It promises to be very much a ‘Super Sunday’ today as Manchester face-off against North London. Rafa van der Vaart believes it is make or break for Tottenham today in their pursuit of the title as he believes defeat will see them out of the race for this season. Both managers have been playing mind games ahead of the game in the Etihad, with Redknapp in particular doing his level best to deflect all the attention away from his own side.
At the Emirates it is a game of equal significance with both sides desperate for maximum points. Arsenal will be looking to take advantage of Chelsea’s draw at Carrow Rd and close the gap on the top four of the Premier League. United likewise need to keep the pressure on City at the top of the table and have the extra bonus of knowing the result at the Etihad Stadium before taking to the field in North London in today’s late kick-off.
Kenny Dalglish believes Liverpool was taught a valuable lesson after their defeat at the Reebok Stadium. King Kenny feels his player’s performance was unacceptable and not befitting of the football club – Guardian
Rafa van der Vaart believes it is win or bust at the Etihad Stadium, if Tottenham want to claim the title this season. Defeat will see the North Londoners fall 8pts behind City in the table; a difference that the Dutchman sees as too big to reverse –Guardian
Andre Villas-Boas believes with a little bit more luck Fernando Torres will end the barren spell he is having. The Portuguese boss suggests that why the Chelsea forward hasn’t scored in 15 games; he is still finding himself and getting in goal scoring positions, therefore the goals will eventually come – Daily Telegraph
Ian Holloway believes that the big clubs spending big money on youngsters in daft and he fears for the young players’ long-term development – Independent
Sir Alex Ferguson will not strip Wayne Rooney of his penalty duties, because he fears it will create another bust-up between the two. The England striker has missed a few spot kicks of late, but Fergie will continue to let him take the responsibility – Daily Mail
Emmanuel Frimpong will require further tests on his eye injury picked up at Molineux yesterday. The on-loan Arsenal ace got an accidental boot in the eye from Villa’s Petrov that has caused a huge amount of swelling around his eye. It is too early to see the extent of the injury and Frimpong said it will be looked at again in a couple of days – Daily Mail
Liverpool are determined to beat Chelsea in the pursuit of Milos Krasic. The Reds are keen to take the Juventus playmaker on Loan, after the Serb has been deemed surplus to requirements under Conte – Mirror
David Moyes fears another summer sale at Goodison Park, as the banks get tough over Everton’s finances – People
Harry Redknapp has targeted Swansea playmaker Joe Allen as a potential summer signing. The young Welshman has been an absolute sensation this season in the Welsh side’s first season in the Premier League and the 21-year old has been central to their progress – People