Fergie’s fringe takes up Carling challenge

Chalkboard v Wolves

Michael Owen will start as Manchester United’s fringe players take up the challenge of winning a third Carling Cup in a row at Old Trafford. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side faces Wolverhampton Wanderers in the competition for the second year running. Danny Welbeck’s goal handed United victory in last year’s third round. Owen has largely been […]

Phelan in charge as United cruise to Carling win

Josh Wright

Sir Alex Ferguson was absent – the official cover a scouting trip to watch Valencia, Manchester United’s next Champions League opponents – but it mattered little to the shadow side at Glandford Park. United’s fringe players overcame a shaky start and a Scunthorpe United goal, to score five and progress in the Carling Cup, thanks […]

Video: Scunthorpe United 2 – 5 United

Bébé’s big chance to impress

Bébé will play tonight against Scunthorpe United in the Carling Cup second round, with supporters wondering if the £7.4 million Portuguese winger has what it takes to be a Manchester United player. The 20-year-old has featured in just two Under-21 fixtures and a reserve game since his surprise transfer from Vitória de Guimarães in August. While it is […]

Reds begin Carling Cup defence

Glanford Park

Manchester United’s attempt to win a third straight Carling Cup begins on Wednesday night with a visit to the Google-unfriendly Scunthorpe United. Manager Sir Alex Ferguson will take a shadow squad to Glanford Park that could include Bebé and Gabriel Obertan in the party, alongside fringe, youth and star names returning to peak fitness. Managed […]

Fergie – Carling Cup is just the start

Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson says that Manchester United will show the same determination that won the club the Carling Cup yesterday for the rest of the season. Ferguson, who picked up the 32nd trophy of his tenure at Old Trafford, praised Aston Villa’s performance in pushing United close and admitted that luck played some part. “Hopefully […]

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 – It’s an unbelievable feeling

Manchester United

Manchester United players were delighted with today’s 2-1 Carling Cup win over Aston Villa at Wembley. None more so that match winner Wayne Rooney, who came off the bench to head home. The 28-goal striker replaced Michael Owen in the 40th minute and headed home United’s winning goal with 15 minutes to go. “It’s a […]

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 […]

Video: United 2 – 1 Aston Villa

Match highlights: Milner penalty: Owen: Rooney: Final whistle: Dressing room: