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.

Fan Blog backs Valencia

  • 27 October 2009
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When Antonio Valencia stepped on the Old Trafford pitch for the first time since his £16 million move across Lancashire from Wigan Athletic the spotlight shone firmly on the Ecuadorian. Not without good reason, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s heir-apparent, the mild-mannered 23-year-old held the weight of expectations on his shoulders.

Valencia hits winner

  • 27 October 2009
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Manchester United moved top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Bolton Wanderers at Old Trafford here Saturday.

An own goal from Zat Knight and Antonio Valencia's first for United saw the reigning champions regain top spot by a point after Chelsea lost 2-1 to Aston Villa.

United never had to get out of second gear after taking an early lead through Knight's error.

Ferdinand tips Valencia

  • 27 October 2009
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Rio Ferdinand has backed team-mate Antonio Valencia to have a big impact at Manchester United over the coming season.

The winger was signed from Wigan in the summer for £16million as Sir Alex Ferguson looked to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Following a subdued start to life at Old Trafford the Ecuador international has started to find his feet with the Premier League champions.

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