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Rome 09: Rooney Is The Key – Iniesta

Posted by Keano! on May 26, 2009

Barcelona star, Andreas Iniesta and scorer of the goal that has them in the final tomorrow believes that United’s number 10 in Wayne Rooney may hold the key to United winning the Champions League for the second season running.

Iniesta who was a doubt for the game earlier in the week leading up to the final is expected to play after taking part in a light training session after picking up a slight knock on his thigh.

The silky midfielder is amazed by the Englishman’s work ethic and desire to do what is best for the team. Whilst Rooney is a forward player, he will give up on getting goals to help the team out defensively and Sir Alex is tipped to play Rooney on the left side against Barcelona.

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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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I’m Not The Player I Used To Be – Scholes

Posted by Keano! on May 24, 2009

Paul Scholes has claimed that he doesn’t feel worthy of a place in the team for the Champions League final coming up. Scholes who hasn’t featured as prominently as he did in previous seasons believes that there is no room for sentiment and Sir Alex should send out a team without him in it to face the Catalans.

The Englishman, retired from International duties has said through The Sun that he’d be happier to start on the bench out of ability and form, then play from the first whistle out of sentiment. Scholes who doesn’t often make an appearance in the media had this honest and very respectable interview which began,

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Ronaldo Will Stay & Tevez Looks Set To Go

Posted by Keano! on May 24, 2009

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Rome 09: Suited And Booted

Posted by Keano! on May 23, 2009

Manchester United today completed their off the pitch apparel for their Champions League final next Wednesday. When the club jet off for Rome, they will be arriving as smart as ever in their custom made suites, designed by none other then, Sir Paul Smith, a lifelong United fan and the man who was responsible for last seasons suits worn to Moscow and back.

Manchester United was voted as the best dressed team in Europe a few months back, and they’ll continue the tradition for Rome. Sir Alex has always believed in having a smartly dressed team for occasions like this and the results below don’t disappoint.

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Its Not Just The Medals – O’Shea

Posted by Keano! on May 22, 2009

John O’Shea, who is coming close to his 350th game for Manchester United has spoken to Manchester Evening News today and commented on how he felt he fitted into the side, how to deal with being left out and the Champions League final.

The Irishman who has played in every position for United, believes that making the contribution to the team and the club is more important then the medals. John who has an impressive CV at United has often found himself on the sidelines but his patience has paid off somewhat. O’Shea said,

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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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Rome 09: O’Shea’s A Starter

Posted by Keano! on May 20, 2009

Sir Alex Ferguson claimed that long serving defender John O’Shea will be the right back for United’s Champions League final appearance with Barcelona in Rome in a weeks time. The Irishman is set for his first Champions League final appearance and will get in ahead of Rafael and Gary Neville.

O’Shea, who is often left on the bench when all are fit with Wes Brown, Gary Neville and Rafael Da Silva, has been one of the performers of the season for United doing a sterling job when employed, most notably when Patrice Evra was out at left back.

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Cantona Eyes Manchester Return

Posted by Keano! on May 18, 2009

Manchester United legend ‘King’ Eric Cantona spoke of a move back to England with French media source, La Provence, stating that a move back to United or toward the England National team in the shape of a coach or manager would arouse his interest severely.

With Capello and Ferguson not showing any signs of leaving their posts, Eric is waiting in the wings for a possible opportunity for a loose ball to smash into the net as he did so many times in the red of United.

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