By Phil McNulty Chief football writer 11 Nov From the section Premier League Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46175181 Read more about sharing. Manchester City's cursory dismissal of Manchester United simply confirmed their status as the Premier League's outstanding team - and reduced Jose Mourinho to the ranks of the deluded.Pep Guardiola's reigning champions also finished off Manchester United's own title aspirations for this season as City's 3-1 win opened up a 12-point gap between these neighbours that no realist can seriously see being bridged.Mourinho's excuses a poor disguise It may have taken until Ilkay Gundogan's goal four minutes from time to confirm City's win and give the scoreline an appearance the hosts' superiority deserved but the gulf in class and quality had been spread … [Read more...] about Man City 3-1 Man Utd: ‘Jose Mourinho deluded if he can’t see gulf in class’
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Reports yesterday suggested Manchester United are interested in bringing former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic back on loan in January. Ibrahimovic left the club in March for LA Galaxy, and has scored 21 times in 25 games since, but would be a gamble for United at 37-years-old. Meanwhile, other reports suggest any United interest in Ajax wonderkid Mattijs de Ligt may be scuppered by his agent Mino Raiola, who also represents Paul Pogba. The report claims Pogba's falling-out with Jose Mourinho may stop Raiola allowing de Ligt to join United. Pogba was substituted last night for France as they had fallen 2-0 behind to Iceland. Two late goals secured a draw for France, but Pogba had been off the pitch for 20 minutes before the world champions fought back. Mourinho, meanwhile, watched Serbia vs Montenegro. Stay with us for all the very latest news and gossip coming out of Old Trafford today. Key Events Paul Pogba was NOT happy with a tackle on Kylian Mbappe last night 08:32 Man Utd's … [Read more...] about Man Utd news and transfers RECAP
The 'greatest horse race in the world', worth a staggering £2,528,319 (yes, that's over £2.5 MILLION), to the winner, returns to a redeveloped Longchamp in the Bois de Boulogne after being held the last two years at beautiful Chantilly. READ MORE: Despite Poor Start Europe Should Have the Edge Over the US in the Ryder Cup The question is: how to find the winner? If Inspector Maigret, the famous fictional Parisian detective, were on the case, puffing away merrily on his pipe, he'd be telling his assistants at police HQ that age, draw, and sex are key factors to consider. 20 of the last 28 winners of the big race have been three-year-olds, who receive weight for age allowances from four-year-old colts of 6lbs (or 10lbs if fillies). Six of the last seven winners have been fillies, and three-year-old fillies, who carry only 8st 9lbs in the race (as opposed to 9st 5lbs … [Read more...] about It’s Arc Weekend in Paris, and Liverpool v Man City, but Who’s Going to Win?
This weekend sees some blockbusters coming in England. But would they live up to the billing? And a few thoughts on key issues around the Premier League. The Emirates game may not be that good The big game this Premier League weekend is supposed to be at the Emirates, involving Arsenal and Manchester United. But it may yet become a damp squib. Arsenal have fading hopes of making it into the Champions League, and are expected to line up in a 3-4-4 once more. The Gunners will need to win every single game between now and the end of the season to have any chance of guaranteed top level European football next season. For Manchester United, it’s a tricky situation but the air has been clear by their gaffer: Europa League triumph is a priority, and with the side winning 1-0 away on Thursday at Celta Vigo, José Mourinho has made it clear that placing fourth in the Premiership isn’t top of his agenda. He wants to enter the Champions League through the back door, meaning a … [Read more...] about EPL: 5 thoughts ahead of Sunday’s games, including Arsenal v Man Utd
By Chris Bevan BBC Sport 18 May From the section FA Cup Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44157382 Read more about sharing. Watch the FA Cup final live on BBC One and the BBC Sport website, with coverage starting at 16:10 BST on Saturday and kick-off at 17:30.Two teams, one last shot at glory.Chelsea and Manchester United meet on Saturday in the 137th FA Cup final, with both looking for silverware at the end of a season of mixed success.But who will get their hands on the famous old trophy and why?Ex-Chelsea player-manager Ruud Gullit and former United defender Phil Neville will join Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer for BBC Sport's live coverage from Wembley.Here, Gullit and Neville discuss why Chelsea will make life difficult for United, why Jose Mourinho has the edge over Antonio Conte and … [Read more...] about FA Cup final: What will decide Chelsea v Man Utd? Ruud Gullit & Phil Neville analysis