Old Trafford & Blackburn Rovers

Old Trafford is a football stadium in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, and the home of Manchester United. With a capacity of 75,811, Old Trafford is the second-largest football stadium in England after Wembley, the third-largest in the United Kingdom and the eleventh-largest in Europe. The stadium is approximately from Old Trafford Cricket Ground and the adjacent tram station. Blackburn Rovers Football Club is an English professional association football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. 5.0/5

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If you are a football fan aged 20 or under, trying to imagine Manchester United going 26 years without winning the league title is not an easy task. Under Sir Alex Ferguson the men from Old Trafford were eventually a dominant force. But when Eric Cantona took the M62 from Elland Road to join Ferguson's side in 1992 the title had been an elusive mistress for an entire generation. His impact was immediate. When Cantona scored his first United goal in December 1992 the club were below Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa and Norwich in the table. Yes - Blackburn, Villa and Norwich.
Alex Ferguson and his assistant Archie Knox arrived from Aberdeen on the day of Atkinson's dismissal,[40] and guided the club to an 11th-place finish in the league.[41] Despite a second-place finish in 1987–88, the club was back in 11th place the following season.[42] Reportedly on the verge of being dismissed, victory over Crystal Palace in the 1990 FA Cup Final replay (after a 3–3 draw) saved Ferguson's career.[43][44] The following season, Manchester United claimed its first Cup Winners' Cup title and competed in the 1991 UEFA Super Cup, beating European Cup holders Red Star Belgrade 1–0 in the final at Old Trafford. A second consecutive League Cup final appearance followed in 1992, in which the team beat Nottingham Forest 1–0 at Wembley.[39] In 1993, the club won its first league title since 1967, and a year later, for the first time since 1957, it won a second consecutive title – alongside the FA Cup – to complete the first "Double" in the club's history.[39] A white football player with ...
Championship Cardiff City are tracking Manchester United defender Michael Keane. Keane, who played twice for United in the League Cup in 2012-13, is known to Bluebirds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from his time at Old Trafford. The 21-year-old centre-back has had loan spells at Leicester City, Derby County and Blackburn Rovers.
Manchester United have not conceded a penalty at Old Trafford in the Premier League since December 31 2011 (vs Blackburn Rovers). - Only Everton vs Liverpool (20) has seen more red cards than the Liverpool v Manchester United fixture in the Premier League (14). -Six of the last 10 goals in this fixture have been scored in the 15 minute period just after half- time. - This game should feature the three players to have been involved in the most Premier League goals (scoring & assisting) this season: Suarez 34, Sturridge 23 and Wayne Rooney 21.
DANIEL MONASTIR ON SATURDAY BLAME DALGLISH NOT THE OWNERS There was a time when Liverpool dominated both Europe and England-that was the time when club tradition and not financial strength determined who was the elite of the day. When ownership was almost non existent and the he most expensive player cost just 750,000 pounds. Then came along money and ownership and the story changed Manchester United without a league title since 1967-68, embarked on a mission whose catalyst was money and whose desired effect and end result was dominance. 25 years had passed without a league title for United and in the 1992-93 season, they brought in 7 new players and the most eye catching was Eric Cantona from then defending champions Leeds United-the rest is history as they began a trail of dominance that saw the power of English football shift from Merseyside to Lancashire from Melwood to Carrington and from Anfield to Old Trafford. Then came Blackburn Rovers in 1994-95, they brought in Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish . ...
Phil Jones arrived at Old Trafford in 2011 for £16 million from Blackburn Rovers after a number of outstanding displays at centre-half despite his tender age of 18. It seemed as if the signing was one that was made with … Continue reading…
The FA Cup third-round draw has handed Arsenal a north London derby with neighbours Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium. Cup holders Wigan Athletic were given a home draw with Milton Keynes Dons while last year's beaten finalists Manchester City will go to Blackburn Rovers. Of the non-league sides, Macclesfield were drawn at home to Sheffield Wednesday, Grimsby will take on Huddersfield Town at Blundell Park and Kidderminster have a home tie against Peterborough. Manchester United face Swansea City at Old Trafford while Chelsea will travel to Derby County. Liverpool will face a home tie against either Mansfield, who they beat in the third round last season, or Oldham Athletic, who knocked them out in the fourth. But the stand out tie is the north London derby and both sides will be hoping to go all the way. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger concedes his side could have been handed an easier first hurdle. "There are not enough tough games, they gave us another one," he quipped when asked about the draw followin ...
FA Cup: Arsenal draw Tottenham for third-round north London derby Arsenal will play Tottenham at Emirates Stadium in the third round of the FA Cup in the first weekend of January. Manchester United will play Swansea City at Old Trafford and Norwich entertain Fulham. Chelsea travel to Championship form side Derby County, while Manchester City visit Blackburn Rovers. Holders Wigan host Milton Keynes Dons while non-league sides Kidderminster and Macclesfield entertain Peterborough and Sheffield Wednesday respectively. West Brom will play Crystal Palace at home and Cardiff travel to Newcastle in the other all-Premier League ties of the round, while Liverpool have been given a tie at home to either League One Oldham or League Two Mansfield. The Latics knocked Brendan Rodgers's men out of the fourth round of last season's competition at Boundary Park, while a Luis Suarez handball ensured Liverpool avoided an FA Cup third-round shock at Mansfield Town at this stage last season. The last time north London rivals ...
it's live football & I would like to be broadcasted scoring a hat trick for my fav team Blackburn Rovers vs Man U @ Old Trafford
Hull City must pay £10m to sign Anderlecht striker Dieumerci Mbokani. Their original £6.7m bid was rejected. Fenerbache have finalised a five-year deal to sign Bruno Alves from Zenith St Petersburg for 5.5m Euros. Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer has said last season's top scorer Jordan Rhodes is not for sale. Manchester United are set to complete the signing of young Uruguayan Guillermo Varela. The full-back spent time on trial at Old Trafford in the final weeks of last season, doing enough to impress coaches and earn an offer. England's Under-21s are getting less playing time in the Premier League than ever before. They accounted for a mere 2.28% of the total minutes played last season. Southampton hope to sign £10m rated Cagliari centre-back Davide Astori this summer. Cardiff City are lining up a bid for former Everton defender Joseph Yobo, according to reports in Turkey. Bristol City will complete the signing of Swindon Town defender Aden Flint next week. Burnley have rejected an offer from Bou ...
Hanley signs new Blackburn deal Blackburn Rovers centre-back Grant Hanley has signed a new five-year deal with the club, Sky Sports understands. Hanley, 21, joined Blackburn from Scottish giants Rangers F.C. in 2008. The 21-year-old defender, who broke into Rovers’ first-team in 2011-12, has formed a reliable partnership with Scott Dann at Ewood Park. Higuain confirms summer exit Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain has confirmed he will leave the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu this summer, ESPN reports. Higuain, 25, has bagged 122 goals and 46 assists in 250-plus appearances for Los Blancos over the past seven seasons. The 25-year-old Argentina international is expected to join Italian champions Juventus when the transfer window reopens in July. Higuain is also attracting interest from a number of Premier League clubs, including the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. Garay nears Old Trafford switch Benfica stopper Ezequiel Garay is set to join Manchester United, Portuguese daily Record has r ...
Manchester City to face Chelsea or Manchester United in FA Cup semi- final The draw for the last four also hands Wigan, Blackburn or Millwall a chance to qualify for next season's Europa League, as well as a chance of making the Wembley final By Jay Jaffa Mar 10, 2013 6:42:00 PM Manchester City will face either Chelsea or Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. Roberto Mancini's side confirmed their place in the last four with a commanding 5-0 thrashing of Barnsley on Saturday but will have to await the outcome of a replay after Chelsea came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Old Trafford on Sunday evening. After falling behind to first-half goals from Chicharito and Wayne Rooney, the FA Cup holders rallied, securing a replay thanks to strikes from Eden Hazard and Ramires. The other semi-final tie will see either Millwall or Blackburn Rovers meet Wigan. The Premier League side surprisingly defeated Everton 3-0 at Goodison Park, while the Championship outfits also face a replay after a 0-0 draw on ...
Manchester United will aim to vent their feelings of injustice on holders Chelsea in the FA Cup this weekend after a controversial Champions League exit against Real Madrid on Tuesday torched their hopes of a treble. Alex Ferguson's side have concentrated their firepower on bigger prizes since last lifting the FA Cup for a record 11th time in 2004 when they beat Millwall. But knocking out the club who have won the FA Cup four times in the last six seasons - including the 2007 final when Chelsea beat United in the first final at the re-built Wembley Stadium - would be some consolation. The clash at Old Trafford is the standout match of the quarterfinals which also features the all-Premier League tie between Everton and Wigan Athletic. Manchester City, the 2011 winners, face 1912 winners Barnsley of the Championship and in an all-Championship tie Millwall meet Blackburn Rovers, who knocked out Arsenal in the last round. "We've still got an FA Cup tie and we're still in a commanding position in the league. S ...
Phil Jones has only an "outside chance" of being fit for Manchester United's Champions League last-16 clash against Real Madrid on 5 March. The 20-year-old England international damaged an ankle during Monday's 2-1 FA Cup fifth-round win over Reading. Jones will miss Saturday's Premier League game at Queens Park Rangers. "He has an outside chance for Real Madrid, no more than that," said United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Jones played in the 1-1 draw in the first leg at the Bernabeu Stadium on 13 February. However, the versatile former Blackburn Rovers defender left Old Trafford on crutches following the Reading tie after a first-half tackle on Jobi Mcanuff. Jones in the Champions League Manchester United have not won a Champions League tie this season when Phil Jones has played. He featured in the 1-0 defeat at Galatasaray on 20 November, the 1-0 home defeat by Cluj on 5 December and the 1-1 draw with Real Madrid on 13 February. "He [Jones] is a young man who went into a tackle too brave and was a bit off ...
Sir Alex Ferguson has urged Manchester United to heed the lessons from their hard-fought win over Southampton when they tackle Fulham this weekend. The Premier League leaders overcame the loss of an early goal to secure a 2-1 win on Wednesday but Mauricio Pochettino's side had enough chances to have claimed a share of the points. United face another bottom-half side in Fulham on Saturday and Ferguson warned against further complacency, despite last weekend's comfortable 4-1 victory over the same opponents at Old Trafford. "The effort Southampton put in on Wednesday is a reminder to us that you get three points for every game, not just for beating teams at the top of the league," he said. "We've had great examples of that over the years. Last year we lost to Blackburn Rovers at home. You could quite easily say that cost us the league. "I don't expect my players to be complacent, but Wednesday is obviously a great reminder. "Fulham's home record is very good and has been for a few years. "Hopefully we get t ...
Two departures confirmed for United in January window and third rumoured Joshua King and Angelo Henriquez have already departed Old Trafford already in the transfer window with a loan move to Nick Powell rumoured to be confirmed later today. The 20-year-old striker had impressive since moving to Blackburn Rovers on loan, scoring two goals in eight appearances, but he has now signed for Blackburn for an undisclosed fee on a three year deal. Speaking on the move, King said: ”I’m happy to be here & I’m really looking forward to the next 2 & a half years that I’ve signed for.” Blackburn have bagged themselves a really hot prospect in King who has already scored at senior level for Norway. He has ferocious pace and has really developed well in the past 12 months into a more rounded player. Summer signing Angelo Henriquez has joined Wigan Athletic on loan until the end of the season in order to gain some first team experience in the Premier League, and the 18-year-old is looking forward to the chance ...
Newcastle will collect just £5m if star striker Demba Ba leaves the club during January's transfer window. He has a clause allowing him to quit if the Magpies are offered £7.5m - with £2.5m of this going to the player himself. Meanwhile, Arsenal are keen to sign the Senegalese player although Arsene Wenger is said to be concerned about his £80k-a-week demands - as Ba has a history of knee problems - (THE SUN) Former referee Graham Poll says officials are 'scared to discipline' Alex Ferguson - especially in Manchester - because it could result in them not taking charge again at Old Trafford for 'an extended period of time' - (DAILY MAIL) Mark Hughes has been linked with a return to managerless Blackburn Rovers who sacked Henning Berg on Thursday - (DAILY STAR) Paris St Germain are reportedly keen on signing Everton's Leighton Baines for £15m - (THE SUN) Cristiano Ronaldo remains on course to quit Real Madrid next summer with both Manchester giants - along with French club PSG - the favourites to secur ...
Manchester United review of 2012 Manchester United might not have won anything in 2012, but there is a definite sense that the mighty Reds are on the rise again. After missing out in the most agonising fashion on the Premier League in May - against goal difference to City - United reacted quickly. They landed the major prize of the summer transfer window in Robin Van Persie and he has proved cracking value at £24m. United are top of the table at Christmas and into the Champions League knock-out phase - where Real Madrid await - so all bodes well for a successful 2013. In the meantime, MEN Sport would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and prosperous 2013! January 2011 ended badly with an unfathomable defeat to Steve Kean's Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford. And 2012 started equally as miserably with a thrashing on the banks of the Tyne against Newcastle United. Then Sir Alex Ferguson pulled an ace from the pack ahead of an FA Cup victory over City at the Etihad. In the build up to the game an ann ...
Championship club Blackburn Rovers are close to signing Joshua King from Manchester United. The striker would move to Ewood Park on loan for now, only for the deal to be made permanent come January. The 20 year old, who was signed by United in 2008 after his stint in Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s soccer school, has found first team opportunities hard to come by at Old Trafford and made only his second appearance for the club against Galatasaray on Tuesday. In between he has spent time on loan to Preston North End, Borussia Monchengladbach and Hull City. With a number of top quality strikers in his ranks along with a few promising young ones, it is perhaps no surprise that Sir Alex Ferguson is willing to part ways with the young Norwegian. His impressive performances this season with the national team have caught the attention of clubs in England and the new Blackburn manager Henin Berg has wasted no time in going back to his former club for the signature of a forward, who he would hope aid his team’s push fo ...
The Taylor Report's requirement for an all-seater stadium lowered capacity at Old Trafford to around 44,000 by 1993. In 1995, the North Stand was redeveloped into three tiers, restoring capacity to approximately 55,000. At the end of the 1998–99 season, second tiers were added to the East and West Stands, raising capacity to around 67,000, and between July 2005 and May 2006, 8,000 more seats were added via second tiers in the north-west and north-east quadrants. Part of the new seating was used for the first time on 26 March 2006, when an attendance of 69,070 became a new Premier League record.[75] The record was pushed steadily upwards before reaching its peak on 31 March 2007, when 76,098 spectators saw Manchester United beat Blackburn Rovers 4–1, with just 114 seats (0.15 percent of the total capacity of 76,212) unoccupied.[76] In 2009, reorganisation of the seating resulted in a reduction of capacity by 255 to 75,957.[77][78] Manchester United has the third highest average attendance of European f ...
1. On October 19, 2001 - five days before his 17th birthday - Rooney scored his last-minute winning goal at Highbury, leaving England keeper David Seaman powerless. The goal made Rooney the youngest goalscorer in Premier League history. 2. Rooney was named 2002's BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.Six days on from claiming this award he scored the winning goal against Blackburn Rovers in a 2–1 home win. 3. In January 2003, Rooney signed hisfirst professional contract which made him one of world football's highest-paid teenagers. 4. On February 21, 2004, Rooney netted his first Premier League bracein a 3–3 away draw against Southampton. 5. At the start of the 2004-05 season, Rooney became the most expensive teenager ever when Manchester United splashed out an incredible £25.6m to take him to Old Trafford where he was given the number eight shirt. 6. He made his United debut on September 28, 2004 in a 6–2 home win over Fenerbahçe in the Champions League, scoring a hat-trick and so becoming the ...
Jones picked up the injury in training for the Red Devils, and has not played for the Old Trafford club this season having also picked up a back problem during their pre-season tour. Manchester United LATEST 13/2 Manchester United are 13/2 to beat Wigan 3-0 with Paddy Power In a statement to their official website, a club spokesman said: "Phil Jones has had surgery on a knee meniscus tear sustained in training that will require six to eight weeks of rehabilitation." Jones joined United in the summer of 2011 from Blackburn Rovers for a fee believed to be around £16.5 million, making his debut in the Community Shield against Manchester City. He made 29 appearances for the club in the Premier League as they finished second behind their city rivals, scoring his first goal for the club against Aston Villa.
I know a lot of United fans will be worried for losing to Everton in our opening EPL match. I just want to encourage you not to panic. Remember what happened in 1995 season when 3 of our experienced players left. Many were like, how the younger players left could challenge the trophy. “Though some of the senior players had a few doubts there was certainly no panic inside the dressing room.” United hit back with two Old Trafford wins against West Ham and Wimbledon and then an away victory at Ewood Park against title holders Blackburn Rovers set the ball rolling on a virtually unstoppable march to double glory. The senior birth of the Class of ‘92 had gone from trauma to triumph. “The manager talks a lot about trusting his players and always you have to trust him in return,” “As I said, we all had our niggling secret concerns about what he had done but ultimately we knew he could build title-winning teams. He believed in the young players and they delivered. “There are always sceptics around d ...
Unbelievable result for Blackburn Rovers, so much team spirit. 3 Points at Old Trafford.
Alex Ferguson's support of Steve Kean certainly paid off, for Blackburn Rovers! shocking 3-2 away win at Old Trafford, unbelievable!
Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia has picked up the three main prizes at the club's end of season awards dinner at Old Trafford. The 26-year-old was named as United's Players' Player of the Year and also picked up the Fans' Player of the Season award as voted for on the club's website, while his strike against Blackburn Rovers in April was announced as Goal of the Season
On This Day: 1993 3 - 1 Blackburn Rovers. Great celebrations at Old Trafford - picking up our 1st league trophy for 26 years.
ohhh and hello Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford this season ;)
De Gea. "What if?" - After the torrid time that Blackburn Rovers gave David De Gea (at Old Trafford on New...
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