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United to face Glasgow Rangers without Rio


Despite lasting the whole 90 minutes in the 2-0 defeat of Wigan on Saturday, a groin injury picked up while playing for England in the friendly match against France last week will keep Manchester United’s influential defender Rio Ferdinand out of the Champions League clash with Rangers on Wednesday night. According to manager Sir Alex Ferguson, the injury was not bad enough to rule him out of the Wigan game but is not prepared to risk aggravating the problem in Glasgow. United only needs a single point from their last two qualifying matches to ensure progress to the knock out stage.

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Arrogance is only in the eyes of Manchester City


Arrogance can be a word that is difficult to define. Think back to August 19, 2007, a special day for the blue side of Manchester, one that their fans celebrated long into the night. City won that Eastlands derby 1-0 to go top of the table while United were left languishing near the bottom, just one point away from the relegation zone. Hopes were understandably high by City fans that manager Sven Goran Eriksson was going to deliver some sort of trophy to a club that had won nothing for over thirty years. Was that arrogance or mere confidence?

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Scholes rejects a sensational England comeback


It would have been one of the most romantic stories of the season. Just weeks after Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson talked his 35 year old midfielder Paul Scholes out of retirement, England supremo Fabio Capello was planning to end his six year exile from international football by naming him in his provisional 30 man squad for South Africa.

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