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Rashford signs long-term contract with Man United
Rashford signs long-term contract with Man United

Britain Football Soccer - England v Australia - International Friendly - Stadium of Light, Sunderland - 27/5/16 England's Marcus Rashford applauds fans as he is substituted off for Ross Barkley (not pictured) Action Images via Reuters / Lee Smith LivepicREUTERS - Striker Marcus Rashford has signed a new contract at Manchester United which will keep him at Old Trafford until 2020 with an option to extend for a further year, the club said on their

May 30 2016
Champions Leicester set to sign Hanover keeper Zieler
Champions Leicester set to sign Hanover keeper Zieler

Football Soccer - FC Ingolstadt 04 v Hanover 96 - German Bundesliga - Audi Sportpark, Ingolstadt, Germany 23/04/16 Hanover 96's Ron-Robert Zieler fails to make a save REUTERS/Michael DalderREUTERS - English Premier League champions Leicester City are set to make Hanover 96 goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler their first signing of this transfer window.The 27-year-old made 36 appearances for the Bundesliga's bottom club this season but could not save

May 30 2016
Rodriguez prepared to fight for his place at Real
Rodriguez prepared to fight for his place at Real

Football Soccer - Deportivo v Real Madrid - Spanish Liga BBVA - Riazor stadium, A Coruna, Spain - 14/05/16 Real Madrid's James Rodriguez reacts during match. REUTERS/Miguel VidalMADRID, (Reuters) - Colombian international James Rodriguez sees his future at the Bernabeu stadium despite getting a lot less game time for Real Madrid in his second season.The 24-year-old attacking midfielder scored 17 goals and contributed 17 assists in 43 starts in th

May 30 2016
Barcelona offer Juan Mata escape route out of Mourinho's Manchester United - reports
Barcelona offer Juan Mata escape route out of Mourinho's Manchester United - reports

Juan Mata could replace an ageing Andres Iniesta at BarcelonaBarcelona have made their interest in Juan Mata known to the Manchester United star, who is keen on leaving Old Trafford following the arrival of Jose Mourinho as manager. The Spaniard could be the subject of a sensational summer swoop, with the Catalans hoping that Mata’s unsettlement will allow them to obtain a ready-made alternative to Andres Iniesta on the cheap.According to a

May 30 2016
Stoke chairman unhappy over agent fees
Stoke chairman unhappy over agent fees

Football Soccer - Everton v Stoke City - Barclays Premier League - Goodison Park - 28/12/15 Stoke Chairman Peter Coates Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine Livepic(Reuters) - Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has urged Premier League clubs to reach an agreement over setting a cap for ever-increasing agent fees but he is not optimistic that any changes will happen in the near future.England's top-flight clubs spent over 46.5 million pounds ($67

Reports: Jose Mourinho wants Rio Ferdinand as a coach at Manchester United
Reports: Jose Mourinho wants Rio Ferdinand as a coach at Manchester United

One legend in one legend out?It’s only been less than a week since Jose Mourinho was appointed as Manchester United’s manager and already the Portuguese has made plans to restructure the team and the backroom staff.According to Dailymail, the manager wants to hire retired legend Rio Ferdinand as part of his coaching set-up at the club. Ferdinand spent 12 long years at the Red Devils and formed one of the strongest centre bac

May 30 2016
Terry backs Mourinho to succeed at Manchester United
Terry backs Mourinho to succeed at Manchester United

Britain Soccer Football - Chelsea v Leicester City - Barclays Premier League - Stamford Bridge - 15/5/16 Chelsea's John Terry acknowledges fans after the game Reuters / Eddie Keogh Livepic(Reuters) - Chelsea captain John Terry expects Jose Mourinho to be a success at Manchester United, saying the Portuguese is the right manager to lead the 13-time Premier League champions back into contention for major honours.Mourinho, who was named as Louis van

May 30 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo adamant Real Madrid is his future; wants more success
Cristiano Ronaldo adamant Real Madrid is his future; wants more success

Soccer Football - Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final - Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid, Spain - 29/5/16 Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale pose with the Champions League trophy during a victory ceremony. REUTERS/Susana VeraBy Richard MartinMILAN (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo is hungry for even more silverware with Real Madrid after winning the Champions League on Saturday for the third ti

May 30 2016
Roy Keane lashes out at Mourinho, labelling Manchester United manager 'irritating'
Roy Keane lashes out at Mourinho, labelling Manchester United manager 'irritating'

Roy Keane has previous with new Manchester United manager Jose MourinhoRoy Keane has branded Jose Mourinho ‘irritating’, while hitting out at the newly-appointed Manchester United manager claiming the Portuguese tactician was not his ‘cup of tea’. The Irishman is a bonafide Manchester United legend but was not shy about his distaste for Mourinho, although he did concede that the Portuguese manager might bring success back

May 29 2016
Koeman criticises Man United over van Gaal treatment
Koeman criticises Man United over van Gaal treatment

London, May 29 (IANS) Legendary Netherlands defender Ronald Koeman has lashed out at former English Premier League (EPL) champions Manchester United for their treatment of recently sacked manager Louis van Gaal.United announced van Gaal's removal as manager in the immediate aftermath of their FA Cup final victory over Crystal Palace -- the club's first trophy in three seasons.Praising van Gaal for maintaining his dignity despite the circu

May 29 2016
Pioneers or Puritans?  The ‘Philosophy’ of Manchester United
Pioneers or Puritans? The ‘Philosophy’ of Manchester United

Mourinho has taken over from Louis van Gaal for the managerial role at Manchester United 105 x 68 metres. That is the standard measurement for a football pitch in the Barclays Premier League. In the 2014-15 season, only three teams failed to comply with the specifications, enshrined under rule K21. Tellingly, Manchester United were not amongst the outliers. The Old Trafford turf, touted as an expansive savannah hosting leonine wingers pranci

May 29 2016
Wayne Rooney still has a future at Manchester United, and can lead them for years to come
Wayne Rooney still has a future at Manchester United, and can lead them for years to come

Wayne RooneyOver the last few decades, Manchester United has been blessed with some of the greatest players to have ever played in the Premier League. Goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards – the Manchester United faithful have had the opportunity to witness stalwarts in every part of the pitch.But there are some who stand above the rest, considering their longevity and the dedication with which they've led their ent

May 29 2016
Is Jose Mourinho the right man for Manchester United?
Is Jose Mourinho the right man for Manchester United?

Jose MourinhoThe days of Louis Van Gaal as the manager are over now. Manchester United’s net spend during Van Gaal’s reign was around 150 million as he signed 13 players during his two years in charge. His philosophy was hugely criticised as United failed to create many clear cut chances even though they had the majority of the possession. He played his players out of their favoured positions and was largely at fault for Uni

May 29 2016
5 lowest points of Louis van Gaal's Manchester United reign
5 lowest points of Louis van Gaal's Manchester United reign

The right manager at the wrong time: Louis van GaalIt's been a really long and eventful week for Manchester United fans as well as players and officials. There was the shared record of the 12th FA Cup, Louis van Gaal’s sacking (which in my opinion was handled very poorly) and then the inevitable appointment of Jose Mourinho at the helm. Ardent fans of Manchester United seem very happy to be relieved of Van

May 29 2016
Credentials of the elite Premier League 2016-17 managers
Credentials of the elite Premier League 2016-17 managers

Despite being the most competitive league in Europe, the English Premier League is considered sub-par when compared to La-Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A. In terms of quality, the La Liga boasts of football giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, Bundesliga hosts Bayern Munich and Serie A has Juventus to show for. The Premier League once had its mascot in Manchester United standing among the European elitists, but those days are long gone.At present,

May 29 2016
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