Evening Report: January 14

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Manchester United vice-captain Patrice Evra believes Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are stronger than last season.

He also felt the Old Trafford players were worrying too much about what rivlas Manchester City were doing last season and feels it ultimately cost them the title.

David Luiz has praised interim Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez for preparing the Blues brilliantly ahead of their win at Stoke City on Saturday.

The Brazilian said Benitez’s game plan was the reason behind Chelsea becoming the first side to win at the Britannia Stadium in the Premier League this season.

Arsenal are reportedly preparing a move for Inter Milan striker Diego Milito this month.

The Serie A club’s financial difficulties mean they need to cut costs and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will reportedly try to exploit this with a bid for the Argentinean forward.

Scott Parker has urged his Tottenham Hotspur teammates to learn from past mistakes and avoid throwing away their Champions League qualification again.

The England midfielder acknowledged Spurs had lost some of their best players, but insisted the squad was strong enough to maintain their current league position to the end of the season.

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has praised the style of his manager Roberto Mancini.

The England international claimed the Etihad Stadium boss has “got quite a bit of style” and that “ he likes to think he’s a bit of a silver fox”.

And finally, Andres Iniesta has warned his Barcelona teammates to keep up their good performances and to avoid complacency.

The Camp Nou club are still unbeaten in La Liga after defeating Malaga 3-1 on Sunday evening but Iniesta wants continued focus, claiming they will eventually taste defeat and told the Catalan cub’s players not to think about records until the season is over.

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