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Euro links for your enjoyment C-Ron voted the hottest player involved in Euro 2008, according to poll of 12,000 women (he hasn’t slept with them all). [MSN Sport] Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy’s opening goal in the win over Italy was legitimate, says Premier League referees’ chief Keith Hackett. So there. [BBC] And some non-Euro […]

Monday’s best football stories 1. Karim Benzema to Man Utd Fergie is preparing a £30m mega bid for the very highly rated Lyon striker. God help the rest of the league if the United boss gets his man. [Manchester Evening News] 2. Jose Mourinho to Inter Milan This is more than mere rumour now, it […]

Irish chart botherers to serenade Roo’s missus Westlife will perform at the wedding of Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin. Westlife are apparently Coleen’s favourite band. How vomit-inducing sweet. The couple are getting married on 14 June in Italy and are rumoured to be spending £3m on the bash, thanks mostly to OK! magazine. God knows […]

Fergie makes £6m on Spanish defender – but should he have kept him? Barcelona have just re-signed Gerard Pique from Man Utd, for a fee reported to be around £6m. Pique is only 21 and he failed to break into United’s first team – not a great surprise, given the stellar form of Rio Ferdinand […]

Which central defender deserves the England armband? Don Capello has chosen JT to skipper England for their next game, a meaningless friendly against the USA, presumably as a consolation prize for spunking the CL final up the wall. But is Terry the best long-term candidate? Let’s see… JOHN TERRY Strengths Indestructible, fearless, passionate, great in […]

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Well, you can make your own minds up from this GIF. Just what is JT doing behind that sleeve? If he was trying to hide it from the referee, it is far from subtle. Anyway you can mull it over and let us know. Enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend (unless you live in a country that does not have one, in which case enjoy your normal weekend. And if you live in a country that doesn’t have a normal weekend, move).

Manchester United fans are fuming after being denied a Champions League victory parade because Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council are still scraping drunken Glaswegians off the pavements following the Uefa Cup final. It seems very harsh that Man Yoo fans cannot celebrate a fantastic double with the traditional open-top bus tour. In fact it is so unfair that I have devised two contingency plans.

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As Ryan Giggs comes to terms with becoming a double European Cup winner and holder of Manchester United’s record for most appearances we celebrate some classic Horror Hair from the Welsh wizard. Lest we forget, this was the era of the Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff (tick, tick, tick, tick, BOOM!) and Giggs has cannily incorporated his wavy locks into this Will Smith-style flat top. A stroke of Horror Hair genius.

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The best bits from last night’s gripping Champions League final This wasn’t a classic game, but it was very tense and utterly absorbing, I thought – on reflection, United just about deserved to win, as they could have been three or four goals up in the first half. Credit to Chelsea for coming back and […]

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MANCHESTER UNITED
Edwin Van der Sar
The hero of the penalty shootout as he saved from Nicolas Anelka. A couple of important saves in the match too. 8
Wes Brown Quietly effective for the most part. Kept Malouda quiet, although the French winger was doing a pretty decent job by himself. 7
Rio Ferdinand Made some crucial interventions especially in the first-half, but got a little reckless as cramp and fatigue set in. 7

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1 Man Yoo might not have deserved it on the night, but it has been their season. They have been the best team in Europe this season and it is not too often that the best team wins this competition.

The questions on almost everyone’s lips It’s a vote bonanza on Pies today. So many questions – all you have to do is think and click… Where will you watch the final? ( surveys) More votes below…

We tell you who’s going to win in Moscow, amongst other things 1. If United are losing with ten minutes to go, Clive Tyldesley will inevitably invoke “that night in Barcelona”. 2. Chosen methods of leadership: Rio Ferdinand and John Terry will both clap their hands a lot. It’s the key ingredient in both players’ […]

Six of the best CL finals (or European Cup finals, if you’re old school), with all the YouTube evidence you need 1. Real Madrid 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt (1960) A ten-goal thriller, although the result was never really in doubt. Frankfurt actually scored first, but Madrid’s legendary side hit back in crushing fashion, thanks to four […]

The best pics of United’s pre-final training session C-Ron, simply the chest.

Time to go back to the old school again. And it seemed sensible to catch-up with a Champions League winner given that the big day has arrived.

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There’s a £10 free bet for all Pie readers on tomorrow’s Champions League Final. Just open an account and your first bet up to £10 is free! – if you win you keep all the money, if you don’t, you lost nothing, nada, zilch. Bet now Reputations can die in the killing fields of Moscow. […]

Choose your Man Utd starting XI… Fergie has a very tough job picking just eleven players for tomorrow’s CL final. He has told the media “I know my team”, but obviously he has not yet revealed it. Which team would you start with? Here’s my selection, in a 4-3-3 formation: The back five Edwin van […]

Sponsored post alert! It is not unheard of for games between United and Chelsea to be settled by three goals, usually with Chelsea winning – most famously in one of the greatest performances under Jose Mourinho when they comprehensively outplayed United at Stamford Bridge to win the Premiership title three years ago. That year they […]

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Continuing our walk down the Hall of Football Shirt Shame of our Premier League teams, here is a youthful looking Sir Ryan Giggs sporting Manchester United’s disgraceful away kit from 1991. Aside from being horrendous on the eyes, this shirt also managed to alienate Manchester United fans because it made them look like Scouse scallies and Manchester City fans at the same time. A kit that makes you look like your two fiercest rivals is truly a shit kit.

Write the best caption for this photo and win a Man Utd DVD! What could be going on here, Pies readers (could it have anything to do with this news)? if you think you know, write a caption, add it in a comment below and you could win a brand-new Man Utd “Magic of the […]

Please be kind to our sponsored post The long road to Moscow. Somehow it seems the most fitting city for this showdown of Mancunian brilliance and Chelsea’s winning machine. There are generous odds on the game going to extra time or penalties. Equally there are interesting numbers on the game going to a draw after […]

Friday’s best transfer talk – truth or lies? 1. Gerard Pique to Barcelona The Manchester United defender is believed to have agreed personal terms with Barca. El Mundo Deportivo reports that the Spanish club have already agreed a four-season deal with the player’s representatives. [Talking Soccer] 2. Ricardo Carvalho to go wherever Jose Mourinho goes […]