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Tevez, Nani & Park Set To Leave?

Posted by Keano! on May 29, 2009

Manchester United may be about to get rid of four first team players after Ferguson admitted that the team would be re-shaped after the final loss in Rome last Wednesday. Carlos Tevez who didn’t return to Manchester with the United squad is now a free agent as his two year loan deal with United ended when United’s dreams of lifting the Champions League trophy for the second successive season came to an end.

According to The Daily Mirror Tevez looks a sure certainty to be playing his work-horse style football elsewhere next season, but a surprise claim that Ji-Sung Park could be on his way out have surfaced too. Park who scored some notable goals this season, such as Chelsea away and Arsenal away in the Champions League, was thought to be a favourite of Sir Alex’s but the South Korean may see himself moved on to make way for a well known United target in Antonio Valencia of Wigan Athletic.

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Ferdinand Insists United Will Bounce Back

Posted by Keano! on May 28, 2009

Rio Ferdinand has wasted no time in telling the media of United’s success already this season and that the team and club will bounce back stronger then ever after their 2-0 defeat to Barcelona in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.

Ferdinand who admitted he should have done better for Barcelona’s insurance second goal has jumped to the defence of the team who has an impressive haul after a great season. Premier League – winners, League Cup – Winners, World Club Cup – Winners, Charity Shield – Winners, Champions League – Runners up – FA Cup – Beaten finalists.

I don’t know if I speak on behalf of all United fans here, but if I was told last August, when Cristiano Ronaldo was looking set to leave, no new signings had been made and Chelsea had appointed a World Cup winning manager, that we would end up with the titles above, I would have snatched your hand off in an instant. Hindsight, a wonderful thing…

Ferdinand, before United boarded their luxury bus driven all the way from Manchester – with no Carlos Tevez – commented,

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United Fan Kills Four Barcelona Supporters

Posted by Keano! on May 28, 2009

A Man United fan in Nigeria has been arrested after he killed four Barcelona supporters and injured ten others in the town of Ogbo. The man who has not been named yet, seemingly took United’s defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League final very badly and when driving by a large group of Barcelona fans celebrating after their win, something clicked in the drivers head, who made a sharp U-turn and drove straight into the crowd.

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Rome 09: United Leave Rome – No Tevez?

Posted by Keano! on May 28, 2009

Manchester United boarded their luxury bus about an hour ago headed for the airport destined for Manchester. As the players left their hotel, each cut a forlorn image as they walked one-by-one in silence along the side of the bus and up the steps. A few stopped for autographs but it was clear for all to see that they just wanted to go home.

The biggest story to come from this brief story was that Carlos Tevez was the only player not to board the bus for the airport and its believed he is still in the hotel. Tevez’s future is in severe doubt as United aren’t fully sure if they’ll cough up the £32M asking price.

We’ll bring you more news on this story as it breaks but as for now, Manchester United are coming home with Champions League runners up medals, and without their number 32, Carlos Tevez, or so it seems.

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Ronaldo Not Sure Over Future

Posted by Keano! on May 28, 2009

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Rome 09: Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United – A Footballing Lesson

Posted by Keano! on May 27, 2009

All the build up midweek, all over the world was tipping Manchester United, the holders of the Champions League and English Champions, but how could we have got it so wrong? Barcelona handed us a footballing lesson and surprisingly it doesn’t pain me to say, well done Barcelona, the new European Champions, and winners of the Spanish treble.

It was the dream final according to everyone, it was the dream performance by Barcelona but a nightmare of a display from the “White Devils”, who didn’t shed a tear after the game as they all simply knew they hadn’t shown up and were consequently beaten by a better team, who by the way were missing 3 of the preferred back four.

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Rome 09: United Fan Stabbed

Posted by Keano! on May 27, 2009

Ahead of the Champions League final tonight, trouble has arisen in the capital and the result saw an alleged Manchester United fan stabbed in the thigh and sustain minor head injuries. The man was taken to the local hospital and has since been discharged with appropriate treatment applied.

Greg Walden who is 34 years of age told police that he was approached by four men outside his hotel in Rome. He sustained a knife wound to his right thigh along with minor injuries to his head. Police are on “full alert” after hearing the news, as up to this incident, everything has been calm ahead of the big game.

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Rome 09: Road To Rome

Posted by Keano! on May 26, 2009

Its been some season and the European campaign all comes down to 90 minutes, or maybe 120 and more, but the journey taken by the squad of players has been a wonderful feat knocking teams like Celtic, Inter Milan and Arsenal off course on their way to the Italian capital.

A wonderful compilation of that Road To Rome created by Zhaban can be viewed below, and I think you’ll agree with me in saying, that it really is a fantastic watch.

Show your appreciation by leaving a quick comment at the bottom. 

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Rome 09: Poorly Setup Press Conference

Posted by Keano! on May 26, 2009

Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson joined the gathered media in Rome with  star players Rio Ferdinand and Cristiano Ronaldo, all of whom were in optimistic mood ahead of the final tomorrow.

Confused expressions and dodgy equipment were the ingredients for the start of the press conference as photographers, microphones and movements were all causing the electrics to act up.

When all was calmed down and the three men on show had working microphones and headsets, the confidence flowed with every sentence.

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Rome 09: United Arrive In Rome

Posted by Keano! on May 26, 2009

Manchester United are preparing for a training session in the Stadio Olimpico later this lunchtime after arriving safe and sound yesterday evening at their hotel which cannot be named for security purposes. They were greeted with hundreds of fans and media reporters as they entered the hotel. 

Thousands of United fans are heading for the Italian capital along with famous figures related to United such as Sir Bobby Charlton and Bryan Robson who left Manchester airport this morning.

Both were optimistic of the challenge ahead and Sir Bobby believes there “will be a lot of goals.”

See pictures of United leaving Manchester yesterday lunchtime.

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