Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger blames Europa League for defeat to West Ham

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The boss: "West Ham are a bit more advanced in their preparation. They've played more competitive games than us and we knew that."...

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Wenger – The next Arsenal boss will be in a strong position

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Arsene Wenger has been ridiculed many many times over his fixation of getting Arsenal into the Top Four every year but failing to win any other trophy for eight long years until last season's FA Cup victory, but in a deep interview with the BBC he is proud of his achievements. Wenger won three titles [.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: ‘Nicklas Bendtner can be unstoppable’

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Nicklas Bendtner can be "an unstoppable striker" according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. And we don't think he means that the hefty Danish star would be like a freight train once he gets up to speed. Wenger was speaking ahead of the Denmark international's return to the Gunners first-team for tonight's Capital One Cup clash [.

Arsene Wenger confirms Nicklas Bendtner will get Arsenal recall

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Nicklas Bendtner will return from the Arsenal wilderness to feature in the Capital One Cup game against West Brom next week, Arsene Wenger has confirmed. The Gunners boss confirmed that he had intended to sell the Denmark international over the summer. But with the 25-year-old still on Arsenal's payroll, Wenger intends to make use of [.

Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson targets England right-back spot

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Carl Jenkinson believes he is the long-term answer to England's right-back problems just as soon as he can overtake Bacary Sagna in the Arsenal pecking order. The 21-year-old thinks he can find another gear if he gets regular first-team football and hopes that would help him to secure a spot in Roy Hodgson's starting [.

Manchester United

Van Gaal: De Gea offered a lot of money to stay at Old Trafford

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says the the club have offered David de Gea "a lot of money" in a bid to keep the goalkeeper at Old Trafford. De Gea is in the running to win the PFA Player of the Year award following a string of fine performances for United.

In January Van Gaal said he expected the 24-year-old to extend his contract, which expires in June 2016, but three months on, there are no signs of progress.

De Gea, not LVG, the boss over signing new deal

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Louis Van Gaal has admitted that David De Gea is "the boss" regarding whether he'll sign a new contract with Manchester United or not.

The Spaniard has been United's player of the season so far and the in-form keeper in the Premier League, but has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer.

Liverpool boss Rodgers attacks ex-Man Utd manager Ferguson over ‘lack of ethics’

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has accused former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson of lacking "old school values and ethics" by publishing his new autobiography. The Anfield boss thinks Fergie broke unwritten rules by revealing dressing room secrets from his managerial career. Rodgers told talkSPORT: "Anyone who's been in football knows that whatever is said [.

Man Utd assistant boss Steve Round lifts the lid on the reason for their poor start to the season

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The reasons for Manchester United's poor start to the season is starting to become clear. That's if this quote from David Moyes' assistant Steve Round is anything to go by. Round has been talking to the Manchester Evening News about his credentials for the Old Trafford Role. He said: "I have also worked with some [.

Manchester City offer to triple Adnan Januzaj’s Manchester United wages

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Manchester City plan to offer Adnan Januzaj a big money deal to quit rivals Manchester United. Reports in the Metro suggest City plan to take advantage of the 18-year-old stalling over a new contract by offering him a £45,000-a-week deal to move across Manchester. That would triple his current United salary.

Man Utd boss David Moyes writes off Champions League hopes

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David Moyes on CL: "I think it has become a harder competition to win with the spending power of some of the big teams in other countries." Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 29, 2013 Manchester United manager David Moyes says there are not enough world-class players in his squad to be able to mount a [.

Odds slashed on Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson becoming new Republic of Ireland manager

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An Irish bookmaker has slashed its odds on Sir Alex Ferguson being appointed as the Republic of Ireland manager after a flurry of bets. Boylesports has cut the former Manchester United boss' odds of replacing Giovanni Trapattoni from 66/1 to 20/1 after a series of bets were placed this afternoon. Martin O'Neill was thought to [.

Man Utd offered Spurs £100m for Gareth Bale

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Manchester United DID make a bid for Gareth Bale before he completed his move to Real Madrid, according to the Spanish side's president Florentino Perez. Perez says the Premier League champions made a late swoop for the Welshman, and outbid Real with a £100m offer. Bale flew back from Spain to hold talks with United [.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho ‘cried’ upon learning that David Moyes had got Man Utd job

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Jose Mourinho cried when he discovered that he would not be replacing Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager, according to a book due to be published in Spain tomorrow. Prepárense Para Perder (Prepare To Lose), written by journalist Diego Torres, claims that Mourinho thought he was nailed-on to be Ferguson's successor at Old Trafford.

Man Utd boss David Moyes ‘shocked’ by Man City defeat

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David Moyes has admitted he was shocked by that nature of Manchester United's 4-1 defeat to Manchester City in Sunday's derby match. Speaking ahead of tomorrow's Capital One Cup game against Liverpool, Moyes said he had but the City loss behind him. He said: "Well it's gone now so I can't do anything about it.

Robin Van Persie out of Man Utd’s game against Liverpool

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Robin Van Persie has been ruled out of tomorrow's Capital One Cup clash with Liverpool and is a doubt for Saturday's game against West Brom. The Manchester United striker missed his side's derby day defeat to Manchester City on Sunday and will not feature against the Reds. United boss David Moyes said: "I don't think [.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez is ‘chomping at the bit’ ahead of Man Utd match

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Brendan Rodgers chose an unfortunate turn of phrase as Luis Suarez prepares to return from his 10-match ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic. At his press conference ahead of the Capital One Cup clash with Manchester United, Rodgers claimed the Uruguayan striker was "chomping at the bit". The Liverpool manager said: "It has been a [.

Video: Man Utd’s Patrice Evra said he was sick before his first Man City clash

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Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra has admitted that he threw up before his first Manchester derby. Speaking ahead of this afternoon's derby, Evra said pre-match nerves coupled with an early kick-off time made him sick before the game. But he kept it a secret from Sir Alex Ferguson, fearing the then United boss would think [.

Man Utd boss David Moyes thought Wayne Rooney had ‘gone soft’

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Moyes: "I think Wayne's attitude is he's a big-game player. Fans come to see people like him make the difference." Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 21, 2013 Manchester United manager David Moyes says he is pleased to see a bit more aggression from Wayne Rooney because he thought the striker had "gone soft".

Video: Man Utd boss David Moyes’ press conference ahead of Man City clash

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has been speaking about the prospect of facing Manchester City in his first Manchester derby. He said: "We've played well in the last few games and have got a bit of confidence and hopefully we'll try and show that in the game on Sunday. "There is an excitement for any [.

Man Utd boss David Moyes and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger both unsure on Wayne Rooney contract situation

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Both Manchester United manager David Moyes and Arsenal's Arsene Wenger seem to be uncertain as to whether Wayne Rooney intends to sign a new contract at Old Trafford. Asked if it was too soon to open contract talks with Rooney, Moyes sidestepped the question. He said: "We go step by step and to see him [.

Man Utd boss David Moyes: ‘Squad number change behind Antonio Valencia’s good form’

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Antonio Valencia's current run of good form could be down to his change in squad number, claims Manchester United boss David Moyes. The Ecuador international ditched the legendary number 7 shirt at the start of the season to revert to his old number 25 jersey. Moyes seems to think that decision is proving to be [.


Video: Arsenal fans perform embarrassing Macarena dance and throw inflatable sheep around at Swansea

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We guess that one or two of the Arsenal fans involved in this Macarena routine might be regretting taking part now that it's going to be seen by thousands of people on YouTube. Gunners supporters were singing an entertaining Per Mertesacker chant to the tune of the cheesy Spanish pop hit ahead of yesterday's win [.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho criticises Spurs ‘special guy’ Jan Vertonghen

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Jose Mourinho has branded Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen as the 'special guy' for his apparent ability to influence referees. The Chelsea boss was infuriated by the Belgian's role in Fernando Torres' red card, which came in the same week that he had managed to avoid conceding a penalty despite pulling down the shorts of Aston [.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Juan Mata has impressed him, might start against Spurs

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Juan Mata could start for Chelsea against Spurs today after manager Jose Mourinho praised his determination to alter his game to suit Chelsea's new tactics. The Portuguese boss said the Spain international had "come in my direction" and that he was impressed by Mata's attempts to adapt to his style of football.

Video: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho takes a swipe at Spurs manager Andre Villas Boas

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at former protegee Andre Villas Boas as he prepares to face his Tottenham team. Tomorrow's clash will be the first time they have been in opposing dugouts, and Mourinho has taken the opportunity to make it clear that he no longer has any sort of friendship with the [.

Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas backs Juan Mata to re-establish himself in the Chelsea team

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas has backed Juan Mata to reassert himself as a regular Chelsea starter just as he was during Villas Boas' time in charge. The Spurs boss said the Spain international has the talent to overcome being sidelined by Jose Mourinho and thinks he will soon be a key part of [.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers: ‘Luis Suarez ran himself into the ground’

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Brendan Rodgers praised Luis Suarez's performances as he returned to the Liverpool team from his 10-match biting ban. The Reds boss was pleased with what he saw, and he is expecting even more from the Uruguay international in the coming weeks. Rodgers said: "I thought he was excellent. "I thought, considering he's been out for [.

Video: Liverpool boss Rodgers looking forward to Suarez ‘magic’

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Brendan Rodgers said he was looking forward to having Luis Suarez back from his 10-match ban after Liverpool slipped to a 0-1 home defeat to Southampton. The Reds boss said the returning Uruguayan would add some "magic" to his "lethargic" side. He said: "We never got going from the off. It was a bit lethargic [.

Video: Paolo Di Canio conducts long-distance on-pitch conversation with angry Sunderland fans

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It's safe to say that Sunderland supporters are not pleased with what they've seen from Paolo Di Canio's side so far this season. A 3-0 defeat at West Brom yesterday prompted an angry reaction from some supporters. The Black Cats boss went onto the pitch at the Hawthorns and tried to engage the fans in [.

Video: Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas tells you everything you need to know about Tromso

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Ahead of this evening's Europa League clash between the two teams, Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas is keen for you to know that he has done his homework. Allow him to give you a whistle-stop tour of the Norwegian side's recent games, league position, current form, previous Europa League performances and fixture list.


Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez return will improve Daniel Sturridge

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Photo: The manager in conversation with @D_Sturridge and @VictorMoses at Melwood Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 27, 2013 Brendan Rodgers insists Luis Suarez's return to Premier League action with Liverpool will only help in-form Daniel Sturridge, and not stifle his excellent start to the season.

Spurs boss AVB: ‘Knowing Mourinho is no advantage for Chelsea match’

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas says his previous work on Jose Mourinho's backroom staff will not give him any advantage as he prepares his side to face Chelsea this weekend. The two managers previously worked together at Stamford Bridge, but Villas Boas doesn't think that will have any impact on what happens on the pitch [.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho maintains Romelu Lukaku is better off at Everton

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Jose currently addressing the media here at Cobham...#CFC Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) September 20, 2013 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has defended his decision to let young striker Romelu Lukaku go out on loan. He also confirmed that the Blues are unable to recall the Belgium international in January.


Photos: Liverpool training ahead of Sunderland trip

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Photo: Luis Suarez getting ready for his Barclays Premier League return Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 27, 2013 Liverpool's squad have been in training ahead of their visit to Sunderland on Sunday. Striker Luis Suarez is preparing for his long-awaited Premier League comeback after he biting ban following his return to action in the [.

Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas praises Paul Lambert’s youth policy at Aston Villa

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'The amount of players he has brought through is something remarkable, with results too' #THFC Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 24, 2013 Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas has praised Aston Villa counterpart Paul Lambert for successfully developing academy players into his first-team squad.

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Argentina’s Javier Mascherano defers captaincy to the ‘little boss,’ still leads by example

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(Front L-R) Argentina's defender Federico Fernandez, Argentina's forward Lionel Messi and Argentina's midfielder Javier Mascherano celebrate after their team won their quarter-final football match against Belgium at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 5, 2014.

Tell your boss, ‘Jürgen Klinsmann says it’s OK’

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This probably won't work. But you'll never know unless you try.

Social media sites are flooded with links to this 'work excuse' from U.S. coach Jürgen Klinsmann, originally posted by U.S. Soccer via Twitter.

It asks your boss to cut you loose on Thursday to watch the crucial match between the United States and Germany.

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway tells a journalist he’s dropped after Southampton defeat

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Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway sidestepped some searching questions after his side slipped to another Premier League defeat in comical fashion. The Eagles boss refused to be drawn on what he would say to his players after the 2-0 defeat to Southampton. Instead, he opted to turn the tables on the reporter posing the questions.

Chelsea skipper John Terry set for new contract

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Jose Mourinho has given the nod for John Terry to be offered a new deal at Chelsea. The Blues boss has been convinced that his skipper has still got what it takes to perform at the top level based on his performances so far this season. Terry, aged 33, was being linked with a move [...]