Manchester United beat Irish Premier League XI in testimonial game

BELFAST (Sporting Alert) — Ashley Young scored twice and Patrice Evra and Wayne Rooney each netted as a strong Manchester United side comfortably beat an Irish Premier League XI 4-1 in a testimonial game on Tuesday. The game was played to support former United goalkeeper Harry Gregg, who who also played for Northern Ireland –…

Ex-Man United star Ruud van Nistelrooy retires from football

MALAGA, Spain (Sporting Alert) — Punishing striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has announced that he is retiring from football at the age of 35. The former Netherlands international made the announcement after helping Malaga to their first ever top-four finish this season – a feat that ensured the team will make its first appearance in the…

Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Follow It Live

MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — As expected, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has recalled midfielder Paul Scholes to his starting line-up for this evening’s Barclays Premier League clash against Aston Villa. Follow Live Coverage: | Live Score Updates Scholes had missed Manchester United’s shocking 1-0 defeat to Wigan in midweek, but is back in place of Ryan…

English Premier League Standings – April 13

MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Manchester City have cut the lead of Manchester United at the top of the Barclays Premier League to five-points, following the game which took place in midweek. Defending champions Manchester United are on 79 points in the Barclays Premier League table standings and they lead Manchester City, which have 74 points….

Video Highlights of Manchester United 2 v Blackburn 0

EDWOOD PARK (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United left it late, but scored two late goals to beat Blackburn Rovers 2-0 at Ewood Park and move five points clear of Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League. Watch Video Highlights of Manchester United v Blackburn After holding off the champions for most of the game, Steve…

Blackburn v Manchester United: Live

EWOOD PARK (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United could put a dent in Manchester City’s title hopes in the Barclays Premier League with a win at Blackburn Rovers tonight. Follow Live Score Update Coverage | Live on ESPN3.com |  Manchester United are two points ahead of their rivals Manchester City, following their draw with Sunderland on Saturday and…

English Barclays Premier League Results and Scores: April 1

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Manchester City dropped two valuable Premier League points on Saturday after drawing at home with Sunderland, but it could have been a defeat for Roberto Mancini’s side. Down 3-1, City were able to score two late goals to a come away with a 3-3 tie, but is now two points behind…

Manchester United v Fulham Teams and Live Coverage

MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Antonio Valencia starts for Manchester United in their Barclays Premier League clash against Fulham on Monday. Watch Live Coverage on ESPN and ESPN3.com Valencia has been making a huge difference for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side since returning from injury and manager believes he will be a key factor in the Red…

Manchester United ready to bid for striker Leandro Damiao – Report

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United are reportedly ready to make a bid for Internacional striker Leandro Damiao, reports in Italy are saying. Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the Brazilian, who has been on the shortlist of Tottenham for the past 12 months, has now received interested from Manchester United, who are believed to be…