Afternoon Report: December 4

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Manchester United coach Phil Neville has backed Marouane Fellaini to come good at Old Trafford.

Neville believes the Belgian international is getting fitter and will soon become a box-to-box player at the Theatre of Dreams.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes the pressure is on Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title.

The Citizens are currently six points off the pace at the top of the league, but sit just two points behind Mourinho's side who occupy second place.

Staying with Manchester City, and they will be boosted by the news that their captain Vincent Kompany is in line for a return against West Brom tonight.

After two months on the sidelines, City boss Manuel Pellegrini will be keen to bring the 27-year-old back into the starting XI.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has revealed that he's enjoying playing in a deeper role for the Merseyside outfit.

Gerrard has been in fine form this season for Brendan Rodgers' side and will be hoping to help the Reds return to winning ways against Norwich City tonight.

Arsene Wenger has praised Thomas Vermaelen for his professional attitude as he has struggled for chances at the Emirates this season.

The Belgian defender has fallen behind Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny in the pecking order at the club, however the Gunners boss is hoping to keep his captain in north London.

And finally, Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel has insisted the players are fully behind manager Andre Villas-Boas.

The Portuguese tactician has come under increasing pressure at White Hart Lane this season, however Friedel has backed his boss to turn things around.

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