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Kevin Blackwell bemoans replay after QPR hold Sheffield United

Posted Monday, January 04, 2010 by theguardian.com17 hits

Richard Cresswell celebrates with his team-mates after scoring Sheffield United's equaliser. Photograph: Action Images The Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell admitted a draw was the last result he wanted after his side pulled back to finish 1-1 in their FA Cup third-round clash with QPR. Jay Simpson broke the deadlock for the visitors seven minutes before half-time when the on-loan Arsena...Full Story »

David Beckham: I wish I had stayed at Manchester United

Posted Monday, January 04, 2010 by theguardian.com46 hits

David Beckham returns to Old Trafford with Milan to face Manchester United in March. Photograph: Sportsphoto David Beckham claims he wishes he had never left Manchester United as he prepares to return to Old Trafford with Milan in the Champions League's last 16 in March. Beckham said he envies his former team-mate Ryan Giggs, who has spent his whole career at the club, while Beckham's path has...Full Story »

Leeds send Manchester United crashing out of FA Cup

Posted Monday, January 04, 2010 by The Independent19 hits

Leeds emerged from five years of hurt to inflict some pain of their own as Jermaine Beckford's first-half goal sent old enemies Manchester United crashing out of the FA Cup. It is six years since Leeds' loyal fans have made this particular trip - and not since 1981 have they returned across the Pennines celebrating victory. But in manager Simon Grayson they have a man with the club in his he...Full Story »

Manchester United and Leeds duel again amid memories of epic battles

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2010 by theguardian.com24 hits

'Matches against Leeds were always really big games,' says the former Manchester United striker Lou Macari. 'To be honest they often got the better of us.' Photograph: Getty Images Europe There's a big game taking place at Old Trafford this afternoon. The television cameras will be there, the biggest crowd of the weekend will turn up even if the occasion is not quite sold out, and at the end ev...Full Story »

Sir Alex Ferguson hails 'marvellous' Manchester United win over Wigan

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2009 by theguardian.com13 hits

Sir Alex Ferguson is in the right mood to celebrate his 68th birthday after Manchester United's 5-0 win against Wigan Athletic. Photograph: Getty Images Sir Alex Ferguson said he had an "uncomfortable" Christmas after two damaging defeats but he is in the right mood to celebrate his 68th birthday, and the new year, after Manchester United hit top form to demolish Wigan 5-0 and move up to within...Full Story »

Rooney shines in United romp

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2009 by PA12 hits

Wayne Rooney delivered another masterclass as Wigan meekly surrendered to Manchester United for the second time this season in a 5-0 defeat at Old Trafford.Sir Alex Ferguson has argued for years that if his side are within touching distance of top spot on New Year's Day they will take some stopping.And not only are they only two points adrift of Chelsea, they have almost achieved parity in the ...Full Story »

Real Madrid deny approach from Manchester City owner

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2009 by The Independent333 hits

Reports suggest Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan has made a mega offer to Real Madrid Real Madrid have denied they have received a mega offer from Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan to buy out the Spanish giants. Reports in Spain suggested the Sheikh was set to shell out one billion euros for Madrid and was due to meet club president Florentino ...Full Story »

United close gap on Blues with win

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2009 by PA22 hits

Wayne Rooney rescued Manchester United after almost playing the Barclays Premier League champions into trouble during a 3-1 victory at struggling Hull.Rooney gave United the lead in first-half stoppage time at the KC Stadium but then gifted Hull a route back with the mistake that led to Craig Fagan's penalty equaliser.The England striker then stepped up a gear to force an own goal from Andy Daw...Full Story »

United stunned by classy Cottagers

Posted Saturday, December 19, 2009 by PA30 hits

Manchester United's pursuit of the Barclays Premier League title suffered a humiliating setback as Bobby Zamora inspired Fulham to a sensational 3-0 win at Craven Cottage.Danny Murphy opened the scoring from 30-yards after capitalising on a blunder by Paul Scholes and Zamora continued his rich vein of form with the second a minute after the interval.It was Zamora's fifth goal in four games and ...Full Story »

Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour to offer one billion euros for Real Madrid

Posted Monday, December 28, 2009 by IMscouting.com28 hits

Sheikh Mansour, the owner of Manchester City , has sensationally been linked with a move to buy Real Madrid by Spanish newspaper AS. The member of the Abu Dhabi royal family has instructed intermediaries to approach Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and a meeting is expected to take place in early 2010. It was long believed that Spanish clubs such as Real Madrid and Barcelona could not b...Full Story »

Manchester City admit lining up potential managers last summer

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2009 by theguardian.com17 hits

Manchester City's chief executive, Garry Cook, defended the club's contingency planning, including a decision to sound out replacements for Mark Hughes last summer. PA Manchester City's increasingly beleaguered chief executive, Garry Cook, has risked further damaging the club's credibility by admitting he started sounding out possible replacements for Mark Hughes as long ago as last summer. Th...Full Story »

Beckham to make CL return to United

Posted Sunday, December 20, 2009 by teamtalk.com48 hits

David Beckham's AC Milan face Manchester United in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Arsenal and Chelsea face Porto and Inter Milan.England midfielder Beckham, who won the Champions League with United in 1999 before joining Real Madrid in 2003, will be on loan at Milan from Los Angeles Galaxy. Chelsea take on former manager Jose Mourinho after being drawn against Serie A giants Inter....Full Story »

Mark Hughes on the brink of exit from Manchester City

Posted Saturday, December 19, 2009 by theguardian.com26 hits

Manchester City have won only one league game in 10 Carlos Tevez calls for manager to be given more time Mark Hughes has seen his side win just one of their last 10 league games. Mark Hughes's grip on the manager's job at Manchester City appeared increasingly weak last night amid reports that the club are working to line up a replacement and that the Welshman could be sacked even if City ...Full Story »

Gabriel Agbonlahor strikes to make a turkey out of Manchester United

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2009 by theguardian.com40 hits

Just when they needed three points to close the gap on misfiring Chelsea, Manchester United went and lost at home to Aston Villa for the first time in living memory. Well, since 1983, to be exact, three years before Sir Alex Ferguson arrived and before Martin O'Neill even tried his hand at management . Not only have Villa never beaten United in the Premier League era, they have hardly ever dr...Full Story »

Fernando Torres wanted by Manchester City's sheikhs - Liverpool fear losing their star striker to £50m swoop

Posted Sunday, November 29, 2009 by Mail Online116 hits

The billionaire owners of Manchester City are to rock ailing Liverpool by launching an audacious £50million bid for star striker Fernando Torres.City aim to use their financial muscle to force Liverpool to sell their prize asset and believe that if the troubled Merseyside club fail to qualify for next season's Champions League, they will find it hard to refuse a big offer. But City also ...Full Story »

United hope to end 40 games of hurt

Posted Sunday, November 22, 2009 by ESPN60 hits

After ten years, thirty-nine games and no wins, Dundee United fans could be forgiven for failing to tick a home win on the coupon for this Sunday's meeting with Celtic. The fixture has left a generation of young Arabs relying on their fathers' hazy recollections as proof that a trip to see Celtic play is not necessarily an exercise in futility. The final clash between the pair this decade offe...Full Story »

Levein relieved as United march on

Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2009 by PA21 hits

Dundee United manager Craig Levein was full of praise for Co-operative Insurance Cup third-round opponents Ross County after a 2-0 victory at Victoria Park.County made United work for their victory and were unlucky not to score themselves after Steven Craig was twice denied by the woodwork.Lee Wilkie towered above the home defence to head home a Craig Conway corner kick nine minutes from the bre...Full Story »

Setback for Owen as Giggs leads United fightback

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009 by PA27 hits

Michael Owen's World Cup dream has suffered a major setback after Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed the striker would be out for "two to three weeks" with a groin injury.It ends any lingering hope Owen had of being involved in England's final two qualifiers against the Ukraine and Belarus next month.And, given Fabio Capello was at Old Trafford to witness Owen limping off afte...Full Story »

No new injuries for United

Posted Tuesday, September 15, 2009 by PA15 hits

Sir Alex Ferguson reports no fresh injury concerns ahead of Manchester United's Champions League clash with Besiktas.Rio Ferdinand came through his return following a calf problem at Tottenham on Saturday without a problem, so he should retain his place alongside Nemanja Vidic in central defence.United are looking to reach a third consecutive final and to atone for a dreadfully disappointing dis...Full Story »

Manchester City look set to field a strong side at Crystal Palace as they attempt to make progress in the Carling Cup.

Posted Thursday, August 27, 2009 by PA9 hits

With no European football to distract them, City know the competition offers a perfect opportunity to end a trophy drought that stretches back to 1976.So even the likes of Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor might find themselves involved in a competition they normally pass on, although Carlos Tevez was part of the Manchester United side that won the competition last March.Meanwhile, Joleon Lescott...Full Story »

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