No you're not imagining it. Manchester United go into their second tie with Southampton in little over a month with just one name on the first team injury list. Just one. Ashley Young remains the solo casualty in Louis van Gaal's squad, with a hamstring injury due to keep the England international out for around six weeks.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says it is "difficult" to watch rivals Liverpool thriving this season. The England international has found it tough to watch the champions' fiercest opponents thrive, while United are languishing outside the Champions League qualification spots. He said: "To see City doing well, and particularly Liverpool, is really difficult.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is in with a chance of being fit to face West Ham this weekend, according to manager David Moyes. Asked if the England international would be available to play against the Hammers tomorrow, Moyes said: "He's got a chance. So hopefully we'll see how he is tomorrow.
Having missed the September World Cup Qualifiers for England's National Team, Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is more than happy to be back in his country's national team.
However, the Red Devil and 84 times capped England international has warned his fellow teammates and countrymen that there is one major threat to their nation's qualifying hopes according to comments made to SkySports:
Adnan Januzaj announced himself on the big stage in the most stunning fashion after scoring two goals to rescue Manchester United from a 1-0 half-time score against Sunderland on Saturday. He had been monitored by a few clubs, including United's arch-rivals Manchester City in the last few weeks.
As if agents and clubs weren't enough to unsettle footballers, now we also have players keen to act as career advisors for their colleagues, and when said player has changed six clubs in the last decade, fellow footballers should take note. Or maybe not.
Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has urged Wayne Rooney to resurrect his plans to leave Manchester United and cross the channel to play for PSG, a club with which the England international had been linked during the summer, as his future seemed to lie away from Old Trafford.
Michael Carrick says he can't choose between former Manchester United team-mates Paul Scholes and Cristiano Ronaldo to pick the most gifted player he's ever played alongside. The England international also includes opponents Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta in the same bracket. He said: "Scholesy's a genius.
The Reds were working hard this morning ahead of tomorrow's @ChampionsLeague fixture. #mufc pic.twitter.com/g4NS5ngy1x Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 16, 2013 Wayne Rooney trained for Manchester United's Champions League clash against Bayer Leverkusen without the protective headgear he wore at the weekend.
Newcastle is plotting to rival Liverpool for the signature of Manchester City's Micah Richards, according to reports from Goal. The 13-time England international looks set to leave the Etihad Stadium in a cut-price deal in the coming weeks, with the Sky Blues having failed to agree a new contract with him.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has revealed he watches videos of his goals for the club when he's travelling to games. The England international says watching his highlights reel helps to pass time on the coach journey, while also helping him to visualise the things he wants to do during the game that's about to kick-off.
Liverpool are ready to let winger Raheem Sterling leave on loan provided they can get a replacement in during the January transfer window. The England international will be allowed to go out to a Premier League or Championship side. Sterling, aged 18, establishes himself as a first-team regular in the first part of last [.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been ruled out of today's clash with Liverpool with an ankle injury. The England international has a problem with his right ankle, which was operated on in the summer after previous problems. The Gunners are keen to let the youngster rest his troublesome joint and he unlikely to even make [.
Photo: The manager in conversation with @D_Sturridge and @VictorMoses at Melwood pic.twitter.com/eqteyTSKRH Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 27, 2013 Brendan Rodgers insists Luis Suarez's return to Premier League action with Liverpool will only help in-form Daniel Sturridge, and not stifle his excellent start to the season.
Jonjo Shelvey played a part in all four goals as his current club Swansea drew 2-2 with former club Liverpool. The England international look set for the perfect reunion with the side he left this summer when he broke into the box and scored the opener after just two minutes. But he then managed two [.
Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade Chamberlain hit the ground running in his first Premier League start since the opening day of the season. The England international got his injury-hit season on track by scoring both goals and delivering a man of the match performance in yesterday's 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
PHOTO: Roy Hodgson catches up with Theo Walcott this morning at Arsenal's training ground #England pic.twitter.com/jIOGj960BT The FA (@FA) November 18, 2013 Theo Walcott has recovered from his abdominal injury and is fit to face former club Southampton this weekend, manager Arsene Wenger has revealed.
Arsenal star Theo Walcott could be set to make his return to first team action this weekend if all things go to plan for Arsene Wenger. According to John Cross of the Mirror, the England international could make Arsenal's bench this weekend as the Gunners head to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.
Arsenal secured a valuable three points away from home to get their tricky Champions League group off to the best possible start. The Gunners took the lead through an uncharacteristically cool Theo Walcott finish. The England international volleyed the ball into the far corner as it dropped out of the sky following an attempted clearance.
Former Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole has given his first interview as an AS Roma player.
The 33-year-old defender signed a two-year deal with the Serie A side on July 7.
Cole started his career with Arsenal making 229 appearances and scoring nine goals. Along the way, he made a Champions League final appearance, won two Premier League titles, three FA Cups and was a key member of the 2003-04 Gunners side that will forever be known as "The Invincibles" that went the entire league campaign undefeated.
Southampton's left-back Luke Shaw could be David Moyes' first signing of the summer, with reports suggesting that United are confident to clinch a deal, thought to be worth around £30m, for the 18-year-old England international.
Shaw has been hugely impressive for Southampton this season, winning his first England cap and forcing himself into contention for a place in the World Cup squad, all while emerging as one of the brightest talents in English football and attracting interest from a host of big clubs.
Southampton star Adam Lallana will be at the centre of a transfer battle this summer, with reports suggesting both Chelsea and Liverpool want to sign the England international. The 25-year-old appears to have cemented a place in England's World Cup squad with his outstanding form this season. And now it appears his performances have impressed [.
Spurs right-back Kyle Walker has praised his partnership with winger Aaron Lennon. The England international believes the pair's work down the right-flank is working well for the team. He was speaking after Tottenham secured a 1-2 win over Sunderland on Saturday evening. Walker said: "I feel me and Azza now are striking up a good [.
Jermain Defoe fears he is being forced out of Tottenham, according to the Daily Mail. The England international was tipped to leave the club in the summer, but Spurs failed to find a buyer for him or former strike partner Emmanuel Adebayor. But the reports claim that the 31-year-old believes the club will try to [.
Out-of-favour Tottenham forward Jermain Defoe could be a January transfer target for Newcastle. The England international has found himself down the Spurs pecking order following the arrival of Roberto Soldado from Valencia. According to the Mail on Sunday, the 30-year-old is not prepared to bide his time on the bench during a World Cup season.
Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe claimed he doesn't want to be an impact player from the bench, then went on to explain why he's perfectly suited for the role. But having nearly talked himself into, the England international finally reiterates that the life of a super-sub is not for him. He said: "I don't want to [.
There is news that Newcastle and West Ham are both interested in England International defender Micah Richards of Manchester City. Micah Richards - 25 year-old defender Newcastle have been linked with this player before, but the new news is that his transfer fee could be as little as £4M in the summer, but the problem [.
Everton left-back Leighton Baines could have played his last game of the year after manager Roberto Martinez confirmed he faces up to six weeks out with a broken toe. The England international picked up a fracture in his right foot during Saturday's 3-3 draw with Liverpool in the Merseyside derby. Martinez says Baines could be [.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has refused to say whether Joe Hart has been dropped from the team to face Norwich tomorrow. The England international has made a number of high profile errors in recent months, including handing Chelsea the winning goal last weekend. With understudy Costel Pantilimon putting in a man of the match [.