United will be without Danny Welbeck for today's Premier League match against Chelsea as the striker has not recovered from a knee injury. Midfielder Paul Scholes is expected to return to the squad after a near four-month absence with a knee injury. United fans will no doubt be looking forward to seeing Chelsea perform a [.
A spectacular strike from Demba Ba saw FA Cup holders Chelsea to a 1-0 win over Manchester United in their quarter-final replay.
The Blues, who have lifted the trophy in four of the last six seasons, will now face Manchester City at Wembley in the semi-finals with another fixture added to an already hectic April schedule for Rafa Benitez's side.
Every single club should attempt one of these challenges. Probably. There's a bit of appeal in making someone like Wayne Rooney, one of the most gifted players on the planet, look like a fool. But watching, say, Momo Sissokho attempt to volley blind and somehow managed to murder a child standing off camera probably has less appeal to the mass public.
The Telepathic Football challenge featuring Manchester United's Rooney, Welbeck and Hernandez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Earlier this month, Manchester United strikers Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez took part in bwin's 'Telepathic Football' challenge, going up against the 1999 Man Utd's strike pairing of Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole.
In their heyday back in the late 1990s and early 2000s Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke set the bar very high for forward partnerships. Like apossessivecouple, they new exactly where their other half would be at all times. Increasingly the duo of Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck are being commended for their instinctive link-up play, [.
Dwight Yorke and Andy (sorry, Andrew) Cole formed a deadly strike partnership at Manchester Utd in the late 90s and early 2000s, perhaps reaching the height of their powers in the 1998-99 treble-winning season, in which they scored a combined 53 goals. Their success was put down to an intrinsic understanding of one another's movement, described by some as 'telepathic'.
Wayne Rooney of Manchester United (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Speculation has been swirling around Wayne Rooney's future in Manchester after the striker was left out of Sir Alex Ferguson's starting XI for the team's crucial UCL match with Real Madrid. While the 27 year old did get a chance to come on in the 73rd minute on Tuesday, Ferguson opted to start Robin Van Persie and Danny Welbeck instead of Rooney.
On the day after one of the most controversial Champions League matches in recent years, Danny Welbeck played instead of Wayne Rooney in one of the biggest games in his short but glittering career. The Salford born youngster has matured ......
Michael Carrick of Manchester United (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Champions League Round of 16 action resumes on Tuesday as Real Madrid travels to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United. After a 1-1 first-leg draw at the Santigo Bernabeu, the Red Devils realize that although a crucial away goal was accounted for courtesy of Danny Welbeck, Real Madrid will likely come into the match with the same passion and fire displayed in El Clasico as Jose Mourinho's side dismantled Barcelona.
Striker Robert Lewandowski may be on his way out of Dortmund this summer, and Sir Alex Ferguson should immediately take note. After recent reports from Lewandowski himself indicated that he no longer wanted to discuss a potential transfer until the summer, his agent Cezary Kucharski released some new information this week.
When, a couple of days ago, Sir Alex Ferguson described the current United crop as better and stronger than the 1999 vintage that delivered an unprecedented Treble, many eyebrows were raised. Are Danny Welbeck and Michael Carrick really a better proposition than Dwight Yorke and Roy Keane? The jury will be out for another couple [.
Danny Welbeck of Manchester United (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Anyone listening to the pre-match talk about Real Madrid v Manchester United might have been forgiven for believing that the whole match was about Cristiano Ronaldo and 21 others, in that order. Yet on the night, the net achievement of the superstar was the same one headed goal as that of a Mancunian youngster with whom he once shared a dressing room.
Danny Welbeck's inclusion may have raised a few eyebrows on Wednesday night but he did more than enough to justify his place in the starting XI. He scored our only goal of the game and was arguably our best player, alongside David de Gea.
Welbeck, who grew up in Longsight supporting United, said the key was not to be intimidated by the opposition or huge stadium.
1. Attack, attack, attack! A fluid attacking display from Real Madrid last night conveyed a sense ofDéj vu from 2003, and if you remember how Raul and co' played on that starry night, you would've been pleased to see a similar performance from this Madrid squad of 2013.
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
From the start, the Champions League clash between Manchester United and Real Madrid had legendary written all over it. Cristiano Ronaldo finally faced his former club in a game in which he vowed not to celebrate if he scored (which he did), while the Red Devils looked to see themselves through to the second leg with a reasonable score-line.
It was a night of drama, a night of passion, a night of survival. It was a night when United survived relentless pressure and fought their demons to reach a draw that could prove pivotal in their European campaign. Much had been made of this clash, Ronaldo's first meeting against his former club, and it [.
Javier Hernandez of Manchester United celebrates scoring with team-mate Wayne Rooney (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
The Red Devils are going to have quite a busy second-half to their season as a possible treble is on offer. Sir Alex Ferguson's men currently remain in the FA Cup, sit atop of the English Premier League, and have a clash in the coming weeks against Real Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16.
Joe Hart has reflected on the mood of the England camp when it is filled with plenty of United and City players. Hart insists the players are respectful of each other, but that Danny Welbeck being a massive United fans makes it impossible to say much without him reacting.
"We all get on very well when we meet up," he said.
Sir Alex Ferguson manager of Manchester United-Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images
During their narrow 2-1 victory over relegation-threatened Southampton, Manchester United started the match without any natural wingers named in the side.
Englishman Danny Welbeck and Japan international Shinji Kagawa were deployed as makeshift wingers by Sir Alex Ferguson, and the strategy yielded a sparkling attacking display from the Red Devils during the first-half of the match.
Manchester United have produced more English talent for the national team than any other club but when looking at the younger players in the England squad you could argue they don't match the ability of the so-called "golden generation". When asked whether he thought there were enough good English players coming through, Michael Carrick sung the praises of our youth players.
England faces a tough match this evening with a World Cup qualifier match against Montenegro inPodgorica.
Roy Hodgson has made six changes to his England side. It's a strong lineup today for England, so they can't have any excuses against a tricky Montenegro side who will be buoyed by a vocal home support.
World Cup Qualifiers: England drew as Wales, Scotland & N. Ireland lose - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It was a sad Monday night for the British nations at the World Cup qualifiers. England were held to a 1-1 draw by Montenegro despite taking the lead while Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland all suffered defeats at the hands of Croatia, Israel and Serbia respectively.
England Captain Steven Gerrard (Google Creative Commons)
England head to San Marino on Friday, keen to keep pace with Group H rivals and next week's opponents Montenegro. Though unlikely to provide a stern test, Roy Hodgson and his men would me smart not to overlook San Marino—so as to avoid an upset, but also to get in the best preparation possible for the big game that follows.
The first two spots in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals will be decided today, and at least one European giant will be eliminated from the competition as Manchester United and Real Madrid square off at Old Trafford (2:45pm, Fox Soccer Channel).
United and Real Madrid finished the first leg at the Bernabeu tied 1-1, meaning United have a valuable road goal and could advance with a win or scoreless draw.
There are a lot of people thankful for the place the world has become; which is mostly great, because it's nice when people are happy (except when it allows for some to write off the very serious issues: who was responsible for ‘post-racial society', anyway?) because things are, of course, different now and not like it was before.
Sir Alex Ferguson has sung the praises of some of our young players, in light of Danny Welbeck's goal at the Bernabeu against Real Madrid this week.
Welbeck has been at the club since he was 9-years-old and grew up on the same street as Wes and Reece Brown. Ferguson reckons that Welbeck is part of the next generation of players to make their way up through the ranks who can serve as inspiration for our other young players.
1. From about ten minutes in to yesterday's game I was clock-watching at a rate I would usually expect in the last five minutes of a game, with United being dominated at the Bernabeu and Real Madrid looking as though they would score any minute. The defence were doing a decent enough job, David de Gea was at his best, but we still looked shaky and faced wave after wave of Real Madrid on the attack.
The Champions League Round of 16 continued on Wednesday with two thrilling draws, setting up intriguing return legs in a few weeks.
Real Madrid played out a thrilling 1-1 draw with Manchester United at the Bernabeu. The hosts controlled the beginning of the match, but it was United who got on the board first, scoring against the run of play in the 20th minute.
With Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke said to have a telepathic understanding during the Treble winning season, with them becoming the highest scoring partnership in Europe, our current strikers have attempted to match them. When blindfolded, which set of strikers is most effective?
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"VIDEO: Class of 1999 vs Class of 2013" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.