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Man Utd have been too reliant on 'fantastic' Fernandes, says Barnes

John Barnes feels Manchester United's inconsistency at times under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is due to their reliance on Bruno Fernandes.


Jurgen Klopp explains why he joined Liverpool and turned down earlier Man Utd approach

Klopp was one of the most sought-after managers in Europe during his successful tenure at Borussia Dortmund and Man Utd once tried to convince him to take the reins at Old Trafford


Mauricio Pochettino tests positive for Covid-19: PSG coach to self-isolate after French Super Cup triumph

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for coronavirus. PSG announced on Friday evening that former Totteham boss Pochettino returned a positive test for Covid-19, and will miss the Ligue 1 game at Angers on Saturday as he self-isolates. Pochettino's assistants, Jesus Perez and Miguel D'Agostino, will take charge against Angers, PSG said on Friday. Pochettino took over this month after Thomas Tuchel was...


Whyte-Povetkin rematch confirmed for March 6

Dillian Whyte will have the chance for revenge when he faces Alexander Povetkin in a rescheduled heavyweight rematch in early March.


Monaco hold off spirited Montpellier to go fourth

Monaco hold off spirited Montpellier to go fourth


Lange headed for unforgivable Villa mistake with "talented" gem who Smith rates highly - opinion

Aston Villa are facing a battle to keep one of their young academy stars, Aaron Ramsey.


Asgreen seeking more spring Classics success in 2021

Dane hopes to replicate 2020 Kuurne win as well as targeting Tour, Olympics and Worlds


Luis Alberto double inspires Lazio to Rome derby win

Luis Alberto double inspires Lazio to Rome derby win


Amad Diallo shows frustration in first Man Utd session as Donny van de Beek grabs attention

Donny van de Beek showed his class with a fine goal in Amad Diallo's first Man Utd training session ahead of their clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday


Guardiola: Man City achievements not possible without Sterling

Manchester City and England's Raheem Sterling is not producing as he did in front of goal but Pep Guardiola is backing his star forward.


Edinburgh expect to play Bordeaux or Toulouse in last 16 of Heineken Champions Cup

Richard Cockerill expects Edinburgh to face an away match in France in the last 16 of the Heineken Champions Cup if, as expected, the final two rounds of group matches are cancelled.


The ruthless call to end JPR Williams' Wales career that made him 'hit s**t' out of his team-mates

It's approaching 40 years since the iconic Wales and Lions full-back played his final Test for Wales


Celtic hold 'serious interest' in Aston Villa's Aaron Ramsey

Celtic are reported to be seriously interested in Aston Villa midfielder Aaron Ramsey. That’s according to the Daily Mail, who claimed that the Hoops are almost certain to make an offer for the 17-year-old, whose Villa Park contract expires at the end of the current campaign. The report added that Dutch giants Ajax are also keen on the teenager, with Villa happy to offer the England under-17 international fresh terms to remain at the club. Read...


Oli Kebble’s absence is big blow as Glasgow Warriors seek parity in the scrum

There is good news and bad news for Glasgow coach Danny Wilson as he plots a way of prising the 1872 Cup from Edinburgh hands.


Milan confirm signing of Torino midfielder Meite

Serie A leaders Milan have made their first signing of the January transfer window by bringing in Torino midfielder Soualiho Meite.


Leeds must sign £11m-rated powerhouse for Bielsa, he offers something Phillips doesn't – opinion

Leeds United have been linked to a move for Fiorentina’s Erick Pulgar as they approach their chance to bolster their first team options. The summer saw the Whites recruit six new first team players on a permanent basis, including first choice goalkeeper Illan Meslier and wide man Raphinha. But their recent run of form in […]


How good can Bruno Fernandes make Manchester United? Anfield may tell

This is not the beginning of the title run-in. This is not the start of the middle, or the beginning of the end. Let’s face it, nobody really knows what’s going on up there in this jetlagged oddity of a Premier League season, when points have been scattered with luxurious abandon, and none of these teams seem ready to find a sustained higher gear. Not that it makes much difference. There will, as ever, be an urge to portray Manchester United’s...


Levy should reignite Spurs interest in £9m-rated gem; Lloris praised him previously - opinion

Tottenham Hotspur can sign their long-term Hugo Lloris replacement in Roma goalkeeper Pau Lopez.


Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes explains reason behind hands over ears celebration

Bruno Fernandes has been in the goals since joining Man Utd and often produces a celebration that sees him cover his ears which he explains is a tribute


Premier League fixtures on TV: How to watch Liverpool vs Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea and every game this weekend

Premier League football continues as we approach the midway point of the 2020/21 season with gameweek 19 this weekend. The undoubted match of the weekend is Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash between Liverpool and Manchester United and Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp’s champions looking to reel in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s leaders. With plenty of top-flight drama across the next three days, here is how you can watch all of the action on TV and online…...


Celtic fans react to Neil Doncaster's latest comments

It’s safe to say that Celtic have a mountain to climb over the second half of the season if they are to win a 10th successive Scottish Premiership title. The Hoops are 21 points behind Glasgow rivals Rangers with three games in hand ahead of this weekend’s fixtures. However, SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster, speaking exclusively to Record Sport, has refused to rule out declaring the season ‘null and void’ if the ongoing pandemic brings...


West Brom handed big injury update ahead of Wolves, Big Sam now faces tricky dilemma - opinion

West Brom are set to have skipper Kyle Bartley fit and available for the Black Country derby this weekend, leaving Sam Allardyce with a selection dilemma.


Arsenal's Arteta empathises with struggling Newcastle counterpart Bruce

Arsenal's Arteta empathises with struggling Newcastle counterpart Bruce


Ian Maxwell asks Championship clubs if season should be suspended as SFA chief sets decision deadline

League One and League Two along with the lower leagues and women's football have already been brought to a halt.


MICAH RICHARDS: I feel for Ozil... it is horrible to be frozen out

MICAH RICHARDS: People will point to his £350,000-a-week contract as a healthy form of compensation for inactivity. but I don't believe any footballer would ever settle for such a situation.


Arsenal must make ruthless decision on £40k-p/w liability, Arteta can't trust him - opinion

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta must make a ruthless call on summer signing Alex Runarsson in this January transfer window.


Meticulous measures of Partick Thistle revealed - before 'knee-jerk' SPFL postponement

Partick Thistle defender Richard Foster says the “knee-jerk reaction” of cancelling the lower leagues of Scottish football is akin to grounding his brother for something he’d done wrong himself.


Ryan Kent Leeds transfer link reignited as Rangers legend raises Scott Wright replacement poser

Ferguson believes there could be behind-the-scenes talks about a return to England for the former Liverpool man.


Fantasy Premier League: FPL transfer tips for double gameweek 19

Gameweek 19 of the Fantasy Premier League season is here - and a double gameweek for a number of teams means plenty of big decisions for FPL managers. The likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea all have two matches in gameweek 19, while West Ham have two enticing fixtures at home. This seems like the ideal week to play your free hit - but if you’ve already gone early, or are saving it for later in the season, then it...


'It's an emotional game' - Klopp highlights difficulty stopping goal celebrations amid Covid-19 clampdown

The Reds boss says Premier League stars were already showing high levels of responsibility before new rules were imposed


Northern Ireland links behind Portadown’s Manchester United transfer

Portadown manager Matthew Tipton has highlighted links with a former Northern Ireland international as key to wrapping up his latest transfer.


Benzema is on par with his top goal-scoring season

The striker has scored 13 goals in the 22 matches he has played.


Pep Guardiola hits out at politicians over football's celebration blame game

The Manchester City boss has taken aim at the UK Government, with a number of politicians all of a sudden taking an increased focus on footballers' celebrations


Meet Michael Olise, the wonderkid who's already the Championship's most-coveted prospect

The Reading teenager has enjoyed a magnificent breakout season, and looks set to head to the Premier League sooner rather than later


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has played fast and loose with the truth about Manchester United and Liverpool

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made some interesting statements regards Liverpool


Ronaldo is one of the best in football history... I will tell my children I played with him - Morata

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has 19 goals in 18 outings this term and has been hailed by team-mate Alvaro Morata.


Rooney's derby wonder goal still baffles me, says Richards

Rooney scored with an overhead kick for Manchester United against City at the Etihad in 2011 to earn a vital 2-1 win on their way to winning the Premier League title.


Arsenal's draw against Crystal Palace proved how vital Tierney is

Kieran Tierney has scored one goal and recorded two assists this season and was one of the reasons behind Arsenal going on a four-game unbeaten run prior to the goalless draw against Crystal Palace.


Marco Andretti steps away from IndyCar to chart own course

Marco Andretti steps away from IndyCar to chart own course


Bruno Fernandes: Man United star rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry with fourth Premier League award

Bruno Fernandes has some illustrious company after winning the Premier League Player of the Month award for the fourth time at Manchester United. Fernandes has been a revelation for United since signing for them in January 2020, with a record four Premier League awards in a calendar year ample evidence that he has quickly become one of the top performers in the English top flight. United now sit top of the table, three points ahead of champions...


Sir Alex Ferguson explains Man Utd's infamous decision to not sign Jordan Henderson

Manchester United were once linked with Jordan Henderson while he was at Sunderland but Sir Alex Ferguson ultimately turned down the chance to sign the midfielder, who is now Liverpool's captain


Ealing Trailfinders ready for Saracens challenge this season

The Ealing Trailfinders begin their pre-season preparations against Saracens on Saturday, as they look to challenge the fellow Londoners for promotion to the Premiership this season


Edinburgh football transfer LIVE: Hibs complete third signing of January window as Hearts say goodbye to derby hero

Scottish football’s latest transfer news on the evening of Friday, January 15


Ealing hope to blaze trail way beyond long-awaited Saracens clash

The waiting is the hardest part. By now the players of Ealing Trailfinders and Saracens must feel more like dust-covered museum exhibits than professional athletes, a throwback to a distant era. Ealing have not had a competitive league game since last February, Saracens’ last fixture before their Premiership relegation was on 4 October. The forgotten warriors of the Championship have had their mental strength sorely tested. It is the next phase,...


Ray Giles at 60, the Wales scrum-half who has done so much for charity following cancer scare

The three-times capped Giles has just completed a 60-mile cycle ride in aid of Prostate Cymru to mark his 60th birthday


Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury fight contract will be signed within four weeks, says Eddie Hearn

The summer mega-fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury could be signed within a month and promoter Eddie Hearn is already eying a winter rematch in Cardiff. The British Boxing Board of Control suspended all competition for January as Britain went into the latest lockdown with levels of Covid-19 now higher than ever across the country. But Hearn has announced a bullish return for his Matchroom stable with five cards taking place throughout...


Cameron Harper set for Celtic exit as New York Red Bulls offer American kid an MLS escape route

The U.S youth international made his debut for the club on Monday but is now set for the exit door.


Everton set to bank one of the biggest transfer fees in women's football

Everton are in the process of finalising the sale of Damaris Egurrola to Lyon


'Never touched him, ref!' Premier League stars told to avoid hugs and handshakes after goals

Footballers must "change their behaviours" to adjust to coronavirus rules on the pitch, the Premier League boss has said, meaning no more hugs to celebrate goals.


Rooney-mania had many ages but his defining moment remains the first

In a way, it was the perfect understated ending: with a short, sober statement on the Derby County website. New manager appointed at struggling Championship club. Signs a two-and-a-half-year deal after a cautiously successful stint in caretaker charge. Liam Rosenior to be his assistant. Meanwhile – buried in the seventh paragraph, as if an entirely incidental detail – England and Manchester United’s all-time leading goalscorer has decided to...