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RT @MrDarrenBuckley: @TSCollymore Steven Gerrard’s elbow on Danny Welbeck for Sunderland earlier this season definitely deserved some retro action.

RT @MrDarrenBuckley: @TSCollymore Steven Gerrard&aposs elbow on Danny Welbeck for Sunderland before this season absolutely deserved some retro action. – by pjhamill (PJ)

Celtic 1-3 Manchester United All Goals & Highlights – Pre Season Friendly

www.manutd.com Official highlights of Celtic vs Manchester United from our USA Tour. Guy United kicked off their tour of North America with a difficult 3-1 win over Glasgow Celtic at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Dimitar Berbatov, who played extremely nicely during the match, gave the Devils a 1st fifty percent lead with a neat end, prior to the Bhoys substitute Georgios Samaras scored an equaliser from the spot right after winning a penalty thank you to new signing Chris Smalling. Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley then equally scored after coming off the bench to seal a victory for the Reds, who 1st wore their new property kit for the initial time.
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Manchester United 2009-2010 Season Preview

Report by Noah Gordon

Right here we go yet again. League title amount 19, European Cup number 4, and FA Cup amount 12 (and the Carling Cup as well if we have time). Of program we are even now England’s best crew but we might not win all those trophies simply because this season will be a time of transition. But the club has gone via it prior to. As Ryan Giggs stated the other day, in his time at Previous Trafford the club has lost Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham, Roy Keane, and Ruud Van Ni. Ronaldo, as fabulous as he is, was just one more player. He was an arrogant, gelled-up, greasy, arrogant, Portuguese winker, but he was also the biggest footballer in the entire world. And for all of his antics (flirting with Madrid last summer season, throwing a hissy fit after currently being subbed in the derby, and so on.) I cherished him. It is not possible to picture winning the trophies the staff has won in the final few years devoid of him. I saw the Remembering Ronaldo display on MUTV yesterday and nearly cried when they showed the Portsmouth free of charge kick (Calamity James was the goalie, and even he almost certainly enjoyed it). I for one particular assume that Cristiano Ronaldo is a United legend, and one particular of the greatest players of all time. But ample about him.

Somehow Ronaldo’s £80 million transfer to Madrid was not the most controversial departure of the close season. Carlos “El Apache” Tevez has switched more than to the trophyless half of Manchester. This matter is a hot a single for United enthusiasts, as some wished Fergie to “indicator him up”, and other individuals (me included), believe that his perform price, although entertaining, did not make up for the lack of targets. Tevez scored five league targets previous time in 29 appearances. No that is not a misprint. He is really merely not well worth 25 million lbs. That is a bit harsh, since Tevez is still a good–but not excellent–player, but we do not require him. In addition, Tevez misplaced all the respect United followers had for even following his switch to Metropolis with his bitter comments attacking SAF. He claims he was mistreated, even though he played 49 instances, including a Champions League Final. Also, how is he claiming to have not betrayed United by rejecting Liverpool? He is on Man Metropolis!

So that rather significantly sums up the players we have lost, except for Frazier Campbell (and Richard Eckersley, but does any person genuinely care?). I liked Campbell and though he had expertise, but I could by no means see him breaking via at The Theatre of Goals. I want him effectively at Sunderland, and 6 million kilos for him is quite a excellent offer. We have also allow Possebon go on loan to Braga of Portugal, who are in the Europa League this season so he ought to get some good initial-team expertise. By the way Braga have a ridiculous stadium. So let’s focus on the newcomers seeking to take up Ronaldo’s mantle.

Antonio Valencia of Wigan was the very first signing, and it came as no suprise that Ferguson was willing to shell out sixteen million pounds for him. We have our eyes on him for a few years now, and he is the most direct replacement for Ronaldo of the new recruits. Valencia, who is just 23, is a proper winger who specializes in beating his guy with pace and whipping in hard crosses. Valencia also has a trick or two up his sleeve and is not afraid to track back to support the defense. The only query mark surrounding the Ecuadorean is his finishing (just six objectives very last 12 months), but instruction with the likes of Giggs and Rooney ought to strengthen that. All in all a quite positive signing for the Red Devils.

The two other players we compensated a transfer payment for, Mame Biram Diouf and Gabriel Obertan, are ones for the potential. Obertan is a tall swift winger with immense bodily and technical talent who was playing for Lorient (on loan from Bordeaux). He was meant to be the following large star before some injury and consistency troubles held him back again, but he is even now just twenty. At £3, he could turn out to be a steal. Obertan was an beneath-the-radar signing, but Diouf is a whole other story. He really came out of nowhere. Diouf is a hulking Senegalese striker who plays for Ole Gunnar Sunshines’s Old Club in Norway, Molde FK. Massive Mama–hey, it may catch on–is a cool finisher who is powerful in the air. He price £4 but he will stay in Norway until finally January. He is 21 and has possible, but let’s hope he turns into far more than the next Manucho.

The least expensive and most significant title signing was Michael Owen. Indeed the damage susceptible, flies to training in a chopper, former Scouser Michael Owen. At very first I wasn’t certain what Fergie was contemplating. But after additional consideration, the signing can make sense. It is a no-risk situation. Anyone who avoided committing suicide at Newcastle very last time deserves a medal. All jokes aside nonetheless, Owen has the predatory instincts that we have been lacking at any time given that Ruud left for sunny Spain. Owen scored in equally of the Malaysia friendlies and usually looked sharp. I am really warming to the thought of him enjoying alongside Rooney, and I anticipate him to net about 15 targets this year.

So people had been the adjustments from outside the club. But to fill the £80 hole Ronaldo left gamers inside of the club should action up. The most essential player this season will be Wayne Rooney. Rooney has been world-class for so prolonged that we overlook that he is nevertheless creating at just 23 many years of age. “Sugar” Wayne can now play in his favoured place off a major striker, and i anticipate him to wreak havoc in opposition defences this time. Rooney is now the best player in the Premier League, and he will display it this time. Dimitar “the lazy hitman” Berbatov also has a position to play. Berbatov had a good very first time in Red, but he didnt score enough objectives. Berbatov had a ton of assists and some great bits of skill (James Collins most likely even now has nightmares). He has now settled in and large items are anticipated of the thirty million pound man. The defense should be as stingy as actually, with VDS, Rio, Nemanja, and Patrice coming back. The midfield will still run by way of Mikey Carrick, but it could use a bit much more creative flair to substitute the waning forces that are Scholes and Giggs(there will be a publish on that later on). But this time is the year of the young. Anderson wants to maintain building on his strong start to his Aged Trafford job. Rafael and Fabio will need to choose up the defensive capabilities to match their outstanding attacking instincts. Evans has a brilliant future forward of him if he learns from Rio and Vida. Darron Gibson has had a very good preseason, but most enthusiasts still want convincing that he is the genuine deal. Nani ought to escape Ronaldo’s massive shadow and rediscover his rookie season kind. Our two youthful strikers, Welbeck and Kiko, have a chance to be actually distinctive, specially Kiko(Ferguson referred to as him the club’s finest finisher just yesterday).Ultimately, in goal Ben Foster must show that he is really the answer to our ongoing search for Edwin’s replacement.

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