Afternoon Report: April 23

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says he feels ten years younger after his 13th Premier League title win.

Robin van Persie’s hat-trick on Monday night secured a 3-0 win over Aston Villa and gave them an historic 20th title.

Chelsea goalkeeper Peter Cech says his side need to be more ruthless in games or they will pay for it by missing out on a Champions League spot.

The Blues conceded a 97th minute equaliser against Liverpool on Sunday and Cech bemoaned the lack of cutting edge to finish off the game.

Arsenal star Jack Wilshere is suffering pain in his ankle because of screws still there from his operation in 2011, according to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger revealed the pain was behind him dropping Wilshere to the bench against Fulham but both he and Oxlade-Chamberlain were sure the problem was minor.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says it is inevitable that the Citizens will one day become Champions League winners.

The Belgian centre-back believes the level of investment at the club means the players will not have to wait too long before becoming European champions.

Lewis Holtby believes the return of Gareth Bale and Jermain Defoe from injury will give Tottenham the edge in the top four race.

Both Bale and Defoe scored in Spurs’ comeback win over Manchester City on Sunday and Holtby is sure they will score the goals to secure Champions League football next season.

Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes says the media in Germany have been telling lies about his contact with Pep Guardiola ahead of the Champions League clash with Barcelona.

Reports had claimed the Bavarians boss was been getting advice from the former Camp Nou manager, who is set to take over at the Allianz Arena this summer.

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