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Date: Thurs 11 Nov 1999 00:00 GMT
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This Issue:
1. Berg reveals pitch problems
2. MEN - Cole's hot says Supermac
3. Ask the StatMan What was Dave Sextons largest Transfer Fee?
4. Meeting with Tony Banks
5. DWIGHT: I CAME VERY CLOSE TO DYING
6. Cole and Shearer kiss and make up
7. TWO OFF AS RESERVES CRASH
8. Break boost for injuries
9. MEN Cole and Shearer make up

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MANCHESTER UNITED DAILY NEWS  Thursday 11th Nov 1999:

Barry Comment:
Apologies for my mix up on the reserve match yesterday!
Insert the words Newcastle for Sheff Wed then the report
is purfect. We can all make daft mistakes!
It was Newcastle that beat us, NOT Sheff Wed, sorry!

RED BARRY


* UK TV info:  BBC TO COVER UNITED'S BRAZIL MISSION
The BBC will broadcast live coverage of Manchester United's World Team
Championship challenge in Brazil.

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

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 

Second stage Euro Draw  GROUP B
Manchester United Valencia Bordeaux Fiorentina
Tues Nov 23 
Group B: Fiorentina v Manchester United 
Group B: Valencia v Girondins Bordeaux 
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 
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Previous News:
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 Peter Schmeichel's last Season at United!
   http://www.red11.org/mufc/news/schmeichel.htm

*** RESULTS AND ATTENDANCES ON 06/11/99 ***
         Aston Villa   0-1   Southampton           26,474
       Bradford City   1-1   Coventry City         17,587
           Liverpool   2-0   Derby County          44,467
   Manchester United   2-0   Leicester City        55,191
       Middlesbrough   1-1   Sunderland            34,793
 Sheffield Wednesday   2-2   Watford               21,658

*** RESULTS AND ATTENDANCES ON 07/11/99 ***
             Chelsea   0-0   West Ham United       34,935
    Newcastle United   1-1   Everton               36,164
   Tottenham Hotspur   2-1   Arsenal               36,085
           Wimbledon   2-0   Leeds United          18,747

*** CONDENSED LEAGUE TABLE AS AT 07/11/99 ***

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


*** TEAM STATISTICS - MANCHESTER UNITED - AS AT 06/11/99 ***
AVERAGE HOME ATTENDANCE: 55,168
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)
HEAVIEST HOME DEFEAT:     -
BEST AWAY WIN:           22/08/99 - Arsenal (2-1)
                         25/08/99 - Coventry City (2-1)
                         11/09/99 - Liverpool (3-2)
HEAVIEST AWAY DEFEAT:    03/10/99 - Chelsea (0-5)

 NEXT MATCHES
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20-NOV-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs Derby C  (FA Premier League, AWAY)
30-NOV-1999 [20:00] Manchester Utd. vs Palmeiras  (Inter Continental Cup, AWAY)
04-DEC-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs Everton  (FA Premier League, HOME)
18-DEC-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs West Ham  (FA Premier League, AWAY)


*** TEAM RESULTS - MANCHESTER UNITED - 

UNITED Stats v All teams:
http://www.red11.org/mufc/stats/
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.
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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 PL   15.00
23/11/99    AC Fiorentina            Away EC   19.45
pp 27/11/99 ? Sheffield Wednesday  Away PL *No new date yet
30/11/99    Tokyo  Palmeiras         WCC       20.00
 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"
 3/01/2000  Middlesborough           Home PL   20.00
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 JAN 05-14  Brazil WTC [3-4 games]
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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
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22/01/2000  Arsenal                  Home PL   15.00
 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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Berg reveals pitch problems Henning Berg has blamed the troublesome new Old Trafford pitch for United making hard work of their weekend win over Leicester. The Norwegian defender also reckons the team should have used Ole Gunnar Solskjaer more often on Saturday afternoon. He said: "The new pitch must take the blame for it's very hard to control the ball and it led to a lot of bad passes. "Ole Gunnar played a good match as one of three strikers even if he didn't score. I think he should be used a bit more - especially in the first half." Berg was one of 600 guests at a charity dinner that evening, organised by Andy Cole, to benefit children in Zimbabwe and revealed how the players took part in a charity auction - Jesper Blomqvist successfully bidding for a signed Maddonna CD!
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MEN - Cole's hot says Supermac ONE of England's greatest modern-day centre forwards says Andy Cole could be England's man for a crisis if the going gets tough in two crunch clashes with Scotland. Former Newcastle and England legend Malcolm Macdonald sees the Manchester United sharp-shooter as the talisman in England's bid to qualify for the European Championships. Macdonald, dubbed Supermac during a distinguished career and capped 14 times for England between 1972 and 76, told M.E.N. Sport: ``I rate Cole very highly - he's a fine player. ``He could well be the man to see England through to victory. ``These games will be about passion and it may just need a moment of inspiration from someone with an eye for goal to make things safe and he is the man. But he added: ``I would not start him in the first game at Hampden Park but I would certainly have him ready to either turn things round or to remedy a situation. ``If I was England manager I would let Alan Shearer lead the line against the Scots at Hampden Park and get the ball in to him. ``How England shape up depends a lot on what mood Shearer is in come Saturday. Fortunately, he is really hungry just now and this is a good sign. ``Cole, though, could also have an important role to play. ``Like I said, I rate him very highly - you have to - look at his record. ``He is a quality striker but his first touch tends to let him down at international level. The best players in the Premiership do not necessarily make the best players at international level. ``There is no doubting Cole's record but I would continue to let him have an impact role with England. People forget that Sir Alf Ramsey left a certain Jimmy Greaves out of the England team for the 1966 World Cup Final. ``England face two very important games against Scotland but it must be a massive boost for Kevin Keegan to know he has so many good strikers at his in his squad. ``Cole is ideal because of his ability to either turns things around or to help build on an advantage.''
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Ask the StatMan What was Dave Sextons largest Transfer Fee visitor_country: UK visitor_age: 30 question: What was Dave Sextons largest Transfer Fee, Buying and Selling ============================================================================ Sexton's largest buy was £1.25M for Garry Birtles from Nottingham Forest in October 1980. His biggest sale was £500,000 for Andy Ritchie from Brighton and Hove Albion, also in October 1980. A full list of United transfers can be seen at: http://www.red11.org/mufc/alltransfer.htm
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Meeting with Tony Banks Just a reminder that IMUSA have the ex Sports Minister appearing at O'Briens in The Stretford Arndale from 8pm this Thursday (11th). So if you want to question one of the main figures behind our FA Cup withdrawal this is your chance. Unlike a lot of politicos, Banks has always been a genuine football fan, and if rumours are to be believed, was responsible for getting some Reds into the Nou Camp gratis. Talking of which, some souvenirs from the European Cup Final will be raffled off. The meeting is free to IMUSA members, but non-members can join on the night for ú5 Stretford Arndale is situated on Chester Road, close to Stretford Metro, and the M60 Stretford/Altrincham junction. The meeting is upstairs. Go through the door behind the pool table and head up the stairs. Look forward to seeing you there Mark
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DWIGHT: I CAME VERY CLOSE TO DYING By MARK IRWIN DWIGHT YORKE has revealed the sensational secret behind the most famous smile in soccer. The Manchester United striker believes he is blessed after nearly being killed in a car accident as a kid. Yorke, 28, was a barefoot two-year-old when he was run over by a truck on his native island of Tobago in the West Indies. He broke BOTH his legs in the horrific smash and doctors feared the tiny toddler would not pull through. It was six months before he was allowed to leave hospital. And when he was finally discharged, his father came to collect him in a garbage truck! The £12.5million superstar revealed in his new video: "I'm the way I am because I've been given a second chance in life. "It was a terrible car accident and everyone tells me I was close to death. I can't remember much about it but from what I gather, I was very fortunate not to be killed." Baby Dwight was with one of his older sisters when he dashed into the road and straight into the path of the oncoming truck. He said: "I was only two years old at the time. I had all these scars and I had broken both of my legs. "I suppose that's why I am always smiling and always enjoying life. I was delighted to get another chance and can appreciate how lucky I have been. My greatest memory of the whole thing was when my dad came to hospital to take me home after six months "He was a garbage collector at the time and the only means of transport we had available was his truck. "I remember I had to climb up all the rubbish to sit next to him in the cab." The king of Old Trafford revealed his amazing childhood secret in the video Dwight Yorke - Smiles Better, which is released on Monday. He also confessed to a toe-curling nickname which will have his United pals in stitches. The former Aston Villa striker admitted: "When I was a kid, everyone in Tobago used to call me Anna! Even my family used the name. "I used to have really long hair as a boy and people reckoned it made me look like a woman. "I'm not sure how the name first came about but if anyone calls me Anna these days they had better know me pretty well." Yorke, one of nine children brought up in poverty in Tobago, also revealed how he hopes his achievements in English football can inspire a new generation of Caribbean kids. The £25,000-a-week superstar won the European Cup, Premiership and FA Cup in his first season at United, scoring 29 goals in the process. He said: "When I was a boy in Tobago, I would look at John Barnes for inspiration. "Now I hope my achievements will encourage a lot of people all over the Caribbean. "They can look at me as someone who had nothing, was given an opportunity and turned it into something really positive. "We were very poor as a family. There were nine kids living in a two-bed bungalow and life was never easy. "There were times when I was playing football with nothing on my feet. "But I would not change a thing about my early years. The lifestyle I had then makes me appreciate everything I now have all the more."
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Cole and Shearer kiss and make up By Ken Dyer Andy Cole has had a meeting with Alan Shearer at the England squad's hotel in a move to head off a possible rift between the two strikers. Cole's act of conciliation towards the England captain came after criticism in the serialisation of the Manchester United striker's soon to be published autobiography. In the book, Cole argued that a succession of England managers had shown a selection bias towards the Newcastle forward, irrespective of his form. Shearer was apparently unhappy with Cole's comments but has decided, following a meeting between the pair, to swallow his dis-pleasure for the sake of squad unity. England coach Kevin Keegan, who won't name his team for Saturday's Euro 2000 play-off against Scotland until just before kick-off, could still decide to partner captain Shearer with Cole in attack. Keegan could have done without Cole's comments so close to the matches against Scotland but does not expect a problem if he decides to pair the two strikers in Saturday's first match at Hampden Park. "It's not a problem," Keegan said. "If I drew up a list of the players I know best in the squad, then Alan Shearer and Andy Cole would be numbers one and two. "They will shake hands and move on. They are the sort of lads who just get on with their lives." Keegan has to decide whether to pick Cole, who has been in sparkling form for United in recent matches, in preference to Michael Owen, who trained yesterday and says he is over his hamstring problems. Cole missed training yesterday but Keegan said: "Andy hardly ever misses a game. He's had a shin injury but I would expect him to be back training by Thursday." Keegan will also assess the fitness of Owen over the next three days. He said: "He's been out for a while but, if he's fully fit, there has to be a place for him in the team. You saw what happened when he came on as a substitute against Belgium - their defenders suddenly retreated 10 yards. "I believe he feels 100 per cent himself but, if you're talking about match fit-ness, there has to be a slight doubt. "There are two ways of looking at things. You could pick him from the start and ask him to give us an hour, or you could bring him on during the match. We will just have to see how he goes for the rest of the week." Owen is confident he will be fit and said: "I've lost five days training through injury, that's all. It's important to play for England and Liverpool and I'd hate to miss this match. "The best atmosphere I've experienced was playing in the UEFA Cup for Liverpool against Celtic and this could be even better. The hamstring has totally cleared up now and there is no stiffness. "I believe I deserve to be in the team. I know there's a few players fighting for one position, but it's well worth fighting for." The build-up to Saturday's match is becoming intense and Keegan admits he is impatient. He said: "I just want Saturday to come. It can't come quickly enough for me."
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TWO OFF AS RESERVES CRASH Wednesday, November 10, 1999 08:54 Newcastle United Res. 2 Manchester United Res. 0 Both Richard Wellens and Jonathan Greening received their marching orders as United Reserves went down at Kingston Park, home of Newcastle Rugby Club, on Tuesday night. Wellens' dismissal came after twice having his name taken by the referee, Mr Devine. He was shown the yellow card in the 35th minute after clashing with Newcastle's Lucas Cominelli. Four minutes later, and following another altercation with the Argentinian trialist, Wellens was directed to the dressing rooms. In fact the player was half way there before Devine had the opportunity to perform his yellow and red card trick. Seconds earlier Wellens had himself been on the receiving end of an over vigorous Steve Howey challenge, but the referee adjudged that a booking was sufficient punishment. Greening's departure from the action arrived in the 59th minute after the Reds' call for a penalty had been refused. Irish youngster David Healy was the victim of what appeared to a foul challenge by Paul Arnison in the Magpies' area, but the referee didn't take that view and when Greening decided to make his opinion known to the man in black, his involvement in the game was instantly terminated. Paul Robinson's goal, scored in the 28th minute, separated the teams at the interval, but there was little to choose between the sides until United were reduced to nine men. They then became restricted in what they could attempt and any hope of salvaging something from the match probably disappeared when Greening was ordered to leave the field. Jamie Coppinger scored Newcastle's second goal with ten minutes to go and that was just about that. As a result, Newcastle replaced close neighbours Sunderland at the top of the FA Premier Reserve League North. United: Taibi, Clegg, Higginbotham, O'Shea, Roche, Cruyff, Wellens, Wilson, Greening, Healy (sub: Notman), Twiss. Subs not used: Culkin, Rose S., Webber, Stewart.
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Break boost for injuries Manchester United hope to use the international break to get some of their injured stars back into contention, with close to the top of the list Teddy Sheringham who has been out of action tearing a calf muscle a month ago. Sheringham's chances of being involved in England's Euro 2000 play off games against Scotland disappeared during the last fortnight, and now he hopes to be ready to return when play resumes after the crucial internationals. Also getting closer to a comeback is Nicky Butt who had a hernia operation at the start of last month. He is cycling his way back to fitness and could be playing again within the next two weeks. Scandinavian duo Ronny Johnsen and Jesper Blomqvist, who have not played a game this season, are also progressing. Blomqvist expects to be playing again before Christmas, but it could be New Year before Johnsen is back in action after having surgery on both knees. Gary Neville will have a slower build up before he makes another comeback after twice breaking down with a recurrence of his groin injury. Neville was pulled out of the England squad during the summer after suffering from his first groin strain, and made a comeback during August, only to break down again. He made another return last week but today is back in the treatment room as United look at ways of easing him back into action - hopefully without an operation. Before his setback, Neville had not been out of action for more than a week through injury during his entire career. It is hardly surprising Sir Alex Ferguson once again has fingers crossed his international stars return from this week's games unscathed, after putting up with the worst injury crisis of his United career during the first three months of the season. To date fourteen of his regular first team squad have been out of action because of injury, and the United boss says it is remarkable his players have managed to stay with the pace in both the Premiership and the Champions' League. Sir Alex has used a total of 37 players in all competitions this season, with Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole and Phil Neville among the few who have avoided the injury jinx.
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MEN Cole and Shearer make up By PAUL HINCE ANDY COLE has made his peace in clear-the-air talks with England skipper Alan Shearer, it can be revealed today. The two strikers shook hands at a private meeting in the England squad's hotel last night to heal the rift caused by Cole's stinging criticism of the Newcastle star in his recent autobiography. Shearer was believed to be incensed at Cole's suggestion that a series of England managers had shown a selection bias towards him - irrespective of his form. England coach Kevin Keegan was keen for Cole and Shearer to get together in case he is forced to play the two in-form strikers alongside each other in Saturday's crunch Euro 2000 play-off against Scotland at Hampden Park. Keegan has said already that Michael Owen will partner Shearer at Hampden providing the Liverpool flier proves over the next 48 hours that he has recovered fully from his recent hamstring injury. If Owen fails to convince Keegan that he is fully match fit, the England boss will turn to Cole, knowing that any ill-feeling between the Old Trafford star and Shearer has now been averted. ``Andy's comments are not a problem,'' says Keegan. ``If I drew up a list of players I know best in the squad, Alan Shearer and Andy Cole would be numbers one and two. ``They will shake hands and move on. They are the sort of lads who don't hold grudges and just get on with their lives.'' Meanwhile, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes Craig Brown will spring a major surprise at Hampden Park on Saturday - by ordering the Scottish team into all-out attack. ``It's going to be a hard game on Saturday - for both teams,'' said Sir Alex. ``Every manager is differenht in how they approach games like this but I think tactics will play a part in some sort or other. ``I don't think Scotland will play a containing game because they are not good at that. I think they will have a go at England.''
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