Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed there is no problem between himself and defender Rio Ferdinand ahead of the Champions League clash against Braga. Ferguson stated that he would deal with Ferdinand following the defender’s refusal to wear a t-shirt support a campaign against racism over the weekend.
Manchester United defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones will be back in action within two to three weeks according to Sir Alex Ferguson. The United boss has been without the duo since the start of the season which has seen the likes of Michael Carrick filling in defensively.
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Manchester United will play a flexible midfield formation in the Champions League tie with Braga. The midfield is one area of the current United side which is blessed with talented players. United are likely to stick with a similar shape that has been taken into recent Premier League wins.
Sir Alex Ferguson has said that any move for Porto star James Rodriguez would cost a fortune. Manchester United are one of the clubs linked with the Porto play maker but United has said that it costs a fortune to sign any player from the Portuguese giants in the current football climate.
Reports have suggested that Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea may be eyeing a move back to Madrid in the near future. Real Madrid are looking for a possible long term replacement for Iker Casillas and the unsettled United shot stopper could be offered a way back home should both parties start discussing a deal.
PSV Eindhoven have paved the way for Manchester United to make a bid for midfielder Kevin Strootman next spring. United were linked with the player in the last transfer window but were unwilling to pay the £15 million demanded by the Dutch giants. Strootman is considered as a similar player to Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.
Manchester United face a battle with Manchester City and Real Madrid for the signature of £12 million 16-year-old Alen Halilovic. Halilovic is a product of the Dinamo Zagreb youth academy, the same academy that produced Luka Modric. However, none of the three parties are thought to be willing to meet the massive asking price for the teenager.
Manchester United defender Rafael says he is looking to surpass the achievements and status of great right backs like Maicon and Dani Alves. Rafael has been a regular in the United first team this season and says it’s his aim to become one of the best full backs in the world in both an attacking and defensive sense.
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