Van Persie: No Grudge Against Wenger

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has denied there is any rift between himself and Arsene Wenger. Reports of a disagreement in the camp surfaced after the striker’s negative reaction to the manager’s tactical decisions in Sunday’s 2-1 Premier League defeat to Manchester United. The Frenchman has received widespread criticism from fans for substituting Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin, who had just created Van Persie’s equaliser, and replacing him with Andrey Arshavin, with the…

January 24, 2012

Michael Owen: We Want To Progress And Win A Trophy

Michael Owen has warned Tuesday night’s opponents Aldershot Town that Manchester United have their sights set on lifting the Carling Cup. United travel to League Two side Aldershot in the fourth round of the Carling Cup, the Red Devils having won the competition twice in the last three years. Owen is expected to play a part at the Recreation Ground and is eagerly anticipating the challenge of continuing United’s success…

October 25, 2011

Sir Alex Ferguson Welcomes Manchester City Challenge

Sir Alex Ferguson insists he welcomes the challenge of big-spenders Manchester City because it prevents his club becoming complacent. Ferguson believes City may still add to their squad before the transfer window closes – he has previously stated he expects Samir Nasri to move there from Arsenal – and that Manchester United have proved before they can cope with the arrival of the super-rich. Roberto Mancini’s side are United’s opponents…

August 5, 2011

Antonio Valencia Signs New Four-Year Contract With Manchester United

Winger Antonio Valencia has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester United, the club confirmed on Monday. Valencia, 25, has made a big impact since arriving at Old Trafford from Wigan in the summer of 2009, playing a key role last term both in United’s record 19th league title win and the club’s run to a third Champions League final in four seasons. Upon signing his new deal, the Ecuadorian…

August 1, 2011

Sir Alex Ferguson: We Must Stop Barcelona Trio

Following his team’s imperious dissection of Chelsea on Sunday, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson appeared to look forward to the Champions League final later this month with a degree of caution. ‘We have got three weeks to plan for the Barcelona game and we will need that,’ said Ferguson. Given the lesson the Spanish team handed United in beating them 2-0 in the Rome final of 2009, Ferguson is…

May 10, 2011

I Will Seek Advice On Beating Barcelona From Jose Mourinho: Alex Ferguson

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said he will turn to Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho for advice on how his side should approach their Champions League final against Barcelona at Wembley later this month. Manchester United cruised their way into the final after overwhelming Bundesliga outfit Schalke 4-1 at Old Trafford last night to complete a 6-1 aggregate win. A brace from Anderson and a goal apiece from…

May 5, 2011