Preview: Chelsea vs. Manchester United

October 22, 2022

Fifth will attempt to overtake fourth in a tantalizing Stamford Bridge battle on Saturday evening, as Chelsea and Manchester United renew hostilities in the Premier League. The Blues were held to a 0-0 draw by Brentford in midweek, while Erik ten Hag’s team convincingly put Tottenham Hotspur to the sword in a 2-0 victory. Only a few days after Kepa Arrizabalaga had to save Chelsea’s bacon in their win over…


Manchester United ‘view Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as long-term head coach’

October 18, 2021

Manchester United’s hierarchy are reportedly ‘happy’ with the direction that the club are heading in under the management of current head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Red Devils allegedly have no plans to sack the Norwegian despite a disappointing run of form which has seen the team win just one of their last five matches in all competitions. Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is regarded as the favourite to replace…


UEFA scrap away goals rule in club competitions

June 25, 2021

UEFA has abolished the away goals rule for all of its club competitions from next season. European football’s governing body said all ties level on aggregate at the end of the second leg would now go to extra-time. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said: “The away goals rule has been an intrinsic part of UEFA competitions since it was introduced in 1965. “However, the question of its abolition has been debated…


Wayne Rooney Ban Reduced

Wayne Rooney’s ban has been reduced to two games on appeal, with the third game suspended for four years. UEFA’s Disciplinary and Control Body handed Rooney a three-match ban after his petulant kick at Montenegro’s Miodrag Dzudovic in England’s final Euro 2012 qualifier in October. England had appealed against the severity of the ban. With no more competitive games for England before next summer’s finals in Ukraine and Poland, Rooney…

December 8, 2011

Rooney: I Want To Become The All-Time Top Scorer For Manchester United

Wayne Rooney says it would be ‘fantastic’ if he were to become Manchester United’s all-time leading goalscorer. United legend Sir Bobby Charlton tops the list with a 249 goals for the club during his 17 years and 606 appearances as a player. Rooney has quite a distance to go until he gets close to Charlton’s record, with the former Everton man having scored 158 goals in a red shirt. But…

November 29, 2011

Robin van Persie: I’m So Thankful I Met Wenger

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie believes Arsene Wenger is the reason behind his current goalscoring form. Van Persie has scored 11 goals in 11 Premier League games this season to help the Gunners recover from a woeful start to the season. Currently leading the likes of Edin Dzeko, Wayne Rooney and Sergio Aguero as the Premier League’s top scorer, Van Persie is quick to offer his thanks to Wenger, who…

November 17, 2011