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

Sir Alex Ferguson Welcomes Manchester City Challenge

Sir Alex Ferguson insists he welcomes the challenge of big-spenders Manchester City because it prevents his club becoming complacent. Ferguson believes City may still add to their squad before the transfer window closes – he has previously stated he expects Samir Nasri to move there from Arsenal – and that Manchester United have proved before they can cope with the arrival of the super-rich. Roberto Mancini’s side are United’s opponents…

August 5, 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

Sir Alex Ferguson Hails Javier Hernandez Impact

Sir Alex Ferguson admitted his surprise at the speed of Javier Hernandez’s development after he helped Manchester see off Marseille on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Mexican, signed from Chivas de Guadalajara last summer, hit both goals as United won 2-1 to reach the Champions League quarter-finals. “We are surprised,” said United manager Ferguson. “When we bought him we thought it’d take him time to adjust. “He has adjusted to the physical…

March 16, 2011