Man City optimism of beating Real Madrid to signing striker; Spain eye Luis Enrique replacements

Manchester City are hopeful of beating Real Madrid to the signing of Erling Haaland this summer — ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. Jump to: Spain draw up shortlist of Luis Enrique replacements | Nkunku, Leipzig set for crunch contract talks | Flamengo-Pereira deal at risk of falling through Man City confident of beating Real … Read more

Bruno Fernandes signs Manchester United contract extension

Bruno Fernandes has signed a contract extension until 2026 at Manchester United, the club have confirmed. The deal includes the option of extending it a further year to 2027. The Portugal international, who scored twice to seal his club’s passage to the World Cup in midweek, will be among United’s top earners are agreeing a … Read more

Anthony Elanga’s breakthrough at Man United is all down to ‘drive, mentality and determination’

Mar 30, 2022 Rob DawsonCorrespondent Anthony Elanga has worked hard to get a chance at Manchester United this season, so much that the club resisted several loan offers in January due to his increased importance to the first team. Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images During Manchester United’s preseason friendly at Queens Park Rangers last … Read more

‘Reception was an absolute joke’

Gareth Southgate has branded England fans booing Harry Maguire “an absolute joke” after he was targeted by some supporters during Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Ivory Coast. The Manchester United defender was jeered as his name was announced in the starting line-up before kick-off at Wembley and also after his first touch in an incident which … Read more

Man United need Luis Enrique, but he’s sticking with Spain (and might be a better fit for Man City or Liverpool)

It’s easy to understand why Manchester United fans fantasise about Luis Enrique Martinez Garcia becoming their next manager. Equally, it’s clear why those at Old Trafford, particularly the decision-makers in suits, could harbor the same futile dream of recruiting the Spain coach. The ultra-talented, intense, anglophile 51-year-old coach represents much of what United stood for … Read more

ref revolution! Officials to train with top clubs next season

EXCLUSIVE: Referees are set to train with Premier League clubs from next season in a bid to improve relationships with players… thanks to a proposal put forward by Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick Referees could soon start training with Premier League clubs and players Ralf Rangnick said officials should train with clubs so players … Read more

‘Arrogant’ Man Utd are f**king up their manager search again…

Are Man Utd going down a familiar path in their hunt for a new manager? Plus, maybe Qatar should give Ukraine their place at the World Cup… Send your mails to… Man Utd’s manager search isn’t going well…I’ve always been a fan of the phrase ‘If you’re going to do something, do it right’. … Read more

Alejandro Garnacho passnotes: Argentine grew up idolising Ronaldo but is now learning from Messi

Alejandro Garnacho’s name may have gone unnoticed among the 39 other names that were called up for Argentina’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Ecuador, but his call-up was arguably among the most telling. The 17-year-old has yet to play a single minute for Manchester United’s first team but his call-up to the senior … Read more

Ronaldo and Wijnaldum feature in the Big Six ‘if onlys’ of the Premier League season

With whataboutery more rife now than ever, the Premier League ‘if onlys’ emerge now and again. It all could have been so different had such and such happened or not happened. It’s likely only two of the Big Six will be happy with where they finish this season. Here are their caveats should they fail… … Read more

Every Premier League club’s worst signing of the season

We’ve done every team’s best signing of the season, so now it’s time for the fun one. Everyone’s worst signing of the season. Some of these are proper harsh, but it’s a tough school. The best signings can be found here. Arsenal – Nuno Tavares (£7.2m)A disappointingly competent year of transfer business at Arsenal, where … Read more