Sir Alex Ferguson has warned City that he isn’t going to let them run away and build some title dynasty in the coming years and is determined to create a United side that will go toe to toe with them year in-year out. Fergie has no plans to retire anytime soon and is keen to keep the noisy neighbours in their place in the coming years.
Elsewhere in the news Alan Pardew fears Newcastle need Champions League football in order to keep hold of their best players; Arsene Wenger believes this is the strangest Premier League season he has ever known, while Gareth Barry says that Roberto Mancini has helped ease the title tension at City over the past few weeks.
Sir Alex Ferguson conceded that Manchester City now represent a long-term threat and rival for United in the future – Guardian
Alan Pardew fears that Newcastle United may need to achieve Champions League football in order to be in a position to hold onto their best players – Guardian
David Moyes is seeking assurances over the future at Everton and will be speaking with Bill Kenwright in the next fortnight – Guardian
Gareth Barry revealed that Roberto Mancini helped ease the title tension around the Etihad Stadium – Daily Telegraph
Arsene Wenger has described this season as the strangest he has known in the 16 years he has been in English football – Daily Telegraph
John Terry remains optimistic about playing a part in Euro 2012, despite the rumours circulating that he may well be dropped from the squad – Independent
Sandro is desperate to get another taste of Champions League football and has been badgering his teammates to step up to the plate in recent weeks – Guardian
Owen Coyle has revealed that Bolton have been spending beyond their means so the prospect of falling out of the Premier League doesn’t bear thinking about – Daily Mail
Tottenham will make a return bid for Loic Remy, after failing to sign the Marseille forward in January – Mirror
Avram Grant has warned both Chelsea and Liverpool that the young Serb Lazar Markovic isn’t for sale and won’t be going anywhere this summer – Metro