Park Ji-Sung Signs Contract Extension With Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the Old Trafford club until at least the end of the 2012-13 season. The South Korean star has become an unsung hero at United, dispelling doubts over the validity of his move from PSV Eindhoven in 2005 to seal a central place in Sir Alex Ferguson’s plans. “I have enjoyed every minute of my…

August 12, 2011

Chris Smalling: We Could Go From Strength To Strength

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling expects manager Sir Alex Ferguson to keep faith with his youngsters this season. A youthful-looking United gave an early indication of their potential with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. Defender Smalling, 21, new goalkeeper David de Gea, 20, and 20-year-old striker Danny Welbeck, who is back from a loan spell at Sunderland, all started. New…

August 8, 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

Alex Ferguson Expects More From Rivals

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he expected rivals Arsenal and Chelsea to spend more money in the transfer window than they have done so far. United have splashed over £50 million on David de Gea, Phil Jones and Ashley Young, but Arsenal have landed just two – Gervinho from Lille and Carl Jenkinson from Charlton – while Chelsea have only bought Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, whom they…

August 3, 2011

Sir Alex Ferguson Offers A Glimpse Into Latest Manchester United Signings

Sir Alex Ferguson has offered a glimpse into how he intends to deploy his latest Manchester United signings. Ashley Young, Phil Jones and David de Gea have all moved to Old Trafford since the club’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of Barcelona in the 2011 Champions League final. Young, 25, arrived from Aston Villa in June for an undisclosed fee, and Ferguson is pleased with the options the versatile England…

August 2, 2011

Antonio Valencia Signs New Four-Year Contract With Manchester United

Winger Antonio Valencia has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester United, the club confirmed on Monday. Valencia, 25, has made a big impact since arriving at Old Trafford from Wigan in the summer of 2009, playing a key role last term both in United’s record 19th league title win and the club’s run to a third Champions League final in four seasons. Upon signing his new deal, the Ecuadorian…

August 1, 2011