Rooney's brace took Man Utd. to the top of premier league table ....
Rooney's brace took Man Utd. to the top of premier league table ....
United had a really tough time at Old Trafford as they were largely outplayed for most of the time despite taking the lead through Wayne Rooney. ...
Manchester United face Athletic Bilbao in the first leg of Round of 16 at Old Trafford...
Paul Pogba has signed a £20k four year deal with Juventus.........
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Super happy!!!! GGMU!!!
|Nani Celebrates Goal|
Manchester United have avenged their Wembley defeat with a 2-1 victory over their arch-rivals Barcelona at Fed-ex field, Washington. This gave United fans something to cheer about after their teams demolition in the Champions League final.
Subs not used: Amos, Berbatov, Ferdinand, Carrick, Park, Macheda
Saturday, July 30, 2011
However, he refused to rule out more signings as there is still a month left in the transfer window and players could become available during that time.
When asked about Sneijder, Gill told The Guardian: "We didn't progress that one."
"I'm not doing anything on anything at the moment, so they [potential deals] are all currently dead.
"But the important point is that you never know. I've been around in football long enough to know things change quickly."
"Somebody may become available and we can say at that point we are interested."
Speculation over a move for Sneijder has currently out of news after United manager Sir Alex Ferguson dismissed the reports that the playmaker would move to Manchester.
However, it is thought he is still looking for a replacement for the retired Paul Scholes despite spending around €57 million on new signings Phil Jones, David de Gea and Ashley Young.
Manchester United have a 100 percent record on the pre-season tour with numerous goals in their favour. The 4-0 battering of MLS All-Stars, 3-1 of Chicago Fire, 7-0 of Seattle Sounders and 4-1 of New England Revolutions means all the forwards who have played out in the US have been successful to find the net at least once.
Barcelona have already enjoyed much success in pre-season, getting Internacional on penalties before defeating Bayern Munich 2-0 in the Audi Cup. The new sensation Thiago Alcantara scored both the goals.
Ins and outs
Manchester United: Javier Hernandez is ruled out after suffering concussion but wouldn't have played in any case. Sir Alex has promised he'll give lengthy run-outs to most of his stars ahead of the Community Shield on Sunday week. The boss has difficulties in choosing a goalie among David De Gea and Anders Lindegaard, who have been excellent in the tour.
Barcelona: Barcelona's Copa America players are missing including Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Dani Alves amongst others as well as new signing Alexis Sanchez. Xavi is back in training after an injury lay-off and should be involved.
The last time met was not a long time ago. They met at Wembley Stadium, 28 May 2011, in the Champions League final. A masterful performance from the Spanish Giants got them to a comfortable 3-1 victory, goals from Pedro, Messi and David Villa. Wayne Rooney's superb equaliser before half-time was, ultimately, in vain.
Manchester United: Despite an poor start of the last season, Wayne Rooney came back with a bang after the mid season netting 17 times. Being the most succesful player for the Reds in the pre-season, Wayne has started the season too well already. He looks calm and confident and will be the key man for Manchester United.
Barcelona: For all of Messi's magic, it's arguable that Xavi was man of the match at Wembley. The midfielder ran the show with able support from Andres Iniesta and, of course, Messi who won't feature on coming game. Thus for an upcoming game Xavi will be the key man for Barcelona.
The Ecuadorian winger has put pen to paper to a new long term deal at United, and new contracts for Berbatov and Chicharito are anticipated to be offered.
Friday, July 29, 2011
The England international started 2010/11 season following a poor performance at the World Cup in South Africa. And his poor performance continued with United, as Rooney scored just three times in United's opening 17 games of the campaign.
However, Rooney ended the season with 17 goals to his name for club and country, thanks to the emergence of Mexican wonder kid Hernandez.
'Chicharito' arrived at Old Trafford having impressed for his country at the World Cup, and took the Premier League by storm, the Mexican settled quick in front of goal netting 20 times in all competitions.
And Rooney, speaking for media revealed that he would not have finished last season so strongly - netting 10 times in United's final 18 games - had it not been for 'Little Pea'.
"Before he came I'd only seen clips of him, and then I saw him at the World Cup. Then when he turned up, we were excited because you could see what kind of player he is," he says.
"I don't think any of us expected him to do what he did. To come in and cement your place in the team at such a young age is an incredible achievement, and I think he's helped me progress too. I can play in a deeper role and get more of the ball when he's there for defenders to worry about.
"I always want more of the ball and that position helps me see more of it. We suit each other. It could be a partnership for years."
Winning the Premier League last season saw United capture a record 19th league crown, finally usurping rivals Liverpool's haul of 18 - the last of which they lifted in 1990.
Sir Alex Ferguson has said he won't be rushing Hernandez and that the 23 year old Mexican will be given plenty of time to recover. Hernandez was rushed to hospital after he suffered concussion following then incident in which he was "hit on the top of the head with the ball". United have already revealed that Hernandez's MRI scan report are out and he hopefully would return in 3 weeks.
Gerard Pique admits Ferguson's achievement at his old club United is simply "UNBELIEVABLE" as Ferguson readies to celebrate an incredible 25 years as OLD TRAFFORD chief in November this year.
Manchester United were invited to White House by the American Government.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Beckham spent 10 years at Old Trafford for Manchester United and had important role on Sir Alex Ferguson's 1999 Champions League winning squad, before leaving England to play for Real Madrid, AC Milan and now Los Angeles.
Beckham played for United's yesterdays opponent, US side MLS All Stars which got beaten 4-0 by United in a friendly played at famous Redbull Arena, it the first time he has played against his former side.
"It's always going to be emotional coming up against Manchester United," Beckham said. "It's always difficult as well."
"So obviously to play against Manchester United still with Sir Alex Ferguson as manager, still with some of the players that I played with and the fans I played in front of for many years - it's emotional."
Beckham also was specially thankful for Sir Alex, the man who was influential over his early years of his career.
"I had many years and many successful years playing for Manchester United and playing under Sir Alex Ferguson," he said.
"I wouldn't be in the position I am today if it wasn't for him because he gave me a chance when I was 16, 17-years-old and he had the faith to give youngsters a chance so I owe him a lot."
"He was a father figure to me for many years."
Manchester United brought alive a capacity 26,716 crowd in the famous Red Bull Arena with a complete display of beautiful football. Goals from Anderson, Park, Berbatov and Welbeck handed UNITED a victory over the side boasting two of the Premier League modern day legends Beckham and Henry.
The match was supposed to be the first game for Javier Hernandez who now has become a favorite among the Americans. Hernandez didn't play the game due to concussion suffered during training session. The little pea now boasts of fans equal to Beckham or Henry and had the most number of fans with his name printed in their jersey.
Although the final score seemed to be a little one-sided, the contest was tight. Both the sides played attacking football but credit to United goalie Anders Lindegaard and neat finishing from the strikers that the final score seemed one-sided.
The highlight of the game: Park Ji-Sung's brilliant individual goal and Berbatov's cool finish of a Wayne Rooney chip.
With the new signings doing a great job in the field, future seems bright for United...
United: Lindegaard (Amos 46); Jones, Ferdinand (Smalling 61), Vidic (Diouf 73), Evra; Park (Nani 61), Carrick (Cleverley 61), Anderson (Fabio 73), Young (Welbeck 61); Rooney (Macheda 61), Berbatov (Owen 61
Chicharito has been declared unfit to face Man City in the upcoming Community Shield match and could miss action upto weeks.
Chicharito who joined Man Utd in the US tour for facing the MLS All-Stars was hit by a stray ball during training due to which he suffered concussion. Javier Hernandez has become a sensation in America and the fans will be utterly disappointed that they can't see their idol in action.
He will also miss the pre season match against Barcelona.
SAF also stated that he was unlikely to see much first team either ways as he had a long season in which he played EPL, World Cup, Champions League, Oro Cup etc.
We wish he gets well soon!!!!!!!!!!!!