You never know when to believe Sir Alex Ferguson. The nature of the news cycle is that he’ll say one thing and then something completely different happens, but no one goes back to report on what he initially said. A good example of that is how he said during the weekend that Manchester United would field two squads — one against Everton, and another to play versus Real Madrid. Except that he decided to start all of his best players against Everton.
Ferguson came out today and said that he wants Manchester United to attack Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. But will he? ‘Wants’ is a key word. Everyone wants to go out and attack, but whether they will or not is a different matter entirely fueled by a) how the opposition plays against United, and b) whether United starts off in a defensive shell or not.
No matter which tactics United pick, it’s going to be an intriguing matchup in one of the most hyped matches of the season.
Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines:
- Sir Alex Ferguson wants Manchester United to attack Real Madrid — The Guardian
- England ‘will be my next step’ after Real Madrid, confirms Jose Mourinho — The Independent
- Swansea City confident over Michael Laudrup deal talks — Wales Online
- Liverpool admit concerns over Zenit St Petersburg’s racism problems — The Guardian
- FIFA 13 Update Now Available on Xbox 360 & PS3 — FIFA Soccer Blog
- Liverpool have offered a 1 week trial to Viborg’s goalkeeper Kevin Ray Mendoza Hansen — Sky Sports
- Peter Odemwingie will play for West Brom again, says Steve Clarke — The Guardian
- Brek Shea impresses in Stoke City reserve match against Burnley — Pro Soccer Talk
- Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes misses trip to Real Madrid — The Independent
- Arsenal scouting Celtic’s Victor Wanyama with a view to signing midfielder in summer — Telegraph
- Comcast Buying Out GE’s NBCUniversal Stake for $16.7B — Hollywood Reporter
- How Real Madrid helped to rebuild Manchester United after Munich disaster — The Independent
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