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Champions League Group Stage Draw - Live

(0) Comments | Posted 27 August 2014 | (13:56)

Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal, providing they qualify, will discover their Champions League group stage fate in Thursday's group stage draw at 16.45GMT.

Join Samuel Luckhurst from 16.30 on Thursday afternoon for live updates and the full draw.

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Joe Allen To Manchester United - Transfer Talk

(1) Comments | Posted 27 August 2014 | (11:46)

With the transfer window open for just five more days the rumours are starting to get that bit more bizarre. Case in point: Joe Allen to Manchester United.

Allen and Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers are an inseparable pair and it is difficult to envisage Rodgers getting rid of...

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MK Dons 4-0 Manchester United: Who Should Louis Van Gaal Sell?

(2) Comments | Posted 27 August 2014 | (10:44)

"I am not shocked," Louis van Gaal said. "Milton Keynes played very well, very aggressively. And we had nine injuries. We also had to play within 48 hours so I could not play with the same squad as on Sunday."

Manchester United fielded a line-up worth...

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Frank Lampard, England Midfielder, Retires From International Football

(0) Comments | Posted 26 August 2014 | (13:59)

Frank Lampard has retired from international football after 106 caps and 29 goals with England.

Lampard, 36, is currently on loan at Manchester City but will play for the City-owned New York City FC when their inaugural MLS campaign begins in March.

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Ángel Di María Transfer Could Leave One Manchester United Star's Ego Shattered

(2) Comments | Posted 26 August 2014 | (10:59)

Louis van Gaal, like Sir Alex Ferguson, loves versatile players. Ferguson exploited certain players' versatility to detrimental proportions in the cases of John O'Shea, Danny Welbeck and Shinji Kagawa, but Van Gaal, as Gary Neville put it, wants "round pegs in round holes", which is good...

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Angel Di María: British Transfer Record Fees' History

(3) Comments | Posted 26 August 2014 | (08:55)

The £59.7 million Manchester United have paid Real Madrid for Ángel di María will finally end Fernando Torres' forgettable stint as the most expensive player in British football. Gareth Bale has moved to Real Madrid for a world record fee in that time, but the £50m...

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William Carvalho To Arsenal - Transfer Talk

(0) Comments | Posted 26 August 2014 | (08:08)

William Carvalho has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United but remains a Sporting Lisbon midfielder for now. That could all be about to change.


Sporting have supposedly lowered their £33 million...

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Manchester United Transfer News: £34m Arturo Vidal Bid Lined Up

(2) Comments | Posted 26 August 2014 | (07:38)

Manchester United's megastore shirt printers have run out of "R"s and they might need few more if anyone wants "Arturo" on the back of their replica. Yes, after Angel di María's transfer is concluded United look set to intensify their pursuit of Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.

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Angel Di María: Manchester United Agree £59.7m British Transfer Record Fee

(3) Comments | Posted 25 August 2014 | (22:18)

Angel di María will complete his £59.7 million British record transfer to Manchester United from Real Madrid on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old Argentine flew into Manchester on Monday evening and was driven to United's Carrington training complex where he will...

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Manchester City 3-1 Liverpool: 5 Premier League Talking Points

(1) Comments | Posted 25 August 2014 | (20:57)

Manchester City's impressive start to the Premier League season continued with a ruthless 3-1 victory over Liverpool at Eastlands.

Stevan Jovetić pounced either side of the interval and substitute Sergio Agüero struck within seconds of his introduction before Pablo Zabaleta's own goal for the...

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Wayne Rooney's Captaincy Fails To Inspire Manchester United

(6) Comments | Posted 25 August 2014 | (10:13)

"That is not good enough for Manchester United," Louis van Gaal bemoaned. He was actually referring to the team's hopeless passing at Sunderland, a shadow of the fluid, incisive, one-touch style that illuminated a captivating pre-season tour, but he could have been referring to anyone.


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Ángel Di María To Sign For Manchester United In £56m Transfer

(8) Comments | Posted 23 August 2014 | (19:02)

Ángel di María is on the verge of completing a £56 million transfer to Manchester United in what would be the first statement signing of the Louis van Gaal era.

United have held discussions with Real Madrid, with the renowned "super agent" Jorge Mendes believed to...

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Chelsea 2-0 Leicester City: Cesc Fàbregas Outshone By Thibaut Courtois

(3) Comments | Posted 23 August 2014 | (13:58)

Before the match, only Didier Drogba's name drew a louder cheer than Cesc Fàbregas. By the end of it, it was the man who helped deny Chelsea supporters a Lisbon holiday who they were indebted to. Thibaut Courtois showed just why Petr Čech is sat in the stands...

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Loïc Rémy To Tottenham: Transfer Talk

(0) Comments | Posted 22 August 2014 | (08:56)

Loïc Rémy might yet get that transfer away from Queens Park Rangers after his move to Liverpool fell through, with Tottenham now keen on the Frenchman.

Rémy started in QPR's defeat to Hull last week but the Rs have made no secret of their willingness to sell him...

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Malky Mackay Texts To Iain Moody Were 'Friendly Banter'

(14) Comments | Posted 21 August 2014 | (21:24)

Malky Mackay's alleged text messages sent to Iain Moody have been excused as "friendly banter" by the League Managers' Association.

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Mario Balotelli: Liverpool Agree £16m Fee

(9) Comments | Posted 21 August 2014 | (15:48)

Liverpool have agreed a £16 million fee with AC Milan for the transfer of striker Mario Balotelli.

Balotelli, 24, will become the Reds' ninth signing of the summer as manager Brendan Rodgers prepares for a season featuring Champions League football again.

Rodgers earlier this month denied the club...

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Malky Mackay And Iain Moody Scandal Has Exposed English Football's Jingoism

(0) Comments | Posted 21 August 2014 | (14:40)

Koreans, Chinese, Israelis, homosexuals, females and even Welsh women were all, allegedly, ridiculed in a string of derogatory text message exchanges between the former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay and Iain Moody, who on Thursday resigned from his post as Crystal Palace's sporting director.

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Barry Davies Returns To Match Of The Day: His 11 Great Commentary Outbursts (Video)

(2) Comments | Posted 21 August 2014 | (13:24)

Barry Davies will be making a special return to the gantry this Saturday when he commentates on Crystal Palace and West Ham United's Premier League fixture at Selhurst Park for Match of the Day.

One of the most revered British football commentators, Davies has not leant his voice to the...

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Angel Di María, Manchester United Target, Asks To Leave Real Madrid

(0) Comments | Posted 21 August 2014 | (12:24)

Angel di María, coveted by Manchester United, has asked to leave Real Madrid, coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed.

Di María, Real's man of the match in the Champions League final, has been marginalised by the £83 million arrivals of James Rodríguez and Toni Kroos in the summer despite...

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Iain Moody Resigns As Crystal Palace Sporting Director

(1) Comments | Posted 21 August 2014 | (12:06)

Iain Moody has resigned as Crystal Palace's sporting director hours after a slew of text messages linked to him and former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay were published.


"In light of...

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