Owen hat-trick breaks Wolfsburg hearts

Michael Owen

Michael Owen’s first hat-trick in four years helped an injury-ravaged Manchester United see off Wolfsburg and secure top spot in Group B. United’s injury crisis, with Sir Alex Ferguson missing nine defenders, meant that Patrice Evra, captain for the night, was the only recognised defender in the side that secured an unlikely 3-1 victory in […]

Injuries mount for battered United

VfL Wolfsburg

It never rains, but it pours. When Sir Alex Ferguson selects his team for the Champions League matchday six against VfL Wolfsburg Tuesday night, he will do so without a dozen players erstwhile at the Scot’s disposal. Critically, Ferguson will have just Patrice Evra and teenager Oliver Gill to call upon in defence for the […]

Wolfsburg feels United’s bite

Michael Carrick

Manchester United picked up another three points in Champions League Group B following an understated performance at Old Trafford last night. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men did just about good enough to defeat the German champions, finding the goals when they needed to, with Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov producing star turns. But not before Armin […]

All achtung as Wolfsburg arrives in Manchester


Reigning German champions VfL Wolfsburg arrived in Manchester today ahead of the side’s Champions League Group B encounter with United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. The Bundesliga side, seeded the group’s worst outfit, arrives with few in Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad expecting anything other than a thorough test for last season’s beaten finalists. But far […]