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Fergie under fire for FA blast

Manchester United take on under fire Arsenal in the Premier League clash of the weekend at Old Trafford.

With a string of injuries worries, plus suspensions, Sunday’s match against the current Champions couldn’t have come at a worse time for Arsene Wenger.

But the Gooners will be buoyed by midweek win in Italy which saw them progress into the group stages of the Champions’ League.

Sir Alex Ferguson does have injuries worries of his own to contend with.  He is hopeful Rio Ferdinand will be fit following a hamstring problem but will be without defenders Nemanja Vidic and Rafael de Silva.

Fergie goes into Sunday’s game with the possibility of facing a backlash from the Football Association after comments he made about the FA treating United unfairly.

He said: “The FA may realise who has produced more players for their country than any club in the world.

“Maybe they will realise how important we are to England instead of treating us like s***.”

Elsewhere Liverpool will be looking for their first home win of the new season when they face Bolton at Anfield.

Uruguayan Luis Suarez has been on fire for the Reds since his triumphant return from the Copa America, scoring in all three games so far.

He netted in the opener against Sunderland, came off the bench to seal a 2-0 win over Arsenal and also got on the score sheet in the midweek Carling Cup clash with lowly Exeter.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish said: “He was on a high when he came back from the Copa America. He was voted player of the tournament and they won it, so he is going to be on a high and flying.

“Luis is always going to score goals, but three in three is certainly a reasonable return from him.”

Premier League new boys Norwich City face the daunting task of a trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea.

QPR make the trip to the North West to face Wigan while Swansea host Sunderland.

Aston Villa place Wolverhampton in the West Midlands derby and Everton travel to Blackburn.

Big-spending Manchester City are likely to start with their new signing Sammi Nasri who is back in North London to play Tottenham Hotspur.

In other games played Sunday, Newcastle play host to Fulham while Stoke travel to West Brom.







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