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Date: Mon Jun 29 16:36:16 GMT+00:00 1998
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Man United 29 Jun 1998
Former Manchester United and England striker Jack Rowley has died, aged 79.
Rowley scored twice in the 4-2 1948 FA Cup final victory over Blackpool and
hit 30 goals for United in the Championship win of 1951/52.
He won six England caps and scored four goals against Northern Ireland in
1949. Later he went on to manage Oldham, Bradford, Wrexham and Dutch side

Keeper Leaves

Port Vale have completed the signing of keeper Kevin Pilkington from
Manchester United on a free transfer.
The 24 year old becomes the first United player to leave under The Bosman

Goalkeeper Kevin Pilkington has joined long-serving Brian McClair as the
second first-team squad regular on the list of players to be released by
Manchester United this summer.
McClair was told last week that his contract was not being renewed after 11
years, and 24-year-old Pilkington is also being freed, after playing four
times in the Premiership and serving as cover for Peter Schmeichel since
making his debut in 1994.
Youngsters Stuart Brightwell, David Brown, Ross Millard and Gavin Naylor
are others leaving United, along with Graeme Tomlinson, signed from
Bradford City in June 1994, and trainees Adam Sadler and Leon Mills.
your editor Barry. 

This Issue:
1. Batistuta Wants 3m A Year! (Mirror)
2. Scholes Among The Best (Mirror)
3. Scholes, Rowley (Carling)



X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 4.72.2106.4 X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V4.72.2106.4 Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 17:06:08 +0800 Reply-To: Red Devil Marcus Sender: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" From: Red Devil Marcus Subject: Batistuta Wants 3m A Year! (Mirror) To: MUFC@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU BATISTUTA'S TOO RICH FOR UNITED Gabriel Batistuta asked Manchester United for an incredible 75,000-a-week basic salary to join the Premiership army of foreign superstars. The Argentina captain, who will lead his side against England tomorrow in St Etienne, privately agreed to switch from Fiorentina to Old Trafford. Alex Ferguson was willing to pay the 13million asking price, but the club's plc baulked at his massive wage demand for more than 3m-a-year. A four-year deal would have cost United a combined transfer fee and wages package of 27m for the 29-year-old, who is outgunning Ronaldo here in France. Ferguson opted out of the race for Marcel Salas, and the Chilean signed for Lazio, but the United boss didn't want to lose Batistuta. But while the Old Trafford board were examining ways of paying the biggest basic wage in British soccer history, Fiorentina made it clear that they would do everything to keep him, as he is still under contract.

X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 4.72.2106.4 X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V4.72.2106.4 Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 17:07:42 +0800 Reply-To: Red Devil Marcus Sender: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" From: Red Devil Marcus Subject: Scholes Among The Best (Mirror) SCHOLES MAKES HIS MARK AMONG THE BEST Paul Scholes's sparkling form for England has seen him recognised among the world's elite. The Manchester United star has been voted one of the most consistent players during the group stages by top French newspaper L'Equipe France's top sporting paper has been awarding marks for each performance and Scholes is the sixth highest ranked player with an average of 6.5 after the three Group G games. However, in the unflustered world of Scholes, it hardly raised more than a fleeting smile when told of his recognition. Instead he was far from happy with his consistency, saying: "I was pleased with my first game, but not too pleased with my second when I didn't really have much of a chance, or a shot. But I had a couple of shots on Friday night against Colombia and felt I was in the game a bit more." Scholes is one of five England players sharing around the goals, but there is a suspicion that his first will not be his last in this competition. He said: "I'm always confident when shooting. "When I shoot I think I will score, there is no point being negative about it. You've got to believe you will score every time." Scholes, who has the same attitude in training, has no inferiority complex in facing Argentina and a number of their players he admires. He said: "I admire Gabriel Batistuta and Ariel Ortega and they have a lot of great players. However, too much can be made of reputations. "They will probably be favourites, so there's no pressure - we can go out and enjoy it. "There's no point going out there if we don't believe we can win it. We have a lot of options in our attack: the pace of Michael Owen and Alan Shearer, the crosses and passes of David Beckham and Darren Anderton. There are a lot of good things going for us. "We shall try to get on top of the game as we don't want to let them dictate the pace. "It doesn't matter who we are playing, it is the last 16 of the World Cup and we want to win and progress." As for the revenge issue, there is not much feeling of that around the England camp with a number of the players still at school when Diego Maradona plundered his infamous Hand of God goal in Mexico City in 1986. Scholes said: "It is just forgotten about, and this is just another game where we will try to beat them. "The past is gone and now we are just looking forward. "I watched that game on TV. At first I didn't think he had done it, but when you look at the replays you can see it." Scholes admitted though he was angered at the time. He said: "I was gutted." Would he ever contemplate doing the same? "I don't know. Maybe. If it gets me through to the next round." 1st XI OF THE 1ST ROUND EL OUAER (TUNISIA) WOERNS (GERMANY) ROJAS (CHILE) DESAILLY (FRANCE) CAFU (BRAZIL) LUIS ENRIQUE (SPAIN) SCHOLES (ENGLAND) JUGOVIC (YUGOSLAVIA) GARCIA ASPE (CHILE) B.LAUDRUP (DENMARK) ZAMORANO (CHILE)

X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 4.72.2106.4 X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V4.72.2106.4 Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 21:16:40 +0800 Reply-To: Red Devil Marcus Sender: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" From: Red Devil Marcus Subject: Scholes, Rowley (Carling) Man United 29 Jun 1998 WE MUST DICTATE THE PACE - SCHOLES Paul Scholes has urged England to avoid falling into the trap against Argentina tomorrow that led to their downfall against Romania. The Manchester United midfielder believes Glenn Hoddle's side paid the penalty for allowing the Romanians to dictate the pace of the game in the 2-1 defeat in Toulouse last Monday. Now Scholes feels it is vital that England start in the same high tempo which enabled them to establish a grip against Colombia on Friday and which was never relinquished as they ran out comfortable 2-0 winners. He said: ``I just hope we can put a lot of early pressure on Argentina like we did against the Colombians and play the game at the pace that we want to play it, get on top and create a few chances. ``That was the problem against Romania when the tempo was slow and we fell into their hands with the way the game panned out. I don't think we can let Argentina dictate in the same manner. ``Against Colombia the tempo of the game was quicker and we did the business. We had a lot more options with the pace of Michael Owen and Alan Shearer plus the passing of Darren Anderton and David Beckham. ``We went out with all guns firing and that's what we want against Argentina.'' Scholes was voted England's most consistent player in the group stages by French newspaper L'Equipe and he believes he has the shooting power which may prove decisive in Saint-Etienne tomorrow. Scholes, who scored a spectacular goal against Tunisia, said: ``I am always confident when I am shooting and you have to have the belief that you are going to find the net. ``There is no point in being negative. It helps me shooting every day in practice against Peter Schmeichel at Old Trafford. You have to produce something special to get past him. ``As for my form, I was pleased with the first game against Tunisia but the second game didn't go so well, I hardly had a shot and didn't create much either. ``I was disappointed with that game. We were up against a better team, knew we had to play well and it just didn't work out. But on Friday I had a couple of decent shots and felt I was in the game more.'' Scholes added: ``Argentina will be favourites. They have two excellent front players in Batistuta and Lopez while Ortega is also a very dangerous player. They are also very good at the back. ``They will be difficult to beat and we will have our work cut out - but every game will be hard from now on. You have to beat the best if you want to go all the way, so why not start with Argentina? ``We believe we can win it and we have a very calm dressing room with no fear.''

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