Former Nottingham Forest and Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce will lead the England team for the first time when they play host to Holland at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night. The last time The Three Lions played the Netherlands the match finished in a 2–2 draw at the Amsterdam Arena on the 12th of August 2009.
Manchester United and England icon Wayne Rooney was full of praise for Sir Alex Ferguson after the final whistle at Carrow Road yesterday. Rooney, who missed the 2–1 win over Norwich City due to throat infection, said the Old Trafford boss knows how to get the best out of his players and that he´s the key to winning the league title.
Manchester United star players Wayne Rooney and Tom Cleverley will both miss the friendly match against the Netherlands at Wembley on Wednesday. Rooney’s throat infection has seen him miss the last two games while Cleverley suffered an ankle injury in the Europa League clash with Ajax at Old Trafford on Thursday.
Sir Alex Ferguson admits Manchester United were lucky to overcome Norwich City at Carrow Road on Sunday. A stoppage time winner from Ryan Giggs bagged all three points for The Reds after Grant Holt’s equaliser in the 86th minute looked to have earned a point for the home team following Paul Scholes opener on seven minutes.
Paul Scholes scored the opening goal against Norwich City on Sunday when he headed home in the sixth minute of the encounter. With only seven minutes remaining on the referee´s clock, Grant Holt managed to equalise for the home team only for Ryan Giggs to hit the winning goal for Manchester United in the 90th minute of play.
Manchester United fanzine Red Issue will not face any charges in relation to the Klu Klux Klan hood published on the back page before the match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on 11 February. The Manchester United fanzine was reacting to the ongoing race row involving Patrice Evra and Luis Suarez.
Manchester United centre half Rio Ferdiand is expected to return to the first team for the clash with Norwich City at Carrow Road on Sunday. The England international, who was rested for Manchester United´s Europa League defeat against Ajax at Old Trafford on Thursday, will hopefully bring in some much needed stability to the defence.
Manchester United winger Nani almost scored in the opening minute but the goalkeeper managed to push the ball away. Five minutes later, however, Manchester United went ahead when Dimitar Berbatov found goal ace Javier Hernandez who sent Ajax shot stopper Kenneth Vermeer the wrong way to make it 1–0 to the home team.
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Wayne Rooney will miss the Europa League clash with Ajax at Old Trafford after picking up a throat infection. Manchester United are nevertheless favourites to progress to the last-16 stage of the competition after a comfortable 2–0 win over Frank De Boers´s men at the Amsterdam Arena last week.
Manchester United take on Ajax at Old Trafford in the second leg of the Europa League last 32 on Thursday. The Reds, who won the first leg at the Amsterdam Arena 2–0 last week thanks to second half goals from Ashley Young and Javier Hernandez, are clearly the better team of the two and should win this game by a good margin.