Tuesday, January 16, 2018

David Moyes insists Chelsea have not approached West Ham over Andy Carroll transfer

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David Moyes insists Chelsea have not approached West Ham over Andy Carroll transfer
David Moyes insists Chelsea have not approached West Ham over Andy Carroll transfer
The West Ham boss' comments came after his side's 1-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup

Monday, January 15, 2018

Player Ratings: Manchester United 3-0 Stoke City

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Player Ratings: Manchester United 3-0 Stoke City

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Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United notched an important victory at Old Trafford in the Premier League after cruising past Stoke City 3-0.

Goals from Antonio Valencia, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku won the game for United.

Here’s how Jose’s men fared during the crucial home tie.

David de Gea: 7

Had another clean sheet to his name and denied Shaqiri by a brilliant save before the break.

Antonio Valencia: 7

Scored the opener after coming back from an injury-layoff. He made good runs down the right.

Chris Smalling: 6

Took time to settle in as he looked out of positions at times early on.

Phil Jones: 7

Continued his good form in the defence especially in set pieces and ball retention.

Luke Shaw: 7

Like Valencia, Shaw bombed forward on the left and looked composed with the ball while defending.

Nemanja Matic: 6

Had a better game off late and it showed how much good the break did for him.

Paul Pogba: 7

Another impressive display by the Frenchman as he showcased his skillset to perfection.

Juan Mata: 7

Created some beautiful pockets and spaces outside the box. Linked up well with the attackers.

Jesse Lingard: 6

Looked effective at times but was a bit shoddy with some misplaced passes.

Anthony Martial: 8

Was on the scoresheet and it was a delightful finish on the top corner as he lit up the left-wing position.

Romelu Lukaku: 8

Another fantastic display that marked a lot of work, physicality and presence of mind. Scored his 11th goal in the process.

Substitutes:

Marcus Rashford: 6

Had a chance after coming on but it was easy for Butland to save. Looked lively though.

Marouane Fellaini: 6

Had a decent show for the final 10 minutes in midfield.

Scott McTominay: 5.5

No notable impact after coming in the end.

 

Written by Rajdeep Saha 

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What TV channel is Manchester United vs Stoke on? Kick-off time, team news, odds and predictions

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What TV channel is Manchester United vs Stoke on? Kick-off time, team news, odds and predictions
What TV channel is Manchester United vs Stoke on? Kick-off time, team news, odds and predictions
What time is Manchester United vs Stoke? How to stream the game. Injury updates and bookmakers' odds.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Oxlade-Chamberlain, Son Heung-Min, Harry Kane in Team of the Weekend

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Oxlade-Chamberlain, Son Heung-Min, Harry Kane in Team of the Weekend
Harry Kane continued his superb scoring form with a brace in Tottenham's big win over Everton. After each round of Premier League fixtures, ESPN FC brings you its Team of the Weekend. Our panel of experts carefully selects 11 star performers along with a manager. Do you agree or disagree? You can have your say on those picked or overlooked in the comments section at the foot of the article or on Twitter using the hashtag #ESPNFCTOTW. ESPN FC's Premier League Team of the Weekend. Goalkeeper: Ultimately it was not enough for all three points but Lukasz Fabiaski's heroics in the Swansea goal were enough to claim a decent draw at Newcastle....

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Big Transfer Battle: Conte And Mourinho Fight For £53m Signing

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Big Transfer Battle: Conte And Mourinho Fight For £53m Signing

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Jose Mourinho is set to clash his horns with Antonio Conte again, but this time in the transfer division. The Portuguese tactician has now registered his interest over the Juventus left-back Alex Sandro.

The 54-year-old has been bothered by the shortage of supplies for operating on the left back position since his advent to Old Trafford.

However, the prestigious gaffer believes the £53 million-rated Brazilian would be the best piece to implement there and is now determined to endeavour for pursuing the Blues’ target.

Accordingly, the influential figure is pushing the wealthy club to meet the fee demands of the Serie A giants.

Regardless, according to Mirror, the Red Devils’ interest faces the likelihood of getting eroded by the summer.

Nevertheless, if Conte successfully convinces the hierarchy of the defender’s worth soon, there could be a showdown in the current window featuring Chelsea and Man Utd, with both clubs possessing vast financial prospects.

Juventus’ Alex Sandro celebrates scoring their third goal with Leonardo Bonucci.

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Reportedly, the Italian club will let go of the talented defender if they could find a proper replacement. And their quest for a left-back has informed Paris Saint-Germain of the likelihood of the 26-year-old’s early departure.

Additionally, the cold war going on between Conte and Mourinho is expected to spice up the fight for the signature of the Brazil international, moreover backed by the financial prowess of their respective clubs.

Although the Old Trafford outfit is satisfied with Luke Shaw’s recent performance, the ex-Chelsea boss craves for the Brazilian defender’s services. And United would purportedly back their manager with extra transfer cash.

Natheless, they’re also willing to wait on the deal in view of the fact that Conte’s long-term prospect at Stamford Bridge remains uncertain.

Keep up to date with the biggest transfer news from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and a lot more

 

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Man City back in for Shakhtar's Fred; Man United moving for Arthur

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Man City back in for Shakhtar's Fred; Man United moving for Arthur
The transfer window is heating up! Transfer Talk brings you live updates on all the latest rumours and done deals. Check out all the confirmed January moves so far on our transfers page. TOP STORY: Fred in line for Man City move While the Alexis Sanchez saga dominates the headlines, Manchester City continue to plot the rest of their transfer business for 2018. There has been speculation that Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred is a leading target for Pep Guardiola's side, and the Manchester Evening...

Friday, January 12, 2018

Premier League Giants Interested In Signing Serie A Midfielder In Bargain £21m Deal

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Premier League Giants Interested In Signing Serie A Midfielder In Bargain £21m Deal
Roma players pose for the pre match photograph.

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Several of the Premier League’s elite clubs are in the hunt for Lorenzo Pellegrini, as per reports.

The Roma midfielder has attracted a lot of attention from a number of clubs around Europe this season, with his consistent performances for the Italian side catching the eye of several powerhouses.

The youngster’s stats are not too shabby either, with an impressive 21 appearances under his belt so far, scoring two goals along the way.

The most attractive part of Lorenzo to most clubs though, is his price. The 21-year-old is only worth a paltry £21 million at the moment – a figure Roma are desperately attempting to change.

Pellegrini graduated from Roma’s academy, and had been on loan at fellow Serie A side Sassuolo for two seasons.

His sudden burst onto the scene at his parent club this campaign has left the Giallorossi scrambling for their cheque book in a bid to give him a new and improved contract.

This would naturally see a rise in his price, but Roma fear that a big club may come in with an irresistible offer before they get the chance to do so.

Manchester duo and Chelsea are all keeping tabs on the young midfielder, and are eager to swoop in before each other to avoid missing out on a bargain.

Keep up to date with the biggest transfer news from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and a lot more

 

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

OFFICIAL: Arsenal Star Completes January Move To Valencia

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OFFICIAL: Arsenal Star Completes January Move To Valencia
Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates.

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Valencia have confirmed the signing of Arsenal’s defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin for a period of 4 and a half years in a transfer that is reported to have cost the La Liga club £12 million.

The most staggering feature of his new contract is the eye-catching £71.2 million buyout clause.

SkySports reported that the 26-year-old had rejected interest from West Ham United and Crystal Palace and sought the move to Spain instead.

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The Frenchman had been a part of the Gunners outfit for 10 years but was dropped this season and was able to muster only 7 appearances in all competitions.

During his tenure at the London side, he was loaned off to Lorient, Freiburg, and Charlton but was able to make a proper run from 2014. He won two FA Cups, in 2015 and 2017 with the side.

At Valencia, Coquelin will be hoping to aid the club’s efforts at making life hard for Real Madrid and Barcelona and continuing their knack for being an unignorably emerging side in European football.

Speaking on the club’s official site, he had this to say: “I have seen the team, they are going along very well, they are third in the table. I have watched their recent games, since I knew that the negotiations between the two clubs were picking up, such as the Copa del Rey game versus Las Palmas. They were very good. I believe that the players are doing a great job. Obviously, I am here to help the team and to help them hit their targets.”

Keep up to date with the biggest transfer news from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and a lot more

 

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Lucas Vazquez: The team suddenly fell apart, it's hard to explain

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Lucas Vazquez: The team suddenly fell apart, it's hard to explain
Lucas Vazquez: The team suddenly fell apart, it's hard to explain

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Coutinho: Ever since I was young, my dream was to wear the Barcelona shirt

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Coutinho: Ever since I was young, my dream was to wear the Barcelona shirt
Coutinho: Ever since I was young, my dream was to wear the Barcelona shirt

Man City manager Pep Guardiola identifies Fernandinho successor in transfer market

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Man City manager Pep Guardiola identifies Fernandinho successor in transfer market
Man City manager Pep Guardiola identifies Fernandinho successor in transfer market
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has made securing a dominant midfielder one of his priorities over the next two windows.

Monday, January 8, 2018

FA Cup fourth round draw LIVE updates as Manchester United and Man City find out their opponents

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FA Cup fourth round draw LIVE updates as Manchester United and Man City find out their opponents
FA Cup fourth round draw LIVE updates as Manchester United and Man City find out their opponents
Man Utd and Man City are both in the pot for the fourth round draw of the FA Cup and we'll be bringing you the draw live.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Coutinho fills multiple needs for Barcelona

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Coutinho fills multiple needs for Barcelona
ESPN's Gemma Soler reports from Camp Nou ahead of Philippe Coutinho's presentation as the most expensive signing in Barcelona history.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Jose Mourinho needs another Manchester United player to have his Jesse Lingard moment

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Jose Mourinho needs another Manchester United player to have his Jesse Lingard moment
Jose Mourinho needs another Manchester United player to have his Jesse Lingard moment
The prolific Man Utd forward can provide inspiration for one Old Trafford teammate.

Transfer news LIVE: Barcelona launch Philippe Coutinho bid as Liverpool eye Riyad Mahrez and Thomas Lemar

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Transfer news LIVE: Barcelona launch Philippe Coutinho bid as Liverpool eye Riyad Mahrez and Thomas Lemar
Transfer news LIVE: Barcelona launch Philippe Coutinho bid as Liverpool eye Riyad Mahrez and Thomas Lemar
All the latest transfer news, gossip and rumours throughout the day

Friday, January 5, 2018

Will United give Mourinho what he wants?

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Will United give Mourinho what he wants?
The "conditions" for Jose Mourinho in Man United's transfer business aren't right. But are the club and manager on a collision course over new signings? Or will they give him what he needs to succeed? Rob Dawson &#187

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Can you remember when Bale last scored in the Copa del Rey?

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Can you remember when Bale last scored in the Copa del Rey?
Can you remember when Bale last scored in the Copa del Rey?

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Antonio Conte says he is telling Alvaro Morata to 'keep calm' following difficult night against Arsenal

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Antonio Conte says he is telling Alvaro Morata to 'keep calm' following difficult night against Arsenal
Antonio Conte says he is telling Alvaro Morata to 'keep calm' following difficult night against Arsenal
The Spanish striker squandered three one-on-ones in the 2-2 draw against Arsenal, following on from two he missed in the 5-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday

Napoli Ready Allow Their Star Player To Join Manchester United

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Napoli Ready Allow Their Star Player To Join Manchester United

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Manchester United have been given a much-needed boost in their pursuit of Napoli full-back Faouzi Ghoulam, according to reports.

The Algerian defender has been a key member of Napoli’s starting eleven this season, making 17 appearances in all competitions while also managing a surprisingly decent tally of 2 goals and 5 assists.

The defender’s form has helped the Italian side sit at the top of the table on New Year’s day, with a one-point advantage over second-placed Juventus.

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In recent weeks, Alejandro Grimaldo has been linked with a move to Naples, and latest reports have claimed that the club is close to agreeing a £27 million deal to sign the player from Benfica.

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According to Italian news outlet Tuttosport, once the deal for Grimaldo goes through, Ghoulam will be free to leave Napoli. However, having signed a new five-year contract with the Serie A giants just last month, he will not come cheap.

Manchester United's Ander Herrera in action with Benfica's Alex Grimaldo.

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The 26-year-old contains a £54 million release clause in his contract, and United will be forced to cough up the dough if they are to sign him.

Jose Mourinho may not have any qualms about the price tag though, as he is desperate to secure a world class player in a position that has really been unstable for the past couple of seasons.

Luke Shaw has struggled to fill the void since arriving at the club in 2014 due to a number of unfortunate issues and fitness concerns. Matteo Darmian has been poor since signing for the club, while Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo have both tried and failed to make the position their own.

Ashley Young has done a remarkable job this season, and Shaw is starting to work his way back up to full fitness again with a string of decent displays recently. But Mourinho feels that he still needs to strengthen in the full-back areas, and hence, is ahead of the pack in the race for Ghoulam.

Keep up to date with the biggest transfer news from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and a lot more

 

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Manchester United player Timothy Fosu-Mensah gets update on future

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Manchester United player Timothy Fosu-Mensah gets update on future
Manchester United player Timothy Fosu-Mensah gets update on future
Timothy Fosu-Mensah was superb for Crystal Palace vs Man City and the Man Utd defender has received an update on his future.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Mourinho hits out at Scholes: If he becomes a coach I hope he has 25% of my success

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Mourinho hits out at Scholes: If he becomes a coach I hope he has 25% of my success
Mourinho hits out at Scholes: If he becomes a coach I hope he has 25% of my success