Ryan Giggs to stay with Manchester United one more year

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Legendary soccer coach Sir Alex Ferguson believes his star player Ryan Giggs will stay with Manchester United anther season. “he will play for another year … there are no discerning signs of tiredness or weakness in his game,” the club manager told SI.

The soon to be 40 Giggs looked great in the Red Devils’ 1-0 win over West Ham in Wednesday’s third-round replay in the FA Cup at Old Trafford, quieting the critics who think he might be over the hill.

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Injured Manchester United winger sits with fans during Newcastle match

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Manchester United winger Ashley Young had a knee injury for the Newcastle match on Sunday due to a knee injury, but he was still on hand to watch the Red Devils’ 3-0 victory. Instead of sitting in the suites or on the sidelines, he decided to hang with the fans in the away section at St. James’ Park.

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Manchester United Getting Hit Hard by Injuries at Defense

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Manchester United supporters have become accustomed to the annual defensive injury crisis in recent seasons, with Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, and the da Silva brothers each on the sidelines for long periods. This season’s incarnation – hardly a surprise to anybody perusing the injury records of Sir Alex Ferguson’s defenders – has come a little earlier than normal, with the Scot’s first choice back-four absent for Tottenham Hotspur’s visit to Old Trafford on Monday night.

Joining Ferdinand and Vidic on the sidelines is and Rafael da Silva, while Patrice Evra may face the Londoners depending on his recovery from a minor knee injury suffered on international duty. It is hardly ideal preparation for United’s opening home match of the new season but with nearly £50 million of youthful defensive talent still at Ferguson’s disposal injuries with open the door for Phil Jones’ first competitive start.

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Manchester United vs. Chicago Fire: World Football Challenge Game Notes

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The international friendly kicks off in a few hours, Chicago Fire vs. Manchester United F.C. From Soldier Field on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago, here’s all the vital info and numbers for this football match.

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Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson to Battle Chicago Fire, Heat

As the world famous Manchester United F.C. arrived in Chicago for an international friendly soccer match, they realized that they’re not just battling the MLS Chicago Fire, but also Chicago’s oppressive heat.

“We came from a nice cool atmosphere in Seattle to a furnace, so it’ll be a test for the players- both sides,” said Sir Alex Ferguson during Thursday’s media conference.

Thursday’s high temperature in Seattle was 63; in Chicago 99 officially, with numerous portions of the city recording Chicago’s first triple digit readings since 2005. Heat indexes are running in the 110s-120s and Saturday doesn’t look much better with a forecast calling for 95 degrees, with more oppressive humidity. The combination will make exercising outside for non-professional athletes extremely dangerous.

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Manchester United Midfielder Darren Fletcher: Health Update

Two days before Manchester United takes on the Chicago Fire in an international friendly, United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson gave the media an update on the health of central midfielder and 2010 vice-captain Darren Fletcher, who missed a large chunk of last season and suffered substantial weight loss after contracting a bad virus in late February.

The illness forced him to miss United’s preseason schedule.

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