Ferdinand Breaks Down, In Doubt For Arsenal Clash

Rio Ferdinand is a major doubt for Manchester United’s trip to Arsenal on Sunday after breaking down in training with a back injury. The England defender suffered the injury on Thursday, missed training on Friday and is not expected to take part in the club’s final session on Saturday ahead of the match, according to Goal.com. United’s coaching staff do not want to take any chances with the 33-year-old, who…

January 21, 2012

Vidic Confident Of United Success

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic insisted that the club can secure a 20th Premier League title without him. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side currently trail Manchester City at the top of the table by three points, but the United skipper believes that their experience will help them overcome Roberto Mancini’s challengers. The Red Devils travel to Arsenal this weekend hoping for a repeat of their 8-2 thrashing of the Gunners earlier…

January 20, 2012

Manchester United Drop Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand has not been named in Manchester United’s squad to face Otelul Galati in Tuesday’s Champions League clash in Romania. The centre-back completed 90 minutes in Saturday’s Premier League match with Liverpool with no sign of injury, but Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Nemanja Vidic will be the options at the heart of defence in the forthcoming Group C encounter. Ferdinand was previously left out for United’s…

October 17, 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: United Need To Be More Defensive

Sir Alex Ferguson hinted that he may need to rein in Manchester United’s rampaging attacking play after watching his side scramble a 3-3 UEFA Champions League draw with FC Basel at Old Trafford on Tuesday. United have produced some scintillating football in the Premier League this season, plundering a whopping 22 goals in only six matches, an average of more than three goals a game. And after 17 minutes of…

September 28, 2011

Rio Ferdinand Misses Manchester United’s Trip To Benfica

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has not travelled with the rest of the squad for Wednesday night’s Champions League tie with Benfica. Ferdinand has only played once in the last month after suffering a hamstring injury at West Bromwich Albion on the opening day of the season. He played the whole of Saturday’s 5-0 drubbing of Bolton at the Reebok Stadium, but manager Sir Alex Ferguson has opted to leave…

September 13, 2011