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Dortmund reveal Reus release clause

Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed the release clause in Marco Reus' contract that could see the midfielder leave Germany at …

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Be Featured in Line of Swedish Stamps (Photo)

Coming to the Swedish postal service this spring: the face of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.<p>The Posten have announced that Ibrahimovic, Sweden's international superstar striker, will feature on a line of stamps to be released March 27.<p>Here's a preview of one of the stamps, via TheLocal.Se.<p>Ibrahimovic, 32, was …

Phil Jones Is Manchester United's Best Midfield Option Right Now

It was, as they say, something of a game of two halves.<p>In the opening 45 minutes of Manchester United's 1-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday, the hosts were dominant. Arsenal created little or nothing, they were swamped in midfield and United had a deserved lead.<p>However, in the second half, Arsenal came …

Wayne Rooney Is Becoming a Star All over Again at Manchester United

One of the more interesting tales from Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography was his revelation that Wayne Rooney had once asked him to sign Mesut Ozil.<p>You can imagine, after United's 1-0 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday, that Ozil will be considering asking his manager to sign Rooney.<p>Had …

Lionel Messi Injury Must Lead to Central Role for Neymar at Barcelona

All the best players play in the middle.<p>Those were the words of Johan Cruyff—per Ken Early in <i>Slate</i>—and who can argue with the Dutchman, who is responsible for sketching the template for the Barcelona that stands tall today.<p>When Barcelona broke their transfer record to sign Neymar at the beginning …

Manchester United Go Back to Basics Against Arsenal

Manchester United went back to basics against Arsenal on Sunday, eschewing their traditional "attack at all costs" philosophy for a more measured and thoughtful approach based on a solid defensive performance.<p>David Moyes’ priority was to stifle the talented Arsenal midfield, cutting off the supply …

Alternative Puskas Nominees: Which Great Goals Could Have Been Considered?

The 10 nominees for the 2013 FIFA Puskas award were named on Monday, with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Neymar and Nemanja Matic all hoping to be crowned scorer of the goal of the year.<p>A full list of the candidates can be found on the FIFA website—but did their panel choose the very best goals …