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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff49er View Post
    Scolari? He seems to move about.

    Ronaldo moving? Not so soon I guess despite all the reports. Raul is stil in Madrid wearing 7 and I think 17 is being taken also.

    Business is business. 100 million pounds is a good transfer fee.
    Hmmm...Raul he lost his place in the national squard for Euro 2008 would RM still want him?
    Read from yday's repoprt that he will move onli if SAF if not around anymore! So if RM wants him maybe they should consider SAF also!
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    Anderson: I'll give my all

    Anderson has a fight on his hands for a place in United's starting line-up in Moscow on Wednesday. But he says, if selected, he will give his all to bring home a second trophy for the Reds.

    It's been a dream debut season for the Brazilian midfielder signed from FC Porto in the summer. He has played more often than expected and shown he is not just a player for the future.

    "A team with players like (Wayne) Rooney, (Carlos) Tevez, (Cristiano) Ronaldo, (Michael) Carrick, (Paul) Scholes and other star players, you don't need to do much, only work hard," he says modestly.

    "That's something I do and if I have the chance I will try to help my team the best that I can and make the most of the moment. It is a dream for any player to be in a Champions League final and I am no different."

    Anderson can hardly believe how well his first season in English football has gone. "When I first joined I knew the team had very good players and I believed I could reach a Champions League final," he said. "But now I have achieved that dream and that’s the best thing.

    "My first season has gone better than I expected. Taking into account that I was out for seven months with a long-term injury [before I joined], coming into this team and winning the Premier League is a great achievement for me. Next season I can try to do even better."

    But before he can think about that, he wants to complete a Premier League and Champions League double to cap off an impressive campaign. "I am confident but also a little bit anxious," he added. "Like my other team-mates, I just want the day to come in order to bring the trophy home."

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    Feelgood factor fuels Reds

    Nemanja Vidic admits United's Premier League title triumph has allowed the Reds to savour the build-up to this week's Champions League final.

    The champions do battle with nearest challengers Chelsea in Moscow and, with one trophy in the bag, Vidic admits the squad is relishing the chance to secure a memorable Double.

    "It’s nice to win a trophy – we have been playing for that all season," said the defender. "We now feel much better and there’s less pressure than there has been in the last few weeks.

    "Now we’re looking forward to going to Moscow, giving our best and looking to win a second trophy. To play for United and win trophies is a big thing and I am proud to be part of this team."

    Having duked it out for England's major honours over the last four seasons, United and Chelsea know each other inside out. Games between the two are invariably tight affairs, and Vidic expects there will be little to choose between both sides again on Wednesday.

    "Small things will decide who wins the game," he said. "I don’t think there will be many goals, but we need to defend properly and then I’m sure we have the quality up front to score against Chelsea.

    "We know how they play and they know how we play. We’ve played many big games against them over the past few years and I don’t think there will be many surprises on Wednesday."

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    Stage is set for Ronaldo

    The Champions League final promises to be a tight and tense but, in Cristiano Ronaldo, Michael Carrick believes United boast the potential match-winner.

    The Portuguese winger’s 41 goals and clutch of personal awards show how influential he has been in helping to clinch the Premier League title and a place in Wednesday’s showpiece final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. The stage is set, and Carrick is sure his prolific and prodigious team-mate will deliver.

    “Ronaldo could have a massive say,” he said. “He’s world-class and will surely be voted World Player of the Year. These are the games he produces in and there's no bigger game. He’s produced the goods all season and scored so many goals – there’s no reason why he won’t do it again.”

    However, Ronaldo won’t be doing all the work. Carrick knows that, with two evenly matched teams, Chelsea pose a formidable threat all over the pitch.

    “It was very tight in the league and going into the last game of the season level on points shows the teams are well matched,” he said. “We’re feeling great because we won the title, but we’ll have to be at our best to win. The rewards and losses are massive, hopefully we’ll come out on top.”

    Success has been forthcoming for Carrick since joining United two years ago, having already won two titles. But he’s well aware that the Reds had to wait nine years for a second shot at the Champions League crown.

    “It would mean everything to get a winners' medal,” he added. “It doesn’t happen often. This is the club’s third final, which speaks volumes of how tough it is to win. We’ll draw on the older lads' experience and hopefully that helps us pick it up this time.”
    Ronaldo seems to be a shawdow of himself when it comes to this kind of occassion just like against Barca where his performance is below his usual standard!

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    Moscow Diary 1: Reds are here

    The sun was shining as the Reds touched down in Moscow at 8pm local time on Monday evening after a four-hour flight from Manchester.

    Sir Alex and his 24-man squad headed straight to the team hotel via a police escort for some dinner, before retiring to their rooms to rest.

    On Tuesday, both United and Chelsea will get their first look at the Luzhniki Stadium during late afternoon training sessions in what are expected to be somewhat humid conditions.

    Sir Alex and Avram Grant will also face the press ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final which will officiated by Slovakian Lubos Michel.

    He was the man who took charge of the semi-final between Chelsea and Liverpool in 2005, when Luis Garcia was controversially awarded the goal that sent Liverpool through to the final.

    Michel will be backed by assistant referees, Roman Slysko and Martin Balko, with Vladimir Hrinak performing fourth official duties.

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    O'Shea: In it for the squad

    Sir Alex Ferguson has some difficult choices to make for his team selection on Wednesday. But John O’Shea says every Reds player will accept the manager’s decision for the good of the club.

    United are likely to take around 25 players to Moscow, but only 18 players (the starting 11 plus seven substitutes) will be involved. That means leaving out some regular squad players.

    “Not many players get the chance to win a European Cup winners medal so that would be very special,” says O’Shea.

    “But the players have to accept the manager's decision about who will be in the team and on the bench.

    “We all want what is best for Manchester United and that is to win the European Cup.”

    Regardless of the 18 players selected on the day, the mood couldn’t be better among the players who flew out to Russia’s capital city today.

    “The mood is very positive after winning the league and retaining the title,” added the Irishman.

    “There is great buzz around the place but that will soon be forgotten as it is such a high profile game.”

    It promises to be a tough battle against Avram Grant’s Chelsea side. Sir Alex has promised
    a better game than the disappointing FA Cup final between the two sides in May last year. O’Shea says an early goal could be crucial to that.

    “It is going to be a very tense game,” he says. “I can't see many goals because both teams are so good defensively.

    An early goal could change all that. Fingers crossed we can get the early goal. That will bring Chelsea out of their shells and we can hit them on the counter.

    “You have to be cautious but you have to try to win the game as well. Facing Chelsea in Moscow will be very tough, but it’s a game that we know we can win.”

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    Road to Moscow: United

    Follow, follow, follow... 'cos United are going to Moscow.

    It's certainly accurate, but what the popular terrace chant doesn't tell you is how the Reds reached Russia. Here, ManUtd.com traces United's path to the Champions League final.

    v Sporting Lisbon (a), 19 September 2007
    Matchday 1, Group F
    Won: 1-0
    Cristiano Ronaldo marked the return to his former club in the best possible fashion, scoring the winning goal with a superb diving header in the 62nd minute. But United’s three points were only made safe thanks to a superb display from Edwin van der Sar, who denied the home team time and again with a string of fine saves.

    v AS Roma (h), 2 October 2007
    Matchday 2, Group F
    Won: 1-0
    Wayne Rooney’s first goal of the season, a 70th-minute strike that fizzed into the far corner, was enough to settle an absorbing game that saw both sides create (and miss) numerous chances. In the end, a reshuffled Reds defence held on for maximum points.

    v Dynamo Kyiv (a), 23 October 2007
    Matchday 3, Group F
    Won: 4-2
    An unusually open and end-to-end affair, this tie saw United produce free-flowing and fluent football for much of the 90 minutes. Kyiv may have played three up front, but it was Cristiano Ronaldo, Carlos Tevez and Wayne Rooney who ran riot.

    v Dynamo Kyiv (h), 7 November 2007
    Matchday 4, Group F
    Won: 4-0
    United underlined the gulf in class that existed between the two sides by hammering another four goals past the Ukraine champions. This time, however, the Reds also kept a clean sheet, with Danny Simpson and Gerard Pique standing in admirably for more experienced members of the back four. Pique, in fact, produced a man-of-the-match performance, and got the scoring underway in the 31st minute.

    v Sporting Lisbon (h), 27 November 2007
    Matchday 5, Group F
    Won: 2-1
    Who else but Cristiano Ronaldo was going to take centre-stage in this fixture? After scoring the winner on Matchday 1, Ronny again found the net, this time with a scorching free-kick in injury time to hand the Reds maximum points. Earlier, Abel had put the visitors ahead before Carlos Tevez equalised on the hour.

    v AS Roma (a), 12 December 2007
    Matchday 6, Group F
    Drew: 1-1
    With both teams’ qualification to the knockout stage secure, this fixture afforded a rare opportunity to experiment with line-ups. A young United team grasped the chance to make amends for the season’s earlier Carling Cup exit by producing an assured performance in the Stadio Olimpico. Gerard Pique scored his second of the campaign but a late Mancini strike ensured points were shared.

    v Olympique Lyonnais (a), 20 February 2008
    Last 16, First Leg
    Drew: 1-1
    United left it late but Carlos Tevez’s close-range strike handed the Reds the advantage after 90 tough minutes in the Stade Gerland. Lyon dangerman Karim Benzema put the home side in front after the break and it looked like his goal would be the winner… until substitute Tevez pounced to transform United’s pressure into a vital away goal.

    v Olympique Lyonnais (h), 4 March 2008
    Last 16, Second Leg
    Won: 1-0
    Ronaldo’s 31st goal of the season, notched just before half-time, settled this cat-and-mouse second leg. It was rarely pretty, but United showed courage and determination to see off the French side’s challenge, which, Benzema aside, lacked any real spark.

    v AS Roma (a), 1 April 2008
    Quarter-final, First Leg
    Won: 2-0
    Despite an intimidating atmosphere and the early loss of Nemanja Vidic, United triumphed 2-0 in what was undoubtedly the finest performance on the road to Moscow. Ronaldo dispelled the myth that he doesn’t perform in big games by bravely heading the opener, before Wayne Rooney sealed the win with an opportunistic finish in the second half. A polished, professional display.

    v AS Roma (h), 9 April 2008
    Quarter-final, Second Leg
    Won: 1-0
    After the Reds’ first leg victory, the onus here was on Roma to attack and the Italians won a first-half penalty when Wes Brown was adjudged to have brought down tricky winger Mancini. Daniele de Rossi, under intense pressure and in front of an ear-splitting Stretford End, spurned the spot-kick, however, and with it the chance to claw a way back into the tie. In the end, Tevez’s diving header sealed a 3-0 aggregate win and progression to the semi-final.

    v FC Barcelona (a), 23 April 2008
    Semi-final, First Leg
    Drew: 0-0
    It wasn’t quite the masterclass in attacking football many had predicted, but 0-0 in the Nou Camp suited United far more than it did the hosts. Cristiano Ronaldo had the game’s best opportunity in the second minute, but the Portuguese winger sliced his spot-kick narrowly wide. In the end, Barcelona couldn’t make United pay, despite enjoying the lion’s share of possession.

    v FC Barcelona (h), 29 April 2008
    Semi-final, Second Leg
    Won: 1-0
    A searing, swerving strike from Paul Scholes booked United’s place in the final on a night when the Old Trafford faithful were at their most inspiring. Roared on by a sea of red and white, Sir Alex’s men hung on to keep Barcelona scoreless, despite a dazzling display from Lionel Messi and two late Thierry Henry chances. It was heart-in-mouth stuff, followed by utter jubilation at the final whistle.
    Our unbeaten run!

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    Road To Moscow: Chelsea

    While United are undefeated in this season's Champions League competition, Chelsea's progress to the final has been slightly less assured.

    Nevertheless, the Londoners have doggedly ground out results when it's mattered, as you'll see from our recap of Chelsea's 2007/08 campaign...

    v Rosenborg (h), 18 September 2007
    Matchday 1, Group B
    Drew: 1-1
    Not even a rare goal from Andriy Shevchenko could prevent Chelsea dropping points at home to Norwegian outfit Rosenborg. The Blues went behind thanks to a headed goal from Rosenborg centre back Miika Koppinen, but "Sheva" turned in Malouda’s cross on 52 minutes to prevent further embarrassment.

    v Valencia (a), 3 October 2007
    Matchday 2, Group B
    Won: 2-1
    Once again Chelsea went behind, this time to an eighth-minute goal from David Villa. Little more than 10 minutes later, Joe Cole converted Didier Drogba’s cross to restore parity. Then, 20 minutes from time, roles were reversed as Cole threaded through a delicate ball for the Ivorian to finish.

    v FC Schalke 04 (h), 24 October 2007
    Matchday 3, Group B
    Won: 2-0
    Florent Malouda’s early goal was crucial, as Chelsea coasted to a 2-0 win. The Frenchman netted after just four minutes after an error from Schalke keeper Manuel Neuer, and the game was made safe in the opening minutes of the second half, when Drogba converted Paulo Ferreira’s cross.

    v FC Schalke 04 (a), 6 November 2007
    Matchday 4, Group B
    Drew: 0-0
    If Chelsea had won in Norway the Londoners would have progressed to the knockout stages of the competition. In the end, it was only a combination of poor Schalke finishing and the woodwork that spared the Blues' blushes. Petr Cech limped off at half-time with a calf problem to further compound the misery.

    v Rosenborg (a), 28 November 2007
    Matchday 5, Group B
    Won: 4-0
    After the disappointment of Matchday 4, Chelsea turned on the style to ensure qualification, thanks largely to a Didier Drogba double inside the opening 20 minutes. On both occasions, he was first to react after the Rosenborg keeper spilled shots from first Ashley Cole and then Michael Essien. Strikes from Joe Cole and Alex wrapped up the victory against a tame Rosenborg outfit.

    v Valencia (h), 11 December 2007
    Matchday 6, Group B
    Drew: 0-0
    With the hard work already done, the final gropu fixture mattered little for Chelsea and, with a crucial Premier League game against Arsenal looming, Avram Grant rested several key players. Even so, Chelsea dominated the action and Claudio Pizarro, Salomon Kalou and Joe Cole all hit the woodwork. Valencia keeper Santiago Canizares also saved well from Andriy Shevchenko and Frank Lampard.

    v Olympiakos (a), 19 February 2008
    Last 16, First Leg
    Drew: 0-0
    The Blues started this Last 16 match in Greece without John Terry and Frank Lampard and it showed. Without any clear leadership, Avram Grant's men struggled to assert themselves in a game that never really came to life. Kalou wasted Chelsea's best chance, hitting a shot straight at the Olympiakos goalkeeper, but the visitors seemed happy enough with a point away from home.

    v Olympiakos (h), 5 March 2008
    Last 16, Second Leg
    Won: 3-0
    The tie was wrapped up at Stamford Bridge with a comfortable victory courtesy of goals from Michael Ballack, Lampard and Kalou. Chelsea were without the injured Petr Cech, but stand-in stopper Carlo Cudicini was a virtual spectator as the Londoners dominated from start to finish.


    v Fenerbahce (a), 2 April 2008
    Quarter-final, First Leg
    Lost: 1-2
    Avram Grant’s side went ahead in Turkey courtesy of an own goal by Fenerbahce’s Brazilian forward Deivid, yet the delight didn't last as former Sheffield United striker Colin Kazim-Richards levelled the scores on the hour. Roared on by a vocal home support, Fenerbahce stood firm against the Blues' attacking forays before Deivid more than made up for his earlier error by rifling in a 30-yard screamer with 10 minutes to go.

    v Fenerbahce (h), 8 April 2008
    Quarter-final, Second Leg
    Won: 2-0
    Two strikes from midfield saw Chelsea turn over the one-goal deficit from Istanbul. Michael Ballack opened the scoring with a header from Joe Cole’s free-kick on four minutes but the second didn't arrive until 87 minutes when Lampard slotted home after good work from Michael Essien. Third-choice goalkeeper Hilario received a rare run-out for Chelsea, with Cech injured prior to the game and Cudicini limping off after 25 minutes.

    v Liverpool (a), 22 April 2008
    Semi-final, First Leg
    Drew: 1-1
    Tthere was a strange sense of deja vu surrounding this tie, as Liverpool looked to have done enough to again blunt Chelsea's European ambitions at the semi-final stage. But then, in the fifth minute of injury time, John Arne Riise's headed clearance ended up in his own net to level scores and cancel out Dirk Kuyt's earlier strike. Advantage Chelsea.

    v Liverpool (h), 30 April 2008
    Semi-final, Second Leg
    Won: 3-2 (AET)
    Drogba was again the hero with two goals, but it was Lampard who dominated the headlines after starting (and scoring) six days after his mother's death. It took extra time to separate the sides after goals from Torres and Drogba, and it was Lampard who put the Blues in front for a second time from the penalty spot. The celebrations began in earnest when Drogba made it 3-1, although Ryan Babel’s late goal ensured a nervy end.
    Blues beaten record!!!

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    United v Chelsea: Key men

    Lou Macari picks three areas where the Champions League final will be won and lost...

    Rio Ferdinand v Didier Drogba
    "This is Rio's best season in a red shirt and his performance on Wednesday could go a long way to helping United win. He'll need to be on his guard against Drogba's antics – I've noticed he tends to go to ground more easily these days. I wouldn't say Drogba is Chelsea's main weapon – Essien, Ballack and Lampard are just as important – but give him a glimpse of goal and he'll punish you as he did in last season's FA Cup final. I've got great confidence in Rio. He has the strength, pace and experience to cope with any forward."

    Cristiano Ronaldo v Ashley Cole
    "This battle could have a big bearing on who ends the night victorious. Cristiano has had an outstanding season and has the opportunity to really make a name for himself in the biggest club game he'll have ever played in. Ashley Cole lost his way a bit after leaving Arsenal, but he's sharp, quick and good in the tackle. On his day he's a top defender and he'll know that if he can mark Ronaldo out of the game then Chelsea have a great chance of winning. I just hope he has an off day and Ronny is on form."

    Wayne Rooney v John Terry
    "Few players are as determined and committed to their teams as these two. Wayne is such an important player – he showed that against Wigan, winning the penalty and setting up Ryan Giggs to seal the title. He'll be up against tough John Terry, but Wayne is capable of getting the better of him. There's a height difference, but I've seen Rooney play against taller players than Terry and give them problems. He's intelligent and knows how to play against any centre-half. On the night, Wayne can be as important as Ronaldo."
    U guys think is this where the major battle is in?

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    Edwin's Reds revival

    Edwin van der Sar admits he owes a sizable debt of gratitude to Reds boss Sir Alex Ferguson for reviving his club career.

    Ferguson brought the Dutch goalkeeper to Old Trafford in 2005, at a time when van der Sar thought he’d never again compete at the highest level.

    Then 34 and plying his trade with Fulham, it was a reasonable assumption to make for a goalkeeper who’d previously won major trophies with Ajax, Juventus and Holland.

    “When I came to England to play with Fulham I didn’t think I’d play in another European final,” van der Sar said.

    “During my time at Craven Cottage I went to watch Chelsea in the Champions League against Barcelona and Bayern Munich. I remember [Bayern goalkeeper] Oliver Kahn doing the warm-up and thinking, ‘I used to be doing this’ and asking myself what I had to do to get there again.

    “You hope that someone will give you the opportunity to do it and at Fulham that was going to be difficult. That’s why I’m very grateful to get this opportunity with United.”

    Sir Alex often buys for the future, preferring younger players who can develop and progress over many years. But in van der Sar, the United boss realised the 34-year-old stopper provided vital experience and stability.

    “Moving to another club always depends on opportunities,” van der Sar said. “Is there a big team looking for a goalkeeper? Is your age a problem? Do they think you’re not good enough anymore?

    “Someone else has to make that decision, that you are the perfect player for their side, and I’m grateful to Sir Alex for giving me the chance.”

    Van der Sar is one of five current United players who have previously featured in a Champions League final (Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs for United, Patrice Evra and Owen Hargreaves for other clubs) and he says the Reds’ experience could prove key on Wednesday night.

    “I think it’s very important,” he said. “The squad is very self-aware of what needs to be done and what must not be done to win in certain situations.

    “Winning is the highest high, but losing is the lowest point you can get. It’s massive. It’s good to talk about it and all the players know what they want, and that’s a win on Wednesday.

    “It’s a great competition and I feel we have a fantastic chance to win it.”
    I think its abt time Van Der Sar win it as no.1!!!

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    Gill: Ronaldo's going nowhere

    United chief executive David Gill believes Cristiano Ronaldo wants to remain at Old Trafford for years to come.

    The prodigious Portuguese seems perennially linked with a move to Spain, but Gill is far more confident that his future remains in Manchester.

    “Without doubt we are [confident he will stay],” he told BBC Radio Five Live. “He’s got four more years on his contract with us until 2012. He’s been with us for five years and we hope, and we are sure, he will be with us for years to come.

    “He is clearly one of the best, if not the best, in the world. But he’s at a great club that is winning trophies. He enjoys it immensely here. I can tell that from speaking to him privately and you can see he has a great relationship with the staff and the players.”

    Ronaldo has persistently been linked with a move to La Liga, which is perhaps rooted in comments from the 23-year-old that one day he would like to play in Spain.

    But the reality of that happening any time soon are rated as highly unlikely by Gill - comforting knowledge for United fans ahead of the biggest single game of the season in Moscow on Wednesday.

    “Why would he want to leave? We have no intention of letting him go and we will make sure he is very happy here as we do with all our top players," added the Reds supremo. "Manchester United is not a club that sells its main assets.

    “We want a successful team on the pitch and you don’t achieve that by selling Cristiano Ronaldo. He is going nowhere.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin View Post
    Gill: Ronaldo's going nowhere

    What David Gill said is correct. He will not move and because he still got a 5 year contract. He want also cannot. Imagine if he insist and SAF banish him to the reserves, no one will want him liao.

    The one sure to move to Spain is Pique. With Vidic and Rio around, SAF can't guarantee him 1st team.

    Pique closes in on Barca return

    Barcelona are close to agreeing a deal to take Manchester United defender Gerard Pique back to the Nou Camp.

    The 21-year-old left the Catalan giants to join United as a trainee in 2004, but has struggled to hold down a first team place.

    Txiki Beguiristain, Barca's sporting director, said talks "are well-advanced", and a deal could be done after the Champions League final.

    Pique has made 13 appearances for United this season, scoring twice.

    The Spaniard netted in the 4-0 Champions League win over Dynamo Kiev in November and was also on the scoresheet in the 1-1 draw away at Roma in December.

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    SAF only have to decide on 2 slots, the rest of the 9 of the 11 players are already decided.

    Keeper: Van

    Defenders: Evra, Vidic, Rio, Wes

    Strikers: Rooney, Carlos

    Midfielders: Paul, Ronaldo, + 2 others.

    Who can these two be? My guess: Carrick & Park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s598719 View Post
    SAF only have to decide on 2 slots, the rest of the 9 of the 11 players are already decided.

    Keeper: Van

    Defenders: Evra, Vidic, Rio, Wes

    Strikers: Rooney, Carlos

    Midfielders: Paul, Ronaldo, + 2 others.

    Who can these two be? My guess: Carrick & Park.
    Park please...no carrick

    haiz...

    i really lurve to see pique getting more chances.......haiz......he's a good lad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s598719 View Post
    SAF only have to decide on 2 slots, the rest of the 9 of the 11 players are already decided.

    Keeper: Van

    Defenders: Evra, Vidic, Rio, Wes

    Strikers: Rooney, Carlos

    Midfielders: Paul, Ronaldo, + 2 others.

    Who can these two be? My guess: Carrick & Park.
    most likely be Park n 'Old Man' Scholes!

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    What time(SG) is the match?

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    I prefer Anderson than Scholes...he is fast and can pass as well...he will be a constant nuissance to Lampard or Ballack(may get him red carded).....

    As witness on last meet up....MU is no match at Midfield....so Fergie needs to tinker a little if he is to control the pace of this game... so my preffered selection:

    Saha, Tevez

    Rooney, Carrick, Anderson, Ronaldo (subs: Giggs, Nani, Scholes)

    Evra, Vidic, Rio, Hargreeves (subs: O'shea, Brown)

    Van

    Of course that's my fantasy selection....I aint Fergie so I better get back to work

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    I prefer Anderson than Scholes...he is fast and can pass as well...he will be a constant nuissance to Lampard or Ballack(may get him red carded).....

    As witness on last meet up....MU is no match at Midfield....so Fergie needs to tinker a little if he is to control the pace of this game... so my preffered selection:

    Saha, Tevez

    Rooney, Carrick, Anderson, Ronaldo (subs: Giggs, Nani, Scholes)

    Evra, Vidic, Rio, Hargreeves (subs: O'shea, Brown)

    Van

    Of course that's my fantasy selection....I aint Fergie so I better get back to work

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    Default Re: Manchester United VII: Moscow Dream is ALIVE!!!

    I prefer Anderson than Scholes...he is fast and can pass as well...he will be a constant nuissance to Lampard or Ballack(may get him red carded).....

    As witness on last meet up....MU is no match at Midfield....so Fergie needs to tinker a little if he is to control the pace of this game... so my preffered selection:

    Saha, Tevez

    Rooney, Carrick, Anderson, Ronaldo (subs: Giggs, Nani, Scholes)

    Evra, Vidic, Rio, Hargreeves (subs: O'shea, Brown)

    Van

    Of course that's my fantasy selection....I aint Fergie so I better get back to work

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    Default Re: Manchester United VII: Moscow Dream is ALIVE!!!

    What time is THE MATCH?

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