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Football: A-League's Engelaar betters Rooney wonder strike

Not to be outdone by Wayne Rooney's dazzling long-range goal at the weekend, Dutch international Orlando Engelaar scored with a wonder strike from even further away for A-League side Melbourne Heart. Engelaar's audacious effort, his fourth of the season for his club, was similar to Saturday's breathtaking effort by Rooney, which came in a 2-0 win for Manchester United against West Ham in the Premier League. But whereas the England international hit his shot from inside the West Ham half, Engelaar tried his luck from just inside his own half on Sunday.

Football: Upbeat Man United plot Man City derailment

Encouraged by a tentative upturn in fortunes, Manchester United will be aiming to derail Manchester City's Premier League title surge when the sides meet at Old Trafford in Tuesday's derby. United gave their flatlining season an injection of life by beating Olympiakos last week to reach the Champions League quarter-finals and followed up by winning 2-0 at West Ham United in the league on Saturday.

Football: Upbeat Man United plot Man City derailment

Encouraged by a tentative upturn in fortunes, Manchester United will be aiming to derail Manchester City's Premier League title surge when the sides meet at Old Trafford in Tuesday's derby. United gave their flatlining season an injection of life by beating Olympiakos last week to reach the Champions League quarter-finals and followed up by winning 2-0 at West Ham United in the league on Saturday.

Football: English Premier League leading scorers

Leading scorers in English Premier League after the weekend's matches: 28: Suarez (Liverpool) 19: Sturridge (Liverpool) 16: Toure (Man City) 15: Aguero (Man City) 14: Hazard (Chelsea) 13: Remy (Newcastle), Rodriguez (Southampton), Rooney (Man Utd) 12: Giroud (Arsenal) 11: Bony (Swansea), Lukaku (Everton), van Persie (Man Utd) 10: Benteke (Aston Villa), Gerrard (Liverpool) afp

Football: Scholes backs United for Champions League final

Manchester United great Paul Scholes Saturday backed the struggling English giants to beat Bayern Munich and go all the way to the Champions League final -- even without injured top-scorer Robin van Persie. Scholes admitted a rematch of the classic 1999 final, which he missed through suspension as United snatched it 2-1 at the death, would not have been the first choice of beleaguered manager David Moyes.

Football: United lose Van Persie for up to six weeks

Manchester United's underwhelming season received yet another setback on Friday with the news that striker Robin van Persie will be out for four to six weeks with a sprained knee. The Dutchman sustained the injury after scoring a hat-trick against Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday and news of the blow fell hours after United were paired with Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals.

Football: Van Persie out for 4-6 weeks - Man Utd

Manchester United announced on Friday that last season's leading scorer, Robin van Persie, will be out for up to six weeks with a sprained knee. The Dutch striker, 30, sustained the injury in the latter stages of United's 3-0 win at home to Olympiakos in the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday, in which he scored all of his side's goals. "Following further investigation, Robin van Persie has a sprained knee, which will keep him out for around four to six weeks," United said in a statement on their official Twitter account.

Football: United lose Van Persie for up to six weeks

Manchester United's underwhelming season received yet another setback on Friday with the news that striker Robin van Persie will be out for four to six weeks with a sprained knee. The Dutchman sustained the injury after scoring a hat-trick against Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday and news of the blow fell hours after United were paired with Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals.

Football: United lose Van Persie for up to six weeks

Manchester United's underwhelming season received yet another setback on Friday with the news that striker Robin van Persie will be out for four to six weeks with a sprained knee. The Dutchman sustained the injury after scoring a hat-trick against Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday and news of the blow fell hours after United were paired with Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals.

Football: English Premier League leading scorers

Leading scorers in English Premier League ahead of the weekend's matches: 25: Suarez (Liverpool) 18: Sturridge (Liverpool) 15: Aguero (Man City) 13: Hazard (Chelsea), Remy (Newcastle), Toure (Man City) 12: Giroud (Arsenal), Rodriguez (Southampton) 11: Rooney (Man Utd), van Persie (Man Utd) 10: Bony (Swansea City), Gerrard (Liverpool), Lukaku (Everton) 9: Benteke (Aston Villa), Lambert (Southampton), Negredo (Man City), Welbeck (Man Utd) 8: Adebayor (Tottenham), Dzeko (Manchester City), Ramsey (Arsenal)
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