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Arsene Wenger Recalls How He Once Rejected The Chance To Manage Man United

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson (R) shakes hands with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after their English Premier League football match at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on April 13, 2008. United won the game 2-1. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - Mobile and website use of domestic English football pictures are subject to obtaining a Photographic End User Licence from Football DataCo Ltd Tel : +44 (0) 207 864 9121 or e-mail accreditations@football-dataco.com - applies to Premier and Football League matches. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Manchester United wanted him to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson when the Scot first announced his intention to retire in 2002. Ferguson claimed in 2001 that he would be retiring at the end of that season, leading to then-chairman Martin Edwards sounding out replacements to succeed him. That included Arsenal manager Wenger, in a cross-rival move that …

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Do You Agree With Our Premier League Team Of The Weekend?

Premier League TOTW

On a weekend which saw a number of clubs add pressure on Manchester United at the top of the table, we pick out our Premier League Team of The Weekend. GK: Huerelho Gomes – Watford A good performance from the Brazilian goalkeeper in a 2-0 win for Marco Silva’s side – the veteran stopper is always reliable when called upon by his …

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The Star Men From Saturday’s Premier League Action

9th September 2017, Goodison Park, Liverpool, England; EPL Premier League Football, Everton versus Tottenham; Harry Kane of Tottenham reacts to missing a goal scoring opportunity (Photo by David Blunsdenl/Action Plus via Getty Images)

On a day which saw Manchester City steamroll Liverpool as well as Brighton picking up their first win and Manchester United dropping points to Stoke, we outline the star performers from today’s Premier League action. Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City Manchester City were electrifying in their 5-0 win over Liverpool. Though the emphatic result can (arguably) largely be put down to …

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Watch: Richie Towell Reminds Irish Fans Exactly What He Is Capable Of

Towell

Richie Towell scored his first goal for new club Rotherham United in dramatic circumstances on Saturday afternoon. The former Dundalk midfielder, a deadline day loan signing from Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion, is looking to rebuild his career in League One and he made the best possible start to earning the love of his new side’s supporters with a …

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Guardiola Provides Update On Ederson Injury Caused By Mane Challenge

TOPSHOT - Liverpool's Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane (R) challenges Manchester City's Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson (L), a challenge for which he is sent off, during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on September 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Taking the odd knock is part and parcel of being a top level goalkeeper, but Manchester City’s newly-appointed shot-stopper on Saturday took a bigger hit than average against Liverpool.  Advancing from his area to clear a long ball with his head, Ederson showed huge bravery as Sadio Mane came in with his boot raised in an attempt to also win …

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