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Soccer Break Monday – Manchester united?


A united Manchester after both football sides won major honours on Saturday? No chance. Both City and United will parade the streets in open-top bus parades, just a week apart.

Read here for a roundup of all things European football over the weekend, during which titles were won, tears were shed, and more trophies were dropped.

Yes, Sergio Ramos spilling the King’s Cup in Spain was not a one off, though worryingly Ajax and Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, touted as a possible Man United replacement for compatriot Edwin van der Sar, was the culprit.

Eleswhere Barcelona fans and players have been throwing red peppers after clinching the La Liga title, read here for an explanation. Who look the stronger going into the Champions League final, Barca or United?

Elder statesmen may hold key to United’s title bid


Manchester United have a rich tradition of developing precocious young talents and relying on them to do a job that could be considered beyond their years.

But despite a squad packed to the rafters with players under the age of 25, United fans are hailing the evergreen talents of a 35-year-old left winger and eagerly anticipating the return of a reliable Dutch keeper three years his senior.