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Man United 'a little bit further behind' than Solskjaer had hoped
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Man United 'a little bit further behind' than Solskjaer had hoped

Dec 24th 2019, 10:24 AM 6,629 Views 25 Comments

‘This season will be used to find the team and the squad for next season,’ admitted the United boss.

Mourinho on facing Lampard: 'I will always love the guy. I hope he loses on Sunday'
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Mourinho on facing Lampard: 'I will always love the guy. I hope he loses on Sunday'

Dec 20th 2019, 6:13 PM 6,552 Views 1 Comment

The Tottenham manager doesn’t intend to invite his former star for a post-match drink, but only for practical reasons.

Klopp: Flamengo were told to become heroes, Liverpool were told to play in the EFL Cup
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# Dichotomy

Klopp: Flamengo were told to become heroes, Liverpool were told to play in the EFL Cup

Dec 20th 2019, 4:07 PM 17,406 Views 9 Comments

The Reds boss has acknowledged the match is considered bigger for the opposition.

Flamengo capable of upsetting Liverpool, say former Brazil stars
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Flamengo capable of upsetting Liverpool, say former Brazil stars

Dec 20th 2019, 10:16 AM 6,756 Views 8 Comments

Julio Cesar and Bebeto have backed the South Americans to win the Club World Cup final.

Valverde confident Clasico won't attract trouble despite political climate
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Valverde confident Clasico won't attract trouble despite political climate

Dec 18th 2019, 8:06 AM 2,805 Views 0 Comments

Wednesday’s El Clasico will take place with a political backdrop due to pre-game protests, but Ernesto Valverde expects no Camp Nou trouble.

Flamengo boss confident Brazilians will prove they're better than Liverpool
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Flamengo boss confident Brazilians will prove they're better than Liverpool

Dec 17th 2019, 10:10 AM 7,762 Views 9 Comments

Jorge Jesus is optimistic his side can overcome the Reds, but first they face his former employers Al Hilal.

Tierney to miss three months as Arsenal confirm shoulder surgery
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# Blow

Tierney to miss three months as Arsenal confirm shoulder surgery

Dec 14th 2019, 8:17 PM 4,104 Views 0 Comments

Nicolas Pepe has been passed fit to face Manchester City, but Arsenal will be without defender Kieran Tierney for an extended period.

Inter cancel news conference in protest at publication of 'offensive' Conte letter
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Inter cancel news conference in protest at publication of 'offensive' Conte letter

Dec 14th 2019, 3:11 PM 11,977 Views 8 Comments

After an Italian newspaper published a critical letter about Antonio Conte, Inter cancelled their scheduled media session for Saturday.

Ljungberg hints at hope for quick end to Arsenal coaching uncertainty
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# Give It Freddie

Ljungberg hints at hope for quick end to Arsenal coaching uncertainty

Dec 14th 2019, 9:23 AM 6,556 Views 3 Comments

Ahead of the clash with Manchester City, Freddie Ljungberg said it was “not so easy” to coach Arsenal without his own backroom team.

Munster take on daunting task of beating reinforced Saracens away from home
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Munster take on daunting task of beating reinforced Saracens away from home

Dec 14th 2019, 7:30 AM 11,214 Views 16 Comments

The English side have welcomed back a raft of big names for the Allianz Park clash.

Klopp hits out at German translator ahead of Liverpool's crunch match
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Klopp hits out at German translator ahead of Liverpool's crunch match

Dec 10th 2019, 9:03 AM 14,702 Views 9 Comments

The Reds boss was in a fiery mood ahead of the crunch game, telling a translator, “I can do it by myself”.

Dealing with transfer speculation 'not hard at all', says higly-rated teen star
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# No Hassle

Dealing with transfer speculation 'not hard at all', says higly-rated teen star

Dec 9th 2019, 8:02 PM 9,917 Views 2 Comments

Salzburg striker Erling Haaland has attracted interest from several clubs including Manchester United.

Carty back at 10 as Connacht look for statement win on the road in Gloucester
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# Kingpin

Carty back at 10 as Connacht look for statement win on the road in Gloucester

Dec 8th 2019, 1:00 AM 6,855 Views 3 Comments

Gloucester’s interest in the Champions Cup may be diminished but they possess real quality.

'I wasn't living the way I should,' admits Sterling
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# Looking Back

'I wasn't living the way I should,' admits Sterling

Dec 7th 2019, 1:25 PM 7,062 Views 3 Comments

The forward feels he was not always 100% dedicated to football as he is now.

Manchester United is a 'closed chapter', says Jose Mourinho
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# Don't Look Back

Manchester United is a 'closed chapter', says Jose Mourinho

Dec 3rd 2019, 8:34 PM 4,056 Views 6 Comments

The Portuguese boss is hopeful of another ‘beautiful reception’ when he returns to Old Trafford.

AJ 'reinvented' for Ruiz rematch after seeking Klitschko's advice
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# Part II

AJ 'reinvented' for Ruiz rematch after seeking Klitschko's advice

Dec 2nd 2019, 11:08 PM 7,734 Views 12 Comments

Wladimir Klitschko has helped Anthony Joshua develop a new mindset ahead of his rematch with heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr.

Man City won't buy any players in January - Guardiola
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# New Blood

Man City won't buy any players in January - Guardiola

Dec 2nd 2019, 11:06 PM 4,384 Views 3 Comments

No new faces will be arriving at Premier League champions Manchester City next month, according to boss Pep Guardiola.

'I don't talk about things that are not real' - Wolves boss Nuno not distracted by Arsenal links
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'I don't talk about things that are not real' - Wolves boss Nuno not distracted by Arsenal links

Nov 27th 2019, 8:42 PM 3,690 Views 2 Comments

Unai Emery’s insecure position at Arsenal has led to suggestions Nuno Espirito Santo could take over.

Solskjaer to give Man United debuts to academy trio against Astana
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# Teenage Kicks

Solskjaer to give Man United debuts to academy trio against Astana

Nov 27th 2019, 3:54 PM 6,550 Views 6 Comments

There could be as many as 14 teenagers in United’s 18-player squad for the Europa League clash.

'You want to come?!' - Birmingham hit back at ex-boss Monk after Clotet blast
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# Best Of Enemies

'You want to come?!' - Birmingham hit back at ex-boss Monk after Clotet blast

Nov 26th 2019, 6:20 PM 12,798 Views 3 Comments

The Sheffield Wednesday manager was surprisingly sacked by the Blues in June.

Simeone: 'I don't think it will be just Ronaldo against Atletico'
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Simeone: 'I don't think it will be just Ronaldo against Atletico'

Nov 25th 2019, 10:17 PM 6,696 Views 1 Comment

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has told his players to focus on Juventus as a whole, not just Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bale is committed to Real Madrid despite Bernabeu boos, says Courtois
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# Bale Not Out

Bale is committed to Real Madrid despite Bernabeu boos, says Courtois

Nov 25th 2019, 4:32 PM 3,514 Views 4 Comments

The attacker has been hammered by the Spanish press since appearing with a banner reading, ‘Wales, golf, Madrid.’

Hope rather than logic sustaining Ireland ahead of qualification finale with the Danes
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Hope rather than logic sustaining Ireland ahead of qualification finale with the Danes

Nov 18th 2019, 8:50 AM 16,813 Views 25 Comments

There is little evidence that Ireland can pull off the win they need against Denmark tonight – but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen.

Injury-depleted Connacht out for stirring win on return to Champions Cup
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# French Visitors

Injury-depleted Connacht out for stirring win on return to Champions Cup

Nov 17th 2019, 1:00 AM 11,175 Views 7 Comments

Andy Friend’s men welcome Top 14 outfit Montpellier to Galway this afternoon.

Out-of-sorts Ospreys mean Munster have chance for perfect start in Europe
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# On The Road

Out-of-sorts Ospreys mean Munster have chance for perfect start in Europe

Nov 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 9,529 Views 15 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side must not miss their opportunity to begin with a win in Swansea.

Cork and Dublin derbies to shape the top of the table in Division 1A
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Cork and Dublin derbies to shape the top of the table in Division 1A

Nov 15th 2019, 7:49 PM 6,940 Views 2 Comments

It’s fourth versus first on Leeside and third versus second in the capital this weekend.

Fringe players and prospects given chance to shine against NZ, but few spots against Denmark at stake
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Fringe players and prospects given chance to shine against NZ, but few spots against Denmark at stake

Nov 14th 2019, 6:30 AM 2,610 Views 1 Comment

Mick McCarthy has already named his team for tonight’s friendly with New Zealand – just don’t expect many of them to be involved on Monday night.

'I'd imagine Sterling's not hugely enthusiastic about me' – Southgate
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'I'd imagine Sterling's not hugely enthusiastic about me' – Southgate

Nov 13th 2019, 6:43 PM 7,588 Views 6 Comments

The Man City star has been dropped by the England manager.

Emery: Xhaka 'not feeling good enough to play' against Leicester this weekend
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Emery: Xhaka 'not feeling good enough to play' against Leicester this weekend

Nov 8th 2019, 5:27 PM 5,191 Views 17 Comments

The now former Gunners captain told his manager this week that he does not feel in the right frame of mind to feature against the Foxes.

'You have got to back your style': Friend's Connacht looking within for motivation as Leinster head west
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'You have got to back your style': Friend's Connacht looking within for motivation as Leinster head west

Nov 8th 2019, 7:15 AM 5,423 Views 15 Comments

The Connacht boss isn’t getting his side all riled up for the visit of Leinster, he’s pushing for a big performance no matter who the opponent is.

Lampard 'very happy' with Chelsea squad as transfer ban appeal date is set
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Lampard 'very happy' with Chelsea squad as transfer ban appeal date is set

Nov 5th 2019, 8:40 AM 3,896 Views 2 Comments

Chelsea’s transfer ban is “a little down my list”, says boss Frank Lampard ahead of his side’s Champions League clash with Ajax.

'Mane is not a diver!' Klopp defends his star after Guardiola criticism
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'Mane is not a diver!' Klopp defends his star after Guardiola criticism

Nov 4th 2019, 7:54 PM 4,322 Views 24 Comments

The Reds manager was frustrated to see criticism from the rival boss ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League meeting with Genk.

Eddie Jones' England have qualities to secure World Cup against Boks
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Eddie Jones' England have qualities to secure World Cup against Boks

Updated Nov 2nd 2019, 12:57 AM 6,929 Views 16 Comments

Rassie Erasmus’ South Africans will back themselves to match the English power in Yokohama.

Gatland's Wales and Rassie's Boks to battle for final spot against England
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Gatland's Wales and Rassie's Boks to battle for final spot against England

Oct 27th 2019, 1:15 AM 8,305 Views 22 Comments

The second semi-final in Yokohama promises to be a brutally physical affair.

All Blacks clash with England shaping up to be a World Cup classic
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All Blacks clash with England shaping up to be a World Cup classic

Oct 26th 2019, 2:55 AM 11,244 Views 29 Comments

Today’s semi-final in Yokohama will see Eddie Jones’ team desperate to bring the Kiwis down.

'Tottenham haven't forgotten how to play football' - Klopp
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'Tottenham haven't forgotten how to play football' - Klopp

Oct 25th 2019, 10:58 PM 4,188 Views 1 Comment

Spurs have struggled to find their best form so far this season, but Jurgen Klopp is wary of underestimating them.

All Blacks stand in the way as Ireland target first-ever World Cup semi-final
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All Blacks stand in the way as Ireland target first-ever World Cup semi-final

Updated Oct 19th 2019, 8:20 AM 23,707 Views 33 Comments

‘There’s nothing we can do about the previous results,’ said Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton.

It's do or die as Eddie Jones turns up heat ahead of England-Australia 'samurai' clash
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It's do or die as Eddie Jones turns up heat ahead of England-Australia 'samurai' clash

Oct 18th 2019, 9:13 AM 5,937 Views 6 Comments

The England chief is braced for the quarter-final meeting with rivals Australia in Oita.

Liverpool receive double fitness boost ahead of Man United test
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Liverpool receive double fitness boost ahead of Man United test

Oct 16th 2019, 4:11 PM 9,250 Views 18 Comments

Alisson Becker and Joel Matip trained at Melwood on Tuesday ahead of the clash at Old Trafford.

McCarthy bemused by lack of positivity but few signs pointing to Irish win in Geneva
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McCarthy bemused by lack of positivity but few signs pointing to Irish win in Geneva

Oct 15th 2019, 12:00 PM 16,491 Views 34 Comments

Based on the evidence of last weekend, Ireland will struggle tonight to find the result that can send them to Euro 2020 with a game to spare.