What a contrast to this point last season, when they had won seven from seven and averaged three goals a game. Match-winner Rio Ferdinand added after the game: ‘He deserved to have three points on his final home game. Northampton have seemingly put last season’s travails behind them and enter the game in fifth, having stuffed Hartlepool 5-1 on Tuesday. Allegri remains on good terms with Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani but that friendship will have to be put to one side as the ever-ruthless Bianconeri chase a third straight league win. Most teams put them modestly above their badge, but when you’re as confident as Juventus, why not slap giant stars on your shoulders? Then asked as to why Rooney wasn’t in the squad for the game, he added: ‘I don’t think Wayne was keen to play, he has handed in a transfer request. That includes reveling in defying critics of the deal, with Rooney leading his new club to one of the most dramatic turnarounds in league history.
But Rooney began to fire towards the end of the campaign and a summer of rest has seen him return looking as committed and as hungry as ever. Maradona only spent one season at Boca Juniors at the start of his career (he would return toward the end), but what a season. With Wilson Palacios going off the boil, Spurs needed new blood to anchor their midfield, especially after thrashings form Manchester City and Manchester United at the start of the season. “This just shows you how much of a family Manchester United is. The newly promoted Baggies have back-up keeper Carson in the England squad but not much else. We know just how much of a dedicated professional he is. Not if you’re English and brought up watching so many embarrassing performances that past series might just as well have been renamed Sackcloth and Ashes. As you might expect from one of the great strikers of the game, Filippo Inzaghi’s Milan are full of goals, as evidenced by their remarkable 5-4 win at Parma last week.
Juventus have turned the Scudetto into a procession these last few years but a contest with old foes AC Milan is one to stir the blood. It been an uneventful but winning start to Massimiliano Allegri’s tenure at Juventus. It’s been an uncharacteristically slow start from French champions Paris Saint-Germain, with draws at Reims, Evian and Rennes seeing them a little bit off the early season pace-setters. It’s a little too early to be talking in such terms, especially when you glance at the Eredivisie table. If there’s one silver lining, it’s that Scunthorpe are in a worse predicament. Cavendish now has 20 Tour de France stage victories to his name, and one day could conceivably overtake the all-time record of 34 mustered by the Belgian Eddie Merckx. After a few days of uncertainty, English Premier League side Manchester United confirmed on Thursday that Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will wear his iconic No. 7 shirt now that he has returned to the club. The global pioneers of the sash were Peru, with a look so iconic it is now woven into the country’s fabric. “You look up to him a lot with his effort and how he plays,” Acosta said through an interpreter.
From 2022/23 (as it will take quite a lot of training), each referee will adopt a WWE Wrestler style persona (e.g. The Undertaker or Macho Man Randy Savage – what a name!! Intro Music. Slade said he was still enjoyed the job and didn’t want to quit just yet after Becchetti, who took over at Brisbane Road in the summer, gave him a stay of execution but his outlook will be pretty gloomy if they fall to defeat at Scunthorpe. I just want to say thank-you once again from all the Ferguson family, they’re all up there, 11 grandchildren. She was in the crowd with her sons Mark, 45, twins Darren and Jason, 41, and their eleven grandchildren when Sir Alex made his farewell speech. After his speech Sir Alex and his Manchester United team were presented with the Premier League trophy, the 20th championship in the club’s history. I was way too young and far away (India) when the Premier League was being formed but I’m sure there were similar protestations back then.