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Cristiano Ronaldo To Manchester United 'In 2016' - Transfer Talk

(0) Comments | Posted 30 September 2014 | (07:58)

Cristiano Ronaldo is winning the closed-window rumour mill hands down, with the latest report regarding his possible to return to Manchester United claiming he will re-join the Reds in 2016.

Ronaldo will be 31, then, which won't exactly suit United or Louis van Gaal (providing he's...

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Juan Mata To Valencia - Transfer Talk

(0) Comments | Posted 29 September 2014 | (09:21)

Juan Mata could be set for an upturn in fortunes after Wayne Rooney's red card but the Manchester United attacker continues to be linked with a move away from the club.

United's interest in Kevin Strootman has seen Mata mooted as a makeweight in a possible deal but...

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Louis Van Gaal Says Wayne Rooney's Foul Was 'Too Unfriendly'

(1) Comments | Posted 27 September 2014 | (17:27)

Louis van Gaal praised Manchester United's resilience as they held on for 36 nail-biting minutes against a dogged West Ham United side to claim a 2-1 victory.

Reduced to 10 men...

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Manchester United 2-1 West Ham: Wayne Rooney The Villain, Rather Than The Victim

(1) Comments | Posted 27 September 2014 | (13:29)

Captaincy choices can be polarising and don't expect to see Alex Song don the armband for West Ham again. He was booked after 131 seconds and culpable for Manchester United's second goal. Wayne Rooney thought he had ended a chastening week with United's opener and, initially,...

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Manchester United: Louis Van Gaal Often Takes Chances With His Defences

(0) Comments | Posted 26 September 2014 | (12:45)

Top-heavy and as porous as a sieve, Louis van Gaal's team always invited opponents but had an abundance of options in attack. No, that is not a description of Manchester United's defeat at Leicester last week but an accurate summary of the Dutchman's Bayern...

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FIFA 15: EA Sports' Flagship Game Reviewed

(0) Comments | Posted 26 September 2014 | (09:40)

Fifa games are like modern Hollywood blockbusters. The trailer's look fantastic and persuade you to part with your money but the real thing leaves you satisfied and wanting more.

It's all about the authenticity when it comes to Fifa. Every Premier League ground is included in this year's edition but...

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Manchester City 5-1 Manchester United: Derby Wins Against Sir Alex Ferguson's Reds

(1) Comments | Posted 23 September 2014 | (13:31)

Twenty-five years ago today, Alex Ferguson wanted to put his head in the oven. Nearly three years into a trophyless reign at Manchester United, he had just watched his expensively-assembled side be dismantled by Mel Machin's underwhelming Manchester City. In Manchester, it is still...

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Ryder Cup 2014: Sir Alex Ferguson To Give Team Europe Team Talk

(1) Comments | Posted 23 September 2014 | (12:09)

Europe's Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has confirmed Sir Alex Ferguson will give the players a team talk this evening.

Former Manchester United manager Ferguson, 72, remains a keen golfer and was expected to be in attendance at Gleneagles this week, although he could return to Manchester for...

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Ross Barkley To Manchester City - Transfer Talk

(2) Comments | Posted 23 September 2014 | (08:22)

Amid concerns over the squad's average age and the lack of homegrown talent, it was inevitable Manchester City would show an interest in Everton and England's brilliant attacking midfielder Ross Barkley.

City were keen on Barkley early this summer but the Goodison club wouldn't budge and have since...

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Leicester City 5-3 Manchester United: Here's The Reds' Last Defeat From Two-Goal Lead (Video)

(1) Comments | Posted 23 September 2014 | (07:54)

David Moyes' knack for breaking unwanted records was a relentless quirk of his Manchester United reign and Louis van Gaal has also presided over a few ignominious milestones.

United had not lost at home on the opening day since 1972 until Swansea won at Old Trafford last month,...

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Manchester United: 3 Problems Louis Van Gaal Must Address

(5) Comments | Posted 21 September 2014 | (23:14)

Manchester United's hangover from the David Moyes era continued as they capitulated at Leicester City in a barnstorming 5-3 defeat.

United have won one and lost two of their opening five League matches in what is their worst start to a Premier League season, despite a...

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Brian Clough: Nottingham Forest Great's Life In 69 Pictures

(7) Comments | Posted 19 September 2014 | (11:14)

The greatest manager England never had, Brian Clough, passed away 10 years ago on Saturday.

Clough, a prolific centre-forward for Middlesbrough, rejuvenated east midlands clubs Derby County and Nottingham Forest in the 1970s and 80s. He brought a first-ever championship to the former while Forest won two European Cups in...

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Andy Murray Has Always Struggled To Conceal His Patriotic Streak

(12) Comments | Posted 18 September 2014 | (09:58)

During a Twitter Q&A earlier this year, Andy Murray tweeted he was engaged to girlfriend Kim Sears... before he pulled the rug from beneath everyone's feet. It was an April fools joke. His "Yes" campaign endorsement was no joke, though.

"Huge day for Scotland...

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Arsenal Transfer News: Joseph Yobo, Diego Lugano And Lassana Diarra

(0) Comments | Posted 18 September 2014 | (08:31)

Arsène Wenger is ready to push the panic button after Arsenal were run ragged by Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. Fearful of a defensive injury crisis, he could bring in none other than Joseph Yobo.

Yobo, 34, is a free agent and can...

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Andy Murray Backs 'Yes' Campaign: Twitter Reacts

(8) Comments | Posted 18 September 2014 | (07:43)

Andy Murray has broken his silence on the Scottish Independence referendum to throw his support behind the "Yes" campaign.

"Huge day for Scotland today!" Murray wrote on Twitter. "No campaign negativity last few days totally swayed my view on it. excited to see the outcome. lets do this!"

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Scottish Independence: How Will Sport Be Affected?

(2) Comments | Posted 17 September 2014 | (12:16)

England and Scotland's raucous friendly at Wembley last year, their first meeting in almost 14 years, has intensified the excitement ahead of their reverse fixture at Hampden Park in November, let alone the outcome of the Scottish Independence referendum.

The New Wembley had not heard a din quite like the...

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Bayern Munich 1-0 Manchester City: As It Happened

(4) Comments | Posted 17 September 2014 | (10:16)

Manchester City return to Bavaria to begin their Champions League campaign against German champions Bayern Munich tonight.

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Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Arsenal: 5 Chamions League Talking Points

(0) Comments | Posted 16 September 2014 | (21:39)

Borussia Dortmund overwhelmed Arsenal in a comprehensive 2-0 Champions League victory at the Westfalenstadion, courtesy of goals from Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Here are four talking points...

REALITY BITES FOR REVISIONISTS
Danny Welbeck didn't finish like a £6m striker in Dortmund, let...

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Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Arsenal: As It Happened

(0) Comments | Posted 16 September 2014 | (14:07)

Arsenal begin their Champions League campaign at Borussia Dortmund, just like they did three years ago.

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Cristiano Ronaldo To Manchester United - Transfer Talk

(1) Comments | Posted 16 September 2014 | (08:14)

Two years ago, he was "sad" and now he is "fed up". And that means Cristiano Ronaldo could return to Manchester United.

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