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7 players Manchester United missed out on signing
7 players Manchester United missed out on signing

Manchester United are England's most successful club in terms of trophies won and more often than not, have their way, when they are in for a player. It is not often that a footballer isn't swayed by the opportunity to play for a club with such history and tradition like the Red Devils.Yet, that hasn't stopped them from missing out on their transfer targets at the eleventh hour. While some of them haven't been sorely fel

May 27 2016
5 biggest stars who got relegated this season
5 biggest stars who got relegated this season

Townsend’s form for Newcastle helped him get recalled to the England squad for the upcoming EuroDropping down to a lower league is always a painful experience for any club. The obvious loss of money associated with the top flight can impact the status of the club. However, the biggest issue for any club that gets relegated is dealing with the loss of players.Often, clubs that get relegated lose their best performers to clubs that stay

May 26 2016
Van Gaal got what he deserved at Man United, says Gullit
Van Gaal got what he deserved at Man United, says Gullit

Britain Football Soccer - Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth - Barclays Premier League - Old Trafford - 17/5/16 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal applauds fans during a lap of honour after the gameAction Images via Reuters / Carl Recine /File PhotoLivepicREUTERS - Manchester United were right to sack Louis van Gaal after the club failed to qualify for next season's Champions League, according to his fellow Dutchman Ruud Gullit.Van Gaal, w

May 26 2016
Benitez has full control over football matters at Newcastle
Benitez has full control over football matters at Newcastle

Britain Football Soccer - Newcastle United - Rafael Benitez Press Conference - St James' Park - 25/5/16 Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez during the press conference Action Images via Reuters / Lee Smith Livepic (Reuters) - Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has been assured full control of football-related decisions by the club's hierarchy as he aims for the side's immediate return to the Premier League.The 56-year old signed a three-

May 26 2016
Benitez signs three-year deal to stay at relegated Newcastle
Benitez signs three-year deal to stay at relegated Newcastle

Britain Soccer Football - Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur - Barclays Premier League - St James' Park - 15/5/16 Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez applauds fans after the game Action Images via Reuters / Lee Smith LivepicLONDON (Reuters) - Rafael Benitez has signed a three-year contract to stay on as Newcastle United manager, after agreeing to lead their quest for an immediate return to the Premier League, the club said on Wednesday."The love I

Newcastle under Benitez should look to Leicester, Wijnaldum says
Newcastle under Benitez should look to Leicester, Wijnaldum says

Britain Soccer Football - Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur - Barclays Premier League - St James' Park - 15/16 - 15/5/16 Newcastle fans with a banner in support of manager Rafael Benitez Action Images via Reuters / Lee SmithREUTERS - Newcastle United should look to champions Leicester City as they try to get back into the Premier League under manager Rafael Benitez, Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has said.Leicester finished 10 points

May 24 2016
Jose Mourinho’s record against big Premier League clubs
Jose Mourinho’s record against big Premier League clubs

Jose Mourinho is probably on his way to UnitedJose Mourinho, who was controversially sacked by Chelsea following a dismal start to the campaign is all set to come back to the Premier League by joining as the new manager at Manchester United, succeeding Louis van Gaal. Mourinho has several records in the Premier League that any manager would be proud to have.For starters, he is the manager with the highest win percentage in the entire Premier Leag

May 23 2016
From La Liga to England's second tier: A year in the life of the enigmatic Rafael Benitez
From La Liga to England's second tier: A year in the life of the enigmatic Rafael Benitez

Rafa Benitez was a surprise name for the Newcastle manager’s roleFootball wouldn’t be half the fun it usually is without some of the eccentric characters it houses.Whether it’s the pithy one-liners they rattle off on cue, the complex philosophies they spew out or the flashy sideline identities they harbour to get them through the seasons, the off-centre dramatis personae who populate the world of football really help make i

May 23 2016
Stats: Which Premier League club's teenagers played the most minutes in 2015/16?
Stats: Which Premier League club's teenagers played the most minutes in 2015/16?

Marcus Rashford (L) and Anthony Martial (R) together scored 16 goals for Manchester United in the leagueYet another season has come to an end with an all-new champion in the Premier League as Leicester City upset the odds and surprised everyone by winning the title with two games to spare. After taking the lead in mid-January, the Foxes never surrendered their no.1 spot to go all the way and become only the sixth club to lift a Premier Leagu

May 22 2016
Stats: Which English clubs have won the most trophies?
Stats: Which English clubs have won the most trophies?

Manchester United are almost level with rivals Liverpool on trophy countAfter Manchester United won the FA Cup with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Wembley, they moved one step closer to Liverpool’s haul of overall trophies. The Red Devils’ record-equaling 12th FA Cup (now level with Arsenal) is the 40th trophy they have won since the club was formed. Liverpool still lead the way with 41 trophies which include 5 E

May 22 2016
5 managers who were sacked this season and why
5 managers who were sacked this season and why

Mourinho must be wondering what went wrongThe job of a football manager is one of the hardest one there is. Playing Football Manager might make you feel otherwise, managing a club takes a lot from the manager as even the best of the lot have had to face the embarrassment of getting the axe.So far, among top managers, only Pep Guardiola remains the one who hasn’t yet tasted the bitter flavor of sacking. However, Carlo Ancelotti is of the opi

May 21 2016
Townsend keen to repay Hodgson by making final Euro cut
Townsend keen to repay Hodgson by making final Euro cut

Britain Football Soccer - Newcastle United v Crystal Palace - Barclays Premier League - St James' Park - 30/4/16 Newcastle's Andros Townsend looks dejected after a missed chance Action Images via Reuters / Lee Smith/ Livepic/ FilesREUTERS - Winger Andros Townsend is keen to repay England manager Roy Hodgson's faith in him by making the cut for the final 23-man squad for next month's European Championship in France.Townsend, 24, was included in En

May 20 2016
Former France winger Ginola in hospital after collapse - report
Former France winger Ginola in hospital after collapse - report

Former footballer David Ginola from France speaks at a press conference where he announced his campaign to stand for the FIFA presidency in London, January 16, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall(Reuters) - Former France winger David Ginola collapsed during a celebrity golf day on the French Riviera on Thursday and was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Monaco, French media has reported.The 49-year-old fell to the ground at the home of the tournament orga

May 20 2016
FA Cup: Clubs with most appearances in finals
FA Cup: Clubs with most appearances in finals

Arsenal are the defending champions, having won the FA Cup for two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015First held in 1871, the FA Cup is the oldest formally organised and recognised football competition in the world. It is also the premier knockout club competition in English football.The FA Cup is notorious for its upsets and gives the chance to clubs from lower leagues to compete for major honours with the big guns of English football. In the pas

May 19 2016
Mike Ashley: The man responsible for Newcastle United's relegation
Mike Ashley: The man responsible for Newcastle United's relegation

Newcastle United were relegated even before they played Tottenham in their final gameAfter watching their club dance painfully, time and again, with the drop, Newcastle fans have finally been put out of their misery. The club has been relegated to the Championship, despite a late-season revival under the experienced Rafa Benitez.Although there are questions regarding the Spaniard’s commitment to the club, one thing is certain – N

May 19 2016
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