Liverpool boss Hodgson tells Manchester United to forget Pepe Reina

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has issued Manchester United with a firm ‘hands off’ warning regarding goalkeeper Pepe Reina. There had been rumours earlier this week that Reina is unhappy at Liverpool and that Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is lining up the Spaniard as a replacement for Dutch veteran Edwin Van der Sar. Reina has been a favourite at Anfield since Rafa Benitez signed him from Villarreal in 2005,…

October 28, 2010

Manchester United To Hand Patrice Evra New £100,000-A-Week Deal

Manchester United are set to offer full-back Patrice Evra a new and improved four-year deal to tie him down at Old Trafford, according to The Sun. The Red Devils will increase the player’s wages from £70,000-a-week to £100,000-a-week, which would cost them £20 million. It is thought that handing such high wages to the left-back in addition to Wayne Rooney’s reported £65m deal would send out a warning to Manchester…

October 26, 2010

Ferguson rejects claims United lack ambition

Sir Alex Ferguson has defended Manchester United’s status after Wayne Rooney cited the club’s perceived lack of ambition as his main reason for wanting to leave. United have been rocked by the news that talismanic striker Rooney is seeking pastures new, while they received a new blow on Wednesday when the England international revealed he did not believe the squad would be strong enough in future to contest for silverware,…

October 21, 2010

Real Madrid deny Wayne Rooney interest

Real Madrid are not planning a bid for Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney, general manager Jorge Valdano has insisted. Despite United’s insistence that the England international is going nowhere, Rooney, whose current deal expires at the end of next season, is thought to be looking to leave Old Trafford having seen his relationship with manager Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly become strained. Real have managed to land top talent from the…

October 19, 2010

Rooney Contradicts Alex Ferguson ‘I Haven’t Had An Injury Problem’

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney’s declaration he is fit has contradicted Sir Alex Ferguson ankle injury statement and looks set to put the England forward on a collision course with his boss. Ferguson, 68, revealed the knock, and not a loss of form, had prompted the change when he removed the striker after an hour of last month’s 2-2 draw with Bolton Wanderers. “I think Wayne will be two to…

October 15, 2010

Spendulous spending in English Premiership

Sir Alex Ferguson has voiced fears that the “kamikaze” spending of wealthy football club owners will continue until the realisation dawns that money does not guarantee success. The Manchester manager, who officially unveiled summer recruits Javier Hernández, Chris Smalling and Bébé – acquired for a total of £24.4 million – on Tuesday, was careful not to identify by name those clubs he believes have drained the transfer market of value….

August 22, 2010