There was a time that Michael Owen was revered at Anfield and then there was a time that he was booed and so for Michael Owen, trips back to his old club always carry a certain amount of emotional attachment for him.
Northern Ireland Under-21s crashed to a heavy defeat by Iceland in Tuesday's European Championship qualifier.
The visitors were 4-0 up by half-time at Coleraine with Thor Vidarsson's penalty added to by Johann Gudmundsson, Alfred Finnbogason and Rurik Gislasson.
Gudmundsson's second made it 5-1 in the second half with NI sub Josh Magennis pulling a goal back for the home side.
Sir Alex Ferguson admits leaving out Zoran Tosic and Ritchie De Laet from United’s 25-man Champions League squad wasn’t easy.
Both players impressed during pre-season but neither will be eligible to play in the group stage of the forthcoming European campaign, which begins on Tuesday with a tricky fixture in Turkey.
Rio Ferdinand has told Zoo he can't stand losing!
"I hate losing," he said. "When I lose a game, my parents can't get hold of me for days - I won't speak to them. They text me and say they know I'm upset but just want to say hello. And I won't have it - I'm a bad loser. Ask the groundsman or anyone.
Sir Alex ferguson and Manchester United unveiled new signings Gabriel Obertan, Antonio Valencia and Michael Owen at a Press Conference today.
Federico Macheda could well be Jose Mourinho’s next transfer target accoring to the latest reports from The People. After showing signs of brilliance in some first team cameo appearances for Manchester United, the young Roman native has apparently caught the eye of ‘The Special One’.
Sir Alex Ferguson is tipping Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck to challenge for a place in England’s World Cup squad next summer.
At 18, Welbeck is in the fledgling stage of his career and is still well down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
However, Ferguson clearly feels the teenager has the world at his feet as he is backing him to catch the eye of England coach Fabio Capello.
The Manchester Evening News claims the 17-year-old Corinthians star has said he expects to join Sir Alex Ferguson's side this summer.
The move for the young defender will anger many in Brazilian football, as yet another bright prospect is snapped up by a European club.
Ben Foster is understood to have agreed a new four-year contract at Manchester United after being offered an improved long-term deal.
The 25-year-old has been been badly hampered by injury problems in recent seasons, but is still seen by Sir Alex Ferguson as the successor to Edwin van der Sar.
There is an element of speculation over which position Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will bolster first this summer. With Owen Hargreaves' long-term injury jeopardising his career, the Scot could recruit in central midfield, but Darren Fletcher is hoping that his ball-winning and hard-running performances this season have convinced his boss that he is the man for a starring role.