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From the Back Pages: 10/11/2010

Visualize the ball going into the net and that's where it'll go....
Visualize the ball going into the net and that's where it'll go....

 

I took a night off because there wasn't much news and there still isn't that much...but at least you'll be up-to-date to start your week:

SQUAD NEWS:

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turned down a coaching offer with former club FC Molde ( Sky )
  • Sir Alex wants more from Nani: ( Manchester Evening News | Sky )

"He's definitely beginning to add something that perhaps we lacked since Cristiano left and he's filling that gap better now. Those strikes from outside the box and the type of run and goal we saw at Bolton recently show that he's got that in him."

- Ryan Giggs talks about Nani ( Sky | ESPN )

Everyone’s still talking about your amazing overhead kick. How was it from your point of view?

"I was just in the box and I saw Nani’s cross coming. Wayne Rooney was in front of me and he was going for the ball so I was screaming for him to leave it. I think he heard me – afterwards in the dresing room he said he did and that’s why he left the ball at the last minute. I saw the ball drop and there was no other way to control it except with my thigh and I just tried to do something different. In a situation like this, you don’t have so much time to think. The first thing that came into my mind was to take it on the thigh and try to hit it like this [mimes an overhead kick]. Even when I did it, I didn’t know the ball was in. I was on the ground, turning around, and then I heard the crowd screaming. After that I knew something special had happened."

- Dimitar Berbatov ( ManUtd.com (requires registration) | Sky )

"Last weekend's results mean we are now behind Manchester City in the league, which hasn't happened too often in the past 20 years....There is no doubt that we have to see City as major challengers this season along with Chelsea. At the moment, City and Chelsea are above us and the money that City have spent, and the quality and depth in both squads, means we have to see them both as rivals for the title."

- Gary Neville ( Sky | Sun | Daily Mail )

 

MORE AFTER THE JUMP!

 

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STOKE CITY 0
MANCHESTER UNITED 4 (Keane (PK) 13, 40; Cofie 36; Pogba 59)

TRANSFER/LOAN NEWS/RUMORS:

  • Alexis Sanchez admits he'd like to play for United: ( Sky )
  • Roberto Di Matteo wanted to bring Federico Macheda to West Brom on loan: ( Sky )
  • The Telegraph and The Daily Mail keep the rumor of Anders Lindegaard alive
  • The Telegraph does the same for the Manuel Neuer rumors