Is there any stopping Manchester United at the moment? The Red Devils have initiated their customary late season gear change and are now in pole position to lift a second consecutive Premier League title. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men devoured Wolves last weekend to keep their noses ahead of rivals City and know that if they keep chalking up victories then the title will be heading to the red half of Manchester once again. With nine games remaining United will be confident of remaining in the ascendancy after chalking up five wins on the bounce to overtake their noisy neighbours at the top.
This week at FFC rumours continue to persist that Ferguson is preparing a lucrative bid for Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan whilst the Scot has also had to deal with absurd criticism over his decision to bring Paul Scholes out of retirement.
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“If it’s desperation bringing the best midfielder in Britain back for the last 20 years then I think we can accept that. I think he (Vieira) was programmed for that.
“Roberto (Mancini) had a wee dig a couple of weeks back. We’re all going to play our hand that way. There will be plenty of ammunition for that.
“If you talk about desperation, they played a player the other night who refused to go on the pitch, the manager said he’d never play again and he takes a five-month holiday in Argentina. What is that? Could that come under the description of desperation? Sir Alex Ferguson responding to Patrick Vieira’s criticism over his decision to bring Paul Scholes out of retirement