Man Utd 1-0 Astana: Greenwood’s first goal for United
Mason Greenwood opened his Manchester United account in style as the 17-year-old secured Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men an unconvincing win against Astana in their Europa League opener. Back in the competition for the first time since lifting the trophy two years ago, the Reds’ gruelling road to Gdansk got... Read more
Solskjaer: Astana win ‘a great opportunity’ for Man Utd youngsters
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the Europa League provides a great opportunity for his Man Utd players to experience big games. United limped to a win over Astana in their Europa League opener as Mason Greenwood opened his account for the first team. Solskjaer said: “We made it hard for... Read more
Djenepo ruled out of Friday’s south coast clash
Southampton forward Moussa Djenepo will not be fit to face Bournemouth on Friday night and Nathan Redmond faces a late fitness test, manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has confirmed. Mali international Djenepo, a summer signing from Standard Liege, scored to give the Saints a 1-0 win at Sheffield United last weekend.... Read more
Beardsley suspended from football after racist comments
Former England and Newcastle forward Peter Beardsley has been suspended from all football-related activity after being found guilty of making racist comments by an independent regulatory commission. The 58-year-old, who denied the allegations, left his role as the Magpies’ Under-23s coach earlier this year after an internal investigation and... Read more
Chelsea confirm new contract for Hudson-Odoi
Callum Hudson-Odoi has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea. The 18-year-old, who is now committed to the club until at least 2024, seized his chance last season and made 24 first-team appearances. Hudson-Odoi told Chelsea’s official website: “It’s an amazing feeling. It’s been a long wait but it’s... Read more
Howe backs Lewis Cook for an England recall
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has backed midfielder Lewis Cook to recapture top form and put himself in contention for another opportunity with England after his return from injury. Cook made a welcome return from a serious knee injury with a first appearance since December 2018 in the 3-1 win... Read more
Bayern chief wades into row between Neuer and Barca keeper
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has backed Manuel Neuer in the Germany keeper’s dispute with international team-mate Marc-Andre ter Stegen. The Barca stopper spoke of his frustration over returning to a stand-in role for Joachim Low’s national team upon Neuer’s return from injury. Neuer responded by suggesting that ter... Read more
Klopp pin-points two key Liverpool results from 2015
Jurgen Klopp has pin-pointed two results from his first season as Liverpool manager that reassured him that they were on the right path. He took over the club from Brendan Rodgers in October 2015 and finished the season with two losing appearances in finals. But two results in his... Read more
Tottenham ‘furious’ at Leeds snub for teenage winger
Tottenham are said to be ‘furious’ that 18-year-old winger Jack Clarke has been frozen out at Leeds United. Clarke joined Tottenham in a £10m deal in the summer despite being most regularly used as a substitute in the Championship last season. He re-joined Leeds United on loan but has... Read more
Scholes: Man Utd striker light; it ‘seems like a mistake’
Paul Scholes is confused by Manchester United’s failure to replace Romelu Lukaku this summer. United sold the Belgian striker to Inter Milan but chose not to pursue a replacement, leaving themselves with only Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford as senior strikers. Solskjaer has repeatedly talked up Mason Greenwood, though... Read more