It is not easy to come up with tactics that can neutralise Manchester City at the Etihad. Many teams better on paper than Wigan have left with heavy losses this season. But Latics boss Uwe Rosler did just that and quickly realised his side could do better than just try to keep the side they beat in last year’s final at bay.
City boss Manuel Pellegrini fielded a really restricted side, partly because of the looming Champions League game against Barcelona being at the back of his mind. He went with his usual 4-4-2 formation. read more »
Manchester United are yet to make an offer for Fenerbahce youngster Salih Ucan despite their reported interest in him, according to his agent.
Recent media reports have linked David Moyes’ side with the 20-year-old midfielder.
Agent Omer Koray Uzun says only Italain side Roma have launched a firm offer for his client so far, but says he is aware the lots of Europe’s top clubs are scouting him. read more »
Manchester United must finish sixth or higher in the Premier League this season if they want to play in Europe next term.
This afternoon’s FA Cup semi-final draw guaranteed either Hull City or Sheffield United a place in the FA Cup final. read more »
Hoffenheim midfielder Roberto Firmino is a possible summer signing for Manchester United and Liverpool, according to media reports.
The Sunday People claims that both Premier League sides are scouting the 22-year-old Brazilian. read more »
Hull midfielder David Meyler poked fun at Newcastle manager Alan Pardew with a corner flag headbutting goal celebration during today’s FA Cup quarter-final win over Sunderand.
Meyler was on the receiving end of Pardew’s headbutt last weekend. Having kept his cool quite well at the time, he took his frustrations out on an innocent corner flag today. read more »