On this day: 'Moyes to rescue Arsenal from Wenger' and 'Carrick is United's weak link'

David Moyes

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

What a weekend of football we’ve just enjoyed. Jose Mourinho was made to eat his words after that result against Manchester City and Arsenal battled superbly to win against Liverpool.

Focus quickly turns to the Champions League games this week but we decided to take a look back at this day last year to see what stories had fans talking and which stars were in the headlines.

‘Moyes to rescue Arsenal from Wenger’

Arsenal had just been dumped out of the FA Cup by Blackburn Rovers, which was met with a furious reaction from some Arsenal fans.

The papers got involved and current Manchester United boss David Moyes emerged as the surprise favourite to replace Wenger in the top job at the Emirates Stadium.

“With Arsenal's board set to review their manager's position at the end of the season - and Wenger himself understood to be considering his position – Everton manager David Moyes last night emerged as a shock contender to take over next season,” wrote the Daily Mail.

‘Carrick’s the weak link’

Daily Mirror columnist and TalkSport radio presenter Stan Collymore said midfielder Michael Carrick was the weak link in Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United side.

Collymore leapt to the defence of Wayne Rooney who was taking a lot of criticism in the press, suggesting that Carrick was the one not pulling his weight and stepping up to the next level for the side.

“When it comes to United players not stepping on to the next level, I would point to Michael Carrick as someone who has more to prove than Rooney,” wrote Collymore.

‘Unplayable Bale’

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey described then Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale as ‘unplayable’.

Bale had an incredible season for Tottenham last year, which prompted a world record transfer to Real Madrid in the summer and Ramsey was in awe of his fellow countryman.

“As soon as they moved Bale up the pitch, he has been unplayable. When Bale first started at Tottenham they were struggling to win whenever he played at left-back, but it is unbelievable how quickly things can change in football,” Ramsey told the Mirror.

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