Sir Alex Ferguson´s treble chasing side managed to defeat fierce rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge for the first time in nine years as born again goalscorer Wayne Rooney netted the winning goal yesterday. The controversial centre forward scored the only goal of the encounter when he found the back of the net midway through the first half to give Manchester United the edge in the Champions League Quarter Final tie with the London club.
Rio Ferdinand could return for Manchester United’s UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match against old foes Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this Wednesday. The Blues are undefeated in their last five matches, with three victories and two draws on record, while The Red Devils have won four and lost one of their last five games.
Leicester born Dion Dublin ignited his professional career as a central defender with Norwich City in 1985 before he moved on to Fourth Division Cambridge United where the youngster was converted into a fine centre forward by Abbey Stadium manager John Beck. Then followed a Captain Cook’s Tour around Great Britain which saw the goal happy frontman appear for a string of league clubs in need of a consistent and dependable striker.
Manchester United icon Wayne Rooney single-handedly won the match against West Ham United at Upton Park on Saturday afternoon with an astonishing hat-trick in a high scoring victory to give his team three valuable points. In a highly dramatic contest, Sir Alex Ferguson´s title chasers came from 2–0 down to eventually triumph 4–2.
Manchester United travel to London to take on West Ham United at Boleyn Ground tomorrow. The Reds will miss Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves, Paul Scholes, John O’Shea and Rafael da Silva, but Nemanja Vidic is most likely to return to match action. In their last 10 league matches, West Ham have registered 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, while Sir Alex Ferguson´s players have won 7 of their last 10, losing 2 and drawing one.