Friday, March 7, 2014
The Scot is looking at a number of options to cope with the Manchester United captain's summer exit, hinting he could promote defenders from within.
The Spaniard, who coached the Manchester United man at Wigan, has defended the 24-year-old, though suggested he is suffering from being handed such a big role at Old Trafford.
The Chelsea manager believes the Newcastle boss, who spoke to the Portuguese after the incident, realises his error, while Eden Hazard is fit to face Tottenham on Saturday
The polarizing Liverpool striker says he has learned from his past controversies and moved on.
The England international suffered a foot injury during his country's midweek friendly win over Denmark and but his midfield teammates are close to retaking the pitch.
Changes at boardroom level and in the dugout at Camp Nou are set to be followed by a major upheaval of the club's playing staff.
Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana impressed against Denmark on Wednesday, while Tony Pulis's charges are aiming to move further away from the relegation zone at Selhurst Park.
The Scot accepts that his first season in charge at Old Trafford has gone worse than expected but salutes the club's "magnificent" support for sticking by the team.
The Potters earned a surprise 1-0 win over Arsenal last time out but, with their talisman missing the next three games, will be cautious of a side to which they lost in September.
Arsene Wenger will be without midfielder Jack Wilshere, who has been ruled out for at least six weeks after fracturing his foot while playing for England on Wednesday.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The midfielder's fine domestic form saw him earn a place in England's starting lineup against Denmark, and he is now pursuing a spot in Roy Hodgson's squad for Brazil.
The Three Lions coach says the Arsenal midfielder's injury is unfortunate and he is hopeful he can return to action as quickly as possible ahead of the World Cup
The 25-year-old was substituted at halftime of Mexico's goalless draw with Nigeria after a collision with goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, complaining of pain in his right knee.
The Spaniard says he would have left London if faced with such a difficult adjustment when he was younger, but wants to repay the Spurs fans who have shown him faith.
The Togolese striker has fallen out with a number of his managers in the past but has found a new lease of life under Tim Sherwood and is leading Spurs' Champions League charge.
The in-form winger endured a rough challenge from Cheikh Tiote while playing for Belgium against Ivory Coast, but neither he nor his national coach is concerned.
The strike partners have scored 45 goals between them in a hugely impressive 2013-14 campaign for the Merseysiders and the Uruguayan has nothing but praise for his fellow forward.
The 51-year-old Portuguese was not impressed with his players' attitude during his time with the Santiago Bernabeu outfit.
The Manchester United forward started Wednesday's 1-0 win over Denmark but the Three Lions only scored when he left the pitch and he knows that he must prove himself worthy.
A tough tackle from Daniel Agger during the first half prompted an immediate signal to the bench but the Arsenal man escaped with just a bruise and will have no lasting damage.