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Date: Tues Oct 20  GMT+00:00 1998
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This Issue:
1. WEEKLY STATMAIL***  ISSUE 10: 19th Oct 1998
2. Survey Results www.red11.org
3. UNITED v Brondby 
5. United V Derby County* since W.W. II


Daily RED Trivia  Tues 20th October:

20th Oct 1900: James Fisher made his debut against Walsall. Fisher, a versatile Forward, made
46 appearances between 1900-02 and scored 3 goals. He previously played for Aston

20th Oct 1976: United beat Juventus (Italy) 1-0 at Old Trafford in the UEFA Cup 2nd Round
1st leg with a Gordon Hill goal watched by 59,000. Team was: Stepney, Nicholl,
Albiston, Daly (McCreery), B.Greenhoff, Houston, Coppell, McIlroy, Pearson,
Macari, Hill.

Barry Daily Comment:  

"Important" NEWSFLASH Denmark Monday night
Peter who has not played since 30/9 trained on Sunday and felt "no effect" of his injury.
After agreeing with Alex Peter has confirmed that he is ready for the game on Wed night!
Irwin can be doubtful with an ankle injury.
Ronny still out

Barry "diggin the potatoes" warming up in Aalborg.

Reminder: by the end of November all United's first team games
will be live on realaudio via the official web site (www.ManUtd.com)


Next 4 games: 
Result/Fixture Index:

Wed 21/10 Brondby     (A) CL
Sat 24/10 Derby       (A) PL
Wed 28/10 Bury        (H) LC (Worthington Cup)
Sat 31/10 Everton     (A) PL 

UNITED Stats v Derby are here:


Date        Opposition                        Score   Pos.   Attend.
15/08/98    Leicester City           Home     D  2-2    11    55,052
22/08/98    West Ham United          Away     D  0-0    11    26,039
09/09/98    Charlton Athletic        Home     W  4-1     9    55,147
12/09/98    Coventry City            Home     W  2-0     5    55,193
20/09/98    Arsenal                  Away     L  0-3    10    38,142
24/09/98    Liverpool                Home     W  2-0     3    55,181
03/10/98    Southampton              Away     W  3-0     2    15,251
17/10/98    Wimbledon                Home     W  5-1     2    55,265

Champions league: 30/9             
Barcelona     2 Brondby 0      
Bayern Munich 2 Man Utd 2

GROUP D     P W D L  GF GA PTS      Next "CL" Match
Barcelona   2 1 1 0  5  3   4         Brondby v Man Utd 21/10
Brondby     2 1 0 1  2  3   3
ManUnited   2 0 2 0  5  5   2
BMunchen    2 0 1 1  3  4   1


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Subject: ***WEEKLY STATMAIL*** ISSUE 10: 19th Oct 1998 *** RESULTS AND ATTENDANCES ON 17/10/98 *** Arsenal 1-1 Southampton 38,027 Chelsea 2-1 Charlton Athletic 34,639 Everton 0-0 Liverpool 40,185 Manchester United 5-1 Wimbledon 55,265 Middlesbrough 2-1 Blackburn Rovers 34,413 Newcastle United 2-1 Derby County 36,750 Nottingham Forest 1-1 Leeds United 23,911 West Ham United 0-0 Aston Villa 26,002 *** RESULTS AND ATTENDANCES ON 18/10/98 *** Coventry City 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday 16,006 *** LEAGUE TABLE AS AT 18/10/98 *** Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts --------------------------------------------------------- 1 Aston Villa 9 6 3 0 10 2 8 21 2 Manchester United 8 5 2 1 18 7 11 17 3 Middlesbrough 9 4 3 2 14 9 5 15 4 Chelsea 8 4 3 1 13 9 4 15 5 Arsenal 9 3 5 1 10 4 6 14 6 Newcastle United 9 4 2 3 15 11 4 14 7 Liverpool 9 3 4 2 13 10 3 13 8 West Ham United 9 3 4 2 7 8 -1 13 9 Leeds United 9 2 6 1 9 6 3 12 10 Derby County 9 3 3 3 7 6 1 12 11 Wimbledon 9 3 3 3 13 16 -3 12 12 Everton 9 2 5 2 6 6 0 11 13 Tottenham Hotspur 8 3 2 3 9 14 -5 11 14 Charlton Athletic 9 2 4 3 13 12 1 10 15 Leicester City 8 2 3 3 7 8 -1 9 16 Sheffield Wednesday 9 3 0 6 8 10 -2 9 17 Blackburn Rovers 9 2 2 5 9 12 -3 8 18 Nottingham Forest 9 2 2 5 6 11 -5 8 19 Coventry City 9 2 2 5 6 14 -8 8 20 Southampton 9 0 2 7 4 22 -18 2 *** ATTENDANCE TABLE AS AT 17/10/98 *** Manchester United @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 55,168 Liverpool @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 43,783 Everton @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 38,553 Arsenal @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 38,070 Newcastle United @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 36,685 Aston Villa @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 34,942 Chelsea @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 34,740 Middlesbrough @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 34,284 Leeds United @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 31,835 Tottenham Hotspur @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 31,610 Derby County @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 27,194 Sheffield Wednesday @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 26,255 West Ham United @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 25,307 Nottingham Forest @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 24,238 Blackburn Rovers @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 23,719 Coventry City @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 22,379 Leicester City @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 20,256 Charlton Athletic @@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 18,682 Wimbledon @@@@@@@@@@@@ 17,171 Southampton @@@@@@@@@@@ 15,150 *** TEAM RESULTS - MANCHESTER UNITED - AS AT 17/10/98 *** Date Opposition Score Pos. Attend. -------------------------------------------------------------------- 15/08/98 Leicester City Home D 2-2 11 55,052 22/08/98 West Ham United Away D 0-0 11 26,039 09/09/98 Charlton Athletic Home W 4-1 9 55,147 12/09/98 Coventry City Home W 2-0 5 55,193 20/09/98 Arsenal Away L 0-3 10 38,142 24/09/98 Liverpool Home W 2-0 3 55,181 03/10/98 Southampton Away W 3-0 2 15,251 17/10/98 Wimbledon Home W 5-1 2 55,265 *** TEAM RESULTS SUMMARY - MANCHESTER UNITED - AS AT 17/10/98 *** P Won Drawn Lost For Against Points ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Home 5 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 15 (3.0) 4 (0.8) 13 (2.6) Away 3 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 3 (1.0) 3 (1.0) 4 (1.3) Total 8 5 (63%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 18 (2.3) 7 (0.9) 17 (2.1) Averages per game in (brackets) League position: 2nd Form position: 1st (Index: 59%) Predicted position: 1st (The higher the form index, the higher the average league position of the recent opposition) Highest league position: 2nd Lowest league position: 10th (Excluding the first 4 matches) *** TEAM STATISTICS - MANCHESTER UNITED - AS AT 17/10/98 *** AVERAGE HOME ATTENDANCE: 55,168 HIGHEST HOME ATTENDANCE: 17/10/98 - Wimbledon (55,265) LOWEST HOME ATTENDANCE: 15/08/98 - Leicester City (55,052) BEST WIN: 17/10/98 - Wimbledon (5-1) HEAVIEST DEFEAT: 20/09/98 - Arsenal (0-3) BEST HOME WIN: 17/10/98 - Wimbledon (5-1) BEST AWAY WIN: 03/10/98 - Southampton (3-0) *** GENERAL STATISTICS AS AT 17/10/98 *** SEQUENCES --------- LONGEST RUN OF WINS: Current (3 games) - Manchester United Record (4 games) - Aston Villa LONGEST RUN OF HOME WINS: Current (4 games) - Aston Villa Manchester United Record (4 games) - Aston Villa Manchester United LONGEST RUN WITHOUT HOME DRAW: (4 games) - Aston Villa Manchester United Newcastle United Sheffield Wednesday LONGEST RUN WITHOUT HOME DEFEAT: (5 games) - Arsenal Chelsea Manchester United Middlesbrough LONGEST RUN OF AWAY WINS: Current (1 game) - Everton Leicester City Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur ATTACK/DEFENCE STATISTICS ------------------------- BEST ATTACK (18 goals): Manchester United BEST HOME ATTACK (15 goals): Manchester United ATTENDANCE STATISTICS --------------------- HIGHEST ATTENDANCE (55,265): Manchester United LOWEST ATTENDANCE (13,163): Wimbledon HIGHEST AVERAGE ATTENDANCE (55,168): Manchester United LOWEST AVERAGE ATTENDANCE (15,150) : Southampton Produced by: E-mail: statmail@iname.com ICQ UIN: 4358182 Homepage: http://www.graphite.demon.co.uk/ MUFC Hon. Executive CP Cheah Webmasters: Barry Leeming & Bill McArthur Graphics: Sam Hayward Stats: Paul Hinson Site Design Diana Low Webmaster Mail: barry@www.red11.org Url: http://www.red11.org World of Manchester United Football Club.
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Subject: Survey Results www.red11.org Week of Oct 11 If UNITED buy a long term replacement for Schmeichel, which keeper would you prefer? Mark Bosnich (Aston Villa) 39 25% Mark Schwarzer (Middlesbrough) 8 5% Richard Wright (Ipswich) 48 31% Other 61 39% Total: 156 total votes So we were in agreement that NONE of the above 3 names should replace Peter right now? (61% other) Looks like most of us prefer to keep him a few years yet :))) Thanks for voting! Now is your chance to let us know who you think THIS season's most influential player is, so far................. THIS WEEKS QUESTION: Manchester United Survey #23 Who has been UNITED's Most Valuable Player so far this season? Choose from the whole Squad: David Beckham Henning Berg Jesper Blomqvist Wes Brown Nicky Butt Michael Clegg Andy Cole Terry Cooke Jordi Cruyff Nick Culkin John Curtis Ryan Giggs Danny Higginbotham Denis Irwin Ronny Johnsen Roy Keane David May Philip Mulryne Gary Neville Philip Neville Erik Nevland Alex Notman Peter Schmeichel Paul Scholes Teddy Sheringham Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Jaap Stam Raimond Van der Gouw Dwight Yorke VOTE NOW: http://www.red11.org/miva/survey.mv MUFC Hon. Executive CP Cheah Webmasters: Barry Leeming & Bill McArthur Graphics: Sam Hayward Stats: Paul Hinson Site Design Diana Low Webmaster Mail: barry@www.red11.org Url: http://www.red11.org World of Manchester United Football Club.
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Monday 19 October 1998 Subject: UNITED v Brondby David Beckham and Nicky Butt are both suspended, and Denis Irwin and Ronny Johnsen injured, and the United boss has already decided on one switch from the side which slammed Wimbledon 5-1 on Saturday "Paul Scholes will come in. We rested him on Saturday with a view to him playing on Wednesday, and it gave us a chance to use Ryan Giggs in centre midfield, and I think he responded well to that," said Ferguson. Teenage full-back Wes Brown who was outstanding against Wimbledon in his full home debut could get a first taste of European action if Ferguson decided to stick to Saturday's defence but he has the experience of Henning Berg to turn to if necessary. Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole seem certain to lead the attack after scoring five goals between them in United's last two outings. This would be Cole's first start in a Champions' League game this season . After drawing with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, United could leap to the top of Group D if results go their way, and Ferguson says: "We have to go to Copenhagen looking to win the match because to win our section, we are going to need to start gathering victories instead of draws. "If we can win, and hopefully something happens in the Bayern-Barcelona game, where we are hoping Bayern get a result, then it changes the complexion of the game and gives us a better chance."
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Subject: COLE SPARKS EURO FLAME MANCHESTER UNITED 5 WIMBLEDON 1 MEN BY STUART MATHIESON MANCHESTER United are entering another Andy Cole-inspired awesome autumn. Twelve months ago the Reds launched a blistering eight-game period in October which reaped a stunning 33 goals. It had the bookmakers starting to assess the possibility of cancelling all bets on the Premiership title and installing United as Champions' League favourites. The irresistible six week spell was set in motion with the 7-0 crushing of Barnsley this time last year. An Andy Cole hat-trick was the catalyst for the destruction. Cole was then retaliating to a savaging by his critics who'd berated his finishing in a European home match against Feyenoord. He followed up his treble against Barnsley with eight more to register 11 goals in that dominant Reds purple patch. It appears that there's not much more dangerous than a wounded Cole on a football field. A year on and now he's miffed at becoming an England outcast and his pride was injured when Alex Ferguson kept him kicking his heels for six weeks after opening as partner to Dwight Yorke on the new striker's debut. The pairing wasn't restored until the Southampton victory a fortnight ago and now it's five goals for the combination in two matches. Brondby coach Ebbe Skovdahl had that resigned look of the next victim in line as he witnessed United's form surge. He sensed impending doom as he left Old Trafford early on Saturday to return to Copenhagen to prepare for Wednesday's Champions' League visit of the Reds. He'd made notes throughout, talked into his cassette and long before Cole had driven in his second of the match Skovdahl's taxi was heading back to Manchester airport with the fillip of his own side's 5-1 home win over Herfolge the night previous fading fast. The uncle of Brian and Michael Laudrup claimed his early departure was to catch a plane back to Denmark but you wouldn't have blamed him if he'd bunked off early, preferring to spend a few hours in the Duty Free instead of continuing his Old Trafford torture. United followed up their Barnsley thrashing last term with a 6-1 drubbing of Sheffield Wednesday and Skovdahl knows the 5-1 Wimbledon beating could have a similar follow up. ``I was very, very impressed by United,'' said the Dane. ``The only surprise for me was that they didn't score four or five more goals than they actually did. ``That is 10 goals I have seen them score now in two matches after beating us 6-0 in Copenhagen in a pre-season friendly. I know it is going to be very difficult for us in Copenhagen and even more to the point here at Old Trafford. ``I am not writing us off but I have to be realistic and say that the qualification in this group is between the big three, United, Barcelona and Bayern. ``After playing Bayern and Barcelona and seeing United today I can only say it is going to be very tight as they battle it out to win the group. ``There was quality in all areas for United today. The only surprising thing for me was to see Giggs playing in that role in central midfield. ``I can't shut my eyes without seeing United score goals!'' Skovdahl is a carpenter by trade and perhaps his best tactic, with United in this mood, would be to get out his hammer and nail giant pieces of plywood up against the goals at the Parken Stadion before Wednesday. The Reds allowed Wimbledon one moment to show their famed resilient commodity when they conjured up an out-of-the-blue equaliser but it only served to urge United to slam the accelerator further to the floor. Dwight Yorke, the majestic teenager Wes Brown, who Dons' boss Joe Kinnear revealed he'd enquired about in the summer along with John Curtis, and dominant captain Keane had all been agonisingly close before Cole opened the scoring in the 19th minute. David Beckham released Cole with a through ball which rendered the square Wimbledon defence useless. Cole matched the expertise of the assist with neat control and a clinical finish. Jason Euell replied 20 minutes later with a shock equaliser which saw his shot deflect off Jaap Stam to fool Raimond Van der Gouw but Ryan Giggs ghosted in at the far post a la Cantona circa `96 to regain the lead seconds before half time. Scotland's new No1 Neil Sullivan was the unwitting stooge in David Beckham's famous 55-yard lob two years ago but, even with the distance reduced by half and the ball travelling along the floor rather than in the air, the keeper was no match for the United midfielder and the Reds were 3-1 up in the 47th minute. The Yorke and Cole pairing had left the Wimbledon back four a nervous and hapless bunch and their Republic of Ireland international Kenny Cunningham likened the experience of trying to contain the duo to walking a tightrope. Dean Blackwell lost his balance more than most as he suffered at the hands of the United pair. Blackwell tumbled after 52 minutes as Yorke plundered his sixth of his productive United career. The harassed Dean Blackwell was caught pondering how to deal with a high ball in a dangerous wind when Yorke muscled in and dispossessed him. Yorke eased inside Chris Perry before once again shrugging off Blackwell's attempts to recover the situation and stabbing the ball past Sullivan. Blackwell was hitting the safety net again in the final minutes when substitute Jordi Cruyff sent Cole away. The on-form Reds' striker cut inside Blackwell to finish off the rout in style. Match facts: SHOTS ON: United 14 Wimbledon 4 SHOTS OFF: United 12 Wimbledon 3 GOALS: Cole (19 and 88), Giggs (45), Beckham (47), Yorke (52) for United. Euell (39) for Wimbledon. BOOKINGS: Stam for United. Roberts for Wimbledon. ATTENDANCE: 55,265.
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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 18:03:10 +0200 Subject: United V Derby County* since W.W. II http://www.red11.org/mufc/stats/vsderby.htm United V Derby County* League Results since W.W. II Manager H/A Date W/L/D Utd Der Venue Goal Scorers Att. Sir Matt H 9-Nov-46 W 4-1 Maine Road RowleyJ1 PearsonSC2 Mitten1 57,340 Sir Matt A 15-Mar-47 L 3-4 Baseball Grnd BurkeR2 PearsonSC1 19,579 Sir Matt A 15-Nov-47 D 1-1 Baseball Grnd Carey1 32,990 Sir Matt H 3-Apr-48 W 1-0 Maine Road PearsonSC1 49,609 Sir Matt H 21-Aug-48 L 1-2 Old Trafford PearsonSC1 52,620 Sir Matt A 18-Dec-48 W 3-1 Baseball Grnd PearsonSC1 BurkeR2 31,498 Sir Matt A 20-Aug-49 W 1-0 Baseball Grnd RowleyJ1 35,687 Sir Matt H 17-Dec-49 L 0-1 Old Trafford 33,753 Sir Matt H 23-Mar-51 W 2-0 Old Trafford AstonJSr1 DownieJ1 42,009 Sir Matt A 26-Mar-51 W 4-2 The BaseballGr PearsonSC1 AstonJSr1 DownieJ1 RowleyJ1 25,860 Sir Matt H 6-Oct-51 W 2-1 Old Trafford BerryJ1 PearsonSC1 39,767 Sir Matt A 16-Feb-52 W 3-0 The Baseball G AstonJSr1 PearsonSC1 RowleyJ1 27,693 Sir Matt A 10-Sep-52 W 3-2 The Baseball G PearsonSC3 20,226 Sir Matt H 1-Jan-53 W 1-0 Old Trafford Lewis1 34,813 McGuinnessA 4-Oct-69 L 0-2 Baseball Grd 40,724 McGuinnessH 31-Jan-70 W 1-0 Old Trafford Charlton1 59,315 McGuinnessA 26-Dec-70 D 4-4 Baseball Grd Best1 Kidd1 LawD2 34,068 Sir Matt H 10-Apr-71 L 1-2 Old Trafford LawD1 45,691 O'Farrell A 14-Aug-71 D 2-2 The Baseball G Gowling1 LawD1 35,886 O'Farrell H 16-Oct-71 W 1-0 Old Trafford Best1 53,247 O'Farrell H 23-Sep-72 W 3-0 Old Trafford MorganW1 DaviesW1 Storey-Moore1 48,255 Docherty A 26-Dec-72 L 1-3 Baseball Grnd Storey-Moore1 35,098 Docherty H 13-Oct-73 L 0-1 Old Trafford 43,724 Docherty A 16-Feb-74 D 2-2 Baseball Grnd Houston1 GreenhoffB1 29,987 Docherty A 24-Sep-75 L 1-2 Baseball Grnd Daly1 33,187 Docherty H 25-Feb-76 D 1-1 Old Trafford PearsonSJ1 59,632 Docherty A 28-Aug-76 D 0-0 Baseball Grnd 30,054 Docherty H 5-Feb-77 W 3-O ld Trafford Houston1 Macari1 OG 54,044 Sexton A 3-Sep-77 W 1-0 Baseball Grnd Macari1 21,279 Sexton H 21-Jan-78 W 4-0 Old Trafford BuchanM1 PearsonSJ1 HillG2 57,115 Sexton A 9-Dec-78 W 3-1 Baseball Grnd GreenhoffJ1 Ritchie2 23,180 Sexton H 28-Apr-79 D 0-0 Old Trafford 42,546 Sexton H 15-Sep-79 W 1-0 Old Trafford OG 54,308 Sexton A 2-Feb-80 W 3-1 Baseball Grnd OG ThomasM1 McIlroy1 27,783 Ferguson A 10-Feb-88 W 2-1 County Grnd WhitesideN1 Strachan1 20,016 Ferguson H 2-Apr-88 W 4-1 Old Trafford McClair3 Olsen1 40,146 Ferguson A 12-Nov-88 D 2-2 County Grnd Hughes1 McClair1 24,080 Ferguson H 15-Apr-89 L 0-2 Old Trafford 34,145 Ferguson A 26-Aug-89 L 0-2 County Grnd 22,175 Ferguson H 13-Jan-90 L 1-2 Old Trafford Pallister1 38,985 Ferguson A 10-Nov-90 D 0-0 County Grnd 21,115 Ferguson H 16-Apr-91 W 3-1 Old Trafford BlackmoreC1 McClair1 Robson1 32,776 Ferguson A 4-Sep-96 D 1-1 The Baseball G Beckham1 18,026 Ferguson H 5-Apr-97 L 2-3 Old Trafford Cantona1 Solskjaer1 55,243 Ferguson A 19-Oct-97 D 2-2 Pride Park Sheringham1 Cole1 30,014 [Barry Personal Match report *** http://www.red11.org/mufc/coventry.htm] Ferguson H 21-Feb-98 W 2-0 Old Trafford Giggs1 Irwin1(Pen) 55,170 All Time League Record Versus Derby County - http://www.red11.org/mufc/stats/vsderby.htm First Game 1892 (Division 2) PL W D L F A 80 29 25 26 135 129 * 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 competitive game ever played by Manchester United and Newton Heath. That's 4,519 matches to the end of season 1997/8. It allows custom queries and reports in an easy to use graphical interface. For further details send an email to: JulesMif@aol.com or call (UK) 01573-460366. If you'd like to see some more of the United Factfile - CLICK HERE http://www.red11.org/mufc/soft.htm This is not an official Manchester United Football Club product. We are not affiliated with this company or product but think it is the best thing since sliced bread ;-))))
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Monday 19 October 1998 Subject: LEBOEUF SLAMS BECKHAM AND RIEDLE World Cup-winning defender Frank Leboeuf has labelled David Beckham 'arrogant' and accused Karlheinz Riedle of 'cheating'. Chelsea's French star Leboeuf fed speculation of an ongoing personal war of words between himself and Manchester United star Beckham, saying: "He's too arrogant. He's got a lot to learn about football." Even so, Leboeuf rates the United international highly and added: "I think very soon he will be one of the best players in England. He's much younger than me so I'm not that interested by him. But he had a very sad summer - so that's probably enough for him." Leboeuf did not restrict his criticism to Beckham, though, and also had some fresh words for Liverpool adversary Riedle who he believes was guilty of cheating in a recent on-pitch encounter. The Chelsea defender was furious that the German had tumbled in the penalty area and, having claimed that he didn't touch him, he fumed: "I don't believe I made contact - so if he goes down he's chea ting. "It's a bad example to set to the kids." Speaking at an Oxford University debating event, Leboeuf covered a range of current footballing controversies, giving a notably frosty reception to Sky's takeover of Manchester United and claiming the prospect of a European Super League is "a nightmare" for his sport. "Man United is the biggest club in the world, and Rupert Murdoch doesn't know anything about football," he said. "It's sad for the game. The Super League would be a nightmare for football, for fans and for the players. Fans can't afford to go abroad to watch AC Milan or Barcelona. Nor do they want to.
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