Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed a total of just 82 points could be enough to lift the Premier League title this year.
At present, just 2 points separate the top 3 sides in what is turning out to be one of the most closely fought title races in recent years. United occupy pole position on 41 points with 2 games in hand over fierce rivals City, but they face difficult away fixtures at Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool in the upcoming months.
Ferguson’s prediction of 82 points would be the lowest tally since his sides 80 points total a decade ago and 13 fewer than Chelsea’s record 2004/5 triumph. He also revealed that his former assistant Brian Kidd’s claim that City wouldn’t swap their squad for anyone’s would “bear itself out as the season goes on.”
Giggs to the MLS.
The recently reformed New York Cosmos have set their sights on signing Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs, according to the Sunday Mirror.
In August of last year Pele announced the return of the Cosmos and their plans to enter a team into the 2012 MLS season. In the build up to this, they plan to host a series of high-profile exhibition games to broadcast their return as the Harlem Globetrotters of the football world.
According to reports Ryan Giggs is being lined up as the headline act to feature in these televised spectacles along with a host of other International superstars.
Rooney wants to be a manager.
Wayne Rooney has revealed he is interested in taking up management once his playing days have come to end.
However the England striker is keen to learn his trade in the lower leagues rather than jump straight into a high profile job. Rooney, who is studying for his coaching badges, said:
“I wouldn’t like to start at an Everton or a Man United. I’d rather go down and learn something about the lower leagues.”
Wayne Rooney inspired Manchester United with the opening goal in a 2-1 victory over West Brom yesterday but could face a potential spell on the sidelines after taking a heavy knock towards the end of the game.