Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Belgian did not feature in Spurs' 2-1 win over Sunderland on Saturday but his manager says the club's medical department will use a blood-spinning technique to avoid surgery
The Reds and England skipper picked up a hamstring strain in Saturday's 4-1 win over West Ham and will miss vital clashes with Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea.
A revitalized goalkeeper, an impenetrable center back pairing and the return of a midfield enforcer explain how the Gunners became such imperious travelers.
The ex-Chelsea trainer has expressed his respect for the Frenchman as he prepares to pit his Partenopei side against the Gunners in a European clash at the San Paolo.
The club's treble-winning skipper was highly critical of the veteran center back and England winger during his former side's scrappy win over Shakhtar Donetsk at Old Trafford.
The 28-year-old continues to evade the Red Devils' attempts to discuss a new deal as he eyes a move away from Old Trafford, with his current terms set to expire in 2015.
Michael Laudrup's men need only to avoid defeat to secure safe passage in the Europa League and have Michu available after he returned from injury against Hull City on Monday
The north London outfit is already assured of winning Group K, and Andre Villas-Boas is expected to rest a number of key players ahead of Sunday's clash with Liverpool
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Premier League holders beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 on Tuesday night to secure top spot in Group A, and the Scot is keen to build momentum as he targets European silverware
The Portugal striker netted his ninth goal of the group stage in a 2-0 win over Copenhagen but the Italian coach was equally pleased with Real Madrid's defensive showing.
The Bundesliga side's coach was angry at the physical nature of the Spaniards' play on Tuesday, but sporting director Rudi Voller vowed to celebrate in style.
The Chilean's side finished runner-up in Group D despite beating Champions League holder Bayern Munich 3-2 on Tuesday, but could have sealed top spot with one more goal.
The home side avoided a third straight defeat at Old Trafford and finished on top of Group A in the Champions League with an impressive 12 points.
The Eveton loanee produced a dazzling cameo performance to snatch a point for the Toffees against Arsenal on Sunday and insists he is not thinking beyond the summer.
The Frenchman believes the rest he was afforded against Hull City will stand him in good stead over the hectic Christmas period, but admits he was frustrated to be left out.
The Spaniard has called on the San Paolo faithful to get right behind his side as they aim to pull off a memorable win over Arsenal to reach the Champions League knockout phase.
The Blues boss believes Bayern Munich along with Real Madrid and Barcelona are the outstanding favorites to triumph in Europe's elite club competition this season.
The England international has fallen below Cesar Azpilicueta in the pecking order in recent weeks, but his manager expects him to remain at Stamford Bridge.
Arsene Wenger's men go into the game at the top of the group but know that a heavy defeat, coupled with a win for Dortmund, could see them exit the tournament.
The former defender feels the ongoing feud between United legends is only serving to negatively affect the club, and that those associated with the team should be united.