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I'm not a thug, I just do my job
Winning title against Man United not a motivation for Pep's City
Manchester United midfielder Carrick to retire at end of season
Mata is the glue holding Man Utd together - Neville
Liverpool great Carragher apologises for spitting at Man United fan
Barcelona stroll past Malaga without Messi
Emery: Bouncing back from Madrid loss was important for PSG
Hungry OGC Nice football fans protest as match rescheduled to lunchtime
2018-03-20 03:46:38 OGC Nice football fans demonstrated the true importance of food to the French by holding up a banner in protest at a match that was rescheduled to take place during lunchtime.   Read More ...
Fadlu Davids backs Maritzburg United midfielder Siphesihle Ndlovu for Europe
2018-03-16 19:58:59 Maritzburg United head coach Fadlu Davids believes that midfielder Siphesihle Ndlovu has the potential to ply his trade in Europe. Ndlovu has arguably been one of the Premier Soccer League’s standout players this season, helping Maritzburg plot a potential title charge, and looks a shoe-in to walk away with the (PSL) Young player of the Year Award at the end of the 2017/18 season   Read More ...
Liverpool v Man City, Juve v Real in Champions League quarter-finals
2018-03-16 19:47:28 English clubs Liverpool and Manchester City have been drawn against each other, while the last eight also features a repeat of last year's final: Juventus v Real Madrid (1-4). Barcelona (ESP) v AS Roma (ITA) Sevilla (ESP) v Bayern Munich (GER) Juventus (ITA) v Real Madrid (ESP) Liverpool (ENG) v Manchester City (ENG) The first legs will be played on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 April, with the return matches on 10 and 11 April   Read More ...
I'm not a thug, I just do my job
2018-03-13 10:04:12 Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini claims to be unfairly portrayed as an “aggressive player”, with it merely his job to disrupt opponents and win the ball back. The Belgium international has had a habit of collecting cards throughout his career, with an ungainly style often getting him into trouble with referees. He is not afraid to throw his weight around when required, with his physical attributes having been embraced by Everton and United in Premier League and European competition   Read More ...
Video: Man United v Sevilla - Head-to-Head
2018-03-13 10:03:56 ShareClose Comments Manchester United vs Sevilla Head to Head statistics for past results and team performance in Europe UEFA Champions League   Read More ...
David Silva double takes Man City one step closer to title
2018-03-13 10:03:44 MANCHESTER (UNITED KINGDOM) (AFP) - David Silva scored two magnificent goals as Manchester City moved a step closer to their first Premier League title under Pep Guardiola with a comfortable 2-0 victory at struggling Stoke on Monday. After re-establishing a 16-point lead at the top of the table, the latest victory leaves City still with the potential to clinch the title at the start of next month when they host second-placed local rivals United in the Manchester derby   Read More ...
Reus: Every player has their ups and downs - except Messi and Ronaldo
2018-03-13 10:03:42 Marco Reus believes that the injuries that have beset his career in recent years are part of the ups and downs suffered by every footballer - except for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Reus has been a Borussia Dortmund stalwart since returning to his boyhood club from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2012. The forward boasts two Bundesliga Player of the Season awards, although Bayern Munich's domestic dominance means 2016-17's DFB Pokal is his only major title   Read More ...
Alexis’ honeymoon period is over - Man Utd can’t wait for him any longer
2018-03-13 02:02:48 After a poor start to his Red Devils career, the former Arsenal attacker must show his Champions League pedigree against Sevilla It has not exactly been the ideal start to life at Manchester United for Alexis Sanchez, with even Jose Mourinho admitting recently that his January signing has failed to make a real impact thus far. “What is wrong is that he came at the worst moment of the season, in the winter market,” Mourinho claimed   Read More ...
Winning title against Man United not a motivation for Pep's City
2018-03-13 02:02:41 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted beating Manchester United to hoist the Premier League trophy aloft is not a source of motivation for the champions-elect. City moved a step closer to winning the title following Monday's routine 2-0 win against lowly Stoke City, which restored their 16-point lead over neighbours United. With an international break on the horizon, City are next in action against Everton on March 31 before welcoming United to the Etihad Stadium on April 7 – which could see Guardiola's men secure their third Premier League crown and first since 2014   Read More ...
'It's a once in a lifetime opportunity' – Kompany eyes title win against Man United
2018-03-13 02:02:28 Vincent Kompany says Manchester City's squad are well aware they could have a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to win the Premier League title against rivals Manchester United next month. The result edges them closer to their seemingly inevitable Premier League title triumph and restores their 16-point lead over United. Related City are not in league action again until March 31 when they face Everton and then they host their local rivals on April 7, a match in which they could clinch the title   Read More ...
David Silva shines again for Man City despite continuing personal issues
2018-03-13 00:04:19 The midfielder spent last week in Valencia with his wife and young son and will not join his team-mates in Abu Dhabi, but he is there when needed Manchester City are already past the point of having to prove themselves to anybody, in the Premier League at least, but they showed that, yes, they can cut it on a cold, wet night in Stoke   Read More ...
'Worried' Montella expecting Manchester United to attack Sevilla
2018-03-13 00:03:54 Vincenzo Montella acknowledged Manchester United have the players to worry him and he expects his Sevilla side to face a "very offensive" opponent at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Sevilla travel to Manchester having drawn 0-0 with Jose Mourinho's men at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on February 21 in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie. Related United have won all three of their matches since drawing in Seville, including coming from 2-0 down to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 and Saturday's 2-1 triumph over in-form Liverpool   Read More ...
Euro 2016: Russian in French custody over England fan attack
2018-03-12 23:34:56 A Russian man has been taken into custody in Marseille over an attack at the Euro 2016 in which an English football fan was seriously injured. The 31-year-old suspect was handed over to France by Germany, where he was arrested last month. He was not named. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in jail in for attempted homicide and grievous bodily harm   Read More ...
Messi applauded upon return to Barca training after birth of son
2018-03-12 20:06:41 Lionel Messi was welcomed back to Barcelona training ahead of their Champions League match against Chelsea with a round of applause following the birth of his son, Ciro. Messi missed Barca's routine 2-0 win over Malaga on Saturday, with the club initially stating he was absent for "personal reasons". Related Ciro is Messi's third child with wife Antonella Roccuzzo, following Thiago (2012) and Mateo (2015)   Read More ...
Herrera wants Man Utd Champions League bargain if City take Premier League title
2018-03-12 18:06:23 Ander Herrera would happily concede the Premier League title to Manchester City in exchange for Champions League glory at Manchester United. The Red Devils remain 13 points adrift of their arch-rivals in the battle for domestic supremacy, with the English top-flight crown seemingly destined to take up residence at the Etihad Stadium. Conceding defeat in pursuit of that prize is not easy for United, but Jose Mourinho’s side do have other avenues to silverware open to them   Read More ...
Manchester United vs Sevilla: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview
2018-03-12 18:06:18 Manchester United host Sevilla on Tuesday for the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie. The 0-0 draw in the reverse leg of the fixture sees United go into the decider as favourites, having lost just once on home soil so far this season. Sevilla themselves have become something of European specialists lately, however, having picked up three back-to-back Europa League titles from 2013-14 to 2015-16   Read More ...
The night that Chelsea made Messi cry
2018-03-12 18:06:14 The west Londoners secured a 2-2 draw with 10 men at Camp Nou in 2012 to end the Catalans' hopes of a third Champions League crown under Pep Guardiola It was a night of collective sadness at Camp Nou. Lionel Messi missed a penalty and ended up in tears as Chelsea broke Barcelona's hearts in a 2-2 draw which was the beginning of the end for Pep Guardiola's great side   Read More ...
Manchester United midfielder Carrick to retire at end of season
2018-03-12 16:09:48 Michael Carrick will call time on his professional career at the end of this season, the Manchester United and England midfielder has confirmed. The 36-year-old club captain has featured sparingly for United this season, having been sidelined earlier in the campaign due to a heart scare. He returned to action last month but, speaking at a news conference ahead of Tuesday's Champions League last-16 match against Sevilla, Carrick confirmed the current campaign will be his last   Read More ...
Mourinho blasts back at 'worst manager in history' De Boer over Rashford criticism
2018-03-12 16:09:21 Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has blasted back at “worst manager in the history of the Premier League” Frank de Boer following criticism of his handling of Marcus Rashford. The man sacked by Crystal Palace just four top-flight fixtures into the 2017-18 campaign has questioned the methods being used at Old Trafford to bring the best out of an exciting talent   Read More ...
Marcus Rashford, Eden Hazard and the Goal Pressure Index Team of the Week
2018-03-12 16:09:08 Marcus Rashford was the difference. Manchester United and Liverpool resumed their historic rivalry at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime in a mouth-watering clash that was always set to be decided by the narrowest of margins. United boss Jose Mourinho once again sent his side out to nullify a rampant Liverpool attack that had been taking the Premier League by storm all season   Read More ...
Real Madrid vs. PSG | 2017-18 UEFA Champions League Highlights
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Mata is the glue holding Man Utd together - Neville
2018-03-12 14:04:07 Juan Mata has emerged as “a very important player” at Manchester United, says Gary Neville, with the Spaniard capable of being the “glue” which holds Jose Mourinho’s side together. The Red Devils have enjoyed a productive 2017-18 campaign, but they have not always been as consistent as they would like. Mourinho has also faced accusations of being overly defensive at times, with United considered to place too much emphasis on keeping things tight and not enough on working through the lines   Read More ...
How often do teams who draw 0-0 away in the first leg of a Champions League tie go through?
2018-03-12 14:04:00 Manchester United host Sevilla at Old Trafford on Tuesday looking to complete the job of qualifying for the Champions League quarter-finals. In the first leg in Spain last month, United forged few opportunities until very late in the game and amassed all of one shot on target in the whole 90 minutes as they prioritised their quest for a clean sheet and came away with a 0-0 draw   Read More ...
Man City Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Stoke City
2018-03-12 14:03:57 Manchester City travel to Stoke City on Monday night as they look to take another step towards wrapping up the Premier League title. Four more wins will do the job for City and they can start at the bet365 Stadium against the 19th-placed Potters. MAN CITY INJURIES Sergio Aguero will miss the game after picking up a knee injury in training over the weekend   Read More ...
Manchester United v Sevilla Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions
2018-03-12 14:03:46 Manchester United will be feeling confident in the second leg of this Champions League round of 16 tie after overcoming Liverpool at Old Trafford over the weekend. In the four games following the first leg, Sevilla have lost two and won two, showing grave inconsistencies in their performances. Jose Mourinho’s men are to qualify for the quarter finals of this year’s competition, while Sevilla are priced at with dabblebet   Read More ...
Pogba misses Man Utd training to cast doubt over Sevilla showing
2018-03-12 14:03:37 Paul Pogba was forced to sit out Manchester United training on Monday, casting doubt over his involvement in their Champions League clash with Sevilla. The France international midfielder was a late withdrawal from the Red Devils fold to face Liverpool in Premier League competition on Saturday. A knock picked up in training kept him out of that match, although United were able to pick up a 2-1 victory in his absence   Read More ...
Klopp feeling 'massively rubbish' about Liverpool mistakes
2018-03-12 12:02:42 The Reds suffered a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in their latest outing, with a disappointing display at Old Trafford frustrating all concerned Jurgen Klopp admits he is feeling “massively rubbish” after seeing mistakes cost Liverpool in a 2-1 defeat to arch-rivals Manchester United. The Reds headed to Old Trafford in confident mood and perched just two points behind their old adversaries in the Premier League table   Read More ...
Video: Mourinho confirms Pogba could miss Sevilla game
2018-03-12 10:04:32 ShareClose Comments Jose Mourinho said he doesn't know whether Paul Pogba will be ready for Manchester United's Champions League game against Sevilla The 24-year-old missed Manchester United's win over Liverpool on Saturday with a thigh injury sustained in training on Friday.   Read More ...
Rashford doesn't need Man Utd absence explained by Mourinho
2018-03-12 10:04:18 Marcus Rashford says he is mature enough to need no explanation from Jose Mourinho for his absence from a Manchester United starting XI. The 20-year-old forward has been a regular in his manager’s plans this season, but has not always been used from the off. Heading into a meeting with arch-rivals Liverpool on Saturday, Rashford had not started a Premier League fixture since Boxing Day   Read More ...
Mourinho happy with referee's decision to not send off Klopp
2018-03-12 06:02:31 Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho defended Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool manager left his technical area to fume at defender Dejan Lovren on Saturday. Klopp charged down the Old Trafford touch line to berate Lovren late in his side's 2-1 defeat. The German avoided being sent off by Craig Pawson, and Mourinho praised the referee for his decision. Related "Probably you are not expecting my answer — I'm happy with the decision," Mourinho said during his post-match news conference   Read More ...
Liverpool great Carragher apologises for spitting at Man United fan
2018-03-12 02:01:40 Jamie Carragher apologised for spitting at a 14-year-old Manchester United fan in the wake of Liverpool's 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford on Saturday. Carragher played as a professional for Liverpool for 17 years after breaking into the first-team squad in 1996 and went on to feature in some feisty matches against the club's great rivals United. Now working in the media, Carragher was covering Saturday's encounter at Old Trafford and then found himself involved in an unseemly incident on the motorway afterwards   Read More ...
Arsenal v Watford Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions
2018-03-11 16:02:50 Arsenal host Watford on Sunday afternoon at the Emirates Stadium as uncertainty lingers over the future of Arsene Wenger despite Thursday’s 2-0 Europa League victory at AC Milan. The visiting Hornets were just four points above the Premier League relegation zone when Javi Gracia took over in January, but such is their turnaround that victory in North London would leave them only six points shy of the Gunners   Read More ...
'A pity Mourinho is Rashford's manager' - De Boer believes Man Utd star's development is hindered
2018-03-11 14:04:50 Frank de Boer believes that Jose Mourinho is the wrong manager for Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford. The 20-year-old forward scored twice in a vibrant display as the Red Devils beat their bitter rivals Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday. The encounter with the Reds marked Rashford's first start of the year in the Premier League, and he has struggled somewhat to maintain the momentum he gained from his electric start to life at Old Trafford two seasons ago   Read More ...
Barcelona stroll past Malaga without Messi
2018-03-11 13:02:05 MADRID (AFP) - Lionel Messi was away attending the birth of his son but Barcelona still had more than enough to beat 10-man Malaga 2-0 on Saturday and move 11 points clear at the top of La Liga. Messi was watching the game on a television in hospital as Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho put his team two up inside half an hour at La Rosaleda Stadium, before Samuel Garcia was sent off in the 30th minute for a dangerous tackle on Jordi Alba   Read More ...
Emery: Bouncing back from Madrid loss was important for PSG
2018-03-11 08:03:10 Paris Saint-Germain head coach Unai Emery said the French giants needed to beat Metz following their Champions League elimination against Real Madrid. PSG failed to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League after titleholders Madrid travelled to Paris and won 2-1 Tuesday to seal a 5-2 aggregate victory. It increased the pressure on under-fire boss Emery but the Ligue 1 leaders responded with a 5-0 rout of Metz Saturday   Read More ...
Messi anuncia el nacimiento de Ciro, su tercer hijo
2018-03-11 05:00:44 Lionel Messi y su esposa Antonella Rocuzzo se convirtieron este sábado en padres por tercera ocasión, después del nacimiento de su hijo Ciro, anunció el delantero del FC Barcelona, que se perdió por ese motivo el partido de su equipo este sábado ante el Málaga (victoria 2-0). “¡Bienvenido Ciro! Gracias a Dios salió todo perfecto. La mamá y él están muy bien   Read More ...
Rashford hits double as Man Utd hold off Liverpool
2018-03-11 02:31:09 MANCHESTER (UNITED KINGDOM) (AFP) - Marcus Rashford scored twice in the first 25 minutes as Manchester United held off a Liverpool fightback to move five points clear of their visitors in second place in the Premier League with a 2-1 win at Old Trafford. United also close to within 13 points of Manchester City, but barring a late season collapse by the runaway league leaders that gap looks unbridgeable   Read More ...
Malaga 0 Barcelona 2: Suarez and Coutinho cheer absent father Messi
2018-03-11 00:04:06 Barcelona made light of Lionel Messi's absence and continued their march towards LaLiga glory with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Malaga. Typically, Messi was Barca's match-winning hero when Ernesto Valverde's side beat nearest rivals Atletico Madrid 1-0 last weekend, but sat this one out after his wife gave birth to the couple's third child. At 2-0 loss at La Rosaleda last April landed a damaging blow against Barcelona's title defence last season, but this Malaga find themselves rooted hopelessly to the bottom of LaLiga   Read More ...
Gary Neville hits out at Bailly after howler in Manchester United's win
2018-03-11 00:03:58 A first-half brace from Marcus Rashford was enough for the Old Trafford outfit to see off Jurgen Klopp’s men in Saturday’s English Premier League tie. Related The 23-year-old defender who returned to the starting XI for the first time since November 5 against Chelsea, saw the howler shadow his fine defensive performances. He turned a Sadio Mane cross into his own net in the 66th minute and the Red Devils legend has slammed the centre-back for his ‘messy’ approach to the cross that needed only ‘a simple clearance’   Read More ...
Messi misses Barca match 'for baby's birth'
2018-03-11 00:02:46 BARCELONA (AFP) - Lionel Messi has pulled out of Barcelona's squad for Saturday's La Liga match at Malaga with reports saying the birth of his third child is imminent. he club tweeted: "Change to the squad. Messi is out for personal reasons and Yerry Mina takes his place." Messi's wife Antonella Roccuzzo is expecting a boy, a brother to five-year-old Thiago and Mateo, who is two   Read More ...