United facing £12m transfer battle & 5 Bosman deals for Fergie to ponder – Best of MUFC

It’s being billed as the biggest Manchester derby in it’s 131 year history. The 163rd meeting between between United and City has more than just local pride riding on it. The destiny Premier League title is on the line as the top-two duel it out for the right to call themselves champions. The ball is currently in United’s court after overhauling the lead built up by their neighbouring adversaries and establishing a three point gap at the top. That advantage should be considerably greater after the Red Devils dropped vital points against Everton and Wigan in recent weeks. The pressure on Sir Alex Ferguson’s side to secure all three points at Eastlands on Monday night and avenge the 6-1 defeat dished out by City in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford in October has certainly increased. They know a win will all but seal a 20th t0p-flight championship and earn them incomparable bragging rights.

This week on FFC the Manchester Derby’s position in modern football broadcasting is scrutinised and Ferguson admits his interest in securing the services of a top European midfielder.


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Sir Alex Ferguson admits transfer interest

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Who Said The Title Race Was Boring? – Red Flag Flying High

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City v United: the player’s perspective – United Rant

“The form he’s showing now is as good as it’s ever been.” – The Busby Way

5 Of The Best Bosmans Sir Alex Ought To Consider This Summer – Transfer Tavern


Quote of the Week


“If one loses, they are going to be reflecting on what may have been. But then you look at the points totals that both teams are probably going to amass and you’ll see that it’s championship form. But, yes, whoever loses will be tinged with regret, simply because it’s a derby thing.

“This is the derby game of all derby games. City are our nearest rivals and it makes everybody step up a notch in terms of anticipation. This is the derby game of all derby games. Going in to work next Tuesday morning will be the most important day of their lives, for both sets of fans. It means everything to the supporters.

“Going in to work next Tuesday morning will be the most important day of their lives, for both sets of fans.” Sir Alex Ferguson acknowledges that Monday’s Manchester derby will be the biggest in it’s history


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