Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will give youth a chance against Championship outfit Crystal Palace in their Football League Cup Quarter Final on Wednesday. Talented young starlets such as Ben Amos, Mame Biram Diouf, Ezekiel Fryers, Michael Keane, Federico Macheda, Ravel Morrison and Paul Pogba are all likely to be given the opportunity to shine in the clash with Dougie Freedman’s Crystal Palace.
Manchester United gaffer Sir Alex Ferguson was hopping mad after the controversial 1–1 draw against Newcastle United at Old Trafford last Saturday. After taking the lead four minutes into the second period thanks to a goal from Mexico centre forward Javier Hernandez, the firebrand manager exploded when his Manchester United side had a debatable penalty kick awarded against them after 62 minutes of play.
It was another disappointing draw for Manchester United as they blew a one goal lead against Alan Pardew´s Newcastle United team at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. A goal by Manchester United goal plunderer Javier Hernandez put the hosts ahead shortly after the resumption before the visiting side evened the score thanks to a penalty from Senegal international Demba Ba in the 62nd minute of the game.
Following a 2–2 draw at home to Benfica in the Champions League on Tuesday, Manchester United prepare to take on Alan Pardew´s Newcastle United team at Old Trafford this Saturday looking for their fourth consecutive victory in the Premier League. Manchester Unted overcame Swansea City 1–0 at Liberty Stadium on Saturday, while Newcastle suffered a 3–1 defeat away to table topping Manchester City.
Owen Hargreaves started out with his local outfit Calgary Foothills before the rising star signed for Bayern Munich at the beginning of the 1997–98 campaign. After winning four Bundesliga titles and the UEFA Champions League with The Bavarians, Hargreaves moved on to Manchester United for a cool £17 million in the summer of 2007.
After bagging three important points against Otelul Galati in their last Champions League match, Manchester United were brought down to earth as they were held to a disappointing 2–2 draw by Benfica at Old Trafford on Tuesday. The Reds came from behind to lead 2–1 courtesy of a goal apiece from Dimitar Berbatov and Darren Fletcher only to be pulled back to parity by a goal from midfield dynamo Pablo Aima
After defeating Swansea City 1–0 in the Premier League last Saturday, Manchester United take on Lisbon team Benfica at Old Trafford in their fifth match in Champions League Group C on Tuesday evening. Manchester United will be without the services of the suspended Nemanja Vidic for the encounter with The Eagles, while Chris Smalling is most likely to make his return to match action for the Old Trafford outfit.
Manchester United bagged another important three points as they edged out Brendan Rodgers´s Swansea City team by 1–0 in front of a capacity crowd at Liberty Stadium on Saturday evening. The winning goal arrived after eleven minutes of play as evergreen midfield orchestrator Ryan Giggs delivered a brilliant square pass to lone frontrunner Javier Hernandez who put the visitors into a 1–0 lead from close range.
Frank O´Farrell´s Manchester United team surprised most pundits by registering a comfortable 2–0 triumph against bitter adversaries Liverpool at Old Trafford in November 1972. Ted MacDougall, who had previously been rejected by Liverpool manager Bill Shankly, recorded one goal and created another for fellow striker Wyn Davies.
Born and bred in the town of Voorhout, Edwin van der Sar started out his long and distinguished goalkeeping career with his local team Foreholte before he went on to play for Noordwijk and Ajax. After making 226 league outings for The Amstedammers, he decided to sign for Juventus for an estimated transfer fee of £5 million in 1999.