Manchester United and Real Madrid are both hot on the heels of Argentine sensation Juan Manuel Iturbe, according to talkSport.
The 17-year-old has been lighting up the Primera division with some dazzling displays for Quilmes. His pace and trickery have led many to liken him to former United and current Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester United boast an extensive scouting network in South America but Iturbe’s performances have not gone unnoticed and will surely increase the competition for the players signature.
Evra: Country against us.
French defender Patrice Evra has claimed that the whole country is against Manchester United.
The player’s comments come in the wake of the goalless draw against Tottenham whereby United were forced to defend resiliently for most of the game. “All the country was against Manchester United – everybody wanted us to lose.” said Evra.
However, Evra is keen to ensure that the clubs unbeaten record doesn’t interfere with their push for the title. “Remaining unbeaten is a great challenge for us but the most important thing is to win the league.”
Evra added that he was pleased with his own performance, declaring that Spurs winger Aaron Lennon hardly troubled him.
“He didn’t score and he didn’t make an assist. I think I did a good job and I’m happy with my performance. People always say Lennon gives me a difficult game but I think they’ve only watched the Carling Cup final from 2009.”
Fergie praises defence.
Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed his resilient defence after United’s unbeaten run continued with a goalless draw at White Hart Lane.
The result sent United back to the top of the Premier League but Ferguson conceded that his side had to cope with a barrage of attacking football from Tottenham.
“The kind of pressure we were under were just long balls into the box really. With [Rio] Ferdinand and [Nemanja] Vidic as your centre-backs you know you can cope with that. They were fantastic. The whole back four did really, really well. In the context of Tottenham’s home record this season and the performances they have given, we have got to take it as a good point for us.”
United remain eight points ahead of Tottenham but Ferguson believes any one from five possible teams could still win the league. “I think there are five teams all contesting it, all have chances and it makes it interesting for neutrals.”