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Manchester United Still Waiting For Marcos Rojo To Secure A Work Permit

A little more than a week ago, Manchester United confirmed the £16 million transfer of Sporting Lisbon defender, Marcos Rojo. Shortly after the Argentina international was announced as a member of the twenty-time champions of England, United manager Louis van Gaal revealed that the 24-year-old would not be included in his squad […]

Marcos Rojo Finalizing Move To Man United; Nani Goes The Opposite Way, Say Reports

Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo is on his way to Manchester United in a £16million move, according to reports emanating from Argentina. The deal will see Portuguese international Nani move in the opposite direction. Rojo will be in England tomorrow night to have a medical before signing a four-year contract with […]

Sporting Lisbon Disciplines Marcos Rojo For Yesterday’s Failure To Train

Sporting Lisbon has ‘sanctioned’ Manchester United target Marcos Rojo for his refusal to train and amid reports that the player handed in a transfer request yesterday. On Tuesday, the Portuguese newspaper O’ Jogo broke a story saying United had tabled a bid of around £16million for the 24-year-old defender. Later in the […]

Manchester United Tables £16million Bid For Sporting Lisbon’s Marcos Rojo, Say Reports

Manchester United has tabled a £16 million bid for Sporting Lisbon defender, Marcos Rojo, according to reports in Portugal and England. The Argentina international was a key contributor during his country’s World Cup run that ended with a defeat in the final of the competition. He played all 120 minutes versus […]

Is This The Best Champions League Round of 16 To Date?

(photo courtesy of uefa.com) Wow. There are some really great match-ups that have emerged from today’s draw at UEFA headquarters. I’m going to give a quick rundown and early predictions though I reserve the right to change my mind before kick-off of the this round! The tie that will likely […]

Champions League Matchday 4 — Tuesday Preview

Matchday 4 should be a pivotal one as many groups may well be decided once the games are completed. Who needs a win and who can afford to slip? Let’s take a look at Tuesday’s games. Group A Roma need to win at home against Chelsea but that is looking […]

At The Turn: Who Needs to Win

To use a golf analogy, the teams in the group stage of the Champions League make the turn today and tomorrow with the completion of the first three games of the group stage. And while it’s early, for some teams, it’s make-or-break time. Group by group, here’s an analysis of […]

Chelsea and Atletico Impress; Roma Get Shocked

Champions League debutants CFR 1907 Cluj came from behind to beat Roma and record a stunning 2-1 victory at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Beyond the absence of Totti, Roma had a strong squad out on the field and will be disappointed with their performance. There has been a bit […]

Champions League Group C Preview

FC Basel 1893 How They Got Here:Basel beat Vitoria de Guimaraes (also known as Vitoria SC) 2-1 on aggregate in the third round of qualifying. Basel won the Swiss League last season. Star Performer: MF Benjamin Huggel. An experienced member of the Swiss national squad, Huggel is a strong presence […]

UEFA Cup Roundup and Quarter-Final Predictions

Benfica’s struggles continued as they failed to make any impression in Spain, as Getafe progressed to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup with a 1-0 (Agg. 3-1) win thanks to Albin’s gorgeous lob. Getafe’s reward is a quarter-final matchup against my favourites to win FC Bayern Munich. Bayern had for […]

Matchday 5 – Tuesday Preview

With Euro 2008 qualifying put to rest and a round of domestic games under their belts, Europe’s top clubs return their focus to the Champions League for Matchday 5. This round of games should clarify which teams will progress though who will finish first or second will come down to […]

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Paul Scholes: Legend

Paul Aaron Scholes recently celebrated his 600th appearance in a Manchester United shirt. Joining a club that consists of Ryan Gigs, Bobby Charlton and Bill Foulkes, where these players receive plaudits, accolades and awards, Paul Scholes is a humble more understated type, preferring to let his football do the talking, […]

Louis van Gaal expresses interest in bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to United

Louis van Gaal has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as a "fantastic player" after admitting he is in the hunt for a marquee signing to boost Manchester United's chances of challenging for the Champions League. Van Gaal is hoping to mount a serious challenge for domestic and European silverware in the coming […]

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MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]