Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has said that it is extremely painful not to be in the first team on a regular basis.
Even though Dimitar Berbatov has come of age at Manchester United in the recent seasons, Sir Alex Ferguson has often resorted to using either Danny Welbeck or Hernandez as a partner for main striker Wayne Rooney.
As a result, the Bulgarian – who was signed for a record £ 31 million a few seasons ago – has found himself on the starting 11 only five times in the Premier league this season. There have already been a number of rumours linking him with a return to Germany, where he rose to prominence before joining Tottenham.
Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs was recently awarded a one-year contract extension. Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has said that Ryan Giggs is a player who is worthy of the new contract he has signed with Manchester United.
The 38-year-old is one of the oldest players in the division, but continues to represent Manchester United at the highest level. He is the only player left in the division to have scored in every season of the Premier league since its inception. More than the records, Rio Ferdinand believes that it is the professionalism and the quality of Ryan Giggs that has made him worthy of the new contract.
Championship side Hull city have opened the transfer talks with Manchester United over the future of winger Robbie Brady. The future of Robbie Brady has come under intense speculation recently after the winger has been performing excellently at the KC Stadium.
However, caretaker manager Nick Barmby has already said that the future of the winger does not remain within the club and that it will depend upon the decisions of a number of other people. Now they have taken the first step by opening talks with his parent club at Manchester United over the possibility of a potential permanent move.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will be celebrating his 70th birthday on the occasion of the visit of Blackburn Rovers. Speaking ahead of the match, Sir Alex Ferguson said that Tottenham cannot be discounted as just another team this season. He says that Tottenham have the ability to launch title bid given that they have a game in hand over both the Manchester clubs at the top of the table. After the exit from the Champions League at the hands of FC Basel, Manchester United have been on an excellent run of form.
Sir Alex Ferguson has questioned the decision of the referee to award Newcastle United a penalty in the match against Old Trafford. Newcastle United equalised through the penalty and then managed to hold on till the end. The penalty was viewed with a lot of criticism from various quarters, although many would feel that Manchester United have had their fair share of dubious decisions gone their way. It is probably the first in a more than 100 matches that Manchester United have had a penalty decision against them. Still, it has caused United to miss the opportunity to close the gap on Manchester City, who could only draw against Liverpool on Sunday.
Manchester United's Michael Owen has been ruled out of action for anything up to six weeks, which means that United will be struggling to get him fit for the Christmas rush of games.
Alexis Sanchez has rejected Manchester United in favour of Barcelona in a major blow for the England club. Pozzo also held talks with two Italian sides — believed to be Juventus and Inter Milan — as well as meeting Barcelona’s sporting director, Andoni Zubizarreta, and vice-president, Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he is praying for the return of Rio Ferdinand in the Champions League match against Chelsea. Prior the 1-0 first-leg victory at Stamford Bridge, Ferdinand, cursed by back, knee and calf injuries for the past two years, had made 20 appearances for United this season and emerged unbeaten in each one.
Manchester United could not break the deadlock against Marseille and ended up drawing the first leg Champions League game. Didier Deschamps’ critique about their paucity of creativity, simply demonstrating the resolve in their ranks to take a solid step towards the Champions League quarter-finals. No richness but no risks either.
Manchester United are planning to make a big bid for Ashley Young. According to reports, United were also keen on Ashley Young and even went as far as making a £15 million bid.
Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson appeared to confirm that in his programme notes for Saturday's Manchester derby.