After a long international break of two weeks, Sir Alex Ferguson´s men face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium this Saturday. The South Wales outfit have won three games and got two draws out of their five home matches played so far, while Manchester United have not lost a single match away from Old Trafford this season.
Diego Forlan played for local outfits Penarol and Danubio before he decided to join forces with Independiente where he contributed 36 goals in 77 league appearances for the club. His fame spread and the prolific sharpshooter was signed by Manchester United chief Sir Alex Ferguson for an estimated fee of £6.9 million in January 2002.
The Three Lions edged out a narrow 1–0 win over Sweden at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday thanks to a headed goal from Gareth Barry. After the Manchester City player had struck the winner after 24 minutes, however, the England team seemed happy to sit back for the rest of the match and just soak up the pressure from the visiting side.
After defeating reigning World Cup and European Champions Spain 1–0 at Wembley Stadium last Saturday, Fabio Capello´s England team play hosts to Sweden on Tuesday. The Three Lions, who will be without leading marksman Wayne Rooney for this fixture, haven´t won an international against Sweden since 1968 when goals from Bobby Charlton, Martin Peters and Roger Hunt secured a respectable 3–1 home win.
Fabio Capello´s England players gained a fully deserved and hard fought triumph against World Cup winners and European champions Spain at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night. The Spaniards controlled large parts of the match in midfield but a close range header from England captain Frank Lampard in the 49th minute of the friendly match saw the determined and hard working home team running out 1–0 winners.
Fabio Capello’s England team lock horns with reigning World Cup winners Spain in an international friendly encounter at Wembley Stadium this upcoming Saturday. The Three Lions manager has decided, however, to leave Wayne Rooney out of the squad for the game as the prolific Manchester United goal poacher will be suspended for the first three matches of the 2012 European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
Sydney born Mark Bosnich started his goalkeeping career with Manchester United where he made his first Football League appearance in a goalless draw with Wimbledon at Old Trafford in April 1990. Unfortunately, he was unable to obtain a work permit and he was subsequently handed a ticket back to his native country the following year.
Hailing from Hamilton, David Herd initiated his career with Stockport County where he made 15 league appearances before he was signed by Arsenal for £10,000 in 1954. After notching up 107 goals in 180 outings for The Gunners, the natural born hitman was purchased by Manchester United chief Matt Busby for a fee of £35,000 in July 1961.
Long serving Manchester United supremo Sir Alex Ferguson was highly overwhelmed by the honour given to him by the club on Saturday. Manchester United Chief Executive David Gill announced before the Premier League encounter with Steve Bruce´s Sunderland that the club have renamed their North stand after manager Sir Alex Ferguson in honour of his 25 years of dedicated service to the Old Trafford side.
An own goal from unfortunate defender Wes Brown handed Manchester United a narrow 1–0 triumph against a struggling Sunderland team at Old Trafford on Saturday. Shortly before the sound of the half time signal, the former Manchester United and England favourite managed to deflect a header from Danny Welbeck into the back of his own net to give Sir Alex Ferguson´s players their fourth consecutive win.