Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia will be sidelined up to one month with a hamstring injury, the Premier League club said on its website.
Antonio Valencia signed a new four-year deal with Manchester United until the end of the 2014-15 season, the Premier League soccer champion said on its website.
Manchester United beat Schalke 4-1 to advance to the Champions League soccer final against Barcelona.
Manchester United beat 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers 5-0 to establish a four-point lead atop English soccer’s Premier League and push its opponent to last place in the standings.
Manchester United won 3-0 at League Two club Aldershot to reach the quarterfinals of English soccer’s Carling Cup, while Arsenal rallied to beat Bolton 2-1.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Inter Milan opened its Champions League title defense with a 2-2 tie at FC Twente, while Barcelona came from behind to rout Panathinaikos 5-1.
Manchester United scored twice in the last nine minutes to win 2-0 at Blackburn and extend its Premier League soccer lead to five points over Manchester City with seven games remaining.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said he “wrestled” with a decision to omit several first-choice players from the second Champions League soccer semifinal with Schalke. He needn’t have worried.
"We're a little worried."
- Antonio Valencia on Apr 12, 2013