Evening Report: December 4
Pedro, Roberto Soldado, Jose Mourinho, Manuel Pellegrini and more...
Manchester United boss David Moyes insists that there will be no room for sentiment during the Red Devils clash against Everton at Old Trafford tonight.
Moyes left the Toffees to join United following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson this summer and while he was quick to re-iterate his respect for his former employers, he claimed that he is only interested in winning the game.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that there are six real contenders for the Premier League title this season.
While the Portuguese acknowledged the improvements made by the likes of Southampton, Everton and Newcastle, he sees the Blues, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool as the frontrunners for this season's crown.
Manuel Pellegrini has heaped praise upon West Brom ahead of Manchester City's trip to The Hawthorns this evening. City have been in formidable form at home so far this season, but have already dropped several points away from the Etihad Stadium.
And Pellegrini, who took the reigns from Roberto Mancini during the summer, believes his team will have to play very well in order to beat the Baggies.
Arsenal are reportedly the latest club to be linked with a move for Barcelona star Pedro. The Spanish international, who has also been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool, has struggled to hold down a permanent place in Gerardo Martino's starting XI this season, although his £125m buyout clause could prove a stumbling block for any potential buyers.
Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado is convinced that he will start to score more goals for Andre Villas-Boas' side. Spanish international Soldado, who joined Spurs from Valencia for a fee of £26 million in the summer, has struggled to replicate his previously stellar La Liga form since moving to England and the player has conceded that he has not scored as many goals as he would have liked.
Liverpool legend John Aldridge has criticised senior members of the team following their disappointing 3-1 defeat to newly-promoted Hull City on Sunday. Brendan Rodgers' men slipped to an embarrassing defeat at the KC Stadium and Aldridge, who enjoyed a prolific spell on Merseyside in the 1980s, believes there was an evident lack of desire on display.