Frank Lampard

Media frenzy must not drive Rooney to Madrid

There can be no denying that Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is so far having an ordinary tournament in South Africa – as is the team itself. To do so will be to ignore the reality that has been witnessed with our own eyes. What everyone must be careful of however is that the media frenzy surrounding Rooney does not drive him away from Old Trafford, England and into the welcoming arms of Jose Mourinho in Madrid.

Old Trafford Legends – Gary Pallister 1989-1998

Club legend Gary Pallister was transferred to Manchester United from Middlesbrough just prior to the 1989-90 season for a then record fee of £2.3 million. He made an ordinary start in which the transfer fee seemed to affect his form but soon began to put in the great performances he would become known for. The 6 foot 4 inch central defender went from strength to strength, forming the backbone of United’s defence for nine years winning a major trophy in every season except 1994-95.

Chelsea defeat United on penalties

Manchester United have suffered a 4-1 penalty defeat at the hands of title rivals Chelsea. The match was a entertaining affair which resulted in a 2-2 draw. It was also a game of two half with United controlling the first half and Chelsea the second half.