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Date: Sun Oct 10 02:00:09 GMT+00:00 1999
1. Sir Alex Ferguson has said he wants to stay on at Old Trafford
2. MEN : Giggs back for Fergie party
3. New injury blow ««
4. Luke Chadwick v Jimmy Nielsen - Luke won!
MANCHESTER UNITED DAILY NEWS Sunday 10th Oct 1999:
The big day tomorrow Eric and Peter back at OT together.
The match is sold out and is live on Sky Sports in UK.
Enjoy for thise who can see it!
*** MANCHESTER SENIOR CUP
Manchester United Reserves will play Manchester City Reserves in the
Manchester Senior Cup to be played at Gigg Lane, Bury on Thursday 28th
October, kick off 7 p.m.
ECL Group D ** Manchester United **
Olympique de Marseille * NK Croatia Zagreb * SK Sturm Graz
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 José Quinton Fortune
26 Massimo Taibi 31 Nicholas James Culkin 33 Mark Antony Wilson
34 Jonathan Greening
Real Audio - Last weeks Daily News Sound Archive:
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99/2000 fixtures/match reports are at
Mark Bosnich's Personal Details
MANCHESTER UNITED STATS v ALL teams on the Web
BSKYB Takeover news/pics at http://www.red11.org/mufc/bskyb.htm
Brian Kidd Press conference, pic, real audio
Peter Schmeichel's last Season at United!
*** CONDENSED LEAGUE TABLE AS AT 04/10/99 ***
Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Leeds United 10 7 1 2 19 12 7 22
2 Manchester United 10 6 3 1 23 15 8 21
3 Sunderland 10 6 2 2 18 8 10 20
4 Chelsea 8 6 1 1 15 3 12 19
5 Arsenal 10 6 1 3 13 9 4 19
6 Everton 10 5 2 3 16 10 6 17
7 Leicester City 10 5 2 3 17 13 4 17
8 Aston Villa 10 5 2 3 11 9 2 17
9 West Ham United 8 5 1 2 11 6 5 16
10 Tottenham Hotspur 9 4 2 3 16 14 2 14
11 Middlesbrough 10 4 0 6 11 15 -4 12
12 Liverpool 9 3 2 4 10 10 0 11
13 Southampton 9 3 2 4 16 19 -3 11
14 Coventry City 10 2 3 5 12 14 -2 9
15 Watford 10 3 0 7 6 11 -5 9
16 Derby County 10 2 3 5 10 18 -8 9
17 Wimbledon 10 1 5 4 14 23 -9 8
18 Bradford City 9 2 2 5 4 13 -9 8
19 Newcastle United 10 2 1 7 20 23 -3 7
20 Sheffield Wednesday 10 1 1 8 8 25 -17 4
Tomorrow 11/10 Sir Alex Ferguson's testimonial OT [Schmeichel + Cantona]
13-OCT-1999 [19:45] Manchester Utd. vs Aston Villa (Worthington (League) Cup, AWAY)
16-OCT-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs Watford (FA Premier League, HOME)
19-OCT-1999 [19:45] Manchester Utd. vs Marseille (UEFA Champions League, AWAY)
24-OCT-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs Spurs (FA Premier League, AWAY)
27-OCT-1999 [19:45] Manchester Utd. vs NK Croatia (UEFA Champions League, AWAY)
The line-up for the testimonial game is:
Eric Cantona Peter Schmeichel
Zinedine Zidane Gabriel Batistuta
Paul Gascoigne Juninho
George Weah Alessandro Costacurta
Christian Ziege Lillian Thuram
Roberto Mancini John Collins
*** TEAM RESULTS - MANCHESTER UNITED -
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 Ferguson's testimonial OT [Schmeichel + Cantona]
13/10/99 Aston Villa Away WC 3 19.45
16/10/99 Watford Home PL 15.00
19/10/99 Marseille Away EC 19.45
24/10/99 Tottenham Hotspur Away PL 15.00 - moved from 23/10
27/10/99 Croatia Zagreb Away EC 19.45
30/10/99 Aston Villa home PL 15.00
2/11/99 Sturm Graz Home EC 19.45
6/11/99 Leicester City Home PL 15.00
20/11/99 Derby County Away PL 15.00
24/11/99 ? EC
27/11/99 Sheffield Wednesday Away PL 15.00
30/11/99 Tokyo Palmeiras WCC 20.00
1/12/99 ? WC 4
4/12/99 Everton Home PL 15.00
8/12/99 ? EC
11/12/99 FAC 3 Will not enter ...
15/12/99 ? WC 5
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"
3/01/2000 Middlesborough Home PL 20.00
***** 5-14 /01/2000 Brazil WTC ***** [3-4 games]
* 8/01/2000 FAC 4 Will not enter ...
12/01/2000 ? WC sf i
15/01/2000 Leeds United Away PL 15.00
22/01/2000 Arsenal Home PL 15.00
26/01/2000 ? WC sf ii
* 29/01/2000 FAC 5 Will not enter ...
5/02/2000 Coventry City Home PL 15.00
12/02/2000 Newcastle United Away PL 15.00
* 19/02/2000 FAC 6 Will not enter ...
26/02/2000 Wimbledon Away PL 15.00
27/02/2000 ? Wembley WC f
1/03/2000 ? EC
4/03/2000 Liverpool Home PL 15.00
8/03/2000 ? EC
11/03/2000 Derby County Home PL 15.00
15/03/2000 ? EC
18/03/2000 Leicester City Away PL 15.00
22/03/2000 ? EC
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
* 9/04/2000 FAC sf Will not enter ...
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
* 20/05/2000 Wembley FAC f Will not enter ...
24/05/2000 ? EC f
Subject: Sir Alex Ferguson has said he wants to stay on at Old Trafford
FERGIE WANTS TO STAY - IF ASKED
Sir Alex Ferguson has said he wants to stay on at Old Trafford in some
capacity when he hangs up his tracksuit and stopwatch - but don't think
he's taking a job offer for granted.
He has already said that he will retire form the dug-out in three years
time, when he reaches his 60th birthday, but many will find it hard to
imagine Old Trafford without the most successful manager of the past
decade. The man himself is no exception.
"I have been a manager for 25 years, 13 of them here at Old Trafford. I
think in three years time it will definitely be time to hand the cudgels
over to someone else. It will be time for me to take a new direction," he
"Hopefully, that will be here at Manchester United in some capacity, but
there are no guarantees. No one has spoken to me about it. If it's not
here, then it will be somewhere else. That's the way life goes."
Sir Alex was speaking ahead of his testimonial match on Monday night, when
United take on a World XI in front of the Sky Cameras. The star-studded
evening will see the Old Trafford return of icons like Peter Schmeichel and
Eric Cantona, along with Serie A stars such as Gabriel Batistuta, Zinedine
Zidane, and George Weah.
Some may find it odd that a manager should have a testimonial, but Fergie
has got no worries on that score.
"Yes, I admit it's unusual for a manger to have one," he said. "But I think
this will be an appropriate occasion. That's not to say I deserve one, but
I don't think it's undeserved."
There will be precious few who would not concur with those sentiments in
Monday's sell-out crowd.
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Subject: MEN : Giggs back for Fergie party
Giggs back for Fergie party
RYAN Giggs will make his Manchester United
comeback in Sir Alex Ferguson's testimonial match on Monday night.
The Reds' boss will use his tribute game against a Rest of the World XI to
ease the Welsh winger back towards full fitness, with a view to a Premiership
return against Watford at Old Trafford next Saturday - just four weeks after he was
Giggs has been out with another hamstring injury suffered against Wimbledon
three weeks ago.
Stories that the 25-year-old would make a shock comeback today for Wales
against Switzerland in their final Euro 2000 at Wrexham were rubbished by
Fergie and his winger was only at the Welsh camp for a photo-shoot.
However, Giggs, who has missed four matches with his problem, will appear on
``I am going to give Ryan half a match on Monday night and then hope he'll
be fit for Watford,'' says Fergie.
``He's been training full out and doing really well. He had a 40-minute run
out in a practise match on Thursday and came through it without any problems.
``It is important with a hamstring injury that you do all your remedial work
properly and you aren't rushed back, otherwise you could be out longer.
``Ryan has done all the right work and now he's at the stage where a half on
Monday night is the right thing for him.''
Meanwhile, another show-stopping Frenchman has signed up to play for Sir Alex
in the United manager's tribute game.
Returning legend Eric Cantona will be joined by French 'keeper Pascal Olmeta,
who almost stole the show at the Munich benefit in August, 1998.
Cantona's on-field farewell in the memorial match was nearly up-staged by the
jester from Ajaccio. The extrovert Olmeta danced and sang with the Old
Trafford crowd and United fans urged Fergie to sign him up! It was a plea met with
great encouragement by the 'keeper.
Now Pascal is back for Fergie and this time he threatens to grab the limelight
from three Red legends - Fergie, Cantona and Peter Schmeichel.
The Great Dane returns to Old Trafford for his personal farewell to honour his
treble-winning boss and will play in goal for the Rest of the World XI . .
but you can bet Olmeta will want his share of the limelight between the sticks
at some stage!
The disappointment that Fiorentina striker Gabriel Batistuta will miss the
jamboree as he's been called up by Argentina has been offset by the capture of
Roma's Brazilian skipper Kafu for the glittering showpiece.
Inter Milan's Taribo West and West Ham's Rio Ferdinand and Paulo Di Canio
have been added to the visiting squad who'll take on United.
Paul Scholes is expected to play for England at Sunderland tomorrow in the
friendly against Belgium and won't play against the Rest of the World 24 hours
later, but Fergie's fit senior players will turn out for the testimonial in
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Subject: New injury blow ««
Defender Mikael Silvestre was injured while playing for the French
Under-21s on Saturday against Iceland in Blois.
The ex-Inter Milan full back was substituted on 34 minutes and could miss
United's return to league action at home to Watford in a week's time.
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Subject: Luke Chadwick v Jimmy Nielsen - Luke won!
*Chadwick had a goal ruled out for offside
Not good advertising for a prospective goalkeeper? 4-1!!!!!
I must say that the match was so one sided that Jimmy did not have a chance
He did ok most of the golas were unreachable and close in. One was a nutmeg
but it was 50/50 and deflected in off his legs, still here is the 365 report:
ENGLAND UNDER-21s 4 DENMARK UNDER-21s 1
Leeds' young guns blazed their way to England glory as Under-21
manager Howard Wilkinson provided a glimpse of the future at full
During his eight-year reign at Elland Road, Wilkinson set the wheels
in motion to a potential dynasty which is just beginning to bear fruit
under David O'Leary. Wilkinson created a youth policy which has
helped fire O'Leary's side to the top of the Premier League this
season for the first time since 'Wilko' took the club to the old First
Division title in 1992. Now, having recently taken charge of the
Under-21s from Peter Taylor, Wilkinson is able to tap into that rich
seam of talent at the Yorkshire club.
Debuts were handed to goalkeeper Paul Robinson and striker Alan
Smith, who lined up alongside team-mates Danny Mills, Lee Bowyer
and Michael Bridges - and none disappointed against Denmark.
Wilkinson, along with both O'Leary and assistant Eddie Gray who
were present at Bradford's Valley Parade ground, watched as
first-half goals were perfectly crafted and finished in Leeds.
O'Leary, who admitted just before kick-off of his pride at the five
United players in the line-up, probably afforded himself a wry smile
as Bridges teed-up Smith and Bowyer in the opening half. But the
game also threw up another star-in-the-making, and yet another to
roll off the Manchester United production line, in Luke Chadwick.
The winger tormented the Danes down the right-hand side for most
of the evening and is certain to play a major role in Wilkinson's
assault on the European Under-21 title. With Frank Lampard with
the full squad - although certain to return for next month's
two-legged last 16 championship clash - it proved to be a special
night for Liverpool's Jamie Carragher.
Carragher, handed the skipper's armband in Lampard's absence,
equalled the 22-cap record for the Under-21s set by former
Manchester City and West Brom star Gary Owen between 1977 and
1983. The 21-year-old marshalled his side with calm and composure
as the Leeds youngsters set about maintaining England's unbeaten
record against the visitors.
England made it nine wins and two draws from their 11 meetings,
with the game virtually all over as a contest by the half-time break.
The opening 45 minutes at least made amends for last month's 3-1
defeat in Poland, the only blemish on England's almost-perfect
qualifying record in the championships. The second lacked the
panache of the first, although the Danes did try to make the last 17
minutes intriguing when they pulled back a goal out of nothing from
Fortunately, England had their two first-half strikes to fall back on
as Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard and Bridges set up Smith for
the 20th-minute opener. Smith, with only one Premiership goal to
his credit this season, rounded goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen before
sliding home a simple finish.
After Magleby had seen Robinson brilliantly tip a rasping drive onto
the post, Leeds' £5m club record signing in Bridges then teed up
Bowyer in the 31st minute. The tenacious midfielder, who was
booked and limped off with a groin strain early in the second-half,
coolly beat Nielsen with a close-range nutmeg.
After Smith, sub David Thompson and Chadwick had all had goals
ruled out for offside, England finally added a game-clinching third
seven minutes from time. Smith's measured cross from the left was
knocked home by Wimbledon striker Carl Cort.
And floundering Denmark were polished off by a fourth goal in the
fourth minute of injury-time, Thompson heading home after Cort had
knocked back Smith's cross - again from the left.
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