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‘No doubts’ – Mourinho says Rooney will be involved in EFL Cup final

Media playback is not supported on this device Goals from Man Utd record-breaker Rooney Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney “will be involved” in Sunday’s EFL Cup final against Southampton, says manager Jose Mourinho. Rooney, 31, announced on Thursday that he is staying at Old Trafford after being linked with a move to China. The England […]

Terminally ill Sunderland fan to be England qualifier mascot

Terminally ill Sunderland fan to be England qualifier mascot

Image copyright PA Image caption Sunderland fan Bradley took to the pitch at the Stadium of Light last year Terminally ill football fanatic Bradley Lowery will be the England mascot at a World Cup qualifier at Wembley. Bradley, five, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2013 and only has months to live, his mother has said. […]

Celtic midfielder Brown still available for Scotland

Celtic midfielder Brown still available for Scotland

Brown won his 51st cap at Wembley Celtic captain Scott Brown will make himself available for Scotland for next month’s double-header. Midfielder Brown, 31, came out of international retirement for November’s 3-0 defeat by England at Wembley. Gordon Strachan’s side host Canada in a friendly on 22 March before welcoming World Cup qualifying opponents Slovenia […]

Ranieri sacking made me shed a tear – Lineker

Ranieri sacking made me shed a tear – Lineker

Claudio Ranieri’s last game in charge of Leicester was on Wednesday, when his side lost 2-1 at Sevilla in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie Leicester’s decision to sack Claudio Ranieri nine months after winning the Premier League made former Foxes striker Gary Lineker “shed a tear”. Ranieri guided Leicester to the […]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Why Man Utd must keep striker – Alan Shearer

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Why Man Utd must keep striker – Alan Shearer

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been Manchester United’s player of the season so far, and his goals and sheer presence make him the man they would miss the most right now. He is 35 and cannot go on forever but United would be crazy not to try to keep the Swedish striker for another season because he […]

Leicester sack Ranieri nine months after title win

Leicester sack Ranieri nine months after title win

Ranieri was appointed Leicester manager in July 2015, winning just over 44% of his league matches Manager Claudio Ranieri has been sacked by Leicester City, nine months after leading them to the Premier League title. The Foxes are one point above the relegation zone with 13 matches left. “The board reluctantly feels that a change […]

Spurs knocked out of Europe by Gent

Spurs knocked out of Europe by Gent

Spurs’ elimination means Manchester United are the only English side in Friday’s draw for the last 16 Ten-man Tottenham Hotspur were knocked out of the Europa League as Gent held them to a draw at a sell-out Wembley. Spurs, who trailed 1-0 after the first leg of the last-32 tie, made a great start as […]

Wayne Rooney: Manchester United striker staying after links with China

Wayne Rooney: Manchester United striker staying after links with China

Media playback is not supported on this device Goals from Man Utd record-breaker Rooney England captain Wayne Rooney says he is staying at Manchester United, after being linked with a move to China. The 31-year-old striker said he hoped to “play a full part” in the rest of the Premier League club’s season. United boss […]

Crystal Palace: Has the Sam Allardyce effect deserted Palace?

Crystal Palace: Has the Sam Allardyce effect deserted Palace?

Sam Allardyce has won two of his 11 games at Palace in all competitions Historically, if you need a manager to make a quick impact at a club, Big Sam tends to be your man. Sam Allardyce has enjoyed impressive starts to life at previous clubs, including Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn and West Ham. So when […]

Rooney’s agent in China to discuss move – and vote on where he should go

Rooney’s agent in China to discuss move – and vote on where he should go

Media playback is not supported on this device Goals from Man Utd record-breaker Rooney Wayne Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford is in China to see if he can negotiate a deal for the forward to leave Manchester United. There are no guarantees of success and it is thought a deal remains highly unlikely before the Chinese […]