Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero believes that manager Roberto Mancini deserves more credit despite the team's flagging title hopes and another European failure.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes he was brought into the club to help develop its players as well as winning matches.
Newcastle United winger Hatem Ben Arfa is a major doubt for Saturday's visit of Premier League champions Manchester City.
Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry is to serve a one-match ban for using "abusing and/or insulting words towards a match official" following Sunday's 3-2 defeat to Manchester United.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is hoping a win in Sunday's derby will heap more pressure on Roberto Mancini and his City side.
Ryan Giggs has described Manchester United's agonising failure in last year's title race as "probably one of the worst feelings I've felt".
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has played down Sunday's derby against Premier League champions Manchester City, saying the club's rivalry with Liverpool is bigger.
Tom Cleverley is a doubt for Manchester United's trip to neighbours and Premier League title rivals Manchester City on Sunday.
Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has returned to full training and could be back in the team for Wednesday's Champions League home game against Cluj.
Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole are set to leave Chelsea in the summer, according to new boss Rafael Benitez.
Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United's capacity to launch comebacks "is credit to the character of the club" but accepts there are improvements to be made defensively.
Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Wayne Rooney is a doubt for Manchester United's game at Norwich but said he expects Robin van Persie to be available.
Manchester City have been boosted by the news that Pablo Zabaleta expects to be available for Saturday's visit to West Ham United.
Wayne Rooney claims Fernando Torres will still be a major threat to Manchester United in Sunday's showdown at Stamford Bridge, even though the Spaniard has suffered another alarming slump in form.
Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed the Premier League title credentials of Arsenal and Tottenham, insisting this year's title is a three-horse race between Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City.