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Tevez says I want to win everything

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Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez has his heart set on winning an unprecedented Quadruple with the Red Devils.

The first leg of what would be an historic achievement for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men comes this Sunday when they play Tottenham Hotspur in the Carling Cup final.

United are also leading the Barclays Premier League, fighting hard in the last-16 of the Champions League and are through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Not surprisingly the Argentina international is eager to win as much as he possibly can.

“The best part of the season is coming up,” said Tevez of United’s trophy hunt.

“We’re in the last 16 of the Champions League, we are top of the league and we’re in the Carling Cup final.

“We want to win everything, that’s what the fans are demanding and we will try to win on all fronts.

“Let’s hope we can do that.”

Tevez is nearing the end of a two-year loan deal at Old Trafford with United having to negotiate a transfer fee and personal terms if they wish to keep him beyond the summer.

The pocket dynamo starred for United last season, but following the arrival of Dimitar Berbatov at Old Trafford, Tevez has subsequently found himself relegated to the bench far more often than he would like.

Even so, he is determined to give his all to the United cause.

“My personal goal is to play as many minutes on the pitch and score as often as I can for the team,” he added.

February 27, 2009 Posted by | football | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Manchester United 3-0 win over Fulham

Paul Scholes opened the scoring with his 97th Premier League goal, Dimitar Berbatov’s 12th goal of the season made it two and substitute Wayne Rooney completed the rout with his first touch after a seven-match absence.

In addition, it is now 1,302 minutes and over 14 games since Edwin van der Sar conceded a top-flight goal.

However, the statistic that looks most noteworthy is 18 league titles – the same as arch rivals Liverpool. For that is what United seem increasingly likely to achieve after winning their match in hand on the Merseyside giants at a canter.

And, although they will meet more difficult opposition than Roy Hodgson’s toothless bunch, it is hard to see how the Red Devils will relinquish their advantage in the remaining 13 games given they have now started scoring and no longer let any in.

If Van der Sar can keep Blackburn at bay for 89 minutes at Old Trafford on Saturday, he will eclipse the European record of Club Brugge stalwart Dany Verlinden, who went 1,390 without conceding a goal in 1990.

As expected, Rooney was named on the bench after missing seven games with a hamstring injury. However, Ryan Giggs did not even have that consolation as Sunday’s man-of-the-match at Derby watched on from the stands.

And therein lies the problem for all United’s rivals.

Rafael Benitez can only dream of being able to willingly leave out such stars and Chelsea are surely too far behind to have an impact no matter how aggrieved they might feel at Sir Alex Ferguson choosing his programme notes to write the Londoners off.

Although Fulham had no away wins and only three goals to their name, their results suggest an obduracy that might have caught United out. But that was not the case.

While not at their best, Ferguson’s men were well on top when Mark Schwarzer offered the kind of gift not really needed but accepted all the same.

Scholes could probably bring out a DVD compilation of the goals he has scored from the training ground move that simply involves a team-mate dropping a corner into his path.

Typically, the former England star responded to Michael Carrick’s invitation to shoot by launching a thunderbolt goalwards.

Schwarzer should have saved but somehow allowed the ball to squirm its way into the opposite corner.

The Australian is normally the most reliable of goalkeepers but it seemed he had been struck down by a sudden attack of nerves.

Failing to hold a Cristiano Ronaldo cross that bounced right in front of him, Schwarzer could only watch on helplessly as Berbatov steered the loose ball goalwards, only for Aaron Hughes to make the goalline clearance.

The Bulgarian was a conclusive winner next time the trio were in close proximity though. John O’Shea created the opportunity, continuing his run into the box after laying a pass off to Carrick.

Scholes provided the flick on that O’Shea toed Berbatov’s way. Schwarzer and Hughes closed in, neither man made contact and the United striker gleefully tapped home.

Had Berbatov not followed Carlos Tevez in having a effort disallowed for a marginal offside decision, Fulham might as well have started making their way home at the interval.

Not that the visitors were likely to score twice against a team who last felt the sinking feeling of conceding a goal at the beginning of November.

Two brilliant passes from Scholes created a half chance for Berbatov to force Schwarzer into a good save, which at least gave the former Middlesbrough man something to cheer before his net was bulging again.

Rooney had only been on the field for two minutes after replacing Berbatov and had yet to touch the ball when Park Ji-sung let fly with a low cross-shot. He did not need a settling-in period though as he tapped home at the far post.

For a fleeting moment it looked as though Van der Sar would be picking the ball out of his own net as well, but Bobby Zamora spurned the gilt-edged opportunity

February 19, 2009 Posted by | sports | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christiano Ronaldo FIFA player of the year

footyCristiano Ronaldo beat off competition from Lionel Messi, Xavi, as well
as Fernando Torres, and last year’s winner Kaka, to win the FIFA World
Player of the Year Award with a total of 935 vote points.In second place was Barcelona star Lionel Messi with 678, while Liverpool striker Fernando Torres finished third with 203.
AC Milan star Kaka was not far behind in fourth with 183, while Barcelona’s Xavi ended up fifth with 155.The
attacking wideman had a magnificent 2007/08 season, scoring 42 goals
for Manchester United, and capturing the Premier League, Champions
League and European Golden Boot. He followed this up this term by
lifting the Club World Cup in Japan.Ronaldo caps off a clean
sweep of the major awards, having also picked up the prestigious Ballon
d’Or (European Footballer of the Year) at the end of 2008.
The
23-year-old becomes the first English-based player to be named FIFA
World Player of the Year, and only the second Portuguese, following in
the footsteps of Luis Figo, who triumphed in 2001.
In the women’s category, Brazilian sensation Marta was victorious, winning for the third year in succession.
The
FIFA Fair Play Awards went jointly to the Armenia and Turkey Football
Federations for the work they did in helping bring the two countries
together politically, socially and football-wise.The FIFA Presidential Award was presented to the United States Women’s National Team.

January 13, 2009 Posted by | football | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Christiano Ronaldo

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Ronaldo the Mancheter united star scored his 100 n 101 goal againt stoke city at old trafford….

The red devils won the game with a great margin by out playing the Stroke’s to a 5-0 victory.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Manchester United hammered sorry Stoke 5-0 at Old Trafford.

The Portugal winger opened the scoring after just three minutes, his 100th United goal, with a trademark free-kick and Michael Carrick made it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time.

November 16, 2008 Posted by | football | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment