Once were warriors

Roy Keane

Manchester United came close to a humiliating home defeat against weak opposition in last night’s Champions League match against CSKA Moscow. The three each goal fest looks flattering for the Russian team –  just four shots on target to United’s ten – but the lack of fighting spirit from Sir Alex Ferguson’s side must have been highly […]

Fergie defends Rio ahead of Moscow tie

Rio Ferdinand

Sir Alex Ferguson has rejected criticism of Rio Ferdinand and suggested that the defender is playing through injuries for Manchester United. Ferdinand, who has made a series of costly errors in recent weeks, will miss United’s Champions League tie against CSKA Moscow tonight with a recurring calf injury. “There’s no discernible depreciation in Rio’s qualities, […]

From Russia with points

Gary Neville

Manchester United kept up their perfect record in this season’s Champions League with fully deserved win in Russia last night. Returning to the Luzhniki Stadium – scene of United’s 2008 Champions League triumph over Chelsea – Sir Alex Ferguson’s men beat CSKA Moscow in group B with a solitary Antonio Valencia strike. Despite leaving a […]