68 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 »

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