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Wayne Rooney frustration overshadows David Moyes's day

<b>Sir Alex Ferguson will have been proud of his chosen successor David Moyes as he made his Manchester United debut at Wembley on Sunday.</b><p>On the pitch, Moyes steered United to a comfortable and expected 2-0 win over Wigan in the Community Shield, picking up the 20th trophy to be added to the club's …

Moyes hits out at 'untruths' on Rooney

Manchester United manager David Moyes has reiterated that Wayne Rooney is not for sale and criticised the media for telling “untruths” about his …

Gareth Bale price too high - Trapattoni

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has said that no player is as valuable as the sum of money Real Madrid are reportedly preparing to …

Wayne Rooney will not be sold and we have not fallen out, says Manchester United manager David Moyes

David Moyes says Wayne Rooney will not be sold and insists there is no rift between himself and the Manchester United striker.<p>The disgruntled striker has been the subject of two bids from rivals <b>Chelsea</b>.<p>But, speaking after he landed the first trophy of his Old Trafford reign with a routine 2-0 …

Agger agent hints at Barca interest

Daniel Agger’s agent has suggested the Liverpool defender is interested in a move to Barcelona as speculation over his future mounts.<p>Agger, who was …

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho feeling happy and responsible in second stint at Stamford Bridge

A kitchen deep in the bowels of the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok was the unlikely setting for Jose Mourinho’s first briefing with the English newspaper journalists since resuming work as Chelsea manager.<p>Despite the steam that was literally rising from all around him, the smiling Mourinho could …

Chelsea target Wayne Rooney will decide the course of the Premier League season

The destiny of the title will already be clearer by the time the transfer window closes on September 3. The team that has Wayne Rooney in their line-up will most likely be champions in May.<p>That’s how significant I rate the current battle for his services, the prospect of Rooney leaving <b>Manchester</b> …

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini more diplomatic than predecessor Roberto Mancini

Manuel Pellegrini was stood outside the dressing room of the Hong Kong Stadium last month, hands on hips, as the Manchester City hierarchy took turns to slap him on the back.<p>Chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak, chief executive Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain, City’s director of football, were sharing …

Manchester United manager David Moyes doing his best to step out of Sir Alex Ferguson's shadow at Old Trafford

Only when David Moyes takes his seat in the Manchester United dugout for real for the first time against Swansea City will the enormity of his new job hit home.<p>Pre-season friendlies on the other side of the world and a Community Shield against <b>Wigan Athletic</b> at Wembley have given Moyes the chance to …

David Luiz: Barcelona bid for Chelsea defender

<b>Chelsea have received a bid from Barcelona for their Brazil international defender David Luiz.</b><p>The 26-year-old, who joined Chelsea from Benfica for around £21m in January 2011, has been a long-term target for the Catalan giants.<p>Chelsea have insisted throughout that Luiz, who has played more than 100 …

Barcelona make official bid for Chelsea's Brazilian international David Luiz

Barcelona have finally submitted a formal bid for Chelsea defender David Luiz.<p>The offer will test Jose Mourinho's resolve to keep the 26-year-old Brazil international, who has long been linked with a move to the Nou Camp, despite Chelsea's continued insistence that he is not for sale<p>If <b>Chelsea</b> do …

Ledley King keen for Gareth Bale's future to be resolved

Former Tottenham defender Ledley King admits he would like to see the Gareth Bale transfer saga resolved soon.<p>Ledley King: Keen for Gareth Bale's …

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Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas not leaving this summer, says Gerardo Martino

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has insisted Cesc Fabregas will not be sold to Manchester United.<p>Three days ago the Catalan club's sporting director …

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Luis Suarez: Brendan Rodgers tells Liverpool striker to train alone

<b>Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been told to train alone by manager Brendan Rodgers, who says the player has shown "total disrespect" for the club.</b><p>Rodgers also rejected the Uruguay international's claim he was promised a transfer this summer if Liverpool did not qualify for the Champions …

Celtic boss Neil Lennon to step up player search

<b>Manager Neil Lennon will be busy seeking new recruits after reaching the Champions League play-off round.</b><p>Lennon was delighted as a 0-0 draw away to Elfsborg completed a 1-0 aggregate win but he wants replacements to cover the departures of key players.<p>"We are going to work hard to get a few players …

Luis Suarez is not bigger than Liverpool says Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers thinks Luis Suarez has gone against the values of the famous club.<p>Luis Suarez: Determined to leave Anfield this …

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Manchester United manager David Moyes admits it has been a baptism of fire at Old Trafford

David Moyes admits he has found it tough to adapt to life as Manchester United manager during a testing summer in which he has had to deal with constant speculation regarding an unsettled Wayne Rooney and been frustrated in his pursuit of Cesc Fabregas.<p>Moyes was always likely to find the transition …

Luis Suárez ordered to train alone as furious Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers accuses striker of a 'total lack of respect'

Liverpool striker Luis Suárez has been ordered to train alone for several weeks after being accused by manager Brendan Rodgers of showing “a total lack of respect” to his club with his public demand to join Arsenal.<p>Suárez’s decision to list a series of grievances against the Merseyside club in <b>an</b> …

National Children's Football Alliance wants a pitch on the site of the fabled Boxing Day Truce in 1914.

Queens' men fighting for their King a reminder of sport's involvement in battle and how it can now be used to help conflict resolution a century on.<p>Last weekend, I enjoyed the privilege of a cricket lunch in the pavilion of Queen’s College in Oxford. But it was not so much the sausage and egg, the …

Chelsea 1 Real Madrid 3 - Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Jose Mourinho's men lose Champions Cup final

Who else but Cristiano Ronaldo to come back and haunt Jose Mourinho here with a predictably brilliant match-winning display?<p>The Portuguese duo became embroiled in a war of words before this final of the inaugural Guinness International Champions Cup yet, after scoring two expertly-taken strikes, it …

Europa League: Rikard Norling hoping for a Malmo miracle

Uefa Europa League - third qualifying round, second leg<p><b>Malmo manager Rikard Norling is hoping for a miracle when his side attempt to overturn a 4-0 deficit against Swansea on Thursday.</b><p>The Swedish club routed Hibernian 9-0 on aggregate to reach the third qualifying round of the Europa League.<p>But …

David Moyes says he has stepped up to another level at Manchester United

David Moyes admits to having found it 'difficult at times' after stepping up to 'another level' at Manchester United.<p>David Moyes: Hoping to maintain …

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Wilfried Zaha given England nod for Scotland friendly after rave reviews

Roy Hodgson has decided to promote Wilfried Zaha to the England squad for the friendly against Scotland as a reward for his impressive pre-season form since joining Manchester United.<p>Zaha, the stand-out player on United's summer tour, will be in the squad Hodgson names on Thursday after a glowing …

Wayne Rooney is 'unlikely' to play in the Community Shield, according to David Moyes

Manchester United boss David Moyes does not believe Wayne Rooney will be available for the Community Shield at Wembley.<p>Wayne Rooney: Doubt for …

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