Afternoon Report: May 14

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Sir Alex Ferguson has asserted it would take Manchester City a century to match the achievements of Manchester United following their rivals dramatic title win on Sunday.

The Red Devils manager said United's "rich history" stands the club apart from City, vowing that his side will meet the challenge of winning back the title next year.

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has called on his side to build on their Premier League triumph and become one of the great club's in the world next season.

Aston Villa have sacked manager Alex McLeish after a disastrous season that saw the club finish just two points above the Premier League relegation zone.

Elsewhere, former England and Manchester United defender Gary Neville has been appointed as a coach by new England manager Roy Hodgson this afternoon.


In today's transfer news, Harry Redknapp says he is desperate to sign Emmanuel Adebayor - but fears his wage demands will scupper a deal. (Daily Telegraph)

Papiss Cisse has dismissed speculation he could leave Newcastle this summer after his stunning first season in the Premier League. (Sky Sports)

And finally, Sir Alex Ferguson is targeting two Borussia Dortmund players - Shinja Kagawa, who is out of contact this summer, and Robert Lewandowski. (Sky Sports)

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