Thursday, November 5

United in the news

Wes Brown: Rio Ferdinand fits bill for United and England (James Ducker, The Times)

Wes Brown has revealed the full extent of Rio Ferdinand’s injury troubles and warned that his Manchester United team-mate could be out for some time after refusing to play any longer with a worsening back problem.

Patrice Evra insists champions cannot afford single mistake (James Ducker, The Times)

Patrice Evra has warned his Manchester United team-mates that they have no chance of beating Chelsea on Sunday if they defend as poorly as they have on occasions this season.

United suffer double injury blow ahead of Chelsea clash (David McDonell, The Mirror)
Manchester United have been left reeling from a double injury blow to defender Rio Ferdinand and midfielder Darren Fletcher ahead of Sunday's trip to Chelsea.

United plan transfer swoop for £12million Argentine ace (Alex Nixon, The Mirror)

Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to swoop for Argentine star Angel Di Maria - and finally fill the gap left by Cristiano Ronaldo's departure.

Darren Fletcher's ankle injury threatens disjointed season (Daniel Taylor, The Guardian)

Darren Fletcher's growing influence on the Manchester United team is in danger of being undermined by a recurrent ankle injury which is causing him significant pain during matches and will eventually need surgery.

Play-offs are best way to end season (Paul Pabst, the National Newspaper)

Could you imagine if the Premier League ended the season with a four-team play-off? Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United would battle in late May for the title, instead of limping to a finish.

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