Has Alex Ferguson lost his edge?

May 1, 2012
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said in the run-up to his team’s 1-0 defeat by Manchester City that playing for a draw in the derby with so much at stake would be inviting trouble and he did exactly that with a cagey and defensive 4-5-1 formation lacking any sort of guile, creativity and bite.

If it was a last-gasp attempt by the wily and trophy-laden 70-year old Scot to outfox his Italian counterpart Roberto Mancini, it backfired spectacularly as United were second best throughout the contest and were lucky not to have lost by a bigger margin.

City v United is fitting climax to Premier League title race

April 29, 2012

Three weeks ago it seemed the Manchester derby would be little more than a dead rubber after City’s 1-0 defeat at Arsenal left champions United eight points clear at the top, in a commanding position to clinch their 20th league title and their fifth in the last six seasons.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Predictions League could do with Mancini’s passion

March 26, 2010

The Premier League run-in is becoming so exciting that even stylish Italians like the usually calm Roberto Mancini are getting hot under the collar and wrestling opposition managers for the ball.

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So much for long-term projects at Manchester City

December 22, 2009

Manchester City's chief executive Garry Cook has made an impassioned defence of the reasons for Mark Hughes' sacking.

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Who is most likely to follow Hiddink at Chelsea?

February 20, 2009

Interim Chelsea coach Guus Hiddink is adamant that he will be leaving at the end of the season to concentrate on the Russia job.