12 December 2010 | Stretty Stories

In today’s Manchester United news Sir Alex Ferguson is backing Wayne Rooney to thrive on the big stage and Anderson is on the verge of a new deal. Also, a former player is making headlines after handing in a transfer request at one of United’s most hated rivals.

Ferguson: Rooney thrives on big stage – Telegraph

Sir Alex Ferguson is backing star striker Wayne Rooney to start firing in upcoming matches against Arsenal and Chelsea. The 25-year-old striker has only scored twice this season, both times from the penalty spot, but the gaffer believes he will rediscover his form under pressure. The upcoming week could prove crucial in the title race and if United are to get maximum points they will most likely need Rooney playing at his highest level. Sir Alex also made mention of Dimitar Berbatov’s 10-game goalless run before scoring five against Blackburn. It only takes one goal for the floodgates to open. Rooney has looked increasingly better with in recent weeks and I have the feeling the goals about to come in abundance. The timing couldn’t be any better for those floodgates to break on Monday.

Anderson’s a big deal for United – Manchester Evening News

A few weeks ago Anderson was rumoured to be on his way out on loan, but now Manchester United is reportedly about to offer the Brazilian a new deal. The 22-year-old midfielder has rediscovered his form in recent weeks and is now set to be rewarded with an extension. His performances have been so good that some fans believe he should be involved against Arsenal. I’m thrilled to see Anderson proving everyone that he still has a future at Old Trafford, and his performances are showing fans why we bought him in 2007. As the Manchester Evening News said, it was against Arsenal in his debut season that earned Anderson his chant. Hopefully he’ll continue his “rebirth” against the Gunners on Monday.

Carlos Tevez hands in written transfer request – Guardian

Rarely do stories about other clubs make me this happy. Carlos Tevez has handed in a written transfer request at Manchester City. After all the abuse City fans handed out when Tevez left United, they are now about to suffer the same fate. The only difference is that Tevez was our third striker, but he is the star man at Eastlands. They also attacked United when Wayne Rooney handed in a transfer request, but unlike Rooney I think Tevez is likely to leave. The Argentinian has seemed unhappy at City for months now, and it seems his stay at Eastlands has now reached the end. City fans were quick to brush off the news as a rumour, but it has now been confirmed by Tevez’s agent. It’s so funny to think two months ago City fans thought they’d have Rooney and Tevez, but now they’ll have neither and their trophy cabinet will still remain empty. On the bright side for the Bitters, they still have Jo, Adebayor, and Santa Cruz to fill the gap left by Tevez.


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1 Comment on 12 December 2010 | Stretty Stories

  1. Weren’t there rumours that Tevez was homesick and possibly even an early retirement candidate even at United?

    If this isn’t a ploy to get an even more exorbitant contract then the only way I see him staying in Europe is if he goes to Spain and his family are willing to try that with the lessened language and climate barriers.

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