Vidic, Brown Out

  • 1 October 2007

Manchester United defenders Wes Brown and Nemanja Vidic were missing from training today ahead of tomorrow night's Champions League clash with Roma.

The pair picked up knocks during Saturday's Premier League win at Birmingham and while there was no guidance from United as to whether their participation against the Italians was in doubt, it would be a major surprise if either missed out.

Ronaldo: I'm at Home

  • 1 October 2007

Cristiano Ronaldo insists that he feels at home at Old Trafford.

"At the exact moment I put on the Red Devils shirt, I felt sure Manchester United was the ideal club for me, for my development as a player and a person," he stated in his new book 'Moments'.

"Four years have passed since I first walked onto the Old Trafford pitch. Today I consider it one of my homes.

Vidic Salutes Goalies

  • 1 October 2007

Nemanja Vidic has saluted Manchester United's two goalkeepers.

"Edwin gives us a lot of confidence at the back so it's never good to lose him," Vidic told MUTV.

"But Tomasz did very well in the second half at Birmingham. He's a good goalkeeper and we weren't worried when he came off the bench."

United beat Birmingham

  • 1 October 2007

Cristiano Ronaldo struck five minutes after half-time to give Manchester United victory at Birmingham and move them second in the Premier League.

United lost keeper Edwin van der Sar through injury at half-time and had to survive a spirited Birmingham display.

O'Shea: They Deserved the Win

  • 28 September 2007

Manchester United's John O'Shea has admitted that Coventry City fully deserved their Carling Cup victory.

"The lads know they should have done better," he said.

"For some reason, the technique and ability we know these young players have just wasn't there, which was a big disappointment.

Giggs: New Contract Soon

  • 28 September 2007

Ryan Giggs is confident he will soon secure a new contract at Manchester United.

The 33-year-old's current contract expires in the summer, but Giggs - who is currently 35 games short of Sir Bobby Charlton's record of 759 United appearances - envisages no problems in finalising new terms.

Pique Feels Horrible

  • 27 September 2007

Gerard Pique admitted he felt "horrible" after United were sent crashing out of the Carling Cup by Coventry City.

The Sky Blues, backed by 11,000 buoyant fans, ran out 2-0 winners at Old Trafford thanks to a Michael Mifsud double.

Sir Alex Ferguson fielded a young and inexperienced United side and they were made to pay for some naive defending.

Fergie Flabbergasted at Performance

  • 27 September 2007

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits he was shocked by the manner his team were dumped out of the Carling Cup by Coventry City last night.

"I was absolutely flabbergasted by that performance," said Ferguson.

"I did not expect that at all. I am not interested in giving reasons or mitigating circumstances. It was just a very bad performance."

Man Utd 0 - 2 Coventry

  • 27 September 2007

Championship side Coventry sprung a major surprise by sending a re-shuffled Manchester United crashing out of the Carling Cup at Old Trafford.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson changed his entire team from Sunday's win against Chelsea and paid the price.

Eagles Hopes to Play

  • 21 September 2007

Chris Eagles would love to play against Chelsea on Sunday.

"I’d love to be involved against Chelsea on Sunday. I was lucky enough to be in the team that was given a guard of honour at Stamford Bridge last season after we clinched the title. It was fantastic to walk out like that - I couldn't stop smiling!