On this day: Man United star in car crash and PSG enter Bale race

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We’ve taken a look back at the stories making the headlines on this day last year. Including news from Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

There’s plenty for fans to talk about this morning with a potential new contract on the table for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney while Chelsea fans will still be trying to get their heads round their side’s performance against Manchester City in the FA Cup yesterday.

We’ve taken a look back at this day last year to see which stories had fans talking.

‘Policeman suspended after incident involving Nani’

A police officer was suspended from duty after a car crash which involved Manchester United winger Nani.

The 26-year-old Portuguese star was out driving his car when he collided with a police vehicle responding to an emergency call.

The player was unhurt, his Bentley damaged and the officer involved was suspended for his part on the incident.

‘Bale targeted by PSG’

A report in the Daily Mirror claimed French giants Paris Saint-Germain were among the latest to target then Tottenham star Gareth Bale.

The Welshman’s form had created a strong list of possible destinations away from White Hart Lane, with the French side going on a list which included Bayern Munich, Barcelona and eventual destination Real Madrid.

The report claimed PSG would have no problem with a £50 million asking price, some £30 million short of what the player finally went for.

‘Agent reveals talks with Manchester United over defender’

The agent of Ecuadorian defender Frickson Erazo claimed that he had held talks with Manchester United over a possible move for his client.

Orlando Villarreal claimed that he had met with a Manchester United scout along with other interested parties who were keen on a deal for the Barcelona SC defender.

“We travelled to Portugal to meet with some people who showed an interest in Frickson, including a scout from Manchester United. In the case of United, there has been no official offer but we know that United will sign a centre-back and so we made the contact to forward the name of the player,” he claimed.

‘Wenger says season isn’t over’

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claimed his side’s season wasn’t over despite a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup.

The only realistic chance of silverware Arsenal were left with last season was the Champions League, as they prepared to face German giants Bayern Munich.

“It is very painful to lose a game like that. What is important is to focus on the next one. The season is not over. For you maybe, not for me,” said the Frenchman.

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