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Date: Sat 04 Dec 1999 01:19 GMT+00:00
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1. United may make changes vs Everton
2. Walter Smith will joke with old pal Alex
5. United still top of rich list


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Manchester United FC Champions League Squad List
 1 Mark John Bosnich      2 Gary Alexander Neville 3 Dennis Joseph Irwin
 4 David May              6 Jakob Stam             7 David Robert J Beckham
 8 Nicholas Butt          9 Andrew Alex. Cole      10 Edward Sheringham
11 Ryan Joseph Giggs     12 Philip Neville         14 Johan Jordi Cruyff
15 Lars Jesper Blomqvist 16 Roy Keane           17 Raimond RJH Van der Gouw
18 Paul Scholes          19 Dwight Yorke           20 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
21 Henning Berg          23 Michael Jamie Clegg    25 Josť Quinton Fortune
26 Massimo Taibi         31 Nicholas James Culkin  33 Mark Antony Wilson
34 Jonathan Greening

1999/2000 UEFA Champions League Second Group-Match Stage - Group B 
Group B           P W D L  F A  Pts 
Valencia CF       1 1 0 0  3 0  3 
Fiorentina AC     1 1 0 0  2 0  3 
Manchester United 1 0 0 1  0 2  0 
Bordeaux          1 0 0 1  0 3  0 

Second stage Euro Draw  GROUP B
Manchester United Valencia Bordeaux Fiorentina
Tues Nov 23 Fiorentina v Manchester United  2-0 
            Valencia v Girondins Bordeaux   3-0

Wed Dec 8 
Group B: Girondins Bordeaux v Fiorentina 
Group B: Manchester United v Valencia 
Wed Mar 1 
Group B: Manchester United v Girondins Bordeaux 
Group B: Fiorentina v Valencia 
Tues Mar 7  
Group B: Girondins Bordeaux v Manchester United 
Group B: Valencia v Fiorentina 
Wed Mar 15 
Group B: Manchester United v Fiorentina 
Group B: Girondins Bordeaux v Valencia 
Tuesday, March 21 
Group B: Fiorentina v Girondins Bordeaux 
Group B: Valencia v Manchester United 

FINAL Group D          P W D L  F A  PTS
Manchester United FC   6 4 1 1  9  4  13 
Olympique de Marseille 6 3 1 2 10  8  10 
SK Sturm Graz          6 2 0 4  5 12   6 
NK Croatia Zagreb      6 1 2 3  7  7   5 


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       Coventry City   0-1   Leicester City        22,021
             Everton   0-0   Aston Villa           34,750
       Middlesbrough   0-0   Wimbledon             31,400
             Watford   2-3   Sunderland            21,590
     West Ham United   1-0   Liverpool             26,043

             Arsenal   2-1   Derby County          37,964
             Chelsea   1-0   Bradford City         31,591
        Leeds United   1-0   Southampton           39,288
    Newcastle United   2-1   Tottenham Hotspur     36,460



Pos Team                  P   W   D   L   F   A   GD  Pts
 1  Leeds United         16  11   2   3  29  19   10   35
 2  Manchester United    15  10   3   2  35  20   15   33
 3  Arsenal              16  10   2   4  28  16   12   32
 4  Sunderland           16   9   4   3  27  16   11   31
 5  Leicester City       16   9   2   5  26  20    6   29
 6  Liverpool            16   8   3   5  20  13    7   27
 7  Tottenham Hotspur    15   8   2   5  25  20    5   26
 8  Chelsea              14   7   3   4  20  11    9   24
 9  West Ham United      15   7   3   5  17  14    3   24
10  Middlesbrough        16   7   2   7  20  23   -3   23
11  Everton              16   5   6   5  24  22    2   21
12  Coventry City        16   5   5   6  23  18    5   20
13  Aston Villa          16   5   4   7  14  18   -4   19
14  Wimbledon            16   3   8   5  22  29   -7   17
15  Newcastle United     16   4   4   8  27  30   -3   16
16  Southampton          15   4   4   7  20  25   -5   16
17  Bradford City        15   3   3   9  12  24  -12   12
18  Derby County         16   3   3  10  15  28  -13   12
19  Watford              16   3   2  11  13  28  -15   11
20  Sheffield Wednesday  15   1   3  11  13  36  -23    6


*** FIXTURES ON 04/12/99 ***
         Aston Villa  v  Newcastle United
       Bradford City  v  Middlesbrough
      Leicester City  v  Arsenal
   Manchester United  v  Everton
         Southampton  v  Coventry City
          Sunderland  v  Chelsea
           Wimbledon  v  Watford

*** FIXTURES ON 05/12/99 ***
        Derby County  v  Leeds United
           Liverpool  v  Sheffield Wednesday



HIGHEST HOME ATTENDANCE: 25/09/99 - Southampton (55,249)
LOWEST HOME ATTENDANCE:  11/08/99 - Sheffield Wednesday (54,941)
BEST WIN:     11/08/99 - Sheffield Wednesday (4-0)
              30/08/99 - Newcastle United (5-1)
HEAVIEST DEFEAT:         03/10/99 - Chelsea (0-5)
BEST HOME WIN:           11/08/99 - Sheffield Wednesday (4-0)
                         30/08/99 - Newcastle United (5-1)
BEST AWAY WIN:           22/08/99 - Arsenal (2-1)
                         25/08/99 - Coventry City (2-1)
                         11/09/99 - Liverpool (3-2)
                         20/11/99 - Derby County (2-1)
HEAVIEST AWAY DEFEAT:    03/10/99 - Chelsea (0-5)


30-NOV-1999 [10:00] Manchester Utd. vs Palmeiras   (Inter Continental Cup, AWAY)
04-DEC-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs Everton     (FA Premier League, HOME)
08-DEC-1999 [19:45] Manchester Utd. vs Valencia    (UEFA Champions League, HOME)
18-DEC-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs West Ham    (FA Premier League, AWAY)
26-DEC-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs Bradford C  (FA Premier League, HOME)

Current Injuries                       Possible return
 Jesper Blomqvist        ankle           early Dec 
 Ronny Johnsen           knee            January
 Wes Brown               knee            August



UNITED Stats v All teams:
ALL FIXTURES at: http://www.red11.org/mufc/fix992000.htm
First Team Fixtures 1999/2000
All dates/times subject to change
Dates of possible cup ties also shown

Date        Opposition                        Score   Pos.   Attend.
15/07/99    Melbourne Australia   pre-season  W  2-0     -    60,000
18/07/99    Sydney    Australia   pre-season  W  1-0     -    78,000
21/07/99    Shanghai  Shenhua     pre-season  W  2-0     -    80,000
24/07/99    Hong Kong South China pre-season  W  2-0     -    40,000

 1/08/99    Arsenal   Wembley Charity Shield  L  1-2     -    70,185
 3/08/99    Omagh Town Omagh Bomb Fund        W  9-0     -     7,000
 4/08/99    Wigan Athletic friendly           W  2-0     -    15,000 
08/08/99    Everton                  Away PL  D  1-1    10    39,141
11/08/99    Sheffield Wednesday      Home PL  W  4-0     3    54,941
14/08/99    Leeds United             Home PL  W  2-0     1    55,187
22/08/99    Arsenal                  Away PL  W  2-1     1    38,147
25/08/99    Coventry City            Away PL  W  2-1     1    22,024 
27/08/99    Monaco - Lazio               ESC  L  0-1     -    15,223
30/08/99    Newcastle United         Home     W  5-1     1    55,190
11/09/99    Liverpool                Away     W  3-2     1    44,929
14/09/99    Croatia Zagreb           Home EC  D  0-0     -    53,250
18/09/99    Wimbledon                Home     D  1-1     1    55,189
22/09/99    Sturm Graz               Away EC  W  3-0     -    16,480
25/09/99    Southampton              Home     D  3-3     1    55,249
29/09/99    Marseille                Home EC  W  2-1     -    54,276
 3/10/99    Chelsea                  Away PL  L  0-5     2    34,909
11/10/99    Sir Alex Testimonial     Home F   L  2-4  LEGENDS 54,842      
13/10/99    Aston Villa              Away WC3 L  0-3     -    33,815
16/10/99    Watford                  Home PL  W  4-1     2    55,188
19/10/99    Marseille                Away EC  L  0-1     -    57,745 
23/10/99    Tottenham Hotspur        Away     L  1-3     3    36,072
27/10/99    Croatia Zagreb           Away EC  W  2-1     -    30,000
30/10/99    Aston Villa              Home PL  W  3-0     2    55,211
 2/11/99    Sturm Graz               Home EC  W  2-1     -    53,745 
 6/11/99    Leicester City           Home PL  W  2-0     1    55,191
20/11/99    Derby County             Away     W  2-1     1    33,370
23/11/99    AC Fiorentina            Away EC  L  0-2     -    ?
30/11/99    Tokyo  Palmeiras         N   WCC  W  1-0     -    53,372

 4/12/99    Everton                  Home PL   15.00
 8/12/99    Valencia CF              Home EC   19.45
18/12/99    West Ham United          Away PL   15.00
26/12/99    Bradford City            Home PL   15.00
28/12/99    Sunderland               Away PL   20.00  "live on sky"

  pp  3/01/2000  Middlesborough         Home PL ???  *No new date yet
  pp 27/11/1999  Sheffield Wednesday    Away PL ???  *No new date yet

 JAN 05-14  Brazil WTC [3-4 games]
06/01/2000  Necaxa (Mexico)          Neut WTC  16.00
08/01/2000  Vasco da Gama (Brazil)   Away WTC  16.00
11/01/2000  South Melbourne (Australia) N WTC  16.00
Final (Jan 14, Rio de Janeiro) Group A winner - Group B winner

15/17? /01/2000  Leeds               Away PL   15.00  
24/01/2000  Arsenal                  Home PL   15.00  "live on sky"
 5/02/2000  Coventry City            Home PL   15.00
12/02/2000  Newcastle United         Away PL   15.00
26/02/2000  Wimbledon                Away PL   15.00
 1/03/2000  FC Girondins de Bordeaux Home EC   19.45 
 4/03/2000  Liverpool                Home PL   15.00
 7/03/2000  FC Girondins de Bordeaux Away EC   19.45 
11/03/2000  Derby County             Home PL   15.00
15/03/2000  AC Fiorentina            Home EC   19.45
18/03/2000  Leicester City           Away PL   15.00
21/03/2000  Valencia CF              Away EC   19.45 
25/03/2000  Bradford City            Away PL   15.00
 1/04/2000  West Ham United          Home PL   15.00
 5/04/2000  ?   EC qf i
 8/04/2000  Middlesborough           Away PL   15.00
15/04/2000  Sunderland               Home PL   15.00
19/04/2000  ?   EC qf ii
22/04/2000  Southampton              Away PL   15.00
24/04/2000  Chelsea                  Home PL   15.00
29/04/2000  West Ham United          Away PL   15.00
 3/05/2000  ?   EC sf i
 6/05/2000  Tottenham Hotspur        Home PL   15.00
10/05/2000  ?   EC sf ii
14/05/2000  Aston Villa              Away PL   15.00
24/05/2000  ?   EC Final


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United may make changes vs Everton Date: Friday 3 December, 1999 Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is expected to make changes to the side that triumphed in the World Club Cup in Tokyo on Tuesday. Andy Cole, Henning Berg and David May all stayed in England and may be drafted back into the side to take on Everton on Saturday. Dwight Yorke did not start against Palmeiras but is expected to be returned to the line-up alongside Andy Cole in the front line. Mark Bosnich may also be rested and be replaced by the Dutchman Raymond van der Gouw. United will return to the top of the Premiership if they are victorious as current leaders Leeds do not play until Sunday.
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Walter Smith will joke with old pal Alex Ferguson that Everton can claim to be unofficial world champions if they manage to catch Manchester United with a Tokyo hangover. Smith chuckled as he recalled Scotland made a similar tongue-in-cheek declaration when they became the first team to beat England's World Cup winners in 1967. But despite the effects of jet-lag from United's 18-hour flight home from Japan, Everton's boss knows his men will have to be at their very best to put one over a manager whose hunger shows no sign of diminishing, despite a chestful of silverware. Smith first noticed Ferguson's will-to-win qualities in five-a-side games between the coaching staffs of Dundee United and Aberdeen 20 years ago and is not surprised by his fellow Scot's feats. He said: "I've known Fergie since he was manager at Aberdeen and I was just starting out on the coaching side at Dundee United. The coaching staffs used to play five-a-side and I can't remember him ever winning. Mind you, there's nothing left for him to win now. "He always had the qualities to be a good manager. He just needed the right vehicle to go and prove it and Manchester United supplied him with that. His talent allied with the stature of the club has led to the success they have achieved." Everton have not beaten United, home or away, for over four years. Smith refuses to take encouragement from United's long midweek trip to Japan, adding: "I don't think the travelling will be a factor. United will get a buzz from winning in Tokyo and that will help them overcome any tiredness. It's not as if players are going to be falling asleep on the pitch."
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RED-HOT ANDY'S FESTIVE PLEDGE Andy Cole, left behind this week to rest his back injury, is ready to continue where he left off with goals, goals and more goals. The United hitman has long passed the ten-goal target he sets himself for Christmas each year. And as he prepares to bounce back into serious action against Everton this weekend, Cole reckons United are about to be transformed from lukewarm to red-hot. They might have landed their fourth signifciant piece of silverware inside the last 12 months, and they might be sitting one place of the top of the Premiership with a game in hand on leaders Leeds, but United are still a long way off overdrive. So says Cole. The England striker explained: "It's true that we haven't hit the heights of last season yet but we normally hit our good patch at Christmas. "Brian Kidd always used to tell us the time to start winning is Christmas - and from then it's downhill. "Nobody at the club is too worried or concerned *about the way things have been going. We're three points behind Leeds having played one less so we feel we are in a good position to start pushing them hard." As for the Everton clash, Cole recalled the 1-1 opening day of the season visit to Goodison Park when an own goal cost them all three points. Cole, with 14 goals this season, added: "There were a few surpised people after that result but in all honesty we dominated the game but then let in an own goal." Cole enlightened us a little as to why his partnership with with Dwight Yorke works so well. He said: "We play well together with a good understanding. Everyone has seen what we're capable of. He puts me in and I score, then he returns the compliment, and we're always looking to do that. That's what it is all about." Then, the hit-man talked of his friendship with Everton's Kevin Campbell, a man who he will be facing on Saturday as United take on the Toffees at Old Trafford. He said: "Kevin and I go back a long way. When we are Arsenal, he used to live about three doors away from me all those years ago. He's done well, the fans have taken to him up there. I hope he doesn't do too well against us though.
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ILIE BLOW BOOSTS UNITED'S CHANCES Manchester Unitedís Champions League chances were given a boost with the news that Valencia forward will miss the teamís Old Trafford clash. The Romanian striker has been in hospital for the past week suffering from a gallstone problem. It is a huge blow for the Spanish side to lose the talented talisman, who has scored once in the Champions League this season. Ilie shot to fame, and earned himself a move to La Liga, in 1998 with a series of wonderful World Cup performances for Romania. English fans will certainly remember him, consistently causing problems as he helped his side to a 2-1 victory over England. However, United cannot afford to rest on their laurels in the match as they still have to cope with Valenciaís Argentinean double-act, Claudio Lopez and Kily Gonzalez. The deadly duo saw off the challenge of Scottish Premier League champions Rangers and, along with Spanish international playmaker Gaizka Mendieta, are still a combination to be feared.
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United still top of rich list The annual survey by consultants Deloitte and Touch and Four-Four-Two has once again revealed Manchester United as the richest club in Europe. Manchester United top the list which is dominated by English clubs holding eight of the top twenty positions. The figures, which are based on the 1997/98 season, show United with a turnover of £87.9 million, which is almost £20 million more than their nearest rivals Spanish side Real Madrid. The second English team in the list are Newcastle who come in fifth with £49.2million. The pair are joined in the top 20 by Chelsea (9th, 47.5m), Liverpool (10th, 45.5m), Arsenal (13th, 40.4m), Aston Villa (17th, 31.8m), Tottenham (18th, 31.2m) and Leeds (20th, 28.3m).
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KIDS FALL AT FIRST HURDLE - FA Youth Cup Report Manchester United 1-2 Nottingham Forest Thursday, December 02, 1999 Manchester United crashed out of The Times FA Youth Cup on Thursday night, losing 2-1 to Nottingham Forest. It was the third year in a row that the Reds have failed at the first time of asking, following defeats at Blackburn in 1997 and Everton in 1998. Danny Webber's goal came too late to save United's Cup campaign in a rain-swept match at Gigg Lane, Bury. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> www.red11.org PERSONAL Match Report by 'THE OLD FART' It was a disappointing performance and result at a very (very!) wet and windy Gigg Lane last night. I recognised only one (possibly two) players so this report may well be inaccurate as far as players names go - I have only the teamsheet for reference. They looked a considerably bigger team, physically, than we did (how often has that seemed the case over the years?) and I said to my dad before the kick off that I was worried that they would dominate us in the air - that proved to be correct. We started brightly and should have taken the lead after two minutes when Davis was put through on his own but he shot tamely and the goalie saved. Had that shot gone in (as it SHOULD have done) it is altogether possible that we would have witnessed a totally different game for, as I will explain later, we seemed lacking slightly in confidence. After six minutes, which had been pretty much even, then broke down the left flank, the ball was nicked in to their centre forward, inside left, just on the edge of the penalty area, and he shot towards goal. Both dad and I agreed that it was no more than a speculative effort but it hit somebody on the way through and beat our goalie low and just inside the near post. I was disappointed that we conceded such a goal and Williams (if that is who it was), our goalie, must take the blame for being beaten near post. Really and truly, from that point on, there was only one team going to win the game. They were pressing and looked far stronger. The goal had really boosted them and seemed to have deflated us quite badly. However, in the eighteenth minute Webber (a lad who has played in the reserves) was again sent through by a great ball from Rose, only for his second touch to take the ball out of his control and allow the goalie (who came out well, in fairness) to gather. For reasons I cannot explain we played far to many balls in the air last night. In that they totally dominated the air that was akin to trying to run through brick walls. When we did play it along the ground we always threatened, though we never really got going down the flanks which is always a disappointment for any Manchester United side. After half an hour we once again had a neat interchange between Webber and Davis, but before Davis could shoot a great tackle beat him. The ensuing corner was easily dealt with by their big, powerful defenders. Just before the interval they really pressed. From a corner they got in a great shot which once again took a deflection. This time Williams redeemed himself making a magnificent save right on the line. Given the conditions it was a truly GREAT save and could not have been bettered even by the Dane himself (it WAS that good!). Half time and nil-one. Fair reflection on play without doubt. We started brightly again and Muirhead had a good run and shot which was saved. Then after ten minutes they got a free kick, inside right position, ten yards or so outside the area, and from the resulting far-post 'floater' they scored again as their lad was allowed to head into goal, unchallenged. Terrible defending. The goalie seeming to let the ball 'drift' past him without an attempt to save. After fifteen minutes we had a substitution when Walker was replaced by unknown (number 16). This unknown lad is quite tall and seems reasonably strong (although slightly built) and all of a sudden we began to look a little bit brighter. We managed to mount a few attacks, though whilst all finished with shots, none came close to scoring. Perhaps they tired slightly, perhaps they were happy to sit on the two, but we definitely looked the better team during the last twenty. This new lad made a difference and we seemed to pep up a bit and after thirty-nine minutes we scored. Some nice work down the right flank played Webber in, inside right. He beat one man, took a touch and then unleashed an absolute screamer from over twenty yards into the top left corner. Cracker. 1-2 and game on (perhaps). But, sadly, whilst we really pressed, that goal had come ten minutes too late. We had our tails up and looked a different team but it was to no avail. Final score then 1-2. Both dad and I agreed it was, over the ninety minutes, a fair reflection. They had been much stronger than us and had dominated midfield. I cannot but wonder at our tactic of playing the high ball - strange that - but then what do I know! So we're out of the FA Youth Cup yet again. It seems a long time since we got past the first round. The team (from the teamsheet) was: Williams, Lynch, Studley, Strange, Szmid ("there's only one Marek Szmid"!!!), Walker, Muirhead, Rose, Webber, Davis, Wood. Subs: Dodd, Tate, Pugh, Nardiello and Sampson. Keep the faith, 'THE OLD FART'
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