After a disappointing result against Swiss side FC Basel in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, Manchester United prepare to take on Premier League new boys Norwich City at Old Trafford this weekend. Manchester United dropped their first league points of the campaign with a 1–1 draw against Stoke City on Saturday, while The Canaries managed to beat Steve Bruce´s Sunderland 2–1 at Carrow Road last Monday.
Steve Coppell began at local side Tranmere Rovers where he proceeded to play 38 league matches. Blessed with dazzling skills and electrifying pace, he was regarded as one of the most talented players to appear on the soccer stage for years and was eventually brought to Manchester United for a bargain £45,000 in February 1975.
A late goal from £20 million summer signing Ashley Young earned Manchester United a 3–3 draw against Swiss outfit FC Basel at Old Trafford in the UEFA Champions League last night. Manchester United, who missed the injured Wayne Rooney, went into a 2 – 0 lead at half time thanks to a brace from Danny Welbeck but as the second period progressed Thorsten Fink´s men became much more of a threat.
Manchester United prepare to take on Swiss club FC Basel at Old Trafford in the UEFA Champions League this upcoming Tuesday evening. According to Sir Alex Ferguson, the UEFA Champions League is the best competition in the world now and the success hungry Manchester United boss hopes that The Reds can go one better this campaign and win it after two Champions League final defeats in four seasons.
Table topping Manchester United were held to a 1–1 draw by a well organised and hard working Stoke City team at The Britannia Stadium on Saturday. Portugal international winger Nani opened the score sheet with a breathtaking individual display in the 27th minute of play before a brilliant headed goal from Stoke forward Peter Crouch seven minutes into the second half ended Manchester United´s winning streak.
Reigning league champions Manchester United prepare to take on fifth placed Stoke City at Britannia Stadium this weekend looking to bag another three points. Despite of the fact that Tony Pulis´s Stoke side have had a surprisingly good start to the Premier League campaign, Manchester United’s recent form means that Sir Alex Ferguson´s players will be big favourites to win the match against Stoke on Saturday.
Sir Alex Ferguson is full of praise for former England player Michael Owen after he helped Manchester United cruise to a 3–0 win over Simon Grayson´s Leeds United side at Elland Road on Tuesday evening. The 31-year-old goal scorer, who was transferred to Manchester United from Newcastle United at the beginning of the 2009-10 campaign, has now produced an impressive eleven goals in his last twelve starts.
Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United defeated League Championship outfit Leeds United 3–0 at Elland Road in the Football League Cup Third Round on Tuesday. Former England international Michael Owen scored the game´s two first goals within the opening 32 minutes before fellow veteran Ryan Giggs made the score read 3–0 in Manchester United´s favour shortly before the sound of the half time signal.
Just two days after beating Chelsea 3–1 in the Barclays Premier League, Manchester United make the trip to West Yorkshire to take on Championship outfit Leeds United in the Football League Cup Third Round. The last time the two teams played each other was in January 2010 in the FA Cup Third Round when Leeds managed to beat Manchester United 1–0 at Old Trafford thanks to a goal from Jermaine Beckford.
First half goals from Chris Smalling, Nani and Wayne Rooney saw a confident Manchester United team run out 3–1 winners against fellow Premier League title contenders Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday. The Manchester United players raced into an early lead as exciting new winger Ashley Young sent a brilliant free kick towards the six yard box where versatile player Chris Smalling headed home on eight minutes.