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 […]

United rides luck to take Premier summit

Antonio Valencia

Manchester United regained the summit of the Premier League with a hard-fought victory in the midlands. With Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen injured, Sir Alex Ferguson deployed Dimitar Berbatov as the lone striker as Paul Scholes’ goal 72nd minute was enough to take three points. It could so easily have been different. Ferguson’s decision to […]

McCarthy slammed as United ease home

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United scored an easy victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers last night but controversy surrounded Mick McCarthy’s decision to field a second-string side against the champions. With empty Old Trafford seats and a downbeat atmosphere, United ran out comfortable winners in what was little more than a training match. Wolves manager McCarthy made no less than […]

Wounded United wary of Wolves’ bite

Manchester United taken on Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford tonight with the pain of defeat by Midlands neighbours fresh in the mind. Aston Villa’s 1-0 win in Manchester on Saturday evening has not only kept United behind Chelsea in the title race but inflicted the club’s first home defeat of the Premier League season. On […]