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Manchester United’s derby performance was that off a club cranking out the same jangly playlist while locked in a time warp as the present ebbs awayNot even close. Not even close to being close. If there is an accurate measure of Manchester City’s domestic dominance over the past two seasons, and more specifically that combined 50-point lead over the creaky 1990s tribute act from across the way, it is perhaps the sight of Old Trafford at the final whistle of this room-temperature 2-0 derby victory. As the home crowd filed out in added time you could see the bones of this ground open up, its clanky iron clavicles exposed to the air. The only noise came from the sky blue corner where City’s fans sang “this city is ours” and – a little prematurely: the bigger test of Burnley away is yet to come – a few late rounds of “Campeones”. Continue reading...
Ole Gunnar Solskjær has said his side did not have enough quality in Manchester United's 2-0 derby defeat to Manchester City. The loss for United may prove to be damaging in their hopes to finish in the top four, as they remain in sixth place with three matches left to play. Marina Hyde: Football’s pathetic omertas only serve to benefit those with real power Continue reading...
ARSENAL fans have demanded Unai Emery sells Mesut Ozil this summer after the Gunners’ horror show at Wolves.
MANCHESTER UNITED gave the best they have in defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday, claims Gary Neville.
ARSENAL boss Unai Emery insists his players needed to show more composure against Wolves.
PEP GUARDIOLA told his City players to stay “calm” despite landing what looked a decisive blow in their fight with Liverpool for the Premier League crown.
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MANCHESTER UNITED ace Marcus Rashford has been brutally honest in his assessment of the defeat to Manchester City.
ROBBIE SAVAGE has branded some of the Manchester United players ‘pathetic and embarrassing’.
ROY KEANE was involved in a furious rant after Manchester United lost 2-0 to Manchester City this evening.
MANCHESTER UNITED moved a step closer to the Premier League title with a convincing victory over rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.
SKY SPORTS cameras caught the exact moment Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer grimaced after David De Gea’s howler against Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola has urged his side to remain calm after they closed in on the Premier League title with a 2-0 victory at Manchester United. The derby win saw City leapfrog Liverpool to reclaim top spot and the team now only need to win their remaining three matches to stay champions. Leroy Sané fires Manchester City past United to tip scales in title race Continue reading...
MUCH had been made in the build up to the Manchester derby about divided loyalties as some Manchester United fans called on their side to lay down and let Manchester City overtake Liverpool in the Premier League title race.
• City are a point ahead of Liverpool with three games to go• Guardiola: ‘We still have a job to do’Pep Guardiola has called on his Manchester City players to finish the season with three more victories after watching them win 2-0 against Manchester United to move into a position of strength at the top of the Premier League table. City are now a point ahead of Liverpool with three games to go after second-half goals from Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sané extended United’s run to seven defeats from their last nine games, their worst sequence of results since 1962. Continue reading...
Arsenal's hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League have been dealt a fresh blow following their 3-1 loss at Wolverhampton Wanderers – their heaviest defeat against a newly-promoted side in 25 years. Unai Emery's side needed only a point to reclaim fourth spot from Chelsea but conceded three times before half-time against a clinical Wolves side who moved up to seventh. Wolves have now picked up 16 points in their matches against the current top six this season with wins over Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United and now Arsenal. Diogo Jota-inspired Wolves deal fresh blow to Arsenal’s top-four hopes Continue reading...
David de Gea delivered his worst performance for United, while Bernardo Silva shone for City as their back four stutteredDavid de Gea Continue reading...
City return to the top of the league Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sané strike 12.53am BST Related: Obsession with past leaves Solskjaer’s United stuck in a footballing Pompeii 11.50pm BST Related: Manchester United 0-2 Manchester City: Premier League player ratings | Jamie Jackson Continue reading...
MANCHESTER CITY took a big step towards retaining the Premier League title with a win over rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford sending them back to the top of the table. See how the action unfolded with Express Sport.
• ‘When Christian doesn’t play … we don’t look the same’• Left-back wants the powers that be to get behind the team Danny Rose has called on the Tottenham hierarchy to ensure Christian Eriksen remains at the club next season and for many more thereafter, describing the midfielder as fundamental to how the team functions. Eriksen is out of contract in June 2020 and there has been no suggestion he is close to agreeing fresh terms. Mauricio Pochettino said on Tuesday that there would be plenty of opportunity after the end of the season to discuss a new deal and that Eriksen’s situation is “special”. The manager said: “The timing for him or for the club to be agreeing something is maybe different to another player.” Continue reading...
Take a look at the state of play in the Premier League, Football League and beyond as the season enters the home straight Manchester City (89 points) are a point clear of Liverpool (88) after victory in the Manchester derby. Pep Guardiola’s side now need three wins from their last three games – against Burnley, Leicester and Brighton – to retain the title. Continue reading...
MANCHESTER CITY fans taunted Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their side led the Manchester Derby 2-0.
ARSENAL’s fragility on the road returned as a 3-1 defeat at Wolves put a huge dent in their hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League. See how the action unfolded with Express Sport.
Every season there is always one game in the title race when the team who are going to win the Premier League know it is going to be their year. One game when everything turns in their favour, all the hard work comes together and the supporters can think it is going to be a season to cherish. For Manchester City, was this that night? It certainly felt that way even if they still have to negotiate a tricky assignment at Burnley on Sunday before closing their season with a home game against Leicester and a trip to Brighton. City have made it 11 league wins in a row and if they can extend that sequence to 14 there will be nothing Liverpool, in second place, can do about it. No wonder there was such jubilation at the final whistle from the players in blue. Continue reading...
The script has become a familiar one in this part of the Black Country, yet Arsenal played as though they never knew what was coming. Wolves, who have been so impressive against the Premier League’s top six this season, added another scalp to their collection with a resounding win that raises major questions about Arsenal’s ability to secure a top-four finish. Inspired by the outstanding Diogo Jota, who would later leave the field to a standing ovation, Wolves tore Arsenal apart during a devastating 19-minute spell in the first half that yielded all three goals. Ruben Neves scored the first with a glorious free-kick, Matt Doherty headed in the second and Jota dispatched the third on the stroke of half-time. Continue reading...
MANCHESTER UNITED goalkeeper David de Gea was slammed by Gary Neville after he let Leroy Sane double Manchester City’s lead at Old Trafford.
MANCHESTER UNITED midfielder Paul Pogba no longer wants to play for the the club, claims Gary Neville.
MANCHESTER UNITED legend Gary Neville has admitted he does not want Liverpool to win the Premier League - but is adamant his former side will do all they can to beat Manchester City.
MANCHESTER UNITED boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have been tempted to make 11 changes against Manchester City, claims club legend Roy Keane.
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has sent a huge message to Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward with the team he has selected against Manchester City.
THE shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year has been confirmed but who is on it and when will the award be announced?
MANCHESTER CITY legend Shaun Goater could not resist a dig at former Manchester United rival Gary Neville on the day of the derby.
MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly looking at bringing Darren Fletcher back to the club in a talent-spotting role.
ARSENAL have revealed why star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang misses out tonight against Wolves.
MANCHESTER UNITED’s team to face Manchester City has been leaked with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believe to be playing three at the back.
• Police take transfer documents from FA headquarters• Aleksandar Mitrovic’s Newcastle move of interest Belgian police have raided the offices of Anderlecht and the Belgian Football Association in relation to a money-laundering investigation involving agents and transfers. An Anderlecht spokeswoman told the broadcaster VRT the club are cooperating fully, while a spokesman for the Belgian FA said police had taken away transfer documents from its headquarters. Continue reading...
HEAVY rain has hit Old Trafford ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Manchester City but could the match be postponed?
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has hit out at his critics and insisted he knows what it takes to get Manchester United back to the top.
Chelsea news, gossip and updates are coming thick and fast. Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the very latest from Stamford Bridge.
MANCHESTER UNITED and Chelsea envy the two strikers Arsenal have at their disposal, claims European football expert James Horncastle.
Liverpool news, transfer gossip and updates are coming thick and fast. Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the very latest from Anfield.
LIVERPOOL ace Virgil van Dijk has been named the PFA Player of the Year beating Raheem Sterling to the gong, according to reports.
MANCHESTER UNITED manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be sacked by Ed Woodward if next season starts badly, claims Red Devils legend Lee Sharpe.
ARSENAL star Bernd Leno reckons the Gunners and Tottenham will finish in the top four this season.
MANCHESTER CITY fans may not be happy with the Premier League after beIN Sport pundit Richard Keys revealed the linesman for their clash with Manchester United tonight is a Liverpool fan.
MANCHESTER UNITED star Anthony Martial is near the top of the list of players Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sell.
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MANCHESTER UNITED news and gossip is coming thick and fast. Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the very latest from Old Trafford.
MANCHESTER UNITED legend Lee Sharpe has revealed why the club were wrong to permanently appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager - and who they should’ve gone with instead.
LIVERPOOL are keen to sign Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne, however, they face competition from Chelsea.
Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now! It’s the Manchester derby folks. Under the lights. In front of 76,000 at a raucous Old Trafford. What an occasion! So, naturally, United fans just can’t wait to see their team throw a spanner in the works of Pep’s smooth-grooved Sky Blue title-winning machine, right? Wrong. You see, some United supporters would rather see their noisy neighbours get giddy on Tin and dance all over their doorsteps having won back-to-back titles than see Liverpool end their 29-year wait for a 19th league title. Not since Lloyd Mullaney started flirting with married women on Coronation Street has the prospect of Scouse success caused such uproar in Manchester. Continue reading...
PAUL POGBA has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer but how much would the midfielder cost? Manchester United have reportedly named their price.
MANCHESTER UNITED fans are all questioning whether Eric Cantona is okay after a bizarre Instagram video posted by the Red Devils legend.
LIVERPOOL legend Steve Nicol reckons the destination of the Premier League title is already set in stone.
GARETH BALE is likely to start Thursday’s meeting with high-flying Getafe on the bench despite an assist in his last match.
Avoid the hype and Phil Neville’s side can contend in France, say Rachel Yankey and Kelly Smith With almost 250 England caps and a staggering 38 domestic trophies between them, Kelly Smith and Rachel Yankey know the women’s game in England like few others. Neither, though, was able to get her hands on the World Cup trophy, which they stood tantalisingly close to for photos in front of the Brighton Pavilion this week. Making its way around the 24 nations competing in the World Cup finals this summer in France, the trophy was on the south coast four days before Arsenal have the opportunity to clinch their first title in seven years at the Amex Stadium against Hope Powell’s Brighton. The Lionesses will play their World Cup send-off match at the same stadium against New Zealand on 1 June. Continue reading...
With Fiorentina in the hunt for the Coppa Italia this season, four players from their 2001 side recall their previous triumph By Ramez Nathan for The Gentleman Ultra In November 1999, Fiorentina beat reigning European champions Manchester United at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in the Champions League. In May 2002, the club were relegated from Serie A, declared bankrupt and had to start again in the fourth tier under a new name. Between those remarkable highs and lows, they won the Coppa Italia. Eighteen years later, it remains Fiorentina’s last major trophy – although, having thumped Roma 7-1 in the quarter-finals this season, they are just 180 minutes away from rewriting that particular line in their history. Fiorentina began the 2000-01 season with a change of manager. Giovanni Trapattoni took the Italy job after Euro 2000 and was replaced by Fatih Terim, who became the first Turkish manager to take charge of a Serie A club. The appointment was something of a risk for Fiorentina owner, Vittorio Cecchi Gori. Terim had never worked outside of Turkey and wanted to make significant changes to the way Fiorentina played. Continue reading...
• Coventry makes assurances it is in talks over Ricoh Arena• Club also has agreement to groundshare elsewhere if needed The vote by EFL clubs on whether to expel Coventry has been postponed to 29 May after the club gave assurances it is in talks over a deal to continue playing at the Ricoh Arena next season. The vote of all 72 clubs was scheduled to take place on Thursday and had been called because Coventry did not have an arrangement for a home ground beyond May, while its owner, the London-based hedge fund Sisu, pursued legal actions relating to the Ricoh, which it has lost. The club said in a statement it has reached an outline agreement “to groundshare at an alternative venue” that it did not identify. Continue reading...
IF the reports in L’Equipe have substance beyond mischief and assuming that Manchester City have no desire to sign him, Paul Pogba could be about to play in his last Manchester derby tonight.
This will not be the PFA’s team of the season, though hopefully it can be agreed that each member has had a significant season worthy of recognition The players themselves vote for the PFA player of the season, which is why it is generally considered the highest individual accolade a footballer can receive. The journalists and writers who give their opinion a couple of weeks later like to think the FWA award is slightly grander and certainly more historic, though as many a PFA award-winner has noted in his acceptance speech, nothing beats gaining the admiration of fellow professionals, many of whom will have been playing for opponents or rivals. One cannot argue with that process, so all six of the shortlisted PFA nominees should be considered for any team of the season too. The actual team of the season will be announced at the weekend, though judging by the shortlist it will be heavy on players from the two clubs currently vying for the title, while light on thoroughly deserving candidates from Tottenham downwards. What follows (in a 4-2-3-1 formation) is an attempt to redress that balance ever so slightly. This will not be the team the PFA announces, though hopefully it can be agreed that each member has had a significant season worthy of recognition. Continue reading...
AVENGERS ENDGAME hits screens in the UK on Thursday. So which footballers would make the main cast?
TOTTENHAM have reportedly scared Real Madrid off a summer move for Christian Eriksen.
MANCHESTER UNITED are gaining a long-time rival as a fan tonight with Jamie Carragher showing off his newfound support for the Red Devils.
DANNY ROSE’s post-match interview after Tottenham’s clash with Brighton last night was hilariously interrupted by his manager Mauricio Pochettino.
• 19-year-old has only played four times for Benfica first team• Paris St-Germain have already had one bid turned downManchester City are considering making an offer for Benfica’s defensive midfielder Florentino Luís. The 19-year-old has just broken into the first team but already has a release clause of €60m. Benfica are hoping the teenager will sign a new contract soon to increase the clause to over €100m. Continue reading...
MANCHESTER UNITED news is coming thick and fast ahead of their Premier League clash with Manchester City. Express Sport brings you all the latest with Real Madrid, Gareth Bale, Ed Woodward and Mark Clattenburg featuring.
Referee will take charge of Amiens v Strasbourg Frappart selected to prepare her for ‘World Cup conditions’ A French top-flight match will be refereed by a female official for the first time when Stéphanie Frappart takes charge of Amiens’ Ligue 1 home match against Strasbourg on Sunday. Frappart, who will officiate at her second Women’s World Cup in France this summer, has been picked by the French Football Federation to prepare her for “World Cup conditions”. Continue reading...
ATLETICO MADRID are lining up a move for Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic this summer, but will only close the deal if Man Utd or Man City pursue Rodri.
MANCHESTER UNITED supporters produce less of an atmosphere when facing their closest neighbours compared to clashes with Liverpool, according to the referee.
MANCHESTER UNTIED will need to react against Manchester City tonight after their drubbing at the hands of Everton on Sunday.
ARSENAL have reportedly sealed their first summer signing.
The elastic and corrosive concept of ‘respect’ is rife in football – the one set of people this cosy approach never serves is the fansWith barely a column inch or broadcast second devoted to the fallout of Manchester United’s 4-0 defeat to Everton on Saturday, you may find yourself completely in the dark as to how the reaction is unfolding. If so, allow me to assist. There is a general sense that Manchester United might care to raise its head from the pillow provided by its official global mattress and pillow partner, put down the glass of red furnished by its official wine partner, turn its back firmly on the suggestions of its official global lubricant partner, and consider whether – if there really are no commercial worlds left to conquer – it could be time to consider engaging once more with its official football partner. Commentators have found various ways of communicating this broad message. Perhaps the most eye-catching take came from former United defender Gary Neville, who delivered a lengthy and furious diatribe on the underperforming team on Sky Sports in the wake of the game. When the Sky Sports anchor suggested to him it was high time for specifics, however, Neville rather clammed up. “I don’t need to name names,” he judged. “Everyone knows who they are. They’re in the newspapers every day, they’re on social media every single day.” Continue reading...
MANCHESTER UNITED supporters can’t decide whether they want their side to beat Manchester United tonight, knowing full well it could hand Liverpool the title.
MANCHESTER UNITED stars are shocked at Ed Woodward’s decision to extend Phil Jones’ contract ahead of their game with Manchester City tonight, according to reports.
Striker and co-manager is still topping scoring charts at 43 and also trying to unearth a new generation of forwards at Arsenal One thousand games not out, and Jamie Cureton has no plans to hang up his boots anytime soon. The 43-year-old, whose name is synonymous with a ripple of the net, has devoted his life to the game he loves so dearly but even he does not know the secret to his longevity. Cureton’s phone buzzes away throughout the interview, the congratulatory messages flooding in after making his 1,000th competitive appearance in a tailor-made shirt bearing the same number to reflect his incredible achievement. Continue reading...
FORMER Manchester United defender Danny Higginbotham has absolutely rinsed a cheeky Liverpool fan on social media.
LIVERPOOL star Mohamed Salah was given permission to fly to New York this week by Jurgen Klopp, despite the Reds being in the midst of their title challenge.
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG was nowhere to be seen as Arsenal trained ahead of their Premier League clash with Wolves.
MAURIZIO SARRI has been charged with misconduct after being sent off in the 2-2 draw with Burnley on Monday night.
CRISTIANO RONALDO has been praised by Juventus team-mate Paulo Dybala at a time where reports have claimed the two do not see eye to eye.
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER admits that it “isn’t nice” seeing Liverpool at the top of the table alongside Manchester City.
REAL MADRID have already rejected a transfer bid from Manchester United for Gareth Bale this summer, it has been claimed.
MANCHESTER CITY boss Pep Guardiola insists he's not been offered Paul Pogba - as rumours continue to swirl that the World Cup winner could leave Old Trafford.