Lille players, furious that an earlier header by Peter Odemwingie had been ruled out, walked off the pitch as the last 16 first leg clash boiled over. And Sir Alex Ferguson's side had only themselves to blame for a lacklustre approach and a host of missed chances. However, with several players rested with Barcelona on Tuesday in mind, and Nemanja Vidić having to be substituted early on after a knee to the face, the odds never looked in United's favour. February began with a trip to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham. Michael Carrick rounded the goalkeeper only to be tackled on the line by Distin, whilst Patrice Evra had a shot turned onto the post by David James before things went from bad to worse for the Manchester side. Substitute Kieran Lee struck a winner two minutes before the end, when he slid home Alan Smith's through ball. Coming up against a Fulham side that had caused them so many problems in the past, United ran riot, scoring four goals inside the first twenty minutes at Old Trafford and eventually triumphing 5–1. The Reds were cutting it fine, as Van der Sar was forced to make two reflex saves from his own defenders, Wes Brown and Rio Ferdinand. The draw for the Fourth Round took place on 25 October, and United were given an away tie with Football League Championship side Southend United. Paul Scholes fire United ahead from 25 yards six minutes before the break, and John O'Shea doubled United's lead seconds after the break, when he bundled home Cristiano Ronaldo's corner. Wayne Rooney doubled United's lead with an emphatic finish after 50 minutes. Wins against Wigan and arch-rivals Liverpool followed, and the month culminated with a 4–0 drubbing of Bolton Wanderers, Wayne Rooney scoring a hat-trick. United continued to make chances, and looked to be coasting to a comfortable victory until Afonso Alves netted his first goal in English football after 35 minutes. Manchester United Shirt # 15 Vidic Kids Size Large Boys White 2008/09 Man U Utd. United won 3–0. Medium Original Nike White Adults Man Utd Top. Chelsea then went 3–0 up against West Ham in the space of five minutes, before Arsenal went 1–0 down to Aston Villa via a Philippe Senderos own goal. On the half-hour, United's defence suffered a major setback as Nemanja Vidić fell awkwardly after jumping for a header. However, Tottenham did their North London rivals a massive favour by going ahead in the 21st minute. Transfers: Overview of all signed and sold players of club Man Utd for the current season. United were given a home draw against Tottenham Hotspur in the Fourth Round and won the game 3–1. Detailed. Paul Scholes was booked early on for a tackle from behind on Wilson Palacios, but the Latics then had a penalty shout turned down in the 24th minute, when a Jason Koumas shot appeared to deflect off Rio Ferdinand's outstretched upper arm. United continued to produce the better of the chances in the first half – Portsmouth's best effort was a swerving 25-yarder from Pedro Mendes that tested Van der Sar to the extent that the Dutch keeper injured himself and had to be substituted at half-time. 2020-21 Home. Detaillé. Manchester United 2008 - 2009 Long Sleeve Away Shirt XXL Nike AIG Man Utd Ex Con. The season was regarded as a success; despite the team's slow start in the league, they won their 10th Premier League title (their 17th top division title overall, just one behind Liverpool's then record of 18) and beat Chelsea on penalties in the 2008 UEFA Champions League Final to claim the European Double. United could not find a goal to pull back, thus meaning that Chelsea were the first FA Cup winners at the new Wembley. Gabriel Heinze opened the scoring after two minutes, when his 25-yard shot squeezed under Adam Federici's body. With matches between Manchester United and Liverpool and Chelsea and Arsenal scheduled, 23 March 2008 was dubbed "Grand Slam Sunday" by Sky Sports. Manchester United » Squad 2007/2008. The first leg took place on 4 April, and the second leg took place on 10 April. Shunsuke Nakamura scored the only goal with nine minutes to go, when he curled a sweet 30-yard strike into the top corner of the net. United had already used all three of their substitutions, and were forced to put John O'Shea in goal. And in other news, we have reports that Wayne Rooney has been given the #10 shirt. Despite being outplayed during the first half, while Nuno Gomes just off target, United – who were wearing their white change kit – took the lead through Louis Saha, who struck with a rising angled drive on the hour mark, giving United their first away win in the UEFA Champions League for almost three years. The draw for the final stages, including the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final, was held on Friday, 9 March 2007 in Athens, Greece. Their next game took place back at Old Trafford, against Internazionale, followed by trips to Doncaster Rovers and Peterborough United, managed by Alex Ferguson's son Darren. Manchester United's 2008 Champions League-winning side: Where are they now? Although none of the six made the starting line-up, it was another of United's youth players, Piqué, who scored the opening goal in the 34th minute. United's first departure of the 2006–07 season was French forward David Bellion, who departed for Nice for an undisclosed fee on 1 July. The win increased the number of consecutive home wins in the Champions League to a record 12, the previous record having stood at 10, and qualified United for their third European Cup final. However, the Reds were denied maximum points from the group stage by a 71st-minute goal from Mancini. United restored their lead two minutes later when Cristiano Ronaldo bundled in Rooney's cross, and Rooney wrapped up the win with a close finish after 66 minutes. Third 2008-09. The 2006–07 season was Manchester United's 15th season in the Premier League, and their 32nd consecutive season in the top division of English football. Manchester United 2008-09 Third Kit. United then travelled to Anfield to face Liverpool in their next game. Man Utd started the game at their usual fast pace, and it took just nine minutes for Cristiano Ronaldo, the team's captain for the day, to find the back of the net after Carlos Tevez's poorly hit bicycle kick was saved. On the same day that Anderson and Nani arrived, Polish goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak came in from West Bromwich Albion, having already spent the previous season with Manchester United on loan. [4], The team then took their pre-season back to Britain, beating Celtic 3–0 at Parkhead. or Buy it now. Lille grew in confidence but failed to capitalise as Jean Makoun wasted a header from six yards and Peter Odemwingie's header rattled the post. Park Ji-sung had an effort saved late on, but the match was concluded soon after, and United could now look forward to their semi-final first leg away to Barcelona on 23 April. Incensed by his teammate's punishment, Mascherano rushed in to make his own protest. With Liverpool down to ten men, Manchester United were now able to control the tempo of the game as they wished. Manchester United. The Fifth Round draw was held on 28 January 2008, with United facing the possibility of drawing one of five other Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool. They would also avoid facing Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Milan, the other English teams (Arsenal, Liverpool, and Chelsea (who were in Pot 2, but would still avoid facing United due to the 'country protection rule')), and others. Michael Carrick picked the ball up in midfield off a poor West Ham clearance, before letting rip from 30 yards. Benfica took the lead midway through the first half when Nélson drilled in a 25-yard stunner. Away 2008-09. Team: Manchester United: Season: 08-09: Type: GK Home: Brand: Nike: League: Premier League: Rating: 2.5 / 4 votes . And fail to win they did, losing 2–1 to a Chelsea side that had had an extra day to recuperate from their Champions League tie against Liverpool in mid-week. The result meant that United were two points behind Arsenal at the top of the league, but still four ahead of Chelsea, who drew 1–1 with Portsmouth. Fortunately, these two results were punctuated by emphatic wins over Aston Villa (3–1) and Watford (4–0). Manchester United Goalkeeper Shirt Player Issue Unsponsored CL 2008-2009 XL . United started their Champions League campaign with a 1–0 win against Sporting, which they followed up with another 1–0 win, this time against Roma. Also see: 2007/2008 Premiership Kits and our football kits section on SL. The match had many highlights, not least of which were Cristiano Ronaldo's dazzling form and a 25-yard volleyed goal from Paul Scholes, which was voted as the BBC's goal of the month for December 2006. Manchester United's semi-final first leg, played on 24 April, was at home to Milan, and the game ended 3–2 to United. After eight games of the season, United had conceded just two goals, three less than at the same point in the previous season. The next two matches were played simultaneously with first team coach Jimmy Ryan taking one squad to Scotland to play Dunfermline, while assistant manager Carlos Queiroz took another group to play Glentoran in Northern Ireland. Nemanja Vidić was forced off with a broken collarbone, and the visitors found themselves a goal up a minute later, when Matt Derbyshire slotted home. The team went into the next game against Sporting knowing that a win would secure top spot for them. Back to Britain again, and a fixture against Oxford United was next up, which United won comfortably 4–1. Although they won the 2007 FA Community Shield against Chelsea, the club was not as successful in the domestic cup competitions, losing to eventual FA Cup winners Portsmouth in the Sixth Round, and losing to Coventry City in the Third Round of the League Cup. Rodrigo Taddei gave Roma the lead with a deflected shot in the 44th minute. The match was played on 17 February. Manchester United 2008-2009 3rd away champions league shirt player issue XL BNWT. Darren Fletcher also came close to scoring late in the game, after coming on as a substitute, but his shot deflected back off the inside of the post. Despite a promising start, United fell behind in the 21st minute thanks to a Roque Santa Cruz goal – his 16th of the season. United's best start to a Premiership campaign came to an end, however, with the visit of Arsenal to Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney put United ahead after 23 minutes with a low drive, but Lee Cattermole volleyed Boro level on the half-time point. [10] Finally, United returned home to Old Trafford on 12 August for their only home friendly of the 2006–07 pre-season. However, Dean Ashton pulled one back for West Ham with an audacious bicycle kick after Wes Brown's clearing header only went straight upwards.