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Nov 8, 2013

Wenger feels serene before strange United trip

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Arsenal head to Manchester United this weekend with manager Arsene Wenger talking of strange times and serenity but he is not referring to the fact his Premier League leaders are the favorites for the first time in many years.

It will be the first time in his 17 years at the London club that the Frenchman travels to Old Trafford without great rival Alex Ferguson in the home dugout and it is this rather than his team’s five-point lead in the table creating an aura of calm.

Nov 8, 2013

Soccer-Wenger feels serene before strange United trip

MANCHESTER, England, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Arsenal head to Manchester United this weekend with manager Arsene Wenger talking of strange times and serenity but he is not referring to the fact his Premier League leaders are the favourites for the first time in many years.

It will be the first time in his 17 years at the London club that the Frenchman travels to Old Trafford without great rival Alex Ferguson in the home dugout and it is this rather than his team’s five-point lead in the table creating an aura of calm.

Oct 23, 2013

Champions League: Early own goal gives United win over Sociedad

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – An early own goal by Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez gave Manchester United a 1-0 victory in their Champions League encounter at Old Trafford on Wednesday and sent the English club top of Group A.

Wayne Rooney did all the hard work to create the second-minute opener and watched as his shot crashed off the far post and into the path of Martinez who inexplicably directed the ball into his own net.

Oct 23, 2013

Early own goal gives United win over Sociedad

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – An early own goal by Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez gave Manchester United a 1-0 victory in their Champions League encounter at Old Trafford on Wednesday and sent the English club top of Group A.

Wayne Rooney did all the hard work to create the second-minute opener and watched as his shot crashed off the far post and into the path of Martinez who inexplicably directed the ball into his own net.

Oct 23, 2013

Soccer-Early own goal gives United win over Sociedad

MANCHESTER, England, Oct 23 (Reuters) – An early own goal by Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez gave Manchester United a 1-0 victory in their Champions League encounter at Old Trafford on Wednesday and sent the English club top of Group A.

Wayne Rooney did all the hard work to create the second-minute opener and watched as his shot crashed off the far post and into the path of Martinez who inexplicably directed the ball into his own net.

Oct 22, 2013

Torres and Messi on target, Atletico surge ahead

By Sonia Oxley

(Reuters) – Lionel Messi marked his first start after injury with a goal in Barcelona’s 1-1 draw at AC Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday while Fernando Torres got two as Chelsea thumped Schalke and Atletico Madrid’s charge continued.

Robert Lewandowski got the 82nd-minute winner as Borussia Dortmund put the brakes on Arsenal’s campaign with a 2-1 win in London that, along with Napoli’s 2-1 victory at Olympique Marseille, put three teams on six points in Group F.

Oct 22, 2013

Soccer-Torres and Messi on target, Atletico surge ahead

Oct 22 (Reuters) – Lionel Messi marked his first start after injury with a goal in Barcelona’s 1-1 draw at AC Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday while Fernando Torres got two as Chelsea thumped Schalke and Atletico Madrid’s charge continued.

Robert Lewandowski got the 82nd-minute winner as Borussia Dortmund put the brakes on Arsenal’s campaign with a 2-1 win in London that, along with Napoli’s 2-1 victory at Olympique Marseille, put three teams on six points in Group F.

Oct 22, 2013

Manchester United aim to crank up performance and volume

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester United may have to rely on increased noise levels rather than current form to make their home advantage count when they host Real Sociedad in Champions League Group A on Wednesday.

Old Trafford will be trying out a new ‘singing section’ at the stadium, with up to 1,400 of their loudest fans sitting in an area of the ground normally reserved for away supporters in order to improve the atmosphere because the acoustics are better there.

Oct 22, 2013

Soccer-Man United aim to crank up performance and volume

MANCHESTER, England, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Manchester United may have to rely on increased noise levels rather than current form to make their home advantage count when they host Real Sociedad in Champions League Group A on Wednesday.

Old Trafford will be trying out a new ‘singing section’ at the stadium, with up to 1,400 of their loudest fans sitting in an area of the ground normally reserved for away supporters in order to improve the atmosphere because the acoustics are better there.

Oct 21, 2013

Moyes endures bumpy ride surrounded by Ferguson reminders

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – As Manchester United manager David Moyes struggles to string together back-to-back Premier League wins, there are reminders everywhere he looks that this type of form is not what the English champions are used to.

Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Southampton was at Old Trafford where the Sir Alex Ferguson stand, Sir Alex Ferguson bronze statue and newly unveiled Sir Alex Ferguson Way road loom large.

    • About Sonia

      "I have been on the Reuters sports desk since 2006, before that was on the world desk and have also been a general news correspondent in Moscow. I report on sport in the north of England and also sub copy on all sports."
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      2002
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