Evening report: February 22

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Sir Alex Ferguson has urged Nani to remain at Manchester United and claimed he is one of the best match-winners in Europe.

Ferguson confirmed the Portuguese winger is in talks over a new deal and insisted he wanted him to stay at Old Trafford.

Arsene Wenger has says he didn’t once think about quitting this week.

The Arsenal manager has been under a lot of pressure after losses at home to Blackburn Rovers and Bayern Munich but insisted he did not question his future after calls for him to quit from some Gunners fans.

Demba Ba thinks Chelsea can overhaul Manchester City if they can take all three points at the Etihad Stadium.

The Blues January signing thinks the title race is all but over with Manchester United 12 points ahead of their rivals and wants to pile more misery on Roberto Mancini’s team.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas says nobody will be able to stop his side from winning the Europa League if they overcome Inter Milan in the last 16.

Spurs set up the San Siro tie with a 90th minute Mousa Dembele goal against Lyon on Thursday night – the Ligue 1 side were going through on away goals before the Belgian struck.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says he has full confidence in goalkeeper Joe Hart and is not worried about his form.

Hart’s blunder led to the second of Southampton’s goals in the 3-1 defeat at St Mary’s that allowed Manchester United to move even further clear at the top of the Premier League.

And finally, Xavi Hernandez believes Barcelona can make “a historic, epic comeback” in the Champions League last 16.

The Camp Nou club were beaten 2-0 by AC Milan in the first leg at San Siro on Wednesday and Xavi admitted it would be difficult to turn it round but was confident his team could.


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