The famous old saying that “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire” has convinced some pundits that there was much more than meets the eye to the bizarre events involving Manchester United and Portugal star Nani on the eve of the World Cup. The official line from the Portugese camp was that the tricky winger suffered a collarbone injury during a training camp in Lisbon yet he still flew out to South Africa with the team. After training with Carlos Queiroz’s squad for two days however, he was ruled out of the tournament, flew back to Portugal and was replaced by Benfica midfielder Ruben Amorim.
A week is a long time in a busy life especially when there are so many stories in the media featuring Manchester United. The question on everyone’s lips this week was whether a bitter Liverpool were likely to simply roll over against Chelsea at Anfield. The clear answer was found in Steven Gerrard’s defence splitting pass to Didier Drogba to set up a glorious 0-2 defeat for the Scousers! How did the media react? Truly Reds makes it easy for you to stay updated by condensing the big stories making headlines this week – Every Thursday
The honours keep rolling in for Manchester United and England super striker Wayne Rooney. Just one week after being named the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year, he has secured an awards double when he was voted the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year. He finished ahead of Chelsea striker Didier Drogba and former United team mate Carlos Tevez after collecting a staggering 81% of the vote.