Manchester United will have to reverse their Champions League quarter-final and play away if Manchester City are drawn at home at the same time amid safety fears. United and City will discover the identity of their quarter-final opponents when the draw for the last eight is made in Nyon on Friday morning. There is the prospect of the two clubs being paired together, or against fellow Premier League rivals Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur, while Barcelona, Juventus, Ajax and Porto are the other potential opponents. Yet Uefa has announced that if United or City are drawn at home on the same night or on consecutive nights, there will have to be an enforced switch with Greater Manchester Police and safety officials at Manchester City Council unwilling to host two huge matches in the city in the same week. The concern centres around safety and logistics. Since United finished below City in the Premier League last season, they would be the club who would be forced to switch fixtures and play … [Read more...] about Manchester United may have to reverse Champions League quarter-final legs to accommodate Manchester City
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Eric Harrison - the former Scarborough FC player, who brought through Manchester United's class of '92 - has sadly passed away aged 81. Harrison had been diagnosed with dementia four years ago.After finishing his playing career at Scarborough, he forged the fledgling careers of David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Gary and Phil Neville.Appointed by then United manager Ron Atkinson in 1981, Harrison mentored a number of other high-profile youngsters including Mark Hughes, Norman Whiteside, Wes Brown, David Platt and Darren Fletcher.His greatest success came under Sir Alex Ferguson with the Class of 92 players forming the backbone of United’s treble-winning side of 1999.In a statement, the club said: “Manchester United is extremely saddened to report that our former youth coach Eric Harrison passed away on Wednesday. He was 81.“Everyone at Manchester United sends their deepest condolences to Eric’s family and friends at this sad and difficult … [Read more...] about Former Scarborough FC player, who brought through Manchester United’s Class of ’92, dies
MANCHESTER UNITED v PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN - RTE 2/Virgin Media Sport (8pm) Neymar’s absence from both legs of this Champions League showdown puts a different complexion on the balance of power in this tie, with the shift in momentum at United since these two giants of European football were paired together at the draw last December adding to the hype around a game that has become one of the most anticipated game of 2019 so far. Interim United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was present to watch PSG’s first league defeat of the season at Lyon last weekend and he will have been encouraged by the space Nabil Fekir and Memphis Depay were given by the French champions. One to watch: Angel Di Maria (PSG) This Argentine winger will return to Old Trafford after a horrible season in Manchester following his mega-money move in the summer of 2014. After failing to adapt to the Premier League, he joined PSG and has shown fleeting moments of class for the dominant French champions. Verdict: … [Read more...] about Champions League last 16 preview: Can Manchester United prevent PSG from securing an away goal?
Manchester United star Ashley Young has revealed the similarities between interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Sir Alex Ferguson. Ferguson’s record at United is unparalleled having won 38 trophies in his 26 years, while Solskjaer’s career as Red Devils' boss is in its infancy. The latter might not even land the job on a permanent basis but has done his best to impress with unbeaten eleven-game run since taking over from Jose Mourinho. But despite the media portraying Solskjaer as a gentle man, Young has explained that he does have a tougher and Fergie-like side to him. Speaking to L’Equipe , Young opened up on this more private and ferocious side to the 45-year-old. Young said: “I can tell you that we were treated recently to some ‘hair-dryer treatments’. Manchester United 'join race to sign former Liverpool FC star Luis Suarez' from Barcelona “When Ole Gunnar arrived, in a way, I almost felt like Sir Alex was back. Because he … [Read more...] about Manchester United star likens Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to Alex Ferguson
Here it is, Liverpool's game in hand. The opportunity to wrestle top spot in the Premier League title race back from Manchester City and re-establish a lead over Pep Guardiola's side. The only problem? The Reds' game in hand is away at Manchester United and they are not the same team Jurgen Klopp's men faced earlier in the season. Liverpool triumphed 3-1 at Anfield when the two sides met back to December to end Jose Mourinho's Old Trafford tenure. However, since then United have won eight of their nine Premier League matches under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Red Devils have only dropped points at home to Burnley, recovering from 2-0 down with just minutes to go in front of their home fans, and will be desperate to derail their fierce-rival's title challenge. Here's everything you need to know ahead of Liverpool's biggest game of the season so far... Where is the game The Reds travel to Old Trafford on Sunday 24 February. What time does it kick-off? The good old, … [Read more...] about Is Manchester United vs Liverpool on TV?