Manchester City reclaimed top spot in the Premier League Saturday with a 1-1 draw at Stoke City. City's dominance may be short lived however, with United set to move ahead by three points if they beat Fulham at Old Trafford on Monday.
Manchester United and neighbours Manchester City both exited the Europa League on Thursday meaning there will be no British clubs in Friday’s quarter-final draw. Athletic Bilboa put United to the sword as Sporting Lisbon knocked out City.
Manchester United dismissed any notion they might take the Europa League lightly as they brushed aside Ajax 2-0 in Amsterdam on Wednesday, while Premier League rivals City secured a 2-1 win against defending champions Porto.
Eric Cantona steps in. The Manchester United football legend wants to join the French presidential election campaign, not to get the top job but to urge the main candidates to address France's housing problem. Unemployment, too, makes the front pages following the liquidation of cross-Channel ferry company SeaFrance. That's the focus for this look at the French press, Tuesday 10th January 2012.
Dimitar Berbatov's hat-trick inspired Manchester United to a 5-0 rout of Wigan Athletic and put them level on points with Premier League leaders Manchester City who were held 0-0 at West Bromwich Albion on Monday.
Manchester United veteran Paul Scholes, described by many as the finest midfielder of his generation, has announced his retirement after a trophy-laden career that included 676 appearances for the Red Devils, his only club.