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Anderson out for 6 months

Posted by united4ever2009 on February 25, 2010

United midfielder Anderson has been ruled out for six months with a cruciate knee ligament injury.

The Brazilian was forced off in the first half against West Ham on Tuesday and will undergo an operation in Portugal in a fortnight, but Sir Alex Ferguson hopes the 21-year-old will be fit for the start of the 2010/11 campaign.

“The real bad news we have got is that Anderson has suffered a cruciate knee injury and he’ll be out for rest of the season,” confirmed the boss on Thursday. “It’s unfortunate for the boy. It’s a bad blow.

“We’ve assessed the situation, we know he needs an operation. That will be done in two weeks’ time when the swelling has gone down. We’re going to let him go to Portugal to do it. Sometimes we send them to Colorado and to Dr Richard Steadman, but on this occasion he is comfortable with the specialist he has dealt with at Porto in the past. He will deal with it. We made these decisions yesterday once we had assessed the damage. But hopefully, six months, should have him about right for the new season.”

The incident itself against West Ham seemed innocuous enough, Anderson stretching to reach the ball to make a pass. “With these types of injuries, it’s usually something simple. He stretched to pass the ball and his knee just popped,” added the boss.

“It’s a bad bit of news for him. He was just getting back into the first team after being out for a few weeks. He was looking forward to it and he was showing great energy in the match.

“So that is a blow to us, particularly with the Milan game coming up, because Michael Carrick is suspended for that one.”

Courtesy: Official Website

It’s a big blow for the lad, especially after his alleged misconduct by leaving for Brazil without the club’s permission. He just got back into the team after a good reserves game, but unfortunately it lasted a mere 15 minutes.

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Tactical evolution at United

Posted by unitedfanatic on December 17, 2009

A nice blog post by Jonathan Wilson on The Guardian. Don’t think I agree 100% with it, but a good read, nevertheless.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog/2009/dec/17/the-question-football-tactics-noughties

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Diouf arrives!

Posted by united4ever2009 on November 28, 2009

Magnus Wolff Eikrem, Mame Biram Diouf and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Carrington


Thursday had Mame Biram Diouf’s first training session with Manchester United after leaving Norwegian Club FC Molde.

The striker will be able to play for United from January. He has already made an impression by scoring 2 goals for the reserves against the U-18’s.

Here’s a short look at him:

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23 years, 21 trophies and thats a FACT

Posted by united4ever2009 on November 6, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 6, 1986.

Alexander Chapman Ferguson was appointed manager of Manchester United. The club was in great turmoil at the time, having won the league title the last time in 1967. His job at that time was to end the club’s wait for the league title.

23 years on..

Sir Alex Ferguson has established himself as one of the greatest managers in world football. He has won a total of 11 premier league titles, 5 FA cups, 3 League cups and 2 Uefa Champions League trophies, not to mention a truckload of individual honours. He has developed a galaxy of stars : Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, David Beckham, Eric Cantona, Darren Fletcher, Cristiano Ronaldo to name a few.

Honours:

Player

St. Johnstone (1960–1964)
Scottish First Divison: 1962-63

Falkirk (1969–1973)
Scottish First Division: 1969-70
Manager
St. Mirren (1974–1978)
Scottish First Division: 1976-77
Aberdeen (1978–1986)
  • Scottish Premier Division: 1979–80, 1983–84, 1984–85
  • Scottish Cup: 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1985–86
  • Scottish League Cup: 1985–86
  • UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1982–83
  • UEFA Super Cup: 1983

Manchester United (1986–)

  • Premier League: 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
  • FA Cup: 1989–90, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04
  • League Cup: 1991–92, 2005–06, 2008–09
  • FA Charity/Community Shield: 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008
  • UEFA Champions League: 1998–99, 2007–08
  • UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1990–91
  • UEFA Super Cup: 1991
  • Intercontinental Cup: 1999
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2008

Individual

  • Football Writers’ Association Tribute Award: 1996
  • Mussabini Medal: 1999
  • UEFA Champions League Manager of the Year: 1998–99
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award: 1999
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Team Award: 1999
  • IFFHS Club Coach of the Year: 1999
  • LMA Manager of the Decade: 1990s
  • Laureus World Sports Award for Team of the Year: 2000
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award: 2001
  • English Football Hall of Fame: 2002
  • Onze d’Or Coach of the Year: 1999, 2007
  • Professional Footballers’ Association Merit Award: 2007
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2007, 2008
  • Premier League Manager of the Year: 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008-09
  • Premier League Manager of the Month: August 1993, October 1994, February 1996, March 1996, February 1997, October 1997, January 1999, April 1999, August 1999, March 2000, April 2000, February 2001, April 2003, December 2003, February 2005, March 2006, August 2006, October 2006, February 2007, January 2008, March 2008, January 2009, April 2009, September 2009
  • LMA Manager of the Year: 1998–99, 2007–08
  • World Soccer Magazine World Manager of the Year: 1993, 1999, 2007, 2008


Orders and special awards

  • Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE): 1983
  • Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE): 1995
  • Knight Bachelor: 1999

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Owen is United hero in dramatic derby victory

Posted by united4ever2009 on September 20, 2009

Full-time:

Man Utd                        4-3                Man City

2: Rooney                                         16:  Barry

49: Fletcher                                   52: Bellamy

80: Fletcher                                   90: Bellamy

90 (+6): Owen


Michael Owen instantly wrote himself into Manchester United folklore with a superb winner in one of the great Manchester derbies of all-time.

Old Trafford was a throw-back to the days of the 1990’s as United – playing 4-4-2 – managed to grab all three points in an amazing seven-goal thriller.

Manchester City felt they had done enough to rescue a point after two wonder goals from Craig Bellamy – his second on the stroke of full time. But it was Owen, after a pass from Ryan Giggs, who struck the winner in the 96th minute.

Before then, City twice came back from going behind. First Gareth Barry levelled after Wayne Rooney had opened the scoring for United inside the first five minutes. Then after the break, Bellamy and Darren Fletcher traded goal scoring blows, with both players twice getting on the scoresheet.

City were convinced they were going back to Eastlands with a point – and Shay Given the plaudits – after the goalkeeper twice denied Dimitar Berbatov with point-blank saves and also turned over Giggs’ drive.

But it was Owen who popped up with the stunning winner to send Old Trafford crazy.

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United are The Most Valuable Football team

Posted by unitedfanatic on September 6, 2009

According to a survey by Forbes magazine, United top the list of the Most Valuable Sports Team with a current value of $1,870 million. In addition, United have also the topped the Most Valuable Sports Team survey as well.Here is the complete list:

Rank Team Country Current Value1 ($mil) Debt/Value(%)2 1-Yr Value Change(%) Revenue ($mil) Operating Income3($mil)
1 Manchester United England 1,870 54 4 512 160
2 Real Madrid Spain 1,353 23 5 576 81
3 Arsenal England 1,200 107 0 349 80
4 Bayern Munich Germany 1,110 0 21 465 59
5 Liverpool England 1,010 59 -4 332 50
6 AC Milan Italy 990 0 24 330 58
7 Barcelona Spain 960 7 22 487 108
8 Chelsea England 800 92 5 424 -13
9 Juventus Italy 600 5 18 264 46
10 Schalke 04 Germany 510 38 9 234 41
11 Tottenham Hotspur England 445 29 8 228 70
12 Olympique Lyonnais France 423 18 4 245 94
13 AS Roma Italy 381 9 -12 276 69
14 Internazionale Milan Italy 370 77 -8 272 27
15 Hamburg SV Germany 330 0 13 202 44
16 Borussia Dortmund Germany 325 33 1 183 9
17 Manchester City England 310 0 62 164 -16
18 Werder Bremen Germany 292 0 12 177 27
19 Newcastle United England 285 96 -5 198 -13
20 VfB Stuttgart Germany 264 0 NA 176 18
21 Aston Villa England 240 10 26 150 1
21 Olympique Marseille France 240 0 28 200 20
23 Celtic Scotland 218 14 -4 145 11
24 Everton England 207 49 5 151 14
25 Glasgow Rangers Scotland 194 86 NA 128 15

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