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Could A Move To West Ham Be On The Cards For Rooney

West Ham are interested in signing Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney according to a recent report, however covering his huge salary of £260,000 a week could prove to be a problem. The 31 year-old is contracted until 2019 but there is talk that he could leave as early as this summer. With twenty-nine appearances in all competitions this season and just nine Premier League games, it’s clear he has been offered limited game time by Jose Mourinho who became manager in June last year. During the winter transfer window, three…

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Guardiola Describes City Draw As Special

Pep Guardiola has described Manchester City’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool as the “one of the most special days of my life,” after their entertaining match at the Etihad Stadium on Super Sunday. The result left Manchester City 12 points behind Chelsea and 2 points behind Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League title race, but despite City’s title hopes being all but over, Guardiola was delighted with their fighting spirit. Guardiola who has won two Champions Leagues, six domestic titles and four cups in his stellar career said after the match:…

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Southgate Announces England Squad Including Shock Additions

Gareth Southgate has announced his first England starting squad for games against Germany and Lithuania, since signing his permanent appointment back in November. As expected there were a few shock announcements for the matches that will take place next week Jermain Defoe being one of them, after previously being left out by Sam Allardyce and who has not played for the Three Lions since 2013. But the 34-year-old has been recalled because of his fine form for Premier League strugglers Sunderland this season, scoring 14 league goals out of their…

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Jose Confirms Rooney And Martial Out For Thursday’s Match

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed captain Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial will be missing through injury, for their Europa League second leg with FC Rostov on Thursday at Old Trafford. United have an advantage after netting an away ball in last weeks 1-1 of the last 16 first leg in Russia, but they have endured a heavy schedule since then, losing 1-0 to Chelsea Monday evening in the FA Cup Quarter -final. However Zlatan Ibrahimovic who was absent from the Chelsea match due to serving a 3-match FA…

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Mourinho Angry At State Of Pitch Ahead Of Rostov Clash

As Manchester United prepare for the last-16 first leg of their Europa League tie against Rostov, Jose Mourinho has declared his anger at the state of the patchwork Olimp-2 stadium surface comparing it to a field. Mourinho was speaking at the South Russian Club and said he’d called for the game to be called off because of the surface being threadbare, uneven and loose, posing a threat to player safety. Mourinho said: “It is still hard for me to believe we going to play tomorrow on that field, if you…

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Ibrahimovic And Ming Charged With Violent Conduct

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Tyrone Mings have been charged with alleged violent conduct for their clash during Manchester United and Bournemouth’s 1-1 draw in the Premier League match on Saturday at Old Trafford. The players clashed several times with Bournemouth defender Mings stamping on Ibrahimovic’s head, whilst he was lying on the ground and the Swedish striker elbowing Mings. It’s looking likely Ibrahimovic could serve a three-game suspension with Mings looking at a longer suspension for his more serious incident, both of which were missed by match officials but caught on…

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Torres Stretchered Off Pitch After Suffering Brutal Head Clash

Atletico Madrid’s Fernando Torres was stretchered off the pitch Thursday night, after suffering a brutal head clash with a Deportivo La Coruna player during their La Liga encounter. Torres and Alex Bergantinos’ heads had come together in a sickening blow after a challenge for an aerial ball in the 85th minute, which left Torres unconscious as his head fell limply to the floor. Medics and players from both sides rushed to the former Liverpool and Chelsea striker’s aid before he was rushed to hospital in a pitchside ambulance. Initial reports…

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Hart’s Position At City Looking Doubtful After Latest Guardiola Comments

Joe Hart’s position at Manchester City looks uncertain after Pep Guardiola’s latest comments show of his contentment with current goalkeepers Claudio Bravo and Willy Caballero. When asked if the England No 1 would be returning to Etihad Stadium, the Spaniard replied: “I’m so happy with Willy and Claudio,” he then went on “We are going to talk about it [Hart’s return] at the end of the season.” The 29 year-old is currently on loan to Serie A team Torino where has played 26 times since last summer, but when his…

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Ranieri Ready To Axe Leicester City Title Winners

In a desperate bid to save Premier League champions Leicester City from relegation, Claudio Ranieri has revealed he is ready to axe his Leicester City title winners. It follows their 2-0 defeat to fellow relegation strugglers Swansea on Sunday at Liberty Stadium, which saw the Foxes slip to their fifth consecutive league loss and one place above the bottom three. The fact is the champions have yet to score, yet alone win this year, that’s 610 minutes of play without a goal and their two key players Jamie Vardy and…

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Wenger Under Criticism But Insists Arsenal In With A Chance

Arsene Wenger’s future at Arsenal has been under much debate over recent seasons and following his team’s 3-1 loss to Premier League leaders Chelsea last Saturday, there is heavy criticism amongst his fans. After a disastrous week where they slipped to fourth on the table, just a point ahead of fifth place Liverpool and 13 points off pace-setters Chelsea, Wenger called a team meeting calling for focus ahead of this weekends home game against struggling side Hull City. Wenger, whose current contract with the Gunners is set to run out…

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