One day we have Ronaldo, Roonie and Tevez there
ronaldo , giggs , scholes maybe, rooney and tevez haha?
You're likely to see Fergie there 1st, esp after he retires.
Papers: D-day for Ron
United set for Ronny decision
Cristiano Ronaldo will make his plans for the future clear in the next 48 hours. The United superstar spoke out after Portugal beat Georgia 2-0 in a friendly in Viseu on Saturday. Ronaldo, constantly linked with Real Madrid, said: “I will decide my future in two or three days.” United will be anxious that the player, getting set for Euro 2008, failed to repeat the promise he made after the Champions League final win over Chelsea to stay with them. Sir Alex Ferguson has threatened to let him rot on the bench if he demands a move to Spain. He revealed the Glazer family were ready to make Ronaldo a sub until he learned to respect the contract he signed only last year.
Antony Kastrinakis, The Sun
The Daily Mail claims United have agreed a new four-year contract with Patrice Evra. The France defender and his agent met with United chief executive David Gill last Thursday and settled on a pay deal of £55,000 per week.
Round up by Gemma Thompson
But SAF will rather bench him for 4years then to see him go to RM!
Personnally, I rather Man Utd take the money and sell him. No player is unreplaceable. Can simply replace him with another winger. Of cause the money must be attractive. If its 60-80m pounds bid, I think its a good deal.
Transfer Rumours: June 08
United's Premier League and Champions League Double seemingly won't stop Sir Alex Ferguson further strengthening his squad this summer - with a striker top of the list.
The UK press are tipping the Reds for a big-money move for Lyon's Karim Benzema, with prices ranging from £25m-£30m.
Ajax's Klaas Jan Huntelaar continues to be linked with a move to Old Trafford, while the Reds are reportedly closlely monitoring the contract situation of neighbours City's up-and-coming 18-year-old striker Daniel Sturridge.
Aaron Ramsey, Cardiff City's 17-year-old starlet, is tipped by a host of newspapers to make a £7million move to one of the Premier League's top four.
Former kit man dies
It is with sadness that we report that Norman Davies, United's former kit man, has passed away.
Norman, who died early on Monday, was the club's first kit man.
He joined the club in April 1973 and retired after 23 years' service in June 1996.
Norman was a larger-than-life character and hugely popular among players and staff alike.
United chief executive David Gill said: "Norman was a character who summed up Manchester United: hard working, loyal and a team player.
"Firm and fair with those he encountered, Norman was a regular visitor to the club since his retirement and will be missed by all those who knew him.
"Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time."
Ramsey to sign for Man U according to manutd.com
Manchester United and Arsenal have both had offers accepted by Cardiff City for Welsh teenage sensation Aaron Ramsey.
United announced they have agreed a fee, believed to be £5m-£6m, for the 17-year-old, subject to him passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.
The BBC understands Arsenal are the other club to have had their offer accepted from three formal bids lodged.
But Cardiff insist no deal has yet been struck and the midfielder will ultimately decide his destination.
Three clubs have now been given permission to talk to Cardiff City's highly-rated starlet Aaron Ramsey, but the player has been urged to sign for United by Wales Under-21 manager Brian Flynn.
The 17-year-old was on Tuesday given permission to talk to United by Cardiff, who also confirmed that another unnamed Premier League club - reported to be Arsenal - had made a successful bid. Then on Wednesday Everton confirmed their £5million offer had been accepted.
Reds chief executive David Gill has since revealed that if Ramsey does opt for a move to United, he would most likely be loaned back to Cardiff next season.
Wales U21 boss Flynn believes the move to Old Trafford would be ideal for the player, who has shown great potential in just 22 appearances for Cardiff.
"I’m not in the least bit surprised United are in for Aaron," says Flynn. "And with the reputation Sir Alex has for nurturing young players, he could not go to a better club.
"Sir Alex is a master in the art of developing young footballers and I have long felt that it was a matter of when, not if, Aaron would make the step up to a Premier League club."
Ramsey has made rapid progress since making his Bluebirds debut in April 2007, and his performances in Cardiff's run to the FA Cup final alerted the wider world to his burgeoning talent.
"I think this could be a good move for him," added Flynn. "He has everything – temperament, attitude, ability and work ethic – to be a top Premier League and international player for the next 15 years. No wonder Sir Alex Ferguson likes the look of him, he's a special talent."
United's Euro 2008 stars
Hmmm.... Who will be the first one to return? And who will stay there the longest?Having dominated at home and abroad at club level, United have five Reds aiming for Euro 2008 glory. We look at their chances of success...
Who are our men? Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani
Will they play? The nation's hopes rest on Ronaldo continuing his club form and inspiring Portugal to avenge Euro 2004's final defeat to Greece. Nani faces stiff competition from Ricardo Quaresma, Porto's talented but inconsistent winger.
Group A fixtures: Turkey (19:45 BST, Sat 7 June), Switzerland (19:45 BST, Sun 15 June), Czech Republic (17:00 BST, Wed 11 June).
Getting out of the group: Should be a doddle. Ronny and co. should beat Switzerland, the joint-hosts, and Turkey in their opening games before a tricky test against the Czechs.
Other stand-out players: After a stuttering start to his career, Quaresma has rediscovered his form at Porto.
Can they do it? Definitely. Will most likely need to overcome Germany to reach the final, but after a remarkable season for United this could be Ronaldo's year.
What are the odds? 13/2 (Betfred)
Who's our man? Patrice Evra
Will he play? Some say Patrice is the best left-back in the world. But Barcelona's Eric Abidal, who started 11 of France's 12 Euro 2008 qualifiers, has consistently been first-choice under Raymond Domenech.
Group C fixtures: Romania (17:00 BST, Mon 9 June), Holland (19:45 BST, Fri 13 June), Italy (19:45 BST, Tue 17 June).
Getting out of the group: The so-called 'Group of Death' contains World Champions Italy and Holland, so it won't be easy. And don't discount Romania, who could have a big say.
Other stand-out players: France's hopes are pinned on the skill and pace of Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery.
Can they do it? Certainly, but a difficult group and being on the tougher side of the draw make the journey fraught with peril.
What are the odds? 8/1 (Betfred)
Who's our man? Edwin van der Sar
Will he play? First on the team-sheet. But it's his final bow for the Oranje, so he'll be keen to go out on a high.
Group C fixtures: Italy (19:45 BST, Mon 9 June), France (19:45 BST, Fri 13 June), Romania (19:45 BST, Tue 17 June)
Getting out of the group: Not easy. Holland have undoubted talent, but will it all come together for Marco van Basten's men. They'll have to beat either Italy or France (and then Romania in the final game) to do it.
Other stand-out players: Ruud van Nistelrooy's goals will be vital, while Rafael van der Vaart is being tipped to finally deliver.
Can they do it? They can, but a good start against France and Italy is vital.
What are the odds? 12/1 (Betfred)
Who's our man? Tomasz Kuszczak
Will he play? Unlikely, unless Artur Boruc gets injured. The Celtic keeper has been first choice since Jerzy Dudek retired three years ago. Tomasz will, as he does at United, provide reliable cover.
Group B fixtures: Germany (19:45 BST, Sun 8 June), Austria (19:45 BST, Thur 12 June), Croatia (19:45 BST, Mon 16 June)
Getting out of the group: It'll take some shock to stop Germany and Croatia going through from Group B. Aside from Austria, who at least have home advantage, Poland are the least fancied nation.
Other stand-out players: Racing Santander's Ebi Smolarek scored nine goals in qualifying.
Can they do it? They're not going to win the tournament, but making it out of the group would be a major achievement.
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Reds announce Nigeria stop
Manchester United will play Portsmouth in a pre-season exhibition match in Nigeria in July.
At a press conference at Old Trafford today, chief executive David Gill confirmed the game against the FA Cup winners will be added to United’s existing commitments in Africa. The date and venue will be confirmed at a later date, although the match will be played in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
The Reds are heading to South Africa for three games against Kaiser Chiefs and Orlando Pirates between 19 July and 26 July and will now play in Nigeria shortly afterwards, en route back to England.
"Our own research has shown Nigeria is home to our fourth largest fan base – some 13.6million supporters – so this is an opportunity for us to say thank you to those fans," said David Gill.
"We're looking forward to a real carnival atmosphere when we play in Nigeria.
"In January we had a game in Saudi Arabia, which went very well. Now this will be our first visit to Nigeria and a chance for the fans to see their heroes in the flesh."
Of course, the Reds are also due to face Portsmouth at Wembley in the Community Shield on Sunday 10 August.
"We didn't plan it to be a dress rehearsal for the Community Shield," Gill said. "That's purely coincidental.
"We'll take a strong squad. All the English players will be there - people like Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Owen Hargreaves, for instance.
"Those players who are involved in and do well at the European Championships won't make the trip [to South Africa or Nigeria]."
The visit, although fleeting, will last longer than just the 90 minutes of football.
"I think we'll be there for a couple of days," Gill said. "We want to be there long enough to play the game, participate in some activities and see a bit of the country."
Papers: Ron off in a year?
Ronaldo: I'm off in a year
Cristiano Ronaldo has told friends: “If I don’t leave Manchester United now, I certainly will in a year.” The Portugal winger and his agent Jorge Mendes are now considering their get-out strategy. Ronaldo believes that having now won the Champions League and Premier League double it is the right time to chase his dream of joining Real Madrid. The 23-year-old may have to concede staying at Old Trafford for one more season. But it seems inevitable that he will leave sooner rather than later.
Neil Custis, The Sun
The Mirror claims United have signed Cardiff teenager Aaron Ramsey for £5million after agreeing terms with the Welsh club on Wednesday. The midfielder is expected to spend next season on loan at his former club before moving to Old Trafford. Cardiff will receive £2m with the rest of the fee payable upon completion of clauses.
The Daily Mail reckon Arsenal have also had a bid for the 17-year-old accepted, but he is expected to choose United.
Round up by Gemma Thompson
Capello: Rooney can rule
Wayne Rooney has what it takes to become one of the world's finest players, according to England manager Fabio Capello.
The Italian has been impressed with the United striker since replacing Steve McClaren, and he insists time is on Rooney's side as he looks to establish himself as a modern great.
"I believe that Rooney has a very good chance of becoming truly one of the best in the world," Capello told FourFourTwo magazine. "He's still young and will have lots of chance to improve."
Rooney's international form has been repeatedly called into question since his dramatic impact at Euro 2004, but Capello isn't concerned by the United striker's England displays.
"I think we shouldn't be in a hurry," he said. "The problem is this: England play only a few games and so everyone remembers everything about these matches.
"For your club you play maybe 59 or 60 times a year, so everyone forgets those occasions when you don't play well - you might play badly on the Saturday, then do well again the Wednesday after. But when you play for England you have to wait a couple of months to get another chance."
Capello has regularly followed United all over the country to watch the Reds' English contingent in action. Having witnessed Rooney ply his trade in a number of different positions, the Italian would happily play the 22-year-old anywhere in his England side.
"I've seen Rooney play with United many times," he said. "I've seen him play lead striker, right wing, left wing, sometime right-back. So for this reason I would accept Rooney in any role on the field."