Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United – UEFA Champions League Final

Barcelona delivered a masterclass to inflict another Champions League final defeat on Manchester United as Lionel Messi inspired an emphatic victory at Wembley.

Manchester United’s hopes of emulating their first European Cup final success here against Benfica in 1968 foundered as Barcelona deservedly repeated their win against Sir Alex Ferguson’s side in Rome two years ago. Continue reading

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Manchester United 2 – 0 Fulham – Premier League

There was no Grand National glory for Sir Alex Ferguson but Manchester United continue to power their own way towards the Premier League title.First-half strikes from Dimitar Berbatov – his 22nd of the season – and Antonio Valencia with his first since August allowed United to surge ten points clear of nearest challengers Arsenal. And, if they can keep a steady course over the final six hurdles, United will achieve what Ferguson’s Aintree hopeful What A Friend was unable to and finish ahead of the chasing pack. Continue reading

Wigan Athletic 0-4 Manchester United – Premier League

Bullish league leaders Manchester United tightened their grip on the title race after pushing aside Wigan to move four points clear of Arsenal.Relegation-threatened Wigan shone early on but Edwin van der Sar stood solid.Javier Hernandez cleverly clipped in rampant Nani’s cross after 17 minutes as the visitors gradually took control.Mexican striker Hernandez slotted a cool second 15 minutes from time before a Wayne Rooney tap-in, then substitute Fabio’s free shot, added a late gloss. Continue reading

Manchester City 0 – 0 Manchester United

Craig Bellamy of Manchester City breaks clear of Rio Ferdinand to score his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on September 20, 2009 in Manchester, England.

A Manchester derby that promised so much delivered precious little as City and United ground out a goalless stalemate at Eastlands. At least for Roberto Mancini’s men there was no injury-time heartache after suffering three such defeats last term.For United, who controlled long periods, their unbeaten run in all competitions now stretches to 25 games.In truth, the result only suited Chelsea, giving credence to Mancini’s belief that these warring factions are actually scrapping for second spot at best. Continue reading

Manchester United 2 – 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers:Park brace downs brave Wolves

Ji-Sung Park Ji-Sung Park of Manchester United celebrates scoring the opening goal with team mate Javier Hernandez (L) during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on November 6, 2010 in Manchester, England.
Park Ji-Sung scored a superb late winner to hand a below-par Manchester United victory over Wolves.Deep into stoppage time the South Korea midfielder drifted in from the right and cut inside two challenges before firing into the near bottom corner.Sylvan Ebanks-Blake equalised for the visitors with a great turn-and-shot before Park slotted in the winner.Earlier, United’s Owen Hargreaves lasted just six minutes on his return to the team after a two-year lay-off.He limped off with what appeared to be a hamstring strain following his shock inclusion and the former Bayern Munich player now faces another spell on the sidelines.Having played only one minute of senior football since September 2008, it would be fair to question Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to play him from the start. Continue reading