Born and raised in the Glasgow suburb of Swinton, Alex Forsyth began his career as an apprentice at English First Division Arsenal in 1967 at the age of fifteen. The young player never managed to settle down in North London and he subsequently made his return to The Doughnut City to join forces with Partick Thistle the following year.
Although Wayne Rooney missed the 3–1 win over Spurs last Saturday with a groin injury sustained in training, he is expected to be ready for the upcoming encounter with Sunderland. He also made a surprise comeback against Bayern Munich just a week after supposedly being ruled out for at least three weeks with an ankle problem.
Peter Schmeichel started out with Danish outfit Brondby before the talented netminder was bought by Manchester United for a bargain transfer fee of £500,000 at the start of the 1991–92 campaign. While at Old Trafford, Schmeichel won the Premier League on five occasions and the FA Cup three times as well as the UEFA Champions League.
The members of the Professional Footballers´Association were once again asked to vote for a number of individual awards. As expected, Manchester United goal plunderer extraordinaire Wayne Rooney was the clear winner of the main award as the England international striker managed to beat off competition from his fellow nominees.
Two goals from veteran flanker Ryan Giggs saved the day for Manchester United in a make or break match against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Saturday. Despite being without the injured Wayne Rooney yesterday, Sir Alex Ferguson´s team managed to hammer Spurs by 3–1 and they are now two points clear of rivals Chelsea.
Back in April 1992, Manchester United won the Football League Cup for the first time by defeating Brian Clough´s Nottingham Forest side by 1–0 at Wembley Stadium. The winning goal was scored by Brian McClair who had joined Manchester United from Glasgow Celtic for a transfer fee of £850,000 at the start of the 1987–88 season.
Manchester United lock horns with Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford this coming Saturday. The last time the two teams played each other in the league was at White Hart Lane back in September 2009, when The Manchester Reds overcame The Lillywhites by 3–1 courtesy of goals from Ryan Giggs, Oliveira Anderson and Wayne Rooney.
Ulsterman Trevor Anderson kick started his soccer career at Portadown before he signed for Manchester United for a transfer fee of £20,000 in the autumn of 1972. The young and promising forward went on to make his debut for The Reds when he took the field as a substitute in a fine 2–0 win over Southampton at The Dell in March 1973.
Even though Michael Carrick was cheering Tottenham Hotspur for their win over Chelsea last Saturday, he will show his previous club no mercy when they travel to Old Trafford for their next match. Carrick started out at West Ham where he won the Football Association Youth Cup in 1999 before he moved to Spurs in August 2005.
Born in Cleland, Joe Jordan started out at Morton before he was brought from the helter skelter of Scottish football by legendary Leeds United boss Don Revie who bought him for a bargain £15,000 in October 1970. Being a quick learner, the toothless frontrunner ultimately established himself as a regular in the first team at Elland Road.