As the souped-up hype machine that is the January transfer window creaks open once more, we look back to some moments of inspiration that helped turn the season around for various Bolton Wanderers managers.
Chris Smalling has been a revelation for Manchester United this season and has fully deserved plaudits for his consistent displays.
Manchester United’s England duo Phil Jones and Chris Smalling should be nowhere near the England World Cup squad, but who is pushing for their places.
‘Ultimate test’: Chelsea’s Gary Cahill hopes impressive defensive record will survive Manchester City onslaught
Chelsea travel to City’s Etihad cauldron on Monday
Manchester United’s utility man Phil Jones is a victim of his own success, says England boss Roy Hodgson
Jones’ versatility make it hard for him to cement a place in defence
Rio’s last appearance was in June 2011
‘We only have ourselves to blame’: Sir Alex slams careless Manchester United for throwing Chelsea cup win away
United were seconds away from winning clash.
Manchester City’s Joleon Lescott trusts he and Phil Jagielka can cement place as England’s first-choice centrebacks
Lescott and Jagielka started against Poland.
MM’s Jamie Dickenson discusses United’s response to going 3-0 down at Chelsea
Sir Alex Ferguson could find himself in hot water with the Football Association today after his comments about linesman Darren Cann