Tuesday, March 9

United in the news

Nomura overture from Red Knights (Roger Blitz, Financial Times)

The Red Knights have approached Nomura in a further signal of their intentions to wrest control of Manchester United. They have also received offers of £500m from each of two individual would-be investors.

United Sign Standard Liege Starlet Marnick Vermiljl (Goal.com)

United have handed the wing-back a three-year contract with Standard Liege receiving around €300,000 in compensation and will move to Old Trafford in the summer.

David Beckham’s debt to Sir Alex Ferguson (Matt Dickinson, The Times)

Sir Alex Ferguson will sit down for a Champions League press conference today and wish he was anywhere else. Cleaning Mike Riley’s car, polishing Arsène Wenger’s boots ... anything but talk about David Beckham.

AC Milan's ageing stars arrive for their Champions League clash with Manchester United straight from... the Lab of the Gods (Michael Walker, Daily Mail)

The Milan Lab is where careers are boosted and prolonged. It is the secret behind AC Milan's success and one of the reasons why their ageing squad arrive at Old Trafford tomorrow hoping to stay in the Champions League.

World Cup dreams still alive for Brown and Hargreaves (David Anderson, The Mirror)

Wes Brown's World Cup dream is still alive - despite breaking a bone in his left foot.

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