The Football Association has confirmed the temporary appointment of Stuart Pearce as the successor of Fabio Capello The England Under-21s manager, who played 78 matches for his country between 1987 and 1999, will take charge of The Three Lions senior team for their clash with the Netherlands at Wembley on 29 February.
A brace from Wayne Rooney gave Manchester United a 2–1 win against Kenny Dalglish´s Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday. Luis Suarez managed to score a close range goal in the 81st minute of the contest but a well organised Manchester United team were able to keep the visitors at bay for the remainder of the game to win 2–1.
Manchester United are looking to extract revenge on old rivals Liverpool after being knocked out of the FA Cup by Kenny Dalglish´s troops a fortnight ago. The Mancunians are likely to miss the services of Tom Cleverley and Nani due to various injuries, while Liverpool´s Jose Enrique Sanchez is doubtful with a hamstring problem.
Dimitar Berbatov is likely to be given a one-year contract extension by Sir Alex Ferguson. Berbatov has previously been linked to Bayer Leverkusen and Paris Saint-Germain but the astute Manchester United manager has made it clear to the sharpshooter that he would like to extend his present deal which expires after this campaign.
England manager Fabio Capello has resigned following the Football Association’s decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy due to racism allegations. Capello decided to quit the England job after a meeting with the Football Association chairman, David Bernstein, and the general secretary, Alex Horne, at Wembley Stadium.
Manchester United starlet Ezekiel Fryers has turned down a new contract offer from Sir Alex Ferguson thought to be worth a basic £1,500 per week. An uncompromising and determined defender, Fryers made his first appearance for Manchester United in a 3–0 Football League Cup win over Leeds United at Elland Road in September 2011.
Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has suffered ligament damage and will probably be sidelined for at least a month. The Denmark international turned his ankle in training and Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that the club´s second choice shot stopper will miss at least four weeks, maybe five or six.
The Red Devils battled their way back from a 3–0 deficit against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to draw 3–3 in a game they could have won. With Manchester City beating Fulham 3–0 at the Etihad Stadium yesterday, Sir Alex Ferguson´s men are now trailing two points behind their neighbours in the Premier League table.
Sir Alex Ferguson praised his players after they came from 3–0 down to win a point against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Daniel Sturridge, Juan Mata and David Luiz gave Chelsea a three goal lead, before two converted penalties from Wayne Rooney and a late headed goal from Javier Hernandez saw The Reds gain a 3–3 draw.
Manchester United take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in what looks to be a fiercely contested affair. The Reds beat Stoke City 2–0 in midweek courtesy of penalty goals from Javier Hernandez and Dimitar Berbatov, while the Londoners drew 1–1 with Swansea City thanks to an equaliser from Jose Bosingwa in stoppage time.