Ferguson lining up Barcelona’s Pep Guardiola as Manchester United replacement

Sir Alex Ferguson already has an eye on his successor at Manchester United and reportedly favours Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola to take over at Old Trafford. 68-year-old Ferguson has been in charge at Manchester United for almost a quarter of a century and although he shows little sign of stepping aside at the moment, according to Spanish daily Mundo Deportivo, he is considering his successor and would like to see…

October 27, 2010

Barcelona keep No 4 shirt vacated for Fabregas’ arrival next summer

Barcelona are saving their famous No 4 shirt for Cesc Fabregas because they are convinced Arsenal’s refusal to sell him has only delayed his arrival one more year. Nobody at the club will wear No 4 this season. Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi said: ‘If the signing has not happened this year, it will happen next.’ Spain team-mate Andres Iniesta said: ‘When you talk with him (Fabregas), you realise how…

September 6, 2010