What is your assessment of our new recruits?
“Robin van Persie was the big signing and he has started brilliantly, but Shinji Kagawa has impressed me the most. I hadn’t heard of him before he signed, but I’ve been amazed by his start to the season – an intelligent player with lots of quality.”
Are you confident United can reclaim the title?
“I’m certain we can, but it will be close with City pushing us all the way. We are definitely the two strongest teams and I think we have the edge. It’s a cliché in both football and boxing but retaining your title is harder than winning it. Hopefully that’ll work in our favour this term.”