Five out for Moscow

  • 27 October 2009
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Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney, Patrice Evra, Ji-sung Park and Darren Fletcher will all miss United's Champions League trip to CSKA Moscow.

The five players - many of them probable starters in Sir Alex Ferguson's strongest line-up - were absent from the squad flying out of Manchester on Monday afternoon.

Fergie still backing Foster

  • 27 October 2009
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Despite dropping him for Saturday's game against Bolton, Manchester United chief Sir Alex Ferguson maintains his faith in Ben Foster.

Foster has been United's first choice this season with Edwin van der Sar sidelined after he broke a couple of fingers in pre-season.

The Dutch veteran is now fit to return again and Ferguson has confirmed that he will start against Bolton on Saturday.

Fergie supports ben Foster

  • 27 October 2009
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Manchester United are set to keep faith with goalkeeper Ben Foster for Saturday's visit of Sunderland.

Foster missed out on a first-team spot for the midweek game against German side Wolfsburg, with Tomasz Kuszczak deputising in his absence.

But Sir Alex Ferguson will restore the England hopeful between the sticks against the Black Cats at the weekend.

Capello drops Foster

  • 27 October 2009
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England coach Fabio Capello dropped under-performing Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster from the squad to face Ukraine and Belarus in World Cup qualifying games and recalled veteran keeper David James on Sunday.

Foster has made a string of errors and looked hesitant playing for United this season while James returned after injury for the first time since April.

United chase new Possebons

  • 27 October 2009
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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says they're expanding their scouting network in Brazil.

Anderson, Rodrigo Possebon and the Da Silva twins are all on United's books and Ferguson confirmed in a radio interview in the US that more could be on the way.

Welback nets new deal

  • 27 October 2009
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MANCHESTER United forward Danny Welbeck is set to be rewarded with a new four-year contract at Old Trafford, according to a report.

The Longsight-born star, 18, has made two appearances this season and scored the goal that knocked Wolves out of the Carling Cup.

Now boss Sir Alex Ferguson is set to reward the youngster with a new £12,000-per-week deal, report The Sun.

Macheda set for Barnsley game

  • 27 October 2009
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Manager Sir Alex Ferguson will ring the changes for this fourth round match with a Premier League fixture in mind on Saturday when they entertain Blackburn, while regular bench-warmer Brown will take on a big brother leadership role amongst what will be an inexperienced side.

Ferguson will hand a debut to Obertan, three months after the 20-year-old midfielder arrived from Bordeaux.

Valencia 'comes of age'

  • 27 October 2009
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SIR Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United are in perfect shape to pile further agony on crisis-hit Liverpool on Sunday.

Fergie was delighted as United virtually ensured their place in the knock-out stages with three games to spare in Moscow last night.

Managers pleased with Valencia

  • 27 October 2009
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Manchester United management were delighted with the performance of Antonio Valencia in victory over Bolton Wanderers.

The Ecuador international turned in his best performance since his move from Wigan and United No2 Mike Phelan said: “He’s not been brought here to replace Ronaldo, he’s been brought here because he’s Antonio Valencia and he can play at this level.

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