April 7, 2009
Nicknamed the Hulk, the 22-year-old who was born Givanildo Vieira de Souza, bears a striking physical resemblance to Hollywood actor Lou Ferrigno, who played the comic-book hero.
The player took his official name during his spell in Japan with Tokyo Verdy, who play in green, and registered with UEFA as Hulk after completing his £4million move to Jesualdo Ferreira’s side this summer
The Porto number 12 has real ability. Hulk possesses significant body strength, great individual technique, pace, and a cultured left foot. And dovetailing with fellow striker Lisandro Lopez, expect to see Hulk drop off into the hole or found taking up space wide left looking to create problems.
A Porto insider said: “Hulk is incredible, physically. He is so broad and he looks as if he can score every time he comes on.
“The only reason he isn’t starting yet is that he’s a new player and, like Wenger, Ferreira believes in integrating players bit by bit
You can see the game live here tonight we will have a legal secure stream
Will he be a handful for united tonight? We will see could be shrek v the hulk tonight could be a good remake for DC comics!
March 31, 2009
Wayne Rooney has been voted England’s player of the year for 2008 after a vote by fans.
The 23-year-old Manchester United striker got top of the poll on the Football Association’s website ahead of Gareth Barry and Theo Walcott.
The award follows Rooney’s two goals in England’s 4-0 friendly victory over Slovakia on Saturday which got him man of the match.Its seems at the moment Rooney is finding his true form again and if he can keep injury free can only get better
Rooney, who has 21 international goals, is set to win his 50th cap when England play Ukraine at Wembley on Wednesday.
However, Rooney, who has scored seven times in his last four appearances for England, insists he will not be resting on his laurels.
“I want to win more trophies, earn more caps and score more goals,” he told the FA’s official website
January 11, 2009
Manchester united got a great win at home tonight putting three goals past chelsea and stamping pressure on liverpool at the top of the table.With two games in hand if they win those they will be top of the table before liverpool play again.
United strengthened their title push as they ended Chelsea’s 20-match unbeaten away run in the Premier League.
Defender Nemanja Vidic headed in his third league goal of the season in first-half stoppage time from a Ryan Giggs corner to give United the lead.
Wayne Rooney doubled it when he turned in a superb cross from Patrice Evra (63) and Dimitar Berbatov converted a Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick .Chelsea never mounted any serious response, and it was no surprise when the unmarked Berbatov slid in Ronaldo’s free-kick late on to set the seal on a hugely satisfying afternoon for United and Ferguson.
It was a statement of intent that will leave the confrontational Benitez and Liverpool looking nervously over their shoulders after a win that would have increased United’s belief that they can retain their crown.
Man Utd: Van der S, Neville, Vidic, Evans, Evra (O’Shea 66), Ronaldo, Fletcher, Giggs (carrick 79), Park, Berbatov, Rooney. Goals: Vidic 45, Rooney 63, Berbatov 87
Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa (Belletti 64), Carvalho, Terry, A Cole, Mikel, J Cole (Di Santo 85), Lampard, Ballack, Deco (Anelka 46), Drogba.
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November 5, 2008
England’s teenage star is the hottest prospect in the Premiership. The richly promising striker or playmaker announced his arrival to the world with his spectacular winner against Arsenal in October 2002, which also made him the youngest goalscorer in FA Premier League history -Here are some of his great moments