Ruud van Nistelrooy believes Arsenal were "a little obsessed" with him and Manchester United, but says he misses the rivalry between the two clubs.
Arsenal were fined £175,000 by the FA and Martin Keown, Lauren, Ray Parlour and Patrick Vieira all received bans after clashes on the pitch when Van Nistelrooy missed a last-minute penalty against the Gunners at Old Trafford in 2003.
Viera had been sent off for kicking out at Van Nistelrooy before the spot kick -- leading to Arsene Wenger calling...
If you weren't looking at the Premier League table, all the negative comments about Louis Van Gaal's football philosophy would give you the impression that Manchester United were having a difficult season. And yet they stand just one point off the top spot, and a win on Wednesday at Old Trafford against PSV Eindhoven will see them qualify for the knockout rounds in the Champions League.
Their results this season have been built on solid defensive foundations, as they have conceded just nine goals in the league and have barely put a foot wrong defensively. Yet overall, United are winning matches without playing the exciting brand of football the club is renowned for. Ex-players such as Paul Scholes have held nothing back in their observations about United's somewhat conservative style of play and the club's own fans have been chanting "attack, attack, attack" out of frustration over the team's slow tempo.
United have the fewest goals of all top-seven clubs in the Premier League, with midfielder Juan Mata leading the team in goals with four, followed by Anthony Martial with three and Wayne Rooney -- whose goal tally reached double figures in each of his last 11 seasons -- only contributing two league goals so far. If United are to get back to the swashbuckling style they enjoyed under the previous manager, Alex Ferguson, then things will have to start clicking up front.
A string of injuries at the forward position certainly haven't helped, and the Dutch manager will be hoping that his top summer signings step up to the plate. But he has also shown great faith in United's youngsters and is willing to take chances by blooding homegrown talent. Could that combination of signings and youth put the smile back on the supporters' faces?
Here's a look at Manchester United's top young forwards -- those 22 years old and under, both first-teamers and those climbing through the youth system -- including a breakdown of each striker's skill set, development areas and outlook.
Sven-Goran Eriksson says Wayne Rooney would take the Chinese Super League to another level and has urged the Manchester United striker to consider making a move if he ever leaves Old Trafford.
Former England boss Eriksson, who manages CSL club Shanghai SIPG, said the sport is growing at an astronomical rate in China but the arrival of a player of Rooney's calibre would help take it to "another level."
"Football is becoming huge here and they have very big ambitions for the Chinese Super League,"...
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TOP STORY: Ronaldo 'charm offensive' underway
The great Cristiano Ronaldo auction continues, with long-term admirers Paris Saint-Germain set to spend heavily to entice the forward away from Real Madrid and Manchester United reportedly tugging at the Ballon d'Or holder's heartstrings. Rafa Benitez insists...