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preview:  ajax amsterdam v Manchester united
EUROPA LEAGUE
Last 32

Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Holland, 18.00pm GMT, Thursday 16th February 2012.

Pre Match Press Conference Highlights

from manutd.com
"I'm definitely treating it seriously," vowed the boss. "The great thing about Thursday is we don't have a game next Saturday so I can play my strongest team and will play my strongest team.

"The thing is to look forward to it. It's still European football and still a good standard," he asserted.

"It'll be a full house too with a great stadium and a great pitch. They're not having a great time at the moment but I think, playing United, they will be well motivated for it and always play nice football too."

"Ryan Giggs and Dimitar Berbatov are injured," stated the manager. "We rested Patrice Evra. It was an emotional weekend for him so I think this is the right thing to do. It's a strong squad we've got here.

"I think our form is very good at the moment," added the boss. "We're getting players back, which helps. I will certainly try and play my strongest team in each round now.

"I'm sure, with the number of players I have, we can combine the league and the Europa League."

Manchester United Team News

Ajax Amsterdam Team News

Team News
Team News

 

Team News
Team News

 

Injured
INJURED/UNAVAILABLE

Anders Lindegaard (ankle)
Darren Fletcher
(stomach illness)
Nemanja Vidic
(knee)
Michael Owen
(thigh)
Anderson (knock)

Patrice Evra (rested)

Dimitar Berbatov ()
Ryan Giggs
()

Injured
INJURED/UNAVAILABLE

 


Doubtful

 


Doubtful

Theo Janssen
Eyong Enoh
(hamstring)

Referee's notebook & Cards
SUSPENDED

none

Referee's notebook & Cards
SUSPENDED

none

Club Crest

Ajax Amsterdam Club Facts

Full name

Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax NV

Nickname(s)

de Godenzonen (the sons of the Gods), Ajacieden, de Joden (the Jews), de Amsterdammers (the Amsterdammers), I Lancieri (The Lancers)

Founded

March 18, 1900; 111 years ago (1900-03-18)

Ground

Amsterdam Arena Amsterdam (Capacity: 52,342)

Chairman

Uri Coronel

Manager

Frank De Boer

How many times have we played v Ajax Amsterdam?

There has been

2

previous meetings between MUFC & Ajax Amsterdam.

Club Appearance makers

14

different players have made appearances in club history against Ajax Amsterdam.

 

Several players have made 2 apps v Ajax Amsterdam

 

Club scorers

2

Players have scored goals against Ajax Amsterdam in club history.

Lou Macari (left) & Sammy McIlroy (left) are MUFC's All time leading scorers against Ajax Amsterdam with 1 goals in 2 apps.

The 1st ever meeting

 

The first meeting between the two clubs was 15/09/1976 in a UEFA Cup tie.

Ajax Amsterdam won 1-0 with a goal from Ruud Krol 42'

 

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Former/Current Reds who scored against Manchester United for Ajax Amsterdam.

NONE

Club Connections

Jack Rowley managed Ajax in 1963/1964

 

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Match Officials

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Referee:
Referee Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)

Assistant referees Andrea Stefani (ITA), Gianluca Cariolato (ITA)

Additional assistant referees
 
Christian Brighi (ITA)
Gabriele Gava (ITA)

Fourth official
Andrea Gervasoni (ITA)

UEFA Delegate
Andreas Akkelides (CYP)

UEFA Referee observer
Manuel Lopez Fernandez (ESP)

 Squads

Manchester United: De Gea, Amos, Evans, Rafael, Fabio, Jones,Ferdinand, Valencia, Nani, Carrick, Young, Park, Rooney, Hernandez, Welbeck, Scholes, Cleverley, Pogba, Smalling and Fryers.

Reds sent off v Ajax Amsterdam

Date

Competition

Surname:

NONE

Reds who scored hat tricks or better v Ajax Amsterdam

Date

Player

Goals

NONE

HEAD TO HEAD RECORDS v Ajax Amsterdam

Overall Club Head to Head v Ajax Amsterdam

Overall European Record  v Ajax Amsterdam

Overall UEFA/Europa Cup Record v Ajax Amsterdam

V

 

Europa Cup

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Diff

H

1

1

0

0

2

0

2

A

1

0

0

1

0

1

-1

N

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

2

1

0

1

2

1

1

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Diff

H

1

1

0

0

2

0

2

A

1

0

0

1

0

1

-1

N

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

2

1

0

1

2

1

1

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Diff

H

1

1

0

0

2

0

2

A

1

0

0

1

0

1

-1

N

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

2

1

0

1

2

1

1

OVERALL CLUB RECORDS

ALL UEFA CUP/EUROPA CUP GAMES IN CLUB HISTORY

CLUB RECORD v DUTCH OPPONENTS

P

W

D

L

F

A

Diff

H

15

8

7

0

27

9

18

A

16

4

6

6

21

17

4

N

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

31

12

13

6

48

26

22

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Diff

H

5

5

0

0

14

3

11

A

5

1

2

2

5

6

-1

N

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

10

6

2

2

19

9

10

THE MANAGERS

Sir Alex Ferguson Record v Ajax Amsterdam

All Ajax Amsterdam Managers who have faced Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson Overall Record v Ajax Amsterdam

n/a

MANCHESTER UNITED V Frank de Boer

n/a

Opponents Manager

Matches played

Ivic, Tomislav

2

 All Time Scoring & Appearance Tables

All Time Top Ten Goalscoring Records v Ajax Amsterdam

All Time Top Ten Appearance Records v Ajax Amsterdam

Goal!!!!

CLUB ALL TIME SCORERS
V Ajax Amsterdam

Rank

Surname:

Goals

Apps

1

McIlroy, Sammy

1

2

2

Macari, Lou

1

2

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

Goal!!!!

TOP 10 ALL TIME
UEFA CUP/EUROPA LEAGUE GOAL SCORERS

Rank

Player Name:

Goals

Apps

1

Law, Denis

8

10

2

Charlton, Bobby

8

11

3

Herd, David

6

11

4

Connelly, John

5

11

5

Muhren, Arnold

3

3

6

Robson, Bryan

3

10

7

McIlroy, Sammy

2

6

8

Strachan, Gordon

2

6

9

Hughes, Mark

2

10

10

Best, George

2

11

11

Scholes, Paul

1

2

12

Brazil, Alan

1

2

13

Schmeichel, Peter

1

3

14

Hill, Gordon

1

4

15

Macari, Lou

1

6

16

Stapleton, Frank

1

7

Appearances

TOP 10 ALL TIME CLUB APPEARANCE MAKERS
V Ajax Amsterdam

Rank

Player Name:

Apps

Goals

1

McIlroy, Sammy

2

1

2

Macari, Lou

2

1

3

Stepney, Alex

2

0

4

Nicholl, Jimmy

2

0

5

McCreery, David

2

0

6

Houston, Stewart

2

0

7

Hill, Gordon

2

0

8

Daly, Gerry

2

0

9

Coppell, Steve

2

0

10

Buchan, Martin

2

0

11

Greenhoff, Brian

2

0

12

Pearson, Stuart

1

0

13

Paterson, Steven

1

0

14

Albiston, Arthur

1

0

Appearances

TOP 10 ALL TIME
UEFA CUP/EUROPA LEAGUE   APPEARANCE MAKERS

Rank

Player Name:

Apps

Goals

1

Albiston, Arthur

15

0

2

Bailey, Gary

12

0

3

Charlton, Bobby

11

8

4

Herd, David

11

6

5

Connelly, John

11

5

6

Best, George

11

2

7

Brennan, Shay

11

0

8

Crerand, Pat

11

0

9

Dunne, Patrick

11

0

10

Foulkes, William

11

0

11

Stiles, Nobby

11

0

12

Dunne, Tony

11

0

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Current Squad Goal-Scorers

Current Squad Appearances Records

Played for both Manchester United & Ajax Amsterdam

Arnold Muhren

Jesper Olsen

Jaap Stam

Frank Stapleton

Edwin van der Sar

 

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 Previous 6 meetings with Ajax Amsterdam

Date

Season

Competition

WDL

F

A

Opp_manager

HAN

Att

Stadium

Scorers in minutes

Opponent scorers in minutes

29/09/1976

1976-1977

UEFA Cup

W

2

0

Ivic, Tomislav

H

58918

Old Trafford

Lou Macari 42', Sammy McIlroy 65'

 

15/09/1976

1976-1977

UEFA Cup

L

0

1

Ivic, Tomislav

A

30000

Olyimpisch Stadion

 

Ruud Krol 42'

 Most Goals scored against Ajax Amsterdam in one match

Date

Season

Competition

WDL

F

A

Opp_manager

HAN

Att

Stadium

Scorers in minutes

Opponent scorers in minutes

29/09/1976

1976-1977

UEFA Cup

W

2

0

Ivic, Tomislav

H

58918

Old Trafford

Lou Macari 42', Sammy McIlroy 65'

 

 Most Goals conceded v Ajax Amsterdam in one match

Date

Season

Competition

WDL

F

A

Opp_manager

HAN

Att

Stadium

Scorers in minutes

Opponent scorers in minutes

15/09/1976

1976-1977

UEFA Cup

L

0

1

Ivic, Tomislav

A

30000

Olyimpisch Stadion

 

Ruud Krol 42'

 Highest Aggregate Score between both Teams in a single match

Date

Season

Competition

WDL

F

A

Opp_manager

HAN

Att

Stadium

Scorers in minutes

Opponent scorers in minutes

29/09/1976

1976-1977

UEFA Cup

W

2

0

Ivic, Tomislav

H

58918

Old Trafford

Lou Macari 42', Sammy McIlroy 65'

 

 Largest Ever Attendance:

Date

Season

Competition

WDL

F

A

Opp_manager

HAN

Att

Stadium

Scorers in minutes

Opponent scorers in minutes

29/09/1976

1976-1977

UEFA Cup

W

2

0

Ivic, Tomislav

H

58918

Old Trafford

Lou Macari 42', Sammy McIlroy 65'

 

 

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