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Fergie pleased with Man U stars' sober Christmas party at Ferdinand's restaurant
London: Manchester United players Robin Van Persie, Ryan Giggs, Phil Jones, Patrice Evra and captain Nemanja Vidic were among the star players who turned up at Rio Ferdinand's restaurant, Rosso, for their annual Christmas bash after they beat Sunderland 3-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday. Manager Sir Alex Ferguson for once was happy with his players' behavior at the party, as the quiet do over pasta and red wine was a far cry from the team's Christmas tear-ups a few years back, the Sun reports. In 2007 they invited 80 women to have a bender with them at a hotel in Manchester. The only incident anywhere near misbehavior this year was Shinji Kagawa and Alexander Buttner doing PSY's Gangnam Style dance.
Man City hierarchy advises Mancini to get rid of 'menace' Balotelli or risk losing job
London: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has been advised by the influential members of the Etihad hierarchy to get rid of madcap striker Mario Balotelli or risk losing his own job. The Etihad hierarchy has become increasingly embarrassed with Balotelli's behaviour and their manager's reluctance to act when the striker steps out of line, the Daily Express reports. If Mancini continues to dig his heels in over the troublesome striker who he dropped from the squad as City won 3-1 at Newcastle yesterday, and City fall behind in the title race, then his job could be in jeopardy, the paper reported.
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