Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been named the Barclays Manager of the Month for August, making it a record 27 times he has taken the accolade.

Ferguson has overseen a turnaround in form for his side after an uncertain start to the Premier League this season, a resurgence that took them to the top of the table last weekend.

The Player of the Month award was won by Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata after a terrific month in the individual stakes.

It is the first time the Spain international has won the gong, coming after he scored three goals and picked up three assists.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly ready to listen to offers for left-back Andre Santos.

The report comes just days after the Brazilian angered fans by taking the shirt of Robin van Persie at half time in the loss to Manchester United on Saturday.

Manchester City have denied volatile striker Mario Balotelli is going to miss crucial matches over the Christmas period because of him taking paternity leave.

Reports claimed the Italian was set to take time off to be with his girlfriend Raffaella Fica, who is pregnant and due to give birth on Christmas Day.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker is staying positive about taking part in the Europa League, despite jibes coming in from fans of rival teams.

The England international said he would ignore the ‘Thursday night on Channel Five’ chants and do all he can to help Spurs win the tournament.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has said current Anfield star Luis Suarez is the best striker he has played with.

He was taking part in a Twitter interview when he made the claim, he also admitted missing playing alongside Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso.

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