Ronny: No Striker

  • 12 September 2007

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.

Fergie: Rooney is Back

  • 12 September 2007

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.

Fergie Attacked

  • 12 September 2007

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.

Hargreaves Ruled Out

  • 11 September 2007

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.

Foster Back in January

  • 11 September 2007

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.

Rooney Wants to Play!

  • 11 September 2007

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.

Neville Back to Fitness

  • 11 September 2007

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.