Park Ji-Sung Proud Of United Victory

Manchester United’s victory over Everton was crucial after their derby humiliation against Manchester City, midfielder Park Ji-Sung said. A solitary strike from Javier Hernandez was enough for United to leave Goodison Park with all three points on their first Premier League outing since a humbling 6-1 defeat to City at Old Trafford week ago. Park believes it was imperative for United to bounce straight back from that setback and see…

October 31, 2011

Sir Alex Ferguson Backs Mancini

Sir Alex Ferguson has defended the way in which Roberto Mancini has dealt with the current issues surrounding Manchester City and Carlos Tevez. The Argentine appeared to refuse to come on as a substitute in City’s Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich, with the club subsequently suspending the striker for two weeks while the manager told reporters after the game that he was ‘finished’ with the Argentine. Ferguson, who managed…

September 30, 2011

Ferguson: I’m Hoping Rio Will Be Okay For Saturday

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping to call on Rio Ferdinand for the league leaders’ trip to Stoke on Saturday, with the Scot believing the veteran defender’s experience will be valuable at the Britannia Stadium. Ferdinand has only featured in two of United’s seven games this season because of injury problems, with the England defender missing last weekend’s victory over Chelsea with a calf strain. But against a…

September 22, 2011

Sir Alex Ferguson: Real Stuff Starts On Sunday

Sir Alex Ferguson has declared last week’s Community Shield as the start of a phoney war for Premier League supremacy. Manchester United sent out a real message of intent at Wembley. Dominant in the first-half against Manchester City, United nevertheless found themselves two goals down. It was not until the interval introductions of Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones and Jonny Evans that the Red Devils really cut loose, scoring three times…

August 12, 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

Park Ji-sung: I Have Proved Doubting Fans Wrong

Park Ji-sung believes he has convinced everyone his move to Manchester United was about far more than selling shirts in the Far East. At a club whose commercial operation has grown rapidly over the past decade, Park’s budget arrival from PSV Eindhoven in 2005 smacked of a cynical marketing move. Although the South Korean had been part of a PSV side good enough to reach the Champions League semi-finals, the…

July 28, 2011