Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Chelsea striker Fernando Torres deserved to be sent off in the Premier League clash. Torres was shown a second yellow card before a red after he appeared to go down easily following a challenge from Jonny Evans.
Sir Alex Ferguson says he is expecting a lively mid-week clash when his team play Chelsea in the Capital One Cup. The match comes just two full days after the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge which was covered in controversy as Chelsea had two players sent off and United appeared to score an offside winner.
Sir Alex Ferguson has wished the referee for the mid-week Capital One Cup against Chelsea ‘good luck’. Mark Clattenburg was the talking point of United’s 3-2 win in the league at Stamford Bridge and Ferguson has said whoever officiates the League Cup game is going to have his work cut out.
United have been linked with a surprise move for West Brom central midfielder Claudio Yacob. The Argentine international was signed on a free transfer this summer by the Baggies, and has adapted with ease to the Premier League, playing a key role in Steve Clarke's side's good early season form. It is being reported that United have sent scouts to watch him and are weighing up an offer.
Chelsea left back Ashley Cole would consider a switch to Manchester United this summer according to reports. Cole would be the ideal competition for current left backs Patrice Evra and Alexander Buttner. If United sign Cole on a free transfer then the only cost to the club will be wages.
PSV Eindhoven are set to demand up to £25 million from Manchester United for talented midfielder Kevin Strootman. The Dutchman has been linked with a move to Old Trafford as Sir Alex Ferguson eyes up long term replacements for older players in the current midfield.
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has rubbished recent reports linking him with a move to Real Madrid. De Gea is the number one at United and the rumours have been fuelled by his inability to keep his place since he signed from Atletico Madrid. However, De Gea insists he is happy where he is.
Manchester United are reportedly chasing Genoa full back Mario Sampirisi along with Chelsea and Liverpool. The 19-year-old has been linked with the club since the summer of 2011 and United could be holding out for a cheaper price or waiting until the player becomes a free agent. Sampirisi can play in either full back position.
And finally, an 80-year-old Grandmother from Rochdale predicted the change in formation ahead of the Chelsea game as she blasted Sir Alex Ferguson over the radio. Margaret, as she was called, phone a radio show in Rochdale and tore apart the recent diamond formation used by the club in key games.
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