Found February 16, 2012 on YummySports:
PLAYERS: Wayne Rooney
Picimg_football__fc_4521

Tonight 2008 UEFA champions league winner Manchester United comes up against 1996 winners Ajax FC in an Europa league encounter at the Amsterdam ArenA.

The Red Devils go into todays game with a lot of confidence after their 2-1 defeat against rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford, in a fierce match that saw Wayne Rooney score a brace.

On the other hand, Ajax comes into this game with a depleted squad, with some key players like Andre Ooijer and Gregory Van der Weil, who play in the defense, out as a result of injury.

Not only will they be missing key components in the defense, they will also be in action without midfielders Eyong Enoh and Derk Boerrighter because of hamstring and back injuries respectively. Their striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, who seems to be suffering chronic back injury is also doubtful for this evening’s match.

In this clash between two European greats, one great player who will be keenly following proceedings is Dutch legend Edwin van der Sar. The reliable goalkeeper is currently in Armsterdam to see his two former teams fight it out.

‘It’s good to see the boys.’ said van der Sar.

‘It’s always nice to see some familiar faces. I had a great time in Manchester for six years, so it’s not something you can forget lightly.’

‘I know the Ajax manager, Frank de Boer, very well,’ he told MUTV.

‘He’s been a good friend of mine for the last 20 years. So I hope he gets the result he wants. But, in general, I think the whole Van der Sar family are firm United fans.”

[Image Via]

YummySports


THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Rooney follows Ferguson into racehorse ownership

Wayne Rooney has followed Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson into racehorse ownership. The England striker has bought two horses with wife Coleen that are based in the stables owned by United teammate Michael Owen and trained by Tom Dascombe. Switcharooney, a two-year colt, cost $99,000 - barely a third of Rooney's weekly salary from the Premier League champions. The...

Rooney follows Feguson into racehorse ownership

Wayne Rooney has followed Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson into racehorse ownership. The England striker has bought two horses with wife Coleen that are based in the stables owned by United teammate Michael Owen and trained by Tom Dascombe. Switcharooney, a two-year colt, cost 63,000 pounds ($99,000) - barely a third of Rooney's weekly salary from the Premier League...

Rooney and Manchester United at ease in the Amsterdam Arena

Manchester United had a too relaxed first half in their Europe League match against Ajax in the Amsterdam Arena. Ajax played well and created a few chances and deserved a penalty just before the break. The referee was close but did not award it and 0-0 was the half time score. After the break Manchester United accelerated and that was enough. Goals by Young and Javier Hernández...

Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck eyeing Europa League success with Manchester United

Despite many believing that Manchester United will not feature their strongest side in UEFA Europa League matches, both Wayne Rooney...
Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.