Roberto Mancini: We Need To Complete Our Squad

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says he still has to finish his summer squad-building exercise. After steering City into the Champions League, Mancini has made four signings since the end of last season, with defenders Gael Clichy and Stefan Savic and goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon joining club-record signing Sergio Aguero at the Etihad Stadium. But speaking after Sunday’s 3-2 Community Shield defeat, the Italian – who has been heavily linked with…

August 8, 2011
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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
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Samir Nasri Decides To Stay At Arsenal

Unsettled Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has decided to stay at the Emirates for one more season. The French international’s future with the Gunners has been clouded with uncertainty after indicating his desire to leave the club this summer and his reluctance to sign a new contract. The 24-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City, with Manchester United and Chelsea also in the race for his signature….

July 27, 2011
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Anderson Ready To Replace Paul Scholes

Manchester United midfielder Anderson is confident he can play a key role in helping his team cope without the retired Paul Scholes. With United looking unlikely to add central midfield reinforcements before the new Premier League season, Anderson is ready to take on extra responsibility in Sir Alex Ferguson’s team. “Scholes was amazing, a legend, but it means more opportunity, more space for me,” Anderson said. “Scholes was one player…

July 27, 2011
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Alex Ferguson Not Interested In Making Further Signings

Sir Alex Ferguson doubts whether he will sign any more players before Manchester United face their neighbours in the Community Shield at Wembley next month after admitting that the player he really wants is “not available”. The United manager has signed three players this summer but an extensive search for a playmaker to replace Paul Scholes has so far proved to be a failure. It is anticipated that if Luka…

July 26, 2011
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Patrice Evra Urges Samir Nasri To Join Manchester United

Manchester United’s Patrice Evra has urged Arsenal’s Samir Nasri to join him at the English Premier League champions. Speculation has surrounded Nasri’s future in North London, with the midfielder refusing to sign an extension on his contract. Manchester United have expressed an interest in signing the midfielder and Evra revealed that he had been talking to his France team-mate about making the switch. “I’ve talked a lot with him in…

July 25, 2011
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