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Date: Wed Apr 21 00:40:22 GMT+00:00 1999
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
4. Champions League semi-final:  Juventus v Manchester United: the history
5. Who's the boss, Zinedine?
6. United's winning instinct
7. Wanted: Bill Foulkes


Daily RED Trivia  Wed 21st April 1999: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI FINAL DAY
 Bobby Charlton captains England in his 100th International appearance
 and scores his 48th goal in a 3-1 win against Northern Ireland at Wembley.
 United's George Best scores for the Irish.

 Arthur Warburton died in Bury. An elusive Inside-Right, Warburton scored
 on his debut against Aston Villa in March 1930, and between 1930-33 he made
 39 appearances and scored 10 goals. He later played for Burnley, Fulham and
 Queens Park Rangers. 

 United lose the League Cup Final 0-1 against Sheffield Wednesday at
 Wembley watched by 80,000. Team was: Sealey, Irwin, Blackmore, Bruce,
 Webb (Phelan), Pallister, Robson, Ince, McClair, Hughes, Sharpe.


Barry Daily Comment:

D DAY has arrived if UNITED go throught tonight they will
go all the way with the treble! tonight is the ttough one.
WISHING LUCK to REDS all over the world "RED sky at night UNITED delight"

Calling Canadian Reds
Liverpool-Man U on Sportsnet on Wed may 5th at 7.30 pm for the East Region
(Quebec + Maritimes). For the other regions check local listings. Enjoy.

Suspensions take effect 14 days after the offence. The 'Official'
website confirmed the Villa game as the one he will miss.
This week sees a match so BIG on wednesday that the importance
cannot be measured! Good luck to REDS all over the world.

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Saturday, April 17, 1999 17:19
United's Academy Under-19 side successfully navigated their first play-off
match, against Millwall at The Cliff on Saturday morning. Luke Chadwick
was the star of the game, making one and scoring two of the Reds' goals in
a convincing 4-1 win. United now face Chelsea in the next round of the
competition. Read Cliff Butler's match report here.

To read the full story visit the Manchester United Official Web site at
http://www.manutd.com or go directly to the story at

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Important European Cup Ticket Info: (thanks to Mike)

UEFA Champions League final tickets information

The following has appeared on the UEFA website regarding tickets for the 
final.  Subject to the minor matter of beating Juventus next week, this is of 
particular interest to supporters outside England, since applications will 
not be accepted from the countries of competing clubs.   

UEFA Champions League final tickets information 
UEFA Champions League Final 
Venue Camp Nou (Estadi FC Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain 
Date Wednesday 26 May 1999 
Kick-Off 20.45 CET (19.45 GMT) 

Apart from ticket orders from supporters residing in the countries of the two 
finalist clubs - Manchester United FC (England) or Juventus FC (Italy) and 
Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine) or FC Bayern München (Germany) - which, for security 
reasons, must be submitted to the clubs concerned, ticket orders for the 
general public irrespective of their country of residence can be ordered 
through the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (Spanish Football Federation).

Ticket Order Methods: Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF)  
Post Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF)
Alberto Bosch, 13
E-29014 MADRID
Telephone ++34-91-369 5045
++34-91-369 4771
++34-91-369 4129 
Fax ++34-91-429 8428 
E-Mail rfef@tsai.es 
Closing Date Thursday 29 April 1999 

No supporter may purchase more than four tickets, subject to availability. 
Tickets are for personal use only, and must not be resold or used for 
commercial purposes. The Real Federación Española de Fútbol (Spanish Football 
Federation) may reject or reduce any ticket order considered to be 

Prices Pesetas 
Category 1 14,000 Ptas 
Category 2 10,000 Ptas 
Category 3 7,000 Ptas 
Category 4 4,500 Ptas 

Written confirmation - by fax or mail - will be forwarded on receipt of an 
order for tickets for this match, and the amount for the total price of the 
tickets will be transferred to the Banco Popular Español.
Account Number: 0075-0591-17-0600300602
Banco Popular Español, Agencia 51, Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 25, E-28014 MADRID


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!

Next games: 
ALL Result/Fixture Index:
If you would like ALL the final fixtures for
UNITED/Arse/Chelsea then go to http://www.red11.org/mufc/fix9899.htm

Next Games:
TONIGHT 21/4 European Cup Semi Juventus (A) 19.45 CL
25 Leeds (A)  11.30 {am} UK PL Live Sky Sports UK 
1 Aston Villa (H)  15.00 PL
5  Liverpool (A) 20.00 PL           Live on Sky Sports UK
9  Middlesbrough (A)  16.00 PL      Live on Sky Sports UK
12 Blackburn (A)  20.00 PL          Live on Sky Sports UK
16 Tottenham (H)  16.00 PL          Live on Sky Sports UK
22 FAC Final Wembley Newcastle  (N) Live on Sky Sports UK
26 European Cup final?? Nou Camp 

UNITED Stats v All teams:

   Charlton Athletic   1-4   Tottenham Hotspur     20,043

*** LEAGUE TABLE AS AT 20/04/99 ***

Pos Team                  P   W   D   L   F   A   GD  Pts
 1  Manchester United    32  19  10   3  72  32   40   67
 2  Arsenal              33  18  12   3  48  14   34   66
 3  Chelsea              33  17  13   3  49  26   23   64
 4  Leeds United         33  16  11   6  53  29   24   59
 5  Aston Villa          34  14  10  10  45  39    6   52
 6  West Ham United      34  14   9  11  39  41   -2   51
 7  Middlesbrough        34  12  14   8  46  42    4   50
 8  Derby County         33  12  11  10  37  41   -4   47
 9  Tottenham Hotspur    33  11  13   9  40  38    2   46
10  Liverpool            32  12   8  12  57  42   15   44
11  Newcastle United     33  11   9  13  44  48   -4   42
12  Wimbledon            34  10  11  13  38  55  -17   41
13  Leicester City       32   9  13  10  34  41   -7   40
14  Sheffield Wednesday  33  11   5  17  38  39   -1   38
15  Everton              34   9  10  15  31  41  -10   37
16  Coventry City        34  10   7  17  35  47  -12   37
17  Blackburn Rovers     33   7  11  15  35  46  -11   32
18  Charlton Athletic    34   7  11  16  36  48  -12   32
19  Southampton          34   8   7  19  31  63  -32   31
20  Nottingham Forest    34   4   9  21  30  66  -36   21

*** FIXTURES ON 21/04/99 ***
           Liverpool  v  Leicester City
 Sheffield Wednesday  v  Newcastle United

*** FIXTURES ON 24/04/99 ***
         Aston Villa  v  Nottingham Forest
    Blackburn Rovers  v  Liverpool
        Derby County  v  Southampton
             Everton  v  Charlton Athletic
      Leicester City  v  Coventry City
       Middlesbrough  v  Arsenal
   Tottenham Hotspur  v  West Ham United
           Wimbledon  v  Newcastle United

*** FIXTURES ON 25/04/99 ***
        Leeds United  v  Manchester United
 Sheffield Wednesday  v  Chelsea


Date        Opposition                        Score   Pos.   Attend.
15/08/98    Leicester City           Home     D  2-2    11    55,052
22/08/98    West Ham United          Away     D  0-0    11    26,039
09/09/98    Charlton Athletic        Home     W  4-1     9    55,147
12/09/98    Coventry City            Home     W  2-0     5    55,193
20/09/98    Arsenal                  Away     L  0-3    10    38,142
24/09/98    Liverpool                Home     W  2-0     3    55,181
03/10/98    Southampton              Away     W  3-0     2    15,251
17/10/98    Wimbledon                Home     W  5-1     2    55,265
24/10/98    Derby County             Away     D  1-1     2    30,867
31/10/98    Everton                  Away     W  4-1     2    40,079
08/11/98    Newcastle United         Home     D  0-0     3    55,174
14/11/98    Blackburn Rovers         Home     W  3-2     2    55,198
21/11/98    Sheffield Wednesday      Away     L  1-3     2    39,475
29/11/98    Leeds United             Home     W  3-2     2    55,172
05/12/98    Aston Villa              Away     D  1-1     2    39,241
12/12/98    Tottenham Hotspur        Away     D  2-2     1    36,079
16/12/98    Chelsea                  Home     D  1-1     2    55,159
19/12/98    Middlesbrough            Home     L  2-3     3    55,152
26/12/98    Nottingham Forest        Home     W  3-0     3    55,216
29/12/98    Chelsea                  Away     D  0-0     3    34,741
10/01/99    West Ham United          Home     W  4-1     3    55,180
16/01/99    Leicester City           Away     W  6-2     2    22,091
31/01/99    Charlton Athletic        Away     W  1-0     1    20,043
03/02/99    Derby County             Home     W  1-0     1    55,174
06/02/99    Nottingham Forest        Away     W  8-1     1    30,025
17/02/99    Arsenal                  Home     D  1-1     1    55,171
20/02/99    Coventry City            Away     W  1-0     1    22,596
27/02/99    Southampton              Home     W  2-1     1    55,316
13/03/99    Newcastle United         Away     W  2-1     1    36,500
21/03/99    Everton                  Home     W  3-1     1    55,182
03/04/99    Wimbledon                Away     D  1-1     1    26,121
17/04/99    Sheffield Wednesday      Home     W  3-0     1    55,270


       P   Won       Drawn     Lost      For        Against    Points
Home   17  12 (71%)  4 (24%)   1 (6%)    41 (2.4)   16 (0.9)   40 (2.4)
Away   15  7 (47%)   6 (40%)   2 (13%)   31 (2.1)   16 (1.1)   27 (1.8)

Total  32  19 (59%)  10 (31%)  3 (9%)    72 (2.3)   32 (1.0)   67 (2.1)

                                         Averages per game in (brackets)

HIGHEST HOME ATTENDANCE: 27/02/99 - Southampton (55,316)
LOWEST HOME ATTENDANCE:  15/08/98 - Leicester City (55,052)
BEST WIN:                06/02/99 - Nottingham Forest (8-1)
HEAVIEST DEFEAT:         20/09/98 - Arsenal (0-3)
BEST HOME WIN:           17/10/98 - Wimbledon (5-1)
HEAVIEST HOME DEFEAT:    19/12/98 - Middlesbrough (2-3)
BEST AWAY WIN:           06/02/99 - Nottingham Forest (8-1)
HEAVIEST AWAY DEFEAT:    20/09/98 - Arsenal (0-3)

Champions League:
Group D         P  W  D  L  F  A   Pts
Bayern Munich   6  3  2  1  9  6  11   
Man United      6  2  4  0 20 11  10
Barcelona       6  2  2  2 11  9   8    
Brondby         6  1  0  5  4 18   3   

Dec  9 Brøndby         0-2  Barcelona
Dec  9 Man Utd         1-1  Bayern Munich


 Manchester Utd  2 v 0  Inter Milan
 Real Madrid     1 v 1  Dynamo Kiev
 Juventus        2 v 1  Olympiakos
 Bayern Munich   2 v 0  Kaiserslautern

**DYNAMO KIEV      2 v 0  REAL MADRID         (Agg:3-1)
OLYMPIAKOS         1 v 1  **JUVENTUS          (Agg:2-3)

Semi Final 2nd legs to be played  21st April

Manchester United v Juventus  [1-1]
Bayern Munchen v Dynamo Kiev  [3-3]

Phil Neville talks about Italy and the team

Subject: GIGGS FITNESS TEST TONIGHT Ryan Giggs will know tonight if he is fit enough to play in Manchester United's Champion's League showdown with Juventus. The Welsh winger flew out to Turin this morning with the rest of United's squad and manager Alex Ferguson will assess his ankle injury during Tuesday's training session at the Stadio delle Alpi. Giggs started jogging on Sunday, Ferguson is hoping to rush him back for Wednesday's semi-final second leg. "He is improving, and we will see how he is tonight," said Ferguson. United must score at least once in Turin to have any chance of reaching the final after drawing the first leg at Old Trafford 1-1.
Phil Neville talks about Italy and the team

Subject: KEY CLASHES IN MAN UTD V JUVENTUS Manchester United go head-to-head with Juventus again in Turin as they battle to make into the European Champions' League final next month. The two teams enjoyed a colossal battle in the first leg which ended 1-1 courtesy of Ryan Giggs' last-gasp equaliser. But where will the battle be won in the Stadio delle Alpi? ROY KEANE V EDGAR DAVIDS Dutchman Edgar Davids was a thorn in Manchester United's flesh throughout the first leg and he played a pivotal role in the opener for Antonio Conte. While everybody expected Juve team-mate Zinedine Zidane to dominate the game, Davids became the star of the show at Old Trafford, consistently winning the key battles with the United midfield. Republic of Ireland international Keane played a captain's role at the heart of the United side. But unfortunately his team-mates were lagging behind as he foraged forward. But, with one yellow card to his name, the tigerish Irishman will have to watch out for the Paul Gascoigne-syndrome in the cauldron of the Stadio delle Alpi - just one more booking will see Keane miss out on the biggest game of his life. Gazza found eternal fame when he realised he would miss the World Cup final on the same ground and cried to a worldwide audience of millions. Keane is a harder nut to crack but his tough-tackling will not subside if it prevents his team-mates enjoying the Champions' Cup final next month. ANDY COLE v MARK IULIANO United striker Andy Cole failed to register his presence in the first leg at Old Trafford as one of his captors, Mark Iuliano, shackled him so effectively. No mean feat for the Juve central defender, who also had to cope with the attentions of Dwight Yorke alongside fellow defender Paolo Montero. Even when Montero was substituted halfway through the second period, Iuliano looked comfortable with Ciro Ferrara. They finally cracked under pressure late on when Ryan Giggs stole a vital lifeline, but only Parma have a better goals-against record in Serie A than Juve - proving just what the United strike duo must do. Cole has remained comparatively quiet in recent matches leaving the likes of Giggs and David Beckham to collect the glory on the goal-scoring front. But the former Newcastle man knows that this is his best chance of achieving the ultimate European club prize and after finally earning international recognition, Cole knows another great Euro night will further impress Kevin Keegan. DAVID BECKHAM V ANGELO DI LIVIO Angelo Di Livio can be proud of his achievements in the first leg as he comfortably held down the threat of David Beckham. The left-back denied the England international any space and time to whip in the crosses which left Inter Milan baffled in the quarter-final. Much was expected from Beckham in the 1-1 draw with Juventus in the first leg, but little was achieved as Italian international Di Livio belittled his presence. Beckham will be smarting from that 'insult' and will be ready to give his all in pursuit of the European glory which will earn even more respect than he has achieved this season. Cole and Yorke can point to the starvation of service from the right as a reason why they were so inconspicuous in the first leg. Beckham will want to put that right.
Phil Neville talks about Italy and the team

Subject: YORKE KEEN TO REDISCOVER HIS 'GOAL-DEN' TOUCH Dwight Yorke hopes to rediscover the Midas touch as he faces Juventus in Turin tomorrow night knowing his goals could pave a golden path to Barcelona for Manchester United in the European Cup final. Yorke has not scored since March 10 when his brace against Chelsea put United through to the semi-final of the FA Cup, and the Trinidad and Tobago star is in determined mood as he gets ready to face the Italians. ''I'm feeling good after not playing for two games and I'm quite excited and looking forward to it,'' he said. ''It's an exciting time for everybody playing in the semi-final of the Champions League, and I'm just hoping we can perform on the night and get through to the final,'' he said. Juventus are favourites as they defend an away goal following the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, and Yorke knows a blank score sheet would mean the end for United. But he said: ''We have been going well and we are on a good run, and I can see no reason why we can't score. There is no pressure on me to go out and score in every game although I would like to do that. ''On the night, it doesn't matter who scores for us as long as we get through to the final.'' Of his spell without a goal, he said: ''I am never one to go home and analyse why I haven't scored and put myself under any sort of pressure. People come up with statistics, but I don't bother with things like that. ''I may not have scored for five or six games, but it is not a problem because we are still winning games, and I think my game is based on more than just scoring goals.'' Yorke is ready to step back into the side after starting on the bench for United's last two victories, but manager Alex Ferguson may leave it until the last minute before telling his record signing he is playing. Andy Cole is favourite to partner the 26-goal striker after missing two games with an ankle injury, but Teddy Sheringham could have played his way into Fergie's plans after two outstanding performances against Arsenal and Sheffield Wednesday. United's main doubt remains Ryan Giggs who will have a fitness check tomorrow night in Turin provided he is fit enough to train.
Phil Neville talks about Italy and the team

Subject: Champions League semi-final: Juventus v Manchester United: the history Manchester United have won the European Cup once (1968). Juventus have won the trophy twice (1985 and 1996). If United win they will reach their first European Cup final since that sole triumph 31 years ago. In order to reach the final, United must either force a draw by a bigger score than 1-1 or win a competitive match in Italy for the first time in their history. United claimed their first Italian scalp after 42 years of trying when they knocked Inter Milan out of this year's competition in the quarter-finals. Juventus have not lost a home European Cup match that mattered since 1968 - and they have not lost at home to an English side since Arsenal beat them in the European Cup Winners' Cup semi-final in 1980. If Juventus beat United they will become the first club since the great Real Madrid side of the 1950s to reach four consecutive European Cup finals. This will be the 10th competitive match between United and Juventus, with Juve holding a clear advantage. They beat United 3-1 on aggregate in the 1976-7 Uefa Cup and 3-2 over two legs in the 1983-4 Cup Winners Cup. Since the introduction of the Champions League the teams have met each other five times: Juventus have won three matches to United's one, with the first leg of this year's semi-final ending in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.
Phil Neville talks about Italy and the team

Subject: Who's the boss, Zinedine? By Graham Hunter Tuesday, April 20, 1999 Juventus owner Giovanni Agnelli has delivered an astounding insult to Zinedine Zidane, his team's best player, on the eve of their delicately-balanced Champions League semi-final against Manchester United. The Fiat magnate has goaded FIFA's World Player of the Year by accusing him of being hen-pecked by his wife Veronique and allowing her to bully him into leaving Juventus. Zidane's £15million signature is being sought by Manchester United, Marseille and Real Madrid after the midfielder admitted last week that his wife wanted to quit Turin. Agnelli said yesterday: 'Zidane is not suffering from homesickness, he is suffering from being under the thumb of his wife. After what he said last week, I went up to him and demanded to know who wore the trousers in his house. 'He could only say to me that because they now have two sons it is his wife who is the boss. Of course Juventus would like to keep Zidane at this club but it is now clear that his wife is a real problem. Also, I have no authority over her.' Agnelli's broadside was the second personal attack on Zidane in two days. Juve director Luciano Moggi delivered the first, saying: 'Luckily, we didn't sign a contract with Zidane's wife. We signed it with him.' But Agnelli's very public slap in the face for Zidane in such a traditional and macho Latin society as this will send shock waves through the Juventus squad. Zidane, who was United's tormentor in the first leg and can turn a game single-handedly, is a quiet, modest man whose family happiness is of vital importance, particularly as his wife gave up a successful career as a classical dancer to raise their children. United's chance of signing him seems slight as Veronique wishes to move to either Spain or the south of France but they, along with his other suitors, are bound to be amazed that such a prized commodity should be treated with such disdain. Whether or not Agnelli's words prove to be a banana skin by adversely affecting Juventus's performance tomorrow night remains to be seen. At least it affords United manager Alex Ferguson and his players the chance to stay out of the limelight when they arrive here - and it gives the impression of turmoil within the Juventus camp. But Agnelli did not stop there. Asked if Zidane would be in Turin next season, he added: 'I did not say that.' And when questioned about stories in the Agnelli-owned La Stampa newspaper that he wanted to swap his brilliant young striker Alessandro Del Piero for Ronaldo, the magnate dealt Juve another potential blow. He said: 'I can only dream of those two players playing together.' While he may have intended to convey the possibility of Ronaldo moving to Juventus and Del Piero remaining, most fans and commentators will interpret his remarks differently. Del Piero has stubbornly resisted extending his contract, which ends in June 2000, for two years now and is expected to delay until he can move under freedom of contract. Ronaldo, on the other hand, has just been made Inter Milan club captain and has a deal tying him to the San Siro until 2003 with a further five-year option agreed with the club. Agnelli did move to more conventional territory by admitting: 'The first half of the game in Manchester was the most beautiful Juventus I have seen. Our bad luck was that Zidane tired, Paolo Montero went off and the game was just one minute too long.' Meanwhile, Juve's Holland midfielder Edgar Davids has launched a stinging attack on the Manchester United middle men which is certain to wind up Ferguson's side. Davids said: 'United were supposed to have the best midfield in the world but we got the better of them at Old Trafford. In fact, we overran them like a steam train. 'When Ryan Giggs equalised for them, I was sick to my stomach because the longer I was out there on the pitch against opponents described as such big stars, the more I realised what was there for us.' And his team-mate Didier Deschamps added: 'If we made a mistake in not killing Manchester United off when we had the chance, then it is one I expect to correct tomorrow.' Sir Bobby Charlton last night urged the whole country to get behind United. He said: 'English football has been in the wilderness. We were out of Europe for a long time and it had a big effect on us. We can put a lot of that right if we can do well in Turin.' Sir Bobby would not be drawn on United's chances of doing the Treble. But he added: 'If we win in Turin, people can start getting excited.'
Phil Neville talks about Italy and the team

Subject: United's winning instinct By Ken Lawrence Tuesday, April 20, 1999 Alex Ferguson arrives in Italy today convinced that his side will triumph in Turin and prove they have the courage and character to be kings of Europe. In almost every corner of the continent, apart from Old Trafford, Manchester United have been written off as potential finalists, never mind winners. Their manager knows they face a monumental task against Juventus in the Stadio Delle Alpi tomorrow. Having been held to a 1-1 draw at home, they go into the second leg of their Champions League semi-final knowing they must score at least once to survive. But Ferguson is confident his players will not be intimidated by the Italians or the challenge which confronts them. His faith is based on the belief that his players have guts and determination to go with their skill and are driven by the instinct of true winners. That instinct has swept them along in pursuit of a Premiership, FA Cup and Champions League treble and Ferguson said: 'Some people are achievers who want to progress all the time. They want to win all the time. That is the kind of human being I have here. 'Others are quite happy to settle for what they have. Maybe they get to one Cup final and say: "That's fine, we'll go home and get a rest now". I can't understand that. At Manchester United, there is a tradition of having players with courage - fighters. That's why the club is so successful. 'It isn't just about ability. It can't be about that alone. We endorse that ability but we also recognise the effort that gets you the big trophies.' The winning instinct was missing two years ago when United went out to Borussia Dortmund at the same stage of the competition but Ferguson insists there will be no repeat of that disappointment. He said: 'We should have made the final that year but I was never quite sure that we were ready to win the cup. We still had to learn how to handle that kind of atmosphere. 'Now I feel we are capable of playing against anyone and I have a genuine feeling we will beat Juventus. We have more control and patience about our game now and that, hopefully, will carry us through.' United's millionaire, Ferrari-driving footballers happily flaunt the trappings of wealth but they also mirror the work ethic that their manager lives by. Ferguson was recently provided with evidence of that when Steve McClaren arrived to take over from Brian Kidd as his No.2. 'What impressed Steve is that the players are all so down-to-earth,' said Ferguson. 'They all train hard and that is a great credit to them. Someone from out-side the club comes in and the first thing he says is: "I can't believe how hard they work". That is why they are where they are. Absolutely.' United will have to work harder than they have ever done to keep their manager happy and secure progress in Europe. 'We know we have to score and, if you look at our record away from home in Europe, there is plenty of evidence we can do that,' added Ferguson. 'We need a really top performance with good concentration and discipline and I think we have an outstanding chance.' He does not expect Juventus to play for a 0-0 draw, even though that would be good enough to take them through. 'Knowing Juventus, they will try to finish the tie, particularly in the first half-hour, because that is the sort of side they are,' he said. 'The important thing for us is to remember that, if we can score over there, then it changes the whole thing. 'We were in this situation in 1991 in the Cup-winners' Cup when we went to Montpellier after drawing 1-1 at home and won 2-0 over there. It's a psychological thing and, hopefully, it is in our favour.' Ferguson is still waiting to see if Ryan Giggs will be able to add his considerable talent to the cause. The Welshman scored United's goal in the first leg - one that may yet become even more vital than the wonder goal against Arsenal that won a place in the FA Cup Final. Giggs left Villa Park on crutches last week amid reports that his ankle trouble had brought his season to an end. The situation is not that bad and, even if he misses this match, he will be fit by Sunday for the Premiership visit to Leeds. 'He's coming on but it's going to be very close,' said the manager. 'We are certainly more hopeful about him than we were after last Wednesday's game. There's no ligament or tendon damage. Hopefully, the inflammation will go down enough for him to play.' Giggs is United's only injury worry after goal-keeper Peter Schmeichel's recovery from a slight groin strain which forced him to miss Saturday's home win over Sheffield Wednesday. The Dane returns to take over from Raimond van der Gouw. Ferguson will not name his side until tomorrow but it is expected that leading scorer Dwight Yorke will return after being left out of the starting line-up for the last two games. Teddy Sheringham, Andy Cole and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are all in contention to partner him.
Phil Neville talks about Italy and the team

Subject: Wanted: Bill Foulkes Its March 1968, and Manchester United, drawn at home for the first leg of the European Cup semi final, take a slender 1-0 lead to the second leg at Real Madrid. Claims by the pundits that 1-0 can never be enough in Madrid appear to be borne out when Real hammer United and are up 3-1 at half time. But Matt Busby rouses the side with a stirring half time talk, and a reminder it's only 3-2 on aggregate. United soon regain control of the match and equalise the tie midway through the second half. It's then the real fairy tale begins. Bill Foulkes, the full back with just six goals against his name since he first appeared in the first team in December 1952, and along with Bobby Charlton the only survivor of Munich on the park, sets off on a long run from the back. No one knows why, but he arrives just in time for George Best to pull the ball back into his path. In training he would have blasted this over the bar, but he calmly side foots the ball into the net. 3-3 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate - At the fourth attempt, United overcome the despair of three semi-final defeats and make it into the European Cup Final. It was the only goal Foulkes scored that season, and the seventh and last of his 17 seasons in United's first team which was to end 17 months later. May the spirit of Bill Foulkes and Matt Busby be with them in Turin. Stephen Spencer
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