Roo missing as Reds seek rare away win

chalkboard v villa

Further injury and illness concerns dominate Sir Alex Ferguson’s planning ahead the trip to Aston Villa this weekend. Manchester United’s six match winning streak came to an end against neighbours City on Wednesday night but the chance to build momentum Saturday lunchtime is hardly helped by injuries to Patrice Evra and Rafael da Silva. The […]

Carling Cup gallery

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United claimed the club’s third Carling Cup win in just five seasons, with Patrice Evra lifting the trophy at a damp Wembley Stadium in North West London. With supporters decked in green and gold as the Glazer family watched on, Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen scored the goals to win the cup for United.

Rooney heads United to Cup glory

Wayne Rooney Wembley

Manchester United defended the Carling Cup with a hard-fought victory over Aston Villa at Wembley. Coming from a goal behind, Wayne Rooney scored the winner for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men as the Scot picked up the 32nd major trophy of his Old Trafford tenure. It represented a calculated gamble by Ferguson who had left his […]

Carling Cup final: chalkboards

Manchester United v Aston Villa

Sir Alex Ferguson and Martin O’Neil have each switched between 4-4-2 and 4-3-3 this season, although the Manchester United manager is likely to field two strikers on Sunday. The big question surrounds in-form Wayne Rooney. Although the scouser needs a break sooner rather than later it could come a week from today. Ferguson must also […]

Carling Cup final: head-to-heads


If Manchester United is to beat Aston Villa at Wembley and defend the Carling Cup then it’ll be won in the details. Villa, who beat United 1-0 at Old Trafford in December, is unbeaten in six matches and running into form at the right time. But in Wayne Rooney, United has the world’s hottest striker […]

Carling Cup final: preview

Carling Cup

Defending champions Manchester United begin the 50th League Cup final as hot favourites to take home the trophy for the fourth time. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side, upbeat after the midweek victory over West Ham United at Old Trafford, aim to defend the silverware won on penalties against Tottenham Hotspur one year ago. Make no mistake, […]

Poll: predict Carling Cup final score

Manchester United take on Aston Villa in the Carling Cup final at Wembley this Sunday. Holders United start favourites for the match against Martin O’Neil’s Midlanders but Villa came away from Old Trafford with a win in December. It was the club’s first victory in Manchester for 26 years. Who will win on Sunday? Your […]