Manchester United Champions Again

May 16, 2009 | Filed Under: UK Box Update 
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manchester-united-2009-champions Manchester United equalled Liverpool’s record of 18 titles despite being held by resilient Arsenal at Old Trafford.

The game started brightly with Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs both going close for the hosts. Robin van Persie also nodded over for the Gunners.

Chances were less prevalent after the break although Ji-Sung Park had a goal ruled out for offside after Cristiano Ronaldo’s deft pass had played him in.The closest either team came to a winner was on 84 minutes when Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas’ well-struck shot thumped against the post.United grew more cautious as the game wore on, but survived some late Arsenal pressure to make it three titles in a row for the second time during the Premier League era
Sir Alex Ferguson has already set his sights on reclaiming the Premier League crown next year after Manchester United sealed a hat-trick of titles.

The Red Devils equalled Liverpool’s record of 18 league wins with their goalless draw against Arsenal.
Ferguson told Sky Sports: “Next year we are going for it again and it will be special when we move in front of Liverpool’s record.”

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Carlos Tevez admits his outing against Arsenal could have been his last at Old Trafford as a Manchester United player

The 25-year-old was replaced midway through the second half by Park Ji-sung and was given a rapturous reception by the Red Devils supporters.

The former West Ham man has become a firm fans’ favourite during his two seasons at United and acknowledged the supporters as he was substituted.

When asked whether he was bidding farewell, Tevez told Sky Sports: “Maybe goodbye. It’s very difficult.”

He added: “It’s emotional. I like Manchester, and I like the fans.”

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