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abdulw11
July 26, 2006, 01:53 PM
This is the official thread for Manchester United Football Club. I can't believe there isn't a thread already dedicated to this legendary football club...

Anyway, this thread is for all Man Utd fans to discuss, well... Man Utd! Anything to do with Man U at all, be it their players, matches, transfers, kit etc.

I know there are some Man U fans on BC, (off the top of my head, Hatebreed, Sydney and Mr Cricket) so c'mon guys - show your support!

Non-Man U fans are welcome to post, but please, no haters.

Hatebreed
July 26, 2006, 08:34 PM
If you ain't a Manc, you are a w*nk

Manchester United all the way! :D

I'm not up to date lately, any news on recent transfers? C'mon we gotta win the premiership this season!

Mr-Cricket
July 26, 2006, 09:58 PM
3 weeks until the new season gets under way, and Fergie is yet to make any additions to that awful midfield.

Oh, and that new AIG kit looks pretty gay too. :)

abdulw11
July 27, 2006, 05:39 AM
Oh, and that new AIG kit looks pretty gay too. :)

I thought that too when I first saw it, but now it looks pretty decent to me. They were going for a retro look to celebrate the Busby Babes era. Here are some pics...

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/2084/manudr0.jpg

Mr-Cricket
July 27, 2006, 07:37 AM
I thought that too when I first saw it, but now it looks pretty decent to me. They were going for a retro look to celebrate the Busby Babes era.

The white shield surrounding the emblem doesn't look good on the red background.

We should have a good season. Smith & Heinze will be back. Rooney back to full fitness as are Giggs & Scholes (best days behind him & he's going blind lol).

I hope we sign Torres as a replacement for RVN - that'd mean Rooney, Saha, Smith, Torres & Solskjaer fighting for a spot up front. Who knows what could happen - all of our strikers were injured at one time or another last season.

That said, we really need to sign at least one quality Midfielder. Doesn't look like it's going to be Gatusso, but I definatly don't want Riquelme at the club (Argentinian Midfielders + EPL = Bad Combination).

EPL kicks off in 3 weeks. Transfer deadline just over a month away. I'm getting nervous...

Hatebreed
July 27, 2006, 01:16 PM
The kit is nice, kinda old skool.. only the AIG logo looks rubbish. At least they'll have the money for it and hopefully put it to better use like getting some decent players.. We really need a headstart this season.

abdulw11
July 27, 2006, 02:37 PM
Ruud can travel to Madrid (ManUtd.com)


Ruud van Nistelrooy has been given the go-ahead to undergo a medical with Real Madrid.

Reports on Thursday evening had suggested that a deal to take the striker to Spain had been sealed. However, a club statement has confirmed that these reports are premature.

A club spokeswoman told ManUtd.com: "Manchester United give permission for Ruud van Nistelrooy to travel to Real Madrid for a medical.

"However, terms of agreement are yet to be finalised between the two clubs."



If van the man goes to Real for £15m, which is what Utd want, then I think that would be a great bit of business. It would mean that Man U paid £4m (plus wages, obviously) for 150 goals in 5 years, which is not too shabby IMO. However, I doubt that it would be £15 mil, maybe just over 10.

thebest
July 28, 2006, 06:27 AM
EPL kicks off in 3 weeks. Transfer deadline just over a month away. I'm getting nervous...

Don't be nervous. You would be 4th after Chelsky, Gunners and Reds. May be you are nervous because you have to fight for 4th place with Tottenham

Mr-Cricket
July 28, 2006, 11:47 AM
'Carrick to United for £18m'
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=374557&cc=3436 (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=374557&cc=3436)

Mr-Cricket
July 28, 2006, 11:52 AM
Don't be nervous. You would be 4th after Chelsky, Gunners and Reds. May be you are nervous because you have to fight for 4th place with Tottenham
Tottenham minus Carrick/ United plus Carrick = :up:

And your saying Arsenal will finish 2nd based on what exactly? The new stadium? :confused:

Hatebreed
July 28, 2006, 11:56 AM
Don't be nervous. You would be 4th after Chelsky, Gunners and Reds. May be you are nervous because you have to fight for 4th place with Tottenham

In your dreams may be.. :rolleyes:

I don't see any team other than Chelsky to fight for the top place. After all they have a billionaire to pay for all the world-class players.

At least Liverpool is a more respectable opponent so you go worry about Tottenham, which the 'Gonners' will have to fight again for the 4th place :D

Mr-Cricket
July 28, 2006, 11:58 AM
If van the man goes to Real for £15m, which is what Utd want, then I think that would be a great bit of business. It would mean that Man U paid £4m (plus wages, obviously) for 150 goals in 5 years, which is not too shabby IMO. However, I doubt that it would be £15 mil, maybe just over 10.
We actually bought him for £19million. The sale seems to be closer to £10million than £15million, which is slightly dissapointing. Still, 150 goals & 5 years later - it was surely worth the investment.

Hatebreed
July 28, 2006, 11:59 AM
'Carrick to United for £18m'


http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=374557&cc=3436 (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=374557&cc=3436)


About time we got a decent midfielder!

abdulw11
July 28, 2006, 01:18 PM
We actually bought him for £19million. The sale seems to be closer to £10million than £15million, which is slightly dissapointing. Still, 150 goals & 5 years later - it was surely worth the investment.

I know he was bought for £19m, I meant 19m-15m (presuming the sale would have been £15m, which its not) which equals £4mil.

Anyway, I think he will probably be a flop in Madrid...its gonna be weird seeing him in a Real shirt. I wish him the best of luck...not.

Carrick is a good addition to the squad but Spurs will be ecstatic having only bought him for £2.75m 2 years ago.

Hatebreed
July 31, 2006, 07:25 AM
lol public enemy #1 has finally returned... soon to be reunited.

Ronaldo & Rooney poised to meet
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/5230338.stm

Despite the shameful thing he's done in the WC, I think there should be a resolve to this matter so he can continue playing for Man Utd. It's time people moved on, I'm sure France supporters have done the same for Zidane, if that comes to a closest comparison. A truce and public statement from both Ronaldo and Rooney apologising for their behaviour should be the ice-breaker, so let's hope things go well.

abdulw11
July 31, 2006, 07:55 AM
Man, I wish I could be there to see them meet.

I'm glad Ronaldo stayed in Man U, because, despite what had happened, he still remains a wonderful and exciting player.

Hatebreed
July 31, 2006, 07:40 PM
I read some article the other day he doesn't want to stay in England, that he's interested in playing in Spain and also Valencia are trying to buy him. So I'm I still doubtful whether he'll stay. Man Utd seem determined they'll not let him go and if he does stay I just hope he'll settle his issues quickly and start playing well.

abdulw11
August 1, 2006, 07:59 AM
I read some article the other day he doesn't want to stay in England, that he's interested in playing in Spain and also Valencia are trying to buy him. So I'm I still doubtful whether he'll stay. Man Utd seem determined they'll not let him go and if he does stay I just hope he'll settle his issues quickly and start playing well.

After the World Cup he said he wanted to play for Real, but Man U said they are not letting him go and he will honour his contract. Also the Real president said that Ronaldo was not on their priority list.

Some other news now, Patrick Vieira :eek:, yes Vieira :o, has expressed his desire to play for Man U. All these years of rivalry with Keano, and seemingly hatred attitude towards United, and now he wants to play for us. :p

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/5233954.stm

thebest
August 1, 2006, 09:01 AM
I am a liverpool fan. So I would not make any disrespectful comment on ManU in this thread. But british journalist (not the tabloid one) also think like me that Man U might be fifth even behind Totenham. During the gloomy days of 90s I watch with awe the tactical manuvere, stragecial decesion by Fergie. But it seems that he lost that completly. No disrespect for Carrick. But do you really believe he worth 18 million, if you consider a proven predator Nilstroy is valued only 10 million by the big spender Real Madrid? And now Man U do not have any striker with proven track record. Smith, Solskjer and Saha are good striker but any day Nilstroy is better than them. Also Saha is a mis master in the form of our Baros, Morientes. And at the age of 33 Solskjer can not play 90 mintues. Smith since his Leeds day spend as much time in hospital as in the field. Giggs and Roony are more provider than scorer. Even if Viera came, do you honestly believe a midfield containing Scholes, Viera, Giggs (all in the wrong side of 30) can match 90 minutes of fast premaireship football.
Read this (http://football.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1827876,00.html)

abdulw11
August 1, 2006, 10:26 AM
The article makes some interesting points, however, I still believe Utd can challenge for the title. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. This season is gonna be an exciting one...

Hatebreed
August 1, 2006, 04:07 PM
I also heard about Viera wanting to play for United.. so has he been signed? I wouldn't mind this move, despite past rivalry and all that.

As for Carrick, I do think £18m is a lot more than he's worth but I'm not surprised about Nistelrooy's selling price. It was just about right value after all the time he played for United and scored those goals. We do need a specialist striker but I'm not too concerned about our midfield anymore.

abdulw11
August 1, 2006, 05:12 PM
I also heard about Viera wanting to play for United.. so has he been signed? I wouldn't mind this move, despite past rivalry and all that.

As for Carrick, I do think £18m is a lot more than he's worth but I'm not surprised about Nistelrooy's selling price. It was just about right value after all the time he played for United and scored those goals. We do need a specialist striker but I'm not too concerned about our midfield anymore.

Nope, Vieira hasn't signed for anyone as of yet. He is defo leaving Juve, and either heading to United or Inter Milan.

I too think Carrick was too pricey but I hope he shows his worthiness. He has been given the legendary number 16 shirt, so big things are expected of him. Here are some stats for Carrick:

CARRICK STATS 2005/6
Crosses: 231 in 35 games - 133 more than any other Spurs player
Passes: 1,938 - nearly 600 more than anyone else at Tottenham
Assists: Six - joint top (with Mido)
Goals: Two

abdulw11
August 2, 2006, 06:38 AM
Nope, Vieira hasn't signed for anyone as of yet. He is defo leaving Juve, and either heading to United or Inter Milan.


Just read today that he has signed for Inter Milan for £6.5m. Juventus make a huge loss after only signing him last year for £13.7m. Never quoted myself before :)

Battyboy
August 7, 2006, 08:02 AM
i heard that they might get carlos teves

Mr-Cricket
August 7, 2006, 09:09 AM
Carrick out for 3 weeks through Injury.

Scholes & Rooney facing 1-2 match suspensions.

2006/07 Season underway in under 2 weeks.

Things couldn't get any better!! :)

Hatebreed
August 20, 2006, 12:24 AM
Both Liverpool and Arsenal drew their first match, Tottenham lost, so it's not that bad after all..

Anyway, United are appearantly signing England midfielder Owen Hargreaves who you may remember from the WC as one of the only few England players to show real talent and hardwork.

Owen Is Fergie's For £17m
Owen Hargreaves is set to join Manchester United in a £17million deal within the next 48 hours. The England midfielder has agreed personal terms with United and is expected to be confirmed as Sir Alex Ferguson's final summer signing this weekend. United had hoped to land Hargreaves for £13m but Bayern Munich held out for the maximum price for their World Cup star. Hargreaves had made it clear to Bayern that he had no intention of playing for them again once he learned of United's interest. Hargreaves is seen as the ideal man to play the holding midfield role alongside £18.6m fellow summer signing Michael Carrick.
David McDonnell, Daily Mirror

http://www.manutd.com/default.sps?pagegid=%7BB4CEE8FA%2D9A47%2D47BC%2DB0 69%2D3F7A2F35DB70%7D&newsid=355877


This is great news for United, since they now have a formidable midfield with also Carrick on the lineup. Despite Rooney's controverial 3 match ban, things are looking up since he's made peace with public enemy #1 Christiano Ronaldo.


Don't Boo Ronaldo Pleads Roo
Wayne Rooney has called on the boo boys to lay off Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portugal winger has been installed as public enemy number one after playing an active role in getting Rooney sent off during England's World Cup quarter-final defeat in Gelsenkirchen.

Alan Shearer and Frank Lampard have both publicly condemned Ronaldo for his behaviour and after being booed throughout his first appearance for Manchester United at Oxford on Tuesday, the 21-year-old appears to be in for a torrid time this season.

But after making his own peace with Ronaldo, Rooney does not feel his United team-mate should be subjected to any more abuse.
"I would rather he didn't get any stick," said Rooney. "You do not want to see any player get booed.

"Unfortunately, whenever England do not do well in a World Cup or a major tournament, people look for a scapegoat. This year, people turned on Cristiano and tried to make him that.

"I am not going to lie, I was disappointed with his involvement in the sending off. But that is in the past now. He was playing for his country, I was playing for mine.
"But I think he is big enough to deal with anything that come his way. You saw that the other night. Cristiano got booed but he still scored two fantastic goals."

Rooney spoke to Ronaldo on the evening of the quarter-final and was assured by the former Sporting Lisbon star there was nothing personal about his conduct, especially the infamous wink to the Portugal bench as the England forward was embarking on his distressing walk to the tunnel.
"A lot has been said about the wink," said Rooney.
"I have spoken to him about that but it had nothing to do with me being sent off."
Rooney was speaking at the launch of his recently-released autobiography 'Wayne Rooney: My Story So Far'.

He insisted his relationship with Ronaldo is good, which will be welcome news to United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, whose Treble-winning team famously contained two players, Andy Cole and Teddy Sheringham, who steadfastly refused to talk to each other.

Ferguson need have no such fears about Ronaldo and Rooney, although the former Everton star insists having a off-field relationship with his team-mates is not a neccessity.

"You do not have to like someone to play with them," said Rooney.
"In the end, even if you don't like them off the pitch you want to play with them and you will fight for them and work 110% because you are on the same pitch if you are in the same team.

"But I like Cristiano. We are good friends off the pitch.
"There is no problem with him. Now, we are both playing for Manchester United and trying to do our best for them."

http://www.sportinglife.com/football/premiership/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=soccer/06/08/11/SOCCER_Rooney_Ronaldo.html

Mr-Cricket
August 20, 2006, 08:54 AM
United 4-1 up at Half-Time vs Fulham!

4 goals kicked within the first 20 minutes too!

Amazing stuff!

Mr-Cricket
August 20, 2006, 09:06 AM
United 5-1 Fulham (63rd)

Rooney scores brace!

Hatebreed
August 20, 2006, 12:27 PM
I couldn't think of a better start :)

Man Utd 5-1 Fulham
By Caroline Cheese


http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41993000/jpg/_41993502_rooney_ronaldobod203.jpg
Ronaldo and Rooney were back in tandem for United

Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney teamed up for the first time since the World Cup to help Manchester United thrash hapless Fulham.

Louis Saha headed United in front on seven minutes before his cross forced Ian Pearce to divert into his own net.

Rooney tapped in before crossing for Ronaldo to make it four in 19 minutes.

Fulham pulled one back when Rio Ferdinand deflected Heidar Helguson's effort into his own net but Rooney wrapped up the victory after the break.

Sir Alex Ferguson and his players had stressed the need for United to begin the season firing on all cylinders - but they could not have dreamed of a start like this.

Ronaldo and Rooney competed in the same United side for the first time since their World Cup quarter-final disagreement, and the pair responded with some delightful interchanges.

However, they did have the luxury of playing against a shambolic Fulham defence.

United went ahead when a superb cross from Ryan Giggs fell between Pearce and Liam Rosenior, allowing Saha to head home his third goal against his former club.

Pearce then got in front of Rooney to try to cut out Saha's low cross from the left but could only steer the ball into his own net on 14 minutes.

With Fulham in complete disarray, Rooney sidefooted a third after Antti Niemi had parried Saha's volley before turning provider for Ronaldo to half-volley home a fourth with just 19 minutes gone.
It could even have been much worse for Chris Coleman's side by the time they headed for the changing rooms at half-time.

Rosenior cleared a dangerous Giggs corner off the line and Paul Scholes saw his venomous strike cannon back off the foot of the post.
Fulham's first-half display did not merit a goal, but they found the net when Helguson's shot hit Ferdinand and looped over the stranded Edwin van der Sar six minutes before the break.

Michael Brown was fortunate to escape with only a yellow card for a horrible two-footed lunge on Giggs after the interval.
The usually placid Giggs was clearly upset and was booked for a clumsy challenge on the Fulham midfielder before both players were substituted.

United extended their lead again with a devastating attack on 63 minutes.

Ronaldo picked up the ball from Scholes and fed the overlapping Wes Brown, who pulled it back for Rooney to shoot low into the corner. United took their foot off the pedal as the clock ran down, but Fulham were too shell-shocked to take advantage.


<HR>
Man Utd: Van der Sar, Neville (Silvestre 45), Ferdinand, Brown, Evra, Ronaldo, O'Shea, Scholes, Giggs (Park 60), Rooney, Saha (Solskjaer 61).
Subs Not Used: Kuszczak, Fletcher.
Booked: Giggs.
Goals: Saha 7, Pearce 15 og, Rooney 16, Ronaldo 19, Rooney 64.
Fulham: Niemi, Rosenior, Christanval, Pearce, Queudrue, Brown (Radzinski 61), Diop, Bullard, Boa Morte, John (McBride 64), Helguson.
Subs Not Used: Crossley, Volz, Bocanegra.
Booked: Brown.
Goals: Ferdinand 40 og.
Att: 75,115 Ref: A Marriner (W Midlands).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/4786577.stm

abdulw11
August 24, 2006, 01:17 PM
Man Utd have six points out of six! Charlton lost 3-0 to United. Chelsea lost to Boro and Arsenal and Liverpool also have ground to make up. And its only 2 games into the season!

This is our year.

Mr-Cricket
August 24, 2006, 01:34 PM
Yehh mate I'm lovin this. No Rooney, No Scholes, No Heinze, Carrick not fully fit. And yet we're still sitting pretty on top! Ronaldo on fire! Oh and I'd love Owen Hargreaves in the side! That'd be the icing on the cake. Can't see it happening but!

Mr-Cricket
August 24, 2006, 01:37 PM
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Group F

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Hatebreed
August 24, 2006, 02:14 PM
Man Utd have six points out of six! Charlton lost 3-0 to United. Chelsea lost to Boro and Arsenal and Liverpool also have ground to make up. And its only 2 games into the season!

This is our year.

A dream start, let's hope we keep up the lead :)

abdulw11
August 24, 2006, 03:25 PM
A dream start, let's hope we keep up the lead :)

A dream start indeed. Eight goals from two matches even though, as Mr Cricket mentioned, we are without some key players. Also, it was great to see The Baby Faced Assassin get a goal after such hard times.

Hmmm. The Liverpool fans seem a bit quiet. :rolleyes:

Hatebreed
August 24, 2006, 04:55 PM
A dream start indeed. Eight goals from two matches even though, as Mr Cricket mentioned, we are without some key players. Also, it was great to see The Baby Faced Assassin get a goal after such hard times.

Hmmm. The Liverpool fans seem a bit quiet. :rolleyes:

Hehe.. give them time ;)

Hatebreed
August 26, 2006, 02:23 PM
Saturday, 26 August 2006
Barclays Premiership

<TABLE class=competitionResults cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD class=c1>Watford (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/watford/default.stm)

</TD><TD class=c2>1 - 2
(1 - 1)


</TD><TD class=c3>Man Utd (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/default.stm)</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD class=c1>D Francis 33</TD><TD class=c2></TD><TD class=c3>M Silvestre 11
R Giggs 51


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G Mahon 39


</TD><TD class=c2></TD><TD class=c3>Bookings:
K Richardson 78

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/5266280.stm


On the other hand Arseanal lost 1-0 to Manchester City, although Liverpool managed to clinch victory by 2-1 against West Ham. Liverpool's next game is against Everton who are currently 2nd in the league table, I don't mind them keep at it for the time being. I'll be delighted if Blackburn can pull an upset against Chelsea tomorrow.

If we beat Tottenham next this will be undoubtedly the best premiership start for United in recent years.
I'm very glad to see consistency from our regular players. After that Rooney and Scholes will be back in action so we can a strong side once more.

cricman
August 26, 2006, 05:32 PM
I hear rumblings for a Treble this year, Lots of people are picking Madrid or United to take the champions league and with the fast start in the premiership you never know what might happen and Man U usally finds a way to make it to the FA cup semis and beyond.

So it's gonna be really intresting to see how things turn out in the next 8 months, to see if Sir Alex got his mojo back.

abdulw11
August 27, 2006, 04:55 PM
If we beat Tottenham next this will be undoubtedly the best premiership start for United in recent years.
I'm very glad to see consistency from our regular players. After that Rooney and Scholes will be back in action so we can a strong side once more.

This is already the best start for United in recent years. I think the last time United were on top of the table was two and a half years ago.

I'm glad to see Giggs recapturing his blistering form of a few years back. He is playing exceptionally well. Its also good to see goals coming from all positions of the field. And Saha has gotten off to a great start, two goals from three games and two assists in the last two matches.

Meanwhile Rio is injured :( and the legend that is Keano is gonna become manager of struggling Sunderland. :lol:

Hatebreed
August 27, 2006, 07:31 PM
This is already the best start for United in recent years. I think the last time United were on top of the table was two and a half years ago.

I'm glad to see Giggs recapturing his blistering form of a few years back. He is playing exceptionally well. Its also good to see goals coming from all positions of the field. And Saha has gotten off to a great start, two goals from three games and two assists in the last two matches.

Meanwhile Rio is injured :( and the legend that is Keano is gonna become manager of struggling Sunderland. :lol:

If I'm correct we had won our first 3 games last season against rather better sides, and there's a long way to go so we need an exceptionally good start to help us in the later stage.

Giggs is doing very well which is nice to see. Bad for Rio, at least there is no fracture so it's a matter of time he recovers.. and of course, best of luck to Keane! May his team beat anyone except us :lol:

It seems United are struggling to close a deal on Hargreaves because Bayern are reluctant to let him go, despite Hargreaves pleaded to let him transfer as he really wants to play for United. This boy played from his heart for England in the WC, it would be a delight to see what he would do for United. So sad if he can't come... :(

Although Bayern recently got £8m Van Bommel from Barcelona who could possibly replace Hargreaves, I really hope it happens.. c'mon we are offering £17m!

Other news: Arseanal's Reyes seem desperate to leave England.

"The Arsenal forward Jose Antonio Reyes has insisted that he will not play in England again. "I've heard lots of rumours, but the one thing that is clear is that I want to leave London," he said yesterday. "I want to come back to Spain. I will not play again in England."

http://sport.independent.co.uk/football/european/article1222232.ece :lol:

abdulw11
August 28, 2006, 07:24 AM
It seems United are struggling to close a deal on Hargreaves because Bayern are reluctant to let him go, despite Hargreaves pleaded to let him transfer as he really wants to play for United. This boy played from his heart for England in the WC, it would be a delight to see what he would do for United. So sad if he can't come... :(

Although Bayern recently got £8m Van Bommel from Barcelona who could possibly replace Hargreaves, I really hope it happens.. c'mon we are offering £17m!



New Bayern Munich signing Mark van Bommel claims that Owen Hargreaves "is close to leaving" the club. Bayern manager Uli Hoeness had insisted that the imminent arrival of Van Bommel from Barcelona did not pave the way for Hargreaves to join Manchester United.
But Van Bommel hinted Hargreaves will be leaving the German club.
"The chances of playing are so much bigger, they told me, with Michael Ballack gone and Owen Hargreaves close to leaving the club," said Van Bommel.


Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/5289836.stm


I think what van Bommel said indicates that Man U and Bayern are close to a deal but they were trying to keep it quiet. Well, van Bommel has prolly ruined their plans. :lol:

Hatebreed
August 28, 2006, 08:30 PM
You never know, they lost their star player Ballack so it depends on whether they need the money or Hargreaves. I doubt after all this he'll be giving his 100% to Bayern, so let's hope they close a deal soon.

Hatebreed
August 29, 2006, 11:04 AM
Hargreaves deal is off.. :(

Bayern's Manager ******* *** will not let him leave!


Hargreaves' agent concedes defeat in United move

'We have to accept there is no way Bayern will allow this transfer to happen'

Owen Hargreaves looks set to miss out on his dream Premiership move after his agent today admitted defeat in his bid to engineer a transfer to Manchester United.

http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,,1860383,00.html

Mr-Cricket
August 30, 2006, 01:16 AM
There was/is talk that David Trezeguet may be heading to Old Trafford for a fee of between 12-17 million pounds. I for one don't want to see him anywhere near OT. Although he does score 20+ goals in the Serie A regularly, he goes missing for large parts of games, needs plenty of opportunities to score & more to the point, wouldn't suit our style of play. He was a joke at the World Cup. Regardless, it appears that Juve are not prepared to release him anyway. Thank god for that!

Hatebreed
August 30, 2006, 12:32 PM
No way, a mediocre player like him deserves no place in United - not for £12-17m! May be 1-2m, that's all he's worth.

Mr-Cricket
September 1, 2006, 01:37 AM
No more signings = Not happy! :mad:

Ribery, Diarra, Torres, Hargraeves, Viera, Senna, Tevez, Mascherano...

What on earth happened?

To make matters worse, West Ham landed both Tevez & Mascherano last night!

All is rosy at the moment, but when the goals start drying up, I think we know who to blame!

Hatebreed
September 1, 2006, 09:12 AM
Good for West Ham, they're my local club and they seem to have good competition with Liverpool so I don't mind them becoming a little stronger. ;)

Rossi is very young and far from "drying up". He will return to United as an experienced player and willing to prove himself.


Rossi, who joined Newcastle United on-loan this week, told Corriere dello Sport: "I thought it was a joke and instead it turned out to be true.

He added: "There are exceptional players at Old Trafford. Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs are phenomenal."
Rossi hopes for a regular action at Newcastle and said: "I want to play as a much as I can and to score just as many goals."

http://www.tribalfootball.com/article.php?id=10086

thebest
September 3, 2006, 06:10 AM
Sour Grape. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/5309852.stm)
You were willing to pay, 17 milllion Pound for Owen and paid 18 million pound for Carrick who are Half as good Mascherano .

Hatebreed
September 3, 2006, 06:41 AM
If Fergie is determined he'll get Hargreaves in the next transfer window. Players like Carrick and Hargreaves would allow quick passes, pace and flamboyance that the midfield needs.

I'm not sure about Maschereno, we don't know what happened with the deal and how "significant" exactly was the asking price, it could well be £18m+. There had to be very good reasons to reject him TWICE, most likely due to "MSI" owning the player and next year he would go to whoever is the highest bidder.

When United wants a player they want to bond him with the club for a long term and this is not the case for Maschareno. Besides he's not expeirenced in EPL, if it was a short-term loan transfer it would do United no good and West Ham a lot.

reverse_swing
September 3, 2006, 07:32 AM
Sour Grape. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/5309852.stm)
You were willing to pay, 17 milllion Pound for Owen and paid 18 million pound for Carrick who are Half as good Mascherano .

Argentina will be happy to have someone like Owen Hargreaves in their squad.

Hatebreed
September 9, 2006, 02:57 PM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42068000/jpg/_42068990_giggs.jpg
Former Spur Michael Carrick and goalscorer Ryan Giggs celebrate

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham
By Sam Lyon

Former Spur Michael Carrick and goalscorer Ryan Giggs celebrate
Ryan Giggs' eighth-minute header proved enough for Manchester United as the hosts extended their 100% start to four games against a profligate Spurs side.

The Welshman swooped to head in off the bar after Paul Robinson tamely parried Cristiano Ronaldo's swerving free-kick.

Ronaldo was at his magical best at times and was twice denied by Robinson.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/5308192.stm


So United got their 4th win and 12 points, leading Chelsea by 3pts, Loserpool by a maximum 6pts, Arseanal by a maximum 7pts.

Things are looking even better now that Rooney and Scholes can play, Giggs is in top form (he's already been awarded player of the month for the first time ever), Ronaldo is playing from his heart. Spurs were a tough opposition but we've done well. It's nice to see Portsmouth and Everton ahead of Chelsea :)

Mr-Cricket
September 9, 2006, 05:37 PM
Good to come away with the win - had a few nervy moments, and Saha was a bit wasteful.

Still we're on top, we havn't left 2nd gear as yet so thats a good sign, and Roooooneys back!

Hatebreed
September 9, 2006, 08:20 PM
Don't be nervous. You would be 4th after Chelsky, Gunners and Reds. May be you are nervous because you have to fight for 4th place with Tottenham

http://www.egyptomania.de/zauberer/zimage/sar-pal.jpg



aaaaaarrrrrrgh!

http://www.wordfiles.info/scream1-fr.gif

thriller_beat_it
October 14, 2006, 04:05 AM
does anyone know why some English football grounds have Square corner and halfway flags and some have Triangle cirner and halfway flags???

Cheers

Mr-Cricket
October 14, 2006, 11:04 AM
3-1 win after being 0-1 with a half hour to play. Can't complain!

Hatebreed
October 14, 2006, 03:38 PM
Watched today's game, delighted to see Solskjaer and Saha in good form.

Meanwhile Looserpool have drawn with Blackburn, which placed them 8pts behind at 10th place.


http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/Man-Utd-forever-L.jpg

abdulw11
October 15, 2006, 11:47 AM
Watched today's game, delighted to see Solskjaer and Saha in good form.



What about Wayne Rooney? He played great too. Its good to see him returning to his usual self.

Hatebreed
October 16, 2006, 11:43 AM
What about Wayne Rooney? He played great too. Its good to see him returning to his usual self.

No doubt an inspired performance, especially at setting up that goal for Saha. Still I want him to score... a goal or two will heavily boost his confidence and for the team.

abdulw11
October 17, 2006, 11:15 AM
No doubt an inspired performance, especially at setting up that goal for Saha. Still I want him to score... a goal or two will heavily boost his confidence and for the team.

Hopefully he'll grab one or two against Copenhagen tonight.

Hatebreed
October 17, 2006, 06:07 PM
Man Utd 3-0 FC Copenhagen
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/6050840.stm

What an entertaining game! Pure domination by the Red Devils >:)

It would have been 5-0 easily if Rooney could finish those two chances. I bet it must be frustrating for him, but still he's played very well and if he keeps up this level of hard work we can looking forward to a good game this Sunday.

abdulw11
October 22, 2006, 09:57 AM
Man Utd 2-0 Liverpool
:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D

To all the Liverpool fans: L-)

Hatebreed
October 22, 2006, 02:13 PM
WHAT A VICTORY! PAUL SCHOLES SCORED ON HIS 500th APPEARANCE FOR MAN UTD.. pure dominance by the true reds!

:p :p :p :p :p :p

Man Utd 2-0 LoserpoolL-)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/6050692.stm

Hatebreed
October 28, 2006, 01:37 PM
Man Utd 4-0 Bolton
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/6072862.stm

Wayne Rooney is back to his best as he scores a hat-trick to give Manchester United a comprehensive victory! The Red Devils remain on top with 25pts and GD of 18 after 10 games. :-D

:joy::joy::joy:

Hatebreed
November 4, 2006, 01:06 PM
Manchester United 3 - 0 Portsmouth >:)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/6094102.stm


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abdulw11
November 5, 2006, 07:17 AM
Look at the superior goal difference, Man Utd 21 and Chelsea with a mere 12. :)

It's a shame about the midweek loss to Copenhagen, but we will still qualify. The pressure is on Chelsea now in the PL, and Tottenham are a team capable of causingan upset.

Hatebreed
November 5, 2006, 07:29 AM
It's a shame about the midweek loss to Copenhagen, but we will still qualify. The pressure is on Chelsea now in the PL, and Tottenham are a team capable of causingan upset.

It was complacency, but a much needed wake up call to remind Sir Alex and his army that this is the best start to a season we could hope for and we can't ruin it by any means. We have to take advantage of the lead and carry on till the very end until we're the champions of Europe and England again. :)

Yameen
November 5, 2006, 01:31 PM
Tottenham 2-1 Chelsea
West Ham 1-0 Arsenal

RESULLLTTTTT!!!!!!!!

abdulw11
November 5, 2006, 01:33 PM
Tottenham 2-1 Chelsea
West Ham 1-0 Arsenal

RESULLLTTTTT!!!!!!!!

This has made my day! :D

Hatebreed
November 5, 2006, 06:47 PM
This couldn't get any better! :-D

Thank you Spurs and way to go Hammers! My local club :p


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</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>1</TD><TD class=c2>Man Utd (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>11</TD><TD class=c4>21</TD><TD class=c5>28</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>2</TD><TD class=c2>Chelsea (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>11</TD><TD class=c4>11</TD><TD class=c5>25</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>3</TD><TD class=c2>Bolton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/bolton_wanderers/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>11</TD><TD class=c4>1</TD><TD class=c5>20</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>4</TD><TD class=c2>Portsmouth (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/p/portsmouth/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>11</TD><TD class=c4>7</TD><TD class=c5>19</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>5</TD><TD class=c2>Arsenal (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>10</TD><TD class=c4>10</TD><TD class=c5>18</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>6</TD><TD class=c2>Aston Villa (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/aston_villa/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>11</TD><TD class=c4>5</TD><TD class=c5>18</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>7</TD><TD class=c2>Everton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/e/everton/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>11</TD><TD class=c4>6</TD><TD class=c5>17</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>8</TD><TD class=c2>Liverpool (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>11</TD><TD class=c4>2</TD><TD class=c5>17</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>9</TD><TD class=c2>Fulham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/f/fulham/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>11</TD><TD class=c4>-3</TD><TD class=c5>16</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>10</TD><TD class=c2>Tottenham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>11</TD><TD class=c4>-3</TD><TD class=c5>15</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>11</TD><TD class=c2>Wigan (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/wigan_athletic/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>10</TD><TD class=c4>2</TD><TD class=c5>14</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>12</TD><TD class=c2>Reading (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/r/reading/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>11</TD><TD class=c4>-7</TD><TD class=c5>13</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>13</TD><TD class=c2>Blackburn (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/blackburn_rovers/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>11</TD><TD class=c4>-5</TD><TD class=c5>12</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>14</TD><TD class=c2>Man City (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_city/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>11</TD><TD class=c4>-7</TD><TD class=c5>12</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>15</TD><TD class=c2>West Ham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_ham_utd/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>11</TD><TD class=c4>-5</TD><TD class=c5>11</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>16</TD><TD class=c2>Middlesbrough (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/middlesbrough/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>11</TD><TD class=c4>-7</TD><TD class=c5>11</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>17</TD><TD class=c2>Watford (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/watford/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>11</TD><TD class=c4>-4</TD><TD class=c5>9</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>18</TD><TD class=c2>Sheff Utd (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sheff_utd/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>11</TD><TD class=c4>-9</TD><TD class=c5>9</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>19</TD><TD class=c2>Newcastle (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>11</TD><TD class=c4>-7</TD><TD class=c5>8</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>20</TD><TD class=c2>Charlton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/charlton_athletic/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>11</TD><TD class=c4>-8</TD><TD class=c5>8</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Hatebreed
November 6, 2006, 01:07 PM
Today is the day..

Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates 20 years as Manchester United manager

He's unquestionably one of the greatest football managers of all-time and most successful manager in English football history. Here's some facts about him -


WHO IS ALEX FERGUSON?:

Born Dec. 31, 1941 in Glasgow, Scotland, he has led Manchester United to one Champions League triumph, eight Premier League titles and five FA Cups.
His greatest achievement was in 1999 when United won the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup. (known as the 'Treble' or 'Impossible Dream', and Manchester United is the only club to do ever win it)
He was knighted for his services to British football following the unprecedented treble.
Before joining United, he led Aberdeen to three Scottish titles and one European Cup Winners' Cup in the 1980s, breaking the dominance of Glasgow giants Rangers and Celtic in Scottish football.
FIRST CLUBS:

Played in Scotland for Queens Park, St Johnstone, Dunfermline, Rangers, Falkirk and Ayr United.
Managed Scottish sides East Stirlingshire, St Mirren and Aberdeen was also Scotland's caretaker manager at the 1986 World Cup finals before moving to United.MANCHESTER UNITED:

Ferguson took over at Old Trafford on November 6, 1986 after the dismissal of Ron Atkinson.
He guided them away for the relegation zone but success failed to materialise in the following seasons and he was close to the sack before United won the FA Cup in 1990, the first silverware under his reign.
A flurry of trophies followed and Ferguson became a cult figure. He has perfected the art of using the media to play out mind games with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, adding spice to several championship run-ins.
He announced his intention to retire as United manager in 2002 but changed his mind.TITLES:

Under Ferguson, United won the Champions League in 1999 and have claimed eight Premier League titles in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2003.
They lifted the FA Cup in 1990, 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2004 during his tenure along with the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1991 and the English League Cup in 1992 and 2006.
Other honours include the UEFA Super Cup in 1991 the Inter-Continental Cup in 1999.
At Aberdeen, he won the Scottish League in 1980, 1984 and 1985. They lifted the European Cup Winners Cup in 1983 and the UEFA Supercup the same year.
He also claimed the Scottish Cup in 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1986, as well as the Scottish League Cup in 1986.
For bringing Man Utd where it is today, for the glorious years, and more to come, we we owe him a big THANK YOU :)

Yameen
November 18, 2006, 02:39 PM
man utd 2-1 sheff utd...yeh il have that, tis 3 points after all, jus hope we dont SLIP UP in the crucial games as that seems to be the general trend of late as we need 2 win the premiership dis year as we r overdue...

abdulw11
November 26, 2006, 11:36 AM
1631: GOAL Manchester United 1-0 Chelsea
Out of nothing the hosts are in front. Michael Carrick intercepts Frank Lampard's lose pass and a quick break through Wayne Rooney ends with Louis Saha firing in off the post from outside the area.

Man Utd lead in this huge match between the best teams in the country. :D

Hatebreed
November 26, 2006, 12:25 PM
Saha's redemption! Let's hope United keeps the lead and wins this very important match!

Banglatiger84
November 27, 2006, 05:57 AM
Yesterday was only the 2nd time in my life that i supported Man Utd, the only other time was last season when they played Chelsea :-D

Man Utd needs to win this seasons title to shut up Moaninho and the Russian mafia.

abdulw11
November 27, 2006, 04:35 PM
Yesterday was only the 2nd time in my life that i supported Man Utd, the only other time was last season when they played Chelsea :-D

Man Utd needs to win this seasons title to shut up Moaninho and the Russian mafia.

Man Utd WILL win this year.

Who do you support, btw?

Hatebreed
November 27, 2006, 05:38 PM
Fingers crossed Bolton will beat Chelsea like they thrashed Arse!

abdulw11
November 28, 2006, 12:52 PM
Fingers crossed Bolton will beat Chelsea like they thrashed Arse!

Yeah, maybe Anelka will score another sweet, sweet goal. Man that was good.

Hatebreed
November 29, 2006, 05:57 PM
MANCHESTER UNITED 3 - 0 EVERTON

Cristiano Ronaldo, Patrice Evra and John O'Shea are on target as Premiership leaders Man Utd beat Everton.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/6183160.stm


Arseanal 1 - 0 FULHAM >:)

abdulw11
November 30, 2006, 01:56 PM
Arseanal 1 - 0 FULHAM >:)

It was 2-1 to Fulham, mate. :floor: van Persie's goal was class though.

I hope Arsenal get relegated, or at least finish out of the top ten. >:)

Hatebreed
November 30, 2006, 06:57 PM
It was 2-1 to Fulham, mate. :floor: van Persie's goal was class though.

I hope Arsenal get relegated, or at least finish out of the top ten. >:)

Don't know why I typed that! Probably confused it with Chelsea's score in excitement. Arse and Loserpool deserve the position they are in this season. This is a perfect lesson for their arrogant fans who said Man Utd would be struggling for 5th place!:doh:

abdulw11
December 1, 2006, 11:08 AM
Man Utd capture Larsson on loan

<!-- S BO --> <!-- S IIMA --> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="203"> <tbody><tr><td> http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42374000/jpg/_42374836_larsson203.jpg Larsson will make his Premiership bow at 35

</td></tr> </tbody></table><!-- E IIMA --> Manchester United will sign veteran striker Henrik Larsson on a three-month loan deal in January.

The 35-year-old former Celtic striker will leave current club Helsingborg on 1 January and will return on 12 March in time for the Swedish season.
Larsson said: "United have been after me before, after the first or second season with Celtic.
"It feels good to come and play for such a big club. I may not start every match, but it feels like a fun thing."
<!-- E SF -->
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is short of options up front, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer injured and Alan Smith still seeking full fitness.

Full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6198464.stm

Hatebreed
December 1, 2006, 12:09 PM
This is a timely fix in the absense of Solskjaer and Smith, great move by Sir Alex. Larsson may be 35 but he's an experienced player who had an incredible career at Celtic. He knows he's essentially a temporary backup and wouldn't have made this move if he wasn't prepared to uphold his reputation. I wonder why Martin O'Neill or even Mourinho didn't think of it.

Yameen
December 2, 2006, 02:53 PM
Man Utd 2-1 M'boro

good result, gives us a 6 point gap from chelsea although we have a game in hand...jus hope we can keep this up and keep winning and not hope 4 chelsea too lose...i have a good feeling bout this season..n im thinkin wiping that smirk off morinhos face...

abdulw11
December 2, 2006, 05:22 PM
Man Utd 2-1 M'boro

good result, gives us a 6 point gap from chelsea although we have a game in hand...jus hope we can keep this up and keep winning and not hope 4 chelsea too lose...i have a good feeling bout this season..n im thinkin wiping that smirk off morinhos face...

It was a good result. The way we came back, straight after Boro scored shows the hunger of this team. I'm confident we will win the Premiership this season.

Bring on Benfica, and the rest of Europe. :ninja:

Banglatiger84
December 10, 2006, 02:57 PM
Arsenal helped Man Utd today. In fact Arsenal has an excellent record against big teams this season, beating Man Utd and Pool and drawing with Chelsea away.

This result was very crucial as now Chelsea cant come more than 5 points close to Man Utd even after winning their game in hand.

abdulw11
December 10, 2006, 04:01 PM
The gap between 1st and 2nd is looking very nice indeed :-D

A bit off topic (actually its not, considering the goalie :(), but who else saw Matthew Taylor's goal for Portsmouth on Saturday? Boy, that was some goal... :clap:

Hatebreed
December 10, 2006, 04:41 PM
This is a dream result. Even though we are now at least 5 pts ahead, the title race is far from over. We gotta beat Chelsea away and extract some revenge from last season.

Hatebreed
December 10, 2006, 04:42 PM
Barclays Premiership Table
10 December 2006
<TABLE class=indextable cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 border=1><TBODY><TR><TD class=c1> </TD><TD class=c2> </TD><TD class=c3>P
</TD><TD class=c4>GD
</TD><TD class=c5>PTS
</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>1</TD><TD class=c2>Man Utd (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>17</TD><TD class=c4>29</TD><TD class=c5>44</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>2</TD><TD class=c2>Chelsea (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>16</TD><TD class=c4>17</TD><TD class=c5>36</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>3</TD><TD class=c2>Portsmouth (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/p/portsmouth/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>17</TD><TD class=c4>9</TD><TD class=c5>28</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>4</TD><TD class=c2>Liverpool (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>17</TD><TD class=c4>8</TD><TD class=c5>28</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>5</TD><TD class=c2>Bolton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/bolton_wanderers/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>17</TD><TD class=c4>4</TD><TD class=c5>27</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>6</TD><TD class=c2>Arsenal (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>16</TD><TD class=c4>13</TD><TD class=c5>26</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>7</TD><TD class=c2>Reading (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/r/reading/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>17</TD><TD class=c4>-2</TD><TD class=c5>26</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>8</TD><TD class=c2>Tottenham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>17</TD><TD class=c4>-1</TD><TD class=c5>25</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>9</TD><TD class=c2>Aston Villa (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/aston_villa/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>16</TD><TD class=c4>4</TD><TD class=c5>24</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>10</TD><TD class=c2>Everton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/e/everton/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>17</TD><TD class=c4>3</TD><TD class=c5>24</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>11</TD><TD class=c2>Wigan (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/wigan_athletic/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>16</TD><TD class=c4>-1</TD><TD class=c5>22</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>12</TD><TD class=c2>Man City (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_city/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>17</TD><TD class=c4>-6</TD><TD class=c5>20</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>13</TD><TD class=c2>Fulham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/f/fulham/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>17</TD><TD class=c4>-11</TD><TD class=c5>20</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>14</TD><TD class=c2>Newcastle (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>16</TD><TD class=c4>-3</TD><TD class=c5>19</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>15</TD><TD class=c2>Middlesbrough (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/middlesbrough/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>17</TD><TD class=c4>-8</TD><TD class=c5>17</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>16</TD><TD class=c2>Blackburn (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/blackburn_rovers/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>16</TD><TD class=c4>-7</TD><TD class=c5>16</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>17</TD><TD class=c2>Sheff Utd (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sheff_utd/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>16</TD><TD class=c4>-9</TD><TD class=c5>16</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>18</TD><TD class=c2>West Ham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_ham_utd/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>17</TD><TD class=c4>-14</TD><TD class=c5>14</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>19</TD><TD class=c2>Charlton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/charlton_athletic/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>17</TD><TD class=c4>-15</TD><TD class=c5>12</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>20</TD><TD class=c2>Watford (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/watford/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>16</TD><TD class=c4>-10</TD><TD class=c5>11</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Omio
December 11, 2006, 07:19 PM
I m crazy supporter of Man U..
hopw they will b champion..

Special 1
December 17, 2006, 04:14 PM
YEEESSSSS!!!!
They lost today.

Yameen
December 18, 2006, 12:33 PM
dissapointing result, especially with chelsea coming bak against everton, we got a 2 point gap ahead of them now, we need to pick up the winning form again and hope this was jus a one off..

abdulw11
December 18, 2006, 02:27 PM
Why couldn't they wait one more week before appointing Alan Curbishley? Damn, I wished Alan Pardew was still the manager. Getting a new manager just gave the Hammers a lift. Oh well, we are still top, and its nice to see teams really competing well against Chelsea.

Hatebreed
December 27, 2006, 06:36 AM
Thanks to Reading's draw w/ Chelsea last night we are now 4pts clear.

Man Utd 3 - 1 Wigan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/6200135.stm

Ronaldo is in superb form!


Barclays Premiership Table
26 December 2006
<TABLE class=indextable cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 border=1><TBODY><TR><TD class=c1></TD><TD class=c2></TD><TD class=c3>P


</TD><TD class=c4>GD


</TD><TD class=c5>PTS


</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>1</TD><TD class=c2>Man Utd (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>20</TD><TD class=c4>33</TD><TD class=c5>50</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>2</TD><TD class=c2>Chelsea (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>20</TD><TD class=c4>20</TD><TD class=c5>46</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>3</TD><TD class=c2>Arsenal (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>20</TD><TD class=c4>19</TD><TD class=c5>36</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>4</TD><TD class=c2>Bolton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/bolton_wanderers/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>20</TD><TD class=c4>8</TD><TD class=c5>36</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>5</TD><TD class=c2>Portsmouth (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/p/portsmouth/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>20</TD><TD class=c4>12</TD><TD class=c5>35</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>6</TD><TD class=c2>Liverpool (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>20</TD><TD class=c4>12</TD><TD class=c5>34</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>7</TD><TD class=c2>Tottenham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>20</TD><TD class=c4>-1</TD><TD class=c5>31</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>8</TD><TD class=c2>Everton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/e/everton/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>20</TD><TD class=c4>4</TD><TD class=c5>28</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>9</TD><TD class=c2>Reading (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/r/reading/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>20</TD><TD class=c4>-5</TD><TD class=c5>27</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>10</TD><TD class=c2>Aston Villa (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/aston_villa/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>20</TD><TD class=c4>-1</TD><TD class=c5>25</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>11</TD><TD class=c2>Newcastle (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>20</TD><TD class=c4>-2</TD><TD class=c5>25</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>12</TD><TD class=c2>Fulham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/f/fulham/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>19</TD><TD class=c4>-10</TD><TD class=c5>24</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>13</TD><TD class=c2>Man City (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_city/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>20</TD><TD class=c4>-8</TD><TD class=c5>23</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>14</TD><TD class=c2>Wigan (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/wigan_athletic/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>20</TD><TD class=c4>-6</TD><TD class=c5>22</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>15</TD><TD class=c2>Blackburn (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/blackburn_rovers/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>19</TD><TD class=c4>-9</TD><TD class=c5>22</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>16</TD><TD class=c2>Middlesbrough (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/middlesbrough/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>20</TD><TD class=c4>-7</TD><TD class=c5>21</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>17</TD><TD class=c2>Sheff Utd (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sheff_utd/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>20</TD><TD class=c4>-11</TD><TD class=c5>20</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>18</TD><TD class=c2>West Ham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_ham_utd/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>20</TD><TD class=c4>-14</TD><TD class=c5>18</TD></TR><TR class=r2><TD class=c1>19</TD><TD class=c2>Charlton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/charlton_athletic/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>19</TD><TD class=c4>-20</TD><TD class=c5>12</TD></TR><TR class=r1><TD class=c1>20</TD><TD class=c2>Watford (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/watford/default.stm)</TD><TD class=c3>19</TD><TD class=c4>-14</TD><TD class=c5>11</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Yameen
December 27, 2006, 08:59 AM
also liverpool lost on the same day...a pretty good boxing day all round i must say...

abdulw11
December 30, 2006, 12:36 PM
:D Chelsea drew again and Man Utd won again, now a six point gap. Tis a nice Eid present for Man Utd fans.

Hatebreed
December 31, 2006, 02:10 AM
Tis Indeed! :-D

Ronaldo is on a roll! 6 goals in 3 consecutive matches! >:)

Barclays Premiership Table
30 December 2006
<table class="indextable" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr> <td class="c1"> </td> <td class="c2"> </td> <td class="c3">P
</td> <td class="c4">GD
</td> <td class="c5">PTS
</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">1</td> <td class="c2">Man Utd (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">21</td> <td class="c4">34</td> <td class="c5">53</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">2</td> <td class="c2">Chelsea (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">21</td> <td class="c4">20</td> <td class="c5">47</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">3</td> <td class="c2">Bolton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/bolton_wanderers/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">21</td> <td class="c4">9</td> <td class="c5">39</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">4</td> <td class="c2">Liverpool (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">21</td> <td class="c4">13</td> <td class="c5">37</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">5</td> <td class="c2">Arsenal (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">21</td> <td class="c4">18</td> <td class="c5">36</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">6</td> <td class="c2">Portsmouth (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/p/portsmouth/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">21</td> <td class="c4">11</td> <td class="c5">35</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">7</td> <td class="c2">Everton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/e/everton/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">21</td> <td class="c4">7</td> <td class="c5">31</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">8</td> <td class="c2">Tottenham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">21</td> <td class="c4">-2</td> <td class="c5">31</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">9</td> <td class="c2">Reading (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/r/reading/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">21</td> <td class="c4">-6</td> <td class="c5">27</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">10</td> <td class="c2">Man City (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_city/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">21</td> <td class="c4">-7</td> <td class="c5">26</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">11</td> <td class="c2">Fulham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/f/fulham/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">21</td> <td class="c4">-10</td> <td class="c5">26</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">12</td> <td class="c2">Aston Villa (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/aston_villa/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">21</td> <td class="c4">-2</td> <td class="c5">25</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">13</td> <td class="c2">Newcastle (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">21</td> <td class="c4">-5</td> <td class="c5">25</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">14</td> <td class="c2">Blackburn (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/blackburn_rovers/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">20</td> <td class="c4">-8</td> <td class="c5">25</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">15</td> <td class="c2">Sheff Utd (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sheff_utd/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">21</td> <td class="c4">-10</td> <td class="c5">23</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">16</td> <td class="c2">Wigan (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/wigan_athletic/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">20</td> <td class="c4">-6</td> <td class="c5">22</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">17</td> <td class="c2">Middlesbrough (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/middlesbrough/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">21</td> <td class="c4">-8</td> <td class="c5">21</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">18</td> <td class="c2">West Ham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_ham_utd/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">21</td> <td class="c4">-15</td> <td class="c5">18</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">19</td> <td class="c2">Charlton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/charlton_athletic/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">21</td> <td class="c4">-19</td> <td class="c5">16</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">20</td> <td class="c2">Watford (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/watford/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">19</td> <td class="c4">-14</td> <td class="c5">11</td></tr></tbody></table>

Hatebreed
January 6, 2007, 07:11 AM
Bayern name price for Hargreaves
Bayern Munich will consider selling Owen Hargreaves to Manchester United - but not for less than £20m.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/6234501.stm

That's a lot of money, but nonetheless he's a very hardworking player and once fully recovered he will greatly enhance United's midfield. I think this is a rare opportunity and Hargreaves is worth it. Anyone disagree?

abdulw11
January 7, 2007, 09:06 AM
Bayern name price for Hargreaves
Bayern Munich will consider selling Owen Hargreaves to Manchester United - but not for less than £20m.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/6234501.stm

That's a lot of money, but nonetheless he's a very hardworking player and once fully recovered he will greatly enhance United's midfield. I think this is a rare opportunity and Hargreaves is worth it. Anyone disagree?


Hargreaves is a great player. His performances in the World Cup showed that. But I'm not sure if United will be willing to pay £20m after spending so much on Carrick. However, I'm pretty sure there will be some negotiations going on this month to bring him to Old Trafford.

Looking forward to Larsson's debut today.

Hatebreed
January 8, 2007, 02:17 AM
Larsson scores on his debut!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/fa_cup/6239557.stm

Sir Alex says he will make two signings during the transfer window, I'm hoping Hargreaves will be one of them. Perhaps United can trade a player and money together.

Hatebreed
January 8, 2007, 05:23 AM
Larsson can stay at United until the end of the season, if he wants.
Man Utd's on-loan striker Henrik Larsson is told by his Swedish club he can stay at Old Trafford until the end of the season.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6240091.stm

That's great, he seems to have blended with the team very quickly. If he continues to produce great performance as he did in his debut, I see no reason why he shouldn't extend his stay.

abdulw11
January 8, 2007, 11:04 AM
Thats good news. It would be great to have Larsson for longer. He was very impressive yesterday. I could see him easily becoming a fans' favourite.

Hatebreed
February 1, 2007, 02:33 PM
Manchester United 4 - 0 Watford
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/6309659.stm

Rooney and Ronaldo are in great form. Larsson scores one more!

Barclays Premiership Table
31 January 2007 22:03
<table class="indextable" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr> <td class="c1"> </td> <td class="c2"> </td> <td class="c3">P
</td> <td class="c4">GD
</td> <td class="c5">PTS
</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">1</td> <td class="c2">Man Utd (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">39</td> <td class="c5">60</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">2</td> <td class="c2">Chelsea (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">25</td> <td class="c5">54</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">3</td> <td class="c2">Liverpool (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">22</td> <td class="c5">49</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">4</td> <td class="c2">Arsenal (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">24</td> <td class="c4">25</td> <td class="c5">45</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">5</td> <td class="c2">Bolton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/bolton_wanderers/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">2</td> <td class="c5">41</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">6</td> <td class="c2">Portsmouth (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/p/portsmouth/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">10</td> <td class="c5">38</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">7</td> <td class="c2">Reading (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/r/reading/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">3</td> <td class="c5">37</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">8</td> <td class="c2">Everton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/e/everton/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">24</td> <td class="c4">8</td> <td class="c5">35</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">9</td> <td class="c2">Newcastle (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">-2</td> <td class="c5">33</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">10</td> <td class="c2">Tottenham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">24</td> <td class="c4">-3</td> <td class="c5">33</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">11</td> <td class="c2">Middlesbrough (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/middlesbrough/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">0</td> <td class="c5">31</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">12</td> <td class="c2">Blackburn (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/blackburn_rovers/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">-8</td> <td class="c5">31</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">13</td> <td class="c2">Man City (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_city/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">24</td> <td class="c4">-9</td> <td class="c5">30</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">14</td> <td class="c2">Aston Villa (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/aston_villa/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">-4</td> <td class="c5">29</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">15</td> <td class="c2">Fulham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/f/fulham/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">-12</td> <td class="c5">29</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">16</td> <td class="c2">Sheff Utd (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sheff_utd/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">-12</td> <td class="c5">27</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">17</td> <td class="c2">Wigan (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/wigan_athletic/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">24</td> <td class="c4">-16</td> <td class="c5">22</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">18</td> <td class="c2">West Ham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_ham_utd/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">-22</td> <td class="c5">20</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">19</td> <td class="c2">Charlton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/charlton_athletic/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">-24</td> <td class="c5">20</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">20</td> <td class="c2">Watford (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/watford/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">24</td> <td class="c4">-22</td> <td class="c5">15</td></tr></tbody></table>

abdulw11
February 2, 2007, 09:40 AM
Rooney's goal was pure class, great pass by Ronaldo.

Hatebreed
February 4, 2007, 07:46 PM
Manchester United 4 - 0 Tottenham
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/6305421.stm

United wipes the floor with Spurs. What a goal by Vidic! I'm just amazed by the amount of goals scored by us this season, gd is 43!

Barclays Premiership Table
04 February 2007 17:57
<table class="indextable" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr> <td class="c1"> </td> <td class="c2"> </td> <td class="c3">P
</td> <td class="c4">GD
</td> <td class="c5">PTS
</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">1</td> <td class="c2">Man Utd (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">26</td> <td class="c4">43</td> <td class="c5">63</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">2</td> <td class="c2">Chelsea (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">26</td> <td class="c4">26</td> <td class="c5">57</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">3</td> <td class="c2">Liverpool (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">26</td> <td class="c4">22</td> <td class="c5">50</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">4</td> <td class="c2">Arsenal (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">25</td> <td class="c5">46</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">5</td> <td class="c2">Bolton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/bolton_wanderers/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">26</td> <td class="c4">3</td> <td class="c5">44</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">6</td> <td class="c2">Reading (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/r/reading/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">26</td> <td class="c4">5</td> <td class="c5">40</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">7</td> <td class="c2">Portsmouth (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/p/portsmouth/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">26</td> <td class="c4">9</td> <td class="c5">38</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">8</td> <td class="c2">Everton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/e/everton/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">8</td> <td class="c5">36</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">9</td> <td class="c2">Blackburn (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/blackburn_rovers/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">26</td> <td class="c4">-7</td> <td class="c5">34</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">10</td> <td class="c2">Newcastle (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">26</td> <td class="c4">-3</td> <td class="c5">33</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">11</td> <td class="c2">Tottenham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">-7</td> <td class="c5">33</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">12</td> <td class="c2">Middlesbrough (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/middlesbrough/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">26</td> <td class="c4">0</td> <td class="c5">32</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">13</td> <td class="c2">Aston Villa (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/aston_villa/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">26</td> <td class="c4">-3</td> <td class="c5">32</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">14</td> <td class="c2">Fulham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/f/fulham/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">26</td> <td class="c4">-11</td> <td class="c5">32</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">15</td> <td class="c2">Man City (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_city/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">-11</td> <td class="c5">30</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">16</td> <td class="c2">Sheff Utd (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sheff_utd/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">26</td> <td class="c4">-13</td> <td class="c5">27</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">17</td> <td class="c2">Wigan (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/wigan_athletic/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">-15</td> <td class="c5">25</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">18</td> <td class="c2">West Ham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_ham_utd/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">26</td> <td class="c4">-23</td> <td class="c5">20</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">19</td> <td class="c2">Charlton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/charlton_athletic/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">26</td> <td class="c4">-25</td> <td class="c5">20</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">20</td> <td class="c2">Watford (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/watford/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">25</td> <td class="c4">-23</td> <td class="c5">15</td></tr></tbody></table>

Hatebreed
March 3, 2007, 02:22 PM
Manchester United 1 - 0 Liverpool
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/6392443.stm

Not a great performance granted, we lost Rooney with injury and Schole sent off, but held on to win 3pts. That's six years Loserpool haven't beaten us in premiership in their own territory.

Reasons why we deserve to win the title (from BBC board):

We have SCORED THE MOST GOALS - FACT
We have SCORED 13 MORE AWAY GOALS THAN ANY OTHER TEAM - FACT
We have CONCEDED THE LEAST GOALS - FACT
We have WON THE MOST GAMES - FACT
We have LOST THE LEAST GAMES - FACT
We have TWO PLAYERS IN THE TOP TEN GOAL SCORERS LEAGE - FACT

Let me add:
We have BEAT LOSERPOOL TWICE - FACT

Hatebreed
March 3, 2007, 02:25 PM
Barclays Premiership Table
03 March 2007 19:12
<table class="indextable" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr> <td class="c1"> </td> <td class="c2"> </td> <td class="c3">P
</td> <td class="c4">GD
</td> <td class="c5">PTS
</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">1</td> <td class="c2">Man Utd (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">29</td> <td class="c4">47</td> <td class="c5">72</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">2</td> <td class="c2">Chelsea (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">28</td> <td class="c4">31</td> <td class="c5">63</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">3</td> <td class="c2">Liverpool (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">29</td> <td class="c4">24</td> <td class="c5">53</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">4</td> <td class="c2">Arsenal (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">27</td> <td class="c4">27</td> <td class="c5">52</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">5</td> <td class="c2">Bolton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/bolton_wanderers/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">28</td> <td class="c4">1</td> <td class="c5">47</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">6</td> <td class="c2">Everton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/e/everton/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">29</td> <td class="c4">11</td> <td class="c5">43</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">7</td> <td class="c2">Reading (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/r/reading/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">29</td> <td class="c4">5</td> <td class="c5">43</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">8</td> <td class="c2">Portsmouth (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/p/portsmouth/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">29</td> <td class="c4">5</td> <td class="c5">41</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">9</td> <td class="c2">Tottenham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">28</td> <td class="c4">-4</td> <td class="c5">39</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">10</td> <td class="c2">Newcastle (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">29</td> <td class="c4">-3</td> <td class="c5">37</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">11</td> <td class="c2">Blackburn (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/blackburn_rovers/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">28</td> <td class="c4">-5</td> <td class="c5">37</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">12</td> <td class="c2">Middlesbrough (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/middlesbrough/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">29</td> <td class="c4">-2</td> <td class="c5">36</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">13</td> <td class="c2">Aston Villa (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/aston_villa/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">28</td> <td class="c4">-5</td> <td class="c5">33</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">14</td> <td class="c2">Fulham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/f/fulham/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">29</td> <td class="c4">-13</td> <td class="c5">33</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">15</td> <td class="c2">Wigan (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/wigan_athletic/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">29</td> <td class="c4">-14</td> <td class="c5">32</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">16</td> <td class="c2">Sheff Utd (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sheff_utd/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">29</td> <td class="c4">-16</td> <td class="c5">31</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">17</td> <td class="c2">Man City (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_city/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">27</td> <td class="c4">-13</td> <td class="c5">30</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">18</td> <td class="c2">Charlton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/charlton_athletic/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">29</td> <td class="c4">-23</td> <td class="c5">24</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">19</td> <td class="c2">Watford (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/watford/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">29</td> <td class="c4">-25</td> <td class="c5">20</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">20</td> <td class="c2">West Ham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_ham_utd/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">28</td> <td class="c4">-28</td> <td class="c5">20</td></tr></tbody></table>

Hatebreed
March 13, 2007, 09:43 PM
Manchester United 4 - 3 Europe XI

<!-- S BO --> <!-- S IIMA --> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="203"> <tbody><tr><td> http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42677000/jpg/_42677751_cronaldo203.jpg
</td></tr> </tbody></table> <!-- E IIMA --> <!-- S SF --> Manchester United beat a Europe XI to celebrate the European Union's 50th anniversary and of the Red Devils' 50 years in European competition.

United were 4-1 up by the interval thanks to a Wayne Rooney double, Wes Brown's close-range finish and Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning free-kick.
Florent Malouda's left-footed shot made it 2-1, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed a penalty with United leading 3-1.

El-Hadji Diouf came off the bench to score a header and an impudent penalty. <!-- E SF -->
The match, watched by a 74,343 crowd, raised £1.25m for charity.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6441507.stm

Hatebreed
March 17, 2007, 06:07 PM
Manchester United 4 - 1 Bolton
Ji-Sung Park and Wayne Rooney each scored twice to keep Manchester United six points clear at the top. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/6437231.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/6437231.stm)

So much happiness for one day, don't know where to keep it!


Barclays Premiership Table
17 March 2007 19:20
<table class="indextable" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr> <td class="c1"> </td> <td class="c2"> </td> <td class="c3">P
</td> <td class="c4">GD
</td> <td class="c5">PTS
</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">1</td> <td class="c2">Man Utd (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">30</td> <td class="c4">50</td> <td class="c5">75</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">2</td> <td class="c2">Chelsea (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">30</td> <td class="c4">35</td> <td class="c5">69</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">3</td> <td class="c2">Arsenal (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">28</td> <td class="c4">28</td> <td class="c5">55</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">4</td> <td class="c2">Liverpool (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">29</td> <td class="c4">24</td> <td class="c5">53</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">5</td> <td class="c2">Bolton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/bolton_wanderers/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">30</td> <td class="c4">-3</td> <td class="c5">47</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">6</td> <td class="c2">Tottenham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">30</td> <td class="c4">-1</td> <td class="c5">45</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">7</td> <td class="c2">Reading (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/r/reading/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">30</td> <td class="c4">5</td> <td class="c5">44</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">8</td> <td class="c2">Everton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/e/everton/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">29</td> <td class="c4">11</td> <td class="c5">43</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">9</td> <td class="c2">Portsmouth (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/p/portsmouth/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">30</td> <td class="c4">5</td> <td class="c5">42</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">10</td> <td class="c2">Blackburn (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/blackburn_rovers/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">30</td> <td class="c4">-5</td> <td class="c5">40</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">11</td> <td class="c2">Newcastle (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">29</td> <td class="c4">-3</td> <td class="c5">37</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">12</td> <td class="c2">Middlesbrough (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/middlesbrough/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">30</td> <td class="c4">-4</td> <td class="c5">36</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">13</td> <td class="c2">Fulham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/f/fulham/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">30</td> <td class="c4">-13</td> <td class="c5">34</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">14</td> <td class="c2">Aston Villa (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/aston_villa/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">29</td> <td class="c4">-6</td> <td class="c5">33</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">15</td> <td class="c2">Man City (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_city/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">29</td> <td class="c4">-12</td> <td class="c5">33</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">16</td> <td class="c2">Wigan (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/wigan_athletic/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">30</td> <td class="c4">-14</td> <td class="c5">33</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">17</td> <td class="c2">Sheff Utd (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sheff_utd/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">30</td> <td class="c4">-19</td> <td class="c5">31</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">18</td> <td class="c2">Charlton (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/charlton_athletic/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">29</td> <td class="c4">-23</td> <td class="c5">24</td> </tr> <tr class="r2"> <td class="c1">19</td> <td class="c2">West Ham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_ham_utd/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">30</td> <td class="c4">-28</td> <td class="c5">23</td> </tr> <tr class="r1"> <td class="c1">20</td> <td class="c2">Watford (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/watford/default.stm)</td> <td class="c3">30</td> <td class="c4">-27</td> <td class="c5">20</td></tr></tbody></table>

abdulw11
March 17, 2007, 06:13 PM
Defiantely a great day to be a Man Utd, Bangladesh and world minnow supporter.

Hatebreed
March 27, 2007, 02:36 PM
Ronaldo wants to stay at Man Utd
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to stay at Manchester United for "many years".

The 22-year-old, who has a contract until 2010, has been in fine form for United this season and has repeatedly been linked to Real Madrid.

"It is a good sign to know I have so many clubs interested in me, such as Real Madrid," said the Portugal winger. "It means that I am valued.

"But I am very happy where I am and I hope to stay at Manchester United for many years."

Ronaldo is currently away on international duty with the Portuguese squad ahead of their Euro 2008 qualifier with Serbia on Wednesday.

He continued his brilliant form by scoring twice as his national side beat Belgium 4-0 on Saturday.

Ronaldo has scored 16 Premiership goals this season, with a further two in the FA Cup.

When asked if he was the best player in the world at the moment, he stated: "The United players are by my side - but of course I believe I am one of the best."

United want the player to sign a new deal, which will take him up to 2012.

"I have a good contract, in financial terms, but what really matters to me is to show my best form," added Ronaldo.

- BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6498147.stm)


This is a great news! It's the same player who had that infamous incident with Rooney, wanted to leave England not long ago and got booed all season. Now he's best buddies with Rooney (if you watch the games), he's matured, his consistent form has lifted United on countless ocassions. In fact he's one of the best players in the world right now. Well done Sir Alex for convincing him to stay.

Nocturnal
March 28, 2007, 01:53 AM
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to stay at Manchester United for "many years".
--- great news for any manutd fan

Hatebreed
April 1, 2007, 04:39 AM
Man Utd 4-1 Blackburn
Manchester United stormed back from a goal down to brush aside Blackburn.

United central defender Nemanja Vidic was forced off with a broken collarbone and the home side then fell behind when Matt Derbyshire slotted home.

But United dug deep and Paul Scholes slalomed into space and fired in before Michael Carrick sidefooted in.

Park Ji-Sung pounced to add a third and an Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer tap-in completed United's comeback to leave them needing five wins for the title.

- BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/6491077.stm)

abdulw11
April 10, 2007, 04:38 PM
Man Utd beat Roma 7-1 (8-3 on agg)! Great performance by the Reds, some great goals especially Carrick's double.

Xavier
April 10, 2007, 04:47 PM
Manchester let me have my worse day as a Roma fan...!:(

abdulw11
April 10, 2007, 05:06 PM
Manchester let me have my worse day as a Roma fan...!:(

lol, forgot you was from Roma. At least De Rossi scored a nice goal...

Xavier
April 10, 2007, 05:22 PM
I'm disappointed because we are not a rich club and this time we were hoping for some cup-glory... but the dream ended in a nightmare and there will hardly be another chance... but that's football and almost ever it's the rich clubs who win!

Hatebreed
April 10, 2007, 07:02 PM
Today I am SO HAPPY!

Man Utd 7-1 Roma (agg 8-3)

A scintillating display by Manchester United saw them tear Roma apart to reach the Champions League semi-finals.

Michael Carrick curled in United's opener and Alan Smith fired home before Wayne Rooney added their third of the night, finishing off a superb move.
Cristiano Ronaldo fired into the bottom corner and slid home a Ryan Giggs cross before Carrick smashed home a sixth.


Roma replied through Daniele De Rossi before Patrice Evra's low shot rounded off United's amazing 8-3 aggregate win.

There have been many memorable performances at Old Trafford down the years but few can compare to the display Sir Alex Ferguson's men put on here.

The scuffles between fans outside the ground before kick-off were quickly forgotten once the game got underway, with United looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg.

Both sides showed attacking intentions in the opening minutes with Roma's Francesco Totti going closest with a fierce shot that fizzed past Edwin van der Sar's right-hand post.

But it was United who grabbed control of the tie with three goals in eight first-half minutes.

Carrick opened the scoring on 11 minutes when he picked up the ball from Ronaldo and bent the ball past a stationary Doni.

Six minutes later it was 2-0 when Gabriel Heinze and Giggs combined before the Welshman flighted a perfect pass into the path of Smith, who finished with aplomb to net his first goal for United since November 2005.

Rooney got in on the act soon after, timing his run superbly to slot home Giggs' low cross after the Italian side had been completely torn apart down the right flank.

A shell-shocked Roma tried to respond and almost pulled a goal back when Philippe Mexes headed a David Pizarro free-kick wide.

But the visitors' attempts to find a way back into the game only succeeded in leaving themselves more vulnerable to United's pacey attack.

Carrick went close when he headed a Giggs corner at Doni but could not react quickly enough when the ball bounced straight back at him.

And Ronaldo did make it 4-0 before half-time with a precise finish into the bottom corner after the Roma defence had made the mistake of inviting him to shoot.

United were quite simply superb, and they did not let up after the break either.

Ronaldo, who was in sublime form, slid home a low Giggs' cross for number five before Carrick's piledriver made it 6-0 on the hour mark.

Roma did get one goal back through De Rossi's neat finish on the turn but the game was long since up for the Italian side.

It was exhibition stuff for Ferguson's side by the end and they got the final word they richly deserved when Evra's low shot beat Doni.

Like United's first six goals it was a fine finish and completed a magnificent victory, their biggest in Europe since they beat Irish side Waterford on their way to winning the 1968 European Cup.

United will take on AC Milan or Bayern Munich in the last four as they look to book their place in this year's final in Athens on 23 May.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/6534975.stm

Hatebreed
April 10, 2007, 07:05 PM
Xavier, I love Italy, I've travelled there, I love your people, food, landscapes, landmarks, history, everything. But I am sorry to say I was very hurt by the way Man Utd fans were indiscriminately beaten by your police during the first-leg match. It had my blood boiling and I was praying that we would THRASH that worthless excuse of a team called Roma.

Nocturnal
April 11, 2007, 03:01 AM
wow...7-1 against Roma. Good job.

Xavier
April 11, 2007, 05:58 AM
Xavier, I love Italy, I've travelled there, I love your people, food, landscapes, landmarks, history, everything. But I am sorry to say I was very hurt by the way Man Utd fans were indiscriminately beaten by your police during the first-leg match. It had my blood boiling and I was praying that we would THRASH that worthless excuse of a team called Roma.

Why do you mix Roma club with the behaviour of the police? You can be sure that 90% of Roma fans hated that violent attack...
if you knew Roma fans you would see that we are as passionate and loyal to our team as you Bangladeshis are about your cricket team.
Yesterday we were trying to live our dream but we suffered a deepest humiliation, stg like how you felt when you lost to Canada in WC2003... we don't deserve that mate, and please don't hate us for the behaviour of the police... we just despise that as you do! Cheers...

Hatebreed
April 11, 2007, 06:08 AM
I don't hate your team and I'm not saying your fans had anything to do with it. I am angry at your police, who are supposed to protect people not beat them bloody senseless. I wouldn't want Roma fans to be beaten up when they came to OT, so I wanted Man Utd to seek revenge on the pitch. Justice is served.

Hatebreed
April 11, 2007, 06:16 AM
Manchester United 7 - 1 Roma - All the Goals
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Xavier
April 11, 2007, 06:18 AM
I don't hate your team and I'm not saying your fans had anything to do with it. I am angry at your police, who are supposed to protect people not beat them bloody senseless. I wouldn't want Roma fans to be beaten up when they came to OT, so I wanted Man Utd to seek revenge on the pitch. Justice is served.

That's your opinion... but I rest my case: what police did is not stg that Roma (club or fans) are responsible for, it's a matter of social injustice.
But if you wanted a "revenge on the pitch" for it... you just had it, but I would say that it's not someting that violent policemen are caring about, but only us fans... 'bye.

Hatebreed
April 11, 2007, 06:32 AM
Don't take it personally mate. If the tables were turned I'm sure you'd feel the same way, and I would feel disgraced.

Xavier
April 11, 2007, 06:49 AM
Don't take it personally mate. If the tables were turned I'm sure you'd feel the same way, and I would feel disgraced.

That's football (or sports in general), fans can only rejoice or suffer according to circumstances... thist was a nightmarish match for us but now I'm curious about that: yesterday Carrick and Cristiano Ronaldo looked like Maradona and Pelè, scoring amazing goals each time they kicked the ball... I'm really waiting to see if they will keep on playing like that again!

Hatebreed
April 11, 2007, 07:11 AM
Ronaldo has been playing like that all season. I think he's the best footballer in the world right now. He plays with spirit, pace and skill, passes accurately, takes brilliant freekicks, creates chances, and of course scores goals. He's ever improving.

Carrick's goals were simply stunning. He's worked very hard this season and proved the skeptics wrong who thought he was overrated and overpaid. He's been a great purchase for us and makes me think we can do without Hargreaves, who Bayern Munich is so reluctant to let go.

Nocturnal
April 11, 2007, 07:50 PM
Quarter-final results:

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Nocturnal
April 11, 2007, 07:52 PM
semi-final lineup:
Milan vs Man.United
Liverpool vs Chelsea

Hatebreed
April 13, 2007, 04:54 AM
Breaking News: Ronaldo Signs New Five-year Contract With Man Utd

Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a new five-year contract with Premiership leaders Manchester United.

The 21-year-old Portuguese winger has ended speculation over his future after being linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona.

"I am delighted. I spoke with Sir Alex Ferguson about my future and everyone knew that I wanted to stay," he said.

"I am very happy at the club and I want to win trophies and hopefully we will do that this season."

Ronaldo has been in scintillating form for United this season as they aim to win the treble of the Champions League, the Premiership and the FA Cup.

<!-- E BO -->- BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6551679.stm)


This is brilliant! I was a little worried after Real and Barca started showing a lot of interest in him. Ronaldo is in top form and it's only a sign of great things to come. Great news for United! :)

Hatebreed
April 13, 2007, 05:03 AM
Another great news-

Bayern may agree Hargreaves sale

Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer has admitted England midfielder Owen Hargreaves could be sold to Manchester United this summer.

The Bundesliga giants have so far refused to grant the 26-year-old's wish to leave for Old Trafford.

But Beckenbauer, speaking on German television, said: "If it is right there is an offer of 25-30m euros (£17-20m), then I would seriously consider it.

"I think the board also think this way to satisfy the needs of the player."
<!-- E SF -->
Hargreaves has been a long-standing United target and the player has expressed a desire to play in England.

So far, Bayern have refused to deal with the Premiership leaders and suggested Hargreaves should honour the new four-year contract he signed last summer.

But a United bid of up to £20m could be enough to get their man this summer.

Hargreaves said: "I will sit down with Bayern and we will discuss how my future looks."

<!-- E BO --> - BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6546939.stm)


I reckon Sir Alex shouldn't miss this opportunity. Hargreaves is very keen to play for United, he plays with a lot energy and heart. Price may be an issue as £20m quite a lot, but he would be great match with Carrick in the midfield. Besides Scholes isn't going to play forever.

reverse_swing
April 13, 2007, 05:58 AM
Good news for all the ManU lovers:)

Ronaldo pens new Man Utd contract (http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/homepage/int/sp/shdr/hs1/t/-/news/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6551679.stm)

abdulw11
April 13, 2007, 09:37 AM
Oh yes! Great to secure Cristiano Ronaldo, now to win the treble!

Hatebreed
April 14, 2007, 04:21 PM
FA Cup Semi-Final
Manchester United 4 - 1 Watford

Wayne Rooney inspired Manchester United as they broke Watford's brave challenge to reach the FA Cup final at Wembley.

Rooney powered home a brilliant 20-yard drive after only six minutes, but Watford levelled with Hameur Bouazza's 26th minute overhead kick.

Cristiano Ronaldo bundled in Rooney's cross two minutes later as United swiftly restored their lead.

Rooney's close-range finish wrapped up the win after 66 minutes and substitute Kieran Richardson chipped in a fourth.

- BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/fa_cup/6534697.stm)


A clinical performance from the Red Devils. One more in the tally for Ronaldo, which takes him to 21 goals this season. Two more for Rooney, whose goal-scoring fluency is getting better and better.

Nocturnal
April 15, 2007, 03:20 AM
Josh. Go ManU Go.

abdulw11
April 15, 2007, 01:10 PM
Man Utd vs Chelsea at the FA Cup final in Wembley.

Chelsea have beaten Blackburn 2-1. What a season. Man Utd and Chelsea head to head in the Premiership, FA Cup and possibly even the Champions League.

Hatebreed
April 22, 2007, 01:08 PM
Man Utd 1-1 Middlesbrough
Premiership leaders Manchester United dropped two potentially costly points in the race for the title with Chelsea.

Obviously a bad result.. but wait for it-



















Newcastle 0-0 Chelsea
Chelsea fail to close the gap on leaders Man Utd after a poor performance at Newcastle.

That was close... but it's not the end of it. Ferdinand's addition to the injury list puts United in a spot of bother at this crucial stage. Can we pull through?

Hatebreed
April 22, 2007, 05:30 PM
Ronaldo secures PFA awards double

<!-- S BO --> <!-- S IIMA --> <table style="width: 223px; height: 223px;" align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody><tr><td> http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42796000/jpg/_42796459_ronaldo203.jpg Ronaldo has led Man Utd's chase for trophies this season

</td></tr> </tbody></table> <!-- E IIMA --> <!-- S SF --> Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year by the Professional Footballers' Association.

The 22-year-old winger is the first player to win both awards in the same season since Andy Gray in 1977.

The Portuguese has recovered from the controversy of last year's World Cup to help United battle for three trophies.

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba was second and Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes third in the senior award.
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Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs, last year's winner Steven Gerrard of Liverpool and 19-year-old Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas also made ths shortlist.

Ronaldo was booed at the start of the season for his part in Wayne Rooney's sending off in the quarter-final match between England and Portugal in Germany.

But he has bounced back superbly and has so far scored 16 Premiership goals this season to fire United to the top of the table.

The winger said it was a big honour to be singled out by his peers.

He said: "It is a special night. It is amazing and a big honour for me to win trophies like this in the English Premier League. I am very proud.
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"My colleagues have voted for me and that is fantastic because the players know the qualities of players.

"I want to keep working hard and getting better because these trophies have now given me more motivation.

"This great team has helped me because when the team wins it is easier for us all to play with more confidence."

Fabregas was second and Tottenham's Aaron Lennon, 20, third in the voting for the young player award.

Ronaldo's team-mate Wayne Rooney (21) was also shortlisted, as were Reading striker Kevin Doyle, 23, and 18-year-old defender Micah Richards of Manchester City.

Eight Manchester United players made it into the team of the year while manager Sir Alex Ferguson was honoured with the PFA Special Merit Award.

Ferguson paid tribute to Ronaldo, who joined United from Sporting Lisbon in a £12.2m deal in August 2003.

"At this moment in time, I think he is the best player in the world and his season has been incredible," he said.

<hr> PFA Premier League Team of the Year:
Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra (all Man Utd); Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Cristiano Ronaldo (all Man Utd) and Steven Gerrard (Liverpool); Didier Drogba (Chelsea) and Dimitar Berbatov (Tottenham)


- BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/6582201.stm)

abdulw11
April 23, 2007, 12:36 PM
Eight out of eleven players are from Man Utd. Pure domination.

Chelsea may get wins, but they are not half as exciting as Man Utd are.

Hatebreed
April 24, 2007, 03:58 PM
Champions League Semi-Final: First Leg

Manchester United 3 - 2 AC Milan

Wayne Rooney's stunning last-minute winner kept Manchester United's hopes of reaching the Champions League final alive after an Old Trafford classic.

Cristiano Ronaldo's fifth minute header put United in front, only for AC Milan to draw level through Kaka's angled drive after 21 minutes.

Kaka put Milan ahead from close range before the interval, but Rooney turned in Paul Scholes' pass on the hour.

Rooney then lashed an instant 20-yard finish past Dida in injury time.
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It was a moment of magic that gave United a precious lead to defend going into the second leg in Milan.
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United opened in sparkling fashion, and it took a desperate intervention from Alessandro Nesta to divert Rooney's shot over the bar.

But they were ahead in the fifth minute when Ronaldo met Ryan Giggs' corner with a firm header, which Dida palmed into the air and could then only divert into the net.

United were firing on all cylinders up front - but all the time Milan, in the shape of Kaka, were waiting to probe their suspect and under-strength rearguard.

And the strike they feared came after 21 minutes when Kaka took Clarence Seedorf's pass and accelerated away from Gabriel Heinze and fired a left-foot angled drive across Edwin van der Sar.

A high-quality encounter saw Rooney just fail to get on the end of Giggs' cross and Ronaldo bring a crucial block from Dida with a 25-yard power drive.

But Brazilian superstar Kaka was an ever-present threat, and he took advantage of shambolic United defending to grab a crucial second away goal for Milan after 36 minutes.

Kaka chased a long pass, and when Heinze and Patrice Evra collided, he moved smoothly into top gear to slide a perfect finish past Van der Sar.

Evra was then booked for dissent - a yellow card that rules him out of the second leg in Milan, an inconvenience United did not need given their lack of defensive resources.
Michael Carrick wasted a glorious opportunity to put United level after 47 minutes when he side-footed wide of an open goal when he arrived unmarked at the far post on the end of another dangerous Giggs corner.

Milan lost captain Paolo Maldini to a knee injury at half-time, then were robbed of Gennaro Gattuso with a knee problem - with the combative midfield man being replaced by Cristian Brocchi.

Kaka was giving a master-class, escaping the offside trap to shoot across the face of goal then playing a sumptuous one-two with Seedorf only to volley narrowly over.
United desperately needed inspiration, and a moment of genius from Scholes provided as they drew level after 59 minutes.

Scholes instinctively lifted the ball into the path of Rooney, whose finish was half-stopped by Dida but rolled in.

United were suddenly buoyant again, and the unpredictable Dida saved brilliantly from Darren Fletcher after Rooney's cross was headed into his path.

Fletcher forced Dida into a save at his near post as United pressed for what would be a crucial lead to take to the San Siro.

Dida the finger-tipped Ronaldo's dipping drive inches wide as United mounted a spell of sustained pressure in the closing stages.

United's sheer courage was rewarded when Rooney ran on to Giggs' pass and fired past a startled Dida to send Old Trafford wild in celebration.

- BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/default.stm)

A heart stopping match. United bounced back from one down at half-time to score twice from Rooney and keep their champions league dream alive. It's not over yet by any means, United must still deal with an injury affected defense and win the second leg match to go through.

cricman
April 24, 2007, 04:01 PM
A tie in the second leg and there in finals but if Milan wins 2-1 next game does Milan advance on away goals or do they go to the shootout?

Hatebreed
April 24, 2007, 04:06 PM
A tie in the second leg and there in finals but if Milan wins 2-1 next game does Milan advance on away goals or do they go to the shootout?

If Milan wins they will go through on away goals. United need a tie (very risky) or a win.

abdulw11
April 25, 2007, 05:07 AM
Excellent match, full of excitement. I really think we will win the treble this year.

My mate actually went last night to watch it live at Old Trafford, he's gonna be going on about it all throughout my business lesson in a few hours...

Rumz_01
April 27, 2007, 01:25 PM
i think Man U is 'slightly' overated...lol
They have got extremely talente players tho...I mean Ronaldo...Rooney..Etc...

But the 'media' makes them look really arrogant...

abdulw11
April 27, 2007, 04:26 PM
It's Chelsea who are the arrogant ones...

Hatebreed
April 27, 2007, 05:22 PM
i think Man U is 'slightly' overated...lol
They have got extremely talente players tho...I mean Ronaldo...Rooney..Etc...

But the 'media' makes them look really arrogant...

You are not making any sense.. If it's the media responsible, how is that United's fault?

At least come up with decent enough reasons to back your comments.

Hatebreed
April 28, 2007, 10:05 AM
Manchester United 4 - 2 Everton

Manchester United battled back from two goals down to beat Everton and move five points clear in the title race.

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Everton took the lead on 12 minutes when Alan Stubbs' free-kick was deflected in off Michael Carrick.

On 50 minutes, Manuel Fernandes smashed into the top corner to double their lead but John O'Shea halved it when he swept in after Iain Turner's error.

Phil Neville's own goal levelled the score before Wayne Rooney put United ahead and Chris Eagles sealed the win. <!-- E SF -->
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The result means United moved two points further away from Chelsea, who were held by Bolton 2-2, with three games to play.

United will be crowned champions next weekend if they win at Manchester City on Saturday and if Chelsea were to lose at Arsenal on Sunday.

Sir Alex Ferguson's depleted side started with Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench after he suffered a knock in training, and Darren Fletcher was out of the squad completely. In came Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Alan Smith.

Everton were forced to replace keeper Tim Howard, who is on loan from United and therefore ineligible, with 23-year-old Turner. Up front, James Vaughan replaced the injured Andrew Johnson and Manuel Fernandes also started.

Before the match Everton paid tribute to former player Alan Ball, who died on Tuesday.

Ball's son Jimmy and daughters Mandy and Keely placed a wreath at one end of the ground and Everton players warmed up with jerseys bearing Ball's name and number.

There was also a minute's applause for the former Everton star and World Cup winner.

And the emotional atmosphere may have fired Everton up, as they came tearing out of the blocks and were almost ahead on two minutes when Joleon Lescott hit the bar with a header.

With the home support roaring their approval - and disapproval at their former darling Rooney's every touch - the hosts continued to push forward and take advantage of a sluggish start from United.

And Everton soon took the lead when Stubbs fizzed in a low free-kick from 30 yards and keeper Edwin van der Sar was beaten by a deflection off Carrick.
However, United soon began to take control of the half after weathering some tenacious Everton tackling.

But Everton continued to battle and some of their aggressive tactics had United boss Ferguson raging on the touchline and flapping his arms in vain like a flightless bird.
His frustration was not eased as Rooney had a shot saved at the near post and the striker headed tamely into the arms of Turner.

After the break United quickly resumed their offensive and Rooney, again, was denied after three Everton bodies flung themselves into the path of his shot.

But out of the blue - the ranked mass of blue that had been Everton's defence - came a quick counter-attack, and a lethal one at that.

Fernandes took one touch to move the ball wide of Wes Brown and then rocketed a shot into the top corner from just outside the box.

It looked like it might be a bad day for United, but Everton then contrived to ruin it for themselves and ensure Ferguson's men would remain favourites for the title.

First, keeper Turner let the ball slip out of his grasp trying to pluck a routine corner out of the air and the ball landed at the feet of O'Shea, who swept the ball home.

And then seven minutes later, United were level after another corner when substitute Ronaldo rose highest to head goalwards and Neville put through his own net trying to clear off the line.

Worse was to come for Everton 12 minutes later when again they failed to deal with a cross into the area and Rooney set himself up superbly before tucking the ball away into the bottom right corner.

Ronaldo had a great chance to add a fourth when clean through one-on-one but Turner did well to block the winger's shot with his arm.

But United did score again, when Eagles raced clear and curled a low shot into the bottom corner to move United a step closer to the Premiership title.

- BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/6578823.stm)


GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED!!

What a comeback! It shows the hunger and dedication of this team.

Chelsea 2 - 2 Bolton! My day couldn't get better :-D

Nocturnal
April 28, 2007, 10:07 AM
yeah...<table bgcolor="#666666" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="331"><tbody><tr bgcolor="#cfcfcf"><td align="right" width="118">Chelsea</td><td align="center" width="50">2 - 2 (http://livescore.com/default.dll/Game?comp=england1&game=159587)</td><td width="118">Bolton W.</td></tr></tbody></table>

abdulw11
April 28, 2007, 02:11 PM
One step closer to that treble...

Nocturnal
May 2, 2007, 05:02 PM
Just finished watching the UEFA Champions League second semi-final between my two favourite team in europe ManUnited and AC Milan and at the end today's best team won the game: AC Milan 3 - 0 ManUnited, still no worries for united fans, EPL and FA Cup win will do for fans (IMO).
Now this year's final on 23May in Athens is a rematch of 2005 Istanbul final between AC Milan and Liverpool. I'll cheer for AC. Good Luck.

sandpiper
May 2, 2007, 06:48 PM
yessss:great: :great: :joy: :joy:
AC MILAN - 3
MAN U - 0

Special 1
May 2, 2007, 10:24 PM
That treble in 1999 was a fluke. Man United are minnow bashers.

cricman
May 2, 2007, 11:54 PM
If Kaka played in the EPL he might have scored more goals than Drogba.

patriot
May 3, 2007, 04:11 AM
Man u doesn't even deserve to be in the semi finals.The only convincing victory they had was against roma , other than that they played weaker teams and reached here.

Tintin
May 3, 2007, 04:29 AM
they played weaker teams

Naturally. They are stronger than almost every other team.

patriot
May 3, 2007, 05:39 AM
Naturally. They are stronger than almost every other team.


We seen that in San Siro last night.:lol:

patriot
May 3, 2007, 05:46 AM
If Kaka played in the EPL he might have scored more goals than Drogba.

People said the same thing about Shevchenko before. Did he deliver for Chelsea??.NO!!!
Cos he was more suited for Italian football and Italian football is completely different from English football. So saying Kaka would have scored more goals in epl is just a bogus statement.

Hatebreed
May 3, 2007, 09:52 AM
Oh look the losers are back to stab the wound at this rare opportunity. Well why don't you go and try beating AC Milan in San Siro huh?? NO English team has ever beaten them there in the UCL. Milan played very well, United were out of depth, out of defenders and tired - simple as that. Quit all the minnow bashing BS, Roma were comphrehensively thrashed by the better team on the day. Also, isn't Roma on top of AC MILAN in Serie A?

I expected this to go down quietly, because we Man Utd supporters are very passionate about our team and it hurts us when they lose but we stick together and carry on. It's disappointing to see you worthless people arrive here whenever we lose. If you hate us so much then why don't you stay away and go start a thread for your own team.

chinatown
May 3, 2007, 11:40 AM
So finally Manu out of business....we hav to wait again to see all english final... my support for Manu will never become less....

abdulw11
May 3, 2007, 02:10 PM
Non-Man U fans are welcome to post, but please, no haters.

:mad:

I wonder how long some of these people have been waiting for this. L-)

abdulw11
May 3, 2007, 02:13 PM
That treble in 1999 was a fluke. Man United are minnow bashers.

Lol, just had to laugh at that comment. Just goes to show how much you know about football.

Nocturnal
May 3, 2007, 02:51 PM
Lol, just had to laugh at that comment. Just goes to show how much you know about football.

I had the same feeling after reading few posts here. Thanks bro for saying my exact words :)
Long Live "The Red Devils".

Special 1
May 3, 2007, 02:55 PM
Lol, just had to laugh at that comment. Just goes to show how much you know about football.

Ei bochor koita boro team keh Man Utd haraise?
If chelsea did not have defender problems, man united would have beeen 2nd in the league.
Oh and the 1999 er ageh kobeh jani Man United jitsilo? i think 1967. And the treble season. God knows koita goal Man united injury time e dise that season. Sorry mate the treble was a fluke. But i must admit that during the 90's they were the best team in england and they currently are the 2nd most exciting team in england after arsenal.

abdulw11
May 3, 2007, 04:42 PM
Oh and the 1999 er ageh kobeh jani Man United jitsilo? i think 1967.

Hardly...1992-93 Premiership champions, 93-94 Premiership champions and FA Cup winners (the double), 95-96 Premiership champions and FA Cup winners (the double double), 96-97 Premiership champions and we all know what happened in 98-99...


Sorry mate the treble was a fluke.

Care to explain your reasoning behind this?

Special 1
May 3, 2007, 05:17 PM
Hardly...1992-93 Premiership champions, 93-94 Premiership champions and FA Cup winners (the double), 95-96 Premiership champions and FA Cup winners (the double double), 96-97 Premiership champions and we all know what happened in 98-99...



Care to explain your reasoning behind this?

The champions league part of the treble. And in 99, when they won, both the goals were in injury time.They were very lucky. No1 is saying Man united are an average team, but they are definately not the best in europe.

Hatebreed
May 5, 2007, 01:46 PM
Manchester United 1 - 0 Manchester City
Man Utd move to within touching distance of the Premiership title after a 1-0 derby win at Man City.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/6602881.stm

Zunaid
May 5, 2007, 03:06 PM
Well, Arsenal can hand United their title tomorrow.

Nocturnal
May 5, 2007, 03:10 PM
Well, Arsenal can hand United their title tomorrow.

Sure.
Arsenal just beat Chelsea tomorrow :)

Hatebreed
May 5, 2007, 03:35 PM
:mad:

I wonder how long some of these people have been waiting for this. L-)

What do you expect. Man Utd are the first and only English team to win the treble. When was the last time Loserpool even won the premiership? If they are so high and mighty, how come they don't win the treble? These people are nothing but jealous pathetic opportunists. Any respect I had for L'pool is diminishing because their fans have no respect for Man Utd.

Huda
May 5, 2007, 04:03 PM
Its a rivalry between the teams, Liverpool fans can say the same saying they ManU fans have no respect. About the treble, Lpool have the most league titles 18 if i remember correctly, most number of european cups and probably the most successful british team. Since the 90's they have been poor, but during the 80's they have brilliant manager's and players, you've got to admit.

But ManU turned it around in the 90's and hats off to fergie for creating his 4th team and winning the title which takes some doing.

My lack of respect goes to chelsea, coming in and buying the league, just not on IMO.

Tintin
May 6, 2007, 12:19 PM
Arsenal held Chelski to a 1-1 draw and Man U are the Champions.

Can't wait to hear the new bunch of nonsense from Mourinho.

reverse_swing
May 6, 2007, 12:34 PM
Money can't buy everything. This year ManU played more attractive football than any other clubs in the world.

Hatebreed
May 6, 2007, 01:00 PM
Man Utd secure Premiership title

<!-- S BO --> <!-- S IIMA --> <table id="table1" align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="203"> <tbody><tr> <td> http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42891000/jpg/_42891773_fergie203.jpg Ferguson has led Manchester United to nine Premiership titles

</td> </tr> </tbody></table> <!-- E IIMA --><!-- S SF --> Manchester United have clinched their first Premiership title since 2003 following Chelsea's 1-1 draw against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. The result sees United, who have now won the Premiership a record nine times, go seven points clear at the top of the table with just two games left.

Boss Sir Alex Ferguson said: "It's a fantastic day for the club and fans.

"There was an emphasis on the league and the key was our good start. Once we made that, we never lost it."
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Ferguson added: "The Premier League is such a competitive league and the focus and the pressure on the big clubs makes it a focus for us. I used to have an obsession of winning in Europe but the Premiership has become a priority."

The United boss, 66, said United's superb start to the season and the attitude of his players were the vital factors in their success.

"Once we got the lead it was always hard to dislodge us," he said. "The crucial part was the resilience of the players when we got injuries. We don't have as big a squad as Chelsea but we dug in and I have to take my hat off to those players." And Ferguson said his desire to stay on as boss at Old Trafford remains as strong as ever. "The keeness and enthusiasm of my squad gives me hope and I feel why should I give up? I'm going to continue doing it and i dont know how long I'll go on for, but I'm really enjoying it."

United's first game as champions sees them face Chelsea, Premiership winners in each of the previous two seasons, at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
<!-- E BO -->And United also face Jose Mourinho's Blues in a mouthwatering FA Cup final on 19 May.

- BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6630511.stm)

:joy::joy::joy::fire::fire::fire:>:)>:)>:)

abdulw11
May 6, 2007, 03:04 PM
:D Finally the crown will be back where it belongs.

This season just goes to show that money can't buy you success...except perhaps a Carling Cup.

abdulw11
May 6, 2007, 03:05 PM
Also good to hear that former Red Devil captain and legend Roy Keane, has won the Coca Cola Championship, in his first season with Sunderland.

Nocturnal
May 6, 2007, 03:06 PM
yeahhhhhhh.........nice job :)

abdulw11
May 6, 2007, 03:52 PM
http://www.manutd.com/images/mediaworld/img_10_19510.gif

Hatebreed
May 6, 2007, 08:54 PM
Manchester United Premiership Champions 2007 - Highlights of the Year

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Hatebreed
May 7, 2007, 12:30 AM
About the treble, Lpool have the most league titles 18 if i remember correctly, most number of european cups and probably the most successful british team.

I overlooked your post.

The League you're referring to, i.e. Football League First Division back then is not the same as the re-established Premier League. Fair enough if you count league titles before 1992, United had won it 7 times, which gives them a grand total of 16 league titles to date (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_football_champions#Total_titles_won). 9 out of 15 in the Premier League. That's 9 titles in 15 years. L'pool won 18 in 90 years and not once in the Premier League. It's only a matter of time this record scousers keep bringing up is shattered.

Man Utd also won the FA Cup 11 times, compared to L'pool's 7 and more than any other club. Only in European championship L'pool is more successful and I respect that. They won it 5 times, we won it twice. I still don't think Champions league is as competitive as the Premiership, even if I'm comparing apples to oranges.

I also reckon United is probably the most supported club in the world, if that's a sign of their success.

I rest my case. Long live Man United!

Huda
May 7, 2007, 02:04 AM
Both great teams in their era, Lpool in the 70's and 80's, ManU in the 90's. The European Cup back in the day was much more competitive and gruelling that it is now, anyone can win the CL nowadays. However Its good to see ManU winning the league this season, from chelsea, really despise that team.

Next season will be interesting, Arsenal don't think will be challenging for the league next yr, benitiez needs to spend and apparently has quite a bob to spend, rumours of etoo coming. Chelsea can obviously spend big, and will probably do so if they see need, but if lpool dont improve their away record and don't buy a couple of a very good players then its a 2 horse race again.

Hatebreed
May 7, 2007, 02:21 PM
This season has been a revelation for United. Ronaldo has defied his critics and Rooney played with such maturity and composure. All the players have really jelled together, and despite injuries and not having as vast an array of attacking players as Chelsea, we have pulled through and scored more goals.

Next season could be a similar two horse race, but depends on who gets off a better start. Hopefully Sir Alex will make some good signings, including Hargreaves. I think this time United will be better prepared to prioritise the UCL also.

abdulw11
May 7, 2007, 03:56 PM
Next season could be a similar two horse race, but depends on who gets off a better start. Hopefully Sir Alex will make some good signings, including Hargreaves. I think this time United will be better prepared to prioritise the UCL also.

I really hope we do get Hargreaves. Some people were saying that the 2nd leg vs Milan was crying out for a player like Hargreaves to get stuck in, much like Gattuso.

Special 1
May 7, 2007, 04:04 PM
This season has been a revelation for United. Ronaldo has defied his critics and Rooney played with such maturity and composure. All the players have really jelled together, and despite injuries and not having as vast an array of attacking players as Chelsea, we have pulled through and scored more goals.

Next season could be a similar two horse race, but depends on who gets off a better start. Hopefully Sir Alex will make some good signings, including Hargreaves. I think this time United will be better prepared to prioritise the UCL also.

Man United have played an amazing this year.

However, Chelsea lost the title because of two bad transfers.
William Gallas and Robert Huth. If they had those players or even one of them, it would have been a different season for both Man U and Chelsea.

Special 1
May 7, 2007, 04:05 PM
I heard Man Utd are buying three players this summer.

abdulw11
May 7, 2007, 04:20 PM
Man United have played an amazing this year.

However, Chelsea lost the title because of two bad transfers.
William Gallas and Robert Huth. If they had those players or even one of them, it would have been a different season for both Man U and Chelsea.

Selling Gallas was a big mistake. He was much more versatile than Ashley Cole is/was/ever will be. Not too sure about Huth, he wasn't anything special, imo. But the single most important factor that contributed to Chelsea's loss of the crown, was the injury to Petr Cech. And also the brief injury to John Terry.

Special 1
May 7, 2007, 04:26 PM
Selling Gallas was a big mistake. He was much more versatile than Ashley Cole is/was/ever will be. Not too sure about Huth, he wasn't anything special, imo. But the single most important factor that contributed to Chelsea's loss of the crown, was the injury to Petr Cech. And also the brief injury to John Terry.

Gallas had to be sold because he did not want to play for chelsea any more. which makes the signing of Huth so important. Gallas, Terry and Carvalho were the three main central defenders and Huth was a back up for them. Once Gallas left they did not have a 3rd central defender and when Terry got injured they had to play essien in central defense. Boulharouz was also injured. If any other team had to endure the key injuries chelsea had gone through through out the season, they would have been ****ed. You saw what happened to Man United against Milan.
It is true Mourinho moans a lot, what he achieved this season was a miracle.

abdulw11
May 7, 2007, 04:43 PM
Oh yeah, forgot Gallas didn't want to play for them. I think it was because he was played out of position too much...

Anyway, Special 1, who do you support?

Special 1
May 7, 2007, 05:59 PM
Oh yeah, forgot Gallas didn't want to play for them. I think it was because he was played out of position too much...

Anyway, Special 1, who do you support?

Take a wild guess.

Hatebreed
May 7, 2007, 07:23 PM
Ferguson has three summer targets

<!-- S IIMA --><!-- E IIMA --> <!-- S SF --> Sir Alex Ferguson has identified three players he wants to sign for Manchester United before the start of next season.

The Premiership champions have been linked to Bayern Munich midfielder Owen Hargreaves, Southampton defender Gareth Bale and Spurs striker Dmitar Berbatov.

BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6632991.stm)
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6632991.stm)

Nocturnal
May 7, 2007, 10:10 PM
Ferguson has three summer targets

<!-- S IIMA --><!-- E IIMA --> <!-- S SF --> Sir Alex Ferguson has identified three players he wants to sign for Manchester United before the start of next season.

The Premiership champions have been linked to Bayern Munich midfielder Owen Hargreaves, Southampton defender Gareth Bale and Spurs striker Dmitar Berbatov.

BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6632991.stm)
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6632991.stm)

Great news.

patriot
May 8, 2007, 03:13 PM
Man u deserved the premeiership . Thanx to Chelsea's bad management of players.
Hope liverpool and arsenal come back stronger next season.

Hatebreed
May 14, 2007, 12:33 AM
Manchester United - FA Premiership Champions 2007

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Nocturnal
May 14, 2007, 12:38 AM
Thanks HB.

abdulw11
May 14, 2007, 04:57 AM
Manchester United - FA Premiership Champions 2007
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/jaquinzinhos/mourinho2005.jpg



L-)

abdulw11
May 14, 2007, 05:03 AM
On a side note, I am happy that West Ham stayed up, I was planning to watch a Premiership match live next season. Maybe West Ham v Man Utd, for a chance to watch the Utd, or West Ham v Chelsea, for a chance to support West Ham against Abramovich's millions.

Hatebreed
May 14, 2007, 08:49 AM
West Ham do compete hard against the top teams. They are the underdogs and closest club to where I live, so I'm glad they avoided relegation. United should be now fully focused on the FA Cup.

Dr Mokod
May 15, 2007, 05:02 AM
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Dr Mokod
May 15, 2007, 05:27 AM
http://dbbio.liv.ac.uk/graphics/cta/sport02.jpg

oi deko amar libarpool hap pent, ogu findia ami football kali

Dr Mokod
May 15, 2007, 06:24 AM
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Hatebreed
May 16, 2007, 09:28 AM
Why the heck are you posting Loserpool pictures on a Man Utd thread? Are you that desperate for attention that you can't post it on the L'pool thread collecting cyber dust? You Loser fans are so pathetic.

Dr Mokod
May 17, 2007, 05:33 AM
look at you glory hun ters you cant take success of another club who are mopre succesful then you no wonder you man u fans are known as glory hunters your jealous because we won more trophies in other words liverpool have 10 more trophies then man u making them the most succesful club in england if you dont believe me go to this link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_records_in_England#League

infact why dont you just check it here

[edit] Most successful clubs overall (1888 - present)
Team English Football Champions FA Cup League Cup Charity Shield European Cup Cup Winners' Cup UEFA Cup European Super Cup Total
Liverpool 18 7 7 15 5 - 3 3 58
Manchester United 16 11 2 15 2 1 - 1 49[4]
Arsenal 13 10 2 12 - 1 - - 38
Everton 9 5 - 9 - 1 - - 24
Aston Villa 7 7 5 1 1 - - 1 22
Sunderland 6 2 - 1 - - - - 9
Newcastle United 4 6 - 1 - - 1 - 12
Sheffield Wednesday 4 3 1 1 - - - - 9
Blackburn Rovers 3 6 1 1 - - - - 11
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 4 2 4 - - - - 13
Chelsea 3 3 4 3 - 2 - 1 16
Leeds United 3 1 1 2 - - 2 - 9
Huddersfield Town 3 1 - 1 - - - - 5
Tottenham Hotspur 2 8 3 7 - 1 2 - 23
Manchester City 2 4 2 3 - 1 - - 12
Preston North End 2 2 - - - - - - 4
Portsmouth 2 1 - 2 - - - - 5
Burnley 2 1 - 2 - - - - 5
Derby County 2 1 - 1 - - - - 4
West Bromwich Albion 1 5 1 2 - - - - 9
Sheffield United 1 4 - - - - - - 5
Nottingham Forest 1 2 4 1 2 - - 1 11
Ipswich Town 1 1 - - - - 1 - 3
Wanderers - 5 - - - - - - 5
Bolton Wanderers - 4 - 1 - - - - 5
West Ham United - 3 - 1 - 1 - - 5
Old Etonians F.C. - 2 - - - - - - 2
Bury - 2 - - - - - - 2
Cardiff City - 1 - 1 - - - - 2
Oxford University - 1 - - - - - - 1
Royal Engineers - 1 - - - - - - 1
Clapham Rovers - 1 - - - - - - 1
Old Carthusians - 1 - - - - - - 1
Blackburn Olympic - 1 - - - - - - 1
Notts County - 1 - - - - - - 1
Bradford City - 1 - - - - - - 1
Barnsley - 1 - - - - - - 1
Charlton Athletic - 1 - - - - - - 1
Blackpool - 1 - - - - - - 1
Southampton - 1 - - - - - - 1
Coventry City - 1 - - - - - - 1
Wimbledon - 1 - - - - - - 1
Leicester City - - 3 1 - - - - 4
Norwich City - - 2 - - - - - 2
Birmingham City - - 1 - - - - - 1
Queens Park Rangers - - 1 - - - - - 1
Swindon Town - - 1 - - - - - 1
Stoke City - - 1 - - - - - 1
Oxford United - - 1 - - - - - 1
Luton Town - - 1 - - - - - 1
Middlesbrough - - 1 - - - - - 1
Brighton & Hove Albion - - - 1 - - - - 1

so this settles it liverpool are the best and man u are always second the secondary english team and one more thing 5 CHAPINONS LEAGUE TROPHIES!

bapzmania
May 19, 2007, 09:48 AM
FA CUP FINAL

1st half finish MANU-0 Chelsea-0


c'mon Manu score a goal

cricman
May 19, 2007, 11:26 AM
chelsea score 1-0, 5 minutes for Man U to force PK's

Special 1
May 19, 2007, 11:48 AM
its sad how start sports commentators are so biased towards man united.
But good game. Go Chelsea!!

Hatebreed
May 19, 2007, 11:48 PM
It's really sad to see the better team of the day lose so close to the end. United were frustratingly lazy at times but also created the better chances and should have scored. We were denied a clear penalty and a goal wasn't given even though the ball had crossed the line. So Mourinho's pre-match pressure on the referee has worked and all the decisions went in his favour.

Special 1
May 20, 2007, 05:42 AM
Please, stop with the penalty and goal bs. That was a foul on Cech and definately not a penalty. It was a fair result given that both teams were equally pathetic and chelsea provided one spectacular goal.

Hatebreed
May 20, 2007, 10:51 AM
Mate I don't think you were watching the same game or paying much attention. There was a clear foul on Giggs by Essien which resulted him to uncontrollably slide onto Cech, who grabbed the ball but it was over the line. I don't expect you to agree with me, because you're obviously supporting Chelsea for beating Man Utd. Don't act like you admire either team.

Hatebreed
May 20, 2007, 10:55 AM
Bayern Munich agree to sell Owen Hargreaves to Man Utd for "around" £17m.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/default.stm

A good price for a good player IMO.

Special 1
May 20, 2007, 11:39 AM
I was watching the game very carefully and I saw the incident. There was minimal contact between Essien and Giggs and even giggs dint claim the penalty and neither of the commentators mentioned it. It was SAF who did at the press conference. Well, he sed, "that when big decisions dont go for manu, it becomes hard". But it was not a penalty, nor was it a goal. Its sad to see that SAF and Man U fans moan as much as Mourinho.

patriot
May 21, 2007, 08:02 AM
It's really sad to see the better team of the day lose so close to the end. United were frustratingly lazy at times but also created the better chances and should have scored.

Is it so??:confused:

Someone was'nt watching the game BUT instead reading post match reports/reviews by biased commentators.

Hatebreed
May 21, 2007, 12:26 PM
Is it so??:confused:

Someone was'nt watching the game BUT instead reading post match reports/reviews by biased commentators.

Really? Sounds like you.

Special 1
May 21, 2007, 02:28 PM
Man United ei seasone only won three big games. Lverpool,Roma and milan.
Man United are amazing minnow bashers. However, SAF has real problems when some one challanges him tactically, as in the FA cup final where manchester were far from their natural game.

abdulw11
May 21, 2007, 03:20 PM
Man United are amazing minnow bashers.

So, Premiership champions, Champions League semi-finalists and FA Cup finalists means nothing to you? I guess they are all "minnow" tournaments.

Hatebreed
May 21, 2007, 03:44 PM
Man United ei seasone only won three big games. Lverpool,Roma and milan.
Man United are amazing minnow bashers. However, SAF has real problems when some one challanges him tactically, as in the FA cup final where manchester were far from their natural game.

Correction: we beat Liverpool twice. Now if you tell me you're a Chelsea supporter and you don't care, then I can only say, we have won the Premiership and you have not.

You talk like as if the other teams didn't have their share of games against "minnows". If you can't win games and pick up points, don't blame the team that does. It's pathetic.

Special 1
May 21, 2007, 08:20 PM
So, Premiership champions, Champions League semi-finalists and FA Cup finalists means nothing to you? I guess they are all "minnow" tournaments.

Please Man United did not face any tough opponents in the CL. And in the EPL they lost to Arsenl twice, did not beat chelsea. and that wins against liverpool, during the first half of the season livrpool were hapless and the sexcond one was really lucky.
But Kudos to Man United for beating the minnows convincingly and consistently, sth they failed to do last year or the year before

Special 1
May 21, 2007, 08:21 PM
Correction: we beat Liverpool twice. Now if you tell me you're a Chelsea supporter and you don't care, then I can only say, we have won the Premiership and you have not.

You talk like as if the other teams didn't have their share of games against "minnows". If you can't win games and pick up points, don't blame the team that does. It's pathetic.

just pointing out man us difficulty with big teams

Tintin
May 21, 2007, 09:06 PM
Please Man United did not face any tough opponents in the CL. And in the EPL they lost to Arsenl twice, did not beat chelsea. and that wins against liverpool, during the first half of the season livrpool were hapless and the sexcond one was really lucky.
But Kudos to Man United for beating the minnows convincingly and consistently, sth they failed to do last year or the year before


Look at Chelsea. Two draws with Man U, two draws with Arsenal, lost one of the matches against Pool, and drew with almost every team in the league.

Special 1
May 21, 2007, 11:16 PM
Look at Chelsea. Two draws with Man U, two draws with Arsenal, lost one of the matches against Pool, and drew with almost every team in the league.

Please Chelsea beat arsenal, man united, liverpool , barcelona, valencia all in this season. They prolly lost the least number of games in Europe this season while playing the most number of games.

Here is the score card for the season
Team Match W D L
Man 59 42 7 10
Che 63 42 16 5

This given that chelsea has a smaller squad that Man United and had injury problems through out the year.

Hatebreed
May 22, 2007, 03:17 AM
I dunno what you problem problem is Special 1, why is it you're so concerned about who Man Utd beats, as long as they do it. I can say also that Chelsea were unable to beat minnows.

Chelsea has a smaller squad? LOL. You have enough players to play two first-string teams. Man Utd had its fair share of missing players, Smith played only 9 or 10 games since his return, Solkjaer, Saha, Neville, Ji Sung Park, Rio all injured or unfit at a very crucial stage. Man Utd has been fortunate that players like Rooney, Giggs and Ronaldo stayed fit all season, because they are irreplacable, unlike all the players on God's green earth Chelsea has bought.

Take your sour grapes somewhere else. Liverpool has knocked you out of CL, go post your superiority crap there.

Special 1
May 22, 2007, 01:24 PM
I dunno what you problem problem is Special 1, why is it you're so concerned about who Man Utd beats, as long as they do it. I can say also that Chelsea were unable to beat minnows.

Chelsea has a smaller squad? LOL. You have enough players to play two first-string teams. Man Utd had its fair share of missing players, Smith played only 9 or 10 games since his return, Solkjaer, Saha, Neville, Ji Sung Park, Rio all injured or unfit at a very crucial stage. Man Utd has been fortunate that players like Rooney, Giggs and Ronaldo stayed fit all season, because they are irreplacable, unlike all the players on God's green earth Chelsea has bought.

Take your sour grapes somewhere else. Liverpool has knocked you out of CL, go post your superiority crap there.

Chelsea had 22 players on their first team where as Man United had 27 players. I doubt Man united dint have to play half their season without a center back. Maybe that is the reason they couldnt beat the minnows. Plus playing 4 extra games did put a toll on them given that they had a smaller squad. however, full credit to Man united for beating the crap out all the other teams in the League. what is interesting is Man United used to be better at beating bigger teams before, that was not the case this season.

Beamer
May 24, 2007, 10:12 AM
Fellow United fans !

I am a life long United fan. Count me in the group. Waiting for the summer signings. We need another quality young striker to supplant Roon & Ron. Torres? How about David Villa? He is a terrific striker. Keeping my fingures crossed..

Hatebreed
May 24, 2007, 10:57 AM
Welcome Beamer. :)

I'm also anxiously waiting for new signings. So far there is no definite news other than Hargreaves. Portugese winger Nani is on the list. Torres would be a great addition. I really wish we could get Eto'o, but he's so expensive and very unlikely. What do you think of Brazillian Alfonso Alves? He scored 34 goals in 31 games in the Dutch league.


Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says it will be all about quality in this summer's market.

"Any time you bring a player into a winning team you have to measure whether it's going to improve you," he said. "We're doing that at the moment with some players.

"Assessing what we've got is hopefully right, and if we do bring someone in they'll contribute and compliment the team or the squad."

Beamer
May 24, 2007, 11:46 AM
Danny Alves of Seville? I think thats what you are eluding to. He is a tremendous young right full back from Brazil. One of the future stars for sure in World Football. Love to have him. Don't know much about Alfonso Alves as I don't follow Eriedivise. Its kinda hard to follow football in USA anyway. Hard a lot about Nani. We need to upgrade our fullbacks. Neville is old and injured always. heinze is on his way out. Sir Alex should target Danny Alves...

Hatebreed
May 24, 2007, 11:57 AM
I'm indeed talking about Afonso Alves (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afonso_Alves) (made a typo in his first name). Other transfer rumours has been posted in Manutd.com (http://www.manutd.com/default.sps?pagegid=%7BB4CEE8FA%2D9A47%2D47BC%2DB0 69%2D3F7A2F35DB70%7D&newsid=425915)

Daniel Alves is good, but I haven't heard anything about him connecting to United. Worst case scenario he might end up in Chelsea.

Hatebreed
May 24, 2007, 12:06 PM
Another possibility is Huntelaar, from Ajax.

Hatebreed
May 30, 2007, 04:04 PM
Man Utd swoop for Anderson & Nani

<!-- S BO --> <!-- S IIMA --> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="203"> <tbody><tr><td> http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42989000/jpg/_42989921_anderson_nani203.jpg Anderson (left) and Nani look to be on their way to Old Trafford

</td></tr> </tbody></table> <!-- E IIMA --> <!-- S SF --> Manchester United have agreed "in principle" deals to sign Anderson from FC Porto and Nani from Sporting Lisbon.

The Premiership champions are set to make 19-year-old Brazilian Anderson and 20-year-old Portuguese winger Nani their first signings of the summer.

"Terms are agreed with both players and an announcement will take place once a medical and other procedures are done," said a statement on United's website.

United are also on the brink of signing Owen Hargreaves from Bayern Munich. <!-- E SF -->
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Anderson has been named in Brazil coach Dunga's squad for the Copa America in Venezuela next month, but not Friday's friendly with England at Wembley.

He joined Porto from Gremio in December 2005 and played against United in a pre-season friendly last August at the Amsterdam Tournament.

Nani had also been linked with a move to Tottenham, but recently said he would only leave Portugal to play for a club like United.

Nani has been compared to his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo in his homeland, with pace and trickery similiar to that of the Footballer of the Year.

He has played five times for Portugal, scoring once in the process.

- BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6706423.stm)

Great news for all Red Devils' fans! >:)
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abdulw11
May 30, 2007, 04:04 PM
Man Utd swoop for Anderson & Nani



<!-- S BO --> <!-- S IIMA --> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="203"> <tbody><tr><td> http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42989000/jpg/_42989921_anderson_nani203.jpg Anderson (left) and Nani look to be on their way to Old Trafford

</td></tr> </tbody></table> <!-- E IIMA --> <!-- S SF --> Manchester United have agreed "in principle" deals to sign Anderson from FC Porto and Nani from Sporting Lisbon. The Premiership champions are set to make 19-year-old Brazilian Anderson and 20-year-old Portuguese winger Nani their first signings of the summer.
"Terms are agreed with both players and an announcement will take place once a medical and other procedures are done," said a statement on United's website.
United are also on the brink of signing Owen Hargreaves from Bayern Munich.

Anderson has been named in Brazil coach Dunga's squad for the Copa America in Venezuela next month, but not Friday's friendly with England at Wembley.
He joined Porto from Gremio in December 2005 and played against United in a pre-season friendly last August at the Amsterdam Tournament.
Nani had also been linked with a move to Tottenham, but recently said he would only leave Portugal to play for a club like United.
Nani has been compared to his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo in his homeland, with pace and trickery similiar to that of the Footballer of the Year.
He has played five times for Portugal, scoring once in the process.<!-- E BO -->

Source: BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6706423.stm)

abdulw11
May 30, 2007, 04:05 PM
Lol, HB you beat me by a matter of seconds!

Hatebreed
May 30, 2007, 04:06 PM
Lol, HB you beat me by a matter of seconds!

LOL :-D

Double post for double swoop!

abdulw11
May 30, 2007, 04:10 PM
Don't know anything about these players, apart from what BBC have wrote, but this is what got me most excited:

"Nani has been compared to his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo in his homeland, with pace and trickery similiar to that of the Footballer of the Year."

How brill would that be?

Hatebreed
May 30, 2007, 04:21 PM
I've been hearing a lot of good things about Nani, especially as he's from the same youth club as Ronaldo. Seeing as how Ronaldo turned out, I know Nani will fit into our style of football just fine - quick and attractive. Anderson I don't know too much about, just what I read on various sites. He's appearantly likened to be the next Ronaldinho! I'm really happy with both signings.

So who do you think we could sign as a striker? I think Huntelaar and Torres are both great options.

abdulw11
May 30, 2007, 04:43 PM
I would be delighted to get either. I've wanted United to buy Torres for quite a while, so I would prefer him. But I also think Huntelaar would settle into the Premiership very well, just like RVN.

I think it's great how United are moving fast in the transfer market this season. Lot's of players coming in...wonder if there will be any exits...

Hatebreed
May 30, 2007, 05:13 PM
Some people are saying Saha and Heinze might exit. I don't mind Saha, even though he's very injury prone. Heinze has been alright, but Evra is better. I think Silvestre is the worst of the lot, but he's staying.

Mr-Cricket
May 31, 2007, 06:18 AM
Great news. Hargreaves, Noni & Anderson are "likely to exceed the £40million mark", alone. Wonder just how much this leaves to sign "a big-name striker"? On a different note, I quite like Heinze. It would be a real shame to see him go.

Hatebreed
May 31, 2007, 07:45 AM
We could sell Richardson and Silvestre to raise the extra cash. Huntelaar would cost like £12m, and a cheaper alternative which I mentioned earlier, Afonso Alves is reported to be worth £8m.

Anyway, here's an article on our new signings-


Who are Anderson & Nani?

Manchester United have moved fast in the transfer market this summer, with Anderson and Nani set to be the latest arrivals at Old Trafford.

Sir Alex Ferguson's assistant Carlos Queiroz is credited for a big role in securing the services of Porto's Brazilian midfielder Anderson and Sporting flyer Nani, who are tipped for the top.

"They're both top players and among the top five in Portugal with Simao Sabrosa, Joao Moutinho and Ricardo Quaresma," Portuguese football journalist Miguel Padayda told BBC Sport.

But what more do we know about them? BBC Sport gives the lowdown on United's latest signings.


ANDERSON
<!-- S IIMA --> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="203"> <tbody><tr><td> http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42991000/jpg/_42991977_anderson205.jpg
</td></tr> </tbody></table> <!-- E IIMA -->
Full name: Anderson Luis De Abreu Oliveira
Nationality: Brazilian
Age: 19 (Born: 13 April 1988)
Position Attacking midfielder
Fee: Reports vary between £15m and £20m

Still a teenager, the dreadlocked Brazilian has made a huge impact, is already in Brazil's national squad and is considered the heir apparent to Ronaldinho as his country's star player.

Born in the same town as Barcelona's buck-toothed wonder, Porte Alegre, Anderson also started his career at Gremio where he is held in high regard after scoring the goal that sent them back into the top flight in a brutal match against Nautico in 2005.

He moved to Europe later that year and made his Porto debut a little over 12 months ago in March 2006, helping the club land the Portuguese double.

This season his progress has been hampered by a fractured leg in October, but he returned to action to help Porto successfully defend their title.

BBC Sport columnist and south American football pundit Tim Vickery has described the strong, left-footed midfielder as having the acceleration of the Millennium Falcon.
And Manchester United have stolen a march on suitors such as Real Madrid and Chelsea to land a player many have already labelled as the long-term replacement for Old Trafford stalwart Paul Scholes.

Padayda's verdict: "He is very young, very skilled in the pass, very intelligent and very fast. Unfortunately, this season he had an injury that allowed him to play only half of the season, but he was still a very important figure at Porto. He could definitely go straight into the United first XI."

Anderson says: "I could not imagine I would ever get to work with a manager like Sir Alex Ferguson but it has happened. It is a dream the size of the world."

They say: "New players will show they deserve a chance to represent Brazil and we'll all see that as it happens. Anderson, like many other Brazilian players, is a valuable player and will get his chance in future for sure."

Brazil head coach Dunga
You say: "Anderson has the potential to be something special. When he's worth £30m on his own in two years this deal will look like a bargain."

<!-- E ILIN --> Did you know? He was named player of the tournament at the 2005 Under-17 World Cup. Previous winners of the award include Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas and former Liverpool striker Florent Sinama-Pongolle.



NANI
<!-- S IIMA --> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="203"> <tbody><tr><td> http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42991000/jpg/_42991985_nani205.jpg
</td></tr> </tbody></table> <!-- E IIMA -->
Full name: Luis Carlos Almeida da Cunha
Nationality: Portuguese
Age: 20 (Born: 17 April 1986)
Position Attacking midfielder
Fee: Anything between £11.5m and £17m say the reports

Nani has long been linked with a move to Manchester United ever since he stated it would be a "dream" to play with Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, Quieroz needed to move quickly when it became clear Tottenham were also stepping up their interest in the predominantly wide player.

Born on the Cape Verde Islands off the west coast of Africa, he came through the Sporting Academy, a route previously taken by Ronaldo and Luis Figo, once his family had upped sticks for Lisbon.

Having made his debut as an 18-year-old, Nani became a part of the first-team squad at the start of the 2005/06 season and soon got his chance to impress.

Since then the fleet-footed livewire, who celebrates goals with a back flip, has gone from strength to strength with club and country.

He scored on his first appearance for Portugal against Denmark in September and also caught the eye with a wonderful effort in the Champions League against Spartak Moscow this season.

Padayda's verdict: "He plays more or less in the same position of the pitch as Ronaldo does but he is not as fast. He had some problems this year at Sporting because he thought he was underpaid and wanted more money, but now he has a big contract. He will have to adapt to the English game and will need to wait a few months until he gets his chance."

Nani says: "The Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world and it will be a big challenge. I am prepared to go to England because I believe I will progress there."

They say: "He's one of the most gifted young players in Europe, and what's more, he's stronger than I thought he was."

Former Bayern Munich manager Felix Magath
You say: "Bringing Nani into the team will definitely give us more width across the pitch and in time will be a suitable replacement for Ryan Giggs."

<!-- E ILIN --> Did you know: Everton midfielder Manuel Fernandes is a friend since childhood and the pair used to kick a ball about together on the streets of Lisbon.


BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6707383.stm)



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Mr-Cricket
May 31, 2007, 08:16 AM
Really helpful, that article. Anderson certainly looks the goods. That highlights package was insane. Gotta love that thumping left boot! This too:

"Anderson has the potential to be something special. When he's worth £30m on his own in two years this deal will look like a bargain."

Not entirely convinced about Nani though. Looks like abit of a showpony if you ask me. Could probably do without some of those extravagent backflips too. This also worries me a tad:

"He had some problems this year at Sporting because he thought he was underpaid and wanted more money, but now he has a big contract."

Still, I can't wait to see these two in action next season. Exciting times ahead. :smug:

Mr-Cricket
May 31, 2007, 11:12 AM
Hargreaves to join United in July

Owen Hargreaves will complete his £17million move to Manchester United on July 1.

The England international's exit from Bayern Munich was confirmed by Franz Beckenbauer three weeks ago, since when Hargreaves' arrival at Old Trafford was viewed as inevitable.

Pictured at the Red Devils' Carrington training ground last week, the 26-year-old flew out to his native Canada on Tuesday, leading to speculation he would finally sign a five-year contract at some point over the next seven days.

However, a combined statement from United and Bayern revealed all the elements of the deal have now been concluded, with Hargreaves putting pen to paper when he returns from holiday at the end of June.

'Manchester United is delighted to announce that it has agreed terms with FC Bayern Munchen for the transfer of Owen Hargreaves,' said the statement.

'The player has also agreed terms with the club and passed his medical.

Owen will formally sign his contract with Manchester United when he returns from his holiday at the end of June and will join on July 1, 2007.'

Coming less than 24 hours after deals 'in principle' were announced for brilliant young Brazilian Anderson and Portugal winger Nani, it leaves Sir Alex Ferguson only requiring a senior striker to complete his squad for next season.

Samuel Eto'o would be Ferguson's first-choice should he get any indication from Barcelona that they were willing to part with the Cameroon international - who will be required for African Nations Cup duty in January.

The United manager is also an admirer of Tottenham's Dimitar Berbatov and Klaas Jan Huntelaar of Ajax, although both men appear settled at their current clubs.

Jermaine Defoe, currently on international duty with England, remains a possibility, although it does not appear Michael Owen is on United's radar at present.

Even if he eventually fails to solve his striking dilemma, Ferguson can look back with satisfaction on his close season business.

In securing the services of Hargreaves, Anderson and Nani on long-term contracts, not only is the Scot bolstering his current squad ahead of their Premier League title defence, he is also looking to a future without Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.

Hargreaves arrival will provide vital support for Michael Carrick, meaning Scholes can be used slightly more sparingly than he was this season.

Ferguson made a concerted effort to bring Hargreaves to Old Trafford after the World Cup, in which the midfielder turned out to be one of England's few success stories.

Hargreaves left no-one in any doubt he wanted to make the move, only for Bayern to block the deal fearing supporter unrest after losing Michael Ballack to Chelsea.

Ferguson was hopeful of resurrecting the deal in January but those plans were scuppered when Hargreaves - who has family from Bolton - broke his leg on club duty against Armenia Bielefeld in September.

However, there was little doubt the United boss was determined to push the transfer through once the season was over and Bayern's failure to qualify for next year's Champions League only made it more certain Hargreaves would end up at Old Trafford.

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=435274&cc=3436

SideWinder
May 31, 2007, 12:34 PM
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Has he gone crap after his good WC??

Hatebreed
June 3, 2007, 01:17 PM
Nicolas Anelka is the latest player linked to United for a reported £8m.

Anelka is said he's tempted by an offer from Manchester United.

"You can't say no to Manchester United," he admitted, before denying he had been involved in any negotiations with the club.

"There has been no contact. First of all we'll have to see if Bolton want to sell me. After that, it's down to the clubs. There's nothing concrete right now."

Bolton manager says he's not for sale, but we know anything can happen with transfers.

SideWinder
June 3, 2007, 04:42 PM
Anelka...the first ever muslim to play for Manchester United (if deal goes through)

Hatebreed
June 4, 2007, 11:50 AM
Man United confirmed they have no intention to buy Anelka.

Anyway here's a clip of Nani's recent goal at the Euro 2008 qualifier against Belgium-
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Just so we know we are getting quality :)

Hatebreed
June 8, 2007, 01:47 PM
Reds eye striker signing

Reds chief executive David Gill says United may add a striker to the squad before the start of the season, despite already spending big in the transfer market this summer.

United have been linked with a host of strikers, including Tottenham's Dimitar Berbatov, Barcelona forward Samuel Eto'o, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar from Ajax and Atletico Madrid's Fernando Torres.

Gill did not name names, but he said that if the Reds spend further, the money will go on a striker.

"We have looked at it and we don't rule out another signing," Gill told Sky Sports News. "That area is a striker but we will see what happens.

"We're not desperate for it but if one came along that Alex and the team felt would improve the squad we are prepared to do that."

Having spent a reported £50million on Owen Hargreaves, Anderson and Nani, Gill says there are also likely to be departures.

"There will be some changes but it would be wrong to comment as to that but I think they are discussions we will have internally," he added. "We have a got a large squad now, so there should be some people leaving, not many at all.

"There should be some leaving and don't forget we have some great players coming back who have been on loan. We want competition for places, we are looking to improve the squad and to take it on from last year

"We are not resting on our laurels, we want to do even better next year on the pitch. Alex is always looking to improve the quality of the team we have out there."

Manutd.com (http://www.manutd.com/default.sps?pagegid=%7BB4CEE8FA-9A47-47BC-B069-3F7A2F35DB70%7D&newsid=434536)

Beamer
June 9, 2007, 11:23 AM
Why United is not pursuing David Villa? I think he is one the best finishers in the world at the moment. Anyone seen the goal last week for Spain? I was never that big of a fan of Hargreaves, specially not at that price, but I guess Sir Alex knows what he is doing. I hope he doesn't end up at Chelsea, worse yet, at Liverpool...

Heinze exit won't hurt one bit. Age is catching up with him...

Hatebreed
June 9, 2007, 12:48 PM
Any idea how much Villa might cost? I doubt we can get him without selling several players (Saha/Smith, Richardson, Heinze), and who knows what adverse affect it might have on the squad. Still, Fergie might yet have an ace up his sleeve.

Also we have Rossi returning from loan. I have hopes for him.

abdulw11
June 9, 2007, 04:35 PM
Hopefully Rossi will get more chances this season, he's a good prospect, but I feel he should beef up a bit more.

I think if David Villa moves to the Premiership, he'd go to Liverpool.

Beamer
June 11, 2007, 10:20 PM
Tevez to United boys? That will be unreal. I am worried about the goalkeeper situation though. Time up for van der sar..

abdulw11
June 13, 2007, 04:21 AM
Tevez to United boys? That will be unreal. I am worried about the goalkeeper situation though. Time up for van der sar..

Ooooh, Tevez at United, that would be sweeet. I think Inter Milan want him badly, though.

Van der Sar made a few errors during the last part of the season and I think Ben Foster might be the No. 1 goalie next season.

Hatebreed
June 13, 2007, 08:28 AM
Saha sidelined for several months
Manchester United striker Louis Saha could be out of action until December after undergoing knee surgery.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6748449.stm

Hatebreed
June 13, 2007, 01:04 PM
Possible false alarm regarding Saha

Following quotes attributed to Ranko Stojic in the Manchester Evening News last night, the Stellar Group and Louis Saha would like to make clear the following:

- Louis Saha is exclusively contracted to the Stellar Group who advise the player in all football and career-related matters

- Louis Saha has absolutely no ties with Ranko Stojic, who has no authority whatsoever to speak on behalf of the player or his management group

- Louis has successfully undergone knee surgery in America and is now undergoing rehabilitation in the South of France. He hopes and fully expects to be fit for the start of the new season and any claims to the contrary are completely false

Stellar Group (http://www.stellargroup.co.uk/news.php?newsid=2157)


Saha will be fit for season start<!-- S BO --><!-- S IIMA -->
Manchester United striker Louis Saha's agents have dismissed suggestions the player will miss the first few months of the coming season.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6748449.stm

Hatebreed
June 13, 2007, 01:46 PM
Tevez to United boys? That will be unreal. I am worried about the goalkeeper situation though. Time up for van der sar..

Tevez would be great, but he's too much like Rooney. We could really use someone like Torres, Huntelaar or Berbatov.

Hatebreed
June 15, 2007, 09:08 PM
Ryan Giggs awarded OBE

United winger Ryan Giggs has been awarded an OBE for services to football in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Last season, the 33-year-old won a record ninth league title and became only the second player in United's history to pass the 700 appearance benchmark.

The first, Sir Bobby Charlton - himself a former recipient of the honour before receiving a knighthood - told ManUtd.com of his delight at Giggs' recognition.

"I couldn't have been more pleased if he was a close relative," he said. "Ryan is a fantastic member of Manchester United and the ultimate professional.

"Added to that his marvellous skills and his services to football make him a pleasure to watch. If only he'd have played for England!"

Ryan recently retired from international football after amassing 64 caps over 16 years for Wales.

The honour makes Giggs an Officer of the British Empire, a British order of chivalry. Other United players to receive the honour include Bryan Robson and David Beckham.

ManUtd.com (http://www.manutd.com/default.sps?pagegid=%7BB4CEE8FA-9A47-47BC-B069-3F7A2F35DB70%7D&newsid=436508)

Congrats Ryan. I can't think of a more deserving player to receive this honour.

abdulw11
June 16, 2007, 12:59 PM
Giggs definitely deserves the honour. Good to hear Sheringham getting an MBE too.