Ferguson Thinks Timing Is Right For Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson thinks his squad are hitting their peak at just the right time after securing a spot in the Champions League semi-finals. The Manchester United boss was speaking after his side’s 2-1 win over Chelsea at Old Trafford on Tuesday in their Champions League quarter-final second-leg, a result which handed them a 3-1 aggregate win. With his side leading the English Premier League by seven points from Arsenal…

April 13, 2011

Ancelotti Casts Doubt On Chelsea Future

Carlo Ancelotti has expressed uncertainty over his future at Chelsea by claiming he would not “want to train a team that is not in the Champions League”. The club resumes its involvement in the competition on Tuesday with a last-16 tie against FC Copenhagen but, unless they win the final in May, they may not be involved next year given their struggles to secure a qualification place via the Premier…

February 19, 2011

Our Confidence Is Low, Admits Houllier

Gérard Houllier admitted Aston Villa are suffering a crisis of confidence after Liverpool ruined his return to Anfield with a commanding victory that left his team languishing two points above the relegation zone. Villa slipped to their fourth consecutive defeat in all competitions and have won one of their last 10 league games under Houllier, as a Liverpool team minus Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher eased to eighth…

December 7, 2010

Stoke v Liverpool preview

Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross is back in contention after serving a one-game suspension against Birmingham following his red card at Sunderland. He is likely to return to the back four and another change could see Tuncay, who was rested on Tuesday, return in place of Ricardo Fuller. The Jamaican has only recently returned from a shoulder injury and Tony Pulis has hinted he will not be fit enough for a…

November 12, 2010

Torres eyes England final

Fernando Torres admits Spain against England would be his “dream final” at this summer’s World Cup and feels England are good enough to win the trophy. The Liverpool striker is currently in a race against time to prove his fitness ahead of this summer’s event in South Africa, having been forced to undergo knee surgery. Although Torres will not play for his club again this season, the former Atletico Madrid…

April 25, 2010