Gary Neville has warned his Manchester United team-mates that they cannot afford to be cast adrift in the Premier League title race.
The champions made a slow start to the defence of their crown and had to wait four games for their first victory.
Gary Neville hopes United can now go on a long winning run, with Louis Saha making a goalscoring return against Sunderland, Cristiano Ronaldo now free from suspension and Wayne Rooney’s comeback from injury reportedly not far off.
Manchester United wing ace Cristiano Ronaldo admits he's uncomfortable with the striker's role Luiz Felipe Scolari is demanding of him with Portugal.
"I won't say this can't be my future," said Ronaldo, "but it doesn't suit me at the moment. I don't like playing with my back towards goal, I prefer to face it.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Wayne Rooney is back in training this week after recovering from a metatarsal injury.
"He's started training which is good. I'd not have brought him back to training unless he was ready," said Ferguson.
Argentina striker Carlos Tevez says he cannot wait to start his Manchester United forward partnership with Wayne Rooney.
The two highly-rated strikers have not yet played together, but reports of Rooney's imminent return from injury have led Tevez to declare his excitement at the partnership.
Police have confirmed Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was attacked at a North London railway station on Monday afternoon.
The vastly experienced and successful Scottish boss had travelled to the capital to attend a function.
However, the 66-year-old was attacked by a man at Euston Station at about 4:30pm, at which time British Transport Police were called to the scene.
Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves and Chelsea's Frank Lampard have both been ruled out for England's Euro2008 qualifier against Russia tomorrow.
Hargreaves suffered a thigh injury in training last Wednesday and was unavailable for the weekend Euro qualifier with Israel at Wembley.
Ben Foster is set to hand Manchester United and England a significant injury boost.
The Guardian says Foster, who needed an operation in the close season to deal with a persistent knee-ligament problem, was not expected to be available until March but the specialists who have been treating him believe he could return in January.
Wayne Rooney wants to play for Manchester United this weekend against Everton.
The Sun says Rooney last night told boss Alex Ferguson he is raring to return against his old club Everton on Saturday.
Manchester United striker Rooney, 21, has been sidelined after breaking his metatarsal on the opening day of the season.
But he has been out of plaster for a fortnight and training hard.
Manchester United defender Gary Neville is hoping to end his injury nightmare in the next fortnight.
The England international has been on the sidelines for nearly a month after injuring his ankle against Bolton back in March.
A thigh injury curtailed Neville's first comeback, but the Red Devils stalwart is confident of featuring within the next two weeks.