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Ferguson: United squad depth is vital

Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by ESPN104 hits

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson knows he will have to utilise the full depth of his squad as the fixture list picks up over the festive period. From Sunday, when United go to QPR, the team play five matches in 18 days prior to their high-profile FA Cup third-round encounter at Manchester City. And as Ferguson is without the likes of Nemanja Vidic, Javier Hernandez, Michael Owen, ...Full Story »

Michael Carrick: Now watch United go

Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by The Sun152 hits

MOVE OVER ... Michael Carrick says Man United are clicking into top gear MICHAEL CARRICK insists Manchester United are in a prime position to launch a New Year assault on the Premier League title.The midfielder points out the Red Devils are in better shape right now than they were at the same stage last season, as they continue their pursuit of Manchester City. Carrick said: "City have set the...Full Story »

Juan Mata refuses to rule Chelsea out of Premier League title race ahead of Manchester City test

Posted Monday, December 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport87 hits

Juan Mata believes victory over Manchester City could reinvigorate Chelsea’s Premier League title hopes. “I think it is not impossible for us,” the Spaniard told reporters. “They have a big points difference, but I think it is not impossible. The Blues currently lie 10 points off the pace, with City having recorded the best start to a season in Premier League history. ...Full Story »

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri: Manchester United is more of a title threat than Chelsea

Posted Monday, December 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport61 hits

Samir Nasri insists that Manchester United pose a more significant title threat to Manchester City than Chelsea do.The Red Devils are currently two points behind the league leaders, but have played one game more, while Andre Villas-Boas' men are 10 points behind, in fifth place in the standings.City travels to London to play Chelsea on Monday night, with the Blues having just qualified for the k...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs Manchester City preview - Mancini not ruling out Chelsea

Posted Monday, December 12, 2011 by PA630 hits

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini claims Chelsea remain serious title rivals. The Barclays Premier League leaders face a stern test of their credentials as they travel to Stamford Bridge to face Andre Villas-Boas' side on Monday night. The Londoners may have dropped out of the top four due to other results over the weekend, but they have emerged from a difficult spell over the past week. ...Full Story »

Redknapp wary of wounded United, City

Posted Sunday, December 11, 2011 by 83 hits

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes his side's push for a first-ever Premier League title is neither helped nor hindered by Manchester United and Manchester City's inclusion in the Europa League. Redknapp has long voiced his frustrations at playing Thursday nights in the Europa League then domestic matches on the following Sunday. And now that Spurs' time in the Europa League is coming t...Full Story »

Man United reasserts authority in England

Posted Sunday, December 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport65 hits

LONDON (AP)—Manchester United responded well to its humiliating exit from the Champions League, rediscovering its scoring touch in a 4-1 victory over Wolverhampton on Saturday that kept the pressure on Premier League leader Manchester City. Nani and Wayne Rooney—with his first goals since mid-September—both scored twice in a romp at Old Trafford to leave United two points behi...Full Story »

Manchester United 4 - 1 Wolves - Rooney at the double

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by PA21 hits

Wayne Rooney celebrated his Euro 2012 reprieve with his first Premier League goals since September as Manchester United put their Champions League agonies to one side by thrashing Wolves 4-1 at Old Trafford. Rooney, whose three-match ban for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine next summer was reduced to two on appeal on Thursday, scored twice in the four-goal romp, taking his tally for the sea...Full Story »

Stenhousemuir 1 - 1 Airdrie United - Chance missed for Warriors

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by PA20 hits

Stenhousemuir missed the opportunity to gain ground on the top two in Division Two as Airdrie battled back to earn a 1-1 draw. Andy Rodgers scored the opener after four minutes, the Warriors' top scorer grabbing his 11th of the season with a powerful left-footed strike past Connor Fairley. Stewart Kean then came close to doubling the lead after 23 minutes, but Fairley did well to close down th...Full Story »

Abalotelli fabulous - Pop-up Harvey Nichols store at Manchester City training ground

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by The Sun3228 hits

In the bag ... Mario Balotelli and girlfriend Raffaella Fico go shopping PAMPERED Manchester City stars have been given their own Harvey Nichols store — at the club's TRAINING GROUND. A branch of the plush fashion emporium has been set up so the millionaire Premier League aces can do their Christmas shopping without hassle from fans. The chain — made famous by Jennifer Saunders'...Full Story »

Chelsea's Andre Villas-Boas: The Premier League title becomes extremely difficult if we lose against Manchester City

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has admitted winning the Premier League this season will be incredibly difficult should his side lose to Manchester City on Monday. The Blues have fallen off the pace somewhat domestically despite qualifying for the last-16 of the Champions League – a feat both City and Manchester United failed to achieve this season. If the west London side lose agai...Full Story »

Stenhousemuir vs Airdrie United preview - Striker Rodgers fit for Warriors

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by PA47 hits

Andy Rodgers is included in a full-strength Stenhousemuir squad for the visit of Airdrie. The striker has overcome the back injury he picked up last week and Warriors assistant manager Kevin McGoldrick believes his side have plenty of reasons to be motivated for the game. He said: "Firstly we have to win to keep in with the top two in the table. They are playing each other and it would be grea...Full Story »

Manchester United vs Wolves preview - Berbatov boost for beleaguered United

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by PA238 hits

Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping Dimitar Berbatov recovers from an ankle injury to give Manchester United a much-needed lift ahead of the Old Trafford encounter with Wolves. Skipper Nemanja Vidic (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of the season and other long-term casualties include Javier Hernandez and Tom Cleverley (both ankle), Michael Owen (thigh), Anderson (knee) and Brazilian twins Rafael ...Full Story »

Manchester United's Vidic out for the season

Posted Friday, December 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport69 hits

* Vidic sidelined with cruciate knee ligament damage * Evans, Jones and Smalling in frame to replace him * Berbatov could be fit to face Wolves (Adds more quotes and details) Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic is out for the season after rupturing his cruciate knee ligament in the midweek Champions League defeat by Basel, manager Alex Ferguson said on Friday. “He’s out for ...Full Story »

Wounded Man United hoping for Premier League lift

Posted Friday, December 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport37 hits

LONDON (AP)—For Manchester United, a Premier League game against a perennial struggler such as Wolverhampton Wanderers usually has little significance beyond an opportunity for three points. But United hosts Wolves on Saturday desperate for a boost to morale following its humiliating exit from the Champions League and this weekend could offer one of very few chances to put pressure on Pre...Full Story »

Man United captain Nemanja Vidic out for season

Posted Friday, December 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

MANCHESTER, England (AP)—Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a right knee injury. The defender twisted his knee during the first half of Wednesday’s Champions League loss to Swiss club FC Basel and was carried off on a stretcher. United manager Alex Ferguson says Vidic will have surgery and will not play again this season. T...Full Story »

RIO: United are devastated over their CL exit

Posted Friday, December 09, 2011 by The Sun95 hits

RIO FERDINAND admits Manchester United are devastated over their Champions League exit.Alex Ferguson's side crashed 2-1 at Basel on Wednesday night to miss out on the knockout rounds for only the second time since 1994. For Ferdinand, it was the team's costly failure to beat Benfica and Basel at home — they drew against both sides — that left them facing Europa League football for...Full Story »

United in Vidic out for year fear

Posted Friday, December 09, 2011 by The Sun75 hits

NEMANJA VIDIC could be out for the season, it emerged last night.Skipper Vidic hobbled back home on crutches yesterday after being crocked as Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League against Basel. Fears are growing in the United camp that he will be sidelined until at least April. Vidic arrived back at Manchester Airport nursing a medial ligament injury after United's 2-1 defea...Full Story »

Gray skies in Manchester after Champs League exits

Posted Thursday, December 08, 2011 by YAHOO Sport82 hits

LONDON (AP)—The mood in Manchester was as miserable as the gray skies over the postindustrial city landscape on Thursday morning. Wednesday’s elimination of defending Premier League champion Manchester United and resurgent rival Manchester City from the Champions League has left thousands of football fans in northwest England with little to smile about. Local pride was further dent...Full Story »

Fergie demands response - United tactician hoping players respond to elimination

Posted Thursday, December 08, 2011 by skysports.com244 hits

Sir Alex Ferguson: Has called on United to respond to their Champions League exit Sir Alex Ferguson has called on Manchester United to use the misery of their UEFA Champions League exit at the hands of Basel as motivation for future glory. The Red Devils only needed to draw their final Group C game in Switzerland to book their place in the last 16 of the competition for a fifth consecutive sea...Full Story »

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