Looking to have a flutter on the Champion’s League? We’ve got you covered with this handy infographic that lets you know all the odds going in. From Group A to Group H, we’ve got the chances of them winning as the bookies see it. Manchester United’s looking good with a solid chance, helped in no small part by the great performance of Romelu Lukaku, could he be in the running for top goal scorer? Read Full Post…
Monaco winger Thomas Lemar says that he is extremely happy to remain at the French club after watching his £92 million move to Arsenal collapse on the transfer deadline day.
The French winger has been a target for Arsenal throughout the summer, but the Gunners did not make a solid bid until the transfer deadline day. Barcelona and Liverpool had been showing plenty of interest in the player throughout the summer, but it was the latter who came in with official offer. Liverpool came up with an offer valued at around £65 million, but it was rejected by Monaco. Read Full Post…
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists that Blues boss Antonio Conte can use the loss of Nemanja Matic as an excuse for failing to challenge for the Premier League.
The Serbia international made a surprise switch north earlier last month after United finalised a £40m fee with their west London counterparts.
Since then, Blues boss Antonio Conte has cited that he did not sanction the sale of Matic, and the midfielder’s departure is a great loss for the reigning champions. The Italian coach also felt that the Blues are in a transition phase, and they could struggle to retain the Premier League crown this term.
In response to Conte, Mourinho was in an unforgiving mood stressing that the Blues have sorted out their issue with the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko, who could be joined by Danny Drinkwater. The Special One also insisted that his former club have strengthened significantly this summer, and they are strong contenders to fight on all four fronts this campaign. Read Full Post…
Former Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic has yet to call quits on his playing career despite his recent release from Manchester United.
The 35-year-old celebrated a Europa League and EFL Cup double with the Red Devils last season while bagging 28 goals in the process.
The veteran striker initial had his doubters prior to his switch to the Premier League, but he proved everyone wrong after he made a robust start to maiden English campaign. At 35, most players would be eyeing a potential coaching role, but Ibrahimovic has managed to keep up his fitness to earn himself a regular role in the starting lineup.
Ibrahimovic sustained a double cruciate ligament damage during the Europa League quarter-finals against Anderlecht, and this eventually played a part in his release from Old Trafford. The big Swede underwent a successful surgery following the injury, but the club were not willing to wait for his recovery which could only be complete in January next year.
The former Paris Saint-Germain posted a picture on Instagram last week where he teased the fans with a video of him kicking the ball, and agent Mino Raiola hints that the veteran still has two years in him in European football, he said, via Metro:”Many clubs have asked for Zlatan. He can play two more years and will stay in Europe, 100%.” Read Full Post…
By going on a signing spree with the window yet to be officially opened, Manchester City have shown a lot of intent as to what they expect from their team and coach and to a large extent signalling to the rest of the Premier League of their desire to take next season by storm.
After joining the squad last summer, Guardiola was made to first work with the players he met on ground, at least to determine if they will fit into his long term plans and by a stretch it is safe to say the Spaniard ended the season with only a handful of them assured of inclusion come next season. Read Full Post…
Sunderland would have to search for a new coach following the resignation of manager David Moyes.
After they were relegated from the top flight to the Championship, Moyes decided to throw in the towel.
After the Black Cats lost to Bournemouth in April, their relegation was confirmed. The result of that game ended their decade long stay in the Premier League.
Moyes met with the board of the club at a meeting in London on Monday. There, the former Everton manager told the chairman Ellis Short of his decision to leave the club.
Many expected the manager to go the path of Rafa Benitez in helping the club return to the top flight as soon as possible. Moyes wished the players and his successor well in bringing the club back to the top division.
Sam Allardyce had exited the team last year to manage the Three Lions when Moyes came in. The former Manchester United coach failed to steer the ship well as the team finished bottom of the league.
Short said the exit of Moyes is “difficult” as he had chased his signature for “a considerable period” before his appointment last summer. He added that the Scot was not taking compensation, referring to it as a “testament of his character.” Short added that the management would reflect on their future and then work on recruitment. Read Full Post…
Manchester United have extended the deal with Jesse Lingard.
The club and the player’s rep agreed to a four-year deal with an option of an extra year. The new deal will see Lingard earn three times his wages in the range of £100,000 a week.
Lingard had a year on his former deal before both parties agreed to extend it. The home-grown talent joined the club’s academy when he was seven years. He developed with the youth team, getting his first pro deal in 2011.
The 24-year old established himself in the first team under former manager Louis van Gaal. His previous experiences at Leicester City, Birmingham City, Brighton and Derby County helped him grow. He had his debut in the senior team against the Swans on the opening day of the 2014/15 season. Since then he has gone on to play 70 times and scoring 11 goals.
“Manchester United has always been a big part of my life. I have been with the club since the age of seven and I feel great pride every time I pull the shirt on. Read Full Post…
Legends of football from the Brazilian National team, Roberto Carlos and Ronaldo have expressed their disappointment over ex-Real Madrid teammate Michael Owen’s joke over the former striker’s weight issues.
The trio were reunited and seen together at the Bernabeu while they watched Cristiano Ronaldo receive his fourth Ballon d’Or Award.
Attention was then turned to Owen who had tweeted a picture of himself and Ronaldo with the caption: “I thought I was putting the pounds until I saw my old mate Ronnie!”
Angry reactions from football fans with so much slamming Michael Owen for his comments and one user writing: “Don’t disrespect a man that you are not worthy of.”
Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos in his response to Owen’s joke, he is not happy. Carlos and Ronaldo are good team friends. They both played alongside for Los Blancos and the Brazil National team, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that he had to cover up for an old colleague. Read Full Post…