Ferdinand Breaks Down, In Doubt For Arsenal Clash

Rio Ferdinand is a major doubt for Manchester United’s trip to Arsenal on Sunday after breaking down in training with a back injury. The England defender suffered the injury on Thursday, missed training on Friday and is not expected to take part in the club’s final session on Saturday ahead of the match, according to Goal.com. United’s coaching staff do not want to take any chances with the 33-year-old, who…

January 21, 2012

Mario Balotelli: I Think We Can Beat Them

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli insists he will let his form do the talking in Sunday’s top of the table clash against rivals Manchester United. After a run-in with the Aston Villa fans last weekend, the Italian is determined to keep his cool against a side he has had rows with before. During the FA Cup semi-final in March the hot-headed striker clashed with United captain Rio Ferdinand. But he…

October 21, 2011

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

Redknapp Denies Interest In Signing Rio Ferdinand

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has denied claims that he wants to sign Rio Ferdinand and Gary Cahill, insisting that he is totally satisfied with his current defence. Bolton’s Cahill was one the most sought after players this summer, with Arsenal and Spurs just two of several clubs thought to have registered an interest in signing the player. The England centre-half remained at the Reebok Stadium, however, with neither of the…

October 15, 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

Ferguson: I’m Hoping Rio Will Be Okay For Saturday

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping to call on Rio Ferdinand for the league leaders’ trip to Stoke on Saturday, with the Scot believing the veteran defender’s experience will be valuable at the Britannia Stadium. Ferdinand has only featured in two of United’s seven games this season because of injury problems, with the England defender missing last weekend’s victory over Chelsea with a calf strain. But against a…

September 22, 2011