Oman international has made some high profile mistakes
Life Beyond the Premier league
The Football Association heard the news they were dreading last night as Arsene Wenger definitively ruled a "devastated" Jack Wilshere out of the European Championship. Wilshere has not played all season after an ankle surgery.
Wigan pulled off a shock win at Arsenal to boost their Barclays Premier League survival hopes.
Norwich 1 Manchester City 6
Southampton 1 Reading 3
As Manchester City learnt, Naples is no walk in the park, says Jack Pitt-Brooke
Craig Bellamy has been included in the Wales squad for the Gary Speed Memorial match against Costa Rica, a game that could be his last at international level.
Chelsea 1 Birmingham City 1: Outlook for the Chelsea manager is no brighter as crucial penalty save stops Premier League side in their tracks and earns an under-strength Birmingham a replay from a game notable for another Torres failure
If it happens that Ryan Giggs indeed wins the race for the succession at Old Trafford as the favourite-son nomination of Sir Alex Ferguson, no one need have much doubt about the day a nice idea became a compelling possibility.
Former England captain David Beckham has offered his support to Fabio Capello, the Italian who called time on Beckham's international career, after his decision to stand down as England manager
UEFA are awaiting their match delegate's report before deciding whether to take action against alleged racial abuse during Manchester City's Europa League win at Porto.
Zenit St Petersburg 3 Benfica 2
United legend endorsed as surprise successor when manager finally walks away
Ryan Giggs, Dimitar Berbatov and Patrice Evra were all absent as Manchester United headed to Amsterdam on their first Europa League trip this morning.
It might be a Thursday night on Channel Five - but Manchester United's clash with Ajax does sound like a Champions League game.