Tuesday, January 5

United in the news

van der Sar is set to return to training (Dominic Fifield, The Guardian)

The latest medical prognosis revealed his wife had not suffered permanent damage when she collapsed with a brain haemorrhage before Christmas.

Alex Ferguson sees red over Nemanja Vidic (Matt Dickinson, The Times)

Ferguson fears that the Serbia centre half is using the stand-off to engineer a move to Real Madrid.

Leeds proved United are weak (Ian Wright, The Sun)

They have not recovered from the blow of losing Cristiano Ronaldo and have been decimated by defensive injuries all season.

Fergie set to axe FA Cup flops (David Anderson, The Mirror)

Gary Neville will be the biggest casualty and most of the back line and midfield will pay the price for being embarrassed at Old Trafford by Simon Grayson’s Leeds side.

United No 2 Mike Phelan in the frame to replace Bolton-bound Owen Coyle in the Burnley manager's hotseat (Daily Mail)

Former Burnley midfielder Phelan, 47, has been Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant at Old Trafford for two years but has no chance of succeeding the Scot at United.

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