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Is Rio Vital To Our CL and League Success?

The disappointing result against Middlesbrough was soon put to the back of our minds when news broke that Rio Ferdinand returned to the team bus with his foot in a protective case. In the age where metatarsal breaks are the new craze, the thought that Ferdinand could have broken his foot was pretty unbearable. Already [...]

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Neville ALMOST Made Villa Start

United fans would be forgiven for getting increasingly frustrated with the Neville injury business. He hasn’t played for our first team in over a year now, but this recent rehabilitation period has proven to be his most successful since the initial injury. He has featured for the Reserves several times in quick succession, managing 90 [...]

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No Keepers For Derby – Is This A Problem?

Horror could be seen on the fans’ faces at Old Trafford yesterday when the referee wrongly showed Tomasz Kuszczak a red card. Our team had battered Portsmouth all game and in attempt to get the winning goal, threw all our players forward on the attack. Portsmouth were given the opportunity to break, initially with 2 [...]

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Foster Ready To Push Out Van der Sar

Ben Foster has been tipped to be the future England number 1 and despite never playing competitively for the reds, the fans have high hopes for his future at the club. Foster underwent cruciate knee ligament surgery in the summer, frustrated at not being able to fight for his place at United after completing a [...]

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Look Out Arsenal! Louis Saha Has Returned

Louis Saha has received lots of stick from United fans this season after spending most of it unavailable for team selection. His mentality has been questioned as much as any physical ailments, with concerns Saha is now afraid of giving his all for fear of injury re-occurrence. This is something Saha has denied time and [...]

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Scholes A Consideration For Cup

Paul Scholes is one of the most important players in the United team, whose work rate is rarely backed up with the goalscoring and assist statistics, but who gets on with his job in a manner typical of his personality. He shies away from praise and celebrity, instead focussing on perfecting his game. Whilst people [...]

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Neville Back In For Merseyside Clash

The Christmas period was a good one for Manchester United, picking up more points than any of our rivals. The points gathered were made all the sweeter thanks to two of our opponents. We won at Anfield against Liverpool and beat Everton at Old Trafford, collecting six out of six points against our friends from Merseyside. [...]

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Fergie Sets Comeback for Scholes and Neville

The strength of United’s squad has really been tested this season, with the team being hit by injuries in every position. Wesley Brown and Anderson/Hargreaves/Carrick have meant the injuries to Paul Scholes and Gary Neville haven’t been too costly. Neville last played for us in March of last season, seeing out just eleven minutes of [...]

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United Injuries Update

Manchester United have struggled somewhat with injuries this season, with Rio Ferdinand the only player available for every match so far this season. Wayne Rooney has already faced two spells on the sidelines due to injury, the first occurring on the opening day of the season, and has come back to the team fighting fit [...]

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Does Neville Deserve His First Team Place?

Last March, United took a big step towards winning the title, thrashing Bolton 4-1 at Old Trafford. Rooney and Park both got two goals, with Ronaldo playing a blinder. Little did we know that this day would also be the last time Gary Neville would play for us that season, missing the remaining seven league [...]

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Finally, Some Good News Concerning Injuries

As I wrote about earlier this week, United have had a ridiculous time with injuries so far this season. Whilst we’ve had fighting talk from several players this week, the injuries have certainly been a concern to me. “The manager has chopped and changed this season already, whether that be due to injuries, or suspensions [...]

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United’s Injury Joke

Moments before kick off, it was announced that Evra picked up an injury, and has been ruled out of United’s Champions League match against Dynamo Kiev. Yesterday, Paul Scholes was added to the injury list, giving Ferguson time to rethink his midfield. John O’Shea, who has just returned from injury himself, was set to play [...]

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Scholes Out, What Now For Our Midfield?

United have topped the injury lists all season so far, with our returning casualties having their space on the sidelined filled by newly crocked players. I thought we might have been pushing our luck a tad at the weekend when Scholes and Anderson started in the centre of midfield, alongside wingers Giggs and Nani. It [...]

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LATEST NEWS: United’s Injury Madness

The extent of our injuries has now become beyond a joke. The injuries we end the day with are: Edwin Van der Sar, Gary Neville, Wes Brown, Patrice Evra, Louis Saha, John O’Shea, Michael Carrick, Owen Hargreaves, Darren Fletcher, Nemanja Vidic, Ben Foster, Park Ji-Sung, Mikael Silvestre. Is someone taking the piss?? Wes Brown (Knee [...]

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How We Can Limit The Effect Of Rooney’s Injury

Twelve months ago we grabbed the attention of the Premiership when we thrashed Fulham 5-1 on the opening day of the season. I wrote about this game, and called it the “ideal start”, something which we needed to show people we were serious about winning our title back. So as I left Old Trafford yesterday, [...]

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