Rooney Returns From Suspension

Wayne Rooney returns from suspension as Manchester United bid to extend their Premier League lead to nine points at Newcastle tonight. Rooney is back after missing the FA Cup semi-final because of the ban he received for his behaviour after scoring the third goal in his hat-trick against West Ham. The striker is expected to play behind Javier Hernandez with Dimitar Berbatov in danger of being dropped after missing two…

April 19, 2011

“We Have A Belief That We Can Beat Anybody”: Scholes

Paul Scholes has claimed Manchester United hold a mental edge over their neighbours City and that their FA Cup opponents’ big spending has only spurred United to want to beat them more. Speaking ahead of Saturday’s semi-final at Wembley, Scholes said United’s superior belief is what has helped them maintain a strong record over City despite the millions injected in recent years by their wealthy Arab owners. Referring to the…

April 15, 2011

Ferdinand Injury Exposes Fault Line In Manchester United

So, unlike Arsenal’s class of 2003-04 that Sir Alex Ferguson was so keen to match, Manchester United were not unbeatable after all. In truth they were never the equals of Arsène Wenger’s “Invincibles” and that they should lose eventually was no surprise, even if the identity of those who ended their run obviously was. That the bottom club, Wolves, should be the ones to do it reinforces the belief that…

February 7, 2011

Premier League top scorers

.. Player Club Goals Dimitar Berbatov Manchester United 19 Carlos Tevez Manchester City 15 Andy Carroll Liverpool 11 Darren Bent Aston Villa 10 Didier Drogba Chelsea 10 Kevin Nolan Newcastle United 10 Tim Cahill Everton 9 Johan Elmander Bolton Wanderers 9 Florent Malouda Chelsea 9 Samir Nasri Arsenal 9 Peter Odemwingie West Bromwich Albion 9 Fernando Torres Chelsea 9 Rafael van der Vaart Tottenham Hotspur 9 DJ Campbell Blackpool 8…

February 3, 2011

Rooney Showed His Sharpness To win Over Aston Villa

Manchester United chose not to splash out in the transfer window but perhaps they always knew Wayne Rooney could give them a mid-season boost. The striker looked a completely new player against Aston Villa, showing his sharpness in the opening minute and going on to treble his number of club goals from open play for the season. With Antonio Valencia also on his way back and Park Ji-sung due to…

February 2, 2011

Ferguson Defies Man U Strikers

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has challenged his strikers to catch Dimitar Berbatov in the search for twenty Premier League goals after the Bulgarian hitman struck his third hat-trick of the season in Saturday’s rout of Birmingham. Berbatov’s league tally is now 17 and Javier Hernandez (nine) and Nani (eight) are closest with Wayne Rooney behind in the distance on three – two of them penalties. Ferguson said: “Dimitar…

January 26, 2011