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Bruno Fernandes breaks Premier League record as he wins Player of the Month award for December
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Bruno Fernandes breaks Premier League record as he wins Player of the Month award for December

The Manchester United star has enjoyed a sensational first 12 months in English football, and has been given the individual honour for a fourth time Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes has been named Premier League Player of the Month for December - breaking an English record in the process. Fernandes becomes the first footballer in the English top flight to be named Player of the Month four times in a single calendar year. He also picked up the award in February, May and November. The Portugal international has emerged as a key figure at Old Trafford ever since he joined from Sporting CP 12 months ago. His arrival has added class and creativity to the United midfield, and he has been central in their rise to the top of the Premier League this season.
Dier says he signed new Tottenham contract because of Mourinho
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Dier says he signed new Tottenham contract because of Mourinho

The England international is looking forward to continuing to work with the Portuguese boss amid long-term plans to change his role in the team Tottenham star Eric Dier has revealed that his biggest motivation for signing a new contract with the club was manager Jose Mourinho. The England international, who arrived at Spurs in 2014 from Sporting CP, penned a new deal in July that will see him through with the Londoners until June 2024. The 26-year-old was “excited” to do so because of his relationship with the Portuguese boss, who is willing to allow him to develop his game in the manner he believes is best.
Sporting CP sends Bolasie back to Everton
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Sporting CP sends Bolasie back to Everton

Sporting CP have ended the loan of Yannick Bolasie. O Jogo says Bolasie is being sent back to parent club Everton with immediate effect. PSG striker Jese has been granted the same treatment. Sporting have chosen to cut loose both loan players with planning for next season now a priority. This despite the current season remaining in limbo. For Sporting, Bolasie, 30, played 25 games, in which he scored two goals. Jesé's record was less, with just one goal in 17 games
Rashford: Fernandes has brought positive vibe to Man Utd
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Rashford: Fernandes has brought positive vibe to Man Utd

Marcus Rashford admits Bruno Fernandes' work ethic is lifting his Manchester United teammates. The Portuguese midfielder has made a startling impact at Old Trafford since his transfer in January from Sporting CP. Rashford told Bleacher Report: "He's a player that's creative, very forward thinking. Always wants to play forward and create opportunities. "Hopefully we can make some good times together. "He's got such a positive attitude and the vibe he brings to the team is just positive. "Even if he loses the ball he works to get back and that definitely rubs off on other players."
Real Madrid open talks over Bruno Fernandes signing as Pogba hopes fade
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Real Madrid open talks over Bruno Fernandes signing as Pogba hopes fade

Los Blancos have begun discussions over a move for the Sporting CP midfielder as Manchester United continue to play hardball over the Frenchman Real Madrid have opened talks over the signing of Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes as their hopes of luring Paul Pogba to the Bernabeu appear to be in tatters. The France World Cup winner had been Zinedine Zidane's primary target for the remainder of the summer transfer window and there had been hope from the Madrid end that a deal could be struck. Pogba outlined his intention to potentially leave United before the season started, claiming that it could be time for a new challenge following three years at Old Trafford.
Man Utd target Fernandes could leave, says Sporting boss Keizer
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Man Utd target Fernandes could leave, says Sporting boss Keizer

The Dutch coach refused to rule out the sale of his star midfielder, who has been linked with a summer transfer to Old Trafford Manchester United-linked Bruno Fernandes could leave Sporting CP during the current transfer window, says coach Marcel Keizer. Rumours of the Portuguese playmaker moving to Old Trafford have been mounting over the past few weeks as the Red Devils attempt to rebuild under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The 24-year-old, who scored the opening goal in Wednesday's 2-2 friendly draw against Liverpool, is highly-valued by Keizer, but the Dutch tactician confessed there is no certainty he will remain at Sporting.
Nigeria’s Uchendu on Sporting Braga’s Uefa Women’s Champions League ambition
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Nigeria’s Uchendu on Sporting Braga’s Uefa Women’s Champions League ambition

Ahead of their maiden European outing, the forward admits she needs to score more Sporting Braga forward Chinaza Uchendu has stated she knows she must score more goals to help her team to success in the 2019/20 season. Uchendu starred as the Minho Warriors forced Sporting CP to a 0-0 draw to become Liga BPI champions for the first time in their history in May. The maiden Portuguese title triumph qualified Miguel Santos' ladies for the 2019/20 Uefa Women's Champions League qualifying round.
Sporting CP To Rename Stadium CR7 In Honor Of Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Sporting CP To Rename Stadium CR7 In Honor Of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sporting CP, the Portuguese club where Cristiano Ronaldo started his football career is in talks to rename their stadium CR7 in his honor. The stadium which is called Jose Alvalade will now be called CR7 Stadium or CR7 Alvalade if talks pull through. President of the club Frederico Varandas is reported to have held talks with members of the board who are said to have agreed concerning the plan which will see the club attract huge sponsors due to the global brand which CR7 is. Ronaldo moved from Sporting CP to Manchester United where he emerged world best player. He proceeded to Real Madrid and repeated the feat three times before signing with Juventus last summer.
Juventus Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon Warns Sporting CP Are “A Tough Team For Anyone”
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Juventus Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon Warns Sporting CP Are “A Tough Team For Anyone”

The Bianconeri face the second of a Champions League double-header with the Portuguese side tomorrow, and the captain is keen to guard against complacency. “It’s not like we lacked concentration in the first match,” Buffon explained in the pre-match Press conference. “We knew the importance of the game and we went onto the pitch with that knowledge, because having lost the first game against Barcelona, the next ones became decisive. “We’re facing good opponents, because Sporting didn’t just make it difficult for us, but also for Barcelona. “They’re a team who have players with a lot of experience, who have been leaders in winning teams. “They have physicality, they run hard, so they’re a team that, beyond playing against Juve, are a tough team for anyone. “It’s normal that when you p...
Sporting CP Boss Has Rejected The Idea That He Could Become Milan’s Next Coach
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Sporting CP Boss Has Rejected The Idea That He Could Become Milan’s Next Coach

Jesus had reportedly been sounded out as a possible candidate to replace Vincenzo Montella, but the 63-year-old made it clear he was only focused on guiding Sporting to the Portuguese title. “I’m only focused on Sporting. I don’t care about these rumours,” he said at a Press conference. “I’m only thinking about the game against Rio Ave and then the Champions League. “A Coach’s career goes day by day. Things have to happen naturally. That’s what I think, regardless of the rumours. “My objective is only to become champions with Sporting. I’m passionate about football, I still don’t know when I’m going to stop coaching.”
Barzagli: ‘Juventus Have Learned From Our Mistakes’
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Barzagli: ‘Juventus Have Learned From Our Mistakes’

It kicks off on Wednesday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT) and follows on from a 3-0 defeat to Barcelona, while the Greek outfit lost at home to Sporting CP. He was asked how reaching the Final twice in three years – and losing both – affects the team going into this season. “The more the years go by, the more we try to improve. It’s fair to say we’re fired up for this competition, but the approach remains the same,” said the defender in his Press conference. “The Champions League is the ultimate goal for a player. I believe tomorrow’s match will be fundamental for who wins the group and it’s too important that we win. After that, we can think about the other games, but three points are fundamental. “There’s no point comparing last year’s meeting with Barcelona and this term. That was a qu...
Allegri: Champions League A Dream, Not Objective
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Allegri: Champions League A Dream, Not Objective

Juve have reached two of the last three Champions League Finals, but despite winning neither, Allegri still harbours hopes of lifting the jugged trophy and believes the club have “added so much quality” to his ranks from last season. “The last three years have been fantastic, we achieved two Champions League Finals,” the Coach told UEFA.com. “The first was rather unexpected, while for the second, we had greater hopes of really winning it. “We didn’t succeed but we still consider it a success because not everyone can play in a Champions League Final. “Winning the Champions League can’t be an objective, it’s a dream. And to accomplish that dream, you have to work hard for so many years and, above all, develop a certain kind of mental approach. “Juventus are aiming to be consistently amo...

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