After leaving Everton to Manchester United for £27million on the summer deadline day of 2004, Wayne Rooney has returned to his boyhood club on a free transfer after agreeing a two-year deal.
‘The fans want to see goals’: Smalling sympathises with Man Utd supporters after dreary Southampton defeat
Chris Smalling says he understands the Manchester United fans frustrations after his team were booed off following their 1-0 defeat to Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has allayed fears over yet another injury to star-striker Sergio Aguero, insisting the Argentine came off as a ‘precaution’ in City’s win over Southampton.
Oldham head into Saturday’s trip to bottom side Crewe Alexandra with an unfamiliar favourites tag on their shoulders, and David Dunn is keen to win back the fans’ affections after back-to-back home defeats.
Despite controlling much of the proceedings at Old Trafford, United failed to register a single shot on target, with Dusan Tadic’s well-taken effort enough to secure victory for Ronald Koeman’s high-flying Saints.
Robin van Persie’s double secured a 2-1 victory for United – their fifth on the bounce – against Southampton on Monday evening, though they only managed three shots on goal, their lowest tally in a game since 2003.
The 29-year-old ensured Louis van Gaal’s men recorded a fourth straight league victory with a remarkable goal line clearance in the dying moments against Stoke on Tuesday as United seek to pass third-placed Southampton this evening.