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August 16, 2017 2:38 PM Jim White: Alexis Sanchez will not copy Philippe Coutinho and hand in transfer request

The presenter is adamant the Chile ace will not follow in Philippe Coutinho's footsteps and try to force his way out of his club this summer. Sanchez has less than 12 months left to run on his contract and will be available on a free at the end of the season. Manchester City and Paris St-Germain are keen while Barcelona are trying to prise Coutinho away from Liverpool

August 16, 2017 5:55 AM UEFA announce the top 10 players in Europe

“Players who represented Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Monaco, Bayern Munich and Manchester United feature” The European governing body has revealed the 10 players who got the most votes from last year’s Champions League and Europa League managers and 55 journalists (one from each member nation). The players from No.4 to No.10 have been confirmed 2

August 15, 2017 8:47 AM Usain Bolt to play for Manchester United in Legends game against Barcelona

The lifelong fan was to make his first appearance since retiring from athletics to line up alongside legends Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes at Old Trafford on September 2. But after pulling his hamstring in his final race at the World Championships in London last week, the 30-year-old athlete might not be fit, according to the Sun. A source said: “This has been his dream 3

August 15, 2017 5:45 AM Cristiano Ronaldo's 10 career red cards

Cristiano Ronaldo was handed a five-match ban on Monday for pushing a referee after being controversially sent-off in Real Madrid's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win at Barcelona. Here, AFP sports takes a look at all of the World Player of the Year's 10 career dismissals. Ronaldo scored in United's 2-0 win away to Aston Villa on the final day of the season 3

August 14, 2017 2:42 PM Why Ronaldo's ban can be a good thing for Real Madrid

It is official: Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Real Madrid's next five matches. The Portuguese forward has received the suspension for pushing the referee in Sunday's 3-1 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou. It could have been worse, though, and it may actually be a blessing in disguise for Los Blancos. Ronaldo returned to training later than his team-mates 4

August 13, 2017 7:38 PM Jose Mourinho not getting carried away by Man United win vs. West Ham

MANCHESTER -- Jose Mourinho says he is "keeping his feet on the ground" despite watching his Manchester United team thrash West Ham on the opening weekend of the Premier League season. Two goals from new £75 million striker Romelu Lukaku helped United to a 4-0 win at Old Trafford which left Mourinho's side top of the table. It was United's biggest opening-day

August 12, 2017 10:23 AM Premier League fixtures: TV schedule, live stream & guide to the opening weekend

The 2017-18 Premier League season gets under way on August 11 as a host of clubs vie for the top prize in English football. Chelsea will attempt to defend their title from the challenge of teams such as Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool, and Manchester United, while Arsenal will be keen to at least ensure a return to the Champions League having missed 2

August 11, 2017 6:43 PM One big question for Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd, Man City, Spurs, Liverpool

The new Premier League campaign is finally here, starting with Arsenal's home meeting with Leicester at the Emirates on Friday evening. But what are the major tactical issues facing the title contenders? Here's a run-down of the major question mark about each side's tactical approach. The immediate answer to this question is simple: yes. Arsene Wenger's

August 11, 2017 5:21 PM Premier League clubs deploy ring of steel for new season as terror threat mounts

PREMIER League clubs will deploy a ring of steel around matches this season following the spate of terror attacks in the UK, it has been reported. The heightened risk of an Islamic State-inspired atrocity on any of the country's top stadiums comes after three fatal attacks in London this year and a suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena in May. Although

August 11, 2017 7:40 AM Mesut Ozil close to agreeing new contract at Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez offer made

Ozil is one of several first-team stars at Arsenal with just one year left on his contract. Arsene Wenger raised eyebrows last week when he said it was an "ideal situation" having players in their final year at the club. But the Gunners boss has also publicly stated he remains confident both Ozil and Sanchez will remain at Arsenal for the upcoming season 2