A Nottingham local, Viv Anderson emerged as one of the most important players in the brilliant Nottingham Forest team of the late 1970s which won the First Division Championship along with the Football League Cup in 1977–78. At the City Ground, the elegant fullback managed to make over 300 appearances in the league for Nottingham Forest under the successful guidance of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor.
Widely considered one of the greatest managers in the history of football, Manchester United supremo Sir Alex Ferguson will be honoured by the University of Stirling this week. The Scot will receive the award of Doctor of the University of Stirling in recognition of his great distinction in the field of sport and the general public arena.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is considering making a bid to sign Napoli player Edinson Cavani as a replacement for Dimitar Berbatov. The Uruguay frontman was brought to Napoli from Palermo for £15 million in the summer of 2010 and notched up an amazing 33 goals in 47 games for the Stadio San Paolo club last season.
Following the recent arrival of Blackburn Rovers favourite Phil Jones, Wolverhampton Wanderers supremo Mick McCarthy is planning to make a move for Manchester United defender Jonny Evans. The former Republic of Ireland manager tried to lure the young and promising Northern Ireland player to Wolverhampton in 2008 but the player chose to sign a loan deal with newly promoted Premier League team Sunderland.
According to the latest news reports, French champions Lille are interested in signing Manchester United winger Gabriel Obertan on loan as they look to strengthen their side ahead of the 2011-12 campaign. Obertan has been struggling for regular matches at Old Trafford and the frustrated flankman has publicly admitted that he is finding it exceedingly hard to come to terms with his present situation at Manchester United.
Reportedly, Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to launch a £9 million bid this summer for central defender Raphael Varane who is playing for Lens. After a number of impressive performances for his club last campaign, the France youth international has attracted the interest of numerous high profile clubs across Europe, including Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Lyon, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.
London born Paul McGrath initiated his footballing career at St Patrick’s Athletic before the midfielder was brought to Manchester United where he was converted into one of the finest central defenders in the the league by manager Ron Atkinson. While at the club, he amassed 163 league appearances and gained an FA Cup medal in 1985.
Reigning League Champions Manchester United have been given a relatively tough start to the upcoming Barclays Premier League campaign with five matches against fellow title contenders before the month of November. Sir Alex Ferguson´s players meet Roy Hodgson´s West Bromwich Albion side at the Hawthorns for their opening game of the season before they lock horns with fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Old Trafford.
After short spells with Sheffield United, Preston North End and Portsmouth, Manchester United defender Ritchie de Laet has teamed up with English Premier League new boys Norwich City on a season long loan. An aggressive and determined player, De Laet has made just three league appearances for Manchester United since the starlet was brought to Old Trafford from Stoke midway through the 2008-09 campaign.
According to the latest reports, Manchester United winger Bebe has signed a one year loan deal to play for Turkish team Besiktas. Initially recommended to Sir Alex Ferguson by Portugal national team coach Carlos Queiroz, Bebe was brought to Manchester United from Vitoria de Guimaraes for a fee of £7.4 million at the beginning of the 2010-111 season but the promising player has struggled to settle down at Old Trafford.