Manchester United Drop Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand has not been named in Manchester United’s squad to face Otelul Galati in Tuesday’s Champions League clash in Romania. The centre-back completed 90 minutes in Saturday’s Premier League match with Liverpool with no sign of injury, but Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Nemanja Vidic will be the options at the heart of defence in the forthcoming Group C encounter. Ferdinand was previously left out for United’s…

October 17, 2011

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

Sir Alex Ferguson: Real Stuff Starts On Sunday

Sir Alex Ferguson has declared last week’s Community Shield as the start of a phoney war for Premier League supremacy. Manchester United sent out a real message of intent at Wembley. Dominant in the first-half against Manchester City, United nevertheless found themselves two goals down. It was not until the interval introductions of Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones and Jonny Evans that the Red Devils really cut loose, scoring three times…

August 12, 2011

Ferguson Believes Age Is Not An Issue For David De Gea.

Sir Alex Ferguson believes age is not an issue for Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea. A big-money deal has helped to lure the Spaniard to England, with his former employers Atletico Madrid pocketing around £18million. Filling Edwin Van der Sar’s boots will be tough, with the Dutchman having become something of an Old Trafford icon during his days with United. As if the pressure of stepping into that void,…

July 15, 2011

Sir Alex Ferguson Faces Ban Over Comments Made About Referee

Sir Alex Ferguson is facing the possibility of a minimum two-match touchline ban for his outspoken criticisms of the referee Martin Atkinson. The Football Association’s lawyers are deliberating over whether to open proceedings against the Manchester United manager following his reaction to the 2-1 defeat by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. United have already spoken to their own legal advisers and Ferguson has indicated he intends to plead not guilty if…

March 3, 2011