It promises to be a real ‘Super Sunday’ as four of the top five, face-off in Sky’s double bill. It is revenge time for the North London duo, who were both on the end of a trouncing the last time they played their Manchester rivals.
While both Sir Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini have been quick to play down their results from earlier in the season and expect a lot tougher contest this time around, Harry Redknapp and Arsene Wenger have gone on the defensive, with Redknapp suggesting how tough Spurs have it against the millions of City, while Arsene Wenger believes that referees penalise Arsenal more than any other club in the country.
Arsene Wenger believes it will be a total disaster if Arsenal doesn’t finish in the top four this season. The Frenchman says anything less than Champions League football won’t be enough for the Gunners and it will be a major setback if they don’t qualify – Guardian
Kenny Dalglish has spoken up for Stewart Downing, who has come in for some unwanted stick from sections of the Liverpool faithful. The Scot believes that Stewart Downing has been a fantastic signing and suggests that his decision to play the winger in a variety of positions, rather than his natural left side, hasn’t made it easy for him to settle at Anfield – Guardian
David Moyes admits that he wanted the Everton reserve team to compete in the Conference. The Toffees’ boss believes the competitive nature would have made his second string better and aided the development of his younger players – Guardian
Joey Barton has stuck the boot into Neil Warnock following his sacking from Queens Park Rangers. The controversial midfielder said that Warnock should look closer to home for the reasons why he was axed as manager, rather than blaming anyone else – Daily Telegraph
Gary Cahill has reiterated that the reasons behind the delays to his move to Chelsea had nothing to do with money. Cahill claimed that if it was simply down to a bigger financial package then he could have sat tight at Bolton until the summer – Daily Telegraph
Harry Redknapp and Roberto Mancini got involved in some verbal sparring ahead of tomorrow’s game at the Etihad Stadium. Redknapp believes that life must be easy when you have a bottomless pit of money to spend on players and wages. Mancini responded by saying that if Spurs are short of a few quid then he’ll happily lend them some on Sunday – Independent
Andre Villas-Boas has reported launched a £20m bid for Shakhtar’s Brazilian midfielder Willian to bolster his ranks – Daily Mail
Tottenham are refusing to sell Niko Kranjcar in the January transfer window, as Redknapp sees the Croatian as a key part of his squad for the season ahead – Mirror
Liverpool have been offered the chance to sign Milos Krasic from Juventus. The Serb isn’t wanted by Conte, who would welcome the extra funds to help rebuild the Juve squad – Mirror