Thursday, August 28, 2008

European Super Cup live blog coming up!

A quick note that I'll be live-blogging the European Super Cup match later today between Manchester United (2008 winners of the Champions League) and Zenit St. Petersburg (winners of the UEFA Cup). The match kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time (11:30 a.m. Pacific) in Monaco, and will be shown live on Fox Sports World. United stars Owen Hargreaves and Gary Neville are both expected to return to the lineup, which should be interesting to watch. United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is making his fourth Super Cup appearance and is going for his third win, a feat no manager has accomplished to date. Ferguson won the cup in 1983 with Aberdeen and in 1991 with United, but lost to Lazio with United in 1999. He's facing another coaching legend, though, Dick Advocaat of the Netherlands, so it should be a clash of titans. Hope you can join me here for it! Here's a collection of previews to prepare for the match:

- "United's returning stars help add to Super focus" [Daniel Taylor, The Guardian].
- "Two Winners Seeking More Silver [Graham Lister,].
- "Manchester United vs. Zenit St. Petersburg" [Victor Li, SoccerLens].
- "Fergie warns off England boss" (the reference is to Ferguson, not the singer) [Bill Thornton, The Daily Star].
- "Zenit Saint Petersburg v Manchester United Super Cup preview" [J, The Offside]
- "Man United takes on Zenit St. Petersburg in European Super Cup" [The Canadian Press].
- "Manchester United v Zenit St Petersburg : UEFA Supa Cup" [Man United Devils].

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