Amanhã o Fox Sports vai transmitir a final da Liga Europa em Estocolmo

Resultado de imagem para Ajax Manchester United

 

Equipe completa Na quarta-feira, a partir das 15 horas, o Fox Sports vai mostrar, ao vivo, a final da Liga Europa entre Ajax e Manchester United. E com uma equipe completa no estádio em Estocolmo. A transmissão terá a narração de Nivaldo Prieto, comentários de PVC e Zinho e reportagens de João Venturi.

 

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Manchester United held to embarrassing draw by minnows Cambridge United in FA Cup

January 24, 2015 – 10:23AM

Henry Winter

Job Dunn: Cambridge United's goalkeeper Chris Dunn denied Radamel Falcao.

Job Dunn: Cambridge United’s goalkeeper Chris Dunn denied Radamel Falcao. Photo: AP

This had been the night when famous visitors came to town, when Cambridge dared to dream in a first half when they played the better football, looked far more in tune with their tactics and enjoyed the better chances than Manchester United. The Abbey Stadium reverberated for a game that had all the classic FA Cup ingredients. Manchester United were so poor before the break, labouring in their diamond, while Cambridge sparkled in their 4-5-1 system.

Manchester United’s fans had worked their way into the South Stand through Coldham’s Common, although at least the English Longhorn cows had been moved from their path for the winter. They took up their seats in a building adorned with a Cambridge club mantra: “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog”. That dog may have been small, it may have lacked the pedigree of the visitors, but it fought so hard.

The size of the dogs were rather different, with Cambridge having been close to extinction a decade ago, with the League Two side having a wage bill of $2m as against the Premier League side’s $400m. Radamel Falcao, who lacked service in the first half, makes $500,000 a week, a contrast to the hosts’ highest earner on $3,000. Yet it was only one team delivering value for money in the first half. It was the team containing players like Tom Elliott, who really went for Manchester United.

Cambridge’s head coach, Richard Money, had told his players like Elliott not to swap shirts because the club couldn’t afford it. Van Gaal had felt confident enough to omit Wayne Rooney completely, a decision that raised a few concerns as Rooney understands the importance of the Cup and the determination required against lower-league opposition. His team line-up indicated a lack of faith in Ander Herrera, who was on the bench.

Manchester United’s presence in a League Two ground with the Amber Army shaking the Newmarket Road End was the stuff of dreams for the locals. The match-day programme pored over every connection with Old Trafford, looking at Dion Dublin’s transfer, even interviewing the visitors’ club chaplain (“clearly I believe there are more important things in life but defeat does affect me”).

Cambridge’s chief executive Jez George wrote emotionally of the honour of Ryan Giggs being in the dug-out, of what a “privilege” it was “to be able to host such an iconic club and these football legends at our humble home, as well as Sir Bobby Charlton, a World Cup-winner and all-time great”.

Cambridge rolled out the red carpet for their distinguished guests but there was no standing on ceremony on the pitch. Elliott, Cambridge’s tall centre-forward, kept alarming the defence of the 11-time winners. Elliott had pressured Marcos Rojo into conceding a corner which Ryan Donaldson sent over. Seven Cambridge players initially surrounded David De Gea, who responded with an unconvincing attempt at a punched clearance. It quickly became clear that Cambridge had spent plenty of time working on their set-pieces.

When Marouane Fellaini then fouled Cameron McGeehan, Donaldson again swept the ball into a frenzied penalty area, Elliott headed wide.

Cambridge were attacking the end housing the away fans, who chanted “Louis van Gaal’s red-and-white army” incessantly, breaking off when they noticed Luke Chadwick, who won the Premier League title at Old Trafford, warming up for Cambridge. “Chadwick One, Gerrard Nil”, they sang.

Their team gave them nothing to sing about in the first half.

Van Gaal was looking on from his modest dug-out, peering over hoardings for some “personal injury specialists”. He had continued with the strikeforce which started against Yeovil Town in the third round, Falcao and James Wilson. Falcao, running towards the bouncing Amber Army in the Newmarket Road End, had an early shot blocked by Greg Taylor.

Van Gaal had injected more pace into the team with Wilson and Di Maria joined by Adnan Januzaj, whose name was chanted loudly by the Manchester United supporters. After all the debate about how a back-four made him “twitchy” in the rump region, Van Gaal dispensed with his three centre-halves and wing-backs. He shaped his players in a diamond formation with Michael Carrick holding, Di Maria at the tip with Fellaini and Januzaj tucking in. Daley Blind brought a save from Chris Dunn but it was De Gea the busier.

Liam Hughes shot wide and then Sullay Kaikai came to the fore. His movement troubled Fellaini, who was soon booked and then gave away a penalty as the winger wove his way into the visitors’ box. Again Donaldson lifted the ball towards a knot of team-mates lurking in the six-yard box. Again Van Gaal’s side looked ill at ease defending a set-piece. De Gea breathed a sigh of relief as Josh Coulson’s header floated over. “We’re going to score in a minute,” chanted the Cambridge fans.

Their team were playing with width in Kaikai and Donaldson, with a tireless target-man in Elliott, and concentration at the back, Coulson and Michael Nelson keeping tight to Falcao and Wilson. Dunn was equal to a shot from Januzaj. Di Maria then sent a free-kick horribly over, ending a half in which celebrated visitors could easily have fallen behind.

The wind sweeping into the Abbey was soon joined by the rain.

The pitch was cutting up. The home fans were reveling in the aristocrats’ travails. Manchester United tried to raise their game. Januzaj tested Dunn again. Then Carrick released Falcao, and suddenly the Colombian awoke, off and running and bringing a magnificent save from Dunn, who pushed the shot over.

Two-thirds of the way through the game and Manchester United had finally conjured up a moment of individual class. Van Gaal was clearly unimpressed with his team’s laboured performance. Robin van Persie replaced Wilson after 67 minutes. Herrera came on for Fellaini. Four minutes after arriving, Van Persie almost made the breakthrough but his shot flew over.

As the clock ticked down, as the Cambridge fans continued to raise the decibels, Manchester United sought the goal to spare their blushes. Di Maria went close. But Cambridge were breaking. Chadwick had come on, playing some good passes around. Donaldson continued to bring invention. Phil Jones, whose corner delivery had been erratic, then impressed at the back, making a vital headed clearance. Van Gaal made his final change, sending on Luke Shaw for Blind.

The Daily Telegraph

 

Source : The Brisbane Times

Win the Coin Toss!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 9:46 PM

Win the Coin Toss!

Which current Manchester United player would you most like to see in the Hyundai A-League and why?

The answer to this simple question could see you become the center of attention when the Foxtel A-League All Stars play Manchester United on Saturday 20 July at ANZ Stadium, Sydney.

Simply enter your details in our Win the Coin Toss! competition along with your answer and you could win two tickets to the match and the opportunity to facilitate the coin toss between the two captains.

So start rolling your arm over and click here for your chance to win.

 

Football Federation Australia

All Stars match travel advice

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 9:01 PM

All Stars match travel advice

Make your run early to see the big match action – that’s the message for the 80,000+ fans heading to the Foxtel A-League All Stars versus Manchester United match at ANZ Stadium this Saturday night (7.30pm kick off).

All tickets to the match include travel on public transport to and from the game on train services, Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses, all regular bus services across Sydney, and Sydney Ferries services.

FFA is urging all football fans to arrive early to the blockbuster clash between to ensure they don’t miss a minute of the action.

“It is an amazing opportunity for Australian football fans to see some of the world’s best players take on the Hyundai A-League’s finest in our own backyard,” FFA CEO David Gallop said.

“The public showed how much they wanted to see this match with the tickets selling out in a matter of minutes, and we want to make sure that all fans are in the stadium for kick-off and get the most of what will be a terrific event.

“We advise all fans to arrive early and make use of their match tickets and catch public transport to and from the match on Saturday night.

“I’d like to thank the NSW Government and the Transport Management Centre for their support in ensuring a full rollout of public transport for this great occasion.”

• Don’t risk missing a moment of this historic night – leave the car at home and catch free public transport

• Travel on trains and buses is included in your match ticket to the game. For more details visit131500.com.au or call 131 500

• Be in your seat at 6.50pm to watch the Foxtel All Stars and Manchester United warm up and soak up the atmosphere of this once in a lifetime event.

• ANZ Stadium will be at capacity as Sydney welcomes the world’s biggest sporting club, while events are also being held at both Allphones Arena and the Sydney Showground throughout the afternoon and evening.

Travel on public transport to and from the game is included in all tickets for the match with ticket holders needing to have their valid match ticket on them when travelling.

Fans will have the chance to see the entire Manchester United and Foxtel A-League All Stars squads go through their paces in the lead-up to the highly anticipated clash set to kickoff at 7:30pm.

For timetables, maps and trip planning visit 131500.com.au or call 131 500.

 

 

Football Federation Australia

Manchester United to host open training session

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 7:30 PM

Red Devils to host open training session

Manchester United will be opening up their final training session to the general public on Friday 19 July from 7:00pm at Allianz Stadium, Sydney.

Australian fans will have the opportunity to see the likes of Ryan Giggs, Robin Van Persie and Rio Ferdinand go through their paces before the sold-out clash with the inaugural Foxtel A-League All Stars side at ANZ Stadium on Saturday 20 July.

In what is David Moyes first pre-season tour with the Red Devils, it’s a unique opportunity to watch the 2012/13 English Premier League Champions prepare for their title defence under the guide of their newly appointed Manager.

All tickets to the training session are just $15 and are currently on sale..

With 80 000 tickets being sold for the All Stars clash in a matter of minutes it is a great opportunity for those that missed out to get along and see the world’s biggest football club.

Please note that all tickets are general admission and that you can purchase up to eight (8) tickets per transaction, buy now!

 

Football Federation Australia

Seven All Stars added to squad

Thursday, 11 July 2013 4:18 PM

Seven All Stars added to squad

The makeup of the Foxtel A-League All Stars squad continues to take shape, with seven more players today being announced from around the country and across the Tasman, ahead of their highly anticipated match against Manchester United.

Josh Rose and Michael McGlinchey (Central Coast Mariners), David Williams (Melbourne Heart), Bill Celeski (Melbourne Victory), Nigel Boogard (Adelaide United), Josh Risdon (Perth Glory) and Paul Ifill (Wellington Phoenix) were all named as part of the inaugural side that will play the reigning English Premier League Champions at ANZ Stadium, Sydney on 20 July.

The addition of the seven players will add some attacking flair and defensive starch to Ange Postecoglou’s side, with the final Foxtel A-League All Stars squad set to assemble on Friday for a week-long camp ahead of the sold-out clash.

On speaking of their selection Mariners duo Rose and McGlinchey revealed they were childhood fans of Manchester United and were thrilled they would get the chance to line-up against the Red Devils.

“I watch these players play on telly week in, week out, it’s just going to be a great experience to come up against these guys and to test ourselves,” said Rose.

“I am obviously very proud to be selected in the team. It’s a massive honour. It’s just an added bonus that it’s against Manchester United, the team that I’ve supported so I am looking forward to it,” said McGlinchey.

Nigel Boogaard, whilst a little surprised to get the call-up said it was a testament to how far the Hyundai A-League has come that they were able to attract a side of the pedigree of Manchester United to Australia. He was also looking forward to the experience of being in camp with the rest of the side.

“I’m sure Ange will put us through our paces and demand what he wants out of us and play the style of football he wants.

“In a short amount of time with players coming from all different teams it’s going to be a challenge – if anyone’s up to it I’m sure it’s him and the group of boys he’s brought in are up for the challenge as well,” he said.

Melbourne Victory midfielder Billy Celeski admitted that taking on Manchester United with the Foztel A-League All Stars and then Liverpool the following week with Victory was unbelievable.

“It’s a bonus for me – two massive games – and I’m really pinching myself to be honest. To be playing in this first one (All Stars) and then Liverpool at the MCG, which will be a sell-out too, I’m really looking forward to both these games.

“You dream of these sorts of occasions and opportunities.”

The Foxtel A-League All Stars will give their fans a chance to see them go through their paces in an open training session on Sunday 14 July at Sydney Olympic Park Warm Up Arena from 9.30am. To attend the session you will need to register your interest here

The Foxtel A-League All Stars will debut against Manchester United at ANZ Stadium, Sydney on 20 July with the match to be broadcast live and exclusive on the Seven Network nationally.

 

Football Federation Australia

Amanhã tem futebol à tarde na tela da BAND

Amanhã, quarta de cinzas, a partir das 17h15, a Bandeirantes transmite Real Madrid e Manchester United, pela Liga dos Campeões.

Narração de Téo José e comentários de Mauro Beting.

 

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery