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Blackpool vs. Manchester United

Bloomfield Road

Tuesday 25th January 2011

19.30

Preview: Blackpool v Man Utd

Anyone who knows anything about football knows that this is the real BFC story of the week, and not Charlie Adam's transfer request.

For the first time in donkey's years, Manchester United are coming to Bloomfield Road for a league game. Remarkable; another 'pinch yourself' moment.

Indeed, the last time the Seasiders played the Red Devils in the league at Bloomers was Sir Jimmy Armfield's last game in a tangerine shirt... how times have changed!

United are unbeaten this season in the league and thrashed Birmingham last time out, but the Seasiders like tearing up scripts... could they take a massive step towards safety by ending United's unbeaten run with a famous victory tonight?

Vital Quotes:

'Pool manager Ian Holloway wants Charlie Adam to impress United manager Sir Alex Ferguson tonight in the hope that the league leaders make a bid for the wantaway midfielder:

'If he shines tonight Manchester United might want him.

'Charlie is the best I have seen for a long time and he is only going to get better. That left foot is magical. I want to get Charlie where he should be, at one of the top four teams in the country. Next week he might be focusing on Champions League. He would do that with my blessing. But we need to be compensated properly.'

Blackpool Team News:

Despite having a transfer request rejected yesterday, Charlie Adam is expected to both start and captain the Seasiders.

Stephen Crainey misses out after injuring an ankle against Sunderland, but Richard Kingson is fit after having stitches in his head for the injury he received on Saturday.

DJ Campbell is fit again after missing the weekend through illness.

David Carney remains at the Asia Cup, whilst Chris Basham, Billy Clarke, Matt Gilks and Malaury Martin are long term absentees.

Player to watch: Charlie Adam

As the say, the world is Charlie's stage tonight.

Not only would an all action display likely bump his price up, but it would also see him win back the favour of 'Pool supporters disappointed by the timing of his transfer request.

Manchester United Team News:

Rio Ferdinand faces a fitness test, whilst Michael Carrick may miss out with an ankle injury.

Rafael is available again after suspension.

Owen Hargreaves and Antonio Valencia are long term absentees, whilst Park Ji Sung is on international duty.

Player to watch: Dimitar Berbatov

The Bulgarian striker is on fire at the moment, but will he really fancy a cold Tuesday night at Bloomfield Road?

Match Facts & Stats

United are unbeaten in 27 in the league, whilst the Seasiders have lost four out of their last five.

The last time United came to Bloomfield Road was in 1974, but the Seasiders' last league victory over United was in 1963.

United have won eight of the last ten meetings between the teams.

Blackpool have both scored and conceded in all of their home games this season.

Despite their unbeaten run, United have only won twice on the road this season.

Next Fixtures:

Blackpool v West Ham
Premier League
Wednesday 2nd February
20.00




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Date:Tuesday January 25 2011

Time: 11:11AM

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