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Match Facts

preview: Manchester united v Blackpool

PREMIERSHIP MATCHDAY 38

Old Trafford, Manchester, 16.00pm GMT, Sunday 22nd May 2011.

Match Officials

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Referee: Mike Dean
Assistant referees: Peter Kirkup & Dean Mohareb
Fourth official: Mike Jones

 

Blackpool Club Facts

Full Name: Blackpool Football Club
Nickname(s) The Seasiders, The 'Pool, The Tangerines
Founded 26 July 1887[1]
Ground Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, England
(Capacity: 16,220)
Owners Owen Oyston
Valeri Belokon
Chairman Karl Oyston
Manager Ian Holloway

 

 

Pre Match Press Conference Highlights & Team News

ON the relegation battle

"This game on Sunday is not the kind of game you actually enjoy,"  "You are talking about one point separating five teams.

"It is very tight down there and you could sense what was coming with the way the league was shaping.

"Losing a couple of games can put you right back in the mire and Sunday is going to be a very important day for the futures of these clubs, which means it is not the easiest game for me to pick a team in."

 

On the Champions League Final Squad

ďIíve not entirely picked it yet but Iíve got the nucleus who deserve a place,Ē ďIíve got others who deserve places as well but you can only pick XI.
ďThatís the horrible part of a cup final. Itís agony and itís something you donít relish but I have to do it.

 

ďI have to pick a team and leave some very good players out. But, hopefully, those whoíve played a part in the European campaign this season will feel satisfaction at the end of the night at Wembley and we will win the cup.Ē

 

Manchester United Team News

Blackpool Team News

Team News

SAF has confirmed Darren Fletcher, Paul Scholes, Anderson, Dimitar Berbatov and Patrice Evra will all feature for Manchester United.

Edwin van der Sar, who retires after the Champions League final, will make his last League appearance for MUFC.

Team News

Blackpool have a clean bill of health apart from Carney & Basham.

Injured
INJURED/UNAVAILABLE

Owen Hargreaves (shoulder)

Injured
INJURED/UNAVAILABLE

Carney, Basham


Doubtful

John O'Shea (unspecified)


Doubtful

none

Referee's notebook & Cards
SUSPENDED

none

Referee's notebook & Cards
SUSPENDED

none

Squads

Manchester United (from): Van der Sar, Kuszczak, Lindegaard, Rafael, O'Shea, Ferdinand, Vidic, Gill, Smalling, Evans, Brown, Evra, Obertan, Bebe, Valencia, Scholes, Anderson, Carrick, Fletcher, Gibson, Park, Giggs, Nani, Tunnicliffe, Rooney, Berbatov, Owen, Hernandez, King.

Blackpool (from): Gilks, Eardley, Cathcart, Crainey, Evatt, Southern, Adam, Varney, Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell, Grandin, Baptiste, Sylvestre, Puncheon, Vaughan, Phillips, Harewood, Ormerod, Beattie, Reid, Kornilenko, Rachubka, Kingson.

Head to Head

 

Sir Alex Ferguson v Blackpool Head to Head

OVERALL RECORD
  P W D L F A Diff
H 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A 1 1 0 0 3 2 1
N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 1 0 0 3 2 1

 

Opponent Manager v Newton Heath/Manchester United Head to Head

Opp_manager P W D L F A Diff Win%
Holloway, Ian 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 100.00%

 

Club Record v Blackpool

OVERALL RECORD
  P W D L F A Diff
H 43 27 9 7 91 41 50
A 44 20 9 15 74 69 5
N 1 1 0 0 4 2 2
TOTAL 88 48 18 22 169 112 57

 

League Record v Blackpool

All League Games
  P W D L F A Diff
H 40 26 8 6 83 34 49
A 41 18 9 14 69 62 7
N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 81 44 17 20 152 96 56

Previous 6 meetings with Blackpool

Date Season Competition WDL F A Opp_manager HAN Att Stadium Scorers in minutes Opponent scorers in minutes
25/01/2011 2010-2011 Premiership W 3 2 Holloway, Ian A 15574 Bloomfield Road D.Berbatov 72', 88' J.Hernandez 74' Craig Cathcart 15' D.J. Campbell 43' 
26/04/1975 1974-1975 League Division Two W 4 0 Potts, Harry H 58769 Old Trafford Stuart Pearson x2, J.Greenhoff, L.Macari  
19/10/1974 1974-1975 League Division Two W 3 0 Potts, Harry A 25370 Bloomfield Road Forsyth, Macari, McCalliog  
01/05/1971 1970-1971 League Division One D 1 1 Stokoe, Bob A 29857 Bloomfield Road D.Law  
26/09/1970 1970-1971 League Division One D 1 1 Shannon, Les H 46647 Old Trafford G.Best  
25/02/1967 1966-1967 League Division One W 4 0 Mortensen, Stan H 47158 Old Trafford D.Law 30', B.Charlton 49', 87', Hughes 57' (o.g.)  

Most Goals scored against Blackpool in one match

Date Season Competition WDL F A Opp_manager HAN Att Stadium Scorers in minutes Opponent scorers in minutes
27/02/1960 1959-1960 League Division One W 6 0 Suart, Ron A 23996 Bloomfield Road B.Charlton 10', 54', 88', D.Viollet 50', 52', A.Scanlon 74'  

Most Goals conceded v Blackpool in one match

Date Season Competition WDL F A Opp_manager HAN Att Stadium Scorers in minutes Opponent scorers in minutes
21/03/1931 1930-1931 League Division One L 1 5 Evans, Harry A 13612 Bloomfield Road Hopkinson  
14/09/1966 1966-1967 League Cup L 1 5 Suart, Ron A 15570 Bloomfield Road D.Herd  

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
18/02/1939 1938-1939 League Division One W 5 3 Smith, Joe A 15253 Bloomfield Road W.Bryant, J.Hanlon x3, J.Carey  

Largest Ever Attendance:

Date Season Competition WDL F A Opp_manager HAN Att Stadium Scorers in minutes Opponent scorers in minutes
24/04/1948 1947-1948 FA Cup W 4 2 Smith, Joe N 99842 Wembley J.Rowley 30', 69', Stan Pearson 79', J.Anderson 85' Eddie Shimwell 15' (pen), Stan Mortensen 35'

Played for both Manchester United & Blackpool

Davies, Wyn Gibson, Colin MacDougall, Ted Marsh, Phil Moir, Ian Morgan, Willie Nardiello, Daniel O'Kane, John O'Neil, Tommy Rachubka, Paul
                   
       
Sealey, Les Taylor, Ernie Thornley, Ben Tierney, Paul Wellens, Richie Whitworth, Neil        

Club Connections

Frank Buckley managed Blackpool & also played for Manchester United

Frank Buckley
1906-1907

All Time Scoring & Appearance Tables

TOP TEN ALL TIME CLUB APPEARANCE MAKERS
V Blackpool

Rank

Player Name:

Apps

Goals

1 Foulkes, William 25 0
2 Charlton, Bobby 19 11
3 Chilton, Allenby 19 0
4 Rowley, Jack 17 8
5 Carey, Johnny 17 2
6 Viollet, Dennis 15 13
7 Pearson, Stan 15 4
8 Berry, Johnny 14 1
9 Byrne, Roger 14 1
10 Aston Snr, John 13 0

TOP 10 ALL TIME
LEAGUE APPEARANCE MAKERS

Rank

Player Name:

Apps

Goals

1 Giggs, Ryan 613 110
2 Charlton, Bobby 606 199
3 Foulkes, William 567 7
4 Spence, Joe 481 158
5 Scholes, Paul 465 102
6 Stepney, Alex 433 2
7 Silcock, Jack 423 2
8 Dunne, Tony 414 2
9 Neville, Gary 400 5
10 Rowley, Jack 380 182
Goal!!!!

ALL TIME SCORERS
V Blackpool

Rank

Player Name:

Goals

Apps

1 Viollet, Dennis 13 15
2 Charlton, Bobby 11 19
3 Law, Denis 8 8
4 Rowley, Jack 8 17
5 Herd, David 7 9
6 Cassidy, Joseph 6 7
7 Taylor, Tommy 6 8
8 Grassam, William 4 3
9 Hanlon, Jimmy 4 4
10 Pearson, Stan 4 15
Goal!!!!

TOP 10 ALL TIME
LEAGUE GOAL SCORERS

Rank

Player Name:

Goals

Apps

1 Charlton, Bobby 199 606
2 Rowley, Jack 182 380
3 Law, Denis 171 309
4 Viollet, Dennis 159 259
5 Spence, Joe 158 481
6 Best, George 137 361
7 Pearson, Stan 127 312
8 Hughes, Mark 120 345
9 Herd, David 114 202
10 Taylor, Tommy 112 166

Dimitar Berbatov is currently Manchester United's Leading Goalscorer for 2010/2011 season with 22 goals.

Score Prediction

Quite a strong team will beat Blackpool, id really like to see Blackpool stay up, but there you go.

 

 

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