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United almost certainly in next season’s Champions League

Liverpool’s draw with Chelsea this evening means United are six points clear of 5th place with two games left to play. United’s goal difference is superior by 14 too. For Liverpool to replace United in the top four, they would have to win both their remaining games (at home to Crystal Palace and away to [...]

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Reactions to United’s defeat against Bayern Munich

1. If someone had told you when the draw was made that United would lose 4-2 on aggregate, you would probably be fairly happy with that. The expectation was that United were going to get battered and a 4-2 to scoreline is pretty reasonable. We are the 7th best team in England playing against the [...]

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Bayern Munich vs Manchester United

De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Vidic, Evra, Fletcher, Carrick, Valencia, Rooney, Kagawa, Welbeck Bench: Lindegaard, Büttner, Ferdinand, Giggs, Januzaj, Young, Hernandez Bayern Munich: Neuer – Dante, Ribéry, Mandzukić, Robben, Boateng, Götze, Lahm (C), Müller, Alaba, Kroos Bayern Munich bench: Raeder – van Buyten, Rafinha, Pizarro, Weiser, Hojbjerg, Weihrauch ———— Made in Manchester is available for just [...]

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Is tonight the night for Danny Welbeck?

Is tonight the night for Danny Welbeck?

Less than a year ago, Danny Welbeck scored the biggest goal of his Manchester United career when he put his boyhood team 1-0 up against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. “He was marvellous,” Sir Alex Ferguson said after the game. “It is a pity he got cramp at the end of game, but he worked [...]

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Reactions to United’s draw with Bayern Munich

1. Under Sir Alex Ferguson, you always fancied United to pull off a result, even if all the odds were stacked against them. This season things have been different. Following the desperately disappointing performances and results against Liverpool and City over the past few weeks, when the players couldn’t rise above their usual form and [...]

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: United vs Bayern Munich

De Gea, Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Buttner, Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Fellaini, Rooney, Welbeck. Bench: Lindegaard, Hernandez, Nani, Young, Fletcher, Januzaj, Kagawa Bayern: Neuer, Ribéry, Martinez, Robben, Rafinha, Boateng, Lahm, Müller, Alaba, Schweinsteiger, Kroos. Bayern bench: Starke, van Buyten, Mandzukić, Shaqiri, Pizarro, Götze, Hojbjerg ———— Made in Manchester is available for just £3. Some of the best [...]

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Moyes: United look comfortable at this level…

David Moyes has often been criticised this season for having the wrong mentality to be the Manchester United manager. Maybe it was when, ahead of Newcastle’s trip to Old Trafford, he vowed we would make it as difficult for them as we possibly could, that did it. Or maybe it was, after getting thrashed by [...]

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Spurs in danger of putting us in Europa League

Yet another dreadful result for Tottenham Hotspur today, showing that some clubs even manage to be worse than us in the big games this season, but they still remain above us in the league. They’ve played against Arsenal on three occasions and have lost all three of them. They lost 4-0 to Chelsea, 6-0 to [...]

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Repeat of 1999 final for United

Manchester United will face European champions Bayern Munich in the next round of the Champions League. The German champions knocked out Arsenal in the previous round. Paris St-Germain v Chelsea Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Games will be played 1-2 April and 8-9 April. ———— Made in Manchester is available for [...]

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: United vs Olympiacos

De Gea; Rafael, Jones, Ferdinand, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Welbeck; Rooney, van Persie. Subs: Lindegaard, Fellaini, Fletcher, Januzaj, Kagawa, Young, Hernandez. ———— Made in Manchester is available for just £3. Some of the best football writers take a player each, from Sir Bobby Charlton to Ryan Giggs, George Best to David Beckham, Duncan Edwards to [...]

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Olympiakos vs United

De Gea, Smalling, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Young, Rooney, RvP. Bench: Lindegaard, Buttner, Fellaini, Giggs, Kagawa, Hernandez, Welbeck ———— Made in Manchester is available for just £3. Some of the best football writers take a player each, from Sir Bobby Charlton to Ryan Giggs, George Best to David Beckham, Duncan Edwards to Paul [...]

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Olympiakos vs United – October 23rd 2002

Olympiakos vs United – October 23rd 2002

October 23rd 2002 Olympiakos 2-3 United UEFA report Olympiakos in danger The English side maintained their advantage at the top of Group F and lead second-placed Bayer 04 Leverkusen, who defeated Maccabi Haifa 2-1 in the other match of the section, by six points. Olympiakos – who have still not beaten English opposition for 30 [...]

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United vs Olympiakos – October 1st 2002

United vs Olympiakos – October 1st 2002

October 1st 2002 United 4-0 Olympiakos Manchester United (4-4-1-1): Barthez; G Neville, Ferdinand, Blanc (O’Shea 67), Silvestre; Beckham, Butt, Veron, Giggs (Fortune, 67); Scholes (Forlan 77); Solskjaer. Olympiakos (4-5-1): Eleftheropoulos; Amanatidis (Patsatzoglou 72), Antzas, Anatolakis, Venetidis; Giannakopoulos (Edu Dracena h-t), Karembeu, Ze Elias, Djordjevic; Zetterberg, Oforiquaye (Alexandris 59). The Guardian The disparagement that has accompanied [...]

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United vs Olympiakos – October 23rd 2001

United vs Olympiakos – October 23rd 2001

October 23rd 2001 United 3-0 Olympiakos Manchester United (4-4-1-1) : Barthez; G Neville, Blanc, Brown, Irwin; Beckham, Butt (Solskjaer, 71), Veron, Giggs; Scholes; Van Nistelrooy. Olympiakos Piraeus (4-4-2) : Eleftheropoulos; Mavrogenidis (Poursanidis, h-t), Amanatidis, Anatolakis, Kontis; Giannakopoulos (Roberts, 83), Karembeu, Patsatzoglou, Djordjevic; Ofori Quaye; Alexandris (Alvez, 61) The Guardian Manchester United walked a tightrope to [...]

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Olympiakos vs United – October 10th 2001

Olympiakos vs United – October 10th 2001

October 10th 2001 Olympiakos 0-2 Manchester United Olympiakos (4-2-3-1): Eleftheropoulos; Patsatzoglou, Bermudez, Anatolakis, Venetidis; Karembeu, Kostoulas; Giannakopoulos, Zetterberg, Djordevic (Alexandris, 81min); Giovanni. Manchester United (4-2-3-1): Barthez; G Neville, Johnsen, Blanc, Irwin (Silvestre, 89); Keane, Veron (Cole, 80); Beckham, Scholes, Giggs; Van Nistelrooy (Solskjaer, 85). The Guardian Was Sir Alex Ferguson really thinking of leaving out [...]

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