United are scheduled to play 9 of their 10 crunch matches against likely main rivals Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham by March 3 – around the same time as the crucial knock round of 16 in the Champions League commences
The Mirror is reporting that Manchester United are ready to seal a £27million deal for the Udinese’s Chilean star from under the noses of Manchester City and Barcelona.
So the frustrating point gained at Newcastle proved to be a valuable one after all as title chasers Arsenal dropped another two at Tottenham tonight. Football is a game of inches and as Sir Alex Ferguson knows so well, each one gets you that much closer to the finishing line. United are now back to were they started prior to the visit to St James’ Park with the added advantage of being one game closer to the record Championship which everyone at Old Trafford craves so much.