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Monday, April 27, 2009

Giggs Wins PFA Award for the First Time


Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs wins this years PFA Player of the Year for the first time in is his 12 years career. He had twice won the Young Player of the Year award but now it increases his amount of trophies with United.

"It's right up there, with personal accolades it's the best to have as it's voted by your fellow players", Giggs said.

"I've been fortunate to win a lot of trophies, I won the young player award twice, but this is the big one."

Giggs also gave a special thanks to his club manager Sir Alex Ferguson for the career he has had.

"The manager has been massive in my career from when I first met him when I was 13," Giggs said.

"That's over 20 years and he knows me better than anyone and our relationship has been brilliant and just gets better.

"I've been so fortunate to have such a great career in so many great teams, it's not even worth thinking about what it would have been like without the manager," he added.

Giggs, whose current contract expires at the end of next season, said of his future: "As long as I'm getting picked, enjoying it and injury-free, I'll carry on as long as I can.

"At 35 you can't look too far into the distance, you just can't."

This years PFA team of the year also include 6 Manchester United players. Others are 2 from Liverpool, 1 from Portsmouth, 1 from Aston Villa and 1 from Chelsea.

PFA Team of the Year:

Edwin van der Sar (Man Utd)
Glen Johnson (Portsmouth)
Rio Ferdinand (Man Utd)
Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd) 
Patrice Evra (Man Utd) 
Ashley Young (Aston Villa)
 Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
 Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) 
Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd) 
Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea)
 Fernando Torres (Liverpool)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Can Manchester United Win Quadruple?

Manchester United's dream of achiving quadruple recieved a big blow when they agianst Everton on the semi final of the FA Cup. But there are still two more trophies to go. Can United win the remaining tournaments?

United are now in a hanging possition in the Barclays Premier League. They are 1 points clear to Liverpool with a game in hand. But more matches are yet to come and who knows what could happen. But we are still the favourites.

And in the Champions League United are now in the semis tagged up with Arsenal. It will be a difficult last month of the season.

What do you think? Can United win the remaining trophies? Post your comments below.

Referees are wary of give us penalties: Ferdinand


Rio Ferdinand believes referees are reluctant of giving penalties to Manchester United. He told after referee Mike Riley refused to give penalty when Danny Welbeck went down under Phil Jagielka's challenge.

"I don't know how the referee didn't give the penalty but that is the way it goes," said Ferdinand. "We don't get many penalties these days. Referees are reluctant to give them to us. Maybe they are being put under pressure by people in the media but that is the way it goes.

"We are not going to harp on about it because, in the end, we were not good enough in the penalty shoot out. There was always going to come a day when you don't have a good time in that situation and this was it."

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes David Moyes' comments has an affect on this. "I think it might have been. I'm not saying that for certain. I've no idea if it affected the decision but you never know. It may have. It can prey on a referee's mind.

"I've seen the video and it looks a penalty kick but in the importance of the game the referee probably has to be dead sure. Why would he [Welbeck] go down when he had the goalkeeper stranded out of his goal? It was a major decision and unfortunately it has gone against us. Nothing you can do about it. We have to move on now.

"When he [Mike Riley] sees it he'll probably realise he's made a mistake but I can't say that's the reason for us losing."

But now United should go forward to win the quadruple after this big blow.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Manchester United wants Kaka and Ribery to replace Ronaldo!


Manchester United are set to offer a world record £70million to get AC Milan's Kaka to Old Trafford for replacing the departing Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Daily Mail.

It says Ronaldo might demand a move to Real Madrid in the summer. So Sir Alex Ferguson is lining up a bid for the Brazilian superstar Kaka with a whooping £70million.

Also wanted is Bayern Munich's French midfielder Franck Ribery, with Wigan winger Antonio Valencia completing a trio of summer signings, report the News of the World.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Five Red Devils in the PFA Award Nominees


Manchester United dominates this years PFA award nominees with five players out of six. Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand, Nimanja Vidic, and Edwin Van dar Sar are on the list with Liverpool powerhouse Steven Gerrard.

Cristiano Ronaldo hopes to become the first man to win the Professional Footballers Association accolade three times in successive seasons.

Ronaldo was the overwhelming favorite last season, scoring 42 goals to lead the club to the Premier League and Champions League titles.

Defenders Jonny Evans and Rafael da Silva represent United in the young player of the year shortlist. They are competing against Aston Villa duo Gabriel Agbonlahor and Ashley Young, Tottenham's Aaron Lennon and Manchester City midfielder Stephen Ireland.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Manchester United in Talk with Prudential Over Shirt Sponsorship


Manchester United are close to complete a new shirt sponsorship deal with international financial services company Prudential after AIG announced it would not be renewing its current deal because of their financial crisis.

The company’s new chief executive, Tidjane Thiam, is a Arsenal supporter but is willing to reach an agreement with the Old Trafford club.

A spokesman from Prudential confirmed that the company had been approached by United and talks have been ongoing for some time with a final agreement imminent. 

Edward Brewster, head of group media relations at Prudential, said: "We can confirm we have been approached by Manchester United. We are one of several [companies], we believe, to have been [talking to Manchester United]."

Brewster added that, from Prudential's viewpoint, there was no timeline on a potential deal.

The current deal with AIG, which expires at the end of the 2009-10 season, is worth around £56 million and once the American company announced that it would not be looking to extend the agreement beyond that time, United began actively seeking a replacement.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Macheda's late winner get united back on top


Manchester United are back on top after beating Aston villa by 3-2. Ronaldo scored twice and Macheda's late winner secured United the 3 points they needed to back on top.

Ronaldo opened the scoring from an indirect free-kick inside the box. John Carew's header restored the match to level.

Gabriel Agbonlahor then headed from a lovely little cross from Carew and the next moment they were ahead of United.

United, beated two consecutive matches against Liverpool and Fulham scared of a three consecutive lose then gambled by replacing Nani with debutent Macheda.

United than regain pace and attacked Villa one after one. And then Ronaldo's low shot passed Friedel to the bottom corner of the net and drag United to level.

Sustitute Danny Welbeck then denied by Friedel from 6 yards. But United were not to be denied and Macheda produced a moment of magic to win the game when he turned and curled a peach of a shot into the far corner in the injury time.