Sir Alex Ferguson was pleased with three points last night after victory over Otelul Galati at Old Trafford saw his side move to the top of Group C.

The United manager also hailed Wayne Rooney, who was forced to play in midfield after injuries to a number of players limited Ferguson's options.

Manchester City produced a fine performance at Villarreal last night, coming away with a 3-0 win that boosts their knockout stage hopes.

Yaya Toure grabbed two goals, while Mario Balotelli maintained his recent good form with a well taken penalty - his seventh goal in as many games.

Arsenal striker Gervinho has urged former Lille teammate Eden Hazard to join him at the Emirates Stadium next summer.

Manchester City are said to be ready to offer on loan striker Emmanuel Adebayor to Tottenham Hotspur for around £10m.

And finally, Real Madrid are reportedly close to the signing of Brazil and Santos striker Neymar for a staggering £48m.

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