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Friday, October 5, 2007

Manchester United Season Preview 2007/2008

Our players played great in last season. We have added many great players for this seasons. Lets wait and see how many great goals we will shoot again.


Nemanja Vidic

Position: Defender
Joined United: 05 Jan 2006
Transfer Fee: Undisclosed
Previous Clubs: Spartak Moscow
United Debut: 25 Jan 2006 v Blackburn (H)
International Serbia


* 2002 Yugoslav Cup (Red Star Belgrade)
* 2004 Serbian SuperLiga (Red Star Belgrade)
* 2004 Serbia and Montenegro Cup (Red Star Belgrade)

* 2006 Carling Cup (Manchester United)
* 2007 Barclays Premiership (Manchester United)


* 2005 Serbia's Overseas Player of the Year, with FC Spartak Moscow
* 2007 PFA Team of the Year, with Manchester United

Saha eager to spark goal glut

Fit-again Louis Saha is desperate for the chance to fire Manchester United towards major honours this season. Major knee problems and a catalogue of muscle injuries mean the Frenchman was starting only his 67th game in nearly three years with United in Tuesday's Champions League win over Roma. "I hope I will be starting more games from now on," he said. "My fitness is getting better with every match, I am working hard and I have just been waiting for my chance. It is very hard when you are trying to get your confidence back to a certain level and then you get another injury. You have to try and build yourself back up again and in the end it becomes as much a mental battle as a physical one. But I do feel I have enough strength in both areas to get my form back again and I am not worried about it."
Charles Carrick, Daily Telegraph

Carrick staying positive

Michael Carrick admits his fractured elbow has come at a bad time, but says he is staying positive and focusing on his recovery.

The midfielder sustained the injury in the second half of United's Champions League victory over Roma on Tuesday.

He is likely to be out of action for around six weeks, missing crucial matches for both United and England.

"It's hard to take, but it happens," he told Manchester United Radio. "Injuries are a part of football and it's something I have to deal with and try to get back as soon as possible.

"When I first did it, I knew I'd done something. I didn't know how bad it was but I couldn't really move it too much and it was very painful. So when I did find out it was broken it wasn't too much of a shock.

"I have to rest for a few weeks now. I'll be out for four to six weeks. I'd say six weeks and anything less is a bonus.

"I'm very disappointed because I was really enjoying my football," he adds. "I don't want to miss any games, especially big games like the England ones coming up.

"It's the business end of the qualification and it's a blow there. Nevertheless, it's happened and I have to deal with it and come back fresh again." Read more...

Brown Remains Doubt

A knee injury could keep Wes Brown out of United's Barclays Premier League clash with Wigan on Saturday.

The defender picked up the knock in the 1-0 win at Birmingham last Saturday and was subsequently ruled out of the Reds' Champions League victory over Roma on Tuesday.

He is still struggling with the injury and remains a doubt for Wigan's lunchtime visit to Old Trafford.

"Wes is a bit doubtful," revealed Sir Alex Ferguson at his pre-match press briefing. "I'm going to see how he is after training on Friday. But we've got cover in that area."

John O'Shea is likely to step into the right back slot, as he did against Roma. Meanwhile, Sir Alex says he has a choice to make between Ryan Giggs and Anderson as to who replaces the injured Michael Carrick in central midfield.

"Without Michael Carrick, Owen Hargreaves and Darren Fletcher, we have a job to do in terms of picking another centre midfield player," said the boss. "We've got Anderson and Giggs, and I think one of them could supply the answer to that." Read more...

Striker conundrum for Sir Alex

Sir Alex Ferguson will has the so-called selection headache to contend with as he deliberates over whether Louis Saha or Carlos Tevez should partner Wayne Rooney against Wigan on Saturday.

Saha started his first game since March on Tuesday, while Tevez has gradually been discovering his best form. Both offer something very different; Saha’s raw pace, aerial strength and physical presence versus Tevez’s creativity, skill and tireless determination.

“There’s a decision over which one I should play," says Sir Alex. "Both are fit and ready to play, no question about that, but as yet I’ve no idea who I will pick.

“We were encouraged by the vigorous performance Louis gave against Roma. He's got great physical presence and speed. I thought he was first-class bearing in mind it was his first start since March.

“He's excellent when he gets going, as we saw last year when he scored 12 goals before Christmas. If he'd remained fit he could got to 30. He’s a goal threat, whether it's in the air or with either foot.

“We're on the right path with him. We have to decide now whether we give him a second start or put him on the bench and bring him on later in the game, where he can be so important.”

However, Tevez, who scored his first United goal against Chelsea two weeks ago, has also laid claim to a starting berth. “The interesting thing was that Tevez showed against Roma that he can come off the bench and change the face of the game,” says the boss. “He brought a different problem for them, which helped at an important part of the game.” Read more...