Sir Alex Ferguson Backs Mancini

Sir Alex Ferguson has defended the way in which Roberto Mancini has dealt with the current issues surrounding Manchester City and Carlos Tevez. The Argentine appeared to refuse to come on as a substitute in City’s Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich, with the club subsequently suspending the striker for two weeks while the manager told reporters after the game that he was ‘finished’ with the Argentine. Ferguson, who managed…

September 30, 2011

Ferguson: United Need To Be More Defensive

Sir Alex Ferguson hinted that he may need to rein in Manchester United’s rampaging attacking play after watching his side scramble a 3-3 UEFA Champions League draw with FC Basel at Old Trafford on Tuesday. United have produced some scintillating football in the Premier League this season, plundering a whopping 22 goals in only six matches, an average of more than three goals a game. And after 17 minutes of…

September 28, 2011

Petr Cech Remains Firm Despit Defeat

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech insists there are positives to take from his side’s 3-1 loss to Manchester United on Sunday. United raced to a 3-0 lead by halftime thanks to goals from Chris Smalling, Nani and Wayne Rooney, before Fernando Torres pulled one back for Chelsea immediately after the restart. But despite dominating proceedings for much of the second half, the Blues were unable to put away their chances, handing…

September 19, 2011

Ivanovic: We Have Our Aims

Chelsea defender Ivanovic isn’t ruling his side’s chances ahead of this weekend’s big Premier League fixture against Manchester United. The Red Devils are on fire in the EPL. They’ve scored 18 goals in 4 matches and a lot of thanks will need to go to Wayne Rooney for that. “[Manchester] United have started the season very well,” Ivanovic had to admit during an interview with the press. “But, if you…

September 15, 2011

Fabio Capello: Rooney Is Important, But The Other Players Need to Support Him

Fabio Capello has warned his England players about the danger of becoming a one-man team. There was a clear contrast between Friday’s fluent display in Bulgaria, when three first-half goals wrapped up victory before the hosts had got started, and Tuesday’s disappointing display against Wales when only Robert Earnshaw’s unbelievable miss prevented the visitors snatching a Wembley draw. As it turned out, England would have needed to get a point…

September 8, 2011

Wayne Rooney Hungry For More England Goals

Wayne Rooney warned he was hungry for more after ending his year-long England goal drought. The Manchester United star has begun the season in flying form and followed up his hat-trick against Arsenal with a double for his country in the 3-0 win over Bulgaria in a Euro 2012 qualifier. Rooney had not enjoyed the happiest of 12 months with his criticism of England fans after the World Cup clash…

September 3, 2011