Manchester United, who spent 150 million pounds ($245.18 million) on new players in the summer, might need to spend another 100 million pounds before they can compete for the Premier League title, according to former defender Phil Neville.
England manager Roy Hodgson said on Sunday he would have liked Monday`s opening European Championship Group E fixture away to Switzerland, the team he was once in charge of, to have come later in the qualifying programme.
England skipper Wayne Rooney, has a major task in hand when his side faces Switzerland in a crucial Group E qualifying match at St Jakob-Park, Basel on Monday. England need a commanding performance to prevent Switzerland make inroads and gain early momentum in the Group. After the disappointing 1-0 win against Norway in an international friendly last week, Rooney needs his team and himself to step up by a crucial margin.
The promise of the start of a brave new England was hardly given much impetus at an underpopulated Wembley despite Wayne Rooney beginning his captaincy with the winning penalty in a 1-0 victory over Norway on Wednesday. For the first time in the seven-year history of the new Wembley, the arena was less than half full for an England international as 40,181 underwhelmed fans witnessed a familiar old diet of mostly turgid, uninspiring fare from Roy Hodgson’s World Cup failures, enlivened mainly by the sparky contribution of Raheem Sterling.