Louis Van Gaal is convinced that Pedro will turn Manchester United into title contender, as the Spaniard would add pace and creativity to United's options up-front.
With Angel Di Maria close to completing a switch to PSG, United are reportedly closing in on the Barcelona striker, as the United manager looks to bolster the options at his disposal in the final third of the pitch.
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Man Utd Ready Megabid For Bale
The Star, via the Express, tells us that Manchester United are still eager to lure Gareth Bale to Old Trafford. Red Devil's boss Louis van Gaal is itching for another big signing ahead of the new season, and even the imminent arrival of Barcelona's Pedro at Old Trafford in unlikely to quench his thrist for a blockbuster deal.
Manchester United will regret selling Di Maria - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
An angel by name and on the field, Angel Di Maria seems to be within a few days of swapping England for France. Although having only arrived last year for a Premier League record fee of sixty million pounds, Manchester United are happy to take a pay cut and sell the Argentine to Paris Saint Germain, but this is a mistake.
Thanks toNorkopping captain we repeat, captain Andrea Johanssen, the prevalence of pathetic diving in football may have just reached some kind of critical mass thanks to his woefully embarrassing escapades over the weekend.
As AIK striker Mohamed Bangurawas innocently pointing up-field, Johanssen sidled up behind his victim, nudged his nose into Bangura's outstretched arm and duly proceeded to collapse in mock-agony as if he'd been blunderbussed in the face at point blank range.
Over in theArgentinian Primera Division, Belgrano goalkeeper Juan Olave demonstrated the perfect way to deal with missiles being thrown from the crowd after being pelted with a rogue hamburger by the Racing Club fans sat behind his goal.
Olave simply picked up the burger andmade a point of taking a nibble before gently stowing it away beside his goal to tuck intolater.
One of the beauties of covering the same sport for several years is learning to read the subtle changes in the tides of said sport. Indisputably, July is normally low tide for footy. Gold Cups are played. Rich English clubs go on preseason tours in America and Asia, where said clubs field reserve teams for entire halves and charge you over $50 for parking.
In the first eight games of the season we play each of the top four clubs in the league table last season the two Manchester clubs, Chelsea and Arsenal and that's a really difficult start for us after we finished last season like a team headed for the Championship. In fact we play [...]
Fabricio Coloccini'sslightAchilles injury has meant that he has not played at all in pre-season, and that seems to have put a spanner in the works as far as Steve McClaren is concerned because it looks like he sees Coloccini as a man who can still play a part for Newcastle in the coming season. And [.
After one season which yielded so much promise and another which was an unmitigated disaster, the upcoming campaign is a vital one for Everton boss Roberto Martinez.
An appalling pre-season paved the way for a terrible start to 2014-15. The domestic calendar was interspersed with Europa League football at Goodison Park and with regular injuries to key players, the Toffees really struggled to accrue any kind of positive momentum.
Just eight months after joining Juventus from Monaco, Thierry Henry signed for Arsenal 16 years ago today. It didn't prove to be a bad deal in hindsight.
Henry went on to become the Gunners' record goalscorer, notching up 226 goals over the next eight years. He helped the club to two Premier League titles, three FA Cups, two Community Shields and a runners up spot in the Champions League.
Newcastle have had a lot of dealings with Lyon's outspoken President Jean Michel Aulas over the last few years, and one of them was a couple of years ago when we were trying to buy his striker Bafe Gomis in the days when Joe Kinnear was the Director of Football at Newcastle. Last summer we [...]
It very much looks like it will go down to the wire with Newcastle's pursuit of Charlie Austin, and it could be that Newcastle wait until late August, maybe even August 31st, for QPR to decide they would rather take around £13M for their top striker Charlie Austin, than get nothing for him next summer [.
Spanish winger could travel to Liverpool TODAY for medical - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Catalan newspaper Sport has some interesting story to share that would delight the Liverpool fans. The newspaper claims that Barcelona youngster Adama could travel to Liverpool today to undergo a medical, ahead of his official transfer.
Progress is progress, but the newest renderings look to be a step backward.
The stadium developments just keep coming, slow and steady. The latest update comes from - who else? - Jonathan O'Connell at the Washington Post, who reports that D.C. United have selected Populous to design the new soccer stadium on Buzzard Point in Southwest DC.
Every week we "Monday morning manage" the previous Philadelphia Union games, talking about the major points in the game that changed momentum, led to goals and won or lost the points for the Union. This week, we analyze how the Red Bulls got revenge for the USOC game.
Wayne Rooney returned to Goodison Park on Sunday for the testimonial of Duncan Ferguson, his hero. When his name was read out on the teamsheet, it was cheered. When he was warming up, the fans chanted his name. When he was substituted on to the pitch, he received a standing ovation.
This is a far cry from the reception in every other game he's played at Goodison Park since joining United in 2004, following his transfer request.
With thirteen games remaining in the season, time will do some damage to the Fire's playoff dreams but a nearly complete and healthy roster showed what they're capable of on Sunday night. A 2-0 win over the top team in the Western Conference and a club that had won five consecutive matches highlighted much of what Frank Yallop has planned for but hasn't been able to implement completely through the team's first 21 games.
Game recap coming sometime in the next 48 hours but two rumors floating around the Dick last night.
First, its all but confirmed that Shane O'Neill was sold this week. multiple tweets from friends of his and other connected sources have reported it. It appears that Cyprus' Apollon Limassol is the most likely destination but Cyprus' APOEL and Denmark have also been part of the rumors.
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