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Premier League review: James McCarthy is better than Jack Wilshere, and why 3-5-2 is not working

It is time for Manchester United and QPR to ditch three at the back, Jose Mourinho wants timeouts in football, and why Ireland's young midfielder is better than England's<p>Who is better: Wilshere or McCarthy?<p>In keeping with a digital age in which everything is predetermined by an online poll, I …

Angel di Maria set for £60 million transfer to Manchester United after saying goodbye to Real Madrid team-mates

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti reveals Argentina winger did not take part in training on Sunday but had instead "came to say goodbye"<p><b>Manchester United</b> hope to seal a £60 million British record transfer for Ángel di María within the next 48 hours after the Argentine winger confirmed to Carlo …

Spurs Crack Code for Crushing the Heat in Game 3 of NBA Finals

MIAMI—Something happened with 5:05 remaining in Tuesday's first quarter, something that didn't seem at the time as if it were something that Heat fans needed to savor.<p>Manu Ginobili dribbled up the court, saw Chris Andersen join Ray Allen to pressure him and fired the ball over their heads to Tim …

Frank Lampard ends 13-year stay at Chelsea and may move to New York City

Midfielder likely to wait until after World Cup to decide where he will play next season, or whether to retire, as Stamford Bridge club line up Cesc Fabregas for return to London<p>Frank Lampard has confirmed he will leave <b>Chelsea</b> as the club line up Cesc Fabregas to be the midfielder’s Stamford Bridge …

Chelsea begin negotiations with Cesc Fabregas as Jose Mourinho admits interest in signing Barcelona midfielder

Former Arsenal midfielder, with Spain ahead of the World Cup, is keen to come back to England - and the Spanish giants will let him go for £30 million<p>Chelsea have opened negotiations over signing Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.<p>Barcelona are willing to let him leave for £30 million and <b>Chelsea</b> …

Diego Costa completes medical ready for £32m move to Chelsea

Diego Costa has completed a medical examination at Chelsea and is poised to seal his £32m transfer from Atlético Madrid. The Brazil-born striker, who is a part of the Spain squad preparing for the World Cup finals, has been identified by José Mourinho as being what Chelsea need to win the Premier …

Manchester United's 12 months of turmoil since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement - Telegraph

Januzaj models game on Ronaldo

Hislop: Boly's goal highlights why VAR is needed<p>ESPN FC TV 5 hours ago<p>Read<p>Man City draw, Liverpool go top<p>English Premier League 8 hours ago<p>Read<p>Wolves …

Soccer

Manchester's skies turn blue for City Premier League victory parade

Many cities would struggle if given just 24 hours to organise a victory parade which involved the deployment of two helicopters, countless police officers, a small army of undercover security experts and the closure not just of the main square but also a key thoroughfare, in the middle of the rush …

Arsène Wenger savours FA Cup win over Hull as Arsenal end drought

Arsène Wenger felt the contents of the entire magnum of champagne that Lukas Podolski deposited over him. The Arsenal manager felt his lower back for a second after being given the bumps by his players. And he might have felt a little silly when an enforced costume change on the Wembley pitch left …

Louis van Gaal: Manchester United turn to an anti-Moyes disciplinarian

There is a famous story about Louis van Gaal from his time at Bayern Munich. Van Gaal had insisted from the start on two major protocols at team meals: players must eat in the same space every day and they must sit up straight. A few weeks later Van Gaal spotted Luca Toni slouched in his seat at …

Louis van Gaal: United give new manager £150m to win the league title

Manchester United expect Louis van Gaal to win the Premier League title next season and have given their new manager a £150m transfer fund to rebuild the squad this summer.<p>Holland's current head coach is to be unveiled at Old Trafford in July after he has taken his country to the World Cup and …

Ryan Giggs: Manchester United legend ends playing career

Giggs made wise decision - Phelan

Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan believes that Ryan Giggs is making a "wise decision" to quit playing and focus fully on his role as assistant to new boss Louis van Gaal.<p>Phelan was Sir Alex Ferguson's right-hand man from 2008 to 2013 and believes that the former Wales winger, …

Patrice Evra agrees to sign one-year deal with Manchester United

Frenchman ends uncertainty over his future despite club's pursuit of England left-back Luke Shaw<p>Manchester United captain Patrice Evra has signed a new deal at Old Trafford, keeping him at the club for another season.<p>United confirmed the news after the Premier League's retained list for the …