On Saturday, May 14, as the final whistle ended a 1-1 draw in the English Premier League between Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United, a man looking perhaps a shade younger than his 69 years began dancing around and hugging everyone in sight. If Sir Alex Ferguson, United’s manager, looked like a bit of a dork as he usually does when celebrating nobody cared.
Michael Owen rolled back the years to score a superb second goal for Manchester United as they continued their English League Cup defense with a 2-0 victory at second-flight Barnsley on Tuesday.
Liverpool silenced their critics with a pulsating 2-0 victory over Manchester United to revive their English Premier League title hopes in a match at Anfield which saw both teams end with 10 men.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has been charged by the English Football Association for his critical remarks about the fitness of referee Alan Wiley. Ferguson singled out Wiley after his team salvaged a disappointing 2-2 home draw against Sunderland at Old Trafford on October 3
Champions Manchester United returned to the top of the English Premier League on Saturday after previous leaders Chelsea crashed to a 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa. United held off a late onslaught from Bolton to secure a 2-1 home victory to move a point above Chelsea, who suffered only their second reverse this season — both coming away from home.
David Beckham looks set to rejoin AC Milan on loan after the vice-president of the Serie A giants claimed it was “very probable” that a deal would be reached to secure the services of the soccer icon. Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Beckham sparked controversy last season when he extended his loan with Milan until June and missed the start of the Major League Soccer season in the United States
Among Manchester United Football Club’s 300 million or so supporters worldwide are two Burmese men whose love of the game spans generations. One is a stout, bespectacled, betel nut chewing septuagenarian, the other his favorite teenage grandson, and like many of their soccer-mad compatriots they stay up late into Burma’s tropical nights to watch live broadcasts from faraway England.
Manchester United substitute Michael Owen broke Manchester City hearts with a dramatic winning goal deep into injury time at Old Trafford on Sunday. Owen cropped up in the fifth minute of added time to latch on to a Ryan Giggs pass and beat Shay Given with a trademark neat finish to give United a 4-3 victory in a pulsating seven-goal derby
Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has confirmed the English Premier League club will contest the improper conduct charge handed out to striker Emmanuel Adebayor by the Football Association. The Togo international was charged following his goal celebration in City’s 4-2 victory over his former club Arsenal at Eastlands last weekend
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