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Dressing Room Camaraderie Eases Pain – Rio

Posted by Keano! on June 7, 2009

Rio Ferdinand has spoken of his belief that the friendships and banter among the current crop of United players will ease the pain suffered in Rome last month when Barcelona basically taught Manchester United a lesson for 80 minutes.

Ferdinand who is  a clear leader in the United setup has to look like the leader on and off the pitch and these comments add to it. Speaking to ChannelBee.com, Rio unveiled all with regards to who are the dressing room jokers and whose names are usually found at the end of a dressing room prank, and that when the laughing and joking knows no barriers with his teammates, there is a clear one with Ferguson which they have to respect says Rio,

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‘Mansion’ester United? Players Home’s

Posted by Keano! on June 2, 2009

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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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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: Ferdinand May Start

Posted by Keano! on May 25, 2009

Rio Ferdinand didn’t play against Hull at the KC, when he was expected to feature in order to boost his fitness and get in some game time before the Champions League final in 2 days. Ferguson had stated that if Rio couldn’t prove his fitness, then he would not play against the Spanish champions, Barcelona.

Ferdinand has been out of the team since the second leg against Arsenal in the Champions League semi-final with a calf strain and has since missed four league games against Manchester City, Wigan Athletic, Arsenal and most recently, Hull City.

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England Call Upon Gary Neville

Posted by Keano! on May 24, 2009

Gary Neville has been re-called up to the England setup with the squad for South Africa in mind. The United right back who has suffered several injuries over the recent months is looking to regain some of his form at club level.

Its Neville’s first call up under Fabio Capello and the aging defender will want to prove a point in what will be his last major International tournament should England be in South Africa next Summer.

Neville who lifted the Premier League trophy recently for United at Old Trafford will be in the squad to face Andorra and Kazakhstan in the qualifiers for the World Cup.

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Ferguson Rues Selling Pique

Posted by Keano! on May 21, 2009

The Spaniard was sold to the La Liga side last Summer after showing signs of annoyance at the lack of first team football. Barcelona snapped up the man who had spent a while at the club when he was younger for a cool €5M.

Pique has been an integral part of the Catalan’s defence this season, and the ex-Man Utd man is sure to start in Rome against his former employer’s.

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Ferdinand Has To Prove Himself To Fergie

Posted by Keano! on May 20, 2009

Manchester United and England centre back, Rio Ferdinand, has bee told by manager Sir Alex Ferguson that he has until the weekend against Hull City at The KC stadium to prove his fitness as the defender has missed United’s last three games due to a calf strain.

Ferdinand who lifted the Champions League trophy last season (with Ryan Giggs) is unlikely to feature in the final in Rome should he fail the fitness test, allowing Northern Irishman Johnny Evans to slot in alongside Nemanja Vidic.

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Giggs Picks A Personal United Team

Posted by Keano! on May 19, 2009

Winner of an eleventh League title last Saturday, Ryan Giggs was asked over the weekend to submit a team of former and present United players he played with. There were some slight surprises in the Welshman’s selection but when considered, it is a pretty impressive line out.

Giggs opted to go with a 4-4-2 formation, but in his team, there were no places for United stars like Nemanja Vidic, Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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