Rooney strikes winning note on return

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney scored for Manchester United as Sir Alex Ferguson’s outfit won at Ibrox. The 25-year-old striker slammed home an 86th minute penalty as United qualified for the knock-out stages of the Champions League with a hard-earned victory over Rangers in Glasgow. It was just deserts for United after dominating the game. Rooney was largely […]

Rooney starts as Reds seek Euro points


Wayne Rooney will make his first start since recovering from an ankle injury as Manchester United make the trip north to Glasgow. United will confirm qualification for the knock-out rounds of the Champions League with a point in the Group C fixture at Ibrox, with Rooney likely to play the full 90 against Rangers as […]

Fergie’s folly offers some positives

Alex Ferguson Walter Smith

Fans have criticised Sir Alex Ferguson for the selection he deployed against Rangers on Tuesday night. Vindication for his critics came in the lack of creativity shown by the Scot’s team during the dour scoreless draw. Despite dominating possession, United was largely reduced to goalmouth scrambles and long-range shots. However, those wholesale changes also made the game interesting, with […]

Valencia snaps leg as Reds fall short

Antonio Valencia

Antonio Valencia suffered a horrific broken left leg as Manchester United struggled to break down a stubborn Rangers at Old Trafford. The Ecuadorian winger suffered the injury on the hour as Sir Alex Ferguson’s side failed to score for the first time this season, leaving the Reds disappointed on Champions League matchday one. Ferguson made 10 changes […]

View from north of the border

Rangers supporters

Manchester takes a deep breath on Tuesday night and welcomes Rangers to Old Trafford hoping the Scottish hordes leave Piccadilly in a better state than on the club’s last visit when 150,000 supporters arrived for the 2008 UEFA Cup Final. Fewer than 4,000 will make the trip south this week for the Champions League group […]

Rooney set for Rangers return

Rangers Manchester United

Wayne Rooney will play as Manchester United welcome Rangers to Old Trafford. Sir Alex Ferguson dropped the striker for United’s visit to Goodison Park following a week of lurid headlines about Rooney’s sex-life but the manager says he has no regrets despite dropped points  for the second time this season. Manchester will breathe a collective […]