Rio Ferdinand Misses Manchester United’s Trip To Benfica

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has not travelled with the rest of the squad for Wednesday night’s Champions League tie with Benfica. Ferdinand has only played once in the last month after suffering a hamstring injury at West Bromwich Albion on the opening day of the season. He played the whole of Saturday’s 5-0 drubbing of Bolton at the Reebok Stadium, but manager Sir Alex Ferguson has opted to leave…

September 13, 2011
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Sir Alex Ferguson Welcomes Manchester City Challenge

Sir Alex Ferguson insists he welcomes the challenge of big-spenders Manchester City because it prevents his club becoming complacent. Ferguson believes City may still add to their squad before the transfer window closes – he has previously stated he expects Samir Nasri to move there from Arsenal – and that Manchester United have proved before they can cope with the arrival of the super-rich. Roberto Mancini’s side are United’s opponents…

August 5, 2011
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Wayne Rooney Out To Make History

Wayne Rooney is intent on “creating more history” for Manchester United. Already a game into a five-match pre-season tour of the United States and put through their paces in a rigorous series of training sessions at Seattle Seahawks’ training base, the Red Devils are looking forward again. And despite the satisfaction of a medal collection that extends to four league titles, a Champions League and a succession of other trophies,…

July 16, 2011
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Rio Ferdinand: Manchester United Do Not Lack Experience

Rio Ferdinand does not believe that Manchester United head into the new season lacking experience. The retirements of Edwin van der Sar and Paul Scholes, following on from Gary Neville’s decision to hang up his boots midway through last term, means that United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has lost three of his most senior figures within the space of six months. In addition, Owen Hargreaves has been released while Wes…

July 16, 2011
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Sir Alex Ferguson: We Must Stop Barcelona Trio

Following his team’s imperious dissection of Chelsea on Sunday, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson appeared to look forward to the Champions League final later this month with a degree of caution. ‘We have got three weeks to plan for the Barcelona game and we will need that,’ said Ferguson. Given the lesson the Spanish team handed United in beating them 2-0 in the Rome final of 2009, Ferguson is…

May 10, 2011
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Rooney Returns From Suspension

Wayne Rooney returns from suspension as Manchester United bid to extend their Premier League lead to nine points at Newcastle tonight. Rooney is back after missing the FA Cup semi-final because of the ban he received for his behaviour after scoring the third goal in his hat-trick against West Ham. The striker is expected to play behind Javier Hernandez with Dimitar Berbatov in danger of being dropped after missing two…

April 19, 2011
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