Lunchtime Round-Up 4th March

Afternoon all,

Manchester United are still waiting to see if Phil Jones will be fit to play in tomorrow’s Champions League match against Real Madrid. The first leg was a 1-1 draw at The Bernabeu with Jones putting in a fine display keeping former United player Cristiano Ronaldo quiet for the majority of the game. But since this match, Jones has injured his ankle which has kept him out for a couple of weeks already. But manager Sir Alex Ferguson has not given up on Jones playing and is willing to wait until the last minute to see if he can play or not

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has said that he welcomes the idea of former manager Jose Mourinho returning to the club once interim manager Rafa Benitez leaves the club. Benitez has had a torrid time at Chelsea since he took over from Roberto Di Matteo in November, and has already stated that he plans to leave the club at the end of the season. Benitez’s departure would be a welcome one for most Chelsea fans as they do not believe that he is the right man for the job

Liverpool have today announced that their debt has increased to £87.2 million after they posted a loss of £40.5 million in their annual aaccounts. The figure apply’s from 1st August 2012 to May 31st 2013 so it can coincide with the Premier League season. But even though the Merseyside club has found themselves in this debt, managing director Ian Ayre has said that no one should be worried about it

Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar is set to face some late tests ahead of their game against Manchester City tonight at Villa Park. Vlaar has been struggling with a calf injury which kept him out of Villa’s last match against Arsenal. The injury has also force him out of training last week, but he has begun training again and has been assessed over the weekend

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that their loss to rivals Tottenham Hotspur yesterday was frustrating, but has rejected suggestions that Spurs are now the number one team in North London. This defeatr has left Arsenal five points behind fourth placed Chelsea, and seven points behind Spurs, who sit in third place

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster has said that one of the key elements to him coming out of international exile is England manager Roy hodgson. Foster has recently made himself available for international selection again for England’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro

Birmingham striker Marlon King is set to miss the rest of the season as he requires surgery on a knee injury that he sustained during the sides 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday on the 19th February. Blues boss Lee Clark has alsoconfirmed that King will not be available for the rest of the season because of this

York City have named Nigel Worthington as their new manager after the sacking of Gary Mills this past Saturday after a poor run of results, which has seen the side slide down the table to 18th place, just four points above the relegation zone


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