A confident Manchester United team managed to defeat European Champions Barcelona 2–1 in front of an 81,000 crowd at Fedex Field in Washington DC on Saturday. The winner was eventually scored by previous Liverpool, Real Madrid and Newcastle United central attacker Michael Owen in the 76th minute of the friendly match.
Born and raised in the city of Oldenzaal, Raimond van der Gouw began his goalkeeping career at Go Ahead Eagles before he moved on to Vitesse at the start of the 1988–89 campaign. Impressed by the consistent netminder, Alex Ferguson decided to bring him to Manchester United for a transfer fee of £500,000 in the summer of 1996.
Premier League Champions Manchester United will conclude their five game tour of the United States against La Liga Champions Barcelona at Fedex Field in Washington on Saturday in a rematch of the Champions League Final. Manchester United will miss Javier Hernandez who is out sidelined with concussion while Barcelona will be without Lionel Messi who has been given a deserved break after participation in the Copa America.
Manchester United eased to victory as Sir Alex Ferguson´s troops demolished the MLS All Stars 4–0 at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey on Wednesday night after goals from Anderson, Ji-Sung Park, Dimitar Berbatov and Danny Welback. Former Manchester United and England hero David Beckham played all ninety minutes of the friendly for the MLS All Stars and the Los Angeles Galaxy star had a good game for the hosts.
After winning their opening three friendly matches of their 2011 summer tour of the United States, Manchester United lock horns with the MLS All Stars at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey this Wednesday. Last year, Sir Alex Ferguson´s players outclassed the MLS All Stars to the tune of 5–2 at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas thanks to goals from Federico Macheda, Darron Gibson, Tom Cleverley and Javier Hernandez respectively.
As Sir Alex Ferguson tries to find a long term successor to Paul Scholes, the Manchester United boss now looks to Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder. According to the latest newspaper reports, Ferguson considers the sublime midfield talent as an adequate replacement for the former Manchester United and England star and the manager is ready to offer a fee in the region of £35 million for the internationally acclaimed Dutchman.
Sir Alex Ferguson´s Manchester United side came from behind to beat Chicago Fire 3–1 before a 61,000 crowd at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday. Cory Gibbs gave the Major League Soccer club an early lead when the United States international beat new defender Phil Jones to the ball to head home in the 13th minute but second half goals from Wayne Rooney, Rafael da Silva and Nani gave Manchester United a well earned win.
Manchester United prepare for the friendly match against Major League Soccer outfit Chicago Fire at Soldier Field in Chicago this weekend. After Manchester United demolished Seattle Sounders to the tune of 7–0 last Wednesday thanks to goals from Michael Owen, Mame Biram Diouf, Wayne Rooney, Ji-sung Park and Gabriel Obertan, Sir Alex Ferguson´s inform side are red hot favourites to beat the Toyota Park club on Saturday evening.
Sir Alex Ferguson´s Manchester United team continued their pre season tour of the United States with a highly impressive 7–0 demolishing of Sigi Schmid´s Seattle Sounders in front of a staggering 67,000 crowd at Century Link Field in Seattle on Wednesday evening. Evergreen veteran player Michael Owen opened the scoring account when the previous England international forward headed home a magnificent cross ball from forward thinking left fullback Patrice Evra to put Manchester United into a deserved 1–0 lead in the 15th minute of the friendly encounter.
Sir Alex Ferguson´s men prepare for their second game of their summer tour as they take on Seattle this evening after beating New England Revolution last Wednesday. Former Aston Villa favourite Ashley Young made a fine debut for Manchester United against Steve Nicol´s New England Revolution team at the Gillette Stadium and the winger showed enough signs to suggest he will have no problem settling into his new surroundings.