Sir Alex Ferguson: Rooney is a tremendous asset

Wayne Rooney is back to his best for Manchester United after the troubles of last season, according to boss Sir Alex Ferguson. The last campaign was the most difficult of Rooney’s career so far, as his form nose-dived after a disastrous showing at the World Cup and he failed to register from open play in the Premier League until the turn of the year. But the England striker impressed towards…

August 22, 2011

Chris Smalling: We Could Go From Strength To Strength

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling expects manager Sir Alex Ferguson to keep faith with his youngsters this season. A youthful-looking United gave an early indication of their potential with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. Defender Smalling, 21, new goalkeeper David de Gea, 20, and 20-year-old striker Danny Welbeck, who is back from a loan spell at Sunderland, all started. New…

August 8, 2011

Nemanja Vidic: We Are Not Afraid Of Barcelona

Nemanja Vidic insists Manchester United are not scared to face the threat presented by the European champions Barcelona. There is a debate about what United are at present. Are they the team that has won four out of the last five Premier Leagues. Or are they the side that was so obviously outclassed by Barcelona in the Champions League final at Wembley, reduced to chasing shadows. Vidic, naturally, believes it…

July 18, 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

Title Win Will Be fantastic: Sir Alex ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed Manchester United’s impending coronation as English champions for a record 19th time as a ‘fantastic achievement’. United moved level with Liverpool’s tally of 18 titles two years ago and their 2-1 win over Chelsea on Sunday means they now need one more point to secure their 19th. Ferguson’s side are six points ahead of Chelsea with two games – at Blackburn and at home against…

May 9, 2011

Premier League Preview: Manchester United Vs Chelsea

Manchester United host Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday in what amounts to a playoff for the English Premier League title. United top the table by three points from second-placed Chelsea, with the same goal difference as the defending champions. A draw will preserve their advantage going into the final two matches of the season, while a win will see Sir Alex Ferguson’s team take a six-point lead and virtually…

May 7, 2011