Moyes packs Fergie’s book

Ferguson (l) with Moyes

Ferguson (l) with Moyes

Manchester United manager David Moyes has the perfect troubleshooting guide with him if Tuesday’s encounter at Real Sociedad is not going to plan, having packed Alex Ferguson’s autobiography in his suitcase.

When his retired predecessor’s book came out last month, Moyes said he was too busy to read it but that seems to have changed after British media published photographs of it in the bag he took on Monday’s flight to Spain.

In fact, it would come as little surprise if he had been studying the pages intently as his team have won all four matches since it hit the shelves having previously made a stuttering start to the season.

United are top of Champions League Group A with seven points from three games before facing Sociedad, who are bottom with no points.

Meanwhile, Ruhr valley rivals Borussia Dortmund and Schalke renew acquaintance with London clubs Arsenal and Chelsea for crucial Champions League matches Wednesday.

Dortmund’s 2-1 win at the Emirates Stadium two weeks ago and Chelsea’s 3-0 victory in Gelsenkirchen have left their respective groups in the balance with three group-stage games remaining.

Dortmund have now got the edge in Group F, with both Arsenal and Napoli to visit the 80 645-capacity Signal Iduna Park fortress, with all three teams on six points.

Juergen Klopp’s side – beaten by Bayern Munich in last season’s final -are seeking an eight successive home win in the Champions League.

Dortmund, second in the Bundesliga, a point behind Bayern, have never lost a home game against an English side in its European cup history -with a record of four wins and three draws.

The Premier League leaders might be happy enough with a point, having carelessly thrown away at least a draw at the Emirates Stadium when Robert Lewandowski hit a late winner for the Bundesliga side.

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta summed up the feeling at the club by saying it was a match the Gunners should not have lost.

Source: Super Sport.