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Revealed: Why Man City refused to sell Garcia to Barcelona
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Revealed: Why Man City refused to sell Garcia to Barcelona

The Spain international defender can leave for nothing at the end of the season but a late bid from the Liga giants was still rejected Manchester City would rather keep Eric Garcia as an extra member of the squad than sell him on the cheap after turning down Barcelona’s deadline-day move for the defender. Barca identified the Spain international as their top defensive target and made a late offer which reached around £9 million ($12m), plus add-ons. The offer was seen as unsatisfactory, however, as, while £4.5m of the add-on fees were seen as being realistically achievable, the final £2.7m was deemed practically impossible.
Man City Want To Win Everything This Season – De Bruyne
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Man City Want To Win Everything This Season – De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne says Manchester City want to reassert their superiority by winning all four major trophies this season. City finished last season with a whimper as they ended 18 points behind Premier League champions Liverpool and suffered a shock Champions League quarter-final defeat against Lyon. They were also beaten in the FA Cup semi-finals by Arsenal with the League Cup final win against Aston Villa a rare highlight for Pep Guardiola’s side. But City are determined to make amends this term and Belgian midfielder De Bruyne insists fresh goals have been set, including a clean sweep of the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup. “I think the motivation doesn’t change if you win or you lose,” De Bruyne said after impressing in City’s 3-1 win at Wolves on ...
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Boost for Arsenal as David Luiz back ahead of schedule

The Brazilian defender had looked to be set for a spell on the sidelines, however he has recovered quickly and could return to the pitch soon David Luiz has returned to full training following a neck injury ahead of schedule, in a boost for Arsenal and manager Mikel Arteta. The Brazilian defender signed a contract extension last season and remains a key first-team player for Arteta's FA Cup holders, despite making a number of high-profile errors that have led to fierce criticism from fans and pundits. Luiz however is a popular and respected member of the first team at Arsenal, which meant his recent suffering of a neck problem, which threatened to keep him out for a period of matches, was a real blow for the Gunners.
Arsenal should sell Bellerin for the right price’ – Gunners should part with Spaniard, Mustafi and Sokratis, says Nicholas
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Arsenal should sell Bellerin for the right price’ – Gunners should part with Spaniard, Mustafi and Sokratis, says Nicholas

The former forward believes Mikel Arteta should be freshening up his defensive options this summer, with plenty of talent to sell Arsenal should be looking to offload Hector Bellerin “if the right money came”, says Charlie Nicholas, with the former Gunners star also urging Mikel Arteta to sell Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Rob Holding and Calum Chambers. There is expected to be a freshening up of the Emirates Stadium ranks this summer. Arteta inherited a squad from fellow Spaniard Unai Emery in December 2019 that needs a lot of work doing to it – particularly at the back. He was able to fix things up enough to deliver FA Cup glory in 2020, but movement in and out of north London will be required in the current transfer window for former glories to be recaptured...
Arsenal Offer to Pay Off Ozil’s £18m Contract
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Arsenal Offer to Pay Off Ozil’s £18m Contract

Arsenal offer to pay off Ozil’s £18m contract Arsenal are ready to reach an agreement over Mesut Ozil’s £18m contract nightmare, the UK Mirror reports. The Gunners will make an offer to pay the German playmaker off or reach a deal to subsidise his £350,000-a-week wages if he joins another club. Ozil is into the last year of his deal with the club and is not ready to leave the Emirates. The 31-year-old is ready to sit out the last months of his contract, but Arsenal want to find a compromise to help free up money in their wage bill for transfer business this summer. Ozil did not play a single minute for the Gunners after football returned in June. He was also not allowed to join the rest of the squad to Wembley for the FA Cup final against Chelsea and travelled to Tur...
Tottenham Makes move for Arsenal star after Gunners’ Board Overrule Arteta
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Tottenham Makes move for Arsenal star after Gunners’ Board Overrule Arteta

Tottenham Hotspur could make a surprise move for Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles, the UK Sun reports. The club has put the 22-year-old up for sale against manager Mikel Arteta’s wishes. Maitland-Niles is eager for more playing time, having just started one Premier League game for the Gunners. However, the versatile youngster did impress in the FA Cup against Manchester City and Chelsea. Arteta is keen to keep Maitland-Niles in his squad, but Arsenal’s decision-makers feel differently. The Gunners need to raise funds in order to spend this summer and believe they can get as much as £30million for Maitland-Niles. Tottenham have now registered their interest in Maitland-Niles and made it known they would be keen to prise him away from their rivals. The midfielder-tu...
Arteta Chooses Between Willian and Coutinho
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Arteta Chooses Between Willian and Coutinho

Arsenal have chosen Willian over Philippe Coutinho, according to the UK Mirror. The Gunners are now expected to seal a deal for the Chelsea midfielder by next week. Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his squad ahead of the new season and build on the recent success of winning the FA Cup. Arsenal were offered the opportunity to sign Coutinho, with Barcelona desperate to get the former Liverpool playmaker off their books. But Arteta has snubbed the opportunity to sign Coutinho, even on loan for the season, in favour of landing Willian. Willian, 31, is the cheaper option of the two players and Arteta is very keen to work with him. The Gunners technical director Edu has a good relationship with Kia Joorabchian, who represents both Willian and Coutinho and is an Arsenal f...
Arsenal Players Set for Showdown with Club after 55 Staff are Sacked
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Arsenal Players Set for Showdown with Club after 55 Staff are Sacked

Arsenal’s players feel ‘betrayed’ and want to hold talks with the club’s hierarchy, over the decision to propose 55 redundancies to staff, according to The Athletic. The North London club on Wednesday announced that financial struggles caused by COVID-19, will result in some of their non-playing staff being let go this month.  The playing squad and manager took a 12.5 per cent pay cut in April, to safeguard the economic future of the club. However, some of Arsenal’s first-team players are disappointed in the club, as they believed their voluntary wage cut was going to help save jobs. The Gunners’ highest-earner, Mesut Ozil who is on a £350,00-a-week contract, had refused to take the pay cut due to a lack of assurances of where the money was going. The players ...
Solskjaer hails fearless Greenwood as Man Utd front three excel after Premier League restart
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Solskjaer hails fearless Greenwood as Man Utd front three excel after Premier League restart

The 18-year-old has scored four goals in his last three appearances and the Norwegian coach is relieved to have him as the campaign heats up Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been impressed by the fearlessness Mason Greenwood has shown in attack for Manchester United this season. The 18-year-old has scored 16 goals for the Red Devils in all competitions and has been in particularly good form in the last two weeks, netting four times in three games to help Solskjaer's men stretch their unbeaten run to 10 matches. The campaign is growing more intense for United as they continue to fight for a place in next season's Champions League and remain in contention for the FA Cup - facing Chelsea in the semi-finals next Sunday - as well as the Europa League.
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Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he is expecting Paul Pogba to “gradually improve” as he plays more with a few games left this season. Pogba has managed only eight appearances in all competitions this season, after undergoing ankle surgery in January. However, the Frenchman is fit and ready to play again, with United eyeing a place in the top four and silverware in the Europa League and FA Cup. The 27-year-old will however find plenty of competition for places after impressive performances from Bruno Fernandes, Nemanja Matic, Fred and Scott McTominay, that saw Solskjaer’s side go unbeaten in 11 games in all competitions before the COVID-19 break. “I want the same from Paul as from all the others. Paul is one of the best midfielders in the world so ...
Tottenham’s Champions League hopes are over if they fail to beat Manchester United, says Sherwood
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Tottenham’s Champions League hopes are over if they fail to beat Manchester United, says Sherwood

The former Spurs manager says there will be no margin for error for his old club when they play host to the Red Devils next week Tottenham's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League will be over if they fail to beat Manchester United on June 19, according to Tim Sherwood. Spurs endured a miserable six-game winless run before the 2019-20 season was temporarily shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic in March. Jose Mourinho's men exited Europe and the FA Cup during that period, while also slipping to eighth in the Premier League standings.
Fantastic’ Fernandes can lead Man Utd back to the top – Costinha
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Fantastic’ Fernandes can lead Man Utd back to the top – Costinha

The ex-Porto star has enjoyed watching his compatriot make an instant impact on the Premier Leaguel having twice missed on a move to England himself Former Portugal captain Costinha has been impressed with Bruno Fernandes' fantastic performances for Manchester United and feels that the midfielder can bring the glory days back to Old Trafford. Fernandes joined the Red Devils from Sporting CP during the January transfer window in a deal worth an initial €55 million (£47m/$60m) and made an instant impact on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side. The 25-year-old has contributed three goals and four assists in his first nine appearances for the club as United push for a place in the Premier League's top four, as well as gunning for trophies in the FA Cup and Europa League.
Tottenham will benefit from lack of Champions League when Premier League returns, claims Kane
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Tottenham will benefit from lack of Champions League when Premier League returns, claims Kane

The England striker believes his side will have the upper hand as they look to beat the competition to a top-four finish Harry Kane believes Tottenham will have an advantage in the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League because they will not be distracted by European competition. Spurs are eighth in the table and seven points behind Chelsea, who occupy the final spot that guarantees qualification to next season's Champions League. After Norwich eliminated them from the FA Cup, Jose Mourinho's team were knocked out of Europe by RB Leipzig in their last game before the coronavirus pandemic forced the suspension of football across the world.
‘At times it seems surreal’ – Mata admits he still isn’t used to playing for Manchester United
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‘At times it seems surreal’ – Mata admits he still isn’t used to playing for Manchester United

The Spaniard says he is "so proud" to follow in the footsteps of some of the legendary Red Devils that came before him at Old Trafford Juan Mata has admitted that he is still isn't used to playing for Manchester United, describing his experience at one of the world's top clubs as "surreal". Mata completed a £37 million ($47m) move to United from Chelsea in January 2014, ending a hugely successful three-year spell at Stamford Bridge. The 32-year-old became a Champions League and FA Cup winner with the Blues, establishing himself as one of the finest midfielders in Europe in the process.
James Norris pens Liverpool pro deal
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James Norris pens Liverpool pro deal

James Norris has signed his first professional contract with Liverpool. The 17-year-old full-back joined the Reds at the under-9's level. He began this season with the U18s but progressed to make appearances with the U23s. Norris was also on the bench for Liverpool's FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury Town.
Manchester United Said Coronavirus Pandemic Has Cost The Club £28 Million So Far
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Manchester United Said Coronavirus Pandemic Has Cost The Club £28 Million So Far

Manchester United say the coronavirus pandemic has cost them an initial £28m - and expect the final figure to be far higher. United revealed their third-quarter results to 31 March on Thursday. Chief financial officer Cliff Baty said they are set to hand back £20m in TV revenue to broadcasters even if the Premier League season is completed. United lost an additional £8m over the final three weeks of March, when they had three matches postponed. A total of 11 United matches have been postponed because of the pandemic. Speaking in a conference call after the latest financial results were released, Baty explained that Premier League television broadcasters would get £20m back from the club because of changes in dates and kick-off times resulting from the pandemic. With game...
Mikel Obi, Bellamy, Roy Keane Are Among My 5 Most Annoying Players – Clattenburg
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Mikel Obi, Bellamy, Roy Keane Are Among My 5 Most Annoying Players – Clattenburg

Mark Clattenburg has refereed the world's greatest players and taken charge of the biggest matches, including finals of the European Championship, Champions League and FA Cup. But while there have been plenty of successes, there have also been challenges and a number of players proved tough for Clattenburg - and his peers - to handle on the pitch Here, Sportsmail's columnist tells Craig Hope the five most irritating players he has presided over. John Obi Mikel I have picked Mikel because of the incident during a Chelsea v Manchester United match in 2012 when he accused me of making a racist comment, which was not right and I was later cleared by the FA. He has never apologised and that is disappointing because it could have ruined my life. I fell out of love with refereeing ...
‘Kante is one of the best players I have ever coached’ – Ex-Chelsea boss Conte
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‘Kante is one of the best players I have ever coached’ – Ex-Chelsea boss Conte

The Italian head coach says it was a joy for him to work with such a "positive guy" at Stamford Bridge Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has described N'Golo Kante as "one of the best players" he has ever coached, while highlighting the France international's "amazing" abilities in the middle of the park. Kante was one of Conte's first signings at Stamford Bridge, as the Blues spent £32 million ($39m) to lure the midfielder away from Leicester in summer 2016. The World Cup winner has since racked up 164 appearances across all competitions for Chelsea, scoring 11 goals, while adding a second Premier League title, the FA Cup and Europa League to his impressive trophy haul.
A strong and perfect decision’ – Poyet hails Chelsea’s hiring of Lampard
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A strong and perfect decision’ – Poyet hails Chelsea’s hiring of Lampard

The former Blues midfielder feels youngsters now have their first chance in many years to prove they are good enough to play for the club Bringing Frank Lampard and Jody Morris back to Chelsea was the "perfect decision" to boost the club's youth development, according to Gustavo Poyet. The return of Chelsea's former midfielders as manager and assistant, coupled with the club's transfer ban at the start of the 2019-20 season, changed the prospects of youngsters at the academy. Chelsea had loaned out many youngsters and splashed the cash on high-profile signings, but Poyet, who won the FA Cup during four years at Stamford Bridge, sees a different picture now.
Ighalo Names Three Man Utd Players he would Have Loved to Play With
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Ighalo Names Three Man Utd Players he would Have Loved to Play With

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has picked three club legends he would have loved to line up alongside. The 30-year-old, who is on loan at Old Trafford, made his selections from the squad that won the Treble in the 1998/1999 season. A boyhood United fan, Ighalo was a child when Sir Alex Ferguson’s side lifted the FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League. “If you have Ryan Giggs from the left, David Beckham from the right and Paul Scholes in the middle, then what else does a striker need? “When you see Beckham cross the ball, all you have to do is move your leg or your head and tap it in,” Ighalo told United’s official website. The Treble-winning squad also included current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who brought Ighalo in...
Murphy: I wish I had stayed at Liverpool and fought for my place
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Murphy: I wish I had stayed at Liverpool and fought for my place

The former Reds and England midfielder regrets leaving Anfield before they went on to win the Champions League Former Liverpool star Danny Murphy says he regrets leaving the club before they won the Champions League under Rafael Benitez. The ex-midfielder joined the Reds from Crewe Alexandra at the age of 20 and spent seven years with the Anfield outfit. He won the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and two League Cups during his time at Liverpool, but left to join Charlton in 2004 having made almost 250 appearances in all competitions. The following year, Liverpool went on to finish fifth in the English top-flight and lose the League Cup final to Chelsea, but Benitez’s men stunned Europe by claiming the Champions League crown in thrilling fashion. The Reds trailed Carlo Ancelotti’s AC Milan 3-...
Conte wouldn’t last a season at Real Madrid, says Costa
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Conte wouldn’t last a season at Real Madrid, says Costa

The pair won a Premier League title together at Chelsea but were also involved in a high-profile feud Antonio Conte may have won league titles in Italy and England, but the Inter coach would not last a season in charge of Real Madrid, according to Diego Costa. The Italian is regarded as one of Europe's top coaches following spells in charge of Juventus and Chelsea. Conte won three consecutive Serie A titles with the Bianconeri and spent two years in England, where he guided the Blues to Premier League and FA Cup success. During his spell at Chelsea, Conte had run-ins with Costa and told the striker via text message that he was not wanted at the club. The Spain international eventually left to return to Atletico Madrid and has been a vocal critic of the coach and Chelsea since ...
‘I’m 15 goals off where I want to be’ – Sterling vows to step up to lethal level with Manchester City
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‘I’m 15 goals off where I want to be’ – Sterling vows to step up to lethal level with Manchester City

The England international believes he can be a more successful goalscorer, but vowed his focus is not on personal success. Raheem Sterling believes he is 15 goals short of where he could be this season as he warned Manchester City have "another level to go". It remains to be seen whether English football can resume amid the coronavirus crisis, or whether it will go the same way as the Netherlands, where the 2019-20 season has been abandoned. Sterling's 20 goals in all competitions for City this term have maintained his consistent high level of contribution to Pep Guardiola's team, even though they have been left standing by runaway leaders Liverpool in the Premier League. And the speedy forward is determined to step up whenever football returns, hungry for more success with last ...
Mikel erred swapping Chelsea for China – AFC Leopards legend Okwemba
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Mikel erred swapping Chelsea for China – AFC Leopards legend Okwemba

The former Kenya international believes the ex-Super Eagles skipper made a big mistake leaving the Blues AFC Leopards legend Charles Okwemba feels former Nigeria international John Obi Mikel made a big mistake by ditching Chelsea for Chinese outfit Tianjin TEDA in 2017. The midfielder played for the Blues from 2006 to 2017 and went on to win the Champions League, Europa League, English Premier League, and FA Cup, among other titles. However, he left for China despite offers from other teams to stay in the UK. "[Mikel] was a solid defensive midfielder, though I don't think his career ended up so well especially after leaving Chelsea," Okwemba told Goal on Friday. "The mistakes he made in his career was going to China, at that stage; he still had a lot to offer. Things took a ne...
Terry recalls Chelsea players ‘crying their eyes out’ when Mourinho was sacked
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Terry recalls Chelsea players ‘crying their eyes out’ when Mourinho was sacked

The former Blues defender has revealed how the squad dealt with the news of the Portuguese manager's dismissal thirteen years ago John Terry has admitted that he broke down in tears with the rest of his Chelsea team-mates after learning of Jose Mourinho's sacking in 2007. Mourinho was drafted in to replace Claudio Ranieri in the Stamford Bridge hot seat back in 2004, after guiding an unfancied Porto side to Champions League glory. The Portuguese famously dubbed himself "the special one" in his first press conference for the Blues, and backed up his comments by transforming the team into the dominant force in English football. Chelsea won back-to-back Premier League titles, one FA Cup and two League Cups under Mourinho's stewardship, setting new standards of excellence in terms of...
Spurs midfielder Dier charged for confronting fan in stands following FA Cup defeat
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Spurs midfielder Dier charged for confronting fan in stands following FA Cup defeat

The England international chased down a supporter who had reportedly been insulting his brother, following a penalty shoot-out loss to Norwich Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier has been charged by the Football Association after he charged into the crowd to confront a supporter after their FA Cup defeat to Norwich City. A statement from the FA read: "Eric Dier has been charged with misconduct. It is alleged that the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder’s actions at the conclusion of the FA Cup fixture against Norwich City on Wednesday March 4 were improper and/or threatening." The FA said the England international has until May 8 to respond to its charge. The England international chased down a supporter who had reportedly been insulting his brother, following a penalty shoot-out loss to Nor...
Chelsea Defeat Everton 4-0 to Seal Top Four Position
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Chelsea Defeat Everton 4-0 to Seal Top Four Position

Chelsea charged to their biggest Premier League win of the season and sealed their place in the top four as Mason Mount and Pedro inspired a 4-0 demolition of Everton on Sunday. Frank Lampard’s side won for just the second time in seven league games thanks to goals from Mount, Pedro, Willian and Olivier Giroud in a masterful display at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea, in fourth place, are now five points clear of fifth-placed Wolves and with nine matches to play they are in pole position to qualify for the Champions League. It was a vibrant end to a much-needed week of good news for Chelsea manager Lampard, whose side knocked out Liverpool out in the FA Cup fifth round on Tuesday. Rocked by a Champions League last 16 hammering by Bayern Munich and a series of spluttering domestic ...
I Want to Crown my Success and Win the FA Cup With Manchester United – Odion Ighalo
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I Want to Crown my Success and Win the FA Cup With Manchester United – Odion Ighalo

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has revealed he dreams of crowning his six months stay at Manchester United with FA Cup victory. 30 year old Ighalo, who was signed from Shanghai Shenhua on a six months loan, has scored three goals since joining United on the last day of the transfer window. The now retired Super Eagles striker scored two goals in United's last game against Derby county and now says he wants to win the FA Cup' “I watched Manchester United in the FA Cup a lot, which was great, and I loved playing in it with Watford. “Now, I want to go far and win it, if possible, to crown my success here with the team.” The 2019 AFCON top scorer will hope to replicate his scoring form when United host Manchester City on Sunday in the Premier League. Meanwhile former ...
Man Utd vs Man City: Solskjaer Reveals How his Players will Approach EPL Derby
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Man Utd vs Man City: Solskjaer Reveals How his Players will Approach EPL Derby

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has disclosed that his players will approach Sunday’s Premier League derby against Manchester City at Old Trafford by controlling their emotions during the encounter. Solskjaer’s side head to the game after defeating Derby County 3-0 in the FA Cup on Thursday. Man United and Man City have beaten each other this season in the Premier League and the Carabao Cup. “When you are at home, you have to open up against a team like Man City, and they will exploit that if you are not 100 percent,” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference as quoted by the club’s official website. “When playing at home at times, you want to show your fans that you can beat your opponent. “Then you open up too many spaces, and that is what we did f...
Rooney Compares Derby County to Man Utd After FA Cup Defeat
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Rooney Compares Derby County to Man Utd After FA Cup Defeat

Derby County striker, Wayne Rooney, has compared the Rams with Manchester United after his side’s FA Cup’s fifth-round 3-0 defeat on Thursday night. The 34-year-old was unable to save Derby County at the iPro Stadium as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men knocked out the Championship side from the FA Cup, thanks to goals from Luke Shaw and a brace from Odion Ighalo. Rooney, a former Manchester United star, said during his time at Old Trafford, the Red Devils always strive to win trophies, and at Derby, they strive to win promotion. “It’s a different league to what I am used to, different ambitions,” Rooney told BT Sport after the game. “At Manchester United, you are always striving to win trophies, and at Derby, we are striving to win promotion. “My role as a coach, having to bal...
Man Utd vs Man City: Ighalo Reveals Expectations From EPL Derby on Sunday
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Man Utd vs Man City: Ighalo Reveals Expectations From EPL Derby on Sunday

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has revealed what he expects when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men tackle Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Premier League derby on Sunday. Ighalo said he expects a ‘tough’ game against Pep Guardiola’s side at the Old Trafford Stadium. The 30-year-old said this on Thursday night after leading Man United to beat Derby County 3-0 in the FA Cup fifth-round encounter The Nigerian striker scored two goals as the Red Devils defeated Derby County at the iPro Stadium to qualified for the FA Cup quarter-final, where they will face Norwich City. Asked what he expects from Man United’s derby clash with Man City, Ighalo told Viaplay Football: “It is going to be a tough game because derby game is always tough. “This is the first derby I am goin...
Arsenal Confirm Four Players to Miss West Ham Clash on Saturday
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Arsenal Confirm Four Players to Miss West Ham Clash on Saturday

Arsenal will be without up to four players for the visit of West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday. Left-back Kieran Tierney has joined full training, but defenders Calum Chambers, Sead Kolasinac and Cedric Soares are all out. Mikel Arteta will also be without midfielder Lucas Torreira, who fractured his ankle during a 2-0 win at Portsmouth in the FA Cup on Monday. An official update on the club’s website read: “Calum Chambers – Left knee. Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Chelsea (h) on 29 December. Successful surgery completed. Rehabilitation process is expected to take between six to nine months. “Sead Kolasinac – Right shoulder. Significant strain to right shoulder joint during Everton (h) on 23 February. Aiming to return to full training b...
Full Footage Of Eric Dier Jumping Into Crowd To Confront Spurs Fan Who Insulted His Brother
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Full Footage Of Eric Dier Jumping Into Crowd To Confront Spurs Fan Who Insulted His Brother

Full footage of Eric Dier jumping into the crowd at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last night has emerged online. After Spurs were knocked out of the FA Cup by Norwich on penalties at the fifth round stag, a shocking video of Dier climbing into the stands begun to do the rounds on social media. And new, longer footage shows the England man walking off the pitch after the game before picking up pace and hurriedly leapt over the advertising boards before making his way up the West Stand lower tier. The fan in question appears to scurry away as an angry Dier approaches, with fans and stewards holding the England midfielder back. In the original video that first circulated, a close-up shot sees Dier yelling, "He's my brother," at the supporter. His manager, Jose Mourinho, would ...
Klopp Blames Fabinho after Chelsea Defeated Liverpool
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Klopp Blames Fabinho after Chelsea Defeated Liverpool

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has blamed midfielder, Fabinho, for the first goal the Reds conceded against Chelsea following their FA Cup fifth-round 2-0 defeat on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge. According to Klopp, the Brazilian international will have to live with the mistake he made that resulted in the first goal. Klopp’s side were knocked out from the competition after two goals from Willian and Ross Barkley. “With Fabinho, he had to play,” Klopp was quoted by Liverpool Echo as saying after the game. “He was the one who had to stay on the pitch and play the game. “You saw better rhythm, but he lost the ball for the first goal, and even an experienced player has to deal with that.” Liverpool will now take on Bournemouth in their next fixture in the Premier Lea...
Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City Discover Opponents in Next Round [Full draw]
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Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City Discover Opponents in Next Round [Full draw]

The draw for the quarter-final of this season’s FA Cup was conducted on Wednesday night. Holders Manchester City are away to Newcastle, as they seek to retain their trophy. Sheffield United welcome Arsenal to Bramall Lane, while Chelsea travel to Leicester City. The final fixture will see Norwich City take on the winner between Manchester United and Derby County, which will be played on Thursday. The matches will be played March FULL DRAW Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal Newcastle vs Man City Norwich vs Derby or Man Utd Leicester vs Chelsea
Derby County vs Man Utd: Michael Owen Predicts Winner of FA Cup cClash
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Derby County vs Man Utd: Michael Owen Predicts Winner of FA Cup cClash

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid star, Michael Owen, has predicted the outcome of the FA Cup fifth-round match between Manchester United and Derby County. Derby County will on Thursday night host Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at the iPro Stadium. Phillip Cocu’s men head to the game after defeating Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 in the Championship last weekend, while United played a 1-1 draw with Everton in the Premier League. “Since his arrival at Derby County from DC United, Wayne Rooney has been a key influence on and off the field for the Championship side,” Owen wrote in his Betvictor column. “Some fans at Old Trafford wished that Rooney had come back to Manchester United instead. “The Man United legend will be keen to torment his old club as they visit Pride Park on Thursda...
Arsenal Confirm Four Senior Players Won’t Feature Against Portsmouth
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Arsenal Confirm Four Senior Players Won’t Feature Against Portsmouth

Arsenal will be without at least four first-team players, when they travel to Portsmouth for an FA Cup fifth round clash on Monday night. The Gunners saw off Bournemouth 2-1 in the last round. Mikel Arteta’s men will be looking to go all the way in the FA Cup, following a shock exit from the Europa League last week at home against Olympiakos. However, Arteta will have to do without several key players. An official update on the club’s official website read: “Calum Chambers – Left knee. Ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Chelsea (h) on December 29. Successful surgery completed. Rehabilitation process expected to take between six and nine months. “Sead Kolasinac – Right shoulder. Significant strain to right shoulder joint during Everton (h) on ...
Everton vs Man Utd: Solskjaer Receives Big Injury Boost on Rashford
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Everton vs Man Utd: Solskjaer Receives Big Injury Boost on Rashford

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, expects to have Marcus Rashford available for the last few games of the season. There were fears Rashford would not play again until next season, after suffering a back injury against Wolves in January. However, latest scan results have offered good news. The 22-year-old could feature in the final three rounds of the Premier League and potential FA Cup and Europa League finals. “The scan came back quite positive. We cant rush it and it’ll probably be another couple of months before we see him but when he’s fit, he will be stronger for it. “He’s around the place, in the dressing-room before games, at half-time. He wants the boys to do well so he can come back and play in the Europa League, the FA Cup Final. He wants to be t...
When Liverpool Will be Crowned Champions after Watford Defeat
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When Liverpool Will be Crowned Champions after Watford Defeat

Liverpool’s bamboozling march to their first Premier League title in 30 years, suffered a minor setback when they were battered 3-0 by Watford on Saturday night. Jurgen Klopp is seeing a Senegalese win games, but at Vicarage Road, it was Ismaila Sarr and not Sadio Mane, that shone like a million stars. Sarr scored twice in the second half and set up Troy Deeney for the last goal, as the Hornets ended Liverpool’s 44-game unbeaten run. The Premier League leaders’ first defeat this season, means they still need 12 points from their final 10 matches to be confirmed champions. If both Liverpool and City keep winning from now on, Liverpool’s chance to secure the fourth win they need will come against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, April 5. However, fixture ch...
Kaka Chooses Between Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes
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Kaka Chooses Between Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes

Brazil legend, Kaka has chosen Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard over Chelsea’s Frank Lampard and former Manchester United star, Paul Scholes. Kaka said he admires Gerrard, who is now the manager at Scottish giants, Rangers. Kaka and Gerard locked horns in the 2005 and 2007 Champions League finals. Kaka, who spoke to Sport Bible as part of their ‘either/or’ series, said: “I like Gerrard. “Because we had this challenge between ourselves in 2005 and 2007, I really admire him. “Of course, Lampard was pretty amazing, Scholes the classic. “But I’ll have Gerrard.” Gerrard, a former England international ,enjoyed a memorable career on Merseyside, winning notable trophies such as the Champions League in 2005 and the FA Cup in both 2000/2001 and 2005/2006.
Arsenal Set to Bring Cazorla Back
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Arsenal Set to Bring Cazorla Back

Arsenal are exploring ways to give Santi Cazorla one last run out in the club’s colours, according to FourFourTwo. Cazorla played for the Gunners for six years and won two FA Cups during that time. The Spaniard, who was a fan favourite amongst the Emirates Stadium faithful, was hit by a career-threatening injury late in his Arsenal career. Cazorla eventually moved back to Spain, where he currently plays for Villarreal. The 35-year-old has previously expressed how sad he was, to have not had a chance to properly say goodbye to Arsenal. The club’s head of football Raul Sanllehi, speaking at a fans’ forum, said he is close to Cazorla’s agent and that they are talking about a possible return.
Wenger Hits Back at Unai Emery Over Comments on Arsenal
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Wenger Hits Back at Unai Emery Over Comments on Arsenal

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has hit back at his successor at the Emirate Stadium, Unai Emery after the Spaniard claimed he inherited the club in decline. Emery took over from Wenger who spent 22 years at the club and left in 2018. Emery had gotten Wenger frustrated when he said that, “Arsenal was a club on a downward slope for two years before I arrived.” “We stopped this fall and even began to rebuild the club with the Europa League final and fifth place in the league…” he told France Football. The Spaniard, who was sacked after a miserable reign in November, offended Wenger by his comments. Wenger dismissed that assertion in response, pointing to their regular finishes in the Premier League top four, as well as their 2017 FA Cup triumph. The Frenchman said...
Liverpool Takes Decision on Re-signing Gerrard Over Premier League Medal
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Liverpool Takes Decision on Re-signing Gerrard Over Premier League Medal

Liverpool’s chief executive, Peter Moore, said the club will not bring back Steven Gerrard, so that he can finally claim a Premier League winners’ medal. A lot of fans have canvassed for their former captain to be re-signed, so he can enjoy winning the prize that eluded him during his playing career. The 39-year-old won the Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup, but only came close to lifting the Premier League trophy. Gerrard retired three years ago and currently coaches Rangers in Scotland. Moore has admitted that bringing him back will be very complicated. He told Soccer Laduma: “Look, we all love Stevie G and we’re all very proud of him for his managerial career, but I keep seeing this ‘bring him in on a five-day contract so he can win a medal’ [but] it just doesn...
Those Saying I Regret Moving to Tottenham Hotspur Only Want to be in the News – Mourinho
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Those Saying I Regret Moving to Tottenham Hotspur Only Want to be in the News – Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has denied that he already regrets joining the club. Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane in November 2019. The Portuguese has won 10 games in his first 19 matches and Spurs are just four points behind the top four places. They have also qualified for the FA Cup fifth round and last 16 of the Champions League. However, former Arsenal star, Paul Merson, claimed Mourinho is already regretting the move. Mourinho tells Sky Sports: “Contrary to some people who want to be in the news and tell things that are not true – I am really happy at the club. “You know me quite well, enough to know that I am really happy. Difficult? yes, but if it was not difficult it wouldn’t ...
Curtis Jones makes history as Liverpool’s youngest ever captain
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Curtis Jones makes history as Liverpool’s youngest ever captain

There was much amusement in the Melwood media room on Monday when the subject of who would captain Liverpool's kids arose. Pedro Chirivella – the oldest and most experienced member of this boys' brigade – seemed the natural choice, given he had fulfilled the role in the Carabao Cup quarter-final at Aston Villa when the senior team were 4,000 miles away in Qatar. The other candidate was Curtis Jones. 'It's a toss of the coin, really,' Neil Critchley, Liverpool's Under 23 head coach observed with a telling smile. 'But if Curtis gives me the coin, you can be sure it will be a double-headed one!' Jones, the hero of round three when he scored a quite magnificent goal to knock Everton out of the competition, grew up in the city centre idolising Steven Gerrard with dreams that he would...
‘They Are Unstoppable’ – Pep Guardiola Concedes EPL Title To Liverpool As Man. City Fall 22 Points Behind
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‘They Are Unstoppable’ – Pep Guardiola Concedes EPL Title To Liverpool As Man. City Fall 22 Points Behind

Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola has accepted defeat in his side's defence of the premier league title they won in 2019, saying he will be focusing on other competitions now, after his side were beaten 2-0 by Jose Mourinho's Tottenham on Sunday night.   Steven Bergwijn scored a debut goal while Heung-min Son's scored again after Manchester City were reduced to 10 men following Oleksandr Zinchenko's red card, leaving Guardiola's side 22 points adrift of leaders Liverpool.   Guardiola, whose team is still in the FA Cup, Carabao Cup final and UEFA Champions league believes the EPL title is all over for him. 'They are far away so they are unstoppable. They have a lot of points, we have dropped points quite similar to today. 'Our targets are to win the re...
Pep Guardiola Apologises To All Man City Fans (See Reason)
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Pep Guardiola Apologises To All Man City Fans (See Reason)

Pep Guardiola said it was never his intention to “offend” Manchester City fans after commenting on their attendance for Sunday’s FA Cup clash against Fulham. City’s fourth-round 4-0 win over Fulham had a crowd of 39,223 at the 55,000-capacity Etihad Stadium. Afterwards, Guardiola said: “Motivation was right and hopefully in the next game against United, our fans can come and make the stadium full. “It was not full. I don’t know why. (Wednesday) gives a chance to go back to Wembley. Hopefully they will support us more.” “Of course I understand that. It’s difficult for the people to do that, it’s not necessary to tell me because I was part of that when I was a little boy with mum and dad. I know exactly what happened. “When I came here I learned how important the leagu...
Young Guns Shine as Arsenal Move into FA Cup Fifth round
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Young Guns Shine as Arsenal Move into FA Cup Fifth round

Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah gave a glimpse of their potential as the youngsters fired their side into the FA Cup fifth round with a 2-1 win against Bournemouth on Monday. Mikel Arteta turned to youth at Dean Court and Saka, Nketiah and Joe Willock repaid the Arsenal manager’s faith with influential displays that secured a trip to third-tier Portsmouth. Saka gave Arsenal an early lead as the 18-year-old full-back bagged his third goal of the season with a superb strike.Nketiah got the second before the interval to ensure Arteta took another step towards emulating his FA Cups triumph as an Arsenal player in 2014 and 2015. Sam Surridge got one back for Bournemouth in the closing minutes, but it was too late to salvage a replay. Languishing in 10th place in th...
Kovacic Reveals Chelsea’s Major Problem Under Frank Lampard
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Kovacic Reveals Chelsea’s Major Problem Under Frank Lampard

  Chelsea midfielder, Mateo Kovacic, has revealed the club’s major problem this season under their manager, Frank Lampard. According to Kovacic, the Blues’ biggest problem this term is that Lampard’s men do not take their chances to score more goals against their opponents. The Croatia international said this while reacting to his side’s FA Cup 2-1 win against Hull City over the weekend. “It was a tough game, as we knew that it would be, but we need to score in the first half two more goals,” Kovacic was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying on Monday. “That’s our problem in this moment but obviously we’re happy to go through. “It was because we didn’t score on time – we had some chances and we didn’t use them. In training, we are working...
FA Cup Fifth Round Draws: Chelsea May Face Liverpool, Arsenal Gets Portsmouth
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FA Cup Fifth Round Draws: Chelsea May Face Liverpool, Arsenal Gets Portsmouth

Chelsea welcomes Liverpool in a tie of the round. Here is the fixtures for the fifth round of the FA Cup. The favorites to go through are the bolded teams, this is based on current form or pedigree. What is your take? Sheffield Wednesday v Man City Reading/Cardiff v Sheffield Utd Chelsea v Shrewsbury/Liverpool West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle/Oxford Leicester v Coventry/Birmingham Northampton/Derby v Manchester United Southampton/Spurs v Norwich Portsmouth v Arsenal