Tevez’s Adviser Says Striker Could Settle At Manchester City

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is “happy at the club” and may even stay at Eastlands long term, according to his representative Kia Joorabchian. Tevez, 27, spent most of the summer angling for a move away from City, but a proposed £40 million-move to Corinthians fell through and Inter Milan’s advances were rejected. And with the transfer window slamming shut on Wednesday, Tevez’s temporary future will be with Roberto Mancini’s…

September 1, 2011

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

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

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

Xavi, Iniesta And Messi…Who Really Deserve The Award?

Leo Messi was wearing a dickie bow. Proof, some said with a smile, that he knew he was going to be awarded with a second successive Ballon d’Or – after all, Xavi Hernández and Andrés Iniesta were only in ties. But he didn’t know: amid all the shock, the disgust and the pathetic patriotic paranoia, the man most surprised at Messi’s award was Messi. On his way into the gala,…

January 12, 2011

Why Is Carlos Tevez So Important To Man City?

His goals help, but it is more than just that – the Argentinian is the ultimate team man, perfect for the central role in City’s 4-3-3 Manchester City with Carlos Tevez and Manchester City without Carlos Tevez are two different teams. Since Roberto Mancini took over shortly before Christmas last year, City have played 32 games in which Tevez has been on the field for at least 45 minutes, and…

November 10, 2010