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Van Gaal on Depay

The 21-year-old has netted 21 times in 28 games for PSV this term and the Manchester United boss believes he's signed a rare "goalscoring winger"<p>Louis van Gaal has likened Memphis Depay to Lionel Messi by claiming that Manchester United have signed a “goalscoring winger”.<p>United completed a deal for …

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Liverpool FC news: Daniel Sturridge travels to United States for treatment on thigh injury

Merseyside club send striker to Los Angeles with club medical staff where it is hoped the warmer climate will aid the recovery of the thigh problem that has plagued him all season<p><b>Liverpool</b> striker Daniel Sturridge has travelled to the United States in an effort to quicken his return from injury in …

Zlatan Ibrahimovic spent some time hanging out with the King and Queen of Sweden

All hail Zlatan.<p>When Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, and Queen Silvia, visited Paris, they only wanted to see one man -- Zlatan Ibrahimovic.<p>So they went to his place of work, the Parc des Princes, and got a tour of the stadium from the Sweden and Paris Saint-Germain striker.<p>The King and Queen must …

Messi gets pardoned after the Mestalla incident

Man City v Everton: Sergio Aguero has lifted his team-mates with his goal-scoring, says Jamie Redknapp

Football Expert & Columnist<p>Confident City will have too much for Everton on Saturday Night Football, says pundit<p>'Sensational' Sergio Aguero has given …

Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Aguero, Neymar, Lionel Messi et al...who do you think is the best striker in Europe?

Sergio Aguero's 14 league goals make him Europe's second most in-form forward - behind Cristiano Ronaldo - but who do you think is the best striker in Europe?<p>After scoring twice against Sunderland on Wednesday, Sergio Aguero became Europe's second most in-form forward, beaten only by Real Madrid's</b> …

Premier League: who's your club's forgotten man? - Telegraph

Toni Kroos confirms he is not signing for Manchester United

Toni Kroos has no intention of being a Manchester United player next season. The Bayern Munich midfielder has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford but, as reported by the Guardian on Thursday, the 24-year-old is no longer a target for United and has now confirmed that he thinks he will stay …

Ryan Giggs retires from playing after taking Manchester United No2 job

Ryan Giggs has retired from playing for Manchester United to concentrate on being Louis van Gaal's assistant.<p>The midfield legend made 963 appearances for United spanning almost 24 years and on Monday spoke of his "immense pride, sadness and excitement" over his decision to become the Old Trafford …

Man Utd: Louis van Gaal is 'arrogant, dominant and honest'

<b>While David Moyes often looked like a man who wondered if he was big enough for Manchester United, Louis van Gaal is so unburdened by modesty that he may wonder if Manchester United is big enough for him.</b><p>In a spot of typically measured self-analysis, the 62-year-old, who will assume control at Old …

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Ten players Arsène Wenger could splash £100 million on in the summer transfer window, in pictures - Telegraph

Ryan Giggs takes his leave as most decorated player in English game

The crowd inside Shakhtar Donetsk's magnificent Donbass Arena, all 51,555 of them, applauded David Moyes's first substitution during Manchester United's Champions League visit last October. Their ovation was not for the departing Marouane Fellaini, unsurprisingly, but the substitute, Ryan Giggs, as …

Messi signs new Barcelona deal

The Argentine put pen to paper on an improved contract on Monday after meeting president Josep Maria Bartomeu with his father at Camp Nou<p>Lionel Messi has signed a new and improved contract with Barcelona, the club have announced.<p>The Argentina international reached a provisional agreement over a new …

Five issues awaiting Louis van Gaal in his Manchester United in-tray

Ryan Giggs<p>Just as Louis van Gaal retained a young José Mourinho as his assistant when taking over at Barcelona in 1997, the Dutchman has kept a figure from the regime of his predecessor at United, David Moyes. In doing so the 62-year-old illustrates a firm sense of security in his talent and that …

Louis van Gaal is appointed manager of Manchester United

Louis van Gaal has been appointed manager of Manchester United on a three-year deal and vowed to "make history" at the club. The Holland coach will officially start work at Old Trafford in July after his commitments at the World Cup are over.<p>Van Gaal emerged as United's preferred choice shortly …

Louis van Gaal confirmed as Manchester United's new manager

Dutchman Louis van Gaal named as replacement for the sacked David Moyes at Old Trafford, with Ryan Giggs as the new Manchester United assistant manager<p><b>Louis van Gaal</b> claimed he and Ryan Giggs were ready to “make history” at <b>Manchester United</b> after Giggs announced his playing retirement in order to …

Lewis Hamilton looks more mature and ready to finally fulfil huge potential with second world title

Performances and demeanour of Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, not to mention the guidance of Niki Lauda, point to an overdue world drivers' championship this year<p>We lost him for a while, but we have the old <b>Lewis Hamilton</b> back.<p>Before the season, some people questioned his ability to adapt to this new …

David Moyes sacked as Manchester United manager after losing support of the club's Glazer family owners

Manchester United manager pays the price for his disastrous tenure at Old Trafford<p><b>10 mistakes that cost Moyes his job</b> <b><br>Who can replace Moyes at United?</b><p><b>UPDATED: David Moyes</b> was sacked as <b>Manchester United</b> manager on Tuesday after the club’s owners, the Glazer family, decided to end the Scot’s …

Ryan Giggs is the right short-term replacement for David Moyes at Manchester United

Long-serving winger has all the qualities to make an exceptional manager and René Meulensteen would be an able lieutenant<p>Never, ever, ever underestimate Ryan Giggs. All the talk is of experienced, charismatic European managers to succeed <b>David Moyes</b> as the manager of <b>Manchester United</b>, men such as …

Diego Simeone the best choice for Manchester United?

Our Manchester United blog The Busy Babe has 11 candidates to replace David Moyes, but the current Atlético Madrid boss is their top choice.<p>With news breaking on Monday that David Moyes is set to be sacked by Manchester United, the speculation surrounding who might replace him as the Red Devils' …

Moyes sacked by Manchester United

Who could replace Moyes?<p>Manchester United have finally lost patience with David Moyes and sacked the Scot, the club have confirmed.<p>They have …

Five contenders to replace David Moyes as Manchester United manager

Jürgen Klopp Dortmund<p>The Borussia Dortmund manager ticks an awful lot of boxes but does he really want the job? Two Bundesliga titles plus a Champions League runners-up medal achieved on a relatively modest budget at Dortmund while playing high pressing, fearless, entertaining football will appeal …

David Moyes Reportedly Will Be Sacked as Manager of Manchester United

Manchester United say that David Moyes has not been sacked, though reports suggest it will happen in the near future.<p>Stan Collymore of talkSPORT.com provides the statement from Manchester United discussing Moyes' status within the club:<p>BBC's Howard Nurse provided additional insight surrounding …

Manchester United fans must not read too much into Robin van Persie's comments - footballers are like sheep

There is no excuse a player will not willingly hide behind following a defeat, which is why we should not over-analyse Robin van Persie's comments<p>For anyone dissecting the post-match comments of Robin van Persie following <b>Manchester United</b>’s midweek <b>Champions League</b> defeat, there is something you …

Fans call for Cleverley World Cup ban

• England<p>ESPN staff<p>Tom Cleverley has struggled for Manchester United this season © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p>An England supporter angered by Roy Hodgson's …

Van Persie wants long-term Manchester United stay

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Robin van Persie is happy at Manchester United and would like to sign a new contract with the triple European champions, the Dutch international striker said on Thursday.<p>Manchester United's Robin Van Persie celebrates after scoring a goal against Stoke City during …

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie wants to extend his contract at Old Trafford. "The truth is I'm very happy here," the Dutchman said. "I signed for four years and I'd be delighted to stay longer, beyond the next two years I have on my contract." United fans are you happy he wants to extend his deal at #MUFC? Leave us your comments below. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26569342

Rodgers again dismisses title talk as Liverpool go second

(Reuters) - As far as everyone but Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is concerned, the Merseyside club are definite contenders to win the most open Premier League title race for years.<p>Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool evades a challenge from Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin during their English …

Robbie Savage: How Sunderland can beat Man City at Wembley

<b>In his regular BBC Sport tactics column, Robbie Savage looks at Sunday's Capital One Cup final between Manchester City and Sunderland.</b><p>City are big favourites to win for a reason: they are the better team in every department.<p>But Sunderland beat them 1-0 at the Stadium of Light in November and, from …

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