Monday, 2 August 2010

Monday 2nd August 2010 - Today at Old Trafford

Tedious Links
Opening the back pages of the newspapers this morning and Germany star Mezut Ozil is still being linked with a late summer move to Old Trafford. The Werder Bremen winger has just one year left on his current deal with the German side and is apparently available for around £12m.

Chelsea and Man City are also rumoured to be interested in Ozil, but no formal approach has yet been made from any club.

Pre-Season Climax
As United's pre-season preparations drew to a close Sir Alex Ferguson voiced his excitement of testing new signing Javier Hernandez in the Premier League next season. The United manager has been quick to praise the Mexico star, insisting he will be a roaring success at Old Trafford. The former Chivas striker enjoyed an impressive World Cup campaign, scoring two goals in three appearances, as well as impressing and scoring for and against United during their pre-season tour in USA and Canada.

In the fixture against his old club Chivas, Hernandez played the first 45 minutes for his old club and scored against his new team mates. He came on for United in the second half, but was unable to prevent United slumping to a 3-2 defeat against the Mexican side.

Community Shield - Build Up
Rio Ferdinand (groin), Owen Hargreaves (kness) and Michael Owen (hamstring) all look likely to miss Sundays Community Shield match up against Premier League Champions Chelsea, and United stars who featured at the World cup are also likely to miss out.

Sir Alex is likely to call on a number of the players used in United's pre season tour with Wayne Rooney, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra and looking to be rested for Sundays game at Wembley Stadium.

Other news
Manchester United and Brazil midfielder Anderson survived a horror car crash in Portugal over the weekend. The former Porto player crashed his high performance sports car and had to be pulled from the wreckage by a friend. Anderson left the crash relatively unscathed, with only minor injuries.

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