Time to kick the FOOL's arse this coming saturday...
This weekend's match at Anfield is Ryan Giggs's 700th appearence for Man Utd and he is on 99 league goals. If he score 1, it will be 100th league goals on his 700th appearence for Man Utd. He is also Man Utd's most decorated player.
Some videos of him:
I admit I forgot many of his display and looking back at these videos, I think he is surely better than C. Ronaldo. There're countless videos of him at YouTube.
Ryan Giggs, one of my favourite players in Man Utd. He may be getting old, but he's still fast and good.
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Giggs is definitely one of my favourite player of all times! Who can forget his wonderful 60m solo goal against Arsenal?
Reserves: United 3 Newcastle 0
Smudge is back:
Alan Smith put in an outstanding display as United's Reserves registered a stylish first win in four games against Newcastle at Ewen Fields.
Brian McClair and Jim Ryan had seen their side slip to three unfortunate draws in recent weeks, but goals from Michael Barnes, Jamie Mullan and Chris Eagles sealed all three points for United.
Smith gave another energetic 90 minutes littered with boisterous hold-up play and neat touches, while strike partner Dong Fangzhuo set up both goals with clever flicks.
Finding a poor display among United's young side would be a futile task, such was the consistent level of performance throughout the team.
Chris Eagles had already dragged a shot wide when he set up Mullan on the right edge of the area after 14 minutes.
The tricky winger twisted and turned his marker before watching as his left foot shot hit the base of the post and rebounded to safety off Magpies goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek.
Within a minute, though, the veteran Czech goalkeeper was beaten as Dong's slight touch released Barnes, and the Chorley wide man calmly slid the ball inside the far post.
Dong and skipper Kieran Lee both went close with smart snapshots before Mullan stretched United's advantage, slotting past Srnicek after Dong had flicked on Ngalula's pass.
Sir Alex Ferguson says its time to revamp Academy:
Hope the change will be for the better!
Last edited by afbug; 2nd March 2007 at 10:13 PM.
Nothing expect a win to shut up Liverpool fans at Anfield.
Just in case u guys miss the Silencing the Kop check this out:
(courtesy of man u website)
Liverpool are celebrating the centenary of Anfield’s famous stand this season. They’ve not always had it their own way, however. In this two-part feature, we recall when United silenced the Kop…
Wayne Rooney Liverpool 0 Manchester United 1, 15 January 2005
Returning to Anfield in the red of United instead of the blue of Everton ensured Wayne Rooney of a lively return to his home city, but when he scored the only goal of an ill-tempered match, his popularity in L4 plummeted further. Not that the striker, or United, were unduly concerned. Rooney’s goal, a 25-yard shot on 21 minutes that evaded the outstretched hand of Jerzy Dudek, saw United extend a 10-match unbeaten run in the Premiership and Sir Alex Ferguson was full of praise for a side that had just kept a seventh successive clean sheet. “I saw the performances of Arsenal and Chelsea here, and I thought ours was the best of the lot,” he said. United even managed to hold out after the dismissal of Wes Brown on 65 minutes, and by the time Rooney was replaced by David Bellion with just a minute to go, The Kop were forced to admit that he had done a number on them.
Jamie Carragher Liverpool 2 Manchester United 3,11 September 1999
Most Liverpool supporters would have been delighted to see the name Jamie Carragher appear twice on the scoresheet before half-time, but closer inspection shows the Liverpool man put both goals past Sander Westerveld, and not United debutant Massimo Taibi. With United storming away at the top of the Premiership, the trip to Anfield was expected to hand them their toughest test of the season. However, in keeping with Liverpool’s propensity for self-destruction when faced by their north-west neighbours, events on the pitch soon had The Kop shaking their heads in collective disbelief. Only four minutes had passed when Carragher deflected a Ryan Giggs cross past Westerveld.
Andy Cole then added a second on 18 minutes, but after Hyppia had pulled one back for Liverpool it was game on, until once-again the hapless Carragher intervened a minute before half-time. A David Beckham free kick was met by Henning Berg and, courtesy of deflections off Rigobert Song and finally Carragher, United’s two-goal lead was restored. “You can’t give Manchester United starts like that and expect to take anything from the game,” said Liverpool manager, Gerard Houllier at the final whistle. A downcast Kop nodded as one in agreement.
Diego Forlan Liverpool 1 Manchester United 2, 1 December 2002
“You’re a legend now and can stop playing football,” was how Gary Neville greeted Diego Forlan when he returned to the dressing room having scored twice in three minutes to win 2-1. His second goal, scored as Liverpool were still recovering from his opening blow just minutes before, followed a move involving Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs but, once again, owed much to Jerzy Dudek. As Giggs found Forlan, the Uruguay international still had work to do but, inexplicably, Dudek decided to do most of it for him. He got a hand to Forlan’s shot but could only look on as the ball crawled into the back of the net. The Kop were left open-mouthed as Forlan wheeled away in celebration, and although a Sami Hyppia goal six minutes from time briefly gave them hope, when Alan Wiley blew for full-time Dudek was left wishing that Anfield would swallow him up. Forlan, in contrast, was beaming.
Denis Irwin Liverpool 3 Manchester United 3, 4 January 1994
United’s last match before the original Kop was replaced by an all-seater stand in the summer of 1994 provided a fitting finale. A ninth-minute header from Steve Bruce, following a cross from Eric Cantona put United in front before a spectacular 20-yard strike from Ryan Giggs extended the lead. And just when United fans thought thingscouldn’t get any better, Roy Keane was fouled by Neil Ruddock to concede a free-kick 20 yards out. Step forward Denis Irwin, who curled the ball past keeper Bruce Grobbelaar and into the top right hand corner. Only 24 minutes of the match had elapsed and United, who were 13 points clear of their nearest challengers in the Premiership, were 3-0 up in Liverpool’s own backyard. But as the travelling supporters belted out a heartfelt chant of “there’s only one Graeme Souness,” Nigel Clough struck to put Liverpool back in contention. He scored a second goal before half-time. Liverpool piled on the pressure, and when ‘Razor’ equalised with a header after 79 minutes, Liverpool’s comeback, in one of the most gripping encounters between the two sides, was complete.
Pat Crerand Liverpool 0 Manchester United 2, 31 October 1964
A United side containing the holy trinity of Denis Law, George Best and Bobby Charlton were flying high at the top of the table as they travelled to Anfield to face their old foes. And despite the best efforts of a frenzied Kop, the trio came away with two crucial points. It was far from plain sailing, though. David Herd scored for United after 35 minutes following a cross from Charlton but, with Liverpool pressing for an equaliser, it wasn’t until the hour mark that Pat Crerand, who was in “sparkling form”, according to The Times, made the game safe. Surging upfield he took a return pass from Law before coolly lobbing Liverpool goalkeeper, Tommy Lawrence. “The deafening Anfield chorus could neither demoralise Manchester nor rejuvenate Liverpool,” The Times reported. How right he was. While United eventually claimed a sixth league title, Liverpool, under Bill Shankly, limped home in seventh place.
Hope we will carry on the trend tonite!In Part II of our feature, we look back on more famous United victories at Anfield...
Norman Whiteside Liverpool 0 Manchester United 1, 26 December 1986
With Paul McGrath out injured, and Bryan Robson playing in an unfamiliar role at centre-back, defending a seven-year unbeaten record on Sir Alex’s Anfield debut was never going to be an easy task. But from the moment United stepped off the coach, accompanied by ex-Liverpool boss Bob Paisley to promote unity between the clubs, the home side were on the back foot. Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish surprised the home support by playing Jan Molby as a fifth defender, but his decision backfired as the United midfield, led by Jesper Olsen, ran riot. The Merseysiders held out until Norman Whiteside smashed home a winner after a pass from Olsen on 78 minutes. “In the first half we were disorganised, which really is my fault,” Dalglish said in the post-match interview. “It was a disappointing display.” For Ferguson, however, it was a dream start.
Brian McClair Liverpool 1 Manchester United 2, 6 March 1993
United hadn’t won at Anfield in six seasons but, more importantly, hadn’t won the league in 26. With only 11 matches of the season remaining, and having Aston Villa hot on their heels, this match represented United’s biggest obstacle. As half time approached with the score locked at 0-0, United fans were getting jumpy until a Ryan Giggs cross was met by a thumping Mark Hughes header, which thundered past David James. Their joy was short-lived, however, as an Ian Rush volley brought Liverpool level. Had United’s title yips struck again? No chance. On 56 minutes, a Lee Sharpe corner was flicked on by Gary Pallister and Brian McClair gleefully nodded home. “There’s a mood about usnow,” Ferguson said at the final whistle. “I can’t hide my pleasure at the result.” And as The Kop watched, United’s players and supporters finally began to believe that the title would soon be coming back to Old Trafford for the first time since 1967.
Andy Cole Liverpool 1 Manchester United 3, 19 April 1997
It was billed as a title decider and, unfortunately for Liverpool fans, this match effectively was. United’s win, sealed by more kamikaze Liverpool defending, left them needing only five points from their last four games to claim the Premiership crown. An early Gary Pallister goal was cancelled out by John Barnes, but after Pallister had punished more sloppy defending before half-time Gary Neville went past Stig Bjornebye and crossed into the six-yard box. David James missed the ball to leave Cole a free header. Steve Bates of The People, wrote: “Not even a mug would bet against United now — and there were plenty of those playing in Liverpool colours yesterday. When you quieten the Kop you know you’ve done a number on Liverpool.” As Pallister and Cole danced a title jig at the final whistle, Liverpool’s spice boys hung their heads in shame.
Sandy Turnbull Liverpool 0 Manchester United 1, 1 April 1907
As the reigning league champions, Liverpool’s directors had decided to build a huge cinder and brick bank at the Walton Breck end of Anfield to reward the fans for their support. But given United’s astonishing record of success at the ground it seems fitting that their first appearance in front of the new Kop ended in a 1-0 victory. Scotsman Sandy Turnbull (below) scored for United. Little more than pride was at stake in this match, with both United and Liverpool struggling in mid-table, but the win, and Turnbull’s goal laid a marker for the years to come.
Bobby Charlton Liverpool 1 Manchester United 4, 14 December 1969
As reigning European Cup holders, United’s quest for another championship had begun unconvincingly. A 4-1 home defeat to Southampton, and another four-goal thrashing at City’s Maine Road had left them off the pace in the title race, but this display at Anfield did much to raise the spirits. United went one up when Ron Yeats scored an own goal, before Emlyn Hughes equalised for Liverpool when Alex Stepney dropped a 30-yard shot from Ian Callaghan. Goals from Ian Ure and Willie Morgan then put United in control before Bobby Charlton intervened to put matters beyond doubt. Describing Charlton’s performance, Tom German of The Times wrote: “He curled in the corners which brought the first two goals, aimed the shot which allowed the third and crowned it all seven minutes from the end with a Charlton thunderbolt.”
Lille's UEFA appeal thrown out!
Ok, back to this evening's match at Anfield. Lets whack Pool, shut up their supporters at least for this season and send a shiver down the spine of the Blues.
Last edited by redstorm; 3rd March 2007 at 11:42 AM.
Ronaldo wants to win for Giggs: