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Roy Hodgson has outlined his thinking behind the selections incorporated into his 23-man England squad for Euro 2012. Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has been included, but there is no place for Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand. The 33-year-old is a surprise omission but Chelsea's John Terry has been named in a squad captained by Steven Gerrard.…
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In light of Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand’s claim that the Red Devils are in pole position to claim their 20th league title, here we look at the club’s remaining fixtures, and how we believe Sir Alex Ferguson’s side will fare. Fulham (home) 26 March With United’s home form far from impressive this season, some…
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Manchester United have it all to do to get back into a position to qualify for the Europa League quarter finals, as they travel to take on Athletic Bilbao at San Mames on Thursday night. In Play betting could be a lucrative option to track developments as they happen, in what should be an exciting…
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After Fabio Capello resigned as England manager, the Football Association were left with a dilemma ahead of this summer's Euro 2012 tournament.  England are currently without a captain, and are now without a manager. The FA stepped into the John Terry - Anton Ferdinand race row after Terry's court date over racial abuse was post-poned until…
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Liverpool 1-1 Manchester United. A match atypical of a clash between England's giants of football; pace, passion, goals. The match was marred however, by a spat between Liverpool's Luis Suarez and Manchester United's Patrice Evra. Fingers were pointed and a few pushes made their way into the fray, though no one quite knew what had…
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thefa.comWith Euro 2012 fast approaching, it seems that everyone has a differing opinion on who should start for Fabio Capello’s side in the summer. The following is my take on who, I believe, should figure in England’s strongest team. The side includes Wayne Rooney, who although suspended, will travel and will return to the team…
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manutd.comFor a team that has been called ‘the worse United side in history’ and the spout of injuries the club has faced, it is quite remarkable that Sir Alex Ferguson’s side sit just three points behind Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table. Former United player Owen Hargreaves seemed to criticise the…
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manutd.comAccording to various reports emerging, Manchester United’s young talent Ravel Morrison looks set to leave the club after ‘contract talks broke down’. That is, however, far from the truth. The fact of the matter is Morrison, 18, has 18 months left on his current contract, but there is a genuine concern that his behaviour could…
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manutd.comPart two: defenders In the first five months of the Premier League season, there seems to be a word that has gone hand-in-hand with the Manchester United defence – injuries. The main stream of their wonderful success last season was the central defensive partnership of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, but the two have failed…
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manutd.comBarclays Premier League – Monday 26 December 2011 Manchester United enter the Boxing Day tie with Wigan fresh off the back of successive wins in London. United followed up their 2-0 win against QPR with a 5-0 thrashing of Fulham on Wednesday evening, and they will be confident of another victory against the Latics this…
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manutd.comRio Ferdinand has stated that Manchester United only have themselves to blame for their shock Champions League exit. A 2-1 defeat at Basel saw last season’s runners-up fail to qualify for the knockout stage for the first time since 2005 and the England defender pulled no punches. He said: “Nights at Old Trafford, under the…
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manutd.comManchester United centre-back pair Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic could be sold in the summer as part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s plans to overhaul his squad. The defensive pairing have been instrumental in the club’s recent period of success which has seen them win four Premier League titles in the past five seasons. But Ferdinand…