John O’Shea hasn’t played for United since our 1-0 defeat against Chelsea at the beginning of November. Sir Alex Ferguson has today confirmed that will probably have been his last appearance of the season.
With Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand all out of the starting line-up which faced Birmingham on Sunday, John O’Shea was chosen as captain. O’Shea says he will always cherish being named captain for our first game of the campaign but knows he will have to work hard to get in the starting team [...]
No team boasted a better defensive record than Manchester United last season, with our lads conceding just 24 goals. We also had the highest number of clean sheets, with us managing not to concede in 24 of the 38 matches. For a team that prides themselves on their attacking football, it’s not too shabby. For [...]
With Gary Neville and John O’Shea going off injured against Portsmouth, United were posed with the problem of who could play against Tottenham Hotspur. Wes Brown had managed some time with the Reserves meaning he was rumoured to be available, but it seemed obvious that Rafael da Silva deserved the chance. After playing against Everton [...]
One of the reasons Manchester United can afford to splash the cash in the transfer market is because so much of our squad cost us absolutely nothing. Of the 26 players who have represented us in the Premiership this season, 11 came from our youth system. 6 of them have been playing for our Reserves [...]
God only knows which players Sir Alex Ferguson will pick at the back for today’s massive game against Inter Milan. As it stands, Fabio da Silva, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra are our only confirmed fit defenders for this evening, with Gary Neville, Wes Brown and Rafael da Silva all ruled out through injury, Nemanja [...]
International matches take place this week meaning several players came off ‘injured’ during the weekend’s Premiership fixtures. In the past, Ferguson branded Internional friendlies, like the one England will be playing against Germany on Wednesday, ‘a waste of time’, after Darren Fletcher picked up an injury whilst playing for Scotland. “We’ve had a bad blow [...]
There is always apprehension ahead of travelling to Fratton Park due to their recent good history against us. When looking at the players we had available to us, the worries increased. No Ryan Giggs, Nani, Cristiano Ronaldo, Park Ji-Sung, Michael Carrick and Owen Hargreaves, with Anderson supposedly exhausted after 6 games in 18 matches in [...]