Rio Ferdinand: Manchester United Do Not Lack Experience

Rio Ferdinand does not believe that Manchester United head into the new season lacking experience. The retirements of Edwin van der Sar and Paul Scholes, following on from Gary Neville’s decision to hang up his boots midway through last term, means that United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has lost three of his most senior figures within the space of six months. In addition, Owen Hargreaves has been released while Wes…

July 16, 2011

Scholes blasts England National Team

Paul Scholes has lambasted the England national team, insisting it is “laughable” to even consider them contenders for World Cups because many of the squad are only playing to “get to a top club”. Scholes earned 66 caps for England, but he retired from the international scene seven years before he quit club football with Manchester United, a decision largely put down to the fact he was often shunted out…

July 11, 2011

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

Manchester United Can End Chelsea Nemesis

Sir Alex Ferguson has told his players to put another dent in Chelsea’s title defence by ending Manchester United’s dismal run of results at Stamford Bridge. It is nearly nine years since Ferguson’s side last won away at Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League – 3-0 in April 2002 – but victory tomorrow would see United stretch their lead over the champions to six points with a game in hand….

December 18, 2010