Manchester United

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho sticks the boot into Man Utd’s Juan Mata

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has stuck the boot into his former player Juan Mata after hinting he lacked the ingredients to be a top player. The...

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Man Utd prepare massive £90m bid for ex-Spurs star Gareth Bale

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Manchester United are planning a massive £90m world record swoop for ex-Tottenham star Gareth Bale as they look to continue their incredible spending...

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Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho to hijack Man Utd move for Barcelona’s Gerard Pique

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is preparing to hijack Manchester United's move for Gerard Pique in January, according to reports. The Spain...

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Diego Costa given hope for Chelsea’s crunch match with Man Utd

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Diego Costa has hope of being able to play in Chelsea's crunch match against Manchester United this weekend, according to Jose Mourinho. The...

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"Maybe now it is United who need to learn to catch up with us!"

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Didier Drogba has been speaking ahead of the Manchester United v Chelsea clash on Sunday and believes the tables have turned since he first arrived in England. It's now United's turn to catch up with Chelsea.

If you had been asked fifteen months ago to picture the scenario United find themselves in at the moment, you wouldn't believe it.

Manchester United vs Chelsea: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Manchester United vs Chelsea: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea head to Old Trafford on Sunday looking to maintain their excellent start to the 2014-15 season that has seen them win seven of their opening eight Premier League games.

Whilst the Blues were in UEFA Champions League action midweek, they only played 24 hours after Manchester United, who drew 2-2 at West Bromwich Albion on Monday night football.

Man Utd’s Michael Carrick ‘impressed’ by Chelsea

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Manchester United's Michael Carrick has admitted he is very impressed with Chelsea's start to the season. The midfielder is hoping to be...

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Manchester United v Chelsea: EA Sports Player Performance Index Preview.

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Sunday's 4pm kick off sees Louis Van Gaal's first encounter against any of last season's top four. Van Gaal has claimed that he still believes his Manchester United side can catch Chelsea at the top of the table this season, but anything other than a win this Sunday would put a serious dent in Van Gaal's hopes.

3 To See: El Clasico, Manchester United v Chelsea and the derby of eternal enemies

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The biggest club fixture in the world will be given some extra bite this weekend by the most anticipated debut of the season, but it's far from the only grudge match taking place in Europe, with Greece's biggest derby also joining El Clasico on the agenda.

Liverpool, Man Utd, Arsenal, Spurs and Man City all chase German Karim Bellarabi

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Germany winger Karim Bellarabi is reportedly being chased by the elite of the Premier League after his recent fine displays in the Bundesliga....

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Time for the real United to step up

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When Manchester United hosted Chelsea last season, on a balmy Monday night in August, David Moyes' men arrived into the fixture on the back of an impressive 4-1 win away at Swansea and while the turgid stalemate that followed against the Blues was hardly exciting, it definitely did not provide any indications about the shamble that would unfold in the following months.

Photo: Man Utd training ahead of Chelsea game

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PIC: #mufc have been working hard ahead of facing Chelsea on Sunday. We'll have a training gallery for you shortly. pic.twitter.com/3NBSUCkZin...

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Ex-Chelsea star Arjen Robben definitely not joining Man Utd

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Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben says he is definitely not planning on joining Manchester United in the near future with the winger saying he...

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Jose Mourinho to deploy Andre Schurrle as False nine against Manchester United?

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Jose Mourinho to deploy Andre Schurrle as False nine against Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ahead of Sunday's blockbuster encounter against Manchester United Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has to deal with the lack of striking options in his squad. The Blues are expected to be without Diego Costa and Loic Remy and reports from Guardian hint that Andre Schurrle could start up front at Old Trafford.

Man Utd and Chelsea accept defeat as Paul Pogba extends Juve contract

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Manchester United and Chelsea have been forced to accept defeat in the race to land Paul Pogba after he agreed a new five-year contract at Juventus....

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Liverpool target already in Manchester, medical next week

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Liverpool have been reportedly keeping a close tab on former Barcelona goal keeper Victor Valdes for the past few months. First choice goal keeper Simon Mignolet has had cut a frustrating figure and it was believed that Liverpool might sign a new goal keeper to replace him in January.

Video: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger won’t reveal who threw pizza at Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson, Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas still prime suspect

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refused to publicly name the infamous Pizzagate culprit, who threw pizza at Manchester United boss Sir Alex...

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Spurs Harry Kane can be one of the best strikers in world, says Jan Vertonghen

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Tottenham's Harry Kane can be one of the best strikers in the world one day, according to his teammate Jan Vertonghen. The England U21 player...

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Phil Jones: ‘Quiet lad Di Maria is exactly what Man Utd need’

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Phil Jones says Manchester United team-mate Angel Di Maria is exactly what the club need. The defender, who recently returned to action after a month...

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Ajax director Edwin van der Sar: ‘Give me the number of Adnan Januzaj’s agent’

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Ajax commercial director Edwin van der Sar has joked that he wouldn't be averse to tapping up Adnan Januzaj if he thought his club could afford...

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Liverpool

Liverpool v Hull 10.25.14

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10am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports Live Extra

Last four head-to-head:
2-0 Liverpool (h) 01.01.14
1-3 Hull (a) 12.01.13
0-0 (a) 05.09.10
6-1 Liverpool (h) 09.26.09

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 0-3 Real Madrid (h); 3-2 QPR (a); 2-1 West Brom (h)
Hull: 2-2 Arsenal (a); 2-0 Palace (h); 2-4 City (h)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Sterling 3; Gerrard 2; Coutinho, Henderson, Lallana, Moreno, Sturridge 1
Hull: Diame, Jelavic 4; Hernandez 3; Chester 1

Referee: Neil Swarbrick

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Manquillo Skrtel Lovren Moreno
Gerrard
Henderson Allen
Coutinho
Sterling Lambert

It's just a guess, but I suspect Balotelli will be left on the bench after his performance against Real, and I don't know how I feel about this.

Liverpool set to offload flop Mario Balotelli in January unless he proves doubters wrong

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Mario Balotelli will be offloaded in January unless he can prove to Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers he is worthy of keeping, according to reports....

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Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho confident he can help team improve

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Philippe Coutinho says he is confident he can help Liverpool turn around their indifferent start to the new season. The Brazilian came off the bench...

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Ex-Spurs star Luka Modric says Real went easy on Liverpool in 3-0 win

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Former Tottenham star Luka Modric says Real Madrid went easy on Liverpool despite thrashing the Reds 3-0 in their own stadium. Real cruised to a 3-0...

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Anyone Fancy A Quick Game Of Mario Balotelli Snakes & Ladders?

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By Chris Wright

It's not like them to get involved with this kind of thing, but the BBC Sport team have produced a little Mario Balotelli-themed game of Snakes & Ladders and posted it on their website for fans to cut out and keep.

Perfect for passing the time on long car journeys perhaps on the way to your local women's correctional facility, for example?

Liverpool vs Hull City: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Liverpool return to Premier League action on Saturday, three days after being taught a footballing lesson by Real Madrid at Anfield.

Brendan Rodgers will see this as a more realistic opportunity to pick up three points even if Hull City did pick up a point at Arsenal last weekend.

Arsenal

How many points do Arsenal need before the New Year?

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What would be a good haul of points for Arsenal at the end of the first round of Premier League fixtures? by SE Arsenal, having garnered just 11 points from their first 8 Premier League games, look like a side that has its task cutout to finish in the top 4 at the end of [...]

Arsenal MUST use Chambers to cover Koscielny injury blow!!

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Arsenal seem to be operating under Murphy's Law at the moment, which states that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. And with the defensive side of the Arsenal squad being the weakest right now, of course that means that Laurent Koscielny has now added even further to the problems, as reported by Sky [.

Robert Pires ‘Punched In The Face’ By Opposing Coach During Indian Super League Game

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By Chris Wright

It's a crime against nature we know, but Robert Pires was allegedly "beaten" and punched in his beautiful, beautiful face by an opposing coach during a half-time barney mid-way througha recentIndian Super League.

Pires' coach at FC Goa, Zico, has told press that the French veteran was struck in the faceby Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas as the two teams funnelled into the tunnel at the interval.

Preview: Sunderland vs Arsenal

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Sunderland take on Arsenal after suffering their worst defeat in 32 years at high flying Southampton last weekend. The Black Cats will have to break...

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Can Ramsey set Arsenal off on a winning run?

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Will Ramsey's return bring about a change in Arsenal's fortunes? by SE Aaron Ramsey returned to action for Arsenal during the 2-2 home draw against Hull City last weekend. The Welshman came on as a 62nd minute sub for Mathieu Flamini, as the North Londoners went in search of an equalizer. Ramsey completed 82% of [.

Videos

Fitba Thatba Tackle The Thorny Issue Of Rubbish Luis Suarez Jokes (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Here's those Fitba Thatba urchins again, this time tackling the thorny issue of rubbish Luis Suarez jokes as the man himself prepares to return to competitive action this Saturday evening.

The official blurb:

As Luis Suarez prepares to enter the field of play for Barcelona in El Clasico this weekend, we have prepared an animated short detailing everything that has (definitely not) gone on behind the scenes.

FAIL: Sport Recife Defender Danilo Unleashes The Worst Shot Ever Attempted (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Look upon this attempted "shot" from Sport Recife left-backDanilo against Goias on Thursday eveningye mighty, and despair...

Worse that John O'Shea's magnum opusagainst West Ham? You decide.

(Via Project Babb)

Marc Janko Scores First Goal For Sydney FC With Mammoth 50-Yard Volley vs Brisbane Roar (Video & GIF)

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By Chris Wright

Austrian midfielder Marc Janko got off the mark for his new side Sydney FC in the A-League on Friday evening,doing so by simply chesting down a skewiff clearance from Brisbane Roar 'keeper Jamie Young and sending a booming 50-yard volley back from whence it came.

Hilarious Martin Vingaard Training Ground Fail (Video)

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FC Nordsjælland midfielder Martin Vingaard had a big fall during the week while training and to us it was darn right hilarious for him rather embarrassing as he steps on a hurdle and slips on another ending up on his rear!

Columbus Crew

The Whole Story: Match day 34 - the Union host the Columbus Crew

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Get The Whole Story on Match Day 34 as the Philadelphia Union host the Columbus Crew - from preview to post match analysis.

tBG) The new Columbus Crew logo is sharp. Will any part of you miss the hard hat guys? What were the best/worst comments people have said over the years about them?

Russia's Major Racism Problem: D.C. United & Sundry Soccer Links for 24 October 2014

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Oil-Rich Qatar will cover the sun! Forever! Muhahahahaha!

Election season is upon us. I can tell because my phone is ringing off the hook, and famous public figures keep personally emailing me with desperate pleas for financial help that put stranded Nigerian princes to shame.

Democracy.

concacaf champions league

Last Union game of 2014, prepping for offseason, USA v Mexico tonight at PPL Park, more

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Union season ends on Sunday in Columbus. Expansion draft notes. Okugo on his future. MLS ref suspended after fraud arrest. Women's World Cup qualification comes to PPL Park. More.

D.C. United versus Montreal Impact lineup: Prepping for the playoffs

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D.C. United has the playoffs on their mind as they close out the regular season against the Montreal Impact.

After sending a reserve team to Panama to clinch the top overall spot in the Concacaf Champions League, D.C. United's regulars will be back in the lineup against the Montreal Impact in the regular season finale.

Juventus

Paul Pogba Signs A New Contract Keeping Him With Juventus Until 2019

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Paul Pogba has signed a new contract with Juventus which will keep him with the Italian giants until June 2019. There had been speculation over the summer that the French midfielder had extended his contract with the club, but those reports were premature. But today, the Serie A side have ended the transfer speculation surrounding the 21-year-old's future in Turin by announcing his signing with an official statement on the club's website.

Chelsea’s €80m target seals new deal

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Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has signed a new deal, the club have confirmed via their official twitter handle.

Pogba, the former Manchester United midfielder, joined Juventus in 2012 and has already established himself as one of the best young midfielders in the league, if not in the world.

The Rest

The Furyous Five - Match 8

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Once again we catch up with the general manager of the Philadelphia Fury, Graham King Charters, in the latest installment of The Furyous Five.

1.) The team had a much needed bye week. How refreshed is the team going into these last couple matches?

GKC: We are feeling really good and we are excited for the remaining games of the season.

Newcastle On Trail Of Talented Young English Defender

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Newcastle United were interested in Leeds United left back Sam Byram over a year ago and news that we are still interested in the player. Sam Byram Leeds talented defender footballleagueworld.co.uk (FLW) are saying that Newcastle are hoping to sign the 21 year-old player next summer to help strengthen the Newcastle defense.

5 Cool Features of the New Nike Mercurial CR7 Superfly

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Today Nike have revealed the brand new Nike Mercurial CR7 Superfly football boot tailor made for ballon d'or winning Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo. Unlike the rest of Nike's boot range, the Mercurial CR7 is specifically designed for Ronaldo to enhance his skills on the football pitch as he strives to remain the world's best footballer.

Let them eat chips

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"This fee was proposed by myself and Lord Harris (of Peckham) for the wide range of services provided to Arsenal Football Club by Kroenke Sports and Entertainment."

This was Chairman Sir Chips Keswick's answer at last week's Annual General Meeting when quizzed about the controversial £3m fee extracted from the club by Kroenke Sports and Entertainment.

Prognosis Negative

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For a little longer, anyway. Some folks thought Aron Jóhannsson could return to AZ action this weekend after his reserve comeback on Monday, but I can tell you he is not on the submitted team sheet for their match against Groningen. As the club noted, he will likely have another one or two appearances with Jong AZ before getting back into the Eredivisie swing.

Preview: Swansea City vs Leicester City

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Swansea City welcome Leicester City for the two sides' first ever Premier League meeting on Saturday. The Foxes won 2-1 when they last met in...

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Preview: Union play for pride on the road against the Crew in season finale

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Let's finally put this miserable season to bed.

The Union travel to Columbus for a game less meaningful than a Harrisburg City Islanders friendly.

The Union play the Crew onSunday because the schedule says so (and for absolutely no other reason).

Enjoy your last 90 minutes of goalkeeper intrigue, Philadelphia!

Footy on the Telly, Oct. 24-30

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Your weekly listings of live soccer on TV, online, and on satellite radio.

Erik Lamela’s Rabona goal ‘maybe the best’ goal ever, says Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has heaped praise on Erik Lamela for his stunning Rabona goal against Asteras Tripolic last night which he...

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