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Date: Thu Oct 14 05:58:25 GMT+00:00 1999
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
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" 
6. Oct-1999: United have internet spy
7. Fergie humbled as Beckham is rapped



Barry Comment:
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 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

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99/2000 fixtures/match reports are at

Mark Bosnich's Personal Details 



Previous News:
 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

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


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



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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 instead. 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 competition. Aston Villa: Aston Villa: Enckelman, Ehiogu (Watson 45), Boateng, Taylor, Dublin, Thompson (Stone 75), Joachim (Vassell 57), Barry, Hendrie, Delaney, Calderwood. 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. Booked: Curtis. Att: 33,815 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 volley. 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 first touch. 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 Virtual Manchester XTML Creative Ltd 2nd Floor Lloyds House 22 Lloyds Street Manchester M2 5WA
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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!!!!!!!!! Cheers ======================= Paul Busby Manchester, England =======================
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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 Championship. 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 Janeiro. 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 cyberspace. 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 Manchester United. "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 conduct. 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 Monday night. '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 round. 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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