Reds draw to seal group win


Manchester United sealed top spot in Champions League Group C after a draw with Valencia at Old Trafford. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side came from behind in a match that United could not take for granted. Indeed, while Ferguson’s outfit created nearly 20 chances in the match, loose finishing and slack defending ensured Valencia earned a […]

Reds seek win in dead Euro rubber

Javier Hernandez

Michael Owen took part in Manchester United’s open training session on Monday but will not feature against Valencia on Champions League matchday six at Old Trafford tomorrow night. The 30-year-old striker has been out of action with a hamstring problem since October but will not be risked as United chase top spot in Group C. […]

Reds snatch late late Spanish win


Manchester United’s smash-and-grab raid on Spain’s third city brought three precious points to take Sir Alex Ferguson’s side top of Group C. For much of a dull encounter United sought to contain, only for substitute Javier Hernández to finish superbly with just five minutes on the clock and take just the second win in Spain […]

Wayne stays mainly away from Spain

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United will face Valencia in the Champions League on Wednesday without Wayne Rooney, who has succumbed to an ankle injury and did not travel. The problem, which precipitated the striker’s substitution against Bolton Wanderers, will force a change in tactics from Sir Alex Ferguson, who dare not lose to the La Liga leaders. Rooney’s […]

Poll: what formation should Fergie play against Valencia?

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United faces, arguably, the toughest fixture this season, away at La Liga leaders Valencia on Wednesday night. Following the draw against Rangers, United is under pressure to secure at least a point at the Mestalla. It may provoke Sir Alex Ferguson to change the 4-4-2 system he has mostly deployed this season. Wayne Rooney,  seemingly […]

Who said Ronaldo is vain?

Las Falls Cristiano Ronaldo

Valencia’s Las Fallas ‘torch’ festival ended Thursday with the ritual bonfire, la cremà, of giant papier maché statues. For those familiar with Spain, the figures are common at Easter, although Valencia’s festival is an ancient pagan event. This year’s ‘participants’ included a giant Cristiano Ronaldo, complete with mirror. An appropriate mix for Valencia – an […]