It’s a huge weekend of FA Cup action, with Chelsea going to Manchester City later while Arsenal host Liverpool looking for some revenge tomorrow.
The dust is still settling on Jose Mourinho’s bitter attack towards Arsene Wenger, which has got fans all over London debating who is the better and more ‘successful’ coach.
We’ve decided to take a look back at this day last year to see what topics fans were talking about and debating.
‘Moyes alerts Chelsea and Manchester United’
The Metro went with a story which suggested that Chelsea and Manchester United had been put on red alert after David Moyes cast doubt over his Everton future.
Moyes refused to comment and make a concrete statement over his Everton future until the end of the season, which gave Sir Alex Ferguson enough time to talk him into becoming the new boss at Manchester United.
“I’ve spoken with the chairman and I want to see how the team do. I want to see how we do in the cups and the league and it is more than likely that I won’t make a decision until the end of the season,” Moyes told the press.
‘United want Real Madrid star’
Manchester United were (and still are) being linked with a move for Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria.
The Argentinian was an inconsistent starter during the Jose Mourinho era and has fallen out of favour with the club’s fans so far this season under Carlo Ancelotti.
A move never happened the following summer with David Moyes making the late signing of midfielder Marouane Fellaini from Everton at the end of the transfer window.
‘Dean defends Wenger over transfers’
Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dean leapt to the defence of manager Arsene Wenger over his transfer policy at the North London club.
Wenger was under a lot of pressure this time last year to spend big and close the gap on the other big sides investing heavily around him.
“He can only do his best and he is doing his best. Whether he has brought in the right players is another story, but I know he’s trying really hard. He’s more focused than he’s ever been to bring success to Arsenal Football Club,” Dean told the Footballers’ Football Show.
‘Rodgers slams Premier League schedule’
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wasn’t very happy over the fixture list which faced his side.
Liverpool were due to play Swansea City over this weekend last season, which meant a third game inside seven days for Rodgers’ team, straining the squad to the limit.
“I was very disappointed with the Premier League to be honest. To put it in on a week when we have played on a Monday and played on a Thursday in an away trip to Russia, and put it in between that and another important European game on Thursday ... I think it is another example of the Premier League in this country not helping teams whatsoever,” he told the press.
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