Tuesday, May 15, 2012

FR:Irish League XI 1-4 Man United

Harry Gregg Testimonial
Windsor Park, Belfast

Man United
Lindegaard (Amos 61), Jones, Ferdinand (Young 46), Evans, Evra (Giverin 46), Valencia (Fornasier 72), Park, Cleverley, Nani (Giggs 72), Owen (Rooney 61), Berbatov (Scholes 72).
Subs not used:Hernandez.

Goals:Rooney 20.


Sunday, May 13, 2012

PL:Sunderland 0-1 Man United

Sunderland:Mignolet, Bardsley (Bridge 62), Turner, O'Shea (Elmohamady 43), Bramble, Gardner, Colback, Vaughan (Wickham 74), McClean, Sessegnon, Campbell.
Subs not used:Westwood, Kyrgiakos, Meyler, Ji Dong-Won.

Bardsley, Turner, Campbell.

Man UnitedDe Gea, Evra, Jones, Ferdinand, Evans, Giggs, Carrick, Young (Nani 82), Scholes, Valencia, Rooney.

Subs not used:Amos, Rafael, Park, Owen, Berbatov, Hernandez.

Booked:Jones, Giggs, Scholes.

Goals:Rooney 20.

Ref:H Webb.


Friday, May 11, 2012

Fergie confirms defender Evans to miss Olympics due to ankle injury

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Manchester United defender Jonny Evans will miss the Olympics due to an ankle operation.

Evans suffered the injury against Everton last month and Ferguson has now confirmed the 24-year-old requires surgery.

'Jonny is not available, he`s getting an operation in the summer so he is out anyway,' the Scot told MUTV.

Evans had been one of the players Ferguson had informed the Football Association could not be selected for Olympic duty.

source:Daily Mail

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Reds set to honour Gregg

Jonny Evans says he and his Manchester United team-mates are honoured to be travelling to Belfast next week for Harry Gregg's testimonial.

The Reds will take on an Irish League Select XI at Windsor Park on Tuesday 15 May in recognition of the former Manchester United goalkeeper, who played a hero's role in the tragic Munich Air Crash in 1958.

"Harry was instrumental in saving a lot of lives," Jonny said. "As somebody from Northern Ireland, it makes me very proud. You hear the stories when you grow up and it's something that sticks in your memory."

Sir Alex has promised he'll send a strong squad to Ireland, a country where United enjoys huge levels of support and has done for several decades. Indeed, as Evans attested, there were only two choices as a youngster when it came to choosing your English club.

"It was either Manchester United or Liverpool," he revealed. "I had mates at school and we used to fight over it. There are some real die-hard fans for both sides.

"United is huge in Ireland. When you walk around Old Trafford every other accent is Irish. They will really enjoy us going over there.

"If I was younger, growing up in Belfast, the opportunity to see Manchester United would have been unbelievable. Hopefully it's going to be a good occasion. We just hope to put on a good show for everyone."

Evans' participation in the match is currently in doubt given the young defender has missed United's last two league games through injury.

Jonny was speaking to ManUtd.com, BBC Radio Manchester and Press Association.


Sunday, May 06, 2012

Sir Alex: Injuries no excuse

Sir Alex Ferguson thinks Jonny Evans is out of the remainder of the campaign after playing through the pain barrier against Everton, but the manager is refusing to blame injuries for the champions being overtaken by Manchester City in the title race.

The manager has revealed the Northern Ireland defender struggled on in the second half of the 4-4 draw with the Toffees and may have to miss the final match at Sunderland, the club where he enjoyed two fabulous loan spells, after being forced to sit out the crucial derby defeat and the home win over Swansea.

When asked if the Reds have missed skipper Nemanja Vidic, himself a long-term injury victim after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage, Sir Alex replied: "I think Vidic, in terms of penalty-box defending, is the best. You miss that in certain games but you've got to give credit to Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans, who have done very well.

"We were unlucky with Evans' injury against Everton. I should've taken him off but he wanted to stay on and he struggled for the second half and is now he's out probably for the season. You get injuries and we've had a bad spell this year. But we've had bad spells in the past and still won the league.

"That game against Everton was crazy, absolutely stupid. It was a crazy performance as we scored some of the best goals we've scored all season and then go and throw it away. But you can analyse all these things where you think you've lost it or won it and sometimes say we did have luck or didn't have any luck. It's all about the points total, at the end of the day."