Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has urged the club not to dismiss Chelsea’s title hopes despite their recent defeat at the hands of Liverpool.
“We certainly haven’t written Chelsea off. They are a big strong side and we know if anyone is capable of going on a good run then it is them.” Said Rooney in an interview with MUTV.
“But we know it is up to us where the title goes and hopefully we can win it back.”
Despite United’s own setback at the weekend, Ferguson was full of praise for his players. “I’m disappointed obviously, it’s been a long run for us. The consistency that we’ve shown over the past two months has been terrific.”
Lloris interested in Utd move.
Long-term United target Hugo Lloris has admitted that he may leave current club Lyon at the end of the season.
With Edwin Van Der Sar’s imminent retirement looming over Old Trafford, United are amongst a host of clubs monitoring the Frenchman’s situation.
“Manchester United? It is a great club but I cannot say anymore. We will wait and see what happens during the summer. I might play abroad but I do not where.” Said Lloris.
“This is important for my progression as a professional. I know that big clubs are interested in me, but I am waiting to see what happens.”
Toure: Utd slump has begun.
Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has claimed that United could suffer a slump after losing their unbeaten record at the weekend.
Toure was a member of the Arsenal team, dubbed the ‘Invicibles’ after going through the 2003/4 campaign without losing a league game. The Gunners struggled to regain their form after losing their unbeaten run at the hands of Sir Alex Ferguson’s men and Toure believes the same could now happen to United.
“When you’re on a good run like that and you lose, everything becomes harder. It shakes your confidence,” said Toure.
“Maybe that can happen to them. It was difficult to lose that game.”