Man Utd striker Rooney welcomes Vidic return | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is delighted seeing Nemanja Vidic back in action. Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is delighted seeing Nemanja Vidic back in action.Rooney is expecting the club captain to make a significant difference to United’s uncertain defending over the coming weeks and months.”It was good to see him get 90 minutes at Swansea,” said Rooney.”He has been out for a while and he has been working hard in the gym and at the training ground. He has done well to come back and he will be a massive player for us between now and the end of the season. He is a great defender and great to have in the team and a great leader.”We have a few players in the team who can lead from the back or the front and he is our captain and does that.”

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Man City's Toure explains form drop: I'm playing in different position | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has explained his form lapse this season. Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has explained his form lapse this season.Some believe Yaya’s form is not quite at the level it was during his outstanding first two seasons in English football — but he says he is being asked to play a different role.He said: “I think my form is good. I see a lot more of the ball because we have to control games whereas last year teams came to attack us. I have to stay back more now because of the threat of counter attacks.”

Man Utd fullback Evra: Festive programme always decisive | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra admits the festive programme can be decisive in the title battle. Manchester United defender Patrice Evra admits the festive programme can be decisive in the title battle.United have a history of picking up plenty of points during the hectic festive period and defender Evra expects this season to be the same.The Frenchman said: “This is the most important part of the season and Manchester United always do well at this time. It is where we get a lot of points. I’m really confident about the games that are coming up.”

Man Utd boss Ferguson surprised by Newcastle slide | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is surprised by Newcastle United’s slide this season. Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is surprised by Newcastle United’s slide this season.As far as Ferguson is concerned, the root cause of Newcastle’s problems is not difficult to locate.Ferguson said: “The new players they brought in last season caught us all by surprise. We didn’t really know a lot about them.”I knew about Ba, of course, but I didn’t know anything about Cabaye or Cisse to be honest with you.”They had fantastic seasons. Second time round, clubs are starting to analyse them a bit different, plus, more importantly, he’s had some injuries.”Cabaye’s out till next year, Tiote is out to next year, he’s had one or two important players injured, and that does make a difference when you’ve not got a squad as strong as the likes of ourselves or City or Chelsea.”I’m not entirely surprised, although I am surprised they are so low down the table.”

QPR boss Redknapp wants FIVE January signings | Transfers | Tribal Football

QPR boss Harry Redknapp is planning a signing spree in the coming weeks.He hopes to bring in up to five players with Prem experience as early as possible in next month’s window. QPR boss Harry Redknapp is planning a signing spree in the coming weeks.He hopes to bring in up to five players with Prem experience as early as possible in next month’s window.Redknapp said: “We are still in touching distance. We are not out of it. I have got some players in mind but I’ve got to try to persuade them to come here.“They have got to take a gamble like I did coming here. We will have to pay big wages if we are going to get some good players, that is for sure.“If he gives you value for money, you don’t mind.“It is when you don’t get value for money you get upset about it.”

Toure: Rivals have worked out Man City | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Yaya Toure fears rivals have worked out Manchester City. Yaya Toure fears rivals have worked out Manchester City.Saturday’s struggle against basement boys Reading was typical of City’s patchy campaign as they failed to turn their dominance into goals.Toure, whose side travel to Sunderland today, said: “Whereas perhaps we caught a lot of teams by surprise last season, this year our opponents know how we play.“Sometimes we have to change our system to try to break teams down. The other teams and players can analyse how we play, study our systems and styles and work out ways to stop us. Even sides who are near the bottom of the table are more than capable of making it difficult.“A team that lost 4-0 against us last season will have learned and will change their tactics.”

Rooney confident no Swansea hangover at Man Utd | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is confident there won’t be any hangover from their draw at Swansea City.United host Newcastle United today. Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is confident there won’t be any hangover from their draw at Swansea City.United host Newcastle United today.”We are four points clear in the Premier League and of course we are happy with that,” Rooney said.”We are still in a good position with two home games coming up now. We need to make sure we take maximum points from them.”We know it’s early days and there is a long way to go but we are in a healthy position at the moment. And so we need to try and keep on.”