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

Ferguson Hails Manchester United Players

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was delighted with the performances of a handful of debutants in the Carling Cup last night. Ezekiel Fryers limped off in the later stages of the 3-0 win after an impressive display from the start, whilst Paul Pogba’s second-half appearance showed the future looks increasingly bright at Old Trafford. Larnell Cole also enjoyed a late cameo, and Ferguson believes it’s important for the younger…

September 21, 2011

Ryan Giggs: Scholes Cannot Be Replaced

Ryan Giggs wishes his old mate Paul Scholes had not quit in the summer – because he knows Manchester United will never find another like him. Whilst 37-year-old Giggs has already embarked on yet another campaign, Scholes is waiting for a planned coaching role to be defined. In the aftermath of last season’s Champions League final defeat to Barcelona, Scholes decided he was no longer contributing to the United cause…

September 14, 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

David De Gea: I Will Improve

David De Gea insists the media had the right to criticise him after the mistakes that have blighted the early part of his Manchester United career. De Gea was at fault for goals in the Community Shield against Manchester City and in their opening win at West Bromwich Albion, while his footwork was also questioned after Arsenal’s defeat at Old Trafford. The young Spaniard, who arrived in the summer for…

September 8, 2011

Ferguson Sees Chelsea As A Title Threat

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson still considers Chelsea as a title threat despite their aging team. With Manchester United hogging headlines recently with their young squad, it was inevitable that attention was drawn to the London side’s aging squad. However, Sir Alex believes that the situation at Stamford Bridge is not as bad as perceived, and that the Chelsea squad’s experience may be to their advantage instead. He told…

September 7, 2011