News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.
Patrice Evra has expressed his adamant belief that United are unconcerned about rivals Manchester City who currently sit I second place, 7 points behind the Red Devils.
United also made the record books this weekend as their 2-1 victory over rivals Liverpool put them a massive 24 points ahead of their former title rivals who are currently placed in 8th place in the Premier League which has never seen such a huge gulf in points between the two sides.
According to The Guardian, Old Trafford is has been highlighted in an fcbusiness investigation for having “mouse activity” which the club have responded to by claiming they have already in place a "robust pest control system".
20-year-old England starlet Wilfried Zaha has denied his involvement in posting a message on Twitter alluding that he had signed for United.
"Looks like I'm on my way to the top of the premier league", he appeared to reveal that he would be joining the current Premier League leaders who have reportedly been in talks with his representatives over a proposed transfer, along with Arsenal who are also keen to sign him.
There is reportedly ‘no suggestion’ that the message came from Zaha’s official Twitter account via which he responded later with:
"I don't know [sic] remember tweeting no such thing so I don't know where the tweet came from #confused".
The Daily Mail details how United have preserved this season their great record and traditional of not having lost a single game at Old Trafford in which they’d lead at half time in almost 30 years.
The last team to go in to the Old Trafford opposition dressing room at half-time trailing to stage a winning comeback at 90 minutes was back on May 7, 1984 when Mark Hughes helped Ipswich Town to a 2-1 victory.
Jose Mourinho has insisted that United’s upcoming clash with Real Madrid in the Champion’s League should be the final. He spoke highly of Sir Alex Ferguson and conceded the imminent last-16 fixture is the ‘match the world wants to see’ and that United were the ‘toughest opponent’ Real could have drawn.
Real Madrid star and former United favourite Cristiano Ronaldo has described the fixture as a “50-50” insisting,
"It's not going to be easy but I’m very confident” in an interview with fifa.com. The Portuguese international and this year’s Ballon d’Or runner up claims he intends to honour his contract at Real Madrid despite speculation he is unhappy and is looking for a move away from the Bernabeu.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini asserted his belief that his team can retain the title this season if they travel to Old Trafford “in April four or five points behind” United who are currently 7 points clear of the champions.
In team news, both Ashley Young and captain Nemanja Vidic were injured in their encounter with Liverpool last weekend after suffering knee injuries and will likely miss United’s FA Cup replay with West Ham this Wednesday and, potential their crucial league fixture against Tottenham Hotspur next Sunday.
"Winning against Liverpool is important. It doesn't matter where you are in the league.”
“Everybody felt the importance of this fixture during the week and we are really happy with the result.”
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