The European Champions League draw will take place in Monaco within the next 24 hours. UEFA’s rules will see the 32 qualified teams allocated into eight groups of four. Each will contain a top seed, plus one club from the second, third and fourth pots. These are determined by a UEFA ranking system which makes it virtually impossible to work out who exactly Manchester United will be drawn against BUT there are a number of clubs who will definitely be avoided.
cult to say with absolute certainly how many great sides Sir Alex Ferguson has built in his near quarter century at Old Trafford because one has often tended to morph into another but it’s becoming clear that he is now well on the way towards creating his final team before handing over the reins to his successor. Another piece of the jigsaw is being prepared as Ferguson looks towards securing a long term replacement for his 40 year old goalkeeper with 19 year old Spaniard David De Gea, nicknamed Van der Gea by his team mates at Atletico Madrid for his similarity to Manchester United’s Edwin van der Sar, both for his appearance and goalkeeping style.
If asked, you can rest assured that Manchester United Brazilian midfielder Anderson will be the first to admit that he’s a very a lucky man. Instead of preparing for the new season with his team mates at Carrington, he could just as easily be lying in a hospital bed in Portugal…or worse. He was fortunate not to suffer serious injury last month when he had to be dragged unconscious from the blazing wreckage of his high powered sports car in the early hours of the morning after allegedly spending the previous night in a nightclub. Read the full story
At the end of 12 turbulent days which have almost certainly destroyed a season that had unexpectedly produced so much, everyone at Manchester United must now pick themselves up, see out a season in which for all its promise will most likely not produce anything more substantial than the often maligned Carling Cup, then start planning for a new challenge come next August.
Cristiano Ronaldo first half strike helped Manchester United to win against Porto to the semi final of the Uefa Champions League to face Arsenal in a 100% English clash.
A magnificent display from all players with a well tailored tactic and starting line up from Sir Alex Ferguson, let us see the real Manchester United which we missed since Liverpool defeat. Read the full story