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Date: Sat May 29 02:58:55 GMT 1999
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This Issue:
1. Best leaves early and misses United goals
2. Juninho next on United wanted list
3. Keegan looks to enhance Man U's magic
4. Sheringham wins England reward
5. Is Bosnich Schmeichel's successor?



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Subject: Best leaves early and misses United goals LONDON, May 28 - George Best missed seeing Manchester United's late goals which gave his old club a 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in Wednesday's European Cup final in Barcelona. Best, a member of the United team which won the Cup in 1968, left the Nou Camp four minutes from the end with Bayern winning 1-0, partly to avoid being mobbed by autograph hunters, the Sun newspaper reported. He was said to be "absolutely gutted."
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Subject: Juninho next on United wanted list Ian Ross Saturday May 29, 1999 The Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is considering restoring the cultured skills of the Brazilian Juninho to the Premiership as he draws up an ambitious three-year plan to ensure his club's grip on European football does not weaken. Although United's chief executive Martin Edwards has insisted there is no bottomless pit of money in the Old Trafford vaults, Ferguson has already made enquiries to ascertain whether Juninho is interested in returning to England. Juninho has experienced mixed fortunes since leaving Middlesbrough for Atletico Madrid two summers ago and his departure from Spain is now regarded as inevitable. Atletico invested £12m in the diminutive Brazilian midfielder, but it is believed they would now off-load him for around £9.5m. Barring a last-minute hitch, United will next week complete the signing, on a Bosman-inspired free transfer, of Aston Villa's Australian international goalkeeper Mark Bosnich. Bosnich recently modified his wage demands in the hope of being selected as the successor to Peter Schmeichel, who played his last game for United against Bayern Munich in Barcelona. "I think things will evolve fairly quickly," Edwards said. "Nothing has happened as of yet. It could happen in the next few days." Bosnich played three games for United in 1990 and 1991 before being forced to return to Australia to renew his work permit. He signed a two-year contract with Villa in 1992, even though United thought they had an agreement with him to return to Old Trafford. Ferguson said at the time: "I'm very disappointed to say the least, after all we did for him." Arsenal have confirmed the signing of the Dynamo Kiev right back Oleg Luzhny for a fee believed to be around £1.8 million. "Oleg is an important addition to our squad," said the manager Arsène Wenger. "He is a quality defender with vast experience at both international and club levels." Blackburn Rovers yesterday informed both Tottenham and Chelsea that they will be required to find the small matter of £12m if they wish to sign the England striker Chris Sutton. Sutton informed Rovers last week he intended to exercise his right to leave Ewood Park after his club's relegation from the Premiership. Fulham are the latest club to show interest in the Liverpool midfielder Oyvind Leonhardsen. The Norwegian international will be allowed to leave Anfield this summer - but only if someone agrees to meet Liverpool's asking price of £3m.
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Subject: Keegan looks to enhance Man U's magic By Graham Hunter Saturday, May 29, 1999 Kevin Keegan savoured Manchester United's champagne form at the end of their Treble-winning season and immediately wondered how on earth he could bottle their sparkle and uncork it for Sweden's visit to Wembley. Sadly, only three days after the Champions League triumph, some of the effervescence has dissipated. Because of injury, United's Gary Neville was not in the squad that Keegan named yesterday for the Euro 2000 qualifying matches against the Swedes next Saturday and Bulgaria in Sofia four days later. For entirely different reasons, neither was Nicky Butt, the man who deputised for Roy Keane in Barcelona. Keegan has decided he does not need this particular United hero, just as he felt able to dispense with Paul Ince before the Hungary game last month. The England manager's biggest dilemma was always going to be on how to bridge United's fantastic finale to the biggest test he has faced in his managerial career. Five members of his England squad are only just starting to come down from cloud nine - a stage when players feel the physical and mental stresses they have previously managed to suppress. At least, Teddy Sheringham and Phil Neville are both on form and have not been used remorselessly by Alex Ferguson this season. And Andy Cole's chances of showing enough zest in training to get another cap have been greatly increased by Ferguson's decision to 'rest Coley to keep him sharp' in the last few weeks. But David Beckham, in particular, and Paul Scholes have been two of United's main sherpas during the expedition to the summit of European football. These two must make sure there is not a perfectly natural relaxation of muscles and instincts following such immense triumph. Indeed, even the non-United players face the test of rousing themselves from the trough which inevitably follows an interminable season such as in England. But it is at least 20 years since an England manager has been able to call on so many European club champions for one of his squads and, inevitably, United's players were shaping up as Keegan's flag-bearers. At least Keegan has known for longer than anyone outside Old Trafford that he would have to manage without Gary Neville. He watched the awesome triumph in Barcelona in the full knowledge that, no matter how well Neville played or how happily he jumped up and down in celebration, he was already out of the matches against Sweden and Bulgaria. 'Alex Ferguson phoned me 10 days ago and marked my card that there was a problem with Gary which needs rest,' said Keegan. 'In fact, I think Gary will miss United's pre-season tour. He told me he had been carrying this hip injury for a little while. 'He is 24 and has played an awful lot of football so, when the physios or the doctors say something, you have got to respect it. 'The thing is that players get on a merry-go-round of matches these days and cannot get off. Now I think the United players will not feel it as much because of the success they have achieved. 'But if that merry-go-round drags on for four or five years, then it is not surprising that they feel the pace. 'It was Manchester United's choice to play Gary on Wednesday and that is great. 'Nicky Butt is younger than Paul Ince, who is not in the squad either, but he is disappointed all the same.' So the United clan has been split up and inevitably there will be disappointment felt all round this tight-knit bunch that their grand adventure has not been carried over from club to country for all of them. At least it is sure that Beckham, Scholes and Phil Neville, barring injury, will each play next Saturday against the Swedes. For Sheringham, however, it is back to the same old story. After fighting his way off the bench at Old Trafford to make such a magnificent impact, he is still not guaranteed a place in centre stage. Many expected the 33-year-old to be rewarded with the resurrection of his old partnership with Alan Shearer. Instead, Keegan admitted that he was a long way from picking his team but hinted that Sheringham might start on the bench. 'Teddy Sheringham is the one who offers confirmation to Paul Ince, or even Paul Gascoigne and Paul Merson, that I mean what I say when I promise that they door is not closed on them,' said the manager. 'Teddy probably wasn't even on that list of 33 players, circulated towards the end of the season, to ask them not to book holidays until after the Bulgaria match. But even two weeks is not a long time in football. 'I said about Teddy that he had to have more regular games for United to come into the reckoning again - not that he needed to be a first-team first choice because there are not so many of those at United. 'The last 10 games he has come in and played his part as a substitute, as well as when he started the match. With Teddy in the squad, I feel as if I have got lots of options. I'm not saying that he will start because I haven't decided on the side yet and you have to accept that players get injured in training.' Then his attention turned to Beckham. The season has brought him all the rewards he deserves for his maturity, talent and determination not to let last summer's events against Argentina grind him down. But the season will probably not end with his promotion to central midfield for England as it did for United against Bayern Munich, even though Keegan would love to see him playing there for club and country. Beckham's crosses cannot be dispensed with against Sweden or Bulgaria the way they were in the Camp Nou. 'I thought that David did well against Bayern, especially when a lot of players, as I'm sure Manchester United will confirm, were struggling to find their form. 'His work rate was excellent. He was always tidying things up and he was on the ball a lot - although that was not always an influential factor. 'I wouldn't hesitate to play him in that same role - if I thought it was right to do so.' The hint was there. Beckham is the man who will be asked to carry the most effective threat in Europe through from Manchester United's triumph to England's hour of need. For him, and all of the Arsenal players who also fought right to the end of this incredible season, the merry-go-round continues to spin. GOALKEEPERS: Seaman (Arsenal), Walker (Tottenham), Wright (Ipswich). DEFENDERS: Campbell (Tottenham), Southgate (Aston Villa), Keown (Arsenal), Ferdinand (West Ham), P Neville (Manchester United), Le Saux (Chelsea), Woodgate (Leeds United), Gray (Sunderland). MIDFIELD: Batty (Leeds United), Beckham (Manchester United), Sherwood (Tottenham), Redknapp (Liverpool), Scholes (Manchester United), Parlour (Arsenal). STRIKERS: Shearer (Newcastle), Sheringham, Cole (Man United), Heskey (Leicester ), Fowler (Liverpool).
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Subject: Sheringham wins England reward Martin Thorpe Saturday May 29, 1999 Kevin Keegan was in laid-back mood yesterday as he announced the England squad for the crucial European Championship qualifiers against Sweden and Bulgaria. His theme was rest, retirement and the return of a player used to sitting on the bench. Stand up Teddy Sheringham, who capped a marvellous week by winning an international recall to add to the FA and Champions League Cups. Dogged by injury earlier this season, he last featured in the squad for the defeat in Sweden in September. "He's come into the [Manchester] United set-up and played a big part," said Keegan. "And he can give me a different option on the field." However, it is likely that Sheringham will initially take up his familiar role of substitute, with Alan Shearer and Andy Cole starting up front for next Saturday's game with Sweden at Wembley. England visit Bulgaria the following Wednesday. Not long ago, the absence of Tony Adams and Paul Ince would have been cause for much alarm. But now it perhaps represents the beginning of the international end for these two thirtysomethings, with Ince, aged 31, overlooked on form grounds while Adams, 33, prefers to rest a troublesome back despite the importance of two ties that will decide whether England can qualify for the finals automatically or whether they will need the play-offs. Keegan spoke to Adams for 20 minutes earlier this week about his situation while of Ince, who was banned for three games after his sending-off and V-sign in Sweden, the manager said: "I've told him the truth. I could have picked a squad of 25 and fudged the issue but, if I'd picked him in the 25, it wouldn't have been to play and I don't see the sense of dragging him down here and to Sofia if he isn't going to play. "He's disappointed at not being in the squad and I would be disappointed if he wasn't. But the door is still open." Keegan has also granted Gary Neville, his only recognised right-back, permission to rest because of a nagging hip problem for which the player needed pain-killers to see him through United's Treble chase. With a shortage of alternatives in this position, Keegan said he would play Gary's brother, Phil Neville, there. This, the manager believes, is the utility player's best position though he has hardly played there this season. Darren Anderton has also been let off international du ties to rest his troublesome groin while Steve McManaman has been left out after being devastated by the recent death of his mother. There is a recall for the striker Robbie Fowler despite his questionable fitness after a six-match ban for his bust-up with Graeme Le Saux and pretending to snort cocaine while celebrating a goal. Dropped from the experimental squad that played against Hungary last month are Nicky Butt, Wes Brown and Frank Lampard, while Kevin Phillips and Nigel Martyn, like Chris Armstrong, are injured. So, England's starting line-up against Sweden, the Group Five leaders, is likely to be David Seaman in goal, with a back four of Phil Neville, Martin Keown, Sol Campbell and Graeme Le Saux. With Cole and Shearer starting up front, that only leaves the question of the midfield make-up. Keegan was impressed by David Beckham's performance in the central role for United in the Nou Camp on Wednesday, but his additional comment that "I've always thought that will be his position for England eventually" suggested that his armoury of right-wing crosses might be required for a while yet. The other midfield places are likely to be filled by two players from a trio of Tim Sherwood, David Batty and Paul Scholes. The big question mark hangs over who will play wide on the left. The ready-made answer in the squad is Sunderland's Michael Gray, with one cap under his belt as a substitute against Hungary. • The Sweden coach Tommy Soderberg yesterday named 18 foreign-based players in his 21-man squad to play England. "Some of them have important club matches this coming weekend," Soderberg said. Sweden: Hedman (Coventry), Kihlstedt (Brann); P Andersson (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Bjorklund (Valencia), Jakobsson (Helsingborg), Kamark (Leicester), Lucic (Real Zaragoza), Nilsson (Helsingborg), Sundgren (Zaragoza); N Andersson (Sheffield Wednesday), D Andersson (Bari), Blomqvist (Manchester United), Ljungberg (Arsenal), Mild (IFK Gothenburg), Mjallby (Celtic), Osmanovski (Bari), Schwarz (Valencia), Svensson (Viking); Larsson (Celtic), K Andersson (Bologna), Pettersson (Borussia Moenchengladbach).
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Subject: Is Bosnich Schmeichel's successor? By John Richardson Saturday, May 28, 1999 Mark Bosnich has turned his back on a fortune to become Peter Schmeichel's successor at Manchester United. The 27-year-old Aston Villa goalkeeper is on the verge of completing a remarkable return to the club who started him on the path to fame and fortune 10 years ago on his arrival from Australia, only to lose him over work permit problems. Now triumphant Old Trafford boss Alex Ferguson wants to put his faith in Bosnich to fill the void left by Schmeichel's imminent departure. A return to United has been at the forefront of Bosnich's decision to leave Villa Park on a Bosman-style transfer. It has meant turning his back on riches which will dwarf what is on offer at treble-winning United. At the beginning of the year Bosnich's advisers negotiated a deal with Italian side Roma which meant that the keeper could expect to bank £1million net by just saying Yes to the Serie Aside. In the past couple of months Liverpool courted the Australian with the promise of wages amounting to around £40,000-a-week. Bosnich turned down both in the hope that Manchester United would come in for him. While Ferguson kept Bosnich on his short-list of replacements for Schmeichel, he followed up other options including Dutch keeper Edwin van der Sar at Ajax, who this week joined Juventus for £6m, Monaco's Fabien Barthez and Parma's Gianluigi Buffon. Now Bosnich is ready to reap the rewards of his patience - even if he will lose out financially. He is expected to sign a four-year contract worth around £25,000-a-week. That will be bumped up by bonuses - if United continue their success - and by a signing-on payment. Ferguson will now have more money to spend on strenghtening his squad by landing Bosnich on a free and has made a surprise enquiry for former Middlesbrough star Juninho, who is up for sale at Atletico Madrid. The Brazilian, who wants to play in the Premiership again, had the opportunity to return last season but rejected moves from Boro and Villa, who had £10 million bids accepted by the Spanish club.
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