Manchester United fans are never short of faith in their side. manutd.com has now found Colin Mattheus, who revealed how the Old Trafford faithful inspired him to get a special tattoo dedicated to the Reds. Prior to kick off in the Champions League semi final second leg against Barcelona in 2008, the Stretford End displayed a message of support to the players by holding up a mosaic of the word ‘believe’. Sir Alex’s men didn’t let the fans down as Paul Scholes’ glorious winner fired the Reds to Moscow.
Amongst the large number of squad changes Sir Alex Ferguson is expected to make for Manchester United’s Carling Cup meeting with West Ham, nobody will be looking forward to the quarter final more than defender Wes Brown. First team appearances are few and far between these days making the veteran eager to get the most of the opportunities he gets before his advancing years catch up. Now past his 31st birthday and with his present contract due to expire at the end of next season, Brown is not sure how much time he has left at Old Trafford. There have even been suggestions that the former England international could be leaving United during one of the next two transfer windows.
Saturday will be an extra special day for Sir Alex Ferguson as he celebrates 24 years as Manchester United boss. Ferguson was appointed on November 6, 1986 and has since established himself as the most successful British manager of all time. So many matches, titles and memories later, Sir Alex has revealed that his most memorable game in 24 amazing years at Old Trafford are neither of those famous European Cup triumphs but an extraordinaryPremier League match at Tottenham in 2001.