The Manchester United players pack their bags to visit West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns this Saturday looking for their second away victory of the campaign. The Black Country club will be without versatile Chile international Gonzalo Jara and experienced Romania centre back Gabriel Tamas, while Manchester United will miss Ji-Sung Park, Paul Scholes, Michael Owen, John O’Shea, Owen Hargreaves and Antonio Valencia.
Born in the Dutch city of Kampen, Jaap Stam appeared for FC Zwolle, Cambuur Leeuwarden, Willem II and PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands. A bruising and powerful central defender, he was brought to English Premier League side Manchester United for an estimated transfer fee of £10.75 million at the beginning of the 1998–99 season.
Birmingham City needed a questionable goal from Lee Bowyer to rescue a vital point against Manchester United at St Andrews on Tuesday. The Reds went into the lead thirteen minutes into the second period when Darron Gibson passed the ball to the inform Dimitar Berbatov who powered a low drive past Ben Foster and inside the post but the home side got a highly controversial late equaliser when Bowyer netted in the 89th minute of play.
Manchester United make the trip to St Andrews this Tuesday to take on relegation battling Birmingham City who were defeated 1–0 by Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux Stadium in their last league match. Although Manchester United beat Sunderland 2–0 at Old Trafford on Boxing Day, Sir Alex Ferguson´s players face a stern challenge as The Brummies have built a well earned reputation of being a tough side to beat at their own ground.
Sir Alex Ferguson´s Manchester United side remain at the top of the Barclays Premier League table after thumping Sunderland 2–0 at The Theatre of Dreams in a one sided contest on Sunday afternoon. Balkan player Dimitar Berbatov opened the scoring yesterday with a powerful headed goal in the fifth minute of the encounter and the former Tottehham Hotspur centre forward then added a second goal 12 minutes into the second period.
High flying Manchester United prepare themselves to take on to seventh placed Sunderland at the Theatre of Dreams on Boxing Day in what promises to be a match between different styles of play. The Manchester United players emerged as fully deserved winners against fellow title contenders Arsenal at Old Trafford in their last Premier League match, while Steve Bruce´s Sunderland managed to beat Bolton Wanderers at the Stadium of Light.
According to the latest newspaper reports, Manchester United club owner Malcolm Glazer and his banjo picking family have apparently now opened the door for the Royal family of Qatar who have targeted the Barclays Premier League outfit in a £1.5 billion deal. The take over rumours first emerged earlier this year when Sir Alex Ferguson´s Manchester United squad travelled to the Middle East for a fully deserved holiday.
Andrei Kanchelskis started his career at Dynamo Kiev in 1988 before the rampant right winger moved to Shakhtar Donetsk three years later. The Ukrainian eventually signed with Manchester United for £650,000 in the spring of 1991 and made his Premier League debut for The Reds in a 3–0 loss to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in May 1991.
Hailing from the nearby town of Stockport, Alan Gowling joined Manchester United at the beginning of the 1966–67 season. Strong and deceptively quick for a big player, he made his league debut for Manchester United in a 4–2 win over Stoke City at Victoria Ground in March 1968 but his Old Trafford career was over before it really began.
Chelsea and Manchester United take on each other at Stamford Bridge this upcoming Sunday in what promises to be a cracker of a match. While Manchester United make the trip to London looking to stretch their unbeaten run in the league to 17 games, Chelsea have managed to pick up just a mere six points from their last seven league matches. With Carlo Ancelotti’s men struggling to find form, they have now gone five league games without a win.