23 November 2010

Wayne Rooney ready to feature in the Battle of Britain

Rooney training ahead of the Rangers Champions League outing

Glasgow Rangers vs Manchester United
Ibrox Park
7.45 PM GMT  KO 
Where to watch it live on TV: ITV 1 

Rooney is all set to return to United after his last first team start back in September. Incidently, Rooney's last Champions League game was at home against Rangers too, the very game where we witnessed Antonio Valencia's horrific injury forcing the Ecuadorian on the sidelines. Watch the injury tribute. Click Here.

Team News:  
1) Rio Ferdinand, Nemenja Vidic and Darren Fletcher have been given a much deserving rest and they have not travelled across the border to Scotland.

2) Johny Evans and Chris Smalling would most likely be in the central defence.

3) Wayne Rooney, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs are expected to start. 

4) Anderson and Park are set to feature in the Midfield.

5) Park Ji Sung reckons the game is nothing like Japan - South Korea derby games where there is massive pressure on the players. "When South Korea play against Japan the fans tell us that if we lose they are going to throw the players into the sea. Without doubt, they are the biggest thing for us."

1) Manchester United is the only team in the Champions League so far to keep a clean sheet and if they do it against Gers on Wednesday, 
2) This is United's 5th Group Stage game of the Champions League 2010/11 season, they are currently on top of Group C with just a draw away from the next stage.
3) Rangers have won just one of their last 14 Champions League matches.
4) The Scottish champions mustered just two shots when they drew 0-0 with United at Old Trafford.
5) Only one team has ever kept five clean sheets from the start of a Group Stage (Juventus 2004-05), a feat United can match with a shut out in this game. 
6) United have won eight of their last nine Champions League away matches. This Statistic is much better than the Premier League fixtures!

Drifting away to a strange referee news, a referee dubbed as a "controversial referee" is set to officiate the Rangers - Man United game.

The 41 year Swiss Referee Massimo Busacca who is no stranger to Glasfow red carded Scottish player Whittaker in 2009 in an international game against Spain. 

More news tomorrow after the game, drop a line or two to wish Manchester United all the best for the BATTLE OF BRITAIN! GGMU
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