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

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

Kevin Davies Tells De Gea To Expect A Rough Ride On Saturday

Bolton captain Kevin Davies has told Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea to expect a rough ride at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday. De Gea has endured an uncomfortable start to life in England following his £18.3 million switch from Atletico Madrid in the summer and has been criticised for letting in three soft shots in his first four appearances for United, as well as looking suspect when claiming crosses….

September 9, 2011

Frank Lampard: I Never Thought I Was Undroppable

England midfielder Frank Lampard insists he has never believed himself to be undroppable for the national team and promised to continue to make himself available for Three Lions duty. Lampard, 33, was left out of Fabio Capello’s starting line-up for Friday’s Euro 2012 qualifying win in Bulgaria, leading to suggestions that the curtain may have been coming down on his international career. It was the first time he had not…

September 7, 2011

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