Franz Beckenbauer

Gordon Hill was a United pioneer in the USA

The 2-1 pre season defeat in Kansas City by the Wizards this morning was not the first suffered in America by Manchester United. The club has been visiting the country for decades while a number of former stars have either played there for a few years towards the end of their careers or started a new life on the other side of the world. One of those who may be remembered is Gordon Hill who was brought to Old Trafford by former manager Tommy Docherty in November 1975 for £70,000 from Millwall at the age of 21.

Rooney worry for Bayern and Germany

Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer has admitted that his club is scared stiff of Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney ahead of next week’s Champions League clash with United. Rooney has scored 33 goals this season and Beckenabauer, who won the World Cup as a player and a coach, hailed him as the greatest player in the world alongside Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.