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Difficult visit to Wigan won’t be a picnic for United


A Wigan Athletic and Premier League debut facing Cristiano Ronaldo in 2008 was tough enough but a club century appearance directly opposing Manchester United’s form player Nani three years later is no easier for Honduran defender Maynor Figueroa. In line to make his landmark mark for Wigan on Saturday, the 27 year old explained how his tough initiation into English football was one of the main factors in him reaching the unique milestone. He will join Paul Scharner, Chris Kirkland and Mario Melchiot in the exclusive club if he features against the league leaders this weekend.

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Were the Greeks taking the piss out of Citeh?


This was far too good to pass up for a United fan. It’s reproduced here just as it was published on the Mail Online with no further comment from this smart arse. “The match programme for Manchester City’s Europa League tie with Aris Salonika was scrapped at the last minute after it emerged the Greek club had mistakenly printed a spoof team photograph of their English opponents. A few copies made it into circulation for Tuesday night’s game in Thessaloniki, but the bulk were withdrawn by embarrassed Aris officials when the blunder came to light.

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Fancy a good bet? Vidic for PFA Player of the Year


Let me admit up front that I am NOT a betting man. I don’t even know how to place a football wager so the last impression I want to give is that I have a great knowledge of what I’m talking about. Nevertheless an item on the Manchester United official website drew my attention this week. It highlighted the fact that most United players are strangely way off the pace in the Betfair PFA Player of the Year market.If you fancy the Reds to win the league, then why not back one of the boys to bag the PFA prize? After all, the last four winners have all been Old Trafford based.” it was argued.

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