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Xavi ends Barcelona coaching speculation with two-year Al-Sadd extension
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Xavi ends Barcelona coaching speculation with two-year Al-Sadd extension

The 41-year-old is set to stay with the Qatari outfit through 2023 Xavi has ended speculation that he could take over as Barcelona head coach by signing a two-year contract extension at Al-Sadd. The 41-year-old had been strongly tipped to take over at Camp Nou after becoming a club legend through 17 years with the Barca first team. But Xavi is now set to stay on at the Qatari club through to 2023.
Zidane ready to bet big on Real Madrid youngster compared to Sergio Ramos
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Zidane ready to bet big on Real Madrid youngster compared to Sergio Ramos

Los Blancos worked hard to sign the young defender from Mallorca in 2019, and he is now set to step up to the first team With Real Madrid enduring an injury crisis in defence, manager Zinedine Zidane is preparing to gamble on youngster Pablo Ramon, who has impressed for Castilla, the Liga giants' reserve team. The losses of Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Nacho and Ferland Mendy have left Real with shoestring options at the back - which could provide an opportunity for Mallorca-born Ramon, a favourite player of Blancos legend Raul, who is currently Castilla manager. Ramon was first called into the Real first team for the Liga clash with Getafe last month and was an unused substitute in a goalless draw - but could make his senior debut in the final three games of the league season....
Ghanaians react as Stephen Appiah snubs Asamoah Gyan in top five Black Stars list
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Ghanaians react as Stephen Appiah snubs Asamoah Gyan in top five Black Stars list

Many have reacted to the former Juventus man’s list of top five Black Stars players Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan has been trending on Twitter after former Juventus midfielder and national team captain Stephen Appiah omitted the striker from his list of top five Ghana players. The roster included Appiah himself, three-time African Footballer of the Year, Abedi Ayew Pele, Chelsea legend Michael Essien, ex-Leeds United frontman Tony Yeboah and former Blackpool goalkeeper Richard ‘Olele’ Kingston. Undoubtedly a Ghana legend, Gyan currently holds the record as the West Africans’ all-time top scorer and most capped player, having netted 51 times in 109 internationals.
Aguero would be a great signing for Barcelona’ – Rivaldo wants Man City legend at Camp Nou
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Aguero would be a great signing for Barcelona’ – Rivaldo wants Man City legend at Camp Nou

A prolific Argentine frontman is set to become a free agent this summer and has seen a switch to Catalunya mooted for some time Sergio Aguero would be "a great signing for Barcelona", says Rivaldo, with a Blaugrana icon hoping to see another Argentine forward lining up alongside Lionel Messi next season. Manchester City's all-time leading goalscorer is set to drop into the free agent pool, with a Premier League legend preparing to take on a new challenge at the age of 32. A switch to Camp Nou has been mooted for some time and Rivaldo - who has spoken in the past about the impact a deal for Aguero could have on Messi signing a new contract - is hoping to see a bargain agreement put in place by Barca.
Manchester United legend, Patrice Evra and fiancée Margaux Alexandra welcome first child together
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Manchester United legend, Patrice Evra and fiancée Margaux Alexandra welcome first child together

Congratulations are in order for Manchester United legend Patrice Evra and his fiancée, Danish model Margaux Alexandra, who have welcomed their first child together.   The former French international, 39, and Danish model, 26, announced the arrival of their newborn son on Friday after welcoming the newborn in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Monday.   Alongside a sweet snap with his son, Evra wrote: "Special moments skin to skin with our son Lilas Latyr Evra aka mister ‘I love this game’ Jr. born Monday 3rd May 2021. I can’t describe how lucky, blessed and proud I’m of Margaux. You were powerful not because you weren’t scared but because you went on so strongly despite your fear. You’re my rock my universe my everything!’" Margaux also took to Instagram to share a sweet...
Sir Alex Ferguson Reveals he Cried over Fears he Would Lose Memory after Suffering Brain Haemorrhage in 2018
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Sir Alex Ferguson Reveals he Cried over Fears he Would Lose Memory after Suffering Brain Haemorrhage in 2018

Manchester United legend, Sir AlexFerguson has revealed he cried over worries that he would lose his memory after suffering a brain haemorrhage three years ago. In a new trailer for a documentary on the iconic Manchester United manager’s life,  Ferguson's son, Jason makes a 999 call on May 5, 2018 after his father had collapsed. He was rushed to hospital and had emergency surgery and the documentary, Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In, reveals the fears he had over his memories. Speaking about that traumatic day, Sir Alex said: “I was crying because I don’t remember a thing.” Ferguson's son, Jason, who directed the documentary, said: “He just put his head in his hands and said ‘Oh, I hope there’s nothing wrong with my memory, there better be nothing wrong with my memor...
UCL: Rio Ferdinand Names ‘best player’ in the World after Man City 2-0 Win over PSG
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UCL: Rio Ferdinand Names ‘best player’ in the World after Man City 2-0 Win over PSG

  Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has identified England international, Phil Foden as the best young player in the world at the moment. Ferdinand came up with the claim after watching the youngster shine in Man City 2-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night. Manchester City are now in the final of the Champions League for the first time in their history after a 4-1 aggregate win over Paris Saint-Germain. Algerian international Riyad Mahrez scored a brace at the Etihad, with Foden really catching when City attacked. Foden set up Mahrez’s second goal and came very close to scoring himself, hitting the post in the second half. And Ferdinand believes the England star is playing better than any of his contemporaries around the world, rating him above K...
Adriano Breaks Down In Tears After Being Inducted Into The Maracana Stadium Walk of Fame
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Adriano Breaks Down In Tears After Being Inducted Into The Maracana Stadium Walk of Fame

Brazil and Inter legend Adriano was overcome with emotion after finding out about his induction into the Maracana Stadium Walk of Fame. The Emperor's achievements in the game will be commemorated - with the 39-year-old's footprints to be moulded onto a plaque that will be placed outside the iconic stadium. He joins fellow Selecao greats Ronaldinho, Pele, Romario, Zico and Garrincha in receiving the honour. Adriano, who scored 27 times in 48 appearances, burst into tears when he received the news. He posted a series of pictures of his emotional reaction on Instagram, complete with the caption: "When I received the news of the fact I will put my foot in Maracana. "Thank you for everything." Although there is the feeling that he never quite fulfilled his potential in the game...
UEL: He Contributed Nothing – Paul Scholes Blasts Man United Star after 6-2 win Over Roma
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UEL: He Contributed Nothing – Paul Scholes Blasts Man United Star after 6-2 win Over Roma

  Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has blasted midfielder, Fred, for his part in AS Roma’s second goal during the Red Devils’ UEFA Europa League, UEL, 6-2 win at Old Trafford on Thursday night. Scholes said Fred contributed nothing for Man United against Roma, adding that the Brazilian was ‘left wanting’ in the win over the Italian Serie A side. Man United defeated Roma in the Europa League semi-final first-leg tie at home, thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes, Edinson (2), Cavani (2), Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood. “That is what Fred is in the team for, he’s in the team to stop this type of thing,” Scholes told BT Sport when analysing Roma’s second goal. “From their best midfield player, he gets in behind them [Man United’s defence]. “Fred… please stop t...
Rio Ferdinand Names Chelsea Player Being Unfairly Treated by Tuchel
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Rio Ferdinand Names Chelsea Player Being Unfairly Treated by Tuchel

  Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has identified Tammy Abraham as one Chelsea players that is being harshly treated at the club following Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg in Spain on Tuesday evening. Thomas Tuchel’s side earned a 1-1 draw away in Spain as Christian Pulisic’s superb individual effort was cancelled out by Karim Benzema’s close-range strike. Germany international, Timo Werner led Chelsea’s attack in the game but squandered an excellent chance to put his side ahead in the first half. And Ferdinand, a former England international believes Abraham, who was left on the bench throughout the duration of the game, should have been given a chance to lead Chelsea’s front line ahead of Werner. “It’s crazy, ...
UCL: Rio Ferdinand names team to win Champions League
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UCL: Rio Ferdinand names team to win Champions League

  Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has predicted the winner of this year’s UEFA Champions League. The Englishman is backing Ligue1 giants, Paris Saint-Germain to go on to win the trophy this season. PSG were defeated in last season’s final by German Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich and Ferdinand believes they can end their long wait for Champions League glory under new boss, Mauricio Pochettino. The French Champions knocked out Barcelona and holders Bayern Munich to reach the last four of the competition and face Manchester City in the semi-final first leg on Wednesday. Ferdinand is confident PSG have the ‘experience’ and the attacking talent to see off City and go all the way after learning from the mistakes they have made in recent years. “I think Paris S...
Police Charge Ryan Giggs with Physical Assault, Controlling and Coercive Behaviour Towards his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville
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Police Charge Ryan Giggs with Physical Assault, Controlling and Coercive Behaviour Towards his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville

Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs has been charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend and controlling or coercive behaviour at his £1.7m mansion. Giggs, 47, is accused of causing actual bodily harm to PR worker Kate Greville, 36, at the property in Worsley, Greater Manchester, in November. He faces an additional charge of coercive and controlling behaviour between December 2017 and November 2020. Giggs has also been charged with the common assault of a woman in her 20s during the same alleged incident. The former winger won 64 caps for Wales and had a glittering playing career with Manchester United, winning 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, four FA Cups and three League Cups. He will appear on bail at Manchest...
Jurgen Klopp, Gary Neville Clash over Liverpool’s Super League Membership
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Jurgen Klopp, Gary Neville Clash over Liverpool’s Super League Membership

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp and Manchester United legend, Gary Neville have clashed over the Reds’ signing up for the European Super League. Neville hit back at Klopp after the German lambasted him over his (Neville) criticism of being among the twelve clubs in the European Super League. Klopp accused Neville of “always going where the money is”. Neville had on Sunday particularly criticised Manchester United and Liverpool for being driving forces behind the Super League plans, questioning how a club with ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ as its motto and anthem could abandon the rest of the Premier League. And Klopp was livid with the comment and blasted the former United left-back after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Leeds on Monday night. “Gary Neville speaks about Y...
Wayne Rooney Blasts Tottenham for Sacking Mourinho
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Wayne Rooney Blasts Tottenham for Sacking Mourinho

  Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney has described Tottenham’s decision to sack their manager, Jose Mourinho as “crazy”. Mourinho was sacked on Monday after a run of not-too-good results with the north London side. The Portuguese is departing the club in less than a week to their Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday. Spurs have won only one of their last six games and suffering a 2-1 defeat to north London rivals Arsenal. But Rooney, who worked with Mourinho at Manchester United, believes Tottenham manager should have delayed their decision. “I think it’s crazy doing it before a [Carabao] Cup final. It’s strange timing, anyway, before a cup final. “I’m sure they could have waited until after the cup final if that’s the direction they want to...
You’ve Been at Man United for 4 Years but Nothing to Show for it – Keane blasts Pogba over Mourinho
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You’ve Been at Man United for 4 Years but Nothing to Show for it – Keane blasts Pogba over Mourinho

  Manchester United legend, Roy Keane has responded to Paul Pogba’s criticism of Jose Mourinho. Keane lambasted the Frenchman who, in a recent interview, praised current Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and claimed he “wouldn’t go against his players” the way Mourinho did. Pogba told Sky Sports: “What I have now with Ole is different, he wouldn’t go against the players. He wouldn’t go against the players. “Maybe Ole wouldn’t pick them, but it’s not like he puts them on the side like they don’t exist anymore. That’s the difference between Mourinho and Ole. “Once I had a great relationship with Mourinho, everybody saw that, and the next day you don’t know what happened.” “That’s the strange thing I had with Mourinho and I cannot explain to you because e...
Former Bad Boy rapper, Black Rob Passes away at 51
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Former Bad Boy rapper, Black Rob Passes away at 51

The Hip Hop community has suffered another loss after the death of rap legend, DMX. Former Bad Boy rapper, Black Rob has passed away at the age of 51. The rapper, real name Robert Ross, passed away on Saturday, April 17 after suffering a variety of ailments including kidney failure. He had recently been discharged from the hospital and was reportedly planning to relocate to Atlanta because he was homeless. His death was confirmed in a statement by popular New York City promoter, Van Silk. “We’ve lost another member of our Hip Hop family,” Van Silk tells HipHopDX. “Many may have been unaware that Black Rob has been sick over the years until Mark Curry posted the video from the hospital. My memory of Black Rob was when he use to come by DJ Kay Slay’s studio to do the mixt...
Super Eagles Legend, Finidi George turns 50 today and his former club teammates at Ajax made a tribute video to wish him a happy birthday… Watch!
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Super Eagles Legend, Finidi George turns 50 today and his former club teammates at Ajax made a tribute video to wish him a happy birthday… Watch!

Super Eagles legend, Finidi George turns 50 years old today and his former club teammates at Ajax made a tribute video to wish him a happy birthday. In the 3 minutes, 38 seconds video posted on the official AFC Ajax Twitter account, football icons like Patrick Kluivert, Edwin van dar Saar, Frank De Boer, Marc Overmars, Marco van Basten among others sent their wishes including former coach Louis Van Gaal. Finidi won three league titles, two Dutch Super Cups, the UEFA Champions League (UCL), UEFA Super Cup, and the Intercontinental Cup with Ajax. He who retired from football in 2004, was an important player of the Super Eagles of Nigeria team during the 1990s. He appeared in two World Cups including at USA 1994, where he scored a lovely goal against Greece. Watch the vide...
Former heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield ‘to Return to Boxing ring for the first time in a Decade to Face Kevin McBride
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Former heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield ‘to Return to Boxing ring for the first time in a Decade to Face Kevin McBride

American boxing legend, Evander Holyfield is reportedly set to make a return to boxing for the first time in a decade to face Kevin McBride. Sports Illustrated reports that the former undisputed cruiserweight and heavyweight boxing champion will face McBride in an eight-round exhibition on the undercard of Triller's June 5 pay-per-view event, which will feature Teofimo Lopez defending his unified lightweight titles against George Kambosos in the main event. The 58-year-old, whose last fight in the boxing ring came in May 2011 will be hoping to defeat Kevin McBride after Mike Tyson recently revealed his plans to fight him and Lennox Lewis this year. 'I want Holyfield and I want Lennox Lewis this year,' Tyson revealed on his Hotboxin' Podcast. 'I want both of them, I want to ...
Kane vs Haaland: Roy Keane Tells Man United Better Striker to Sign this Summer
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Kane vs Haaland: Roy Keane Tells Man United Better Striker to Sign this Summer

  Manchester United legend, Roy Keane has given reasons the club should rather sign Erling Haaland instead of Harry Kane. Keane picked Haaland over Kane because of the age difference between them and also the investment behind such a deal. He however, said “I wouldn’t say no to Kane either if he was the second option.” Kane’s future at Tottenham is in doubt particularly as the club look set to miss out on the top four. And 20-year-old Haaland is set to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer with many top European clubs lining up for his signature. Asked first if United should sign a striker, Keane told Sky Sports: “Yes 100% because United will need one. “United want to get back to winning titles so they’ll certainly need another striker. Harry Kane, Erling Haalan...
Tottenham vs Man United: Roy Keane Slams Son, Referee Over Cavani’s Disallowed Goal
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Tottenham vs Man United: Roy Keane Slams Son, Referee Over Cavani’s Disallowed Goal

  Manchester United legend Roy Keane has lambasted Tottenham forward, Son Heung-Min after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had an Edinson Cavani goal disallowed for a foul from Scott McTominay. Cavani thought he had put Manchester United ahead ten minutes from half time when the Uruguay international slotted home from a superb pass from Paul Pogba pass down the inside-left channel. However, Cavani’s goal was ruled out after a VAR review that showed McTominay had caught Son in the face. And Keane, a Manchester United legend was furious about the ref’s decision and Son’s attitude, describing the South Korean international as ’embarrassing’ for the way he rolled around on the pitch. “I’m amazed really,” Keane told Sky Sports. “I have to say if this is a foul then we shou...
LaLiga: Messi Made Sure Real Madrid Did not win More titles – Sergio Ramos
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LaLiga: Messi Made Sure Real Madrid Did not win More titles – Sergio Ramos

  Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has said they would have won more titles if Lionel Messi was not playing for Barcelona. The Spanish defender claims Messi made Los Blancos suffer over the years. Ramos has won four Champions League crowns and five league titles during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu. Messi has helped Barca to 10 title triumphs and made a habit of dashing the dreams of their little rivals down the years. Ramos told his documentary series, ‘The Legend of Sergio Ramos’: “We’ve suffered against Messi during these years. “Perhaps if Barcelona didn’t have him, we would have won more titles. “There was a time when we faced the best Barcelona in history. We had a great coach like [Jose] Mourinho, but it was hard for us to beat them. “We didn’t...
What Messi Worriedly’ told Guardiola About Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Presence at Barcelona
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What Messi Worriedly’ told Guardiola About Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Presence at Barcelona

  It has been revealed that Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi was so worried about losing his spot when Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined the club in 2008/09. Messi, according to the report, had to message manager Pep Guardiola about his position. Guardiola, then Barca manager, signed Ibrahimovic from Inter, with Cameroon legend, Samuel Eto’o moving in the opposite direction. However, Ibrahimovic lasted just one season in Catalunya before moving back to Italy to join AC Milan. The Swede’s arrival at Camp Nou worried Messi, who complained to the manager that his spot for Barca was no longer secure. A book, ‘The Messi Mystery’ written by Sebastian Fest and Alex Juillard, explains that the arrival of Ibrahimovic forced Messi into messaging manager Guardiola. According to...
Harry Kane vs Haaland: Paul Scholes Names Player Man United Should Sign
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Harry Kane vs Haaland: Paul Scholes Names Player Man United Should Sign

  Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has named the player the club should sign between Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. Man United, who are expected to sign a striker in this summer transfer window, have been linked with both Kane and Haaland. Asked which player Man United should sign between Kane and Haaland, Scholes said on the Webby & O’Neill YouTube channel, “He’s [Haaland] the best striker out there in the world, without a shadow of a doubt. It’s ridiculous what he’s doing. “If you sign him now, you’ll get ten years of him. “With Harry Kane, at 28, 29, he’s in the peak of his career, but you’re talking two or three years as a top-class striker. “When you get to 31, 32, you probably lose your legs a little bit, s...
Wayne Rooney names Premier league greatest ever foreign player
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Wayne Rooney names Premier league greatest ever foreign player

  Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney, has named former Arsenal star, Thierry Henry as the Premier League’s greatest ever foreign import. Rooney also said that departing Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero is ‘right up there’ with some of the finest foreign imports to ever grace the league. But the former England captain maintains that Henry who stars for the Gunners is the best ever overseas player on these shores. “Aguero has been fantastic and is certainly right up there,” Rooney told a press conference on Wednesday. “But if I was asked to choose then I’d probably say, Thierry Henry was the best foreign player “There’s a few in a pack just behind him who are right up there like Aguero, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dennis Bergkamp and Eric Cantona .” Henry, a ...
Guardiola Reacts as Aguero’s Exit from Man City Becomes Certain
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Guardiola Reacts as Aguero’s Exit from Man City Becomes Certain

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has described Sergio Aguero as “irreplaceable” ahead of the striker’s exit this summer. On Monday, City confirmed that Aguero would be leaving the Etihad at the end of the season. It brings an end to a 10-year stint, which saw the Argentine become the club’s all-time top scorer. “We have still two months ahead and today I saw the training session, how brilliant he was and his commitment,” Guardiola told Sky Sports. “Sergio is irreplaceable. I could say in terms of numbers he can be replaceable, it’s not easy when you see more than 360 games played and more than 250 goals, the number of titles. “So it’s the legend, the best striker this club has ever had for this century through the years, but is irreplaceable in the souls, in the h...
Luke Shaw vs Ben Chilwell, Saka: Ashley Cole, Roy Keane name better left-back for England
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Luke Shaw vs Ben Chilwell, Saka: Ashley Cole, Roy Keane name better left-back for England

  Former Chelsea defender, Ashley Cole and Manchester United legend, Roy Keane, has picked United’s Luke Shaw as a better left back than Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell and Arsenal’s younger player, Bukayo Saka. According to them, the Manchester United man is leading the others in the race to be England’s first-choice left-back for the European Championship this summer. Shaw, who had some difficulties playing under former manager Jose Mourinho, has been excellent for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season. He was called back to the England squad for the first time since 2018. He now competes for the left-back position with Chilwell and Saka but the two England legends believe he stands a better chance. Shaw provided the cross for Harry Kane’s opening goal in England’s 2-...
Thierry Henry to quit social media until the platforms tackle online abuse
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Thierry Henry to quit social media until the platforms tackle online abuse

Arsenal football club legend, Thierry Henry has announced he will disable his social media accounts until racist users are held accountable for their posts by the companies The former Arsenal and France captain made the announcement on his social media platforms on Friday, March 26 after so many black footballers including Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Tyrone Mings complained about racist abuse they receive on social media. Henry says social media companies such as Twitter and Instagram are not doing all they can to prevent racism on their platforms and he will not return to social media until a change has been made. Henry wrote: "Hi Guys. "From tomorrow morning I will be removing myself from social media until the people in power are able to regulate their platforms...
‘I have to be Pedri’ – Barcelona starlet plays down Iniesta comparisons
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‘I have to be Pedri’ – Barcelona starlet plays down Iniesta comparisons

The talented teenager is determined to focus on his own game as he celebrates his first senior international call-up Barcelona wonderkid Pedri is delighted to be involved in the Spain national team set-up, but played down comparisons with club legend Andres Iniesta. Pedri, 18, received his maiden call-up in March for the start of the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign. Having represented Spain at every level from Under-17 to U21, he now has a chance of making his senior bow in the coming days.
Ryan Giggs and his ex-wife to battle over who gets their dog after they split following assault allegations
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Ryan Giggs and his ex-wife to battle over who gets their dog after they split following assault allegations

Manchester United football star, Ryan Giggs and his former wife, Kate Greville are at loggerheads over who gets their dog after their split. The Old Trafford legend and Kate Greville, who is a public relations expert, both want ownership of their six-month-old puppy Mac. The former couple split after police were called to Gigg's home and he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting Kate and another woman in November 2020. Kate, 36, took the dog with her when she ran away from his home. Before their split, the couple bought another dog named Atlas, which they hoped would be company for Mac. A source said to Sun UK: “Ryan and Kate got lots of joy from Mac and got another dog so he had a play companion. “But do they keep the dogs together or do they split them up and b...
Rio Ferdinand Points out Solskjaer’s Tactics that ‘Kills’ him
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Rio Ferdinand Points out Solskjaer’s Tactics that ‘Kills’ him

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand says it ‘kills’ him (Rio) when the club’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fields two deep-lying midfielders during recent matches. United face AC Milan in the second leg of the Europa League last 16 tie in San Siro on Thursday and are on course to finish second in the Premier League. Solskjaer’s side are also through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Until the 2-0 win against Manchester City earlier this month, the Red Devils had managed just one goal in the seven fixtures against their rivals as Solskjaer often played Scott McTominay and Fred in front of his defence to give them further protection. While this formation has helped United not to concede goals, the team’s attack has suffered and Ferdinand, a former defender, revealed t...
Del Piero Blames Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus’s Exit
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Del Piero Blames Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus’s Exit

  Juventus legend, Alessandro Del Piero, has slammed forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, over his performance against FC Porto in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie on Tuesday night. Juventus were trailing 2-1 from the first-leg in Portugal and went 1-0 down early on in Turin. But Federico Chiesa replied with a brace, and Mehdi Taremi was sent off for Porto to put Andrea Pirlo’s side firmly in the driving seat. However, the Serie A champions were stunned late in extra time when Sergio Oliveira’s free-kick beat Wojciech Szczesny to end Juventus’s dreams of Champions League glory for another year. Reacting, Del Piero said Ronaldo must take some blame for Juventus’s exit, adding that the Portugal international wasted the header that should have given the host adva...
Nigerian MMA Fighter, Israel Adesanya Suffers his First Career Loss to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259
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Nigerian MMA Fighter, Israel Adesanya Suffers his First Career Loss to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259

Israel Adesanya has suffered his first career loss after he was defeated by Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 in Las Vegas on Saturday night, March 6. The New Zealand-Nigerian middleweight champion was bidding to become the fifth fighter to hold two UFC titles simultaneously after a 20 - 0 record. In the fight, Adesanya showed a clear speed advantage against Jan Blachowicz. But Polish light-heavyweight took control during the final two rounds and defended his title via unanimous decision to claim victory.  All three officials awarded the bout his way, 49-46, 49-45, and 49-45. “Losses are part of life. Losses are something I deal with occasionally,” Adesanya told reporters, including MMA Junkie, at the post-fight news conference. “Just this is my first one in MMA. As I say, it is w...
‘Never count them out’ – Real Madrid can still win La Liga, says club legend Hierro
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‘Never count them out’ – Real Madrid can still win La Liga, says club legend Hierro

The Madrid derby will have huge implications for the title race in Spain and Los Blancos could particularly do with winning on Sunday Real Madrid legend Fernando Hierro has backed his former club to remain in the Liga title race until the very end as Los Blancos prepare to face cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone's side are five points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand but inconsistent form has allowed Zinedine Zidane's side back into the hunt in recent weeks. Atleti have won only two of their last six matches in all competitions and Hierro, who won five league titles and played over 500 games for Real Madrid, believes that the battle for La Liga will go right to the wire.
Rio Ferdinand Identifies two Players Man United Should Sign After Failing to Beat Chelsea
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Rio Ferdinand Identifies two Players Man United Should Sign After Failing to Beat Chelsea

  Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has identified two players the club needs to sign after failing to beat Chelsea in the Premier League over the weekend. Man United and Chelsea played a goalless draw in the Premier League on Sunday at the Stamford Bridge. But Ferdinand now wants the Red Devils to sign a commanding centre-back and a centre-forward like Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe or Dortmund’s Erling Haaland this summer to ‘change the narrative’ at Old Trafford. “Manchester United were playing catch up from everybody last season,” Ferdinand told the FIVE YouTube channel. “They finished 30 points behind Liverpool last season, now they are above them. “That’s a big, big achievement in that sense. We were not sitting there last season thinking Manche...
Liverpool Legend Ian St John Dies aged 82
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Liverpool Legend Ian St John Dies aged 82

Reds players, staff and supporters are mourning the loss of one of the club's all-time greats Liverpool have announced the death of legendary forward Ian St John at the age of 82. The Reds posted a message confirming St John's passing via social media on Tuesday, which reads: "We are deeply saddened by the passing of a true Anfield legend, Ian St John. "The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Ian's family and friends at this sad and difficult time. Rest in peace, Ian St John 1938-2021."
Chelsea vs Man United: Paul Scholes Disagrees with Tuchel’s Comments after EPL 0-0 Draw
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Chelsea vs Man United: Paul Scholes Disagrees with Tuchel’s Comments after EPL 0-0 Draw

  Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has disagreed with Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel’s comments following both sides’ Premier League 0-0 draw. Chelsea and Man United played a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday night, with both teams having only a few chances during the encounter. The result means Chelsea are still on the fifth position on the log, while Man United are in the second position with 12 points behind leaders Manchester City. After the match, Tuchel had told Sky Sports: “It was a high-quality game between two very strong teams. We suffered in the first half, but overall it was an even game. In the second half, I thought we were really strong. “I thought we were closer to winning it, but there was a lot of quality on the pitch. Performance-w...
Paul Scholes Predicts Europa League Clash, Names Best Team Between Man United and AC Milan
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Paul Scholes Predicts Europa League Clash, Names Best Team Between Man United and AC Milan

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has predicted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to beat AC Milan when both sides clash in the Europa League last-16 first-leg tie on March 11 at Old Trafford. Scholes believes Man United have the best team in the Europa League ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham and will cruise past AC Milan. Man United eliminated Real Sociedad in the last-32, while AC Milan knocked Crvena Zvezda out from the competition. “[Manchester] United have the best squad left in the competition [Europa League],” Scholes told BT Sport. “We thought that last year, but obviously Sevilla were around then, and we know what they are like in the EL. “Man United are much better than Arsenal and Tottenham. I think United would cruise past Milan.”
Martial Lacks Hunger, Desire to Score Goals for Man United – Alan Shearer
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Martial Lacks Hunger, Desire to Score Goals for Man United – Alan Shearer

Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer, has criticized Manchester United striker, Anthony Martial, following the Red Devils’ Premier League 3-1 win over the Magpies on Sunday night at Old Trafford. Martial struggled in Man United’s victory over Newcastle as goals from Marcus Rashford, Daniel James and Bruno Fernandes gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men all three points against the visitors. The 25-year-old has struggled to make an impact so far this season and has scored just 7 goals in 31 appearances for Man United. But Shearer believes the French International, lacks the hunger and desire to score goals for Man United because he is spending too much time in the wide area of the pitch. “Only four league goals this season, not enough movement, he’s certainly not desperate enough...
Afcon U20: Eto’o condemns winless Mozambique, Kakooza powers Uganda into quarter-finals
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Afcon U20: Eto’o condemns winless Mozambique, Kakooza powers Uganda into quarter-finals

The East Africans needed a late penalty in order to confirm their place in the knockout stage after a tight battle with the hosts Etienne Eto'o scored twice as Cameroon saw off Mozambique 4-1 in an African Cup of Nations U20 group tie on Saturday in Nouakchott. The loss saw Mozambique, who were debuting in the tournament, finish at the bottom of Group A as Cameroon, who had qualified for the quarter-finals already, remained at the top. Two first-half goals by Eto'o, the son of Cameroonian legend Samuel Eto'o, condemned Mozambique, who were to concede two more goals in the second half.
Arsenal vs Man City: Aguero Casts Doubt Over Future Under Guardiola
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Arsenal vs Man City: Aguero Casts Doubt Over Future Under Guardiola

  Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, has admitted he does not know if he will stay at the club beyond this summer. The 32-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the 2020/2021 season. Aguero has become a legend at City since he moved from Atletico Madrid in 2011. He has gone on to become the club’s record goalscorer, winning the Premier League title four times. Aguero was asked about his plans in an interview with YouTuber Inai Lanos and replied: “I finish my contract at the end of the season and I don’t know what to do yet. “The first thing I want to do is play and at the end of the season we will see.” Aguero is back from injury and is set to feature against Arsenal on Sunday, as Pep Guardiola’s men continue to tighten their grip on the top spot....
EPL: Paul Scholes Names Man United’s Best Finisher
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EPL: Paul Scholes Names Man United’s Best Finisher

  Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has named Mason Greenwood as the club’s best finisher ahead of Marcus Rashford. Greenwood has endured a difficult time in front of a goal so far this season, scoring just four goals in 30 appearances in all competitions for Man United after primarily operating from the right-wing. The 19-year-old started as central forward on Thursday night as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side thrashed Real Sociedad 4-0 in the Europa League round of 32 first-leg tie at the Juventus Stadium, thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes (2), Rashford and Daniel James. Greenwood, who admitted that he wants to play as a striker after Man United defeated Real Sociedad, has seen the central forward role mainly occupied by Edinson Cavani this season. “It’s betwe...
Man Utd: Bloody hell, you should be embarrassed for your action – Rio Ferdinand tells Maguire
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Man Utd: Bloody hell, you should be embarrassed for your action – Rio Ferdinand tells Maguire

  Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has said that captain, Harry Maguire, should be “embarrassed” for what he did during the club’s 1-1 draw with West Brom last weekend. Maguire was awarded a penalty in the second half of Sunday’s draw at Hawthorns Stadium, but the decision was reversed after a VAR check. The England defender later claimed he was “certain” he was fouled by West Brom player, Semi Ajayi. Giving his judgment on the penalty drama, Ferdinand described the incident as a “bloody hell”. “If Harry’s being honest, he will have woken up the next morning and been embarrassed with what he did,” Ferdinand told the FIVE YouTube channel. “It’s not what you want to see from a defender. I don’t think that’s what he’s prided himself on throughout his career....
Cristiano Ronaldo Ranks Third Highest Goalscorers in Football History as Romario Takes First Spot
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Cristiano Ronaldo Ranks Third Highest Goalscorers in Football History as Romario Takes First Spot

  A new study has ranked Portugal and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo third in all time highest goal scorers’ chart, according to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics, IFFHS. The study shows that the former Manchester United forward might not be the outright all-time leading goalscorer in football history. Ronaldo, 36, scored his record-breaking 760th goal against Napoli last month in Juventus’ 2-0 Italian Super Cup win, putting him ahead of Slavia Prague legend, Josef Bican. And the Czech FA argued that the Portuguese has not broken Bican’s record, saying that “Josef Bican scored 821 goals in official matches.” Brazilian icon, Pele also said that he scored over 1,000 goals, with Brazilian club, Santos, echoing his bold statement. IFFHS has...
Rio Ferdinand’s wife, Kate reveals how she once packed out of his house as she struggled with taking care of his kids and ‘replacing’ their late mum
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Rio Ferdinand’s wife, Kate reveals how she once packed out of his house as she struggled with taking care of his kids and ‘replacing’ their late mum

Kate Ferdinand, wife to Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has revealed how she packed out of the footballer's house after going through an "incredibly difficult time" trying to 'replace' his late wife and pretending to be happy while taking care of his kids. Kate, 29, opened up about the struggle she went through after moving in with Rio and his three kids, Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and Tia, nine, who he shared with his late wife, who died from cancer. While she was getting used to Rio Ferdinand recovering from his wife's loss, he then lost his mum Janice, two years after the death of his wife. Kate has now come out to explain how it all became too much for her. She told You magazine: "I cried every single day for a year when I first moved in with Rio. It was an incredib...
FA Cup: Rio Ferdinand Feels Sorry for Mourinho After Everton Defeated Tottenham
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FA Cup: Rio Ferdinand Feels Sorry for Mourinho After Everton Defeated Tottenham

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has said that he “feels sorry” for Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, after Everton defeated Spurs 5-4 in the FA Cup fifth-round tie on Wednesday night. Ferdinand also criticised Mourinho’s men for “consistently” making individual mistakes. Bernard’s first half extra-time goal ensured Carlo Ancelotti’s side eliminated Tottenham from the competition after the match ended 4-4 after 90 minutes at Goodison Park. “I have to say I actually feel sorry for him [Mourinho] in some ways,” Ferdinand told BT Sport. “Because in recent weeks he’s changed quite a few times in the way they have approached games. The West Brom game was a bit different when Harry Kane was not playing, and now tonight was open and expansive. “But each and every o...
Mourinho Names Kane as Best Striker in the World
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Mourinho Names Kane as Best Striker in the World

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, has named Harry Kane, as one of the world’s best strikers. Mourinho said this after Kane scored a goal in Tottenham’s 2-0 victory over West Brom on Sunday. Kane’s goal against West Brom means the England international has now drawn level with the club’s legend, Bobby Smith’s 208 goals for Spurs. Only Jimmy Greaves has more goals than Kane, who scored the opener against West Brom. “He [Kane] is a special player in the history of the club and will beat every possible record,” Mourinho said at post-match. “He is one of the best strikers in the world. There is nothing else you say. “The team depends a lot on him. I can’t hide that. It is the goal he can score, it is the assist he can make, he is the link player that he is. “He has...
EPL: Paul Scholes Rates Man United’s Title chances after 3-3 Draw With Everton
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EPL: Paul Scholes Rates Man United’s Title chances after 3-3 Draw With Everton

  Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has said that the club’s 3-3 draw against Everton is another “big blow” to their hopes of winning the English Premier League (EPL) title this season. Man United failed to beat Everton at Old Trafford, as goals from Edinson Cavani, Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay, Abdoulaye Doucoure, James Rodriguez and Dominic Calvert-Lewin  ensured both teams shared a point each. The result against Everton means Man United are now two points adrift leaders Manchester City, who have two games in hand. Asked about Man United’s Premier League title chance after the game, Scholes told Premier League Productions: “That’s a big blow. If you are talking about title hopes, it’s a big blow for them. Of course, it’s. “I just feel Paul Pogba going off wa...
Van der Sar Names Ronaldo Greatest Player he Ever Played With
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Van der Sar Names Ronaldo Greatest Player he Ever Played With

Ajax managing director, Edwin van der Sar, on Friday named Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, as the greatest player he ever played with during his career. Van der Sar said this while felicitating with Ronaldo, on his 36th birthday. The former goalkeeper and Ronaldo were former teammates during their time together at Manchester United. Van der Sar, in a tweet via his Twitter handle, also urged the Portugal captain to keep pushing. The 50-year-old tweeted, “Finally home after a tough couple of days at the office… I would like to send my birthday wishes to my friend and the greatest player I’ve ever played with: @Cristiano. 36 years old? Wow… Keep pushing, legend.” Meanwhile, UEFA has since celebrated Ronaldo as he turns 36 years yesterday.
Emam compares Mostafa Mohamed’s fine start at Galatasaray to Drogba’s
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Emam compares Mostafa Mohamed’s fine start at Galatasaray to Drogba’s

The 23-year-old Egypt international hit the ground running for the Yellow and Reds and has been praised for the impressive performance Egypt legend Hazem Emam has compared Mostafa Mohamed’s fine start at Turkish Super Lig side Galatasaray to that of Didier Drogba. Mohamed teamed up with the Yellow and Reds on loan from Egyptian Premier League side Zamalek on Monday. The 23-year-old was afforded his debut against Istanbul Basaksehir as a second-half substitute and opened his account in the encounter.
Pires says Arsenal’s Pepe not cut out for the Premier League
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Pires says Arsenal’s Pepe not cut out for the Premier League

The Gunners legend also had his say on Mesut Ozil's exit from the club Arsenal legend Robert Pires has claimed Nicolas Pepe is not cut out for the rigours of the Premier League. Pepe arrived at Arsenal from Lille in 2019, and the £72 million ($99m / €81m) transfer fee placed huge expectation on his shoulders. The 25-year-old has shown flashes of brilliance, but not enough to justify the fee and Pires feels it is a mindset problem that Pepe will struggle to change.  

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