Nani: Great to Play

  • 21 September 2007
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Manchester United winger Nani admitted it was a "special feeling" as he helped defeat his old team Sporting Lisbon 1-0 last night.

"It is a very special feeling, it was here that I played great games and I developed. It was very good to come back and see this stadium full, with two teams who play good football," said Nani.

Anderson Settling In

  • 21 September 2007
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Manchester United's Brazilian-t attacker Anderson has spoken about getting booed at their match against his old rivals Sporting.

The former Porto star was booed by Sporting fans and said: "It happens at every club, it's normal in football. It went for two or three minutes and later it died down."

Fergie: Rooney Run-Out Worthwhile

  • 21 September 2007
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Sir Alex Ferguson was also able to look back with satisfaction on a 70-minute appearance by Wayne Rooney.

The England striker has not played since breaking his foot on the opening day of the season but now seems certain to figure against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday.

"It was difficult for Wayne, having to play up front on his own," he said.

Fergie Impressed by Edwin

  • 21 September 2007
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Sir Alex Ferguson has conceded that he was reliant on two outstanding saves from Edwin van der Sar from Leidson and Tonel to ensure only a third triumph in 15 Champions League away games.

"Edwin has been with us for three seasons now and when I bought him I thought he was going to be one of my best buys," said Ferguson.

Fergie: Best of Ronaldo to Come

  • 21 September 2007
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SIR Alex Ferguson is confident Cristiano Ronaldo will go on to have the best years of his life at Manchester United.

The brilliant winger returned to haunt his old club Sporting Lisbon last night, netting the only goal as United began their latest Champions League quest in the best manner possible.

Giggs: Goals Will Come

  • 21 September 2007
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Giggs is focused on the nine Premiership points and Group F Champions League opening win against Sporting Lisbon in Portugal the run has produced rather than the fact United have failed to score more than one in a game in their last 13 matches.

"You'd take another 1-0 on Sunday against Chelsea. As long as we keep winning and keep clean sheets the goals will come," said Ryan.

Evra: Chelsea Still a Threat

  • 21 September 2007
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Reds left back Patrice Evra warns that Chelsea still pose a major threat at Old Trafford on Sunday.

"Chelsea haven't been doing very well but it would be dangerous if we thought too much about that," said the Frenchman. "We don't need to be watching what they are doing and what's going on there. We need to concentrate on ourselves. We need to watch Manchester United.

Ronaldo - Vidic Stalemate

  • 13 September 2007
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Cristiano Ronaldo was heavily involved for Portugal as it looked as though they’d secured a 1-0 win over Serbia in a match that ended with a 30-man melee. However, Branislav Ivanovic netted in the 88th minute to cancel out Simao Sabrosa’s earlier effort.

Evans Unlikely

  • 13 September 2007
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Jonny Evans played the full match for Northern Ireland against Iceland and went close to scoring with a header, but Keith Gillespie’s last-gasp own goal meant a 2-1 defeat and leaves Nigel Worthington’s side’s hopes of making next summer’s tournament hanging by a thread.

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