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Date: Thu Oct 14 05:58:25 GMT+00:00 1999
1. YOU CAN'T WIN ANYTHING WITH KIDS' ?? Average Age Only 22 years
2. Villa pile on the agony for Bosnich
3. Keano appeal from Virtual Manchester
4. ECF Video by "Paul Busby"
5. UNITED FACE BRAZILIAN TEST
6. Oct-1999: United have internet spy
7. Fergie humbled as Beckham is rapped
8. GREGORY HAPPY TO PROFIT FROM UNITED APATHY
MANCHESTER UNITED DAILY NEWS Thursday 14th Oct 1999:
Nothing much can be concluded from last nights defeat v Manchester United reserves
Bosnich played well, so hopefully we may be seeing some more of him soon?
Quote from Paul Kaiser on the mailing list:
"The best thing about the game tonight was seeing how excited the Villa
fans were getting about beating our reserves. And they consider themselves
to be our rivals!!."
*** 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:
Click on INDEX at http://www.red11.org/sound
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!
*** ROUND 3 RESULTS ON 13/10/99 ***
ASTON VILLA 3-0 Manchester United 33,815
Chelsea 0-1 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 21,008
Derby County 1-2 BOLTON WANDERERS 20,242
LEEDS UNITED 1-0 Blackburn Rovers 24,353
LEICESTER CITY 2-0 Grimsby Town 13,701
MIDDLESBROUGH 1-0 Watford 8,843
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 4-1 Nottingham Forest 15,524
SOUTHAMPTON 2-1 Liverpool 13,822
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3-1 Crewe Alexandra 25,486
WEST HAM UNITED 2-0 AFC Bournemouth 22,067
*** PREM FIXTURES ON 16/10/99 ***
Arsenal v Everton
Coventry City v Newcastle United
Derby County v Tottenham Hotspur
Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday
Leicester City v Southampton
Liverpool v Chelsea
Manchester United v Watford
Wimbledon v Bradford City
*** FIXTURES ON 17/10/99 ***
Middlesbrough v West Ham 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
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 testimonial Home F L 2-4 [RED LEGENDS]
13/10/99 Aston Villa Away WC3 L 0-3 - 33,815
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
4/12/99 Everton Home PL 15.00
8/12/99 ? EC
11/12/99 FAC 3 Will not enter ...
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 ...
15/01/2000 Leeds United Away PL 15.00
22/01/2000 Arsenal Home PL 15.00
* 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
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: 'YOU CAN'T WIN ANYTHING WITH KIDS' ?? Average Age Only 22 years
Aston Villa 3-0 Manchester Utd
By Adrian Sherling
It looked like men against boys. Actually, if you think about it, it was.
Manchester United, their average age only 22 years, and with four
debutantes were outclassed by a full-strength Aston Villa team.
There was a place in the United team for Villa favourite Mark Bosnich. He
has been desperate to play after becoming third choice goalkeeper at Old
Trafford, but many may see his inclusion amongst the unknowns of Michael
Twiss and John O’Shea as further Fergie insult to a player who rejected him
nearly ten years ago.
Villa took the lead on 18 minutes – the only surprise about that being that
it took them so long. Boateng played the ball to Julian Joachim, back to
goal with two defenders in tow. He turned, sneaking between them and firing
a wonderfully crafted right-footer which curled into the top corner.
Bosnich was given a “welcome home” by Dion Dublin as he bundled the keeper,
ball, and anything else in the way, over the line. He turned away to
celebrate, but didn’t appear to surprised when referee Mike Riley awarded a
free-kick against him.
It was the former Villa man who was keeping the youngsters in the match.
Lee Hendrie, the only man who is the correct age to fit into their
opponents young line-up, slipped the ball through a crowd of inexperienced
legs, but Joachim’s shot was blocked by the Australian stoppers legs.
As the second half started, it was as if Villa had not been away such was
their dominance. With David James shaken up after a serious car accident
earlier in the day, John Gregory chose to play Finland’s Peter Enckelman in
goal, although it Peter Mandelson could have kept a clean sheet against
this motley collection of Manchester United boot-cleaners.
The lead was doubled after some shoddy schoolboy defending – but then you
can’t blame schoolboys for making schoolboy errors. A long Mark Delaney
throw was either flicked on or missed by every defender and Ian Taylor had
the simple task of volleying into an empty net.
Villa continued to dominate after that and Manchester United’s apprentices
continued worry about whether they would have to clean the bath after using
it. Lee Hendrie’s long range looping effort was well saved by Bosnich,
pushing the ball onto the crossbar.
Darius Vassell, a second half substitute, also hit the woodwork, as his
sliding shot hit the left-hand upright and bounced away.
The result was never in doubt and Villa drifted, moving into second gear
and trying not to run. United got no nearer to scoring, so the crowd went
home, feeling cold and wishing that they had gone to the local tandoori
Steve Stone added a third late on, beating Bosnich from a tight angle,
consigning United to their second straight defeat. It also marked the fifth
domestic game in which Manchester United have failed to win – albeit with a
variety of different teams.
Villa, meanwhile, will not mind as they move into the fourth round of the
Aston Villa: Aston Villa: Enckelman, Ehiogu (Watson 45), Boateng, Taylor,
Dublin, Thompson (Stone 75), Joachim (Vassell 57), Barry, Hendrie, Delaney,
Subs Not Used: Merson, Oakes.
Booked: Boateng, Dublin, Hendrie.
Goals: Joachim 18, Taylor 49, Stone 90.
Man Utd: Bosnich, Curtis, Cruyff, Solskjaer, Clegg, Higginbottom (Healy
67), Wallwork, Greening, O'Shea, Chadwick, Twiss (Wellens 74).
Subs Not Used: Notman, Culkin, Roche.
Ref: M Riley (Leeds).
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Subject: Villa pile on the agony for Bosnich
By Ian Ladyman
Aston Villa 3 Manchester United 0
Mark Bosnich survived a return to first-team football without further
damage to his reputation but his efforts were not enough to stop Manchester
United tumbling out of a competition they hold in such low regard.
The 27-year-old goalkeeper was given a torrid time by supporters of his
former club and was beaten by a stunning first-half strike from Julian
Joachim, an Ian Taylor volley soon after the break and substitute Steve
Stone in the dying moments.
But playing in a severely weakened United team, Bosnich did his chances of
a Premiership recall against Watford on Saturday no harm with fine saves
from Joachim, Taylor and Lee Hendrie.
If Bosnich needed any convincing just how far he has fallen from favour at
Villa Park then he was left in little doubt within minutes of the start.
'Stand up if you hate Bosnich' was the rather ungenerous refrain which rang
round an excited stadium as home supporters reminded the Australian just
what they thought of his summer defection to United.
Booed every time he touched the ball, the under-pressure goalkeeper at
least had the satisfaction of making an early save as he dived at the feet
of Joachim in the fourth minute. It was not to be his last.
Villa supporters were perhaps just pleased to see somebody in United
colours that they recognised as Sir Alex Ferguson once again displayed open
contempt for this competition by fielding an even more junior side than
anybody had expected.
Only Bosnich, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jordi Cruyff could honestly describe
themselves as first-team contenders on a regular basis as Ferguson selected
a 16 which included 10 players of 21 and under and debutants John O'Shea
and Luke Chadwick. Substitutes Lee Roach and Rick Wellens were also hoping
for their first taste of action at senior level.
Villa, for their part, fielded a strong side as manager John Gregory
continued his search for the elusive blend he hopes will bring him success.
Only the suspended Gareth Southgate, groin-injury victim Alan Wright and
goalkeeper David James, absent after his involvement in a fatal car crash
in Chester on Tuesday, prevented Gregory from naming his strongest team.
Not surprisingly, it was Villa who dominated the early stages and Bosnich
had seen plenty of activity in front of his goal by the time Joachim
blasted a shot past him into the top corner of the net in the 18th minute.
Receiving a ball from George Boateng, Joachim turned John Curtis
wonder-fully in the area before guiding a shot beyond the static Bosnich
with the outside of his right foot. After five games without a goal, it was
a terrific way for the 25-year-old to get back on track.
United were not devoid of attacking intent altogether and Jonathan
Greening, who helped United to Round Five of this competition last season,
almost created an equaliser with a 26th-minute run and cross that Ugo
Ehiogu bravely cleared from beneath his own crossbar.
Bosnich distinguished himself twice in the 10-minute period before
half-time as he first saved with his legs after Lee Hendrie had played
Joachim in then, soon after, sprung athletically to his left to turn a
header from Ian Taylor round the post. These were shades of Bosnich at his
best and Ferguson, watching from the stand, will have been delighted.
Any chance United had of achieving parity came and went in the early stages
of the second half. Solskjaer raced clear in the 46th minute only to be
denied by Steve Watson, a half-time substitute for Ehiogu, and within three
minutes Villa had scored the vital second goal.
Ronnie Wallwork and O'Shea failed to deal with a long Mark Delaney throw
and Taylor profited from the confusion to volley past Bosnich from 10 yards.
That effectively settled the game but, by now, Villa could sense goals and
pushed forward hoping to embarrass United further.
A Dion Dublin header was deflected wide in the 64th minute before Hendrie
latched on to the resulting corner to bring a fine save from Bosnich with a
Villa substitute Darius Vassell, on for Joachim, hit the woodwork with a
right-foot shot before United sub David Healy fired an effort over with his
In the 90th minute Stone slid in the third from a pass by Vassell to clinch
a meeting with Southampton.
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Subject: Keano appeal from Virtual Manchester
Press Release 13/8/99
KEEP KEANO!! Virtual Manchester Campaign www.manchester.com/keane
THE PROBLEM: Roy Keane faces the biggest decision of his life – whether to
stay at a club whose fans adore him, or leave to play abroad.
The club’s hands are tied because they know that breaking their wage
structure will lead to a queue of other senior players forming at the
chairman’s door asking for parity.
With the club unable to break their wage structure, the only way to save him
now is for Manchester United fans to prove their dedication as the best
supporters in the world.
Virtual Manchester – the city’s leading Website www.manchester.com - has
stepped in to help save United fans the trauma of seeing their captain walk
out of the door.
We believe we can raise the £5,000 per week for Keano that will make the
difference between him staying a true Red and leaving for foreign shores.
To achieve this we need your help.
We are aiming to get 5,000 die-hard Manchester United fans, or one major
sponsor, on board and join our campaign.
Keane could leave at the end of the season and pick up a wage bonanza
elsewhere, but now is the last chance for United fans to act and show our
captain that there is only one football club for Roy Keane.
THE SOLUTION: Find 5,000 people who are prepared to pledge £1 per week each
or some major local sponsors to bridge the gap between Manchester United’s
offer and the captain’s demands.
For further information/to make your pledge please visit
www.manchester.com/keane or contact: Peter Stewart on 0161 281 3097
XTML Creative Ltd
2nd Floor Lloyds House
22 Lloyds Street
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Subject: ECF Video by "Paul Busby"
I've just spent a wonderful 90 minutes watching the reds tonight - not at
Villa Park but on the new ECF video, "Champions of Europe". Someone on the
list asked for views on it. IMHO f*ckin' brilliant!
"Dedicated to the fans", its not the perfect video (that one's in your own
memory cells!) but it comes close. 95 minutes starting with the goals from
all the earlier games - Lodz, Barca, Brondby, Bayern, Inter, Juve -
interspersed with comments from Fergie, players and fans. The fans are the
usual cross section of celebs (Eamon Holmes), hangers-on (Lord Mayor of
M'cr/Tony Banks), posh gits, day trippers, Irish, and Cockney reds. Even the
odd Manc! Sure, we'd have preferred Linda, Pete et al (good bloke Al!) and
no doubt Red Issue would have preferred the faces/casuals/headz/jibbers/Pete
Boyle (or whatever the flavour of the month is at the moment) but those
shown are a fair cross section and you can identify with most of them.
There's a couple of good anecdotes I won't spoil by telling now. Bobby and
Wilf also feature a lot.
Barca is covered with about 30 minutes of highlights followed by another 20
of presentations and celebrations. Most is TV footage but the odd bit is
from a camcorder in the crowd or on La Ramblas. A nice touch was showing the
near identical celebrations on the streets of Barca and M'cr. The
ssssshhhh........YEAAAAA!!!!!! is shown for about half the team (sadly, not
Maysie who started it) but the "Sit Down" moment (my favourite) is not.
There's footage from the dressing room with the players singing the same
songs as the fans in the streets outside and ends with the parade in M'cr
(which I failed to see courtesy of f*ckin' CorseAir!).
All in all, a must buy! 9 1/2 out of 10. As a bonus, Woolies are selling
it (£13.99) with an offer of the 68 ECF video for only £2.99. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!
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Subject: UNITED FACE BRAZILIAN TEST
By David Anderson, PA Sport
Crack Brazilian sides Corinthians and Vasco da Gama will pose the biggest
threat to Manchester United in Thursday's draw for FIFA's World Club
United will be paired with one of the two clubs when the eight competing
teams are drawn into two groups at the Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de
The Treble winners will be kept apart from Real Madrid, who qualify as
winners of the 1998 Toyota Cup, but there will be no avoiding Brazilian
champions Corinthians or 1998 South American champions Vasco da Gama.
Corinthians arguably pose the biggest threat to United in the inaugural
tournament and they boast the likes of Brazilian midfielder Vampeta and
classy Paraguayan defender Carlos Gamarra.
The Brazilian sides will also have the extra benefit of home advantage and
Corinthians will play their three group matches in their home city of Sao
Paulo in the Morumbi stadium, while Vasco da Gama will play in front of
their home fans in Rio de Janeiro's Marcana ground.
United will have to cope with the intense heat during the tournament, which
is between January 5-14, and boss Sir Alex Ferguson is worried what effects
this will have on his players.
Seven of the eight participants are known and the final place will be taken
by Africa's representative in December.
Apart from the European and South American sides, the remaining three teams
are Oceania Champions Cup holders South Melbourne, Asian Super Cup winners
Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia and CONCACAF Champions Cup winners Rayos del
Necaxa of Mexico.
The winners from the two groups will meet in the final, while the
runners-up will contest the third/fourth place play-off.
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Subject: 13-Oct-1999: United have internet spy
Internet mole Flavio Nehrer is facing the sack for sending Manchester
United secret dossiers about South American champions Palmeiras through
The Brazilian giants are in uproar over the soccer espionage by an employee
of their own country's Football Association.
Flavio has given Sir Alex Ferguson detailed briefings on their rivals
before next month's Toyota World Club Championship in Tokyo.
A spokesman for the Sao Paulo-based team said: "This news has serious
implications for the team."
Nehrer, known as the 'Webmaster' in Brazil, has admitted sending classified
information to Old Trafford over the internet.
The computer boffin has been working at the Brazilian Football
Association's headquarters since May, and for the past three months his
weekly dispatches about Palmeiras have found their way into United's website.
But he claimed last night: "I'm not getting paid for any of this. I don't
think of myself as a traitor. I'm only doing it because I really admire
"Spying is only part of my work. I'm told United are interested in what I
send them and I'm glad my bulletins can be of use to David Beckham."
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Subject: Fergie humbled as Beckham is rapped
By Martin Lipton
Sir Alex Ferguson has been forced to back down and allow the Football
Association to tell David Beckham his behaviour must improve.
The Manchester United manager let it be known he would prevent FA
compliance officer Graham Bean from intervening in what he considered a
club matter and block any face-to-face meeting with Beck-ham.
But it has emerged that Bean met Ferguson and Beckham on Tuesday when he
delivered an official Lancaster Gate warning over the midfielder's on-pitch
While the secrecy which surrounded the meeting was backed up by the most
limited of confirmations from the FA, it is evident that Ferguson has also
been put in his place.
An FA spokesman said last night: 'We can confirm that there was a meeting
on Tuesday. That's the end of the matter.'
The FA empowered Bean to speak to Beckham in the aftermath of a series of
petulant actions, including a two-fingered response to abusive chants from
Leeds fans in August and a number of retaliatory fouls in both Premiership
and Champions League games.
While Lancaster Gate was at pains to impress on Beckham that it understood
the particular pressures he has to endure as the highest-profile English
player in the Premiership, Bean outlined the FA view that the player must
learn to calm down and not respond to provocation or incitement.
The will be no fine or other action against Beckham but both he and
Ferguson were told in no uncertain terms that any repeat of the behaviour
that landed him in the spotlight for the wrong reasons will be looked on
with extreme seriousness.
Ferguson's failure to prevent the meeting from taking place will also
bolster Bean against those critics who have questioned his role, as well as
proving that the champions are not a club above the law of the FA.
England boss Kevin Keegan adroitly sidestepped a possible confrontation
with Ferguson over Beckham last night. While the player was withdrawn from
England's friendly win over Belgium on Sunday because of a hamstring
injury, he recovered swiftly enough to take part in Ferguson's testimonial
match at Old Trafford on Monday night.
Keegan, however, was not angling for a fight. He said: 'Alex rang me up and
said he thought David was OK, and really it was only cameo he played on
'It was a Manchester United decision and they have to know what's best for
their own player. It would have been crazy for us to risk David against
Belgium so I just told him to get back to his club, get better and get on
with his life.'
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Subject: GREGORY HAPPY TO PROFIT FROM UNITED APATHY
GREGORY HAPPY TO PROFIT FROM UNITED APATHY
John Gregory took a side swipe at Alex Ferguson after Aston Villa easily
brushed aside a Manchester United youth team in the Worthington Cup third
The Villa boss put out a full-strength side, with international players
Paul Merson and Steve Stone unable to make the starting line-up, whereas
United had just two internationals and four debutantes starting.
Gregory said: "I think you saw from the team I put out against Chester in
the last round how much I think of the competition.
"It's not for me to comment on Manchester United's view but for us it's
still a major tournament. They have bigger prizes to go for than us but we
want to win the tournament and we can only play what team is put out in
front of us."
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