Poll: Should Fergie risk Rooney?

Indicators suggest that Wayne Rooney will be in Manchester United’s matchday squad for tonight’s Champions League quarter-final second leg tie with Bayern Munich. The striker, injured eight days ago, attended today’s central Manchester team meeting and took part in yesterday’s informal 11-a-side youth team training match. But should Sir Alex Ferguson risk long-term injury to […]

Belief required ahead of Munich tie

Manchester United head into the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Bayern Munich a goal down, shorn of its best player and seemingly shattered. Two defeats in a week have left United teetering on the brink in the Premier League and Europe, with fatigue and confidence conspiring against Sir Alex Ferguson’s side. United’s 2-1 defeat […]

Pictures and video: Rooney injury

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney will have an MRI scan on his injured right ankle today after his Manchester United team lands back in England today. The 34-goal striker badly twisted the ankle in the build up to Bayern Munich’s second goal in the Allianz Arena last night. United fear ankle ligament damage, which will keep the player […]

United and Rooney go down in Munich

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United produced a sub-par performance in the Allianz Arena on a difficult night for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men. Wayne Rooney’s early goal looked to have earned United a share of the spoils, before Ivica Olic’s deserved late winner for Bayern Munich secured a first leg lead for the home side in Southern Germany. Worse […]

Remembering 1999

David May

United’s record against German giants Bayern Munich reads seven competitive matches played and one victory. But what a match that was. United’s 2-1 win in Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium 11 years ago still ranks among the greatest highlights in the history of the club. Tonight’s fixture cannot compete but this should put you in the […]

United head to Munich with Rio and Roo

Rio Ferdinand

Manchester United head into the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Bayern Munich in German with key players Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney fit to start after the pair sat out Saturday’s 4-0 win over Bolton Wanderers. Instead, it is Bayern with cause for concern as wingers Arjen Robben and Franc Ribéry sweat on fitness. […]

Government finally acts on ownership in face of inept regulation

Allianz Arena

Supporters’ anger, from Manchester United to Portsmouth, via Liverpool, Southend and Crystal Palace, with club governance has finally translated into a promise for firmer regulation by the government. In the week that United faces Bayern Munich, a club 51 per cent owned by the supporters, action is welcomed better late than never. Under the proposals, […]