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
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We Must Get Over ‘psychological blows’ Quickly: Wenger

When Arsène Wenger last took Arsenal to Manchester United for an FA Cup tie, his team was brimming with confidence. It was the fifth round in February 2008 and they sat on top of the Premier League table, five points clear of second-placed United. Their form was superb. Wenger, though, took the decision to shuffle his pack and history would judge him harshly. In came the inexperienced full-backs Justin Hoyte…

March 12, 2011
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Adebayor Moves To Real Madrid On Loan

Emmanuel Adebayor has agreed to take a pay cut to join Real Madrid on loan from Manchester City, with what the Spanish club describe as a “unilateral option” of a £15m transfer at the end of the season. However, the Spanish club are unlikely to want to be tied to anything more than a six-month contract. The deal is a victory for the Real coach, José Mourinho, who has persisted…

January 26, 2011
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