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Date: Sun Aug 09 07:47:53 GMT+00:00 1998
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Daily RED Trivia  9th August:
1958: Gary Bailey was born in Ipswich. Made a confident debut in goal aged 20 against                   Ipswich Town, earning an FA Cup losers medal in his first season. Claimed FA Cup                         Winners medals in 1983 and 1985. 373 appearances between 1978-86 before injury
      sustained on International duty ended his career. Bailey won 2 England caps.

1969: United draw 2-2 at Crystal Palace in a Division 1 game watched by 48,610.
      Bobby Charlton and Willie Morgan scored for the Reds. Team was: Rimmer,
      Dunne (Givens), Burns, Crerand, Foulkes, Sadler, Morgan, Kidd, Charlton, Law, Best.

This Issue:
1. United get Euro all-clear
2. Shield Key Players (PA)
3. Charity Shield (Independent)
4. United Focus On Europe (365)
5. Cole Promises Goals (PA)
6. Yanks Beat United!!
8. Fergie Backs Sheri (PA)

July 25  Birmingham City  (A)     result: L 3-4
     27  Valerengen (A) (Oslo)    result: D 2-2
     31  Brondby (A) (Copenhagen) result: W 6-0
Aug   4  Brann Bergen (A)         result: W 4-0

Coming Matches Index: http://www.red11.org/mufc/fix9899z.htm
Today!   N Arsenal Charity Shield at Wembley Sky Sports 13.00 k.off uk
Wed 12/8 H Widzew Lodz CL
Sat 15/8 H Leicester PL 
Tue 18/8 H Eric Cantona XI (H) - Munich testimonial
Sat 22/8 A West Ham PL

Date	Opponents	  F A   Venue	        Goal Scorers               Att	
27-04-08  QPR		D 1 1 N	Stamford Br	Meredith1	           6000
4/29/1908 QPR		W 4 0 N	Stamford Br	TurnbullJ3 WallG1          6000
25-09-11  Swindon	W 8 4 N	Stamford Br	Halse6 TurnbullJ1 WallG1   10000
06-10-48  Arsenal	L 3 4 A	Highbury	BurkeR1 RowleyJ1 OG	   31000
24-09-52  Newcastle	W 4 2 H	Old Trafford	DownieJ1 RowleyJ2 ByrneR1  11381
24-10-56  Man City	W 1 0 A	Maine Road	Viollet1	           30495
22-10-57  Aston Villa	W 4 0 H	Old Trafford	BerryJ1 TaylorT3	   27923
17-08-63  Everton	L 0 4 A	Goodison Park		                   54840
14-08-65  Liverpool	D 2 2 H	Old Trafford	Herd1 Best1	           48502
12-08-67  Tottenham	D 3 3 H	Old Trafford	Charlton2 LawD1	           54106
13-08-77  Liverpool	D 0 0 N	Wembley		                           82000
20-08-83  Liverpool	W 2 0 N	Wembley		Robson2	                   92000
10-08-85  Everton	L 0 2 N	Wembley		                           82000
19-08-90  Liverpool	D 1 1 N	Wembley		BlackmoreC1	           66558
07-08-93  Arsenal	W 1 1 N	Wembley		Hughes1 	           60000
14-08-94  Blackburn	W 2 0 N	Wembley		Cantona1(Pen)  InceP1	   60402
12-08-96  Newcastle	W 4 0 N	Wembley Cantona1 Butt1 Beckham1 Keane1     73214
03-08-97  Chelsea      W* 1 1 N	Wembley		Johnsen1	           73636

*Won 4-2 on Penalties								

Prior to 1993 if the game ended in a draw, the Shield was shared. Since then, penalties have
been used to decide the game. Early this century, the match was at the end of the season
between the winners of the Football League (which was made up of Northern teams) and the
Southern League.

* This table was prepared using the Manchester United Factfile which is produced by Electronic
Sports Data. It has the line-ups, attendances, scores and scorers of every competitve game ever
played by Manchester United and Newton Heath .That's 4,519 matches to the end of season
1997/8. Its allows custom queries and reports in an easy to use graphical interface. Little
computer knowledge is needed but you will need Microsoft Access 2.0 or higher. For further
details send an email to: JulesMif@aol.com or call (UK) 01573 460 611. 


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Date: Sat, 8 Aug 1998 10:16:08 -0400 Reply-To: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" Sender: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" From: Ethan Fry Subject: United get Euro all-clear Saturday, August 8, 1998 Manchester United have been the all-clear to play LKS Lodz in the Champions' League on Wednesday. The Polish Football Association claimed they have sorted out their differences with the Warsaw government and met the deadline of midnight Friday night imposed by FIFA. Polish teams had been threatened with expulsion from international competition if no agreement had been reached. Jacek Debski, the Polish Minister of Sport, has lifted suspensions imposed on several members of the football federation (PZPN) after a series of financial disputes. He had accused officials of the PZPN of alleged 'incompetence and corruption.' The settlement means Polish clubs will be free to play European club matches next week. Apart from United's match against LKS Lodz, which is the Champions' League second qualifying round first-leg at Old Trafford, the announcement also clears any doubts over Poland's participation in England's Euro 2000 qualifying group.
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X-Sender: giggs@tiac.net X-Mailer: Windows Eudora Pro Version 3.0 (32) Date: Sat, 08 Aug 1998 13:46:21 -0400 Subject: Shield Key Players (PA) CHARITY SHIELD HEAD-TO-HEAD The traditional curtain-raiser to the new season brings together a string of individual confrontations that could prove the key to the outcome between Manchester United and Arsenal at Wembley tomorrow. Here, Ian Parkes assesses the most significant head-to-head battles. David Seaman v Peter Schmeichel Arguably the two greatest goalkeepers in the world. Neither can claim to have lit up the world stage during France 98, but on their they day can prove unbeatable. Seaman is still undoubtedly England's number one but surprisingly was omitted from the list of '100 League Legends' this week - commemorating the Football League's centenary - whereas Schmeichel was included. Admittedly, goalkeepers have a longer footballing shelf-life than defenders, midfielders and strikers, but with both approaching 35 injuries are beginning to take their toll. Seaman suffered a broken finger which kept him on the sidelines for several weeks towards the end of last season, while Schmeichel was also out of action for a short spell as he again tore his hamstring. But with mistakes from either of the duo such a rarity, the destination of the first trophy of the season is more likely to hinge on a moment of brilliance. Tony Adams v Andy Cole Arsenal's inspirational central defender and leader shows no signs of ageing after proving to be the rock on which the Gunners' Double of last season was based. So often able to keep attackers in his back pocket for the majority of any game, but may find Cole a different proposition from Arsenal-United clashes of the past. The striker's future is still shrouded in mystery. He has been the subject of recent heated speculation with regard to a player/swap deal for Aston Villa's Dwight Yorke - so could react in one of two ways. Cole, whom England coach Glenn Hoddle claimed last season needs half-a-dozen chances to score, could bury his head in the sand or play out of his skin with a point to prove to boss Alex Ferguson. Patrick Vieira v Roy Keane It will be amazing if either of these players comes out of the game without picking up a card of some description in what is certain to be a hotly-disputed midfield battle - although both now claim they are reformed characters. France World Cup star Vieira had earned eight yellow and two red cards by the middle of February last term but apparently learned to button his lip in front of referees and in doing so gained far more respect and plaudits for his performances. Manager Arsene Wenger's guidance has also made him a far better player than the gangly-legged teenager who joined from AC Milan two years ago. Keane, meanwhile, claims the trauma of his 10-month lay-off after damaging cruciate ligaments in his knee in a game at Leeds on September 27 has made him "a more mature person". The absence of the Republic of Ireland international last season was seen as one of the key reasons why United failed to win any silverware, so many see his presence this term as vital if Ferguson is to avoid a second successive blank. Marc Overmars v David Beckham Overmars has proved a revelation under Wenger, while his understanding with Dutch international team-mate Bergkamp was instrumental in Arsenal's march to the title. It was his goal in the 1-0 win at Old Trafford in mid-March which was seen as the pivotal moment of the season - a strike which underpinned United's demise and gave Arsenal the belief they could go on and win the championship. Both players have pace and skill in abundance, but for Beckham it is a game which will have a cutting edge - his first back on English soil since his red card shame in the World Cup. Beckham was vilified by a nation for his dismissal for retaliation in the second-round game with Argentina, with many people laying the blame for England's exit from France 98 firmly at his feet. The crowd's reaction when his name is announced over the tannoy and whenever he touches the ball is likely to set the tone for the first few weeks, maybe even months, of the season. It will then be a test of his character to see how he reacts. Dennis Bergkamp v Jaap Stam A mouthwatering all-Dutch confrontation between last season's PFA Player of the Year in Bergkamp and world record defensive signing Stam, who cost United a staggering £10.75million. While Bergkamp seemingly has little to prove these days, with his displays and goals last term earning him several personal accolades and awards, Stam is untried and untested in the Premiership. His performances during the World Cup will hardly have filled United fans with confidence because he appeared to be found wanting on several occasions. But Ferguson clearly has faith. Otherwise PSV Eindhoven would not have received such a phenomenal sum, and the first test of that is likely to come against Bergkamp. © PA Sporting Life
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Date: Sat, 08 Aug 1998 09:24:06 -0400 Subject: Charity Shield (Independent) Football - Arsenal's taste of home begins with charity Wembley hosts the Highbury faithful for the first of many games. By Glenn Moore In the age of the £40,000-a-week wage, the Football Association might be better served just passing the collection plate around the dressing-rooms of the Premiership and asking for some loose change when it comes to raising money for charity but, as ever, it is the poor bloody terrace infantry who will be dipping into their pockets to assist a variety of worthy causes at Wembley tomorrow. Despite a growing familiarity with the ground, a relative absence of big new signings, and live television coverage, the fans of Arsenal and Manchester United will be out in numbers at the Charity Shield, with close to 70,000 expected. Patrick Kluivert may have eluded both sides for now but each side will unveil World Cup debutants, Arsenal having the added attraction of two players who actually won France 98 while United will produce the long-awaited return of Roy Keane. The focus of attention will, however, be a player with mixed memories of France 98: David Beckham. If he plays it will be his first appearance on English soil since his dismissal in St Etienne. Even if he does not - and he has an ankle injury - the reaction of the Arsenal fans towards him will still be watched closely. For Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager, the match gives his players another chance to acquaint themselves with their new European home - Arsenal are to play their Champions' League games at Wembley - and to put one over their most dangerous rivals. Wenger said yesterday: "The match is important as it is an honour and because it is against Manchester United. A win will give us confidence going into the season." Nelson Vivas, the Argentine defender recently signed from Lugano, is expected to play some part, though Wenger stressed he was not intended to be an instant replacement for either Lee Dixon or Nigel Winterburn. Jesper Blomquist, from Parma, is unfit, but Manchester United's other summer signing, the £10m Dutch defender Jaap Stam, will play. For Arsenal's World Cup winners, the match comes exactly four weeks after their triumph in the Stade de France, but Emmanuel Petit said: "I'm not tired, when you are winning you keep wanting to keep on winning. It would be different if we had lost to Brazil in the final. What may be a problem is in six month's time for myself, Patrick [Viera] and the other players from the World Cup. There has not been long to recover and with the Champions' League we will be playing every three or four days." Tomorrow's match itself is unlikely to be revealing, especially as United will have one eye on Wednesday's Champions' League second qualifying round first-leg tie against LKS Lodz - assuming the Poles escape a Fifa ban. Yet there should be an edge. This is United's fifth appearance in six years - last season they beat Chelsea on penalties - which, with £1/2m raised each match, might put their fans second only to the National Lottery board in charitable largesse. But, after last year's failures, neither fans, nor players, intend to give anything else away. - No tickets will be available at Wembley tomorrow, but Manchester United will be selling to personal callers today. Arsenal have sold their allocation.
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Date: Sun, 9 Aug 1998 13:22:35 +0800 Subject: United Focus On Europe (365) UNITED CONCENTRATE ON WEDNESDAY ALEX FERGUSON will not be unduly worried about the outcome of today’s match, in spite of having lost their last two encounters with Arsene Wenger’s side. Manchester United take on Arsenal knowing that their off/on Champions League qualifier with LKS Lodz is firmly back on the agenda. The match, scheduled for this Wednesday, was in doubt due to a dispute with FIFA over interference in the running of the Polish FA by the country’s government. That row has now been resolved, so the Charity Shield will have to play second fiddle. Ferguson admits that his team selection will therefore be made with the Champions League qualifier in mind. He said: “The team I put out at Wembley will have to take into account the European game on Wednesday. That is not normal, but because of the World Cup and the late return of so many players we have had to do the best we can. It’s not ideal to play a Champions League game on the Wednesday before the season starts and it was something that was not in our plans. But we have to ensure that we are ready for it. Today is important but can be viewed in a different light. Obviously the normal pride will be evident, but Wednesday is far more important. We really have to look ahead to that one.” The United chief insists that he still wants to triumph at Wembley. He said: “When you play in the Charity Shield you always face one of your main competitors, be it Arsenal, Blackburn, Liverpool or Chelsea who we have met in Charity Shields in the past. It is always important, for prestige and pride. It’s at Wembley, where everyone wants to perform well and they want to win.” However, if forced to choose, it’s clear which game Ferguson would rather win. His team also know that today will count for little in terms of the domestic season. Ryan Giggs realises that the events of next weekend will be much more important: “It would be nice to get the right result and I’m sure both sides will be playing to win. But as much as it would be great to beat Arsenal the important game for us will be the opening fixture in the Premiership against Leicester. The Charity Shield is the curtain raiser for the season, but it doesn't give you three points towards the championship.” Giggs is unsure if the game will be much of a spectacle: “Previous encounters between the sides have produced good football. I’m sure that won’ t change. We both like to play attacking and attractive football and that is always going to make for a good game. But at the same time I think both teams will be cautious to a point, they certainly won’t want to give anything away.” It’s possible that David Beckham will be rested after picking up a slight injury, allowing him to make his first appearance in England after his World Cup shame in front of his own adoring Old Trafford fans, rather than in the full glare of a Wembley showpiece. The match should give a chance for one of United’s new signings, Jaap Stam, to make his first major appearance for the club, but Jesper Blomqvist will definitely be missing through injury. One man who would like to be running out at Wembley for the Old Trafford club is Pierre van Hooijdonk: the Dutch striker, currently in dispute with his club Nottingham Forest, has cheekily suggested that he could take the place of his compatriot Patrick Kluivert. The AC Milan forward turned United down, but Van Hooijdonk told Saturday’s Mirror: “Of course it would be a fantastic move for me to go to Old Trafford. They are a brilliant club and I am very ambitious. I don't know why Patrick said no, but it is possible that I could do the same job that they wanted him to do.”
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Date: Sat, 08 Aug 1998 09:22:27 -0400 Subject: Cole Promises Goals (PA) COLE IN GOALS PLEDGE TO UNITED Andy Cole has promised to provide the goals that Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has spent all summer combing the transfer market for. Ferguson has failed with big-money bids for Dutch World Cup star Patrick Kluivert and Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke as he looks to bring back some silverware to Old Trafford following a barren season. But 26-year-old Cole, who was the Premiership's top scorer with 25 goals in all competitions last term, says he has come to terms with the threat to his place in United's attack and has the perfect riposte to the transfer rumours. "I have learned to live with it now and I can get on with it," said Cole. "If I can enjoy my football this season as much as I did last season, then I've always got a chance. "It's all about scoring goals and I think my record is as good as anyone's. I know that I'm always going to score goals. "Manchester United are the biggest club in England and they're always going to be linked with players." The former Newcastle ace, who cost £7million in 1995, was mentioned as a possible makeweight when Trinidad and Tobago international Yorke was linked with United, but Ferguson refused to let his record signing go. And Cole claims he would have been happy to stay and fight for place at Old Trafford even if Yorke and AC Milan striker Kluivert had arrived. "Everyone would be competing for a place at Man United," he told Sky TV. "There's no chance of me moving because I love it at Man United. I enjoy the rapport I have with the fans and I will always want to be at Man United." With the new season just nine days away, Cole claims he is gunning for glory on two fronts after finally winning over the fans at Old Trafford last season. He was omitted from England's World Cup plans despite last term's goal tally and admits: "I want to play for my country. It's always an honour to play for your country. "I have only got two caps and I want to win more than just two. This season is going to be a big season for me when it comes to England." But first and foremost he is aiming to help United win back the title. "It's going to be tough, but we've done it before," he added. "We lost the championship, but then we came back and won the Double. "If we can do that again, then people will keep their mouths shut for another season." © PA Sporting Life
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X-Mailer: AOL 3.0 for Windows 95 sub 18 Date: Sat, 8 Aug 1998 20:42:38 EDT Reply-To: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" Sender: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" From: Cameron Corda Subject: Yanks Beat United!! To: MUFC@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU West’s 2 goals, 2 assists spark U.S. U-23s over Manchester United reserves. MANCHESTER, England (Saturday, August 8, 1998) -- Brian West had two goals and two assists to lead the United States under-23 to a 4-1 romp over the Manchester United reserve team this afternoon. The victory was the second in three games for the U.S. on its tour of England, following a 1-0 win over the Bolton Wanderers' reserves last Saturday and a 3-2 loss to Liverpool’s reserves on Wednesday. "This was a very good performance for us, against a very strong Man. United reserve team," U.S. coach Clive Charles said."I'm half-worried that a result like this will make people think maybe they didn't have their strongest team out there, but we know that's not the case.We were playing against a team worth quite a few million pounds individually, a team with a number of players who train and play daily with the first team. This match was a step up for us in terms of competition." West, a forward for the Columbus Crew, scored first in the 11th minute to tie the match at 1 with a run through the middle of United's defense. Chris Brown (Portland, Ore., University of Portland) sent West the ball and the 20-year- old from Laurel, Md. won the ball from defender Chris Caspar, dribbled to his left around goalkeeper Paul Ruchubka, and finished strongly with a tough- angle, left-foot blast into the top of the net with two defenders closing in. In the 36th minute, West worked found net on a carbon copy of his first goal. Brown had a foot in the second goal, as well, pushing the ball to midfielder Peter Vagenas (Pasadena, Calif., UCLA) at the top of the penalty area. Vagenas controlled well, beat one defender and then slid a pass through the legs of another defender to West in the penalty area. As he did on his first tally, West pushed the ball around the keeper and then hit a shot into the empty net. The second half belonged to the U.S., which outshot the United reserves 5-2 in the final 45 minutes (10-7 for the game).West had the assist on the third goal as he broke free on the right wing and hitting a blistering cross to the near post, which was redirected into the right side of the net from four yards by Vagenas. In the games final moments, second-half substitute Scott Bower (Tampa, Fla., Clemson University) took a short square pass from West and carried the ball 40 yards down the right wing before slamming a 20-yard shot into the far left corner of the goal.The 88th minute goal was created by West tracking back on defense and intercepting an errant pass from the United reserves. United's lone goal was created by 18-year-old Californian John Thorrington, who fought hard for a ball in the midfield and changed the direction of attack with a well-placed pass into the right wing for overlapping right back Michael Clegg. Clegg carried the ball into the penalty area and hit net in the eighth minute from a difficult angle past U.S. keeper Andy Kirk (Earlysville, Va., San Jose Clash). The U.S. under-23 team is comprised of players eligible to represent the U.S. at the 2000 Olympic Games. With a 5-1-3 record in 1998, the Americans will complete their tour against non-league Hyde United on Wednesday United States (under-23s) 4, Manchester United (reserves) 1 Lineups: Manchester- Paul Ruchubka, Michael Clegg, Lee Roach (Dominic Studley 35), Chris Caspar, Ronnie Wallwork, Ryan Ford, John Thorrington, Wayne Evans, John Greening (George Clegg 77), Jamie Woods, Luke Chadwick (Ian Fitzpatrick 73). United States - Andrew Kirk, Evan Whitfield, Chad McCarty, Brian Dunseth, Ramiro Corrales, Brian Winters, Sasha Victorine (Steve Shak 70), Peter Vagenas, Joey DiGiamarino, Brian West, Chris Brown (Scott Bower 70). Scoring: Manchester - Clegg (Thorrington) 8; United States - West (Brown) 11; United States - Brian West (Peter Vagenas) 36; United States - Vagenas (West) 74; United States - Bower (Brian West) - 88. Shots: Manchester 7, United States 10. Saves: Manchester 2, United States 5. Corner kicks: Manchester 3, United States 2. Fouls: Manchester 5, United States 14. Offside: Manchester 2, United States 2. Attendance: 300 at Cliff Training Ground in Manchester, England. Weather: 73 degrees, sunny early, then overcast.
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X-Sender: giggs@tiac.net X-Mailer: Windows Eudora Pro Version 3.0 (32) Date: Sat, 08 Aug 1998 13:46:09 -0400 Subject: Boom Boom Boom: KEANE KNOWS HIS TRUE VALUE TO UNITED KEANE KNOWS HIS TRUE VALUE TO UNITED By Paul Walker, PA Sport Roy Keane will run out after a year on the sidelines in the knowledge that his Manchester United employers believe he is as important to the club as Eric Cantona was. Keane's year out saw United lose their Premiership title, fail in the European Cup quarter-finals and, in fact, win nothing. The United players clearly believe that the two things are connected - and so does boss Alex Ferguson. Keane's absence and the failure to win a single trophy. One caused the other, they claim at Old Trafford. Ferguson said: "Roy is such an influence; he is as important and influential to us as Cantona. We are just pleased to welcome him back." Now Keane, after a successful pre-season tour of Scandinavia, will confront Arsenal at Wembley in the Charity Shield no doubt determined to make up for lost time. The player who has a habit of finding trouble with referees is unrepentant and said: "I'm looking to win games, not to pick up bookings. "But I play in the middle, and it would be a miracle if I went through a season from that position without getting booked. "As for being compared with Eric, that's an honour, but I'm my own man and just happy to be back in the side." His colleagues too are delighted to see him back, and England defender Gary Neville said: "Roy Keane adds to our strengths - we really missed him last season, particularly when it came round to March time when a lot of others were out injured too. It really hurt us. "He is a great player and it's great to have him back in the team. He has missed virtually a full season, so he will be fresh and raring to go. "Roy is always the sort of player who gets everyone else going; he gees us up. There are some players who are like that - the sort of player you are pleased to have in your team." Ferguson is also looking forward to having his tough-tackling midfielder back, alongside the new boys. He said: "I'm looking forward to the season. It's great to have Keane back, and we have signed Jaap Stam and Jesper Blomqvist. We would have liked another couple, but we have a big strong squad and we are looking forward to the challenge." The Old Trafford manager has intimated tomorrow's Wembley line-up may well be weaker than the one that is due to play in the Champions' League on Wednesday, although Keane is assured of a place. David Beckham could be missing with a slight injury, and Blomqvist is also sidelined. But new Dutch defender Jaap Stam will play. Ferguson will push all his World Cup stars into action in the next week's two crunch games but is aware that players who have had just 12 days' rest could need a break soon. He said: "We have thought about what we will do with the World Cup players, but those choices do not have to be made at the moment. They have all maintained their fitness. "I couldn't allow them a longer break because I couldn't afford to let them lose their fitness. Twelve days is all they have had, and even then the World Cup players are not as sharp as the ones who started pre-season training earlier. But they are all up to match fitness level. "Our thoughts about how we handle it will come into operation around October. "Injuries and suspensions will play a part obviously, but we hope to be in a position to control what we will be doing." Ferguson underlined the Reds' determination to regain their crown. He said: "Defeat brings certain things out in people - it certainly does in me, and I know too for the players. "You can feel an edge now around the club from everyone. My desires are the same as the team's desires. Maybe we are bad losers - we certainly don't enjoy it. "Now we want to do something about it. I think you can expect to see a cavalry charge from the start from us. "We did not enjoy losing the league title, and we aim to do something about it." © PA Sporting Life
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Date: Sat, 08 Aug 1998 09:22:14 -0400 Subject: Fergie Backs Sheri (PA) FERGUSON STILL LOVES HIS TEDDY By Steve Millar of the Daily Mirror Alex Ferguson is backing Teddy Sheringham, and warning that his deposed champions want revenge. Sheringham, 32, lost his England place to Michael Owen, and there were stories that Manchester United would axe him after just 12 months. But manager Ferguson is keeping faith with Sheringham. And after seeing him battle through 37 matches, Ferguson says: "I thought he did well for us last season. "We had a lot of injuries, and when we got to March many of the players were found wanting. That's when we lost the League. "I think that Teddy played a lot of tremendous games for us. He's an important member of the squad and we do need a big squad. Teddy did well in pre-season, got among the goals and featured in every game on our tour of Scandinavia." Sheringham is breathing a little easier after United failed to capture star striker Patrick Kluivert. But Ferguson still wants Dwight Yorke. Fergie says: "The team are bad losers, like me. They didn't enjoy it last season, so I think you can anticipate a cavalry charge." © PA Sporting Life
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