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Emery: Solskjaer Has Made United A “Very Dangerous” Side

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made Manchester United a much more dangerous team since taking over from Jose Mourinho. Emery’s side host United in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday and the Spaniard expects a stern test from Solskjaer’s revitalised team. Arsenal drew 2-2 with United at Old Trafford in the Premier League last month, …

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Manchester United Reportedly Eyeing Deal For Leeds Wonderkid Clarke

Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Leeds United winger Jack Clarke following the 18-year old’s impressive performances since breaking into the Elland Road first team. United are not expected to bring in anyone before the end of the January transfer window but they are reportedly high on Clarke who has attracted interest from a host of Premier League clubs. …

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Beckham Joins ‘Class Of 92’ With Stake In Salford City

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David Beckham has bought a stake in English non-league side Salford City, following in the footsteps of his former Manchester United teammates in the “Class of 92”. The 43-year-old has joined former United teammates Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt and secured a 10 percent stake in the club. The “Class of 92” now own …

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Tottenham’s Injury Woes Continue As Alli Ruled Out Until March

Tottenham have suffered a fresh injury blow after England midfielder Dele Alli was ruled out until March with a hamstring strain. Alli was forced off in the closing stages of Tottenham’s 2-1 win at Fulham on Sunday and scans have confirmed the extent of the star’s injury. The 22-year-old’s absence is a massive setback for Tottenham, who are already without …

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Boateng To Barcelona And Four Of The Most Bizarre Transfers Of All Time

On Tuesday, Spanish champions Barcelona confirmed the signing of former Tottenham and Portsmouth midfielder/forward Kevin Prince-Boateng on loan from Italian side Sassuolo. The transfer raised eyebrows around the football world with many questioning Barca’s reasoning behind the signing of a 31-year old who has been at nine clubs previous to his arrival at the Camp Nou. Even Boateng himself who …

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Three Systems McCarthy Could Deploy To Facilitate Doherty & Coleman

Mick McCarthy’s second tenure as Ireland manager is edging closer with the former Wolves and Sunderland manager working hard behind the scenes to assess his player pool and potential tactics. The 59-year-old has been busy trying to recruit players like Patrick Bamford and Nathan Redmond and contacting others who may have been disgruntled under the last regime. One of those …

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Arsenal Defender Bellerin Sidelined For 9 Months Through Injury


Arsenal have announced that defender Hector Bellerin will be out of action for up to nine months after rupturing knee ligaments in his team’s win against Chelsea. Bellerin, 23, went down unchallenged during the second half of Arsenal’s 2-0 victory at the Emirates on Saturday and was carried off on a stretcher. The 23-year-old was making his first start since …

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Highly-Rated Drogheda Prospect William Hondermarck Signs For Norwich

Championship high-fliers Norwich City have completed the signing of highly-rated Drogheda United midfielder William Hondermarck. The 18-year old impressed on trial at Carrow Road in November and joins the academy on a long-term deal. Hondermarck broke into Drogheda United‘s first team mid-way through last year’s Airtricity League First Division season and impressed many at United park for his performances at the …

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Cardiff ‘Very Concerned’ Over Sala’s Disappearance

Emiliano Sala Cardiff City

Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman said Monday the English Premier League club were “very concerned” over the disappearance of a light aircraft in which their record signing Emiliano Sala was a passenger. The Argentine striker, signed by Cardiff on Saturday from French club Nantes for a reported club record £15 million ($19 million), was flying to Cardiff aboard a small plane …

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Boeteng Completes Shock Loan Move To Barcelona

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Ghanaian forward Kevin-Prince Boateng has joined Barcelona in a shock loan move from Italian side Sassuolo, the Spanish club said on Monday. The leaders of La Liga said in a statement they had agreed a deal to take Boateng on loan until the end of the season with an option to make the move permanent in the summer. “The agreement …

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Ashley Cole Joins Former Teammate Lampard At Derby

Ashley Cole Frank Lampard Derby

Defender Ashley Cole has joined former Chelsea teammate and current Derby boss Frank Lampard at the Championship club until the end of the season. Cole, who won 107 England caps, was a free agent after his recent departure from LA Galaxy, and Lampard is confident the 38-year-old will boost Derby’s promotion drive. “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to secure …

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Kevin-Prince Boateng Set For Move To Barcelona [Reports]


Ghanaian forward Kevin-Prince Boateng is on the verge of joining Barcelona in a shock loan move from Italian side Sassuolo, according to media reports in Spain on Monday. Catalan daily Sport reported that the leaders of La Liga had agreed a deal to take Boateng on loan until the end of the season with an option to make the move …

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Southgate Has No Interest In Being The Next United Manager


Gareth Southgate has insisted his work as England manager was far from done as he indicated he had no interest in taking charge at Manchester United any time soon. A recent report in Britain’s Sunday Telegraph said Southgate was on a shortlist being drawn up by Old Trafford chiefs as they sought a permanent replacement for the sacked Jose Mourinho. …

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Jurgen Klopp Praises His “Warriors” In Midst Of Injury Crisis

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has taken his “warriors” to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp where he will search for a solution to his defensive dilemma. The Premier League leaders, four points ahead of Manchester City, are not in action this coming weekend because they were knocked out of the FA Cup in the last round. But James Milner’s sending-off …

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Bristol Boss Heaps Praise On “Fantastic” O’Dowda Amid Leeds Interest

Irish international midfielder Callum O’Dowda has been attracting attention from Championship leaders Leeds United, but Bristol City manager Lee Johnson appears to be very keen on keeping the 23-year old at Ashton Gate. Reports emerged during the week that Leeds were interested in bringing O’Dowda to Elland Road as they look to build up their squad for the business end …

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“Not Mentally Ready” Higuain Dropped By Milan As Chelsea Move Looms

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AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso has dropped Gonzalo Higuain for Monday’s Serie A game against Genoa saying the Argentine forward was “not mentally ready to do battle” as a transfer to Chelsea looms. Gattuso insisted that “nothing has been decided yet” concerning the transfer but all the talk has unsettled the 31-year-old Argentine and the team. “I’ll be honest with you, …

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