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Scott writes for ESPN about Mkhitaryan's worrying form.

Scott writes for IBFootball about how the return of Zlatan could help Lukaku.

Scott writes for PickPremierLeague about Ashley Young's England recall.

BBC Sport reports on Patrice Evra's ban.

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Scott has written for IBFootball about Romelu Lukaku's impressive start to life at United.

The Guardian discusses how we've strengthened ourselves while weakening Chelsea.

The Telegraph reports on United's opposition to closing the transfer window early.

BBC Sport reports on the rejected £18m bid for Jonny Evans.

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Scott has written for ESPN about listening to Eric Cantona.

The Guardian reckons that Wayne Rooney is done despite not moving to China.

The Mirror reports on Chelsea target Franck Kessie's dream of joining United.

BBC Sport has Juan Mata's guide to Manchester.

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Fee Agreed, Medical Booked, Man United Could Announce Another Transfer Deal This Week

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Manchester United have agreed a fee with QPR for young midfielder Sean Goss who looks set to be the latest player to leave Old Trafford this January, according to BBC Sport.

The 21-year-old is now being tipped to follow Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay out of the door by heading to Loftus Road.

VIDEO: Mourinho answers journos phone at press conference

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"It's for you..." It's not every day Jose Mourinho answers your phone

- BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 13, 2017

During his press conference this weekend ahead of Manchester United's game against Liverpool, a journalist's mobile phone started ringing, so Jose Mourinho answered it.

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Scott rates Van Gaal's debutants for FourFourTwo.

The Guardian reckons appointing Mourinho is a bigger mistake now than three years ago.

BBC Sport speculates over which players Mourinho will keep and which he will let go.

Sky Sports reports on Fergie's defence of Wenger.

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Scott reviews the week for FourFourTwo.

The Guardian talks about what life has been like behind the scenes for United players under Van Gaal.

BBC Sport report on Louis van Gaal's sacking.

The Telegraph looks at the 20 moments that got Van Gaal sacked.

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Scott writes for uMAXit about what the return of Ashley Young may mean.

The Evening News claims Van Gaal will stay if he gets United in top four.

The Mirror reports on the U-21s going to the Grand National.

BBC Sport reports on LvG's happiness with squad competition.

The Guardian reports on the United fans who have been charged for the "murderers" banner.

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Scott writes for Bleacher Report about United's top 10 goals this season.

BBC Sport has a nice interview with Luke Chadwick.

The Mirror talks about Woodward's claims that United will invest in the squad this summer.

The Guardian reports on the delay in announcing Van Gaal has manager.

David Moyes’ ‘Chosen One’ Stretford End Banner May End Up In The National Football Museum

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By Chris Wright

Given that they probably won't be needing it around the place much any more, the 'The Chosen One' bannerwhich has been hung in the Stretford End at Old Trafford for the past ten months is to be taken down ahead of Manchester United's game against Norwich this coming Saturday, and itlooks like it may end up in the National Football Museum.

Wayne Rooney Agrees New 5.5-Year Contract With Manchester United

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Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has agreed a new 5.5-year contract with Manchester United.

The contract negotiations have been happening for several weeks, and were reportedly held up due to discussions on image rights, but BBC Sport is reporting today that Rooney has agreed a new five-and-a-half-year contract that will keep the United and England striker at Old Trafford until the summer of 2019.

Wayne Rooney Agrees Enormous New £300k-A-Week Man Utd Contract, Here’s How It Breaks Down…

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By Chris Wright

It's official. Wayne Rooney has agreed a vast new five-and-a-half-year contract at Manchester United that will see the striker earn £300,000-a-week at Old Trafford, ostensibly until he retires.

As BBC Sport have it, Rooney (who was already reported to be earning £250,000-a-week at United under the terms of his old deal) has extended his contract by four years, thus tying him to the club until June of 2019.

Breaking: Manchester United Bid £35m for Chelsea Midfielder Juan Mata: Daily Soccer Report

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Manchester United have entered a bid in the region of £35million for Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata, according to BBC Sport — which is one of the few reliable media outlets when it comes to football transfers.

According to BBC Sport reporter David Bond, Manchester United have denied making an official offer.

Referee Andre Marriner Faces Being Dropped After Failure to Spot Ramires Dive: Nightly Soccer Report

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Here are tonight's world soccer news headlines:

Premier League

  • Referee Andre Marriner faces being dropped after failure to spot Ramires dive — The Independent
  • How Manchester United beat Arsenal with so little possession — BBC Sport
  • Swansea City turn to American military as they face battles at home and abroad — Wales Online
  • Robin van Persie has skills 'to match whatever Arsenal have got' — The Guardian
  • Lionel Messi transfer to the Premier League 'could be just two years away' — The Mirror
  • West Brom's Steve Clarke flabbergasted by penalty awarded to Chelsea — The Guardian
  • Martin O'Neill attacks his Sunderland successor Paolo Di Canio as a 'managerial charlatan' — Telegraph
  • Photos and video of Mike Myers at Anfield — Liverpool FC
  • BT Sport's Tim Lovejoy is poster boy for game's lost soul — The Telegraph
  • Michael Laudrup: Referee Robert Madley should apologise to Swansea for Stoke penalty — Metro
  • Norwich half-time shouting match fuelled win over West Ham reveals Robert Snodgrass — The Mirror

International soccer

  • Landon Donovan out for upcoming United States national team friendlies— Pro Soccer Talk
  • Manager Chris Colemanset to continue in Wales role — BBC Sport

Football League

  • Derby's Andre Wisdom gets lost on way to stadium, drives his Porsche straight into mud pit— FOX Soccer
  • Wigan's James McClean not dropped for poppy snub, says Owen Coyle— The Independent


  • Rule Change to Put Portland Timbers in the 2014 CONCACAF Champions League?

EPL Injury Report Week 3: Manchester United Star Expected To Miss Up To Three Weeks

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This weekend featured some big time matchups and some surprising results while a few stars watched from the sidelines.

Arsenal earned an impressive 1-0 victory over Tottenham, but Spurs had bigger concerns after watching new signing, Etienne Capoue, stretchered off the pitch in the 72nd minute.

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Scott writes for The Metro about United's first pre-season win.

The Daily Mail reports on Mourinho's claims that Ronaldo won't be joining United.

The Guardian reports on United's second bid for Cesc Fabregas.

BBC Sport gives the latest updates on Darren Fletcher's fitness.

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‘He Reminds Me Of A Toilet’ – Garth Crooks Reserves Special Praise For Sead Kolasinac As Part Of ‘Team Of The Week’ Selection

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It's Monday morning, which can only mean one thing: Garth Crooks has delivered his weekly selection of 'XI players who scored at the weekend' known alternatively as his 'Team of the Week' for BBC Sport.

Oddly, Crooks has opted to pick a non-scoring player or two this time round, with Sead Kolasinac finding his way into the line-up following a sturdy outing in Arsenal's stoic 0-0 draw against Chelsea on Sunday.

BBC Football Analyst Garth Crooks Baffles Everybody By Posting Yet Another Insane ‘Team Of The Week’

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Every Monday morning, BBC Sport's resident football analyst pundit Garth Crooks presents his ‘team of the week' unto the world the 11 Premier League players to have caught his discerning, astute eye over the course of the weekend's top flight action.

Crooks'team usually just includes anybody who managed to score, forcibly shoe-horned into a formation of his choosing.

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Dennis Bergkamp’s Dabizas-Slapping Pirouette Against Newcastle Voted Best Goal In 25 Years Of Premier League

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Dennis Bergkamp's classic twisty-turny pirouette against Newcastle in 2002 has been voted as the greatest goal ever scored in 25 years of Premier League football.

The vote was conducted by BBC Sport, who polled more than half a million fans to ascertain the finest goal scored since football began in 1992.

Massive Increase In New Premier League TV Deal

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Dan Roan of BBC Sport is reporting that the Premier League is set to announce next Tuesday a massive new TV deal that he says will be £4.4B (€5.93B). Mike Ashley - seems he's delighted with the new deal more money That's almost a 50% increase over the last Premier League TV deal which [...]

It Was A Thoroughly Deserved Win – Alan Shearer

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Alan Shearer on BBC Sport last night said that he thought Chelsea missed the suspended Nemanja Matic in their first defeat in 23 games to Newcastle United at St. James' Park yesterday afternoon a ground where Jose Mourinho has never won. Alan Shearer - it was a thoroughly deserved win The Serbian International was [.

Swansea City’s £4million Deal For Ecuador Winger Jefferson Montero Nears Completion

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Swansea City is close to signing Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero, according to BBC Sport, with the World Cup footballer expected to fly in for his medical exam later this week. Currently with Monarcas Morelia, the transfer fee is expected to net the Mexican club £4million. For Swansea, meanwhile, it'll be a worthy upgrade with former record signing Pablo Hernandez set to join a club in Qatar.

Ranking World Cup Favourites by Premier League Impact

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The rise of the Premier League has arguably more or less coincided with the decline of the English national team; the league's ability to attract huge talent from around the world, for higher exposure and more money, has led to higher competition for English players to break into their clubs' ranks.

Arsenal Can Win The Champions League Says Borussia Dortmund Manager

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Arsenal managed to take another step forward in their amazing season as the Gunners defeated Borussia Dortmund in Germany on Wednesday evening.

The London based English Premier League club are having a year to remember this campaign and if there is one player that is just as impressive this year it is Gunners midfielder, Aaron Ramsey who scored the go ahead and eventual winning goal in the club's 0-1 victory.

Homegrown Player Lists for 2013/14 Premier League Squads

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The 20 teams in the Premier League have unveiled their homegrown players for the 2013/14 season

Before we reveal the homegrown players rule, here's a refresher on the squad rules thanks to the BBC Sport. Important notes are bolded.

- Clubs register a squad of up to 25 players, which must include at least eight 'home-grown' players, at the end of each transfer window.

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FIFA Find Long-Lost Original Base Of The Jules Rimet Trophy In Their Basement (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

Having been missing and assumed lost for many years, the square marble base of the original World Cup trophy has been discovered in storage at the FIFA headquarters.

According to BBC Sport, the blue block is the original base of the Jules Rimet trophy, whichcarries the names of the first four World Cup winners between 1930 and 1950 before it was replaced by a similar but slightly larger base in 1954.

Glorious Alan Partridge Quote Slipped Into BBC Sport Live Text Commentary For Holland-Argentina Game

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By Chris Wright

As spotted by Pies' good pal Mr Moon, here's the sumptuous Alan Partridge quote that was slipped into the live text commentary for Holland-Argentina over on the BBC Sport website last night...

To whomever it may concern: well played, well played indeed.

‘He Is Very, Very Sad’ – Neymar Ruled Out Of World Cup After Breaking Bone In His Spine

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By Chris Wright

Glum news this morning that Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup entirely after being stretchered off during the latter stages of last night's hustlin', bustlin' quarter-final against Colombia.

According to BBC Sport, Neymar has suffered a broken bone in his spine after being hit by a roughrunning knee to the back byJuan Zuniga.

WATCH ITV’s Promo For World Cup 2014 [VIDEO]

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In the United Kingdom this summer, both the BBC and ITV will beam the World Cup into the homes of football supporters throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We've already shared with you the World Cup promo videos from BBC. So now it's time to share the one from ITV (Independent Television).

WATCH BBC’s Promos For World Cup 2014 [VIDEO]

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One of the traditions of every World Cup is when the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) releases its new advert, commercial or video for soccer's biggest tournament.

This time around, BBC Sport has done not one but two World Cup promos with parts I and II following the adventures of Flick Football figures traveling to Brazil to experience what the World Cup is like.

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Arsenal’s WengerOut protesters look like spoilt brats!

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Protesting Outside The Stadium To Get Rid Of Wenger Makes You Look Like Spoilt Brats..... by Neil Watson I've just logged onto BBC sport and read a report on Arsenal fans protesting outside the ground for Wenger's sacking....Why? So maybe he'll be sacked before the weekend and then we go into the Lincoln match with [.

Video – Jamaal Lascelles Truthful Interview After Latest Disaster

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Jamaal Lascelles at least somebody cares about that's happening Here is Jamaal Lascelles' interview immediately after the game for BBC Sport. Jamaal and Andros Townsend who scored a fantastic goal today were the only two Newcastle players who had the courage to come out and face the music after a really poor [.

Obafemi Martins leaves Sounders for China

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Seattle now has a Designated Player spot open.

With the season starting in just nine days Seattle Sounders FC will be without Obafemi Martins. Shanghai Shenhua of the Chinese Super League bought Martins from Seattle according to BBC Sport.

Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins has joined Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua in a multi-million dollar deal, BBC Sport can reveal.

Report: Scotland international James McFadden to join the Union

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The Motherwell forward tells the BBC that he's looking to come to Philadelphia to start 2016.

In an interview with BBC Sport. 32 year old forward James McFadden indicated that he was coming to the Philadelphia Union to start the new year.

"Hopefully everything works out and I will be off to Philadelphia in the new year.

End Of An Era: Nigerian Side Kano Pillars Finally Surrender Mammoth 12-YEAR Unbeaten Record

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Like Keith Richards' respiratory system, you just assume that some things will go on forever.

Alas, Nigerian side Kano Pillars discoveredthat all things must pass on Sunday when their 12-year unbeaten home streak came to a bitter end with a2-1 defeat against Nasarawa United.

Corinthians To Build 70,000-Plot Cemetery For Diehard Fans To Offer Eternal Support

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Corinthians have announced that they are planning to build a cemetery in the shadows of their stadium so their most devotedfans can go on supporting their beloved club even after death.

The Brazilian club intendto open the "Corinthians Forever" cemetery on land just outside Sao Paulo city centre, giving fans the choice of one of 70,000 plots to gradually decompose in.

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?

‘Players Couldn’t Care Less About Ticket Prices’ – Robbie Savage Gives His BIG OPINION On The ‘Price Of Football’ Debate

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By Chris Wright

With the BBC's annual "Price of Football" survey kicking up the same old fuss over the past couple of days, it was inevitable that Robbie Savage was going to be canvassed for his BIG OPINION sooner or later.

That day, unfortunately, is nigh.

Qatar 2022 World Cup a Public Relations Nightmare for FIFA

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Following the shocking revelations of The Guardian's investigation into Qatar's World Cup preparations, such as the fact at least 44 Nepalese migrant workers died between June 4 and August 8 and dozens more have died since then, calls have been made from the media and fans alike for FIFA to step in and strip Qatar of its hosting rights for 2022.

Sevilla Star To Undergo Medical Ahead of Manchester City Move

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Sevilla centre-forward Alvaro Negredo is just a medical away from completing a transfer to Premier League giants Manchester City, according to BBC Sport. The move will cost the Citizens £20 million and will be their third major signing of the summer, with the other two being for fellow Spanish international Jesus Navas and Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho.