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    Hargreaves tops fan poll


    Owen Hargreaves may have been limited to half a dozen appearances since his summer arrival from Bayern Munich, but he has already made a huge impression on Reds supporters.


    In a Fanzone poll, we asked ManUtd.com readers which summer signing had impressed you most, and Hargreaves came out on top, although Carlos Tevez wasn't far behind.


    Tendonitis in his knee has sidelined the 26-year-old for much of the season, but his effervescence and excellent distribution have been a breath of fresh air in the midfield engine room.


    He polled 37 per cent of the overall votes in our poll. Tevez, who has also settled remarkably well and has already established an impressive partnership with Wayne Rooney, finished in second place with 32 per cent of the votes.


    Anderson and Nani, Sir Alex Ferguson's other summer purchases, have both played more football than they would have expected this term. But both players have proved instantly capable of playing in the United first team as well showing plenty of potential to improve even further.


    Nani provides a viable alternative to Ryan Giggs or Cristiano Ronaldo on either flank, while 19-year-old Anderson has - perhaps surprisingly - given his boss a selection problem in central midfield with performances that belie his age.


    quelle: manutd.com

    <span style="font-weight:bold; font-style:italic">Zitat:</span><br><span style="font-style:italic">Schönes Spiel von ManU und Owen hat seit langem auch mal wieder gespielt. Hoffentlich bleibt er endlich fit</span><br>-------------------------------------------------------


    wurde in der 66. ausgewechselt - hoffe auch, dass er jetzt mal fit bleibt

    Owen Hargreaves pulls out of Sporting Lisbon clash


    Owen Hargreaves will play no part in tomorrow's Champions League clash with Sporting Lisbon after failing to shake off a thigh strain.


    The 26-year-old Manchester United midfielder pulled out of England's recent Euro 2008 qualifying double-header with the problem and also missed United's win at Everton on Saturday.


    Sir Alex Ferguson, the United manager, was optimistic Hargreaves would be fit for the trip to Portugal - where he would have made his Champions League debut for the club - but he has not yet been able to prove his match fitness after missing a handful of training sessions.


    He will now target his side's Sunday meeting with Chelsea. Hargreaves believes his current injury worries, allied to the tendinitis problem which scuppered his pre-season programme and ruled him out of United first two games of the season are related to the broken leg he suffered at Bayern Munich last year.


    "It is just disappointing to suffer something so niggly, but I think these injuries come from last season when I broke my leg," he said.


    However, United are boosted by the return of Wayne Rooney to the squad for the first time after fracturing his foot on the first day of the season. Nani is expected to feature against his former club, while Carlos Tevez and Anderson will get their first taste of Champions League football for United.


    Mikael Silvestre has been ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing cruciate ligaments on Saturday. John O'Shea, Darren Fletcher, Park Ji Sung and Ben Foster are all out, and Gary Neville is not yet match fit after recovering from a calf strain.


    Manchester United (from): Van der Sar, Kuszczak, Heaton, Brown, Vidic, Ferdinand, Pique, Evans, Evra, Ronaldo, Scholes, Carrick, Anderson, Nani, Gibson, Eagles, Martin, Giggs, Rooney, Tevez, Saha, Dong


    quelle: times online

    Man charged with assaulting Man United soccer boss


    A man is due to appear in court on Wednesday charged with assaulting Sir Alex Ferguson, the manager of Manchester United football club.
    Kevin Reynolds, 43, is accused of attacking Ferguson at London's Euston station on Monday. Ferguson suffered minor injuries in the assault, British Transport Police said.
    Reynolds has been charged with actual bodily harm, assault and two public order offences, and is due to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' court.


    quelle: guardian

    Player of the Month: August


    United fans have voted Owen Hargreaves the Reds' Player of the Month for August, even though the 26-year-old played in just two of United's five competitive fixtures.


    More than 14,000 ManUtd.com users took part in the poll, which saw the former Bayern Munich midfielder up against Patrice Evra, Nani, Paul Scholes and Nemanja Vidic.


    Vidic collected an impressive 27% of the vote after a number of commanding displays at the heart of United's back four, but it was Hargreaves' performances against Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur that saw more than 5000 fans vote for the England international.


    In the end, Hargreaves, who has won ManUtd.com Man of the Match awards in United's last three matches, scooped 38% of the vote, leaving Evra, Scholes and Nani to share the remaining 35%.

    Hargreaves makes his mark


    Owen Hargreaves has been "perfect" on and off the field since arriving at Old Trafford from Bayern Munich, according to Sir Alex Ferguson.


    And the United boss expects plenty more to come from his tireless new signing as soon as he completely shakes off the tendonitis problem that hindered the start to his Reds career.


    The 26-year-old, who is currently away on England duty, has clearly impressed in United's last three matches, earning ManUtd.com's Man of the Match vote in each of the games against Manchester City, his debut, and the wins over Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland. And it isn't only the fans that have been impressed with the Canadian-born midfield man, Sir Alex has been thrilled with his input, too.


    "The first thing is, he's a fantastically disciplined professional," the boss tells the latest issue of Inside United, on sale now.


    "You can tell he's been brought up well: his good manners, the way he goes about the place, everything's perfect about the boy. It's just a pity the tendonitis in his knee held up his debut."


    quelle: manutd.com


    glaubt jetzt noch irgendwer, dass hargreaves bei man utd auf der bank versauern wird? :D

    <span style="font-weight:bold; font-style:italic">Zitat:</span><br><span style="font-style:italic">Ich kann nicht verstehen, dass er nicht mal ein bischen Muskelaufbau betreibt. Er hat doch keine Chance bei Kopfballduellen.</span><br>-------------------------------------------------------


    durch muskelaufbautraining ändert sich die körpergröße auch nicht wesentlich :-O


    und so hoch springen, dass man fehlende zentimeter ausgleicht ?? ?? ??

    Owen tops Sunderland poll


    Owen Hargreaves has narrowly edged out matchwinner Louis Saha to be named United's star performer against Sunderland.


    The England star gave a typically tenacious performance in the centre of a crowded midfield, regularly breaking up the Black Cats' forays into dangerous territory.


    Hargreaves also came close to bagging his first United goal on two occasions in the second half - once denied by Craig Gordon, once within inches of a spectacular long-range effort.


    He saw off the challenge of Louis Saha in ManUtd.com's man of the match poll, amassing 36% of all votes in comparison to the Frenchman's 29%.


    Saha was joined in the top three by compatriot Patrice Evra, who notched 13% of all votes cast.


    Hargreaves' victory is his third in three appearances, having also taken the plaudits on his debut at Manchester City, and shared the award with matchwinner Nani in the post-Tottenham poll.


    quelle: manutd.com

    quelle? selbst die englischen boulevardblätter berichten nicht darüber....


    How they rated


    Manchester United


    E van der Sar 5 W Brown 6 R Ferdinand 7 N Vidic Y 7 P Evra 6 O Hargreaves 7 P Scholes 6 C Eagles 4 Anderson 4 Nani 5 C Tévez 5 Substitutes L Saha 7 (for Anderson, 46min), D Fletcher 6 (for Eagles, 66), J O’Shea (for Nani, 84)


    timesonline.co.uk

    <span style="font-weight:bold; font-style:italic">Zitat:</span><br><span style="font-style:italic">Wieso geht denn der Schulz freiwillig von Bremen nach Hannover?</span><br>-------------------------------------------------------


    weil er bei bremen nicht mehr erste wahl ist

    <span style="font-weight:bold; font-style:italic">Zitat:</span><br><span style="font-style:italic">adolfo valencia aus kolumbien...</span><br>-------------------------------------------------------


    Rudolfo</span><br>-------------------------------------------------------


    :-[ na ja, ich wollte ihn eben nicht googeln ;-)</span><br>-------------------------------------------------------
    hättest du auch nicht gebraucht! adolfo ist doch richtig! :-O :8</span><br>-------------------------------------------------------


    zefix, ihr machts mich ganz konfus :-O

    <span style="font-weight:bold; font-style:italic">Zitat:</span><br><span style="font-style:italic">Abwarten... wenn Ronaldo und Anderson ins Spielbetrieb eingreifen... werden die Karten neu gemischt.</span><br>-------------------------------------------------------


    aber wohl nicht auf den positionen im dm ... hargreaves hat jetzt schon bessere karten als carrick - aber das gehört eher in den man utd - thread.

    <span style="font-weight:bold; font-style:italic">Zitat:</span><br><span style="font-style:italic">also wieder mal nur printausgabe


    ausserhalb deutschalnds sist das ding leider erst am dienstag erhältlich</span><br>-------------------------------------------------------


    war heute morgen am FH da habe ich sie mir gleich mitgebracht, wo wohnste denn?</span><br>-------------------------------------------------------


    welche note hat hargreaves für das tottenham-spiel bekommen? wurde von den man utd-fans neben nani zum man of the match gewählt.</span><br>-------------------------------------------------------


    Ne 6- der Vollpfosten!</span><br>-------------------------------------------------------


    der vollpfosten spielt im gegensatz zu monsieur ribery in dieser saison champions league - wie es aussieht, als stammspieler :D

    <span style="font-weight:bold; font-style:italic">Zitat:</span><br><span style="font-style:italic">adolfo valencia aus kolumbien...</span><br>-------------------------------------------------------


    Rudolfo</span><br>-------------------------------------------------------


    :-[ na ja, ich wollte ihn eben nicht googeln ;-)

    <span style="font-weight:bold; font-style:italic">Zitat:</span><br><span style="font-style:italic">also wieder mal nur printausgabe


    ausserhalb deutschalnds sist das ding leider erst am dienstag erhältlich</span><br>-------------------------------------------------------


    war heute morgen am FH da habe ich sie mir gleich mitgebracht, wo wohnste denn?</span><br>-------------------------------------------------------


    welche note hat hargreaves für das tottenham-spiel bekommen? wurde von den man utd-fans neben nani zum man of the match gewählt.