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Diouf to be a Rover while Welbeck's still uncertain


With more talent than Sir Alex Ferguson can handle at Manchester United next season, many other Premier League clubs have been knocking on the door at Old Trafford in the hope that a short term move can be arranged for some of the Reds youngsters. Blackburn Rovers has been the first to benefit from that embarrassment of riches by taking striker Mame Biram Diouf on a season long loan to Ewood Park.
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Who can ever forget Tommy Docherty at United?


Having been fortunate enough to become attracted to the magic of  Manchester United just prior to going into my teens a couple of years before Munich, I have lived through the eras of every Old Trafford manager since then, from the great Sir Matt Busby to the incredible success of Sir Alex Ferguson. Those two legends have left their own legacy to both the club and to English football itself which is unlikely to ever be matched.

There was however, one other manager in between who has left an immense impression which still remains today, even after more than 30 years. Despite his many shortcomings, Tommy Docherty was that man, a name which may not mean much to many of today’s younger generation of fans but who still evokes memories of those unpredictable days of the seventies.

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Reports of an Evra transfer must be questioned


In a season during which a total of 55 Premier, Champions League, FA and Carling Cup matches were played by Manchester United, full back Patrice Evra appeared in no less than 51 of them, a consistency and injury free record which must be the envy of every player in the League. Yet a report has now surfaced indicating that the French international is ready to look for a new challenge in either Spain or Italy.

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