Dominant United hits top spot

Ryan Giggs, Stoke City

Manchester United’s dominant display at the Britannia Stadium helped Sir Alex Ferguson’s side claim top spot in the Premier League for the first time this season. Goals from Dimitar Berbatov and John O’Shea were enough to see off the Potteries team, whose fans provided plenty of atmosphere on a day when the home side was […]

Re-United with Robins

Mark Robins

Sir Alex Ferguson will come face-to-face with Old Trafford alumni Mark Robins in the fourth round of the Carling Cup, after today’s draw pitched Manchester United against Barnsley. The tie, played on either Tuesday 27th or Wednesday 28th of October, will see United travel to Oakwell for a place in the quarter-finals. Robins, appointed manager […]

Remarkable Giggs as good as ever

Ryan Giggs’ form is “remarkable”, according to his manager, Sir Alex Ferguson. Speaking ahead of today’s Premier League game at Stoke, Ferguson praised Giggs’ performances, work ethic and hunger to continue playing at the top level. Giggs, named PFA Footballer of the Year last season, turns 36 in November but has put in a series […]

Poll: which United kids will make it?

Milk Cup

With the Carling Cup underway a new generation of young players will be on view to those fans that can’t make it down to Carrington or Gigg Lane. Fabio da Silva, Ritchie de Laet, Danny Welbeck, Joshua King and Federico Macheda played in Wednesday night’s match against Wolves. More are likely to feature but who […]

The kids are… not playing

Danny Welbeck

The Carling Cup has become Sir Alex Ferguson’s preferred route to blooding younger players. Despite opposition when Ferguson first employed the tactic nearly 15 years ago, it is a pattern now followed by most of the leading Premier League clubs. Understandable too – as the club’s lowest priority competition there is value in offering younger players […]

Foster starts against Stoke

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Ben Foster will start in goal against Stoke City at the weekend, despite the ‘keepers gaffe in the Manchester derby. Ferguson, speaking at his weekly press conference, told reporters that Foster will regain his place in the United side after missing out on the midweek Carling Cup clash with […]

Ronaldo: Nani is my heir

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo believes that compatriot Nani is the heir to his Old Trafford throne and has backed the United winger to become one of the world’s best in the coming years. Nani, who signed for United from Ronaldo’s old club Sporting Lisbon in an £17 million deal two years ago, started the games against Chelsea, […]

Ferdinand’s fitness failures

United’s management is increasingly concerned about the long-term fitness of Rio Ferdinand, according to a report in today’s Times. The central defender, who sat on the substitutes bench for last night’s Carling Cup victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers, has missed 30 of United’s last 52 United and England matches says the paper. Connected to the player’s […]