Sir Alex Is STILL Crying In His Beer!
Sir Alex Ferguson admits he is "still angry" Manchester United were beaten to the Premier League title by Manchester City last season.
Sir Alex Ferguson: “I’ve still got a wee bit of anger in me, thinking of how we threw the league away last season.
“It was another day in the history of Manchester United.
"That’s all it was. It created the drama that only United can produce.
“My motivation to the players will be that we can’t let City beat us twice in a row.”
Isn't it nice to know the feeling continues to haunt him?
CITY TO GET ONE OVER ON UNITED?
Roberto Mancini is hoping to secure the services of of Ezequiel Cirigliano, the highly-rated 20-year-old currently playing for River Plate.
The defensive midfielder could be a welcome addition to the squad given the loss of Yaya Toure in January to the Africa Cup of Nations.
Cirigliano is said to be very similar to Javier Mascherano, who had a spell in the Premier League with Liverpool before joining Barcelona in 2010.
According to reports, It is understood that Cirigliano will be in Manchester in the next few days to get transfer negotiations underway.
Cirigliano has previously been linked to Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.
We want YOUR opinion - Do YOU Want Standing At Etihad Stadium?
Manchester City have given their backing to trial controversial measures that incorporate safe standing at the Etihad Stadium. The Football Supporters' Federation (FSF) has become increasingly vocal in wanting to bring back elements of terracing with the Premier League champions, West Ham and Aston Villa all behind the move.
A club spokesman said: "Manchester City Football Club is supportive of initiatives to enhance - safely - our fans' match-day experience, if supported by the appropriate football authorities."
The FSF's Safe Standing Campaign is supported by clubs of all divisions including Brentford, Bristol City, Burnley, Cardiff City, Crystal Palace, Derby County, Doncaster Rovers, Hull City, Peterborough United, Watford, AFC Wimbledon, the Scottish Premier League, the Safe Standing Roadshow and Stand Up Sit Down.
They are calling for the introduction of a pilot of 'railed seats' - new standing technology which are used in Germany. They are metal seats that can be folded up to create wider clearways.
Aston Villa and Peterborough United have already given the nod to a small scale trial of the technology.Manchester City Fixtures
Saturday December 22 15:00 Manchester City v Reading Wednesday December 26 15:00 Sunderland v Manchester City Saturday December 29 15:00 Norwich City v Manchester City Tuesday January 1 2013 15:00 Manchester City v Stoke City Sunday January 13 2013 16:00 Arsenal v Manchester City Saturday January 19 2013 15:00 Manchester City v Fulham Tuesday January 29 2013 19:45 QPR v Manchester City
Source: Manchester City MAD
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