Report: Man Utd open contract talks with two 33-year-olds
Manchester United are in talks with Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young over possible new contracts, according to reports. The pair, 33, are out of contract at the end of the season but are both key members of Jose Mourinho’s squad. Young and Valencia have shared the captain’s armband so... Read more
Wright sticks up for Sterling over ‘ridiculous’ criticism
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright thinks the criticism of Raheem Sterling’s showboating in the Manchester derby has been “ridiculous”. Sterling was seen doing a number of stepovers in a static position near the end of the match as Manchester City beat Manchester United 3-1 on Sunday. Juan Mata was... Read more
Alisson: £65m price tag means I have to be perfect
Alisson admits his astronomical price tag for a goalkeeper means that he is expected to “be perfect” for Liverpool. The Brazilian joined the Premier League side in the summer for a world-record £65million fee when Jurgen Klopp managed to buy him from Roma. That record has since been broken... Read more
Five strikers Chelsea need to consider in January
If there’s one thing missing from Chelsea’s title challenge, it’s the goals of a prolific striker. Both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud have struggled to hit top form this season. Morata has faired the better of the two having scored a total of six goals in all competitions. His... Read more
So it was bullsh*t? Besiktas want Karius permanently
Besiktas want to sign Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius on a permanent transfer, according to the Turkish club’s president Fikret Orman. There had been strong speculation in the Turkish press that Besiktas were hoping to send Karius back to the Reds early after a couple of high-profile errors. Karius came... Read more
Dembele’s agent discusses future amid Liverpool rumours
Ousmane Dembele’s agent has given his verdict on the chances of the Barcelona star leaving the Camp Nou in 2019. Reports have claimed that some of Barca’s senior players have been unhappy with the Frenchman turning up late for training and a lack of professionalism. That has once again sparked... Read more
Southgate is the man to reinvigorate Manchester United
Buy-back clauses I have almost certainly written about this before, probably in response to Arsenal selling Gnabry off previously, but your Former Premier League article has thrown this issue into further light. Why the shuddering f**k don’t Premier League teams use buy-back clauses more in their outbound transfers? It’s... Read more
Tottenham Hotspur fans on Twitter want Rafael van der Vaart back as coach
Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Rafael van der Vaart recently called time on his playing career after 18 years of professional football. The 35-year-old Dutchman last played for Danish SuperLiga club Esbjerg fB, signing a one-year deal with the side in August. However, recurring injuries forced Van der Vaart to... Read more
Ex-Man Utd goalkeeping coach makes De Gea prediction
Former Manchester United goalkeeping coach Eric Steele thinks David de Gea could leave the club to realise his dream of winning the Champions League. The Spain international has won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League with United but he is yet to win the Champions... Read more
Liverpool legend tells Van Dijk to speak with ‘struggling’ Firmino
John Aldridge is struggling to put his finger on why Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino is “not on the same wavelength” as his team-mates in recent matches. The Brazilian has scored one goal and zero assists in his last 11 matches in all competitions for the Reds after making a... Read more