Manchester United Vs. Paris Saint Germain

23 May 19
News Directory

LIVE news: Thursday 25 April Manchester United recognized the man they wanted to replace David de Gea if he leaves Old Trafford Liverpool has cut a player with 14 games to date Real Madrid is delighted to give Eden Hazard a huge contract to join from Chelsea this summer Arsenal has created a master plan […]

22 May 19
Football4Cast

Damir Skomina, the man in the middle for the showpiece event is a figure that neither Spurs nor the Reds have had much luck under in the past While the players of Liverpool and Tottenham head to Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano for the Champions League final on June 1 hoping to make headlines, one man […]

21 May 19
Archy Worldys

ADIOS The eight-year stay of the World Cup winner in the club could soon come to an end David de Gea has told Manchester United that he will not sign a new contract with the club. The current contract of the Spanish goalkeeper expires in 2020 and after extensive negotiations, he has rejected the final […]

21 May 19
News Archives Uk

ADIOS The eight-year stay of the World Cup winner in the club could soon come to an end David de Gea has told Manchester United that he will not sign a new contract with the club. The current contract of the Spanish goalkeeper expires in 2020 and after extensive negotiations, he has rejected the final […]

21 May 19
AFROINSIDER

<div class=”post-body-inner”>Arsenal forward and Player of the Season, Alexandre Lacazette, has been overlooked again as France head coach Didier Deschamps confirmed his latest France squad for their next European Championship qualifying fixtures and one international friendly match. Lacazette scored 19 goals as the Gunners finished fifth in the Premier League and reached the Europa League […]

21 May 19
talkSPORT
Both Manchester clubs are reportedly interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Isco. City and United are understood to be ready to make a bid for the Spain international if the LaLiga club decide to sell him in the summer. Isco joined Real Madrid from Malaga in 2013 Madrid are set for a large squad overhaul in the summer following a disappointing season. Zinedine Zidane wants to bring in a host of new players meaning that several will have to leave the club to make room. Isco has won the Champions League with Real Madrid four times Spanish publication Sport have reported that Manchester City, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain would be happy to take Isco. The 27-year-old was out of favour with Santiago Solari prior to his sacking and has made most of his Madrid appearances from the bench this season. [boxout headline=”LIVE ON talkSPORT” intro=”talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2…”] England Women vs Denmark Women (Saturday, 1pm) – talkSPORT Newport County vs Tranmere (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT Charlton vs Sunderland (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT [/boxout] The LaLiga giants paid around £27million for the midfielder in 2013 from Malaga and he has since gone on to make 277 appearances for the club. He has also helped them to four Champions League titles during his time at the club. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS” posts_category=”221″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] Gareth Bale, Keylor Navas, Marcelo, Raphael Varane and Luka Modric are among the other names being linked with an exit from the club. Zidane has reportedly set his eyes on Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba and Eder Militao from Porto. Meanwhile, reports claim the Bernabeu club have completed the £52.4million signing of Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt.
21 May 19
Archy news nety

Damir Skomina, the man in the middle for the highlight is a figure that neither Spurs nor the Reds have had much luck in the past While the Liverpool and Tottenham players head to the Wanda Metropolitano of the Atletico Madrid for the Champions League final on June 1 hoping to make headlines, a man […]

21 May 19
Archy Worldys

Yes, Olympique Lyonnais have won a fourth Champions League in a row. The Lyonnaises after their victory against Barcelona, ​​May 18, 2019. TOBIAS SCHWARZ / AFP Yes, Monaco has practically ensured its retention among the elite by defeating Amiens (2-0). The Monegasques against Dijon, May 18, 2019. YANN COATSALIOU / AFP Yes, Rafael Nadal and […]

20 May 19
The Scottish Sun
ENGLISH football has rarely been stronger. Four Premier League clubs will contest the two major European finals. PSG striker Kylian Mbappe has sparked speculation over his future – and it would put the seal on the Premier League’s stature if he moved to England A fifth — Manchester City — have won the mother of all title races in free-wheeling fashion. The world is watching, the football is pulsating, the money is off the scale and most of the world’s greatest managers are on board. And, despite the dominance of foreign talent in English clubs, Gareth Southgate’s national team are even preparing for a second semi-final in as many years, with young English talent now sought-after across the continent. This is where it’s at. This is Boomtown. And so where are the world’s very best players? They’re in Barcelona, Madrid, Paris and Turin. Since Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United for Real Madrid in 2008, there has not been a single English-based player on the Ballon d’Or podium. While Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have clearly dominated those World Player of the Year honours, there has not been so much as a single third-place finish for Premier League stars in ten years. This, despite all the ‘greatest league in the world’ spiel and the ‘stupid English money’ slurs. So when Kylian Mbappe collected France’s Ligue One Player of the Year award on Sunday, and suggested he wanted more responsibility either at Paris Saint-Germain ‘or elsewhere’, where was he envisaging that ‘elsewhere’ being? [bc_video video_id=”6038652405001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Kylian Mbappe says his future may lie ‘somewhere else’ and that he is at ‘turning point in career’ as PSG star is named Ligue 1 Player of the Year”] ‘TURNING POINT’ Barcelona, where his fellow French World Cup-winning forward Antoine Griezmann is already heading this summer? Real Madrid, who are preparing to sign Eden Hazard and do not have endless funds? Bayern Munich, who will certainly strengthen? Or as a Ronaldo sidekick at Juventus perhaps? Or, with his career at a ‘turning point’ after scoring 32 times in the fish-in-a-barrel French league, why not England? The 20-year-old Mbappe is a thrilling watch — part Usain Bolt, part youthful Pele. Trying to defend against him is lightning-in-a-bottle stuff. Mbappe is the heir apparent whenever Ronaldo and Messi depart the stage. So could an English club turn the tide and sign one of the world’s leading players as he approaches his peak? If not we may end up welcoming back Gareth Bale as the most exciting ‘import’ of the summer. Bale is certainly being treated with disrespect by Zinedine Zidane at Real. It is as if his magnificent scissors-kick to effectively settle last year’s Champions League final had never happened. Yet however much the Welshman is determined to dig in his heels, he looks destined to leave the Bernabeu with a Premier League return the most obvious option. But Bale turns 30 in July, is a decade older than Mbappe, and whatever the rights and wrongs, he’d be another of those ‘premium’ Premier League signings deemed not quite good enough to be centre stage at Real — a Mesut Ozil, Angel Di Maria or Alvaro Morata. Mbappe, though, represents the future and the Premier League’s marketeers would love to see him arrive. If Kylian Mbappe does not move to England, then Real Madrid flop Gareth Bale looks likely to be the biggest signing of the summer for the Premier League Although, if you’d like to see the League become more and not less competitive, you have to fear the outcome if Manchester City get their mitts on world football’s hottest prospect. Where else? Liverpool might just make it happen. Manchester United would love to do it, from a footballing as well as a commercial viewpoint, but does Mbappe really imagine his next challenge as the Europa League? Tottenham and Arsenal couldn’t afford him, especially not his PSG wages approaching £300,000 per week, but Chelsea could be intriguing. If the Blues are granted at least a stay of execution from their transfer ban then Mbappe would be the man to ensure Hazard is not missed and prove that the absent Roman Abramovich was still fully committed at Stamford Bridge. The lure of City, and of Pep Guardiola, would surely be Mbappe’s most tempting option. Yet despite all their wealth, City haven’t gone all out for such a leading star since their failed bid for Kaka in the earliest days of Abu Dhabi ownership.# It would take a major upgrade on City’s record signing, £60m Riyad Mahrez, and the stretching of a wage structure which has never previously allowed for one player to earn vast amounts more than his peers. Of course individual talent isn’t everything. Guardiola, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham, are all zealous about their team ethic. But Mbappe in the Premier League would be a symbol of a dominance that’s set to last. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino have different approaches to training ahead of the Champions League final IT’S R&R vs ‘ARD WORK WHILE Liverpool’s players have been scattered around the world, relaxing on luxury holidays after being given five days off by Jurgen Klopp, Tottenham have been training at their state-of-the-art sweat shop in North London. This is a unique situation for both clubs — a 20-day break between their last Premier League fixtures and one of the biggest games of their lives, the Champions League final in Madrid on Saturday, June 1. And it’s fascinating that two managers famed for working their players hard, have taken such different approaches. Klopp opts for R & R followed by a warm-weather training camp in Marbella, while Mauricio Pochettino demands business as usual. Poch trained his players every day between Wednesday and Saturday last week, with only Sunday off before they were back to the grindstone yesterday. As often happens with Poch’s teams, Spurs’ league form faded in the final months of this season and the squad is thin. His players are said to be uncomplaining and trusting of their manager’s methods — but that doesn’t mean the lack of a proper break isn’t a high-risk strategy. GREAT MINDS THERE could be no greater testament to football’s rapidly changing culture than the Royal Team Talk documentary aired on BBC1 on Sunday. A frank, open discussion on mental health between Prince William, Gareth Southgate, Danny Rose, Peter Crouch, Thierry Henry and Jermaine Jenas was compelling and touching television. The future King speaking to six past and present pros about ‘normalising’ talk of mental fitness showed just how far the game, and society, have come. It ought to be shown to every teenage boy — and girl — in the country. And it would be if our schools could see beyond their role as exam-grade sausage factories. CLASSY KOMP IS PIPPED VINNY KOMPANY was an outstanding captain of Manchester City — and his exit was as classy as you’d expect. He bowed out after lifting the FA Cup and following a spectacular winner against Leicester at the business end of the title race. But greatest centre-half of the Premier League era? It’s not him, nor John Terry, Nemanja Vidic or Rio Ferdinand. It’s Ricardo Carvalho — the prince of darkness, the centre-half’s centre-half. TIGER’S STRIPES TIGER WOODS is not exactly the greatest bloke in the world, so did you ever wonder why everyone in the golfing world was so euphoric about his comeback win at last month’s Masters? Well, Brooks Koepka has won four golfing Majors in the last two years. Yet if he walked into your local pub, how many people would recognise him? That’s why anyone who makes money out of golf needs Tiger so badly. [article-rail-section title=”most read in football” posts_category=”3″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] PARTING SHOT IS SCUD MISSILE ARSENAL v Chelsea in Baku, Azerbaijan, and Liverpool v Tottenham in Madrid, with precious few English supporters at either match. It almost feels as if Richard Scudamore has been granted his wish of a 39th round of Premier League fixtures played around the globe just as he bows out as executive chairman. [bc_video video_id=”6039053629001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Arsenal and Tottenham in £60m transfer battle for outcast Malcom with Barcelona ‘preferring to sell to Premier League’”]
20 May 19
The Sun
ENGLISH football has rarely been stronger. Four Premier League clubs will contest the two major European finals. PSG striker Kylian Mbappe has sparked speculation over his future – and it would put the seal on the Premier League’s stature if he moved to England A fifth — Manchester City — have won the mother of all title races in free-wheeling fashion. The world is watching, the football is pulsating, the money is off the scale and most of the world’s greatest managers are on board. And, despite the dominance of foreign talent in English clubs, Gareth Southgate’s national team are even preparing for a second semi-final in as many years, with young English talent now sought-after across the continent. This is where it’s at. This is Boomtown. And so where are the world’s very best players? They’re in Barcelona, Madrid, Paris and Turin. Since Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United for Real Madrid in 2008, there has not been a single English-based player on the Ballon d’Or podium. While Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have clearly dominated those World Player of the Year honours, there has not been so much as a single third-place finish for Premier League stars in ten years. This, despite all the ‘greatest league in the world’ spiel and the ‘stupid English money’ slurs. So when Kylian Mbappe collected France’s Ligue One Player of the Year award on Sunday, and suggested he wanted more responsibility either at Paris Saint-Germain ‘or elsewhere’, where was he envisaging that ‘elsewhere’ being? [bc_video video_id=”6038652405001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Kylian Mbappe says his future may lie ‘somewhere else’ and that he is at ‘turning point in career’ as PSG star is named Ligue 1 Player of the Year”] ‘TURNING POINT’ Barcelona, where his fellow French World Cup-winning forward Antoine Griezmann is already heading this summer? Real Madrid, who are preparing to sign Eden Hazard and do not have endless funds? Bayern Munich, who will certainly strengthen? Or as a Ronaldo sidekick at Juventus perhaps? Or, with his career at a ‘turning point’ after scoring 32 times in the fish-in-a-barrel French league, why not England? The 20-year-old Mbappe is a thrilling watch — part Usain Bolt, part youthful Pele. Trying to defend against him is lightning-in-a-bottle stuff. Mbappe is the heir apparent whenever Ronaldo and Messi depart the stage. So could an English club turn the tide and sign one of the world’s leading players as he approaches his peak? If not we may end up welcoming back Gareth Bale as the most exciting ‘import’ of the summer. Bale is certainly being treated with disrespect by Zinedine Zidane at Real. It is as if his magnificent scissors-kick to effectively settle last year’s Champions League final had never happened. Yet however much the Welshman is determined to dig in his heels, he looks destined to leave the Bernabeu with a Premier League return the most obvious option. But Bale turns 30 in July, is a decade older than Mbappe, and whatever the rights and wrongs, he’d be another of those ‘premium’ Premier League signings deemed not quite good enough to be centre stage at Real — a Mesut Ozil, Angel Di Maria or Alvaro Morata. Mbappe, though, represents the future and the Premier League’s marketeers would love to see him arrive. If Kylian Mbappe does not move to England, then Real Madrid flop Gareth Bale looks likely to be the biggest signing of the summer for the Premier League Although, if you’d like to see the League become more and not less competitive, you have to fear the outcome if Manchester City get their mitts on world football’s hottest prospect. Where else? Liverpool might just make it happen. Manchester United would love to do it, from a footballing as well as a commercial viewpoint, but does Mbappe really imagine his next challenge as the Europa League? Tottenham and Arsenal couldn’t afford him, especially not his PSG wages approaching £300,000 per week, but Chelsea could be intriguing. If the Blues are granted at least a stay of execution from their transfer ban then Mbappe would be the man to ensure Hazard is not missed and prove that the absent Roman Abramovich was still fully committed at Stamford Bridge. The lure of City, and of Pep Guardiola, would surely be Mbappe’s most tempting option. Yet despite all their wealth, City haven’t gone all out for such a leading star since their failed bid for Kaka in the earliest days of Abu Dhabi ownership.# It would take a major upgrade on City’s record signing, £60m Riyad Mahrez, and the stretching of a wage structure which has never previously allowed for one player to earn vast amounts more than his peers. Of course individual talent isn’t everything. Guardiola, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham, are all zealous about their team ethic. But Mbappe in the Premier League would be a symbol of a dominance that’s set to last. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino have different approaches to training ahead of the Champions League final IT’S R&R vs ‘ARD WORK WHILE Liverpool’s players have been scattered around the world, relaxing on luxury holidays after being given five days off by Jurgen Klopp, Tottenham have been training at their state-of-the-art sweat shop in North London. This is a unique situation for both clubs — a 20-day break between their last Premier League fixtures and one of the biggest games of their lives, the Champions League final in Madrid on Saturday, June 1. And it’s fascinating that two managers famed for working their players hard, have taken such different approaches. Klopp opts for R & R followed by a warm-weather training camp in Marbella, while Mauricio Pochettino demands business as usual. Poch trained his players every day between Wednesday and Saturday last week, with only Sunday off before they were back to the grindstone yesterday. As often happens with Poch’s teams, Spurs’ league form faded in the final months of this season and the squad is thin. His players are said to be uncomplaining and trusting of their manager’s methods — but that doesn’t mean the lack of a proper break isn’t a high-risk strategy. GREAT MINDS THERE could be no greater testament to football’s rapidly changing culture than the Royal Team Talk documentary aired on BBC1 on Sunday. A frank, open discussion on mental health between Prince William, Gareth Southgate, Danny Rose, Peter Crouch, Thierry Henry and Jermaine Jenas was compelling and touching television. The future King speaking to six past and present pros about ‘normalising’ talk of mental fitness showed just how far the game, and society, have come. It ought to be shown to every teenage boy — and girl — in the country. And it would be if our schools could see beyond their role as exam-grade sausage factories. CLASSY KOMP IS PIPPED VINNY KOMPANY was an outstanding captain of Manchester City — and his exit was as classy as you’d expect. He bowed out after lifting the FA Cup and following a spectacular winner against Leicester at the business end of the title race. But greatest centre-half of the Premier League era? It’s not him, nor John Terry, Nemanja Vidic or Rio Ferdinand. It’s Ricardo Carvalho — the prince of darkness, the centre-half’s centre-half. TIGER’S STRIPES TIGER WOODS is not exactly the greatest bloke in the world, so did you ever wonder why everyone in the golfing world was so euphoric about his comeback win at last month’s Masters? Well, Brooks Koepka has won four golfing Majors in the last two years. Yet if he walked into your local pub, how many people would recognise him? That’s why anyone who makes money out of golf needs Tiger so badly. [article-rail-section title=”most read in football” posts_category=”339″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] PARTING SHOT IS SCUD MISSILE ARSENAL v Chelsea in Baku, Azerbaijan, and Liverpool v Tottenham in Madrid, with precious few English supporters at either match. It almost feels as if Richard Scudamore has been granted his wish of a 39th round of Premier League fixtures played around the globe just as he bows out as executive chairman. [bc_video video_id=”6039053629001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Arsenal and Tottenham in £60m transfer battle for outcast Malcom with Barcelona ‘preferring to sell to Premier League’”]
20 May 19
The Irish Sun
ENGLISH football has rarely been stronger. Four Premier League clubs will contest the two major European finals. PSG striker Kylian Mbappe has sparked speculation over his future – and it would put the seal on the Premier League’s stature if he moved to England A fifth — Manchester City — have won the mother of all title races in free-wheeling fashion. The world is watching, the football is pulsating, the money is off the scale and most of the world’s greatest managers are on board. And, despite the dominance of foreign talent in English clubs, Gareth Southgate’s national team are even preparing for a second semi-final in as many years, with young English talent now sought-after across the continent. This is where it’s at. This is Boomtown. And so where are the world’s very best players? They’re in Barcelona, Madrid, Paris and Turin. Since Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United for Real Madrid in 2008, there has not been a single English-based player on the Ballon d’Or podium. While Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have clearly dominated those World Player of the Year honours, there has not been so much as a single third-place finish for Premier League stars in ten years. This, despite all the ‘greatest league in the world’ spiel and the ‘stupid English money’ slurs. So when Kylian Mbappe collected France’s Ligue One Player of the Year award on Sunday, and suggested he wanted more responsibility either at Paris Saint-Germain ‘or elsewhere’, where was he envisaging that ‘elsewhere’ being? [bc_video video_id=”6038652405001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Kylian Mbappe says his future may lie ‘somewhere else’ and that he is at ‘turning point in career’ as PSG star is named Ligue 1 Player of the Year”] ‘TURNING POINT’ Barcelona, where his fellow French World Cup-winning forward Antoine Griezmann is already heading this summer? Real Madrid, who are preparing to sign Eden Hazard and do not have endless funds? Bayern Munich, who will certainly strengthen? Or as a Ronaldo sidekick at Juventus perhaps? Or, with his career at a ‘turning point’ after scoring 32 times in the fish-in-a-barrel French league, why not England? The 20-year-old Mbappe is a thrilling watch — part Usain Bolt, part youthful Pele. Trying to defend against him is lightning-in-a-bottle stuff. Mbappe is the heir apparent whenever Ronaldo and Messi depart the stage. So could an English club turn the tide and sign one of the world’s leading players as he approaches his peak? If not we may end up welcoming back Gareth Bale as the most exciting ‘import’ of the summer. Bale is certainly being treated with disrespect by Zinedine Zidane at Real. It is as if his magnificent scissors-kick to effectively settle last year’s Champions League final had never happened. Yet however much the Welshman is determined to dig in his heels, he looks destined to leave the Bernabeu with a Premier League return the most obvious option. But Bale turns 30 in July, is a decade older than Mbappe, and whatever the rights and wrongs, he’d be another of those ‘premium’ Premier League signings deemed not quite good enough to be centre stage at Real — a Mesut Ozil, Angel Di Maria or Alvaro Morata. Mbappe, though, represents the future and the Premier League’s marketeers would love to see him arrive. If Kylian Mbappe does not move to England, then Real Madrid flop Gareth Bale looks likely to be the biggest signing of the summer for the Premier League Although, if you’d like to see the League become more and not less competitive, you have to fear the outcome if Manchester City get their mitts on world football’s hottest prospect. Where else? Liverpool might just make it happen. Manchester United would love to do it, from a footballing as well as a commercial viewpoint, but does Mbappe really imagine his next challenge as the Europa League? Tottenham and Arsenal couldn’t afford him, especially not his PSG wages approaching £300,000 per week, but Chelsea could be intriguing. If the Blues are granted at least a stay of execution from their transfer ban then Mbappe would be the man to ensure Hazard is not missed and prove that the absent Roman Abramovich was still fully committed at Stamford Bridge. The lure of City, and of Pep Guardiola, would surely be Mbappe’s most tempting option. Yet despite all their wealth, City haven’t gone all out for such a leading star since their failed bid for Kaka in the earliest days of Abu Dhabi ownership.# It would take a major upgrade on City’s record signing, £60m Riyad Mahrez, and the stretching of a wage structure which has never previously allowed for one player to earn vast amounts more than his peers. Of course individual talent isn’t everything. Guardiola, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham, are all zealous about their team ethic. But Mbappe in the Premier League would be a symbol of a dominance that’s set to last. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino have different approaches to training ahead of the Champions League final IT’S R&R vs ‘ARD WORK WHILE Liverpool’s players have been scattered around the world, relaxing on luxury holidays after being given five days off by Jurgen Klopp, Tottenham have been training at their state-of-the-art sweat shop in North London. This is a unique situation for both clubs — a 20-day break between their last Premier League fixtures and one of the biggest games of their lives, the Champions League final in Madrid on Saturday, June 1. And it’s fascinating that two managers famed for working their players hard, have taken such different approaches. Klopp opts for R & R followed by a warm-weather training camp in Marbella, while Mauricio Pochettino demands business as usual. Poch trained his players every day between Wednesday and Saturday last week, with only Sunday off before they were back to the grindstone yesterday. As often happens with Poch’s teams, Spurs’ league form faded in the final months of this season and the squad is thin. His players are said to be uncomplaining and trusting of their manager’s methods — but that doesn’t mean the lack of a proper break isn’t a high-risk strategy. GREAT MINDS THERE could be no greater testament to football’s rapidly changing culture than the Royal Team Talk documentary aired on BBC1 on Sunday. A frank, open discussion on mental health between Prince William, Gareth Southgate, Danny Rose, Peter Crouch, Thierry Henry and Jermaine Jenas was compelling and touching television. The future King speaking to six past and present pros about ‘normalising’ talk of mental fitness showed just how far the game, and society, have come. It ought to be shown to every teenage boy — and girl — in the country. And it would be if our schools could see beyond their role as exam-grade sausage factories. CLASSY KOMP IS PIPPED VINNY KOMPANY was an outstanding captain of Manchester City — and his exit was as classy as you’d expect. He bowed out after lifting the FA Cup and following a spectacular winner against Leicester at the business end of the title race. But greatest centre-half of the Premier League era? It’s not him, nor John Terry, Nemanja Vidic or Rio Ferdinand. It’s Ricardo Carvalho — the prince of darkness, the centre-half’s centre-half. TIGER’S STRIPES TIGER WOODS is not exactly the greatest bloke in the world, so did you ever wonder why everyone in the golfing world was so euphoric about his comeback win at last month’s Masters? Well, Brooks Koepka has won four golfing Majors in the last two years. Yet if he walked into your local pub, how many people would recognise him? That’s why anyone who makes money out of golf needs Tiger so badly. [article-rail-section title=”most read in football” posts_category=”10″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] PARTING SHOT IS SCUD MISSILE ARSENAL v Chelsea in Baku, Azerbaijan, and Liverpool v Tottenham in Madrid, with precious few English supporters at either match. It almost feels as if Richard Scudamore has been granted his wish of a 39th round of Premier League fixtures played around the globe just as he bows out as executive chairman. [bc_video video_id=”6039053629001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Arsenal and Tottenham in £60m transfer battle for outcast Malcom with Barcelona ‘preferring to sell to Premier League’”]
20 May 19
Newsy Today

Yes, Olympique Lyonnais have won a fourth Champions League in a row. The Lyonnaises after their victory against Barcelona, ​​May 18, 2019. TOBIAS SCHWARZ / AFP Yes, Monaco has practically ensured its retention among the elite by defeating Amiens (2-0). The Monegasques against Dijon, May 18, 2019. YANN COATSALIOU / AFP Yes, Rafael Nadal and […]

20 May 19
Sport Archives

bad boys Red Devils chiefs were not impressed when the Argentine pair stopped showing up for their English classes The summer of 2014 was an exciting one for Manchester United fans, as their club splashed the cash to sign some true superstar players in a bid to get back to winning ways following the infamous […]

20 May 19
talkSPORT
The summer of 2014 was an exciting one for Manchester United fans, as their club splashed the cash to sign some true superstar players in a bid to get back to winning ways following the infamous David Moyes season. Luke Shaw arrived at Old Trafford in a deal which made him, at the time, the most expensive teenager in world football, while Daley Blind and Ander Herrera also penned permanent deals with the Red Devils. None of these signings were as heralded as the arrival of Angel Di Maria, however, who rocked up to Old Trafford in a deal worth almost £60million. Big things were expected of Manchester United when they confirmed the signing of Di Maria from Real Madrid Di Maria was coming off a season in which he was a key player for the Real Madrid side who won the European Cup, and he had also starred at the World Cup for losing finalists Argentina. His time in England was a complete disaster, however. He spent just one season with United before being shipped off to Paris Saint-Germain, scoring only four goals for the Red Devils in all competitions and going down in history as one of the Premier League’s biggest flops. No picture better sums up Di Maria’s time with Manchester United His compatriot, Marcos Rojo, has lasted much longer at Old Trafford having penned a deal to join United five days before Di Maria. Another star of the then recent 2014 World Cup, Rojo did impress for United in his early seasons, but his influence has waned over time and he appeared only six times in 2018/19. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS” posts_category=”221″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] He appears to have adapted to England much better than Di Maria ever did, though he recently revealed the pair did not exactly try hard in their early time with Man United. Remarkably, Marcos Rojo remains a Manchester United player Speaking to ESPN Argentina, Rojo discussed his early time at Old Trafford and revealed why he and Di Maria were punished by the Red Devils. “The first year cost me through adaptation because I came from Portugal and had sun all day, there was more like Argentina,” said the defender. “It cost me because of the rain, the language, the sun never came out, but now it’s been five years and I’m comfortable. [boxout headline=”LIVE ON talkSPORT” intro=”talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2…”] England Women vs Denmark Women (Saturday, 1pm) – talkSPORT Newport County vs Tranmere (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT Charlton vs Sunderland (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT [/boxout] “We went to English classes with Angel Di Maria and we killed each other with laughter. “Afterwards we did not go to those classes anymore and they started fining us because they were already paying.” Despite Di Maria quitting United after just a single season, Rojo remains on the club’s books and only last year signed a contract extension. If he sees out the final years of his latest deal, Rojo will, somehow, still be a Manchester United player all the way up to June 2021.