Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Ferguson believes

The whole world say that Chelsea will get the title for this season in the English Premier League. Everybody thinks so except for ine person. Sir Alex Ferguson is convinced that his team can get the championship despite the blues.

Speaking in light of Chelsea’s shock defeat at Fulham on Sunday, the Manchester United coach believes his side can launch a late bid for glory – despite being a whopping twelve points behind the Blues.

"We are looking forward to be in a position to take advantage any slip of Chelsea," Ferguson told to a local newspaper. "There are signs that Chelsea have hit the wall but only time will tell how long it will last."

Manchester team has a match in hand over their rivals that would take them within nine points, and also have to travel to Stamford Bridge for the penultimate encounter of the season.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Manchester United beat Newcastle with Rooney's double

British young star Wayne Rooney scored two goals in the first 12 minutes yesterday, and Manchester United defeated Newcastle 2-0.

On a very nice move, Rooney picked up an errant pass in the eighth minute and lobbed the ball over Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given.

Four minutes later, Louis Saha and John O'Shea carved through the Newcastle defence with a series of passes, leaving Rooney to shoot past Given for the second goal.

"We could have scored more, we should have," Rooney said. "We should have taken a lot more of our chances and won by a bigger margin, but I'm happy to get the two goals."

Manchester United, which has won four consecutive league games and has 60 points, is 15 points behind leader Chelsea, which beat Tottenham 2-1 Saturday.

This result was Newcastle's first defeat since Graeme Souness was fired two months ago.