28 February 2011

Match 28: Chelsea all set to host Manchester United finally! (Preview)

Current Champions Chelsea clash horns with the league leaders Man United
Stamford Bridge
When: 7.45 PM KO (GMT)
Where to watch: Live at Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD (UK)
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Manchester United are all set to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tomorrow in a start of would could be a row of difficult fixtures. After Stamford Bridge, United travel to the Scousers ( other name for Liverpool fc ) five days later; a week after which they could face Arsenal in an FA Cup clash. If United face Arsenal on the 12th, then the Gunner's probability of winning a trophy this season will come down to one-half. No wonder the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was dreaming of 4 trophies this year and beating United's Treble (Red Devil's class of 1998-99). Suddenly it's come down to three and I'm 100% sure it will be 2 when Arsenal face us on the 12th if not sooner i.e if Leyton Orient don't defeat Arsenal at the Emirates!

Moving over to the Bridge clash, Manchester United will go there with huge confidence after defeating their favourite rivals - Wigan Athletic at their home with 4 goals to nil. Before, that they faced a tough 0-0 draw against a resilient Marseille.

The only concern for United so far this season has been the away games.  The Red Devils have only managed 9 victories in the 19 away fixtures they've played in all 4 competitions so far this season. That statistic definitely has to improve and there is no better chance than Stamford Bridge where United's form has been utterly dismal. United last managed a league victory at the Stamford Bridge back in 2002 (thats 8 years from now) which is indeed a shameful fact.

United started the season brilliantly by defeating Chelsea 3-1 in the Community Shield charity game just prior to the season with goals coming from Antonio Valencia, Berbatov and Chicharito Hernandez (Watch all the goals below). Berbatov killed the game in the end by scoring a lovely clip over goal. Elegance at its best! But Chicharito (Javier Hernadez) stole the show by scoring a goal on his debut and that too coming off his face! This shows that the mexican's face is good enough to face Chelsea.. 

    Manchester United: Van der Sar; O’Shea, Smalling, Vidic, Evra; 
    Nani, Fletcher, Scholes, Giggs; Berbatov, Rooney.
Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Essien, Mikel, Lampard; Anelka, Torres, Malouda.
(Credits to www.goal.com for the line up)

Match Build up in Pictures:
Torres has always found Vidic vulnerable and been successful in getting the Serb sent off
Let's hope Captain Serbia can handle the Spaniard well whose no longer a Scouser. 
Frank Lampard would be available for the clash.
Rooney is all clear to face Chelsea as he escaped a fine and a ban after elbowing Lactics' player James McCarthy 
This stupid man nearly killed a work experience student at Chelsea's training ground!
This adds to his negative image after break-up with Cheryl Cole!!!
John Terry, Chelsea' captain, recently said that Chelsea can catch-up. SERIOUSLY JOHN?
Chris Smalling is all set to start tomorrow's game and in my opinion he's doing a wonderful job in Rio's absence
Mexican striker has already scored an un-orthodox  face goal against Chelsea in the Community Shield and is ready to wait before Sir Alex gives him another chance.
Torres in Blue: He will certainly be the man to watch tomorrow! Hope Vidic can face him!!
That's all for today's Preview guys, hope you liked the facts and the interesting pictures. Looking forward to entertain you by HD highlights as soon as the game finishes tomorrow.

TheReDevilSpot predicts a 3-1 win for United with goals coming from Nani, Hernandez and Rooney.

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27 February 2011

Chicharito to feature in a Coke advertisement; finished filming

Chicharito filming for the Coke advert at the Manchester Airport
You will soon see the little pea in a Coke advert. Javier Hernandez, the famous Mexican who landed up at Manchester United from Guadalajara (Mexico) this summer is ready to take his fame to the next level by appearing on TV during adverts as well! 

The advert which was supposed to be filmed outside took place inside the Manchester Airport as the  weather threatened the filming of a Coke commercial and the crew had to improvise to get the desired look.
Javier Hernandez was seen laughing and joking between takes with the crew and seemed to be comfortable in front of the cameras.
"There was a lot of activity and plenty of extras were involved in the filming but the main attraction was Chicharito. He spent most of the day here and there was a real buzz about the place.” Hernandez was rushed  to the airport (where the commercial was being filmed) after filming scenes earlier in the day at Broughton Park rugby ground."

Source: community.manutd.com

26 February 2011

Match Review 27: United end the month of February in a thrashing fashion

Wigan Athletic 0-4 Manchester United 
Chicharito (17', 74') Rooney 84' Fabio 87' 

Manchester United eased past a weak Wigan Athletic side to end a rather important month in the calender of what seems to be a trophy-laden season which featured big games against Manchester City, Champions League draw against Marseille, FA Cup progression, a victory against Villa and a disappointing loss to Wolves. However March is the month to talk about for Manchester with some ultra-massive games against Chelsea and Liverpool (both away) and 2nd leg of Champions League against French team Marseille at home.

Moving focus back to this game, Chicharito was the star of the game in my opinion. The Pea faced assasin combined with Rooney and Nani on the flanks and demolish the Wigan side by 4 goals to nil with two goals coming from the Mexican, 1 easy tap in from Rooney and a happy ending goal by Fabio (Rafael's twin)

Chicharito has now scored a hat-trick of goals against Wigan this season, the last one coming at the home fixture at Old Trafford. This was one of his best full-game performances having said that he's a killer substitute. United's no. 14 today scored 2 more goals to take his goal tally to 13 for the season, only 7 behind Dimitar Berbatov, who could have easily made it 21 for the season but instead gave a sweet pass to team-mate Wayne Rooney who scored one of the easiest tap-ins of his career! The goal must have brought some pressure off Rooney, he's now scored regularly in his last two Premier League performances, the last one being a wonder-goal against Manchester City. How unselfish Dimi! How unselfish!

This reminds me of Luis Nani who had yet another impressive game. It seems like the lad only wants to improve at United. He recently said "This is my best season at Manchester United" and also didn't appreciate the fact that he was being constantly compared to Cristiano Ronaldo. The fact is, he just needs to pass the ball and not be a hungry goal poacher. Nani couldn't find any goals today but he did touch the inner edge of the goal post. How frustrating must that be? After that, he was constantly seen using bad words each time he took a bad shot.

Bebe and Obertan who didn't even make it to the substitute bench were observed entertaining through other means in the first half. Obertain was busy listening to his music through his Monster beats Dr. Dre headphones while Bebe was found playing a game on his smartphone. Perhaps the game was too boring in the first half.

To end the game in style, Fabio was brought on for Nani and guess what, Fabio scored. It looks like Fabio got the fruit of Nani's hard work through out the game.

Games against Wigan have always been a great opportunity for United to score as many goals as they can. They scored 10 goals in aggregate last season but only managed 6 this year (2-0 coming at Old Trafford, 4-0 at JJB)

Do enjoy the HD individual goal highlights with a line to or two ;)

1. A great Chicharito finish, his trademark really! Excellent pass by Nani!! 
Wigan 0- 1 Manchester United
Chicharito 17'

2. Another brilliant pass by none other than ROONEY! Clinical finish by Javier again 

Wigan 0- 1 Manchester United
Chicharito 17'

3. Finally Rooney gets an award for his decent performance, thanks to Dimitar Berbatov for his unselfishness!
Wigan Athletic 0-3 Manchester United
Rooney 84'

4. Finally, Fabio comes on at 86' for a frustrated Nani and scores a goal in the next minute!

Wigan 0-4 Manchester United
Fabio 87'

Just 10 more games left for the season! I can already smell the Premier League title coming to Old Trafford! COME ON UNITED!!!! 

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22 February 2011

Rooneys' Blackmailers arrested...!!!

Police have arrested three people for demanding vast sum for a camera which contained pictures of the Rooneys along with their baby Kai.

Coleen was allegedly targeted after losing a camera at a concert that contained private pictures of her 15-month-old son Kai. The sum demanded was somewhere in "five figures".But police were tipped off and the trio - two men and a woman - were arrested in September in a sting operation.

Coleen was with Wayne, 25, at a Black Eyed Peas gig at Manchester's MEN Arena in May last year when she accidentally left the camera in a £2,500-a-night private box. It is believed an extortion gang grabbed Coleen’s camera after she put it down on a table in the hospitality suite during the concert nine months ago.

The police later arrested two men, aged 28 and 41, and a woman aged 25 in a dramatic swoop.

All the suspects were quizzed before being bailed pending further inquiries until March 9. It is not known whether the camera has been recovered.

The couple’s spokesman Ian Monk said: 'Wayne and Coleen take their son’s privacy very seriously but they cannot say anything else at this stage as the matter is the subject of a police inquiry.’

20 February 2011

FA Cup 6th round tie: United opponent still unknown!

Arsene Wenger was badly humiliated last season
once he was sent to the stands by the referee!
Arsenal manager, Arsenal Wenger's hypocrite quadruple dreams may all be shattered now as Arsenal MAY face Mancester United in the 6th round of the F.A. Cup! 
Wenger said "We want to go for every single competition, I have said that many times. How far will we go? I personally believe we can go in every competition to the end. But we can stop very quickly". 
The gunners managed a 1-1 draw against a spirited Leyton Orient side, thanks to a 88th minute equaliser by the substitute Tehoue. 

I believe Arsenal will definitely be out of the FA cup on 12th/13th March (when United play Arsenal) IF they manage to win the replay fixture at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal, who are currently sandwiched between the United and City in the premier league table at the 2nd place, are four points away from both.  

So Manchester United's 6th round FA Cup opponent still remains a mystery. A replay fixture will now have to be played at Emirates Stadium next week. We all expect Leyton to do the job there just like Everton did at Chelsea in the 4th Cup replay at Stamford Bridge. Even if Arsenal are through to the 6th round by defeating Leyton Orient, we are NOT scared of Arsenal. We only feel that Leyton Orient will give us a better game than Arsenal!! 

However, March will be a challenging month for United as they face Chelsea and Liverpool away within 6 days followed by Champions League action against Marseille at home on 15th March and finally ending with an easier fixture of Bolton at home on 19th of March. Gear up for an interesting football month of March! 
Keep your comments coming, share how you feel about the Red Devils' future fixtures!

18 February 2011

GNev impressed by young talent

Paul Pogba

Gary Neville, who was covering United’s FA Youth Cup match against Newcastle is all praise for United’s young guns. Especially, three Manchester United youngsters have earned praise from former Reds captain Gary Neville.

Paul Pogba, Ryan Tunnicliffe and Ravel Morrison all shone for United's under-18s as they defeated Newcastle 1-0 in the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday night. Thought the score line reads just one goal, United’s youngsters created many chances (around 30) on goal and on various occasions, came agonizingly close to scoring.

Talking to MUTV after the match, Neville said, “They were the key players for us. Ravel deserved his goal. It was a great bit of a skill to create space for a fantastic finish. You don’t save those ones just under the bar. It deserved to win the match.”

Paul Pogba, the French holding midfielder who has already scored Scholsey like goals in his short career scored an absolute screamer for the reserves against Portsmouth some time back and is already looking set to have a long career at Old Trafford.

Ryan Tunnicliffe, the local lad is a genuine old school midfielder who controls the game with his passing ability. A versatile midfielder who has already drawn comparisons with the likes of Roy Keane and Steven Gerrard was handed a new three-year contract earlier this year.

Ravel Morrison, the spoilt brat with exceptional talent is yet another local lad. A pacy winger known for his express pace, Morrison has been in some troubles with the law. Technically gifted, Morrison has already made a senior appearance for the club, coming on a substitute for Ji Sung Park against Wolves in a League Cup tie.

BOOM BOOM Bebe...!

The Outhere Brother's "Boom Boom Boom" is regularly heard at Manchester United's Carrington training ground. The players have been singing the 90's classic in tribute to Portuguese striker BEBE, who they've nicknamed Boom Boom because of his powerful shots. His cannonball strikes are so fierce, team-mates Nemanja Vidic and VDS have been left in agony after getting in the way of a couple of rockets.

A source said: "The lads sing Boom Boom when he steps up for shooting practice. Sir Alex sees the funny side but Bebe could put someone in hospital if he catches the ball just right."
Bebe, an unknown player before Sir Alex made a 7m bid has enjoyed a good first season with the reserves so far and already has a UEFA Champions League goal to his name.

17 February 2011

Michael Owen faces another injury setback

Michael Owen is injured... AGAIN :|
Michael Owen, one of the most injury ravaged striker, is set to spend more time on the sidelines as he deteriorates his groin in a training session on Monday (Source: The Sun)

The out-of-favour English international has been sent for scans to learn the extent of the injury, but he is almost certain to miss the interesting FA cup clash with Crawley town which he was expected to play partnered with Chicharito. I must say, Owen has some real bad luck!

Owen has already missed so many games this season due to a hamstring injury and this injury will definitely blow his chances for a new contract with United.

The 31-year old missed the remainder of the season after the Carling Cup final against Villa in February soon after scoring the first goal of the game which was later equalised by Abgonlahor. Eventually, Wayne Rooney won it for United with a brilliant headed goal to end the game 2-1. February and FA Cup are bad omens for Michael, it seems!

However, in Owen's absence, Chicharito will be given more chances.

But will Michael be offered a new contract at United?

16 February 2011

Ambitious Berbatov targets 40 goals this season

Dimitar Berbatov has pledged to score another 20 goals this season as United gear up for Premier League, FA Cup and Champions league titles! 
Striker Berbatov spent most of Saturday's Manchester derby on the bench as Wayne Rooney grabbed the headlines with his overhead wonder goal.
But the Bulgarian said: 
"Everything's going well for me this season and if we can win the title it will be even better.
"That's my main wish. If in May we've won the title and I'm there to lift it, then it would be a personal best for me."Winning the 19th league title is very important at Manchester United. I'd love to do that for Alex Ferguson, who's been here almost 25 years, as well as my team-mates and the fans."
Berbatov has notched 20 goals this season and hopes to double that number by the end of this season with some crucial League, European and FA Cup games lined up in the coming future. 
He said: "We still have a lot of games left in the league, as well as matches in the FA Cup and the Champions League. We want to reach the final in both those competitions, so that gives me plenty of time.
The Bulgarian striker is now on a newly renewed 5 year contract with United until 2015 is also rumoured to be offered a new deal soon. This  may be a massive salary of £175,000 which would still be a good £75,000 short of Rooney's who has only scored 6 goals so far this season. 

15 February 2011

Park OUT, Valencia IN

We are set to lose Park Ji-sung for up to four weeks after he tweaked a hamstring in training before the Derby.
The 29-year-old South Korean has only just returned following his international involvement.
Park, who picked up his 100th cap against Japan, has since retired from international football to concentrate on his United career.
"We got a blow on Saturday morning with the news that Ji-sung Park did his hamstring on Friday afternoon in training," the boss explained to ManUtd.com. "It was very unfortunate because it was his last kick of the ball in training as well. We were really looking forward to having him back after being away for a month at the Asian Cup. He’ll be out for up to a month, which is a blow to us."
Defender Jonny Evans has had a scan on an ankle injury and could be out for a month also.
But on the other hand, Antonio Valencia is back training with the reserves. The winger faced ligament damage in an innocuous challenge during United's 0-0 Champions League draw with Rangers at Old Trafford in September.
"The good news is that Valencia started training with the Reserves on Saturday," added the boss. "So he’s on his way back and that will be a real boost to have him available for the run-in."

12 February 2011

Match 26: Rooney runs the show as United win yet another derby! (Video)

That Wayne Rooney goal was easily worth 20
The Manchester Derby on the 12th of February will be definitely remembered as the one in which Rooney scored his best goal of the career and also the most memorable moment at Old Trafford.

Manchester United   2-1    Manchester City
Nani  41' Rooney 78'                              Silva 65' 
Booked: Kompany, Milner,  Scholes, Giggs  

Go HERE to read the match review, but I'm pretty sure you would wanna replay the above video as many times as possiblee!

In case you were looking for other goal highlights of this derby or any other great goals scored recently go HERE. P.S. You may wanna bookmark it!

Old Trafford will witness United's new anthem ahead of Manchester Derby

A new Manchester United anthem will be publicly played at Old Trafford for the first time before the derby game against Manchester City.

The song is called the ‘United Road’ and was written by Will Robinson and Daniel Ryan, the same song writers who produced the re-worked 2009 version of 'Glory Glory Man United' which featured Korean violinist Jenny Bae.
The vocals on ‘United Road’ will be performed by Richie, who previously sang ‘Manchester United Number One’.
Robinson and Ryan, who also wrote 'Chico Is The Man' - the Javier Hernandez song – are currently recording an album all about Manchester United which will be released later this year.
"I am totally inspired to write lyrics about United - they have achieved so much and are a great club,” said Robinson.
'United Road' by the World Red Army can be bought on itunes.com. The link for iTunes download is THIS. The price of the new Manchester United anthem is only 79 pence. So grab your copy now!!!

I'd love Rooney at Barcelona : Xavi

A part of the World Cup winning Spanish team, one of the best mid-fielders in the world, Xavi has showed his love for the way United Legend Rooney plays. More than that, he has stated he would be happy if Rooney comes and plays along with him in Barcelona!

"Rooney is extraordinary, he could play for Barcelona," the 31-year-old told the Guardian

"And before people imagine headlines like, 'Xavi says Rooney to join Barcelona' - although, I'd love him to! - what I mean is that he's our kind of player."

We should feel happy that our favorite player is receiving acclamation from other super stars, but Rooney be careful, don't take the words too seriously! We want you at Old Trafford for ever!  

10 February 2011

Rio: "I will become a manager and have Gary as my assistant"

Speaking to sabotagetimes.com, Rio Ferdinand has admitted that he won't play abroad like his international team mate David Beckham before retiring, rather he would love to end his career at Old Trafford only. "I won't be playing abroad, this is me. I am at ManUnited and I love it here. Why take a step backwards?"

Rio also said that he would love to become a manager after he retires from professional football and have Gary Neville as his No.2. ""Gary Neville would be perfect for my assistant's post. He'd cross the T's and dot the I's."

Ferdinand added that former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is the best finisher he has ever seen in his lifetime. "Robbie Fowler, Solskjaer, Ruud and Ian Wright are the best. I'd say Robbie was definitely the most natural, he could do it from anywhere, inside the box, long range, headers. It's a huge shame that he had so many injuries because he was a great striker and a great lad. He came to Leeds and settled straight away, and was good fun to be around when we went away with England. He's not known as God for nothing."

As for his hardest opponent, Ferdinand said, "Raul and Zidane were difficult because of the positions they took up, it was hard to know whether to track them or wait for them to come on. Physically, I'd say Mark Hughes and Kevin Davies. With Hughes the ball would be running towards the touchline, I'd be looking to clear down the line and if he was steaming over, I knew I'd be heading into the crowd with a few stud marks for good measure."

And he believes Cristiano Ronaldo is the best played alongside, adding: "Ronaldo is my favourite player of the current era by a mile. If he stays clear of injury I think he'll be up there as one of the best of all time."

Chicarito misses a penalty but scores

Chicarito’s Mexican side defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 in the international friendly played yesterday. Our “little-pea” was easily the best player on the field, despite missing a penalty.
Hernandez was amongst the 5 players whom the new coach, Manuel de la Torra, decided to pick after the world cup debacle under previous coach. The 50,000 odd fans were delighted with the football and also the fact that they were allowed to carry their Vuvuzelas with them.
In the 49th minute, Mexico were awarded a penalty. Hernandez took the penalty, which the Bosnian goalkeeper managed to keep out. The ball bounced out, though, and bounced back over the goal line. While it appeared defender Miralem Pjanic deflected the ball into his own goal, Hernandez was credited with the goal. Mexico’s second goal was similar to Rooney’s first goal against Villa in which VDS provided the assist. Here, Mexico goalkeeper, Jesus Corona’s long ball took a bounce over the Bosnian defenders and Pacheco won the race to the ball and scored.
After the match, Hernandez said, “The most important thing is the victory. I didn't know if it was my goal or if it was an own goal, but I celebrated with my teammates and laughed because of the circumstance that arose. Scoring is always beautiful but it's better to win. It does you no good if you score three goals and you don't win."

Kiko wants to RETURN...!

Kiko: "I'll be back at United!"
 Kiko Macheda is already counting dates on the calendar left for his return to Manchester. The Italian, on-loan to Serie A club Sampdoria admitted that he is missing English fish and chips.
Macheda, who scored the only goal in the friendly win over England poured his heart out in the interview.
Macheda said: “I’m looking forward very much to getting back to Manchester United but not the English weather. You can get fish and chips there though and I like them. You can’t get them here.”
“I was nearly 16 when I went to Manchester United (from Lazio) and I do love it there. I’m almost English. My friends now say I speak better English than Italian.
“Of course I’m looking forward to going back. I’ve had a few injuries but I think things are getting better now.”
The 19-year-old striker is on loan at Sampdoria until the end of the season, but is confident he can return to United stronger and hungrier than before. The striker has not spoken to United boss Sir Alex Ferguson for three weeks, but believes he still has a future at the club.
Macheda said: “I think Sir Alex is looking out for me. I spoke to him three weeks ago on the phone and I spoke to him before I came here. He said to me ‘If there’s anything you need, just call Me.’ because he’s still my coach. I still feel like I’m in his long-term plans, of course. My ambition is to be part of Manchester United because that’s where I want to go.”
“I’ve been at Sampdoria for a month now and I’m really happy. Obviously it’s not like Manchester United - because Manchester United is a proper club - but I’m happy to be here and I want to do well, for myself and the team.”
“I’ve got six months on loan and I hope to do well to get back there even stronger to show what I can do.”
Let’s hope for the best for Kiko, who along with Anderson is amongst my favorites at United.

08 February 2011

Manchester United to open new offices in Mayfair soon!

Good news for Manchester United fans living in London, your favourite club is soon going to move closer to you geographically as well. United have agreed a deal to occupy 11,500 sq ft of luxurious new office space in Mayfair, the heart of London's West End!
This deal only attracts more supporters from London than Manchester, and eases off the frustration from the club's fans who feel the Glazer family have lost touch with its roots.
However, the deal also highlights the commercial success the Glazer's, who bought United in 2005, have enjoyed since launching operations in London three years ago.
The club set up a team in a Pall Mall office building designed to secure new sponsorship deals from around the world. It said London was a more practical base for overseas companies travelling to the UK for sponsorship talks. However, the 45-man operation is understood to have grown too large for the St James's office, leading to the move to Mayfair.
How does this news affect you?

06 February 2011

Rio out for 2 weeks

The sturdy defender who suffered an injury just minutes before the kick off against Wolves yesterday has been sidelined for two weeks at least.

"Rio has done his calf in the warm up unfortunately, so he'll be out for a couple of weeks" said Sir Alex after the match.

Rio pulled up a calf injury while warming up with the team at the Molineux after his name was included in the starting XI. Eventually, Evans replaced him in the starting XI and Smalling took Evans' place on the bench. And this turned out to be the turning point of the match according to some pundits as Evans looked uncomfortable in aerial challenges and Wolves made a full use of it. He had to be substituted in the 65th minute for Chris Smalling.

Rio has been left out of the England squad that was to face Denmark in an international friendly mid week. The most devastating bit is that he will miss the much anticipated Manchester derby next weekend and for sure, he will be missed.

His partnership with United captain Vidic has created problems for opposition players who have found it quite difficult to break United's defence all season.

Rio was on the sidelines as he saw United suffer a shock 1-2 defeat against Wolves. Rio suffered
an injury just before the World Cup too and returned into action with United in mid September only.

05 February 2011

Berbatov and Sir Alex lead United to more silverware!

United have won another double – after Sir Alex Ferguson and Dimitar Berbatov were named Barclays Manager and Player of the Month respectively.
The Reds are renowned for moving up a gear at the turn of the New Year and this season has proved to be no exception. Sir Alex’s side won 13 points from a possible 15 in January to maintain an unbeaten league run in 2010/11. The only draw they faced was at Spurs which was a very close game indeed. (Read the Match Report.)
While the boss has now won the monthly award an unprecedented 25 times, Berbatov picks up the gong for the first time on his own after sharing it with former Tottenham team-mate Robbie Keane in 2007 during his Spurs days.
The Bulgarian marksman struck five goals in January to take his tally to 19 this season, including two in the Reds' sensational come-from-behind victory over Blackpool, a result that could well prove crucial come the end of the campaign.
United are cruising along well, but there are some big games lined up ahead which include Chelsea (both home and away, thanks to snow?), Arsenal and Liverpool (both games away) and Man City (Home).
Source: Link

03 February 2011

Champions League Squad for the knockouts

United last night announced the 25-men squad that will represent them in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League. Owen Hargreaves has been left out of the list as the 19 year old midfielder Oliver Norwood makes it to the ‘B’ list. Norwood is joined by Rafael, Fabio, Oliver Gill, Joshua King and William Keane in the B list, which includes players born on or after 1 January 1989 who have given at least two years' continued service to the club after their 15th birthday.
Antonio Valencia is expected to be fit to face Marseille in the second leg of the knockout round.

United are set to face French team Marseille on February 23, away from home followed by the match at Old Trafford on March 15.
Here is the list of players:
Goalkeepers: Van der Sar(1), Kuszczak (29), Lindegaard (34)
Defenders: Evra (3), Ferdinand(5), Brown W (6), Smalling (12), Vidic (15), Fabio(20), Rafael(21), O'Shea (22), Evans J (23), Gill(45)
Midfielders: Anderson (8), Giggs (11), Park (13), Carrick (16), Nani (17), Scholes (18), Fletcher (24), Valencia (25), Gibson (28), Norwood(47)
Forwards: Owen (7), Berbatov (9), Rooney (10), Hernandez (14), Obertan (26), Bebe (33), King(41), Keane W(48)
No UCL delight for Owen Hargreaves.
 The big question is, will Owen be ever be able to play club football?!?
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