Friday, October 30

United in the news

Roberto Martinez has telephoned Sir Alex Ferguson, Sam Allardyce, Steve Bruce and Rafael Benitez to clarify remarks attributed to him suggesting that the Manchester United manager receives preferential treatment from the FA and uses two of his closest allies in football to gang up on his Liverpool counterpart.

Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed his frustration about the scheduling of England's friendly matches and accused the Football Association of arranging games as money-making exercises when, to his mind, possibly even Fabio Capello does not want them.

Henrik Larsson fulfilled a dream to play for Manchester United in 2007, but he could have made the switch to Old Trafford eight years earlier if Sir Alex Ferguson had got his way.

Gordon Strachan needs to land a striker on loan after Jeremie Aliadiere was ruled out for six weeks following ankle surgery.
The new Middlesbrough boss wants to boost his depleted firepower in time for his first game at home to Plymouth tomorrow.

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