WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!! WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!
Love the goal by Ryan Giggs. Now we just need to bury Chelski.
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But this guy is man of the season:
Ronny proud of awards treble
Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken of his pride at scooping all three of the main prizes at the club's Player of the Year Awards ceremony on Sunday evening.
Just hours after collecting a Premier League winners' medal, the winger retained the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year gongs - and added the Goal of the Season award to his collection. He was understandably delighted by his own personal treble.
"It's a fantastic feeling. I didn't expect to win three awards," he admitted during his acceptance speech. "I'm very happy and I have to say thank you to the fans, my team-mates and everyone. It's a great night for me.
"The fans have been fantastic," added the 23-year-old, "not just to me but every player, singing all the time.
"This gives extra motivation to play better. The supporters help us all the time and I have to say thank you."
Attentions now turn to Moscow and Ronaldo is determined to add yet another trophy to his already bulging collection.
"We all want to win the Champions League. But you never know what will happen in a final - you have a 50/50 chance," he admitted. "I'm very happy and proud to be playing in a Champions League final for the first time.
"I'm very excited. We have a great opportunity to do the double and all the lads believe. We all want to win. So why not?"
But this guy also save us when in need! Actually he was quite free last nite relaxing in one corner!!!
Edwin savours JJB drama
Sunday's title triumph at the JJB Stadium eclipses last season's Premier League success, according to goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar.
United clinched the 2006/07 title when Chelsea failed to beat Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, while the Reds' players watched events unfold on television rather than out on the pitch.
"It is so much better to actually win it on the day," said the Dutchman. "This feels so much better than last year.
"I was grateful to win it last year and I was very happy but this has felt so much better. It might mean having to go through a few anxieties but it was all worth it."
A clean sheet at the JJB Stadium laid the foundations for United's 2-0 win, setting a club record for the lowest number of goals conceded in a league season. While delighted to concede just 22 times, van der Sar was adamant that it would have meant nothing at all if United hadn't seen out the season with victory over Wigan.
"Defensive records are not a major thing unless you win something at the end of it all," he said. "When I was at Juventus we had the best defensive record in Serie A in the two years I was in Turin, but we didn't win the league either campaign so it didn't mean a thing.
"If we had lost the title on the last day to Chelsea then our great record wouldn't have added up to much either. It would have gone down in the record books but I couldn't have celebrated it.
"It's all very nice when they bring you silverware, so it is special now. This defence have worked very well together this season. We have a lot of quality in the department.
"As a defence we have done well but that is because we have had others in the team working hard to help us. Likewise, the forwards score because the defence gives them a sound base. It is a team thing and it is a great team."
Carrick: This title was tougher
Michael Carrick says that his second Premier League title was more difficult to win than the first – but he has already set his sights on a hat-trick of league championships.
Two titles in two years with the Reds, it’s been a success-filled start to the midfielder’s Old Trafford career. And now he’s got the trophy bug.
“Being champions last year, we wanted to prove that it wasn’t a one-off,” he told MUTV.
“This season wasn’t as straightforward as last season. We didn’t start too well and being behind Arsenal like we were, people were saying it was over. But to come out on top like we have done is very satisfying, we have really earned it.
“It was great winning it on the day. Last year, even though it was a fantastic feeling that we were champions, I was sat in the front room in my house when we won it.
"It’s not quite the same as winning your game to win the title. It was a terrific feeling, and once you get it you want more of it. We’re driving on for the third in row already.”
Such was Carrick’s focus on the job in hand at the JJB Stadium that he completely forgot about Chelsea’s game against Bolton Wanderers.
“I didn’t know until well after the final whistle what had happened at Stamford Bridge,” he admitted. “It was a good ten minutes after the final whistle when Mick Phelan [first-team coach] told me it was 1-1. Up until then I had forgotten all about it, I was so focused on the job we had to do.
“We knew that if we won the Chelsea result didn’t matter. That’s all I was interested in, but I think it’s better that we won it on points rather than goal difference. It shows we’re true champions.”
This title may have been more difficult to win, but Carrick says it wouldn’t have been possible had the squad not been strengthened in the summer. There is no doubt that the additions of Carlos Tevez, Owen Hargreaves, Anderson and Nani significantly boosted United’s stock.
“Determination and discipline within the squad was important,” he adds. “I think the lads that have come in have really strengthened the squad as whole.
"Everyone has played their part. If it wasn’t for the numbers and quality that we have, we might not be league champions right now.”
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Champions Set Their Sights On Moscow
Sir Alex Ferguson won his 10th Premier League title yesterday and challenged his players to prove themselves his best Manchester Unitedside ever by winning the Champions League as well. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a first half penalty but, fittingly, it was Ryan Giggs, equalling Sir Bobby Charlton's appearance record of 758 games, who sealed the 2-0 win at Wigan that secured the title by two points as Chelsea drew 1-1 at home to Bolton. United and Chelsea will meet again in Moscow in the Champions League Final on Wednesday week and Ferguson said: "If we win the Champions League you will have to say this is the best team. I think it would have to be judged that way because they are so young. This squad is definitely the best. We are bouncing into the Champions League Final now. If we had lost the title today it would have been difficult to go into that game. When we lost the title at West Ham in 1995 we went into the FA Cup Final and we were dead. We were flat and we lost to Everton. But we are not dead this time - we are alive."
Ian Ladyman, Daily Mail
Countless column inches are devoted to United's 17th title triumph, with Cristiano Ronaldo and record-equalling winger Ryan Giggs taking all the plaudits for the victory at the JJB Stadium.
Ahead of the Reds' Champions League clash with second-placed Chelsea, Blues skipper John Terry insists he will be fit to play in Moscow, despite dislocating an elbow against Bolton. Striker Didier Drogba, who suffered a knee injury, is more of a doubt.
The Daily Mail sees fit to look ahead to next season, speculating that United could be reinforced by the summer signing of Micah Richards, who is apparently considering his future at Manchester City.
Round up by Steve Bartram
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Gill promises funds for Ferguson
Manchester United chief executive David Gill has promised Sir Alex Ferguson further funds to strengthen his title-winning squad this summer.
Gill said: "We will be in a position where, if we can improve it, we will.
"It is the best league in the world so if we want to continue to be at the top we have to make sure we look at the squad and improve it."
United were happy to spend last summer, with Owen Hargreaves, Anderson, Carlos Tevez and Nani all added to the squad.
However Ferguson has been given licence to add more new signings as he looks to equal Liverpool's record haul of 18 league titles.
Reserves triumph in Senior Cup
Danny Welbeck and Rodrigo Possebon struck late goals at Old Trafford as United overcame Bolton Wanderers in the Manchester Senior Cup final.
After a sluggish start from the Reds' second string, Welbeck converted Michael Barnes' right-wing cross with a classy sliding volley 11 minutes from time, before Possebon smashed home his first goal for the club in injury time.
Bolton created enough chances to worry United, however, and never more than an almighty goalmouth scramble with five minutes remaining, which saw Sean Evans clearing from the very edge of his own goal-line after three previous efforts had been blocked.
The Trotters can feel hard done by to leave Old Trafford empty-handed, having created the clearer chances for the opening hour of the game. Numerous half-chances were spurned, with Jaroslaw Fojut heading onto the roof of the net and later against the post.
Chris Eagles had United's best effort of the first period, but goalkeeper Tom Brocklehurst made a fine diving save to turn the winger's curling free kick around the post.
As the game wore on, United increasingly took up the attacking mantle. Eagles saw another free-kick deflected wide, David Gray planted a firm header just past the post and Welbeck saw his long-range effort well turned around the post by Brocklehurst.
The Bolton goalkeeper was left unprotected by his defence in the 79th minute, however, when Welbeck slid onto Barnes' fine right-wing cross to volley into the back of the net.
Although the highly-rated young striker had endured a quiet game, it was a timely reminder of his undoubted talent and a fitting way to celebrate being named the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year on Sunday.
Undeterred, Bolton hit back and had three quickfire opportunities to draw level. First, Ron-Robert Zieler brilliantly saved Robert Sissons' header, then Chester bravely blocked from Fojut, who then saw his follow-up shot stopped on the line by Evans.
Despite that scare United continued to look for a killer second, and it duly came when Sissons failed to clear a bouncing ball inside his own area, and Possebon - who shone all evening - smashed in a left-footed volley from 15 yards.
The Brazilian's strike ensured that United won the competition for the 28th time, and made it two pieces of silverware in as many days for the club, following the senior side's Premier League retention on Sunday.
United: Zieler; Gray, Chester, Eckersley, Cleverley; Barnes, Hewson, Possebon, S Evans; Welbeck, Eagles.
Subs not used: Amos, Fagan, Macheda, James, Drinkwater.
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Let's join cheesecake xpert11 and whacked all those Liverpool fans
Come to think of it, maybe we should treat the fools nicer cos they are hardly a thread to us and often give us free points. We should concentrate to hammer the 'dirty blues' instead.
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